Afghan Hound– Dog Training – Dog Trainer – Behaviorist

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Sam Basso
PHOENIX , AZ AREA: (602) 708-4531
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Breed Type: Sighthound

Present Use: Companion

Original Use: Hunting hares and gazelles by coursing (chasing); sometimes in groups

Registry: American Kennel Club

Typical Weight: 45 to 60 lbs

Typical Height At Shoulders: 24 to 29 inches

Color: All colors acceptable, but some patterns can indicate the dog isn’t purebred so are not desired

Type Of Coat: Thick, long and silky

Background: Sighthounds of this type are very ancient in origin in southern Asia, though the Afghan hound was modified over the years by breeders.

Temperament: Aloof, playful, bonding closely to the family, independent, reserved with strangers

Health Issues: Cancer, heart, kidney

Breed Club Link(s): Afghan Hound Club Of America

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