We are very proud to announce Qatiifah
Salukis B litter!
«Kishuf»'s mother Midbar K'tifah B'Shemesh «Tiffy»
turned 11 years old October 2016, and is still enjoying the regular
hunt together with Kishuf's brothers in New Mexico.
«Kishuf»'s father Midbar Osef m'Leila turns 8 years this
April, and he has the same sweet loving temper as his son. He
greeted us with hugs and kisses from the moment we came through the
door when we visited.
«Kishuf»'s grandfather Midbar Or M'Bustan Ha Galil is soon to
be 13 years old and is still going strong!
brothers has done well both in the show ring and in open field
coursing in the US. Midbar Kishuf Matmon, Midbar Kishuf Zeev and
Midbar Kishuf Ashan have all completed both their Coursing
Championship/CC title and Courser of Merit/CM title.
«Darcy»'s mother Caravan Xanthia
«Tia» has both a Norwegian and a Swedish show CAC, and she became
Best Of Breed at the Swedish Sighthound Specialty in Ljungbyhed in
2011 under breeder judge Carole Tipler, Al-Yaman Salukis. She lives a happy senior life
now, just as trifling as ever. She will turn 12 years this June.
«Darcy»'s father Caravan Yaz Yaman will be 11 years old in May. He
did well on the Lure Coursing field back in the days, and has one
Lure Coursing CAC.
For me, the only reason to breed a Saluki
litter is to create something unique. We all love our Salukis but
for the future of the breed, we are the custodians of an ancient
gene pool that must be preserved in all its diversity. This is our
only hope to maintain good health and the wide range of type we
received in our foundation stock.
This Qatiifah litter is a genetic treasure. In
the pedigree are threads from Bedouin and other eastern lines now
gone from the regions of origin. The pedigree is a harmonious
weaving of southern desert imports blended with English lines,
particularly the Knightellington of Helen Baker. This includes the
Rualla imports from Syria, the Windswifts from Saudi and Kuwait.
Then, with Mike Ratcliffe's import, Shamsa, another Saudi thread.
Behind the AlYaman, via Rabia, is the Saudi import Taviton Rumli
Sagars; the only thread for this Bedouin hound ever recorded.
Behind Midbar is early American based on
Diamond Hill with imports from Amherstia, as well as the Kurdish via
Saudi import to Pine Paddocks. The 100% Bedouin descent imports from
Israel were blended with Knightellington and additional Saudi lines
from Bani Dawsari and El Baz. A completely unique American blended
The Qatiifah pedigree also includes a genetic
thread of Iranian breeding and a thread of Turkish breeding.
All of the imports blended into this unusual
pedigree predate the enormous changes that have occurred in the
Middle East, Turkey, and Iran with the flood of western dogs of all
breeds into those regions and the emphasis on breeding for racing.
The Qatiifah litter will be like turning the
genetic breed clock back to the foundation years when the Hon.
Florence Amherst was building her Amherstia line. The desert
concentration in the pedigree is "tilted" south and every thread of
the pedigree preserves a unique Bedouin-Eastern gene pool. It's like
a magic carpet ride backwards through history.....such a
treasure.....such a genetic adventure.
Gail Goodman, Midbar Salukis