Other Names: Tazi, Baluchi Hound Country of Origin: 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
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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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