National Geographic : 1937 Oct
© National Geographic Society raintmg Dyjruwaru rieruert mviner SWIFT AND GRACEFUL HURDLERS ARE SHAGGY AFGHAN HOUNDS AND SMOOTH-HAIRED SALUKI, ALL NATIVES OF EGYPT Exactly how or when the topknotted Afghan-called "monkey-faced hound" in ancient Egypt -established itself inthe hill country ofAfghanistan, no one knows. After the World War, British officers took specimens home, and the breed spread thence toIndia, Iran, and Arabia, where itisnow used to hunt gazelles. Its strong hind quarters give it tremendous running and jumping power. The Saluki, royal coursing dog of desert sheiks, is gaining favor in England and the United States.