2006-10-10

IN LOVING MEMORY...

On Tuesday morning, 10th of October, we lost our TITIYO...

On the top of the world...

Titiyo was in her prime and top condition, but only 3 weeks after the Sofiero Show she became ill.
She had been infected by Borelia virus from a ticbite. She was treated, getting better, put on antibiotics and was home with us again to heal. We noticed she was still a bit weak and dropping in weight. We took her to the vet's and left her in what we believed was to bee good care... What we did not know was that this vet only put her on IV (the drip) but did not give her proper medication. He neither did the necessary x-ray or the scheduled ultrasound on her heart as planned.

About 24-hours after we had left her at the vet,
Titiyo, died from that her lungs had been filled with water and her heart gave up...
The autopsy showed that the Borelia virus had infected the heart muscle and this was the reason she became weaker. The horrible and sad news are it could have been stopped IF the vet had done
what he was supposed to do!

The hospital has done a wonderful job and has also confessed that this specific vet mistreated Titiyo.
They have taken necessary precautions… but it will not bring back our girl!
This loong explenation is to tell everyone what really happened.
It is so sad and unfair!
It happens now and then that dogs and other loved animals are mistreated at their vet.
Sometimes by accident, but sometimes and in this case by ignorance...

Titiyo will be forever loved and missed!


To all of You, who by calls, letters & flowers
Have shown your compassion & support
Thank you!
~~~
Pernilla, Magnus & Louise





NOVEMBER



2006-11-28

We celebrate TASH KURGAN's "nostalgic...TIME" litter

Our kids are turning 2 years!

Belle

BELLE - Tash Kurgan Beautiful South - wears her party gear
to celebrate her kids 2nd birthday, 28th November!

From this litter by GATSBY - Tash Kurgan After Eight
we have these very lovely youngsters:

Ch. TK Past Time Melody - MYRRA - Maybelline Kennels France
TK Once Upon A Time - IKAROS (CC-winner)
TK Time After Time - ELLA (CC-winner)
TK As Time Goes By - LAETITIA
TK Long Time No See - BIANCA*
TK L.A. Times - Axel* - Annica & Dwight Ford, L.A, USA

*never shown

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!




2006-11-25

Sighthound Specialty, Nyborg, Denmark

Another CAC for Debbie!

Titiyo's daughter "DEBBIE" Tash Kurgan End Of Story
Wins her first Danish CAC & places 2nd Best Bitch.
Judge, Birgit Warmberg, Denmark.

Proud owners are Madelene Thorman Persson & Percy Persson
JAWAHAR AFGHANS - Sweden

Thank you Madde for expert care and handling of Debbie!





2006-11-04

METZ Int.KC Show - FRANCE

OH GOSH!!! - A FRENCH CHAMPION!!!

GOSH TASH KURGAN FAR EAST
wins
CAC, CACIB & BOB

at the all breed, international show in Metz, France.
under breed specialist, M. Bernard Barjot, France.
By this, he also completes his
FRENCH CHAMPION TITLE

Pictures are coming soon...

It was also with sadness we missed our dear Titiyo at this show.
She had visited France twice and reciecieved
* CAC, BOS - FALAPA Specialty Show *
* CAC, BOB, BIS - Amiéns Int. KC Show *
And was only one CAC from her French title...

We thank you all for the support for Gosh,
and condolences for Titiyo
during our visit to France!




OCTOBER



2006-10-07

KONGSVINGER Int.KC Show - NORWAY

Not only one, but three moore... CHAMPION TITLES!!

GOSH wins CAC, CACIB & BOS
under breed specialist, Mrs Björg Foss, Norway.

And by this win, Gosh can now call himself:

NORWEGIAN & INTERNATIONAL & NORDIC
Danish & Swedish Champion
TASH KURGAN FAR EAST

Thank you, Mrs Björg Foss!




SEPTEMBER



2006-09-17

VIGO Int.KC Show - SPAIN

A fun holiday... and of course a Dog Show!

LEO wins Reserve CAC, CACIB & 2nd Best Male

at the All Breed, International, Champion Qualifying show in Vigo
under Mr Rafael Malo Alcrudo, Spain.

Nilla also had the opportunity ho handle Leo's litter sister "Eloisa"
Khafka's The Blonde to CAC, CACIB & BOS
Pictures are coming soon...
