afghan hound health issues
Afghan Hound: Personality & Health Issues
Afghan Hound:

The hardy Afghan Hound is able to tolerate heat, cold, and rain.  It needs space and must be able to run itself out at least once a day.  Its sumptuous coat requires a good deal of upkeep; it is best to have the dog groomed regularly.  It must be thoroughly brushed every two days, shampooed once a month.  Handle an Afghan Hound gently, it is sensitive.  They have the dubious distinction of being the least intelligent dog.

Average Lifespan Of The Afghan Hound:
12 Years
Average Weight: Male 27-32kg, Female 23-30kg

Inherited Health Disorders:

Blood group incompatibility.

Juvenile cataract.
Corneal degeneration (dystrophy)
: Deterioration of the corneal tissue.
Third eyelid turned out (everted).
Oversized eyelid opening.
Primary glaucoma (abnormal drainage angle).
PPM (persistant pupillary membrane): Strands which persist in the front of the eye which may cause opacity of the cornea or lens.

Elbow joint malformation (Elbow Dysplasia).

Testicles do not "drop" (cryptorchidism).
Afghan Hound Temperament:
Exercise Requirements: 3/5
Affection Level: 1/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 1/5
Ease Of Training:

About The Ratings:

Exercise Requirements:
1: Low, 5: High
Affection Level:
1: Introverted, 5: Extroverted.
Friendliness-Other Pets:
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
Ease Of Training:
1: Most Difficult, 5: Least Difficult.
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