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(Affenpinscher and Bichon Frise mix) The Affenchon is not a pure bred, but a hybrid mix of Affenpinscher and Bichon Frise. The Affenchon was introduced in the 1990\'s. Due to their timid nature, they tend to bark quite a bit. But they do well around other pets. Caution should be taken around children as this dog is quite small and could be hurt in rough play.

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Character


The Affenchon, like the Affenpinscher and Bichon Frise, shed very little, but will require grooming. They are a small, frisky pet, that will make a great companion. Barking may be excessive so early training and socialization is recommended.

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Size


9 to 11 inches
Height: 9-11 inches | Weight: 7-12 pounds
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Weight


7-12 pounds
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General Health


Some health concerns may be; Patellar Luxation Legg-Calve Perthes Disease Allergies, cataracts and other eye concerns have been noted. Avoid areas of extreme heat.

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History


Since the Affenchon is a recent hybrid, there isn\'t much history to share. Of interest is the Affenpinscher is one of the oldest known breeds of dog, with images dating back as far as the 1500\'s. The Bichon Frise can be found as far back as the fifteenth century. They have been owned by Royalty as well as servicemen from WWI. The combination of these two breeds make for a great family pet.

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Maintenance


Dental issues can be more prevalent in a small breed, so be sure to practice daily dental hygiene. They shed very little, but still need regular brushing. Trimming will be in order as well. A visit to the groomer every 6 weeks may be necessary to keep the coat neat.

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Ideal Environment


The Affenchon is a small indoor dog. Excessive heat could pose a problem.

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