Find an Afghan Hound Puppy (Breeders by State)


Finding an Afghan Hound puppy is a real challenge. I can’t count the number of times people have asked me for advice. Therefore, I have created this resource for you. You will find the best ways to buy an Afghan Hound puppy and a list of breeders for each of the 50 states.

You should only buy a dog from a responsible and caring breeder and avoid puppy mills or unreliable backyard breeders, no matter how long the process can be. Otherwise, you increase your chances of getting an unhealthy or problematic dog. It is better to visit the kennel, ask questions about the breeding process, and interact with the puppy. A veterinarian should have seen the puppy and its mom before your visit.

At the end of the article, I have added a few tips to help you find the perfect puppy and get ready to welcome your new pet home.

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10 ways to find an Afghan Hound puppy to buy near you

  1. AKC Marketplace
  2. AKC breeders
  3. UKC breeders
  4. CKC breeders
  5. Good Dog breeders
  6. PuppySpot
  7. NextDayPets
  8. PuppyFind
  9. PuppyFinder
  10. Local breeders

I understand that many families are exclusively looking for a puppy to buy. It can make a lot of sense if you want your future pet to get used to their future environment from a very young age. And also, let’s be honest, although they are way more work in the first months, puppies are adorable!

AKC Marketplace

The American Kennel Club (AKC) is the most famous kennel club in the US. The AKC Marketplace is their online puppy ads service. You will find available puppies and even puppies about to be born bred by AKC registered breeders only. Although puppies found here are a bit pricier than the average, there is a better chance that AKC registered breeders will take great care of their dogs and puppies. And it’s also the best place to go if you want a purebred dog (whether you want your pet to be registered or not).

It is also possible to create an alert to get a notification when new Afghan Hound puppies become available.

See if any Afghan Hound puppies are available on the AKC Marketplace now (you will be redirected to the Afghan Hound page on their website).

American Kennel Club breeders

Not every AKC registered breeder will use the AKC marketplace to sell their puppies. If you want to be proactive and increase your chances of getting a puppy, you can go on the Afghan Hound breeder directory and contact breeders in your area. You will be able to find out if they have available puppies or at least if you can put your name on the waiting list for the next litter.

Here is the link to the breeder directory of The Afghan Hound Club of America.

United Kennel Club breeders

The United Kennel Club (UKC) is the second most popular kennel club in the US. The AKC is more focused on conformation to breed standards, where the UKC is more performance-oriented. On their website, there is a tool where you can search for breeders that have litters or have previously registered litters. It’s possible to search by breed and state.

Find UKC Afghan Hound breeders (you will be redirected to the UKC breeder search engine).

Canadian Kennel Club breeders

If you live in Canada or are willing to travel there to get your puppy, the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) is a good resource. Although they do not have a marketplace like the American Kennel Club, you will find a breeder directory with contact information.

Here is the link to the Afghan Hound breeder directory of the Canadian Kennel Club. You will also find the name of the national club and a link to its website (if available). It’s worth examining if they advertise puppies for sale or have another breeder directory.

Good Dog breeder directory

You can also look for a breeder near you on the Good Dog breeder directory. To be listed on the Good Dog website, breeders must go through an in-depth screening focusing on breeding practices and environment, the physical and mental health of the dogs and puppies, and their selling policies.

It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do your research, but it’s already a step in the right direction.

Online Marketplaces

It is possible to find puppies for sale on specialized websites. It is a very convenient solution, and some reputable (and even AKC registered) breeders use these online marketplaces to sell their puppies. But it is essential to be aware that they are also a tool used by many puppy mills and backyard breeders to sell their dogs. Even scammers pretend to have puppies to sell but disappear after receiving a deposit from potential buyers. I would highly recommend that you read the next section of this article explaining how to differentiate a reputable breeder from a bad one.

