Ameena

C.I.C, FIN LC CH,
CVM-06, SSaKVMM-11

Al-Yasamin Ameena

Saluki, bitch, spayed
FIN15047/04
Born 14.01.2004
Golden
Breeder: Marjo Aittokari
Owners:
Heidi Lappalainen & Sanja Kuusela
Location: Hämeenlinna

FKC's Character Test +186 p. ~ VIDEO

Ameena in Pawpeds database

Ameena 7 years 5 months

Photo:Laura Rodriguez (photo on menu: Katri Järvenpää)

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HEALTH

Eye examination 5/06: Clear
TgAA-tested 12/07: TgAA-negative
Heart auscultation 12/07: no murmurs
Heart auscultation 04/11: minor murmur
Echocardiography + auscultation 05/11: murmur grade 2/6, no symptoms of heart failure
Echocardiography + auscultation 05/13: murmur grade 1/6, MVD
Echocardiography + auscultation 04/14: murmur grade 1/6, MVD

OFFSPRING

Non Serviam A-litter 10.05.2008, sired by Delhas el Ghafiri


Background

Ameena

alias Alepa, Ameeba, Närpes, Mätmätti, Tillisilmä, Keltuainen, Piipska, Teinirimsessa, Maksamakkaranokka, Darla, Ghost, Itämainen juokseva peli, Cacili, Marilyn, Näpö, Pipa, Pipanka, Läppänä, Vappupallo, Jenkkipääkkönen, Almera, Ahvena, Alpa-Palpa, Neiti Aika, Alppimajava, Las Palmas, Polpa

I met Marjo Aittokari in the spring of 2001, when she asked me to help her with her website. I don't remember being of much help, but we kept in touch through the site and Salukis. In July of that same year I got the opportunity to accompany Marjo and her saluki Al-Yasamin Jarida to Sweden's Tammsvik, the Sighthound Specialty.

Al-Yasamin Jarida kesällä 2001

On the trip Jarida impressed me greatly with her beauty and demeanour, so I began dreaming of a pup from her. Marjo was already on the look-out for a mate, but in the autumn fate brought us Lessi. Radda and Lessi were such a handful, that I didn't really get puppy fever until a couple of years later...

When Jarida's pups wre finally born in January 2004, I was planning on getting a puppy - at that point though the breed I was considering was the Hortaya. In February I helped Marjo with the pups for a few days and participated in naming them. I had no idea however that the smallest bitch in the litter, which I had named Ameena, would come to live with us when a reservation fell through.

So it happened that Marjo placed Ameena with me. Radda and Lessi were not overly welcoming, but in the end Lessi practically adopted the pup and taught her the ways of the house with gentle rigidity. Radda too soon discovered that it was fun to pick on Ameena.

Ameena proved an energetic, determined and busy little Saluki. Once she ate a thermometer. From the beginning she was very keen on the lure and although we trained infrequently, Ameena tagged along at many competitions in the 2004 season, getting acclimatized to the atmosphere. The first time she got to chase a motorized lure was after the international lure-coursing competition in Tampere.

The following year Ameena made her debut in the same place, surprising me by first winning the preliminaries and then the entire competition - earning a CC and CACIL. She became lure-coursing champion the next spring in her 8th competition, also taking the Suomi Cup. One of the highlights of 2006 was participating in the European Lure-Coursing championships in Mustiala, where her running mate in the preliminaries was Farash Iranschar, whom we had admired at the Racing World championships a couple of yeas earlier.

In the 2007 season Ameena was slowed by a false pregnancy in the winter and a nail injury in the spring, which meant we missed the Suomi Cup. In early summer we got in a few competitions and also trained in Agility, until Ameena again came in heat and forced us to take a break. In September we had hoped to try our luck at the European Lure-Coursing championships in Switzerland, but unfortunately that dream was not fulfilled.

In the spring of 2008 Ameena met the love of her life and the foundation for her family was laid. Delhas el Ghafiri from the Netherlands charmed her in an instant and the week long honeymoon resulted in the birth of the long awaited and long planned Non Serviam A-litter. In the autumn Ameena had time for a couple of lure-coursing competitions with great results, and also proved an excellent mouse hunter.

In fall 2009 Ameena participated in a couple of lure-coursing competitions in Europe and surprised us by becoming C.I.T.

