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Affenpinscher Breeders Juneau AK

The Affenpinscher is an active, small breed that is fearless. This native of Germany has a harsh coat that requires moderate grooming. The dog is ok for apartments, sensitive to extreme climates, and enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and camping. Please read on to find out more about temperament, home breeding, brief history and fun facts about this amiable pet.

Affenpinscher

The Affenpinscher is an active, small breed that is fearless.
This native of Germany has a harsh coat that requires moderate grooming.

Physical Characteristics

  • Small to medium build
  • Terrier-like
  • Monkey-like expression
  • Black nose and lips
  • Rough, dense coat
  • Coat: Usually black, but also may be silver, gray, tan or red
  • Height: 9-11.5 inches
  • Weight: 7-9 pounds
  • Average lifespan: 14-15 years

Temperament

  • Loyal, affectionate, quiet, fearless, friendly
  • Interaction with people: Not recommended for young children; may become overly excited if threatened
  • Training: Can be difficult to train
  • Protection: Tends to guard food and toys

At Home

  • OK for apartments
  • Sensitive to extreme climates
  • Enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and camping

Grooming

  • Sheds little to no hair
  • Coat shouldn't be cut short
  • Needs weekly brushing
  • Plucking may be necessary
  • Trim hair from corners of eyes

Brief History

  • Originated in Germany
  • One of the world's oldest toy dogs
  • Controlled pests on farms and in stores during the 17th century

Fido's Facts

  • German breed name translates into “monkey-terrier” in English – “affen” means monkey; “pinscher” means terrier
  • The French call this breed the diablotin moustachu, or “moustached little devil”
  • Today’s breed is a smaller version of its ancestors

Medical Conditions

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Patellar luxation
  • Ophthalmic disorders (incl...

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