The first official event for the newly formed Breed Club was a Racing Day, Obedience Demonstration, Conformation Match and Judging Competition, held in October 1976 on the Connell’s property at Devon Meadows. This was ten years after the first Krishna/Elbaraka mating. More than 60 people brought about 50 Salukis. An All-Breeds Judge, a Hound Judge and a ‘Specialist’ (Graeme Adams in Arab costume) judged a class of 25 Salukis and placed them all ‘in order’. Eighteen members then competed to try and duplicate the top ten in order, computed from the three judges’ placings. Closest was Dr David Barclay. Runner-up was Rosemary Gallagher. Best Saluki was Peter and Alduth Adams' Ch Krishna Kira Bathsheba. Results demonstrated the openness of the Saluki Standard and the very wide range of opinions then held on what constitutes an ideal example of the breed.
At the first AGM on November 7th, 1976, 50 financial members re-appointed the first Committee and added Mr Joe Azoulas to the editorial group. The first edition of the Club's quarterly Magazine Sage Taziappeared in March 1977. The first Christmas 'Bash’ in 1976 took place at Elarabie Kennels in Croydon and was well supported with Hound and Gundog people. The first KCC sanctioned Club Show was a Members’ Competition on August 7, 1977. The judge was Barbara Phillips - entry 32. Best Exhibit - Elizabeth Campbell's Idleacres Winter Rose, bred in Sydney by Harry and Margaret Begg from their Daxlore import Wildbee, to Val Murray's Mazuri Cassalonda. Best of Opposite Sex was Stan Green's Durendal Geronimo, bred by Wayne Fisher in Canberra.
The first Open Parade at the Royal Agricultural Showgrounds was judged by Afghan breeder Terry Wilcox on October 8th 1977. He was the first of a long line of the Club’s Parade and Open Show judges to go on to qualify for their full Hound licence. His entry was 50 - his choice also Winter Rose. Best of Opposite Sex was her brother, Ramplings's Idleacres Winter Wish.
The second Open Parade was held on March 12, 1978, judged by Len Rowse (entry 32). Best: E.Campbell’s Idleacres Desert Rose (Ch Idleacres Autumn Storm X Ch Roseanna of Daxlore) with Durendal Geronimo Best Opposite. On July 30th 1978, KCC President J.G.W.Head from an entry of 71, awarded the first Victorian BISS to South Australian Ch Imray El Hor Bethesda, bred by Sue Smith and her mother Monica, from the Lannigan bred Ch Nejib Calliope by the Smith's own import, Ch Tazi Damazan of Imray. Opposite Sex was another South Australian, Ch Yasbiq Mahzuz, owned and bred by Carolyn and Josie Potts from their Ch Mumtaz Onyx (Imp UK) by the Beggs' import Ch Wildsky of Daxlore and Idleacres.
It is evident from the records that the first years were dominated largely by dogs bred in South Australian and New South Wales; however Victorian records show that by early 1979, Val Murray's Ch Mazuri Cassalonda had produced nearly 30 home-grown Australian Champions. Other significant sires have since come and gone - as have many members who made their mark.