Judge's Critique - Mickey Koss

The Carolina Afghan Hound Club
Saturday Oct 19, 2013

Overall I thought the quality was descent, bitches showing a lot more quality than the males. My concern was that several did not have stable enough temperaments to allow me to go over them without collapsing to the ground.  While the Afghan Hound is an Aloof breed, I feel they should not like having a stranger go over them, they should stand for it.  This is something that needs to be addressed in both breeding programs and in socializing puppies.  Shoulder angulation continues to be a serious problem with shoulders now not only straight but are being moved forward which creates lift of the front movement without reach.  This is evident when the front has to drop back down to hit the ground. 

In my Dog Classes I had nice quality with the younger males showing promise.  I ended up putting up a black & tan dog number 37.  This dog had some very nice things about him, nice side gait, nice to go over but his head was not his strong point.  I would have liked less back skull and longer muzzle.   My Reserve Winners Dog #17 was a dog that showed better in for the Winners Class and had a very Falstaff look about him.  He wasn't sure of himself enough which was the factor for me to go with the Black and Tan over the him.  I felt that with more experience he will be a dog that could do some very nice winning. My WD and RWD could have easily been reverse if the Cream would have had more confidence. 

The Bitch Classes again showed a lot more quality.  I ended up with a beautiful Black Masked Red puppy for Winners Bitch #10.  She moved around the ring on a loose lead with little effort and at exactly the right speed.  She presented a Classic look.  My Reserve Bitch#36 a brindle who was a quality entry also had a beautiful way of going around the ring.  Before the Winners Class I thought she is who I was going to end up with but on the day it would have been hard to deny the Puppy Bitch.

The Specials Class showed the most quality.  This was a very difficult group to judge because on a different day Any One Of Them could have won the Breed.  This is the challenge for Judges to try to remain true to themselves, look at what is being presented on the day, and come up with all the same qualities that were rewarded earlier.  I had them all come in the ring free stack and then move around by themselves.   To me it is important that a Specialty winner should be able to hold themselves together on their own without anyone twisting them into position.  I can learn a lot about the animal doing this.  This group showed they all could do this extremely well.  I ended up with a  brindle dog #43 that showed beautiful side gait, great presence, and held himself together thru to the end.  The Winners Bitch puppy was my Best of Winners, and Best of Opposite #46 was so nice to go over along with being another nice moving Afghans.  My Selects both are just good overall Afghan Hounds that on another day I would have been proud to give the top honors to.  Award of Merits also fell into the same as the Selects numbers #44, 48, and 49.

I want to Thank everyone for a Wonderful day and for allowing me to judge your beautiful Afghan Hounds!

- Mr. Mickey Koss

2013-10-19 - CAHC Specialty Show

Carolina Afghan Hound Club
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Held at Piedmont Kennel Club Showplace , 13607 Choate Circle
Charlotte, NC
Entries Close: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Event Status: Approved
Judging Panel Status: Approved
For additional information contact:
Mary Shaw, Event Secretary
105 WINWARD DRIVE
ASHEVILLE, NC 28003
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Carolina Afghan Hound Club
Saturday, October 19, 2013 -
Held at Piedmont Kennel Club Showplace
Charlotte, NC


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M Koss (40 Ent - 17d - 23b)
Breed Winners
Best of Breed or Variety GCH CH Tells Caught Ya Lookin (D),  N Hollinger/S Hollinger/C Tell-Collinge
Best of Opposite Sex GCH CH Zen-Pahlavi It Ain'T All Glitz And Glam (B),  E Klosson/K Wagner/J Bracken
Select Dog GCH CH Sharja Sonic Boom  A Vickens/L Shipley
Select Bitch GCH CH Llacue's Aloof Red Diamond  J Llano/M Cuevas/L Filippone/J Filippone/M Brown
Best of Winners Taji Even Flow (B),  Y Russell/D Stefanelli
Winners Dog Kasban Get Smart  C Salles/L Mauldin
Reserve Winner Dog Sharja Sorcerer  L Shipley
Winners Bitch Taji Even Flow  Y Russell/D Stefanelli
Reserve Winner Bitch Awbari Candy Rain JC  M Linner
Dogs M Koss (13d 4 pts)
Puppy 6 - 9 Mos.
1 Ziv Hii's Great Ballz Of Fire  C Helm
Puppy 9 - 12 Mos.
1 Thaon's Sanjaya  H Stein
12 - 18 Mos.
1 Sharja Sorcerer  L Shipley RW
Bred By Exhibitor
1 Ziv Hii's Element Of Fire  C Helm
 
