2014

It is our intention that all future Cranstal ‘NEWS’ will appear on the recently set up Cranstal FB page. However it is our wish to end the website NEWS section on a high note after the distressing start to 2014. So there are to be two final NEWS items. The first is the RCC won by Hisilome’s Keepsake for Cranstal followed a month later by the arrival of Hisilome’s Leonore mish Cranstal. Please also see the Special Edition of Affrika Observes.

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Blackpool Ch. Show
Hisilome's Keepsake for Cranstal wins PGB and her first RCC


Photo: Manx Image Banx
OUR THANKS TO JUDGE DIANE SPAVIN

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HISILOME’S LEONORE MISH CRANSTAL

Born to the sister of Ch. Hisilome’s I am Iceman med Cranstal Gaamiq is a very welcome addition to our household and has already exhibited the charm and old fashioned confidence that made her uncle Flash such a delight to live with. We miss him very much - but life has to go on and we could not have a better bearer for the Hisilome’s baton in the UK than our latest addition. The ‘mish’ in her registered name stands for ‘I am’ in the Manx language - so a little bit of Flash will continue to be carried into the ring at each and every show by his most delightful little niece.


Hisilome’s Leonore mish Cranstal aged 4 months
Photo: Paul Shimmin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Photo: Manx Image Banx
Ch. Hisilome's I am Iceman med Cranstal
6 CC's, 3 BOB, 6RCC's
10.03.2008 - 16.01.2014

Over the last few years this section of our website has featured some lovely news about our salukis so it is with a very heavy heart that I pen the first item for 2014.

On 16th January we lost our golden boy Flash so very suddenly and without the chance to say 'goodbye'. He was out in the paddock with Ch. Cranstal Quantum (his father) having their usual lunchtime free exercise - and had gone racing off to see if there were any cats around when Paul let him out. When Paul went to get the two of them in Faris met him at the gate and it was then that Paul saw that Flash was lying immobile on his side in the middle of the field.

As 'Ch. Hisilome's I am Iceman med Cranstal' Flash did everything that we could have wanted in the show ring but all of that success pales into insignificance when his charm as a house saluki was taken into account. He arrived on the Isle of Man at the age of 11 months (having come in from Sweden under the old Pet Passport Scheme) on Valentine's Day 2014. The very best Valentine that anyone could ever have wished for. He settled immediately into the Cranstal pack but never, ever forgot his Swedish family either. His delight at meeting up with Mary-Ann on what have become her regular trips to UK used to bring a lump to my throat. But that was Flash - there was loads of love to go around as far as he was concerned.


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HISILOME'S KEEPSAKE FOR CRANSTAL
Noor ended 2013 as Our Dogs/Dorwest Top Breed Puppy


Photo: Manx Image Banx

We are very proud of our latest import from the Hisilome's Kennel. Noor - like Flash before her - immediately settled into the Cranstal pack as if she had been born in it. Her temperament is every bit as endearing as Flash's always was and whilst success in the show ring is exciting - nothing is more important than to live your daily lives with a loving and balanced saluki.

 

2013

 

S.W.K.A. Ch. Show

Hisilome's Keepsake for Cranstal wins her very first Junior Class at just over 12 months

Photo: Manx Image Banx

Ch. Hisilome's I am Iceman med Cranstal wins his 6th RCC

Photo: Manx Image Banx

Our thanks to judge Jill Knight-Messenger

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Hisilome's Keepsake for Cranstal finishes her Puppy Career with BPIB at
WKC, Birmingham & Darlington Ch. Shows

Photo: Manx Image Banx

Our thanks to judges Oonagh Preece, Nick Bryce-Smith and Ronnie Doedijns

Keepsake is currently leading saluki puppy
Our Dogs/Dorwest Best Puppy Competition 2013

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PAIGNTON

Ch. Hisilome's I am Iceman med Cranstal wins his 6th CC

Photo: Lene Svenssen

Very many thanks to judge Mr. Michael Williams

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EAST OF ENGLAND

Ch. Hisilome's I am Iceman med Cranstal wins his 5th CC

Photo: Karen Fisher

Hisilome's Keepsake for Cranstal wins BPIB

Very many thanks to judge Mrs. Clair Chryssolor

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Noor arrived at Manchester Airport with her brother Kareef (who lives with Brian and Annette Buckley) on a snowy day in January. Nothing has been quite the same in either household since! Two of nature's beautiful people both inside and out - it is very easy to forgive them their transgressions!

Hisilome's Keepsake for Cranstal

Photo: Manx Image Banx

Sire: SE UCH NORD JV-07 Al-Shén Raadin Al Rafiiq
Dam: C.I.B. NORD UCH NO V-10 Hisilome’s Halawa

BPIB aged 6 months.
Hound Association of Scotland 2013 - her first show


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Ch. Hisilome's I am Iceman med Cranstal

Photo: Kathy Webb

RDCC at Hound Association of Scotland 2013

In a record entry for Hound Association of Scotland the above made a really lovely start to our show year
Very many thanks to judge Jeanette Cotterill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All the Cranstals (both two legs and four) are looking forward to
the arrival of Faris' grand daughter
Hisilome's Keepsake for Cranstal
on 21st January, 2013


Noor - aged 6 1/2 weeks
Sire: SE UCH NORD JV-07 Al-Shén Raadin Al Rafiiq
Dam: C.I.B. NORD UCH NO V-10 Hisilome’s Halawa

 


CH. CRANSTAL QUINTESSENCE

Quintessence wins BCC at
Southern Counties Canine Association Ch. Show 2012
which gives Affrika her title.
Many thanks to judge Ken Allan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. Hisilome's I am Iceman med Cranstal


(photo: Manx Image Banx)

wins CC + BOB at Paignton Ch. Show 2012
Our thanks to judge Mrs. Denise Rogers

 

 

RBIS at Northern Saluki Club Ch. Show - April 2012
Many thanks to Judge Ann Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Photo: Manx Image Banx
Ch. Hisilome's I am Iceman med Cranstal
(Subject to KC confirmation)
Cranstal Quintessence 2CC's 4RCC's 2 BOB

Midland Counties Ch. Show 2011
Cranstal Quintessence wins RBCC

Our thanks to judge Mrs. Anne Macdonald

SWKA Ch. Show 2011
Ch. Hisilome's I am Iceman med Cranstal gains his 3rd CC + BOB

Our thanks to judge Miss Jenny Startup

Bournemouth Ch. Show 2011
Hisilome's I am Iceman med Cranstal wins RDCC
Cranstal Quintessence wins RBCC

Our thanks to judge Mrs. Joanne Mahon

CRANSTAL QUINTESSENCE
Joint holder of Orchard Mabrouk Points Trophy 2010/11.
(Awarded by Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club to the runner up to Top Bitch).


Photo: Manx Image Banx

Our Island location restricts the number of shows that we can attend
so we are very proud of Quintessence achievements during 2010/11

Hisilome's I am Iceman med Cranstal wins CC & BOB at Birmingham
National 2011
Our thanks to judge Jenny Macro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


April 2011 - Baldwin, Isle of Man
Photo: Manx Image Banx

Cranstal Incandescence BOB at CRUFTS 2011
For further information see 'Affrika Observes - Crufts 2011
Our thanks to judge Diana Allan


Photo: Karen Fisher

Photo: Karen Fisher

 

 

 

 


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