They have been used for hunting gazelles, hares, and snow leopards in AFGHANistan. The Afghan originated in Ancient Egypt about 5,000 years ago.
Can you beleive this dog was once considered untrustworthy?
Today the afghan is rapidly gaining popularity as a house pet.
(Dogs are on my very long list of favorite animals, if you can’t tell.)
Source: Kids Iinfobits
“Afghan hound.” The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Columbia University Press, 2000. Reproduced in Kids InfoBits. Detroit: Gale, 2013.