This was the first time I’ve met, let alone painted an Afghan Hound. I was struck by the magnificent beauty of this breed, so I did a little reach-search and thought I would share.
The Afghan Hound is thought to be one of the oldest of all domestic Dog breeds, with the first records of the Afghan Hound dating back to 4,000 BC.
Their gentle nature also made this elegant sighthound a doting shepherd, fearlessly protecting livestock from hungry predators. This beautiful but gently natured watchdog was brought to Britain in the early 1920s and it's entry to the USA followed in 1926. The elegance of the Afghan Hound meant that they quickly became highly desirable Dogs, both as pets and for show.
The most characteristic feature of this breed is the long, silky fur that covers the Afghan Hound's body, most notably on the top of it's head.
The temperament of the typical Afghan Hound tends to be aloof and dignified, but happy and intelligent and generally relatively playful.
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