Dog Gifts for People
Dog Gifts >> Dog Gifts by Breed >> Breeds that Starts with A >> Afghan Hound Designs by Mike McCartney
Breed: Afghan Hound Designs by Mike McCartney
  • The Afghan Hound was discovered by the Western world in Afghanistan and surrounding regions during the 19th century. The current breed was developed in Afghanistan's mountainous countryside.
  • The Afghan Hound first appeared in the United States in 1926.
  • In 1940, the Afghan Hound Club of America was admitted to AKC membership and held its first specialty show.
  • The long, fine coat of the Afghan is a sort found among animals native to high altitudes, and the contrasting short hair on the foreface, back and dorsal surface of the tail may also be related to climate.
  • Two type extremes exist in the Afghan breed with numerous intermediate variations: the hounds of the southern and western regions, which tend to be relatively rangy in build, light in color, and sparse in coat; and the hounds of the northern mountain regions, which tend to be more compact, dark, and more heavily coated.
  • During WWI, the breed literally disappeared in the Western world, and the start of the Afghan Hounds we have today dates back to 1920, when Major & Mrs. G. Bell Murray and Miss Jean C. Manson brought to Scotland a group of Afghans they had acquired or bred during an eight-year stay in Baluchistan (today's Pakistan)

Afghan Hound Designs by Mike McCartney Designs

New Dog Gift Products

Puzzle for Dog Lovers by artist Mike McCartney
20x28 1000 pcs Puzzle

find us on facebook
Home | Search | Current Order | Wish List | Site Map | Privacy | Policies | Contact Us
Bookmark Us