Afghan Hound Club of America
CANCELLATION OF 2020 NATIONAL SPECIALTY
The Board of Directors and Officers had a meeting on April 7th, 2020. We discussed cancelling the 2020 National. This decision was made by unanimous vote at this emergency meeting to cancel the National. We’ve been closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Federal/State recommendations. The AHCA has the highest concern for the good health of you and your Afghans and that of our Specialty exhibitors, guests, judges, event volunteers, and public welfare during the ongoing corona virus COVID-19 pandemic. This decision was not made lightly.
The 2021 National dates are October 3rd to October 9th, 2021. We will let everyone know the schedule for the 2021 National as soon as possible.
We will be contacting our Judges, confirming they are available for the 2021 National schedule. Our Show Chairman, Dorma Sue Busby & Assistant Show Chairman, Becky Morisette will remain the same. They will be confirming that all their committee heads will remain in place.
We will be contacting the Holiday Inn Roberts Centre and cancelling the event with them. We remind everyone who has reserved hotel rooms to call the hotel to cancel your reservation. The Hotel number is 937-283-3200, and the main Holiday Inn number is 888-465-4329.
This letter will be posted on the AHCA FB page, the Public FB page and on the Front page of the Parent Club website.
The Show Chairman and committees will be making our 2021 National even more special and exciting. The theme for 2021 will remain “Come Together”.
AHCA Board of Directors and Officers
Recommended Practices of the Afghan Hound Club of America
To encourage the organization of independent local Afghan Hound Specialty Clubs in those areas where there are sufficient fanciers of the breed.
Afghan Hound Specialty Clubs in your area
To urge members and breeders to be guided by the standard of the breed as approved by the American Kennel Club and to accept it as the only standard of excellence by which the Afghan Hound is to be judged.
Afghan Hound AKC Breed Standard
Profiles: Our Newest Members
I pride myself in being an owner-handler. Since acquiring my first Afghan, I have finished six champions, two of which finished with specialty majors owner handled and one also being a UKC multiple Best In Show winner. I finished my Beauceron that I showed, owner-handled, to Award of Merit at Westminster.
I have worked in veterinary medicine for over a decade as a technician. I am very passionate about health testing. CHIC numbers are a must for dogs in my household and are very beneficial for the breed as whole. I intend to contribute to the breed through public awareness and education, and show my passion and love for the breed by staying true to the breed standard.
The siring power of the Coastwind stud force produced nearly 250 AKC Champions of record during that period in the breed often referred to as "The Golden Age of Afghan Hounds" - a time when breed entries and population were the highest on recordand remains unparalleled competition to the present day. Most American kennels today can boast of having Coastwind in their pedigrees.
In other sighthound breeds, Mr. Souza has bred Saluki Champions, an all breed B.I.S. winning Whippet and a National Specialty winning Whippet.
As a judge, Mr. Souza has had the privilege of evaluating and critiquing sighthounds in Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, Australia, South Africa, Canada, England and most recently the 2017 AHCA National Specialty. He is a founding member and past President of the Monterey Bay Afghan Hound Club and past Vice President and Show Chairman of Del Monte Kennel Club. We look forward to his involvement in the AHCA.
I began my love affair with this breed back in the Bicentennial year of 1976, when I saw a little apricot puppy girl in a pet shop window. (I didn’t know any better back then). Anyway, even though I was still an undergrad, I bought the little puppy and named her Arrow (from the‘Me and my Arrow” song). She was the love of my life, and she was SCENTED! A year later, I got her a friend, a black and tan girl named Sheba (Arlidaca’s Bathsheba).
When I met my husband Bill in 1982, I had the 2 Affies and he had 2 mutleys and a cat. Quite a full house to start with!
Anyway, once the (human) kids came along and the Affies passed, we “just” had long haired mini dachshies and mutleys for many years.
Fast forward to 2009, and we were nearly dogless. Now was the time to go back to my first love….. so I drove to MD in the snow to get my cream baby LilliBelle (UKC CH. Chandhara’s The Wind in Her Hair). Lilli is a little temperamental, but she is an absolute love bug to those she knows well.
Of course one cannot just have one Afghan….so in 2016 I saw a video of a little domino boy all the way over in Scotland. His little face spoke to me, so I had him sent over by air. He is June Leitch’s breeding (Ch. Khamis Rainbow Warrior), my Alistair…
That’s my story so far….
I’m a psychotherapist and Alistair is my co-therapist with most of my clients.
Bill, Liili, Ali and I share our home in CT with an Afghan wanna-be named Bentley.
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