Out of the following websites, PuppySpot seems to be the most proactive when it comes to working exclusively with responsible breeders. They promise that they don’t associate with puppy mills by screening all the breeders and accepting less than 10% of all applicants. They also require a health check for every puppy sold through their platform and provide new parents with a special AKC registration package. This collaboration with the American Kennel Club signifies that PuppySpot is serious about breeding standards and dogs’ well-being.

The breeder screening process isn’t as strict for the puppy ads sites below. Even if they could be trying their best to vet sellers and have honest and reputable breeders on their platform, it remains your responsibility to make sure you are dealing with one.

Some very obvious red flags should be a very low price, a seller being okay with you taking a puppy under eight weeks old home, the recommendation to get the puppy shipped to you, the impossibility to visit the kennel and meet with the breeder in person, a lack of transparency or knowledge about the breed. Before making any decision, if you decide to get your puppy from one of these websites, please read the next section to be sure to buy from a good, loving, reputable breeder.

Some of these websites will allow you to add an alert to be notified when new puppies are available.

Local breeders

Finally, you could always search for local breeders that are not registered with any kennel club. If none of the previous solutions have worked, it could be worth doing this quick Google search.

Afghan Hound Breeders in the US

The following directory is meant to help you find your dream puppy. But the breeders of these pages haven’t been vetted by our team. Therefore, their presence here does not guarantee the quality of their breeding process. Read the last section of the article regarding how to tell if a breeder is trustworthy.

Breeders in Alabama

Celebre

  • Contact: Shery Alligood
  • Location: Huntsville, AL
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/celebre-alabama#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog

Julie D’Hondt

  • Contact: Julie D’Hondt
  • Location: Ranburne, AL 36273
  • Phone: 678-800-4243
  • Website: https://marketplace.akc.org/breeder/julie-dhondt-25123
  • Member of: AKC

Breeders in Alaska

KEYMAH Afghan Hounds

  • Contact: Mimi Yeager
  • Location: Anchorage, AK
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/keymah-afghan-hounds-alaska#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog

Breeders in Arizona

We have not found any Afghan Hound breeder in Arizona.

Breeders in Arkansas

We have not found any Afghan Hound breeder in Arkansas.

Breeders in California

Abaca Hounds

  • Contact: Abbe Shaw
  • Location: Montecito, CA
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/abaca-hounds-california#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog

Ann Sterner

  • Contact: Ann Sterner
  • Location: Gilroy, CA
  • Phone: 408-842-9417
  • Email: annsterner44@gmail.com
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Blanche Scroggins’s Afghan Hounds

  • Contact: Blanche Scroggins
  • Location: Sacramento, CA
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/blanche-scrogginss-afghan-hounds-california#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog

Kamy Afghans

  • Contact: Taka & Kaz Miura
  • Location: Phelan, CA 92371
  • Phone: 310-365-7902
  • Email: mamianaya@gmail.com
  • Website: http://www.fb.com/kamyafghans/
  • Member of: AKC

Karen Larsen

  • Contact: Karen Larsen
  • Location: Torrance, CA
  • Phone: 310-515-2514
  • Email: serenadeaf@aol.com
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

SURA AFGHAN HOUNDS

  • Contact: SUZANNE NEILL
  • Location: CA
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/sura-afghan-hounds#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog

Breeders in Colorado

Absolut Afghan Hounds

  • Contact: Dallas Nunnery
  • Location: CO
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/absolut-afghan-hounds-colorado#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog

Jen Trinque’s Afghan Hounds and Tibetan Terriers

  • Contact: Jen Trinque
  • Location: Loveland, CO
  • Phone: 970-308-7266
  • Email: jennifer@ashante-show-dogs.com
  • Website: http://jntrinqu3.wixsite.com/jen-trinque
  • Member of: Good Dog

Kelli Kujawa

  • Contact: Kelli Kujawa
  • Location: El Paso County, CO
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/kelli-kujawa-colorado#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog

