Affen Tzu Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Affen Tzu Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Affen Tzu 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?
$800-$1200
If you choose to purchase the Affen Tzu, 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 Tzu for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Affen Tzu gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Affen Tzu?
Average: The Affen Tzu 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 Tzu Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Small
Weight
How much does the Affen Tzu weigh? Affen Tzu weight:
9–16 pounds (4-7 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Affen Tzu? Affen Tzu average weight:
12.5 pounds (5,5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Affen Tzu? Affen Tzu height:
9-12 inches (23-30 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Affen Tzu average height:
10.5 inches (26.5 cm)

Affen Tzu Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Affen Tzu have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Wiry Dense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Affen Tzu's coat?
Belge Tan Red Black Silver Brindle Liver Blue Gold
Grooming
How to groom the Affen Tzu and how often?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Affen Tzu 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 Affen Tzu 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 Affen Tzu dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Affen Tzu?
Affen Tzus 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 Tzu dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Affen Tzu need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Affen Tzu every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time. 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.

Affen Tzu Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Affen Tzu have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Active Curious Playful Adventurous Funny Loving Stubborn Friendly Happy Lively Courageous Gentle Intelligent Outgoing
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Affen Tzu? Are they intelligent?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Affen Tzu dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Affen Tzus 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?
Average: Affen Tzus, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Affen Tzu sensitivity:
Affen Tzus 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? Are they affectionate?
High: Affen Tzus 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 Tzu need? Affen Tzu social needs:
Affen Tzus 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 Tzu dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Affen Tzu bark?
Average to High: The Affen Tzu 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 the same barks could have a different meanings. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Affen Tzu good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Affen Tzus are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Affen Tzus will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Affen Tzu dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Affen Tzus are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Affen Tzu can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Affen Tzu will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Affen Tzu bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Affen Tzu? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Affen Tzu? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Affen Tzu 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 Tzu has a hard bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Affen Tzu 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 Tzu do?
Affen Tzus 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 Tzus need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Affen Tzu to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Affen Tzu roam?
Affen Tzus tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Affen Tzu have high prey drive?
Affen Tzus 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 Tzus are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Affen Tzu good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Very house-friendly dog the Affen Tzu 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 Tzus 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?
Affen Tzus tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Affen Tzu Good With

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

Affen Tzu Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Affen Tzu dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Affen Tzu 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 Tzu breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Affen Tzu breed? Most common health risks of Affen Tzu:
Cataracts Collapsed Trachea Fractures Heart Murmurs Hip Dysplasia Legg-perthes Disease Luxating Patella Open Fontanel Patellar Luxation Patent Ductus Arteriosis Slipped Stifle Allergies Bladder Stones Distichiasis Dry Eye Ear Infections Ectopic Cilia Juvenile Renal Dysplasia Keratitis Portosystemic Liver Shunt Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Proptosis Retained Baby Teeth Reverse Sneezing Snuffles Umbilical Hernias
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Affen Tzu breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Affen Tzu see the vet?
Average
The Affen Tzu 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 Tzu dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Affen Tzu be? What is the age limit of the Affen Tzu? How many years can the oldest Affen Tzu live?
10-16 years
The average lifespan of Affen Tzu: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Affen Tzu breed hypoallergenic?
No
Affen Tzus 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 Tzu have? What is the activity level of the Affen Tzu?
Affen Tzus have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Affen Tzu dogs require per day?
Affen Tzus have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Affen Tzus sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Affen Tzu need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Affen Tzu risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Affen Tzu'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 Tzu'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 Tzu 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 Tzu drool?
The Affen Tzu is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Affen Tzu 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 Tzu. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Affen Tzu As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Affen Tzu 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 Tzu is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Affen Tzu be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Affen Tzu be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed 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 to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Affen Tzu is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Affen Tzu 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 Tzu is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Affen Tzu 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 Tzu is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Affen Tzu be a boat dog?

Not really

Affen Tzu 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 Tzu 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 Tzu is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Affen Tzu dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

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

Affen Tzu 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 Affen Tzu: 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 Tzu have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-5 puppies

Affen Tzu Recognition

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

Affen Tzu Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Affen Tzu breed.
  • Shedding Level: Affen Tzus shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Affen Tzu is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Affen Tzus are good watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Affen Tzus tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Adaptability: Affen Tzus adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Affen Tzus are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Affen Tzus are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Affen Tzus are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Affen Tzus 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.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Affen Tzu's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Mouthiness: Affen Tzus have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Affen Tzus tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Child Friendly: Affen Tzus are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Affen Tzu is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Affen Tzus are not the best breed for elderly people.

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