Their elegant features and amazing skills won the Westerners over in the 19th century, and since then, they have been strutting their fashionable tails on most urban city streets.
Afghan Hound dogs are a truly perfect combination of a household companion and a working dog. They’re relaxed, easy-going, and willing to form incredibly strong bonds with their families.
Alas, they are not particularly protective and they can be reserved with new people. In general, if you are willing and have a lot (and we do mean a lot) of love to give, the Afghan Hound dog is the perfect choice for you as they crave for attention, closeness, and a strong, loving, family bond.
They can live in apartments, although it’s not recommended as they do need a decent-sized yard in which they can rule the world. Just make sure that their little kingdom has a steady, tall fence, as these pups are known for their amazing jumping and speed abilities.
Make sure to take them for a good, half-hour walk every day unless you want them to get out of shape and go completely bonkers. When in public, keep them on a leash.
This breed has a life-span of about 14 years, and they are generally healthy. However, they have a tendency to develop hip dysplasia and cataracts, so be sure to take them to the vet on a regular basis.
When it comes to taking care of their famed look, things get a bit trickier. If you’re looking for a pooch that’s low maintenance, we’re sorry to say that this majestic breed isn’t for you. Afghan Hounds have a long, luxurious, almost royal coat which demands daily brushing and regular bathing just to keep it under control. At least they’re not excessive shedders.
These dignified, devoted, and independent dogs always stand out, wherever they may go. They owe their exotic looks to their narrow heads and tall, slender frames, covered in that famed silky coat which hangs low. Poised and dignified, they have been close companions to many aristocratic rulers.