Nicklas was born
in 1967 and he got his first saluki in 1985, a red bitch from Gunny
Zera'ati El Zin Ishtar
(Ch Zohari Javan-Esdevaj x Zera'ati El Zafzintariyya), named "Elin".
On a trip to the US in 1987, Nicklas was
amazed by the beautiful tri smooth male Afking Baghdad Katulnas
Khalif and some of his offspring, and he decided to get a saluki
with him in the pedigree. This put him in contact with Ron & Paula
at Baghdad salukis in Australia and in 1990 he purchased a grandson
of Khalif, named Baghdad Globetrotter. "Trotter" and Nicklas were
quite a special team and those who saw them working together,
remember them as a man and his dog, with a very, very special bond
Nicklas has a genuine interest in the breed,
pedigrees and breedtype. This has lead him to travel around the
world, to see salukis in different countries. The next natural step
for him to take, was to educate himself to become a judge in 2002.
He is licensed to judge Afghan hounds, Borzois, Greyhounds, Irish
wolfhounds, Italian Greyhounds, Salukis and Whippets. Nicklas has judged at sighthound
specialties as well as allbreed kennel club shows.
Nicklas, as well as Ingunn have been active
boardmembers of dogclubs and such. Nicklas was part of a
committee, which arranged the saluki breed
conference in Sweden in 2009.
Ingunn, living in Norway, was born in 1971. She got her first saluki
in 1983. She was an import from Sweden, a grizzle bitch named
(Ch Kashmani's Lanthir-Abshar x Ch Jafara). Ingunn had her debute in
the showring at Skokloster 1984 and has showed her salukis ever
In 1993 she got the black & tan bitch
El-Adini Gamil (Ch
Volante's Pinot-Nero x Ch El-Adini Ahma), who was her soulmate and
companion for 13,5 years. With Zala, Ingunn won top honours in the
show ring and they competed in level III in obedience.
In 2002, when she bought Qirmizi Famenne
from Nicklas, their common interest was a start of a close
relationship, and in 2006, this lead to them getting married. Ingunn
has been a partner in the kennel since 2004.
Ingunn is a vet-student and besides
dogshows, she has a genuine interest in saluki health and the saluki
history in Scandinavia. This has inspired her to develop a website,
with information about all salukis registered in Norway ever and she
has also participated in making a similar site about the Swedish
salukis. She has also written an article about the Norwegian
salukihistory, from the very first import into the country, as well
as an article about the genetics of colours and markings in salukis.
Besides the salukis, which have been a part
of Ingunn's life since she was 12, Ingunn used to be a competition
dancer, in ballroom and latin and has won bronze medals from both
the European and the World championship in latin formation dancing.
The Kennel History
Nicklas' sister bred "Elin" to "Trotter" using Nicklas' kennelname
in 1992, while Nicklas was in Australia for a year. This was
Qirmizi's A-litter, but since this was his sister's breeding, the
litter is not mentioned on this site.
In 1993 another Australian import came to
stay with Nicklas and that was "Trotter's" halfsister Baghdad Azahd
Sahar. These two salukis became the parents of Nicklas' first
litter, Qirmizi's B-litter in 1994. From this litter, Nicklas
kept the black-fringed red, Qirmizi Bellarama. She is the mother of
Qirmizi's C- and D-litter.
In 1997 Nicklas went to Germany and bred
Bellarama to Ute Lennartz' beautiful red male, Mata Salamata's
Jadaan Khan. This resulted in Qirmizi's C-litter, with among
others, Qirmizi Cartago. Nicklas kept a gold bitch, Qirmizi
Casablanca. She is the mother of Qirmizi's E-, F- and G-litter.
For the D-litter, born in 1999,
Nicklas bred Bellarama to his smooth import from Australia, Baghdad
The American selfred male Wisdom's Totally
Awsome Atom "Tommy" came to live with Nicklas in 1999, as a veteran.
He produced a whole litter of reds in 2000, in Qirmizi's E-litter.
