If you choose to buy an Afghan Hound puppy instead of adopting one through Afghan Hound Rescue of California or any other rescue organization, please do your homework first. Take the time to research the breed to see if an Afghan Hound is compatible with you and your families lifestyle.  Additionally, take the time to find a reputable Afghan Hound breeder who has been recommended by The Afghan Hound Club of America or by an AKC affilliated regional club .

Just because a "breeder" has a website and states that they are AKC [American Kennel Club] affiliated does not necessarily make it true.  Make a few phone calls and ask the experts at the links above who they would recommend.

This recommendation holds true for any one considering buying a dog of any breed. Visit the AKC website and click on BREEDS. Make a few calls to the national club for the breed that you are interested in, and to the regional clubs and get referrals to reputable breeders.



Visit the link above to see if an Afghan Hound is the right breed match for you and your family. [Provided by the Afghan Hound Club of America.]

Also please be sure to visit the Afghan Hound Characteristics , to see if the Afghan Hound is the "Pawfect" match for you and your families lifestyle.


AHCA Rescue provides support, coordination, and financial assistance to a national network of volunteers. Our goal is to ensure that veterinary care, including spaying and neutering, temperament evaluations, foster placements, and loving, permanent homes are provided to homeless Afghan Hounds. AHCA Rescue receives its funding from individual contributors, fund-raising items and events, and from donations by regional Afghan Hound clubs.



Red Afghan HoundAFGHAN HOUND

General Appearance:
The Afghan Hound is
an aristocrat, his whole
appearance one of
dignity and aloofness
with no trace of plain-
ness or coarseness.
He has a straight front,
proudly carried head,
eyes gazing into the
distance as if in mem-
ory of ages past. The
striking characteristics
of the breed-exotic, or
"Eastern," expression,
long silky topknot, peculiar coat pattern, very prominent hipbones, 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 read the complete Afghan Hound Breed standard please visit http://www.akc.org/breeds/afghan_hound/




The Afghan Hound was discovered by the Western World in Afghanistan and surrounding regions during the 19th century, with the first specimens brought to England in the latter part of that century. Of the breed's origin and its history prior to then, little is known for certain. It was once believed that the Afghan Hound existed in Egypt thousands of years ago, with a second theory that the breed evolved on the steppes of Asia representing the original sight hound. A great deal of research has not provided proof for either of these speculations.

Please click here to visit the American Kennel Club [AKC] to learn more about the history of Afghan Hounds.



Provided by the Afghan Hound Club of America.



An overview of the breed and what to expect.




Here's an interesting test.

Many so called "breeders" are mixing breeds of dogs and coming up with what they are calling "designer breeds", mean while animal shelters/pounds across North America are filled to the brims with these same mixed breeds.

Try your hand at the test at the link above and see how you fair. And please keep your results in mind the next time you are ready to make a new addition to your family.

And here is a helpful site to find more information about the Afghan Hound - check out GreatDogSite.com for Afghan Hound information; read reviews, view photos and ask questions.


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