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Afghan Hound

A dignified, aloof breed often considered an aristocrat, the Afghan Hound has a happy temperament and makes an excellent family companion. Little is known about the Afghan Hound’s history before the 19th century when he was discovered in Afghanistan. A large breed, the Afghan Hound requires regular exercise, and his long, silky coat needs regular grooming.
Living Considerations
  • Good with older children
  • Suitable for apartment living
  • Not hypoallergenic
Did you know?
In April 2005 in Korea, an Afghan Hound called “Snuppy” became the world’s first successful dog clone.
Also Known As:
Kuchi Hound
Tāzī
Balkh Hound Baluchi Hound
Barutzy Hound
Shalgar Hound
Kabul Hound
Galanday Hound
Or sometimes incorrectly African Hound.
Afghan Hound
  • Size Medium
  • Height 63.5 to 69 centimetres at the shoulders
  • Weight 22 to 27 kilograms
  • Coat Long
  • Energy High
  • Colour Any color
  • Activities Agility, Conformation, Hunting, Lure Coursing, Racing, Rally Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both