Welcome to our guide to the Affenpoo.
The DogExperts.info website aims to ask questions to breeders, vets and experienced owners to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Affenpoo breed of dog.
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If you can answer any of the questions below, then please add your comments to the box at the bottom of the page or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to feature your dog and publish any photos or pictures of your Affenpoo you would like to email us.
Are you looking to buy an Affenpoo – then see our list of Affenpoo breeders.
Why Choose a Affenpoo?
What type of owners buy an Affenpoo?
What in your opinion are the best things about the Affenpoo breed?
Why do you think the Affenpoo is special?
What are your favourite things about the Affenpoo?
Are you glad you choose to buy an Affenpoo and not another breed?
How would you describe the Affenpoo temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy an Affenpoo over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the Affenpoo?
About The Breed
What colors of Affenpoo are most popular?
What does the Affenpoo look like?
What are the pros/cons of the Affenpoo breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the Affenpoo and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the Affenpoo have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical Affenpoo?
What is the breed standard/description for the Affenpoo?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning an Affenpoo that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the Affenpoo breed of dog suitable for first-time dog owners?
Some breeds can be described as greedy and prone to weight issues, would this apply to the Affenpoo?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the Affenpoo breed suitable for a person or family that are out at work all day?
Some owners seek a breed suitable for barking and offering a guard dog role – how does the Affenpoo match up to that role?
Are there myths about the Affenpoo – in other words do new potential owners come to you with misconceptions about this breed?
We asked a number of breeders in the UK and America what essential advice they would give to new owners of Affenpoo puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their Affenpoo home?
Can you tell us something most owners would not know – tips, secrets etc from your years of experience?
What is the typical temperament of an Affenpoo, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does an Affenpoo weigh?
When the Affenpoo is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the Affenpoo ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the Affenpoo smell or drool a lot?
Do you have an Affenpoo growth chart?
What breed group does the Affenpoo come under?
What type of coat do they have?
Can they swim?
What does the movement of the tail show, does it mean they are trying to ‘talk to us’ or give us some message?
Are there some types of people that you can suggest the Affenpoo is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the Affenpoo with children?
Do you think the Affenpoo is suitable for families with young children?
How does the Affenpoo get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new Affenpoo owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one Affenpoo or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the Affenpoo be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my Affenpoo during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the Affenpoo?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the Affenpoo breed live to?
Food & Diet
Do you have any special feeding routines or diet?
Do you have any feeding advice or brands that you prefer?
How to handle the Affenpoo puppy to start off – how much food, what type, how often?
What feeding routines and types of food/supplements do you recommend?
What to buy in terms of equipment? Bowls etc
Do owners need to consider supplements for their Affenpoo?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your Affenpoo cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy an Affenpoo and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new Affenpoo owners?
What types of people are buying the Affenpoo and why?
Where can I buy Affenpoo rescue dogs or find an Affenpoo for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ Affenpoo can be false economy as they may have health issues that cost you far more in the long-term – always buy from a good and responsible breeder!
Do I need public liability insurance or a license?
How would you describe the Affenpoo puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning an Affenpoo?
What colors and sizes are most popular?
Are there things new owners do that perhaps frustrate you?
What can people expect when they become a new owner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Affenpoo?
As an Affenpoo breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
Are there specific times of the year that you breed?
Choosing a puppy from a litter, what advice could you offer potential new owners in terms of selecting ‘the one’?
How long does it take to housetrain/potty train an Affenpoo?
When can you take them out in public and how do you handle them around other dogs?
Will they run off – when is it safe to let them off the lead?
We invite you to email us your Affenpoo’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing Affenpoo puppies at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weeks old as well as early pictures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 months old to a year old.
Do they have any nicknames or does the Affenpoo have popular names?
If my Affenpoo is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the Affenpoo be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent an Affenpoo biting?
How do you prevent an Affenpoo chewing?
How do you stop an Affenpoo jumping up?
Does the Affenpoo have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my Affenpoo keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my Affenpoo dog is often scratching excessively?
Do they suffer from separation anxiety and how can I prevent this?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what can you say about the Affenpoo and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new Affenpoo owners?
As a breeder of the Affenpoo, do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the Affenpoo breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for Affenpoo owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the Affenpoo?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the Affenpoo compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new Affenpoo owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming an Affenpoo?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do Affenpoo shed and how do I maintain their hair and how often?
How can I prevent or cure ear infections?
Do you have any tips for eye care?
Is the Affenpoo a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your Affenpoo?
Can you offer new Affenpoo owners advice concerning fleas and maybe products you use in treatment and prevention?
What advice and tips could you offer to owners who might wish to follow your path in showing the Affenpoo?
What started your interest in showing the Affenpoo?
If a new owner perhaps wanted to meet other owners or find out more – perhaps they have an interest in joining a local club or maybe they wonder how they can start showing their Affenpoo – where would they begin?
Can you offer any advice to others who may be wondering if they can also start showing?
How would an owner know they have a show-quality Affenpoo and how would they start off?
Can you give away any of your secrets?!
Is showing very expensive and why do you think people like to do it?
What do judges look for in a winner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Affenpoo?
What official organisations are there for the new Affenpoo owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying an Affenpoo, can you offer advice and tips to new owners?
How did you go from being an owner to getting into breeding?
Do you think the breed’s popularity has increased, decreased or remains the same?
How did you progress to becoming a breeder and why focus on breeding the Affenpoo out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the Affenpoo special to you?
Are there things that you see owners doing that frustrate you?
As a breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what is it like to train an Affenpoo and do you have any tips or advice for new Affenpoo owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new Affenpoo home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my Affenpoo to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my Affenpoo sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new Affenpoo owners to be aware of in particular?
Are there any health-related tips you can give to owners?
What sort of health issues should owners be on the lookout for?
What is the recommended schedule for vaccinations for your Affenpoo?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can an Affenpoo have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my Affenpoo have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my Affenpoo vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my Affenpoo for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my Affenpoo be in heat?
Should I consider getting my Affenpoo spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My Affenpoo is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my Affenpoo not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my Affenpoo?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide Affenpoo dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ Affenpoo?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older Affenpoo?
Do you feed any supplements to an older Affenpoo – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior Affenpoo dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior Affenpoo or tips you can pass on?
Here’s an interesting video on the Affenpoo.