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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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Snuppy-shorthand for "Seoul National University puppy"- a male Afghan hound born in April is now 14 weeks old, according to wire service reports.
On that day, she had tried to call the town's dog officer to report that one of her two Afghan hounds had run away.
Eddie's younger brother Chris, who also sings with the band when he's not showing his Crufts-winning Afghan hounds, will spend January in Dubai.
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.
She bred Afghan hounds and there were dog pictures all over her house.
George Duffield will be among guests on a night of topclass greyhound racing, spiced by novelty events that include Suny Bay parading, and races involving Shetland ponies, Afghan hounds and whippets.
THERE'S a rare spectacle waiting for the fans at Coventry greyhound track tomorrow night - a race between six Afghan hounds.
Hound breeds (413): Afghan Hounds 25, American English Coonhounds 2, American Foxhounds 2, Basenjis 19, Basset Hounds 8, Beagles (13") 12, Beagles (15") 19, Black and Tan Coonhounds 5, Bloodhounds 9, Bluetick Coonhounds 2, Borzoi 29, Dachshunds (Longhaired) 26, Dachshunds (Smooth) 27, Dachshunds (Wirehaired) 20, English Foxhounds 4, Greyhounds 9, Harriers 5, Ibizan Hounds 12, Irish Wolfhounds 11, Norwegian Elkhounds 12, Otterhounds 7, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen 9, Pharaoh Hounds 16, Plotts 1, Redbone Coonhounds 7, Rhodesian Ridgebacks 50, Salukis 20, Scottish Deerhounds 5, Treeing Walker Coonhounds 13, Whippets 27.
I'm a baby boomer, remember - Afghan hounds and coats were cool when I was 18.
SOUTHERN COMFORT: Fidelma in the kitchen of her French farmhouse LIFE-CHANGING MOVE: Fidelma and Afghan hound Portia

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