Affenpoo is a small-sized designer breed developed by crossing the Affenpinscher and Poodle. These cute looking dogs have a distinctive appearance with tufts of hair springing around the top of their head, face nose, and ears. Other features include a small, round skull, short black muzzle, round eyes, and floppy hanging ears. Their sociable, playful nature and pleasing appearance increase their popularity as pets.
|Other Names||Affen-Poo, Affen Poo, Affendoodle|
|Coat||Short to medium curly coat like the Poodle that also has a coarse appearance.|
|Colors||Mostly brown and black though they may also appear in shades of gray|
|Group ( of Breed)||Toy, Companion|
|Life Span/ Expectancy||12 to 16 years|
|Size and Height||Small; 10 to 20 inches|
|Weight||7 to 9 pounds ( if the Toy Poodle is one of its parents); 25 to 30 pounds ( if the Miniature Poodle is its parent)|
|Temperament||Friendly, affectionate, loving, easy going|
|Good with children||More comfortable with older kids|
|Climate Compatibility||Thrives well in moderate climate neither too hot nor too cold|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, DBR. IDCR, DRA|
Like most designer breeds, the Affenpoo gained popularity in the 90s, being developed from a rodent catcher (Affenpinscher) and a water spaniel (the Poodle) both of which have their origination dated back to the 17th century in Europe. The Affenpoo may bred by crossing
Affenpoos are friendly, sociable dogs enjoying the company of his family, thus detesting to be left alone.
These clever dogs love being busy all the time resulting in displaying destructive behavior or excessive barking when bored.
Inheriting the protective nature of the Poodle, these dogs are extremely conscious of their family’s safety, barking at the very sight of an unfamiliar face or any unusual happenings. They are also extremely alert and curious in nature, which can help these miniature canines emerge as great guard dogs.
Their protective or possessive attitude also holds good for their personal belongings like food bowl or toy. In fact, they would not like anyone else in the family fidgeting with them.
Though they emerge as good family dogs, the Affenpinscher Poodle mix may not get along too well with younger kids, especially if the little ones manhandle them or mess up with their personal belongings. Thus, if your family has young children, consider supervising their interactions with the Affenpoo to avoid any unpleasant occurrence. However, they would do considerably well with older ones who would be able to handle these breeds in a more sensible way.
They may have taken to the Poodle regarding their good sense of humor resulting in amusing and silly antics.
The Affenpoos are smart, hardworking dogs, attaining their intelligence from their Poodle parent, also willing to please their masters. These traits make this breed easy to train. However, they might be stubborn at times showing an inclination towards doing things in their own way, which might make training a challenge. Therefore, a patient and tactful master is needed who would train them in a proper way with positive reinforcements.
The diet of the dog depends on whether it is an outcome of crossing the toy or miniature poodle. However, your pet would need three-fourth to one and a half cup dry dog food on a regular basis.
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