Very little is recognised about the origins of these breed. What we know for sure is that it’s equaled around for several a thousand years and is one of the most older dog breeds in being today. According to one possibility, the breed started in Egypt. Another theory proposes it originated in the steppes of Asia. But this are just theories — so far, the explore could not prove or disprove which one of these possibilities, if any, is correct. What everybody agrees on is that the current breed was acquired in Afghanistan’s mountainous countryside.
The western world was brought in to the Afghan Hound in the late 19th century when getting back British soldiers added the first specimens to England. The dogs were at the start called Persian Greyhounds by the English but the breed in time got its name due to the fact that it was brought out in Afghanistan and surrounding areas.
Just like other extremities of the sighthound grouping, the Afghan is highly fast and hunts by sight. It was used to search hare, deer, wild goats, wolves, and snow leopards. Being a very various breed, it could hunt alone, in pairs, or in backpacks. Some even hunted with especially trained falcons.
The Afghan Hound was as well used to protect villages and shepherds applied it as a watchdog and a herder. Today, Afghans are held back mainly as pets. Because of their aristocratic stunner and aloof attitude, they are also very pop on the dog show circle.