2 Sharja Sands Of Time  L Shipley/R Brown
 
3 Aloof Llacue's Top Hitter  J Llano/M Cuevas/L Filippone/J Filippone/M Brown
 
4 Elsto Khariz Danger Zone  K Schroder/E Storesund
Open
1 Kasban Get Smart  C Salles/L Mauldin W
 
2 Sharja Share The Wealth  A Vickers/L Shipley
 
3 Mihdian's Moves Like Jagger Zahara  J Newton/J Schoolcraft/M Zehner/R Johansen
Bitches M Koss (16b 5 pts)
Puppy 6 - 9 Mos.
1 Taji Even Flow  Y Russell/D Stefanelli BW, W
 
2 Kominek's By Fire And Blood  E Kominek/S Kominek
Puppy 9 - 12 Mos.
1 Kasban's Sand, Surf And Sun Royale At Wesann  K Davis/L Mauldin
12 - 18 Mos.
1 Sharja Scandalous Rumour  C Joyce/L Shipley/B Adkins
 
2 Sharja Some Like It Hot  N Self/L Shipley
Bred By Exhibitor
1 Kasban Wildest Dreams  L Mauldin
 
2 Sharja Stratosphere  L Shipley
 
3 Elsto Khariz Divine Design  K Schroder/E Storesund
 
4 Kominek's Maid Of Sapphires  E Kominek/S Kominek
Open
1 Awbari Candy Rain JC  M Linner RW
 
2 Elsto Khariz Dandelion Wine  C Temple/K Schroder/E Storesund
 
3 Kasban Vengeance Of Jolie  J Taylor/J Taylor
 
4 Kingsleah Pigalle  Y Qi
Best of Breed/Variety Competition
  GCH CH Tells Caught Ya Lookin (D),  N Hollinger/S Hollinger/C Tell-Collinge BOB (5 pts)
 
  GCH CH Zen-Pahlavi It Ain'T All Glitz And Glam (B),  E Klosson/K Wagner/J Bracken OS (5 pts)
 
  GCH CH Sharja Sonic Boom (D),  A Vickens/L Shipley SEL (4 pts)
 
  GCH CH Llacue's Aloof Red Diamond (B),  J Llano/M Cuevas/L Filippone/J Filippone/M Brown SEL (5 pts)





2009-11-12 - 1st Annual CAHC Specialty Sweepstakes

JUDGE: Ms. Leslie Stoffels
AFGHAN HOUNDS. Sweepstakes, Puppy, 6 & Under 9 Months Dogs.
A 9 KASBAN MICK DREAMY OF RIVERVIEW. HP--3340503. 03-06-09
By Ch Windsong Hollywood Park - Ch Kasban Dream Girl.
Owner: Linda Guarino & L Mauldin., VA Beach, VA 23454. Breeder: Laura Mauldin & Eleanor McCoy.
4 23 HERR PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A'MIRLA. HP 33649503. 02-17-09
By Ch Xandali Nut'n But Beachbrook - Ch Herr Summerwind Triple Play.
Owner: Mimi Baker & Eileen Laudermilch., Richmond, VA 23228. Breeder: Eileen & Howard Laudermilch.
1/BSW 27 SHARJA THE SHOW MUST GO ON. HP 34215608. 05-03-07
By Ch Excel Dancing With The Stars - Ch sharja Sandesten Seyschelles.
Owner: Linda Shipley., Atlanta, GA 30342. Breeder: Linda Shipley & Nancy Self.
2 47 RIGHTEOUS ARCANA ANGER MANAGEMENT. HP 34697103. 04-29-09
By Ch Righeous Arcana The Wedding Singer JC - Ch Arcana Sarasvity's Heavenly JC.
Owner: Valerie Beckwith & Debbie Beckwith & Chuck Milne., Central, SC 296301042. Breeder: Valerie & Debbie Beckwith & Chuck Milne.
3 53 SIRAE` GO FAST TURN LEFT. HP 33998201. 03-27-09
By Ch Jovan Cruise Control - Ch Sirae` Creme` De La Creme`.
Owner: Cynthia Byington & Gary Byington., Burleson, TX 760281321. Breeder: Cynthia & Gary Byington.
AFGHAN HOUNDS. Sweepstakes, Puppy, 9 & Under 12 Months Dogs.
1 45 RICHLAYN'S FRANCO HARRIS. HP 34101703. 02-02-09
By Ch Elmo's Men Are From Mars - Ch Elmo's Suncrest SS Blue.
Owner: Richard Maloney & Marian Maloney & David & Renee Rube., Jupiter, FL 334692908. Breeder: Richard Maloney & Peter Belmont.
(Shelby Roberts, Agent).
AFGHAN HOUNDS. Sweepstakes, Puppy, 6 & Under 9 Months Bitches.
4 10 TRADEWINDS BRICKLE BIT-O-GABRIEL. HP 34025501. 05-05-09
By Ch Tradewinds Malacon Of Qamari - Ch Gabriel's Bit-O-Honey JC.
Owner: Sandra L & Victoria L Stotzer., College Grove, TN 370469129. Breeder: Brenda & Neil G Brody.
2 38 SHARJA SERENDIPITOUS. HP 34215609. 05-03-09
By Ch Excel Dancing With The Stars - Ch Sharja Sandesten Seyschelles.
Owner: Linda Shipley., Atlanta, GA 303422036. Breeder: Linda Shipley & Nancy Self.
1/BOSSW 60 EXCEL DREAM CATCHER. HP 33440501. 03-06-09
By Ch Winsong Hollywood Park - Ch Kasban's Dream Girl.
Owner: Eleanor McCcoy., Virginia Beach, VA 23452. Breeder: Eleanor & Seldon McCoy & Laura Martin.
3 62 RIGHTEOUS ARCANA LADY IN RED. HP 34697107. 04-29-09
By Ch Righteous Arcana The Wedding Singer JC - Ch Arcana Sarasvity's Heavenly JC.
Owner: Valerie Beckwith & Debbie Beckwith & Chuck Milne., Central, SC 296301042. Breeder: Valerie & Debbie Beckwith & Chuck Milne.
AFGHAN HOUNDS. Sweepstakes, Puppy, 9 & Under 12 Months Bitches.
A 34 EL CHAMANS HARD HARDED HANNAHA. HP 33969804. 01-23-09
By Ch Watling ST. Starstruck - Watling St Moonlight Fantasy.
Owner: Sherry Licata & Lola Anderson., Portsmouth, VA 23703. Breeder: Lola Anderson & Sherry Licata.
1 40 MAHADI'S LUCIA OF CARAVELLE. HP--33271907. 12-25-08
By Ch Mahadi's Smirnoff - Zulu Warrior Princess.
Owner: Christina Brown., Montague, MI 49437. Breeder: Helga Jeffs.
(Dulcey French, Agent).
2 64 WATLING STREET ZARIN SUN AT D'VANGEL. HP 33969803. 01-23-09
By Ch Watling Street Starstruck - Watling Street Moonlight Fantasy.
Owner: Eddie & Selma Kominek., Durham, NC 277055932. Breeder: Lola Anderson & Sherry Licatta.
AFGHAN HOUNDS. Sweepstakes, Junior, 12 & Under 18 Months Bitches.
2 54 LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS. HP 33410101. 11-06-08
By Everybody Loves Raymond - Yazakhan's Tiny Diamond JC.
Owner: Mary Anne Porter & Mike Porter., Belton, SC 296272129. Breeder: Kathleen O'Brien.
1 76 JOVAN TIMELESS. HP 32794401. 09-24-08
By Ch Shylo Darktown Strutter - Ch JoVan Paisley.
Owner: Wayne & Jo Ann Jones., Rockwall, TX 750326093. Breeder: Wayne & Jo Ann Jones.

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