At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: 50 - 60 lbs.

Height: 25" - 27"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Afghan Hound

Also know as: Tazi, Baluchi Hound

Group: Hound

Origin: Ancient Afghanistan

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Show Dog, Lure Coursing

History and Facts: Originally used by nomadic tribes for hunting gazelle and rabbits.

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

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Special Needs
Exercise: The Afghan Hound will need daily vigorous exercise.

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


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