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Country of Origin: Afghanistan
Dog Group: Hound
Origin of Name: The Afghan Hound breed has their roots in Afghanistan. They were used to assist hunters and shepherds in Afghanistan.
SheddingA bit low
Monthly keeping costPremium
Tendency to Bark:Very Less
Life Span-13 to 14 years
Getting a puppy home - Extravagant
Availability - Rare
About Afghan Hound:
Most elegant, royal and oldest dog breed in the world. They are also known as “King of Sight Hounds.” Zeppo Marx was one of the first person to bring Hound to the States. They are in the league of luxurious pets especially in the US and Europe.
Afghan Hounds or Tazi are sight hounds. They hunt by the sight and speed instead of sound and endurance. They were bred to hunt gazelle, deer, and leopard. They run very fast and have tendency to run at the speed of 40 miles per hour, which is almost equivalent to the speed of a racing horse.
Visits to Groomer-High
Tolerance to heat-Basks in it
Tolerance to cold-Loves snow
Their fur is very fine in texture, similar to that of humans. Their fur requires regular brushing. The best way to maintain their long and lustrous silky coat is impeccable grooming.
Colour-Dark Brown/Light Brown/Gold/Brindle/Blue
Afghan Hounds are a strong and healthy breed. Make sure to diagnose your puppy carefully before bringing home as some of them may have some genetic disorders or any common ailments.
Training & Intelligence
Afghan Hounds are very intelligent, but one of the toughest breed to train. They are not very good watch dogs. Afghan Hounds are difficult to train due to lack of interest in food and having a proud personality.
Afghan Hounds are sensitive, dignified and loyal, but sometimes they may be aloof and not prefer socializing with other pets or people. They are cautious around strangers and extremely protective of their family. They are a family dog, but their large size can be an issue for inexperienced owners especially with small children.
Litter Size-6 to 9 puppies (approximately)
Complication in Breeding-No
Afghan Hounds are healthy and even their breeding does not have many complications attached. However, their tolerance to pain is very low, which is a hindrance of breed.