Species group: Mixed Breeds
Other name(s): Afghan Hound / Standard Poodle Mix, Pooghan
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.
The first generation Pooghan is a cross between a pure Afghan Hound and a pure Poodle, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix.
Appearance / health:
While all mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, the Afghan Hound / Poodle mix can be quite variable, depending on which parent breed the dog in question takes after-- as well as the size of the Poodle used in the mix.
Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact personality of any mixed-breed dog, this mix of one of the most intelligent breeds (the Poodle) with one of the most attractive sighthounds (the Afghan) can result in a sensitive animal that demands an intuitive owner who can provide consistent reward-based training.