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Are Your Ready For An Afghan Hound?

Did you know that the Afghan hound has been around for more than 4000 years? Yes, they were originally from Egypt and it was only during the early part of the 1900s that the breed was introduced to Europe. Afghan hounds are also called Baluchi hound, Taxi, Balkh, Persian greyhound, or Barukhzy. These extremely agile dogs have long been called the ‘king of dogs’ because of their majestic and elegant bearing. Many can grow to a height of 24-29 inches, and can weigh up to 60 pounds.

Afghan hounds are classified as sighthounds, meaning they hunt by sight. They can easily catch prey with their extreme agility and speed. In the past, they were used by sheep farmers to help tend their flock. They are also favorite hunting buddies and make excellent watchdogs.

One important thing to remember about Afghan hounds is to avoid brushing their hair coat in between baths because it can cause damage to the dry coat, which can lead to tangles and matted hairs. Their hair coat requires regular grooming and attention. A pin brush is ideal for the purpose. Weekly baths are not really necessary by they can help prevent matting of the dog’s hair coat. Many Afghan owners let their pets wear snoods while they are eating so their ears won’t get into the food and water bowls.

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