Breed History / Description

Elegance in movement and carriage topped by a glamorous coat typify the sighthound from Afghanistan. The size range covers the different types used for different terrains: the desert plains or the mountains. Long limbs, a long punishing jaw and amazing speed equip him for his job of hunting deer, gazelle and smaller game like the hare and the fox. It is thought that the Afghan may well have been developed from Salukis brought to Afghanistan from neighbouring Persia and the longer coat develop as protection against the cold environment of the mountainous regions of Afghanistan.


Eastern or Oriental expression is typical of breed. The Afghan looks at and through one. 


Dignified and aloof, with a certain keen fierceness.

Club, K., 2018. The Kennel Club's Breed Standards. 5th ed. London SW1V 2SA: Ebury Press.

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