We obtained our first Sighthound, a Borzoi in 1964. Two years later, we were fortunate to have one of our Borzoi, CAN, MEX, AM CH. Sirhan Pobedim ranked as one of the nations top-ten Borzoi. At this time, we established the kennel name of 'The Hounds of Khiva'.
In 1970, we acquired our first Whippet. This Whippet went on to be the foundation for the Hounds of Khiva's Best in Show line of Whippets. Katrina handled Ch. Khiva's Show Stopper to his first Best in Show in 1978.
Having always admired their elegance and dignified spirit, we obtained our first Saluki in 1975. Our first Saluki, Am, Mex. and Ca Ch. Ananda Khovan of Khiva ("Oso") became a group winner, placer and multiple Best of Breed winner. Valerie won her first Best in Show with a Saluki in 1981 and had a very successful campaign with Multiple BIS and Multiple SBIS Ch. Baklava's Rafi Rasil of Khiva - he was ranked as the Number 1 Saluki in America in 2002, 2003 and 2004. The Khiva Salukis have achieved multiple Best in Shows, over 50 Specialty awards, and have been ranked as the top-ten Salukis in the nation for many years.
We continue to show and breed Salukis under the kennel name of 'Khiva'.
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