- December 20 -




A Kind Of Magic del Gran Pamir

# 1 Young Dog 2007

New Young Club Champion


"Boris" is proudly owned by

Alessandro Nava & Marco Venturi.

Congratulations on this achievement!


Watch out for this exciting young dog!



# 2 Young Dog with same pointscore was

"Diggory" - Blue Wild Child Star del Gran Pamir

Congratulations to owner/co-breeder Mrs Azzolini, who also co-bred Boris.

Unfortunately he couldn't be shown anymore throughout the year as he was

clipped down after of a severe leg injury, but we wish him a speedy recovery.




- December 9 -

International/Specialty Show - Insubria Winner 2007


A Star In The Making!

A Kind Of Magic del Gran Pamir

Specialty Best Youngster


"Boris" is back to the rings turning heads after a 6 months break and pushes hard for Best Male!

"Pity he is only 13 months" was the judge's comment...

Shown by owner Alessandro Nava. Way to go!

His own page is coming soon...





Hello, I'm "Xaver"!

Dietinger's Brianz Xaver at Gran Pamir

Daddy "Tigro" would like to wish "Xavier"

good luck in his new home!

He has settled down great with

older brother "Boris" (see above) and

he's winning everyone's heart!


We wish the best to Xavier and owners

Alessandro Nava & Marco Venturi.


"Xavier" was bred by Laura Dietinger.







- November 24 -


Yeah, we're still alive and kicking although the rare updates on our Website don't really show it!

Many things have happened in the last months, and not always has "luck" (if you want to call it that way)

been by our side and some plans just went wrong. But seeing Tigro Babies photos just make us smile!

Click here to see more... it's worth it!








- October 5 -



Goodbye Sweet Millah, gone too soon... we'll miss you!





- October 4 -


Please have a look at Tigro & Gilda's Babies!

3 weeks old

They're growing up, pictured at 3 weeks and already looking very promising...

Click here!




- Coursing & Offspring News  -


As we say Gran Pamir blooded dogs are dual purpose afghans...

Quality and function for shows & sport!

They are again proving to be among the top winning ones over here!

In fact, the team for the European Championship was made up of 12 Afghans:

3 were Gran Pamir dogs (co-bred by T.Azzolini), and other 3 were

Gran Pamir offspring bred by Way Up Kennel (Kyber kids)...

Way to go! The family is very proud :)


Not enough, we have good news from Kyber's kids!

Huge congrats to the lovely "Shakka" (Only One Way My Way)

who took 2 CC, Cacib, BOB & Group 3  at the back-to-back Spec & Int shows in Benevento!

He needs only one more CAC to finish, after few outings in Italy.

At the Int coursing held in conjuction the CACL went to

Cloudless Rainbow del Gran Pamir & Res Cacil to Vain Jane...

Congrats to owners!




... And what about us?!

Well, we've been home relaxing, well sort of, let's say we are always too busy...

Another VERY long break indeed!

We'll see what the future holds :)






- August 15 -



Alright, we made it...

Please have a look at our

Photography Site

and get lost in hundreds of dog pictures!


You can also see more photos and results on

The Afghan Hound Post  


Any infos or request, email us.




- August 12 -

We're back!


Yeah, we're home again... finally resting a bit after driving for 6400+ km across 9 countries...

And they call it 'holidays'!

 It's taking us sometime to catch up and update with what you're all waiting for - pictures!

But I promise they'll be up online on our Photography Site in a few days :-)

In the meantime scroll down and see what's been going on lately, there are plenty of news!

And more to come, hopefully :-P




- July 28 -

Swedish Greyhound Club Specialty

Skokloster/Mariefred Summer Shows Weekend, Sweden


Multi Ch Karkati Pablo Picasso "Pablo"

4th BEST MALE/Reserve CC from the Open Class!

To his kennel mate and over some 15 champions, total entry about 50!

Judge Mr Michael White ("Baldrey", Uk)

Though with no dogs of her own to show, Emanuela managed to successfully pilot a dog

at this show once again, this time teaming up with and having the honour to show the lovely and

sweet Greyhound "Pablo", bred/owned by Mr Roberto Posa (Ch). Thank You!


We had fun all over the weekend, and always present was the very moody Swedish weather!

We spent a great time with friends, from the beginning right to the end when at night the

last few of us left at the empty showground went bothering the owners of Sunday's BIS

winner in search of a little party LOL - We hope to repeat the nice weekend soon!




See you next year...


... at the Congress and National Specialty in Lovudden/Sweden!

Logo for the National features the Afghan in all its beauty and pride:

our two charming Ladies "Venus" & "Tuuli", from a photo by Manu!


The Logo Print among the trophies and prizes at Mariefred 2007

Logo Copyright © Stephen Wheeler




Puppy News!


"Tigro" will be daddy again! We look forward to it...

Proud expecting mom is Multi Ch Kouros Pensiero Stupendo.

Litter due in early September at Kennel Dietinger's of Mrs Laura Dietinger, Italy.

For further information don't hesitate to contact us or the breeder.




Scandinavian Sighthounds The Journal 2007


The new SSJ issue is out!

We have limited copies available...

Over 250 pages with dozens of gorgeous Color and B/w advertisments! Special issue for Whippets!

Hurry up and contact Emanuela.

Editors Stephen Wheeler & Anders Rosell


E' disponibile il nuovo SSJ!

Il numero di copie disponibili è limitato, si accettano prenotazioni. Oltre 250 pagine con decine di accattivanti

pubblicità a colori e b/n! Numero speciale Whippet.

Affrettatevi a contattare Emanuela.

Pubblicato da Stephen Wheeler & Anders Rosell






- July 18 -

OFF to the NORTH!


