Monday, March 7, 2016

One more to go

Bianca, Xzotika's Whip My Hair wins BOW under judge Jim Briley at the Belleville Kennel Club Show held at the Purina Farms Event Center.  Bianca needs one more point to complete her CH title.  We are very excited and can't wait to get her entered at her next show.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The first points of the year go to

Miss Bianca, Xzotika's Whip My Hair. wins BOW/BOS over specials at the Mardi Gras cluster under respected judge Mr. Dana Cline. Bianca now has 13 points with 3 major wins.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Dallas Specialty 2015 dogs

Kole, Xzotika's Shayded Diamond won WD for his first major under breeder judge Steve Kelly.  Mr. Kelly also awarded our Special GCH Xzotika's Smooth Kriminal a grand champion select major in tough specialty competition.  Buster also won an award of merit under judge Mrs. Gretchen Bernardi.

Dallas Specialty 2015 bitches

We had  fantastic results at the Dallas Specialty this year.  Esteemed judge Mrs. Gretchen Bernardi awarded our Queen B, Bianca her first major towards her CH title along with Best bred by Exhibitor. Bianca is 8 months old and this is only her 3rd showing.  We are thrilled with how well she has started out her show career.  So far she has won 2 of the 3 shows she has been entered in.  We are looking forward to what the future holds for our sassy little princess.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Xzotika's Titanium

3 puppies from our current litter went on an outing to the Belle City Kennel Clubs annual puppy match.  Needless to say we are very happy with how they all performed.  Maya, Lukas and Titan attended the match.  Maya was too busy being nosey to actually care about showing.  She was trying to be in every lap that would have her.  She enjoyed being out in the public.  Our judge thought she was very cute and hopes that one day Maya will learn to keep all of her feet in one place for longer than a second.  Lukas was a little unsure about the whole thing at first but after about 15 minutes he was ready to rock.  Titan on the other hand walked into the building like he owned the place.  He definitely carried himself like the king of dogs and we were immediately impressed.  We are very lucky to have a puppy like Titan.  Titan went on to compete that day for best in match but was edged out by the cute litter Australian shepherd.  We are looking forward to what the future holds for Mr. Titan and crew.  Stay tuned.........

Saturday, January 11, 2014

New CH

Xzotika's Southern Tigress @ Zmaray completed her CH title today at the competitive FL circuit under judge Jeffrey  Pepper.  Alexis completes her title with 3 major wins, an all breed group 2 placement, 6 Specialty Best in Sweeps and a placement at the 2012 Afghan Hound National all before the age of two.  Congratulations to her owner Ray Sylvia and Brad Butka.  Also congrats to her co-breeder Ms. Carol Ness of Sahiba Afghans.  We are looking forward to Alexis future as a special.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Kinjii wins again

Kinjii, Jakar Battle Royale Xzotika wins BOW again at the Talmadge, OH shows under respected afghan judge Ms Elizabeth Muthard.  Congrats again to all involved in this dogs success.  We are looking forward to seeing what Kinjii has in store for us this year.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Blondie's grandson brings in the New Year

Blondie's grandson. Kinjii, Jakar Battle Royale Xzotika is off to a great start by winning BOW under judge Mr. Jon Cole at the Talmadge,OH shows.  A huge congratulations and thanks to his mommy Amy Wright McCrary.  Good luck to you the rest of this weekend.
Kinjii is out of Jakar Taylored to Perfection x Xzotika's Tiger Lilly

Monday, November 18, 2013

Speed Demon

Buster, Xzotika's Smooth Kriminal had a successful outing this weekend at his first ASFA Lure Coursing event.  Buster scored over 300 points total ending up in first place out of 8 dogs that competed in his division.  We are looking forward to Buster participating in more coursing events in the future.  Hopefully he will be our first coursing ch. 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

a 3pt major

Miss Alexis does it again winning her 2nd major during the Sand N Sea Specialty weekend Xtravaganza.  Alexis wins BOW in tough specialty competition. Sincere thanks to judge Molly Martin.  Alexis now needs 3 more points to finish her CH title.  Congratulations to her partners in crime, Ray&Brad of Zmaray Afghan Hounds. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

5pt major Specialty Win

Ms. Alexis wins BOW for a 5pt major at the Sand and Sea Specialty Show in Brooksville, FL.  Alexis was examined by breeder judge Mr. Thomas Kirstein of the Ripshin prefix.  Mr. Kirstein's pedigree's were comprised primarily of Coastwind via Kassan's The Impressario, Applause, Shikari and Mecca.  All of which are behind our dogs here at Xzotika.  It is very impressive that he could find our little gem all of these many generations later.  A huge thanks to her handler Mallisa Brown and her proud papa Ray Sylvia.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

