The Affenpoo is a whole lot of love wrapped up in a cute little package. They are affectionate, friendly and full of personality. A mix between the Affenpinscher and the Poodle, the Affenpoo weighs only 7 to 9 pounds and is about 9 to 11 inches tall when bred with a toy Poodle. Depending upon the mix, the Affenpoo may weigh up to 25 pounds and stand up to 20 inches tall. Their small size makes the Affenpoo the perfect dog for apartment or city living. The Affenpoo is well suited to apartments or homes with or without a yard. This designer dog requires very little space, but like any dog, they do need exercise and they love their daily walks. The Affenpoo has an average lifespan of 12 to 16 years.
The Affenpoo is a designer crossbreed from the United States. It was developed in the 1990s and gets its characteristics from both the Affenpinscher and the Poodle.
The Affenpinscher is a very active small dog that loves to play. They are very loving dogs. The Affenpinscher is an extremely intelligent dog but it is also a stubborn dog that can be somewhat difficult to house train. They are very protective of their food, water, and toys. This breed is also fearless. They need to be watched around larger dogs since these diminutive dogs don't seem to understand that their size is a disadvantage when picking a fight with someone bigger. The Affenpinscher will not back off if attacked by another dog, regardless of its size. To learn more about the Affenpinscher, go to Choosing an Affenpinscher.
For centuries, the Poodle has been one of the most popular breeds in the world and a symbol of elegance and opulent luxury. The Poodle is associated with France, but many countries have laid claim to the breed. Available in three different sizes and many different colors, there is a Poodle for every taste. The Poodle is a pleasant dog that loves constant company. This dog hates to be alone and prefers the company of people instead of other dogs. The breed also hates to be ignored and does not like being thought of or treated as “just a dog.” They make excellent pets for children as well as the elderly. To learn more about the Poodle, go to Choosing a Poodle.
With a mixture of characteristics from the Affenpinscher and the Poodle, the Affenpoo may require a little patience. It is a smart dog that is pretty easily trained. While they are highly intelligent and eager to please, Affenpoos can also be a bit stubborn. Be patient. Use positive reinforcement and rewards to teach the Affenpoo that you are the leader.
About the Affenpoo
The Affenpoo is a great family dog. It is hypoallergenic, so it is good for families with allergies. It has a Poodle's curls with short to medium coarse, dense hair. This dog will not shed that much and requires little brushing - maybe just once a week. The Affenpoo is usually black, gray or brown in color.
This dog loves to play and enjoys learning new tricks. The Affenpoo is a friendly dog that loves to be in the company of humans. These dogs desire human companionship and are not good at being left alone. This is a loving and loyal family pet that seems to be more easy going than other small dog breeds. They have very clever minds which need to be kept busy. The Affenpoo can sometimes become short-tempered, especially over his belongings.
This breed requires moderate exercise. Keep a good supply of dog toys on hand to keep this playful pup satisfied.
The Affenpoo is a fearless breed that will usually not back down from another dog, regardless of its size. They make very good watchdogs. They will bark if a stranger approaches or at anything that seems suspicious.
The Affenpoo breed is not known to have any major health issues; however, since the Poodle is prone to eye problems and hip dysplasia, these health issues may also affect the Affenpoo. They may also be susceptible to bloating and patellar luxation.
Recommended for seniors, singles, and families with older children, the Affenpoo loves being with humans and older children who know how to handle them gently. However, the Affenpoo is not a good choice for households with small children. They can irritate easily and are known to snap at small children who annoy them.
If you travel a lot or spend long hours away from home, the Affenpoo may not be the right dog for you. This breed is very social and requires a lot of human interaction. When bored and left to their own devices, the Affenpoo may become lonely and depressed, leading to destructive behavior and barking. Keep plenty of toys around to keep your dog entertained. The Affenpoo also needs a lot of mental stimulation. A good puzzle toy is a great idea for an Affenpoo.
The Affenpoo is not well suited to warm weather. It requires very little space, so it will do well in the city or the country. The Affenpoo is usually good with other dogs.
The Affenpoo loves to play and do tricks. They also love being in the company of humans. The Affenpoo is very intelligent. They will learn quickly when being trained and socialized. To learn more about training, go to Training Your Puppy.
To learn more about Poodle mixes, go to Oodles of Fun: These Breeds Are Dogs Mixed with Poodles.