The Afghan Hound is an ancient sighthound that was developed in Afghanistan as a hunting dog. The breed we know today are the descendants of a group of Middle Eastern dogs called the Persian Greyhounds. All coat colours are accepted.
Temperament: Afghans are engaging, dignified and free spirited. They may seem aloof to strangers, but are very affectionate with their owners. They have a sensitive nature and keen sense of humour. With a strong will and independent streak, training must be approached from a positive viewpoint. Harsh methods often prove fruitless.
Lifestyle: Afghans like company and don’t adapt well if left too long on their own. They can live in town or country, but do need a good level of outdoor exercise. They are good with children and the family cat, if brought up together. Puppy socialisation is recommended.
General care: Frequent grooming is essential. A weekly bath and daily check for debris snagged in the coat is recommended. Professional grooming may be required.
Exercise: High level of exercise, including free running every day to stretch lithe muscles. Afghans have a high prey drive and may chase children,