The Afghan Hound is a breed that exudes an aristocratic background. It is regal-looking and dignified, with a silky and flowing topknot, unique coat pattern, and prominent figures, like larger feet, protruding hip bones, and a curved tail.
Group: Middle Eastern and African
Lifespan: 12–15 yr
Height: 25–29 in
Weight: 40–77 lb
Your Afghan’s coat is a hallmark of its beauty, and proper care should be taken to ensure it stays healthy. Although it’s not necessary to care for your Afghan Hound in the same manner as a show dog, keep in mind that for optimal coat care, show dogs have coats that are bathed and groomed twice a week. Afghans should be bathed prior to grooming, since brushing a dry coat can damage their hair, and it’s usually best to use a blow dryer (on a low setting) to completely dry your Afghan’s hair after a bath. When it is time to brush, use a large, oval pin brush, and a slicker for mats. All dogs require regular dental care, including at-home teeth brushing and professional dental cleanings, and the Afghan Hound is no exception. Maintaining good dental hygiene is important for their overall long-term health.
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