Facts & Origin
Affenwich (Affenpinscher and Norwich Terrier mix)
The Affenwich is a mixed breed of the German Affenpinscher and the Norwich Terrier from Great Britain. This hybrid combines the alertness and determination of the Affenpinscher with the energy and adaptability of the Norwich Terrier.
Suitability and attitude
The Affenwich is a good fit for almost any family and living situation. He is a great companion for singles, couples or families and gets along well with children and other pets. His small size makes him well suited for apartments, but he needs daily exercise and mental stimulation.
|Origin||Germany - UK|
|Life expectancy||10 - 16 years|
|Care requirements||high-maintenance - low-maintenance|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
Known for its energy and playfulness, the Affenwich possesses high intelligence while being hardy and adventurous . This breed is very loyal and protective of its family, which makes them excellent watchdogs. Despite their small size, they are brave and fearless and do not hesitate to protect their family.
In summary, the Monkeywich is a happy, active and loyal companion that adapts well to different lifestyles. With proper care and love, he will surely be a beloved member of any family. His loyalty and desire to protect his family make him a wonderful guard dog and friend.
Care and health
The care of the Affenwich is uncomplicated. His coat should be brushed regularly to remove loose hair and keep it healthy. Bathe him only when necessary so as not to strip the natural oils from his skin.
Health-wise, Affenwiches are prone to the same problems as their parent breeds. These can include hip dysplasia, patellar luxation and eye problems. It is important to have regular veterinary checkups and maintain a balanced diet to promote the dog's overall health.
What does this mongrel look like?
The Affenwich is a small dog that can reach a height of 23 to 30 cm and a weight between 4 and 6 kg. Its coat is typically short, dense and rough, similar to the wiry coat of its parent breeds. The coat color can range from black to various shades of brown to white.
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.
The average size is 23 to 30 cm shoulder height and their average life expectancy is 11-14 years.
A healthy diet that includes a balanced mix of proteins, carbohydrates and fats is best for a monkeywich.
These dogs need regular physical activity to stay healthy and fit. A long walk at least twice a day is ideal. Other activities that can keep them busy include playtime, agility classes and dog sports.
Although this hybrid breed is generally considered healthy, they can be prone to some health problems such as respiratory disease, hip and elbow dysplasia, allergies and epilepsy.
If properly socialized, these mixed breeds can get along very well with other pets. It is important that they are socialized early to prevent aggressive and fearful behavior.