This page is still under construction. I apologize for it's unorganized and out of date information.
2016 has been a challenging year for me as I struggle to overcome some health problems.
In spite of this, Keeper has once again kept her ranking as one of the top five Afghan Hounds competing in AKC Agility trials, this year moving up from number 3 to number 2.
I remain hopeful about getting back into the ring with Keeper this year to complete her Master Standard title. Only 2 more "Q's!" We plan to "Keep" trying!
As the #3 Afghan Hound competing in AKC Agility trials Keeper is invited to participate at the 10th Annual AKC Agility Invitational.
Only the top 5 dogs in each breed are invited to attend. I am proud of you Keeper!
Keeper continues to make progress in her Agility career. She has moved from Novice, to Open, to Excellent and is now competing on the Masters Level.
I am so proud of my super smart girl. As we both gain confidence in this new (to us) venue we hope to Keep(er) getting better and faster!
August 1, and 2, 2014
My first dog show was the Evergreen AHC Specialty in 1981. It seems fitting that my last show 33 years later was also the Evergreen AHC Specialty.
It's been a rocky road for Freebie who did not start his dog show career until he was 16 months old due to puppyhood injuries.
After many stops and starts, Freebie finished his show career in style earning his Championship title entirely from the BBE Classes going WD, BOW & Best BBE under Breeder Judge Betsy Hufnagel (Cavu) at the EAHC's 42nd Annual Specialty Show making him:
Champion Kaimar's The Truth Will Set You Free.
The following day in his first (and last) appearance as a Special at EAHC's Designated Specialty Show Freebie goes BOS under Breeder Judge Rachel Irvin (Elan).
Thank you to these two well regarded Breeder Judges for your recognition. It was a weekend we will not soon forget.
You will see Freebie next in the Agility Ring as he joins his sister jumping on and over stuff. ;-)
Good boy "Free-Bird." You make your Mommy very proud.
Thank you Carolyn Swadley (tru'gait) for this Special Photo.
November 24, 2013
True to our promise, one week after completing her American Championship title Keeper goes back to Agility competition.
True to HER promise, Keeper earns double Q's, 2 First Placements, 2 Second Placements, and a new Agility title: NA (Novice Agility) at the Evergreen AHC Agility Trials. We are proud her most recent accomplishments occurred at the Evergreen AHC trial. :-)
Way to go Keeper! We love you and we are so proud of you.
November 17, 2013Keeper earns her American Championship finishing her title entirely from the Bred By Exhibitor classes. She is the first dog I have ever finished from "Bred By" and it wasn't easy! I am so proud of you my beautiful girl.
Only Agility competitions for you from now on. I promise. I know you think conformation is bor-ring! ;)
September 25, 2013
Here is Keeper at the AHCA National Specialty Agility Trial in Portland, OR.
Keeper made us so proud - earning a double "Q" and 1st place in her Standard run, 2nd place in her JWW run.
Her "Q" in Jumpers class gave us her 1st Agility title: NJP - Novice Jumpers Preferred. Go Keeper!
June 30, 2013
Freebie and Judge Lou Guerrero
After taking the winter off Freebie re-enters the show ring winning the Breed from the classes over Specials Competition under Breed Specialist Mr. Lou Guerrero (Genesis Afghan Hounds).
Freebie continued his winning ways by going Hound Group 1 under Mr. Kent Delaney.
Fantastic wins under respected judges. A day we won't soon forget. Fly "Freebird" fly!
March 15, 2013
Keeper Jumping Her Way To Her First "Q"
I am so proud of Keeper - at her second AKC Agility Trial - Keeper earns her first "Q" in Novice JWW (Jumpers With Weaves) and a 4th Place!
*Update: June 16, 2013 - Keeper earns her second "Q" and a first place at the EGRC Trial!
You go girl!
August 4, 2012
Victory Hug with Mr. Morton. Freebie wonders if we know it's over 100 Degrees outside? (We knew)!
After all the ups and downs in Freebie's short life respected Breeder Judge John Roger Morton of Jorogz' fame awards Freebie WD for a 5 point major at the Evergreen Afghan Hound Club Specialty on August 4, 2012.
Thank you Mr. Morton for a day I will never forget.
