Sadie the Affen Spaniel at 1 year old—"Sadie is a very loving dog. At a young age, she showed a very energetic and intelligent disposition and was easy to train. Her grooming requirements are similar to that of a Cocker Spaniel. Her size is smaller than a normal Cocker Spaniel. She does well in crating situations but is more receptive to a teaching lead in which the leash is tied to you and to the dog, keeping her by your side as you go through your daily routine."
The Affen Spaniel is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Affenpinscher and the Cocker Spaniel. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosse.
DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.