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Afghan Hounds

Also referred to as Tazis and Baluchi Hounds

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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Afghan Hound

All About the Afghan Hounds

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Average Height & Weight

The Afghan Hound is considered a LARGE dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 27 inches.

Weight: 60 pounds.

Females – Height: 25 inches.

Weight: 50 pounds.

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Afghan Hound


Typical Coloring

Afghan Hounds are commonly black, black and silver, blue, silver, cream, black and tan, red, white





Afghan Hounds have a sophisticated, serious and aloof bearing that’s led them to be nicknamed “the aristocrat dog.” They make good pets, but, unlike many breeds, their personalities are not uniform. One dog’s temperament may be quite different than the next.




Activity Level

Afghan Hounds are a low-energy breed with medium exercise requirements!

They should be exercised daily, but a short and vigorous session of sprinting or hunting — their favorite activity — will do.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

12 to 14 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concern for Afghan Hounds is a tail injury. Cataracts are less common but still occur within the breed, while necrotic myelopathy and canine hip dysplasia are seen occasionally.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Afghan Hounds have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.



Afghan Hound


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Afghan Hounds make good pets for some families. They are not inclined to play with children. And they will chase other small animals outside, although they usually leave other pets alone inside the house. They are friendly toward other dogs.




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