Affen Border Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Affen Border Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.

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Other Names
What other names does the Affen Border Terrier have?
Affen TerrierBorder Affen Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Affenpinscher and Border Terrier mix

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Affen Border Terrier Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Affen Border Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of an Affen Border Terrier in the United States? How much money is an Affen Border Terrier?

Where to buy an Affen Border Terrier with a good pedigree?

$800-$1200
If you choose to purchase the Affen Border Terrier, 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 Affen Border Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Affen Border Terrier gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Affen Border Terrier? How many Affen Border Terrier are there in the world?
Average: The Affen Border Terrier 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.

Affen Border Terrier Size

Size
Is an Affen Border Terrier small, medium or large dog?

How big do Affen Border Terrier get?

What is the average size of an Affen Border Terrier?

Small
Weight
How much does the Affen Border Terrier weigh? How much should an Affen Border Terrier weight? What is the normal weight of an Affen Border Terrier? How much does a full-grown Affen Border Terrier weight?
Males 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg), Female: 11-14 pounds (5-6 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of an Affen Border Terrier?
Males 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (5.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Affen Border Terrier? Affen Border Terrier height:
Male: 13-16 inches (33-41 cm), Female: 11-14 inches (28-36 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of an Affen Border Terrier?
Male: 14.5 inches (37 cm), Female: 12.5 inches (32 cm)

Affen Border Terrier Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Affen Border Terrier have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
WiryRough
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Affen Border Terrier coats?
BelgeTanRedBlackSilverBlue Grizzle Wheaten
Grooming
How to groom the Affen Border Terrier and how often? How often should I take my Affen Border Terrier to the groomer?
Advanced: The Affen Border Terrier requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes.

Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog baths are important.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Affen Border Terrier a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Affen Border Terrier, 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 Affen Border Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Affen Terrier? Do Affen Border Terrier dogs shed a lot?
Affen Border Terrier dogs shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car being covered by dog hair. Affen Border Terrier dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Affen Border Terrier need a bath? How often should you give an Affen Border Terrier a bath? Can I bathe my Affen Border Terrier every day?
8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Affen Border Terrier Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Affen Border Terrier have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
ActiveCuriousPlayfulAdventurousFunnyLovingStubbornAffectionateOutrightTemperedIntelligentAlertFearlessObedient
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Affen Border Terrier? Is the Affen Border Terrier breed dumb or smart?
Smart: The Affen Border Terrier dogs have great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Affen Border Terrier is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Affen Border Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train an Affen Border Terrier?
Affen Border Terrier dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Affen Border Terrier is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Affen Border Terrier sensitivity:
Affen Border Terrier dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music.

Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is an Affen Border Terrier a good family dog?
High: Affen Border Terrier dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dogs for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Affen Terrier need? Affen Border Terrier social needs:
Affen Border Terrier dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Affen Border Terrier dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Affen Terrier bark?
Average: The Affen Border Terrier barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Affen Border Terrier good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Affen Border Terrier dogs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Affen Border Terrier dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Affen Border Terrier dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Affen Border Terrier dogs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Affen Border Terrier can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Affen Border Terrier will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Affen Border Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Affen Terrier? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Affen Border Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Affen Border Terrier 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 Affen Border Terrier has a hard bite? What is the bite force of an Affen Border Terrier? How much bite force does an Affen Border Terrier have?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Affen Border Terrier bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.

However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are.

They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Affen Border Terrier do?
Affen Border Terrier dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Affen Border Terrier dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Affen Border Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Affen Border Terrier roam?
Affen Border Terrier dogs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Affen Border Terrier have high prey drive?
Affen Border Terrier dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Affen Border Terrier dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Affen Border Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have an Affen Border Terrier in an apartment?
Very house-friendly dog the Affen Border Terrier 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?
Affen Border Terrier dogs 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
How long can an Affen Border Terrier be left alone? How long can you leave an Affen Border Terrier alone?
Affen Border Terrier dogs 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.

Affen Border Terrier Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Affen Border Terrier temperament with other people:
Affen Border Terrier dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Affen Border Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Affen Border Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Affen Border Terrier dogs are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Affen Border Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Affen Border Terrier temperament with children:
Affen Border Terrier dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Affen Border Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Affen Border Terrier breed live with a cat?
Affen Border Terrier dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Affen Border Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Affen Border Terrier dogs get along with other dogs?
Affen Border Terrier dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Affen Border Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Affen Border Terrier breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Affen Border Terrier dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Affen Border Terrier dogs good office canines? Do Affen Border Terrier dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
No
Affen Border Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Affen Border Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Affen Terrier temperament with senior people? Are Affen Border Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Affen Border Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.

Affen Border Terrier Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Affen Border Terrier dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Affen Border Terrier 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 Affen Border Terrier breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Affen Border Terrier breed? Most common health risks of Affen Border Terrier:
CataractsCollapsed TracheaFracturesHeart MurmursHip DysplasiaLegg-perthes DiseaseLuxating PatellaOpen FontanelPatellar LuxationPatent Ductus ArteriosisSlipped StifleCryptorchidismHypothyroidismMalocclusionsPulmonic StenosisSeizures
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Affen Border Terrier breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Affen Border Terrier see the vet?
Average
The Affen Border Terrier 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 Affen Border Terrier dogs live? How old can a Affen Border Terrier be? What is the age limit of the Affen Border Terrier? How many years can the oldest Affen Border Terrier live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of an Affen Border Terrier?

How long is the lifespan of an Affen Border Terrier?

11-15 years
The average lifespan of Affen Border Terrier: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Affen Border Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
No
Affen Border Terrier dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher 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 Affen Border Terrier have? What is the activity level of the Affen Border Terrier?
Affen Border Terrier dogs 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 exercise does an Affen Border Terrier need? How much exercise do Affen Border Terrier dogs require per day?

Do Affen Border Terrier dogs need a lot of exercises?

Affen Border Terrier dogs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long ones on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Affen Border Terrier breed need?
Affen Border Terrier dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does an Affen Border Terrier need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does an Affen Border Terrier breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Affen Border Terrier? How much food should I feed my Affen Border Terrier?
1 to 1.5 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? Affen Border Terrier risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Affen Border Terrier's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk 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 Affen Border Terrier weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Affen Border Terrier 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 Affen Border Terrier drool?
The Affen Border Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Affen Border Terrier 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 Affen Border Terrier.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Affen Border Terrier As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Affen Border Terrier 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).

Affen Border Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Affen Border Terrier be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Affen Border Terrier be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a 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 people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Affen Border Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Affen Border Terrier 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.

Affen Border Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Affen Border Terrier 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 Affen Border Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Affen Border Terrier be a boat dog?

Not really

Affen Border Terrier 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 Affen Border Terrier 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.

Affen Border Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Affen Border Terrier dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

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

Affen Border Terrier Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is an Affen Border Terrier pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Affen Border Terrier breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Affen Border Terrier: 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 Affen Border Terrier have in a litter? How many puppies can the Affen Border Terrier breed have for the first time? How many puppies does an Affen Border Terrier have? How many puppies can an Affen Border Terrier give birth to?
2-8 puppies

Affen Border Terrier Recognition

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

Affen Border Terrier Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: The Affen Border Terrier dogs have great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Affen Border Terrier dogs are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Affen Border Terrier breed.
  • Shedding Level: Affen Border Terrier dogs shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Affen Border Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Affen Border Terrier dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Affen Border Terrier dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Affen Border Terrier dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Affen Border Terrier dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Affen Border Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Affen Border Terrier's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Mouthiness: Affen Border Terrier dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Affen Border Terrier dogs 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: Affen Border Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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