We chose this name Abdelhaziz for him, just because Abdelhaziz was a famous fighter for freedom in Palestina. In this name you can also find his dad's name Delhas(z), so it was not difficult for us to decide. At home we call him Gimli, and I think this name is also a good choice, Gimli is the red haired, very brave dwarf in the Lord of the Rings, and our boy is also red haired, brave and by birth the most littlest of the litter.
Gimli has a big fan club, it started in the plane, all the stewardesses circled around him and gave him pieces from a sandwich with smoked chicken. He had got the services from first class flights. In the beginning there were some problems with eating, he just got no time to eat, the world was so exciting and he had to discover it right now, no time to lose.
Sharing his time with us we went with him to a baby-coursing and a baby-show, both with very good results. The judge (Andre van den Broek) from the show said "he has a face like a dream", good bone, good angulations and a very good mover.
Gimli has a very nice character; he is always happy and cheerful. With his dream face he steals many hearts from men and women. At this moment the Italian Greyhound named Lotec is his biggest friend. When he sees him, he is as happy as can be and wants to play with him.
His favourite game at home is to tease our two black cats, they totally ignore him, and so he tries to do everything to get a reaction of them. It's so funny to see what he is inventing for it. For the future we've got big plans with him, but first he has to grow and grow and will be the wonderful Saluki we think he will be. ~ Henriëtte & Chris
30.01. 2010 Tirol INT, Snow Coursing, Austria - placed ?
04.04. 2010 Meulan, France - placed 6/6
10.04. 2010 Axel INT, Netherlands - injured
09.05. 2010 Zaamslag INT, Netherlands - placed 9/11
23.05. 2010 Vien INT, Belgium - placed 5/12
05.06. 2010 Goes, Netherlands - placed 4/5
13.06. 2010 Gerberviller, Falapa Special, France - placed 3/22
27.06. 2010 Hersin-Coupigny, France - placed 2/8, vara-SERT
17.07. 2010 Soissons, France - placed 2/5, vara-SERT
24.07. 2010 Chardonnay INT, European Lure-Coursing Championship 2010, France - placed 11/47
15.08. 2010 Sevenum, Netherlands - placed 7/11
29.08.2010 Herbignac, French Coursing Championship, France - placed 2/19
05.09. 2010 Hersin-Coupigny, France - placed 5/7
18.09. 2010 Een, Dutch Coursing Championship, Netherlands - placed 8/13
26.09. 2010 Amermont, Saluki Special, Belgium - placed 7/25
02.10. 2010 Amsterdam, Grand Prix Coursing, Netherlands - placed 14/17
07.10. 2010 Etten-Leur, Club Coursing, Netherlands - placed 6/10
30.10. 2010 Een INT, Netherlands - placed 5/18
31.10. 2010 Soissons, Special Coursing, France - placed 1/5, CACP > FR CHT
14.11. 2010 Geel INT, Belgium - placed ?
06.03. 2010 Groningen INT, Hollanti - J. Douma - OPEN EXC-3
03.07. 2009 Leersum, NWOW, Hollanti - Ad v.d. Snee - OPEN EXC-2
17.10. 2010 Cambrai, France - Jean-Louis Brassat-Lapeyriere - OPEN EXC-1, RCACS
01.03. 2009 Groningen INT, Netherlands - Andre v.d. Broek - JUN VG-1
12.04. 2009 Leeuwarden INT, Netherlands - Christian Vantu - JUN EXC-1, Youth CC
25.04. 2009 Goes INT, Netherlands - Merijn Van Iersel - JUN EXC-2
04.07. 2009 Lelystad, Netherlands - Wim Wiersma - JUN EXC-1, Youth CC
12.07. 2009 Douai INT, France - Stefan Stefik - JUN EXC-1
22.08. 2009 Rotterdam INT, Netherlands - Nelli Bleyi-Pors - JUN EXC-1, Youth CC > Dutch Junior Champion (NJK)
29.11. 2009 Amsterdam Winner INT, Hollanti - Paul Baelen - INTERMEDIATE EXC-2