Owned by Philippe Gallardo - KHAFKA's AFGHANS - Spain

Thank you Philippe for entrusting me with Eloisa!
Thank you Becca for exceptional assistance
and a lovely time in Portugal!





2006-09-10

SOFIERO Int.KC Show

She does it again!!!

TITIYO wins BOB & Group-2

GOSH wins CACIB & 2nd Best Male
Thank you, Spanish breed specialist Javier Blanco of Shikarah Afghans
for awarding Titiyo BOB.
And Javier Sanches for spotting her & Camilla in the Group!

Thank you Camilla Tell for exceptional handling in the Group finals!
It was lovely, that for once, to be able to se our STAR from the ringide...

BIR





2006-09-09

LARÖD SVVK/s Sighthound Specialty Show

A new CC winner in the family!
Titiyo's daughter "DEBBIE" Tash Kurgan End Of Story
Owned by Madelene & Percy - JAWAHAR AFGHANS - Sweden

Wins her first CAC, BOB youngster & places 3rd Best Bitch. Handled by, Elisabet Levén.
Huge congratulations! And thank you Madde for taking such good care of sweet Debbie!

Debbi & Elisabet CAC at Laröd Specialty

"LEO" places 2nd best male!
"ELLA" places 2nd in youngster class after Debbie.
Thanks to judge, Javier Sanches, Spain!





2006-09-02

ÖLAND SKK Nat. KC Show

A new show, A new star!!!
"ELTON" SWE/Dan CH Xciting Bee Bee King

Wins BOB & Group-2
Pictures are coming soon...

Thank You Mrs Nenne Runsten, Sweden!




AUGUST



2006-08-19

NORRKÖPING SKK Int. KC Show

"GOSH" Ch Tash Kurgan Far East
Is back in business after relaxing on the couch since last winter...
Winning BEST MALE & CACIB.

"ELLA" Tash Kurgan Time After Time
Wins Youngster class, CAC and ends up as 3rd Best Bitch.
Magnus & Ella
Handeled by Magnus.
A GREAT "Thank You" to breed specialist, Mrs Elisabet Janzon, Sweden!





2006-08-12 & 13

A WONDERFUL & CRAZY WEEKEND

RONNEBY SKK Int. Show

We have a new champion!
"LEO" EUJW-o5, SBOS **SUCH** Khafka's Just Another Blond
Wins 2nd BEST MALE, CACIB & recieves his last CC to complete his Swedish title.

Pictures are coming soon...

We thank Mr Claudio De Giuliani, Italy, for this great win!


But there is moore to "Tell" ;o)

BOB & BIG was Multi Ch Karakush Absolutley "BOOMER",
Bred by KARAKUSH - Australia & owned & handled by TELLS - Sweden

Back again, on the Sunday,
just in time for the BEST IN SHOW FINALS...
straight fron winning BOS in Askersund...

"BOOMER wins BEST IN SHOW!"


Boomer BIS
Handled by Nilla
Thank you Camilla, Jörgen & Marie-Louise - TELLS AFGHANS
for trusting us to bring Boomer back to BIS in Ronneby.
We are so honoured!




Since it was another show on the Sunday...

Askersund SKK Nat. Show

...after a great evening celebrating our new champion...
We went from Ronneby all the way to Askersund!

"TITIYO"
was 2nd best Bitch in great competition!
Thank you Mt Steven Wheeler, judge & breeder of world known Jacosta Afghans, Australia
Higgins "Popeye's Triggered Reaction" - (owned by Carolina Nilsson) was BOS puppy!
Thank you judge Mr Lars Adeheimer, Sweden.




2006-08-06

SVENSTAVIK KC Nat. Show

Frank - the latest CC winner in the family!

Titiyo's son "FRANK" Tash Kurgan Final Countdown
Owned by Elisabet Levén & Sven Westerblad - Sweden

Wins his first CAC & places 3rd Best male under sighthound specialist Bitte Ahrens, Italy.
Our warmest congratulations to Frank, Elisabet & Sven!
See mor of Frank and his friends here... LINK to FRANK



JULY



2006-07-29 & 30

THE FAMOUS SKOKLOSTER SPECIALTY WEEKEND


SVA Specialty Show - TITIYO follwos in her mothers footsteps!

