Affenpinscher Breed Temperament History

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Affenpinscher Breed Temperament History

Who wants a toy dog? Everybody adores one, you know the cute way they wag their tail when running to welcome its owner, oh a sight! That is one of the reasons you can’t have enough of this terrier-looking chubby-face puppy. Highly curious, active and adventurous is the Affenpinschers. Discover more about our Affenpinscher puppies for sale below!

Affenpinscher Breed Temperament History
Affenpinscher Breed Temperament History

So, now that you have found the perfect dog choice, wouldn’t you like to know its parents or learn a little about its background? Sure, you will… here we go.

History of Affenpinscher

Certainly, the oldest toy dog, around the 17th century was when the Affenpinscher found its way into the hearts of many in Germany, with “affe” (from ape) as its name. Affenpinschers started as large dogs with an impressive inch if 12-13 and mostly found having grey, fawn, tan and black coat colors, with white chest and feet. It was initially made to combat rodents from the corners of the house and the stables.

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Affenpinscher Breed Temperament History

Even when they take a lot of semblance from the terriers as they are from the pincher-schnauzer stock too, the Affenpinschers are a bundle of activity, they get along very well with other dogs and animals. But are notably stubborn and outstanding inquisitive, you will always find its nose constantly in search for clues.

But they are life-pack, very energetic and full of fun, extremely affectionate to its family and very possessive of them too. However, you will need to be consistent in training it as dogs of its kind can be a bit hard to housebreak.

They are also territorial dogs, loves to hoard their toys and properties and would be a bad idea for homes with little children, as they wouldn’t understand why the kids fancy their toys and may react unpleasantly.


Affenpinschers are very active dogs and adventure lovers and can be easily bored if not given its kind of space, what this means is If you are interested in getting the Affenpinschers, be sure to have a large courtyard to accommodate its playful and exploring nature.

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Affenpinscher Breed Temperament History

Affenpinschers can cope well for long periods, so it’s a good dog choice for couples, older children or working people. They can also cope well in apartments and outside, but they love the outside most for their adventurous activities.


Being an active dog routine exercises are very important to keep it sound and fit. If you love to go a morning stroll around the park, make it often with your dog. As all they need is a daily walk as often as possible but you will need to keep a keen eye on it when you are out as its curious instinct will always get the best of it when possible.


Affenpinschers are outstanding for their wiry coat and requires much grooming maybe every two weeks for It to have its chubby look always. To get the best out of the grooming, take care to start with the brushing of the hair and go ahead with the combing. The combing is better with a metal comb for a neat appearance.

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  Affenpinscher Breed Temperament     History

You will have to carefully brush the fur on its head over the face ensuring a parting is made in between the face to expose the eyes and the nose. Sometimes the hairy face may still get in the way of its sight when this happens you can also trim the hair around the nose to create enough room for the eyes.

Still, on having the best maintenance of its coat, every month trimming of its coat is necessary since it does not grow its coat too quickly. Additionally, your puppy’s nails should be trimmed as often as possible and teeth brushed more often to keep good dental health.

Our Affenpinscher puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders to account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country.

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Affenpinscher puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our Affenpinscher puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counsellors can answer any questions you have about our Affenpinscher puppies.

Cute Affenpinscher price

But how much do they cost? The average Affenpinscher price is between $800 and $2,000. This isn’t a bad purebred Affenpinscher price, but it’s still too high if you find out after buying that the breed just isn’t right for you.

Affenpinscher rescue

Affenpinscher Rescue of America is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping Affenpinschers in need. All across the country, there are Affenpinschers in shelters, or whose owners cannot keep them, or who must be re-homed.

New forever families with loving people who are interested in adopting these special dogs. If you think you may be one of those people, learn more about the traits of the breed at Affenpinschers are very social, very intelligent dogs who require lots of care and attention, but the more you give to them, the more they will give you right back! The volunteers at Affenpinscher Rescue of America are here to make the right matches and make sure that the Affens and their new families are the best fits for each other. Applications are not processed on a first-come, first-served basis, as our primary goal is a good adoption placement.

All potential adopters must fill out an application for the dog they are interested in adopting. The application must be completed by the person who will be adopting the dog and legally responsible for it.

Our adoption fee is $350.00.  This adoption fee helps to offset the costs of basic preventative care including spay or neuter, vaccines (including Rabies and virals), heartworm tests and preventative in addition to extra medical care the dog may need. Often our adoption fees do not even cover costs for basic medical care.

 Children And Other Pets

Since the Affenhuahua is a small mixed breed, they can be easily injured by overly excited children. Affenhuahuas prefer to be mostly around adults or older kids who know how to play gently. That said, for children who learn early how to properly approach and play with a small dog, the Affenhuahua can make a great, active companion.

When it comes to other pets, Affenhuahuas can be friendly with other animals if they are introduced slowly and calmly, and early socialization will help this go smoothly. It’s best if they get used to other pets at a young age, but that doesn’t mean an older Affenhuahua can’t learn how to be less territorial! Still, Affenhuahuas aren’t naturally fond of other animals and may prefer to be the sole pet in the home.

But many Affenhuahuas get along just fine with other dogs and cats, so it comes down to training, socialization, and the luck of the draw.

Affenpinscher Rescue Groups

It may be hard to find a breed-specific rescue for Affenhuahuas because they are a mixed breed. However, you may want to try Affenpinscher or Chihuahua breed-specific rescues, as they often care for mixes, as well. Here are some rescues you can try:

Affenpinscher pictures


How much do Affenpinscher puppies cost?

Affenpinscher mix

The Affenhuahua is a mixed breed dog–a cross between the Chihuahua and Affenpinscher dog breeds. … These compact, cute pups make great apartment dogs for active city dwellers, though they can also thrive in small or single-person households. They can also be a bit territorial and yappy

Frequently Asked Questions about the Affenpinscher

Are Affenpinschers friendly with children?

Not quite with small children because they are possessive of their stuff and territory.

Are Affenpinschers a good dog option for first-timers?

No, they are not, because Affenpinschers are very active and stubborn, they can be difficult to house-train.

Can Affenpinschers cope with other pets?

Yes, they tolerate the company of other animals

Are Affenpinschers apartment dogs?

Yes, they can cope very well in apartments and houses too.

Do Affenpinschers need daily exercises?

Yes, they need daily walking to maintain good mental and physical vigour.

Can Affenpinschers be left alone?

Yes, they can cope well alone.

How often do Affenpinschers need grooming?

Weekly trimming is fine or in two weeks and regular brushing of the teeth and nails trimming too, especially if you have them in your apartment.

Can Affenpinschers cope in cold weather?

Yes, they can cope well.

Can Affenpinschers tolerate the hot weather?

No, they are not friendly with hot temperatures.

Do Affenpinschers have straying abilities?

Yes, they are adventurous dogs and can wander off if left unattended.

What is an Affenpinscher?

It is a terrier type dog of small stature with a BIG attitude. They are charming, extremely intelligent, loving and devoted to their people, cute beyond words, stubborn and very “busy” for the most part.

Our rescues do not necessarily adhere to the breed standard. Many are larger than the standard. Rescued Affenpinschers can have social, emotional, behavioral, and/or housetraining issues. Most, if not all, issues can be worked through with time, patience, commitment, and training. We do try to work on these issues in foster care. But one thing they have in common with the breed standard Affenpinscher, they make great companions for the right owner.

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