Annual Award Winners
2017 AMERICAN SALUKI ASSOCIATION ANNUAL AWARDS
Saturday, July 29, 2017
DOG OF THE YEAR AWARD
GCh Baha Pyramid Scheme, JC, NAF, CGC owned by Caroline Coile
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
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
D Scott Pfeil
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 Windrush High Five, MC, TCP, LCM4 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
FC Alshira Oonagh Fae of Windrush, SC, FCh 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.
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.
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.
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.
Al Sayad Gaia Tor Mjolnir Nihaati, CC500, CM500 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-field 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
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
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.
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.
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.