Affenpoo

»Affenpoo

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History

This breed is a hybrid, which is a cross breed of two types of purebred dogs. This particular hybrid is a cross between the Affenpinscher and the Poodle, both of which are breeds with a long history. Hybrid dogs are currently enjoying popularity because they combine some of the more favorable characteristics of two breeds. This can come at a downside, however; with such breeds, it can be significantly difficult to determine which traits the animal may end up possessing.

Appearance

This dog is a small animal weighing between seven and nine pounds, with a height about eleven inches tall. They generally have a coarse coat in a brown, black, or gray color; this coat is usually curly and coarse, with little to no shedding. Some of the characteristics of this breed’s coat, namely the curly texture, are primarily passed down from its Poodle parent, as Poodles coats are known to have a curly appearance.

This dog is a small animal weighing between seven and nine pounds, with a height of about eleven inches tall. They generally have a coarse coat in a brown, black, or gray color; this coat is usually curly with little to no shedding. Some of the characteristics of this breed’s coat, namely the curly texture, are primarily passed down from its Poodle parent, as Poodle’s coats are known to possess a curly appearance.

Temperament

Their small size makes the Affenpoo good inside dogs, but they do need exercise and activity to keep them happy.  They generally love people, but they many not respond well to small children who are not used to animals. These dogs are very intelligent animals, who possess a strong desire to please their human companions. These characteristics make this breed one that is rather responsive to training.

Health

This hybrid has a life expectancy of ten to thirteen years.  There is little known about its specific health problems, however, as a small dog, Affenpoos may also be prone to the same joint problems that Affenpinschers are known to possess.

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