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Afghan Hound

The Afghan is one of the oldest hound breeds. It is distinguished by a fine, thick, long, silken coat. The breed acquired its uniqueness in the cold blustery mountains of Afghanistan. The Afghan is defined by a tail with a ring curl at the end.

The Afghan was originally used to hunt both rabbits and gazelles.

This dog has a fickle temperament and may have trouble getting along with small animals.

Genome studies point to this as one of the oldest dog breeds.

Associated Country: Afghanistan

Weight: 45-60lb

Height: 24-29in

Coat: Long and Silky.

Life Expectancy: 11-13years

Afghan Hound Video