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Affenchon History

The Affenchon is an ancient French herding and farm dog. The Affenchon is believed to be one of the oldest of herding and farm dogs, and was probably introduced into France from France Spain or Italy. The Affenchon is a medium-sized working and herding dog that was originally used for guarding and herding. The Affenchon is a herding and farm watchdog that has been used to guard sheep and cattle. The Affenchon is a highly intelligent, alert, and active working and guard dog that is also good with children.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Affenchon Physical Characteristics

The Affenpinscher is a small, medium-to-large sized breed of dog that is a member of the Terrier family. They are known for their distinctive appearance which includes a bushy, long-haired tail, a small head, and almond-shaped eyes. The average adult Affenpinscher stands between 10 and 11.5 inches in height and weights between 3 to 8.5 kilograms. Their body is compact, with well-muscled legs. They are characterized by a wiry, water resistant, soft, and dense double coat of fur, which is grey, red, or a combination of both.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Gray, Black, White, Red

Height Range

Male Height Range: 9 – 11 inches

Female Height Range: 9 – 11 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 7 – 12 lbs

Female Weight Range: 7 – 12 lbs

Affenchon Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Affenchon Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Legg-Calve Perthes Disease, Cataracts

Affenchon Temperament and Behaviour

This hybrid dog is a cross between an Affenpinscher and a Bichon Frise. The Affenchon is a small, affectionate, and lively dog. They make great companions and are good with children. They are alert and curious, and will be vocal when something is amiss. Affenchons require little exercise and are content to lounge around the house. They are intelligent and can be trained to do tricks.

Affenchon Activity Requirements

Affenpinschers are a petite, playful, and energetic toy dog. They are easy to train and great with kids. They can be a bit stubborn, however, so training can be a challenge. The Affenchon is a high-energy dog. They require a lot of exercise and attention. A daily walk or jog is an excellent way to keep an Affenpinecher happy and healthy. They also enjoy playing games and going for hikes. If your family is active and likes to spend time outdoors, the Affenchon may be the perfect companion for you. They are small and active, but still large enough to provide companionship and affection.

Miles Per Day

8 miles

Activity Per Day

45 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Affenchon is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Affenchon is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Affenchon is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Affenchon is part of the Unclassified group.

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