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Price range

$1800.00 - $2500.00

Common names

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



Dog group

Toy Group

Coat length



Extra high

Kid friendly

Extra low

Life expectancy

12 to 14 years

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What does an Affenpinscher look like?

General Appearance of the Affenpinscher

Rough 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'. The French say diablotin moustachu ('mustached little devil'), and Star Wars fans argue whether they look more like Wookies or Ewoks.

Available in these colours

What colours do Affenpinscher come in?

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

All about the

Affenpinschers are also called 'monkey terriers'. They are believed to have originated in Germany, where their primary role is to hunt small vermins. This where they probably get their fun and playful personality! Their admirable physical feature also adds to their popularity.

Eyecatching as they are, their rough and wiry coat is adds to their big aura, which creates a monkey-like expression. Their unusual appearance, especially their large, dark eyes and jaws are making them stand out. They have a domed skull, short muzzle, and ears that are cropped to a point or naturally either drop or stand erect or semi-erect.

They are charming little dog and is generally quiet. They can be willful and loud, but mostly Affens are loyal, affectionate, and always entertaining. Their sweet and calm demeanour makes them more amusing,no wonder they are valued greatly as a part of the family.

All about the Affenpinscher adult stats


Low 3.00 KG

High 4.00 KG


Low 23.00 cm

High 30.00 cm


Low 3.00 KG

High 4.00 KG


Low 23.00 cm

High 30.00 cm


Characteristics & Tendencies:

Exercise needs
Grooming needs

Care and Maintenance


How much do
Affenpinscher eat?
2.00 to 4.00 cups of food a day


How much
exercise do they need?
20 to 40 Mins


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


Do they need a lot of space? They don't need a lot of space, but they do need exercise

Frequently asked questions about the Affenpinscher.

Affenpinschers have a rough and wiry coat. They don't shed a lot but will need to have regular grooming to keep them looking fresh, neat, and healthy.

Brush them at least once a week and bathe them only whenever it is really needed to prevent their coat from being damaged.

Keeping them clean and neat won't take much effort. Begin accustoming them to being brushed and examined when they are still puppy. Handle their paws frequently as dogs can become touchy about their feet, and routinely look inside their mouth so they get used to being handled.

Trim their nails once or twice a month if your dog doesn't wear them down naturally to prevent painful tears and other problems. Their ears should be checked weekly for redness or a bad odour, which can indicate an infection. Your careful weekly exam will help you spot potential health problems early.

Affenpinscher needs to have at least 30 minutes of daily exercise and activity.

Being an active breed, they love to be taken into longer walks and more playtime in the park. They have good stamina, agility and are very energetic, keep them moving to keep them active and healthy.

Schedule health checkups with your veterinarian every six months to ensure that they are safe and happy throughout their life.

At these visits, the doctor will do a physical inspection, take your dog's temperature, and track his heartbeat, among other things.

Routine dog care allows you to track your dog's growth and development and address any issues with your veterinarian.

Affenpinschers make excellent housepets! They are fantastic with children. They are tolerant of children who want to play and make a mess in their home, and they get along well with other pets.

Like any other breed, they will require early and proper socialization to ensure they are well acquainted with other members of the household.

Affenpinschers are sturdy, smart, and alert dogs which makes them easy to train.

But be mindful of their training routine because they get easily bored when the lessons are no longer exciting for them. It is best to always reinforce positive and rewards-based training to keep them very motivated.

Affenpinschers get along well with other dogs and cats in the household, but like most toy breeds, they are completely unaware of their size and will try to play and tumble with dogs much larger than themselves.

Engage them with training and proper socialization training early on to help ensure that they will behave well around other friends.

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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


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