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      Bev Campbell (second left) Graeme Campbell (5th left)
" Chakdarra Family Group"


Our first introduction to the breed was when we were living in the South Island in the early 1970’s and at that time we were showing a German Shepherd. We happened to be at a show in Westport and there he was…..the magnificent NZ CH el Tazzi Tama with his owner Malcolm Banks.Tama was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen and from that day my strongest desire was to have an afghan hound so we contacted Barbara Skilton of  el Tazzi in Australia and she offered us an 18 month old red bitch, el Tazzi Farajiyah, and Farah arrived in January 1975. In 1976 we bred Farah to Tama and this was our first Afghan litter under the “Chakdarra” prefix. She was bred only once more, in 1977, this time to Banks’ other male, NZ CH Candy vd Oranje Manege imported from Eta Pauptit in Holland.

In 1989 our interest was turned to a kennel that was producing afghans with such beautiful breed type and movement…the Khandhu Kennels of Paul & Pauline Hewitt.

After visiting the Hewitts, we bought a brindle female, Rage, who became NZ CH Khandhu Lets Party, and Regan, our beautiful blue NZ GR CH Khandhu Moody Blue. These two afghans became the foundation for what we have today.



 This page was last updated 20 September 2010
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