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Other Names: Monkey Dog
Type: Companion Dog
Height: 9 - 11 in.
Color: Preferable black, but gray, silver,
red, black and tan, and beige shading are permissible. Sometimes white on their
Temperament: The Affenpinscher is alert,
quite, inquisitive and non-argumentative. Lively and self confident. Can also
be stubborn and mischievous.
Watch-dog: Very High
Care and Exercise: Brushing two to three
times a week. Ear, tooth, and nail care are required weekly. The Affenpinscher
requires very little exercise. Walks or access to a secured yard where they
can play for hours.
Activity: Moderate - Very High
Health Issues: Usually very healthy. Good grooming will prevent skin and coat problems. The Affenpinscher has fine bones and should never jump off of furniture. Special care is needed their teeth. Susceptible to eye ulcers and infection, Legg-Perthese disease, luxating patellas, patent ductus arterious.
Life Span: 14 - 15 years
Country of Origin: Germany
First Registered by the AKC: 1936
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