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Afghan Hound

Appearance

AKC Height:

Ideally, dogs 27"; bitches 25".

Colors:

All colors are permissible, but color or color combinations are pleasing; white markings, especially on the head, are undesirable.

Basic Requirements

Afghan Hounds require lots of grooming with twice weekly brushing and regular bathing. Show coats require constant care.

Temperament

Afghan Hounds can be aloof with strangers, but are devoted to their owners. This breed loves to chase, so make sure they are on a leash when outdoors.

Afghan Hound Housebreaking

Housebreaking requires consistency on your part. Dogs are creatures of habit, and knowing the tips and tricks of training will make the process so much easier and less stressful. PUPPY HOUSEBREAKING tips: https://www.dog-breeds.net/puppy-housebreaking/ ADULT MARKING AND RETRAINING tips: https://www.dog-breeds.net/dog-housebreaking-marking-page/

Health

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The average lifespan is 13 years. Watch for Hip Dysplasia, Juvenile Cataracts, PRA, Hypothyroidism

Where to find puppies and adults

If you are looking for a puppy or adult dog, please read our important information on choosing a puppy from a breeder and adopting a dog from a rescue. There are good dog breeders and good dog rescues and there are bad dog breeders and bad dog rescues. Our information will help you to make an informed decision and will give you tips on what to look for and what to avoid.

Pet shops are not the best place to look for a puppy. Dogs from pet shops often come from puppy mills, and puppy mill dogs are often kept in unhealthy conditions. The best way to end puppy mills is to rescue or buy from reputable sources.