Compact terrier-type dog. Characteristic bushy eyebrows and monkey face. Most commonly black with grey around the face and chest.
Small bone structures can be delicate, so exercise should be supervised. Regular checks are advised for potential eye problems.
Puppies born with a cleft palate is not uncommon.
Intelligent, lively and confident, but also strong-willed, quick tempered and fearless. They can be very affectionate however may need supervision with young children. Affenpinschers enjoy being with people and are good companions
Affenpinschers can become fussy eaters if given too many treats. They can overeat if allowed.
A good daily walk is recommended. They are very active and require a reasonable amount of exercise.
Light moulting. Should be groomed from a young age to get accustomed.
Originally used to hunt vermin in Germany. They are known to have existed in the 17th century.
Caesarean section is quite common with this breed.
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