However, Ameena is at her best in day to day life, as she is an easy-going and pleasant companion both at home and when traveling. Despite occasional needs to prove herself (particularly in the morning before competing) Ameena is socially adept and reconciling in a friendly way. She does not let adversity get her down or scare her, but instead functions well in unexpected situations. Ameena has that same special glow that can be seen in her dam and her aunt Iisa - their personalities had a big impact on the way I see the true Saluki.

Ameena may not be a show star, but she is a Star. ~ Hyde


Ameena is our darling golden girl. A dog who in my eyes looked silly and was a tiresome puppy, but who in time persuaded me of her excellence and pricelessness. What would life be without miss Närpes' insisting stare and nasal sounds, all those moments out exercising only to discover once again that the world is not enough for the boundless energy of Super Ameena? When, perplexed and simmering with repressed rage, you lead along this dog that strains against the leash and flies - yes, this dog can fly - because she knows she'll get to run.

You can't stay mad at Ameena. She can annoy (and does it often enough to remind me that no one is perfect), but still you can't help but be happy that you get to live with this fairytale creature with superpowers. And that look! Don't look at Ameena too long, especially not her red nose, behind which watchful eyes constantly follow you. Your brain will go soft - I'm living proof of that. ~ Sanja


Pictures

>> April 2007


Results

[ LURE-COURSING ][ TRACK RACING ][ SHOWS ]

Ameena at winter coursing in march 2009

Photo: Eero Juhola

Lure-Coursing Results

2012

05.05. 2012 Iitti, Suomi-Cup - 39 p. (injured), placed 8/9

20.10. 2012 Hailuoto - 211 p. + 219 p. = 430 p., placed 8/12, CQ

2011

Finnish Saluki Club's Veteran Lure-Courser of the Year 2011
Finnish Saluki Club's Veteran Racer of the Year 2011

12.03. 2011 Mustiala, Winter Coursing - 205 p. + 229 p. = 434 p., placed 3/12, CQ

07.05. 2011 Ylistaro, Suomi-Cup - 240 p. + 240 p. = 480 p., placed 4/9, CQ ~ VIDEO

14.05. 2011 Lieto - 200 p. + 243 p. = 443 p., placed 12/22, CQ

22.05. 2011 Jyväskylä, Veteran Championship - 227 p. + 235 p. = 462 p., placed 2/5, CQ

12.06. 2011 Mustiala - 186 p.

18.06. 2011 Kihniö - 233 p. + 156 p. = 389 p., placed 8/10

02.07. 2011 Iitti, Finnish Saluki Club's Lure-Coursing Championship (veterans) - 252 p. (finals cancelled due to weather), placed 1/13, CQ, SSaKVMM-11 ~ VIDEO

09.07. 2011 Sarkola INT, Nordic Lure-Coursing Championship - 232 p. + 218 p. = 450 p., placed 7/20, CQ, PHKPM

28.08. 2011 Helsinki, Finnish Lure-Coursing Championsip - 209 p. + 243 p. = 452 p., placed 10/19, CQ ~ VIDEO (final)

24.09. 2011 Helsinki INT - 197 p. + 201 p. = 398 p., placed 12/22 ~ VIDEO

15.10. 2011 Hailuoto - 251 p. + 108 p. (injured) = 359 p., placed 10/14 ~ VIDEO

2010

Finnish Saluki Club's BOS Veteran Lure-Courser of the Year 2010

27.02. 2010 Mustiala, Winter Coursing - 242 p. + 259 p. = 501 p., placed 1/19, CQ ~ VIDEO

09.05. 2010 Kankaanpää, Mother's Day Coursing - 229 p. + 229 p. = 458 p., placed 6/14, CQ ~ VIDEO

22.05. 2010 Hyvinkää, Veteran Championship 2010 - 231 p. (finals cancelled due to weather) placed 2/14, CQ ~ VIDEO

20.06. 2010 Mustiala, Finnish Saluki Club's Lure-Coursing Championship (veterans) - 189 p., placed 8/11

14.08. 2010 Mustiala INT - 242 p. + 227 p. = 469 p., placed 6/19, CQ

29.08. 2010 Jyväskylä - 199 p. + 233 p. = 432 p., placed 4/7, CQ ~ VIDEO

04.09 2010 Ikaalinen (veterans) - 239 p. + 239 p. = 478 p., placed 1/4, CQ ~ VIDEO

