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Afghan hound

a tall, long silky-coated dog with pendulous ears, high tail carriage and a very elegant appearance. The breed originated on the Sinai peninsula and was later used as a sight hunter in northern Afghanistan. Called also Tazi. The breed suffers from inherited cataracts and a hereditary myelopathy.
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As this article went to press Levy was in Germany visiting her remaining Afghan Hound, Malika (Shirini Shades of Velvet), who lives on a friend's farm.
His girlfriend wanted an Afghan hound, which didn't do much for their relationship but spawned a lasting passion for Frei.
Chris' Afghan hound Viscount Grant won best in show at Crufts in 1987 and the 54-year-old still judges and participates in dog shows.
Packing her bags with Afghan hound Portia by her side, she headed for France, telling friends: "If I'm going to be broke, at least I'll have a tan.
THERE'S a rare spectacle waiting for the fans at Coventry greyhound track tomorrow night - a race between six Afghan hounds.
He believes the inclusion of races for Afghan hounds and whippets, plus the appearance of Desert Orchid helped broaden the appeal.
We've never had any cause to split up,'' said Chris, who splits his time between touring with The Real Thing and breeding champion Afghan hounds.
But Irish setters and Afghan hounds tend to be barking mad.
Indeed, whenever Dougie Donnelly, Gordon Smith and Billy Dodds had a wee chinwag during the break, I was off again thinking about Labradors, Afghan Hounds and Miniature Pinschers.
Jill from Lancashire loves her Afghan hounds, and admits her husband, David, comes second to the dogs.
But setters were voted completely brainless while Afghan hounds and boxers were the second and third dumbest animals in the survey for Dogs Today.

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