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About Khalif

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Nor, Fin, UK Ch El Hamrah Mehrab-Khalifa

Khalif came to us when the Balai Directive was in its infancy. He was long waited for and a dream for Michael, myself and our long time friend and partner, Rosemary Redfern. The late Chrisse Schrey-Grandell of El Hamrah Kennels in Finland whelped his litter and retained him for us until he was old enough to fulfil the requirements to travel to the United Kingdom under the Balai Directive. This was at age 9 months. I remember that day as Michael was judging at Richmond Championship Show. When he awarded his Best of Breed off we went to the airport to pick up Chrisse and her precious cargo. We waited and waited and no Chrisse. Finally we went and asked where she was. It seems that the airline was planning to send Khalif to the Quarantine Station instead of releasing him to us. Chrisse was tooth and nail with the airline that didn’t have a clue. We then presented all the papers to all and sundry and Khalif was able to come with us. (Chrisse also came home). I never will forget that weekend as it was the Saturday of Princess Di’s funeral.

At first Khalif found our food totally unpalatable until someone discovered his sweet tooth and slowly he managed to find his appetite again. Khalif’s first Championship Show was The Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club Championship Show where he went Best Puppy in Show. He was a marvellous show dog winning 14 Challenge Certificates and 15 Reserve Challenge Certificates gathering some two Group 1s and a Reserve Best in Show at Border Counties Championship Show. Upon his semi retirement from the Show Ring, Khalif took up hare coursing and managed to “Run Up” the Veteran Stakes in 2004. We were very pleased with this.

He also appeared at Sadler Wells Theatre in the Birmingham National Ballet of “King Arthur”.

Recently he escorted Susan George’s Arabian Horses into the main arena in her spring production of the Georgian Arabs.

Khalif has been at very limited stud and has had four wives. We are now presenting some of his children.

28.09.1998  Khalif/ Kasaque H'ani of Sabaka (see Kasaque "I" Litter)
23.02.2000 & 04.03.2002  Khalif/ Ch Kasaque Huntress of Sufeina
(See progency below)
Ch Sufeina Pastel is Top winning Bitch with the SGHC

Sufeina Phantom (by Huntress) going BIS at SGHC Limited Show 2005

Ch Sufeina Pastel (by Huntress)

Sufeina Parador (by Huntress)

21.03.2001  Khalif/ Ch Bedu Camilla
(see Progeny below)

Ch Bedu Mot Juste (by Camilla)

Bedu L'Eghypthe of Caspians

01.03.2004  Khalif/Kasaque Jarvah

18.06.2003  Khalif/Int. Ch  El Hamrah Rashida (litter whelped in Finland)
(see progeny below)

Fin Ch El Hamrah Waseem (by Rashida) owned by Pirjo Jappinen

El Hamrah Waseem

Fin Ch El Hamrah Wajeeh-Aslan (by Rashida)

Fin Ch El Hamrah Wajeeh-Aslan

New Finnish Ch El Hamrah Wahid (by Rashida)

01.03.2004  Khalif/Kasaque Jarvah (see Kasaque "L" Litter)