Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Afghan Hound Synonym(s): Tazi Baluchi Hound Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information A graceful elegant breed, with a racing machine hidden underneath. The Afghan needs endless grooming to keep it free of matting. It is friendly and intelligent but has an independent streak. It will take a lot of training and careful handling. A growing band of owners race their Afghans. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs) genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs (https://dogwellnet.com/). For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf Miller & Gilbert The New Complete Afghan Hound. Howell. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Afghan Hound Association: www.ahaonline.co.uk. Visit theAmerican Kennel Clubwebsite to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. Afghan Hound Club of America: https://afghanhoundclubofamerica.org/.