Sending a special thank you to my friend Megan Osterhus for this great candid photo that captured the emotion of the day.
August 3, 2012
Keeper in the Specials ring after winning WB, BOW, BBE @ Evergreen AHC Specialty.
Keeper starts her show career in style by going WB, BOW, BBE for 5 points at the Evergreen Afghan Hound Club Specialty under Breeder Judge C. Gill Ullom.
This was a special day for many reasons, not the least of which is the honor of winning with four generations of Kaimar Afghan Hounds under Mr. Ullom.
Keeper's Mother "Rita" was WB, BOW @ the AHC of Greater Milwaukee under Mr. Ullom.
Keeper's Grandmother "Lilli" finished her Championship going WB, BOW, BOS at the EAHC Specialty show 12 years ago in 2000.
And finally, nine years before that in 1993 Keeper's Great Grand Uncle "Stedman" finished his Championship going WD at the AHC of Northern CA Specialty - becoming my very first homebred Champion.
Thank you Mr. Ullom for consistantly recognizing and rewarding 4 generations of Kaimar Hounds.
Freebie Goes BISweeps @ The AHC of Greater Portland Specialty
Freebie starts his show career by going
WD under Breeder Judge Peter Machen - Gypsy Afghans and Best In Sweepstakes under Gail Kramer at the Afghan Hound Club of Greater Portland Specialty Show July 2012 .
Thank you judges for this wonderful beginning for Freebie.
May 28, 2012
New Ch. Macy with Connie
"Macy" (Fibber x Ch. MyKhan's Kolor Konfetti) is now CHAMPION MyKhan's Partner In Crime going BOW for a 4 point major today at the Coeur d'Alene Dog Fanciers show. Macy has won 9 points, and both majors in the past
Huge congratulations to Breeder/Owner/Handler Connie Brunell - MyKhan.
July 24, 2011
A Man, His Dog, And A Mountain!
Congratulations to Dr. Louis Nagy on your new family member - Echo - Ch. Kaimar Taza Hot Beach Echo of Persia (Drifter x Dinah).
Lou traveled all the way from Pennsylvania to Darrington, WA to travel with Echo to his new home - all he asked for was a photo of himself and his new dog with a "snowy mountain" background. Whitehorse Mountain and I were happy to oblige!
In addition to Echo, Lou is also "owned by" Echo's littermate Sawyer - so it was a real family reunion when Echo arrived in PA.
Thank you Lou for the love and care you provide to these two boys. People like you are what make it all worthwhile!
July 3, 2011
Macy Poses For A Photo During Her Visit To Kaimar
Congratulations to Macy - MyKhan's Partner In Crime
(Fibber x Kashmere) on winning her first two points this weekend.
Macy was WB under judges Robin Reihl, and Eugene Blake.
Way to go Macy! A nice start to your show career.
Macy is pictured here on 7-3-2011 at 13 months old.
April 16, 2011
Rita And Her New Family
We are thrilled to annouce the arrival of the Fibber x Rita puppies.
One male (blue brindle domino) and One female (blue) were born on April 16th. Mom and Babies are doing great and we could not be happier!
December 11, 2010
The Lovely Rita!
Rita wins her 5th major and completes the requirements for her new title "Grand Champion!"
We are so proud of you Rita!!
Rita was co-bred with Taza & Persia Afghans.
November 13, 2010
Eva & Bruce On The Way To A 5 Point Major!
We are proud to announce that Eva is nowChampion Kaimar Taza SandTastic of Persia! Eva finishes her Championship today with her buddy Bruce Clark of Shylo by her side.
Eva is the fourth Champion for her Mommy Ch. Kaimar Playin Wit Dinah Might and an amazing Champion number 30 for her famous sire MSBIS Am. Can. Ch. Persia's Sandrift.
Thank you Bruce and Stephen for helping to make this dream a reality.
Eva was co-bred with Taza & Persia Afghans.
October 23, 2010
Eva and Bruce At The AHCA National in 2010 - thank you Bill Pearce for this great photo!
Wow! Eva goes WB for a 5 point major at the Monterey AHC Specialty under judge Richard Souza - Coastwind Afghans following the AHCA National Specialty. Thank you Bruce and Stephen - Shylo Afghans for doing such a great job taking care of and presenting Eva. This win leaves Eva within one point of her Championship.
