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Afghan Hound is a unique type of breeds for its thick, fine, silky coat and its tail with a ring curl at the end.This breed mainly came from Afghanistan.
Nowadays modern purebred of Afghan Hound descends from dogs brought to England in the 1920s.Afghan Hounds are also known as “an aristocrat” for their whole appearance one of dignity and aloofness.They are elegance personified.Afghan enthusiasts address this hound as both aloof and comical.The original name for this breed was “Tazi.”
Personality of Afghan Hound
Basically, they are tall and are 60-72 cm in height and weighing 20-26 kg.Their lifespan is usually 10 to 12 year. They are very good at adaptability and adapts very well in apartments.However, they have an extream sensitivity level which may bother some owners sometimes.They don’t tolerate being alone at all. They adapt the both cold and hot weather very well.They are very very affectionate to their family and incredibly kid friendly dogs. They are Dog-friendly as well but not very friendly toward the strangers.Afghan Hound is also known for their very good energy level.Their lifespan is usually 10 to 12 year.
The Afghan Hound is usually a one-person or one-family dog.They don’t tolerate being alone at all. They adapt the both cold and hot weather very well.They are very very affectionate to their family and incredibly kid friendly dogs. They are Dog-friendly as well but not very friendly toward the strangers and may offend the strangers by being indifferent to their presence. While some dogs may bark once or twice when a stranger appears but this breed is not known to be a good watchdog.
This breed is challenging for training because of their independent thinking. This breed is usually not motivated by food or anything else and they do not possess as strong desire to please like many other breeds.They must be trained kindly yet in a calm & firm manner.
Health of Afghan Hound
The Afghan Hound is generally healthy but they tend to have certain health problems, though not all Afghans will get any or all of those diseases, but the owners should be aware of them. Their owners should take them for a long daily walk or jog.
The Health problems that the Afghan Hound Faces is described below:
- Allergies: It is the symptoms in the Afghan Hound that is same as humans.When this disease happens they suffer from sneezing, eye and nasal discharge, itching, lethargy, and hair loss.Due to dietary restrictions, environmental changes, and medications they tend to have these sort of health problems.
- Hypothyroidism: It is a disorder of the thyroid gland. The symptoms include chronic ear infections, hair loss, and depression.
- Cancer: It is the symptoms that indicate canine cancer including bleeding from any body opening. They sometimes have difficulty in breathing.The chemotherapy, medications, and surgery are the treatments of it.
Care of Afghan Hound
Afghan Hounds like to stay inside with the family.They remain calm inside the house and naturally active dog breeds and they need a daily walk.
If the owner wants to keep them in a yard then he/she must make a secure fencing for them.
Feeding of Afghan Hound
Experts recommend that the owners should provide 2 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food every day, dividing them into two meals.
Depending on the metabolism, age, and size their needs may vary.
Grooming of Afghan Hound
It is recommended to commit frequent brushing, otherwise, the Afghan Hounds become a matted mess. If you can’t commit to doing that, then you need to commit frequent trimming for keeping the coat clean, short, neat and healthy.
If you want a dog who has tall, elegant build and slender and has a long, flowing coat with many colors & gentle in nature then an Afghan Hound may be right for you.
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