Afghan Hound
Afghan Hound
Size
Medium
Height
25 to 27 inches at the shoulders
Weight
50 to 60 pounds
Coat
Long
Color
Any color
Energy
High
Activities
Agility, Conformation, Hunting, Lure Coursing, Racing, Rally Obedience

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.

Did you know?

In April 2005 in Korea, an Afghan Hound called “Snuppy” became the world’s first successful dog clone.

Training Afghan Hounds

Whether it's basic obedience, flying disc or running, it's easy to unlock your dog's hidden potential with our free Purina Pro Plan P5 training app, available for IOS and Android.