Afollie

45-55 lbs
22-24"
Asia
Afghan Hound
Collie
The Afollie is a blend of the Collie and the Afghan Hound, which are both very energetic breeds. While the Afghan Hound is a sighthound and is known for their speed in chasing down prey, the Collie is a herder. Because they are both medium to large dogs, the Afollie is usually about 22-27 inches tall and weighs about 50 pounds. They are smart and fun-loving, easily trainable, and can be lovable and loyal house dogs as well. The Afollie can come in many colors such as shades of white, tan, cream, brown, black, and blue. As long as they are socialized early, they will get along with your pets at home and other dogs at the dog park. However, due to their herding tendency, they may try to herd other animals and small children.
Purpose
Herding
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Afghan Hound, Collie

Afollie Health

Average Size
Male Afollie size stats
Height: 24-26 inches Weight: 50-65 lbs
Female Afollie size stats
Height: 22-24 inches Weight: 45-55 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Deafness
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Nasal Solar Dermatitis
  • Collie Eye Anomaly
  • Ulcerative Dermatosis
Minor Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Cataracts
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Bloat
  • Cerebellar Abiotrophy
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Entropion
  • Hemophilia
  • Degenerative Myopathy (DM)
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • CT or MRI scan
  • Blood Analysis
  • Hearing and Ear Tests

Afollie Breed History

Because the Afollie is a designer breed that has not been around long, little is known about their history. Therefore, the best way to determine the outcome of your Afollie is to look at the history of the Collie and Afghan Hound. The Collie has two types, which are the rough coated and the smooth coated. The rough coated Collie is just a smooth coated Collie with shorter hair. It is believed that the Collie came to the British Isles with the Celts when they settled there but there is no documentation of this until the 1800s. Actually, the AKC registered both types of Collie in 1885 as the same breed. At first, the rough coated Collie was a smaller black dog with a broad head but was later bred into a sable color and a larger body. Queen Victoria was impressed by the Collie and had one at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Eventually, the Collie became popular in America when Queen Victoria entered two of them into the Westminster Dog Show in 1878. The Afghan Hound is one of the most ancient breeds that originated in the mountains of Afghanistan and became popular with the nomadic tribes for chasing and capturing rabbits and gazelle for food. They were able to survive the cold of the mountains because of their thick wooly coats and enjoy the cool air no matter where they live. The Afghan Hound is an excellent hunter and the Collie is a great herder so the Afollie would most likely be a good mix between the two.

Afollie Breed Appearance

The Afghan Hound is a large, classy breed and the Collie is a graceful medium to large breed dog so the Afollie tends to be a medium to large sized breed with a long coat, strong bone structure, large muzzle, muscular legs, and furry ears. The neck may have somewhat of a frill or mane and the tail is long and can be carried low or curled up over the back. They have a lively and curious expression and always seem to look intelligent and proud. The Afollie has almond shaped dark eyes and a dark nose. Their ears may be held upright or hanging, and usually fold at the top.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Afollie eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Afollie nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
fawn Afollie coat
Fawn
red Afollie coat
Red
sable Afollie coat
Sable
blue Afollie coat
Blue
black Afollie coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Afollie straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Afollie Breed Maintenance

The Collie and Afghan Hound both need vigorous and regular grooming to keep their thick fur from getting matted. Brushing with a firm bristle brush several times a week should be sufficient if you do it properly. You must make sure you get every part of your dog, including inner elbows, groin, neck, and the back of legs. You can bathe your Afollie if needed, with a mild dog shampoo recommended by the veterinarian. If you do not have time to brush and bathe your dog properly, it is recommended that you take them to a professional groomer every few months for grooming. The teeth and nails of this hybrid dog must be attended to regularly; always used veterinarian recommended toothpaste when brushing your dog’s teeth.
Brushes for Afollie
Pin Brush
Comb
Scissors
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Afollie requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Afollie Temperament

The Collie is an intelligent and friendly breed that is easy to train but the Afghan Hound can be stubborn and difficult to train. Therefore, it is important that you stick to a strict regimen at all times. The Collie is a family dog who is good with children and other pets but the Afghan can be uptight or high-strung so you may get a mix of both of these. This hybrid does not bark much unless they have something to say but they can be good guard dogs for both animals and people. They work hard and like to play hard too, so it is important to include your Afollie in family play as well.

Afollie Activity Requirements

Being classified as medium to large sized dogs, the Afghan Hound and Collie each require about an hour each day of actual activity. Therefore any dog that is a mix of the two will have the same activity level and exercise needs. Playing ball in the back yard, provided your yard is large enough, is an excellent way to keep him moving. However, the Collie is a very social dog and will need to have social interactions with other people and dogs to keep him happy. The same may be true for a dog that is part Collie. Dog sports are an excellent to keep your dog in shape, create a strong bond and give them the socialization they need and crave. 

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Afollie Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00

Afollie Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Afollie size stats at six months
Height: 19 inches Weight: 28 lbs
Female Afollie size stats at six months
Height: 17 inches Weight: 22 lbs
12 Months
Male Afollie size stats at 12 months
Height: 23 inches Weight: 40 lbs
Female Afollie size stats at 12 months
Height: 21 inches Weight: 32 lbs
18 Months
Male Afollie size stats at 18 months
Height: 25 inches Weight: 57 lbs
Female Afollie size stats at 18 months
Height: 23 inches Weight: 50 lbs

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