About Us

House at night

Winterberry Afghan Hounds is located on a historical 18 acre 1880’s Victorian farmhouse in central Pennsylvania.   The Afghan Hounds share the farm with several peacocks, geese, chickens, goats, cats, and a sheep.  We received our first Afghan Hound as a wedding present in 1983 and instantly fell in love with the breed.  Throughout the years, we have had many Afghan Hounds and have always treated them as part of our family.  We own both show and pet Afghan Hounds and love them all just the same.  Several years ago we were given the opportunity to live overseas in Germany while Brian worked as a federal employee.  All of our Afghan Hounds went with us and they became overseas travelers.  While living in Europe, I made several great Afghan Hound friends who taught me the ropes of the international show ring.  Several of my dogs were able to show overseas and did very well.  Now that we are back in the United States, we are currently showing Kasban’s Idolize the Wind ‘s offspring (Kiss, Searsia, and Flynn) .  We are happy to announce that Winterberry’s All I Ask of You (Kiss) just completed his championship at the young age of 16 months which included 3 majors on consecutive days.  Winterberry’s Think of Me (Searsia) is multi-pointed and very close to receiving her championship.  I am so honored to announce Winterberry’s Think of Me (Searsia) won Best of Opposite at the 2014 Breeder’s Cup.  She also won WB and BOW at the NNJAHA Specialty for a 5 point major.   As you can see, I love the Afghan breed and enjoy showing the “King of Dogs.”  A lot of thought is put into our breeding program, as we do not breed often.  Our overall breeding goal is producing an Afghan Hound with an exceptional reach of movement, confirmation with eye-catching colors.  If you have questions about our family or Afghan Hounds, please feel free to contact us at kkurtz2011@hotmail.com.

Brian and Kimberly Kurtz

 

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