Some Afghans have a tendency to become withdrawn without proper socialization, and therefore you should ensure that he is socialized at an early age. The Afghan Hound is best suited to those with some experience of dog ownership and training, as their stubborn streak can make training quite a challenge. Housebreaking can also be a challenge with this breed.
Afgan Hound as a Pet
Afghan Hound Appearance
The Afghan Hound is a very dignified and regal looking dog with a long silky coat, which can come in all colors including blue, brindle, black, and cream, amongst others. The average height of this large breed is 25-28 inches, and the weight is 50-60 pounds. This is a dog that boasts a very luxurious coat, but this does mean that owners will have to be prepared to put in some hard work when it comes to grooming in order to keep the coat in good condition and to cut back on shedding.
Afghan Hound Health Problems and Life Expectancy
The life expectancy of the Afghan Hound is around ten to twelve years. You should ensure that both parents of the puppy that you select have OFA and CERF certificates. Other health problems to look out for with the Afghan Hound include thyroid problems, OCD, and autoimmune problems. This breed can also be very sensitive to chemicals and medications
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