Lure Coursing

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The sport of Lure coursing has been enjoyed by Afghan Hounds and their people for decades. A growing number of Afghan Hound show champions are also field champions or certified coursers, though a show championship is not a prerequisite for field competition.

Both the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the American Sighthound Field Association (ASFA) have nationwide field trial systems, which are implemented by sanctioned clubs located in almost every state. Placing a puppy in a lure coursing home is an outstanding option because the dog must be kept in good physical condition to be competitive in the field.

Breeders and owners alike experience a special attraction and fulfillment at the sight of their Afghan Hound's sheer delight and enjoyment in the chase. Afghan Hound fanciers appreciate the breed standard of points in a whole new way when they are introduced to lure coursing. The unique characteristics of the breed outlined in the Standard are based upon the ancient sight and hunting capabilities of the Afghan Hound.

(Reprinted from Introduction to the Afghan Hound)

AKC's guide to Getting Started in Lure Coursing

For more information, contact the AHCA's Lure Coursing Committee Chairperson: Eddie Kominek

2020 AKC Lure Coursing Bowen Top 20

Rank Name Sex Points
1 FC Kominek's Lucius MC LCX2 D 78
2 FC Kominek's Freya MC LCX B 60
3 FC Kominek's Ingvar Of Synergon MC LCX2 D 57
4 GCH DC Symphony's Suite Rendezvous With Mozart SC B 36
5 FC Kominek's Maid Of Sapphires MC LCX2 BCAT B 35
6 GCH DC Kominek's Narcissa MC LCX B 29
7 FC Kominek's Fleura At Acires SC B 23
8 FC Waru-Shah's Ghislaine Setareh MC CA B 19
9 GCHS CH Jorogz N Zia Waiting To Xhale SC B 15
9 FC Komar's Bits'N Spurs SC D 15
11 DC Kominek's Electra At Wicked SC B 14
12 DC Komar's Katus'N Thorns SC B 12
12 GCH DC Suni's Prairie Rose At Stardrift CD BN RA FDC SC BCAT CGC TKN B 12
14 GCHS CH Jorogz' Ember 'N Ashes At Liebran SC D 11
15 GCH DC Exquisite Red Skye At Night MC D 10
15 GCH CH Symphony's Petite Portrait Of Mozart SC B 10
17 DC Suni's Stardrift'N Cowboy SC BCAT CGC D 9
17 DC Kominek's Celaeno MC LCX2 B 9
19 Imanea El Iraja D 7
20 GCH CH Komar's Sweet'N Spicy SC B 5
20 Kominek's Andromeda At Quohadi SC B 5
20 Komar's Mean Girl, Shaari, Not Shaari SC B 5
20 CH Komar's Jaxx'N Jazzy Dancer SC D 5
24 FC Vahalah Atala Naranj Oranje MC LCX B 4
24 Dream A Little Dream Of Me JC CAA BCAT B 4
24 DC Komar's Kiss N Tell MC LCX DCAT B 4
24 GCH DC Suni's One Time Affair V Mazshalna RA SC BCAT CGC TKN D 4

2020 ASFA Lure Coursing Bowen Top 20

Rank Call Name Afghan Hound Owner Region Top 20 Pts BOB BIF
1 Drum Hosanna Whispering Drum FCh B.Klimek 6 14 5 0
2 Feniq Ysanti Rahwynd Poseidon On A Jetski FCh D.Britton/C.Sullivan 3 12 5 0
3 Jeopardi Ch Ysanti Aeolus Watchin' Jeopardi At Cameo FCh C.Sullivan/D.Britton 3 11 4 0
3 Jib Hosanna Star Spangled Job Bruce Klimek 6 11 3 0
3 Magnus Exquisite Crown Prince of Elation FCh T.& C.Thomas/B.A.& H.Hall 8 11 5 0
6 Versace Afghantis Versace Riverview B.& R.Nicholson 9 10 8 0
7 Storm GCh Exquisite Red Skye At Night LCM D.& L.Reisinger 7 6 6 0
7 Soraya Tiara's U Got The Look D.DuVall 2 6 1 0
7 Tux Candyland Yippeekiyay Tirzah F.Parke/R.White 9 6 0 0
7 Brienne FC Kominek's Maid Of Sapphires LCM,SC,LCX2 E.& S.Kominek 7 6 1 1
11 Sedona FC Desert Sedona Van Oranje FCh,MC V. & R. Koscinski 2 4 0 0
12 Atala Vahalah Atala Naranj Oranje S.Meuler/V.Koscinski 2 3 0 0
13 Elise Twyshire Lotus Elise RN,CA,BCAT N.Mayfield 6 2 1 0
13 Ingvar FC Kominek's Ingvar Of Synergon FCh,SC E.& S.Kominek 7 2 1 0
13 Mannie Imanea El Iraj V.& R.Koscinski 2 2 0 0
13 Coco Popovs Cosmopolitan C.Kirchmeyer 6 2 1 0
13 Sapphire Ch Tirzah Out Of The Blue F.Parke 9 2 0 0
13 Maya Ishara So Dear To My Heart J.& R.Miller/K.Nemeth/C.Bower 6 2 1 0
19 Narcissa Ch Kominek's Narcissa FCh,SC E.& S.Kominek 7 1 0 0
19 Ruthy Polos Divine Bella Blu S.Evans/A.Eastlick/L.Amadeo 1 1 1 0

