Annual Award Winners

2018 AMERICAN SALUKI ASSOCIATION ANNUAL AWARDS 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Pleasanton, California

 

DOG OF THE YEAR AWARD

GCh DC Karob Sandstorm Faster Forward, SC, LCX owned by Robert and Karen Frost

Donated in 1966 by the Hounds of Srinagar, this is an octagonal shield of carved malachite on wood.It is presented to the top show Saluki that has also placed first or second in either an open field coursing or lure coursing event.

BREED CHALLENGE SHIELD
Platinum GCh Starlite’s Made of the Best Stuff on Earth, JC, RN, BN, TKA, URO owned byTina J.Turley-Kocab and Mark S. Kocab

ASA’s first challenge trophy, it is a shield of very old hard wood with an inner shield of metal. The name of each new winner is engraved on one of the smaller surrounding shields. Presented to the Saluki which defeats the largest number of dogs in Breed and Group competition.

HOUNDS OF ROJIN HANDLER’S TROPHY

Julie L. Mueller

Donated by Robert Frost and Virginia O’Connor. Presented to the member showing his/her own, or co-owned dog, who has compiled the most Best of Breed wins for the past year. This person is not to be a professional handler or a licensed assistant, nor is he allowed to have submitted an application to be such. If a person has shown more than one dog to BOB wins during the year, then these will be totaled to determine the award. Scoring one point for each BOB win with any dog owned or co-owned by the handler, plus one point for each group placement by the same person, plus one point for each Best in Show by the same person.

JUNIOR HANDLER AWARD

Molly Anne Forsyth

The original trophy, first awarded in 1985, was donated by George and Sally Bell. The trophy was refurbished in 2002 and redonated by Lois and Bonnie Boucher and Jim and Karen Chen. It is presented to the Junior Handler defeating the greatest number of Junior Handlers - first, second, third, fourth place and Best Junior Showman are counted and total defeated for each placement.

STUD DOG TROPHY
MBIS MSBIS Gold GCh Can Ch Sundara's Here Comes the Sun owned by Michelle LaFlamme Haag

This trophy was presented by the Hounds of Srinagar in 1980, to replace one originally presented by the Billa de Esta Kennels in 1967. It is presented to the dog siring the most AKC Champions.

BROOD BITCH TROPHY
Ch Hajji's Secret Obsession, JC owned by Gerry Thornton, Marinell McCowan & Lori May

The original trophy was presented in 1967 by the Hounds of Srinagar. This bejeweled Mid-Eastern pourer has replaced the original. It is presented to the bitch producing the most AKC Champions.

WILLIAM ELTISTE MEMORIAL BREEDERS SHIELD
Gerry Thornton, Marinell McCowen and Lori May:   Hajji Hounds

First awarded in 1967 in memory of our past club President, it is a simple wooden shield decorated with metal plates featuring the winners’ names. It is presented to the kennel producing the most Salukis to complete their AKC Championship titles.

RANCHO GABRIEL NOVICE TROPHY
FC Obi Wan Jedi Ben Kenobi, CD BN, MC, CGCA, TKPM owned by Sharon Walls & Mark Heddleston

A wooden scroll plaque donated by Lyle and Phydelma Gillette, Rancho Gabriel. It is presented to the Novice Saluki with the highest average score in the obedience ring. The three top scores are averaged for each Novice dog to determine the winner. Minimum of three Novice scores is required.

CHAMOIS TROPHY
FC Obi Wan Jedi Ben Kenobi, CD, BN, MC, CGCA, TKPM owned by Sharon Walls & Mark Heddleston

Donated by Jim and Lesley Thomson, Bi A’Ajil Min Allah, this trophy was first offered in 1985. It is presented to the Saluki with the highest total score to be determined by the ASA Obedience ranking system.

ABRAM OPEN TROPHY

No Qualifiers

This plaque was donated by John and Dixie Lee Schmidt, Hounds of Telcontar, in 1985. It is presented to the Saluki with the highest average score in the Open A or B class in the obedience ring. The top three scores are averaged for each Open dog to determine the winner. Minimum of three Open scores is required.

