Affen Spaniel

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Affen Spaniel History

The most well known of the spaniel-type dogs, the Apfelhase, originated in Austria and has, over time, been crossed with other types of spaniels and retrievers. The Apfelhase was imported to England in the 19th century, where it was interbred with English Cocker Spaniels and other English gundogs. Eventually, the Apfelhase became known as the “Affin”, which became the “Affin Springer”, which eventually became the English Springer Spaniel.

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Affen Spaniel Physical Characteristics

The Affen Spaniel is a medium-sized, long-legged, short-haired breed of spaniel. The breed standard calls for a height range between 17.5 and 18.5 inches. The head is broad, flat, and slightly rounded. The eyes are small and dark, the ears large and pendant, and the nose is large and black. The neck is of medium length and straight or slightly curved. The tail is of moderate length, with a curl at the tip. The body is compact, with well-sprung ribs. The forelegs are straight and muscular, and the rear legs are well feathered, with thighs of equal length. Dewclaws may be removed. The skin is loose and fairly fine. Their coats are short and silky. The breed comes in 8 different colors: black, liver, blue, red, cream, apricot, lilac, and silver. The Affen has a gentle, calm temperament, and is known for being very sociable, tolerant, and tractable.

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Height Range

Male Height Range: 13 – 20 inches

Female Height Range: 10 – 16 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 15 – 25 lbs

Female Weight Range: 15 – 25 lbs

Affen Spaniel Health

Description of breed health.


10-14 yrs

Affen Spaniel Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia, Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Cataracts, Seborrhea

Affen Spaniel Temperament and Behaviour

The Affen Spaniel is a small, active dog breed with a lively and playful personality. They are curious and inquisitive by nature, and love to explore their surroundings. Affen Spaniels are intelligent and easily trained, but can also be stubborn and independent at times. They are friendly and affectionate with their family and friends, but can be reserved around strangers. Affen Spaniels are active little dogs, and need plenty of daily exercise to stay happy and healthy.

Affen Spaniel Activity Requirements

Affen Spaniels are small, fun- loving dogs. They are generally friendly with other dogs and people, and don’t require a lot of space or a lot of energy. While they usually don’t need a lot of exercise, they do need regular walks. A daily 10 to 20 minute walk is an ideal way to keep any dog healthy and happy. If you are looking for a low-energy, happy-go-lucky companion, the Affen Spaniel is the breed for you! They are great for people who don’t have a lot of time or space to devote to their dog.

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Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Affen Spaniel is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Affen Spaniel is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Affen Spaniel is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Affen Spaniel is part of the Unclassified group.

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