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Afghan hound

Purebred Dog Breed

Description

"The striking characteristics of the breed-exotic, or ""Eastern,"" expression, long silky topknot, peculiar coat pattern, very prominent hipbones, large feet, and the impression of a somewhat exaggerated bend in the stifle due to profuse trouserings-stand out clearly, giving the Afghan Hound the appearance of what he is, a king of dogs, that has held true to tradition throughout the ages. "

Coloring

All colors are permissible.

Temperament

Dignified and aloof, Sharpness or shyness.

Origin

The Afghan Hound is one of the oldest breeds, bred specifically for hunting in the mountains of Afghanistan. They were bred for their superior eyesight, which made them ideal for hunting everything from deer to wolves. AfghanÆs were also kept by royalty, highly prized for their beautiful hair coats and kingly personality.

Care Level

Medium (Likes to Escape)

petkey™ Breed Statistics

# Registered Pets 125
Males 80 (64.00 %)
Females 45 (36.00 %)
Microchip Count 90 (72.00 %)
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