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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

Afghan Hounds of Mahadi
Member Since: July 2007
Location: Austin, Texas
I have Afghan Hound puppies for sale! See My Profile
Afghan Hound AKC reg. Show quality,Champion & Int. Ch. sired pups and young adults in various colors,including Dominos.sold outright or on co-ownership to the right home.Over 40 years of showing and occasiolal breeding experience. Inquiries invited Texas,512-282-0453

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Anonymous asked:

12/19/2014 10:45:50 AM

12/19/2014 10:45:50 AM

What special tools would one need for grooming an Afghan Hound?

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Anonymous

The Afghan Hound is a beautiful breed of dog, but it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to groom one. Unless you've worked under a groomer, or are allowed to watch over your groomer, I would suggest allowing a groomer groom your dog for now. But, if you really want to do it yourself, the best tool to start with is the Slicker Brush. But contacting your groomer is the best thing to do for more information.
12/19/2014 4:09:48 PM

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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Anonymous

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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Anonymous

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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Anonymous

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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Anonymous

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?

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Anonymous

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

Anonymous asked:

4/22/2012 9:50:20 PM

4/22/2012 9:50:20 PM

How do you groom an Afghan Hound?

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Anonymous

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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Anonymous

afghans are smart, BUT soooooooooooooooooooooooo hard to train!
12/8/2011 6:43:11 AM

Anonymous

Afghans aren't stupid, but I read that they have the lowest intelligence level of the dog world, meaning they can be harder to train and don't figure out problems quite as easily. They are trainable, but not trained easily.
4/22/2012 9:49:49 PM

Anonymous

Afghan's are hard to train, but loyal.
5/7/2012 7:11:59 PM

Anonymous

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

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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?

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Anonymous asked:

7/20/2011 6:12:28 PM

7/20/2011 6:12:28 PM

Hi! I'm considering adopting an afghan hound/golden retriever that is 2 years old. But, I'm... Hi! I'm considering adopting an afghan hound/golden retriever that is 2 years old. But, I'm really nervous about adopting him for several reasons. One is that he's located in NJ and I live in NY. Will the car ride be too much for him. I'm also nervous because he was recently surrendered by his old family because one of the kids was allergic to him. Will he fit in with me if I'm not like his old family? I heard that they are fantastic with children. Is this true? Do they have lovable and gentle personalities? It says that he wasn't well socialized and gets nervous easily. Is it possible to socialize him even though he is 2 now? Will he be ok on walks? Are they good with other dogs and are they smart? If I'm able to offer him stability and a loving home will he be ok? Will he make a wonderful addition to my family? Thanks!

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Anonymous

I grew up with an Afghan Hound. He was the best dog!! So very gentle and intuned to my feelings!! I would love to have one again if I had a bigger house!! Love them!!
9/17/2011 8:46:40 PM

Anonymous

THEY ARE HIGH ENERGY! They grow the best bonds with children!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO loving and loyal to their family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It will be hard to socialize him now... They are not good with other pets...and their so smart their hard to train! P.S. Im talking about the afghan hound! Bye! Hope this was helpful!
12/8/2011 6:41:34 AM

Anonymous

Be VERY careful with dogs offerred for adoption that they really are the mix that they are supposed to be. If you are looking at Petfinder.org look at each dog as he or she IS and not what the shelter says they MIGHT be. Do not avoid this dog because they say he MIGHT have Afghan Hound in him - he probably does not! We cannot tell you what HE will be like, you must go and see him and meet him for yourself - and this goes for any dog you are adopting from a shelter. It is unlikely that they know anything about his background so you will have to judge for yourself. You cannot judge by the fact that any BREED is wonderful with children - you have to meet the dog and learn what you can about his history.
3/25/2012 12:39:57 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/10/2011 11:09:10 AM

7/10/2011 11:09:10 AM

Does an Afgan shed very much?

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Anonymous

No, Afgan's do not shed.
7/20/2011 6:12:48 PM

Anonymous

Afgan's shed only an average amount, like labs and such
9/16/2011 8:57:30 PM

Anonymous

Afghan hounds shed only their puppy coats. Throughout the remainder of their lifetimes, afghan "hair" will and can die & fall out (as does human hair) during grooming. Afghans have hair, not fur.
9/22/2011 10:05:02 PM

Anonymous

Afghans do not shed. I have a rescue affy lady who has been spayed, she reverts back to the puppy coat - has the monkey face and no saddle. She still does not shed, the only time I find her hair is after I've decided to shave her (inside the house) face to make her look like an adult - and I don't get it cleaned up very well! :) Affies are wonderful,
6/26/2012 11:38:07 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/28/2011 7:13:32 PM

4/28/2011 7:13:32 PM

Are Afghan Hound dogs hypoallergenic

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Anonymous

Afghan Hound dogs all have human-like hair
5/2/2011 9:32:14 AM

Anonymous

Afghan Hound's are a non-dander breed and will lose hair like humans - not blow coat 2x a year like other breeds.
2/22/2013 7:24:23 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/21/2011 5:03:19 PM

4/21/2011 5:03:19 PM

Is an Afghan hound bred for a specific purpose?

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Anonymous

Afghan Hounds were bred for hunting leopards in the mountains of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and northern India. Although leopards were this breed's best known prey, Afghan Hounds were known to take down anything that ran from them. These dogs were basically bred to protect villages and tribes from predators. ~KG
6/26/2011 12:03:59 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/2/2011 2:47:26 PM

4/2/2011 2:47:26 PM

How many years can an afghan hound live?

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Anonymous

I had an afghan that lived for fifteen years.
6/21/2011 8:23:43 AM

Anonymous

On average, about 14 years. But it depends entirely on how well it was cared for.
4/22/2012 9:51:35 PM

Anonymous

Avg is 13-15 but have known some afghan hound's to live to 20 and one to 22.
2/22/2013 7:23:34 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/25/2010 8:31:50 PM

12/25/2010 8:31:50 PM

Are Afghan Hounds aggressive?

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Anonymous

Afghan Hounds can be. My dad had one growing up as a kid. His family rescued 2. One was nice the other was vicious to male people. We think that one was abused.
1/22/2011 3:21:31 PM

Anonymous

Afghan Hounds can be. They protect their territory so will bark or growl at someone entering. Some are aggressive with other dogs.
11/30/2011 6:20:35 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/30/2010 12:15:52 PM

11/30/2010 12:15:52 PM

Are afghan hounds hypo-allergenic?

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Anonymous

no afghan hounds have a lot of hair.
12/7/2010 8:34:57 PM

Anonymous

I am allergic to most dogs and I do own an Afghan. Even though he has long hair (which sometimes is a pain in the rear to take care of) I don't have any reactions to him. The Afghans have human like hair, which makes a huge difference to allergy prone people. My dog even sleeps next to me in my bed and is extremely cuddly. I couldn't imagine my life without my baby boy. Another plus, if you keep their hair short they don't shed. I think, this breed is great for people that have mild to severe allergies- like me!
12/10/2010 11:23:55 PM

Anonymous

If a dog has fur that means it sheds. If a dog has hair it doesn't shed. Dogs that don't shed are hypoallergenic.
1/22/2011 3:39:47 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/20/2010 1:59:29 AM

11/20/2010 1:59:29 AM

can they live with cats and not harm them?

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Anonymous

They could but they might chase the cats the cats around and make trouble.
12/18/2010 7:20:41 AM

Anonymous

Afghan hounds are hunters at heart, so unless they are raised with the specific cat your talking about. They will chase anything that runs from them.
5/6/2011 2:59:09 PM

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