Hisilome's Keepsake for Cranstal
Photo: Manx Image Banx
2003 we bred the 'Qu' litter which we had reluctantly decided
was going to be our final litter.
2005 we were approached by Mary-Ann Axelsson of the Swedish
Hisilome's kennel with a request for semen from Ch. Cranstal Quantum
2006 the Hisilome's 'H' litter were born - by Ch. Cranstal
Quantum ex INT UCH NORD UCH NO V-00 Hisilome's Celine. The five puppies
have to date produced two International Champions who both have won
Lure Coursing CC's plus one Polish Jnr/Swedish Champion who has also
won 1 CACIB.
2008 the Hisilome's 'I' litter were born - by Ch. Cranstal
Quantum ex NO UCH SE UCH SE VCH Hisilome's Dilba. From six puppies
one is a UK Champion; one a Norwegian & Swedish Sh. Ch plus a
Swedish Bloodtracking Champion; a further two are Swedish Bloodtracking
Champions plus one of these last two has also won 2 CC's towards
his show title.
JANUARY 2013 we imported a second saluki from the Hisilome's
kennel. Hisilome's Keepsake for Cranstal - a granddaughter of our
Ch. Cranstal Quantum has proved a total delight to live with. Winning
BPIB at her first show at the age of 6 months - in one of the largest
Puppy entries of the year - we felt that she had also started her
show career in the way in which we hope she goes on!!! Once more
we owe many thanks to Mary-Ann Axelsson with her Hisilome's kennel
for producing another top quality saluki who also carries our bloodlines
for us to campaign in UK.
JULY 2014 following the tragic loss in January of Ch. Hisilome’s
I am Iceman med Cranstal we imported a third puppy from the Hisilome’s
kennel. Hisilome’s Leonore mish Cranstal who was born to Flash’s
litter sister Igraine is an old fashioned little charmer with lovely
lines and structure. Because of our commitments it was not possible
to travel to Sweden - as we had always done previously - to visit
the puppies in the nest. However we were confident that Mary-Ann’s
ideas on salukis were identical to ours so we happily left the choice
to her. A wise decision - as Gaamiq has the most enchanting temperament
and looks every bit as promising as Hisilome’s Keepsake for
Cranstal did on her arrival in UK at the age of four months. So thank
you Mary-Ann for breeding Gaamiq and also for allowing the only black
bitch in the litter (very much Paul’s wish!) to join her Cranstal
relatives in the Isle of Man.
JUNE 2018 we decided
that with 9 salukis campaigned to their titles we had accomplished
what we started out to do in 1984 which was ‘to
breed the very best salukis’. So we attended Windsor 2018 as our
final Championship Dog Show in the company of Ch Hisilome’s Leonore
mish Cranstal and Ch. Hisilome’s Keepsake for Cranstal – both
bred in Sweden but going back to our Ch Cranstal Quantum.
THE FUTURE FOR CRANSTAL. When we started out it was never in
our minds that the future of our salukis’ bloodlines would lie in Sweden.
However from our twelve year association with the Hisilome’s Kennel
we are happy and confident that with Mary-Ann Axelsson we have left the
Cranstal genes in very good hands.
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