Schedule & Events

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2019 AHCA NATIONAL Catalog

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Tentitive Schedule

Judged Events

Evening - Education - Vendors

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Tentative 2019 National Schedule

Saturday, October 26th
Agility (off site)
10.26.2019 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Richmond Afghan Hound Club
10.26.2019 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carolina Afghan Hound Club
10.26.2019 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 27th
Tidewater Afghan Hound Club
10.27.2019 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
AHCA Lure Coursing (off site)
10.27.2019 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Junior Showmanship
10.27.2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Vendor Trick-or-Treat Party
10.27.2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, October 28th
10.28.2019 8:30 am - 11:30 am
10.28.2019 8:45 am - 10:30 am
Triathlon Conformation
10.28.2019 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Chylothorax Research Blood Draw Clinic
10.28.2019 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
AHCA Rescue Meeting
10.28.2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Regional Club Meeting
10.28.2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Educational Event
10.28.2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, October 29th
Dog Judging
10.29.2019 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Judges' Education
10.29.2019 9:00 am - 10:30 am
10.29.2019 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
General Membership Meeting
10.29.2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Art Auction
10.29.2019 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, October 30th
Parade of Rescues/Veterans
10.30.2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Best of Breed, NOH, Stud/Brood, Best Puppy, BBE
10.30.2019 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Masquerade Awards Reception
10.30.2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Masquerade Gala Dinner
10.30.2019 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Coursing Premiums

AKC Coursing Premium

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ASFA Coursing Premium

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Evening and Education

Trick or Treat! Welcome Party and Vendor Reception

Sunday October 27, 2019

Please join us for a special evening of fun, light refreshements and friends.

  • Meet with your Old friends and make some NEW ones.
  • Pick up your reuseable Logo shopping bag and shop the vendors. Each Vendor will have a free treat for the attendees.
  • Peruse and support a special Silent Auction with items offered from Carolina, Richmond and Tidewater Clubs! All proceeds will go back to these hard working Clubs.

2019 Vendors include:

The Art of MyWay

Laser Lites Canine Hair Care Products

Abiszet Creations- Chris Kaiser and Snoods Unlimited- Brigitte Kaiser
Leslie Hutto Sculptures

Morgan's Market

Originals By Omar Jewelry

Artistic Impressions by Terry Chacon

Mimi Baker Afghan Hound Artist

Carla Helm Afghan Hound Artist

Chris and Brigette Kaiser Afghan Hound Artists

Wanderin' collectables

Lee Canalizo Afghan Hound Artist

Hounds and Herbs, Diane Wagman Dog Food, Treats and show equipment

Chylothorax Research Blood Draw Clinic

Monday October 28, 2019
Support the AHCA Sponsored Research. Healthy non affected Afghan Hounds are requested to donate blood samples to furhter research. Vet Techitions will be onsite to draw blood and ship overnight to the University of Minnesota.
Sign up in advance with Anna Tyler – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Breed Education

Monday October 28, 2019

Chair: Anna Tyler

NOTE: this is an AFTERNOON event starting at approximately 2:00pm

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The Genetic Health of The Afghan Hound: Practical Information for Breeders and Owners
Presented by Jerold S. Bell, DMV, Adjunct Professor of Genetics, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University.

An analysis of the Afghan Hound gene pool, discussing how different types of matings manipulate the gene pools of our dogs. Topics covered to include:

  • Pedigree analysis of the most influential Afghan Hound dogs and bitches
  • Genetic Diversity in the Breed
  • "Popular Sire Syndrome”
  • The Different Types of Genetic Tests
  • Proper Uses of Genetic Tests
  • Breeding Recommendations to Manage Different Types of Genetic Disorders.

Menu: Light appetizers to include cheese display, dips, cookies and soft drinks.
Reservations necessary 20.00 per person,

AHCAJudges' Seminar

Tuesday October 29, 2019

Chair: Harry Bennett A Breed Education seminar in three parts.

  • The morning will start with a classroom presentation reviewing the Afghan Hound standard.
  • Attendees will then be paired with a ringside mentor to witness the metamorphosis of the Afghan Hound from puppy to adulthood through class judging.
  • Hands-on classroom will commence after winner’s judging.

Attendees will be invited to stay overnight to watch the Best of Breed competition the following day.
Registration is limited to 20 attendees. To register please complete and submit the following form.

Judges Education

File name: AHCA 2019 Judge's Education form

Art Auction

Tuesday October 29, 2019

Chairs: Toni Richmond, Linda Shipley and Jody Gardner

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One of the most anticipated events of the year, the 2019 AHCA Art Auction will be like no other. A select group of artists will be offering ORIGINAL works made in "The Spirit of Independence ".

NOTE: Each dinner reservation is automatically entered in a drawing for a FREE ROOM night credit at the FOUNDER'S INN.

Buffet Menu: Greek Salad, Puttanesca Chicken, Crab Stuffed Sole w/ Lemon Caper Dill Cream Sauce, Rappini, Edamame Pasta w/ Garlic, Tomatoes, Anchovies, Olives & Capers, Dessert. One drink ticket redeamable for beer, wine or soft drink at the bar.

Reservations necessary 45.00 per person, 50.00 two weeks prior

Art Auction Catalog

File name: AHCA 2019 Art Auction Catalog

“Come as you Were” A Masquerade Awards Dinner

Wednesday October 30, 2019

'Tis the Season and Attendees will be encouraged to “Come as you Were” costume dress. Awards will not only be awarded to the best dogs of the year, but also the best of the Costumes of the evening!

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Salad: Mixed Greens, Fig, Goat Cheese & Walnuts. Choice of Dressings

Entrée Options:

  • Prime Rib w/ Roasted Mushroom Horseradish Sauce
  • Seared Atlantic Salmon w/ Grilled Fennel & Dill Beur-blanc Sauce
  • Vegetarian Mushroom & Root Vegetable Pie.
Dessert : Bourbon Bread Pudding Reservations necessary 50.00 per person, 55.00 two weeks prior

Judged Events

Owners/Exhibitors of Foreign Registered Dogs

If you are the owner/exhibitor of a dog registered with a foreign registry (not yet dual registered with AKC) please review the eligibility requirements in The Rules Applying to Dog Shows, chapter 11 section 1.The dog show rules are posted on the AKC Web site at
Most important to note are the following:
1.Dogs must be individually registered with the American Kennel Club by the day of the event to be eligible for exhibit in the Bred by Exhibitor class.
2.Dogs are eligible to compete in AKC events using the foreign registration for a period of 30 days. That 30-day period begins with the date of first exhibit, regardless of whether the dog earned any points or awards.
To continue to compete in AKC events beyond the initial 30-day period the dog must be either individually AKC registered or by the date of the event have been granted an extension to exhibit using the foreign registration. The owner or agent can request an extension using the form found on the AKC Web site at you have question or need assistance with registration or obtaining an extension, please contact the AKC Special Services Department at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (919) 233-9767 (followed by selecting option 4).



All conformation events and grooming will be held indoors at the Founder's Inn and Spa. National Judging Panel
Junior Showmanship: Erika Peters
Sweepstakes, Breeders Class: Harry Bennett
Bitches: Gene Vacarro
Dogs and Intersex: Robert Stein A bathing area will be provided. For Exhibitors that are working out of their vans, Reserved Van Parking will be available at a cost of 75.00 for the week. These double size spaces will be the closest to the Ballroom. More information and reservations are on the "Visit and Stay" Page.


Obedience and Rally Chair: Lynda Hicks

The Obedience and Rally events will be held indoors in the Ballroom of the Founder's Inn. Obedience and Rally Judge: Lynne A Currie


Agility Chair: Mikki Razor

As in years past, the Afghan Hound Club of America has designated the Moore County Kennel Club All Breed Agility Trial as its Agility National. This Trial will be held at the Bon-Clyde Learning Center, 3030 Lee Avenue, Sanford, NC.

More information and premuim is available now

Lure Coursing Chair: Robert "Bob" Jordan

Lure Coursing will be held off site at LA Quest Whippet Haven, 2867 Carsley's Rd, Dendron, VA

Judges: Donna Richards and John Arvin