Facts & Origin
Affen Spaniel (Affenpinscher and Cocker Spaniel Mix)
The Affen Spaniel is a mixed breed of Affenpinscher and Cocker Spaniel, two breeds with different backgrounds and temperaments. While the Affenpinscher originated in Germany and is known for its alertness and energetic temperament, the Cocker Spaniel is a kind and friendly dog that was bred in England as a hunting dog. Together they make an interesting and unique mixed breed.
Suitability and Husbandry
Due to their adaptable nature and medium size, Monkey Spaniels do well in a variety of homes and families. They get along well with other pets and children, provided they are properly socialized. These dogs are great for active families who enjoy walking or playing, as they have a high energy level.
|Origin||Germany - England|
|Life expectancy||10 - 17 years|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
The Affen Spaniel is known for its adaptable personality, combining the best of both breeds. They are usually active and playful, thanks to their Affenpinscher roots, but also have the loving and friendly nature of the Cocker Spaniel. These dogs are intelligent and curious, which means they are quick learners and easy to train.
In summary, the Monkey Spaniel is an active, friendly and adaptable dog that fits well into most households. With proper care, training and lots of love, the Affen Spaniel will be a loyal companion.
Care and health
Grooming a Monkey Spaniel depends largely on the type of coat they inherit. If they inherit the longer, curly coat of the Cocker Spaniel, they will need regular grooming to prevent matting. If they have a shorter coat, similar to that of the Monkey Pinscher, regular brushing will suffice.
Health-wise, they tend to have the same conditions as their parent breeds. These can include hip dysplasia, eye problems and patellar luxation. It is important to have regular veterinary exams and make sure they get a balanced diet and plenty of exercise.
What does this mongrel look like?
The Affen Spaniel can inherit a variety of characteristics from both parents . However, basically it is a medium-sized dog with a height of about 25 to 38 cm and a weight of 7 to 14 kg. Coat color can vary greatly, with the most common colors being black, brown, white, and combinations thereof. The coat can range from medium length to long and can range from smooth to curly, depending on which parent the dog most resembles.
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.
Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a slowly progressive death of the retina in dogs.
An Affen Spaniel is ien medium sized dog with a medium to long coat that can be smooth to curly.
This hybrid breed usually grows between 25 and 38 cm.
The coat requires regular brushing. Any dog needs attention, as they are sociable animals.
This hybrid breed can be prone to respiratory problems, ear infections, eye infections, heart disease and hip dysplasia.
This hybrid breed is intelligent and requires regular training to keep them mentally and physically fit.