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Afghan Hound Breed Fact Sheet

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Dogs Name: Fenirati’s Lemonada – Leena
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Afghan Hound Breed Information

Group 4: Hounds - Sighthound

Energy Level: moderate to high

Original Function: Sighthounds of large and small game

Temperament: Independent, Lively, Loving

Characteristics: Should be dignified and aloof with a certain keen fierceness. The eastern or oriental expression is typical of the breed. The Afghan looks at and through one.

Recommended for: Dedicated people & Active people.

Lifespan: 10 - 14 yrs

Height: Range from 63-74CM. (24"-29")

Colour: All colours are acceptable.

Coat: Long and very fine texture on ribs, fore- and hindquarters and flanks. From the shoulder backwards and along the saddle, the hair should be short and close in mature dogs. Hair long from the forehead backward, with a distinct silky "top knot". On the foreface the hair is short, as on the back. Ears and legs well coated. Pasterns can be bare. Coat must be allowed to develop naturally.

General Appearance: The gait of the Afghan Hound should be smooth and springy with a style of high order. The whole appearance of the dog should give the impression of strength and dignity combining speed and power. The head must be held proudly.

 

 

The Afghan Hound requires you to be prepared to make a big commitment in time. When in peak condition the Afghan is a great beauty.
They are the longest coated members of the sight hound family.
A hardy breed, agile and with great stamina, they have been used for many centuries in their native land for hunting, guarding and their hair for weaving. Intelligent dogs but not that easy to train and being large, not that easy to handle either but firm, not harsh- dedicated handlers are needed.
They have a personality that enthrals their owners and some say they are cat like in their antics. They tend to be quite arrogant and a bit aloof.

Grooming- the long thick coat demands a great deal of attention and must be brushed at least everyday. Dry shampooing is necessary and weekly baths. The coat can be clipped to make grooming easier.

Exercise- long daily walks and off lead running is great, but make sure you have done obedience training with them or they may not come back. They can tend to be a bit lazy, so exercise must be regular to keep them fit and happy.

Health- Generally a robust breed with little problems. For Diet and other general dog health information Health/Nutrition

 

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Clubs:

AFGHAN HOUND CLUB of NSW
Cathy Murdoch
St Mary's NSW
Ph: 02 9623 8156
Mobile: 0408 568 187
Email: cathy.m@bigpond.net.au

 

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