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Silken Windhound History
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1982 - Francie Stull gets idea to develop new breed
1998 - first Silken Windhound is exported to Sweden and Finland
2000 - first Silken Windhound is exported to Germany
2001 - first SW is exported to Slovenia from Germany
         - first European litter whelped in Sweden
         - the Finnish Silken Windhound Club is formed
2002 - Finish KC (FCI member) admits SWs as breed, but does not recognize
2003 - first Silken Windhound Speciality in Europe (Finland)
         - first SW litter born in Finland
2004 - Swedish KC (FCI member) accept SW as breed, but does not recognize
         - Slovenian KC (FCI member) recognizes the Silken Windhound as a breed
         - first SW exported to the Netherlands and Switzerland
         - first SW litter born in Slovenia
2005 - first SW exported to the UK from Sweden
         - first Slovenian Champions
         - Swedish Silken Windhound Club formed
          - SW article in a UK dog newspaper distributed at Crufts
2006 - first EU-ISWS Specialty with EU bred winners dog and bitch in Finland
         - first Silken Windhound litter in the UK born
         - SW promotion at the big Winner Amsterdam Show in the Netherlands
         - first publication about SW in Dutch all-breed dog magazine
2007 - first Silken litter born in the Netherlands
         - 2 issues of Silken Windhound Magazine
2008 - first Silken Windhound Specialty in Germany
         - more Silken Windhound litters in EU
2009 - first Silken Windhound Specialty in the Netherlands incl. Coursing
         - first Silken Windhound litter in Germany
         - first Silken Windhound exported to France
         - more litters in Sweden and Finland
         - more imports to Germany from USA
2010 - 2 days Silken Windhound Specialty in Germany
         - Francie Stull judged Silken Windhounds in Slovenia
         - Silken Windhound imports to Germany form USA
         - Silken Windhounds are welcom at a German Dog Show (no FCI Show)
         - more litters Sweden, Finland, England and Germany
         - foundation of the European Silken Windhound Club (ESWC)
2011 - 2 days Silken Windhound Specialty in Germany - the first ESWC Show!
         - more litters in Germany, Finland and Sweden
         - more imports from USA to Germany
         - first Silken Windhounds win CACs on Hungarian Sighthound Shows
         - European Silken Windhound Club is official registrated club (=e.V.)
2012 - first UK Silken Windhound Ralley
         - another 2-days Silken Windhound Specialty Weekend in Germany
         - more litters in Germany, Netherlands, Finland and Sweden
         - since 2002 yearly shows in Finland
         - since 2009 2-days shows in Germany
2013 - first ISWS Specialty in UK
         - 3 ISWS Specialties in Germany
         - more litters in Europe and more imports from USA
         - first Slovakian Junior Champion and Slovakian Champion (German Bred Silken Windhounds)
         - litters in Germany, the Netherlands, Finland and Sweden
         - more imports from USA
         - first German breeder judging the Specialty Sweepstakes in Texas
2014 - 4 ISWS Specialties in Germany
         - ESWC e.V. honour new Champions
         - more litters in Europe
         - ISWS Specialty in UK
         - more imports from USA
2015 - more German all Breed Clubs (non FCI) welcome Silken Windhounds on their shows
         - more litters in Europe
         - 2 ISWS Specialties in Germany
         - ISWS Specialty in Scotland
 

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