Category: Hound Dogs
Facts about Afghan Hound Dog, "Scientific name for Afghan Hound Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". Handsome and sensitive are two words that describe the Afghan Hound Dog breed perfectly. The Afghan Hound Dog has an elegant personality. They have a silky coat with hair similar to human hair, an exotic face and a little chubby build. The Afghan Hound Dog are described as both aloof and comical. The Afghan Hound Dog is believed to be one of the oldest breeds and as the name suggests they are originally from Afghanistan.
Grooming is an essential need for Afghan Hound Dog. Dog lovers who have time to spend grooming or can afford professional grooming frequently should go for this breed. It has a natural hunting instinct. Afghan Hound Dogs may chase your neighbor’s cat or your son’s rabbit.
The Afghan Hound Dog average height males at the shoulders is 26 to 29 inches (68.5 to 73.6cm) and a little smaller for females. The average weight is 50 to 65 lb. (22.6 to 29.4 kg)
Afghan Hound Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. A Afghan Hound Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Afghan Hound Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The Afghan Hound Dog can be difficult to train as the breed shows independent behavior. Even professional training takes a long time, so the owner needs to be very patient with the dog. The Afghan Hound Dog runs here and there and may face accidents with the household articles up to six months of age. After that it develops a matured instinct to decide how and where to move.
Afghan Hound Dog has a very low tolerance to pain; even a wound is more bothersome. It may seem whiny at times too.
As the Afghan Hound Dog are independent, sensitive and have a high spirit. Afghan Hound Dog it is better to be gentle with them. Although the breed doesn’t attack children, it is recommended to adopt a puppy and let it grow with the child. This way a mutual sensitivity can be developed between the child and the Afghan Hound Dog.
Personality and health
The breed generally behaves as a one person or one family dog. Afghan Hound Dog is loyal and affectionate to that one person who takes care of it. So letting the dog greet guests may not be a good idea. The Afghan Hound Dog doesn’t make a good watchdog either. They would only bark once or twice before a stranger appears in the house.
The number one heath problems amongst Afghan Hound Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your Afghan Hound Dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Afghan Hound Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. Some of the health problems that may occur with your Afghan Hound Dog are Juvenile cataracts, Hypothyroidism, Cancer, hip dysplasia, (VWD) Von Willebrand's disease and Allergies.
Only humans and dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Afghan Hound Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A Afghan Hound Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Afghan Hound Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Afghan Hound Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Afghan Hound Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The Afghan Hound Dog should be fed 2 to 2.5 cups of high quality food each day, in two meals.
When purchasing a Afghan Hound Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The Afghan Hound Dog belongs in the Hound Group of dogs and in 1926 the breed was recognized by the AKC American Kennel Club and they except as colors any solid color and some color combinations.
A Afghan Hound Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Afghan Hound Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Afghan Hound Dogs they have 42 teeth. Female Afghan Hound Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Afghan Hound Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Afghan Hound Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
Afghan Hound Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot. Afghan Hound Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
A Afghan Hound Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Afghan Hound Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Afghan Hound Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals