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Air Capital Springtime Arpad

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Male Saluki   4/10/1952 (deceased)
Color: Red and White Parti
Owner: Edwin Luther (Air Capital)
Breeder: Edwin Luther (Air Capital)
AKC H296756
Sire: CH El Retiro’s Khafra II
Dam: CH Springtime Azara

All-Breed Best in Show winner at the Minneapolis Kennel Club on November 14, 1954. Arpad also won at least 6 Hound Groups, handled in his show career by Dee Anderson. Arpad may have been the first all-breed BIS parti-colored saluki.

Arpad came from all old American Saluki bloodlines and was heavily linebred. Arpad sired at least one litter from which two offspring figure in the pedigees of Canem-dei (Mimi Carlyle), El Salih/Qarah (Heidi Choquette) and Al Salaam (Wendell Allen). He is the great-great grandsire of 4 Best in Show winners (from 3 litters), 3 of which were Multiple All Breed Best In Show winners. One set a new world record for All-Breed Best In Show wins, and one was the #1 Saluki for two years (Phillips System ).

In personality, Arpad was a typically arrogant, aloof Saluki with a pure satin coat and great style of movement, having the true elegant lifting prance the breed is supposed to have; he barely touched the ground.

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Periodical  (The Classic Saluki Annual 2003, p. 140)
Periodical  (Pedigree, ASA Caravanserai of AKC Champions, 1927-1977)
Stud Book  (AKC,72-3 (3-55))


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