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Germany FCI 186 - Pinscher and schnauzer type

Activos, adventurous, curious and stubborns, but also cheerful and playful.



Characteristics "Affenpinscher"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Affenpinscher" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Affenpinscher History

Type dogs Affenpinscher They are known since about 1600, years. At that time, they were somewhat bigger. Images Affenpinscher set in sixteenth-century German paintings

It's name derives from the German Affe (monkey). The race is ancient and prior to the Griffon Bruxellois and Miniature Schnauzer.

The race was created to be a buzzard, working to eliminate rodents from kitchens, barns and stables.

The first draft of the standard is from 1908 and it is not until the year 1913 when the first official standard is recognized.

Did you know??

Sometime in the 18th or early 19th century, someone had the brilliant idea to raise the Affenpinscher in reduced size, allowing him to become a popular pet by becoming a companion to the ladies.

Physical Characteristics of the Affenpinscher

One Affenpinscher, generally, weights from 2,9 to 6,0 kg and measures of 23 to 30 centimeters tall. It has hard and rough hair, which make him look like a monkey (hence its name, because Affe means monkey in german). Its coat is coarse on the head and shoulders forming a mane, with a lower layer on the front and rear quarters.

The FCI and KC of breed standards, specifies that the layer of hair should be black, but the AKC also allows other colors like gray, Silver, black and tan, and beige (a mixture of Brown, black and white red hairs); other clubs have their own lists of acceptable colors, but black is preferential.

Character and skills

They have a character other than what we associate with Terrier. They differ from Terrier how they tend to get along with other dogs and pets. They are active, adventurous, curious and stubborns, but also cheerful and playful. Because they are affectionates with the family members, the protection is a must to whom they love. It is necessary that, they have a clear education, coherent, if not, you can be very difficult. The training must be varied because the dog can get bored easily.

The Affenpinschers they are somewhat territorial when it comes to their toys and food, That's the reason they are not recommended for younger children. This dog is very quiet, but it can become very aggressive if it feels attacked or threatened and does not show fear towards any aggressor.

Their life expectancy is around twelve years , is a typical life cycle of a purebred dog, but slightly shorter than most breeds its size.


During moulting it lost much hair, so it is advisable to a good brushed daily and a good diet. The better the quality of the best food will be the State of the fur of your dog. A diet low in fat, salts, iodine, Vitamin B, will result in dryness and hair loss.

The Affenpinscher it is a delicate dog that often suffers from intestinal problems.

Affenpinscher Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems, just as all people have the potential to inherit a particular disease. Run, do not walk, from any breeder that does not offer a health guarantee on puppies, to tell you that the breed is 100 percent healthy and has no known problems, or tell you that your puppies are isolated from the main part of the home for health reasons. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about the breed's health problems and the incidence with which they occur in their lines..

The monkeys it is a fairly healthy small breed, but individual dogs can develop orthopedic problems like dislocated kneecaps, a common knee condition in small dogs. Affen are also prone to skin conditions that can lead to flank hair loss..

Not all of these conditions are detectable on a growing puppy, and it is impossible to predict if an animal will be free of these diseases, so you must find a trusted breeder who is committed to raising the healthiest animals possible. Must be able to produce independent certification that the dog's parents (and grandparents, etc.) have been examined for common defects and considered healthy for breeding. That's where health records come in..

Don't fall for the lies of a bad breeder. If the breeder tells you that you do not need to do these tests because you have never had problems in your lines, their dogs have been “reviewed by the veterinarian”, or any of the other excuses bad breeders give for skimping on genetic testing of their dogs, leave immediately.

Careful breeders screen their breeding dogs for genetic diseases and breed only the healthiest, best-looking specimens., but sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas and a puppy develops one of these diseases despite good husbandry practices. Advances in veterinary medicine mean that in most cases dogs can still live a good life. If you are going to have a puppy, ask the breeder about the ages of the dogs in their lines and what they died of.

Remember that after you have welcomed a new puppy into your home, has the power to protect you from one of the most common health problems: the obesity. Keep a Affenpinscher with a proper weight is one of the easiest ways to prolong your life. Make the most of your preventive skills to help ensure a healthier dog for life.

Affenpinscher care

The Affenpinscher has a wiry coat that can be rough or smooth, but the words “smooth” and “rough” can be misleading. Rough-coated dogs have slightly softer textured hair and a heavier coat.. Some Affen they have fur that falls somewhere in between. Whatever type of coat you have, the typical monkeys looks clean but a little hairy. You can be sure it will have leaves and twigs in its fur after being outdoors., so you need regular grooming to maintain your appearance.