4pt major GCH Select for Raven

Raven, Xzotika's Nevermore wins Select dog for a 4pt major with ch's defeated under judge Ann Katona at the Springfield, IL shows this past weekend.  It was Raven's first weekend out as a special and we were very pleased with his performance.  A little training and Raven will be ready to rock

Bada Boom! New CH

Our Buster, Xzotika's Smooth Kriminal is now an AM CH.  Buster finished his title this past weekend under celebrity judge Mrs. Pat Trotter by winning a 4 point major.  Buster completes his title with 4 BOB, 3 majors and 2 Specialty best bred by exhibit.  Buster has received a plethora of accolades from the judges that had the pleasure of being in the presence of this majestic desert hound.  Congratulations to his owners Patty and Gary Krosch. Without their help none of this would have been possible.  Buster will now begin working on some obedience work until he comes back out as a special in the spring of 2014.

Sunday, October 13, 2013


Xzotika's Southern Tigress @ Zmaray win BOW at a show in Arcadia, FL under judge Denny Mounce.  Congratulations to Miss Alexis and her daddy Ray Sylvia.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Group 3

Xzotika's Rik-O-Shay wins BOB from the classes over top 10 specials competition and goes on to secure a  Group 3 placement with 77 dogs defeated under judge Mr. Randy Garren.  Shay now has 14 points towards his AM CH title.  Only one more point and he will be a bonafide AM CH.  Huge congrats to his owner Mikki & Jim Razor and his handler Mr. David Osuna of Andros Afghan Hounds.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Our Prayers have been answered. Another New CH

Buster wins BOB again and Sashay, Xzotika's Say a little prayer wins BOS under judge Mrs. Edna Katie Gammill.  Sashay is now a new AM CH.  Mrs. Gammill expressed how pleased she was with the dogs and that it was nice to judge standard sized functional hounds.  Mrs. Gammill comes from horses and gave a short lecture on structure using Buster as her example.  It's wonderful when you have a judge that understands structure so well and rewards the dogs.  Mrs. Gammill has our deepest appreciation for giving our dogs "the nod" of approval.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Double Trouble

What a day!  Judge, Mrs. Murrel Purkhiser loved our littermates awarding Sashay BOS and Buster BOB.  Mrs. Purkhiser loved the movement on Buster and thought that he was very nice considering that he is not yet mature. 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

another BOB win for Buster

Buster wins BOB again.  This time under respected judge Mrs. Monica  Canestrini.  It won't be long now and our boy will be a new AM CH.  You can't help but love Mr. Buster.  His movement is textbook and effortless.  We are very thankful that Mrs. Canestrini fell in love with our Smooth Kriminal  :-)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Buster wins BOB

Our Buster, Xzotika's Smooth Kriminal wins the breed over specials competition from the classes under judge Lisa Warren.  Mrs. Warren stated that there was just something "extra" afghan about him that she just fell in love with.

Congratulations to Busters mom and dad Patty and Gary Krosch.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Coastwind meets Xzotika

                                                       Our beautiful Norwegian princess Isis has been bred to AM CH Coastwind Bowman.  We feel very privileged that one of our home bred bitches is being bred to a True Coastwind dog.  We are very excited to see what will be produced in this nostalgic litter.  Something great is on the horizon.  I'm sure of it  :-)

Boys will be boys!

This past weekend as the St. Louis Dog Breeders Association Cluster, Buster, Xzotika's Smooth Kriminal won BOW under judge Dana Cline.  The same day at a show in Louisiana Buster's brother Shay, Xzotika's Rik-O-Shay wins WD earning another point towards his CH title.  Our cream boys are representing the pedigree very well and that makes us very happy.  The Jackson X Blondie litter has turned out to be a great success in over all quality amongst the entire litter.  It will be very exciting to see what they each produce now that they are of breeding age.  Stay tuned for some upcoming litter announcements.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Midwest Specialty Weekend

Xzotika's Rik-O-Shay is off to a great start his first weekend out showing in the conformation ring with handler David Osuna.  Shay wins BOW for a 4pt major under judge Ole Nielsen from Canada.  Mr. Nielsen is a breeder judge.  His breeding stock is from the famed Dynasty and Sandina kennels back when 200 plus afghans would attend a specialty show.  It is a very nice compliment to our breeding program because we focus on breeding "classic type" not the more modern looking afghans that are dripping in coat.  Thank you Mr. Nielsen we appreciate your discriminating eye for afghan hounds.  Also, congratulations Mikki Razor for bringing Shay this far.  You've done an incredible job with him.  Shay's
future looks bright!

