Afghan Hound

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Breed Group: Hound
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Male: 60; Female: 50 lbs
Male: 27; Female: 25 inches
all colors permissible except spotted
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Afghan Hound puppies cost?

The cost to buy an Afghan Hound varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Afghan Hound puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Afghan Hounds sold is $0.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for an Afghan Hound with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $0 upwards to $0 or even more for an Afghan Hound with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Afghan Hounds sold is $0.

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Annual cost of owning an Afghan Hound puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an Afghan Hounds true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Afghan Hound Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 0 Afghan Hound dogs.
  • 1. Lily
  • 2. Nick
  • 3. Carly
  • 4. Bella
  • 5. Adam
  • 6. Laney
  • 7. Trevor
  • 8. Bandit
  • 9. Brandy
  • 10. Cheyenne
  • 11. Cisco
  • 12. Dancer
  • 13. Diva
  • 14. Dominic
  • 15. Dreamer
  • 16. Elsa
  • 17. Flyer
  • 18. Jake
  • 19. Kyra
  • 20. Pup

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Anonymous asked:
Is an Afghan Hound good to be a service dog? With someone that has narcolepsy?



In short, no. Narcolepsy, as you know is a neurological disorder that affects the control of sleep and wakefulness. The Afghan Hound is a very loyal and sweet breed of dog that bonds to their owners very deeply. However, they are also an extremely sensitive breed, both physically and mentally. This means that they are very sensitive to people's emotions, crowds, voices and actions. Because someone with narcolepsy could potentially have a moment of uncontrolled sleep at any time; they could be out in public of course when this happens. This disorder is very physical for the person as they tend to just slump over or fall when they have an attack. The Afghan Hound is not only not physically strong enough to move a person to a safe place, but the emotional and vocal response of public people after the person has had an attack would be too over whelming for an Afghan Hound. I would suggest a breed that is loyal and sweet such as the Afghan Hound, but has the physical ability to keep a person safe or move them to a safe position. Also a breed that is able to keep calm under pressure because they are not as sensitive as the Afghan Hound. Breeds to think about could include the Newfoundland, the Giant Schnauzer, the German Shepherd, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, the Bouvier des Flandres, and the Black Russian Terrier. All of these breeds not only have the intelligence to be able to be trained as a service dog for someone with narcolepsy; but also have the physical strength and loyal instincts to want to help their owner when they are in trouble.


I have an Afghan service dog for narcolepsy and she is a trooper waking me. See the youtube video on girl w/mitochondria disorder who recovered via her Afghan Hound. Never underestimate these Afghans. Each one has their own temperament, abilities but would not rule it out..the video shows the Afghan knowing her attack was coming on. It's the bond with the human as well...take care.

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



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.


When grooming an Afghan Hound, a pin brush, a rake (to be used very sparaningly if at all) and a bible! But really the most important thing is to bathe regularly and really good conditioner to keep the hair and silky to prevent matts in the first place. If you do that a daily brush is all you should have to do.


A Slicker,a Andis clipper with a skip tooth #7 blade for the face and tail and a #4 blade for the saddle and a thinning shears for finishing touches.I also use some conditioning spray like ShowSheen.Also some 'Shower after Shower' powder from the Dollar store for inside the hind legs were the coat gets sticky between the bath.Having Afghans for over 55 years-this works for me.

buddylover#1fan asked:
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?



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.


Respectfully, to the above comment fr. 'anonymous' - I firmly must disagree, some folks may not do their research and will accept any or all advice/suggestions given. ANTLER'S are quite dangerous and damaging, there are documented cases (w photo's) fr. Veterinarians of the destruction to teeth and jaw bone of dogs chewing Antlers, they are too hard and can split teeth/fracture jaws. It is also common sense and responsible to never leave a dog unattended w any chewy/bones, you should always be present, nearby when giving your dog anything it might ingest or choke on no matter how many times it hasn't happened, don't leave them unattended (they should w repetitive training, settle down for a nap when left alone)....again, Antler's are an absolute NO way.


Afghans only howl when there are Ambulance or police car sirens go off,Afghans join in for a few seconds.


I bought a puppy and had him for 8 years and bought a female 3 years later to keep him company. Until today I never knew Afghans howled. Neither of them ever howled one time on any occasion as I recall. My experience with two registered dogs from champion bloodlines was perfect in every way. Honestly, today on 3-14-19, was the first day I heard one howl in a video and was shocked...LOL. So I believe howling is over rated and they may howl infrequently if at all, which shouldn't be a bother to you or neighbors. Good luck.


I have a greyhound and sight hounds as a whole are a very, very quite group of dogs. Afghans are no exception. I've never heard one howl or heard reports of them howling despite knowing several through out my life.


I owned an Afghan Hound for 17 1/2 years. The only time she barked was if she sensed some sort of danger. She never howled, and was a very loyal, loving and protective companion. She did love to run and despite going thru several training classes she would not respond to the "come" command if she was off leash. Much to my dismay, she also loved to swim but didn't retrieve or play with any type of toy, I would describe her as being aloof as she was very happy when you came home but would require a couple of minutes of attention and then would disappear. She had very peculiar eating habits and as such she would only eat when everyone was in bed, she had food and water available day and night and you dare not change her food as she would not eat, this became a problem if you traveled as she did not do well in a kennel and did much better having someone come into our home to care for her while we were gone.

Anonymous asked:
What purpose were Afghan Hounds bred for?



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.


In Afghanistan Afghans are used for hunting.In the US and elsewhere they are couch ornaments, companions and show dogs.

Anonymous asked:
How smart is an Afghan Hound?



Afghans 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 known to open doors and cabinets to get what they want.


Afghans are aloof and independent and often misunderstood, even called stupid but the truth is that they are super intelligent, far above the average dog and person.


By 8 weeks old our Afghan Hounds knew sit, give me a paw, roll over and go night night.

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Updated: 7/4/2022