Dog Breeds

Dog Breeds – Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound was first discovered in Afghanistan in the 1900s, and appeared shortly after in the United States.

The Afghan Hound originally lived high in the mountains of Afghanistan, hunting wild prey such as wolves, foxes, gazelles, and other small game and is said to be one of the oldest dog breeds in the world.

The Afghan hound is probably best known for its odd, elongated shape, large feet, unique coat, and ring-curled tail. Of course their beautiful coats demand a lot of time and effort to keep in top condition.

The temperament of the Afghan hound is rather dignified, but this breed also requires plenty of supervision, and may act up around strangers.  They enjoy playing and running around, but don’t always respond well to commands.

The first cloned dog was an Afghan Hound named Snuppy, developed by Korean scientist Hwang Woo-Sukon on August 3, 2005.

(photo: pushek)