The Afghan Hound breed takes its roots in ancient Sinai and although it dates back to 4000 years b.c, it reached Europe in 20th century because the breeding was kept pure and exportation wasn’t allowed until early 1900s.
This unique, ancient dog breed has a unique appearance: silky coat, a long, narrow head, exotic face, and thin build.
In Europe and America they have become a luxurious pet and show dog because of their aristocratic beauty.
Afghan is courageous, spirited, very sweet, loyal, affectionate and sensitive, and it has a low dominance level.
The Afghan is often described as ‘a king of dogs’. These dogs should be trained in a calm and firm manner.
They tend to be suspicious of strangers, but not aggressive.
What makes Afghan Hound unique?
They should be given a lot of mental and physical exercise, otherwise the Afghan can be timid. The Afghan Hound is not recommended for apartment life because it needs a lot of activities. This breed can live in or outdoors, although it would be happier sleeping indoors.
The long, thick coat demands a great deal of attention.
Some of the Afghan’s talents are hunting, tracking, herding, watchdog, racing. It loves to hunt and chase.
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