Definition of Afghan hound in English:

Afghan hound


  • A tall hunting dog of a breed with long silky hair.

    ‘In addition to salukis, eligible breeds are whippets, greyhounds, Afghan hounds, borzois, Ibizan hounds, pharaoh hounds, Irish wolfhounds, and Scottish deerhounds.’
    • ‘She groups the dogs together according to their coats, so the longcoated breeds such as Afghan hounds, bearded collies and Yorkshire terriers are all together.’
    • ‘One of the puppies died soon after birth but the other, an Afghan hound named Snuppy, is still doing well after 16 weeks, the researchers say.’
    • ‘Of the two cloned Afghan hound male puppies, one survived, the other suffered respiratory distress and succumbed to aspiration pneumonia at three weeks of age.’
    • ‘I asked him about his famously resplendent Afghan hound photographed in a designer corset-collar and white silk rose corsage.’


Afghan hound

/ˌafɡan ˈhound/ /ˌæfɡæn ˈhaʊnd/