This article is from the Afghan Hound Breed FAQ, by Janis Nixon with numerous contributions by others.
The Afghan experienced a hey day back in the late sixties and early
seventies. From that time until this, the breed has fortunately
dropped in the popularity poll and now sits around the sixtieth spot,
both in Canada and the United States. For a breed with the need for a
very special type of owner, that's not bad.