Black afghan hound

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Afghan hound dog

Afghan hound dog is a  guard and herding dog, Afghan hound dog is a hunting dog, Afghan hound dog looks aristocratic, proud and independent.

Afghan Hound was discovered the Western world in Afghanistan and surrounding regions in the XIX century, and soon the dog first appeared in England.

The earliest known image of the Afghan Hound are drawings on the scrolls, discovered in India in 1809 and published in London in 1813. Until that time, little was known about the origin and history of this breed. There have been many studies that have proven groundless once popular view that the Afghan hound existed in Egypt thousands of years ago, or that this breed originated in the Asian steppes, and a greyhound in its purest form.

Afghan hound is a fairly sturdy dog, of a type that might arise or be created on the basis of other types of dogs virtually anytime, anywhere. Extremely thin and long coat typical of native animals living in the highlands, and short hair on the front of the muzzle, back and upper surface of the tail due to climate.

Modern standard Afghan hound includes several types. In Afghanistan, this breed is subdivided by at least half a dozen varieties on their habitat, color, etc. Although the intermediate variants (subtypes), of course, there are generally accepted to speak about the two extreme types of hounds: a) those that live in southern and western desert regions, with relatively leaner addition, bright color and a rare coat, b) greyhounds that live in the northern mountainous regions are more compact on addition, darker in color and thicker hair.

Variety of styles due to different climatic and topographic conditions in Afghanistan as well as the diversity of cultures and customs.

At home, Afghan hounds are used as guard and herding dogs. However, the main purpose of these dogs – hunting

Picture of Afghan hound female dog walking outdoor

Afghan hound dog is strong and intelligent dog, Afghan hound dog could work (and certainly worked) on any animal.

The rulers of Afghanistan for many generations held kennels greyhounds. They tend to pursue the beast “of seeing”, and after the dog jumps the hunter. Due to the fact that dogs are usually overtaking horses, Afghan hounds are often chased the beast “on their own, without instructions from a hunter that has allowed this breed to develop a characteristic of her independence of thought and spirit.

It is said that the hunting of Afghan hounds, used alone, the pair – male and female, pack, and in combination with specially trained falcons. Depended on the method of hunting areas and species hunted animal, a dog and skills to work in those or other conditions. Afghan Hound could work (and certainly worked) on any animal, vodivshimsya in the area. With the same hunting excitement, they chased the mountain deer, plains antelopes and rabbits were used for harassment of wolves, jackals, wild dogs and snow leopards. In addition, they were used, like a spaniel, to lift the wing quails and partridges as a hawk, and on podruzheynoy hunting. Afghan Hounds do not succumb to any terrier in the production of marmots, which the inhabitants of the mountains is very appreciated for fur and meat.

When baiting Afghan hounds are distinguished not so much his speed in a straight line, although it have a high as the ability to quickly and confidently move through rough terrain. This requires agility in jumping, cornering, and stamina, allowing wage a stubborn pursuit as long as necessary for the extraction of the beast.

The first information about the appearance of the Afghan hound in the West refer to the end of the XIX century, when they were shipped to England, returned from the Indo-Afghan war, the British officers and civil servants. Some of them were exhibited at dog shows as Afghan hounds. A true interest in them arose in 1907 when Captain John Barf brought from Persia through India a Zardina – males, with a characteristic delicate appearance, with long hair and a dark mask. And then the British dog lovers decided that it was and should be the Afghan hound! While in the UK has bred these dogs, and some of them or out of Afghanistan could get to America before the First World War. However, during the First World, this breed literally disappeared in the Western world, and modern Afghan hounds originated in 1920, when Major James Bell, Murray and his wife, and Miss Jean C. Manson was brought to Scotland a group of Afghan hounds. which they purchased or brought into during his eight years in Balochistan (if it was an independent state to the south of Afghanistan, and now part of Pakistan). Most of these dogs were “desert” type – mobile, with a light head, and not too thick fur. During the 1920 Miss Manson, Major Manson and other breeders to continue building the line, “Bell-Murray.” In 1925, Mrs. Mary Emps sent to England, the first group of Afghan hounds in the kennel, which she had in Kabul. It’s basically been a dog of a “mountain” type – Strongly built, relatively low, with more or less long hair. From gggih imported dogs, among which the most successful as a producer vyspiyuchnogo males and was champion of England, Sir gift of M: I Ghazni, Mrs. Emps and other breeders have deduced the line “Ghazni” (under the name of her kennel).

In 1920 a number of Afghan hounds such as Bell-Murray were shipped to the United States, and when the breed in American Kennel Club was wound up studbook in it since October of 1926, have been reported, some of these dogs. From two of them had obtained the first Afghan hound, is registered as American breeding in 1927.

But the really the story of Afghan hounds in the United States began with the first imported dogs “Ghazni” in 1931. Then Sepp Marx and his wife were brought from England bitch Asru of Ghazni and males Vestmilla Omar. Later Asru and Omar got kennel Shaw McKean Prides Hill in Massachusetts. Mr Mackin was soon added to this young English bitch-champion Badshah of Ince-Dart Bell – Murray. ” These three – ‘Asr, Omar and Badshah – formed the basis of the breed in America.

