Height (Shoulder height)
long-haired / silky / short straight hair on the face
all colors and patterns
Food expenses per month in €
about € 52
Suitable for children
Needs a garden
Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment
First dog suitable
Needs much attention
Care and grooming
High grooming effort
Eager to learn
Needs a lot of exercise
happy / funny / independent / independent / careful / likes to run / proud
gazelle, antelope and panther hunt
Dog type according to FCI
Sighthounds were bred to the hunt and drift hunting on flight animals, like gazelles or hares. They hunt, in contrast to other hunting dogs, on sight and rushed their loot to complete exhaustion. They are among the fastest land animals (~70 hm/h). At home they are cuddly, affectionate and sensitive, as soon as they want to go outside and they should live out their joy of running. With some the hunting instinct is quite pronounced, which is why you should at least offer an alternative occupation. If you have the possibility to do justice to the urge to move, you will find a faithful companion in a greyhound.
The Afghan Hound was originally bred for hounding. Today, he is rather used for shows and dog races. He is an independent, proud dog and needs a soft but firm training. At home he is a sensitive and calm dog, that is also suitable for apartments, as long as he gets a lot of chances to be outdoors. He cannot run without a leash, because of his distinct hunting instinct. However, he can run free in secured areas. Daily athletic activites are necessary. His long coat needs a lot of grooming.
This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.