Azawakh Named 'Relic' Wins Santa Barbara Best In Show & Sighthound Spectacular
A long and lean, sophisticated 3-year-old red-and-white female Azawakh named “Relic” is setting impressive records. She has won five Bests in Show, including at the Santa Barbara (California) Kennel Club, topping 1,500 dogs, and the Greenville (South Carolina) Kennel Club, edging out 2,169 dogs. MBIS/BISS GCH Azamour Anbar also took first place at the Santa Barbara Sighthound Spectacular. “Relic is breathtaking to watch,” says handler Christian Manelopoulos of Haw River, North Carolina. “The hallmark of this African sighthound breed is its light, effortless movement, making it appear to float across the ground. Unlike sighthounds with powerful side gait, the Azawakh has a unique upright carriage and its front feet do not extend past the nose.” Owners Pippi and Patrick Guilfoyle of Monroe, North Carolina, befriended breeders Francesca Zampini, Patrizio Palliani and Gianni Baylo, all of Città di Castello, Italy, after seeing their Azawakh at the World Dog Show. Relic’s sire, Azamour Sumrack Masseau, won the Sighthound Group at the World Dog Show in 2013 and 2014. “Although Relic is a diva to others, she is very sweet and playful at home,” says Pippi Guilfoyle. This beautiful Azawakh is fed Purina ONE SmartBlend Chicken & Rice Natural Adult dog food.