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Elessar's Jean Grey
Elessar Hounds - Silken Windhounds excelling in temperament, movement, structure and performance
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Marvel is named after a brilliantly intelligent and powerful scientist superhero, Jean Grey, aka Marvel Girl. She is strikingly elegant, loving and playful. With a gentle soul and a great sense of humor, Marvel charms and dazzles wherever she goes. Marvel has beautiful breed type and flowing effortless movement, whether she is trotting in the show ring or running with abandon.

Marvel happy self stack - 10 mos
Marvel - 10 months
Marvel stack - 10 months


Among her widespread fan club, Marvel charmed and dazzled our friends Dennis Colbath and Steve Pace of Zayante Borzoi. Dennis was a long-time, well-respected Borzoi judge and breeder who also judged the Silken Windhound Western Regional Specialty, "Boofest", in 2005. Dennis was a great mentor and friend, and we were honored to bring him into the Silken Windhound community with his first beloved Silken, Marvel. Sadly, we lost Dennis to a tragic car accident in January 2009. Marvel has proved to be a snuggler extraordinaire and a huge solace to Steve. We are fortunate to have had such a great friend and to have found such a wonderful home for our baby girl, Marvel.

Marvel with Friend

Marvel - playing in the show ring
Marvel with Dennis, having a great time in the puppy show ring


Marvel is a refined young lady who exudes femininity, grace and elegance, while giggling and charming her way into the hearts of many. She is definitely a lover, enjoying snuggling and belly rubs from any kind soul. While she is quite the comfort hound, she seems convinced that a shared armchair is the best kind.

Marvel - 14 months


At her first conformation shows in Portland, OR, and Encino, CA, Marvel won Best Puppy in Specialty Show, Best Puppy in Show and multiple Best Puppy in Group. Even at this young age, her beautiful coat, breed type and movement were remarkable. One Specialty judge commented that Marvel occupied a special place in her dreams.

Marvel - Best Puppy in Specialty
Marvel winning Best Puppy in ISWS Specialty Show at 4 1/2 months


Marvel did beautifully in conformation shows as a young six month old puppy, winning Winners Bitch and her first four point major over some lovely quality adults, and then winning her puppy class in her first Western Regional Specialty. We look forward to great things from this little lady in the future.

Marvel - 6 months
Dennis with Marvel at 6 months old


Marvel is a beautiful, graceful running hound. She has her mother's joyful, silly, ultra-feminine nature combined with her incredible prey drive. At home in the hills in Placerville, CA, she keeps the wild turkeys and other wild things at bay.

Marvel - running in Paso Robles


As a puppy, Marvel could hold her own with sister Storm, who was the youngest Silken to earn a straight racing championship. At her first practice run on the lure at Boofest 2008, Marvel was focused and fast. We are looking forward to seeing Marvel get out to performance events including straight racing this coming year.

Marvel practice race 6 months
Marvel practice run at 6 1/2 months


Marvel loves everyone, canine or human. She is a playful, gentle young lady with a great sense of humor. In her free time when she isn't busy snuggling, visiting, running and exploring, Marvel enjoys a good playful romp with visiting friends.

Marvel playing with Beagle


Marvel stats:

22 1/2" at 12 months
MDR1 Carrier
First four point conformation major at only 6 months old
Best Puppy in Specialty Show
Multiple Best Puppy in all-breed Show


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Marvel - happy at home

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