The Afghan Hound, commonly referred to as "Affie", is one of the most elegant breeds in the dog world. Originally called "Tazi", this dog was bred in the mountains of Afghanistan in Pre-Christian times making it one of the oldest breeds of dogs. The Afghan Hound's athletic frame and tough jawline made it an ideal hunting dog for the nomadic tribes that inhabited these mountains. These dogs also sport a silky, elegant coat that serves a dual purpose by keeping them warm. Afghan Hounds reached the peak of their popularity in the 1980's when an Afghan Hound named Beauty was introduced to the Barbie world. Affies are known for their dignified and poised attitude. They have a reputation for being extremely stubborn, tending to cause behavioral issues if not trained properly from a young age. However, if raised properly, Affies are known to become extremely attached to their owners. This companionship really opens up their personality and Afghan Hounds are likely to show some of their quirky and eccentric nature. A potential Afghan Hound owner should be prepared for the extensive grooming costs that come with this dog.
Male Height: 27-29 inches
Female Height: 25-27 inches
Male Weight: Around 60 pounds
Female Weight: Around 50 pounds
Grooming: Above Average
Exercise: Above Average
Temperament: Aloof and reserved to strangers
Price for a Puppy: $1100-$2300
Lifespan: 12-14 years
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