Breed Showcase: Meet the elegant Afghan Hound

This sleek, silk-coated aristocrat of the canine world was originally bred for life in rough mountainous terrain. They now spend more time at the doggie equivalent of the runway: the dog show. Afghans, like other supermodels, require a great deal of grooming and maintenance.

Afghan Hound trotting in a yard

A sighthound bred to catch deer, gazelles, and leopards, the Afghan boasts a top speed of 40 miles an hour and a 270-degree field of vision. The stunning exterior and strong personality of Afghans have inspired writers and artists all through history, not least Picasso, who depicted his beloved Afghan Kabul in both paintings and sculpture. Appropriately, the human companion of Prissy the Afghan in Disney’s One Hundred and One Dalmatians is an artist. Who better to appreciate a dog as graceful as a ballet of swans?

How Many Dog Breeds Exist?

Dogs come in an astonishing variety of breeds, each with its unique characteristics, appearance, and temperament.

four different dogs sitting in the grass in a line

●   The FCI (World Canine Organization) recognizes over 360 officially registered dog breeds, and the American Kennel Club acknowledges around 197 breeds.

●   These numbers are continually evolving as new breeds are developed and recognized. Some arise from intentional crossbreeding, while others result from natural evolution and adaptation to specific environments.

●   Originally, dogs were selectively bred for specific purposes, such as herding, hunting, guarding, or companionship. This selective breeding led to the creation of breeds tailored to excel in their designated roles.

Did you know we train dogs of all breeds?

When it comes to teaching your best friend, you want someone who is not only familiar with your dog’s breed but also comfortable training dogs of all types.

While your dog’s breed can play a role in developing their training program, it is only part of the picture.

We have helped all kinds of dogs develop life skills, regardless of their breed. If your dog needs manners, we can help with the basics and beyond.

Message us for your free initial consultation and start your training journey today.