With their cute monkey-like expression, Affenpinschers are playful, mischievous little dogs that are very adaptable to changing conditions. This non-shedding, small dog is ideal for apartment and condo living making them nice companions for the elderly. They also do well with families with older, respectful children.
Affenpinscher Breed Facts:
Grooming: The non-shedding, shaggy coat of an Affenpinscher will need weekly brushings and grooming every 3 months.
Social Skills: This little dog gets along with other dogs and household pets.
Personality: Very devoted to its owner, Affenpinschers are very playful and affectionate. They possess a "big dog' in a little body attitude and are a very agile, terrier-like dog; curious, fearless, mischievous and playful. Generally quiet, they are fearless towards any aggressor.
Children: Very good with older, respectful children.
Housing: Very active, but easily adapts to any indoor living conditions. Ideal for apartment and condo living. Make nice companions for the elderly.
Exercise: Low. Neighborhood walks are fine.
Training: Intelligent. Trains easily - begin early training.
Health: Hip displaysia, patellar luxation. More information on Affenpinscher inherited health disorders.
History: Affenpinschers have an origin from Germany and are known as a 'Schnauzer' ratter-type of dog whose purpose was to hunt and kill rats.