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Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound is a head-turning dog that is as old as they come. These dogs are a sight to behold when reaching top speed with all that hair blowing in the wind. They can make devoted companions with solid but gentle training

About this Breed

The Afghan Hound is a regal, ancient sighthound that is believed to predate Christianity. These dogs can reach speeds up to 40 mph, which is why they were used to hunt gazelle, deer, and leopards. This is a breed that will chase any small moving object. While their origin may be buried by history, the first records of these dogs are found in Afghanistan. Over the years the Afghan Hound has enticed royalty, movie stars, and high fashion. This is a breed that requires intensive daily exercise and their iconic coat needs frequent grooming. Afghan Hounds are sensitive dogs with a low pain tolerance. These guys are very loyal and devoted to their owners. They can make wonderful companions given the proper training.


Male: 27-29in

Female: 24-27in


Male: 50-64lb

Female: 44-53lb

Fun Fact

Legend has it that the Afghan Hound was the dog rescued on Noah’s Ark.

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Alfajiri Changeez
  2. Debmar Emerald Best Foot Forward
  3. Fenway
  4. GCH Zen-Pahlavi You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet, JC CGC
  5. Greyson
  6. gus
  7. Gus
  8. Humbabarauma of Synergon
  9. Jager van hazen vd Synergon
  10. Komar’s Smok’N Gun

For Females

  2. Eleanor
  3. Habawabanaki Bremmen of Synergon, CC CM
  4. High Flying Kepi of Synergon
  5. Hosanna Perfect Celestrial Angel
  6. Inisfree Sirae’ Notorious Duet
  7. Ishq of Synergon
  8. Kaeda
  9. Kelee
  10. Bambino

Common Locations

  1. New Mexico, United States
  2. California, United States
  3. Netherlands
  4. New South Wales, Australia
  5. Minas Gerais, Brasil
  6. Georgia, United States
  7. South Carolina, United States
  8. Virginia, United States
  9. São Paulo, Brasil
  10. Texas, United States

Afghan Hounds on Embark

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    Zadir's Panache at Skypig - "Willow"





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