Sunday, December 2, 2012

Suki Suki ya'll!!!

Our little Suki (Stankhouse) aka Xzotika's Sukiyaki won some points today at the Edwardsville KC show in Belleville, IL.  She won BOW under judge David G. Doane M.D.   Suki was breeder/owner/handled to this win by her daddy Gary Wimberley.  Congratulations Gary on winning your first points in the show ring.  BTW, You looked great in the ring today!
Suki is the official team Xzotika mascot.

Shady & Tyra Win

Today at the Edwardsville KC show Shady won BOW and Tyra won Select bitch under judge Susan St. John-Brown.  Our Shady butt is still undefeated in the classes giving him a total of 11 points in just two weekends of shows.  Tyra was perfect today. She moved beautifully and stood out amongst the bitch specials today.  I am so pleased with how she just keeps getting better and better.  Tyra now has 14 points towards her GR with all of her majors out of the way.  It won't be long before Naomi's baby will be a GRAND CH.  We're taking a break for the holidays and will resume both of their championship quests in January so stay tuned :-)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Double Trouble!

Naomi's daughter Tyra, Xzotika Sabbath House Supermodel won BOS today over top 10 specials securing her third major towards her Grand Championship title.  Tyra's nephew Shayde, Xzotika's Lavish Nightshayde remains undefeated his second weekend out winning WD giving him a total of 9 points now with both majors!  Sincere thanks to judge Mr. Robert Frost.  He had very good hands with the dogs and all of his winners today had Woody, SBIS CH Winsong Hollywood Park in their pedigree as direct sire or grandsire.  Congratulations to all the winners today!

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Our little Alexis is plugging along making judges smile everywhere she goes.  Today at the Sand N' Sea Afghan Hound Specialty Show in Brooksville FL Alexis won Best in Sweeps under judge Mary Blacker. 

She also won Best Puppy in the regular classes under Joanne Buhler (Sankhya Afghan Hounds).

Congratulations Ray and Brad on a job well done.  This is our first Best in Sweeps win and we are happy to share it with the two of you!  Good luck the rest of the weekend!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

BOW for Sheebah

Sheebah wins BOW again under respected judge Elizabeth Muthard. Ms. Muthard has put up several Xzotika dogs over the years. What makes it nice is that the dogs were all shown by different people.  Looks like Ms. Muthard likes what she likes and is reliable.  Makes me very happy. Congratulations Josh n Dave and Happy Anniversary.  Enjoy your trip!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Sheeba wins BOS

Raven's daughter Sheeba, Xzotika's Rize of the Gold Phoenix wins BOS today under judge Paula Nykiel. Sheeba was shown to her win by her co-owner Josh Agin of Gold Phoenix Afghan Hounds. Congratulations are in order for Josh and his partner Dave Ulanski.
Sheeba is by CH Xzotika's Nevermore X Xzotika's Shades of Grace a Naomi daughter.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Clean Sweep!!!

Shady wins BOW 4 days in a row at the Springfield, IL shows along with one BOB and two BOS his FIRST weekend out! We are soooooooooooo thrilled with his performance. He certainly has exceeded our expectations. Shady only needs seven more points to finish his AM CH title.  Shady's auntie, Xzotika's Tiger Lilly was Reserve and his other auntie Tyra, Xzotika Sabbath House Supermodel won her 2nd major towards her Grand. Very nice weekend for our dogs and we have one more day to go. Thank you judge James Frederiksen for the fabulous day :-)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Making a Splash, BOB n BOS

Starting off the four day circuit making a huge splash our young puppy Shayde, Xzotika's Lavish Nightshayde wins BOB over SBIS competition his first time in the ring under respected breed authority Eugene Blake. His kennel mate Tyra, CH Xzotika's Sabbath House Supermodel won BOS. Shayde is out of CH Xzotika's Nevermore X Xzotika's Shades of Grace a Naomi daughter.  Hopefully the judges will be kind the rest of the weekend.  Stay tuned for more news!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Wow a Group 2

