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Afghan Hound dog breed - photos and description

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Afghan Hound

Main characteristics of the breed

Care:Most difficult to maintain
Molt:Sheds heavily seasonally
Need for activity:Need a moderate amount of exercise
Tolerance of loneliness:Moderately addicted
Type of wool:Long - haired
Friendly to strangers:May show aggression
Intellect:Adaptive intelligence
Learnability:A bit difficult to learn
Tendency to bark:They hardly bark, but they make other sounds

The Afghan Hound is one of the most ancient and beautiful hunting dogs. This sophisticated and graceful animal immediately attracts the attention of others. It is rare that a dog can have such a graceful appearance, but at the same time remain resilient and retain its qualities as a hunting dog.

  Their gentle, peaceful nature and high intelligence also make them popular pets. However, before you become the owner of an Afghan hound, you should study the description of the breed. Owner reviews will help you understand the pros and cons of their content.

  Even inexperienced breeders know what an Afghan hound looks like. These dogs belong to large breeds, since their height at the withers can reach 74 cm. However, their physique is elegant and sophisticated. As a result, their weight does not exceed 25 kg. The main features of appearance are an elongated muzzle, expressive eyes, drooping, pubescent ears and luxurious long hair. The Afghan Hound is a cheerful, playful dog that is strongly attached to its owner. They were once used for hunting and helping shepherds.
   Today they are kept as decorative pets and faithful companions. They are friendly and affectionate, do not fight with other dogs and do not compete with their owners for the initiative. They can participate in running competitions and other dog sports. Despite its many advantages, the Afghan Hound is not for everyone. Due to its large size, it is difficult to keep in a small apartment. In addition, the dog jumps high, so high fences must be built on private property.

  They are stubborn, independent and difficult to train, so it is not recommended to keep them with inexperienced owners. It should be taken into account that the breed has strong hunting abilities. They perceive small animals as prey. Therefore, it is recommended to walk them on a leash. They can also hunt birds and rodents living together in the same house.

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