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Affenpinscher

The Affenpinscher is part of the Terrier group. The Affenpinscher is a dog with Excellent problem solving abilities. The trainability of the Affenpinscher is Above average. It was breed to be good for Companionship, Family Pet, Rodent Catcher, The Affenpinscher lifestyle is Energetic, does well as an inside dog

Affenpinschers can be prone to fractures, patent ductus arteriosus, slipped stifleopen fontanel and respiratory problems. They should not be allowed to attempt high impact jumps It is important that when contacting a Affenpinscher breeder that you express health concern issues and ask the breeder what they are doing in order to help mimimize them.

Please don't purchase your Affenpinscher from a petstore which commonly are known to support Affenpinscher puppy mills. Doing so only promotes inproper breeding ethics and promotes current Affenpinscher health issues. The AKC, FCI, CKC, SKC, WWKC, FIC registries recognize the Affenpinscher breed standard.


Group: Terrier

Shoulder Height: 09.75 in - 11.75 in

Weight: 7-8 pounds

Exercise req'd: Low-medium amount

Intelligence: High

Suitability for kids: Fair

Registries: AKC, FCI, CKC, SKC, WWKC, FIC

Country of Origin: Referred to as the "Monkey Dog" for its looks and comedic personality, this dog is a true toy terrier. Possibly related to the Schipperke, this breed is thought to be as much as 300 years old.
Character: Affenpinschers are lively, intelligent, friendly, frisky and loyal.
Temperament: Affenpinschers are fine around children, Affenpinschers and other pets. They sometimes guard their food and toys. Take a while to become used to strangers.
Coat: Coarse and shaggy. Ears and tail generally docked in North America
Care The coat may need to be plucked (never clipped)occasionally by a professional dog groomer.
Color: Black preferred; black/tan, red or dark grey

Comments: Affenpinschers require minimal grooming, are great for small living area and make fine watch dogs. They are okay with children if raised up with them.

Purposes: Companionship, Family Pet, Rodent Catcher

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