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

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

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