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Afghan Hound Dogs are considered one of the oldest dog
breeds. They have a distinctive tail with a ring curl at the end. They are also
high hipbones and an aloof but dignified temperament.
Afghan Hound Dogs are taller than most breeds (about 24–29
inches tall and weighs between 45–60 pounds). They range in color from fawn to
gold, brindle, white, red, cram, blue, gray and tri-color. They have a long,
fine-textured coat that requires considerable care and grooming. They also have
a distinctive long topknot and shorter-haired saddle. Typically they have black
on their faces. Some even have
moustaches known as a Fu Manchu. This type of moustache on Afghan Hounds is
Afghan Hounds are also known by other names such as: Tazi,
Tazhi Spay, Da Kochyano Spay, Sage Balochi, Ogar Afgan, Eastern Greyhound, and
were also commonly called "Persian Greyhounds or Barukzy hounds" by
Afghan Hounds originally are Afghanistan mountains and were
used as hunting dogs. They are a type of sighthound (a hound that primarily
hunts by sign and speed instead of by scent and endurance).
they are seldom used for hunting but are popular in Europe and America in lure
coursing (an obstacle like sport that involves chasing a mechanically operated
lure such as a rabbit through a course between 600-1000 yards of varying
difficulty). They are also used as
therapy dogs and companions.