Colour: Tan or Brown
Lifespan: 12 to 14 years
Afgan Hounds are dignified, aloof, keen, graceful, elegant and sensitive.
Afghans look lovely when fully groomed, but it can take a long time every day to look after their coats. These elegant, independent dogs need regular energetic runs in a safe area.
Originally bred for chasing large game such as deer and leopard by running ahead of hunters.
This swift-moving dog has an independent character.
High. Needs energetic runs, although lazy at home.
Owners: affectionate, independent
Children: tolerant, aloof
Other pets: may be problematic with small pets
Strangers: indifferent, aloof
Unfamiliar dogs: playful
Patient owner who has time for the considerable coat maintenance, who wants a dog with an independent spirit and who can provide adequate space for several fast runs a day. For people who do not want a close bond with their dog.
Prone to running away to chase other animals when off lead.
Daily care of the coat is needed to keep it in good condition, and de-tangling takes time.
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