Friday, September 3, 2010

Things you may not have known...

about my favorite breed of dog, the Afghan Hound.

There has been much debate over the years of the origin of this breed. Some say they were originally bred for Egyptian royalty, although there is no concrete evidence to support this theory. The history of this breed may be much older than any of us realize, with some legends insisting that the breed was one of the animals rescued on Noah’s Ark.

Pablo Picasso was a big fan of this breed, and there is speculation that his untitled sculpture stands in Daley Plaza in the Chicago Loop was inspired by his Afghan, named Kasbec.

An Afghan Hound called Snuppy was the first cloned dog.

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