TOP LURE COURSING SALUKI

MBIF DC Alshira Oonagh Fae of Windrush, SC, LCM2 owned by Jeff and Kathy Lipps

This trophy was donated by Art and Elaine Yerty and Garry and Judy Newton. It is presented to the Saluki receiving the most points from Best of Breed in official lure trials. Points are determined by awarding the Best of Breed Saluki in any official lure trial one point for each Saluki defeated in that lure trial.

GAZELLE LURE COURSING TROPHY

MBIF DC Alshira Oonagh Fae of Windrush, SC, LCM2 owned by Jeff and Kathy Lipps

Donated by Jack and MaryJane Helder, this trophy is awarded to the saluki bitch who accumulates the highest total points during the year in ASFA field trials.

KRISNA CUP

MBIF MBIE DC Windrush Duodecuple Vulcan, MC, LCX, NAJ, NA, LCM8 owned by Jeff and Kathy Lipps

First awarded in 1977 by the Hounds of Srinagar in honor of Am Can Ch Jen Araby Krisna, this antique bronze and brass Tibetan wine jar is set with semi-precious stones. Presented to the dog whose combined get have the greatest total number of points in lure coursing; both Open and Field Champion stakes to be considered as determined by the ASFA point system.

TARUNA CUP

DC Windrush’s Pinot Grigio, MC, LCM, VLCM owned by Jeff and Kathy Lipps

This silver lotus blossom mounted on an ebony base was donated by the Hounds of Srinagar in memory ofAm Can Ch Jen Araby Taruna of Srinagar, CD, CC. Presented to the bitch whose combined progeny have the greatest total number of points in lure coursing; both Open and Field Champion stakes to be considered as determined by the ASFA point system.

COURSING SHIELD
Al Sayad Gaia Tor Mjolnir Nihaati, CC1000, CM1000 owned by Fiona Bennett and Pam Fredieu

Donated by Bill and Mary Lou Cassady in honor of Ch Anfa’s Nakhaila Farouk.It is presented to the Saluki with the highest total score in open field coursing during the coursing season.

HOPPIT TROPHY

Al Sayad Gaia Tor Mjolnir Nihaati, CC1000, CM1000 owned by Fiona Bennett and Pam Fredieu

Donated by Lynn and Vicky Clarke in memory of Zifta Star. Honoring the season’s highest scoring male Saluki in NOFCA open-fie7Seasld coursing, this trophy was first awarded in 1993, but made retroactive to 1967 as a counterpart to the Adana Memorial Challenge Cup.

ADANA MEMORIAL CHALLENGE CUP
Al Sayad Isis Jamila Parfait 7Seas, CC, CM owned by Athina Butler, Mike Butler & Fiona Bennett

Donated by Clint and Beryl Lundeberg in memory of Adana, the cup was first awarded for the 1969–70 open field season. It is presented to the bitch who accumulates the highest total points during the coursing season.

SHADRACK COURSING CONTINUUM
Al Sayad Isis Jamila Parfait 7Seas, CC, CM owned by Athina Butler, Mike Butler & Fiona Bennett 

Donated by Bob Shepherd in honor of Srinagar Shavar Shadrack, CC. This trophy was first presented for the 1970–71 season. It is presented to the highest scoring open field courser under two years of age at the beginning of the coursing season.

CIRRUS CUP
GCh 7Seas Int’l Viking Al Sayad, CC1000, CM1000 owned by Karin Kelly-Burns & Patrick Burns

Donated by George and Sally Bell in honor of Am Can Ch Srinagar Cirrus al Talat, CC, CM, this trophy was first awarded in 1973. It is presented to the sire whose get accumulated the most open field coursing points during the coursing season.

SHAHIN TROPHY
Biscotti Razali Nee Al Sayad Caravan, CC, CM owned by Fiona Bennett and Lotta Brun

Donated by Chuck and Marian Alexander in memory of Ch Srinagar Shavar Shahin, CC. First awarded for the 1976–77 season.It is presented to the dam whose progeny accumulated the most open field coursing points during the coursing season.