Afghan Hound | DogExpress
Wednesday , December 11 2019
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Afghan Hound

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Country of Origin: Afghanistan

Dog Group: Hound

Origin of Name: The Afghan Hound breed has their roots in Afghanistan. They were used to assist hunters and shepherds in Afghanistan.

Shedding

A bit low

Monthly keeping cost

Premium
Rs.5,000
Standard
Rs.3,000

Size

Large

Tendency to Bark:

Very Less

Breed Info

Life Span-13 to 14 years

Getting a puppy home - Extravagant

Availability - Rare

About Afghan Hound:
Most elegant, royal and oldest dog breed in the world. They are also known as “King of Sight Hounds.” Zeppo Marx was one of the first person to bring Hound to the States. They are in the league of luxurious pets especially in the US and Europe.

Afghan Hounds or Tazi are sight hounds. They hunt by the sight and speed instead of sound and endurance. They were bred to hunt gazelle, deer, and leopard. They run very fast and have tendency to run at the speed of 40 miles per hour, which is almost equivalent to the speed of a racing horse.

Maintenance

Visits to Groomer-High

Drooling-No

Bath-Regular

Tolerance to heat-Basks in it

Tolerance to cold-Loves snow

Exercise Requirement-Lots

Their fur is very fine in texture, similar to that of humans. Their fur requires regular brushing. The best way to maintain their long and lustrous silky coat is impeccable grooming.

Hair & Coat

Under Coat-Yes

Colour-Dark Brown/Light Brown/Gold/Brindle/Blue

Coat Type-Long-Hair

Length-Flowing

Hair Density-Dense

Health

Afghan Hounds are a strong and healthy breed. Make sure to diagnose your puppy carefully before bringing home as some of them may have some genetic disorders or any common ailments.

Hip dysplasia

Hypothyroidism

Allergy

Skin Infections

More

Training & Intelligence
Afghan Hounds are very intelligent, but one of the toughest breed to train. They are not very good watch dogs. Afghan Hounds are difficult to train due to lack of interest in food and having a proud personality.

Temperament
Afghan Hounds are sensitive, dignified and loyal, but sometimes they may be aloof and not prefer socializing with other pets or people. They are cautious around strangers and extremely protective of their family. They are a family dog, but their large size can be an issue for inexperienced owners especially with small children.

Breeding
Litter Size-6 to 9 puppies (approximately)

Complication in Breeding-No

Procreation
Afghan Hounds are healthy and even their breeding does not have many complications attached. However, their tolerance to pain is very low, which is a hindrance of breed.

Dog Breeds Database Reference: Dogbreedinfo.com, dogtime.com, dogspot.in, akc.org.
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