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Afghan hound

afghanistan breed

Afghan hound, breed of dog known for speed and agility, used as a hunter in Afghanistan for centuries. It stands 24–28 in. (61–71 cm) in height at the shoulder and weighs 50–60 lb (23–27 kg), has long ears, a slim body, large feet, and a coat of long silky hair. The breed originated in Egypt c. 3000 B.C., was perfected in Afghanistan to hunt the leopard and gazelle, and was discovered by Europeans in the 1800s and brought to England after World War I.

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