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