Affenpinscher Dog Breed Information

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Affenpinscher Dog Breed InformationOctober 1, 2017

The Affenpinscher also known as the Monkey Terrier, is a terrier-like toy breed of dog.The breed is German in origin and dates back to the seventeenth century. The name is derived from the German Affe (ape, monkey). The breed predates and is ancestral to the Griffon Bruxellois (Brussels Griffon) and Miniature Schnauzer.
Some of the intelligent, wiry-haired dogs must have caught the eye of ladies, because eventually they were bred to be smaller, the better to be a companion dogs. Today the Affen is a rare breed, but he came to public notice in 2002 when Ch Yarrows Super Nova won the Toy Group in 2002 at the nationally televised Westminster Kennel Club Show.
This breed combines clownlike charm with a bold nature, and his creative thought process never ceases to astound and entertain his people. He learns quickly and adjusts readily to change, so hes a good traveler whos always ready for a new adventure. People who live with Affens admire their sensitivity and gentleness but warn that they are the quintessential big dog in a small body.
The Affenpinscher, which has an average lifespan of 12 to 14 years, has a tendency to suffer from minor diseases like patellar luxation and corneal ulcers. Respiratory difficulties, patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), and open fontanel are sometimes seen in this breed as well. To identify some of these issues, a veterinarian may run knee and cardiac tests on the dog.

Affenpinscher Dog Breed Information

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Affenpinscher Dog Breed InformationOctober 1, 2017

Name
Affenpinscher

Other Names
Affen, Affie, African Terrier, Monkey Dog, Monkey Terrier

Origin
Germany
Dogs For Kids And Families
Breed Group
Toy (AKC:1936)
Companion Dog (UKC)

Life Span
12-14 years

Size
Small

Type
Purebred

Colors
Black
Black & Tan
Belge
Red
Gray

Litter Size
1-3 puppies

Temperament
Active
Adventurous
Curious
Fun-loving
Playful
Stubborn

Height
9-12 inches (23-30 cm)

Weight
7-9 pounds (3-4 kg)

Puppy Price
Average $800 - $1200 USD

Affenpinscher Dog

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Affenpinscher DogOctober 1, 2017