The Afghan Hound is a breed originating in the Middle East, and as it names suggests, may have been first bred in Northern Afganistan, possibly more than 4,000 years ago.
The Afghan was a sight-hound used by shepherds and hunter and have since been adopted worldwide.
They are an affectionate breed generally, though prone to separation anxiety. They can be problematic to housebreaking.
- Dilated cardiomyopathy
- Nasal depigmentation (Dudley nose)
- Central diabetes insipidus
- Afghan hound hereditary myelopathy
- Medial canthal pocket syndrome
- Corneal lipid dystrophy
- Progressive retinal atrophy
- Laryngeal paralysis
- Lung-lobe torsion