Dog Breed Profile

Affenpug History

The Affenpug is a mixed breed, created by crossing a Pug with an Affenpinscher. This cross was likely first bred in Germany or France, although the exact origin is unknown. The Affenpug was created to combine the best characteristics of both breeds, and is considered a designer breed. The Affenpug is a relatively new breed, and as such, there is not much history or information available. However, the Affenpug is gaining in popularity, and is becoming more well-known. This breed is still fairly rare, however, and is not yet widely available.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America


Affenpinscher, Pug

Affenpug Physical Characteristics

The Affenpinscher is a small, short, long-haired toy breed of domestic dog that was developed out of crossing Miniature Pinschers with Standard Schnauzers in the 1800’s. They have a very loving temperament, playful and mischievous, and they love to bark. They are energetic and love to be entertained. Their coats can be a variety of colors and patterns.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Red, Fawn, Sable

Height Range

Male Height Range: 9 – 12 inches

Female Height Range: 9 – 12 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 7 – 18 lbs

Female Weight Range: 7 – 18 lbs

Affenpug Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Affenpug Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Hip Dysplasia, Diabetes, Portosystemic Shunt, Brachycephalic Syndrome, Allergies, Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca

Affenpug Temperament and Behaviour

The Affenpug is a small, stout dog breed with a wrinkled face and a curly tail. They are intelligent and curious dogs who are also very affectionate and loyal to their family. They can be quite stubborn at times, but they are also very playful and loving. Affenpugs are good with children and other pets, and they make great companion dogs.

Affenpug Activity Requirements

Affenpugs are a relatively rare breed of dog that originated in Germany. Also known as Monkey Terriers or Monkey Dogs, they are known for being friendly and intelligent. Affenpugs have a moderate energy level and do not require a great deal of activity. They are quite happy spending the day napping on the couch or playing with a chew toy. While they are not the most athletic of breeds, they do enjoy some activity and can be good companions for long walks or hikes. They are highly adaptable and can easily keep up with a brisk walk around the neighborhood. However, they are best suited as indoor dogs and should be protected from extreme weather conditions.

Miles Per Day

7 miles

Activity Per Day

30 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Affenpug is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Affenpug is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Affenpug is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Affenpug is part of the Unclassified group.

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