Bred as a hunting dog, the Afghan Hound is a long-limbed pup who loves to stretch his legs by chasing small prey. Typically an aloof pet, these hounds will be suspicious of those they don't know and tend to have a cat-like personality. Sometimes difficult to train, this goofy-natured breed is considered a noble, elegant and kind pet. In need of a strong and consistent training regimen, these pups can learn if the time to teach is devoted to them.
The Afghan Hound is a playful pup who needs and loves a lot of exercise. Great companions with a love of the outdoors, Afghan Hounds need a home that will give them plenty of space to stretch their legs. Best as one person's pet or as the only pet of the family with older children, Afghan Hounds will need an owner that can devote plenty of time to grooming their long, beautiful, thick coat.
Waking up early in the morning with a bowl of chow, the Afghan Hound is ready and waiting for his morning grooming session. After a good brushing, he's yearning to get out and explore the outside world. He'll chase squirrels right off the property while his owner applauds, and after a few laps around the backyard, he'll engage in a wonderful game of play with his master. Going inside for a nice nap, he'll sleep at his owner's feet as he's lovingly brushed down for the second time that day. Another few runs in the yard and the Afghan Hound will happily snuggle down in his dog bed.
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