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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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Affenpug
OriginGermany France China
Other Names
What other names does the Affenpug have? The dog breed also known as...
Affenpinscher & Pug mix
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
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.
Price
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? Affenpug price:
$300-$500
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.

Affenpug General Appearance

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

Affenpug Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Affenpug have? What does this canine coat look like?
WiryFine
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Affenpug's coat?
BelgeTanRedBlackSilverFawn
Grooming
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 to 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 Affenpinscher & Pug mix? Affenpug shedding level:
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.

Affenpug Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Affenpug have? What characteristics does the breed have?
ActiveCuriousPlayfulAdventurousFunnyLovingStubbornAffectionateCourageousIntelligentGoingLoyalCheerfulGentleFriendly
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Affenpug? Are they intelligent?
Average: Affenpug's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
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.
Playfulness
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 for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
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 considered as a 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 Affenpinscher & Pug mix 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.
Barking
Do Affenpug dogs bark a lot? Why does my Affenpinscher & Pug mix 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 same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Affenpug good as a watchdog?
Affenpugs are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and 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.
Territorial
Do Affenpug dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Affenpugs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their 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 Affenpinscher & Pug mix? 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.)
Mouthiness
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?
Affenpugs are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
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.
Fighting Dog
Where Affenpug dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Affenpug Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Affenpugs are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Affenpug dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Affenpug and 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?
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.
Office Friendly
Are Affenpugs good office dogs? Do Affenpugs make good office friendly dogs? Can Affenpugs be office dogs?
No
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 Affenpinscher & Pug mix temperament with senior people? Are Affenpug dogs good for elderly owners?
Affenpugs are commonly okay with elderly people.
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.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Affenpug breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Affenpugs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Affenpug be a service dog?
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?
Yes
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
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
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Affenpug is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat 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.
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.

Affenpug Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Affenpug dogs have health problems?
Affenpugs are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Affenpug breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Affenpug breed? Health risks of Affenpug:
CataractsCollapsed TracheaFracturesHeart MurmursHip DysplasiaLegg-perthes DiseaseLuxating PatellaOpen FontanelPatellar LuxationPatent Ductus ArteriosisSlipped StifleAllergiesCheyletiella DermatitisCorneal UlcersDemodectic MangeDistichiasisDry EyeEntropionEpilepsyHemi-vertebraeNerve DegenerationProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)ProptosisPug Dog EncephalitisStaphylococcus InfectionVaccination SensitivityYeast Infection
Life Expectancy
How long do Affenpug dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Affenpug be?
12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Affenpug breed hypoallergenic?
No
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?
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.
Exercise Need
How much exercise 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 as a lazy breed.
Avg. 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
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 & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
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 for 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 minimal 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 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 bitch 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 bitch’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.
How often can the Affenpug have a litter? 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 Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Health Issues: Affenpugs are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Affenpugs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Drooling tendency: The Affenpug is a perfect example for 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.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Affenpugs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • 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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