As a child I was dog crazy and my poor parents were blessed with a series of rescues at my instigation. I did not become involved in purebred dogs until the mid 1980s, after I finished university. I started with Dobermans Pinschers and have exhibited in conformation and obedience. Until 2002, I bred Dobermans under the Haefen prefix.

At the turn of this century, I began to look for a sighthound breed. At the 2002 Saluki Specialty, I met Hope Waters and Carole Adley and the beautiful MSBIS Ch. Burydown Hilerica Ulahni -- the search was over. Lahni’s son by FC Shelby Budah Beccan, Ch. Burydown WinterHaefen, continues to delight my eye and fill my heart.

I am located in Victoria, British Columbia. The salukis live with me in the house, run in the garden, and enjoy walks in public areas. They are definitely part of the family. We do attend shows but my focus has expanded to include judging so that I exhibit infrequently. I am currently on permit for 14 breeds in the Working Group

Roberta Parish
1540 Ash Road
Victoria, BC