Affenpinscher

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Dog Ratings

5 Stars = Most Ideal; 1 Star = Least Ideal
Watchdog
Watchdog
Playful
Playful
Popularity
Popularity
Affectionate
Affectionate
Hypoallergenic
Hypoallergenic
Energy
Energy
Healthiness
Healthiness
Intelligence
Intelligence
New People
New People
Grooming
Grooming
Training
Training
Shedding
Shedding
Other Dogs
Other Dogs
Cats
Cats
Children
Children

Dog Information

Body Size:
Small
Coat Type:
Short
Price:
$300 - $500
Lifespan:
12 yrs - 14 yrs
Weight:
7 lbs - 9 lbs
Height:
9 " - 11 "
Breed Group:
Toy

Overview

The Affenpinscher is a happy, mischievous, fiesty, and energetic small dog breed that can bring a lot of love and happiness into your life. The Affenpinscher may also be called by the name of Monkey Dog, which is why you may not have heard of this amazing dog yet. When we think about dogs, we often do not think of their blood line or where they came from, the Affenpinscher descends from Pugs, Smoothcoated German Pinschers, and And German Silky Pinscher. The Affenpinscher may be a member of your family from anywhere between 12 and 14 years, giving you plenty of time to love them! The Affenpinscher belongs to the Toy breed group due to many factors that resulted in them being put into this group. The Affenpinscher is a very popular small dog due to its happy, mischievous, fiesty, and energetic personality, owners are very happy with their decision on choosing them as their new family member. The Affenpinscher may be the perfect dog for your lifestyle, continue reading to learn more and help you decide if this is the small dog for you!

Body Characteristics

The Affenpinscher is a Small size small dog with a build described as square body with a broad and deep chest and a short neck, making it the perfect dog for your home. The Affenpinscher can be as short as 9in or up to as big as 11in, making it the perfect size! While weighing between 7lbs to 9lbs, the Affenpinscher may be just the small dog breed that you are looking for. The Affenpinscher is a small dog with a Short, shaggy, thick, and rough with a harsh texture type coat, which make it a great indoor and outdoor companion. Those who are looking to buy one of the Affenpinscher will find that they are available in the colors of black, gray, silver, black and tan, or red.

Temperament

The Affenpinscher is a very smart dog that will always surprise you with the things it may learn how to do. The Affenpinscher is average in the training category, it can be trained at a decent rate and will be able to do at least the basics. The Affenpinscher is a playful dog that may keep you busy all day, it is a great dog for children. If you have children with lots of energy, the Affenpinscher will fit right into your family and keep your children entertained for hours. If you want a dog that will follow you everywhere you go and show you how much they love you, then the Affenpinscher dog is for you. If you plan on having children, then the Affenpinscher is not a good choice for you as it does not do well around them. The Affenpinscher is average when it comes to meeting new people, it is best to expect them to take time to warm up to the new people in their lives. The Affenpinscher might not be the biggest dog in the world, but it will be a great watchdog and will scare off intruders! The Affenpinscher is average when it comes to other dogs, it may get along with them really well or it may not. It may some time, but the Affenpinscher can come around to enjoy the company of cats, but it will take some effort.

Maintanence

The Affenpinscher sheds moderately but it will not be overbearing, it will require some extra cleaning as will any dog. If you have a lot of allergies and want a dog that will not make you miserable, the Affenpinscher is a good place to start. When it comes to grooming, the Affenpinscher is average, thus it will require the average amount for you to keep this dog looking great. The Affenpinscher is above average when it comes to health, it will have few issues which will save you money and stress. If you are looking to bring the Affenpinscher into your home, some of the health problems you might have to encounter include Patellar Luxation, Legg-Perthes Disease, and Heart Murmurs. The amount that you may spend on a dog for each year varies on the type of dog you get, the Affenpinscher can cost you about $1000 per year.

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