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Type
Dog
Mammals
Color
all colors
Kingdom
Animalia
Class
Mammalia

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Afgan Hound

The roots of the Afghan, as most hounds, reach far into ancient times. Cave drawings dating back more than 4,000 years have been found in the Balkh region of north-western Afghanistan, showing dogs which closely resemble the breed known today.

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Body
flat
muscular back of moderate length
a slight knot of muscles at the loin
deep chest
loin rather short and strong
prominent hip bones, wide apart
Class
Mammalia
Coat
thick
long
silky
falling flat along the body except on the back saddle where it is short and close in mature dogs
from the brow backwards, the long, silky hair hangs in bangs
the hair is short on the forehead
Color
all colors
Common Name
Tazi
Description
The roots of the Afghan, as most hounds, reach far into ancient times. Cave drawings dating back more than 4,000 years have been found in the Balkh region of north-western Afghanistan, showing dogs which closely resemble the breed known today.
Ears
long
set low and well back
tip level with the corner of the mouth
covered with long, silky hair
Eyes
slanting slightly upward from the inner corner towards the outer corner
preferably dark
Faults
a heavy appearance
large skull
short muzzle
eyes large and round
thick, short neck
Feet
covered with thick, long hair
forefeet strong with large, arched toes
hind feet long and broad and covered with thick hair
Forequarters
long and sloping
well laid back
elbows tight
legs straight and well boned
General appearance
very tall, impressive, aloof in manner
supple and elastic gait
Head
skull long, not too narrow, with prominent occiput
long muzzle
powerful jaws
abundant topknot
Height
68.6 to 73.7 cm
Hindquarters
powerful
long
well angled to the hock
great length between the hip and hock
pasterns long and springy
no dewclaw
Kingdom
Animalia
Photo Source
Bing Images
Tail
not too short
ending in a ring
sparsely feathered
carried high
Title
Afgan Hound
Type
Dog
Mammals
Unique
1
Weight
25 to 30 kg

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