What is their temperment like?
Afghans can run the gamut from overly brave to downright shy, and this can occur even amongst individuals born in the same litter. Socialization is very important to this breed, as they can become quite feral if left to themselves. In general, Afghans can be very stand-offish and are sometimes wary of strangers. Their high-handed and lordly attitude makes them good deterrent dogs. They will choose their own friends, very much like cats will. Around his best buddies, the Afghan shows his comical, stubborn and almost frighteningly intelligent side. With their high prey-drive, Afghans will pursue and dispatch anything that runs from them and should never be allowed to run at large. If brought up with a feline friend, the Afghan can be quite reliable with the household cat, but will still chase anyone else’s.