Afghan Hound
Afghan Hound Dog
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Afghan Hound Dog

The Afghan Hound is is one of the oldest breeds in existence  Distinguished by its thick, fine, silky coat and its tail with a ring curl at the end. The Afghan names comes from their origin in the mountains of Afghanistan.  The breed stands tall at 24-29 inches and 45-60 pounds.

History                                                                                                                                                                 

Afghan Hound descends from dogs brought in the 1920s to Great Britain, and are a blending of types and varieties of long haired sight hounds from across Afghanistan and the surrounding areas. Some had been kept as hunting dogs, others as guardians. There are at least 13 types known in Afghanistan

Temperament                                                                                                                                                    

Afghan Hound  are often considered aloof and very dignified but happy and likes to play. The breed may have trouble getting along with other small pets.

Health                                                                                                                                                                                  The median lifespan is 12 years which is similar to other breeds of their size.  The most common cause of death is cancer followed next by old age.

* The Afghan Hound was the first successfully cloned dog in history.                                                              

*  The breed does require grooming due to the long hair.

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