Afghan Hound

Also Called: Afghan Afghane Tazi

Afghan Hound
Friendliness High
Kid Friendly Moderate
Pet Friendly Moderate
Exercise Needs Significant
Playfulness High
Energy Level High
Trainability Average
Intelligence High
Tendency To Bark Low
Amount Of Shedding Heavy

The Afghan Hound, also known as the Afghan Tazi, is an ancient breed of dog that looks majestic and regal with its unique coat and long, slender legs. Its hair is usually long and straight, and its beautiful face with long ears and almond eyes, make it stand out from other hound breeds. Native to Afghanistan, the Afghan Hound is an active, athletic dog that loves to run and play outdoor activities and can make a great companion for active families.

Breed Overview

  • Group: Hound
  • Life Span: 10-12 years
  • Height: Tall
  • Weight: Heavy
  • Coat: Long
  • Coat Colors: Black,White,Brown,Cream
  • Litter Size: 5-7
  • Family: Sighthounds
  • Hypoallergenic: false
  • Recognition: AKC
  • Size: Tall

Training and Care

The Afghan Hound is a high maintenance breed, requiring a lot of grooming, brushing, and bathing. Its coat needs to be daily brushed to keep it looking shine and healthy. Regular exercise and training is also needed to keep its body and mind in shape. This breed may require experienced owners or handlers.

Diet and Nutrition

A balanced diet is essential for the Afghan Hound. Since this breed is prone to bloat, it is recommended to feed it small, frequent meals throughout the day instead of large portions. A formula with nutrients and antioxidants can help support their active lifestyle and ensure a healthy coat and skin.

Health Problems

The Afghan Hound might be prone to certain health issues, which include hip dysplasia, bloat, eye problems, hair or coat issues, and skin conditions such as mange.

Breed History

The Afghan Hound is an ancient breed of dog that is believed to have originated in the Middle East or North Africa. They were bred by nomadic tribes to hunt and travel in the harsh Afghan terrain. They were also bred to race as well as companions for Afghan royalty.

Where to Buy or Adopt

Afghan Hounds can typically be found through dedicated breeders, shelter networks, rescue organizations, and responsible pet stores. Prices could range from $500-$2000+ depending on breeder and region.

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