Stephen Fisher

  • Contact: Stephen Fisher
  • Location: Watkins, CO
  • Phone: 303-367-1213
  • Email: info@shylo.com
  • Website: www.shylo.com/
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Ylla Carson

  • Contact: Ylla Carson
  • Location: Morrison, CO 80465-2302
  • Phone: 303-697-8317
  • Email: ylla.carson@ucdenver.edu
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Breeders in Connecticut

Gene Vaccaro

  • Contact: Gene Vaccaro
  • Location: Oxford, CT 06478
  • Phone: 203-888-9274
  • Email: mtvaccaro@comcast.net
  • Website: www.charteroakafghanhounds.com
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Lucia Brown

  • Contact: Lucia Brown
  • Location: Monroe, CT 06468
  • Phone: 203-543-8989
  • Email: luciab54@icloud.com
  • Website: http://www.dragonflyafghans.com
  • Member of: AKC, Afghan Hound Club of America

Triin

  • Contact: Christine Dirienzo
  • Location: South Windsor, CT 06074
  • Phone: 860-944-9938
  • Website: https://marketplace.akc.org/breeder/christine-dirienzo-79967
  • Member of: AKC, Good Dog

Breeders in Delaware

We have not found any Afghan Hound breeder in Delaware.

Breeders in Florida

Armando Sobrado Afghan Hounds, Pomeranians & Yorkshire Terriers

  • Contact: Armando Sobrado
  • Location: Miami, FL
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/armando-sobrado-afghan-hounds-pomeranians-yorkshire-terriers-florida#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog

Palar

  • Contact: Pamela Bryant
  • Location: FL
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/palar-florida#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog

Breeders in Georgia

Linda Shipley

  • Contact: Linda Shipley
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Phone: 404-303-8999
  • Email: Sharja@bellsouth.net
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Breeders in Hawaii

Maringal Sams n Ghans

  • Contact: Royd Gano
  • Location: Mililani, HI
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/maringal-sams-n-ghans-hawaii#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog

Breeders in Idaho

We have not found any Afghan Hound breeder in Idaho.

Breeders in Illinois

Gold Phoenix Kennel

  • Contact: Joshua Ashcroft-Ulanski
  • Location: Calument City, IL
  • Phone: 312-852-0050
  • Email: gold_phoenix_2000@yahoo.com
  • Website: http://www.goldphoenixafghans.com/
  • Member of: Good Dog

James Donahue

  • Contact: James Donahue
  • Location: Wauconda, IL 60084
  • Phone: 847-436-0275
  • Email: Dramarama82@gmail.com
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Nora Mayfield

  • Contact: Nora Mayfield
  • Location: Zion, IL 60099
  • Phone: 847-445-5459
  • Email: twyshire@aol.com
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Breeders in Indiana

Ahava Afghan Hounds

  • Contact: Cherie Bruckman
  • Location: Georgetown, IN 47122
  • Phone: 502-640-8591
  • Website: https://marketplace.akc.org/breeder/cherie-bruckman-mssw-lcsw
  • Member of: AKC, Good Dog

Nick Inglis/Pipe Creek Retrievers

  • Contact: Nick Inglis
  • Location: Summitville, IN 46070
  • Phone: 765-425-1441
  • Website: https://marketplace.akc.org/breeder/nick-inglis-120022
  • Member of: AKC

Breeders in Iowa

Night Sky

  • Contact: Julie Box
  • Location: Mahaska County, IA
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/night-sky-iowa#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog

Sukara Hounds

  • Contact: Suzanne Popson
  • Location: IA
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/sukara-hounds-iowa#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog

Breeders in Kansas

4 Paws Pet Care

  • Contact: Debe Knight
  • Location: Herington, KS 67449
  • Phone: 785-258-2539
  • Email: icare4urdogs@gmail.com
  • Website: http://www.airedalesat4paws.net
  • Member of: AKC

Swanah

  • Contact: Tammy Swanson
  • Location: Wamego, KS
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/swanah-kansas#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog

