Ruweis affix was first registered by my father Terry Armstrong.
His first Salukis were not bred from. In 1977 the current line
was started when he imported a smooth parti colour saluki bitch
from Saudi Arabia. Her registered name was Fatima Min Shaul Khala
which roughly translated means Princess of The Great Out There.
Her pet name was Bobby which was given to her by Terrys Ethiopian
was released from quarantine June 1978, My mother and father
took her to meet Mrs Parkhouse, the President of The Saluki or
Gazelle Hound Club and her niece Joan McLeish who was the Secretary
of the Club. They both encouraged my parents to get Bobby registered
and breed from her so that she could add new genes to the Gene
of Bobby have proved to be excellent coursing hounds and several
of todays top Salukis have Bobby in their pedigree, her
genes can be found included in other people's breeding plans
the world over.
descendants bred through the Ruweis Affix have remained true
to the saluki type and have attained high achievements both on
the field and in the showring.
took the Ruweis affix over in 1997 and 2005 saw the birth of
the sixth generation, an all smooth litter followed in 2006 by
yet another smooth litter. In total all 3 litters that I had
bred under the Ruweis affix had resulted in 17 puppies, 16 of
which were smooth.
2002 I was given a feathered bitch, Al-Muzdaher Sheyhana for
Ruweis so after her Pet Passport papers were completed early
in 2003 yet another desert bred joined us at Ruweis. In 2007
Sheyhana was mated to Derumowgli Hadi El Basher a wonderfully
classic Saluki who lives in Belgium and was bred by Daniela Van
der Lichte and together they produced a fabulous litter of eight
last 3 litters, 9 puppies have been exported and currently there
are Ruweis Salukis in Canada, America, Sweden, Australia, Qatar and
and health have always been prime concerns of both my parents
and myself along with type and keeping the Saluki within the
size range set by the breed standard. Like my father before me
I believe in a functional hound and will not be 'swayed' by current
show winners and breed for 'flash and dash'. To me the Saluki
should be capable of doing the job it was bred for irrespective
of whether it is smooth or feathered. I also refuse to limit
myself to using bloodlines only available locally to me and will
quite willingly travel to another country for the best stud dogs
for my bitches, trying to keep the pedigree as 'open' as possible.
you can find links to the dogs owned by my father, mother and
myself. I hope you enjoy browsing through my site.