So you’re looking to adopt an Afghan Hound, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Afghan Hound is an ancient breed, his whole appearance one of dignity and aloofness – his eyes gazing into the distance as if in memory of ages past. An intelligent and independent mind, his whole appearance one of dignity and style. To his own he is devoted and loyal with a charming and lively personality. The Afghan Hound is an athlete capable of immense speed and requires a large fenced in yard and exercise daily.Since ancient times, Afghan Hounds have been famous for their elegant beauty. But the thick, silky, flowing coat that is the breed’s crowning glory isn’t just for show — it served as protection from the harsh climate in mountainous regions where Afghans originally earned their keep. Beneath the Afghan’s glamorous exterior is a powerful, agile hound — standing as high as 27 inches at the shoulder — built for a long day’s hunt. Their huge paw-pads acted as shock absorbers on their homeland’s punishing terrain.The Afghan Hound is a special breed for special people. A breed expert writes, “It’s not the breed for all would-be dog owners, but where the dog and owner combination is right, no animal can equal the Afghan Hound as a pet.” The Afghan Hound is an aloof and dignified aristocrat of sublime beauty. Despite his regal appearance, he is known for his profound loyalty, sensitive nature, and absolute love for those he calls his own.”
An Afghan Hound typically ranges from 63.5cm to 68.58cm in height, and weighs from 22.6796185kg to 27.2155422kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Afghan Hound breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Afghan Hound insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.