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

2018 AKC Lure Coursing Bowen Top 20

Rank Name Sex Points
1 GCHB DC Suni Sir Viveur RE MC LCX2 BCAT CGC TKN D 160
2 DC Komar's Katus'N Thorns SC B 70
3 DC Suni's Stardrift'N Cowboy SC BCAT D 65
3 DC Suni's Prairie Rose At Stardrift RN SC BCAT CGC B 65
3 FC Komar's Bits'N Spurs SC D 65
6 GCH DC Kominek's Narcissa SC B 64
7 GCHS DC Bakura Suni Formula One CD RA MC LCX2 BCAT CGC TKN D 58
8 FC Kominek's Draco SC BCAT D 52
8 DC Komar's Kiss N Tell MC LCX BCAT B 52
10 FC Kominek's Ingvar Of Synergon MC D 48
11 DC Kominek's Celaeno SC LCX B 40
12 FC Kominek's Maid Of Sapphires MC LCX2 BCAT B 37
13 FC Kominek's Lucius SC D 35
14 GCH DC Suni's Delta Dawn RA MC LCX2 CGC TKN B 25
14 GCHB DC Komar's Swirl'N Wind SC B 25
16 Kominek's Salazar At Visions SC D 24
17 Komar's Allure'N Amour SC B 23
18 DC Suni Asia Starburst By Sumahari SC D 21
19 Komar's Red Baron D 19
20 GCH DC Sacrosanct Zen SC D 18
21 DC Kominek's Electra At Wicked SC B 17
22 Evensong's Sit Down You'Re Rockin The Boat SC B 16
23 GCH DC Kasban Believe In Me SC B 15
23 Mahadi's Marquesa SC B 15
23 FC Vahalah Atala Naranj Oranje MC LCX B 15

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

2017 ASFA Lure Coursing Bowen Top 20

Rank Call Name Afghan Hound  Owner Region Top 20 Pts BOB Wins BIF Earned
1 Zephyr FC Zen Can't Catch Me! FCh,SC E.Klosson 8 63 15 1
2 Sansa Kominek's Lady Of The Court LCM R.& L.Jordan/S.Kominek 8 50 3 0
3 Lena DC Kominek's Calaeno FCh,SC E.& S.Kominek 7 41 5 0
4 Brienne FC Kominek's Maid Of Sapphires FCh,SC E.& S.Kominek 7 37 2 0
5 Typsy Evensong's Sit Down You're Rockin The Boat FCh R.& L.Jordan 8 36 4 0
6 Storm Ch Exquisite Red Skye At Night LCM D.& L.Reisinger 7 31 16 2
6 Millie Evensong's Thoroughly Modern Millie FCh,SC R.& L.Jordan 8 31 2 0
8 Ingvar Kominek's Ingvar Of Synergon E.& S.Kominek 7 30 2 0
9 Prince Harry Kominek's The Stallion Can FCh J.Martin 9 24 5 0
10 Tariq Cameo Rahwynd Chasing A Ghost LCM3,VFCh,JOR,GRC D.Britton/C.Sullivan 3 15 5 0
11 Hammer Ch Seafire's Champagne Wishes LCM E.Leng 7 12 1 0
11 Casper Cameo's Friendly Ghost LCM4,VFCh,GRC,SOR,DT C.Sullivan 3 12 3 0
13 Soleil DC Watling Street Zarin Sun At Dvangel LCM,MC,LCX E.& S.Kominek 7 11 0 0
14 Twinkle Evensong's Written In The Stars M.Trifiro/D.Lake 9 10 3 0
14 Halle Ch Hot Beach Hallelujah LCM S.& T.Duay/J.Garner 7 10 1 0
14 Natalie Le Nobel's Lucky To Be Me P.Dahlman/D.Elkes/B.& J.Le Noble 7 10 2 0
17 Komo Komar's Smok'N Gun SC,CA,CGC,JOR J.Callaghan 5 9 2 0
17 Paris Girl Of Moulin Rouge Deg Afghans E.Leng/J.Ganoza/M.Powler 7 9 1 0
19 Rory El Zagel's Centuries of Youth FCh,GRC,SOR,ORC V.Fagre-Stroetz 5 7 2 0
19 Flirt FC Allures Just Give Me That Wink FCh,MC,LCX D.Delesandri/S.Norris 4 7 0 0
19 Dalton CH Chaos Dalton At El Zagel FCh B.Schulz/K.Bruggeman 5 7 1 0
19 Chase Ch Suni Sir Viveur RN L.& J.Hicks 4 7 2 0
19 Thor Ch Kasban-Seafire Sultan of Swing LCM3,CD,NAJ,CGC E.Leng 7 7 1 0
19 Autumn Cameo Rah-Wynd Indian Summer LCM4,VFCh,JOR,GRC C.Sullivan/D.Britton 3 7 1 0
19 Tango FC Debmar's Surrender To The Dance FCh,SC,SOR,ORC V.Fagre-Stroetz 5 7 1 1

