Affengriffon Breed Standards
SKILLS: Vermin destroyer, watchdog, and family pet. The Affengriffon is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Affenpinscher and the Brussells Griffon. This dog is listed as a hybrid.
SIZE: 7-8 inches (18-20cm) Weight: 6-12 pounds (2.5-5.5kg)
COAT: The Affengriffon has coarse hair which grows in whorls. The coat is usually plain black, but russet brown and grey markings are accepted
CARE REQUIRED: It may be necessary to pluck the Affengriffon’s coat. This is usually done by a dog trimming specialist but it is possible to learn how to do it yourself. The hair should never be clipped because this ruins the coat for many years. Hairs sometimes grow in the corners of the eyes, causing irritation; these should be dealt with promptly
CHARACTER: Lively, cheerful, friendly, alert, dependent, and sharp-witted. It is affectionate, willful and high-strung, but charming. Lively and curious, they love everyone, but can get quite moody
TRAINING: Affengriffon learn commands fairly quickly. Ensure consistency in the training but make sure there is ample variety in the drills so your dog will not become bored
SOCIAL BEHAVIOR: Affengriffon get on well with children, and can also be fine with their own sort, and other household pets. If you have visitors who are not known to your dog, the Affengriffon may refuse to let them in without a great deal of reassurance
EXERCISE: This breed is happy if you take it for a quick trot around the corner three times a day. If you also play with it regularly, then its happiness is complete.