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Afghan Hound
2008-09-06 21:14:45

The Afghan Hound is a sighthound "“ a dog that hunts by sight, as opposed to a scenthound). It is one of the most ancient dog breeds, dating back thousands of years. It is a tall dog, standing 24 to 29 inches and weighing 45 to 60 pounds. It is distinguished by its size as well as its thick, silky coat and its ring-curled tail. Other names for the Afghan Hound include the Balkh Hound, Baluchi...

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