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Afghan Hound Info

Afghan Hound Breed Information

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Lifespan: 14-16 years Height: 24-29" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 8-15 pups
Group: Hound Weight: 20-30 lbs Hair Length: Long Size: Large

Breed Overview

The Afghan Hound is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 20 lbs that can reach 30 lbs. It is officially part of the Hound group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Afghan Hound breed has a typical lifespan of 14 to 16 years, Long hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Afghan Hound should know that the average litter size is between 8 to 15 puppies.

Afghan Hound Breed Characteristics

Group Hound Drooler no
Size Large Guard Dog no
Origin Afghanistan Easy to Train no
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors no
Apartment Friendly no Exercise Demands yes
Pet Friendly no Yard Needs large
Intelligent no Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks average Dangerous no

Afghan Hound Temperament

royal bearing and may be aloof and dignified but should never be shy, very affectionate, and intelligent breed

Health Problems

hip dysplasia, juvenile cataract and hypothyroidism do occur, but the percentage is fortunately small

Afghan Hound Coat

Long and shiny coat, very thick, requires lots of grooming

Afghan Hound Dog Colors

Any color

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