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Breed Group: Toy
Affenpinscher

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Weight
7-9 lbs
Height
9-11.5 inches
Color(s)
black, gray, silver, or black and tan
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.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Affenpinscher puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Featured Affenpinscher Breeder

D&M Kennel
Member Since: August 2005
Location: Joplin, 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:

12/5/2013 7:55:57 PM

12/5/2013 7:55:57 PM

female affenpinscher I have a 5 yr. affenpinscher,I want to bring another pet to keep her company in the house when I am out. Are they usually acceptable to that.

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Anonymous asked:

3/25/2013 7:22:30 PM

3/25/2013 7:22:30 PM

Is the Affenpinscher breed good for children with allergies Are they allergy friendly

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Anonymous

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.
7/9/2014 11:41:43 AM

Anonymous asked:

2/25/2013 5:41:34 PM

2/25/2013 5:41:34 PM

how to treat dry itchy skin

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Anonymous

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.
7/9/2014 11:43:07 AM

Anonymous asked:

2/25/2013 11:51:08 AM

2/25/2013 11:51:08 AM

What did 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.
7/9/2014 11:45:18 AM

Anonymous asked:

2/6/2013 6:36:41 PM

2/6/2013 6:36:41 PM

How much are Affenpinscher's? the monkey dogs

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Anonymous

A qualified and reputable Affenpinscher breeder can sell their pups anywhere from $800.00 - $2000.00 per puppy. Please do your research regarding your breeder to make sure he/she is doing all health checks and breeding their dogs for the right reasons.
7/9/2014 11:39:26 AM

Anonymous

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.
7/9/2014 11:46:25 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/28/2012 1:32:00 PM

11/28/2012 1:32:00 PM

Does the Affenpincher shed their fur?

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Anonymous

yes
2/20/2013 2:06:59 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/3/2012 11:15:57 PM

2/3/2012 11:15:57 PM

How playful are Affenpinscher's?

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Anonymous

Affenpinscher's are very playful. They love children but not very small children.
4/6/2012 3:39:06 PM

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.
5/5/2012 10:37:15 AM

Anonymous

Affenpinscher's are a playful toy breed. They are high energy so bouncing around isn't going to make them tired.
5/7/2012 7:07:36 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/2/2012 8:22:13 PM

1/2/2012 8:22:13 PM

We adopted a 2yr old Affenpinscher and we have 2 problems 1. he marks in the house even after... We adopted a 2yr old Affenpinscher and we have 2 problems 1. he marks in the house even after long walks (we have used srays to remove the scent). and 2. He barks aggresively at other dogs (it's harmless, but embarassing). Other that that we love him! Any suggestions?

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Anonymous

Neuter him and that will make worlds of difference. Try a belly band. Affenpinscher's are known for being scrappy with other dogs.
5/7/2012 7:09:04 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/27/2011 9:23:59 PM

12/27/2011 9:23:59 PM

My affenpinscher is 10 yrs. (or a little older). He is showing signs of arthritis and... My affenpinscher is 10 yrs. (or a little older). He is showing signs of arthritis and depression. His usual grab anything he can get his teeth on to eat has vanished and I've begun putting a high quality wet food into his senior dry foot to get him to eat. This has only been occurring for the past 2 weeks. What is the lifespan? What special needs will be need as he ages?

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Anonymous

Take your Affenpinscher to the vet more often. Arthritis is common in older dogs.
5/7/2012 7:09:58 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/14/2011 9:30:03 AM

10/14/2011 9:30:03 AM

How do you get your Affenpinscher to stop barking?

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Anonymous

I'm on my fourth Affenpinscher and all dogs bark...I'd suggest firm but gentle discouragement. Good luck!
5/30/2012 11:15:48 AM

Anonymous

My Ruby, a 4 year old Affie, stopped barking completely with the minor threat of a spray of water from a cheap dollar store spray bottle, such as you would use to mist or spray plants or your hair to rewet it for styling. She's seen our cat get sprayed when she does something naughty, such as climing up the Cockatiels cage, so she knows why it is used and that it's for bad behavior. Even as smart as our Ruby is, it only took about 3 weeks for her to stop barking if she heard a fly sneeze...which is what my husband said she was always barking at. :)
6/24/2012 7:41:18 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/20/2011 10:43:51 PM

9/20/2011 10:43:51 PM

How would I know if my yorkie is pregnant?

