So I was sort of in the market for a more owner-handler breed when I went with a friend to an Afghan Hound kennel. She was an old hand at Afghans, I was just along for the ride. The kennel was Shylo Kennels in Watkins Colorado and there I saw my first Afghan puppies and my first black Afghan. He was 13 months old, very wild and feral looking with a short topknot that stood up and blew in his eyes, black black black triangular eyes that dared you to touch him. I was fascinated. He became Am Ch. Shylo's Don Diego (Zorro) and was the first of more than a few Afghans in my life.
And after a 10 year break and losing all but the youngest to old age, I am back in Afghans.