25.09. 2010 Helsinki, Tuomarinkartano (veterans) - 255 p. + 223 p. = 478 p., placed 1/10, CQ ~ VIDEO

16.10. 2010 Hailuoto - 260 p. + 238 p. = 498 p., placed 2/9, CQ ~ VIDEO

2009

07.03. 2009 Mustiala, Winter Coursing - 249 p. + 261 p. = 510 p., placed 3/11, CQ

10.05. 2009 Lieto, Mother's Day Coursing - 232 p. + 217 p. = 449 p., placed 5/17, CQ ~ VIDEO

23.05. 2009 Hyvinkää - 210 p. + 215 p. = 425 p., placed 11/20, CQ

11.07. 2009 Ylistaro - 190 p, placed 18/21

15.08. 2009 Mustiala INT - 197 p. + 248 p. = 445 p., placed 12/25, CQ

22.08. 2009 Jyväskylä, Finnish Lure Coursing Championship - 232 p. + 237 p. = 469 p., placed 6/11, CQ ~ preliminary heat VIDEO - final VIDEO

26.09. 2009 Helsinki - 170 p., placed 19/28

31.10. 2009 Een, NL INT - + 228 p. + 253 p. = 481 p., placed 7/18, CACIL -> C.I.C ~ VIDEO

08.11. 2009 Geel, Belgium INT - 172 p. + 175 p. = 347 p., placed 2/27, res-CACIL ~ VIDEO

2008

13.09. 2008 Kuopio region, Kalakukkomaastot - 249 p. + 237 p. = 486 p., placed 6/17, CQ

27.09. 2008 Helsinki - 259 p. + 232 p. = 491 p., placed 3/43, CQ

2007

27.05. 2007 Valkeakoski, Ilola, SSAK Lure-Coursing Championship - 208 p., placed 33/57

08.07. 2007 Mustiala INT - 243 p. + 225 p. = 468 p., placed 4/18, CQ

14.07.2007 Lahti, DVM-07 - 230 p. + 220 p. = 450 p., placed 7/18, CQ

25.08. 2007 Mustiala, SMM-07 - 217 p., placed 20/31

23.09. 2007 Lotzwil, Switzerland, EMM-07 - Transport failed, did not participate

2006

12.03. 2006 Ohkola, Winter Coursing - 268 p. + 261 p. = 529 p., placed 1/35, CC

13.05. 2006 Kalvitsa, Suomi-Cup - 254 p. + 261 p. = 515 p., placed 1/17, CC, FIN LC CH, CVM-06

20.05. 2006 Turku - 238 p. + 242 p. = 480 p., placed div. 8/32, CQ

27.05. 2006 Espoo - 235 p. + 230 p. = 465 p., placed 19/34, CQ

02.07. 2006 Mustiala INT, EMM-06 - 221 p. + 248 p. = 469 p., placed 9/19, CQ

16.07. 2006 Paalimäki - 225 p. + 255 p. = 480 p., placed 5/12, CQ

20.08. 2006 Jyväskylä INT - 246 p. + DISQ = 246 p., placed -/14

14.10. 2006 Hailuoto - 244 p. + 255 p. = 499 p., placed 9/21, CQ

2005

30.07. 2005 Osara INT - 254 p. + 249 p. = 503 p., placed 1/14, CC, CACIL

06.08. 2005 Mustajärvi - 254 p. + - (injured) = 254 p., placed 8/19

28.08. 2005 Jyväskylä, SMM-05 - 241 p. + 244 p. = 485 p., placed 8/27, CQ

04.09. 2005 Mikkeli - 267 p. + 265 p. = 532 p., placed 1/24, CC

08.10. 2005 Helsinki - 235 p. + 278 p. = 513 p., placed 2/43, CC

15.10. 2005 Hailuoto - 269 p. + 107 p. = 376 p., placed 8/19


Ameena racing at Tampere 2.5.2009

Photo: Jaakko Stenroos

Track Racing Results

2011

06.08. 2010 Tampere INT, Nordic Racing Championship
Preliminary Heat 480 m 36.13 s - placed 5/5 - Final 480 m 36.31 s - placed 5/5

