The Afghan Hound is one of the oldest breeds. He stands for distant elegance. Some say he has something comical about it. This vain, dignified animal is anything but slavish. They are very attentive to others indoors and outdoors. The Afghan will accept the cats that belong to the family without grumbling. He will certainly not harm children, although he gets along best with older children. After all, it is a delicate dog. Other dogs are not a problem in themselves, but the males can start to behave dominantly towards other males.
The dog of the Afghan Hound grows to between 68 and 74 cm high. A female will be between 63 and 69 cm. Red and ‘black-and-tan’ are the most common coat colors. The coat is thick and silky with a very fine texture.
An average Afghan hound barks very little. He can be trained well but it may take some patience. Daily walks are necessary to meet the exercise needs of this breed. Greyhounds are very sensitive and have a low pain threshold. They need a lot of grooming and preferably a professional groomer. Once a week you should wash the coat to avoid tangles. This breed usually lives to be 12 to 14 years old.