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Affenpinscher

Appearance

AKC Height:

Ideally, 9 1/2" to 11 1/2"

Colors:

Black, gray, silver, red, black and tan, or beige

Basic Requirements

Affenpinschers are a good breed for an apartment. They are energetic and enjoy playing with their owners. Affenpinschers require weekly brushing and monthly bathing. They shed moderately. Show dogs require more intense grooming and stripping of the coat.

Temperament

Affenpinschers are lively, playful, and independent. They can be stubborn at times. Affenpinschers get along best with children when they are raised with them. The breed is better for older children. Intelligent and brave, Affenpinschers will sometimes defend their territory as if they were much larger dogs. They make good watch dogs.

Affenpinscher Housebreaking

Housebreaking requires consistency on your part. Dogs are creatures of habit, and knowing the tips and tricks of training will make the process so much easier and less stressful.

Affenpinscher PUPPY HOUSEBREAKING tips: https://www.dog-breeds.net/puppy-housebreaking/

Affenpinscher ADULT MARKING AND RETRAINING tips: https://www.dog-breeds.net/dog-housebreaking-marking-page/

Health

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Watch for eye infections. The average lifespan is 12 years.

Where to find puppies and adults

If you are looking for a puppy or adult dog, please read our important information on choosing a puppy from a breeder and adopting a dog from a rescue. There are good dog breeders and good dog rescues and there are bad dog breeders and bad dog rescues. Our information will help you to make an informed decision and will give you tips on what to look for and what to avoid.

Pet shops are not the best place to look for a puppy. Dogs from pet shops often come from puppy mills, and puppy mill dogs are often kept in unhealthy conditions. The best way to end puppy mills is to rescue or buy from reputable sources.