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Afghan Hound

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Size: Medium / Large

Weight: 50 - 60 lbs.

Height: 25" - 27"

Life Span: 12 - 18 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Prehistoric Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan

Also Known As: Tazi, Baluchi Hound

Group: Hound

Category: Companion Dog, Show Dog, Lure Coursing

Exercise Needs

The Afghan Hound will need daily vigorous exercise. Longer walks are recommended. Wearing a leash for walks is recommended. 

Grooming Needs

Regular brushing and combing every few days is necessary for your Afghan Hound. To maintain the long, fuzzy coats they do recommended to have regular grooming such as dedicating a few hours a week of brushing their coats along with shampooing and conditioning. 


The Afghan Hound is a hunter at heart. Aloof, dignified and somewhat independent or clownish.

Compatibility with Kids

Friendly around kids but supervision around young children is recommended.  


Thousands of years ago the Afghan Hound breed originated in remote areas of Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan.  Originally used by nomadic tribes for hunting gazelle and rabbits.

Best Dog Food for Your Afghan Hound

Puppy, Diet, Senior & Sensitive Stomach Formulas

Large Breed Puppy 15 lb. Front Counter

Large Breed Puppy

Lower protein and fat levels than our Puppy Select Formula.

Large Breed Adult 15 lb. Front Counter

Large Breed Adult

Carefully formulated for the care and nutrition of large breed dogs.

Sensitive Solutions Skin & Stomach Support 6 lb. Front Counter

Sensitive Solutions Skin & Stomach Support

Features the SmartDefense™ System, with vitamins C & E.