Afghan Hound

  • Size

  • Height

    25 to 27 inches at the shoulders
  • Weight

    50 to 60 pounds
  • Coat

  • Color

    Any color
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Agility, Conformation, Hunting, Lure Coursing, Racing, Rally Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor


A dignified, aloof breed often considered an aristocrat, the Afghan Hound has a happy temperament and makes an excellent family companion. Little is known about the Afghan Hound’s history before the 19th century when he was discovered in Afghanistan. A large breed, the Afghan Hound requires regular exercise, and his long, silky coat needs regular grooming.