The Afghan Hound is a sight hound that originated in Afghanistan. They were originally used to hunt antelopes and wolves.
Appearance & Grooming
The Afghan-Hound is a large dog with a slim waist and long legs. Their hip bone protrusion is a typical physical characteristic regardless of the nutritional status of the dog. They have a long, soft coat with various colors in tan, black, blue, cream, red, white, and silver. The Afghan-Hound sheds minimally but does require daily brushing.
Behavior & Disposition
The Afghan-Hound is known for its independent, aristocratic, and dignified character. Adult supervision is recommended when playing with children and other dogs.
The Afghan-Hound has a high activity level with a naturally slender body shape.
The Afghan-Hound is an independent and loyal dog. Adult dogs may have difficulty adapting to a new environment or dog parent. Due to their hunting nature, training may require patience and consistency.