The Affenpinscher dog is a curious, playful, active, and fun-loving breed. They are generally delightful household companion toy breeds and popular for children. Affenpinscher is a tough, active dog and is a smaller version of a working terrier dog breed. The alternative name of the dog is Monkey dog.
History and Origin of Affenpinscher
The Affenpinscher dog was known in Europe as far back as the seventeenth century. It was used to control rodents in stables and businesses but was eventually bred down to serve as a companion and keep all mice out of the home. The Affenpinscher is similar in looks to the Brussels Griffon, which descended from the breed, as did the Miniature Schnauzer.
The Affenpinscher is named for its monkeylike looks; affenpinscher means ‘monkey terrier’. The Affenpinscher is one of the ancient toy dogs. It is somewhat rare in the United States. The origin of the dog breeds in Germany.
Physical Description of Affenpinscher Dog
The Affenpinscher is a small, well-developed, compact, and sturdy dog. The dog is square in proportion and has a distinctive monkeylike expression. Its head is carried confidently, its chin is prominent, and the skull is round and domed. The ears may be natural, erect, semi-erect, drop, or cropped erect. The dog’s tail is naturally long and curves over the back or is docked and carried erect.
The short coat is dense and rough, shaggier, and less harsh on the neck, chest, stomach, and legs. It has long hair on its head, its eyebrows, and head. The coat may be black, silver, gray, black and tan, or red. There is sometimes white on its chest.
Height Weight and Life Span of Dog
The average height of a beautiful Affenpinscher dog is 9 to 11.5 inches, and the weight is about 7 to 10 pounds. The life span is about 12 to 14 years.
Temperament and Behavior of Affenpinscher
This is an alert and curious dog that is loyal and affectionate toward its family. Although it is usually quiet, it may react to provocation and is sometimes dog aggressive. It can be bold and courageous, stubborn and mischievous.
Grooming and Care of Dog
Every Affenpinscher dog needs grooming, and the happiest and healthiest dog is a groomed dog. Regular grooming at a young age builds trust and confidence between dog and owner and establishes a bond that will continue throughout your dog’s life. If you acquire a dog at seven or eight weeks of age, you have a perfect opportunity to be accustomed to being groomed.
Feeding for Health and Happiness of Affenpinscher Dog
Feeding your dog doesn’t have to be a complicated process, but knowing what dogs need to stay healthy helps you make the right decisions about meeting your dog’s nutritional needs and keeping him from suffering nutritional deficiencies or excess.
Working with your vet as an allay, you can determine your dog’s nutritional requirements. A well-balanced, nutritional diet should result in an energetic dog with a shiny coat and supple skin, free of digestive problems. If that sounds like your dog, you know you are feeding him precisely what he needs.
Possible Health Concerns of Affenpinscher Dog
The dog is usually healthy, and you must be concerned about the following disease conditions:
- Eye problems of dog.
- Hip dysplasia.
- Legg-Perthes disease.
- Luxating patellas.
- Patent ductus arteriosus.