About Al-Shira

Who we are:

We live on a country property in New South Wales, Australia.  Our dogs enjoy large fully fenced grassed free run areas and live inside with us as members of our family.

We aim to breed healthy, beautiful, true to type, sound Salukis.  We believe that it is important that ancient breeds like the Saluki retain the moderation and soundness that enabled them to work successfully.

We are active in dog showing and Anita is the Secretary of the National Capital Kennel Club.  Anita is also the Chair of the ANKC National Lure Coursing Committee.

We gratefully acknowledge the wisdom and support provided by Mandy Manley-Smith at Farousi and Daniela and Henk van der Lichte at Hadi el Basher whose dogs are the foundations of our breeding program.  

What we offer:

We believe that first and foremost a dog is a member of the family. To get the best start in life, your new family member should be raised in a family home from birth. At Alshira puppies are whelped indoors and raised using the principles set out in Jane Killion's Puppy Culture.

We offer an ongoing relationship with our puppy buyers and are available to provide advice and support over the life of the puppy.

We have contacts in a wide range of dog activities and sports. We can put you in touch with suitable training clubs and provide advice to you on any difficulties you may be facing raising your dog to be a well mannered member of the household.

We can recommend good online and real time communities of Saluki and sighthound owners where you can share and seek advice from other Saluki and sighthound people.