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Affenpinscher Info

Affenpinscher Breed Information

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Lifespan: 10-12 years Height: 10-15" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 1-3 pups
Group: Terrier Weight: 7-8 lbs Hair Length: Long Size: Small

Breed Overview

The Affenpinscher is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 7 lbs that can reach 8 lbs. It is officially part of the Terrier group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Affenpinscher breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 12 years, Long hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Affenpinscher should know that the average litter size is between 1 to 3 puppies.

Affenpinscher Breed Characteristics

Group Terrier Drooler no
Size Small Guard Dog no
Origin Germany Easy to Train no
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors yes
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs small
Intelligent yes Grooming Requirements monthly
Barks yes Dangerous no

Affenpinscher Temperament

clever, curious, busy, lively, and mischievous breed requires firm training and is a quick learner though some are difficult to housebreak

Health Problems

fractures, slipped stifle, patent ductus arteriosus, open fontanel and possible respiratory problems

Affenpinscher Coat

Long and shaggy coat, quite harsh. Longer hair over the face

Affenpinscher Dog Colors

black, gray, black and tan, red, silver and belge

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