Welcome, this is the home of MAJA Afghan Hounds and Italian Greyhounds

        Striving to produce correct breed type, soundness and health.

Norma Schmalhausen and her daughter Sherri Newkirk/Meyer started Maja in 1966, with the acquisition of In-Dhi’s Aesop’s Fable, an eight-week-old black mask silver Afghan Hound puppy sired by CH Coastwind Gazebo.  His sister In-Dhi’s Titian, followed closely behind. It was not long before we obtained our first Afghan Hound special AM MEX CAN CH Riptide Vodka of Holly Hill, Vodka.  These dogs went on to become our foundation.  We continued to successfully breed and show in both the US and Mexico.  Sherri was the first American to win BIS at the Afghan Hound Mexican National Specialty.  In 1980 Sherri brought her daughter, Nicole, into the world and retired from the show world to raise her family.  In 2004 Nicole acquired her first Afghan Hound CH Majic Suraj Hell on Heels, Zara, and the Maja mother- daughter team was reborn. 

Nicole Newkirk  317-362-7606

Sherri Meyer 317-714-3050

Success is in the details
The Journey is the Reward