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Afghan Hound


Overview

[rev_slider alias="afghan"][/rev_slider] One of the oldest breeds in the world, the dignified Afghan Hound is a tall, long-coated pet with a competitive streak and a slightly aloof attitude towards strangers. However, Afghans can be joyous and even silly when they feel comfortable and happy! Their competitive attitudes and high intelligence make them good candidates for many types of dog contests, but not as good candidates for homes with other small animals.

Adult Size

  • Medium

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Normally

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Can Be Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Hound Group

Coat Length

  • Long Coat

Coat Quality

  • Silky Coat

Colors

  • Black
  • Black & Silver
  • Black & Tan
  • Blue
  • Blue & Cream
  • Red
  • Silver
  • White

Drools

  • Doesn’t Really Drool

Energy Level

  • Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Occasional Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 27-30″

Full Grown Weight

  • 51-55lbs
  • 56-60lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Good Dog for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Tolerates Cold Weather Well

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Tolerates Hot Weather Well

Good With Children?

Grooming

Intelligence

Personality

Playfulness

Recommended OFA Tests

Social Behavior with Dogs

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