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Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound is full of life and can be very active. The dogs temperament can vary from being very loud to quite reserved. You will find they can be quite independent creatures but they don't like to be left alone for long. Early socialising will ensure that the dog does not become withdrawn. They can be quite a challenge to train, and it is sometimes recommended that owners have some previous experience of dog ownership.

 The dog has a long, silky coat that can come in a variety of colours, such as blue brindle, black and cream. The average height is 25-28 inches and weight 50-60 pounds. The long hair means that owners will have to work very hard grooming this dog to keep the coat in good condition and reduce shedding.

The life expectancy is around 10-12 years. Common health problems include thyroid problems and autoimmune diseases. The Afghan Hound can also be very sensitive to certain chemicals and medications.

 Owning an Afghan Hound can be challenging. They are fussy eaters and need plenty of attention. They only tend to get on with older and more considerate children.They bark to raise an alarm, so are effective watchdogs.

This dog originates from Afghanistan and was originally used for hunting due to his speed and agility. This breed has been around for thousands of years and is a member of the Greyhound family.


Breed Attributes

  • Large
  • High grooming need
  • High/medium shedding
  • Exercise daily
  • Medium energy level

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