This article is from the Afghan Hound Breed FAQ, by Janis Nixon with numerous contributions by others.
When children are a part of the picture, it is wise to teach both
Afghan and child mutual respect and how to behave around each other.
Afghans are a touch-sensitive breed and possess instinctive lightning
fast reflexes. They are also calm and patient, and possess a great
deal of common sense. When an Afghan becomes tired of attention, he
will simply make himself scarce, retiring to a place away from the
crowd for a nap.