Dutch Association for Afghan Hounds and other Oriental Sighthounds
(short name NVOW), is a country wide breed club with over 150 members.
The club was established in 1935 and represents the Afghan Hound,
Saluki, Sloughi and Azawakh. All breeds are situated in FCI Group 10, the
sighthounds. Major breeds within the Association are the Afghan Hound
and Saluki. The other breeds are less large in numbers. One could say
the the NVOW is a breed club with a collection of mainly (rare)
Eastern, North African and West Mediteranean area sighthounds.
NVOW’s mission is to encourage the hobby of responsible
breeding of true-bred dogs in general and of their club breeds
The club also aims bringing together breeders and fanciers of these
beautiful breeds. The mission should be accomplished by organizing a
series of events and activities going from the annual
champion club show and publishing articles to exterior- and fieldwork
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