Breed group : Hounding, Herding
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GENERALBreed group: Hounding, Herding Type: Hybrid
Talent: Guarding, Herding, Hunting, Lure coursing, Military work, Police work, Racing, Search & rescue, Sighting, Tracking, Watchdog
PHYSICALSize: Large Weight: 55-70 pounds Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Gray / Salt & Pepper
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: About 14 years Rarity: Uncommon Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Good for every climate
Afaird is a cross breed of the Afghan Hound and the Briard. These breeds loves people and can be great with other dogs and children. With their size they can be made into a watchdog. They are very affectionate, loving, sweet and playful. They can be protective and territorial and makes a great family dog.
They usually are seen in white but sometimes comes with shades of black to gray combinations.
These breeds have a long, silky, thick and soft but harsh sometimes depending on what they get from the genetic characteristics of their parents. Their hair can be grown long and may need trimming when preferred to grow short.
The Afairds are sensitive, playful, active, courageous and affectionate. Sometimes they get aggressive when they felt they are at a great disadvantage or when they get bored and did not get enough exercises they needed. They love the family and enjoys being with them, especially when they felt when they are being needed. Giving these breeds with early socialization and enough training will do good for them. They can handle other pets being raised with them and even with children, given that they had proper training, but will need much attention to refrain further possible problems. These breeds can be active indoors and may require a large space suited for them. Giving them regular outdoor activities and tiring them out will be good for them. Also, these breeds will do best in a large yard.
The Afairds sheds moderately. Their coat will need a regular brushing and grooming to maintain it good looking. Excessive hairs must be removed to refrain possible matting. Bathing should be done when necessary.
The Afairds will need a firm hand with consistency, patient and gentle on training. They can be aggressive, stubborn and exhibits some behavioral problems when not trained well. Being harsh with these breeds will do no good for them, instead, repetition of the exercises are recommended.
These breeds are demanding for excessive daily exercises. Giving them long walks or running exercise will do good for these breeds to burn off their energy and not to bore them. With their large size, they will require a large space to roam around. They can be playful and loves when they are given the attention they needed.