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Ahmadi Salukis are a small kennel that is owned by Ian Rasmussen and Phillip Bennett and we have had Salukis for close on 30 years. Over that time we have been very fortunate to have bred some very good quality dogs that have been very successful in the show ring. The main one of these is BISS, BIS and Australian Grand Champion Ahmadi My Name Is Jack. Jack was retired at 6 years of age as the winner of more Best in Show awards than any other Saluki in Australia's history with 52 Best in Show / Runner Up to Best in Show wins. Jack was also the winner of the second Queensland Dog of the Year contest.

His son Australian Grand Champion Willowmist the Hijacker was the number 1 Saluki in Australia in 2002 and 2003, as well as the Number 2 Hound in Australia in 2003.

Ian is also a well known handler in Australia and has had success with many different breeds.

Some of these include:
Australian Champion Trevasco Tropic Tiente (Dobermann) who was the winner of 23 Best in Shows and 18 Runner Up to Best in Shows as well as the winner of the first Queensland Dog of the Year contest.

Australian Grand Champion Oakway Centre Stage (Whippet) , winner of many Best in Shows and also a winner of the Queensland Dog of the Year contest.
 
American / Canadian / Australian Grand Champion Innisfree's Alexander ( Imp USA) ( Siberian Husky), Alex was retired after only 3 years in the ring in Australia as the winner of more Best in Show awards than any other Siberian Husky in the world at that time with 67 Best in Show awards.. Alex is also the only dog to win the Australasian Show Dog of the Year twice as well as The Queensland Dog of the Year once.

Other breeds we have campaigned include Skye Terriers, Briards, Norfolk Terriers and Papillons.

Ian is also a Championship show All-Breed judge and has judged all over Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, USA and also the inaugural Siberian Husky Club Show in Singapore.

In 2003, Ian lived one of his life long dreams of working with an American Professional Handler and spent 6 weeks with the world famous Peter Green and the Green Team.

All in all dogs owned or handled by us have won in excess of 200 Best in Show or Runner Up to Best in Show awards.

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