Western Afghan Hound Club - Regional South West of England UK Afghans Breed Club
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Western Afghan Hound Club - Regional South West of England UK Afghans Breed Club
Western Afghan Hound Club - Regional South West of England UK Afghans Breed Club
Western Afghan Hound Club - Regional South West of England UK Afghans Breed Club
Western Afghan Hound Club - Regional South West of England UK Afghans Breed Club
Western Afghan Hound Club - Regional South West of England UK Afghans Breed Club

 

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Management of the Club

 

Patron: Valerie West (Bellapais)

President: Clari Cross (Gilari)

Chairman: David Evans (Numa)

Secretary: Jill Cross (Gilari)

Treasurer: Bronwyn Lawson-Ball (Zarcar)

 

Committee members

Francis Hearne

Sue Kemp

Annette Latham-Jackson

Jo Smith

Tammie Wardell

 

Hon Vice-Presidents:

Dave Adams (Zandahar);

Terry Carr (Bozwood);

Clari Cross (Gilari);

Roy Cowell (Kimani);

David Evans (Numa);

 

 

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Western Afghan Hound Club Committee President: Clari Cross

 

President: Clari Cross

 

 

 

 

Western Afghan Hound Club Committee Patron: Valerie West

 

Patron: Valerie West

 

 

 

 

Western Afghan Hound Club Committee Secretary: Jill Cross

 

Secretary: Jill Cross

About Western Afghan Hound Club

 

Western Afghan Hound Club was formed in 1968 and provides afghan enthusiasts the opportunity to exhibit their hounds at two annual Open Shows and a Championship Show.

 

The aims and objectives of the Club are to promote interest in the Afghan Hound and to maintain its future in the UK. We aim to promote breed classes within the region and can provide judges or rosette sponsorship to societies that use judges from our lists. Our judging criteria and application forms can be downloaded from the Downloads secton to your left.

 

 

We hold various social events, seminars and provide our members with back copies of Affi Magazine if required.

 

Colour Newletter

 

 

Education

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Western Afghan Hound Club

GENERAL CODE OF ETHICS

 

All members of the Western Afghan Hound Club undertake to abide by its general Code of Ethics.

 

Club members:

 

Will properly house, feed, water and exercise all dogs under their care and arrange for appropriate veterinary attention if and when required.

 

Will agree without reservation that any veterinary surgeon who performs an operation on any of their dogs which alters the natural conformation of the animal, or who carries out a caesarean section on a bitch may report such operatiions to the Kennel Club.

 

Will adopt a responsible approach to breeding and general care of the breed and that no bitch under the age of 2 years will be bred from.

 

Will agree that no healthy puppy will be culled. Puppies which may not conform to the Breed Standard should be placed in suitable homes.

 

Will abide by all aspects of the Animal Welfare Act.

 

Will not create demand for, nor supply, puppies that have been docked illegally.

 

Will agree not to breed from a dog or bitch which could be in any way harmful to the dog or  to the breed.

 

Will not allow any of their dogs to roam at large or to cause a nuisance to neighbours or those carrying out official duties.

 

Will ensure that their dogs wear properly tagged collars and will be kept leashed or under effective control when away from home.

 

Will clean up after their dogs in public places or anywhere their dogs are being exhibited.

 

Will only sell dogs where there is a reasonable expectation of a happy and healthy life and will help with the re-homing of a dog if the initial circumstances change.

 

Will supply written details of all dietary requirements and give guidance concerning responsible ownership when placing dogs in a new home.

 

Will ensure that all relevant Kennel Club documents are provided to the new owner when selling or transferring a dog, and will agree, in writing, to forward any relevant documents at the earliest opportunity, if not immediately available.

 

Will not sell any dog to commercial dog wholesalers, retail pet dealers or directly or indirectly allow dogs to be given as a prize or donation in a competition of any kind.  Will not sell by sale or auction Kennel Club registration certificates as stand alone items (not accompanying a dog).

