Species group: Mixed Breeds
Other name(s): Affenhuahua, Affen Chi
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.
The first generation Affenhuahua is a cross between a pure Affenpinscher and a pure Chihuahua, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix. This so-called designer hybrid is intended to create an apartment-sized toy that fits easily into many families.
Appearance / health:
While all mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, the Affenhuahua does tend to be small and cute, but many of them don't resemble the Chihuahua side very much.
Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact personality of a mixed-breed dog, some owners have commented that their Affenhuahuas are Chihuahuas on the inside-- little dogs who think they are big and who demand plenty of attention.