The Afghan Hound Breed "standard" describes the Afghan Hound this way...

The Afghan Hound is an aristocrat, his whole appear-
ance one of dignity and aloof-
ness with no trace of plainness
or coarseness. He has a
straight front, proudly carried head, eyes gazing into the distance as if in memory of
ages past. The striking characteristics of the breed-
exotic, or "Eastern," expression, long silky topknot, peculiar coat pattern, very prominent hip-
bones, large feet, and the impression of a somewhat exaggerated bend in the stifle due to profuse trouserings-stand out clearly, giving the Afghan Hound the appearance of what he is, a king of dogs, that has held true to tradition throughout the ages.

To view the complete Afghan Hound breed standard on the American Kennel Club [AKC] website please visit:

And here's where you will find a nice overview of some of the many colors and markings of Afghan Hounds.





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