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Ginny

Afghan Hound

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)

Gender: Female

Training: Books

Quick to learn and train

4/5

Emotionally stable

5/5

Family oriented

4/5

Child safety

4/5

Safe with small pets

3/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

3/5

Health

4/5

Easy to groom

4/5

Great watch dog

4/5

Great guard dog

4/5

Ginny the Afghan

By

United States

Posted March 27, 2014

Over the years I developed a bad habit of taking on other people's pets when they are in a place where they'd have to be abandoned. This is what brought me to obtaining one of the more unusual breeds I've had the blessing to have in my life. I didn't know what to think when I saw Ginny, he looked like a huge mop with an elegant black muzzle sticking out of her golden tresses.

She was a lovely dog, very kind and sweet towards everyone that came. It amazed me to know that this unlikely looking beast used to be used to hunt large game in the deserts. It looked more like an effective animal to train for sweeping your floors. She did need regular brushing and maintenance, which could take a bit of time considering the length and body of her hair.

Ginny was loved though, and very very loving. She was gentle, inquisitive, and for all her moppishness, there was something about her soulful eyes and elegant nose that was endearing. I wouldn't own an Afghan again, the maintenance on their fur was just far more than I would be interested in doing.

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