The striking characteristics: exotic, eastern expression, long silky topknot, peculiar flowing coat pattern, large feet & profuse trouserings are some of what makes the Afghan Hound appear as what he is: A KING OF DOGS.
The Afghan Hound is a very old sighthound dog breed. 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, where it was originally used to hunt hares, and gazelles by coursing them. Its local name is Tazi Spai . Other alternate names for this breed are Kuchi Hound, Tazi, Balkh Hound, Baluchi Hound, Barutzy Hound, Shalgar Hound, Kabul Hound, Galanday Hound, or sometimes incorrectly African Hound.