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Anonymous asked:

8/15/2011 12:22:39 PM

8/15/2011 12:22:39 PM

Do Affenpinscher's like to play?

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Anonymous

They LOVE to!
11/12/2011 7:10:31 AM

Anonymous

Affenpinscher's are very playful and affectionate.
4/27/2012 1:12:20 AM

Anonymous asked:

7/20/2011 4:39:46 PM

7/20/2011 4:39:46 PM

I might be adopting a 2 year old affenpinscher, is this ok that I'm not getting him as a puppy?... I might be adopting a 2 year old affenpinscher, is this ok that I'm not getting him as a puppy? I've heard that they are cute and funny. Is this true? Also, I'm looking for a smaller dog, are they usually under 20 pounds? Will they fit into my lap? Are they lap dogs anyway? Do they love to play and run? Thank you!

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Anonymous

You don't have to get a puppy. Yes, Affenpinscher's are very cute and funny!They are not lap dogs! They LOVE to run and play!
11/12/2011 7:07:21 AM

Anonymous

My affenpinscher sits on my lap and my husbands lap every night. He loves to play but he also loves to cuddle. He sleeps with us too!
1/1/2012 3:58:51 PM

Anonymous

My affenpinscher just turned 2. He is a lap dog. He sleeps in bed with me and my husband and he's very smart and loveable.
4/27/2012 1:13:50 AM

Anonymous

My Affen is a lap dog, even though we have other small dogs, he finds a place in our bed and on our laps, so matter what. He is the smartest dog we have EVER had, and my husband is a Guide Dog user!! He weighs 14 lbs., and is like a teddy bear, and loves to be hugged and kissed, and will return the favor if asked. He loves to be groomed as well. Our baby is a little lover and just turned one year old, although he was a rescue, didn't seem to bother him a bit. He is all family and gets along very well with our two labs and the cats. (He sleeps with BOTH the Labs and Cats. Just a lover, that is all I can say. I am 67 years old and have had dogs all my life. I wish I would have known about this breed much earlier in my life. I would have had them forever.
11/4/2012 3:59:16 PM

Anonymous

We adopted our affenpinscher at the dog pound a couple years ago. The pound nor us realized this dog was a pure breed dog . She was 6 months old at the time we adopted her. This breed is a pure joy to have, very loving and smart. Like the 67 year old lady I wish I knew about this breed sooner in my life too. She loves other dogs and our two cats also..She has a forever home now.
9/14/2014 7:51:59 AM

Anonymous asked:

7/1/2011 6:38:24 AM

7/1/2011 6:38:24 AM

I'm at the end of my tether with my affenspinscher...he will wee on the settee even if the back... I'm at the end of my tether with my affenspinscher...he will wee on the settee even if the back door is open if I leave the room for a few seconds. He clearly knows this is wrong as he never does it if Im in the room. I am going to get him castrated I think, although I was hoping to breed from him once first, he is 2.

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Anonymous

Neutering your the isn't going to help with potty training. Have you made sure to get some spray to remove the urine smell totally. He may be marking the same spot based on smell.
7/18/2011 5:50:39 PM

Anonymous

Try letting another dog pee on that spot then bring your Affenpinscher to it.
5/7/2012 7:11:01 PM

Anonymous

Please don't breed unless you are prepared for a possible c-section and both sire and dam are health tested to the breed standard.....hips/knees/eyes, etc.
5/30/2012 11:04:26 AM

Anonymous

We were frustrated for 2 years until we used the method of taking our affenspinscher out at regular times (first thing in the morning, before lunch, mid- to late afternoon and before bed), encouraging him to go 'pee-pee' and 'poop-poop' and praising him when he did. He's come along wonderfully and only has rare accidents if we forget to put him out in time.
9/6/2012 6:21:33 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/27/2011 7:55:29 AM

2/27/2011 7:55:29 AM

My Affenpinscher, he is 9 weeks, is scared to go in our livingroom is it common for this breed?... My Affenpinscher, he is 9 weeks, is scared to go in our livingroom is it common for this breed? and... Will he grow out of it... We would love to be able to have the kids down and have him settle down with us.

