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Affenpinscher profile

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Lifespan: 10-12 Years

Avg height: 24-28cm

Avg weight: 3-4kg

Coat type: Rough, and of uneven length.

Coat colours: Commonly all black, though some grey colouration may occur around the face. Silver, red, black and tan colours may also be seen.

Originally bred for: Watch dog and hunting rats.

Breed traits: Bright, determined, stubborn, playful, active.


A little about the Affenpinscher

The Affenpinscher is one of Europe's oldest toy breeds and is affectionately known as "Monkey -Terrier". Playful, bold, and sometimes stubborn, this mischievous terrier is suited to a family with an active lifestyle and a sense of fun.




Generally very healthy, the Affenpinscher's typical health concerns include Patella Luxation, Corneal Ulcers, Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Open Fontanel, Legg-Perthes and Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome.

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.