Afghan hound


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Afghan hound

(ăf`găn), breed of tall, swift hound originating about 5,000 years ago in ancient Egypt. Its modern ancestors were perfected in the northern part of Afghanistan and introduced into England after World War I. The Afghan hound stands between 24 and 28 in. (61–71.1 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs between 50 and 60 lb (22.7–27.2 kg). The long, silky coat is very fine in texture and may be any color. Its unique appearance is partly the result of the position of its hipbones, which are set wider apart and higher than in most other breeds. This hip conformation enables the Afghan to cover uneven country swiftly and contributes to its effectiveness as a sight hunter in the mountainous terrain of its native Afghanistan. Today it is rapidly gaining popularity as a house pet. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal, fox, and tanuki also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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Afghan hound

a tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coat
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And there will be a selection of canines from across Wales on show, too, including a number of Afghan hounds, Australian shepherds and Shetland sheepdogs.
Chris Amoo, of British soul group The Real Thing, with his Supreme Champion Afghan hound named Viscount Grant in 1987
Average withers height (62 cm) obtained in this study is shorter than for the Russian Borzoi, Irish Wolfhound, Afghan Hound, Arabian Greyhound, Chart Polski, Galgo Espanol, English Greyhound, Ibizan Hound, Kyrgyz Taigan, Magyar Agar, Scottish Deerhound, Sloughi, and earlier measurements for the Turkish Tazi (Tepeli, 2003).
The Afghan Hound is prone to lung lobe torsion, which may account for their high rate of death in this category.
At least that cloned Korean puppy knows who its father is: It's no one (unless one counts the cell taken from the ear of the intellectually challenged Afghan hound).
The puppy was grown from a cell taken from the ear of a 3-year-old male Afghan hound. Researchers did not explain why they chose to clone the breed widely held to be the least intelligent of dogs.
August 4, 2005 - South Korean stem cell research pioneer says he and colleagues have succeeded in creating the world's first cloned dog, an Afghan hound now 14 weeks old named Snuppy.
The new puppy--dubbed Snuppy by the scientists after its birth at Seoul National University on April 24--is the genetic double of a 3-year-old male Afghan hound.
I think it would be an Afghan Hound as I have lots of blonde hair and am quite laid back.
In this list, the border collie takes first place, and the Afghan hound takes 79th and last, but the real stunner is that the poodle rates second.
In Afghanistan, for instance, tradition says Noah chose the Afghan hound (regarded unofficially as the country's natonal dog) as the breed to take on his ark.
SHOW NEWS June 1 | St Andrew's, Coupar and District Caninine Societies open show in the Jean Clark Auction Hall, Perth, at 9.30am June 2 | Scottish Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Clubs open show in Ladywood Leisure Centre, Penicuik, at 10am | Labrador Clubs of Scotland open show in Tarbacks Village Hall, West Calder, at 10.30am | Poodle Club of Scotland's open show together with Afghan Hound of Scotland open show, both held in conjunction with Dundee Canine Clubs open show at 9.30am at Camperdown Country Park, Dundee.

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