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Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound breeders in South AfricaAfghan Hound

 

The Afghan Hound is one of the oldest sighthound dog breeds. Distinguished by its thick, fine, silky coat and its tail with a ring curl at the end, the breed acquired its unique features in the cold mountains of Afghanistan,and east of Iran where it was originally used to hunt hares and gazelles by coursing them. Its local name is Sag-e Tāzī or Tāžī Spay. Other alternate names for this breed are Kuchi Hound, Tāzī, Balkh Hound, Baluchi Hound, Barutzy Hound, Shalgar Hound, Kabul Hound, Galanday Hound, or sometimes incorrectly African Hound. The Afghan Hound is tall, standing in height 24-29 inches and weighing 45-60 pounds. The coat may be any colour, but white markings, particularly on the head, are discouraged; many individuals have a black facial mask. A specimen has facial hair that looks like a Fu Manchu moustache that are called "mandarins." Some Afghan Hounds are almost white, but parti-colour hounds (white with islands of red or black) are not acceptable and may indicate impure breeding. The long, fine-textured coat requires considerable care and grooming. The long topknot and the shorter-haired saddle on the back in the miniature dog are distinctive features of the Afghan Hound coat. The high hipbones and unique small ring on the end of the tail are also characteristics of the breed. Read more about Afghan Hound Breed here

 

See the list below for local Afghan Hound Breeders in South Africa.

Tantalika

Tantalika

Breeders of Afghan Hounds

Scaramouche

Scaramouche

Breeders of Afghan Hounds

Kohinoor

Kohinoor

Breeders of Afghan Hounds

Konpara

Konpara

Breeders of Afghan Hounds

Kashgar

Kashgar

Breeders of Afghan Hounds