The Afghan Hound is elegance personified. This unique, ancient dog breed has an appearance quite unlike any other: dramatic silky coat, exotic face, and thin, fashion-model build. Looks aside, Afghan enthusiasts describe this hound as both aloof and comical. Hailing from Afghanistan, where the original name for the breed was Tazi, the Afghan is thought to date back to the pre-Christian era and is considered one of oldest breeds.

Watch and learn about Afghan Hound dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Afghan Hound Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Afghan Hound Dog Hound Dogs 2 feet to 2 feet, 4 inches tall at the shoulder 50 to 60 pounds 10 to 12 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Afghan Hound is rated 4 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Afghan Hound has scored high and is suitable Adaptability parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 5 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Afghan Hound has scored high and is suitable Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 3 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Afghan Hound has scored high and is suitable Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 5 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Afghan Hound has scored high and is suitable Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Afghan Hound has scored low and is not suitable Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 5 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Afghan Hound has scored high and is suitable Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 5 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Afghan Hound has scored high and is suitable Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Afghan Hound is rated 4 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Afghan Hound has scored high and is suitable All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Afghan Hound has scored high and is suitable Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 5 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Afghan Hound has scored high and is suitable Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Afghan Hound has scored high and is suitable Friendly Dog. parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Afghan Hound has scored low and is not suitable Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Afghan Hound is rated 2 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Afghan Hound has scored low and is not suitable Health Grooming. parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 4 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Afghan Hound has scored high and is suitable Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Afghan Hound has scored low and is not suitable Drooling Potential. parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 1 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Afghan Hound has scored low and is not suitable Easy To Groom. parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 3 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Afghan Hound has scored high and is suitable General Health. parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 1 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Afghan Hound has scored low and is not suitable Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 4 out of 5 in Size.. This means Afghan Hound has scored high and is suitable Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Afghan Hound is rated 3 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Afghan Hound has scored high and is suitable Trainability. parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 1 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Afghan Hound has scored low and is not suitable Easy To Train. parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Afghan Hound has scored high and is suitable Intelligence. parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Afghan Hound has scored high and is suitable Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 5 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Afghan Hound has scored high and is suitable Prey Drive. parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 2 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Afghan Hound has scored low and is not suitable Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 5 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Afghan Hound has scored high and is suitable Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Afghan Hound is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Afghan Hound has scored high and is suitable Exercise Needs. parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 5 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Afghan Hound has scored high and is suitable Energy Level. parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 2 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Afghan Hound has scored low and is not suitable Intensity. parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Afghan Hound has scored high and is suitable Exercise Needs. parameter.

Afghan Hound is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Afghan Hound has scored high and is suitable Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Hound Dogs

Height

2 feet to 2 feet, 4 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

50 to 60 pounds

Life Span

10 to 12 years

Highlights

Grooming is essential. Only those who really enjoy grooming, or are willing to pay a professional groomer to do it, should consider an Afghan Hound.The Afghan’s natural hunting instinct prompts him to chase prey (the neighbor’s cat, your son’s rabbit, the third grade class hamster, etc.).The Afghan Hound can be challenging to train due to his independent nature. Training can take a long time and requires patience. House training can be difficult. This breed can continue having accidents in the house up to about six months of age.The Afghan Hound has a low pain tolerance. A minor wound is more bothersome to this breed than to other breeds, and this dog can sometimes seem whiny or babyish.Afghan Hounds are sensitive and high-spirited and do not respond well to rough handling–so be gentle.Although this particular breed is usually good and even loving with children, it is best if the puppy grows up with the children he’ll live with and the children are mature enough to understand the importance of being considerate of this dog’s sensitive nature.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies, and that they have sound temperaments.