The first Afghan hound I saw was a red one, in my home town Feldkirchen in Carinthia in 1976. Especially, I was fascinated by this dog’s floating movement and proud posing. And from this moment I knew, that was the dog breed I wanted to live with. My first Afghan hound, ‚Imo‚ , a red female out of an Austrian breed, moved in with me in August 1980, when I still was studying Biology in Vienna. She got a close friend of my cat ‚Nuschka‘. ‚Imo‘ turned nearly 16 years of age. In 1983, I got ‚Agushaja’s Aurelia‘, a daughter of the US Champion ‚Coastwind Starwar‚. In 1985, I established my kennel ‚Du-Sa’Lal, and Aurelia became the mother of my A-litter. Out of this litter, ‚Arcayam‚, a bright red female, stayed with me. She was mated to ‚Koschar-Wa-Chassis Macheira‘, a son of ‚Koschar-wa-Chasis Iluschumma‘. Because of a viral infection of the litter, only one black female, ‚Barinja‚, was born alive. Also ‚Arcayam‘ had a long life, she left me at 15 years of age. ‚Barinja‘ was an excited and absolutely reliable racing-hound, her best running times were below 39 sec for 480 m. She had an excellent character and changed my opinion that an afghan is out of control if running free. ‚Barinja‘ was the mother of my C-litter, the sire was Multi- Champion ‚William Shakespeare Gandamak‘. Out of 6 females of this litter I chose a black one again, ‚Capoki‘. ‚Barinja‘ also left me at an age of 15 years, it was my heaviest loss, we had been always of one mind. ‚Capoki‘ also liked racing more than shows, she became Austrian Racing Champion. At the age of 6 years she was mated to the German Champion ‚Agha Djaris Go Through The Light‘ out of the breed by Stefan Boieck. Now, her daughter ‚Dalarna‚ is the next one to get babies. Like her mother, she likes racing and coursing, and she was also shown successfully. She is glad that I am active as a trainer for the greyhounds in Untersiebenbrunn every week.