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Jen Araby Taruna of Srinagar

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Female Saluki   12/14/1963 (deceased)
Color: Red Grizzle
Owner: Dr. Winafred Lucas and Afton Blake (Srinagar)
Breeder: Wayne Jensen (Jen Araby)
AKC HA595796 (11-65)
Sire: Knightellington D’Jado
Dam: Jen Araby Rih Tahza

A great lady, she came walking on sunbeams and remained for all her life as a blithe spirit. Winafred Lucas.

Taruna was Top Producer, All Breeds, 1968 (Phillips System) and Top Producer 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1972. Her award in 1972 as one of the "Producers of Distinction" climaxed a long spiral of recognition. Dam of 23 American Champions. She is top-producing dam of all-time and third for all breeds. Taruna was an important brood bitch for Srinagar, contributing a beautifully chisled head to her offspring, a hallmark of Srinagar. In 1968, Hope Waters, chose Taruna as the recipent of the Freyha Challenge Cup awarded to the winner of the Brood Bitch Class. She won it again in 1970.

Taruna won Best in Show Veteran at the Canadian Gazehound Specialty under Kay Finch and Best in Breed Veteran at Santa Barbara. She received many Veteran Best of Breed Titles.

She was also the second Saluki to complete her CC title, Siva being the first. Taruna was a superb huntress and loved the open field and lure coursing well into her late years. She easily finished her championship in 3 hunts and alternated as top coursing Saluki with her kennelmate Siva.

The Taruna Cup was donated by the Hounds of Srinagar in memory of Taruna, first presented in 1978. The trophy is a silver lotus blossom mounted on an ebony base. It is 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 in the previous year.

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Stud Book  (AKC, 82-11 (11-65), p. 95)
Title/Award Record  (AKC CH 1965)
Periodical  (The Saluqi, Coursing Hounds of the East, Edited by Gail Goodman)
Periodical  (Photo, ASA Newsletter Jan-April 1980, p. 103, 16th Birthday)
Periodical  (Pedigree, ASA Caravanserai, Coursing, 1968, p. 84)
Periodical  (Pedigree, ASA Caravanserai Brood Bitch 1979)
Periodical  (Pedigree, ASA Caravanserai of AKC Champions 1927-1977)
Periodical  (Trophy, ASA Newsletter Fall 2003)
Periodical  (Srinagar Interview, The Saluki Quarterly, Winter 1991-92)
Periodical  (Centerfold, The Saluki Quarterly, Spring 1988)
Periodical  (Pedigree, ASA Caravanserai Champions 1968)
Periodical  (Pedigree, ASA Caravanserai Brood Bitch, 1971)
Periodical  (Srinagar Article, Kennel Review, 1975)


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