Affen Spaniel Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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Other Names
What other names does the Affen Spaniel have?
Affen Cocker
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Affenpinscher and Cocker Spaniel mix.

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Affen Spaniel Price and Availability

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

Where to buy an Affen Spaniel with a good pedigree?

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

Size
Is an Affen Spaniel small, medium or large dog?

How big do Affen Spaniel get?

What is the average size of an Affen Spaniel?

Small Medium
Weight
How much does the Affen Spaniel weigh? How much should an Affen Spaniel weight? What is the normal weight of an Affen Spaniel? How much does a full-grown Affen Spaniel weight?
Male: 15-22 pounds (7-10 kg), Female: 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of an Affen Spaniel?
Male: 18.5 pounds (8.5 kg), Female: 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Affen Spaniel? Affen Spaniel height:
10-15 inches (25-38 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of an Affen Spaniel?
12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

Affen Spaniel Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Affen Spaniel have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
WiryFeathered
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Affen Spaniel's coat?
BelgeTanRedBlackSilverBlue RoanLiverGolden
Grooming
How to groom the Affen Spaniel and how often? How often should I take my Affen Spaniel to the groomer?
Advanced: The Affen Spaniel 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 Spaniel a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Affen Spaniel, 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 Spaniel dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Affen Cocker? Do Affen Spaniel dogs shed a lot?
Affen Spaniels are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Affen Spaniel need a bath? How often should you give an Affen Spaniel a bath? Can I bathe my Affen Spaniel 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 Spaniel Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Affen Spaniel have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
ActiveCuriousPlayfulAdventurousFunnyLovingStubbornAffectionateFriendlyTrainableFaithfulIntelligentQuiet
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Affen Spaniel? Is the Affen Spaniel breed dumb or smart?
Outstanding: Affen Spaniel is one of the brightest dog breeds. They desire to learn tricks and commands often. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in fewer than 5 repetitions. This breed obeys the first command 95% of the time or better.

The Affen Spaniel is one of the best breeds in the dog intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Affen Spaniel dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train an Affen Spaniel?
Affen Spaniels are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Affen Spaniel is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Affen Spaniel sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Affen Spaniels don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is an Affen Spaniel a good family dog?
High: Affen Spaniels 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 dog 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 Cocker need? Affen Spaniel social needs:
Affen Spaniels need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Affen Spaniel dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Affen Cocker bark?
Average: The Affen Spaniel 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 Spaniel good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Affen Spaniels 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 Spaniel dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Affen Spaniel dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Affen Spaniels strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Affen Spaniel bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Affen Cocker? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Affen Spaniel? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

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

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Affen Spaniel 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 Spaniel do?
Affen Spaniels have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Affen Spaniels need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Affen Spaniel to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Affen Spaniel roam?
Affen Spaniels 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 Spaniel have high prey drive?
Affen Spaniels 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 Spaniels are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Affen Spaniel good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have an Affen Spaniel in an apartment?
Very house-friendly dog the Affen Spaniel 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 Spaniels 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 Spaniel be left alone? How long can you leave an Affen Spaniel alone?
Affen Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Affen Spaniel Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Affen Spaniel temperament with other people:
Affen Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Affen Spaniel dogs get along with other pets? Are Affen Spaniel dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Affen Spaniels are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Affen Spaniel dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Affen Spaniel temperament with children:
Affen Spaniels are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Affen Spaniel 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 Spaniel breed live with a cat?
Affen Spaniels are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Affen Spaniel good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Affen Spaniel dogs get along with other dogs?
Affen Spaniels are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Affen Spaniel can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Affen Spaniel breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Affen Spaniel breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Affen Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Affen Spaniels good office dogs? Do Affen Spaniels make good office friendly dogs? Can Affen Spaniels be office dogs?
No
Affen Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Affen Spaniel dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Affen Cocker temperament with senior people? Are Affen Spaniel dogs good for elderly owners?
Affen Spaniels are commonly okay with elderly people.

Affen Spaniel Health

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

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

How long is the lifespan of an Affen Spaniel?

12-14 years
The average lifespan of Affen Spaniel: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Affen Spaniel breed hypoallergenic?
No
Affen Spaniels 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 Spaniel have? What is the activity level of the Affen Spaniel?
Affen Spaniels are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does an Affen Spaniel need? How much exercise do Affen Spaniel dogs require per day?

Do Affen Spaniel dogs need a lot of exercises?

Affen Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Affen Spaniel breed need?
Affen Spaniels 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 Spaniel need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does an Affen Spaniel breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Affen Spaniel? How much food should I feed my Affen Spaniel?
1 to 2 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 Spaniel risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Affen Spaniel'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 Spaniel's 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 Spaniel 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 Spaniel drool?
The Affen Spaniel is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Affen Spaniel 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 Spaniel.

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

Affen Spaniel As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Affen Spaniel 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 Spaniel is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Affen Spaniel be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Affen Spaniel 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 Spaniel is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Affen Spaniel 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 Spaniel is not the best breed for detection purposes.

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

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

Yes

Affen Spaniel breed usually likes 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, as 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 Spaniel 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 Spaniel is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

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

Not really

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

Affen Spaniel Reproducibility

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

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Affen Spaniel: 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 Spaniel have in a litter? How many puppies can the Affen Spaniel breed have for the first time? How many puppies does an Affen Spaniel have? How many puppies can an Affen Spaniel give birth to?
2-5 puppies

Affen Spaniel Recognition

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

Affen Spaniel Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Outstanding: Affen Spaniel is one of the brightest dog breeds.
  • Trainability: Affen Spaniels are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Affen Spaniel breed.
  • Shedding Level: Affen Spaniels are low shedders.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Affen Spaniel is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Affen Spaniels are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Affen Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Affen Spaniels are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Affen Spaniels are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Affen Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Boat and Sailor Dog: Affen Spaniel breed usually likes 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.

Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Affen Spaniels don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Affen Spaniel requires a lot of grooming.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Affen Spaniel's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Mouthiness: Affen Spaniels have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Affen Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Affen Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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