Know Your Afghan Hound

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The Afghan is a medium to large 55 to 65 pound that grows to between 24 and 29″ in height. The has long, silky hair and appears to be both elegant, reserved and agile. But, don’t let the looks fool you. They can run, frolic and play with the best of the dogs.


comes in a variety of colors including Black, red, cream, fawn and brindle. Fawn, cream and brindle typically have a black mask on face or on fringe of ears. White markings are discouraged by the AKC. In contrast to the long hair on its body, the Afghan as a long, thin tail that curls on the end and is covered with short hair. Because of their long, thick hair, the Afghan requires regular grooming.

They are very energetic and affectionate dogs. They get along with children, other dogs and pets, especially those that they know from puppyhood. They do not always get along with cats, especially those that they aren’t familiar with. Some Afghan Hounds can be more on the timid or high strung side, so they are recommended more for older or well behaved children. The Afghan is an ideal dog for homes where they will get plenty of exercise, outside play and where there is ample room to roam and explore.

The can date itself back over 5000 years. It is native to Afghanistan. It is a sight and was originally used for herding, hunting and as a watchdog. Due to its quick speed, it made an excellent hunting animal to pursue game. It only reached Europe and the United States in the 1900s because its exportation was prohibited. The is now used mainly as companion, watchdog and .

This dog with a dignified air is a loyal and faithful companion. They make good watchdogs and a great companion for an active family that enjoys exercise and play. If you choose an Afghan then plan on a lifetime of love and enjoyment from your new pet.

Dakota Dog is the owner of www.deardoggy.com/ and its sister dog blog www.doggylog.com/ You can also learn more about the Afghan at www.deardoggy.com/dog_breeds/afghan_hound/ in our dog breeds section.


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