May 31, 2017

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Breed Feature - Afghan Hound

Today we're taking a look at the beautiful hound - the Afghan Hound.

What They're Famous For: Afghan Hounds usually aren't thought of as hounds. They're famous for their distinct look, with long hair and long snouts. They're beautiful, majestic, but that's not all! They also have unique personalities that charm just about anyone.

History: The Afghan Hound got its name from where it's from - Afghanistan. That wasn't originally the dog's names, however. The breed's original name was "Tazi" and dates back to the pre-Christian era. It's one of the oldest breeds out there, so it's had time to get so beautiful! Because of its old age, there's not much known about its exact origins, but we do know that its coat was bred long to keep it warm at high altitudes. 

Size: The Afghan Hound is a big, majestic dog. It weighs from 57 - 75 pounds and stands at 24 to 28 inches tall. 

Appearance: These pups are known for their long, majestic coats and their long, majestic snouts. They have very tall legs and stand up very straight. 

Who They're Perfect For: Afghan Hounds are perfect for those who love adventure. These dogs have big personalities. They're sweet, silly, and very independent. They're okay when left by themselves, but be sure to spend plenty of time exercising them. They'll also need someone who is willing to spend time grooming them, too!

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