Affenpoos are a mix between the Affenpinscher and a Poodle breed dog, essentially the tiny Affenpinscher and Toy Poodle. Affenpinschers are one of the oldest toy dog breeds known for their monkeyish face, looks and personality traits. On the other hand, poodles originate from Germany and been popular since the 15th century. The Affenpoo originated within the last few decades and has evolved as one of the popular the designer mixes. Highly popular in the USA, it has been an important part of the first designer dog movement held in the 1990s. As smaller in size, they are ideal for apartment living. However, they are not recommended in houses with small children.
Temperament and Personality
The Affenpoos are very energetic, playful, and extremely active breeds. They love to stay indoors provided they have enough opportunity to indulge in different activities and games. Essentially happy dogs, they then tend to be quiet and remain confident as well as loyal to their masters. Developing an excellent bond with their masters, they are highly sociable and do not like to be left alone as this might end up developing destructive or anxious behavior.
They benefit a lot from mental stimulation and get happy with puzzle toys. When bored, they bark excessively and become destructive, so keep them entertained with a variety of toys. Additionally, they are very protective and suspicious natured animals. Although kid-friendly, avoid small children to go near them. Affenpoos are very smart, alert dogs hence good as watchdogs.