Afador Puppies – Breeders – Rescues – Shelters – Training

The Afador is a designer bred dog. It is a cross between the Afghan Hound and the Labrador Retriever. Mixed breed dogs tend to be healthier than full blood dogs and this is why designer or hybrid dogs are quickly becoming as popular as many of the AKC registered breeds.

There are many registries where you can get registry papers including 5 generation pedigrees also. The best advice I can give you is study each individual breed and determine both the temperament and characteristics in each of the breeds.  Most of your designer or hybrid breeds come in many different sizes, including: Teacup, Tiny Toy, Miniature and Standard.

It’s best to ask the breeder the size and weight of the parents to get a better idea of what size the puppy your interested will be as an adult. It is harder with the mixed breeds to determine an exact adult weight.

The Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound is tall, standing in height 24-29 inches and weighing 45-60 pounds. The coat may be any color, but white markings, particularly on the head, are discouraged; many individuals have a black facial mask. A specimen has facial hair that looks like a Fu Manchu moustache that are called “mandarins.” Some Afghan Hounds are almost white, but parti color hounds (white with islands of red or black) are not acceptable and may indicate impure breeding. The long, fine-textured coat requires considerable care and grooming. The long topknot and the shorter-haired saddle on the back in the miniature dog are distinctive features of the Afghan Hound coat. The high hipbones and unique small ring on the end of the tail are also characteristics of the breed.

The temperament of the typical Afghan Hound can be aloof and dignified, but happy and clownish when playing. This breed, as is the case with many sight hounds, has a high prey drive and may not get along with small animals. The Afghan Hounds’ reasoning skills have made it a successful competitor in dog agility trials as well as an intuitive therapy dog and companion. Genomic studies have pointed to the Afghan Hound as one of the oldest of dog breeds.

The breed has a reputation among some dog trainers of having a relatively slow “obedience intelligence” as defined by author Stanley Coren.

Although seldom used today for hunting in Europe and America where they are popular, Afghan hounds are frequent participants in lure coursing events and are also popular in the sport of conformation showing.



Several early descriptions of the St. John’s Water Dog exist. In 1822, explorer W.E. Cormack crossed the island of Newfoundland by foot. In his journal he wrote “The dogs are admirably trained as retrievers in fowling, and are otherwise useful…..The smooth or short haired dog is preferred because in frosty weather the long haired kind become encumbered with ice on coming out of the water.”

Another early report by a Colonel Hawker described the dog as “by far the best for any kind of shooting. He is generally black and no bigger than a Pointer, very fine in legs, with short, smooth hair and does not carry his tail so much curled as the other; is extremely quick, running, swimming and fighting….and their sense of smell is hardly to be credited….”

In his book Excursions In and About Newfoundland During the Years 1839 and 1840, the geologist Joseph Beete Jukes describes the St. John’s Water Dog. “A thin, short-haired, black dog came off-shore to us to-day. The animal was of a breed very different from what we understand by the term Newfoundland dog in England. He had a thin, tapering snout, a long thin tail, and rather thin, but powerful legs, with a lank body, – the hair short and smooth.” wrote Jukes. “These are the most abundant dogs in the country. They are no means handsome, but are generally more intelligent and useful than the others…I observed he once or twice put his foot in the water and paddled it about. This foot was white, and Harvey said he did it to “toil” or entice the fish. The whole proceeding struck me as remarkable, more especially as they said he had never been taught anything of the kind.


Check the following sites below for possible Afador puppies and dogs for adoption.

Miracle Dog Rescue
Bell Gardens, CA 90201

Fur Baby Rescue
3030 S. Hill ST.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 840-0153

Sister Sister Rescue
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 730-1102

Save the Dalmatians and Others Canine Rescue
Gardena, CA 90247
Adoption App

L.A. County Animal Care Control: Carson Shelter
216 W. Victoria St.
Gardena, CA 90248
(310) 523-9566

Pug Nation Rescue of LA
Gardena, CA 90248

L.A. County Animal Care & Control: Downey
11258 S. Garfield Avenue
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 940-6898

SEAACA (Southeast Area Animal Control Authority)
9777 Seaaca Street
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 803-3301

Rabbit Rescue Inc.
7640 Rosecrans Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 862-8844

Stray Cat Alliance
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(310) 281-6973

Engelman Rescue
Los Angeles, CA 90016

PItbulls and Mascara
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Adoptables at spcaLA South Bay PAC
12910 Yukon Ave.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 676-1149

Ken-Mar Rescue
Los Angeles, CA 90026

The Mutt Scouts
Los Angeles, CA 90026

BraveDog Rescue
Los Angeles, CA 90026

The Real Bark
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Angel City Pit Bulls
Los Angeles, CA 90019
please email

Samoyed Rescue Of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(714) 956-6180

Jac 2 the Rescue
Los Angeles, CA 90094
(310) 995-0706

City of Los Angeles North Central Animal Shelter
3201 Lacy Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(888) 452-7381

Jackie’s PURRfect Match
Westchester, CA 90045

Please Dont Kill Me Inc
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Chews Life Dog Rescue
Los Angeles, CA 90032

SCT Retrievers
PO Box 7486
Torrance, CA 90504

The Little Lion Foundation
Long Beach, CA 90805
(562) 212-4411

Jellicle Cats Rescue Foundation
Long Beach, CA 90805

Bark n’ Bitches – Jimi’s Angels
505 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Adopt & Shop
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 933-6863

Felines & Friends
PO Box 2272
Culver City, CA 90231

spcaLA – PetSmart Pico Rivera
8852 Washington Blvd
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
(562) 566-4029 ext. 5

The Veterinary Care Center
Veterinary Care Center
6455 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 919-6666

Kitten Rescue
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(818) 347-3037


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