AFGAN HOUND

About Afghan Hound


Afghan Hound: . The Afghan Hound is a hound that is distinguished by its thick, fine, silky coat and its tail with a ring curl at the end. The breed is selectively bred for its unique features in the cold mountains of Afghanistan.

The Afghan Hound is tall, standing in height 61–74 cm (24–29 in) and weighing 20–27 kg (44–60 lb). The coat may be any colour, but white markings, particularly on the head, are discouraged; many individuals have a black facial mask. A specimen may have facial hair that looks like a Fu Manchu mustache. The mustache is called "mandarins." Some Afghan Hounds are almost white, but parti-color hounds (white with islands of red or black) are penalized in the AKC standard, but not by the FCI. The long, fine-textured coat requires considerable care and grooming. The long topknot and the shorter-haired saddle on the back of the dog are distinctive features of the Afghan Hound coat. The high hipbones and unique small ring on the end of the tail are also characteristics of the breed.And you can always find Afghan Hound dogs in kerala from our Farm.

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Hypoallergenic:   Yes
Life span:   12 – 14 years
Temperament:   Aloof, Clownish, Independent, Dignified, Happy
Origin:   Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran
Colors:   Black, Cream, Tan
Height:   Male: 68–74 cm, Female: 60–69 cm

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