Height of males: 26-28". Females: 24-26".
Weight: 50-60 lb
lively, active, courageous, sweet, sensitive, proud
Afghanistan. This dog has been around since 4000 BC. Over
the centuries, they traveled in caravans through Arabia
and Persia, settling in Northern Afghanistan; hence its
name today. This breed of dog was used in the hunting of
gazelles and wolves. It was also used to hunt jackals and
leopards. Its likeness is pictured along caves of northern
Afghanistan. After World War I, the Afghan became popular
in the United States and in England. This sighthound is
also known as the Tazi.
They are a gentle dog that is good around children. Since
they can be stubborn, when it comes to training they
require much socialization as a puppy and continued on
through adulthood. They are good with other dogs, but not
good with other non-canine pets.
The coat is long, thick and silky. This beautiful hair
coat requires hours of grooming every week. Sheds
minimally. Some of the Afghan coat colors: white, cream
(no mask), black, black & tan, black & silver,
black & blue, black & tan brindle, blue, black
masked silver, black masked cream, black masked red,
brindle (brindles come in silvery white to black brindle),
brindle domino (rare color), domino (considered an exotic
This dog is quite athletic, and as such requires plenty of
exercise each and every day. Happiest when able to run;
for this reason, they do best in homes with a fenced-in
yard. The Afghan loves home and the company of its master.
The Afghan withstands heat just as easily as the cold and