Dog Talk

Regal Dog breeds – Part 1 The Afghan Hound and Borzoi

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Dogs are not all about Attack,Attack and more Attack!
Yes we love Doberman Pinschers,Rottweilers,Cane Corsos,and of course the King of them all,Attack epitome,The Kangal and Boz.
We love the Alsatian and the Malinois,The Caucasian and the Neapolitan.The Boerboel and the Bull Mastiff.Many more Central Asian Ovcharko,Rhodesian Ridgeback (although the reputation is more than the breed’s actual capabilities).
The American Pitt Bull Terrier,The English Bull Terrier,so many more.

However we have all these while overlooked a set of dog breeds.
The Regal and the good looking.
Irish Setters,Golden Retrievers,Lhasa Aspos also perhaps and a few more breeds that have regal looks as their greatest assets.

We presently have orders/requests for Afghan hounds and Borzois,PRIME.

Before then a good friend of the house called once or twice and a Golden retriever was mentioned.Said phone call informed the article on the Golden Retriever soon after that.

Afghan hound puppies are not good looking!they grow into their regal looks.
Same for Borzois.

In summary:-

Culled from Wikipedia-

Afghan Hound Dog Breed:-

The Afghan Hound is a hound that is one of the oldest dog breeds in existence. Distinguished by its thick, fine, silky coat and its tail with a ring curl at the end, the breed acquired its unique features in the cold mountains of Afghanistan. Wikipedia
Hypoallergenic: Yes
Higher classification: Dog
Lifespan: 11 – 13 y
Mass: 20 – 27 kg (Adult, Male)
Temperament: Aloof, Clownish, Happy, Dignified, Independent
Origin: Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan

Other names Tazi, Tazhi Spay, Da Kochyano Spay, Sage Balochi, Ogar Afgan, Eastern Greyhound/Persian Greyhound

Height Male 61–73 cm (24–29 in)
Coat Long and fine
Color Fawn, Gold, Brindle, White, Red, Cream, Blue, Gray and Tricolor
Litter size 6–8 puppies

Also in Summary-

BORZOI

BorzoI Dog Breed:-

The borzoi, also called the Russian wolfhound, is a breed of domestic dog. Descended from dogs brought to Russia from central Asian countries, it is similar in shape to a greyhound, and is also a member of the sight hound family. Wikipedia
Higher classification: Dog
Height: 66 cm (Adult, Female, At Shoulder)
Lifespan: 10 – 12 y
Temperament: Athletic, Gentle, Quiet, Respectful, Intelligent, Independent

Weight: Male: 34–47 kg, Female: 25–40 kg
Other names Barzoï
Russian Wolfhound
Russkaya Psovaya Borzaya
Psovoi
Country of origin Russia and Belarus

Afghan Hound pictures courtesy- www.onsecrethunt.com
Borzoi pictures courtesy-westminsterkennelclub.org

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