4: Hounds - Sighthound
Level: moderate to high
Function: Sighthounds of large and small game
Independent, Lively, Loving
Should be dignified and aloof with a certain keen fierceness. The
eastern or oriental expression is typical of the breed. The Afghan
looks at and through one.
for: Dedicated people & Active people.
10 - 14 yrs
Range from 63-74CM. (24"-29")
All colours are acceptable.
Long and very fine texture on ribs, fore- and hindquarters and
flanks. From the shoulder backwards and along the saddle, the hair
should be short and close in mature dogs. Hair long from the forehead
backward, with a distinct silky "top knot". On the foreface the
hair is short, as on the back. Ears and legs well coated. Pasterns
can be bare. Coat must be allowed to develop naturally.
Appearance: The gait of the Afghan Hound should be smooth
and springy with a style of high order. The whole appearance of
the dog should give the impression of strength and dignity combining
speed and power. The head must be held proudly.