i know what is said but most i have seen have been lean and lanky almost like a heavy lurcher with a meatier head. i like to use the spelling i did because it is phonetic and most people will pronounce it correctly. also some of the sedentary afghans have a heavier style of dog than the nomads. here they are not the same breed. only in western countries are the nomad dogs and the heavier mountain dogs the same breed.
it's some red chalk they put on him for decoration. here they are more okay with decorating males in ways that wouldn't go over in western countries. men tuck flowers behind their ears & it's not gay or queer. so they decorated him with some red powdered chalk. he is eating naan, the local flatbread. they are generally fed leftovers from their meals, but meat is a small part of their diet due to expense so mostly bread. his evening meals are awesome right now because it is ramadan and they put on a great spread to break the fast in the evening. the dog is kept by our Afghan partner force and they treat him way better than i have ever see arabs treat dogs other than salehk. they show him a great deal of affection and touching. they find his puppy antics amusing.
I wish he was going home with me, but the wife said i had a better chance at a second wife than bringing home a dog right now.
Initially I thought they intended to match him. however last night i broke Ramadan fast with them and in the course of conversation they expressed the intent to try to train him to find explosives and possibly help fight/find Taliban. I am maintaining communication with the commandan and hopefully will receive updates on his performance.
And i have already requested pricing from Emirates Air Cargo on the cost of flying an older pup from Kabul to the US.