Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC

Afghan Gaddi

Information and Pictures

Close up - A smiling woman holding a white happy looking large breed puppy in her arms belly out. The dog has fluffy ears that fold down to the sides and a black nose that has pink on it.

Afghan Gaddi puppy at 3 months old

Other Names
  • Gaddi
  • Gadhi
  • Afghan Gadhi
Description

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Temperament

Courageous, dignified, spirited, very sweet, loyal, affectionate and sensitive, with a low dominance level, the Afghan can be somewhat aloof, but socialize well. They must be trained kindly yet in a calm and firm manner. They tend to be suspicious of those they do not know, but not hostile. Although tough, they will pine if they are deprived of proper gentle leadership. They will do best with older, considerate children who understand how to be a gentle pack leader. Amenable to training and discipline, they can be disobedient if an owner does not give the dog clear guidelines and consistency with what is expected of their dog. It can also be timid and high-strung if it does not receive enough mental and physical exercise.

Height, Weight

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Health Problems

Generally healthy

Living Conditions

The Afghan Gaddi is relatively inactive indoors and do best with acreage. This breed can live in or outdoors, although it would be happier sleeping indoors.

Exercise

The Afghan Gaddi needs to be taken on a long daily walk or jog. While out on the walk the dog must be made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as in a dog's mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human. Dogs that do not get to go on daily walks are more likely to display behavior problems. Teach them to enter and exit door and gateways after the humans. They will also enjoy running free in an open, fenced, safe area.

Life Expectancy

About 12 to 14 years

Litter Size

1 - 15 puppies, average 8

Grooming

This breed is an average shedder.

Origin

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Group

Hound

Recognition
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A smiling woman in a blue and white shirt holding a white happy looking large breed puppy in her arms. The pup has long legs, dark eyes, a pink tongue, a black and pink nose and fuzzy ears that fold down to the sides.

Afghan Gaddi puppy at 3 months old