Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ryder ends 2014 as #1 Afghan Hound !

Thank you to each of the 119 judges who appreciated him and to his handler/owner Phil Schafmayer for getting him there with eighteen Specialty Bests in Show and sixteen All-Breeds Bests.

New Champion   Aries Grand Cayman !

Easy is a litter brother to Ryder and the 5th of the litter to finish. Thank you Lucia Brown and Phil Schafmayer for making it happen and thank you to his owner, Ashley King for allowing her “baby” to leave home for a while.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

America's 1# Afghan Hound - Exlysta Aries Ciel Noir

America's 1# Afghan Hound - Exlysta Aries Ciel Noir

17th Best in Specialty Show  & 15th Best in Show

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Ryder wins his 14th BIS at Palisades KC under Mrs. Sheila DiNardo!! He was awarded group 1 by Mr. Anthony DiNardo!!

Monday, October 06, 2014

MBIS MSBIS Gold Grand Ch Exlysta Aries Ciel Noir

The fabulous Ryder wins his 17th Best in Specialty show this weekend under Mr. D. Scott Pheil. Ryder continues to shine and just keeps getting better with maturity. Many thanks as always to his awesome handler/co-owner, Philip Schafmayer. Perry and I as his co-breeders are very proud of you both.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Congratulations to our awesome Sky/Sobe litter on their  7th birthday (August 30th) and what a great birthday gift !  Ryder’s son Enzo out of Ch. Boanne’s Jezebel finishes his championship title with three majors AND a Hound Group win on his daddy’s birthday ! Congratulations to Enzo’s breeders, Shirley Haggerty and Lucia Brown and his owners Shirley, Lucia and Phil Schafmayer.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ryder has once again captured the #1 spot in the breed

Ryder has once again captured the #1 spot in the breed rankings with his 13th All Breed Best in Show and 16th Specialty ! Handled as always by his co-owner Philip Schafmayer. His Specialty win this time was awarded to him by Mr. Hank Nave. Thank you Phil and thank you judges. Ryder continues to compete with the cream of the Hound Group on the east coast of the country.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A very prestigious win

A very prestigious win for Ryder’s SBIS #14 under judge Michael Gadsby ( !

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Ryder celebrates his 15th Specialty Best in Show

Ryder celebrates his 15th Specialty Best in Show under judge Clair Van Den Bergh from South Africa.

Friday, June 13, 2014

RYDER won another SBIS today, 6/13/2014!

RYDER won another SBIS today under Michael Gadsby (Afterglow Show Dogs) from England who raved about him, Phil said. It's always a thrill to get accolades from someone who has actually DONE something in dogs - Mr. Gadsby & his partner are renowned dog breeders.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Ryder's son Enzo

 Ryder’s baby boy is growing up – here is ENZO with Phil, winning his second major ! Ryder continues the legacy of his pedigree as a producer.

Enzo is owned by: Shirley Hagerty, Lucia Brown, and Phil Schafmayer.

This pic was captioned "The flowing coat as it runs through the ring is a characteristic of the Afghan hound"! (National Dog Show presented by Purina) 

Thursday, April 03, 2014


Ch. Xzotika’s Say a Little Prayer, littermate of Giselle out of Ch. Aries Jolie Blond by her grandson. Bred by Xzotika Afghans, Jarnell Carter & Gary Wimberley.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

MBIS MSBIS Gold GCH Exlysta Aries Ciel Noir

Ryder says success is TASTY ! Shown here relaxing after his TWELFTH all-breeds Best in Show. Thank you Phil Schafmayer for getting him there in style. Perry (Exlysta Afghans) and I are very proud to have bred this great dog.

Ch. Aries Joli Blond

A lovely portrait of Ch. Aries Joli Blond approaching her eleventh birthday. Blondie is the daughter of Ch. Aries Voodoo Queen. She is the foundation bitch for Xzotika Afghan Hounds and producer of multiple champions. Photo by Gary Wimberley.

Ryder's son Enzo

Ryder's First Son Enzo enjoying a snack counter attack getting ready for his first show which  resulted in a Major Reserve at just 6 months of age.