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Afghan Hound

Size: Medium / Large

Weight: 50 - 60 lbs.

Height: 25" - 27"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

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

Origin: Ancient Afghanistan

Also Known As: Tazi, Baluchi Hound

Group: Sighthound

Category: Companion Dog, Show Dog, Lure Coursing

Exercise Needs

The Afghan Hound will need daily vigorous exercise.

Grooming Needs

Regular brushing and combing every few days is necessary for your Afghan Hound.


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


Originally used by nomadic tribes for hunting gazelle and rabbits.