#684; The afghan hound is a large dog with a long coat . Used as a hunting dog in the deserrt for gazelle. The afghan with the heavier coat was sued for snow lepard . Now the 2 distinct breeds have been merged so that the tall rangy dog has the heavier coat. this is for showing. A dog that is like a cat in some ways in nature, independant, has retractable claws like a cat. Don't buy if yo do not like the idea of a lot of grooming.