Afghan Hound

Sight Hound

Alex was rescued through chapters of the Afghan Hound Club

The Afghan Hound is an aloof, yet affectionate companion.  They are good with older children, but are not recommended for apartment life.  They enjoy room to run and should get at least a half an hour a day exercise.  The  Afghan is a high grooming maintenance dog to keep its coat free of tangles.  They should be “gently” trained and handled.

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Notes for owners
Long and silky Intense For experienced owners.  Can be nervous around strangers.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Afghan Hound Club of America

Afghan Hound Club of America Rescue

The Internet Afghan Hound Page

We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.

If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA (, and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.