Once again, we'll be "road eaters" for the next couple of weeks,

eating up miles through Europe to attend several nice Summer Shows as visitors.

So, come up and say "hi" if you're either around the Afghan ring in Liege (Belgium),

Mariefred (Sweden) or Donaueschingen (Germany)!

We'll be either photographing or taping, but it'll be nice to catch up with friends :)


Have nice holidays, folks - welcome back to see some hundred pictures soon!







- July 8 -

Cingoli National Show


Bluewild Child Star del Gran Pamir


Exc 1st in Youth class

Best Male


Owned by co-breeder Mrs Azzolini







- June 24 -

San Marino International Cacib Show (SM)


Congratulations to the beautiful Tigro&Sharak son on another win

A Kind Of Magic del Gran Pamir


Vp 1st Junior BOB

Owner M. Venturi - Judge Mr Naveda


Tigro is very proud of his kids, 3 shown out of 4: three class winners with multiple JBOB's ;-)




- June 23 -

Orvieto International Cacib Show


Congratulations to the lovely

More Than Magic del Gran Pamir


Vp 1st Junior BOB


Bluewild Child Star del Gran Pamir


Exc 1st Best Young Male

(no challenge for Best Youngster)


Both owned by co-breeder Mrs Azzolini - Judge Mrs Zilli




- June 17 -

National Lure Coursing in France


Moonlight Cloud del Gran Pamir



Owned by co-breeder Mrs Azzolini




- June 3 -

Torino International Cacib Show


We had a nice day :)


Jr Ch Miss Fair N Fire del Gran Pamir "Venus"


Owner Gran Pamir

Venus May '07 - Archive photo


Bluewild Child Star del Gran Pamir


Exc 1st Best Young Male

(no challenge for Best Youngster) Owner Azzolini


A Kind Of Magic del Gran Pamir


Vp 1st Junior BOB

Owner Venturi

Tigro's son A Kind Of Magic GP


Magic Moment del Gran Pamir


Vp 1st Junior BOS

Owner Stefanini


Thank You judge Mrs Annuka Paloheimo from Finland!

And thank you Robi for the last minute help :)

The icing on the cake for Manu was getting top marks at one of her last University exams the day after, nice going!


Sorry we don't have photos from the ring in the morning, lack of photographer...

With brushing and showing Manu found it difficult to split herself into two ;-D








- May 20 -

Firenze International Show


Felicity on May 5






Junior BOB

(2nd time out - didn't stay for BIS)


Owned & co-bred by Mrs Azzolini



Felicity on May 5 with co-owner





- May 5 -

AHC Spring Specialty Show




On the left



Tigro's baby daughter debuts by winning Junior BOS


On the right



adds another win to his credit with a Youth BOS to BIS winner

Judge Roberto Posa (CH).


Both are owned and co-bred by Tiziana Azzolini.








- April 29 -

Albenga National Show


Venus - April 2007

Jr Ch Miss Fair N Fire del Gran Pamir

CAC, 2nd Best Bitch

Judge Mrs Durando.


"Venus" is again back for a while after a 2 yr break,

she will be shown sparingly 'just for fun'.



"Shakka" Only One Way My Way


for world famous Mr Andrew Brace, UK.

This was his 2nd CC/BOB in six days, well done!



By the way, we're getting there! Our website is finally being renewed... took over two years, but better late than never!

Therefore watch out in the next few months for a new 'fresh, taste of website' :-)  








- April 1 -

National Lure Coursing in Ravenna



Cloudless Rainbow del Gran Pamir

wins his first CACL at 19 months.


Photo by Mia Ejerstad


Judge was Mr Turrini (Rivarco Whippets)

'Cloud' is owned by Mrs Azzolini.




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March 27th 2007





pictured with her human Emanuela





17/03/2007 - Reggio Emilia International Show


One of our very rare yearly outings which was an occasion

to meet up with friends and have a good time...


Congratulations to 9 months old "Diggory" - Blue Wild Child Star del Gran Pamir


Diggory 9 months old

Second win at his second outing, Best Young Male.

Though graded with "Excellent" there was no Best Youngster challenge.

After spending 7 months with us, Diggory is now living with Mrs Azzolini.



More photos...

Here is the stunning Khandhu Quidditch of Xenos, going BOS with Emanuela





Also, the day after at the INTL Lure Coursing in Alessandria,

Kyber's talented daughter Vain Jane won Cacil and Best Afghan!

Congratulations everybody at Way Up Kennels!








Febbraio 2007


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Younger and stronger than ever!






Another year has gone, and another has come!

2006 has been the quietest year for us (only) when it comes to showing.

We were out in Italy only a couple of times, so we don't have that much to report but that

"Tuuli" - Zoomin' Fairy del Gran Pamir was # 5 Afghan Bitch, out of two shows.


We'll see what the future holds, though we predict this to be another quiet year,

as so far only judging trips and a possible litter are in the plans.


Anyway, it's time to brag about our dogs' offspring, who keep the GP fly high

when we're not around. Kyber is so very proud of his successful kids:

Vain Jane - # 2 Afghan Bitch (Specialty system) in Italy.

Multiple CAC & CACIB and SBOS winner; CAC at Donauschingen '06 under Mr Wheeler;

CH Limoncello Sweet Taste - Multi Group, BOB and CACIB winner;

My Boy Lollipop - Multi LC-CAC winner in 2006;

Only One Way My Way - CAC & CACIB winner;

Here There N Everywhere - CAC winner, Spec. placings, now nursing her first litter.

Congratulations to ALL dogs and their owners! See more at www.wayup.it.


And it's soon time to celebrate a very special birthday of a special gentleman!

Freddie is soon going to have 14 candles on his birthday cake!

And he looks better than ever, healthy and playful!