Afghan Hound

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Afghan Hound
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.

Appearance[change | change source]

This is a very old dog breed. They have hair instead of fur. It can be many colors. 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.

Behavior[change | change source]

The Afghan Hound is not a very easy dog to train. They like to run away from home. Thay can run very fast. Fences needs to be really high. If the fence is low, the Afghan Hound will jump over it and will run away. If they are being walked outdoors, keep them on a leash for safety from escaping.[1]

This is a quiet dog for indoors, but needs to have regular exercise and play time. If an Afghan gets bored, it can tear things up. This is a friendly dog that is not shy with people or other dogs[1]

References[change | change source]