Afghan Hound 'Araina' Stands Out With Classic Breed Type
A classic beauty, Multi-BIS/BISS GCH Sunlit’s Queen of Everything, the No. 1 Afghan Hound bitch, has exceeded breeder-owner-handler Tara M. Richardson’s dreams, most notably by winning Best of Breed at the Afghan Hound Club of Greater Columbus (Ohio) specialty show that was part of this year’s Afghan Hound World Congress. The 3-year-old black Afghan, called “Araina,” is out of GCH Kingsleah Fire Queen, a Swedish champion whom Richardson brought to the U.S. four years ago from the world-renowned Kingsleah Kennels of Gunilla Holmgren. “Araina has a beautiful head,” says Richardson of St. Louis. “She moves effortlessly, with powerful reach and drive, as she springs and lifts off the ground. She has the Afghan presence of the king of dogs.” Co-owned by Pamela Winkelmeir of St. Charles, Missouri, Araina is fed Purina® Pro Plan® SPORT Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice Formula.