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Breed:

Afghan
(dog, not small blanket)

Group (AKC):

Hound

Country of Originancient Afganistan
Type of coathard to maintain, very long, silky, flowing, shedding, absorbs moisture and odor,  keep dry
Groomingdaily brushing, regular clipping, bathing, nail trimming, ear cleaning
Average height25-27 inches
Average weight50-60 pounds
Activity levelvery high outdoors, low indoors
Watchdoghigh
Protectionno
Intelligencelow
Trainabilitylow, some commands difficult , go easy and do not push, no harsh methods
Compatibility with childrenlow tolerance
Characteraloof, dignified, haughty, timid,high-strung, stubborn, sensitive, quiet, lazy
Ideal home environmenta good apartment dog but needs to run every day
Ideal ownereasy going, undemanding, calm
Suggestions:early socialization and obedience training
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