Afghan Hound - Information, Pictures and Review

Afghan Hound Dog
Afghan Hound (TAZI Spay-in Pashto), one of the oldest dog breeds in the hound group of dogs.
Afghan Hound Information; Colors,Weight and Height,Lifespan,Coats,Grooming and Temperament,and health Issues, etc.
Descriptions: They are  tall, standing in height 24-29 inches and weighing 45-60 pounds. The coat may be any color  but white markings, particularly on the head, are discouraged; many individuals have a black facial mask. A specimen has facial hair that looks like a Fu Manchu mustache that are called "mandarins." Some Afghan Hounds are almost white, but parti-color hounds (white with islands of red or black) are not acceptable and may indicate impure breeding. The long, fine-textured coat requires considerable care and grooming. The long topknot and the shorter-haired saddle on the back in the miniature dog are distinctive features of the Afghan Hound coat. The high hipbones and unique small ring on the end of the tail are also characteristics of the breed.
Afghan Hound Dog
Temperament:  The temperament of the typical Afghan Hound can be aloof and dignified, but happy and clownish when it's playing. This breed, as is the case with many sight hounds  has a high prey drive and may not get along with small animals. The Afghan Hounds' reasoning skills have made it a successful competitor in dog agility trials as well as an intuitive therapy dog and companion. Genomic studies have pointed to the Afghan Hound as one of the oldest of dog breeds.
Afghan Hound Status at a glance-Overview
Afghan Hound Dog
Life Expectancy: Average lifespan of about 12 to 14 years.
Weight: Male 20 to 27 kg (45–60 lb)
Height: Male 61to 73 cm (24–29 in)
Color: Fawn, Gold, Brindle, White, Red, Cream, Blue, Gray and Tricolor
Litter size: 6–8 puppies
Coat:  Long and fine
Afghan Hound Dog
Red Afghan Hound Dog
Health issues : Major health issues are allergies, cancer, and hip dysplasia. Sensitivity to anesthesia is an issue the Afghan hound shares with the rest of the sighthound group, as sighthounds have relatively low levels of body fat.
Proper and regular exercise is also necessary to keep the Afghan Hound healthy, fresh and happy.
The Typical Afghan Hound are aloof and dignified, but happy and clownish when it's playing

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