The Afghan Hound dog is an aloof, yet affectionate companion. They are good with older children, but are not recommended for apartment life. They enjoy room to run and should get at least a half an hour a day exercise. TheAfghan is a high grooming maintenance dog to keep its coat free of tangles. They should be "gently" trained and handled. Sometimes they are refered to as an "Afghan Pincher" and are comparible to a Rhodesian Ridgeback or Irish bred of dog.