Breeders in Kentucky

Hosanna Afghan Hounds ~ AKC Registered Kennel Name for Lynda Farley

  • Contact: Lynda Farley
  • Location: Edmonton, KY 42129
  • Phone: 270-432-7272
  • Email: hosanna-ah@outlook.com
  • Website: http://www.hosanna1.com/Hounds/
  • Member of: AKC

JOHN LINDSEY – Cedar Lodge Kennels

  • Contact: SUZANNE LINDSEY
  • Location: Horse Cave, KY 42749
  • Phone: 270-202-9994
  • Website: https://marketplace.akc.org/breeder/john-lindsey-32451
  • Member of: AKC

Breeders in Louisiana

We have not found any Afghan Hound breeder in Louisiana.

Breeders in Maine

Beth Collins

  • Contact: Beth Collins
  • Location: Naples, ME 04055
  • Phone: 218-310-1446
  • Email: tazaafghans@yahoo.com
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Breeders in Maryland

JoAnne Buehler

  • Contact: JoAnne Buehler
  • Location: Darnestown, MD
  • Phone: 301-590-9056
  • Email: Joanneb@his.com
  • Website: www.SankhyaAfghans.com
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Lynne Schanzle

  • Contact: Lynne Schanzle
  • Location: Mt. Airy, MD 21771
  • Phone: 301-831-5554
  • Email: lschanzle@comcast.net
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Roy Tyler

  • Contact: Roy Tyler
  • Location: Westminster, MD 21158
  • Phone: 410-346-7263
  • Website: https://marketplace.akc.org/breeder/roy-tyler-77595
  • Member of: AKC

Breeders in Massachusetts

We have not found any Afghan Hound breeder in Massachusetts.

Breeders in Michigan

Juli Szymanski

  • Contact: Juli Szymanski
  • Location: Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: 616-485-3489
  • Email: Juliszymanski1963@yahoo.com
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Breeders in Minnesota

Anna Tyler

  • Contact: Anna Tyler
  • Location: St. Michael, MN 55376
  • Phone: 612-805-2490
  • Email: Inisfree1@Charter.net
  • Website: www.Inisfreekennels.com
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Sandy Nelson

  • Contact: Sandy Nelson
  • Location: Maple Grove, MN 55369
  • Phone: 763-424-7803
  • Email: karizmaafghans@comcast.net
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Michael Suess

  • Contact: Michael Suess
  • Location: Burnsville, MN 55337
  • Phone: 952-895-1956
  • Email: m.suess@comcast.net
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Breeders in Mississippi

We have not found any Afghan Hound breeder in Mississippi.

Breeders in Missouri

Amon Rih Arabian Horses & Afghan Hounds

  • Contact: Joy Atkins-Miller
  • Location: Union, MO, 63084
  • Phone: 636-584-5656
  • Email: amonrih@gmail.com
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/amon-rih-arabian-horses-afghan-hounds-missouri#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog, Afghan Hound Club of America

Breeders in Montana

Brian Wood

  • Contact: Brian Wood
  • Location: Loma, MT, 59460
  • Phone: 406-621-5699
  • Email: brian@shiningmtn.com
  • Website: www.ShiningMtn.com
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Breeders in Nebraska

We have not found any Afghan Hound breeder in Nebraska.

Breeders in Nevada

Bourgeois Kennels

  • Contact: Michelle Tyrrell
  • Location: Reno, NV 89506
  • Phone: 619-302-7774
  • Email: michelle@bourgeoiskennels.com
  • Website: http://bourgeoiskennels.com
  • Member of: AKC, Good Dog

Breeders in New Hampshire

We have not found any Afghan Hound breeder in New Hampshire.

