Hound Group Finalist - WELKS 1983
Bitch CC - Driffield 1981; Fred Anderson (Koriston Elkhounds)
Bitch CC & BOB - WELKS 1982; Joe Braddon
Bitch CC & BOB - Blackpool 1982; Violet Yates
Bitch CC & BOB - LKA 1982; Jill Cowper (Rothenborg Elkhounds)
Bitch CC & BOB - WELKS 1983; Terry Thorn
Bitch CC - Leeds 1983; Marion Foster (Llychlyn Elkhounds)
Bitch CC & RBIS - Elkhound Association of Scotland 1983; Mary Chadwick (Pabrisil Elkhounds)
Bitch CC & BOB - Driffield 1983; Ronnie Irving
Reserve Bitch CC - East of England 1982; Agnes Anderson (Koriston Elkhounds)
Reserve Bitch CC - Leeds 1982; Doris Pickup (Norderhove Elkhounds)
Reserve Bitch CC - Elkhound Association of Scotland 1982; Percy Whittaker
Reserve Bitch CC - Crufts 1983; Arthur Sneeden (Opinan Elkhounds)
Reserve Bitch CC - Three Counties 1983; Liz Cartledge
Reserve Bitch CC - Border Union 1983; His Honour Judge John Hopkin
Reserve Bitch CC - WKC 1983; Bobbie James
Reserve Bitch CC - Border Counties Hound 1983; Margaret Sneeden (Opinan Elkhounds)
Reserve Bitch CC - LKA 1983; Bill Pinches
Reserve Bitch CC - Blackpool 1984; Arthur Sneeden (Opinan Elkhounds)
Azzi was Runner Up Elkhound Bitch of the Year in 1982 and 1983. She also won nine BOBs at Open Shows and was RBIS on four occasions. In the summer of 1984, our car, in which Azzi was a passenger, was involved in a crash. Although there were no injuries, Azzi subsequently became unsettled when travelling by car, and was retired from the show ring. In 1992, after an 8-year absence from the show ring, she returned to win Best Veteran and RBIS at the the BEC Open Show under breed specialist Harold Bellamy at almost 12 years of age.
Azzi really thought she was human. Her personality was quite different to that of Tara, our first elkhound. Where Tara liked rolling on rotting fish, Azzi used to like to lie amongst the flowers. Unlike Tara, she was unusually obedient for an elkhound. Our secret weapon in the ring was an apple, which led to Azzi being known as 'Azzi Apple-Dog'. Azzi was almost always handled in the ring by Debi. Debi no longer handles - her interest died with Azzi, her special dog.
Azzi had just one litter in 1985. Sadly, two of her four puppies developed glaucoma, and we did not breed further from the line.