Afghan Hound

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About GrafixMat Coasters   •   Front     •   Back Story


About GrafixMat Coasters:

Each GrafixMat® is a work of art, masterfully laser-engraved on the cork front with a unique and amusing story colorfully illustrated on its flip-side.  For a treasured gift or your own personal collection; select one or create a set of 2, 4, 6 or more from 21 themed Collections totaling more than 500 contemporary and fine art designs.  Made from eco-friendly recycled cork from Portugal and Spain, yet handcrafted in the U.S.A. GrafixMats® are so artfully designed and intriguing, we've created a hanging hole in the back of each coaster.

All Natural    •    Durable Easy Wash    •    Singles or Sets Storage Caddies    •    4 1/4" Diameter, 5/16" Thick        Green Certified

Front Design:

Proud Afghan Hound Stance

The Back Story:

Afghan Hound

Country/Date of Origin: Afghanistan / 17th Century

The Afghan originated in an area along the Afghanistan border with Iran. Obviously from the same stock as other Middle East gazehounds. The Afghan does a better job of pursuing gazelles and leopards in the cold, mountainous terrain of Afghanistan. Its primary difference from the other pursuit dogs is its long coat, which was developed to insulate the dog from the cold and protect it from scrapes as it hunts on rocky slopes.

At the turn of the 20th Century, English soldiers returning home from the Afghan war brought these beautiful dogs home with them. The first Afghans were registered in the American Kennel Club in 1927.