Facts & Origin
Afaird: Afghan Hound and Briard Mix
The Afaird is a cross between the Afghan Hound and the Briard. Both parent breeds have an impressive history. The Afghan Hound is one of the oldest known dog breeds and originated in the mountainous regions of Afghanistan. The Briard, on the other hand, is an old French breed that was originally bred as a working dog for guarding and herding flocks. The exact origin of the Afaird breed is not documented, but it represents an interesting meeting of two very different breeds.
Suitability and Husbandry
The Afaird can be a wonderful companion dog, suitable for both active singles and families. They are usually tolerant of children and other pets if properly socialized. However, their size and energy level make them less suitable for small homes or for owners who are unable to provide them with adequate daily exercise.
|Origin||Afganistan - France|
|Life expectancy||10 - 14 years|
|Activity level||average - average to high|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
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Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of the Afaird
A hybrid of two intelligent and independent breeds, the Afaird tends to have a unique personality. They are often intelligent, loyal, and have a strong protective instinct, which makes them great watchdogs. At the same time, however, they are also known for their loving and gentle side, especially when they are with their family. They can be a bit stubborn, which requires patient and consistent training.
All in all, the Afaird is an impressive and loyal dog that can be a wonderful companion with the right care, training and love. His unique blend of traits makes him an exceptional pet that is sure to turn heads.
Care and health
Afairds require intensive grooming, especially because of their long, silky coats. They should be brushed regularly to prevent matting, and it may be necessary to have them professionally trimmed.
Possible health problems can include hip and elbow dysplasia, heart problems, and eye disease. It is important that Afairds receive regular veterinary visits to detect and treat potential health problems early.
What does this mixed breed look like?
Afairds are large dogs that typically grow between 60 and 70 cm tall and weigh between 25 and 40 kg. Their coats are often long and silky, similar to the Afghan Hound, and can come in a variety of colors, including black, brown, white, cream, and gray. Their ears are usually long and droopy, similar to those of the Briard.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.
Degenerative myelopathies of dogs are a series of slowly progressing neurological diseases associated with destruction of the spinal cord. These diseases are associated with slowly progressive movement disorders of the hindquarters.
These dogs have a very strong intelligence, are very affectionate and loving when it comes to their family. They are also active and adventurous.
Since mixed breeds are descended from different parent breeds, the exact training requirements may vary. In general, however, it is recommended to start early with good basic obedience. With the help of positive reinforcement and a lot of patience, the dogs can be easily trained.
The Afaird requires daily exercise, a 45-minute walk at least once a day, and other physical activities.
It requires high quality dog food that is consistent with the dog's specific nutritional requirements in terms of activity, age, size and health status.
Because Afghan Hound & Briard mixes have a long, dense coat, they require regular grooming. The coat must be brushed and bathed regularly to prevent the coat from becoming matted or unsightly.