The Afghan Hound originated in Afghanistan and neighbouring areas in the 19th century. Two different types evolved; one from the northern area and the other form the south and western areas. In WW2, this breed disappeared from the Western world entirely. Today’s Afghan Hounds date back as far as 1920 when a group was taken to Scotland.
The Afghan Hound comes in many colours and is a great hunting dog. He has an air of aloofness and dignity and the texture of his silky, thick hair is very fine, a type often found in animals that live in high altitudes. He’s also an excellent show dog. He needs regular grooming due to his coat and must have regular walks. He will range in height from 25-27 inches at his shoulders and will weigh 50-60 pounds.