Sunday, April 28, 2013

Debut at Orre, Norway

April 27, 2013 - It was a very good day in Orre, Norway under Judge Dino Pehar.  3 first time ring appearances and three CCs.  Hard to beat.
Elsto Badir-Khariz (Leo) - Saluki - CC and Best of Breed
Elsto Badra-Khariz (Tequila)  Saluki - CC and Best Opposite Sex
Elsto Ali Reza - Afghan Hound - CC and Best Opposite Sex
What a great beginnig!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pommac Wins!

Pommac - the very handsome Elsto Akil-Khariz - secures his first CC in Sweden towards his championship and is Best Opposite Sex.  Pommac has matured into a lovely adult and we are expecting wonderful things from him.  Congratulations to Pommac and his owner, Maria Carlsson.

Humlan Best In Show

March 2013 - Humlan shows her stuff at a Puppy Show in Sweden.  Judge was breed authority Jessica Snacka.  Humlan is Best of Breed Saluki puppy and Best In Show Puppy shown by her owner Alexandra Krantz.  Congratulations to both of you.  A great future is expected from this little Italy/Yaffa daughter.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

International Show Winner

February 24, 2013 - Amazing Amana starts off the year with fantastic wins at the first 2013 International Show in Norway. 
Patrick Oware pilots her to Best of Breed, Houn Group 1 and Best In Show IV.  Her brother, the handsome Alladin, is Best Opposite Sex.  Congratulations for a wonderful beginning to 2013.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Breeder of the Year 2012

Elsto tops the  breeder list in Norway for Afghan Hounds for the second year in a row.  The Afghan Hounds in the top ten that qualified Elsto for this award are:

Elsto Khariz Amazing Amanda
Elsto Khariz Odin
Elsto Khariz The Magic Alladin

Congratulations to all the owners and thank you for getting these beautiful dogs out to shows.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Grand Champion Majors

Hanover Kennel Club - October 13 and 14, Wilmington, NC:  Tash -Grand Champion Elsto Atash-Khariz SC adds two more majors to his Gr CH point totals working towards his Bronze level.  Saturday under Bonnie Linnel Clark, Tash is Best Opposite Sex and Sunday under Rita Bell, Tash is Select Dog.

Lashes  - Ch. Omen Cee Candace Khariz JC - has a good weekend as well.  Under Mrs. Clark, Lashes is Select Bitch and on Sunday, under Mrs. Bell, Lashes tops the day with a Best of Breed.  Lashes is co-owned by Khariz, Omen and Elsto.

In the Afghan ring, Ch. Elsto Khariz Dixieland Blues is Best Opposite Sex both days.

Congratulations to all.

Friday, October 5, 2012

New Grand Champion

October 5, 2012 - The American Kennel Club confirms that Tash is now Grand Champion Elsto Atash- Khariz SC.  Tash completed his Grand with 7 majors and multi Best of Breed wins.  We are so proud of the first ever Grand Champion at Elsto.
Tash has always been handled by his co-breeder and co-owner, Kristine Schroder.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tash wins in North Carolina

Not be outdone by his sisters, Tash competes on Sept 15 & 16 at the Moore County KC shows in Pinehurst, NC.
Saturday and Sunday bring Tash back to back Best of Breeds under respected judges Linda Moore and Jackie Stacy.  The weekend adds 4 more points to his Grand pursuit.
International Shows in Denmark

It was a very good weekend in Denmark for Yaffa's girls.

Saturday, September 14, 2012, Norwegian Ch. Elsto Ata Alanna-Khariz adds the Danish title to her name by winning the CC, the CACIB and Best Opposite Sex.

Sunday, September 15, 2010, her sister, Norwegian and Swedish Ch. Elsto Afareen-Khariz becomes a Danish and Nordic Champion winning the CC, the CACIB and Best of Breed.

