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. This is a very old dog breed. They run very fast. They have hair instead of fur. They often have a dark mask: the hairs on their snout are black. Their hair grows from the top of their legs and down to their toes. The Afghan Hound is not a very easy dog to train. They like to run away from home. Fences needs to be really high. If the fence is low, the Afghan Hound will jump over it and will run away.