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Affenpinscher Dog Breed Information With Images


Affenpinscher is a pretty little dog with fascinating monkey-like expression. It is one of the oldest Toy dogs in Europe, which dates back to about the 17th century. Originated in Germany, this dog is also known as “Black Devil” and “Monkey Dog” due to its appearance. These dogs are small but feisty and full of spunk and energy. If you want to make this dog your companion than it a must read article for you, as it comprises all important information that you need to know about this breed.

1. General Information

Breed Name Affenpinscher
Origin Germany, France
Other Names Affen, Affie, Monkey Dog
Lifespan 11-14 years
Breed Group Toy dog breeds (AKC)
Size Type Small dog breeds
Breed Type Purebred
Height 9–12 inches (23–30 cm)
Weight 6.5–13.2 pounds (2.9–6.0 kg)
Temperament Active, Fun-loving, Playful, Stubborn, Adventurous, Curious
Coat Color Black, grey, silver, red, black and tan, or belge (mixed black, white, brown and red hairs), all with or without black mask
Coat Characteristics Dense, Harsh and Rough, Wire
What to Feed Recommended daily amount is 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Litter size     2-3 puppies
Training Needs It learns most commands fairly quickly, but may take some time to housebreak.
Living condition Good for apartment life, sensitive to temperature extremes, overly warm living conditions are damaging to their coat
Exercise need Up to 30 minutes per day
Type of home Flat
Distinctive features Floppy ears (naturally), upright ears (naturally)
Grooming Needs More than once a week
Club Recognition
  • AKC Classification: Toy
  • UKC Classification: Dog
Highlights of this Breed high maintenance, minimal shedding, moderately easy training, great watchdog ability, medium adaptability, fairly active, not good with kids
Bred For Small rodent hunting, lapdog
Similar Dogs Miniature Pinscher, Italian Greyhound, Silkese, Schnug, Corgipoo


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