The AMALA "Z" litter is a labour of love,
and the result of several years of planning and serious thought. Through combining Boss and Zahrah, we hope to keep the
best traits of both parents and bring together athletic lines from both coasts. Various suitors were considered for Zahrah;
Boss was really the only choice. I thank Jack and MaryJane Helder for their support and friendship, throughout my years in
salukis and with this breeding. My forever gratitude goes to Don and the late Marie Adams:
for bringing Zahrah into my world, for always believing
in Zahrah and me, for being my friends.
These puppies keep alive Brando and Paharia, Logan and Mali.
These puppies are the future of AMALA Salukis and a foundation for others.
Zahrah was bred to Boss on May 19, 2002. Their puppies were whelped July 21: the
textbook 63 days after breeding. Zahrah went into labour at the civilized hour of 7-ish on that morning, with hard labour
beginning around 9:30. Her first puppy arrived at 10:10. Zahrah's day of whelping ended at 7:15 in the evening, when she finally
was able to settle in with her babies.
PUPPY - GENDER - TIME WHELPED - COLOR/MARKINGS - WEIGHT
PUPPY 1 - bitch, 10:10, black masked red/sable with long white tail tip and
"swirl" on chest, 13 oz.
PUPPY 2 - dog, 11:15, black (probably tri-color) with very sooty face
and jet black pigment, 17 oz.
PUPPY 3 - bitch, 11:17, red/sable with short white tail tip and
white triangle on chest/tummy, 15 oz.
PUPPY 4 - bitch, 11:40, red/sable with white "patterned" chest and short white
tail tip, 16 oz.
PUPPY 5 - dog, 12:16, black (tri-color) with "dirty" feet, 16 oz.
PUPPY 6 - bitch, 2:20, black (tri-color) with one black and one white hind foot
and a sooty face, 17 oz.
PUPPY 7 - bitch, 3:17, red/sable with white chest and short white tail tip and
lots of white on muzzle, 16 oz.
PUPPY 8 - dog, 5:26, black with "chevrons" on the front of his hind legs/white
triangles on the backs, 15 oz.
PUPPY 9 - bitch, 7:15, red/sable with bright red eye pips and a very long tail,