Why are some Afghans black

Where can I find my Afghan Hound?

Since Afghan hounds only belong in competent and active enthusiast hands, there are not very many breeders. In Germany, for example, only around 120 puppies are born each year. So if you want an Afghan Hound as a roommate, find a reputable breeder early and study the litter reports from the national breed clubs. If you have the option of a puppy, it's time to get to know each other. Not only you and the puppy should have the opportunity to sniff each other: When you visit the breeder, he will be happy to introduce you to the parent animals and patiently answer your questions about health care and his breeding goals with regard to type and character. Of course, you should find out in advance whether your breeder specializes in show or sport dogs, for example. Show dogs sometimes have very care-intensive fur that is sometimes restrictive for the dog, specimens with very sporty lines want to be used even more than is the case with an “average” Afghan. Make sure that all four-legged friends make a lively and relaxed impression and you will be happy if the breeder asks you questions about your dog experience, your expectations of a life with your four-legged friend and your leisure activities, because this shows that he is around trying to find a good place for his four-legged friends. When you hand over the dewormed and multiple vaccinated puppy, you will receive not only the proof of parentage, but also a vaccination certificate including chip identification and, as a rule, some rations of the usual food.

Under no circumstances should you buy a puppy from multipliers who do not belong to a club and breed mainly for the sake of money. Anyone who buys an animal here often supports poor husbandry and also runs the risk of receiving a sick, unsocialized dog.

If you are looking for an older Afghan Hound, you will find it through the national umbrella organizations, for example, because they often sell animals that were sold by the original buyers for a wide variety of reasons. Animal welfare organizations specializing in greyhounds also regularly feature homeless Afghan hounds on their pages. In any case, keep in mind that the character of an adult greyhound - including the consequences of possible upbringing errors on the part of its previous owners - may already have become very solid and corresponding extensive dog experience is an advantage. However, living with a “second hand dog” can be a very enriching experience.

We wish you a lot of fun and a great time together with your fascinating Afghan Hound!