Breeders in New Jersey

Jennifer Casola

  • Contact: Jennifer Casola
  • Location: NJ
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/jennifer-casola-new-jersey#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog

Breeders in New Mexico

Zia Afghans

  • Contact: Billie Wilson
  • Location: Silver City, NM
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/zia-afghans-new-mexico#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog

Breeders in New York

Arc-en-Ciel Biewers & Gandhara Afghan Hounds

  • Contact: Andrew & Nayef Homsi-Peel
  • Location: Kerhonkson, NY, 12446
  • Phone: 646-415-1444
  • Email: nayefhomsi@gmail.com
  • Website: http://www.arc-en-ciel-biewers.com/
  • Member of: Good Dog

Lulushounds

  • Contact: LuAnn Schermerhorn
  • Location: NY
  • Phone: 518-370-1292
  • Email: lviedt@nycap.rr.com
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/Lulus-hounds-112121673515259/?ref=page_internal
  • Member of: Good Dog

Breeders in North Carolina

Alicia Jones

  • Contact: Alicia Jones
  • Location: Elizabeth City, NC, 27909
  • Phone: 832-221-8422
  • Email: flycoastguard@yahoo.com
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Carla Helm

  • Contact: Carla Helm
  • Location: Rocky Mount, NC, 27804
  • Phone: 252-977-9957
  • Email: dragondog2@aol.com
  • Website: zivhiiafghans.com
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Laura Mauldin

  • Contact: Laura Mauldin
  • Location: Charlotte, NC, 28270
  • Phone: 704-202-9169
  • Email: lauramauldin6@gmail.com
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Breeders in North Dakota

We have not found any Afghan Hound breeder in North Dakota.

Breeders in Ohio

Arabah Afghans

  • Contact: Maryjayne Szczurek
  • Location: OH
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/arabah-afghans-ohio#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog

Kryslaur Afghans

  • Contact: Kristi Jones
  • Location: Atwater, OH
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/kryslaur.afghans
  • Member of: Good Dog

Rhonda Miklacic

  • Contact: Rhonda Miklacic
  • Location: Newbury, OH, 44065
  • Phone: 440-785-3062
  • Email: Rmiklacic57@roadrunner.com
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Singh Afghan Hounds

  • Contact: Toni Richmond
  • Location: Chagrin Falls, OH
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/singh-afghan-hounds-ohio#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog

Solina Hounds

  • Contact: Sophia
  • Location: Columbus, OH
  • Email: solinahounds@gmail.com
  • Website: http://Solinahounds.com/
  • Member of: Good Dog

Breeders in Oklahoma

We have not found any Afghan Hound breeder in Oklahoma.

Breeders in Oregon

We have not found any Afghan Hound breeder in Oregon.

Breeders in Pennsylvania

Barb Hastings

  • Contact: Barb Hastings
  • Location: Westfield, PA
  • Phone: 814-628-2707
  • Email: baruhast3@verizon.net
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Lex Robertson

  • Contact: Lex Robertson
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA, 15212
  • Phone: 412-721-3647
  • Email: lexrobertson@comcast.net
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Winterberry Afghan Hounds

  • Contact: Kimberly Kurtz
  • Location: Carlisle, PA 17015
  • Phone: 717-218-8890
  • Website: https://marketplace.akc.org/breeder/kimberly-kurtz-38934
  • Member of: AKC, Good Dog

Breeders in Rhode Island

We have not found any Afghan Hound breeder in Rhode Island.

Breeders in South Carolina

We have not found any Afghan Hound breeder in South Carolina.

Breeders in South Dakota

We have not found any Afghan Hound breeder in South Dakota.