As mentioned before...
Sparingly shown and at very, very special occasions 2006,
Therefore was "TITIYO" only entered for the Saturday...
But as always, she made her precence felt!

Pictures are coming soon...

In the largest competition of the year,
she wins BEST BITCH
under breeder & specialist, Iveta Vojtek of world famous Gandamak Afghans (Slovakia).
She ended the day as BOS to Jaganatha's Yggdrasil
under Helen Gibson of the top winning Karakush Afghanhounds in Australa.

Congratulations to owners of "Tim", Janne & Marie & breeder Lotta!
And a HUGE THANK YOU to the judges and the ringside for ALL the support of our dear Titiyo!


This win is so special & dear to us since Titiyos mother
"SANDRA" Multi Ch Tash Kurgan Saturday Night Fever
also won at the famous Skokloster Summer Show,
not only once, but she won Best Bitch three times in a row!!!






SVVK Specialty Show - Sunday!

A new day and some new challenges...
IKAROS Continnued where he ended last year...

THEN - 2005... he was BOB & BIS puppy
Ikaros BOS

NOW - 2006... he was BOB youngster!
(Picture is coming...)
Ikaros ended up as 5th in a beautiful BIS lineup.
Thank you Iveta Vojtek for spotting our upcomming star!


And we had som moore fun!
ELTON was 5th in a fantastic champion class!
Nilla had the honour to be assistant to Camilla & the Tells by showing
Ch Tell's Miss Cutie Pie & Multi Ch Tells Fit For Fight!
Thanks! We had a blast!




2006-07-15

HÖGSBO BRUK SKK Int. KC 3X Summer Show


DOGSHOW but not SHOWING... JUDGING!

Nilla had the great honour to judge one of the qualifying Junior Handling Competitions in Högsbo Bruk.
The winner was qualified to the Junior Handling Finals in Stockholm held in december 2006.
Nilla had a hard but GREAT time with many very promising future stars!

Are you interested to se who won?
"Check out this link..."





2006-07-08 & 09

TVÅÅKER SKK Nat. / Int. KC Show


Another very successful weekend!

Only shown on the Saturday,
"TITIYO" Multi Ch Tash Kurgan Wild Wild West
Wins BOB and Group 1st under famous sighthound specialist, M. Jean-Jaques DUPAS (France)
Titiyo winning for M.Dupas in Tvååker 2006-07-08


"LEO" EUJW-o5, SBOS Khafka's Just Another Blond
Wins his 2nd CC in 2 weekends and places 2nd best male,
also gaining the CACIB under Mr Ray LINDHOLM (Sweden)

Leo running in Tvååker 2006-07-09

Thank you both for these fantastic wins!





2006-07-01

BORÅS SKK Nat. KC Show

"LEO" EUJW-o5, SBOS Khafka's Just Another Blond
Continues his great comeback to Sweden!
Winning 2nd BEST MALE & CC at Borås National KC show.

Leo; Nilla and judge Mrs Sammie Wilson 2006-07-01

We thank Mrs Sammie Wilson, South Africa, for this great win!


JUNE



2006-06-18

TÅNGA HED / Afghanhound Specialty Show

What a LOVELY summer day!

"LEO" EUJW-o5, SBOS Khafka's Just Another Blond wins
BEST MALE & BEST OPPOSITE SEX
from an entry of 47 afghans, winning over specials!

Leo & Olivia
Only beaten by our dear friends & lovely Ch Gengala Just Like That "Olivia", Congratulations!
(owners: Jawahar Afghans-M.Thorman and E.Levén & S.Westerblad (S)

A warm THANK YOU to breeder/judge Mr Ray BARTER (Satang Afghans), Australia.

And that was not all...

Our young & stunning "IKAROS" Tash Kurgan Once Upon A Time wins
BEST YOUNGSTER IN SHOW
and ends the day as 4th best male! Handled by Magnus.
picture is coming soon...

"As mother... As daughter"

Our two girls "TITIYO" and "ROSALINDA" also performed very well.
Both selected for the very large best bitch class with Titiyo ending up as 3rd best bitch.

ROSALINDA TITIYO
Thank you Pernilla Sandström för handling Rosalinda!



2006-06-17

TÅNGA HED / Sighthound Specialty Show

"ELTON"shows his front feet!

