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Afghan hound
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Canis familiaris
Family Name:
Canidae
Size:
27-29 inches (68.58-73.66 cm.) females are slighly less
Weight:
58-64 lbs. (26-34kg.)
Color:
mostly sand with a darker face.
Life Span:
about 14 years
 
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Afghan hound

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Afghan hound Description
  The Afghan Hound is a tall and slender sighthound with an aristocratic bearing. It has a long, narrow, refined head with a silky topknot and powerful jaws. The occiput is quite prominent. Its muzzle is slighty convex with a black nose. Its eyes are dark and almond-shaped and the ears lie flat to the head. It has a long and strong neck and hipbones that are quite prominent. The feet are large and covered with long hair and the front legs are strong and straight. Its coat is long, rich, and silky.  
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