Handsome, sensitive and independent, the Afghan is treasured by those who know and love him.

Vital Stats

Height: 24 to 28 inches at shoulder
Weight: 50 to 60 pounds
Coat: long and silky
Life span: 10 to 12 years

Summary
The Afghan Hound is elegance personified. This unique, ancient breed has an appearance quite unlike any other: dramatic silky coat, exotic face, and thin, fashion-model build.

Looks aside, Afghan enthusiasts describe this hound as both aloof and comical. Hailing from Afghanistan, where the original name for the breed was Tazi, the Afghan is thought to date back to the pre-Christian era and is considered one of oldest breeds.

Full Afghan Hound profile on DogTime.com

Predatory tendencies:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
General health:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Affectionate with family:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
3.2 out of 5 stars (3.2 / 5)