|Ease of Training|
- He was discovered in Afghanistan in the 19th century
- He was brought to England in the later part of the 19th century
- Little is known about him prior to the 19th century
- It's speculated that he came from ancient Egypt or from Asia
- He made his appearance in the United States in 1926
- He was primarily used as a coursing hound (a dog that pursues game using sight rather than scent)
- The game he hunted included hare, jackals, marmots, snow leopards and wolves
Personality and Behavior
- He carries himself with dignity
- He's independent natured so don't be surprised if he ignores your commands
- He has a reputation of being aloof
- He's a strong, powerful dog, very agile and fast on his feet, and has lots of stamina
- When he plays he is merry and clowns around
- He loves to chase other animals; his prey instinct is high and he will pursue just about any critter that runs by him
- He's one of the most difficult breeds to train. You will need lots of patience as he is one of the slowest to learn obedience commands.
- He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.
Grooming / Maintenance
- His long coat needs to be brushed two or three times a week to keep it free of mats and tangles.