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Nord CH
Azadi Zanande (SM)

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Female Saluki   6/24/1969 - 5/13/1978
Color: Black & Tan Smooth
Owner: Dr. Winafred and Miss Afton Lucas (Srinagar)
Breeder: Birgitha Runmarker, Sweden
AKC HB655703 (3-73)
Sire: Int Nord CH El Kelus Dohab
Dam: Sedeki Tani (SM)

Photo Courtesty of Dr. Winafred Lucas

After spending time in Sweden with Zanande's breeder, Afton fell in love with Zanande at first sight, so Birgitha presented her to Afton as a gift. Afton imported Zanande, much to Winafred's protest, as Smooths were not readily known in America, although Zanande was strikingly elegant and her coat like black velvet. Zanande is acclaimed by many to be one of the finest smooths in the world. She had already won 4 CACIBs and 7 Best of Breeds in 8 entries. Although Zanande didn't course because she preferred to stay at Afton's side, her progeny by Brahma excelled making her the first winner of the Taruna Cup. As brood bitch, Zanande contributed "the properly angulated shoulder and extreme tuck up". Top Producer 1976.

Winafred Lucas wrote the following Invocation:

The flame of this single lifetime is about to be snuffed out in you. The air is still in your dying. Your eyes seek mine with both a question and an answer. Slowly I stroke your face, with fingers from which love drips in a splintered silver stream

Now for a moment, merge with me in a penetration that shall endure beyond this lifetime. And by its luminous loveliness, transform my quiet tears, and soothe your passing. I invoke you to remember, to choose a further path enmeshed with mine so that the radiant flow of my caring can torch your way.

Behold the light!
Behold the light which glows beyond your dying.

Additions & Corrections? Please let us know.

Stud Book  (AKC, 93-3 (3-76), pg 77)
Periodical  (Pedigree, ASA Caravanserai Brood Bitch 1979)
Periodical  (Article, ASA Caravanserai Jan-April, 1980, p. 63-66)
Periodical  (Article, Kennel Review July 1975, p. 77)
Periodical  (Invocation, ASA Newsletter October 1978, p. 13)
Book  (The Saluqi, Coursing Hounds of the East, Edited by Gail Goodman)
Book  (English and Eupean Influences/Photo, SCOA Yearbook 1986, p. 166)
Dog's Breeder  (Birgitha Runmarker)


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