T-litter

sire :
dam :

Barak

Basma min Hama

Barak

Basma min Hama

Barak x Basma


Born 30.5. 2006 - 3 dogs & 2 bitches


Colours creme, golden, tricolour with mask


I had intended to use an Iranian male on Basma, but changed my mind a month before the breeding, when to my joy I realized that it was possible to use a Syrian import, the 10,5 year old Barak, residing in Switzerland. I've always admired the Syrian Salukis and the idea of doing a 100% Syrian breeding was very appealing. This was also the first time I used a Saluki that already had offspring. Barak is the sire of the Menjad litter born in France in -98 and the Achthamar C-litter bred in Germany in 2005.

The criteria for the choice of breeding animals was the same as before: up until the breeding (Barak passed away at 13 years, Basma unfortunately left us at just 7 years when she got acute pneumothorax - not hereditary) completely healthy Salukis with wonderful temperaments from good country of origin hunting lines. In addition Basma and Barak had both hunted capably in the desert themselves before being exported to the West. They also complimented each other nicely. In type this is a very different breeding from the two I had done previously, but this was not a shift in breeding goals, but a continuation of my breeding philosophy – I like all original types and do not wish to confine myself to one type in my breeding.

We travelled to Switzerland for the breeding and spent a week with Barak's owner Susi Muehlemann (Tepe Gawra). Barak proved just as wonderful as I had hoped: a lovely temperament, medium size, handsomely built, and in good condition despite his age. Susi also fell for Basma, and so the only black male Qashani Touman Hama was moving to live with his dad as a stud fee puppy but plans changed when Susi got back problems.

Basma was a wonderful mom and the pups very outgoing wee monsters. If my previous litters had been energetic, these pups were even more so – they were also larger and more precocious. I was astonished when at well under three weeks they began to howl in unison daily like little wolves! Their coordination developed quickly as well. As tiny blind pups they already did laps around the 2 meter long whelping box and at three weeks they were already well up on their feet. At 6 weeks they ran, leapt and dug like much older pups and were bigger than my previous pups, eventhough at birth they weighed the same. We called these our infant mutant ninja 'lukis!

Two of the T-litter have done well lure-coursing -  Tabia especially so, she is l-c champion and cup winner, Touman a l-c CC holder. Tabia has had a litter at kennel Non Serviam and will hopefully have one in my kennel as well. Thaqib is the sire of my Z-litter and hopefully Tayra will have a litter with me in 2012.
 
All have nice, balanced builds and temperaments and move well. Like Basma, three have a fair amount of dandruff, but no itching or allergies, although three have had a couple of ear infections (Touman's are recurring) and one an infected vulva. Talaqa had localized juvenile demodicosis, one bald spot, which healed by itself. To our great sorrow he was diagnosed with DCM in 2011 but is thus far doing well on medication. Tabia, Tayra and Thaqib had cardiac ultrasounds in 2011, all healthy at that time. Touman has been heart auscultated repeatedly, no murmurs. Tayra, Tabia and Touman are DLA-profiled (as are their parents). Tayra and Tabia have been TgAA-tested (neg.) in 2010, Thaqib in 2009. Thaqib's eyes tested clear in 2009 and in 2012 his knees were 0/0, his hips x-rayed A/A and his elbows, neck and spine were x-rayed, all good. Tayra's neck and back were x-rayed okay in 2010. Tabia has been character tested (LTEP 172) andThaqib has been MH-character profiled.


Dogs

Bitches
[ click on the name to view the pup's personal page ]

sire:

Barak

imp. Syria

Touman

Unknown
Unknown
Halma
Unknown
Unknown

dam:

Basma

imp. Syria

Guru
Unknown
Unknown
Nasmah
Unknown
Unknown

Barak & Basma