Affenpinscher's distinct scruffy appearance and intelligent personalities make them lovely pets. These puppies will not outgrow their playful and mischievous nature, but will always be willing to protect their owner and family. This friendly little dog enjoys being with its family, and loves to 'monkey' around. Because Affenpinschers are highly energetic, proper training is recommended. Your puppy will need consistent, firm training. Be sure to put some variety in your Affenpinscher's training so your puppy does not become bored. They are known to learn commands very quickly, though some may be difficult to housebreak. A fearless defender, the Affenpinscher will quickly become a leader unless you set clear rules and boundaries early on. An Affenpinscher should get along with other dogs and pets, especially when they are raised with them. They are not recommended for very young children unless the children know how to be a leader of the dog. Interestingly, although they have a distinct appearance that some associate with terriers, they are not directly part of the terrier group, but are part of the pinscher-schnauzer group.

Affinpinschers are very affectionate and amusing toy dogs.
Your Affenpinscher puppy will need consistent and firm training.
Affenpinschers are busy, bold, inquisitive and stubborn puppies!
During the 17th century, Affenpinschers were used to keep mice out of homes in Europe.
Affenpinschers are recognizable by their scruffy, wiry coat.
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Small / Toy


9.5 to 11 inches (24.1 to 27.9 cm)


6.5 to 9 pounds (3 to 4.1 kgs)

Life Expectancy:

10 to 13 years


Germany. The Affenpinscher is considered one of the oldest toy dogs, believed to have been originally bred to kill rodents since the early1600s, albeit in a much larger size.

Popular Affenpinscher Cross-Breeds:

Affen Spaniel - Affenpinscher X Cocker Spaniel
Affen Terrier - Affenpinscher X Border Terrier
Affen Tzu - Affenpinscher X Shih- Tzu
Affengriffon - Affenpinscher X Brussels Griffon
Affenhuahua - Affenpinscher X Chihuahua
Affenpoo - Affenpinscher X Poodle
Affenwich - Affenpinscher X Norwich Terrier
Afghan Collie - Affenpinscher X Border Collie

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The Affenpinscher is:

  • Affectionate
  • Companionable
  • Energetic
  • Fearless
  • Intelligent

Health Concerns

Breathing difficulties, Hip dysplasia

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My big sister has a little puppy very similar to the first picture, she is soo cute and cuddly! smile

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