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Affenshire Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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Affenshire
OriginEngland Germany France
Other Names
What other names does the Affenshire have? The dog breed also known as...
Affenpinscher & Yorkshire Terrier mixAffen Yorkie
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Affenshire recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Affenshire recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Affenshire breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Price
How much does the Affenshire puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Affenshire price:
$600-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Affenshire, 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 Affenshire for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Affenshire gets to a happy place.

Affenshire General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Affenshire size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Affenshire weigh? Affenshire weight:
7-9 pounds (3-4 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Affenshire? Affenshire average weight:
8 pounds (3.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Affenshire? Affenshire height:
9-12 inches (23-30 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Affenshire average height:
10.5 inches (26.5 cm)

Affenshire Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Affenshire have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
WiryFine
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Affenshire's coat?
BelgeTanRedBlackSilverGoldBlue
Grooming
How to groom the Affenshire and how often?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Affenshire requires grooming on a daily basis. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule. Taking good care of your Affenshire is time consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill 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 Affenshire dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Affenpinscher & Yorkshire Terrier mix? Affenshire shedding level:
Affenshires shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Affenshire dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Affenshire Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Affenshire have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
ActiveCuriousPlayfulAdventurousFunnyLovingStubbornAlertEnergeticIntelligentCourageousIndependentLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Affenshire? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Affenshire's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Affenshire dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Affenshires are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Affenshire is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Affenshire sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Affenshires 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? Are they affectionate?
Affenshires are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a 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 Affenpinscher & Yorkshire Terrier mix need? Affenshire social needs:
Affenshires need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Affenshire dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Affenpinscher & Yorkshire Terrier mix bark?
Average to high: The Affenshire is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Affenshire good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Affenshires 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 Affenshire dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Affenshire dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Affenshires are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Affenshire can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Affenshire will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Affenshire bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Affenpinscher & Yorkshire Terrier mix? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Affenshire? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Affenshire 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.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Affenshire do?
Affenshires have an 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 Affenshires need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Affenshire to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Affenshire roam?
Affenshires 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 Affenshire have high prey drive?
Affenshires have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Affenshire good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Affenshire fajta. Jó, ha van egy kis kerted, ahová néha kimehet elintézni dolgát, ugyanakkor ez egyáltalán nem fontos. Napi egy-két sétával kellőképpen lemozgathatod, így nem jelenthet gondot Affenshire tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Affenshires 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
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Affenshires tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Affenshire dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Affenshire Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Affenshire temperament with other people:
Affenshires are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Affenshire dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Affenshire temperament with children:
Affenshires are not kid-friendly dogs. This breed is not recommended for families with children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Affenshire dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Affenshires are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Affenshire good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Affenshire dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Affenshires are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Affenshires good office dogs? Do Affenshires make good office friendly dogs? Can Affenshires be office dogs?
No
Affenshire is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Affenshire dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Affenpinscher & Yorkshire Terrier mix temperament with senior people? Are Affenshire dogs good for elderly owners?
Affenshires are not recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Affenshire dogs get along with other pets? Are Affenshire dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Affenshires are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Affenshire breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Affenshires are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Affenshire 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). Affenshire is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Affenshire be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Affenshire be an emotional support animal?
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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 to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Affenshire breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Affenshire be a sniffer dog?
Not really
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. Affenshire is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Affenshire be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Affenshire is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Affenshire be a boat dog?
Not really
Affenshire breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Affenshire 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. Affenshire is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Affenshire Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Affenshire dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Affenshires are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Affenshire breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Affenshire breed? Most common health risks of Affenshire:
CataractsCollapsed TracheaFracturesHeart MurmursHip DysplasiaLegg-perthes DiseaseLuxating PatellaOpen FontanelPatellar LuxationPatent Ductus ArteriosisSlipped StifleHypoglycemiaPortosystemic Liver ShuntProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Reverse Sneezing
Life Expectancy
How long do Affenshire dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Affenshire be?
12-16 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Affenshire breed hypoallergenic?
No
Affenshires 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 Affenshire have? What is the activity level of the Affenshire?
Affenshires are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Affenshire dogs require per day?
Affenshires exercise need is minimal. If you live a slow life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Affenshires are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Affenshire need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 3/4 cup 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? Affenshire risk for obesity:
Average. The Affenshire has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks 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 Affenshire's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Affenshire 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 Affenshire drool?
The Affenshire is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Affenshire 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 minimal compared to others, just like the Affenshire. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Affenshire Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Affenshire: 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.
How often can the Affenshire have a litter? 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 Affenshire have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Affenshire Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Affenshire's has great intelligence.
  • Health Issues: Affenshires are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Affenshire fajta.
  • Shedding Level: Affenshires shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Affenshire is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Affenshires are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Affenshires adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Affenshires are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Affenshires don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Affenshires tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Child Friendly: Affenshires are not kid-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Affenshire is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Affenshires are not recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Affenshires are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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