Silken Windhounds of California - Events-History-Activities-Breeders of the Silken Windhound

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The SWC has been having organized events for the Silken Windhounds of California since 2001 , and is the first International Silken Windhound Society fully sanctioned regional club .California Silken Windhound events began when the first Silkens west of Texas, the breeds founding state, started arriving from Kristull Ranch in 1999 , and have continued and grown larger every year since.

Our events have ranged from ISWS sanctioned official shows and racing events, rare breed shows, to ASFA lure coursing as an ASFA club, straight racing as a LGRA club, open field coursing, fun runs on the beach, puppy parties, lectures, and founding the breeds involvement with UC Davis's VGL, participating in genetic research on the Silken Windhound breed that will work towards the improving the scope of scientific knowledge for all canines!

The Silken Windhound is a stunning rare breed of sighthound, the only sighthound of American origin.The largest population of Silkens currently in the world is in California. This sleek, fast, and beautiful breed is an incredible companion hound, and a fleet-footed athelete.


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