Great job girls!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Amanda Best of Breed

Sunday, September 9, 2010 - Amanda is Best of Breed at the Norwegian Sighthound Show under judge Markku Mahonen of Finland.  Congrats to Åge Gjetnes as well with Best Opposite Sex for Mahali Rustic Ringmaster.
Tash Adds to Grand Championship Totals

Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 - Tash, Ch. Elsto Atash-Khariz SC, wins Best of Breed under Michael Dougherty at the Durham KC in Raleigh.  He adds his 4th major win.

Sunday, Sept. 2, 2010 - Under judge Garreth Morgan-Jones, Tash is Select Dog for another major, at the Raleigh KC Show.  This brings him to 19 points towards his Grand with 5 major wins.

Thanks to all the spectators for their enthusiastic endorsement of Tash.
Amanda WOWS in Finland

August 8, 2012 - Amanda wins the CC under judge Marjatta Soursa-Pylvanaivan of Finland at the SAWO in Kuopio to complete her Finnish Championship.

August 9, 2010 - Amanda tops off the weekend by winning Best of Breed under judge Birgitta Svarstad and adding Group 1 under judge Rony Doedijins from the Netherlands.  An international slate of judges showing their appreciation for the team of Amanda and Patrick.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Skokloster Summer Show 2012

July 28th, 2012 - Amazing Amanda shines at the Skokloster Summer Show in Sweden. She finishes the day with a Best Opposite Sex over 33 Afghan bitches, beautifully handled by Patrick Oware. Thanks to judge Heinz Anschouber for his appreciation of the beautiful Amanda
In the Saluki ring, congratulations are offered to the incredibly handsome Ch. Dabka's Italy on his BIS at the Saluki specialty for judge Norm Strathdee. Italy is the proud father of Yaffa's babies and we hope they all follow in his footsteps.

Friday, July 6, 2012


July 1, 2012 - The eagerly puppies of Multi Ch. Dabka's Italy and Multi Ch. Omen Yaffa to Elsto-Khariz have arrived. The litter consists of 3 males and 4 females in beautiful shades of red and cream. Pictures will be posted regularly as they grow on Well done Yaffa!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

ASFA Lure Coursing, Rocky Mount, NC

June 9 and 10, 2012 - Tash, Am Ch Elsto Atash-Khariz SC , competes in his first lure coursing events for the American Sighthound Field Association and comes home with two Best of Breeds and his first Best In Field. We are so excited by Tash's start in lure coursing. He is doing a wonderful job and is picking up admirers both in the conformation ring and on the lure coursing field. Thanks to all who have made such nice comments about our young man.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Mid Atlantic Sighthound Weekend

May 12 and 13, 2012: Ch. Elsto Atash-Khariz wins back to back 4 point majors towards his Grand Champion title. Judge on Saturday was Chuck Bagley and judge on Sunday was Debra Thornton. Thank you to both judges.

Afghan Specialty Norway

Fantastic results at the Afghan Specialty judged by Jayne Edwards from England. Elsto Khariz Amazing Amanda is Best Opposite Sex and ELSTO again has the Best Breeder Group. Thanks to the judge for these fine results.

Another Lure Coursing Victory

June 2, 2012 - Camden, South Carolina. Tash wins another Best of Breed after 3 runs and brings home another point towards his Championship. He is now halfway to his lure coursing Championship. Congratulations, Tash!

Norwegian Sighthound Club

Saturday, May 26, 2012: What a fabulous day! Elsto Khariz Dina is Best of Breed and Best In Show 2 under judge Olaf Knauber from Germany. And to make the day even more special, ELSTO is named Best Breeder in Show. What a thrill!

Lure Coursing Major

May 20th and 21st - Reidsville, NC Ch. Elsto Atash-Khariz has a great weekend in Reidsville. On Saturday he wins his first major in lure coursing and on Sunday, he is Best of Breed for another point and he completes the requirements for Senior Courser. Great job, Tash.