Preservation Breeders of Purebred Salukis
(We do not risk breeding to dogs of unknown backgrounds - dogs found in the desert,
with no known or verifiable heritage, dogs with bizarre colors/patterns, etc.)
As an AKC Breeder of Merit we only breed to & with dogs with American Kennel Club (or
established F.C.I.) pedigrees.
In 2015 we celebrate 42 years with our beloved Salukis!
The Top Breeder in the US again in 2013
And the recipient of the American Saluki Association's William Eltiste Memorial
- with 6 new Saluki Champions, new field Champions,
plus the #1 AKC Rally Obedience Saluki in the US for 2013!
Our Flirt's daughter -
Az Bahja Saba was Best in Show at the 2012 SCOA National Specialty from the
classes (over all of the Champions)!
She won WB on Friday, and then the Breed on Saturday.
Congratulations to Saba and her owner Dr. Casey Gonda, DVM!
Saba at the 2010 National
Flirt - Elessar's Dadaelis Azila F'rk
And Flirt's granddaughter, sired by Fin Ch Dadaelis Nile of
Tazillah, was awarded Best in Show at the Finnish
Saluki Specialty on the same day (6/9/12). Congratulations to Sunfire Fahimah al-Nil
and her breeder Minna Saari!
Kumar's brother - Monab Hugo Boss of Ruwach - was Winners Dog/AOM at
the 2011 Saluki Club of America National Specialty in Lexington, KY.
Hugo finished his championship title the weekend of 3/23-24/13 with two more major
Another brother - Ch Ruwach's Levi Strauss, JC - also won an Award
of Merit, and Kumar won the very competitive Stud Dog class.
Kumar in Lexington, represented by "Mussa", and Ch Dadaelis Bzantium Zo'mar
Multi BISS Am/Can Ch Dadaelis Bzantium Kokkinos Pethi "Mussa"
"Mussa" (Kumar x ZoŽ) won Winners Dog and
Best Puppy at the
2010 Saluki Club of America National Specialty, Lexington, KY!
"Mussa" was also Winners Dog/Best of
Best of Breed at the 2010 SCOC Canadian National In Calgary, AB, at
just 13 months old,
and finished his Canadian championship that weekend with WD or better all 3 days.
"Mussa" was Winners Dog/Best of Winners
2010 Saluki Club of Greater San Francisco Specialty for another 5 point major!
Mussa won Best of Breed at the Northern
Cascades Saluki Fanciers Specialty, August 2013.
He repeated this win at the Northern Cascades Saluki Fanciers Specialty, August,
Multi BISS Am Grand Ch/Can Ch Dadaelis Bzantium Ritu Kumar, JC
Kumar won Best of Opposite Sex at the 2010 SCOA
National Specialty, Lexington, KY, in an entry of 435.
Kaya won Best in Puppy Sweepstakes.
Kumar won Best of Breed at the Northern Cascades
Saluki Fanciers Specialty, August 2011.
SCOA National AOM, BISS Am/Can Ch Dadaelis Ra'She Joie de Vivre, JC
Joy incorporates two of the Ch. Pine Paddocks D'Jou D'Ji, C.D. litters (Warm Valley and
We currently have 2 males who are an unbroken, direct sire
line back to CH ABDUL FAROUK -
Ch. Dadaelis Cairo (fawn) (now 13 years old and neutered, but
and his son BISS Am. Dual Ch. Can. Ch. Dadaelis Kushiel's Scion of T'Cai, SC
"Jamil" (black & tan).
2005 SCOA National Best of Breed winner:
Salukis bred by Dadaelis were:
Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Sex
Saluki Club of America National Specialty 2005 "The Egyptian Event"
Lexington, Kentucky (Entry 455 Salukis)
People in photo (l to r) Ron Bigford with Ch. Ruwach Joppa al Monab (BOB),
Sue Ann Pietros (co-breeder) and Don Powell with Ch. Monab American Idol
Dadaelis co-bred both Joppa and Simon.
This was the first time in the history of the Club (since 1927)
that the same breeders won both Best of Breed and Best of Opposite.
has been breeding quality sighthounds since the early 1970s.
Our first champion Saluki was born in 1967 (Ch. Billa de Esta Kismet).
In 1973 we bred the dam of the top-winning male Whippet in the
history of the breed, Dadaelis Cerulea.
Ch. Sporting Fields Clansman's record of 59 All-Breed Best in Shows and Specialty wins
remains unbeaten today - 42 years later.
In 1974 we bred our first Saluki litter.
We still maintain a continuous line from that first litter.
See Background for
reference information, or click on the tabs above to see our Salukis.
We are located near Seattle, Washington.
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Please see our Photo Gallery page for images of
some of our favorite Dadaelis Salukis over the last 40 years.
This site was last updated on 04/26/15
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