Welcome to our guide to the Affenwich.
The Affenwich is a mix of two different breeds, the Affenpinscher and the Norwich Terrier.
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 Affenwich breed of dog.
You can also help too!
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 email@example.com.
We would love to feature your dog and publish any photos or pictures of your Affenwich you would like to email us.
Are you looking to buy a Affenwich – then see our list of Affenwich breeders.
Why Choose a Affenwich?
What type of owners buy a Affenwich?
What in your opinion are the best things about the Affenwich breed?
Why do you think the Affenwich is special?
What are your favourite things about the Affenwich?
Are you glad you choose to buy a Affenwich and not another breed?
How would you describe the Affenwich temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a Affenwich over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the Affenwich?
About The Breed
What colors of Affenwich are most popular?
What does the Affenwich look like?
What are the pros/cons of the Affenwich breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the Affenwich and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the Affenwich have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical Affenwich?
What is the breed standard/description for the Affenwich?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a Affenwich that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the Affenwich 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 Affenwich?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the Affenwich 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 Affenwich match up to that role?
Are there myths about the Affenwich – 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 Affenwich puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their Affenwich 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 a Affenwich, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a Affenwich weigh?
When the Affenwich is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the Affenwich ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the Affenwich smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a Affenwich growth chart?
What breed group does the Affenwich 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 Affenwich is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the Affenwich with children?
Do you think the Affenwich is suitable for families with young children?
How does the Affenwich get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new Affenwich owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one Affenwich or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the Affenwich be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my Affenwich during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the Affenwich?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the Affenwich 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 Affenwich 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 Affenwich?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your Affenwich cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a Affenwich and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new Affenwich owners?
What types of people are buying the Affenwich and why?
Where can I buy Affenwich rescue dogs or find a Affenwich for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ Affenwich 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 Affenwich puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a Affenwich?
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 Affenwich?
As a Affenwich 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 a Affenwich?
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 Affenwich’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing Affenwich 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 Affenwich have popular names?
If my Affenwich is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the Affenwich be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent a Affenwich biting?
How do you prevent a Affenwich chewing?
How do you stop a Affenwich jumping up?
Does the Affenwich have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my Affenwich keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my Affenwich 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 Affenwich and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new Affenwich owners?
As a breeder of the Affenwich , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the Affenwich breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for Affenwich owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the Affenwich?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the Affenwich compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new Affenwich owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a Affenwich?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do Affenwich 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 Affenwich a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your Affenwich?
Can you offer new Affenwich 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 Affenwich?
What started your interest in showing the Affenwich?
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 Affenwich – 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 Affenwich 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 Affenwich?
What official organisations are there for the new Affenwich owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a Affenwich, 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 Affenwich out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the Affenwich 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 a Affenwich and do you have any tips or advice for new Affenwich owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new Affenwich home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my Affenwich to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my Affenwich sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new Affenwich 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 Affenwich?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a Affenwich have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my Affenwich have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my Affenwich vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my Affenwich for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my Affenwich be in heat?
Should I consider getting my Affenwich spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My Affenwich is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my Affenwich not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my Affenwich?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide Affenwich dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ Affenwich?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older Affenwich?
Do you feed any supplements to an older Affenwich – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior Affenwich dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior Affenwich or tips you can pass on?
Here is an interesting video on the Affenwich.