Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Training: Previous owner, I haven't learned care / training techniques, Attended conferences / shows, Books
California, United States
Posted January 14, 2010
The Afghan Hound is very much like a cat so if you do not like cats, this is not the breed for you. I have owned Afghan Hounds for more than 30 years and I never quit learning about the breed. They learn very quickly and are easily bored with repetition. This is why some say that the Afghan Hound is dumb, quite the contrary. Let me ask you this, who is dumb, the dog who allows others to train them or the dog who trains others?
The Afghan Hound is a sight hound and bred to track mountain lion. Most but not all are prey driven and it is for this very reason that they must be kept on a leash at all times when not in a secured fenced area. There are those that will come when called but most will turn a deaf ear if something has caught their eye. In a flash they will be gone & you may never see your Afghan Hound again.
If you are considering adding an Afghan Hound to your family, I encourage you to attend a local AKC show & talk with breeders and educate yourself about the breed BEFORE bringing that cute little puppy home. Additionally, check with Afghan Hound Rescue to see who is looking for their new Furever home.