Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound is one of the oldest, sighthound dog breed. The Afghan is a lively and active creature with a very individual personality

afghan hound

OCCUPATION: Hunter, Companion
HEIGHT: Male: 27; Female: 25 inches
WEIGHT: Male: 60; Female: 50 lbs
COLOR(S): all colors permissible except spotted
LONGEVITY: 10 to 12 years
EXERCISE: Daily run
GROOMING: Difficult
TRAINING: Challenge

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Afghan hound originating in the Middle East,  the ancient breed hound. This is a very elegant, ancient dog, the Afghan is a sighthound, it hunts by sight and has been used to hunt antelope, wolves, snow leopards and other animals.


Hind legs, flank, ribs, forequarters, and legs were covered with dense, filamentous hair, fine texture, ears, four feet are feathering, starting from the front of the shoulder, extending to the rear for the saddle-shaped area of hair a bit shorter, and close to form a smooth back in mature dogs, this is the characteristics of the Afghan Hound.

Afghan is a natural form appears, hair does not need pruning or trimming, is a long head filiform hair was also a distinctive feature.

There are many requirements for the coat, one being that it should never be trimmed, and should remain natural.


spirited, very sweet, loyal, affectionate, beautiful and intelligent, this dog breeds is very often seen in the show ring. They is very dignified but can be disobedient if not trained properly.

Afghan hound love water, once it saw water, it will straight away jump into the water without any doubt.

Dog Care

Large adult individuals in Afghanistan, and good activities, so necessary to appropriately increase of food, the food in the feeding, the daily need for about 500 grams of meat, and add equal amount of dry biscuits or cooked vegetarian, feeding before the first cooked chopped meat, then add water and mix thoroughly cooked vegetarian fed dry.

feed must be fresh, handle clean, can not feed stale, bad food, especially in the summer, do not feed leftover food must be fresh food,

Bowls and other utensils should be cleaned every day to avoid food poisoning, in the feed, fish should be added, it will give the dog hair soft and smooth, to maintain the appearance of handsome dog, normally do not eat after dinner snack.


Training the Afghan can be a challenge, they is sensitive. Bred to work independently, it prefers his own agenda to someone else's and can have a quite stubborn streak. they can be disobiedient if an owner does not give the dog clear guidelines.

 In the house, young Afghans are known to be destructive chewers if given too much freedom and not allowed enough exercise. With the right motivation,

The Afghan Hound can learn to enjoy training and to go along with household rules.


combing hair day , should be done two to three times per year, professional dressing.  Do not brush in-between baths in order to keep coat long and shiny.

Baths are necessary once a week to keep the coat from matting, it is clear the wax, stains, and mucus, trimming claws.


Afghan Hound is Advantages for the bold, independent, independent and strong, do not need special care and disadvantages for the individual stubborn, headstrong, and only those who understand its nature, it effectively control

This is fun breed for people who understand it.

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