Afghan Hound
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.
Date of Origin
Afghan Hound, Collie

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.

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.

Afollie Activity Requirements

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.

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