Alexis, Xzotika's Southern Tigress @ Zmaray won a Group 2 placement today under esteemed hound judge Carol Esterkin. Just an unbelievable start for this 7 month old puppy. A huge congratulations to Ray Sylvia for believing in my dogs and taking a chance on this bitch. I'm sure she will continue to shine on as she matures. Alexis is out of Tucker, Jakar Regle Taylored to Perfection X Lilly, Xzotika's Tiger Lilly. We are thrilled here at Xzotika with this puppies debut! More to come :-)

Xzotika's Southern Tigress @ Zmaray

OMG-7 month old Alexis does it again winning BOB over 2 male specials. One of which is a Gr CH. Carol Esterkin was the judge. Small entry 3-3-2-1 Alexis was shown by her co-owner Ray Sylvia and bred by Jarnell Carter, Carol Ness, Jennifer Cunningham and Dawn Gorsuch. Stay tuned for more news about Ms. Alexis. She will be attending the National this year. Hopefully the judges there will like her too :-)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

First time out

Today at a show in FL, Alexis, Xzotika's Southern Tigress @ Zmaray wins BOW under respected judge Mary Ann Alston.  Alexis was shown by her co-owner Ray Sylvia of Zmaray Afghan Hounds. Alexis is 7 months old and this was her first show. A very promising start. Congratulations Ray and Alexis co-breeders Carol Ness (Sahiba), Jennifer Cunningham and Dawn Gorsuch. WTG you guys!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

@ a show in CA

Raven's son Erik, Obelisk Spellbound @ Mountain View won another major reserve. Erik currently has 11 points with a major and he is only 14 months old. His co-owner Lynn Smithson is doing an outstanding job with him.  Erik is pictured here with Mr. Richard Souza of the famous Coastwind Kennels that our dogs are based on.  Lynn reports that Richard loved Erik's type.  Just so exciting to get this report from her.  Good going Lynn.  Erik will finish before you know it. Erik is out of Raven CH Xzotika's Nevermore X Martini, Cairo's Serve it up

Sheeba wins again!

Mrs. Murrel Purkhiser decided that Sheeba was the one and rewarded her with WB & BOS. Sheeba was shown by her co-owner Josh Agin and taken back in for winners by her second daddy Dave Ulanski. So far Sheeba is undefeated in the classes.  Hopefully she will do us all proud again at her next show in two weeks. WTG Dave and Josh!!! Sheeba is out of our Wonder Dog Raven CH Xzotika's Nevermore and our Naomi daughter Tanzi, Xzotika Shades of Grace.  What a wonderful start to her show career :-)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Go Sheeba Go

Sheeba, Xzotika's Rise of the Gold Phoenix won WB today under judge Douglas A. Johnson.  She was shown by her co-owner Josh Agin.  Josh reported that Mr. Johnson just loved her and was very pleased with her performance for her first time out at the show. Very nice when they win the first go around. Sheeba is a beautiful bitch and should finish her AM CH title in record time.  Congratulation Josh Agin and Dave Ulanski.  You guys did a great job :-)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Lilly Wins - Jefferson County KC

Lilly wins WB under judge Michael Sosne giving her a total of 9 points towards her CH title. Lilly just needs her majors to become a CH. Keep your fingers crossed for our standard sized princess to finish her title in grand style at her upcoming shows. Congratulations to her co-owners Carol Ness (Sahiba Afghans), Jennifer Cunningham and Dawn Gorsuch.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

awwww, Suki, Suki now........

Our little mascott Xzotika's Sukiyaki by Edelweiss wins her first point by winning BOB over a Special under Professor Douglas C. Taylor. Suki is just getting started on her quest for her AM CH title.  We hope there will be many more wins for her in the future.  Stay tuned to see what she will win next :-)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

reserve Best In Show for Dazzle

Oh so close. Today our little Dazzleman, Xzotika's Provokatuer N' Mocean almost won his first all breed BIS by going reserve under BIS judge Sue Ellen Remple. Thank you Ms. Remple for giving Daz a huge thumbs up at only 14 months old. For a young dog Dazzle is showing the world that he has what it takes to be a top show dog.  Congratulations to his pilot Pamela Scanes of Mocean Afghans.  Without her none of this would have been possible and we are forever grateful.  Dazzle is from the Blondie X Jackson litter. Hopefully Pamela will send us some new photo's soon.  Until then this pic of him should do :-)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Best of Breed for Tiger Lilly

