With its ring-like tail and one-of-a-kind silky coat, the Afgan hound is one of the smartest dogs ever. The Afghan hound expresses such an amazing hunting prowess and has been a handy and most loved breed from its home country of Afghanistan and now the darling of anyone in search for added security. Discover more about our Afghan Hound puppies for sale below!
History of Breed
The Afghan Hound is a breed of dog developed as a hunter in the hill country of Afghanistan. This breed was once thought to have originated several thousand years ago in Egypt, but there is no firm evidence for this theory. The Afghan Hound was brought to Europe in the late 19th century by British soldiers returning from the Indian-Afghan border and its popularity has grown since.
Personality and Temperament
This breed is known for having a very energetic, loyal, and focused personality. They tend to
have a very easy going and approachable demeanor and are fun to be around. Afghan Hounds are loyal dogs that thrive on human interaction and quality time. They make very good family pets and do well with children in the household. They are known for their caring, loyalty and eager to please attitude.
Appearance and Grooming
Afghan Hounds do have long coats and do require routine grooming to look and feel their best. They should always be bathed prior to grooming due to the consistency of their coats. A quality grooming spray should also be considered to moisten their coat before brushing. Always brush from the skin out, using your blow dryer to part the hair. Being sure to clip this dog’s nail on a routine basis is also highly recommended.
Care and Feeding
Afghan Hounds are playful dogs and do need sufficient energy to feel their best.
The correct ratio of meat-based protein and micronutrients, as well as healthy carbs and fats, will
keep this breed healthy. Many of their owners recommend feeding this breed two meals a day, spaced about twelve hours apart. It is also very important to remember to provide your dog with proper dental care. It is suggested that his teeth get cleaned a minimum of three times a week. Failing to keep his teeth clean can contribute to health issues.
Breed Size and Life Expectancy
The Afghan Hound stands between twenty-five to twenty-seven inches tall.
This breed weighs between fifty to sixty pounds.
The average life expectancy for this breed is between twelve to fourteen years.
Interesting Breed Facts
Fact: This breed is a considered to be hypoallergenic.
Fact: This breed is known to do well with other pets in the house.
Fact: This breed is considered very smart but can be stubborn.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Afghan Hound
Are Afghan Hounds loyal dogs?
Yes, they are very affectionate and loyal to their owners.
Are Afghan Hounds friendly with kids?
Yes, they love to lie around and are calm most of the day, making them a good pet around children.
Are Afghan Hounds friendly to strangers?
Yes, they get finely along with strangers.
Are Afghan Hounds good for apartments?
Yes, Afghan hounds can cope finely in apartments, houses and outside. But you will need to engage it a lot more in the apartment since it is an active dog.
Can Afghan Hounds cope alone?
Yes, but you will need to practice this early so that they grow accustomed to it.
Do Afghan Hounds require regular exercises?
Yes, as hunting dogs, a mile a day is important.
Can Afghan Hounds tolerate cold weather?
Yes, because of their thick coat.
Can Afghan Hounds survive in hot weather?
No, their thick coat will make it very uncomfortable.
Do Afghan Hounds need much grooming?
Yes, they need daily coat brushing, regular teeth brushing and nail trimming and weekly bathing.
What is Afghan Hounds average lifespan?
Afghan hound can live up to 12 to 14 years.
Petland is honored to offer first-class Afghan Hound puppies, and our caring team of puppy specialists will help answer any questions you may have.