The hybrid called the Doberghan is a new breed of dog that does not have a detailed history, though the parent breeds do. The Afghan Hound is a beautiful ancient breed coming from a group of Middle Eastern sighthounds whose roots date back to ancient Egypt. Nomadic tribes used the dog as a coursing hound in order to catch hare and gazelle to be eaten. Many generations of hunting in the harsh mountains of Afghanistan led to a fast dog with significant stamina, nimbleness and jumping ability. The long coat of the Afghan Hound offered protection from the cold of the mountains. Dogs of the breed remained isolated in the mountains of Afghanistan for centuries. In the early 1900’s the first of the breed arrived in England, where they were known as Persian Greyhounds or Barukhzy Hounds. Their popularity grew slowly; the dogs were mainly appealing to the social elite. Dogs of the breed first appeared in the United States in 1926. The Doberman Pinscher is a German breed, developed in 1890 by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann. He was a collector of taxes and sought a companion who could offer protection and perhaps a little intimidation while he made his rounds. Later Doberman Pinschers continued to offer protection and were courageous companions of war, working as sentries, scouts and messengers. Ancestors of this brave breed included the intelligent German Shepherd and the agile Weimaraner. In fact, several breeds were combined by Mr. Dobermann as he perfected the breed.