The Afghan Hound is a sweet pet. Here is your informative A-list of Afghan Hound. They are also known as Afghanischer windhund, Baluchi Hound, De Kochyano Spai, Eastern Greyhound, Lebrel Afgano, Levrier Afghan, Ogar Afgan, Sage Baluchi, Tazi and Tazhi Spai. This dog breed was originated from Afghanistan. It is an ancient dog breed which is also one of the oldest sighthound dog breeds. They were used be herding dogs, hunting dogs or watch dogs. In the 19th century, Afghan Hounds were imported to Great Britain. The Afghan Hound Dog was recognized by American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1926. Today, Afghan Hound Dog is a dignified sighthound.

Facts about Afghan Hound

  • Temperament – The Afghan Hound is active, courageous, easygoing, humorous, independent, loyal, regal, sensitive and spirited. Obedience training is important for them due to their stubborn character. Dog owner ought to train them with care, harsh training is not suitable for them. They might be difficult to housebreak. Proper socialization is recommended for Afghan Hound puppies, they can get along with elder children. This dog breed needs regular exercise and Afghan Hound thrive on human companionship. They are aloof with stranger. They must put on leash in public.
  • Appearance – The Afghan Hound has a slender and tall body. Their appearance look elegant and noble and described as “a king of dogs”. They are also known as aristocratic sighthound. The head is long and narrow. They come with a pair of almond-shaped dark color eyes. They have a black nose and the ears are large which hanging close to the head. The neck is long and strong which slightly arched. Afghan Hound Dogs have powerful legs and the feet are large. They have a curled tail. The Afghan Hound has a fine and silky coat. It can be found on the hindquarters and forequarters, legs, flanks and ribs.

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Afghan Hound Breed Information

Size Medium to large
Height 68 -73 cm (male and female)
Weight 26-34 kg (male and female)
Colour All colors
Group Hound Dog Breed
Life Span 12 – 14 years
Litter Size Average 8 puppies
Exercise Ability Daily walk is needed. Let them play around at fenced yard
Grooming Requirements Weekly brushing is needed. Bath when necessary. This dog breed is an average shedder
Environment Indoor or outdoor
Barking Average
Recognition CKC, FCI, APRI, DRA, AKC, ACR, ANKC, UKC, KCGB, NZKC, NKC

The Afghan Hound is a general healthy dog breed. Here is a list of cute dog names for your Afghan Hound puppy.

If you are interested in this dog breed, you may look for Afghan Hound adoption from Afghan Hound rescue or look for Afghan Hound for sale from Afghan Hound breeders.

Afghan Hound