Affenwich Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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Origin Germany flag Germany France flag France
Other Names
What other names does the Affenwich have?
Affenwich Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Affenwich Price and Availability

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

Affenwich Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Small
Weight
How much does the Affenwich weigh? Affenwich weight:
10-12 pounds (4.5-5.5 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Affenwich? Affenwich average weight:
11 pounds (4.5-5.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Affenwich? Affenwich height:
9-12 inches (23-30 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Affenwich average height:
10.5 inches (26.5 cm)

Affenwich Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Affenwich have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Wiry Soft
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Affenwich's coat?
Belge Tan Red Black Silver Grizzle Wheaten
Grooming
How to groom the Affenwich and how often?
Advanced: The Affenwich requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes.

Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog baths are important.

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

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Affenwich, 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 Affenwich dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Affenwich Terrier?
Affenwichs 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. Affenwich dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Affenwich need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Affenwich 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.

Affenwich Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Affenwich have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Active Curious Playful Adventurous Funny Loving Stubborn Affectionate Sensitive Energetic Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Affenwich? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Affenwich's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Affenwich dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Affenwichs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Affenwich is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Affenwich sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Affenwichs 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: Affenwichs 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 Affenwich Terrier need? Affenwich social needs:
Affenwichs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Affenwich dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Affenwich Terrier bark?
Average: The Affenwich 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 Affenwich good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Affenwichs 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 Affenwichs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Affenwich dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Affenwichs 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 Affenwich bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Affenwich Terrier? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Affenwich? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Affenwich 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 Affenwich has a hard bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Affenwich 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 Affenwich do?
Affenwichs 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 Affenwichs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Affenwich to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Affenwich roam?
Affenwichs 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 Affenwich have high prey drive?
Affenwichs 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 Affenwich good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Very house-friendly dog the Affenwich 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?
Affenwichs 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?
Affenwichs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Affenwich Good With

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

Affenwich Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Affenwich dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Affenwich 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 Affenwich breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Affenwich breed? Most common health risks of Affenwich:
Cataracts Collapsed Trachea Fractures Heart Murmurs Hip Dysplasia Legg-perthes Disease Luxating Patella Open Fontanel Patellar Luxation Patent Ductus Arteriosis Slipped Stifle
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Affenwich breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Affenwich see the vet?
Average
The Affenwich 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 Affenwich dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Affenwich be? What is the age limit of the Affenwich? How many years can the oldest Affenwich live?
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Affenwich: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Affenwich breed hypoallergenic?
No
Affenwichs 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 Affenwich have? What is the activity level of the Affenwich?
Affenwichs are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Affenwich dogs require per day?
Affenwichs need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Affenwichs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Affenwich need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/4 to 1/2 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? Affenwich risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Affenwich'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 Affenwich'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 Affenwich 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 Affenwich drool?
The Affenwich is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Affenwich 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 Affenwich. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Affenwich As a Working Dog

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

Not really

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

Not really

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

Affenwich 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 Affenwich: 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 Affenwich have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
1-3 puppies

Affenwich Recognition

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

Affenwich Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Affenwich's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Affenwichs are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Affenwich breed.
  • Shedding Level: Affenwichs shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Affenwich is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Affenwichs are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Affenwichs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Affenwichs are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Affenwichs are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Affenwichs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Affenwichs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Affenwich requires a lot of grooming.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Affenwich's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Mouthiness: Affenwichs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Affenwichs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Affenwich is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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