Afghanistan

Afghan Hound

The wild animals of Afghanistan include more than 100 mammal species and more than 380 bird species. Many of Afghanistan’s animals are in danger of extinction. The most seriously endangered animals are the goitered gazelle, leopard, snow leopard, markor goat, and Bactrian deer. Birds are hunted widely and many species are becoming endangered as well.

With the current war in Afghanistan, military dogs are helping out soldiers. Dogs trained in sniffing out explosives have saved the lives of many soldiers.

The Afghan Hound is the most popular dog breed to come out of Afghanistan.

Please let us know if you know of any other breeds that have come from Afghanistan. We’d love to add them. Send me a message: AnimalLover. Thanks!

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