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

2022 AKC & ASFA Combined Bowen Top 5

Placement Name AKC points ASFA points Combined
1 FC Kominek's Ingvar Of Synergon MC LCX2 70 26 96
2 NFC FC Kominek's Fleura At Acires MC LCX BCAT 70 25 95
3 DC Kominek's Helenium SC 44 23 67
4 FC Kominek's Maid Of Sapphires MC LCX3 BCAT 50 12 62
5 Lagertha Xoransdottir Of Synergon DCAT 2 51 53

2022 ASFA Lure Coursing Top 20

Rank Call Name Registration Name Owner Region Top 20 Pts BOB Wins BIF Earned
1 Lagertha Lagertha Xoransdottir Of Synergon FCh,ORC,GRC D.Hayman 9 51 17 0
2 Luka Lazul of Synergon M.O'Neill 3 39 3 0
3 Ingvar FC Kominek's Ingvar Of Synergon MC LCX2 E.& S.Kominek 7 26 0 0
4 Fleura NFC FC Kominek's Fleura At Acires MC LCX BCAT E.Seward/E.& S.Kominek 7 25 3 1
5 Morocca Kepi's Morraca Carnation Of Synergon E.Abresch/M.O'Neill 3 24 3 0
6 Rosie DC Kominek's Helenium SC L.Killian/E.& S.Kominek 7 23 1 0
6 Jeopardi Ch Ysanti Aeolus Watchin' Jeopardi At Cameo FCh C.Sullivan/D.Britton 3 23 20 2
8 Feniq Ch Ysanti Rahwynd Poseidon On A Jetski FCh D.Britton/C.Sullivan 3 20 8 0
8 Nike DC Ysanti Notorious Nike TCP,FCh,SC,JOR,SSR,GRC V.Fagre-Stroetz 5 20 5 0
10 Red Kepi's Big Red Of Synergon E.Abresch/M.O'Neill 3 18 1 0
11 Soraya Tiara's U Got The Look D.DuVall 2 14 3 0
12 Narcissa GCh,DC Kominek's Narcissa FCh,MC,LCX E.& S.Kominek 7 13 0 0
13 Brienne FC Kominek's Maid Of Sapphires LCM,SC,LCX2 E.& S.Kominek 7 12 0 0
14 Jib Hosanna Star Spangled Job FCh Bruce Klimek 6 11 0 0
15 Mannie Imanea El Iraj V.& R.Koscinski 2 10 1 0
15 Man Ray L-Man-Ray of Synergon E.Abresch 3 10 0 0
17 Hamish Cayblu Suni Lafayette BN,RI,JC,AXP,OJP C.Kirchmeyer 6 9 2 0
18 Coco Popovs Cosmopolitan FCh,CD,BN,SC,AX,OAJ,RE C.Kirchmeyer 6 8 0 0
18 Gaia Kominek's Gaia E.& S.Kominek/V.Pendleton 8 8 2 0
18 Drum Hosanna Whispering Drum FCh B.Klimek 6 8 0 0
18 Reggae Bharasseyduran Ariel At Cayblu BN,RE,SC C.Kirchmeyer 6 8 1 0