Qirmizi Casablanca was the dam. Qirmizi Enyelle was Nicklas' choice
from this litter. Emerald went to Australia and has sired three
litters there. Enyamba has come back to produce one litter at kennel
To produce Qirmizi's F-litter in
2001, Casablanca was bred to a Tommy-son, Badavie Seregon Camel.
Qirmizi Famenne went to live with Ingunn. Farah Keife moved to
Denmark, but came back for a visit and produced the beautiful
In 2003, Nicklas imported another American
saluki, Castlebay Enzo Ferrari, "Enzo" lives with his co-owner, only
20 minutes away from Villa Qirmizi. He has sired one Qirmizi-litter,
In 2004, Casablanca was bred for the third
and last time. She was inseminated according to the Norwegian
insemination method (transcervical intra uterine insemination), with
frozen semen from the American Globetrotter-son, Shiraz Global Storm
and produced Qirmizi's G-litter, with nine puppies. Nicklas
and Ingunn's choice from this litter was the wellbuilt cream bitch,
Qirmizi Global Temptress,."Gucci". Qirmizi Global Challenger went to
Australia and Qirmizi Global Intrigue went to stay with her sire in
The owner of Qirmizi Farah Keife generously
offered Nicklas and Ingunn to lease her and in 2005 she and
Castlebay Enzo Ferrari produced 10 puppies in Qirmizi's H-litter.
The grizzle bitch Qirmizi Hermione was kept from this litter.
Qirmizi Hilaal went to stay with his sire's breeders in California.
The owners of Qirmizi Enyamba offered
Nicklas and Ingunn to breed Enyamba in 2006. The sire of
Qirmizi's I-litter, was a young Finish irish-marked grizzle,
Aziz Ushnisha. They produced surpisingly enough a whole litter of
grizzles, even though Enya is a selfred.
In 2006, Carol Waymire, Hounds of Wisdom
gave Nicklas and Ingunn the opportunity to show Wisdom's Destiny
Challenger-"Mario" in Sweden and he moved from California to live
with them, from May 2006 to October 2008. He sired two litters in
Sweden during that time, one at kennel Badavie and one at kennel
In 2007, the close friend of Nicklas and
Ingunn, Elisabeth Espedal Hoogstrate, kindly offered them to breed
her beautiful Gaby's last litter. Gaby is Int N S Ch NV-05 Barakisch
Narm Xubi de Lunduki. She was bred to Int Nord Ch Badavie Seregon
Camel, who is a "Tommy" son. This breeding resulted in Qirmizi's
J-litter, with five males and two females.
In May the same year Harley (Shiraz California Dreamin')
came to live with us. Harley is a stud puppy from Mikael & Elena
Edwards and Valerie Nuņes-Atkinson, since they bred their beautiful
black-fringed red girl, Ch Enchanted Shiraz Dreamcatcher JC to
Nicklas' Baghdad Globetrotter in 2006, by using 10 year old frozen
semen from Trotter.
The year after, in 2008 Nicklas and Ingunn
was so lucky to be able to use another one of Ute Lennartz' special
males, to breed to Qirmizi Heninne. Three puppies, two males and one
female was born that fall in Qirmizi's K-litter.
In 2009 Ch Qirmizi Farah Keife stayed in Nicklas and Ingunn's
home for a year. During that time, they were offered to lease her
again. This time they decided to breed her to Harley. The litter was
born in May 2009 and consisted of three males and two females. This
was Qirmizi's L-litter.
Qirmizi's M-litter was born
in July 2010, when Gucci; Ch Qirmizi Global Temptress gave birth to
nine puppies. The five girls and four boys are sired by a Danish
fawn saluki Ch Feisal's Fadil Fariq Ibn Salar, who is a grandson of
Tommy by the way.
In 2011 Qirmizi Hermione was inseminated with
semen from Globetrotter's son, the sire of the G-litter; Ch Shiraz
Global Storm and three girls and three boys were born in Qirmizi-s