Afghan Hound

Other names : Tazhi Spay, Baluchi Hound, Ogar Afgan, Barakzai Hound, Eastern Greyhound, Persian Greyhound

Photo: adult dog of Afghan Hound breed
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Life expectancy

The Afghan Hound has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 25 and 27 in
Male Between 27 and 29 in

Adult weight

Female Between 55 and 66 lb
Male Between 55 and 66 lb
Coat colour
Black White Brown Blue Red Sand
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Afghan Hound costs between £515 and £940

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More details about the Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound: Origins and history

The Afghan originated in Afghanistan several centuries (some say millennia) ago. It is an ancient pure dog breed that has remained relatively unchanged in that time. During the 1800s Afghan Hounds were brought to the United Kingdom by army officers who returned from active service in what was then British India (including the countries of Afghanistan and Persia). The Afghan used to be called the Persian Hound.

FCI classification of the Afghan Hound

  • Group 10 - Sighthounds

  • Section 1 : Long-haired or fringed Sighthounds

Training a Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound is reasonably difficult to train. Its independence and aloofness can mean that it refuses to learn to be obedient. Couple this refusal with the dog’s inability to learn quickly and retain lessons and you have a difficult student to say the least. The Afghan is not overly motivated by food and treats which can make training especially taxing. Patience and an awareness of the dog’s limitations can lead to a degree of obedience, although nothing should be taken for granted.

Afghan Hound: Purchase price

The price for an Afghan Hound can vary according to his age, gender and origins. But you could count on average £940 for a dog registered with the KC.

The average monthly budget ranges from £150 and £175 in order to fully meet the needs of the Afghan Hound.

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