Only shown for the 3rd time this year, "ELTON" places 2nd i Championclass
and ends up as 4th best male under juge Mrs Jennifer DOVE, UK.
Handeled as always, by Magnus.


MAY



2006-05-27

NORRKÖPING / NAT.KC Show

A good start for "LEO"!

First time out in Sweden, 3 days after returning home...
"LEO" ends up as 3rd best male and 2nd for the CAC.

Under breedspecialist Mr Pär LUNDSTRÖM, Thank you!




2006-05-23

WELCOME HOME LEO

"Khafka's Just Another Blond" is back!

We are happy to announce that after 6 months in Spain, "LEO" is back in Sweden
to show his "front feet" at the scandinavian show scene!

Returning home home not only as a Spanish & French CAC, CACIB, Breed & Group winner!
But also a father at Khafka's to a promising litter of three out of
Multi Ch One Woman Show de Jardain D'Allah.

A warm THANK YOU to Philippe & Felix for taking such great care of Leo
during his stay in Spain! We are so grateful!




2006-05-20

HÄSSLEHOLM / INT.KC Show

"IKAROS" does it again!

TASH KURGAN ONCE UPON A TIME, wins his 2nd CAC, R-CACIB & 2nd best male

Ikaros & Magnus
Photo by Summerstorm Afghans

For world respected sighthound specialist, Mr Göran BODEGÅRD, Sweden. THANK YOU!
Handled to perfection by Magnus.




2006-05-07

SKARA / NAT.KC Show

First time out this year..."IKAROS" wins CAC!
Ikaros & Nilla
Sparingly shown, TASH KURGAN ONCE UPON A TIME, lives up to our expectations!
Winning CAC, ending the day as 2nd best male under Norwegian judge and afghanhound specialist, Mrs Björg Foss.
THANK YOU!


APRIL



2006-04-30

AMIENS / INT.KC Show & Afghanhound Special

"TITIYO" goes BEST IN SHOW

Winning her 2nd French CC in a row, BOB, Group 1st & BEST IN SHOW

TITIYO BIS

From an entry of over 2000 dogs at the all breed show in Amiens, France
Our warmest THANK'S to well respected breed/group judge M. Jean-Jacues DUPAS, France,
and to Best in Show judge, Mme Jaqueline SENECAT, France.
THANK YOU BOTH for this FANTASTIC win!

And a HUGE thank's for great sportsmanship and wonderful support
from our dear Afghan-friends" in France, Holland & Belgium during the show!
We had a wonderful time!



2006-04-02

FALAPA / French National Vierzon

"TITIYO" follows in the footsteps of "GOSH"
First time in France she wins CAC & Best Opposite Sex
at the French national from an entry of over 100 Afghans.
A special thanks to judge Mr. Inigo GARCIA MONEDERO, Spain for spotting Titiyo in this tuff competition!

We also met our "LEO" in France.
Showing beautifully, he ended up as 3rd in his class under Breeder/judge Mrs Pat LATIMER, UK.

We send our warmest congratulations to Philippe & Felix, Khafka's
and Didier Coton who are the proud owners of PABLO (LEO's older brother)
who was BEST OF BREED for the 2nd year in a row and ended up as BEST IN SHOW!
pictures will be updated soon...



MARCH



2006-03-25

GIRONA / Nat.KC Show

"LEO" wins CAC & Best Opposite Sex

to his half sister, KHAFKA'S BLUE DEVIL, bred & owned by Khafka's

Congratulations Philippe & Felix and thank you Mr Torbjörn SKAAR (Sweden)



2006-03-25

CONGRATULATIONS SANDRA - 12 YEARS!

SBIS, Swe, Dan, Fin & Norw CH (Top Afghan 1997)
Tash Kurgan Saturday Night Fever

Bred & owned by Tash Kurgan, Louise Le Pluart.

Sandra & Elisabet
Pictured winning BOS at Skokloster -97, handled Elisabet Levén. Photo by Ingrid M

Sandra
the top winning & a top producing dam of two litters.
One at Åge Gjertnes (N) and one for Louise Le Pluart - Tash Kurgan (S).
She is the proud mother of our lovey "TITIYO" and "GOSH"!

Still going stong, but nowadays in more casual wear...


