Facts & Origin
Affengriffon: The charming mix of Affenpinscher and Griffon Bruxellois
The Affengriffon is a charming and energetic mix of Affenpinscher and Griffon Bruxellois. With its small size and distinctive appearance, this mix fits perfectly into many families.
Each mixed breed dog can vary, so potential owners should understand the background of the parent breeds and be aware that the exact characteristics and appearance of the puppy may vary. A thorough knowledge of the potential health issues of both parent breeds is also important.
|Origin||Germany - Belgium|
|Life expectancy||12 - 15 years|
|Activity level||average - low|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of the Monkey Griffon
The Monkey Griffon is an energetic, friendly and alert dog. He often inherits the playfulness and curiosity of the Monkey Griffon and the affectionate nature of the Griffon Bruxellois. He can fit in well with a family and is often very loyal and affectionate.
Genetically predisposed diseases
Some health concerns that can occur in a monkey griffon are:
Eye problems: Both parent breeds can be prone to eye problems, such as cataracts and glaucoma.
Dental Problems: Smaller dogs like the Monkey Griffon can be prone to dental problems, including gingivitis and tooth loss.
Heart disease: Heart disease can occur in both parent breeds, so this should also be considered in the mix.
Care of the Monkey Griffon
Coat Care: The Monkey Griffon's coat may require regular grooming to prevent knots and matting.
Exercise: Although small, the Monkey Griffon needs regular exercise to stay healthy and happy.
Nutrition: A healthy and balanced diet is important to maintain the Monkey Griffon's well-being and health.
What does this mongrel look like?
The Monkey Griffon is a small, compact dog that stands about 20 to 30 inches tall and weighs 3 to 6 kilograms. He has a short to medium length coat, usually rough and shaggy, and can be a variety of colors, including black, tan, red, and brindle. His eyes are often large and expressive, and he has a lively and energetic appearance.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
However, as the dog ages, this elasticity can be lost and completely inhibited by diseases such as spondylosis.
Dogs with shortened muzzles can often experience respiratory problems.
They are friendly, intelligent and playful dogs that are easy to train. They have a close bond with their owners and make excellent family dogs. They need regular exercise to stay happy and healthy.
It will reach an average size of 28 to 38 cm and a weight of 3.2 to 6.8 kg.
Since they are intelligent dogs, they should get at least a few hours of exercise and training every day to stay mentally and physically fit. However, it is important not to overdo it, as they are likely to be happy with relatively little exercise.
They require regular grooming to avoid unsightly appearance and possible skin rashes. They are also very affectionate and usually single animals that need a lot of attention and affection to stay happy and healthy.
Yes, Affenpinscher and Griffon Bruxellois crossbreeds make excellent family dogs and are especially good for families with children. They are affectionate and kind, but also energetic and playful.