Other name: Monkey Dog

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Life expectancy

The Affenpinscher has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 10 and 12 in
Male Between 10 and 12 in

Adult weight

Female Between 9 and 13 lb
Male Between 9 and 13 lb
Coat colour
Type of coat
Long Hard
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Affenpinscher costs between £690 and £1250

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More details about the Affenpinscher

Affenpinscher: Origins and history

The Affenpinscher is an ancient breed which originates from 1600s Central Europe. They were originally much bigger, bred to catch rats and other vermin - before being bred down in size to become ‘ladies companions’. The breed has always been popular in Germany and has slowly gained momentum in the UK and USA. However, the Affenpinscher is still relatively rare in comparison to other breeds.

FCI classification of the Affenpinscher

  • Group 2 - Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs

  • Section 1 : Pinscher and Schnauzer type

Training a Affenpinscher

The Affenpinscher isn’t the easiest dog to train, but at the same time, it’s definitely not the worst! This is a very intelligent and stubborn breed who’ll easily become bored during training sessions. However, they do pick things up quite quickly - so if you’re consistent and make sessions short, fun, reward-based and interesting, training should be straightforward.

Affenpinscher: Purchase price

You can expect to pay around £690 to £1250 for a pedigree Affenpinscher. Always choose a reliable, well-known, reputable breeder.

On average it would cost you £50 to £80 to care for an Affenpinscher. This budget includes food costs, insurance, grooming, etc.

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