Blondie's daughter Xzotika's Tiger Lilly won best of breed from the classes for two more points towards her CH title. Our Lilly now has 8 points thanks to the discriminating eye of judge Ellen Fetter. Congratulations team Lilly on a job well done! Lilly is co-owned with Carol Ness of Sahiba Afghan Hounds, Jennifer Cunningham and Dawn Gorsuch.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Specialty Show win!

Buster, Xzotika's Smooth Criminal won a 5 point major reserve and Best bred by exhibitor at the St. Louis Specialty.  It was an honor and priveledge showing under Lou Guerrero of Genesis Afghan Hounds. Winning best bred by in tough parent club competition is a wonderful compliment and we know that our dogs are on the right track. Thank you Lou for this prestigious win. Buster had a blast!

Best Puppy

Shady, Xzotika's Lavish Nightshayde participated in the Gateway Hound Club puppy match this past weekend and won Best Puppy his first time out shown by his co-owner Layal Bouaoun.  He was so cute going around the ring and just loved being the center of attention.  We have very high hopes for this puppy and am glad he had a successful showing his first time out.  This boy is one to watch! Shady is out of Naomi's daughter Tanzi and Blondie's son Raven.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

California Dreamin! Erik Wins!

Erik wins a major and best of breed from the puppy class at a show in CA with his wonderful owner Lynn Smithson. Erik is the first son out of Raven so far to be major pointed. Erik is only 11 months old and doing fantastic so far.  It thrills me to see my dogs breeding on for others and maintaining the type that we have become known for. Erik is a beautiful puppy and will be another puppy star just like his father.  Look for little Erik at the Monteray Specialty Show in Northern CA this upcoming weekend.  I have a sneaking suspicion that Col. Joe Perkiser will give him his second major win.  Good luck team Erik!!!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Isis Wins Danish points!!

Everyone's favorite patterned princess, "Miss Isis" won the Danish CAC this past weekend with her mommy Ingunn.  Isis is the third puppy from that litter to recieve points so far.  Jackson would be so proud of his little mamasita! I'm sure he's looking down on her singing her praises :-) Congratulations Ingunn and thank you for taking such wonderful care of our girl.  You both have a very special place in our hearts here at Xzotika.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

New Champion!

Dazzle is now new CAN CH Xzotika's Provokateur N' Mocean.  Dazzle finished his CH title this weekend by winning 2 BOB & 2 Group 4 placements in the regular classes.  He was also honored by winning best afghan hound puppy (2), 2 puppy group ones and his seconde Best Puppy in Show award.  Thank you judges and thank you Pamela Skanes of Mocean Afghans for doing such a wonderful job with the Dazzleman.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Baby's first point!

Giselle, Aries La Femme Xzotika wins her first two points under judge Judy Webb at the four day cluster hosted by Purina Farms in Gray Summit, MO.  Congratulations Christine Anderson-Smith (Aries) who co-owns Giselle with us. Giselle is out of AM CH Xzotika's Man in the mirror X AM CH Aries Jolie Blonde.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Razzle Dazzle

Dazzle, Xzotika's Provokateur N' Mocean wins Best Puppy, WD & BOW for his 2nd major in Canada under judge Mr. Shelton.  Dazzle was professionally handled by his loving partner in crime Pamela Scanes. 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Reba wins

Reba won over Eugene Blake and secured more points towards her Grand CH title by winning BOS.  Reba is a very happy girl and loves to show it.  The crowd loved her and Mr. Blake loved her movement.  It was a pleasure showing her this past weekend.  Look for Reba at a show near you while she finishes up her title.

Best Puppy, Best bred by Exhibitor

This past weekend was the girls first time out and boy did they shine.  Saturday under Charles Olvis Sashay, Xzotika's Say a little prayer won best puppy and Reserve Winners bitch.  On Sunday her sister Giselle, Aries La Femme Xzotika won best bred by exhibitor under breed authority Eugene Blake.  All in all I would say our first outing was successful.   We are very happy with their performance. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Isis Strikes Again!

