Dog Breeds - Afghan Hound

Breed Group:                   Hounds
Weight:                            Male: 60; Female: 50 lbs
Height:                             Male: 27; Female: 25 inches
Common Color(s):           all colors permissible except spotted

The Afghan Hound is one of the oldest sight hound dog breeds known to exist today. Known for its thick, fine, silky coat and its tail with a ring curl at the end, the Afghan Hound acquired its unique features in the cold weather of Afghanistan. This dog breed has grown in popularity and makes a wonderful companion. Care free, classy and loyal, the Afghan Hound is also very loyal but can be reserved around strangers. Socialization is a must for this breed.