The Affenshire is a cross between the Affenpinscher and the Yorkshire Terrier. Known for their cute looks, these toy dogs have compactly-built bodies covered with long hair, with relatively less hair near the paws and face. Puppies are born black with tan points and get their adult coats only after a year. They have a flat head with floppy ears, round eyes, and a medium size muzzle.
|Also known as||Affen Yorkie|
|Coat||Shaggy, long, harsh and rough, curly|
|Colors||Brown, black, white|
|Type||Toy Dog, Watchdog, Companion Dog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Lifespan/Expectancy||12 to 15 years|
|Weight||Male: 6.5 to 13.2 pounds;
Female: 6 to 12.2 pounds
9 to 12 inches (23 to 30 cm)(both male and female)
|Personality Traits||Intelligent, stubborn, affectionate, playful, adventurous, loyal|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Litter Size||4-6 puppies|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DRA|
The Affenshire is an affectionate and loyal dog that doesn’t take long to create a bond with its family members. However, they are also somewhat stubborn and might display curiousness. Many individuals have also been seen to be quite adventurous like trying to explore the empty areas in your backyard or getting too close to spiders or similar creatures, which might not be too safe for these little dogs.
Affenshire dogs are equally good with the kids of all ages, as well as with other pets in the family. This little dog can be very protective when it comes to keeping a watch on its house and the loved ones. With an intelligent disposition, this dog is a quick learner and can pick up training quickly.
Provide them with 2 cups of kibbles every day. Get it from a good pet store to ensure quality.