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Afghan Hound

AFGHAN HOUND PRICE IN INDIA 

AVERAGE PRICE IN INDIA (BASIC)

60,000 to 80,000

BREED NAME

Afghan Hound

HEIGHT

22-29 inches

WEIGHT

22-34 Kilograms

COMMON COAT COLORS

Cream, Red, Silver, White, Black, Black & Silver, Black & Tan, Blue

LIFE-SPAN

12-14 Years

LITTER SIZE

6-8 Puppies (approx.)

HYPOALLERGENIC

Yes

The tall, slender and royal-looking canine known as Afghan hound is one of the priciest dogs that one can raise as a pet. If groomed well, this pooch screams elegance and style. As suggested by the name, this breed is from Afghanistan and it is widely admired for its beautiful looks and the gracefulness with which this dog is known to carry itself.

In India, the demand for this breed is not very high and the biggest reason for that is its extravagant price. This dog is tremendously expensive and the overall cost of maintenance for this canine is also on the higher side. But if budget is not an issue for you, then, this dog can be a fairly decent option as a pet. Afghan hounds are calm and quiet dogs that are fairly apartment-friendly and they have a decent tolerance to both hot and cold climatic conditions. They do have a lot of grooming requirements but that is understandable considering their long and silky coat.

Given below is the average price list of the Afghan hound puppies which are available in India in various variations.

  • Afghan Hound Puppy price (Basic): ₹60,000 to ₹80,000
  • Afghan Hound Puppy price (KCI registered): ₹80,000 to ₹1,20,000
  • Afghan Hound Puppy price (Show Quality): ₹1,20,000 to ₹1,80,000

Now if you want to get an Afghan Hound from a breeder, then you should focus on getting it from a reliable breeder only. It is very important to get all the pets that people are interested in from a good breeder only. But, for rare and expensive animals, like an Afghan Hound, it becomes all the more important for the soon-to-be dog parent to only get it from a trustworthy source as only a good breeder can provide the fittest and healthiest pets to you. The main priority of a reliable breeder is the quality of the pooch that he is providing to you. But, since many breeders in India are just looking to make profits and are not highly bothered by the standards of the canine they are selling, finding a trusted breeder can be very hard for many people.

Afghan Hounds for Adoption

Adoption gives us an opportunity to bring home the pets we desire from truly reputed and reliable sources. Also, it is a great way to help the needy animal who is just waiting at these shelter homes for their new parents to take them away and make them a part of their family. You can find all sorts of dogs at these adoption homes if you look hard enough, even some of the rarer breeds such as Afghan Hounds can be found at these adoption centers. We at TailsBuddy have and will always encourage Adoption of pets rather than buying them from any random breeder and if you need our help in your quest to adopt a pooch, then you can call or WhatsApp us on +91 9555566321 and we'll connect you to the best adoption centers as soon as possible.

We’ll also clear all your concerns and doubts regarding properly raising your dog or how to keep him in a healthy environment. Whenever you need any kind of pet-related advice or tips, just message us on WhatsApp saying “Hi, I want to become a Pet Parent” on +91 9555566321 and we’ll help you out as quickly as possible.

Factors Affecting the Afghan Hound Price in India

Now there are various factors that can affect the original Afghan hound price in India. These factors are as follows:

Type

There are three different price categories for an Afghan hound (in India): Basic, KCI Registered and Show Quality.

  • Basic category includes all those dogs and puppies that are not registered to any kennel club including KCI. A basic Afghan hound puppy can cost anywhere around ₹60,000.
  • KCI is short for Kennel Club of India and if a dog belongs to KCI Registered category, then it means you will get a canine whose quality is up to the mark. You will also be able to participate in KCI dog shows if your canine is registered and also you will get a KCI registration certificate.
  • A Show Quality dog means that the canine is closest to the ideal as mentioned in the Breed Standards. If you are not planning to participate in dog shows with your pooch, then it does not matter all that much whether you buy a Show Quality dog or a normal Pet Quality one.

Physical Attributes and Characteristics

Physical attributes like the color of the coat can easily affect the overall price of a canine. In case of Afghan hounds, as they are found in a lot of different colors, the average Afghan hound price gets highly influenced by these colors and it is mostly based on the rarity of the color, the rarer the color of the coat, the more is the price of Afghan hound in the country. Most popular Afghan hound colors are Black, Black & Silver, Black & Tan, Blue, Blue & Cream, Red, and Silver.

Age & Gender

Young dogs and puppies are known to cost more as compared to older canines. Also, male dogs are sometimes sold at a higher price as compared to their female counterparts. Hence, age and gender also play a significant role in influencing the overall price of a dog.

Pure or Mix Breed

The cost of a purebred Afghan hound is higher than the mixed-breed as there are lesser chances for a purebred puppy to develop hereditary health problems as compared to the one that is mixed-breed.

Availability and Location

The breeds that have an average or below-average availability in a region tend to cost more as compared to those breeds that are readily available. In this case, as Afghan hound is a fairly rare breed in the Indian subcontinent, its price is tremendously high if we compare it to other breeds like Beagles and Golden Retrievers that have an excellent availability in most parts of India.

Also, if you are trying to buy an Afghan hound from a breeder that is near to your location, then its price should technically be a bit lower as compared to if you are buying the same dog from a breeder that is situated at a far-away location (different state or region). Additional charges like shipping and traveling expenses also get added in the original price of the canine making it even more pricey.

Reputed Breeder

Popular or famous breeders are also known to charge a bit more for rarer breeds as compared to those breeders who are not so reputed and well-known like them. Hence, this also influences the overall price of a dog in a region.

Miscellaneous Factors

  • Champion Bloodline: If a dog belongs to a champion bloodline, meaning any of its predecessors (forefathers) were given the title of Champion in an official dog event, then its price can also go fairly high.
  • Microchip: The price of a dog can also increase if it has been microchipped by the KCI. The extremely small pet microchip helps in providing a permanent ID for your pet.


Read some information regarding Afghan hound and see if it’s a right fit for you or not-

The Afghan Hounds are one of the most attractive and graceful canines out there. They carry themselves with immense elegance and style and their appearance gives the impression of royalty and nobility. The section below will help you in deciding whether this breed is right for you or not.

Reasons that might make an Afghan Hound suitable for you:

  • They are highly adaptable and apartment-friendly canines.
  • They can easily thrive in both hot and cold climatic conditions. And thus, they can comfortably reside in any part of India, unlike many other rare and foreign breeds.
  • They are not very noisy in nature as their tendency to bark is pretty low.
  • They do not require the constant attention of their parents and loved ones, unlike numerous other breeds.
  • This is considered to be a fairly kid-friendly breed.

Reasons that might make an Afghan Hound ill-suited for you:

  • Their grooming needs are enormous.
  • They are not very easy to train and thus they require an experienced and knowledgeable parent/trainer to properly train them.
  • The cost of bringing them home and then properly maintaining them is pretty high.