Affenpinscher

full body photo of Affenpinscher dog

Affenpinscher

Vital Statistics:

  • Life span:
    12-16 years
  • Adult weight:
    7-10 pounds
  • Adult height:
    9.5-11.5 inches

A spunky pal, these dogs are best for active, alpha owners

What’s good and bad about the Affenpinscher?

Pros:

  • Fearless watchdog
  • Hardier and more energetic than most dogs his size
  • Minimal shedding
  • His nickname – ‘monkey dog’ – aptly describes his playful personality
  • Rare enough breed that he hasn’t been overbred, but may be difficult (and expensive) to find

Cons:

  • Can be difficult to housebreak, intact males like to mark their territory
  • Regular grooming, including stripping his coat of dead hairs, is necessary
  • Smart but may be headstrong, best for alpha dog owners

 Two minute video that shows Affenpinschers at various ages.