2022 AKC Lure Coursing Bowen Top 100 Afghan Hounds

Rank Name Sex Points
1 FC Kominek's Ingvar Of Synergon MC LCX2 D 70
1 NFC FC Kominek's Fleura At Acires MC LCX BCAT B 70
3 FC Kominek's Maid Of Sapphires MC LCX3 BCAT B 50
4 DC Kominek's Helenium SC B 44
5 DC Carolina Monarch's Golden Fire SC B 33
5 Valhalla Velma Kelly SC B 33
7 FC Holdwin's Jack O' Lantern SC DCAT CGC D 32
8 GCHS DC Suni's Blazin' Saddles At Stardrift SC BCAT D 26
8 FC Kominek's Freya MC LCX2 B 26
10 GCH DC Kominek's Narcissa MC LCX2 B 25
11 Kominek's Hyacinth SC B 21
12 CH Holdwin's Mistress Of The Dark For Suni & Sumahari RI SC BCAT CGC TKN B 16
13 FC Hosanna Whispering Drum SC BCAT D 15
14 GCH DC Exquisite Red Skye At Night MC D 14
15 CH Pure Joy's Spaghetti And Meatballs JC CA DCAT CGCA CGCU TKN D 13
16 FC Tiara's U Got The Look SC DCAT B 12
16 CH Komar's Dance'N Rayn B 12
18 GCHS DC Jorogz' Ember 'N Ashes At Liebran SC D 11
19 Kominek's Hickory FDC BCAT CGC TKN ATT D 10
20 FC Vahalah Atala Naranj Oranje MC LCX B 9
20 DC Komar's Allure'N Amour SC B 9
22 CH Zavin's Fast Love RA SC BCAT CGCA CGCU B 8
22 Imanea El Iraja SC D 8
24 Hosanna Star Spangled Jib SC D 7
25 FC Waru-Shah's Ghislaine Setareh MC CA B 6
25 Sahara's All The Brahms And Whistles JC CA BCAT D 6
25 GCHG DC Suni Sir Viveur RE MC LCX2 BCAT CGC TKN D 6
28 FC Vahalah Ardiri Naranj Oranje MC B 5
28 CH Spice Hill I'M A Hoot CA B 5
28 GCH DC Symphony's Suite Rendezvous With Mozart SC B 5
28 FC Komar's Bits'N Spurs SC D 5
28 GCH CH Komar's Sweet'N Spicy SC B 5
28 Wynsyr Deep Thought D 5
28 Cayblu Suni LaFayette BN RI JC AXP OJP D 5
35 FC Fadiahr El Iraja MC D 4
35 Komar's Mean Girl, Shaari, Not Shaari SC B 4
35 GCH CH Absolyut Bombina SC CA DCAT B 4
38 DC Watling Street Zarin Sun At Dvangel MC LCX B 3
38 GCH CH Jorogz' Beach Party JC B 3
38 Westwind's Rue Catch'N Fire B 3
38 GCHB DC Komar's Ris'N Smoke MC MX MXJ MJB XF BCAT D 3
38 GCH CH Polo's Chanson Noire A Bakura CD BN RE SC BCAT ACT1 CGC TKI B 3
38 Cayblu Bayonette SC BCAT D 3
38 Ruzka High Life At Hot Beach D 3
45 DC Ysanti Notorious Nike SC B 2
45 GCH CH Symphony's Petite Portrait Of Mozart SC B 2
45 Holdwin's Howling Good Time V Mazshalna JC BCAT D 2
45 Sleepless In Seattle Specially For You D 2
45 Lagertha Xoransdottir Of Synergon DCAT B 2
50 Mayuhime Hepworth BCAT B 1
50 Zoso's Princess Leia SC B 1
50 Popovs Cosmopolitan CD BN RE SC AX OAJ B 1
50 Eximius Lilies 'N' Pearls SC B 1
50 FC Debmar's Surrender To The Dance MC LCX D 1
50 Bharasseyduran Ariel At Cayblu BN RE SC B 1
50 Kominek's Heath SC D 1

2021 ASFA Lure Coursing Bowen Top 20 Afghan Hounds

Rank Call Name Registered Name Owner Region Top 20 Pts BOB Wins
1 Ingvar FC Kominek's Ingvar Of Synergon FCh,SC E.& S.Kominek 7 42 4
2 Jeopardi Ch Ysanti Aeolus Watchin' Jeopardi At Cameo FCh C.Sullivan/D.Britton 3 22 7
2 Freya FC Kominek's Freya SC E.& S.Kominek 7 22 1
4 Isha Ishq Of Synergon E.Abresch 2 14 2
4 Rozie GCh,DC Suni's Prairie Rose At Stardrift SC,RA,BCAT,TKN,FDC L.& J.Hicks/D.Howard/R.Booker 4 14 2
6 Narcissa Ch Kominek's Narcissa FCh,SC E.& S.Kominek 7 12 0
7 Nike Ch Ysanti Notorious Nike TCP,FCh V.Fagre-Stroetz 5 11 3
7 Fleura Kominek's Fleura At Acires E.Seward/E.& S.Kominek 7 11 2
7 Feniq Ch Ysanti Rahwynd Poseidon On A Jetski FCh D.Britton/C.Sullivan 3 11 1
7 Lucius FC Kominek's Lucius SC M.Terry 6 11 2
11 Lena DC Kominek's Calaeno FCh,SC E.& S.Kominek 7 10 0
11 Brienne FC Kominek's Maid Of Sapphires LCM,SC,LCX2 E.& S.Kominek 7 10 0
11 Coco Popovs Cosmopolitan C.Kirchmeyer 6 10 2
14 Drum Hosanna Whispering Drum FCh B.Klimek 6 8 0
14 Gaia Kominek's Gaia E.& S.Kominek 7 8 1
14 Lageretha Lagertha Xoransdottir Of Synergon D.Hayman 9 8 8
14 Chase GChG,DC Suni Sir Viveur RE,MC,LCX2,BCAT,CGC,TKN L.& J.Hicks 4 8 3
14 Charlotte Dream A Little Dream Of Me K.O'Brien/J.Martin 9 8 5
19 Oakley Ysanti Triton Surfing The Wave A.Kallod/K.Bruggerman 5 7 1
19 Ghisa FC Waru-Shah's Ghislaine Setareh FCh,SC D.Hayman 9 7 1

