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Multi BISS Am Grand Ch/Can Ch Dadaelis Bzantium Ritu Kumar, JC

(Dual Champion Khalils Katra, (a Swedish Import) x Ch. Shiva's Athena Shikadin, (a Top Producer)

Kumar was Best of Opposite Sex at the 2010 SCOA National Specialty in Lexington, in an entry of 435 Salukis.

Kumar was awarded the 1st Award of Merit at the July 2009 SCOA Western Regional Specialty in Lompoc, CA.
and has since become a multiple Specialty winner.
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5 years old
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2 years old

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17 months old at the 2007 SCOA National, shown by Rick Brown
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Kumar at 16 months
2009 shows:
Kumar was awarded the 1st Award of Merit at the 2009 SCOA Western Regional Specialty in Lompoc (California).
Kumar was awarded an Award of Merit at the Willamette Valley Saluki Club Specialty (Oregon).
Kumar was awarded Best of Breed at the Sighthound Club of B.C. Specialty (Canada).
Kumar was named BEST IN SHOW at the Puget Sound Saluki Club Specialty, 8/09 (Washington).
2008 shows:
Kumar was Winners Dog at the Sighthound Club of B.C. on July 20th.
Kumar was Winners Dog at the SALUKI CLUB OF CANADA NATIONAL SPECIALTY on July 20th.
Kumar was Winners Dog and Best of Winners at the Western Gazehound Specialty in B.C. Canada on July 19th.
He finished his Canadian championship with 4 Specialty wins!

Kumar finished his American championship in June, 2008.

2007 shows:
Kumar was WD/BW and then BOS over the male Specials
(including the PSSC Specialty breed winner from the day before)
for a 4 point major win at the ASA Medallion supported entry at Sammamish KC 8/26/07, giving him 13 points with both majors.
Kumar was Winners Dog at the Saluki Club of Canada Regional Specialty in B.C.

Kumar was WD both days at Nisqually KC 8/11-12/07 for 2 more points.
Kumar was Best of Opposite in Sweepstakes at the Willamette Valley Saluki Club Specialty in Canby, OR 6/22/07.
Kumar was WD for 2 points on 4/8/07 at the Timberland Shows, Chehalis, WA. 
Kumar was WD/BW and BOS over champions for his first major at Tualatin KC show in Portland, OR 1/21/07.
Kumar was Winners Dog for 2 points at the Dog Fanciers Assn of Oregon show 1/19/07.
(he was not entered on the 20th).
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Kumar at 9 months
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Kumar at 6.5 months above
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Kumar above at the WWHA all-hound Sweepstakes, 6-9 month dog class, 2006
Kumar was RWD to a 4 point major at his first show, Best Saluki Puppy, and then he went on to be awarded  Best Puppy in Show at the Western Washington Hound Assn. Group show on 8/6/06.
He was RWD to a 5 point major at the Puget Sound Saluki Club Specialty on 8/25/06 and also RWD to a major at the Cascade Hound Assn. Group Show on 10/7/06.
(Wow-with just a little luck he could have finished his championship from the 6-9 month puppy class!)

Kumar was our pick from the Bjorn x Athena litter born 1/11/06.
Bjorn is from Sweden and is sired by Al-Shen Amjad al Jadab and out of S.Ch. Khalils Dakila L-lail.
Athena was also Tirzah's dam, and the dam of the 2005 SCOA National Specialty winner, Joppa.

Kumar is co-owned with Susan Manthou (Bzantium) and lives here in Washington.
Kumar's sire and dam:

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Dual Champion Khalils Katra  and  Ch. Shiva's Athena Shikadin
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Athena was co-owned with Sharon Gause, Sue Ann Pietros and Cyndy Cowie Noah.
This litter was co-bred with them and was born down in Florida.
1/18/07: Sharon flew to England and delivered Kumar's feathered brother ZaZou, Ruwach ZaZou al Monab, to his new owners there - Helen & Michael Williams.
ZaZou has already sired his first litter in England, 5 males and 1 female.
Kumar's brother Merlin, Ch. Ruwach Levi Straus, was Best of Opposite at the 2008 Saluki Club of America National Specialty in Lexington, Kentucky,
shown by his 13 year old junior handler, Andrew, and the following year Andrew flew to England with Merlin to compete as Crufts.
Kumar lives with his co-owner Susan Manthou.
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