Family: sighthound, Southern (sighthound)
Area of origin: Afghanistan
Original function: coursing hare and gazelle
Average size of male: Ht: 27, Wt: 60
Average size of female: Ht: 25, Wt: 50
Other names: tazi, Baluchi hound
Afghan Hound Dog Temperament
Despite his glamorous reputation, the Afghan hound is a hunter at heart, bred to chase down game over rugged terrain. While he maintains his regal bearings inside, he needs a daily chance to stretch his legs in a safe area. His worst trait is a reluctance to come when called. He will chase small animals outside; inside, he will coexist peacefully. The Afghan Hound is gentle with children and described by some as 'catlike'. He is independent yet sensitive and not overly demonstrative. He can be reserved with strangers; some can be timid. He has a gay, clownish side.