We are very proud to announce Qatiifah
Salukis C litter!
Both Zibiah and Timmy have pedigrees going
mainly back to the old Knightellington breeding of Lady Amy Laurie
Gardner, Mrs Helen Baker and Mrs Rosemary Lewis. Lady Gardner's
dream was the triple purpose hound - companion, hunter
and show dog. This is what we hope for with this breeding,
and we know both parents, as well as their ancestors, have or had
Zibiah easily gained her Show Champion title despite beeing
sparingly shown. She has done very well at the Lure Coursing field
with 3 CAC's, only one CAC away from her Champion title. She runs
after the lure with the passion and eagerness of a real hunter, not
caring for anything but to catch the lure. Most important, Zibiah is
the best companion imaginable. She enjoy's hikes on mountain tops
and cross country skiing as much as she enjoy's a lazy day on the
couch together with her family.
Timmy also gained his Show Champion title easily. He was
shown only 16 times his whole life, with 6 BOB/BOS placings and 3
Norwegian CACIB. He never got to try Lure Coursing, but we believe
he had it in him like so many other Caravan Salukis. He for sure was
a great companion for his family,
with a wonderful and kind soul with a lot of humor!
Timmy's mother, Caravan Qatiifah Bint Jabiya, was very
special to us.
You can read more about Teefah on her own page
Timmy's father, Caravan Rashiq Ibn Saad,
also has his own page her.
Almost 20 years ago I was able to collect from Ch. Al Yaman
Najaah and Ch. Al Yaman Pagan which was safely stored in the
Hawkes Bay here in New Zealand. Najaah was the result of a
grandmother/grandson mating which occurred accidentally
whilst I was overseas and a friend looking after my Salukis.
His sire was Ch. Al Yaman Jamil who's sire was
Knightellington/Windswift (Ch. Al Yaman Ihsaan) and who's
dam was granddaughter to New Zealand's only Grand Champion
Saluki, Gr.Ch. Knightellington Rogaiya. Najaah's dam was
NZ/Aust. Ch. Knightellington Vivat Al Yaman imported from
Helen and Rosemary in the UK. The puppies were all
beautifully sound and all loved to hunt. One went to America
where he qualified for the Grand Course but didn't compete
because of his owner's health problems at the time.
Although too closely bred, I considered these Saluki
bloodlines too valuable to lose and was very glad I did
collect both boys.
Whilst visiting Rosemary and Chris Lewis I fell in love with
their Dakhilak Shalm who was one of the soundest Salukis I
had ever seen. He could hunt too! I was very lucky to have a
puppy from the mating between Shalm and Ch. Knightellington
Zafra (Magic). Shalm's sire is Pip Buswell's Sunswift Dil
Bahadar and his dam is Dakhilak Talqa. Magic's sire is Ch.
Asayaad Yimkin from Knightellington and her dam was Ch.
Knightellington Equisite, the chocolate girl! My Ch.
Knightellington Ana Al Yaman ADX, JD was such a loving,
amazing girl. She was the first Saluki to compete in agility
here in New Zealand and won many ribbons looking quite
different in the line up of all those Border Collies! She
loved to hunt and won a
Best in Field at one of our Lure Coursing trials.
I tried many times to have puppies from her but without
success despite trying different sire's. Rosemary and Chris
mated Ana's sister, Knightellington Asira (Tigger) with
Pip's Sunswift Atiq (Ch. Labakan Ikteer Takhar x Dakhilak
Shenavah) with a view to sending me a bitch to breed with
the precious semen I had stored. There was only one bitch
puppy who sadly died whilst still young so I imported her
brother as company for Ana. Ch. Knightellington Cass of Al
Yaman CCh was also very beautiful, loved to hunt and course
and became a Lure Coursing Champion. I also did obedience
with him and some agility. All these Salukis I am discussing
were sound, beautiful and did well in the Conformation Show
ring winning Group as well as General Special awards.
Cass and Ana eventually had puppies, one boy and four
girls. It was my intention to mate one of these girls with
Najaah's semen with a view to using a daughter of that
mating with my Pagan semen which I intended to be my last
litter and I know a gift to the Saluki world capturing all
those old hunting bloodlines. I chose to give that litter to
Ellen Podivinsky of Mwinda as she had had no luck with her
attempts to breed a litter. Najaah and Shaadin had NINE
puppies and so Zibiah went to Linn Mari where she has
enjoyed much success and seems very well loved. Her brother
is with Per and Karin Nordahl and he, also, is very much
loved. He has recently sired a litter in Sweden.
I have enjoyed a long association with Lotta Brun and was
very excited when Linn told me of her planned litter from
her Caravan dog. I have enjoyed my association with Salukis
since the beginning of 1972 and have always been captivated
with the beautiful soundness and conformation of the
Knightellington Salukis, their grace of movement and their
instinct to hunt. Their temperament is loving and I have had
so much fun with Ana and Cass's daughter, Saala, teaching
her tricks and making fools of ourselves with Paws and
Music! Yes, she does roll over, play dead and beg!!! Some of
that fun and mischief also comes from Pip's contribution to
these extraordinary Salukis. I concur with Lotta her
philosophy which I learned from Helen Baker: that your
Saluki should win on the show bench as well as bring home
I am confident that all of mine over the years would have
fulfilled that requirement. All we can do now is keep
EVERYTHING crossed that there
are puppies from this mating. Fantastic, girls.
Carole Tipler, Al Yaman Salukis
Timmy x Zibiah
I am sitting here with a printed
trial pedigree in front of me... The planned C-litter of
Qatiifah Salukis in Norway.
My first saluki was born over 50
years ago, the 16th of August 1968, when I was 9 years old.
His name was Ch El Kelus Fasir “Asir”, a son of Ch Asphodel
Arabis. He was the start of my life with the Saluki breed,
showing and later also breeding.
My lines are still today very close
up to Asir´s litter sister Ch El Kelus Farissla that was the
dam and grand dam of my 2 first females; Ch Sahrai Gahziana
and Ch Sahrai Hannah el Shammar. Through the sire of the
litter; Ch Caravan Talisman, this upcoming litter will be
the 5th generation from both Ziana and Hanna that were born
over 40 years ago in 1977 respective 1978.
Ch Asphodel Arabis sire was Mazuri
Knightellington George, a son of the precious Ch
Knightellington Victory. In the pedigree of Caravan Talisman
the old Knightellington lines are woven back into newer
lines from this famous kennel; mainly through my imports
Asayaad Jiruwan al Caravan (GB) and Al-Yaman Malak (NZ).
Through Asayaad Jiruwan al Caravan, that appears two times
behind Talisman, the lines are enriched with pure COO blood
via Shamsa Bint Sha´awa Bint Warda, bred by Michael
Talisman also has a line going back
to Hanna´s litter brother Sahrai Hazuk al Nafud 2 times via
Dar el Hindiyas breeding, here combined with old valuable
The dam of this planned litter is
Mwinda Zibiah from New Zealand, bred by Ellen Podivinsky,
and both parents are from Al Yaman Salukis (Carole Tipler).
Her pedigree is a perfect blend to Talisman´s, going back to
the old Knightellington lines.
This is a very well balanced
breeding, that should produce strong beauty and performance
Salukis. The Knightellington salukis have always, for 3
generations of breeders, been competitive coursing hounds.
My own philosophy has from the beginning been “beauty and
function hand in hand” and a huge number of Caravan Salukis
have excelled in Lure Coursing.
Puppies from this combination would
be a fantastic way to celebrate 50 years with Salukis!
Lotta Brun, Caravan Salukis