The Afghan Hound
|30 Kg (approx)
|12 Years (approx)
Greyhound like but with long silky coat. Distinctive coat pattern with short hair on the face and back (saddle) and a sparsely feathered tail with a ring in it.
A hunting breed, originally used for hunting game from small rodent size up to deer size, Hunts by sight.
Aloof, and often distant with strangers but still possessing a sense of fun and a well developed sense of humour. Often headstrong but can be trained with positive reinforcement techniques.
Care / Grooming
In full coat, grooming needs to be done regularly(weekly) and a wash and conditioning rinse is recommended every 2 or 3 weeks. Clipped dogs need much less maintenance and clipping is recommended for a lot of pets.
A very healthy and genetically sound breed. There have been very few reported hereditary diseases.