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This is the only fanlisting for Afghan hounds approved and listed by The Fanlistings Network. It opened in September 2004.
The name "Noah's Choice" comes from the legend that says it was the Afghan hound who was selected to represent the dogs on the Arch.
The first time I saw an afghan hound was at a local dog show when I was about 14 years old. A woman had a whole group of them, one black and the rest golden blonde with dark brown masks. Instantly I was mesmerized by their grace and beauty, and to this day I dream about one day having an afghan of my own.
The Afghan hound is the super model of the dogworld.
With the long fur, proud stature, and attitude they don't leave anyone untouched. They have been described as "the kings of dogs" and they sure are majestic beings. A delightful dog with a very special personality.
There are many theories about the age and heritage of the afghan hound. Genomic studies have pointed to the Afghan Hound as one of the oldest of dog breeds. Some say that the history of the breed is at least 7000 years old and begins around Sinai. In Afghanistan they say that this is the breed that was chosen to follow Noah on the Arch.
The breed was originally used for hunting. This strong instinct is still showing when the afghan is unleashed outdoors, and can be a big problem for the owner. The best is to avoid areas with too much wildlife where the dog might have an opportunity to hunt.
The afghan hound is very cat-like and can go from aristocratic aloofness to clown-like playfulness in the blink of an eye. They often reject strangers with an uninterested look while old friends are greeted with overflowing heartiness and jumps of joy.
The afghan hound is definitely not stupid as some people think, and anyone who's had the opportunity to get to know one knows they often show very high intelligence, it's just that they don't always do what you want them to do - they do what THEY want to do and think is best. You mustn't forget that these dogs where breed to keep their independence and stamina.
The height should range from 26-28 inches in males and 24-26 inches in females. The long, thick coat demands a great deal of attention. When showing a bath once a week is an absolute must.