The  Afghan  Hound
 King of Dogs
Find the reason they are the King of Dogs
Read all about it in: Ellevie,  A true story by
Marcelle Guy and G.S. Payne

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"Ellevie"
Author:  Marcelle Guy
Co-Author:  G.S. Payne


       
Sheba
Photo by Decker's Studio, Petaluma, CA
Sheba

Read all about Sheba in new book:
"Ellevie"

Why is the Afghan hound called the King of Dogs?
Superior intelligence and sensivity to their humans.  Read all about it in:  Ellevie

Available now at Amazon,  Barnes & Noble or anywhere books are sold

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Sheba AKC Register Name:  Goldust Danceuse des Sabres

Sheba's pedigree:

Sheba's father:   Multi BIS AM, CAN. Ch. Timu-Ka Irgun (Coastwind Abraxas' grandson)

Sheba's mother: Stormhill Kizzy of Red witch  (Ch. Pandora of Stormill's granddaughter)

        
"Ellevie"

A woman and her Afghan hounds
  a life changing story.
Author:  Marcelle Guy
Co-Author:  G.S. Payne


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Sheba and me
                                                                      Sheba                          Photo by Fox & Cook                                                                                                  Freedom, CA
                                                                                           

AKC Register Name:  Goldust Danceuse des Sabres




He was called
 "the dog of Noah's Ark" by tribesmen hunters of Afghanistan.

Earlier belief and even today many believe the Afghan Hound is the most ancient of breed.  The actual age of the breed is disputed with each reading, each author and each generation, but most acknowledge the Afghan Hound history goes back to approximately  8,000 years.  Long-haired greyhound dog types were pictured and described in Egypt of 4000 B.C.

In his native land, Afghanistan, the Afghan Hound excelled as a hunter where he was used against a variety of wild game, such as the antelope, gazelle and snow leopard.

No other breed of dog can claim such exotic beauty and elegance as the Afghan Hound of today.

Canio

Canio         
AKC Register Name: 
Regency's Canio of Mégantic








Canio

Photo by Fox & Cook        
    Freedom, CA          

Canio


AKC Registered Name:  Regency Canio of Mégantic

Canio was grandson to Multi. BIS Kabik the Challenger (Pepsi)
(Winner of 1983 Wesminster Best in Show)




As young puppies, they shared my home like members of my family.  I brushed, bathed and cared for them until the day they died.  


I like Digital Dog's description of the Afghan hound 

Because it fits so well:


"The drama of the Afghan Hound would seem unlikely in a world of Labradors and Beagles, and then, you go to a show or a park and meet your first Afghan.  Rather like the beautiful girl at school that everyone presumes is snobbish but is instead a bit gentle and shy, the Afghan reserves its happy abandon, total devotion and exuberance for those it knows best.  This is not to say that the Afghan is a retiring competitor in Agility or Lure Coursing, indeed, the cloud of hair as they partly sail and partly fly at a full run defies honest description.  The most heavily coated of the sighthounds, the Afghan is an ancient breed who's cousins still populate the desert areas striving to earn their keep in a changing world.  Imported to the US in 1926, the Afghan quickly earned a place here, where its fanciers are quick to note that the dog is intelligent, perhaps too intelligent to be bribed for a bit of a treat and too aloof to work for someone who lacks sincerity and true enthusiasm for the task.  To live and train an Afghan Hound requires respect for a strong minded individual who is happily a teammate but never a forced participant".

(From Digita Dog)







 

  Canio
Photo by Fox & Cook
Freedom, CA

Canio


The Afghan Hound is not the dog for everyone.  They are extremely sensitive to stress and can get literally sick to their stomachs with severe digestive problems when in stressful condition.  They are peaceful animals, they have special needs and demand lots of attention and maintenance.  But with the right person,  the Afghan Hound is a delightful and loving companion.

I was in Montréal in 1954 when I saw my first Afghan Hound and I thought, if I ever have a dog this is the dog I want.  That wish was not realized until 1982, when I answered a newspaper ad for Afghan Hound puppies. 

I had not planned to adopt that very day, but as I sat on the floor watching the puppies clown around, this little red brindle came to me, sat on my lap, and did not leave my side until I left carrying her in my arms.  Sheba clearly selected me as her guardian on that day.  As it turned out, Sheba had a destiny to fill and an important mission in life.  She became the most important messenger of peace in my life and educated many others about kindness to animals. 

Sheba was one of the most popular dogs on the Internet for more than eight years until 2002, when her site was closed.



The American Kennel Club describes the Afghan Hound as an aristocrat.  "His whole 
appearance is one of dignity and aloofness with no trace of plainness or coarseness.  He has a straight front, proudly carried head, eyes gazing into the distance as if in memory of ages past. The striking characteristics of the breed-exotic, or "Eastern," expression, long silky topknot, peculiar coat pattern, very prominent hipbones, large feet, and the impression of a somewhat exaggerated bend in the stifle due to profuse trouserings-stand out clearly, giving the Afghan Hound the appearance of what he is, a king of dogs, that has held true to tradition throughout the ages".



Little Evita

      Little Evie  
          

AKC Registered Name:  Mégantic's Little Evita
Mika 
                                              Mika

AKC Registered Name:  
Mégantic's Little Sparrow


        










 



Nika, Afghan
                            hound
 Nika
                            
AKC Registered Name:   gantic's Little Bear
I picked up Nika under someone patio in Calistoga, CA. in 1993.
She was 4 months old.  She truly was my darling "Little Bear"
A loving, gentle little girl.


  Even in her old age, Nika was still a very proud Afghan; straightening her shoulders and raising her head high when she saw someone coming her way.  Never a show dog, but the true spirit of the Afghan Hound.
(I have not seen another Afghan hound in my town, Petaluma, CA since Nika died in May 2006)

Calendar

The 2014 Afghan Rescue Calendar
is out and ready.
Support Afghan Hound Rescue for the great work they do for these wonderful dogs.


Note

AfghanHound.com is a private web site and has no affiliation with AfghanHound.net or any other Afghan Hound website.  The intention for the calendar ad here is to help Afghan Hound Rescue and to benefit Afghan Hounds in need.

I urge you to support the breed rescue for the tremendous amount of work they do to save these magnificent dogs.










Sadie's Story


By: Priscilla Wright

Sadie's story of survival and rescue is unique and hard to believe. The “Fort Irwin” Afghan Hound was seen by military and contractors for 8½+ years flying across the desert amidst all odds. Fending for herself, digging deep tunnels in the sand to keep warm and cool, fighting coyotes and starvation, outwitting the military personnel told to “get her” with traps, jeeps, guns, etc.  

Please continue here


 "Sadie's story needs to be kept alive as is proves the true free spirit of the Afghan Hound that can adapt in the most dire of conditions  and is most of all a story with a happy ending."  (Christina Douglas)


 

Contact Information

Marcelle Guy
P.O. Box 751133
Petaluma, CA 94975
elle -at -marcelleguy.com

 







Great rescue stories at AHRSC.  Make sure to visit Khaleesi and read her amazing story. 
Follow the link at:
Afghan Hound Rescue of Southern California


Afghan Hound Rescue Central Ohio

Afghan Hound Club of America

Afghan Hound Club of America - National Rescue


Greyhound Rescue





This site is
In Memory of My Wonderful Companions

The King of Dogs

and Healers of the Soul

Sheba, Afghan
                                                      Hound
The Afghan hound

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Author:  Marcelle Guy
Co-Author:  G.S. Payne
Read prologue at:  LoveEllevie
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