• Origin: Afghanistan
  • Size: Large – 24-28 inches tall, 50-60 pounds
  • Breed Group: Hound (Sporting Group in some registries)
  • Lifespan: 12-14 years
  • Coat: Long, silky, and flowing. Typically fawn, cream, red, brindle, black, or white. Temperament: Independent, dignified, graceful, loyal. Affectionate with family but reserved with strangers.
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate. Daily walks and playtime are important, but not as demanding as some other breeds.
  • Training: Requires experienced owners. Can be independent and aloof, needing patience and positive reinforcement. Early socialization crucial.
  • Health: Generally healthy but prone to some conditions like hip dysplasia, cataracts, and ear infections. Requires regular grooming due to long coat.
  • In the Season 33 Episode 2 of “The Simpsons” entitled “Bart’s in Jail,” Homer hallucinates an Afghan Hound.
  • Briards have appeared in various films and TV shows, including the films “Top Dog” and “Dennis the Menace.”

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