Jack The Lad Of Kenstaff – Tuti

Some notes about our “Tüti”

Tüti’s real name was Jack the Lad of Kenstaff, a wonderful Golden male dog. The vaccination record however says. Colour: Isabell Born on June 4 1975 at Kennel-Club England (source also vaccination passport), we bought Jack after we moved to Bavaria and because we wanted a friend and companion for Billy (see my article about Bill von Horstereck). My father took me with him to a breeder located nearby in Bavaria as he wanted me to choose one of the dogs for Billy. Jack immediately catched my eye because he was the cutest little puppy thing I had ever seen at that time (I was a 11 year old boy). Of course Jack was a bit shy with only 2 months old, but very very friendly and nice. We had a deep connection within minutes...

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Bill von Horstereck – Billy

Some notes about our “Billy”

Billy’s real name was Bill von Horstereck, a wonderful brindle male dog. Born on 10.10.1973 at a breeder H. Timpe at Gelsenkirchen, Germany, my father bought him directly from the breeder as a puppy with only 2 months old as a wedding anniversary present for my mother (which was in December). We lived in Wolfsburg, Germany at that time. I was 9 years old. Soon after his arrival it turned out that he was severely sick. In the beginning the sickness was unknown but Billy suffered so much that I can vividly remember how he tried to hide in our cellar to die. But my parents would not give up. My mother tried several dog medicines, nothing worked. Obviously the veterinary at that time didn’t had a clue what Billy was suffering from...

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AHI Photo Galleries

Linked all the AHI Photo Gallery Albums on the Top main menu

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New Photo Upload Option

New option added to upload photos for inclusion on the AHI Pedigree Database

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Events Calendar


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Breed Information

Updated all Breed Information pages & links = http://ahinternational.net/breed-information/

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Jim Hickie’s “Fairy Tale”

Jim Hickie’s “Fairy Tale”

Introduction; There is an ongoing debate about the rights and wrongs of “trimming” and other measures designed to enhance the show Afghan Hound’s coat – in contraction to the words of the breed standard which state the coat must be allowed to develop naturally. The following article written by Jim Hickie addresses this issue , in Jim’s individual style. Please feel free to click on the mail link and let me know what you think!.

Once upon a time a young man called Fred found himself at a dog show and he admired the various breeds and the competition and by the end of the day had decided that he just must have a pedigreed dog to show...

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Pet Travel Scheme

Taking your pet abroad

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Austrian Show Procedures

CLASSES (for Sighthounds)

PUPPY CLASS 6 – 9 month
JUNIOR CLASS 9 – 18 month
OPEN CLASS older than 15 month

WORKING CLASS (with performance-document, NOT coursing-license). The sight-hound must have a FCI-run-license and must prove with at least 6 running without disqualification archieved the first third CHAMPION CLASS (Austrian or another country)

So you can enter your Affie between 15 – 24 month either in Intermed. class or in Open class, with performance-document either in Working class or in Open class. If you have an Austrian-Champion you have to enter the dog in Champion Class.


Junior Champion
you need 3 wins (1st place with “excellent”) in junior class or 2 wins in junior class and 1 in Intermed. Class or Open class till 24 month.

Austrian Cha...

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UK judges 2014 updated


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