While the elegant bearing and luxuriant tresses of this large breed dog may fool many into thinking of them as pampered, archaeological evidence shows that they have been part of the human community for more than 6,000 years, as both a tracker and protector. Afghans are fiercely protective, yet gentle enough to guard sleeping infants.
Energy: High Energy
Weight: 50 – 64 lb. (22 – 34 kg)
Guard dog ability: x
Grooming needs: x
Life Span: 14 years
1. Afghan Hounds 101 – Information, Personality
2. Afghan Hound Temperament and Training
3. Afghan Hound Diet and Feeding
Afghan Hound Diet
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Afghan Hound Weight
Afghan Hounds generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Afghan Hounds. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Afghan Hound with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.