Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Small
  • Trainability Willful
  • Overview

  • Loyal, curious and endlessly amusing, the Affenpinscher is a lovable lapdog who is always good for a laugh. These tiny, tenacious little pups don’t seem to realize how small they really are. They are feisty, full of life and have the stamina to keep work and play for hours on end. 

    Affenpinschers are intelligent, wiry-haired dogs bred to be the perfect companion dog. Affenpinschers are considered a rare breed and are unique in many ways. This is a breed that combines clownlike charm with a bold, courageous, and intelligent personality that never ceases to astound.  

    Sturdy, adaptable, and alert, the Affenpinscher is a fearless watchdog who adapts well to most living situations. They are not loud, but they are excitable. They are easy to groom, and easy to train, but require frequent socialization to learn how to behave around strangers and other dogs.  

    Affenpinschers need an owner who is firm, fair, consistent, and active. Take the time to teach your Affenpinscher how to behave, and you will have a brave and loving companion for years to come.

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