Affenpug Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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Origin Germany flag Germany France flag France China flag China
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Affenpug Price and Availability

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

Affenpug Size

What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
How much does the Affenpug weigh? Affenpug weight:
Male: 13-20 pounds (6-9 kg), Female: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Affenpug? Affenpug average weight:
Male: 16.5 pounds (7.5 kg), Female: 15.5 pounds (7 kg)
How tall is the Affenpug? Affenpug height:
Male: 12-14 inches (30-36 cm), Female: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Affenpug average height:
Male: 13 inches (33 cm), Female: 11 inches (27.5 cm)

Affenpug Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Affenpug have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Wiry Fine
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Affenpug's coat?
Belge Tan Red Black Silver Fawn
How to groom the Affenpug and how often?
Average: The Affenpug requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.

Brushing the dog's coat is useful 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 can be helpful sometimes.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Affenpug, search for a 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 Affenpug dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Affenpug?
Affenpugs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Affenpug need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Affenpug 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.

Affenpug Personality / Temperament

What kind of personality does the Affenpug have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Active Curious Playful Adventurous Funny Loving Stubborn Affectionate Courageous Intelligent Going Loyal Cheerful Gentle Friendly
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Affenpug? 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.
Are Affenpug dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Affenpugs 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 Affenpug is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Affenpug sensitivity:
Affenpugs 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: Affenpugs 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 Affenpug need? Affenpug social needs:
Affenpugs need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Do Affenpug dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Affenpug bark?
Average: The Affenpug 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 Affenpug good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Affenpugs 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 Affenpugs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Affenpug dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Affenpugs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Affenpug can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Affenpug will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Affenpug bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Affenpug? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Affenpug? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Affenpug 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 Affenpug has a hard bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Affenpug 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 Affenpug do?
Affenpugs 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 Affenpugs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Affenpug to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Affenpug roam?
Affenpugs 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 Affenpug have high prey drive?
Affenpugs 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 Affenpug good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Very house-friendly dog the Affenpug 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?
Affenpugs 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?
Affenpugs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Affenpug Good With

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

Affenpug Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Affenpug dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Affenpugs are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Affenpug breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Affenpug breed? Most common health risks of Affenpug:
Cataracts Collapsed Trachea Fractures Heart Murmurs Hip Dysplasia Legg-perthes Disease Luxating Patella Open Fontanel Patellar Luxation Patent Ductus Arteriosis Slipped Stifle Allergies Cheyletiella Dermatitis Corneal Ulcers Demodectic Mange Distichiasis Dry Eye Entropion Epilepsy Hemi-vertebrae Nerve Degeneration Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Proptosis Pug Dog Encephalitis Staphylococcus Infection Vaccination Sensitivity Yeast Infection
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Affenpug breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Affenpug see the vet?
The Affenpug should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Affenpug dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Affenpug be? What is the age limit of the Affenpug? How many years can the oldest Affenpug live?
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Affenpug: 13 years
Is the Affenpug breed hypoallergenic?
Affenpugs 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 Affenpug have? What is the activity level of the Affenpug?
Affenpugs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Affenpug dogs require per day?
Affenpugs 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?
Affenpugs 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 Affenpug need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Affenpug risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Affenpug'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 Affenpug'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 Affenpug 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 Affenpug drool?
The Affenpug is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Affenpug 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 Affenpug. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Affenpug As a Working Dog

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

Not really

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

Not really

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

Affenpug 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 Affenpug: 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 Affenpug have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-4 puppies

Affenpug Recognition

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

Affenpug Pros and Cons

  • Health Issues: Affenpugs are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Affenpug breed.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Affenpug is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Affenpugs are good watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Affenpugs tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Adaptability: Affenpugs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Affenpugs are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Affenpugs are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Affenpugs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Hypoallergenic: Affenpugs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Affenpug's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Affenpugs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Affenpug is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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