...and his three brothers Takoba Al-Ifriqiya, Khamseen Al-Ifriqiya (exp. Germany), Talat Al-Ifriqiya (exp. Austria) and his sister Iman Al-Ifriqiya were the result of crossing the only breeding daughter of my original pair of Azawakh Jana (Reckendahl's Isesi X Al-Hara's Tarada) to Kel Tarbanassen Firhoun (bred by Gervais Coppe). I sent Jana to Switzerland to Monika Kessler's to be bred to Firhoun as he was a brindled Azawakh and therefore different genetically in some way to my original solid-colored pair.
He was the Sieger Donaueschingen in Germany in 1998.
I still have people who contact me to tell me how much they admired Kusaylah and I am thankful for that.
He liked to kill chickens.
...of my three kennel names Azawakh Al-Ifriqiya, Azawakh Idiiyat-es-Sahel and Azawakh n'Aidhan wa n'Tafouk: I bred seven litters using the suffix Al-Ifriqiya (ifriqiya being the greek/arabic word for the ancient homeland of the Tamasheq/Tuareg, now called Tunisia). Then Gabriele Meissen and I bred two litters together: Alem'nemehal Al-Ifriqiya X Taytok, db and Kusaylah Al-Ifriqiya X Taytok, db. These two litters bear the suffix Idiiyat-es-Sahel. After these collaborations Gabriele returned to her kennel name Tombouktou's (i.e. Tombouktou's U'Tidet). I decided to breed forward keeping the name Idiiyat-es-Sahel. I did so up until the birth of my most previous litter at which time I changed to the kennel name Azawakh n'Aidhan wa n'Tafouk.
...Iman Al-Ifriqiya was out of Jana, the only daughter to breed forward from my original pair of Azawakh Reckendahl's Isesi and Al-Hara's Tarada. She was sired by Firhoun who was bred by Gervais Coppe in France, kennel Kel Tarbanassen, and owned by Monika Kessler of Switzerland, kennel Kel Dahoussahaq.
For me, Iman was a unique realization of beauty. She had a desert dryness and at the same time was incredibly feminine. She was named after the Somali born model Iman [an Arabic word meaning "the soul"]). Her line is carried forward by several daughters, grand-daughters, and now great grand-daughters, al hamdullilah.
day twelve...al hamdullilah...the sire is Ishagahan, a male I imported from Niger...