Affenpinscher

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Breed Group: Toy
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Overview
The Affenpinscher originated in Germany in the 16th century. They are commonly referred to as the "monkey dog" due to their physical appearance and delightful attitude. Their strong character and sporting instinct made this breed particularly useful in destroying rats and mice. The primary function of the Affenpinscher today is that of an amiable companion.
Character
The Affenpinscher is a balanced and sturdy breed. They are a combination of charm and spunk, with a great deal of courage and boldness. They are capable of amazing dexterity and agility. They possess thinking and reasoning process, and will on occasion display sensitivity and gentleness. The Affenpinscher is often considered the "class clown".
Temperament
Affenpinschers are highly inquisitive and quick-witted. They are mischievous and playful, affectionate and amusing. They get along well with other pets they have been raised with. They are not recommended for young children as this breed has a tendency to guard and protect their food and toys. They will become aggressive and fearless toward anything or anyone they perceive as a threat. They love to entertain and expect to be entertained. The Affenpinscher enjoys being with their family.
Care
The Affenpinscher requires minimal grooming. Their harsh coat must never be clipped short as this will ruin it for many years. Brushing and combing weekly is a must, plucking done when necessary. They will occasionally have stray hairs that grow in the corners of the eyes that cause irritation; they should be removed immediately. The Affenpinscher is prone to slipped stifle, open fontanel, and respiratory problems.
Coat
The Affenpinscher has a coat of dense shaggy hair, which is rough and harsh. It is 1" in length on the shoulders and body. The head, neck, chest, stomach, and legs have a longer and less harsh coat. Once they reach maturity this breed has a mane of hair at the neck area, longer hair on the head, eyebrows, and a beard. Their coat serves as protection in extreme weather conditions. They are low shedding. The coat comes in various colors such as black, gray, silver, and red.
Training
Affenpinschers may be difficult to housetrain. The crate training method is recommended. They display an authoritarian attitude, so they require firmness and consistency. They are quick to learn, but do not respond to repetition. The Affenpinscher does best with a variety of tasks so they do not become bored.
Activity
The Affenpinscher is active and energetic. Their exercise needs can be met with indoor play sessions on a regular basis. They do well as apartment or condominium dwellers provided they are taken for daily leashed walks. They also enjoy a chance to run, so a small fenced yard is ideal. The Affenpinscher tends to climb and bark so supervision is required in the outdoor setting.
Weight
7-9 lbs
Height
9-11.5 inches
Color(s)
black, gray, silver, or black and tan
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Affenpinscher puppies cost?

The cost to buy an Affenpinscher varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Affenpinscher puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Affenpinschers sold is $1,297.50. This is the price you can expect to budget for an Affenpinscher with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,300 upwards to $7,000 or even more for an Affenpinscher with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Affenpinschers sold is $600.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,297.50
Average Price: $600.00
Top Quality: $2,300.00 to $7,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 379 Affenpinscher puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning an Affenpinscher puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an Affenpinschers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Affenpinscher Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 379 Affenpinscher dogs.
  • 1. Helga
  • 2. Jewel
  • 3. Monkey Boy
  • 4. Yoda
  • 5. Audrey
  • 6. Asdf
  • 7. Bandit
  • 8. Bud
  • 9. Bubbles
  • 10. Barrett
  • 11. Cc
  • 12. Dacias Girl
  • 13. Dominique
  • 14. Ginger
  • 15. Grettas Boy
  • 16. Jbf
  • 17. Jesse
  • 18. Mattie
  • 19. Monkeys Boy
  • 20. Monkeys Girl

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D&M Kennel
Member Since: August 2005
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
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All puppies are kept UTD on shots and dewormings. Most of my Affens have several champions in their background. I also have some Ch. mothers and sires. All have lots of TLC from me and my granddaughter.

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Anonymous asked:
Is the Affenpinscher breed good for children with allergies?

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If your children have allergies, the best thing to do is to have your children interact with an Affenpinscher to make sure they do not have a reaction to the dog. People can have two different types of allergies to animals, either they are allergic to the dander, meaning they should be allergic to all mammals, or they are allergic to the protein in the dog's saliva that becomes air-born when they breath. If the latter is the case, having your children interact with an Affenpinscher will give you an idea if they are allergic to the dog breed or not.

Anonymous asked:
What is the best way to treat dry itchy skin on an Affenpinscher puppy?

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Head and Shoulder's shampoo is perfect for dog's dry/itchy skin. Just like with humans, it works almost instantly. You don't need much, just a dab will do. Doing this once to twice a month, depending on the dog will keep your dog's skin flake free and moisturized.

Anonymous asked:
What does the Affenpinscher hunt?

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Anonymous

The Affenpinscher was used traditionally as a vermin hunting dog on farms and even in houses in cities and towns. They hunted mice and rats.

Anonymous

Oh ya they hunt. We got ours and she would hunt all day if she could. She has killed several ground squirrels already. She loves it.

Anonymous asked:
What's the average price on an Affenpinscher puppy from a respected breeder?

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Every Affenpinscher breeder is different. But a qualified and reputable breeder will sell their puppies between $800.00 - $2000.00 per puppy. Please do your research and make sure your breeder is doing all of the health checks that are needed and is breeding their dogs for the right reasons.

Anonymous asked:
How playful are Affenpinscher's?

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Anonymous

Affenpinscher's are very playful. They love children but not very small children.

Anonymous

Affenpinscher's are playful and make you laugh everyday. You just have to be careful they don't hurt themselves as they are fearless.

Anonymous

Affenpinscher's are a playful toy breed. They are high energy so bouncing around isn't going to make them tired.

Anonymous

My Affenpinscher was rescued at 7 years old. Je is now almost 15 and still plays like a puppy. He loves most other dogs and people. He is super gentle and affectionate, but is by far, the bravest dog I have ever known. He loves to run around the house and je does what I call The Happy Dance. These are stubborn but wonderful breeds.

Anonymous

We totally agree with the above..so affectionate and playful and fearless. You have to be a firm disciplinarian however or they will rule the home!

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Updated: 8/22/2017