The Affenpinscher is "Monkey Dog",  is translated from their name in German.
This breed is playful and full of energy- is very terrier-like personality.
 Believed to be one of the oldest among the toy breeds.


OCCUPATION: Ratter, Companion
HEIGHT11-15 inches (24 -38 cm.)
WEIGHT: 6- 9 pounds (3- 3.7 kg.)
COLOR(S): gray, silver,black, or black and tan
LONGEVITY: 14 to 16 years
EXERCISE: Active Dog
GROOMING: Hand stripping / Professioner groomer
TRAINING: Easy but hard to focus

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Affenpinscher is one of the most ancient toy breeds, he is very popular in Germany and now found worldwide. Their names is comes from their "monkeylike" appearance, affen is meaning "monkey", and pinscher is meaning "terrier", and the name Affenpinscher translated from German is "Monkey Terrier".  In Germany, affen were used to hunt rodents.

These breeds of dogs registered by the AKC in 1936.


This Breeds of dogs known by his cute "monkeylike" face. They has a dense and shaggy hair coat. They have a long and less harsh coat at their head, chest, neck, stomach, and legs. Affen have a distinct look. Their coat colors comes with gray, black, red, and silver.


The Affenpinscher is a sturdy and balance little breed. affen is curious, brazen, busy, obstinate,and fearless, this breed is playful and full of energy. They are very spunk and charm little dog with a boldness and courageous. The Affen is a good watchdog but it may loves to bark always.


Housetraining these kind of dog breeds can be challenge. This dog need training constantly, The Affenpinscher Club of America recommeds that these dogs should attend puppy training classes for socialization as they are sometimes complicated to housebreak. Training these breed session need to be assorted and quick, because it may lose the interest hastily.


Grooming the Affenpinscher takes some skill, must be hand-stripped. If you really want to comb your dog, there will have brushes specially design for the wiry hair dog, that you will needed to groom an Affen

They harsh coat should never be clipped short because this ruins the coat for many years. Most pet dogs are groomed with scissors and clippers by proffessional groomer.

You need to trim his nails weekly and remember always brush and check his teeth to make sure is brushed. These dog no need to brush for many times, only when is neccessary.


The Affenpinscher is active and energetic and they do best with active with people.  The Affen has a tendency to protect and guard their toys and also their food, so they are not recommended for the young children. 

They like to entertain their master and their family member, because they enjoy to be part of their family. This breed is also good with other pets, although most of them need to learn not to chase the family cat.

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