Afghan Hound

USD $2000-$2500 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



12-14 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 93
Origin Afghanistan
Other Names Baluchi Hound, Da Kochyano Spay, Eastern Greyhound / Persian Greyhound, Ogar Afgan, Sage Balochi, Tazhi Spay, Tazi
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $2000-$2500
How much does it cost to buy a Afghan Hound?
Afghan Hound are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $2000 to $2500 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Afghan Hounds can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Large
Weight Male: 50-60 pounds (23-27 kg),
Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg),,50-64 pounds (22-34 kg)
Height 27-29 inches (69-74 cm)
Lifespan 12-14 years
Recognized by AKC, FCI
The American Kennel Club in 1926 as a Hound breed. And FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Long-haired or fringed Sighthounds section.
Purpose hunting rabbits and gazelle
Date of Origin ancient times
Ancestry Saluki (persian greyhound)

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Fine
Coat Colors Black, Blue, Cream, Red, Silver, Tan, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Blue, Cream, Red, Silver, White
Coat Length Large
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Comb, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Daily

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Aloof, Cheerful, Clown-like, Clownish, Cool, Dignified, Happy, Independent
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Allergies, Cancer, Cataracts, Hypothyroidism
Hypoallergenic Yes
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 45 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Cups Per Day 3 cups
Daily Cost $2.75 - $3.00
Monthly Cost $80.00 - $90.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Afghan Hound have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 6-8 puppies (Once a year.)


The Afghan Hound is a majestic and regal breed of dog that has been around for centuries. With its long, silky coat and distinctive facial features, the Afghan Hound is an impressive sight to behold. But what else do we know about this breed? Let’s take a closer look at the Appearance, Lifespan, Size, Weight, Colors, Personality, Friendliness with other dogs and animals, Temperament and Health of the Afghan Hound.

Appearance: The Afghan Hound is a large-sized dog with a long muzzle and ears that hang down close to its face. Its eyes are almond-shaped and dark in color. It has a thick coat that can be either straight or wavy in texture. The most common colors for this breed are black/tan or white/cream but they can also come in shades of red or gray as well as solid black or white.

Lifespan: The average lifespan of an Afghan Hound is between 10-12 years when properly cared for.

Size: An adult male Afghan Hound typically stands between 24-27 inches tall at the shoulder while females tend to be slightly smaller at 23-26 inches tall.

Weight: Male Afghan Hounds usually weigh between 60-70 pounds while females tend to weigh between 50-60 pounds on average.

Colors: As mentioned above, the most common colors for this breed are black/tan or white/cream but they can also come in shades of red or gray as well as solid black or white.

Personality: The personality of an Afghan Hound can vary greatly from one individual to another but generally speaking they are known to be independent thinkers who like their own space from time to time but still enjoy being around people when given attention and affection on their own terms. They have strong hunting instincts so it’s important that they get plenty of exercise each day in order to stay healthy both physically and mentally.

Friendliness with Other Dogs & Animals: Generally speaking the Afghan Hound gets along well with other dogs if socialized properly from an early age however it’s important not to leave them unsupervised around small animals such as cats due to their strong hunting instincts which could lead them into trouble if not monitored closely enough! They also tend to get along quite well with children if given proper training from an early age so it’s important that owners take the time necessary in order for their pet to become accustomed with any new family members before leaving them alone together unsupervised!

Temperament: The temperament of an Afghan hound tends towards being aloof yet loyal towards its owners once it has bonded with them properly over time however due to its independent nature it may take some patience on behalf of its owner before this bond is formed fully! It’s important not too push too hard too quickly when trying establish trust between you and your pet as this could lead your pet into feeling overwhelmed which could cause behavioral issues down the line if not addressed correctly!

Health: Generally speaking these dogs have no major health concerns however like all breeds there are certain conditions which may affect some individuals more than others such as hip dysplasia (a condition where there is abnormal development within the hip joint) so regular checkups should be done by your vet just incase any issues arise over time!

Adaptability Level & Benefits As Pets : Due To Their Independent Nature And Aloofness Towards Strangers These Dogs Are Not Suited To Living In A Busy Household Or Apartment Setting However If Given Enough Exercise And Attention They Can Make Great Pets For Those Who Have A Spacious Home With A Large Yard For Them To Roam Around In Comfortably! They Are Also Very Intelligent And Loyal Once Bonded With Their Owners So Training Shouldn't Be Too Difficult As Long As Consistency Is Maintained Over Time!


The Afghan Hound is a hound that is recognized by its thick, long, silky coat and its unique ringed tail. The breed almost became extinct during the early 20th century but was saved and became popular in the West during the 1930s. The Afghan Hound's ancestry is unknown but it is thought to be one of the oldest dog breeds. The breed is thought to have originated in Afghanistan and was used for hunting by the nomadic tribes who lived there. The Afghan Hound was first recognized as a breed in England in 1877.

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