Afghan Chon Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Afghan Chon so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginAfghanistan flagAfghanistan Spain flagSpain Belgium flagBelgium
Other Names
What other names does the Afghan Chon have?
Afghan Frise
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Afghan Chon Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Afghan Chon puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$700-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Afghan Chon, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Afghan Chon for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Afghan Chon gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Afghan Chon?
Average: The Afghan Chon is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Afghan Chon Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Large
Weight
How much does the Afghan Chon weigh? Afghan Chon weight:
Male: 50-60 pounds (23-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Afghan Chon? Afghan Chon average weight:
57 pounds (28 kg)
Height
How tall is the Afghan Chon? Afghan Chon height:
27-29 inches (69-74 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Afghan Chon average height:
28 inches (71.5 cm)

Afghan Chon Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Afghan Chon have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
FineCurly
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Afghan Chon's coat?
TanBlue CreamRedWhiteSilverBlackApricotBuff
Grooming
How to groom the Afghan Chon and how often?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Afghan Chon requires grooming on a daily basis.

Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule.

Taking good care of your Afghan Chon is time-consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Afghan Chon dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Afghan Frise?
Afghan Chons shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Afghan Chon need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Afghan Chon every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing. Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Afghan Chon Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Afghan Chon have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AloofDignifiedIndependentClownishHappyAffectionatePlayfulSensitiveCheerfulGentleIntelligent
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Afghan Chon? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Afghan Chon obey the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Afghan Chon dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Afghan Chons are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Afghan Chon is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Afghan Chon sensitivity:
Sensitive: Afghan Chons don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits. This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Average to High: Afghan Chons are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Afghan Frise need? Afghan Chon social needs:
Afghan Chons are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Afghan Chon dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Afghan Frise bark?
Low to Average: The Afghan Chon rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Afghan Chon good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Afghan Chons are not the best watchdogs. They aren't very territorial and protective about their property, so they probably won't alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Afghan Chon dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Afghan Chons are not the best to protect their territory. Better to have the protection of your house and property supervised by others.
Biting Potential
Do Afghan Chon bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Afghan Frise? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Afghan Chon? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Afghan Chon has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Afghan Chon has a hard bite?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Afghan Chon bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI. The Afghan Chon, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained. However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Afghan Chon do?
Afghan Chons have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Afghan Chons need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Afghan Chon to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Afghan Chon roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Afghan Chon is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Afghan Chon have high prey drive?
Afghan Chons have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Afghan Chon good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Very house-friendly dog the Afghan Chon breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Afghan Chons adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Afghan Chons do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Afghan Chon Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Afghan Chon temperament with other people:
Afghan Chons are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Afghan Chon dogs get along with other pets? Are Afghan Chon dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Afghan Chons are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Afghan Chon dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Afghan Chon temperament with children:
Afghan Chons are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Afghan Chon dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Afghan Chons are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Afghan Chon good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Afghan Chon dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Afghan Chons are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Afghan Chon can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Afghan Chon breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Afghan Chons are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Afghan Chons good office dogs? Do Afghan Chons make good office friendly dogs? Can Afghan Chons be office dogs?
No
Afghan Chon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Afghan Chon dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Afghan Frise temperament with senior people? Are Afghan Chon dogs good for elderly owners?
Afghan Chons are usually recommended for elderly people.

Afghan Chon Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Afghan Chon dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Afghan Chon is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Afghan Chon breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Afghan Chon breed? Most common health risks of Afghan Chon:
AllergiesCancerCataractsHypothyroidismBladder StonesHip DysplasiaJuvenile CataractsPatellar LuxationVaccination Sensitivity
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Afghan Chon breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Afghan Chon see the vet?
Average
The Afghan Chon should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Afghan Chon dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Afghan Chon be? What is the age limit of the Afghan Chon? How many years can the oldest Afghan Chon live?
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Afghan Chon: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Afghan Chon breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Afghan Chons do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Afghan Chon have? What is the activity level of the Afghan Chon?
Afghan Chons have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Afghan Chon dogs require per day?
Afghan Chons have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Afghan Chons sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Afghan Chon need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Afghan Chon risk for obesity:
Average: The Afghan Chon has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Afghan Chon's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers cold weather
The Afghan Chon can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog. Dogs can suffer from frostbite and hypothermia in extremely cold weather, so it is important to take precautions to keep your dog safe and comfortable during the winter months.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Afghan Chon has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Afghan Chon drool?
The Afghan Chon is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Afghan Chon could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Afghan Chon. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Afghan Chon As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Afghan Chon be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Afghan Chon is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Afghan Chon be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Afghan Chon be an emotional support animal?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Afghan Chon breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Afghan Chon be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Afghan Chon is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Afghan Chon be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Afghan Chon is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Afghan Chon be a boat dog?

Not really

Afghan Chon breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Afghan Chon be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Afghan Chon is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Afghan Chon dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Afghan Chon Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Afghan Chon: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Afghan Chon have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-8 puppies

Afghan Chon Recognition

AKC Group
Is Afghan Chon recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Afghan Chon recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Afghan Chon breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.

Afghan Chon Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Hypoallergenic: Afghan Chons do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Afghan Chon breed.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Afghan Chon is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: Afghan Chons adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Afghan Chons are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Afghan Chons are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Afghan Chons are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Afghan Chons are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Afghan Chons are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Watchdog Ability: Afghan Chons are not the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Afghan Chon is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Afghan Chons do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Afghan Chon is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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