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Affenpinscher:Dog Breed Profile

The Affenpinscher was jokingly called "the monkey" and "the bearded imp". He is loyal, active, curious and quick-witted, and is recommended for supervised contact with children and other dogs. It has long hair that falls off seasonally and needs regular grooming. Its height: 22-30cm, weight: 3-4.5kg, life expectancy: 12-15 years.

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  • About Affenpinscher Breed

    Affenpinscher has a body height of 25 to 38cm. Weight: 3-3.6 kg. Head: wide, round; The mouth is strong; Nose short; The frontal segment is particularly prominent; Frontal cranium convex circle. There were ruffles of hair that stood up -- exactly the appearance of a little monkey. Its eyes are dark, round, bulgy, and intelligent. Its ears are erect and pointed. The neck is short and arched. It has a compact body and a wide chest. Its tail is so high that a third of it has been cut off. It has straight limbs and good bone. Its coat consists of long hairs. Its coat is rough and dry. The underlying villi are slightly curved. The color has light gray black, light blue-gray, light red yellow. The dog needs no breeding.


Affenpinscher Breed Daily Care

Affenpinscher's ears are floppy, so they tend to hide a lot of dirt, so we bathe the dog often, brush his hair a little, so he's comfortable to look at as well as look at, and we sunbathe the blanket in the kennel often to kill germs and parasites.


The best food for Affenpinscher is dog food, so he should not be fed lightly. If he is not careful, the dog will fall ill. It is the owner who is in love with him, especially the monkey-faced dog, and he should be fed well. Affenpinscher's best food is dog food. If he cannot be given dog food, he should eat home-made food with care to ensure that it is nutritionally balanced. Animal viscera (note: do not feed pig liver for a long time, it will be toxic), meat, cornmeal, fish (note: the hard spines of fish may get stuck, it is best to pick), carrots, etc., can be dog food, almost no salt boiled after feeding. Also, mix a little warm water with the puppy food.  

Inhaled allergens, as the name suggests, are exposed to allergens through breathing, such as pollen, dust mites, exhaust gas from motor vehicles, the essence in hair essence used to wash cats and dogs, paint smell at home, and kitchen fume. These tiny molecules of the gas are unknowingly inhaled by Affenpinschers and can cause allergies.

Understanding the environment is mainly to let the Affenpinscher know where to do what, to prevent the dog in any place at random rest and toilet. When planning a break, place a mat in a regular place in your home where your dog can sleep. When arranging the toilet area, select the area, lay it on the newspaper, and then guide the dog to the toilet. If you don't want your dog in a room, put a fence around the entrance instead of scolding.

In order for an Affenpinscher to feel safe and comfortable in his new home, a baby dog needs his own space, where he can sleep or take refuge in times of fear. We should choose a quiet corner and a comfy bed for it. Cardboard boxes with thick cushions will work just as well as purchased wicker baskets, but make sure the kennel is the right size for your puppy and easy to clean.

Affenpinscher Breed History

Affenpinscher is native to Germany and dates back to the seventeenth century. The name comes from the German Alfy (monkey). This species predates the ancestor of the griffon (Brussels griffon) and the small Schnauzer. This type of dog has been known since 1600, but these dogs were slightly larger, about 12 to 13 inches, and came in gray, deer, black, tan, and red. White feet and breasts are also common. The species was used as mice, removing rodents from kitchens, granaries, and stables.    

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