It gives the impression of strength and nobility, combining speed and strength. The head is held high with pride.
TEMPERAMENT / BEHAVIOR:
Oriental expression is typical of the breed. The Afghan what looks to one and look through one. It is majestic and distant, with a certain subtle fierceness.
Iguanodon: Long, not too narrow, with a well-marked occipital Protuberance. Well proportioned and covered with a tuft of long hair.
Depression (Stop) naso-frontal: Light.
Truffle: Preferably black; allows color liver in dogs with fur clear.
Snout: Long, with powerful jaws.
JAWS / teeth:Strong JAWS with a perfect, regular and complete bite in scissors i.e. that upper incisors closely overlap the lower and the teeth are placed vertically in the jaw. Allows the pincer bite.
Eyes:Preferably dark, although not exclusive Golden tones. Almost triangular, from the internal rising slightly oblique towards the outer corner angle.
Ears: Placed low insertion very back of the head, carried close to the head, covered with silky long hair.
Long, strong, holds the proud head port.
Back: Straight, moderately long, with good musculature.
Lomo: Straight, broad and rather short.
Grupa: Slightly fallen to the inclusion of the tail. Quite separate and prominent hip bones.
Chest: Ribs moderately arched, well deep chest.
Not too short. Low insertion and forming a ring at its end. He takes her in high during the movement. Cover of hair in the form of thin pen.
Straight, fitted with strong bones; seen from the front they are aligned with the shoulders.
Scapulae: Long and sloping, well laid equipped with good muscles back, still strong without seem heavy.
Humerus: Long and sloping.
Elbows: In vertical profile, under the cross, glued to the rib cage, without deviations outward or inward.
Metacarpos: Long and flexible.
Powerful. With great length between the hip and the hocks and, comparatively, distance cut between the joints warm-tarsianas and toes.
Knee: Well directed and well angled.
Spurs: They can be removed.
Previous feet strong and very large both his long and wide, covered with long, thick hair; arched toes. Pads support firmly on the ground. Subsequent feet long, although not as wide as the previous ones, covered in long, thick hair.
Fluid and elastic with a very distinguished style.
On the ribs, in the anterior and posterior members and on the flanks is long and very fine texture. In adult dogs, from the shoulders back and along the mount it is short and tight. From the front and back hair is long and forms a tuft marked, long and silky (“top-knot”). The hair in the facial region is short. The ears and limbs are well covered with hair. The metacarpos may lack of hair. The coat must present a natural development. Any evidence of cuts or cuts with scissors should be penalized.
All colours are admitted.
Ideal size: In males: 68-74 cm (27-29 inches).
In females: 63-69 cm (25 – 27 inches)
Any deviation from the above criteria is considered missing and the severity of it considers the degree of deviation to the standard and its impact on the health and welfare of the dog.
Any dog showing clear signs of physical abnormalities or behavior should be disqualified.
Males should be two appear normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.