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Various facts about the Affenpinscher

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In this article we give you some facts about the Affenpinscher, also known as the Monkey Terrier, which is a terrier-like toy Pinscher breed of dog.

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List of facts

Affenpinscher is a type of terrier and member of the pinscher-schnauzer subgroup.
The breed is known to have existed since the 1600s.
Affenpinscher arrived in North America after WWII.
The breed became popular as a companion dog.
Affenpinscher can reach 9 to 11 inches in height.
Affenpinscher can reach 7 to 9 pounds of weight.
Affenpinscher is covered with long, wiry, coarse fur.
Its fur can be black, gray, silver, tan or red in color.
the French and British Kennel Clubs say they must only be black.
Affenpinscher was initially created to eliminate rats and mice.
Affenpinscher means “monkey-like dog” in German language.
Affenpinscher can walk on its hind legs and perform tricks.
Affenpinscher requires grooming at least once per week.
Affenpinscher gives birth to 3 puppies per year.
The puppies are blind and helpless at birth.
Affenpinscher has an average lifespan of 12 years.
They are enthusiastic barkers and can make excellent guard dogs.
Affenpinschers may not be ideal for families with small children due to guarding tendencies.
The French refer to Affenpinschers as “diablotin moustachu” which means “mustached little devil”.
These dogs can be difficult to train, because they do not like to listen to instructions and often become bored.


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