History of the Afghan Hound
The origin of this breed of dogs is Afghanistan. The modern Afghan breed was obtained by crossing an ancient Afghan hound with the Persian greyhound Salyuki and dates back to 1920. The Afghan Hound is a hunting dog that was used in antiquity in the hunt for antelopes, gazelles, wolves, jackals, snow leopards. Also used these dogs in the protection of caravans with valuable cargo. These dogs also served excellently as a shepherd’s service in Afghanistan.
The Afghan Hound is the national symbol of the country! It was first brought to the West in the late 1880s by English officers who served on the Indian-Afghan border. Continue reading