Afghan Hound vs Weimaraner

Compare the Afghan Hound to the Weimaraner. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Afghan Hounds and Weimaraners.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Afghan Hound and the Weimaraner are good for new owners, but the Afghan Hound is a slightly better choice.
  • Children - Both breeds are child friendly, but the Afghan Hound is the most friendly between the breeds.
  • Grooming - The Weimaraner is very easy to groom. The Afghan Hound has high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - Both the Afghan Hound and Weimaraner are average barkers.
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Afghan Hound vs Weimaraner
Afghan Hound Dog Breed
Gray Weimaraner Dog Breed
Breed NameAfghan HoundWeimaraner
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicYesNo
Lifespan10-12 yrs.11-13 yrs.
Height24-29 in.23-27 in.
Weight45-60 lb50-85 lb
IntelligenceAverageHigh
History
Origin CountryAfghanistanGermany
Origin Year200 BC1800 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodGood
Stranger FriendlyPoorGood
Personality
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Stubborn
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Jealous
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesNo
Medium YardYesNo
Large YardYesNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹30°F to 80°F55°F to 85°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageBelow Average
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighVery High
Exercise RequiredMediumVery High
Top Running Speed40 mph35 mph
StrengthHighHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumLow
SheddingLowLow
DanderLowLow
Drool AmountNoneMedium

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameAfghan HoundWeimaraner
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackNoYes
IndependentYesNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyYesNo
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientNoNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageBelow Average
ChasingAverageHigh
Follow CommandsBelow AverageBelow Average
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingVery LowBelow Average
HerdingAverageBelow Average
HuntingBelow AverageHigh
ProtectionBelow AverageBelow Average
Remove VerminAverageAverage
SleddingBelow AverageBelow Average
WatchBelow AverageBelow Average
Health Comparison
Breed NameAfghan HoundWeimaraner
Lifespan
Lifespan10-12 yrs.11-13 yrs.
Common Health Issues
AllergiesYesNo
BloatNoYes
CancerYesNo
CataractsYesNo
DistichiasisNoYes
Drug SensitivityNoYes
EctropionNoYes
EntropionNoYes
Hip DysplasiaNoYes
HypothyroidismYesYes
Progressive Retinal AtrophyNoYes
Von Willebrand's DiseaseNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameAfghan HoundWeimaraner
Coat
HairYesNo
FurNoYes
Coat Type
Single CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
SilkyYesYes
StraightYesNo
Coat Length(s)
LongYesNo
ShortNoYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesNo
Black & SilverYesNo
Black & TanYesNo
BlueYesYes
Blue & CreamYesNo
CreamYesNo
RedYesNo
SilverYesNo
WhiteYesNo
GrayNoYes
Silver GrayNoYes
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