2021 AKC Lure Coursing Bowen Top 50 Afghan Hounds

Rank Name Sex Points
1 FC Kominek's Freya MC LCX2 B 129
2 FC Kominek's Ingvar Of Synergon MC LCX2 D 83
3 FC Kominek's Maid Of Sapphires MC LCX2 BCAT B 74
4 FC Kominek's Lucius MC LCX3 D 66
5 GCH DC Kominek's Narcissa MC LCX B 60
6 FC Hosanna Whispering Drum SC BCAT D 31
7 FC Kominek's Fleura At Acires SC B 24
8 DC Kominek's Celaeno MC LCX2 B 19
9 Holdwin's Jack O' Lantern BCAT CGC D 15
10 CH Absolyut Bombina CA DCAT B 14
11 GCH DC Exquisite Red Skye At Night MC D 13
11 Mozarts Symphony Shakespeare In Love SC D 13
13 DC Ysanti Notorious Nike SC B 12
13 Carolina Monarch's Golden Fire JC B 12
13 CH Holdwin's Mistress Of The Dark For Suni & Sumahari RI JC BCAT CGC TKN B 12
16 GCHS CH Jorogz' Ember 'N Ashes At Liebran SC D 10
16 Ishq Of Synergon B 10
18 GCH DC Symphony's Suite Rendezvous With Mozart SC B 9
18 CH Kominek's Helenium B 9
20 Kominek's Heath SC D 7
20 Imanea El Iraja D 7
20 FC Debmar's Surrender To The Dance MC LCX D 7
20 DC Watling Street Zarin Sun At Dvangel MC LCX B 7
24 Eximius Lilies 'N' Pearls B 6
24 CH Xotica By Invitation Only At Pahlavi JC CA DCAT D 6
24 Lazul Of Synergon B 6
24 FC Waru-Shah's Ghislaine Setareh MC CA B 6
24 CH Ysanti Triton Surfing The Wave D 6
29 Kaatje Vlam Of Synergon B 5
29 Hosanna Star Spangled Jib SC D 5
29 FC Tiara's U Got The Look SC DCAT B 5
32 FC Vahalah Atala Naranj Oranje MC LCX B 4
32 Kali Khatvanga Of Synergon B 4
32 GCH CH Symphony's Petite Portrait Of Mozart SC B 4
35 Mayuhime Hepworth BCAT B 3
35 FC Vahalah Ardiri Naranj Oranje MC B 3
35 CH Zavin's Fast Love RI JC BCAT CGCA CGCU B 3
35 GCH CH Ysanti Mighty Aphrodite B 3
35 Lagertha Xoransdottir Of Synergon B 3
35 GCH CH Komar's Sweet'N Spicy SC B 3
35 FC Komar's Bits'N Spurs SC D 3
35 Bharasseyduran Ariel At Cayblu RE SC B 3
43 Kominek's Heather B 2
43 Cayblu Suni LaFayette BN RI JC OAP NJP D 2
43 Valhalla Velma Kelly B 2
43 GCHB DC Komar's Swirl'N Wind SC B 2
43 Kominek's Hyacinth B 2
43 Popovs Cosmopolitan BN RE SC AX OAJ B 2
43 Cayblu Bayonette JC D 2
43 GCH CH Jorogz' Beach Party JC B 2
43 FC Fadiahr El Iraja MC D 2