2017 AKC Lure Coursing Bowen Top 20

Rank Name Sex Points
1 DC Kominek's Celaeno SC LCX B 84
2 FC Kominek's Maid Of Sapphires MC LCX BCAT B 65
3 GCH DC Kasban Believe In Me SC B 57
4 GCH DC Komar's Flame N Cherri SC B 41
4 DC Komar's Kiss N Tell SC B 41
6 DC Kominek's Electra At Wicked SC B 37
7 FC Kominek's Ingvar Of Synergon SC D 36
8 GCH DC Kominek's Play The Game Of Thrones MC B 34
9 DC Watling Street Zarin Sun At Dvangel MC LCX B 31
10 FC Elite Epic Wild Thing SC D 28
11 GCH DC Suni Sir Viveur RN SC CGC TKN D 27
11 FC Zen Can'T Catch Me! SC D 27
13 GCHB DC Komar's Ris'N Smoke MC D 23
14 DC Allure-Tzaneen Ever So Special MC D 21
15 DC Symphony's Standing Ovation For Mozart SC B 20
16 FC Vahalah Atala Naranj Oranje SC B 19
17 CH Suni Asia Starburst By Sumahari SC D 16
18 GCH DC Suni's Delta Dawn MC LCX CGC TKN B 15
19 FC Allures Just Give Me That Wink MC LCX B 14
19 DC Komar's Fire'N Ashes MC LCX B 14
19 GCH DC Perfections Lets Make It Legal At Bakhu MC LCX D 14
22 GCH CH Alphaville's Flash Forward SC D 13
22 DC Gaston La Gaffe Del Gran Pamir SC DCAT D 13
22 FC Debmar's Surrender To The Dance SC D 13
22 Suni Asia Starchaser By Sumahari SC CA CGC D 13
22 Gwich'Inz Divine Vizionz Of Summerwindz SC B 13

2013 ASFA Lure Coursing Bowen Top 20

Rank Call Name Registered Name Owner Points Bob BIF
1 Prince William FC Kominek's Hand Of The King, SFCh,C,CanFCh J.Martin 83 8 0
2 Autumn Cameo Rah-Wynd Indian Summer, LCM3,JOR,GRC B.Schulz/C.Sullivan/D.Britton 72 9 1
3 Tariq Cameo Rahwynd Chasing A Ghost, LCM2,JOR,GRC D.Britton/C.Sullivan 69 3 0
4 Casper Cameo's Friendly Ghost, LCM3,GRC,SOR,DT C.Sullivan 65 3 1
5 Thor Ch Kasban-Seafire Sultan of Swing, LCM2,CD,NAJ E.Leng 51 4 0
6 Kooba Kashan Egyptian Blue, FCh J.Anthony 43 4 0
7 Dalton CH Chaos Dalton At El Zagel, FCh B.Schulz/K.Bruggeman 36 2 0
8 Sasha Suni's Time To Run, FCh R.& K.Moffitt 34 1 0
9 Quinn El Zagel On The Road To Clinton D.Britton 33 7 1
9 Marley Ch Chaos-El Zagel Dani's GirlMarley, FCh K.Bruggeman/B.Schulz 33 2 0
11 Blondie Suncrest Legally Blonde J.Parks 30 6 0
12 Rhett FC Twyshire Satin Chase, FCh,SC,GRC,RA,JOR,CGC,CD N.Mayfield 28 3 0
12 Malone Am/Can/UKC Ch Charsada Dream No Small Dreams, LCM2,FChX,SC,JOR,SRM J.Martin 28 0 0
14 Mae West AlemkahComeUpNSeeMeSometime, FCh A.Richards 26 2 0
14 Jasmine FC Charsada A Whole New World, SC,CanFCh B.Burns 26 0 0
16 Dave Hit Me With Your Best Shot K.O'Brien 25 3 1
16 Promise UKC Ch,FC Twyshire Love By Promise, LCM,SC,RN,JOR,CGC N.Mayfield 25 0 0
18 Sansa Kominek's Lady Of The Court R.& L.Jordan/S.Kominek 22 3 0
18 Lady Bug Am DC/Can/UKC Ch Charsada Dreams Can Come True, LCM,FChX,SC,ORM3,RCHS B.Burns 22 0 0
20 Soleil DC Watling Street ZarinSunAtDvangel, FCh,SC E.& S.Kominek 21 2 0
20 Zia Ch Jakar Advice For The Modern Girl, FCh K.Hatch 21 1 0