Xzotika Send me an Angel won another puppy group one under judge Marit Traaholt over in Norway, Congratulations to Isis and Ingunn!

Raven son Slick Wins!

Raven son Xzotika Creekside Incognito won his first points at the Chicago International show under judge Ed Bivin. Congratulations to all involved!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Best Puppy in Show - All Breed - Canada

Dazzle, Xzotika's Provokateur in Mocean dazzled the crowd this weekend by winning 4 best puppy in group awards, BOB over a special for his first major and Best Puppy in Show over 200 puppies all on his first weekend out showing at the tender age of 7 months.  Thank you Pamela Skanes of Mocean Afghans for taking such great care of him and providing your time and talent.  Go Go Team Dazzle.  Dazzle is out of the Jackson X Blondie litter.
Thank You to the Judges
David McIntryre- Best Puppy in Group
Phyllis Pancel- Breeder Judge- Best Puppy in Group
Michael Gelinas- Best Puppy in Group
Geraldine Taylor- Best Puppy in Group
Sandy Gelinas- BOB Major win, Best Puppy in Group and BEST PUPPY IN SHOW

Monday, February 13, 2012

At a show in Norway

Our patterned princess Isis, Xzotika's Send me an Angel won best puppy under breeder judge Bjorg Foss of El Camici afghan hounds.  This is her fourth Best Puppy award. Thank you Ingunn for doing such a good job with her. 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Buster wins BOSweeps @ the Nutmeg Specialty Show

Jackson's son, Buster, Xzotika's Smooth Kriminal wins BOSweeps this weekend in CT.  This is just Buster's second time in the show ring and he is getting better and better.  Congratulations to his beautiful co-owner Dawn Rivenburgh.  This is her first afghan hound and she is doing great so far.  Thank you Dawn for taking such good care of our special boy.  You guys looked great together in the ring.  Also thanks to judge Phil Schafmayer for finding Buster in the ring.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

CH Xzotika's Madame Monet wins

Reba is getting closer to completing her Grand CH title.  This past weekend at the Lake St. Louis shows in MO Reba won "Select bitch" both days under judges Mr. Terry Stacy and Ms. Sharol Candace Way.  Reba was shown by her co-owner Debbie Mathenia of Monet Afghan Hounds.  Congratulations Team Reba!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Best Puppy-Norway

Our Norwegian ambassador, Isis, Xzotika's Send Me an Angel won Best Afghan Puppy and secured second place in the best puppy in show ring. Congratulations to Isis and Ingunn on a job well done. Isis is living up to our expectations at only six months of age. We are expecting great things out of her in the years to come.

Monday, January 9, 2012

International Debut

Xzotika's Send me an Angel aka Isis made her International debut in Sweden at the My Dog Annual dog show.  Isis, just a little over 6 months of age won Best Afghan Puppy on both of the days that she showed.  We have received many wonderful comments about her performance and how wonderful it was to see such a primitive, authentic type of afghan reminiscent of the original imports from the 1930's.  We are very excited about this bitches future and wholeheartedly thank her co-owner Inngun for taking such good care of her and believing in the pedigree.  Isis is out of CH Xzotika's Man in the Mirror X CH Aries Jolie Blonde.  She is line bred on the Aries, Jubilan, Coastwind side of our pedigree.

Three's a charm

Before Tanzi or Tyra had their puppies I dreamed that Tyra had three puppies and one was a pretty silver blue brindle boy.  Well I had my bitches mixed up and Tanzi, Xzotika's Shades of Grace was the one that had the litter of three.  Two boys and One girl in colors of cream, black and silver blue brindle.  Tanzi's puppies were born on Dec. 27th.  So far the puppies look incredible.  Nice and fat and healthy.  These pups are also out of our wonder dog Raven, CH Xzotika's Nevermore.  Hopefully Mr. Raven is strong for his star power in the ring.  He finished his title in less than a month at ten months of age.  Stay tuned for 8 week old photo's.