I enjoy reading
pedigreeís and finding out about lines from the past.
It should be a requirement of any breeder to know the dogs they are
breeding to extensively. For me
itís paramount. I have my
favorite dog in my mind. The dogs
body shape, head, neck etc., etc. The
only way for me to create my best in show winning hound is by researching the
past. Iím convinced this is the
way to a successful future here at Xzotika.
Most of the work has been done. Now
I just need to be a keeper of the breed with my own artistic flair so to speak.
The primitive type found
in the Old Coastwind line is my ideal afghan.
Iím in love with their refinement, dignified head carriage and the
various coat patterns these dogs sported back in the day.
Naturally, the bitch that Iím using for breeding is a line bred
champion with many of Coastwind's most famous dogs within her pedigree multiple
times. She provides a solid
foundation to produce show quality dogs that meet the AKC standard for
Having access to this
genetic gene pool of generation after generation of champions is a feat all in
itself within the dog world. But
the primary reason she is so important to me is in the past many successful
breeding combinations were done with the Coastwind dogs that served as many
ďfoundation dogsĒ for some of the most successful Afghan hound kennels
today. By researching these
combinations Iím able to obtain clues to putting my own puzzle together.
And here it begins, my personal interpretation of an Afghan Hound.
If you still find
yourself reading you probably thought that I am working my way towards some
miraculous equation on how to breed show quality afghans. Well, Iím sorry to disappoint you but that equation
wonít be revealed here. I will
say that I promise to conduct due diligence prior to breeding any litter for the
purpose of showing within the AKC conformation ring.
I will also take into consideration genetics, temperament and health
matters. Because of this promise I
am able to proudly stand behind my dogs knowing that they will provide you with
years of companionship.
Xzotika, Always your Coastwind Connection