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Size: Small

Weight: 7 - 10 lbs.

Height: 9.5" - 11.5"

Life Span: 14 - 16 years

Health Problems: Patent ductus arteriosis; Legg-Perthes disease

Origin: Germany

Also Known As: Monkey Dog (Germany), Mustached Little Devil (France)

Group: Toy Breed / Pinscher-Schnauzer subgroup

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Affenpinscher requires a few short walks daily.

Grooming Needs

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


The Affenpinscher is an active, determined and fearless dog.

Compatibility with Kids

Not recommended with small children.


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

Dog Food for Your Affenpinscher

Small Breed Puppy 6 lb. Front Counter

Small Breed Puppy

For the care and nutrition of Small Breed Puppies.

Small Breed Adult 6 lb. Front Counter

Small Breed Adult

Carefully formulated for the care and nutrition of small breed dogs.

Small Breed Senior 6lb. Front Counter

Small Breed Senior

Helps support the lifelong health of small breed senior dogs.

Bil-Jac Picky No More Small Breed Dog Food package front on countertop

Picky No More™ Small Breed

Created to please even the pickiest of small breed dogs. 

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