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Afador Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Afador so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Afador have? The dog breed also known as...
Cross between the Afghan Hound and Labrador Retriever.Afghan Lab
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Afador recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Afador recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Afador breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.
Price
How much does the Afador puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Afador price:
400-1000

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Afador size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Afador weigh? Afador weight:
50-75 pounds (25-34 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Afador? Afador average weight:
62.5 pounds (29.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Afador? Afador height:
20-28 inches (51-71 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Afador average height:
24 inches (61 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Afador have? What does this canine coat look like?
MediumStraightDense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Afador's coat?
BlackBrownGrayRedFawn
Grooming
How to groom the Afador and how often?
Advanced: The Afador requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes. Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog bath is important. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Afador a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Afador, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Afador dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Cross between the Afghan Hound and Labrador Retriever.? Afador shedding level:
Afadors shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Afador breed.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Afador have? What characteristics does the breed have?
LoyalEnergeticAffectionateStubbornAthleticGuardingAlert
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Afador? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: Afador is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Afador dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Afadors are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Afadors, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Afador sensitivity:
Afadors have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Afadors are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Cross between the Afghan Hound and Labrador Retriever. need? Afador social needs:
Afadors need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Afador dogs bark a lot? Why does my Cross between the Afghan Hound and Labrador Retriever. bark?
Average to high: The Afador is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Afador good as a watchdog?
Afadors are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Afadors will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Afador dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Afadors strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Afador bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cross between the Afghan Hound and Labrador Retriever.? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Afador? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Afador has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Afador do?
Afadors have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Afadors need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Afador to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Afador roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Afador is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Afador have high prey drive?
Afadors have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Afadors are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Afador good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Afadors are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Afadors don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't like moving from one place to another.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Afador dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Afadors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Afador dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Afador and children:
Afadors are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly
How well do Afador dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Afadors are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Afador good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Afador dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Afadors are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Afadors good office dogs? Do Afadors make good office friendly dogs? Can Afadors be office dogs?
No
Afador is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Afador dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Cross between the Afghan Hound and Labrador Retriever. temperament with senior people? Are Afador dogs good for elderly owners?
Afadors are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Afador dogs get along with other pets? Are Afador dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Afadors do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Afador breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Afadors are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Afador be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Afador is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Afador be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Afador is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Afador be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Afador is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Afador be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Afador is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Afador be a boat dog?
Not really
Afador breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Afador be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Afador is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Afador dogs have health problems?
The Afador is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Afador breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Afador breed? Health risks of Afador:
BloatHip DysplasiaElbow DysplasiaSub-Aortic Stenosis (SAS)
Life Expectancy
How long do Afador dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Afador be?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Afador breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Afadors do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
No
Afadors don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Afador have?
Afadors have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Afador dogs require per day?
Afadors need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Afadors are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Afador need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Afador risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Afador's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Afador's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Afador can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Afador has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Afador drool?
The Afador is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Afador pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Afador pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Afador: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Afador have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Afador have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-10 puppies

Pros & Cons of Afador

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Afador is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: Afadors are easy to train.
  • Hypoallergenic: Afadors do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Stinkiness: The Afador has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Watchdog Ability: Afadors are good watchdogs.
Cons
  • Apartment Friendly: Afadors are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Afador requires a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Afadors shed above average.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Mouthiness: Afadors have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Afador is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Adaptability: Afadors don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Afadors are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Afadors are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Afador is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Afadors are not the best breed for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Afadors are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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    Jun 9, 2020, 7:42:08 PM: