The Affenpinscher is an often overlooked breed. This is strange because affenpinscher is a breed which will last a long time. Although the Affenpinscher occurs regularly, the breed is not really popular among breeders and they often need to give in to dog breeds such as the Labrador or cocker spaniel jack russel.
The Affenpinscher breed originated in Germany. The Affenpinscher can also be traced far back in history, namely since the 1600s not only the Affenpinscher is a race in itself, but this race gave rise to the creation of two new races, namely the Griffon Bruxellois and mini Schnauzer .
Nevertheless, the Affenpinscher has evolved over the years, what evolved. In the 1600s the Affenpincher was in fact slightly larger than his contemporary variation. This was necessary because the dog had a specific function. The Affenpincher was in fact mainly used for removing all kinds of pests of kitchens, granaries and stables. Contemporary, this function has been lost and this breed has also developed a smaller version Affenpinscher.
The Affenpinscher has very distinct features, making this breed is very easy to spot. The weight of an Affenpinscher is usually between 3 and 6 kilograms with a height of 23 to 30 centimeters. The coat of the Affenpinscher is very recognizable. Usually these dogs must also often go to a dog salon, because the fur can in fact very rapidly go tangles and does not feel comfortable when they are not properly cared for. A non-groomed coat feels fact very hard.
When the coat is properly cared for, and the hairs are cut according to the breed description, one knows immediately why the Affenpinscher sometimes the monkey dog is called. When the Affenpinscher according to the breed standard is cut, then you can certainly go distinguish the appearance of a monkey. Hence the name Affenpinscher because Affe ?? ?? is German for ?? ?? Monkey.
The color of the coat in the Affenpinscher can go vary greatly. According to the FCI and KC of the Affenpinscher's coat should be black, while AKC also coat colors gray, silver, red and Belge permits.
The Affenpinscher has a generally very pleasant character. Thus, the Affenpinscher is very adventurous, active, playful and curious. However, the Affenpinscher may also have some negative traits, such as stubbornness. A Affenpinscher is a very loyal dog. When they are included in a family, they will protect it at all costs. Sometimes, however, it is difficult to train the Affenpinscher properly because usually a consistent tough approach is required. Therefore it is often advisable to go with the Affenpinscher to a dog school, so that the course can go as smooth as possible.
Although the Affenpinscher has no problems with other pets, they are still not recommended for families with small children. This is because the Affenpinscher can be very territorial in connection with food and toys.
Like most pure breeds, also the Affenpinscher certain race-related problems. As the average life of the Affenpinscher is 11 years. This is usually also the case for other pure varieties, but in comparison to other breeds of dogs of the same size, this figure is slightly lower. The most common health problems in the Affenpinscher are fractures, respiratory problems and hip dysplasia.