September 9, 2010
Congratulations to Eva, Bruce, and Stephen. Just 8 days after her arrival at Shylo Eva goes WB for 4 points at the AHC of Greater Denver Specialty under judge Besty Hufnagel.
September 1, 2010
We are pleased to announce that "Eva" - Kaimar Taza SandTastic of Persia has joined Bruce Clark and Stephen Fisher of Shylo Afghans.
Eva we miss you so much but are excited about your future in Colorado.
Beth and Rita - 2 Pretty Girls.
Congratulations to "Rita" - New Champion Kaimar Playin For Keeps. Rita finished at the Anoka County KC show going WB/BOW/BOS for 4 points under Breeder/Judge Robert Stein. This was Rita's fourth major win.
Thank you Beth Collins - Taza - for showing Rita to her American Championship!
Rita was co-bred with Taza & Persia Afghans.
Tux, Beth, and a lot of Minnesota Snow!
"Tux" - New Champion Taza Kaimar Truth In A Tailcoat (Fibber x Yada)
Finishes his American Championship at the Anoka County KC show in Cambridge, MN. This was Tux's third major win.
Congratulations to Tux's Breeder/Owner/Handler Beth Collins - Taza and Owner Melissa Benton on Tux's new title.
Macy & Spree
Congratulations to Connie and Scott Brunell of MyKhan Afghans on the arrival of 2 beautiful, healthy baby girls! Proud Papa is MSBIS Ch. Kaimar's Nothin But The Truth and glowing Mommy is Ch. MyKhan's Kolour Konfetti.
Welcome to the World girls!
Rita and Beth Strike A Pose.
Rita makes her "debut" in Wisconsin with co-breeder Beth Collins - Taza winning 3 majors in 3 days on the Milwaukee Specialty Weekend!
Thank you judge Gill Ullom for awarding Rita WB at the AHC of Greater Milwaukee Specialty and to judges Helen Stein, and Donovan Thompson for Rita's second and third major wins the following two days.
The lovely "Rita" - Kaimar Playin For Keeps - packs her bags and heads for the MidWest to spend some time in the show ring with her co-breeder Beth Collins.
We miss you Rita but know you will be home soon with that new Championship title!
Echo and Beth
Kudos to New Champion Kaimar Taza Hot Beach Echo Of Persia and his co-breeder, co-owner Beth Collins.
In just four short weeks Beth and Echo won four majors including BOW/BBE at the AHCGP Specialty.
Two weeks later Echo finished his Championship winning his last two points.
Rumor During A Visit To Kaimar
Huge congratulations to Candyce Mitoma on finishing the Championship of her lovely Fibber daughter "Rumor" - Ch. Kaimar Taza Nothin But Rumor - owner handled at the Bell Vernon KC show under breeder/judge Helen Stein.
Many thank you's belong to Chris Terrell - Kabik - who has been Rumor's handler for all of her previous wins!!
July 2008Wow! Fibber goes SBIS at the Afghan Hound Club Of Canada National Speciaty under judge Dr. Duane Butherus.
Thank you Dr. Butherus for this unforgettable day!
June 14, 2008
Fibber SBIS AHC of Greater Portland
"Fibber" - Ch. Kaimar's Nothin But The Truth - goes SBIS at the Afghan Hound Club of Greater Portland under Breeder Judge JoAnne Buehler - Sankhya Afghans.
Thank you Ms. Buehler for this very meaningful win.
January 2008I am very behind in my news reports these days!
It's been nearly a year now since we moved into our new home in Arlington (Darlington) WA. Humans and doggies are all loving their new "digs."
We had a new litter born at Kaimar on March 23, 2007. They are growing up and have begun to test the waters on the show scene. We wish all the new owners best of luck with their kids.
I guess my New Year's Resolution should be to keep more current with my News!
Quite a lot has happened for us in the last 8 months. We sold our home in Snohomish, and bought a new home under construction. It is finally nearing completion and we will be moving in at the end of this month.
During construction we have been staying with our friends Sandy Frei and Terri Vanderzee. We love and appreciate them and send a huge thank you for all they have done for us. They are the definition of true friends.