The tools you will need are a brush, a stainless steel comb, a cutter, blunt-ended scissors and scissors to reduce thickness. Remove dead hairs, call “peel” the coat, is part of the package when you live with a monkeys.

The rest is basic care. Trim nails as needed, usually every few weeks. Small breeds are prone to periodontal disease, so brush your teeth often for general good health and fresh breath.

Questions about the dog breed “Affenpinscher”

  1. How long does an Affenpinscher live??

    Affenpinschers generally live off 12 to 14 years.

  2. How much does an Affenpinscher puppy cost??

    The price of an Affenpinscher puppy can vary depending on the place and the quality of the kennel., but on average, can cost between 1500 and 3000 EUR.

  3. Are Affenpinschers good companion dogs??

    Yes, Affenpinschers make excellent companion dogs due to their loyalty, affection and lively personality.

  4. Are Affenpinschers easy to train?

    Although they are smart, Affenpinschers can be stubborn and difficult to train. Early socialization and consistent training are important.

  5. Do Affenpinschers need a lot of exercise??

    Although they are not as active as some larger breeds, Affenpinschers still need a moderate amount of daily exercise to stay healthy and happy.

  6. Are Affenpinschers hypoallergenic dogs??

    No, Affenpinschers are not considered hypoallergenic. They still produce dandruff and hair, which can trigger allergies in some people.

  7. Are Affenpinschers aggressive dogs??

    They are not naturally aggressive, but they can show territorial and defense behaviors. Proper socialization and training are important to prevent any aggression.

  8. Are Affenpinschers good with children??

    Yes, Affenpinschers can be good with children as long as they are properly socialized from an early age and taught to safely interact with children.

  9. Do Affenpinschers lose a lot of hair??

    No, Affenpinschers don't shed as much hair as some other breeds, but they still need regular coat care.

  10. Do Affenpinschers need to be shaved or clipped?

    It is not necessary to shave or cut the coat of an Affenpinscher, but they do need regular coat grooming to keep it clean and tangle free.

  11. Are Affenpinschers prone to health problems??

    like any breed of dog, Affenpinschers can be prone to certain health problems, such as eye and heart problems. It is important to buy a puppy from a responsible breeder who performs health tests on their dogs..

  12. Are Affenpinschers good apartment dogs??

    Yes, Affenpinschers can adapt well to apartment life as long as they get plenty of daily exercise and are properly socialized.

  13. Do Affenpinschers bark a lot??

    Yes, Affenpinschers can be vocal and bark quite a bit. Obedience training and early socialization are important to prevent excessively noisy behaviors.

  14. Do Affenpinschers need special coat care??

    Yes, Affenpinschers need regular coat grooming to keep it clean and tangle free. This includes brushing their rough, rough coat at least twice a week and trimming their fur around their eyes and mouth to prevent irritation..

  15. Do Affenpinschers get along with other dogs and pets??

    Affenpinschers can be territorial and wary of other dogs and pets., so early socialization and gradual introduction are important to establish positive relationships with other animals. But, with proper socialization, they can get along with other dogs and pets in the household.

  16. Are Affenpinschers a suitable breed for first time owners??

    Affenpinschers can be a good choice for first-time owners if they are willing to put the time and effort into their training and socialization.. But, due to his stubborn and energetic personality, may not be the best choice for all first-time owners. It is important to do your research on the breed and speak to a breeder or dog professional before making a decision..

Affenpinscher pictures

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Breeders list "Affenpinscher"

In Spain we have not been able to contact any breeder of “Affenpinscher”. There are very few international breeders who maintain this wonderful breed that was on the verge of extinction..


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Type and recognitions:

  • Group 2: Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs
  • Section 1: Pinscher and Schnauzer type. Without working trial.


  • FCI – Pinscher and Schanuezer dogs. Molossian type Dogs and Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs. , Section 1: Pinscher and Schnauzer.
  • AKC – Toy
  • ANKC – Group 1 (Toys)
  • CKC – Group 5 – Toys
  • ​KC – Toy
  • NZKC – Toy
  • UKC – companion breed

FCI breed standard "Affenpinscher"

FCIFCI - Affenpinscher

Alternative names:

1. Affen, Affie, Monkey Dog (English).
2. Affenpinscher (French).
3. Affenpinscher (German).
4. Affenpinscher (Portuguese).
5. Perro Mono, Affenpinscher (español).

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