Keren Mintz [email protected]
Mobile phone +972-58-6789-778
Some info about me, past and present
Our breeding kennel name is "Nehsama Tova" or in a free translation, "great soul" - also means - good, kind, thoughtful, moral ; pleasant ; appropriate, fitting, good for ; successful ; well behaved.
In Hebrew "Tova" is a very positive meaning word . Our main goal is to make sure that all our salukis, will represent each and every one of the "Tova" meaning, and will make their owners satisfied and happy, in standing up to the breed standards at the exhibition world, as well as in the race/LC/hunting world, and even as active therapy/service dogs.
We were volunteering with the salukis in a day care for senior people for years.
Most of our salukis love new people and happy to have new human and doggie friends, cause we have a variety of blood lines, who I find as very important for health breeding - some are different and more aloof, as the breed standard allows.
Our main focus in breeding is on health, stable nature, typical local heads, intelligence, breeding as close as possible to the breed standard, high physical capacities, good stamina, powerful instincts, balanced structure, medium size or as I say -
TO BREED SALUKIS WHO ARE NOT ONLY BEAUTIFUL BUT COULD WORK !!!
At 2007, I didnt even know what a saluki is ... I was learning therapy through animal and was looking for a dog who was born as handicap BUT with pedigree, I came from the "rescue" world and had no idea about "how the show and breeding world" works, so I went to a dog show to look for the handicapped dog I wanted - Sounds like a joke to those who show and breed BUT everything happens for a reason. I have started to ask around and meet Tal Y'afe (who is a breeder of Coli's, owner of whippet and a judge this days) who said he know a saluki litter in Romania with a dog who might fit me !
From the first pic I know I am in-love and THAT WAS what I am looking for, later I found out I cant show the handicap dog and came back from Romania with 2 male - litter mates, things didn't go as planned and non of them stayed with me for too long BUT thank to this I MEET THE BREED I AM BREEDING TODAY, who become my life and I really can't imagine my life with out it !
In 2008 I had my first litter who was
registered under Tzlil Meitar Kennel who than I co-owned with my ex, that
litter was a "full" desert breed from local Bedouin lines, In 2009 I
have registered Neshama Tova kennel at FCI under my name and started to work on
breeding plan. As many know, not all is working by our plan and I had two terrible
experiences - in 2011 had 3 dogs stolen from the house while I went to
celebrate Passover holiday, I never saw
them again till this day (September 2017) but I do know they are with Bedouins
in south Israel. A year later in June 2012 I had poison thrown to my garden and
lost 7 dogs from 9 I had. Other might give up and find another hobby, I
couldn't - my heart was with the breed and had to find the "power" to
keep on and rebuild my breeding plan, everything happens for a reason I learned later.
I hope that from now on, our luck would be changed only to the best and all our salukis will be getting to an old age and enjoy their long healthy life with us.
In 2014 I have added few new puppies to the breeding plan, most connected one way or another to blood lines we "lost" as told before and one new import from France. Sense I do not believe in letting salukis live in cages and want my dogs to have first great life, many of my them live in wonderful breeding terms or co-owned homes in Israel and some out of Israel, that way they can get much more attention and love, who the breed need so much!
In 2015/2016 I had imported 3 beautiful
new girls, first one is Babou who was breed in France as well as our first
import but totally different lines, 2nd one is out from a breeding with Jawi
(breed and owned by the kennel) and Amna (who her lines go back to UAE lines) -
born in Spain and later in 2016 had Miu imported from Spain as well. You could see all of
them under our females with links to the pedigrees, pic and other info.
Will add pic of all 3 later on.
This days, I live with 6 Salukis, you can see them and 2 of our visitors from Josh and Saif litter, who is possible to see more info about at this link (and still have a male and female available) breed by Julia Vozilkin
Is ch+Grand ch+Int ch+veteran ch and multi BIS winner Jawar Mashal El Nur Neshama Tova AKA Jawi (sand color male),
IL ch Dreams come True Nemesh Neshama Tova AKA Nemesh (tricolor female)
IL Junior ch, IL ch and IL grand, INT ch ch Hetem n'Agzir AKA Josh (Black and Silver male) that I co-own with Urnia Al Amira Kennel
IL junior ch, IL ch, IL grand ch Very Precious Gift Neshama Tova (black and silver female) breed by me + Reut Dishbak and owned by me and Julia Vozilikin (Urnia Al Amira kennel)
Asina Neshama Tova who is our 2nd import in 2015 from Spain, breed by Martin Derksin
Our latest addition Belkis Urnia Al Amira AKA Kiss (parti tricolor) co-owned with her breeder.
In the pic bellow my two multi
ch boys and me - Jawi and Josh.
The lovely pic above was taken by Yossi Guy and bellow taken by Igal Prado, Israel.
All my salukis are active participants in beauty competitions in Israel, as well as in lure coursing training when we have some, all are well known to the most appreciated "old" Bedouin and Jewish breeders in Israel. All our dogs lives in the house, get much love, super premium dog food and BARF, lots of treats, bones and good run 4 times a week out of the garden who they have available all the time.
Lovely pic taken by Reut Dishbak with me and those I had in 2015 with 2 co-owned puppies from my VAV litter breed by me and her.
Thank you for having interest in us and our breeding.
To our FB group use this Neshama Tova Salukis Israel
For our Saluki "desert" line genetic preserving project click here
Latest updates at our webs.com page :
23.09.17 - Home, our females, Hebrew info