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At A Glance


Size: Small

Weight: 7 - 10 lbs.

Height: 9.5" - 11.5"

Life Span: 14 - 16 years

Affenpinscher

Also know as: Monkey Dog (Germany), Mustached Little Devil (France)

Group: Toy

Origin: Germany

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: The breed dates back to the 1600's in Germany where it was created to catch rodents in kitchens, stables and granaries.

Temperament / Behavior
The Affenpinscher is an active, determined and fearless dog.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Patent ductus arteriosis; Legg-Perthes disease

Special Needs
Exercise: The Affenpinscher requires a few short walks daily.

Grooming: Your Affenpinscher will need brushing every week. Trim every few months.

 

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