It has to be said that the Afghan Hound is one of the flashiest breeds of dog around! They stand tall and slender with an elegant poise about them, almost as though they are royalty compared to other dog breeds. The Afghan Hound’s glorious coat is silky and long flowing, the hair is shorter and slightly darker on the dog’s face. Their head is always held high as though the dog is expressing pride and they do not so much run but rather cover the ground with effortless, graceful strides. Their tail has a whimsical ‘ring’ at the end of it and is held high. The most common colour is the golden / sandy variation but Afghan Hounds are also available in black and tan, silver or cream and blue or brindle.
Afghanistan Hound Character
The Afghan Hound is quite an aloof breed of dog, especially with strangers. They are very loyal to their owners and turn into the family clown at playtime. The breed can prove awkward to train as they can be especially stubborn and become bored quickly. They do not make a good watchdog because they would simply turn and walk away from a stranger thinking they were far too superior to associate with them! They are a sensitive breed and due to this require a large amount of socialization otherwise they could become introverted. Afghan Hounds do possess a tendency to be finicky with their food if changed too often, keep to a food they like and do not alter it.
Please note: This is only a guide.
You must contact a breeder club, read relevant literature and even contact vets to understand the full requirements of this breed.
Please ensure your lifestyle, home and family are suited to this particular breed and you fully understand the requirements needed to give the dog the life it deserves.