Afghan Hound

The Afghan hound is an elegant, aristocratic dog. it is characterized by unique hair, it has silky hair between his long ears, with prominent hip muscles and amazing thick fur. Afghan hounds are known as lovable companions,  they have very beautiful personalities and can be independent thinkers with a strong leadership tendency.

Afghan dogs, they were called "Tazi".  this breed originated in Afghanistan and it is one of the oldest breeds of dogs.  the Afghan Saluki dog is usually referred to as the Afghan hound, it is also known as the Afghan Saluki or simply the Afghan dog. it has previous names and the most famous of them are Balkh Grayhound, Baluchi Hound, Baroque Hound, Barochzi Greyhound, and Cappole Hound. all of these ancient breeds are classified under the Greyhound Hound group.

History of the Afghan Greyhound:

The western world did not discover the Afghan Hound until the early nineteenth century.  the history of the breed before that time was somewhat unclear.  although it is believed that the Afghan Hound is a descendant of a Saluki ''snoop'' dog, it is known that the Afghan Hound was developed in Originally to hunt prey in the mountainous regions of Afghanistan.

The Afghan dog had double duty as guardians of the Bedouin tribes and their livestock. also, they were used primarily on the basis that they were hunting dogs,  they were not only of great value for their speed but also for their unique ability to traverse irregular and dangerous terrain while maintaining stability and stability.   the Afghan Hound is distinguished by his agility, speed, and endurance. he has kept those traits to this day.

No one knows how old this breed really is, but today's Afghan greyhound is descended from a group brought to Scotland from Balochistan, which is today part of Pakistan.  in the 1920s a number of these dogs were exported to the United States,  the first Afghani dog was recorded American in 1927.

Afghan hound health:

The Afghan Greyhound is a healthy dog ​, with an average age of 12 to 13 years.  this is slightly higher than the average age of purebred dogs (10 to 13 years), but it is equal to most breeds of similar size. as for the defects and potential genetic disorders that are usually found In the Afghan greyhound, which are not necessarily found in all breeds are:

Allergy: It is an excessive reaction by the immune system to any substance that causes an allergen, or any substance capable of causing a reaction in that animal.

Enlargement of the stomach and folate: It is a very serious medical condition where the dog's stomach becomes full of gases that it cannot pass out.

Cancer (in various forms): it is defined as any tumor.

Cataract: It refers to any opacity coming from the lens of the eye,  dogs of both sexes can develop cataracts.

Dilated cardiomyopathy: the primary disease of the heart tissue and is characterized by an enlarged heart.


Hip dysplasia: involves an abnormal development or degeneration of the mucous hip joint (hip)

Degenerative myelopathy: It is a progressive degenerative disease of the spinal cord that causes weakness of the hind limbs and eventual paralysis.

Afghan Hound

Afghan hound personality:

The Afghan Greyhound is tall, it is often called an "aristocratic". They are actually obsessed, frowning, and love to run through yards and play with their families. but they also enjoy the quietness of lounging around the house.

Care requirements for Afghan Hound:

Afghan hounds require a lot of exercises, as they need a lot of time a day to run, jump and walk long distances. This is also good for their health and muscles. having a fenced yard in the yard is important when living with an Afghan hound, as it is a very independent dog. it can be To take off in search of an adventure of his own.

Training an Afghan hound:

The Afghan hound is known to be difficult to train as it is stubborn and independent. it does not like being told what to do, so it should be treated with positive reinforcement and a lot of patience.

Afghan  hound behavioral traits:

The Afghan hound is a fun dog, but when it matures, it becomes very independent. An adult Afghan Greyhound is the one who decides when it wants to be touched. due to its hunting roots, it is more likely to chase some other animals, including smaller pets. In general, it is a social animal that lives with other dogs, he gets along peacefully with them, but cats or rabbits should not live with Afghan hounds.

External Afghan hound  appearance:

The Afghan hound is a tall and graceful dog. it is characterized by a long and narrow head, a long tail that is able to wrap, a unique silky upper cord, and the long flowing hair cover the entire body, except for the face. the long and wonderful hair of Afghan dogs is remarkable as it  shiny and silky to the touch.  afghan hound has a dense fur covering,  many describe the texture of its fur as very similar to human hair.

Afghani hound size and weight:

Afghan Hounds are a long breed, with an acceptable height ranging between 24-28 inches at the shoulder, which is equivalent to 61cm-71cm for the shoulder, and despite their length, Afghan dogs are considered lean animals and their weight range from 45 to 65 lbs. Equivalent to 20-29.4kg, the Afghan hound should not be overweight, as this can put additional stress on its high hip bones.

Caring for an Afghan hound:

Grooming properly requires a great deal of time and effort.  the fine Afghani coat resembles the texture of human hair and tangles easily, making daily cleaning a necessity, so baths should be given frequently. Afghani Hounds have round ears, which means that their ears are hanging. this may result in In-ear infections. regular weekly ear cleaning with a cotton ball and the cleanser recommended by your veterinarian can help keep the infection away.

Afghan Hound

Frankly asked questions

Are Afghan Hounds good family dogs?
Afghan Hounds make great family dogs as they have a friendly and loving nature. Despite their independence, they can be extremely loyal and they love to have fun and play all day long. Afghan Hound Puppies can be socialized with children of all ages.

How much is an Afghan hound?
The Afghan Hound is a large dog that costs about $1,000 to purchase from a breeder. Characterized by their long, glamorous coats, these elegant dogs require daily hair combing. And professional grooming costs average $65 per trip — a major contributing factor to their status as one of the most expensive dogs.

How fast is an Afghan hound?
The average Afghan hound can reach speeds of up to 40 mph. For comparison, that's about as fast as a purebred racehorse. The fastest horse in the world can only reach 43.97 miles per hour.

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