Affenchon Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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Other Names
What other names does the Affenchon have?
Affenchon Frise
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Affenchon Price and Availability

How much does the Affenchon 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?
If you choose to purchase the Affenchon, 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 Affenchon for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Affenchon gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Affenchon?
Average: The Affenchon 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.

Affenchon Size

What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
How much does the Affenchon weigh? Affenchon weight:
7-13 pounds (3-6 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Affenchon? Affenchon average weight:
10 pounds (4.5 kg)
How tall is the Affenchon? Affenchon height:
Male: 9-12 inches (23–30 cm) Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Affenchon average height:
Male: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm)

Affenchon Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Affenchon have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Wiry Curly
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Affenchon's coat?
Belge Tan Red Black Silver White Apricot Buff Cream
How to groom the Affenchon and how often?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Affenchon 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 Affenchon 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 Affenchon dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Affenchon Frise?
Affenchons 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 Affenchon need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Affenchon every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing. Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Affenchon Personality / Temperament

What kind of personality does the Affenchon have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Active Curious Playful Adventurous Funny Loving Stubborn Affectionate Sensitive Cheerful Gentle Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Affenchon? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Affenchon's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Are Affenchon dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Affenchons are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
How playful is this breed?
The Affenchon is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Affenchon sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Affenchons 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?
High: Affenchons 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 Affenchon Frise need? Affenchon social needs:
Affenchons need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Do Affenchon dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Affenchon Frise bark?
Average: The Affenchon 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 Affenchon good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Affenchons 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 Affenchons will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Affenchon dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Affenchons 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 Affenchon bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Affenchon Frise? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Affenchon? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Affenchon 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 Affenchon has a hard bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Affenchon 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.
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Affenchon do?
Affenchons 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 Affenchons need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Affenchon to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Affenchon roam?
Affenchons 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 Affenchon have high prey drive?
Affenchons have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Is Affenchon good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Very house-friendly dog the Affenchon 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.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Affenchons 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?
Affenchons tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Affenchon Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Affenchon temperament with other people:
Affenchons are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Affenchon dogs get along with other pets? Are Affenchon dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Affenchons are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Affenchon dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Affenchon temperament with children:
Affenchons are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Affenchon dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Affenchons are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Affenchon good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Affenchon dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Affenchons are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Affenchon can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Affenchon breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Affenchons are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Affenchons good office dogs? Do Affenchons make good office friendly dogs? Can Affenchons be office dogs?
Affenchon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Affenchon dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Affenchon Frise temperament with senior people? Are Affenchon dogs good for elderly owners?
Affenchons are commonly okay with elderly people.

Affenchon Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Affenchon dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Affenchon 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 Affenchon breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Affenchon breed? Most common health risks of Affenchon:
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 Juvenile Cataracts Vaccination Sensitivity
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Affenchon breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Affenchon see the vet?
The Affenchon 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 Affenchon dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Affenchon be? What is the age limit of the Affenchon? How many years can the oldest Affenchon live?
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Affenchon: 13 years
Is the Affenchon breed hypoallergenic?
Affenchons 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 Affenchon have? What is the activity level of the Affenchon?
Affenchons 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 Affenchon dogs require per day?
Affenchons 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?
Affenchons 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 Affenchon need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/2 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? Affenchon risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Affenchon'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 Affenchon'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.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?


The Affenchon 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 Affenchon drool?
The Affenchon is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Affenchon 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 Affenchon. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Affenchon As a Working Dog

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


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. Affenchon breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Affenchon 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. Affenchon is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Affenchon 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 Affenchon is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Affenchon be a boat dog?

Not really

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

Not really

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

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

Affenchon Recognition

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

Affenchon Pros and Cons

  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Affenchon's has great intelligence.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Affenchon breed.
  • Shedding Level: Affenchons are low shedders.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Affenchon is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Affenchons are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Affenchons adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Affenchons are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Affenchons are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Affenchons are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Hypoallergenic: Affenchons 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 Affenchon's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Mouthiness: Affenchons have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Affenchons tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Affenchon is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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