Ch. Dalghani's Khela Khen - Page One
Eli and his four siblings (one brother, three sisters, all
white and black) were born here at Dalghani on the 17th of
His mom Lacey lived in Calgary with the Berube family but
came home to have her puppies.
Eli was a keeper right from the start. He always stuck out
even though there was little colour difference.
His first handling class was not promising. Pete wanted to
show off his future star but Eli just stood on the mats as
if he was glued down, would not budge.
But it did not take him long to catch on and make us proud.
Mom and Dad - Marbles and Lacey
Am Can Ch Malishar's Gjan Ti Dkar Po
Dalghani's Lha Shee La
Eli's show career started early and with a bang. Barely 6
months old, on April 8, 2000 - Eli went to two Matches, both
with large entries, in Kamloops and did us proud.
He won both Matches defeating all the adults and puppies
Here he is back home posing with some of his prizes.
In May Eli attended his first Championship shows in Merritt,
BC. He won two Puppy Groups, one Group 3rd and one Best Puppy
A month later he finished his Championship at the Grande Prairie
shows as a Junior Puppy.
We kept Eli out at shows and were amazed how well he did.
During the hot Okanagan summer months Eli had some nice wins
including this Group 2nd and Best Puppy in Group at the Skaha
shows under Joe Tacker.
Eli even became the #3 Top Tibetan Terrier in Canada for
2000 as a puppy after taking 2 Group 2nds, 2 Group 3rds and
2 Group 4ths.
ELI'S SUCCESSFUL 2001 SHOW SEASON
Eli had lots of Group placings throughout the year. In August
at the Pacific Kennel Club he received two Group Firsts under
Muriel Bereziak (left) and John Rowton (right).
He kept winning in the Okanagan. Eli's Grand Total for 2001
was: 16 Group placings, including 2 Firsts and 7 Seconds. This
made him the #1 Tibetan Terrier in Canada. All under two years
ELI IS EVEN MORE SUCCESSFUL IN 2002
Our move from the Interior of BC back to Chilliwack
in the Fraser Valley meant a major adjustment for our dogs.
We did not get to shows until August except for one weekend
in May and one in July. But inspite of the late start Eli had
an exciting season again.
He took Group placings in Merritt and Vernon
and started winning consistently at the Pacific Kennel Club
shows. Then off the Okanagan Westside club for two shows on
September 11 (!) where Eli won both Groups under Sharon and
Charlie Francis. And then Charlie gave him the nod for his very
first Best in Show!!
Our second Best in Show winner and the first
In October at the Lower Mainland Shows Eli won the Tibetan
Terrier Club of Canada Booster.
By the end of the year he had received 16 Group Placings including
4 Group 1sts and 5 Group 2nds and of course 1 Best in
Show! He was the #1 Tibetan Terrier in Canada again.
ELI'S 2003 SHOW SEASON
A great start: Renaissance Kennel Club in February: 3 Shows
- 3 Group Placings including this First from Merlin Vandekinder
One week later: Lower Mainland Pot of Gold Shows: 3 more Group
Placings including Group 1st under Ms Maxine Beam (right with
the pot of gold)
At the Nicola Valley Show in Merritt BC on
May 19 Eli makes us jump for joy by going all the way to his
second Best in Show under judge Marilyn Mincey.
October 24, at the Lower Mainland Dog Fanciers
Show Eli has an exciting day. In the afternoon he places 2nd
in a large Non Sporting Group with a total entry of 160 under
judge Mr. Chen Weng Woh from Malaysia.
And in the evening Eli wins the Tibetan
Terrier Club of Canada National Specialty judged by
Mrs. Ferelith Somerfield from England. What a day !
Eli is the #1 Tibetan Terrier again! 39 Group placings including
7 Firsts and 14 Seconds and 1 Best in Show! And for 2003 Eli
is also #7 in the Non-Sporting Group. No Tibetan has ever placed
that high before, not even his dad Marbles.