Breeders in Tennessee

Kominek Afghan Hounds

  • Contact: Edward Kominek
  • Location: Limestone, TN 37681
  • Phone: 205-757-0290
  • Email: info@kominekafghans.com
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/kominekafghans/
  • Member of: AKC, Afghan Hound Club of America

Jennifer Taylor

  • Contact: Jennifer Taylor
  • Location: College Grove, TN 37046
  • Phone: 937-474-9425
  • Email: Jolieafghans@gmail.com
  • Website: https://www.jolieafghans.com/
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Breeders in Texas

Bakura Afghans

  • Contact: Toni King
  • Location: Austin, TX, 78744-2947
  • Phone: 512-913-7345
  • Email: tking@wildchild.net
  • Website: http://www.wildchild.net/Bakura/bakura.htm
  • Member of: Good Dog

Brenda Brody

  • Contact: Brenda Brody
  • Location: The Woodlands, TX
  • Phone: 281-300-6038
  • Email: gabrielafghanhounds@earthlink.net
  • Website: www.gabrielafghanhounds.com
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

David Osuna

  • Contact: David Osuna
  • Location: Houston, TX, 77280
  • Phone: 281-300-6990
  • Email: androsafghans@aol.com
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

JoAnn Jones

  • Contact: JoAnn Jones
  • Location: Rockwall, TX, 75032
  • Phone: 972-771-2698
  • Email: jovanaf@swbell.net
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Komar Afghan Hounds

  • Contact: Marion Roby
  • Location: Liberty Hill, TX 78642
  • Phone: 512-740-0451
  • Email: marionafg@aol.com
  • Website: http://www.komarafghans.com
  • Member of: AKC

MESHOME

  • Contact: BILLY WEBB
  • Location: Balch Springs, TX
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/meshome-texas#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog

Mozart Afghan Hounds

  • Contact: Lisa Lackey
  • Location: TX
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/mozart-afghan-hounds-texas#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog

Suni Afghan Hounds

  • Contact: Lynda Hicks
  • Location: TX
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/suni-afghan-hounds-texas#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog

Breeders in Utah

Jaada Hounds

  • Contact: Braxton Hernandez
  • Location: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/jaada-hounds-utah#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog

Breeders in Vermont

We have not found any Afghan Hound breeder in Vermont.

Breeders in Virginia

Afghan Hounds of High Kaliber

  • Contact: Neva Johnson
  • Location: Warrenton, VA, 20186
  • Phone: 540-349-8272
  • Email: mean_nj@cuisp.com
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/afghan-hounds-of-high-kaliber-virginia#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog, Afghan Hound Club of America

Christine Pinkston

  • Contact: Christine Pinkston
  • Location: Virginia Beach, VA, 23456
  • Phone: 757-426-2018
  • Email: criston@aol.com
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Beth Anne Hall

  • Contact: Beth Anne Hall
  • Location: VA
  • Website: https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/beth-anne-hall-virginia#breed_id=2
  • Member of: Good Dog

Breeders in Washington

Karen Irazabal

  • Contact: Karen Irazabal
  • Location: Selah, WA, 98942
  • Phone: 509-823-7999
  • Email: azariafghans@aol.com
  • Website: www.facebook.com/azari.afghans
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Breeders in West Virginia

We have not found any Afghan Hound breeder in West Virginia.

Breeders in Wisconsin

Divine Standards and Sighthounds

  • Contact: Teresa Vandenberg
  • Location: Bonduel, WI 54107
  • Phone: 920-809-7378
  • Email: teresavandenberg@new.rr.com
  • Website: http://www.divinestandards.com
  • Member of: AKC

Steven Cory

  • Contact: Steven Cory
  • Location: Chippewa Falls, WI, 54729
  • Phone: 612-201-2917
  • Email: zavin.afghans@gmail.com
  • Member of: Afghan Hound Club of America

Breeders in Wyoming

We have not found any Afghan Hound breeder in Wyoming.

How to find reputable Afghan Hound breeders?

It is essential to get your dog from a reputable breeder and avoid puppy mills and greedy backyard breeders at all costs. Although very low prices should always be a huge red flag, even the most expensive puppies could come from bad sellers, and price only is not a sign of quality. Breeders registered with a kennel club tend to be more serious, but again, it is not enough to decide whether a breeder is trustworthy or not. Along the same lines, an unregistered breeder could be excellent.

