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Afghan Hound

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Afghan Hound

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The Afghan Hound At a Glance
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Life Expectancy
12 - 15 yrs 
Height Range
26 - 28 in (males); 24 - 26 in (females) 
Weight Range
50 - 60 lbs 
Any color is acceptable, including pure white, but pure white markings are a fault (light cream markings OK) 
High independent intelligence, but not known for obedience. Training should begin early 
With Children
With Animals
Generally good, but their instinct is for game hunting and may chase small animals 
Indoor home with outdoor exercise time 
Exercise Reqd
Need daily exercise, preferably with room to run 
Grooming Reqd
High. Regular knowledgeable grooming (especially to maintan long show coat) and frequent ear cleaning.  
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Afghan Hound Common Health Screenings
The following health screenings are often performed by responsible Afghan Hound breeders:

Cardiac Evaluation - OFA
CERF Screening (Canine Eye Research Foundation)
Hip Dysplasia (OFA or PennHIP)
Shoulder OCD (OFA)

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