Sharrah Afghans, est.
ago, purchasing an Afghan meant one married into
a gene pool. When breeding outside the
line for a generation
or two, dogs’ attributes remained consistent.
Sharrah's foundation dog
from 1971, Ch. Shangrila Pharaoh
Kauravya, came with such a prolific gene pool.
Kennedy founded Shangrila in the early 60’s.
She bred and
owner-handled the incredible Ch. Shangrila
to the #1 winning Afghan bitch of all times
until the record
broke a number of years back. Comprised
Akaba, Scheherezade, and Swedish blood, Shangrila
brought a certain elegance to the ring not
Ch. Kauravya, (Ch. Gandharra on one side and
his full litter
sister, Ch. Uvasa, on the other) solidified
prepotency that withstood the test time.
Ayesha, Ch. Kauravya’s 1st get, is shown
below. The repeat second
breeding produced 8 more like Ayesha.
Most finished and one became
an owner-handled Group winner. This
was at a time when it was common
to compete with 30 dogs in ONE class
for an hour. It took 16 dogs for
ONE point in Illinois, so building
a Major for oneself was impossible.
Today, 35+ years and 8 generations later,
we value the lost art of
breeding,a repeatable lineage, and
embrace prolific gene pools. The
result is consistent, sound, standard-sized
dogs, full/proper dentition,
and extreme / open movement…the very
essence of a true Afghan that
serves form and function. We believe
genetic prepotency encompasses
EVERY puppy in a litter, not one
dog with a winning record. The LITTER
and its ANCESTORS determine pheno
and genotypic predispositioning,
not the winning dog or kennel name.
Pedigrees with repeated kennel
names are not necessarily gene pools.
crosses to Ch. Shangrila Pharaoh Kauravya, Sharrah's foundation dog.
crosses to Ch. Gandharra
direct crosses to full litter sister Ch. Uvasa & Ch. Gandharra
dogs linked to Ch. Gandharra's genepool
crosses to Ch. Akaba's Royal Gold
crosses to Ch. Sasha of Scheherezade
crosses to Ch. Alibaba of Scheherezade
and dam side of Ch. Kauravya and also sire and dam side of Mirage)
crosses to Ch. Kabik's the Challenger (Pepsi)
crosses to Ch. Fox Run's Phoenix (Cherry)
crosses to Ch. Suraj Ralph Lauren
crosses to Ch. Shirkhan of Grandeur
Near Ch. Sharrah’s Dhrughatos
(black and red boy)
Was bred to
Ch. Sharrah’s Nharaka
(black masked red bitch
with 75% sabling throughout body and dark
sabled saddle. She is
a full litter sister to Chs. Khalin & Sabukuh).
Whelped August 27, 2006: 2 bitches,
3 dogs – all black and tan.
color will she be? Winner(s)
(maximum of 5) will
be determined by order of date received
6 months (March 1, 2007). Prize: A
T-shirt with your kennel name.
Go to www.sharrah.com/generation8.html
(photo at 1 week)
Breeder / Owner / Handler
Sharrah Afghans, est. 1971