FEBRUARY



2006-02-26

BÖ / NKK Int. KC Show

"TITIYO" Wins BEST BITCH & BEST OPPOSITE SEX
Thanks to judge Mr Seamus OATES, Ireland

"GOSH" CH Tash Kurgan Far East, was 2nd for the CAC & 4th Best Male.



2006-02-12

SKARA / SVVK Sighthound Specialty Show

"TITIYO" Wins SPECIALTY BEST OF BREED & BIS-2 .
Under world known breeder/judge Mr Vlatislav VOJTEK (Gandamak Afghans), Slovakia

BEST OF BREED
Pictures by Jack Brander

"ELTON" CH Xciting Bee Bee King, was shown for the first time since May-05
with great result and ended up as 3rd best male.

"ROSALINDA" Tash Kurgan Grande Finale, was awarded BOB junior.

We are very proud and grateful for these wins!



2006-02-04

ZARAGOZA / Nat. KC Show

"LEO" Wins another CAC & Best Male.

Only beaten by his half sister, KHAFKA'S BLUE DEVIL,
who won the breed from junior class!

Thank you Mr Paul STANTON (Sweden)

Congratulations to Philippe & Felix - Khafka's


JANUARY



2006-01-30

VALLS - TARRAGONA / Nat. KC Show

"LEO" Wins his first...

BEST OF BREED & BEST IN GROUP

Leo in Alicante, December 2005
EUJW-05 Khafka's Just Another Blond (pictured December -05)

A warm thank you to the judges,
breed - Mr Antonio ROJO (Spain) & group - Mr Norman HUIDOBRO CORBET (Spain)
And of course a HUGE thank you, Philippe & Felix for your exellent handling & care at Khafka's





2006-01-24

HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY ROSALINDA!

RL with her new head gear...

We celebrate the first bithday of Titiyos puppies with a "yummy" cake for the gang...

RL with her pancake-cream-ham cake
RL charing...
Ikaros, RL, Titiyo & Elton licking the plates...

We send our birtday greetings to
Rosalinda's siblings:
Debbie, Frank, Serena, Chelsea, Aussian and Kate

We can hardly believe that this year has gone by so quickly!


Titiyo and her puppies, January 2006




2006-01-08

PARIS DOG SHOW / Int. KC Show

"LEO" EUJW-05 Khafka's Just Another Blond wins CAC & CACIB!
Only beaten by his brother "Pablo" under judge M.José HOMEN DE MELLO
Handled by Philippe Gallardo, Khafka Afghanhounds

Thank you, Philippe & Felix for taking such good care of LEO during his stay in Spain!





2006-01-05 / 2006-01-06

MY DOG / Gothenburg Nat. KC Show

At the first show of the year... What a debut!
Only showed at three shows last year... No one can be mistaken that this girl is happy too be back!
TITIYO showed her heart out, winning...
BEST of BREED, BEST in GROUP and BEST in SHOW-4


Titiyo BIS-4 at My Dog 2006
Multi Ch Tash Kurgan Wild Wild West winning BIS-4
Breed/Group judge: Mrs Zena THORN ANDREWS
BIS judge: Dr Göran BODEGÅRD

Thank you both for this wonderful win!





Looking back on 2005...



TITIYO
Mother of 7 beautiful puppies at kennel TASH-KURGAN
Shown at 3 shows during the year, with great results!
Tulln - EURO DOG SHOW - RCC
Gibraltar - CC, GBZ CH, BOS
Växjö - Best Bitch & BOS


GOSH
New Swedish & Danish Champion.
French* champion in 3 consecutive shows. (Pending KC confirmation)

Specialty BEST IN SHOW at Bosjökloster
Only shown between February - August...


LEO
Tulln - EURO DOG SHOW - BOB Junior & EUJW-05
Qualified for CRUFTS 2006
Monografica - Alicante - RCC


ELLA
CC at her first and only apperance in official classes 2005
Ronneby nat KC show - BIS 2 Puppy


IKAROS
BIS puppy at Afghan Specialty - TAMMSVIK
BIS puppy - Nyköping nat KC show


Many thanks to
LOUISE and PHILIPPE for these wonderful dogs...
and to Tott, Fam Andersson-Wistad, Madde, Jenny, Steven & Anders for all your help and support!
/ Mange & Nilla