Afghan Hound Puppy Dog Breed & Race Information

The Afghan hound dog breed is the ultimate elegant dog, it is very tough, and has no problem bearing cold or hot weather or rain. This breed is ancient, its origin in Sinai, it was even mentioned in Egyptian scrolls, five thousand years ago. Afghan Hound export was forbidden for centuries. This breed did not arrive at Europe till the 20th century, when it was smuggled. English captain Baarff imported a beautiful specimen, Zardin, from Afghanistan. At the Crystal Palace Exposition, in 1907 it was a success. It is said this is the dog Noah picked for his Arc. His original name is Tazi, and is very similar to the Russian Tasy suggests common ancestors.

Character of the Afghan Hound: Proud and independent, stable and definitely not submissive, this dog might sometimes seem distant, though most of the times will be playful. To understand this dogs' personality it is important to remember they used to be hunters and shepherds. To tame these dogs you need to be firm, perceptive and soft. They can't stand loneliness, and are usually strongly bound to their owners; their main characteristic is certainly not showing cheerfulness.

Characteristics of the Afghan Hound

  • Size: The male is 69-74 cm, while the female is: 62-69 cm long
  • Weight: 25-30 kg
  • Color: Any color, but a white head is not accepted.
  • Hair: Long and silky, short in the face and long in the forehead. It is very important to disentangle the hair.

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