AFFENHUAHUA

History

Affenhuahua is a hybrid of an Affenpinscher and a Chihuahua. Because they are hybrid dogs, not much is known about them. They have started to gain popularity after their official recognition in 2009.

Temperament & Personality

Affenhuahuas love being around people who give them love and affection. It is a very playful and intelligent dog but can be stubborn at times. It bonds well with the owner and with proper socialization and obedience training, it will learn to behave correctly.

Affenhuahua Characteristics

Adaptability To Apartment Living
Good for 1st Time Owners
Sensitivity
Tolerance Levels
Affection towards Family
Kid Friendliness
Stranger Friendliness
Ease of Grooming
General Health
Trainability
Prey Drive
Exercise Needs
Energy Level

Care

Exercise

The Affenhuahua is an active dog and does not require much training to keep it healthy.  Indoor games will be sufficient for it as it is suited for an apartment life. However, taking it outside at least once a day would be good to provide it a different stimulation. These dogs are prone to small dog syndrome, so a leash should be used to handle them.

Grooming

The pet doesn't need to have high maintenance needs, particularly if it has a small coat. As it sheds low, brushing the coat twice a week will be enough. Bathe it only when it is dirty using a good quality dog shampoo. Regularly check ears for infection and clip off the nails using the right tool.

Health Problems

Because it is a new breed, there have been no records of genetic diseases. But it may acquire disorders like hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, heart problems, nervousness, collapsed trachea and Legg-Perthes disease.

Training

Affenhuahuas are comfortable to train but not the quickest learners. Use positive methods, praise it, motivate it by offering snacks as treats. Because it is a sensitive dog, shouting and punishments will make it upset and slow down the training process. With puppies, house training can be tricky. The dog requires special assistance when it comes to socialization with other pets and children.

Feeding

For their nutritional needs, ¼ to ½ cup of dry dog food will be adequate. Be wary of overfeeding your dog as it might make it obese and also make sure you never compromise with the food quality.

Affenhuahua Facts

Group:

Breed Type:

Other Names:

Affen Chi

Height & Weight:

6-11 inches & 4-6 pounds

Color:

White, blue, brown and black

Competitive Registration / Qualification Information:

ACHC, DRA, DDKC, IDCR

Shedding:

Low Shedding

Hypoallergenic:

Average Litter Size:

1-3 puppies

Lifespan:

15 years

Coat:

Short or long depending on what type the Chihuahua was

Price:

$300-$750

Adaptability To Apartment Living
Good for 1st Time Owners
Sensitivity
Tolerance Levels
Affection towards Family
Kid Friendliness
Stranger Friendliness
Ease of Grooming
General Health
Trainability
Prey Drive
Exercise Needs
Energy Level
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