Here are the characteristics of good breeders:

Small scale operations

  • Usually only sell one or two breeds, don’t have puppies available all the time, and have experience.
  • Raise puppies in their home since birth and show love toward their dogs.
  • Make sure puppies are handled by different people to be comfortable with humans.
  • Knowledgeable about the breed (temperament, health, nutrition, grooming, etc.), answer your questions.

Transparency

  • Encourage you to meet them, visit their kennel (should be clean and spacious), and see the breeding dogs and puppies (should be kept clean, warm, and well-fed). Good breeders tend to only sell puppies to people they have met in person.
  • Willing to share information about their breeding process. Good breeders don’t start breeding dogs under 18 months old and usually stop after 3 to 6 litters.
  • Will ask you to pick up the puppy at the kennel or at least to bring it to you themselves (serious breeder will never ship their puppies or refuse access to the kennel).
  • Will make sure you will be a good fit for their dog (usually by making you fill a questionnaire) and will most likely make you sign a contract spelling out your responsibilities (usually to spay/neuter and sometimes train the dog).

Healthcare

  • Screen their breeding dogs for genetic disorders and keep their vaccine and preventive healthcare up to date (should be able to provide proof, like health certificates, test results, etc.).
  • Take puppies to the vet first the first weeks (and can prove it).
  • Don’t let puppies less than eight weeks old leave their mother.

For Afghan Hound breeding dogs, the AKC national breed club recommends the following health tests: hip evaluation, ophthalmologist evaluation, and thyroid evaluation. Ask your breeder for test results.

Check the medical section of our Afghan Hound article to know more about the most common health issues for this breed and the potential cost, according to Dr. Brooks, DVM.

Guarantee

  • Reputable breeders will be able to provide references from previous buyers.
  • Will keep answering your questions and help after the sale if needed.
  • Will take the dog back at any time if needed and provide a guarantee (usually for health and temperament).

Sellers to avoid

Finally, I would strongly advise against buying a puppy on Craigslist, Hoobly, or similar websites, and even in pet stores (unless they have partnered with a shelter and offer dogs for adoption). The likelihood that dogs you will find there are coming for puppy mills is very high. It supports a very inhuman system and increases the chance of your puppy developing expensive health issues and significant behavioral problems in the future.

The cost of an Afghan Hound

On average, an Afghan Hound puppy will cost $2,250 in the USA. Most puppies can be found between $2,000 and $2,500. The price will vary depending on the breeder and location and the dog’s bloodline, color, and age, among other things. It is also possible to adopt one for $50 to $500.

The cost of owning an Afghan Hound is $27,540 on average (usually between $15,565 and $40,350) through the dog’s lifetime. This accounts for the cost of the dog itself, supplies, food, grooming, training, and preventive healthcare. It could be must more expensive if you need regular services such as dog walking or dog boarding.

To know more, check our whole article on the cost of owning an Afghan Hound. You will find all the information on supplies, food, preventive healthcare, training, grooming, and tips from pet professionals (veterinarian, trainer, groomer). We also have a cost calculator that you can play with to establish your dog budget.

Why do puppy prices vary for the same breed?

There can be a significant price difference between puppies. Many factors can explain this:

  • Purebreds are more expensive than mixed breeds (except for a few designer breeds).
  • A show-quality puppy coming from a prestigious bloodline could be 10 to 100 times more expensive than the average dog of the same breed.
  • A puppy’s coat color and markings will also influence the price, depending on their popularity.
  • Some expenses that a breeder can defray will also reflect in the price: health screening and other medical costs, microchip, training and socialization, and registration papers.
  • Some breeds are very popular in some areas and less in others.
  • Age is also a factor. On average, a puppy between 2 and 4 months old will be 4% less expensive than a newborn to a 2-month-old puppy. And a puppy between 4 and 6 months old will be 8% cheaper on average. On the other hand, buying an unborn puppy from a coming litter (usually from registered breeders) is likely to cost 28% more!


