This magnificent specimen of the canine gentleman possesses an elegance out of the ordinary. He is powerful with unparalleled speed.
The sumptuous coat of the Afghan Hound, as well as his noble air make him one of the most elegant and proudest dogs.
Between 68 and 74 cm (26.77 to 29.13 inches) for the male
Between 63 and 69 cm (24.80 to 27.17 inches) for the female
Between 25 and 30 kg (55.12 to 66.14 pounds) for the male
Between 25 and 30 kg (55.12 to 66.14 pounds) for the female
His color is very diverse, and all color possibilities are allowed. However, the preferred colors for the breed are usually sandy to golden tones.
His coat is long, fine and dense. It will be rather short on the back and face.
His head is long and gives him an elegant appearance. The eyes of the Afghan Hound are usually gold or dark.
His ears are further back and set low, but very close to the head and covered with long hair.
His nose can be brown or black. His tail is not too short but very hairy and its tip ends in a ring.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 10, section 1 and is #228