Breed Profile

Affenpinscher

Affenpinscher
This gorgeous dog is believed to have originated in Germany. Its name, Affenpinscher, translates as "Monkey Terrier" which describes this little dog very well. In the farmlands of Germany they survived by hunting rats and mice and so protected the farmers' supply of winter food. The two World Wars nearly wiped out the breed, but thanks to some dedicated people it is thriving again.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

When considering bringing a dog home, you need to realise that you are taking it on for its lifetime and an Affenpinscher can live up to 14 years of age.

AVERAGE SIZE & WEIGHT

24cm to 28cm
3kg to 4kg

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

The Affenpinscher is a quaint, comical dog that loves company, and loves to show off to their owners. They are eager to please, usually quiet and they will only bark if something unusual is happening within its territory. They are not really happy in a kennel, but will adapt.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

These happy dogs will mix with almost any other pets in the household, especially when they are raised together from and early age.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

The Affenpinscher needs little grooming, just a weekly comb or brush and a bath occasionally. You will need to trim the hair around its feet and keep its toe-nails trimmed, but they do prefer the scruffy look - this helps with the hair around the face hence the popular name "Monkey Dog".

IDEAL OWNERS

Ideal owners are people who have small back yards and are willing to take them for walks. Once you have an Affenpinscher, it will finish up "owning you" and not the other way around.

IN CONCLUSION

For those people who do not have a lot of room, but still want to have a dog of their own that they can love then this smart little animal is well worth considering. If you need more information on the Affenpinscher contact the breed club within your State and they will only be too happy to help you.


Recommended Breeders




Breeder NameKennelState 
Karin Maxwell Baerentatze TAS Contact
Toni Mc Neill Celavie QLD Contact
kylie lawton Roxbud SA Contact
Carole Pitman Breshaad SA Contact
Kerry Rolfe Elcavel NSW Contact
Louise Foldi Wicked whippets ACT Contact
Georgia Lee Aarak WA Contact
Suzanne Woodall Stellarstaff WA Contact
Gabriella Kelley Scarlettoro VIC Contact
Amanda Dattoli Eureka Kennels VIC Contact
Simone Cradock Tayte QLD Contact
Emma Hodgens Uponatime NSW Contact
Mirna Orellana Skyblueamstaff kennels VIC Contact
Donna Reynolds Tatooine WA Contact
Donelle Randall Bluebutter WA Contact
Marcele Cowley Sourmugs QLD Contact
Riannon Campbell Rocophiebell NSW Contact
Christine Murphy ACRSTAFF VIC Contact
Sarah Boulton Grozbolt VIC Contact
Pauline Biffin Hytop QLD Contact
Rhiannon Anderson Glenmurry NSW Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Website: www.dogsact.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Website: www.dogssa.com.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Website: www.dogswest.com
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)

 

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