AKC PuppyFinder: Afghan Hound Puppies

Breed Traits
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  • Personality: A breed of charming contradictions: independent and aloof, but sweet and profoundly loyal; dignified, but with a silly streak
  • Energy Level: Very Active; Bred for high-speed pursuit, Afghans need fenced-in running room and brisk walks
  • Good with Children: Better with Supervision
  • Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
  • Shedding: Infrequent, Hypoallergenic
  • Grooming: Weekly
  • Trainability: Independent
  • Height: 25-27 inches
  • Weight: 50-60 pounds
  • Life Expectancy: 12-18 years
  • Barking Level: Barks When Necessary
Breed Description
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There is not a more beautiful sight than an Afghan Hound at full gallop. Under that long flowing coat is a strong, agile sighthound who loves the chase. This elegant dog is sure to turn heads, especially when properly groomed. In fact, grooming is of particular importance with the breed. Your Afghan Hound puppy will grow up to be an endearing, sweet and devoted companion. He's a hound at heart and needs plenty of room to run. With his strong prey drive, grooming needs and independent mind, he take some effort, but this faithful, aristocratic dog is worth it.

History & Job
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Origin: Afghanistan

Year Recognized: 1926

Breed History & Job Description: This is a very old breed. So old, in fact, it predates written history. And, it was developed in some of the most remote locales on Earth. These two facts make it impossible to pinpoint the breed’s beginnings. What we do know is that for centuries Afghans were rugged, explosively fast hunting companions and status symbols of royals, tribal chieftains, and aristocrats of Asia’s mountain kingdoms. In the 1800s, English officers returning from the British Empire’s farthest corners introduced Afghans to the West.

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Afghan Hounds may be affected by bloat, a digestive disorder of the stomach. Make sure to educate yourself about this potentially fatal condition by educating yourself on the symptoms of bloat. Call your veterinarian immediately if you see any symptoms.

Read the Official Breed Club Health Statement.


Recommended Health Tests from the National Breed Club:

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
Breed Club
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  • Breed Club: Afghan Hound Club of America, Inc.
  • Breed Club Link: http://afghanhoundclubofamerica.org/
  • Breed Standard: View
  • Group: Hound
  • 2016 Popularity: 113
  • Breed Referral Contact: Dorma Sue Busby - 586-264-4292
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  • Breed Club Rescue: Afghan Hound Club of America
  • Breed Club Rescue Email: affierescue@aol.com
  • Breed Club Rescue Phone: 877-AF-RESCU
  • Breed Club Rescue Link: http://www.afghanhound.net/


Click here to see all Afghan Hound Rescue Groups.

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