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Afghan Wall Calendar 2019 by Avonside
What You Need to Know about the Afghan Hound Dog as an Elegant and Dignified Canine Breed
Are you interested in getting an
dog but have no idea what to expect? What do you need to know about raising one and is it the right dog breed for you? These are good questions and something that every responsible owner ought to ask themselves before taking on this ancient and elegant dog breed for a companion.
If you had seen an Afghan hound dog up close, then it is unlikely that you will mistake the breed for something else in the future -- they are that distinctive. The dogs can grow up to 2.4 feet in height and weigh up to 59 lbs. The coat can come in various colors and appear dissuaded especially in the head area.
One striking feature of the Afghan hound dog is its' facial hair that appears similar to a Manchu mustache or a black face mask. These traits are desirable as long as there is a mix of more than three colors which is indicative of mixed breeding.
Other distinct characteristics of the Afghan hound is a long coat that reduces in volume as you from the front to back. You may also find a small circular pattern towards the end of the dog's tail which is representative of the breed.
The history behind the dog breed
The Afghan hound, as its name would suggest, originated from Afghanistan, and was presented to Great Britain in the 1920s. It is believed, through genetic screening, that the initial Afghans, referred to as sight pet dogs in Afghanistan, had several genetic markers in common with wolves, making them close descendants of the first canine.
Although the modern hounds were selectively reproduced, from those initially brought over the country, the remarkable charm of these dogs persist and has made them famous as, and they have recognized at all significant kennel clubs throughout the world.
While the Afghan Hound dog was initially a hunter and spent its' entire life outdoors, most of them prefer to spend time indoors lying on a comfortable bed. These dogs prefer warm environments in which people often find surprising considering their thick and long coat.
Afghan hound dogs tend to be aloof and overbearing although you can expect most of them to adapt to their owner's home without problems. They get along well with other pets inside the house but loves to give chase to small animals outdoors due to its' hunting instinct which can be difficult for them to control. Nevertheless, Afghan hounds are among some of the most intelligent dogs and will often listen only to their owner.
One of the most important things that you need to know before getting an Afghan hound dog is that matter of grooming which is crucial to the dog breed. Unfortunately, the latter is no easy task for the average dog owner.
Among the Afghan hound's most striking features is its' long and shiny coat which dog owners will have to brush every few days. Putting off the work for too long will only make grooming that much harder. In any case, dog owners can expect a lot of work although you can always entrust the task to pet grooming experts.
What health problems are they vulnerable to?
Afghan hound dogs can suffer from a condition known as "necrotic myelopathy" -- a progressive and debilitating disease affecting the dog's spinal column. Fortunately, such circumstances are rare, and cataracts are inherently more common as the dog ages.
So there you have it -- everything that you need to know about the Afghan dog hound as a dog breed. Only then can you decide if these dogs make the perfect canine companion for you.
The Afghan hound is unmistakable – it’s both one of the most ancient dog breeds in the world and one of the most interesting, thanks to its trademark long coat, and our
show off that uniqueness. These
feature stunning photographs of Afghan hounds in all types of situations, from shows and ceremonies to action shots. Add one to your wall today!
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