Altside Afghans and Cavaliers. Champion Afghan Breeders. Altside Afghans & Pugs.
Quince Cottage, Oxenhall, Newent, Glos. GL18 1RW.

Tel: 01989 721066

About Altside Afghans
By Domenico Traversari

When Chris and I decided to register a Prefix, we wanted something that reflected our history and finally decided to re-register Chris's fathers prefix "Altside", this was first used by Chris's farther to register Springer Spaniels and Labrador's in the 1950's and 60's.

We received our first Afghan in 1971 from a dear friend Walter Thompson who was mainly known for his Irish setters having at that time the oldest Irish Setter Kennel in Ireland. Walter also showed whippets and had many winners.

Our first Afghan 'Moirabank Lunar Orchid' unfortunately died at a very young age from leukemia, Walter then gave us our second Afghan 'Moirabank Musk Orchid',with which we had great fun in the show rings around Ireland and Scotland.

Altside Afghans started in 1982 when Chris and myself got our first Afghan Hound from Pauline Gibbs "Montravia" Kazar Mazurka a dog of English and Dutch breeding who won a number of shows in Ireland and received a reserve Green Star from Kitty Plunket, a well known judge in Ireland, Chris and I also got our second Afghan from Pauline Gibbs. This time a bitch 'Montravia Kazar Karisma at Altside' who went on to win well at Ch Shows in the UK winning a CC and a reserve CC. in England.

We then received two Moonswift bitches from Di Bowdler-Townsend, One was a black and tan bitch Queenie who was sired by Di's Canadian import male Datura Nathaniel of Moonswift, the second bitch from DI was named Moonswift Muna at Altside and we mated her to Ch & Ir. Ch Barnesmore the Wizard, she produced two Champions and our Champion bitch was Tara, Ch Moonswift Mhirtara at Altside. To this day our lovely girls Jasmine and her Champion daughter Tara are still in all of our home bred afghans pedigrees.

We eventually felt that we had to import some new blood lines to refresh our pedigrees and we had a lovely bitch from Lena & Gunar Johansson's Gold n'Copper kennels in Sweden, Ch Gold n' Copper Catch the Wind at Araki, Randy is a fantastic bitch who steals the heart of all who know her.

We then imported Ch. Gold n' Copper Purple Rain at Altside who to this day is the biggest winning Afghan we have owned 11 CC, s 10 Res. CCs, a Group 1, a group 2 and a group 4 all group placing at General Champion shows.

CH Moonswift Mhirtara at Altside was mated to an American import AM Ch Trinitys Backdraft Paladin to Freecloud this mating produced two Champions and one reserve CC winner, then when we mated Ch Gold n' Copper Purple Rain at Altside to CH Moonswift Mhirtara at Altside daughter, Ch Altside Tantrums an Tiaras at Yanjoy owned by Joy Mahoney, this produced our next UK Champion.

Ch Altside Yanjoy Winnie the Blu who has in turn been mated to a super new import to the UK from Germany Agha D Jaris U got the look imp, DEU. This has produced our latest exciting litter of Afghans and they should make there debut I the spring of 2008

In November 2007 we also imported a new arrival from The Italian kennel Xenos Afghans,
The exciting Xenos Inca-Bruna who will make her show debut in spring 2008, we love this bitch she is so what we have wanted to import to complement our breeding program and she fits in with our Afghans as though she was born here.

We have exported Afghans to Sweden to the Gold N' Copper kennels and Lena has made up Rany to a Swedish Champion, Ch Altside Singing in the Rain Who now has had a litter and one of the pups is arriving in the UK soon.


Home Page
About us (Background)
News / Links

Our Champions
All Dogs & Bitches
Litters / Puppies

Breed Standards:
Afghan Hound


Domenico and Afghan Hound Asia
Photograph of Domenico & Asia

Afghan Hound Thai
Photograph of Thai


Owners: Domenico Traversari & Chris Greenwood
Address: Quince Cottage, Shaw Common, Newent. Gloucestershire, GL18 1RW. England

This web-site is dedicated to all our beautiful afghans that are no longer with us.
You will never be forgotten.

Altside Afghans are a  Kennel Club Accredited Breeder Altside Afghans are a  Kennel Club Accolade of Excellence Award Winner