 

Will not knowingly misrepresent the characteristics of the breed nor falsely advertise dogs nor mislead any person regarding the health or quality of a dog.

 

Will not misrepresent the Club or the Breed on Social Media.

 

Members will when breeding dogs, adopt as a minimum standard, the principles, requirements and recommendations as embodied in the Kennel Club's Assured Breeder Scheme. It is strongly recommended that Members who breed should apply to join the scheme.

 

Breach of these provisions may result in expulsion from club membership, and/or disciplinary action by the Kennel Club and/or reporting to the relevant authorities for legal action, as appropriate.

 

 

Western Afghan Hound Club Committee Chairman: David Evans

 

Chairman: David Evans

 

History of Western Afghan Hound Club

 

The Western Afghan Hound Club was founded in 1968 by a group of enthusiasts and originally held a Limited Show and an Open Show.

 

The Club’s first President was the late Mrs Wyn Leest (Chitral).

The Club’s first Secretary was Mrs Linda Hammerberg.

The Club’s first Treasurer was Mr Vincent Gwilym.

 

The first Championship Show was held at RAF Credenhill in Hereford in 1973 and we had 452 entries from 298 exhibits. Our judges were Carole Walkden (Alyshan) and Anna Paton (Amudarya).

 

CC’s at that first Show were awarded to Sid & Joan Pollock’s Ch Ghurra Khan of Tarril and Dennis McCarth’y Ch Tzara of Pooghan.

 

Our largest entry was in 1979 when we had 536 entries from 376 exhibits.

 

We held our 25th Anniversary Championship Show in 1998 and our judges were Shirley Carr (Bozwood) and Roberta Hall (Saxonmill).

 

The application to form a Club was Sponsored by the Southern Afghan Club whose Chairman was Mr Charles Harrison (Visnu) and Secretary was Mr Albert Munroe.

 

There were three choices of names, these were

1.Western Afghan Hound Club

2.Wales & West

3.Western counties

 

The object of forming the Club was written as:

To provide a breed club in an area which is without one for the advancement and enjoyment of afghan hounds, to hold its own shows classifying our breed, to provide additional functions with the aim of protecting and improving our hounds according to the breed standard.

 

Founder Members

 

Original Committee  

 

Mr Dave Adams

Mrs J Best

Mr John Bland (Vhandahl)

Mr Gwyn Cornock

Mr Ernie Dawson-Craven

Mrs Lyn Delaney (Kalafrana)

Mr George Eliot

Mrs Dorothea Edge

Mr Paul Fairclough

Mrs S Godfrey

Mr Vincent Gwilym

Mrs Linda Hammerberg (later Linda Cook)

Mrs Jenny Hicks (Nuree)

Mrs Carole Hill (Azka)

Mr John Lewis

Mrs Chris Mahn

Mrs Gaynor Milne

Mr Jim Thompson

Mrs Fred Whitely

Mr Colin Williams

Mr Dennis Winters

Mrs Joan Wonnacott (Isfahan)

Mrs Pelaides

Mrs Ann Ryan

Miss Stella Smith (Kariz)

 

 

Mrs Di Bowdler Townsend

Mr E Dawson Craven

Mrs J Hicks

Mr D Adams

Mrs Ann Ryan

Mr Geoff Milne

Mrs Dorothea Edge

Mrs Joan Wonnacott

Mrs C Mahn

Mrs Joan Bland

Mrs Carole Hill

Mrs Pelaides

Mr Eric Newham

Mr J Lewis

Mr Dennis Winters

 

 

 

Western Afghan Hound Club - Regional South West of England UK Afghans Breed Club
Western Afghan Hound Club - Regional South West of England UK Afghans Breed Club
Western Afghan Hound Club - Regional South West of England UK Afghans Breed Club
Western Afghan Hound Club - Regional South West of England UK Afghans Breed Club