Afghan Hound

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Afghan Hound
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A gold coated Afghan Hound
Other names Sage Baluchi, Tazhi Spai, De Kochyano Spai, Tazi, Ogar Afgan
Country of origin Afghanistan
Weight Male 20-27 kg (45-60 lb)
Height Male 61–73 cm (24–29 in)
Coat Long and fine
Color Any
Litter size 6-8 puppies
Life span 11-13 years

An Afghan Hound is a dog from Afghanistan. Other names for them are Kuchi Hound, Tāzī, Balkh Hound, Baluchi Hound, Barutzy Hound, Shalgar Hound, Kabul Hound, Galanday Hound, or sometimes, incorrectly, African Hound. They have hair instead of fur. They often have a melanistic mask: the hairs on their snout are black. Their hair grows from the top of their legs and down to their toes.