Facts & Origin
Afador: Afghan Hound and Labrador Retriever Mix
The Afador is a cross between the Afghan Hound and the Labrador Retriever. Both parent breeds have a rich history: the Afghan Hound is one of the oldest known breeds, originally bred to hunt game in the harsh mountains and deserts of Afghanistan, while the Labrador Retriever originated in Newfoundland and served as a working dog for fishermen.
Suitability and attitude
The Afador is an energetic and active dog that is well suited for families and individuals who maintain an active lifestyle. They need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to stay healthy and happy, making them great companions for outdoor activities. Their size and temperament make them better suited for homes with ample space.
|Origin||Afganistan - UK|
|Life expectancy||10 - 14 years|
|Care requirements||high-maintenance - low-maintenance|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of the Afador
The Afador often inherits the intelligent, friendly and playful character of the Labrador Retriever as well as the independent and sometimes proud character of the Afghan Hound. This can result in a unique blend of traits that make the Afador both a loving family member and an independent adventurer.
In summary, the Afador is an active and interesting mixed breed dog that has the heart of both an adventurer and a loyal companion . With proper care, training and socialization, this unique mix can be a loving and exciting part of any family.
Care and health
Grooming the Afador can be a bit more involved, especially if it inherits the long, silky coat of the Afghan Hound. This coat requires regular brushing to prevent matting and keep the skin healthy.
Possible health problems in the Afador can include hip and elbow dysplasia, heart problems, and eye disease, which are common in both parent breeds. Regular veterinary checkups and a healthy diet are essential to maintaining the Afador's health.
What does this mixed breed look like?
Afadors are medium to large dogs that typically reach a height of 60 to 70 cm and can weigh 25 to 35 kg. Their coats can be a variety of colors, including black, brown, cream and gray, and vary in length depending on which parent they more closely resemble.
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.
Elbow dysplasia (ED)
Elbow joint dysplasia is a chronic disease complex of the elbow joint of fast growing dog breeds.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!
In some breeds, joint damage can occur later in life, affecting the musculoskeletal system.
The mix usually grows between 45 and 63 centimeters.
Normally, Afadors can reach an age of 10 to 13 years.
There are several places to find an Afador, including animal shelters, breeders, dog sitters, and online dog placement agencies.
Yes, it is a reasonably heavy breed with weights between 25 and 40 kilograms.
An afador needs at least an hour of exercise per day or more to stay healthy and balanced.