Afghan Chon

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Afghan Chon History

The Afghan Hound is also known as the Afghān, Afghaan, Afghāni, Afghani, Afghan, or Aghan. The Afghan Hound is a scenthound and sighthound. This ancient breed of hunting hound descends from Central Asian Sighthounds. The Afghans have a distinctive appearance, with the ears and tail of a hounds, but the long, thick coat and low-hanging facial skin of a desert wolf. The origin of the word Afghanistan is unclear, but is thought to be derived from the name of an ancient tribe, the Afaghin. The Afgahns were nomadic shepherds who roamed the mountains of Central Asia, preying on sheep. They developed a pack hunting technique which involved driving off or cornering their prey. The Afgahns would then take down the prey, typically by biting the neck or throat of the victim.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Afghan Chon Physical Characteristics

The Afghan Chon is a medium-sized, long-haired, rough-coated breed of domestic cat. The breed was developed in the United States in the 1970s and is recognized by major registries including FIFe, ACF, and WCF. The distinctive features of the breed are its long hair and a distinctive “saddle” marking that resembles a saddle blanket.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

White, Cream

Height Range

Male Height Range: 10 – 27 inches

Female Height Range: 10 – 27 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 11 – 75 lbs

Female Weight Range: 11 – 75 lbs

Afghan Chon Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Afghan Chon Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia,

Afghan Chon Temperament and Behaviour

The Afghan Chon dog breed is known for being gentle, loving, and loyal. They are great with children and make excellent family pets. They are also known for being very playful and active, and love to run and play. Afghan Chons are also very intelligent and easily trained.

Afghan Chon Activity Requirements

Afghan Chons are known for being intelligent, loyal, and protective companions. They are alert, territorial, and independent, and they are happiest when they have a job to do. Since the breed has a strong prey drive and a natural instinct to guard, they require a great deal of exercise and mental stimulation. They need a fenced yard to play in and may also do well in an apartment if they are sufficiently exercised. An Afghan Chon will thrive in a home with an active owner. They are very intelligent, making them easy to train. However, their independent nature can make them stubborn at times, and they do like to do things their own way. An owner who can provide interesting, challenging training and plenty of play time will be the perfect match for this unique dog.

Miles Per Day

8 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Afghan Chon is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Afghan Chon is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Afghan Chon is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Afghan Chon is part of the Unclassified group.

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