Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound Breed

More information about this breed

Afghan Hound

  • Other names Tazi, Tazhi Spay, Da Kochyano Spay, Sage Balochi, Ogar Afgan, Eastern Greyhound/Persian Greyhound
  • Country of origin Afghanistan
  • Height Male 61–73 cm (24–29 in)
  • Weight Male 20–27 kg (45–60 lb)
  • Coat Long and fine
  • Color Fawn, Gold, Brindle, White, Red, Cream, Blue, Gray and Tricolor
  • Litter size 6 – 8 puppies
  • Life span 12 – 15 years

Description

The Afghan Hound is tall, standing in height 24–29 inches and weighing 45–60 pounds. The coat may be any colour, but white markings, particularly on the head, are discouraged; many individuals have a black facial mask. A specimen may have facial hair that looks like a Fu Manchu moustache. The moustache is called “mandarins.”

Temperament

The temperament of the typical Afghan Hound can be aloof and dignified, but happy and clownish when it’s playing. This breed, as is the case with many sighthounds, has a high prey drive and may not get along with small animals.

Health Issues

Major health issues are allergies, cancer, and hip dysplasia. Sensitivity to anesthesiais an issue the Afghan hound shares with the rest of the sighthound group, as sighthounds have relatively low levels of body fat.

 

Buying an afghan Hound

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Living environment

This breed is not suitable for apartment life.   It loves to walk and run about and likes to be outdoor as much as possible.