Friday, November 2, 2012


GCH CH Thaon’s Mowgli

The Afghan Hound is the breed that got me hooked on dog shows.  In 1968 I watched the Afghan Hound, CH Dahnwood Gabriel, handled by Michele Leathers Billings, win BIS at the Memphis Kennel Club show here in my hometown and I have been a dog show junkie ever since.

This past week more than 200 of the aristocratic dogs gathered in Atlanta for the 2012 National Specialty of the Afghan Hound Club of America.  Helen Winski Stein had the Best of Breed judging and she chose GCH CH Thaon’s Mowgli as her Best In Specialty Show.  Her Best of Opposite Sex was CH Jakar An Affair Most Wicked, her Winners Dog  was Regimes Thriller of Elmo and her Winners Bitch/Best of Winners was  Jama Winsong Heavenly Delight.

It was an unprecedented fourth national title in a row for Mowgli and breeder/owner/handler Jay Hafford.  Mowgli is currently the nation’s Number One Afghan Hound and Number Three Hound, all remarkable accomplishments done in limited showing,  Congratulations to Jay, co-breeder/owner James Blanchard and owner Ann Sterner.


  1. These Afghound hounds are remarcable. The meeting in Atlanta was really high quality.
    Best regards