It has been a while since I featured a dog on this blog.
I saw a dog the other day who made me look at him twice, thrice and one more time. The first time I saw someone with dreads, I’m embarrassed and a bit ashamed, I looked at the person the same way. Bob Marlee wore dreads. I’m a big fan of his music.
This dog looks as if he wears his fur in rags – the kind of rags my mom used to use to curl my hair a long long time ago.
One of the most majestic dogs around. Absolutely beautiful. It comes in several colors and looks especially gorgeous, I think, in jet black.
As its name implies, this dog originates from Afghanistan.
The height is from 61-74 cm (24-29 inch).
It can weight from 20-27 kg (44-60 lb)
This dog has unfortunately been labelled as stupid because it is difficult to train. In fact, it is its strong independence streak that makes it hard to train.
Although the breed is not well represented at obedience trials, it is often seen in the sport of lure coursing where the dog chases a mechanically-operated lure that looks like an animal, fox or rabbit as two examples.
The dog has an expected lifespan of 12-14 years.
This dog is highly sensitive, so if you get angry often, it is probably not the dog for you.
This dog does not make a good watchdog.
Because of its independence and aloofness, it is not the best dog for small children.
It needs a lot of exercise but needs to be kept on a leash as it tends to run after small animals. Even though it looks like royalty, it is still a hound.