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Afghan Hound

As itís name suggests, the Afghan Hound originated in Afghanistan. It was here that the dog was used by villagers to hunt wolves and foxes. These villagers were the people who refused to sell their dogs to people outside of their country, meaning that it took a long time before the Afghan Hound was seen in either Europe or America. Another interesting fact surrounding the breed is the recent media attention it has received, with an Afghan Hound being the first type of dog to be cloned.

This breed is often kept with a long coat, that can be in any colour. With that, any potential owner needs to be aware of the huge grooming tasks are involved in keeping a breed like this. Standing between twenty four and twenty nine inches the dog is also quite tall, though it weighs in at anywhere between forty five and sixty pounds. Another feature of the Afghan Hound is itís tail, with the breed often having a small ring on the end.

The Afghan Hound is known to be independent, with some owners quoting that they also have a very low obedience level. They are known to ignore commands, but are still popular in many show competitions. If they have been brought up with other pets or children they usually respond fine with them, although they can sometimes be wary of cats.

The Afghan Hound is generally a healthy breed, with most dogs in the group living between thirteen and fourteen years. The major health worry is anesthesia, which occurs because of the dogís low level of body fat.


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