We will have more exciting news to share at the end of March. 2007 is going to be a great year!
August 6, 2006
Fibber Movin Toward Best In Show
Fibber goes Best In Show at the Western Washington Hound Association!
This was another unforgettable day for us when Ch. Kaimar's Nothin But The Truth - Fibber - was Specialty Hound Group Best In Show under judge Kent Delaney.
Thank you to my wonderful friends and family for your ringside support. This was a day I will not soon forget!
April 1, 2006
Kaimar, Taza and Persia Afghans are pleased to annouce that "Tru" - Taza Kaimar Be Tru To Me Persia - has joined his new family.
Tru will be residing with Sandy Nelson - Karizma Afghans, and will be co-owned by Sandy along with Janet Williams.
March 2006My Recipe for Home Made Doggie Stew. It's easy to make (if you know me you know it has to be) very economical, and the dogs love it.
February 6, 2006The Fibber x Yada Babies are here!
7 beautiful babies arrived today in shades of red brindle, black and blue. There are five little gentlemen, and two little ladies.
Congrats to Yada's extraordinary team of mid-wives: Beth and Amanda Collins and to all at Taza on the arrival of the new family.
January 27, 2006The Flynn x Kai kids are already 4 weeks old and they are darling! Check out their new slideshow.
December 30, 2005Our Lovely Kai becomes a Mommy today. We are proud to announce the arrival of nine beautiful babies. Five girls and four boys in a variety of colors. Happy New Year Kai!
Marco & Burgess
With great pride, excitement, and anticipation of an exciting future we would like to annouce that "Burgess" - Ch. Taza Lookin Truth In The Eye (Justice x Lilli) has moved to Italy!
Burgess has made his way into the home and heart of our friend Marco Sagona at Kennel Xantudds
Burgess will remain in co-ownership with Beth Collins - Taza Afghans.
UPDATE!! Burgess has made his European "debut" at Taranto and Lecce's National All Breed shows on 11/5 and 11/6/2005 winning 1st Exc-CAC, BOB, and Group 2 both days! Congratulations Marco and Beth!!
September 6, 2005
Frank & Tru
Drifter x Ellie Babies are here!
We are thrilled to announce the arrival of the much anticipated litter out of Ch. Persia's Sandrift and Ch. Taza Kaimar Element Of Truth!
Two strong, healthy, and handsome boys, self masked cream and blue and cream domino.
Ellie and Drifter we are so proud of you and your new babies!
June 10, 2005
Fibber Goes SBIS @ Evergreen AHC Specialty
Without a doubt my most exciting and memorable win ever - "Fibber" - Ch. Kaimar's Nothin But The Truth - goes SBIS under respected Breeder/Judge Betty Richards of Camri Afghan Hounds fame.
I was thrilled to have my Mother and so many close friends including Beth Collins, the owner of Fibber's sire "Justice" cheering us on from ringside.
Making this day even better were the many wonderful photographers for all the GREAT photo memories of this day. Thank you!
May 15, 2005I was pleased to have the opportunity to judge the Sweepstakes classes at the Shoreline DFA show held in conjunction with the AHCC Specialty and the Western Hound Association shows. A fantastic show site, beautiful dogs, and sunshine. What more could you ask for?
My Best In Sweeps winner was a lovely black and tan dog from the 12-18 month class: Summerwind Me N Myself N Pamir - owned by Georjean & Don Jensen and Rosemary Sutton.
I am told the following weekend "Ike" was BOB over 2 Specials and on to Hound Group 2! My sincere congratulations to all concerned on this very nice. win.
January 2005Kai & Vado's Kids Have Made Their "Debuts" Into The World Of Dog Shows With Great Results.
At His First Show, Tivio's Blazin The Trail, (Pictured Here) Was RWD (Major). Way To Go Scout! Thanks To Dave Barrett For The Great Photo.
The Next Day At His First Show, Tivio's Razin I Brows Vanitee Was RWD (Major) And BOS In Sweeps. We Think Brow Is Just Warming Up!
The Following Weekend It Was Time For Tivio's Causin A Comotion To Take Her Turn In The Ring... Chloe Was BOW (Major). Way To Go Chloe!!
Not A Bad Start Guys!