Basically, a dachshund in reverse: short back and long legs! Not at all what people would actually want in a coursing hound.
Of course, the vast majority of Afghan hounds in the West aren’t even thought of as coursing dogs.
They were objects of conspicuous consumption, and no one seriously considered breeding them for anything other than something to look at.
Which is why the dogs look so bizarre.
It’s not a cruel breeding practice like the ones used to create pugs and bulldogs, but it’s one that utterly distorts what this type of dog has been for thousands of years.
The dog fancy is really not concerned with the real world or “preservation.” It’s concerned with what wins dog shows.
This is why the whole concept is faulty in its premise.