Country of OriginUnited States
Nicknames and Other NamesAffen Chi
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbred
GroupToy Group, Lap Dog
Bred ForCompanion Dog
Life SpanAround 15 years
Ideal Weight1 to 6 Pounds (male and female)
Ideal Height6-11 Inches (male and female)
Fur TypeShort or long, Curly
Common ColorsBlue, Black, Brown, White
AvailabilityModerately Available
Suitable for ApartmentsYes
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToChihuahua

Affenhuahua is a small-sized designer dog breed that is the result of the Chihuahua and Affenpinscher. It has a round head, short muzzle, small body that is covered by a small to medium-length coat. It is a cute and cuddly small toy breed that is best suited for someone looking for a lap dog.

Affenhuahua is a playful, smart, and loving dog that makes an excellent family pet with all aged people. They are also suitable for an apartment and do not need a big open space to perform their regular activities.

Temperament, Behavior, and Personality

Temperament: The temperament of the Affenhuahua is sociable, alert, and brave. They are friendly with everyone and get along with all the family members pretty well. They are an alert dog that will sound an alarm if they see anything unusual to warn their owner.

Behavior: Affenhuahua thrives on the love and attention of its people. They love the company of its people and want to spend most of their time with them cuddling. If they are left alone without any company for a long period of time, they tend to get destructive and anxious.

Personality: The personality of the Affenhuahua is friendly, loving, and stubborn. They are very affectionate towards their family and love being with them. They can be stubborn sometimes and hard to control, so a consistent and firm leadership is needed.

Affenhuahua enjoying the sunny afternoon
Affenhuahua enjoying the sunny afternoon.
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Affenhuahua is not a hard dog to train if you can train them with firmness and consistency. They tend to respond very well to a positive method of training. So, reward them with delicious treats and lots of vocals praises as a source of motivation to them.

Never be harsh or forceful on them as they might get frightened or aggressive. So, be gentle with them even if they make some mistakes.

Is Affenhuahua Child-Friendly?

Yes, Affenhuahua gets along with children very well and is very playful with them. Your kids and Affenhuahua make a great playmate for each other.

Although they are a small dog, so kids might be harsh sometimes and hurt them. So, proper elderly supervision is always necessary when they both are interacting.

A girl reading with her Affenhuahua
A girl reading with her Affenhuahua.
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Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesCataracts, Lens Luxation, Eye Problems
Vaccination RequiredCanine Distemper, Rabies, Kennel,
Cough Canine, Coronavirus, Canine Parvovirus,
Canine Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis
SheddingModerate Shedder
DroolingLow Drooler
GroomingAverage Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialLow
Separation AnxietyHigh Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 18%
Fat: 5%

Affenhuahua is prone to a few canine health issues.

  • Patellar Luxation: It is a condition where the knee cap of your dog gets dislocated from its original position. It mostly occurs in small dogs. Take your dog to vet if the condition gets serious.
  • Allergies: Your Affenhuahua can face skin or food allergy. The allergy is caused due to foreign particles that are not tolerated by some specific dog breed. Therefore, find out what is causing the allergy and keep your dog away from it.


  • Affenhuahua was created in the United States as a designer breed.
  • It has not yet been recognized by any major kennel club.


The Affenhuahua comes in the following colors combination:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • White
  • Wheaten
  • Red
  • White markings on Black


Affenhuahua puppy
Affenhuahua puppy.
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Cost: The average cost of the Afeenhuahua is between $400-$600 USD.


Height: The average height of the Affenhuahua is between 8-12 inches.

Weight: The average weight of the Affenhuahua is between 4-12 pounds.

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