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Affenpinscher.

Price range

$1800 - $1200

Common names

Affen, Affie, African Terrier, Monkey Dog, Monkey Terrier

Size

Small

Dog group

Toy

Coat length

Medium

Energy

High

Kid friendly

Low

Life expectancy

12-14 years

Affenpinscher.

Price range

$1800 - $1200

Common names

Affen, Affie, African Terrier, Monkey Dog, Monkey Terrier

Size

Small

Dog group

Toy

Coat length

Medium

Energy

High

Kid friendly

Low

Life expectancy

Medium

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What does an Affenpinscher look like?

General Appearance of the Affenpinscher

HereRough coated, sturdy in build with a mischievous monkey-like expression. Although small, not delicate in any way.

The Affenpinscher, or “Monkey Terrier”, got his name from his unusual facial appearance. His large, dark eyes, protruding jaw and lower lip, and whiskers sticking out from the face, all enhance the “monkey-like” expression.

The Affen’s apish look has been described many ways. They’ve been called “monkey dogs” and “ape terriers.” More

Affenpinscher Photos

Meet some Affenpinschers who are friends of Petsy

Available in these colours

What colours do Affenpinschers come in?

Affenpinschers come in a variety of colours, including Black, Black & Silver, Black & Tan and Red & Black.

All about the
Affenpinscher.

Described by the French as the “diablotin moustachu,” or moustached little devil, the Affenpinscher is a charming, compact-sized dog, characterised by his unusual facial appearance, with a protruding lower jaw and lip. He has a wiry coat and a square body, weighing around 2.9 to 6 kg and standing at 23 to 30cm tall at the withers. The breed has impressive forepaw dexterity and also has a penchant for grappling and tossing toys.

The Affenpinscher was created to be a ratter, working to remove rodents from kitchens, granaries, and stables. Bred down in size, they moved up in the world, becoming ladies’ companions. Today, they are happy, mischievous companion dogs. Generally a quiet dog, the Affenpinscher may exhibit a terrier spark and fire when excited. Affenpinschers are generally fearless toward any threat.

The Affenpinscher has a mind of his own and is often labelled as stubborn. He needs early and consistent training. Fortunately, he’s eager to learn and to please his people when he’s taught with positive reinforcement techniques such as praise, play, and food rewards. He can compete in obedience and agility, and his entertainment ability makes him a wonderful therapy dog. Read more

All about the Affenpinscher adult stats

Weight

Low 2.9 KG

Low 2.9 KG

Weight

Low 2.9 KG

Low 2.9 KG

Weight

Low 3.9 KG

Low 3.9 KG

Weight

Low 3.9 KG

Low 3.9 KG

Affenpinscher.

Characteristics & Tendencies:

TENDENCY TO DIG
Snoring
Drooling
Exercise needs
Grooming needs
Barking

Care and Maintenance

Feeding

How much do
Affenpinschers eat?
0.25 to 0.5 cups of food a day

Exercise

How much
exercise do they need?
20 to 40 Mins

Temperament

Are they kid friendly? This breed is not naturally inclined to like children

Living

Do they need a lot of space? They are active indoors, and do not need a large yard

Frequently asked questions about the Affenpinscher.

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Affenpincher breeders

Here are some of the breeders who we work with as part of our breeder awareness program.
They are invested in ensuring the longevity of the breed and that new owner become responsible Affenpinchers owners.

Affenpinchers who are friends of Petsy

Affenpinchers who are friends of Petsy

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Optional Extra Benefits

During the application process You will be provided with the option to include Optional Extra Benefits that cover certain conditions and Treatments which are not otherwise covered under the Policy.

 

The Optional Extra Benefits are:

Alternative Therapies, Behavioural Problems, and Dental Illness.

 

Examples of Alternative Therapies: Acupuncture, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy

Examples of Behavioural Problems: Excessive licking, fur pulling, pacing and destructive

chewing.

Examples of Dental Illnesses: Dental diseases, gingivitis, periodontal disease.