The Afghan Hound

Exercise Requirements  
Grooming Requirements  
Weight30 Kg (approx)
Life Span12 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.

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