The Afghan Hound is one of the oldest sighthound dog breeds. Distinguished by its thick, fine, silky coat and its tail with a ring curl at the end, the breed acquired its unique features in the cold mountains of Afghanistan,and east of Iran where it was originally used to hunt hares and gazelles by coursing them. Its local name is Sag-e Tāzī : سگ تازی or Tāzhi Spai and in Punjabi . Other alternate names for this breed are Kuchi Hound, Tāzī, Balkh Hound, Baluchi Hound, Barutzy Hound, Shalgar Hound, Kabul Hound, Galanday Hound, or sometimes incorrectly African Hound. Sighthounds are among the...
|Breed Group:||Hound Group|
|Place of Origin:||Afghanistan|
|Also Known As:||Tazi, Baluchi Hound, Ogar Afgan, Sage Baluchi, Levrier Afghan, Lebrel Afgano, Afghanischer Windhund|