Afghan Hound Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound

Other Names: Tazi, Baluchi Hound Country of Origin: Afghanistan Afghanistan Lifespan: 12-14 Years Male Height: 25.5-27.5 Inches Male Weight: 60 Pounds Female Height: 23.5-25.5 Inches Female Weight: 50 Pounds

Grooming requirements. Exercise requirements. Good with children Suited to hot climates. Suited to cold climates. Suited to apartment living.
American Kennel Club Classification : Hound Group
Canadian Kennel Club Classification : Hounds
Kennel Club (Great Britain) Classification : Hound
AKC Ranking More info on AKC Dog Ranking : Year:   2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
  Rank:   95 93 88 86 91 93 94 87 95

Afghan Hound CharacteristicsAfghan Hound Characteristics

The Afghan is a desert dog that moved to the mountains. This shift from hot to cold necessitated a long fur coat. Selective breeding gave the Afghan his long coat and high-set hipbones that allow them to run easily over rugged terrain. They may look like "take-it-easy" movie stars, but they are fearless hunters.

Afghans and other sight-hounds were bred to be faster than the prey that they hunted. The Afghan's deep chest and light bones enables him to run for hours in pursuit of game. Afghans can accelerate very rapidly and are able to stop on a dime.

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