2010

13.05. 2010 Tampere - veteran 280 m 20.65 s - placed 1/2

30.05. 2010 Hyvinkää, Finnish Saluki Club's Veteran Championship - 280 m DISQ - placed -/4 ~ VIDEO

2009

02.05. 2009 Tampere - 350 m 26.07 s - placed 1/3 ~ VIDEO

13.09. 2009 Tampere - 280 m 20.40 s - placed 1/2 ~ VIDEO

2006

07.05. 2006 Tampere - 280 m 21.13 s - 480 m 36.36 s - placed 1/2

22.07. 2006 Oulu - 480 m DISQ - placed -/4

23.07. 2006 Oulu - Did not participate (after the race 480 m 35.03 s)


Ameena trotting in June 2005

Photo: Laura Rodriguez

Show Results

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2013

08.06. 2013 Helsinki, SSAK Specialty - Lisa Hudson - VETERAN VG

09.06. 2013 Helsinki, Saluki Show - John Hudson - SENIOR-3

2012

10.06. 2012 Helsinki, Saluki Show - Molly Rule-Steele - WORKING -

10.06. 2012 Helsinki, Saluki Show - Molly Rule-Steele - PROGENY GROUP-3

2010

15.08. 2010 Mustiala, SVKL Club Show (unofficial) - Marianne Holm - WORKING-2 HP

2009

07.06. 2009 Helsinki, Saluki Show - Roberto Forsoni - WORKING -

07.06. 2009 Helsinki, Saluki Show - Meike De Haney - PROGENY GROUP-3

2008

23.11. 2008 Jyväskylä INT - Karin Hedberg - WORKING EXC-2

2007

21.07. 2007 Helsinki, G10, Kartano Weekend - Ken Allan - WORKING EXC-4

26.08. 2007 Tervakoski INT - Matti Tuominen - WORKING G

2006

19.03. 2006 Tampere INT - Frans de Ridder - WORKING VG-3

10.06. 2006 Helsinki, SSAK Specialty - Linda Scanlon - WORKING VG

15.07. 2006 Laukaa - Tuula Savolainen - WORKING G

2005

08.01. 2005 Kajaani INT - Zafra Sirik - JUNIOR G

27.03. 2005 Lappeenranta - Saija Juutilainen - JUNIOR G

07.05. 2005 Oulu - Torbjörn Skaar - JUNIOR VG-2

29.05. 2005 Leppävirta - Unto Timonen - JUNIOR VG-2

04.06. 2005 Helsinki, SSAK Specialty - Monica Stoner - JUNIOR G

2004

04.12. 2004 Helsinki INT, W-04 - Rainer Vuorinen - JUNIOR G


Pedigree

Sire:

FIN CH
JW-02

Kuriirin
Dolezal Deverre

FIN CH

Kuriirin
Amurath

INT CH
Kirman
Qhaddam

INT NORD CH
Classicus Cicero

INT NORD CH
Kirman Kahraba

FIN CH
Shebnaz
Saga

FIN DK CH
Asarafi Benjamin

Samoems Shebnaz

FIN S CH
FIN LC CH
SMM-98 DVM-99

Shafaq
Jinha ez Jingles

INT NORD CH
Shafaq
Geshed el Ghamir

INT NORD CH
Shafaq Csardas

S CH
Shafaq Dafne Dalal

S CH
Shafaq
Esaiye Effaté

INT NORD CH
Izmir Azadi Zera'ati

S CH
Shafaq Bissera

Dam:

FIN CH

Al-Yasamin
Jarida

INT CH
DV-89
PLSG-94

Nordwart
Filbert

FIN CH
Kirman
Padishah

INT NORD CH
Classicus Cicero

FIN S CH
Kirman Hazirana

FIN CH & RACING CH
Mohkam

INT NORD CH
Aramika's Azimut

FIN CH
Omani Tamenna

Kirman
Cintiya

AM CH
Ranesaw
Spread the Word

AM CH
Ranesaw Words of Wisdom

AM CH
Tavanai Khaisuma K-C

FIN S CH
Kirman
Sandika

INT NORD CH FIN RACING CH
Kirman Khayal

NORD CH
Kirman Irena

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