Facts & Origin
Affenpug: The Affenpinscher and Pug Mix
The Affenpug is an adorable mix of two popular breeds - the Affenpinscher and the Pug. This unique cross combines the best traits of both parents to provide charming and bright companionship.
Although it is impossible to determine the exact origin of each mixed breed dog, the parent breeds of the Affenpug originated in Germany (Affenpinscher) and China (Pug). Affenpinscher are known for their bold character and fearless nature, while Pugs are prized for their friendliness and love of people.
Suitability and attitude
An Affenpug is ideal for individuals or families looking for a small but active and playful dog. Because of their compact size, they are also great for apartment living. Monkey Pugs love company, so they are not well suited for people who work long hours. Despite their size, they have a strong personality and need consistent but loving training.
|Origin||Germany - China|
|Life expectancy||12 - 15 years|
|Care requirements||high-maintenance - low-maintenance|
|Activity level||average - low|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Monkey Pugs can inherit the curiosity and alertness of the Monkey Pinscher and the affectionate and playful nature of the Pug. This makes them excellent companions who quickly ingratiate themselves into the hearts of their owners. They can be alert and love to bark, so early socialization and training is important.
The combination of the Monkey Pug 's traits makes it a unique, lovable companion that enjoys both active and leisurely times with its humans. Grooming is relatively easy, but potential owners should be aware of potential health issues. With proper care and attention, the Monkey Pug is a loyal friend and an asset to any family.
Care and health
Coat Care: The Monkey Pug's coat is typically short and low maintenance. Regular brushing helps to remove loose hair and keep the skin healthy.
Exercise: Monkey Pugs are active and need daily walks and playtime to stay healthy and happy.
Health: like all mixed breeds, Monkey Pugs can potentially inherit the health problems of both parents. Common health problems include hip dysplasia, eye problems, and respiratory problems.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The exact size and appearance of a Monkey Pug can vary, depending on the genetic traits it inherits from its parents. Typically, they are small, weighing between 7-9 kilograms. They often have the short muzzle of the Pug and the wiry coat of the Monkey Pug. Their coat color can vary, with the most common colors including black, brown, beige, and mixtures of these tones.
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.
Malocclusions of the dentition often occur in dogs with short muzzles.
Shortness of breath
Difficult breathing can be recognized by the dog's rattling and sometimes accelerated breathing rate.
Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!
Can occur frequently in dogs and can sometimes be treated with medication.
Dogs with shortened muzzles can often experience respiratory problems.
It grows to an average weight of 7-9 kg.
A Monkey Pug is extremely lovable, flexible, adaptable, playful and affectionate.
Yes, monkey pugs need daily exercise and playtime.
It usually has a dense hairy coat with a shaggy or wavy appearance.
It can live on average between 10 and 14 years.