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Afghan Spaniel Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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Afghan Spaniel
OriginAfghanistan England
Other Names
What other names does the Afghan Spaniel have? The dog breed also known as...
Afghan Hound & English Cocker Spaniel mix
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Afghan Spaniel recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Afghan Spaniel recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Afghan Spaniel breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Price
How much does the Afghan Spaniel 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? Afghan Spaniel price:
$900-$1200
If you choose to purchase the Afghan Spaniel, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Afghan Spaniel for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Afghan Spaniel gets to a happy place.

Afghan Spaniel General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Afghan Spaniel size:
LargeMedium
Weight
How much does the Afghan Spaniel weigh? Afghan Spaniel weight:
Male: 50-60 pounds (23-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Afghan Spaniel? Afghan Spaniel average weight:
Male: 55 pounds (25 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Afghan Spaniel? Afghan Spaniel height:
27-29 inches (69-74 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Afghan Spaniel average height:
28 inches (71.5 cm)

Afghan Spaniel Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Afghan Spaniel have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
FineFeathered
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Afghan Spaniel's coat?
TanBlue CreamRedWhiteSilverBlackRoanLiverGolden
Grooming
How to groom the Afghan Spaniel and how often?
Advanced: The Afghan Spaniel 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 Afghan Spaniel a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Afghan Spaniel, 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 Afghan Spaniel dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Afghan Hound & English Cocker Spaniel mix? Afghan Spaniel shedding level:
Afghan Spaniels shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Afghan Spaniel Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Afghan Spaniel have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AloofDignifiedIndependentClownishHappyAffectionateFriendlyPlayfulTrainableFaithfulIntelligentQuiet
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Afghan Spaniel? Are they intelligent?
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Afghan Spaniel. Türelemre van szükség ahhoz, hogy ezt a fajtát bármilyen trükkre és parancsra megtanítsd, ám az erőfeszítés megéri. Megértik és megjegyzik az új parancsokat átlagosan 25–40 ismétlés után.
Trainability
Are Afghan Spaniel dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Afghan Spaniels are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Afghan Spaniel is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Afghan Spaniel sensitivity:
Afghan Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits. This breed emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Afghan Spaniels 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 Afghan Hound & English Cocker Spaniel mix need? Afghan Spaniel social needs:
Afghan Spaniels are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Afghan Spaniel dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Afghan Hound & English Cocker Spaniel mix bark?
Low to Average: The Afghan Spaniel rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Afghan Spaniel good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Afghan Spaniels are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Afghan Spaniel dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Afghan Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory. Better to have the protection of your house and property supervised by others.
Biting Potential
Do Afghan Spaniel bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Afghan Hound & English Cocker Spaniel mix? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Afghan Spaniel? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Afghan Spaniel 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 Afghan Spaniel do?
Afghan Spaniels have an 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 Afghan Spaniels need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Afghan Spaniel to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Afghan Spaniel roam?
Afghan Spaniels have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has 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. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Afghan Spaniel have high prey drive?
Afghan Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Afghan Spaniel dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Afghan Spaniel good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Afghan Spaniel fajta. Jó, ha van egy kis kerted, ahová néha kimehet elintézni dolgát, ugyanakkor ez egyáltalán nem fontos. Napi egy-két sétával kellőképpen lemozgathatod, így nem jelenthet gondot Afghan Spaniel tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Afghan Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Afghan Spaniels do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Afghan Spaniel dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Afghan Spaniel Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Afghan Spaniel temperament with other people:
Afghan Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Afghan Spaniel dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Afghan Spaniel temperament with children:
Afghan Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Afghan Spaniel dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Afghan Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Afghan Spaniel good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Afghan Spaniel dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Afghan Spaniels are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Afghan Spaniel can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Afghan Spaniels good office dogs? Do Afghan Spaniels make good office friendly dogs? Can Afghan Spaniels be office dogs?
No
Afghan Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Afghan Spaniel dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Afghan Hound & English Cocker Spaniel mix temperament with senior people? Are Afghan Spaniel dogs good for elderly owners?
Afghan Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Afghan Spaniel dogs get along with other pets? Are Afghan Spaniel dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Afghan Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Afghan Spaniel breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Afghan Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Afghan Spaniel be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
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). Afghan Spaniel is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Afghan Spaniel be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Afghan Spaniel be an emotional support animal?
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. Afghan Spaniel is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Afghan Spaniel 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. Afghan Spaniel is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Afghan Spaniel 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 Afghan Spaniel is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Afghan Spaniel be a boat dog?
Yes
Afghan Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Afghan Spaniel 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. Afghan Spaniel is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Afghan Spaniel Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Afghan Spaniel dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Afghan Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Afghan Spaniel breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Afghan Spaniel breed? Most common health risks of Afghan Spaniel:
AllergiesCancerCataractsHypothyroidismEar InfectionsElbow DysplasiaHip DysplasiaRenal Failure
Life Expectancy
How long do Afghan Spaniel dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Afghan Spaniel be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Afghan Spaniel breed hypoallergenic?
No
Afghan Spaniels 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 Afghan Spaniel have? What is the activity level of the Afghan Spaniel?
Afghan Spaniels are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Afghan Spaniel dogs require per day?
Afghan Spaniels 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?
Afghan Spaniels don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Afghan Spaniel need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Afghan Spaniel risk for obesity:
Average. The Afghan Spaniel has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks 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 Afghan Spaniel's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers cold weather
The Afghan Spaniel can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also 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?
Medium
The Afghan Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Afghan Spaniel drool?
The Afghan Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Afghan Spaniel could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Afghan Spaniel. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Afghan Spaniel Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Afghan Spaniel: 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 female 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 female’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 Afghan Spaniel 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 Afghan Spaniel have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-8 puppies

Afghan Spaniel Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Afghan Spaniels are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Afghan Spaniel fajta.
  • Drooling tendency: The Afghan Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: Afghan Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Afghan Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Afghan Spaniels are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Afghan Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Boat Dog: Afghan Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Afghan Spaniels don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Afghan Spaniel requires a lot of grooming.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Afghan Spaniels have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Afghan Spaniels do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Afghan Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Afghan Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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