Do you need help with an Afghan Hound that you already own or questions about the breed?

Do you remember when you first went to a dog show? Do you remember thinking how badly you wanted to join the people showing their dogs? Do you remember standing around and talking to folks around the ring, listening to their stories and asking the beginning of millions of questions?

Well, my friend, those folks were your first mentors. As you learned to train your dog and yourself for the moment you both would enter the show ring, whether for conformation or performance, you were guided by one or two mentors. They provided you with information on how to enter a show and what to do in the ring. They guided you in how to train yourself and your dog. They spent hours talking with you about fine-tuning and what was needed to work to the level of competition that was your goal. You learned, and learned, and learned from your mentors.

When you decided you had the strength and fortitude to begin breeding, your mentors were right there with you. The hours driving to and from the shows were spent reciting and learning the health statistics of important pedigrees in your breed. These conversations afforded you the chance to work with the pedigrees of the breed you have come to love and protect, and enabled you to know where to take your dogs to breed. Mentors gave that gift to you. Mentors worked hard to push your own breeding program to the best it can be.

Did you know the AKC has a mentoring program for each parent club? The parent club certifies longtime breeders and handlers as experts in the breed standard, thus giving them the power (yes, I said power) to teach and guide judges in the best way to judge our breeds.

AKC judges may contact the parent club for a list of mentors in their breed. If you are a certified mentor, you may be contacted by a judge who wishes for you to spend time mentoring them. Just as your mentor has taught you, it is your responsibility as a mentor to teach our judges the important things to look at within your breed standard from a breeder’s standpoint.

Be a mentor, and share the information you and your breed club want to be taught to the folks who are judging.

— Kim ByrdMiniature Pinscher Club of America; June 2015 AKC Gazette

Please contact the AHCA's Mentor Program Chairperson Christine Pinkston for information about afghan hounds or referral to a mentor near you. Current AHCA members should contact the Mentor Program Chairperson for inclusion on this list so they are added to the official AKC Giving Back Mentor Program for Afghan Hounds.

Please select a mentor in your area from the following list:

Afghan Hound Club of America, Inc. has 74 registered members
Location
Name
Phone Number(s)
eContact
AR
Eureka Springs
949-929-5760
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AZ
Phoenix
602-765-4774
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AZ
Tuscon
520-219-1639
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CA
Redlands
909-798-0567
909-702-0363
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CA
Tarzana
818-996-0130
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CA
Paradise
530-877-6235
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CA
Paradise
530-877-6235
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CA
Valley Center
760-749-6365
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CA
Nevada City
530-477-7108
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CA
Santa Ana
714-771-7276
714-878-1623
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CA
Sunnyvale
408-738-2176
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CA
Grass Valley
530-272-8450
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CA
Weaverville
530-623-4162
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CA
Santa Barbara
CA
Gilroy
408-842-9417
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CA
El Cajon
619-445-1212
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CA
Camarillo
805-419-6317
818-421-1704
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CO
Watkins
303-366-8659
303-362-8700
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CO
Grand Junction
970-242-8194
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CT
Oxford
203-888-9274
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CT
Oxford
203-888-9274
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FL
Jacksonville
FL
Baca Raton
610-283-0800
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FL
Ft. Myers
239-561-7336
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FL
Palm Harbor
727-939-2729
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FL
Melbourne Beach
321-951-7019
321-626-3718
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FL
Melbourne Beach
321-951-7019
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FL
Laurel
941-485-6672
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FL
Gulfport
727-289-2095
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FL
Gulfport
7272892095
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GA
Rome
706-409-4487
706-232-1667
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GA
Cumming
770-205-6052
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GA
Atlanta
404-303-8999
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IL
Chicago
773-868-6251
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IL
Libertyville
847-362-4933
847-224-0834
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IL
Libertyville
847-362-4933
847-224-0834
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IL
Fox Lake
847-973-1845
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IL
Wauconda,
847-668-8743
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IN
Osceola
574-675-9335
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KY
Murray
270-873-8109
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MA
Chicopee
413-594-2392
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MD
Darnestown
301-590-9056
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MD
Potomac
301-299-3989
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MD
Mt. Airy
301-831-5554
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MI
Sterling Heights
586-933-5682
810-241-2529
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MI
Detroit
313-838-6642
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MN
Maple Grove
763-424-7803
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MN
St. Michael
763-497-9832
952-937-0400
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NC
Charlotte
704-202-9169
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NC
Chapel Hill
919-533-6670
702-592-0014
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NJ
Lebanon
908-735-9673
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NJ
Annandale
908-735-6258
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NJ
Annandale
908-735-6258
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NM
Las Cruces
575-382-6819
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NY
Great Neck
770-946-1880
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NY
Elmira
607-732-0793
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NY
Fort Salonga
631-269-6994
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OH
Toledo
419-473-8817
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OH
Cincinnati
513-381-5353
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OH
Cardington
419-864-3016
614-419-2152
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OR
Springfield
541-228-4968
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PA
Westfield
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PA
Pittsburgh
412-721-3647
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TX
Richmond
281-341-8223
713-206-2559
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TX
Richmond
281-341-8223
281-380-2136
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VA
Springfield
703-451-5656
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VA
Virginia Beach
757-426-2018
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WA
Woodinville
425-788-4794
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WA
Port Angeles
360-457-6014
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WI
Richfield
262-297-1146
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