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Anonymous

Affenpinschers are NOT kid dogs!
11/12/2011 7:09:51 AM

Anonymous

My affenpinscher loves all kids and babies. He does'nt like to share his toys, but he's not aggressive, he just takes his toy back.
4/27/2012 1:15:36 AM

Anonymous

Take you time and desensitize him. Meaning take baby steps. Try having his favorite treat and get him to take one step into the room. Then praise him. Then maybe an hour later try it again. If he does well, then try two steps into the room with a treat and praise. Just take it a little at a time until he overcomes his fear.
5/24/2012 8:24:52 AM

Anonymous

Affenpinschers are never recommended for kids!
5/30/2012 11:05:31 AM

Anonymous

I'm surprised that people are saying that Affies are not good with children. My Affie loves children and they can pull her ears, pat too hard, pull her hair, lift up her legs, mess with her tail...?? She LOVES all ages of children except maybe teenagers, they make her nervous, mainly because they are big and kind of gawky, so she's never really sure if one of them is going to step on or over her, or try to play too rough. I think any dogs can be good with children as long as they are given access to them at a young age.
6/24/2012 7:47:41 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/21/2011 2:21:17 AM

1/21/2011 2:21:17 AM

My Affenpinscher puppy refuses to drink water. We've resorted to giving it to her with a... My Affenpinscher puppy refuses to drink water. We've resorted to giving it to her with a dropper. Will she grow out of this and drink from her bowl or will we need to continue feeding it to her?

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Anonymous

Your Affenpinscher may be too anxious or excited to drink. If you have a friend who is relaxed and comfortable with dogs, ask them to help you do the following test. You'll need to leave the dog with your friend for at least two hours. 1. Have the friend put a different bowl on the floor with an exact amount of water (e.g. 2 cups). 2. Bring the dog to the friend's house - just drop the dog off and go. Important: Keep the drop off as short as possible and definitely no goodbye. The friend should also ignore the dog and water. 3. The dog will naturally investigate the friend's home and find the water. It may or may not drink - that's ok. 4. Only after the dog is relaxed should your friend pay any attention to the dog, but always ignore the water. If the dog drinks at the friend's home, the owner needs to follow the above steps - especially being calm and patient.
1/22/2011 6:12:46 PM

Anonymous

I forgot to ask - how old is your puppy?
1/22/2011 6:13:45 PM

Anonymous

Our Affenpinscher just turned 8 wks old. We got her very small as well (4 wks). We'll try that. thank you.
1/25/2011 7:47:38 PM

Anonymous

My Affenpinscher's nose and mouth are about the same length, so when she puts her mouth in bowl to get a drink, her nose goes in water too and she gets choked a lot. But she does drink her water anyway. Maybe your dog has choked a little and is afraid to try again.
2/14/2011 3:03:32 PM

Anonymous

Actually my affenpinscher just turned 2, but he just doesn't drink a lot. He's playful and healthy.
4/27/2012 1:17:00 AM

Anonymous

Affens should NEVER be sold until they are at least 16 weeks....if your pup is choking she probably was not selectively bred as that is a real problem.
5/30/2012 11:08:48 AM

Anonymous asked:

12/25/2010 11:10:11 PM

12/25/2010 11:10:11 PM

Why does my Affenpinscher/Shih Tzu puppy not bark?

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Anonymous

If your Affenpinscher/Shih Tzu mix doesnt bark it means she is scared or not feeling comfortable in your house
1/3/2011 6:32:10 PM

Anonymous

Some dogs just dont bark - I would disagree with the previous answer totally.
7/20/2011 7:13:00 AM

Anonymous

I have a Boston Terrier that is ten years old. She has only barked 3 times in her entire life. She is a very happy and well adjusted dog, she just doesn't bark.
10/19/2011 2:15:52 AM

Anonymous

I had an affenpinscher that did not bark until I had him at a friends house. Her dog barked at him, so he practiced it a few times until he had it down. Very funny!
5/5/2012 10:35:05 AM

Anonymous

I don't think your question can be accurately answered because your pup is not purebred. Affenpinschers can be quite vocal!
5/30/2012 11:14:04 AM

Anonymous

My baby was 4 months old before he tried to bark! Now I wish he had never learned, although he is a GREAT watchdog! We love him to pieces no matter what! He is a great little clown and keeps us laughing and being amazed at his smartness daily. What a blessing this pup has been to us. He also was raised with a small child. He LOVES kids! I think if they have been raised with a child they have no problem.
11/4/2012 4:04:56 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/23/2010 6:19:33 PM

12/23/2010 6:19:33 PM

About how long is an Affenpinscher? Im trying to figure out my grandma's mixed origans.