Many breeders, who in 1930 began to engage Afghan hound. have had experience with other

breeds. As a rule, their kennels were built on tribal fund Prides Hill, using the copulation of dogs, brought in at that time from England, India and Afghanistan. Now in Afghanistan, the export of these hounds is prohibited

Afghan hound dog looks proud and independent, with no signs of lightness and robustness.

Afghan hound was entered in the AKC Stud Book in 1926. And only after an exhibition at Westminster club in 1937 by enthusiasts of rock in 1938 was organized by the Afghan Hound Club of America (ANSA). In 1940 the club was admitted to the AKC, and held its first specialized exhibition.

Given that in 1926 the head of the club did not exist, AKC accepted standard, is an extended version of the standard, which was then used English club of the breed. In turn, this standard is only slightly different from the description for-rdina drawn up for 20 years before. Thus, one of the first tasks ANSA was making “an improved standard. After having been rejected by two American project and failed attempt to adopt the same standard as in England, in 1948, members of ANSA was drafted and unanimously adopted a new and completely original standard, approved by the AKC that same year.

The popularity of the Afghan hound is largely due to its effectively as exhibition dogs. Afghan Hound is also characterized by a beautiful trot, and though her penchant for independent thinking compensates not quite perfect on the accuracy of the exercises and commands, this breed has worked well in obedience. However, besides the success of Afghan hounds in these areas, the owners they are valued and loved as a good companion and family members. Dogs of this breed because of their independence and constant trouble with hair are not for every owner, but when the dog and owner are well suited to each other, the Afghan hound is neither one pet.

Afghan hound. Official Standard

Approved September 14, 1948

General view. Afghan Hound looks aristocratic, proud and independent, with no signs of lightness and robustness. With her head held high and eyes, as if receding into the distance, into the depths of past centuries. Striking features of this breed – exotic or “Eastern” expression in his eyes, his head covered with long silky hair, a peculiar pattern of wool, very prominent pelvic bones, large paws, and an over-expressed by the angles of the knee because of the thick “of pants” – give the Afghan Greyhound regal appearance that is consistent with that position, which has traditionally held among dogs for centuries.

The head is long, elegant and sophisticated. Skull length equal to the length of the muzzle. Bridge of the nose with a slight hump, reminiscent of Roman profile. Frons slightly convex. Go Stop is absent or poorly expressed, the eyes oblique, the jaws are long, sturdy and strong, bite the line. Scissors bite is permissible. Occipital bone pronounced. Head is covered with long silky hair. Ears are long, were planted at about the outer corners of eyes, stretched forward, they almost reach the nose and covered with long silky hair. Eyes almond shaped (almost triangular), dark. Nose: large, dark.

Flaws: heavy or pointed muzzle; overshot or undershot, round, protruding or light eyes, too hooked nose, lack of feathering on the head

Picture of Afghan hound dog- male, playing in the park

Afghan Hound dog is strong and powerful, Afghan hound dog has typical gait – gallop.

The neck is long, strong and arched, smoothly into the shoulders. Shoulder blades are long, sloping.

Vices: too short or downloaded, swan, sheep, with underdeveloped musculature neck.

Corpus. Line of the back straight. The loin is strong and powerful, slightly arched, croup is moderately sloped, the wings of the ilium markedly act, the ribs prominent and deep. Height at the withers is equal to the distance from humeroscapular joint to point of buttock, chest moderately broad and deep.

Flaws: roach back, hollow back, weak loin, goose (sharply sloping) large, poorly evolved ilium overly broad chest.

Tail set on too high, curled over the end of a ring or a semicircle.

Flaws: brushed over the back, lying on your back or nodding to one side, covered too fluffy wool tail.

Limb. The forelegs are straight and strong, with long forearms. Elbows held tightly to his chest. Front feet are large, round, toes arched, legs covered with long thick, fine hair; pasterns long and straight, paws are big. Shoulders oblique.

Flaws: direct shoulder.

Feet facing forward, without outwards or clubfoot. Hind legs are wide and long, toes arched, covered with long dense hair. Hindquarters Powerful, muscular, long shank, hock low omitted; angulation of knee and hock joints are expressed; paw placed vertically.

Flaws: outwards or clubfoot; pads are thick enough, little paws, any sign of weakness feet; weak or sloping pasterns, straightened the angle of the knee joint; excessively long leg.

Coat. Body and legs are covered with thick, thin, silky hair, ears and legs covered with long feathering, on the back from shoulder blades to base of tail hair is short and tight to the body, adult dogs, it forms a saddle – a traditional feature of the Afghan hound.

Afghan Hound should be put in its natural form: wool should not be thin or cut off, his head should be covered with long silky hair – is the distinguishing feature of the Afghan hound. On the metacarpus and metatarsus allowed short hair.

Flaw: the lack of seats in adult dogs.

Growth. Height: Males – 68.5 cm, plus or minus 2.5 cm, females – 63.5 cm, plus or minus 2.5 cm

Wt. Males – about 27 kg, females – about 23 kg.

Any Color, but color or color combinations should be elegant, white markings, especially on the head, are undesirable.

Movement. Typical gait – gallop. Movement of elasticity and firmness. Powerful strides. In a free leash greyhound can move fast trot, making the move, it puts the hind leg directly in front of the trace, with one and the other carried straight forward. In the movement keeps the head and tail high, and its entire appearance differs a great elegance and beauty

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