Afghan Hound Dog Breed Information


Afghan Hound Quick Facts
Afghan Hound
Breed Group: Hounds
Origen: Afganistan
Nickname: Tazi, Afghans
Weight: 50-60 lbs
Height: 25-27 inches
Color(s): All colors permissible except spotted


Afghan Hound Appearance

The Afghan hound is tall, and slender with a long, narrow, refined head, silky topknot and long ears. His dark eyes are almond shaped and his tail has a curl or ring at the tip. He had large feet. The muzzle is slightly convex. The nose is black. The gait shows great elasticity and spring.

The Afghan hound is considered an aristocratic sight hound. The long, rich, silky coat is most often the color of sand with a darker face, although all colors are permitted. The weight of the Afghan hound is around 50-60 pounds; and the height around 25-27 inches.

Afghan Hound Temperament

The Afghan hound is a hunter at hearth, and loves to run and chase small animals. They need a daily chance to stretch its legs in a safe area. The Afghan hound has been described as "a king of dogs", noble, majestic and elegant.

The Afghan appear dignified and aloof, they are very independent, proud and noble dog. These intelligent animals are not slavishly obedient. They are brave, and vigilant, not noisy but reserved with strangers.

Is Afghan Hound the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Afghan hound is not recommended for apartment life without a yard. They are relatively inactive indoors and are best suite as a housedog with outdoor access. The Afghan hound is highly individualized personality. They are prized and loved by their owners as companions and members of their family.

The Afghan hound needs to be taken on a long daily walk or jog. Although he is gentle with children, it may not be playful and interactive enough with them and is better for a family with older children. He gets along well with other dogs, cats and pets but keep in mind that is in their blood to chase

Afghan Hound Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Afghan hound is around 12-14 years.

Afghan Hound Health problems

The Afghan hound is a relative healthy breed. Some concerns are cataracts, CHD (Coronary Hearth Disease) necrotic myelopathy. They are very sensitive to anesthetics, vaccines and chemicals and should never be casually medicated or sedated.

Afghan Hound Care and Grooming

The long, thick coat demands a great deal of attention. Grooming is recommended twice a week. The Afghan hound requires a thorough brush and comb out BEFORE the bath, and it must be fluff-dried, never cage-dried, for maximum and proper effect. After fluff-drying, comb the hair once again to a beautifully comb-styled presentation and removing any last tangles.

The de-matting processes for an Afghan hound coat may be significantly eased by using spray-on detangling products designed for use before the bath. Use dry shampoo occasionally and bathe only when necessary. You will need to trim his bottom and keep his ear canals clean to avoid infections.

Afghan Hound Shedding

The Afghan hound is an average shedder and therefore is not well suited for allergy suffers.