the Silken Windhound Timeline

1982

After a long search for a second breed, Francie Stull finds there is no breed that meets her qualifications. Through her magazine, The Sighthound, she finds a multi-generational line of lurchers that piques her interest.

1984

Francie Stull begins to acquire the Borzoi and Whippet foundations for her new breed after acquiring her first specimens of these lurchers.

1985

First Generation Silken Windhound litter whelped (Kristull "D" litter).

1987

The first Silken Windhound leaves Kristull Ranch for a new home.

1998

The Silken Windhound Yahoo Groups list is formed;

After a six-month quarantine period in Germany, the first Silken Windhound was exported to Sweden from the US;

First Silken Windhound exported to Finland from the US);

Breed name officially becomes Silken Windhound.

1999

First Silkenfest event in the US;

The International Silken Windhound Society (ISWS) is formed and chartered;

The Silken Windhound standard is officially approved by the ISWS;

The ISWS web site is created.

2000

The Silken Windhound stud book is closed by the ISWS;

ISWS initiates parental DNA testing for all breeding stock;

First Silken Windhound exported to Canada from the US);

First Silken Windhound exported to Germany from the US).

2001

First Silken Windhound exported to Slovenia from Germany;

First European litter whelped in Sweden;

The Finnish Silken Windhound Club is formed.

2002

Finland fanciers hold the first Silkenfest in Europe;

Finnish Kennel Club is the first FCI club to agree that Silken Windhounds are a breed, but does not fully recognize.

2003

First Silken Windhound litter born in Finland;

Silken Windhounds begin participation in two university health studies;

First Silken Windhound exported to Jordan from the US;

First Silken Windhound earns Rarities championship;

BooFest, the first Western Regional Specialty, is held in Northern California.

2004

Swedish Kennel Club (FCI member) agrees that the Silken Windhound is a breed, but does not recognize them;

Slovenian Kennel Club (FCI member) recognizes the Silken Windhound as a breed;

First Silken Windhound exported to the Bahamas;

First Silken Windhound exported to the Netherlands from the US;

First Silken Windhound exported to South Africa from the US;

First Silken Windhound exported to Switzerland from Slovenia;

Silken Windhounds begin participation in genome study at UC Davis' Veterinary Genetics Laboratory;

DNA proves the existence of a herding breed in the distant background of the breed;

First Silken Windhound completes the requirements for an ISWS Championship in the US;

First Silken Windhound earns Rarities Grand Championship.

2005

Silken Windhound recognized by IABCA (International All-Breed Canine Association)and first Silken Windhound completes requirements for IABCA Championship (UCICB);

First Silken Windhound acheives Slovenian Championship title;

First Silken Windhound earns a European sighthound event competition award for Beauty and Performance;

Two Silken Windhounds moved to Italy from Switzerland with their owners. These are the first Silken Windhounds in Italy;

First Silken Windhound exported to the UK from Sweden;

Formation of the Swedish Silken Windhound Club;

ISWS Straight Racing Program started and first meet held in conjunction with the Borzoi Rescue-Northern California LGRA club;

First ISWS SRC racing title awarded in November.

2006

First Silken Windhounds exported to Japan from the US;

First ISWS National race meet held at SilkenFest;

First ISWS Dual Championship awarded;

First European ISWS Specialty with both European-bred Winners Dog and Bitch;

First Silken Windhound litter in the UK born;

First Silken Windhound exported to the United Arab Emirates from Finland.

2007

First Silken Windhound litter born in Canada;

First Silken Windhound exported to Norway from Sweden;

First Silken Windhound exported to Austria from Sweden;

First Silken Windhounds exported to New Zealand from US;

ISWS Lure Coursing program started.

2008

First German ISWS-sanctioned specialty show held in Hoope, Germany;

First Silken Windhound wins the title ISWS Grand Champion;

First Silken Windhound litter born in New Zealand;

First Silken Windhound litter born in Japan;

Silken Windhounds celebrate ten years in Finland and Germany;

First Silken Windhound Lure Coursing Championship awarded;

ISWS OVal Racing Program established and first oval track meet held in Elk Grove, CA in conjunction with a River Cities Racing Association NOTRA meet.

2009

ISWS, the International Silken Windhound Society, celebrates its tenth anniversary;

Silken Windhounds celebrate ten years in Sweden;

Silkenfest celebrates its tenth anniversary;

First Silken Windhounds are exported to Mexico from Japan;

First Silken Windhound litter born in Germany;

First Silken Windhound awarded a Flyball Champion title;

Silken Windhounds recognized by KCJ, Kennel Club Japan (not associated with FCI) and first Silken Windhound awarded a Japanese Champion title;

First Silken Windhound awarded SRCXII, III and IV titles in ISWS Straight Racing;

Silken Windhound wins Best in Field and the Christmas Cup at an NLCC meet in GA.

Silken Windhounds become eligible to compete in ASFA in the Limited Stake

First Silken Windhound exported to France (from Germany)

2010

Silken Windhounds become eligible to compete in NOFCA hunts.

Silken Windhounds eligible to compete in ASFA as a Limited breed

Silken Windhounds participate in FCI Euro Dog Show 2010, in Slovenia

Silken Windhounds recognized in Germany by German Dog Club e.V (not associated with FCI)

The Hungarian Kennel Club decides to let Silken Windhounds be shown at their shows, take Hungarian champion titles but do not recognize the breed

European Silken Windhound Club (ESWC) was founded

2011

First Silken Windhound litter born in Austria

First Silken Windhound exported to Slovakia (from Austria)

First Silken Windhound exported to Czhech Republic (from Germany)

First Silken Windhound to earn a Novice Rally Obedience title (3/13/2011, competing as an AKC Canine Pet Partner)

Silken Windhounds recognized by UKC (United Kennel Club), March 18

First Silken Windhound to earn a Canine Nosework One tite (6/4/2011)

First UKC Championship awarded to a Silken Windhound (July)

First European bred Silken Windhound achieves ISWS Field Champion (Finland)

First Silken Windhound to earn a Novice Obedience title (8/21/2011, competing as an AKC Canine Pet Partner)

First Silken Windhound to earn a Flyball Dog Championship Gold title (10/2011)

First Silken Windhound to be awarded the title of UKC Grand Champion (10/2011)

First Silken Windhound to earn a Canine Nosework Two title (12/3/2011)

2012

Silken Windhounds accepted as Provisional breed in ASFA

Silken Windhounds accepted as a Provisional breed in LGRA

Slovakian Kennel Club allows Silken Windhounds to be shown and get Slovakian champion titles but do not recognize the breed

First Slovakian Champion

European Silken Windhound Club is officially recognized as a club  (ESWC e.V.)

2013

Silken Windhounds receive fully recognized status from LGRA

UKC registered Silken Windhounds will be able to enter NOTRA oval track race meets as a provisional breed.

First Silken to earn a NOTRA racing championship (ORC)

 
 
 
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