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Afghan Hound

Since ancient times, Afghan Hounds have been famous for their elegant beauty. But the thick, silky, flowing coat that is the breed’s crowning glory isn’t just for show — it served as protection from the harsh climate in mountainous regions where Afghans originally earned their keep. Beneath the Afghan’s glamorous exterior is a powerful, agile hound — standing as high as 27 inches at the shoulder — built for a long day’s hunt. Their huge paw-pads acted as shock absorbers on their homeland’s punishing terrain. The Afghan Hound is a special breed for special people. A breed expert writes, “It’s not the breed for all would-be dog owners, but where the dog and owner combination is right, no animal can equal the Afghan Hound as a pet.” (akc.org)

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Joan Stohlman 27 Jun 2013

Wonderful work, Barbara.

ruth sears 27 Jun 2013

the fur rendering is amazing,you are so good at catching a mood with your pet work,very expressive.

Maria Anna Machado 27 Jun 2013

marvelous work...

Joanie Holliday 27 Jun 2013

OUTSTANDING WATERCOLOR WORK BARBARA.. THE FLOW OF THE HAIR, THE FACE, THE EYES.. SO "EXCELLENT". JOANIE

marie-claire gallet 27 Jun 2013

Awesome and elegant work!!!!!!