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Afghan Hounds - week 18Updated : 27/04/2017

OUR BREED has a change of judge at Bath. Paul Singleton has had to withdraw owing to ill health. Val West will judge Afghans instead.      Ian Fisher sent me the following information: “The Afghan Hound Association held its AGM at Chieveley. The meeting ran smoothly and all the officers and committ...

Afghan Hounds - week 17Updated : 24/04/2017

POSSIBLY the most exciting news is that the Kennel Club has now published that from years 2019-2020 Afghan Hounds have CCs returned to the following championship shows: Windsor, Leeds, Darlington, and Midland Counties – some of breed exhibitors’ favourite shows, Windsor being one of only four CC shows for breed e...

Afghan Hounds - week 16Updated : 12/04/2017

CLIVE and Susan Winters sent me the following, looks like little green frogs are at it again! Crufts BP was Pashtari Lord Tennyson Tokando. Also at the Yorkshire Afghan open show RBIS was Garamond Cloudberry for Tokando. Sorry my apologies but not all my fault.       At the Hound Associations of Sco...

Afghan Hounds - week 15Updated : 06/04/2017

FIRST a correction to my breed notes: Crufts Afghan BP should have read as Winter’s Pashtari Lord Tennyson to Tokando.      The judge of the Yorkshire AHS’s recent open show was Cath O’Donnell. It was a most memorable day for Angela and Elizabeth Lockett-Davies winning both BB and BIS w...

Afghan Hounds - week 14Updated : 30/03/2017

THIS WEEK’S breed notes contain both happy and sad items. First the happy news. For over 50 years Bob and Isobel Dyke have been involved in Afghans/show dogs as founder member of AHC of Wales. Isobel currently being the clubs president and long time association with SWKA. On March 25 the Dyke family gathered to celebra...

Afghan Hounds - week 13Updated : 23/03/2017

WELL THE big Crufts day has come and gone. This and last year we only had the one judge but this year our ringside had more spectators. Looking at Facebook photos it would seem no one fell asleep either. As far as the entry went our breed specialist judge Wendell Moore (Cloudside) drew an entry of 203 from 193 Afghans. &nbs...

Afghan Hounds - week 11Updated : 07/03/2017

A BLAST from the past to give readers a smile. Many moons ago open shows included obedience classes. Crystal Palace open show was held in Crystal Palace Park, Athletics Stadium. Unlike today Afghan exhibitors didn’t rush off as soon as they had been in their class. They stayed to socialise or entered in variety classes...

Afghan Hounds - week 10Updated : 03/03/2017

SAD NEWS from Jenny Dove who called to tell me she has heard that Angie Darby has died after a long brave fight with cancer. Angie with husband Kelvin were exhibitors   around the home counties mostly with Alyshan/Gardwright blood lines during 1960s and 70s. In recent years Angie lived in Minorca. She came over to ...

Afghan Hounds - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

THE SHOW year is starting to take shape and a good entry just seen at the breed’s first club championship show, the East of England AHC. The committee and officers worked hard to put on a good show. Judges are for dogs, Sylvia Evans and bitches, Richard Hurl.      Tremendous applause arose around t...

Afghan Hounds - week 8Updated : 17/02/2017

FROM MARJ Barber, secretary of Afghan breed council, I have two things that may be interesting to Afghan breed notes readers. First is an exciting new dog TV show that wants to hear from you. Is your dog anxious? Does your pup clash with other pets? Has your hound got behavioural issues? Our doggy experts are keen to help so...

Afghan Hounds - week 7Updated : 08/02/2017

THE AHA has a very busy year planned for 2017 starting on April 22 with our ‘Spotlight on Hounds Day’ held at Chieveley Village Hall, Berks RG20 8TE starting at 11am. This year the title is ‘FIT, FITTER, FITTEST’ and Roberta Hall (Saxonmill) is joining our panel of expert speakers.    ...

Afghan Hounds - week 6Updated : 02/02/2017

I RECEIVED an email from Anne Chapman asking me to mention in the notes a forthcoming Sloughi breed seminar to be held on Feb 12 at Shirland Village Hall, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 6BB. Its £10 for non-members and £9 for members. If you are interested in attending email kath.clark@outlook.com or 01768 898024. &n...

Afghan Hounds - week 5Updated : 26/01/2017

OUR BREED judge at Manchester was Dr Ron James and his first occasion awarding CCs in Afghans drew 149, the second highest entry in the hound group entry, with 28 absentees. For of the good of the breed to note numbers on up after a few months of few puppies being exhibited, Manchester Afghan puppy classes drew an entry of 3...

Afghan Hounds - week 4Updated : 18/01/2017

IT SEEMS apart from four shows we have a complete official Kennel Club list of approved challenged certificate judges for 2017. The four missing approved 2017 judges being for Richmond, Belfast, AHS of Northern Ireland and AHC Wales. I have seen two breed produced lists name judge for ASNI. Also on Kennel Club list there are...

Afghan Hounds - week 3Updated : 11/01/2017

ALONG side its championship the Southern AHC produces its magazine, a full 60 pages edited by John Fincham. Half of the magazine containing a year of club activities, officers reports, judges profiles, results, critiques, photos of winners and most events, and a list of 2016 SAH C 100 club winners. There are still a few 2017...

Afghan Hounds - week 2Updated : 05/01/2017

PLEASE forgive my not submitting notes over the Christmas break. I succumbed to the cold/flu bug that seem to hit so many in run up to Christmas.       What a great tribute to the breed with Ch Cloudside Warstrike, owner bred by Wendell Moors, winning top hound stud 2016 the second time he has won...

Afghan Hounds - week 51Updated : 14/12/2016

LKA WAS the last championship show of 2016. Afghans had a breed specialist judge, Linda Aldous (Panjsher), who drew a good entry of 105, the fourth highest in the hound group.      DCC and BOB was Millward and Mottershaw’s Multi Ch Tahkira Like It Like That, and this CC win added to the number he...

Afghan Hounds - week 50Updated : 09/12/2016

LIKE THE Birmingham AHC the previous Sunday the Southern AC was also celebrating an anniversary and again SAC championship had a great atmosphere helped by its usual Christmas theme and the hard work of the committee produced a successful show with an excellent entry of over 170 for the judges Graham Parsell (Harlextan), dog...

Afghan Hounds - week 49Updated : 01/12/2016

THE DAY of the Birmingham AHC 30th anniversary championship show dawned bright, cold but dry. After many years there was a change venue to Stoneleigh the Kennel Club building. I believe this might be first time an Afghan show has been held in the second hall. It was nice and clean with plenty of space allowing the show to be...

Afghan Hounds - week 48Updated : 24/11/2016

THIS YEAR seems to have just flown by. So I have had a reminder from Yvonne Odell who is appealing to SAHC members to renew their membership of the SAHC 100 Club. Yvonne, who is the 100 Club organiser, tells me there are still a few vacancies so if you are a SAHC member and have not yet joined and wish to or need more inform...

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