our marriage in 1966 Paul, whose family had never previously
owned a dog, gave in to my pre wedding pleadings and Prospectblue
Micawber an Old English Sheepdog puppy arrived a week after
our wedding day. We took him to an Exemption Dog Show at
the age of 10 months and he went BIS. Little did we know
it then but life was never going to be the same again!! At
the same time as the OES we owned a pointer (Crookrise Pansy)
and in 1980 we bought in a ML dachshund - Ridgeview Glamour
Girl of Cranstal from whom we bred one litter. But it has
been the salukis who have dominated our lives.
OWNED BUT NOT BRED BY OURSELVES
Along with virtually everyone else in the world we had to buy
in our first salukis. Our introduction to the breed came with
Hekla Royal Amulet of Cranstal - a combination of Daxlore/Sedeki
bloodlines. He was joined after 18 months by Tamla Shady Lady
of Cranstal who combined Tamla/Seafleet bloodlines - she was
the foundation bitch on which the Cranstal kennel has been built.
Over the years we have bought in two additional salukis the first
Al Caliphs Firouza of Cranstal JW (Ch. Al Caliphs Dawnflight
ex Ch. Al Caliphs Shenaz). She was never bred from as Ch. Cranstal
Chance for whom she was bought as a mate proved to be sterile.
The second Jasrigg Jasquith for Cranstal (Ch. Classicus Belissarius
ex Cranstal Charm) joined our household also to enable us to
carry on our bloodline after the tragic death of Chaos. We are
eternally grateful to Jacquie Drake for breeding Solo - and also
for letting us have the only puppy in the litter that she bred.
Shady Lady of Cranstal - Blackpool Ch. Show 1983
litter - our first - was bred in 1984 when Tamla Shady Lady
of Cranstal who was mated to Ch. Hekla Royal Brigadier of
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