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Fun-loving and sometimes mischievous, the Affenpinscher is an ancient toy breed from central Europe. With the face and impish nature of a monkey, this peppy breed is extremely loyal and affectionate toward his family, though fearless toward aggressors. Ideal for apartments, his exercise requirements can be satisfied with indoor play, but he also enjoys daily walks. The Affenpinscher’s wiry, hypoallergenic coat should be brushed twice a week and trimmed twice a year.
Living Considerations
  • Good with older children
  • Suitable for apartment living
  • Hypoallergenic
Did you know?
Affenpinscher means "Monkey Terrier" in German. In Central Europe where he originated, the Affenpinscher was called “little devil with a moustache.”
Also Known As:
African Terrier
  • Size Toy
  • Height 24 to 30 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight 2.5 to 4.5 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Usually black, but also gray, silver, red, beige or black-and-tan
  • Activities Conformation, Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both