UKC Novice Agility title obtained.

Xzotika's Rik-O-Shay completes his UKC novice agility trial his first try.  It was a three day long competition and Shay showed the judges that afghans are a far cry from being untrainable dogs.  Shay scored 99 out of 100 two days and a perfect score of 100 on the final day of the competition.  A heartfelt congratulations to his mommy Mikki Razor for taking such excellent care of him.  We are very happy that our paths crossed and you believed in our dogs.  We are very grateful for all of your efforts with Mr. Shay!

Monday, June 17, 2013

@ a show in Venezuela

Raven's daughter, Celia, Obelisk Colora Mi Xzotika won BOB and a Group 1 at one of the annual clusters held in that country.  Celia was shown proudly by her daddy Mauricio.  Still waiting on pictures on more details so stay tuned.  This is Celia's second win since she started working on her CH title this spring.  Congratulations to Raven's co-owner Wendy Wesley for being the breeder of record for this lovely litter.

Sashay ****BOB****

Blondie's daughter, Sashay wins BOB from the bred by exhibitor class over specials competition.  Thank you judge, Dr. Kevin T. Shimel for awarding our princess a breed win on her way to her CH title.  Sashay now has 14 points with 3 majors.  One more point to go and she will be the first AM CH from the Jackson X Blondie litter.  Her brother, Buster was awarded BOS at the same show.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New AM Grand CH

Naomi's daughter, Tyra, Xzotika Sabbath House Supermodel is now a new Grand CH.  Tyra is now four years old and it has been a wonderful ride watching her mature in the show ring.  Many thanks to her daddy Mr. Anthony Bell Sr. of Sabbath House Afghan Hounds.  We are so thankful for Anthony's part in Tyra's success.  He has been a great friend throughout this entire experience.  We're looking forward to our next conquest together.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Specialty Show Wins!

For the very first time in our breeding history three of our dogs won at the annual St. Louis Specialty Show under judge Kitty Steidel.

Buster, Xzotika's Smooth Kriminal win BOW/WD & Best bred by exhibitor for the 2nd year in a row.  His sister Sashay, Xzotika's Say a little Prayer won WB.  They both have both their majors now.

Naomi's daughter, Tyra, CH Xzotika Sabbath House Supermodel won Select bitch and is now a GRAND CH!!!  Huge congratulations to her daddy Mr. Anthony Bell Sr.



Forest City Dog Club celebrates it's 45th anniversary

Blondie's son Shay, Xzotika's Rik-O-Shay, participated in an agility exhibition.  The clubs celebration was covered by a reporter at  The were able to capture a nice photo of Shay weaving through the poles on the agility course.  All I can say is an afghan doing agility is just beautiful.  You can view the article and photo's at

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Back to back BOB's in Bergen, Norway

Blondie's daughter, Isis, Xzotika's Send me an angel gained her second CAC and BOB today in Bergen.

 Now she is only one CAC short of her Norwegian and Danish Ch title!!

Congratulations Ingunn and Isis.  What a wonderful team.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

BOB in Bergen Norway

Miss Isis was rewarded CAC and BOB today - in Bergen under George Schogol - congratulations and way to go!

 Picture is Missy @ Hardangervidda in the moonlight on her way to Bergen last night.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

BOW wow!!

at the shows in Eaton, OH Xzotika's Michelangelo Biriardo Ceasario won BOW from the amateur owner handler class. His daddy is very happy since this is his first show dog. Looking forward to more wins from Team Micho

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Another Specialty SBISweeps for Alexis

Xzotika's Southern Tigress at Z'maray wins her fourth specialty BISweeps in tough competition at the hound specialty in Perry Georgia under Judge Brian Lenoble. Congratulations to Alexis and her proud daddies.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Shay Agility Video

The following link will take you to the video of Mr. Shay earning his first two legs towards his agility title.

Tyra Show photo

Here is Tyra in all her glory winning a 4pt major and BOB over top male specials.  The lighting in the photo isn't the best but Tyra looks fabulous.  She needs 3 more points now to obtain her Grand CH title. Woooohoooooo!  Thank you Dana Cline for taking a chance on our beautiful patterned bitch!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Not just a pretty face....Shay

Shay wants us to love him for his brains and not his beauty.  Xzotika's Rik-O-Shay was awarded two of the three legs that he needs for his first agility title.  It makes us very happy to announce this because we have been wanting to show that our dogs are smart and can compete in this type of arena as well as be competitive show dogs.  Thanks to his lovely mamma Mikki Razor our Shay is living up to our expectations and we are just thrilled about it.  Thank you Mikki for believing in our dogs it means the world to us.  Congratulations on a job well done!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Oh, What a weekend!