2019 ASFA Lure Coursing Bowen Top 20

Rank Call Name Registered Name Owner Region Top 20 Pts BOB Wins BIF
1 Narcissa Ch Kominek's Narcissa FCh,SC E.& S.Kominek 7 41 4 0
2 Nike Ch Ysanti Notorious Nike TCP,FCh V.Fagre-Stroetz 5 36 14 0
3 Typsy Evensong's Sit Down You're Rockin The Boat LCM R.& L.Jordan 8 31 3 0
4 Ingvar FC Kominek's Ingvar Of Synergon FCh,SC E.& S.Kominek 7 28 1 0
5 Sansa FC Kominek's Lady Of The Court LCM,SC R.& L.Jordan/S.Kominek 8 24 2 0
6 Ghisa Waru-Shah's Ghislaine Setareh SC D.Hayman 9 23 18 0
7 Feniq Ysanti Rahwynd Poseidon On A Jetski FCh D.Britton/C.Sullivan 3 21 1 0
7 Magnus Exquisite Crown Prince of Elation T.& C.Thomas/B.A.& H.Hall 8 21 8 0
9 Jeopardi Ysanti Aeolus Watchin' Jeopardi At Cameo C.Sullivan/D.Britton 3 19 8 0
9 Phredi GCh Ysanti Mighty Aphrodite V.Fagre-Stroetz 5 19 1 0
11 Tango FC Debmar's Surrender To The Dance FCh,SC,SOR,ORC,LCX,GRC V.Fagre-Stroetz 5 18 3 0
12 Storm GCh Exquisite Red Skye At Night LCM D.& L.Reisinger 7 17 15 0
13 Drum Hosanna Whispering Drum B.Klimek 6 16 9 0
14 Lucius FC Kominek's Lucius SC M.Terry 6 14 2 1
15 Millie FC Evensong's Thoroughly Modern Millie LCM,SC R.& L.Jordan 8 13 2 0
16 Remi Kominek's Andromeda At Quohadi S.Hughes 8 11 3 0
16 Soleil DC Watling Street Zarin Sun At Dvangel LCM,MC,LCX E.& S.Kominek 7 11 0 0
18 Isha Ishq Of Synergon E.Abresch 2 9 4 2
19 Oakley Ysanti Triton Surfing The Wave A.Kallod/K.Bruggerman 5 7 0 0
19 Tux Candyland Yippeekiyay Tirzah F.Parke/R.White 9 7 6 0

2018 ASFA Lure Coursing Bowen Top 20

Rank Call Name Total competing: 48 Owner Region Top 20 Pts BOB Wins BIF Earned
1 Typsy Evensong's Sit Down You're Rockin The Boat FCh R.& L.Jordan 8 50 5 0
2 Revel Ch Aqua's Dance On Little Girl At Zen E.Klosson/S.Ferraro 8 43 12 1
3 Sansa Kominek's Lady Of The Court LCM R.& L.Jordan/S.Kominek 8 42 4 0
4 Ingvar Kominek's Ingvar Of Synergon FCh E.& S.Kominek 7 26 1 0
5 Lena DC Kominek's Calaeno FCh,SC E.& S.Kominek 7 24 2 0
5 Lucius FC Kominek's Lucius SC M.Terry 6 24 3 2
7 Millie FC Evensong's Thoroughly Modern Millie LCM,SC R.& L.Jordan 8 21 0 0
8 Storm Ch Exquisite Red Skye At Night LCM D.& L.Reisinger 7 20 9 0
9 Zephyr DC Zen Can't Catch Me! FCh,SC E.Klosson 8 17 1 1
10 Brienne FC Kominek's Maid Of Sapphires LCM,SC E.& S.Kominek 7 12 0 0
11 Tango FC Debmar's Surrender To The Dance FCh,SC,SOR,ORC V.Fagre-Stroetz 5 10 7 0
11 Ellie Kominek's Electra At Wicked A.Donoho/E.& S.Kominek 7 10 1 1
13 Narcissa Ch Kominek's Narcissa SC E.& S.Kominek 7 9 0 0
13 Komo Komar's Smok'N Gun FCh,SC,CA,CGC,JOR J.Callaghan 5 9 8 0
15 Leo Kominek's Draco E.& S.Kominek/L.Killian 7 6 0 0
15 Natalie Le Nobel's Lucky To Be Me P.Dahlman/D.Elkes/B.& J.Le Noble 7 6 2 0
15 Gaston Gaston La Gaffe Del Gran Pamir FCh P.Dahlman 7 6 0 0
18 Fadiahr Fadiahr El Iraja FCh V.& R.Koscinski 2 5 2 0
19 Hammer Ch Seafire's Champagne Wishes LCM E.Leng 7 4 1 0
20 Zahdi FC Regimes The Princess Shahrazad FCh,SC P.Krauthoff/J.Traver 9 3 2 0
20 Coco Popovs Cosmopolitan C.Kirchmeyer 6 3 2 0
20 Jeopardi Ysanti Aeolus Watchin' Jeopardi At Cameo C.Sullivan/D.Britton 3 3 1 0
20 Chase Ch Suni Sir Viveur RN L.& J.Hicks 4 3 0 0
20 Feniq Ysanti Rahwynd Poseidon On A Jetski D.Britton/C.Sullivan 3 3 1 0
20 Atala Vahalah Atala Naranj Oranje S.Meuler/V.Koscinski 2 3 0 0