Interesting Info about Afghan Hounds
Afghan Hound dogs present a height
of between 63 and 74 centimeters and a weight of between 20 and 30
kilograms. They can have a variety of different coat colors, in such
a way that some of them might be white, others red, others brown,
others black, or even bicolor, as for example white with black, although
this last case is often seen as a sign of impure breeding.
The temperament of the Afghan Hound
dog usually is playful and at the same time somehow distant and distinguished.
Besides this, this breed is often described as independent and not
so responsive to commands or obedient as other breeds are, being this
way sometimes difficult to train.
The history of
According to experts, the Afghan Hound
is one of the most ancient dog breeds. This breed has existed for
several thousands of years, and for some experts is not very clear
if their origin is from Afghanistan or Russia. This breed did not
become popular in Europe and America until the 20th century.
Afghan Hound dogs, as most other dog
breeds, need daily exercise and, when living in enclosed areas, should
be taken for walks and exercise periodically. Besides this, it is
important that they can reach fresh water easily, and during high
temperature seasons their water should be maintained away from sun
rays and at a fresh spot, since due to their long coat this breed
need to be able to refresh easily.
The coat of an Afghan Hound implies
special attention due to its length. The coat of an Afghan Hound should
be brushed during the bath and when is wet, and should not be brushed
while being dry since brushing it in that condition could cause it
to look damaged and loose some of its brightness.