Fast forward to
the late 1980s and Kathryn purchased her first saluki from the highly respected Australian kennel, Kiabe, owned by Dr Margaret
Giles. He was the very handsome Kiabe Passito or “Jordan”. A job transfer meant that Jordan had to stay behind
with Kathryn's parents and so became their much loved pet.
In 1991 Kathryn purchased her second saluki from Margaret.
Kiabe Aiyila, or "Willow" was a very beautiful and feminine deer grizzle bitch. In 1992, Kathryn met Alex and they married
later that year. Alex fell in love with the breed and enjoyed taking Willow to shows. Fate would have it that Alex's
mother had had a pet saluki in Argentina when she was younger and Willow reminded her of her beloved Chau Chau. Kathryn and
Alex spent the next few years learning
more about the breed that had captured both their hearts.