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Marjan II

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Male Saluki   11/26/1936 (deceased)
Color: Brown Grizzle
Markings: Black
Owner: Anne Marie Paterno (El Retiro)
Breeder: Edward Aldrich (Diamond Hill)
AKC A139745
Sire: CH Hadji
Dam: CH Halmah Ab-Ah

First Saluki in America to become Best in Show at Wilmington under Judge Mrs. M. Harlety Dodge. Shown by Anne Marie Paterno, Marjan II began his career at six months. In 1940, he won the Hound Group at Westminster over 369 hounds. After an interval of several years, Marjan won the Hound Group again. He retired from the show ring with 125 Best of Breeds and multiple Group Is and Group Placements.

Marjan also appeared on the cover of Esquire magazine and was pictured at a National Dog Week Exhibition with actress Constance Bennett. Foundation sire of Mrs. Anna Marie Paterno's El Retiro Kennels.

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Periodical  (Pedigree, ASA Caravanserai Stud 1975)
Periodical  (Pedigree, The Classic Saluki Annual 2003)
Periodical  (ASA Caravanserai, AKC Champions 1927-1977, As Recorded By AKC)
Periodical  (Pedigree, ASA Caravanserai, AKC Champions 1927-1977)
Stud Book  (AKC, 54-4 (4-37) pg 82)
Title/Award Record  (AKC CH 1938)
Periodical  (Photo, ASA Caravanserai 2000, p. 11)
Book  (The Early Years Article/Photo, SCOA Yearbook 1986, p. 154)
Book  (Article/Pedigree, SCOA Yearbook 1989, p. 229)
Book  (Photo, SCOA Yearbook 1989, p. 248, 250)
Book  (Quotes, SCOA Yearbook 1989, p. 240, 242)


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