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Anonymous asked:

12/3/2010 12:22:49 PM

12/3/2010 12:22:49 PM

Are Affenpinscher dogs suitable for children?

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Anonymous

My 4 yr old Affenpinscher and 10 yr old nephew are the best of friends. I would not recommend for a very young child, he did get nippy with my 18 mo neice.
12/20/2010 11:12:57 AM

Anonymous

My Affenpinscher puppy was raised with a 6 year old until he was 4 mos old when we got him. He adores kids, but I believe they have to get used to them when they are young.
11/4/2012 4:06:31 PM

Anonymous

if the dog and the child are raised together there should not be problems but you must remember that it is an animal and kids do not always think before acting and it could cause problems so proceed with caution
12/16/2012 6:16:50 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/6/2010 2:00:29 PM

11/6/2010 2:00:29 PM

What breeds make up the Affenpinscher breed?

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Anonymous

The Affenpinscher is a breed on its own. They used to be ratcatchers.
7/20/2011 7:12:24 AM

Anonymous asked:

10/10/2010 6:18:20 PM

10/10/2010 6:18:20 PM

Are these dogs aggressive? Are they hard to groom?

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Anonymous

Not at all, very happy affectionate dogs. i bath mine weekly and clip him in the summer, quite easily.
7/20/2011 7:12:03 AM

Anonymous

They can be very aggresive to others.They are a breeze to groom.
11/12/2011 7:14:16 AM

Anonymous

Anything but a breeze to groom. They require a lot of coat care if done properly. If you shave or clip them they lose that beautiful, kinky look! They look best if hand stripped or with a stripping tool.
5/30/2012 11:11:07 AM

Anonymous

I use thinning scissors on his body and legs. I prefer this to stripping because he is not shown, but the thinning scissors still keep the coat as it should be (kinda wirey) and they are supposed to look a little shaggy, besides. I trim the hair over the eyes by making a "V" which gives him a very cute look. Actually, a "V" is the closest I can describe it, but probably like an upside down "U" with the sides wider but shorter than above the nose. My boy hasn't had his ears done or tail, and I prefer them that way! I am a groomer and have gone to grooming school, so I DO know what I am talking about. If you clip the coat, it will come in soft and also loose that little shaggy look that Affies are supposed to have. Good Luck!
11/4/2012 4:12:22 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/4/2010 7:49:59 PM

10/4/2010 7:49:59 PM

Are Affenpinscher's good to keep outside?

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Anonymous

My Affenpinscher' loves to be outside with me when the weather is nice, but is not a winter dog and spends as little time in the cold as he can . If you want to leave your dog outside, maybe you should not get one.
11/27/2011 3:03:10 AM

Anonymous

Affenpinschers are definitely not outdoor dogs. No breed should be kept outside....big or small.
5/30/2012 11:12:20 AM

Anonymous

I agree with everyone else. No dog should EVER be left outside. If you have to do that, don't get one.
11/4/2012 4:13:18 PM

Anonymous

Absolutely not! Affenpinscher's are lap dogs they have to be with you all the time. Even large dogs should not be kept outside. All dogs deserve to have loving homes,lets love them like they love us.
9/14/2014 7:59:49 AM

Anonymous asked:

9/24/2010 11:51:05 PM

9/24/2010 11:51:05 PM

Are Affenpinscher dogs suitable for an apartment and are they easily house trainned?

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Anonymous

Affenpinscher dogs are good in an apartment, but they tend to climb a lot (trust me) and have to be walked at least one time a day.
12/15/2010 11:40:26 AM

Anonymous

Affenpinscher's are known to be difficult to housetrain. Mine is 2 1/2 and still wees :( However he is just as happy with a short walk asa long one and very affectionate so he is a lovely dog and companion.
7/20/2011 7:11:14 AM

Anonymous

I have had my Affenpinscher for over 15 yrs and he let me know when he needed to go out from day 1. I must have been lucky or a very good trainer.
11/27/2011 3:00:15 AM

Anonymous

My Affie is great indoors, being paper trained for the unbearable winters we have. He also goes outside in the nicer weather. He loves going for walks, but he wears a harness, which I believe for a small dog, is a must!
11/4/2012 4:14:48 PM

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