March 20, 2020

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Mixed-breed: Afghan Hound/ Labrador Retriever

  • Loyal
  • Energetic
  • Affectionate
  • Excellent family pets
  • Do better with older children
  • Seasoned dog owner
  • Good guard dogs
  • Alert to strangers
  • Athletic
  • Safe outdoor space preferred

Sometimes known as the Afghan Lab. Mostly found in shelters and breed specific rescues.

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The Afador is a rare breed originating from Alaska. Much like its parents who originated from Canada and Afghanistan these guys also exhibit affectionate, energetic, and loyal behavior!

 They make excellent family pets, but do better with older children. This breed is great for novel pet owners or seasoned pet owners. Afadors are great guard dogs and are alert to strangers. They are very athletic thus needing a safe outdoor space to run off that energy.


The Afador is a ‘medium’ sized dog and requires 1.5 – 2.5 cups of food daily! Keep in mind that Afghan Hounds are prone to bloat, so do your research and speak with your vet for the perfect mix of vitamins and minerals


It’s best to start early, paying special attention to socialization. This helps with their weariness of strangers. This dog is independent but also highly intelligent, with proper training the Afador will listen to commands perfectly with few flaws. New pet owners may do best with a professional trainer.


Afadors are medium sized dogs and when full grown will be roughly 60-75 pounds.


This breed has the best of both worlds when it comes to temperament! This is an affectionate, independent, intelligent breed. They are great for families with older children. The Afador is a high spirited in nature.

 They do best in homes with yards or dog parks. They are alert and enjoy alerting their owners to strangers passing by. They are known for their work as well: hunting, police work, narcotics detection, retrieving, herding and agility.

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Common Health Problems

The Afador is a typically healthy dog. They are rare so there is little history of specific health issues. Always be sure to check the parents lineages if possible for any underlying health problems to be aware of. As mentioned before Afghan Hounds suffer from bloat. Labrador Retrievers suffer from hip and elbow dysplasia.

Life Expectancy

Life expectancy for the Afador is between 10 – 12 years in most cases.

Exercise Requirements

Needs a yard with space to run off energy as they are very energetic and athletic. The Afghan Hound is known to jump, so a six-foot high fence is something to consider while thinking about getting a Afador. It is also recommended that the Afador go on lengthy walks as well, after all it is a very energetic breed.

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