I remember seeing an Afghan hound specialty show in Atlanta Ga once. It was the coolest thing ever, they set up grooming tables by ringside and all the afghans are there being groomed and such. Then when they actually run around the ring in front of the judges, they seem to float over the ground. If I win the lottery, I'll get one to show, but not before. This breed requires more hair care than pretty much any other breed, and must be bathed every 2 or 3 days and blow-dried out (which can taek about 2 hours).
I've only ever seen pictures of them and they all have that blondish hair. Isn't it weird to think that dogs came from wolves? Some, like malamutes, look like wolves, but what about dogs like afghans and bichons and pugs? They hardly bare any resemblance anymore and not only that, but they don't act like wolves either.
90 thousand years of breeding makes for a lot of variation. All dogs act like wolves to a degree, they are social, they have a dominant heirarchy. Honestly, a dog in literal terms is like a wolf puppy that never grows up. If you really are interested in the domestication process, I wonder if anyone has read or heard of the fox domestication project, that attempts to mimic domestication on a smaller scale with foxes in Russia. Despite careful breeding (that didn't allow for inbreeding so they wouldn't get recessive traits showing up) after 40 years of study and breeding, the foxes started varying wildly in colors. Some developed curly tails, patterned coat colors (from the normal red, silver and black) some had floppy ears, short tails, overbites, underbites, shorter muzzles and other things we commonly see in modern dogs. And all this was within 40 years of experimental domestication. If all those traits showed up with 40 years of domestication, how many more traits would show up on 100 years of it? Or 1000? Here's a link on the domestication experiment. http://reactor-core.org/taming-foxes.html