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Breed Group: Hound
Afghan Hound

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Weight
Male: 60; Female: 50 lbs
Height
Male: 27; Female: 25 inches
Color(s)
all colors permissible except spotted
Overview
The Afghan Hound has grown in popularity and makes a wonderful companion. Aloof, elegant and devoted, this breed is also very loyal but can be reserved around strangers. Socialization is a must for this breed.
Character
Gay, beautiful and intelligent, this breed is very often seen in the show ring. The Afghan Hound is very dignified but can be disobedient if not trained properly. Given the right home and family, this breed will become the light of your life.
Temperament
A very sweet, loyal and affectionate breed, the Afghan Hound is also very sensitive and should be treated as such. A very noble and courageous breed. They do well with older children and can do exceptionally well with other animals providing they are socialized around them.
Care
The Afghan's coat requires quite a bit of attention. Baths are necessary once a week to keep the coat from matting. Brushing the coat of this breed can make it more easily matted and can cause problems. Special grooming tools are required for this breed.
Coat
The Afghan Hound has a thick and silky coat with a very fine texture to it on the ribs, the legs, and hindquarters. There are many requirements for the coat, one being that it should never be trimmed, and should remain natural. The hair on the ears and feet are feathered.
Training
Being that the Afghan Hound is sensitive, this breed must be trained gently, yet consistently. If not given the proper training and socialization, this breed can become destructive and disobedience. Obedience classes are recommended.
Activity
The Afghan Hound should always have a safe and fenced area to run. This breed should also have regular walks daily. Fresh water should always be available as this breed has a long coat, which can cause him to become hot. Thirty minutes of running per day is recommended.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Afghan Hound puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Featured Afghan Hound Breeder

Aries Afghan Hounds
Member Since: November 2006
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
I have Afghan Hound puppies for sale! See My Profile
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buddylover#1fan asked:

4/29/2014 9:45:57 PM

4/29/2014 9:45:57 PM

Are hounds howling annoying? I'm thinking about maybe getting a hound, but I've heard they howl A LOT I know they howl but I don't know how much. Is there a point where the howling gets annoying?

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If you are interested in getting a Hound breed, then do your research. Hounds in general were bred for hunting and so their howl is important. Most won't howl unless there is something to howl at, or they are bored. The main thing is to start positive reinforcement training as soon as your get your puppy/dog. Training them when it is okay to howl and when it's not is best. As well, make sure your hound has lots of exercise, especially if you have to leave him/her outside while you are out of the house; this way they are tired and don't howl out of being bored and bug your neighbors. Puzzle toys, treat balls, antler's, and frozen marrow bones are things you can use to your advantage to keep your hound busy while you are gone.
4/30/2014 7:21:25 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/8/2012 6:38:20 AM

12/8/2012 6:38:20 AM

Purpose What were afghan hounds bred for?

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The Afghan Hound is a very ancient bred dating back to Egypt and Afghanistan. The Egyptians used Afghans as guard dogs, walking duty at night to keep an eye out for raiding tribes from the desert to come in to steal. The Afghans were also taught to steal from neighboring camps. In Afghanistan, the Afghan excelled as the hunter. Afghans are sighthounds, they hunt with their keen sight rather than by scent. Their exceptional vision means they can spot prey far off. Once sighted, their incredible running speed comes into play, which has been estimated to reach 25 miles an hour at full speed. Their unbelievable speed and power enables them to hunt gazelles, snow leopards, wolves, hyenas, jackrabbits and other animals of similar size. Their powerful, twisting jaws, and their pivotal hip joints that allows them to turn into themselves enabling it to double back on its prey makes a kill almost certain.
12/19/2012 3:08:09 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/1/2012 11:43:38 AM

12/1/2012 11:43:38 AM

How smart is an Afghan Hound?

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Afghan are very intelligent, that being said they can be hard to train. They are a lot like a cat, where you have to make them think it's their idea. They have been know to open doors,cabinets etc. to get what they want.
12/19/2012 2:59:26 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/22/2012 10:35:59 AM

11/22/2012 10:35:59 AM

how many pups can a afghan hound have

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It can be 1-15. The average is somewhere between 6-9. This also depends on the age of the afghan hound bitch.
12/19/2012 3:09:17 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/15/2012 9:04:05 AM

10/15/2012 9:04:05 AM

Do Afghan Hound dogs come in more than one color? Do Afghan Hound dogs come in more than one color?

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Yes, they do! In fact they come in many colors and color combinations creams, blacks, dominoes, brindles, black and tans, etc.
11/15/2012 8:48:02 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/2/2012 9:00:22 AM

6/2/2012 9:00:22 AM

We rescued a precious 1 yr old dog and now that his hair and ears have grown out he looks like... We rescued a precious 1 yr old dog and now that his hair and ears have grown out he looks like small afghan. Long straight hair, red face and back with blond sides and legs. He has white area on his nose with red freckles. Do you have any ideas about what we have?

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Anonymous

The best way to find out what breed or mix of breeds of dog you have is to have a DNA test dog. Going online and finding a DNA test is easy, you can buy them on e-bay or directly from the DNA company. The average cost is around $45.00 - $85.00 per test.
7/9/2014 11:48:48 AM

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4/22/2012 9:50:20 PM

4/22/2012 9:50:20 PM

How do you groom an Afghan Hound? How do you groom an Afghan Hound?

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Afghan hound's fur is perhaps one of the hardest of breeds to groom. bathe the dog when necessary,do not brush in-between baths, brushing an afghan's dry coat will only damage the coat and make it more easily matted. some owners like to use a special air-cushioned brush called a pinbrush. A weekly bath is not as important for an afghan hound that will not be shown, but it saves a lot of time in the end.
4/26/2012 10:37:48 PM

hypocriticalponies asked:

9/16/2011 9:13:53 PM

9/16/2011 9:13:53 PM

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE afghans. I took 3 breed match quizes, and each one 5 times and all... I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE afghans. I took 3 breed match quizes, and each one 5 times and all but one of the 1 times(out of one of the 5 tries on one test) gave me the Affy :)YAY! Lucky me! But, papa says they are morons of the dog world :/ I think, and HIGHLY agree that they are just "strong willed" and "independent thinkers". Who is right?: Me or papa? I'd appretiate any help :)

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Afghan hounds are extremely intelligent. They are very smart and consider each command and situation carefully and decide if it is something they are interested in doing. This independent thinking and mindset can make for very difficult training. They also do not usually respond well to harsh training. But more positive reinforcement. If someone screams at my Affy, she will try to run away or will not obey the command. If you talk to her in calm tones she will be more likely to obey. My affy was a rescue she came from her original home directly to mine - I have little information of her home life other than one of 4 dogs and 3 small children. Her responses could be a source of her original upbringing.
6/26/2012 11:47:21 PM

Anonymous

The hound I had was very smart, I put a CD obedience degree on him, started on the CDX. They were developed to hunt on their own (or with another Afghan) so they do not come when called but after they caught their prey. He taught me how to play mine games. If you want a easy dog get a working dog, not a sight hound.
8/11/2012 1:40:17 AM

Anonymous asked:

9/5/2011 2:16:00 PM

9/5/2011 2:16:00 PM

What is the cost of an Afghan Hound What is the cost of an Afghan Hound

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Afghan Hounds are around $1,000.00
12/28/2011 10:30:44 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/8/2011 4:25:46 AM

8/8/2011 4:25:46 AM

What is the cost of the Afghan Hound breed? What is the cost of the Afghan Hound breed?

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