Affenpinscher

Character and temperament

Intelligent, lively and confident, but also strong-willed, quick tempered and fearless. They can be very affectionate however may need supervision with young children. Affenpinschers enjoy being with people and are good companions

Origin

Originally used to hunt vermin in Germany. They are known to have existed in the 17th century.

General description

Compact terrier-type dog. Characteristic bushy eyebrows and monkey face. Most commonly black with grey around the face and chest.

Food

Affenpinschers can become fussy eaters if given too many treats. They can overeat if allowed.

Exercise

A good daily walk is recommended. They are very active and require a reasonable amount of exercise.

Grooming

Light moulting. Should be groomed from a young age to get accustomed.

Other information

Caesarean section is quite common with this breed.

Stats

Average height (dog)
9
Average height (bitch)
9
Average weight (dog)
7
Average weight (bitch)
7
Average life expectancy
12
Average litter size
2
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