The perfect breed for someone who doesn’t disappear due to work for weeks. An Affenpoo prefers a master with a balance work and home life. Someone that will show this hybrid dog plenty of affection and attention. What this breed doesn’t like is being left alone for long periods of time. In the event, that your duty calls, always leave this dog with plenty of mental stimulation along with toys, so that the Affenpoo doesn’t get bored and become destructive.
If the Affenpoo takes after a Poodle, then you can a wild side or mischief at times. This makes the breed extremely playful boding for your time and engagement. Since the dog is from a highly intelligent lineage, you should expect a quick learner when it comes to training. But don’t be surprised if they take after their other ancestor, the Affenpinscher, and make you earn their achievements.
Early socialization will be key for this hybrid dog. That’s because they can be a little resistant to other animals or pets, as well as children. Smaller children should be supervised around this dog, as they tend to mishandle smaller dogs at times, which could cause an unfavorable reaction from the dog.
Affenpoos are said to be very loyal and dedicated to the entire family. Older children and the elderly see a devoted dog, that is eager to earn their affection.
Don’t expect this designer dog to be reserved or shy. They are very adventurous, and they do like to bark when they have something on their mind. Perfect dog for an apartment, but can do okay in bigger homes. A properly closed in backyard will keep this highly energetic dog happy and from having potential destructive tendencies due to boredom.