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The name “Affenpinscher” can be loosely translated from German to “monkey-like terrier.” Dog Breed Affenpinscher originates from Germany where the dog was bred to clean kitchens, grain warehouses and stables for rats and other unwanted rodents. In France the breed is described as “Diablotin Moustachu” which means “moustached little devil”. Both nicknames describe both breed looks and playful temperament.

Physical appearance and coat
An Affenpinscher weighs approx. 3 to 4 kg and has a shoulder height of approx. 25 to 30 cm. The dog breed is small but with a rugged and compact conformation with roots in terrier group. Affenpinscher thick and shaggy coat combined with its round, dark eyes, black short snout and vivaciousness has helped breed name because Affenpinscher face can look like a monkey. The coat is medium and is usually black.Depending on which country’s breed standard you consult, the coat may also be red, silver, gray and light brown.

Temperament
Affenpinscher has a terrier-like temperament and personality. Dog breed is eager, proud, energetic, curious, brave and stubborn but very playful and loves to “monkey” around. The Affenpinscher does not back away from a confrontation if it is met with aggression from another dog or animal, this is the terrier blood. With his terrier roots becomes an Affenpinscher slightly territorial, if it does not get leadership from its owner from the beginning. It is also important early socialization, especially if you expect the Affenpinscher must live with other dogs or livestock.

Coat maintenance
Affenpinscher coat is the best with regular brushing and if it is trimmed around. once a month. The Affenpinscher is usually approx. 12 years old, which corresponds very well to the average lifespan for a purebred dog. Life length is slightly shorter than most other dogs of that size. What you should be aware if you are considering an Affenpinscher?

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