A large, slender hunting dog having long, thick hair, a pointed muzzle, and drooping ears. The Aristocrat of the Dog World. Recommended for: show dogs, pets
Now you can own a copy of this lovely Afghan Hound original art by Shelly Firsich For the Afghan Hound breeder, lover, handler or anyone wanting to show off this wonderful breed of dogs! If you have an Afghan Hound dog then you will love showing the world what breed of dog you have. Afghan […]
I had a dog, when I was little. A gorgeous Afghan hound. She had been locked up in a shed with a dozen other dogs for six months by some weirdo, who chucked in tins of unopened dog food now and then. By the time they were discovered they were all dead or dying, except […]
The Afghan Hound, also referred to as a Tazi or Baluchi Hound, is an exotic dog breed from Afghanistan. It is known for its regal appearance and long silky coat. The males of this breed can grow to 27 inches tall and weigh up to about 60 pounds. Female Afghan Hounds are slight smaller with […]
The Afghan Hound is considered to be one of the most exotic breeds to be shown in the United States. When the Afghan enters the Hound ring the crowd usually goes wild. It is one of the most popular exhibits at the dog show. As a pet, it is a “status symbol” in the apartments […]
Afghan hounds are tall and elegant dogs with long, flowing coats. They were originally developed in Afghanistan in the 19th century as hunting dogs. They were used to hunt large prey over rough and unstable terrain. This may seem contradictory to the current perception of the breed as one of the most pampered pooches.
Health Afghans are a relatively healthy breed; major health issues are allergies, and cancer. Sensitivity to anaesthesia is an issue the Afghan hound shares with the rest of the sighthound group, as sighthounds have relatively low levels of body fat. Afghan hounds as a whole are a fairly long-lived breed, often living 13-14 years.
The Afghan Hound is a very old sighthound dog breed. Distinguished by its thick, fine, silky coat and its tail with a ring curl at the end, the breed acquired its unique features in the cold mountains of Afghanistan, where it was originally used to hunt wolves, foxes, and gazelles. Appearance The Afghan Hound is […]
by Judy Wellsworth Everyone has a preference as to the size of dog they want and larger dogs are just as popular as the smaller ones. With some breeds of large dogs, you may have some health problems just like the smaller ones, but hip dysplasia is the number one health concern in older dogs […]
The Afghan hound can be an great choice for you and your family, as long as you do not have very young children. Even older children need to learn to respect the hound and leave it alone when it has had enough. You need to have a place where this dog can run or gallop […]