This past weekend at the Belle City Kennel Club Show held at Purina Farms in St. Louis, MO was a huge success.  Tyra and Raven's son Desmond Sabbath House Xzotika The Soul Truth won WD both days snatching up two 3 point majors.  This gives Desmond a total of 8 points now since he started showing two weekends ago at the St. Joe, MO shows.

His mother Tyra was BOS the first day and BOB on the final day.  Giving her a total of 6 more points and another major win towards her Grand Ch title.  Tyra now has 21 points with 6 majors and multiple champions defeated.  Not bad for our patterned princess.

Thank you judges Ann Bolus and Dana Cline for your discriminating taste in afghan hounds.

Also thank you Mr. Anthony Bell who co-owns Tyra and Desmond with us for his hard work and believing in our dogs and pedigree.  We are very thankful we can share the success of our dogs with him.

Monday, February 18, 2013

SBISweeps #2

Little Alexis won her 2nd Specialty Best In Sweeps in FL this past weekend.  She was owner handled by her co-daddy Ray Sylvia of Zmaray. Go Team Alexis!  You are making us proud :-)

Sunday, February 3, 2013


Judge: Betty Anne-Stenmar1k gives Tyra the nod and awards her "Select" bitch today at the shows in St. Joe, MO.  Tyra's son Desmond was also rewarded RWD.  Both Tyra and Desmond were handled by their daddy Mr. Anthony Bell Sr.  In very limited showing Tyra has accumulated 19 points so far with 3 majors and multiple champions defeated.  Naomi's baby will be a grand ch very soon.  Very exciting!!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Oh what a feeling

It makes us so happy when the people who take a chance on our dogs are able to get out their and show them theirselves and win.  It was a mother and son outing today at the shows in St. Joe, MO. Sabbath House Xzotika The Soul Truth aka Desmond won WD his first time in the ring. Desmond is out of the lovely Raven, CH Xzotika's Nevermore and CH Tyra, Xzotika Sabbath House Supermodel. Tyra was also there and won BOS over multiple bitch specials bringing her much closer to her gr ch title. Congratulations are in order for their co-owner/breeder Mr. Anthony Bell Sr.  Thank you Anthony for selecting Xzotika dogs to serve as your foundation.  It has been our pleasure to help you with this endeavor.  We appreciate your time, tenacity and friendship.  The judge today was Francis Colona.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Another major win for Xzotika

Today judge Mrs. Donnelle Richards fell in love with our Buster, Xzotika's Smooth Kriminal and awarded him BOW for a 3pt major. His 1/2 sister Reba, CH Xzotikia's Madame Monet won Select bitch.  This is Reba's 5th major win towards her grand ch title.  All in all it was a very good weekend thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Richards refined taste in afghan hounds.  Stay tuned as Buster, Sashay and Shayde get closer to finishing their ch titles.  All of them now have major wins.  Yay!!!  :-)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sashay n Reba win!!

Sashay, Xzotika's Say a Little Prayer won WB/BOW today for a 3pt major under judge Del Richards from CA.  Mr. Richards gave Sashay many nice compliments and thought she was very special and beautiful.  Her 1/2 sister Reba, CH Xzotika's Madame Monet won BOS for her fourth major towards her GR CH title.  Reba is almost there.  Just a few more shows to go.  Very exciting day for the Xzotika crew.  Thank you Mr. Richards for using our dogs in the ring today in the winners circle. 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Alexis "The Bitch"

Xzotika's Southern Tigress @ Zmaray wins WB today under judge Patti Neal at a show in Ocala, FL.
Congratulations Team Alexis and a special thanks to Carol Ness (Sahiba) who is a co-breeder on the litter.  Hopefully Alexis will continue with her winning ways.  She has two more weekends of shows this month :-)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy New Year!! WD today

Looks like the new year is off to a great start.

Today Jakar Battle Royale Xzotika aka Kinjii won WD/BOW today under judge Lorainne Boutwell.

Ms. Boutwell awarded points to his grand mother CH Aries Jolie Blond back in the day when she was campainging for her title.

Congratulations Amy Donnell of Jakar Afghans for taking such great care of Kinjii and making him shine like the star he is :-)

Kinjii's mom is our precious Tiger Lilly and his father is Tucker, Jakar Regle Taylored to Perfection

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!