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Breed: Afghan Hound
Country of Origin: Ancient Afghanistan
AKC Group: Hound
Function: Run down gazelles, leopards, and rabbits
Life Span: 14 years
Appearance: Med.-lg. Athletic, long silky hair
Color: Silver, cream, brindle, black, combination
Coat Type: Hard to maintain, shedding, absorbs moisture
Grooming: Daily brushing
Height: 25-27 inches
Weight: 50-60 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: No
Protection: Low
Intelligence: Low
Trainability: Low, no harsh methods
Good With Children: Low tolerance
Good With Pets: No, aggressive
Good With Strangers: Distrustful, shy
Character: Timid, high-strung, stubborn, sensitive, quiet, lazy
Home Environment: Good apartment dog but needs to run
Best Owner: Calm, not demanding, easy-going
Potential Problems:
Behavior: Fear-biting, stubbornness, panicky, dominance, aggression
Physical: None
Recommendations: Early socialization & obedience training