Welcome to Afghan Hound Association website

AHA help for emergencies

The AHA felt that the current state of the nation’s health required some thought. We now have an Emergency Form which can be found on www.ahaonline.co.uk under Activities/Rescue. This form can be left by you for anyone accessing your home in order to safeguard your hounds. There are also a few useful tips to consider as well. Hopefully all our members are well and their hounds are enjoying their company. Nevertheless, now or at any time you may find these simple documents useful. For any further advice please contact our Rescue Officer melinda.hitch@yahoo.co.uk   Link to rescue

Dates for your diary 2020 

Saturday 18th April - AGM and Event including Points of Dog and "Afghan vs Allcomers Challenge" CANCELLED

Saturday 2nd May - Championship Show at Staffordshire County Showground - Please note change of date and venue CANCELLED

Saturday 15th August – Back to Back Open Shows

 About the Association

"The AHA is not quite as old as the breed in Britain but it has served the breed for longer than any other club.", wrote Ann Adams on her retirement as Secretary in 1984. Read more >>>


 About the Afghan Hound breed

Afghan Hounds are sight hounds originating from Afghanistan, they hunt by sight. In the UK Afghan Hounds belong to the Hound Group, while under FCI rules they are placed in Group X (Sighthounds). They have distinctive characteristics and features which make them unique. Their instinct is to chase and catch anything that is running. In their native country they were used to hunt antelope and gazelle and even snow leopards. They have very good vision, strong jaws. They have lean muscular bodies, a deep chest to house their lungs, and long powerful legs. In their native country their thick coat protected them against extreme cold of the upper snow regions, but equally shielded them from the sun in the desert areas. Read more >>>