It was 1965 before Burydown Pearl of Arabia arrived from Hope and Cdr. David Waters to Tony and Mary Weekes (Elbaraka Kennels) - together with a male that died accidentally before he could be used at stud. Pearl was a daughter of Ch. Burydown Freya, RUBIS at Crufts in 1964. At the same time Val Dawson (then Val Murray - Krishna Kennels) imported Mrs. Lightfoot's Sharif Alydon and a Mazuri bitch from Gwen Angel that also died. In April 1966 Pearl and Sharif produced the first Victorian litter, the Elbaraka 'A's. The male Ashersuki remained with the Weekes. Val Murray took his sister Ashtoreth as her 'stud fee' and bred her back to her father in 1967 for the Krishna 'A's. Next to arrive in 1968 was the Weekes second Burydown import "Wudiyeh". These two Burydown bitches and their daughters produced the first 12 litters in Australia. Ironically, the first to be bred other than by the two founders was a repeat of the Krishna 'A', founding the Nejib line of Gloria Lannigan in NSW. Meanwhile, Val Murray had imported Mrs Luiken’s stud-dog bred by Gwen Angel- Mazuri Cassalonda.
Other early breeders included Graeme and Pat Adams (Akhelteke) who bred their Wudiyeh daughter Bint Sari to Ashersuki. Elizabeth Campbell and Julian Guthrie both took pups from this litter before Elizabeth acquired the Krishna 'A' bitch Alakazam, mother of the fourth Krishna litter and Elarabie's first. By then Val had bred her Elbaraka 'A' Ashtoreth to the new dog Cassalonda. Lindsay and Rosemary Willmott (now Gallagher) of Shamikh Kennels took two males, Beelzebub and Belshazar - the latter three times competing for the Hound Group at Melbourne Royal as best Saluki male. Leslie Dalziel took their brother Bandit to the US where Lois Adams made him an AKC Champion. Krishna Baalim went to Stephen and Janet Wailes. Kira Bathsheba went to Aldyth and Peter Adams Tallara Kennels where she became Australia's first Obedience qualified Saluki as well as winning two Melbourne Royal Challenges under Britain's Jimmy James - seven years apart, the fifth Champion from this litter. Others to acquire their first Salukis in this period were Merv and Brenda Connell (Amadyia) whose foundation bitch was Elbaraka Bint Latif; Bobby Sinclair (Sharifsha); Christine and Elizabeth Vincent (Badoua); and Joan and Don Betts (Elsaluk). A number of interstate kennels were founded on Elbaraka/Krishna lines.
In the next few years other imports were Bedouin El Zahran to Margaret Davis (then living at Woodend) - the dog being ‘re-imported’ (from Queensland) where he was leased by Kaylene Pankowski; Don Weiden's Sedeki Emza to Rosemary and Lindsay Willmott; Sedeki Este to Marilyn Ward; Cynthia Boissevain’s Branwen Narjan (Victoria's first BIS winning Saluki) and Branwen Hagar to Audrey de Little and Jan Robert; and Mary Long's Amena Quest and Amena Sonnet to Elizabeth Campbell and Julian Guthrie. Fifteen more dogs from the kennels of El Saluk, Daxlore, Sedeki, Mumtaz, Imray and Knightellington arrived from the U.K. and three from the USA including the influential sire, Am.Can.Aust.Ch. Srinigar Zanande Sayf Samira. They were imported to South Australia, NSW and Queensland.