How hard is it to find an Afghan Hound puppy?

We have reviewed close to 50,000 puppy ads from various sources to estimate the price of puppies in the US (for over 150 breeds). During our research, Afghan Hound puppies were very hard to find.

In fact, on average we were able to find around 320 puppies per breed, but only 17 Afghan Hound puppies.

Five tips for finding a cheaper Afghan Hound puppy

  • Adoption. By investing a little time in visiting shelter websites regularly, there is a chance that you will be able to find a puppy to adopt. They are rare and get adopted quickly, but it is a realistic option. Not only is it cheaper, but it is also a great thing to do.
  • Older puppies. Most people are willing to buy their dog as young as possible, creating excellent opportunities to find puppies a few months old for a much lower price. A 6-month-old dog will still be adorable and playful and should be cheaper than an eight-week-old one.
  • Other locations/states. Some breeds are more expensive in specific locations because of their characteristics and the cost of operating a breeding business there. Looking at prices in different places is a great way to save a lot, providing you are willing to travel to meet the breeder and your future dog.
  • Mixed-breed or purebred. Mixed breed dogs tend to be less expensive to buy than purebreds. This is especially true for purebreds with registration papers (pedigree). Most families are just looking for a pet to spend time with and do not need these registration papers.
  • Friends and family. Let everyone around you know that you are looking for a dog. You might get a good surprise and learn that someone trustworthy has a pregnant dog and is looking for people to get the pups.

FINDING A PUPPY IS HARD AND FRUSTRATING!
IT WILL BE EASIER, FASTER, AND CHEAPER WITH MY FOOLPROOF METHOD.

Get ready to welcome your Afghan Hound puppy

You should consider taking a few steps before welcoming a puppy home. You can learn more about this in our new dog owner guide.

  1. Educate yourself on dogs. You can watch YouTube videos, read a book, listen to an audiobook, or even talk to pet professionals in your area. Most groomers, dog walkers, and dog trainers will gladly share their knowledge if they see a potential client in you. Vets are usually very busy, but it’s worth a shot.
  2. Puppy-proof your home. Puppies are curious and could put themselves in a dangerous situation even in their home. Remove plants, food, household or chemical products, medication, and anything a puppy could chew or swallow from low surfaces. Secure exposed wires, hanging fabrics, and your yard.
  3. Get dog supplies. Find out more about essential dog supplies and tips to select the right ones for you and your dog.
  4. Find a vet. You don’t want to wait for your puppy to arrive to find a veterinarian. Some vet clinics are so busy that they do not accept new dogs. On top of that, you want to feel comfortable with the clinic staff and ensure the services suit your needs.
  5. Decide whether you want dog insurance or not. We have a quick guide to help you decide if pet insurance is for you or not.
  6. Choose and buy some dog food. There are so many options for dog food that it can be overwhelming initially. Ask for the breeder’s recommendation or your veterinarian’s if you have already selected a clinic.
  7. Find a dog trainer. It is highly recommended to hire a dog trainer to increase your chances of getting a well-behaved and happy dog. Read this article for tips about dog training and finding a good trainer.
  8. Find a dog walker or doggy daycare (optional). Most dogs, especially puppies, won’t do well if they stay alone inside for more than a few hours. If this is the case for your dog, find a good dog walker or doggy daycare.
  9. How about a bit of time off? If possible, take a week or two off work to spend more time with your puppy in the first days. It will make the transition easier for them and will be an excellent opportunity to work on potty training, house manners, and basic commands.

Johann Chapuis

Johann Chapuis has assembled a fantastic team of licensed veterinarians, animal behaviorists, dog trainers, groomers, and walkers to write every article and offer the most accurate content on petbudget.com. Being a pet lover and owner himself, Johann is sharing his experiences and his financial aptitude cultivated during his MBA with a specialization in finance and the numerous years he spent working as a business manager and entrepreneur.

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