Afghan hound

Afghan Hound, Spay, Ogar Afgan

Afghan Hound Afghan Hound, Spay, Ogar Afgan

Breed characteristics

  • Popularity: 4
  • Training: 1
  • Size: 7
  • Reason: 1
  • Security: 6
  • Relations with children: 8
  • Dexterity: 9
  • Shedding: 5


The breed of dog Afghan Hound is widely known throughout the world. only because of its amazing appearance, but also because it is one of the oldest breeds on earth. Latest DNA Research Confirmed that the Afghan Hound originated long before Christmas Christ, and therefore, its existence counts, perhaps, more 3000 years old. In the homeland of these animals, Tazi has been called since ancient times.

Now they are rarely used for hunting, but a few centuries back everything was exactly the opposite. Afghan hound was an outstanding hunting dog, with whom they even went on a leopard, another question is that to deal with such a predator, of course, dogs it took a few. It should also be noted that dogs are usually did not directly participate in the killing of a predator, since their task was to drive him and limit him movement before the huntsman, who usually followed his assistants on horseback.

In fact, in addition to DNA tests and stories, as well as folk folklore and images, no other evidence of these no animals. It is believed that the modern Afghan hound descended from the crossing of an ancient Afghan breed with saluki. First official written evidence dates back to 1925. it first official written document regarding afghan greyhounds and belongs to the pen of an English officer.

The officer kept a whole kennel of these dogs near Kabul, and sent a few individuals to England, in fact, a document tells us just about that. This is an official report, something like an invoice. From England, the breed spread to America. Where also won many positive reviews.

In the seventies there was a huge jump in the popularity of this breeds, and all thanks to the Barbie doll. The fact is that it was in the 70s came out a famous series in which there was a breed of dog Afghan hound, which made her one of the most recognizable breeds in America and around the world. In the 80s, these dogs became real. stars at the exhibitions of the American Kennel Club.


Afghan hound has a graceful physique, elongated face, long ears with thick hair that hang down on the sides of the head. The limbs are long, the dog is tall at the withers, the coat is thick covers the whole body. The tail is short and often curled up.


The breed of dog Afghan Hound has a few non-standard character, and this is expressed in everything. On the one hand, it’s very loving and open animals that are within their family are an endless source of kindness, affection and fun. With another parties, they suddenly, for no apparent reason, can become closed and completely do not make contact.

In addition, the Afghan Hound has a very developed intelligence, and perfectly understands everything that happens around her, Feels the attitude of others and the mood of the owner. Inner independence and as if isolation from everyone around, on in fact, does not prevent these pets from being obedient and incredible devotees.

Another thing is that a dog sometimes simply has no desire train or play with you, and uselessly try with pressure, psychological or physical, to force her to training on the day clearly indicated by you. In fact, no it will not bring benefits, and will only be to the detriment. Better just take such a side of the animal’s nature as given, moreover, consider that they live on this planet for thousands of years, which means this the side of nature is embedded in their blood and genes very deeply.

It treats children very well if it is a child from a family in which the dog lives, it will perceive by silence it as native creature. They can be shy, and therefore in a house with children under 4 years old it is better not to contain them due to sharp sounds and improper child behavior in relation to animals. In fact in fact, it is difficult to find a more loving, intelligent and affectionate dog by in relation to beloved people, but in relation to strangers all completely different.

The Afghan Hound is neutral to strangers, but wary, does not show aggression, but always on the alert. If this family friend, the dog will show more friendliness, but not immediately. The Afghan will also not bark at the guests – rather, he simply will ignore. For this reason, as a watchman, this breed is suitable weakly.

These animals have a fairly high level of energy, they daily it is necessary to walk in plenty on the street, moreover, preferably so that the owner plays various games with his pet. Good the idea would be to jog together. Often afghan hounds choose one person as the sole owner, even if they live in a family. Other family members they will obey, but in to a lesser degree, although they will love them as relatives.


As we said above, the breed of Afghan Hound has quite independent in nature. On the one hand, it can cause some difficulties in training, on the other hand, if the owner shows sufficient flexibility and forms the right approach, problems can be avoided.

First, do not try using pressure, screaming or beating make the dog train when she’s not up to it. She will only become more withdrawn, and that’s it. Better go pet towards, and reschedule your workout for tomorrow. If tomorrow the dog will not be very enthusiastic, try a little trick – translate the training process into a game format.

Just play with the dog, and in the process enter a few teams when you see that the animal was carried away by the game. Besides, remember that the afghan hound opens towards kindness, affection, tenderness, and closes in response to rudeness. By the way, keep in mind that snacks when training this breed do not work as motivator.


Afghan hound needs to comb hair 2-3 times week, their coat is long, thick, and therefore for maintenance in the apartment is not very suitable breed.

Claws should be cut 3 times a month. Ears are cleaned 2-3 times per week, the eyes are cleaned of deposits daily.

You need to bathe the dog once a week, moreover, there are “dancing with a tambourine” – the room should be warm, shampoo low pH level should be slightly diluted with water, moisten the coat water at room temperature, and then apply shampoo from the roots to tips, gently massaging. Then you can use the balm. Dried hair dryer, tassels better to disassemble with your fingers. Also, wool can to cut, but you can leave it untouched.

Common diseases

The Afghan Hound has some health problems, like most other dogs. Among them:

  • hip dysplasia;
  • allergy;
  • cancer;
  • juvenile cataracts – this is the main cause of loss vision in an Afghan shepherd dog;
  • hypothyroidism.

Breed Information

A country Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan
Life span 10-15 years
Height Males: 64-74 cm Bitches: 61-79 cm
Weight Males: 23-34 kg Bitches: 20-34 kg
Long wool longhair
Colour almost any color, most often found white, fawn, red, black, tan black, blue
Group for children, hunting
Price 800 – 1200 $

Breed photo

Photo of the Afghan Shepherd Afghan Hound - puppy photo Afghan Hound at the exhibition Haircut Afghan Hound Afghan Hound Afghan Hound for a walk Afghan Hound in Competition Afghan Hound Hairstyle of the Afghan Hound Afghan Hound Afghan hound in a muzzle

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