Affen Spaniel Dog Breed

An Afghan Spaniel is a medium-sized hybrid mix of an Afghan Hound and a Cocker Spaniel. This breed is sensitive and loving, though it may not deal well with a lot of constant excitement. While friendly towards children and other animals, they're best suited for calmer environments. They will require a good deal of maintenance and care.

Affen Spaniel Breed Details

Below are details and specs for the Affen Spaniel dog breed.

12 - 14 yrs.
13 - 16 in.
25 - 50 lbs
OverallFamily FriendlyChild FriendlyPet FriendlyStranger Friendly
Easy to GroomEnergy LevelExercise NeedsHealthShedding Amount
Barks / HowlsEasy to TrainGuard DogPlayfulnessWatch Dog
Apartment DogCan be AloneGood for Busy OwnersGood for New OwnersIntelligence

Affen Spaniel Breed Description

The Afghan Spaniel is a medium-sized breed. Height at the shoulders is 13-16 inches, and weight is 25-50 pounds.

These dogs are sensitive, affectionate, and playful. Afghan Spaniels are moderately intelligent, but they are very attentive, and are particularly responsive to a human's tone of voice. They're friendly towards kids and other pets, but may require almost constant attention and gentle companionship, or they might develop separation anxiety. These dogs are best suited for "quieter" households – ones without too much hustle and bustle. They're moderately easy to train, but may be difficult to housetrain, and are only mediocre watchdogs.

Afghan Spaniels are fairly high-maintenance. Their medium- to long-haired coats will need frequent brushing, and should be trimmed several times a year; baths are necessary every 6-8 weeks. These dogs have moderate exercise and training needs.

An Afghan Spaniel is normally quite sensitive, and like other Spaniel breeds, may be prone to "emotional peeing" – in other words, this breed might unintentionally dribble urine when overly excited, scared, or nervous. Though they will be friendly towards children, these dogs are best suited for retired people, or couples without children, as a house full of active kids may be too much for them.

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Authored by:Dog-Learn
Updated:June 24, 2016