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Affenpinscher

Affenpinscher

Affenpinschers are a Toy breed from Germany, that typically weigh between 7 to 9lbs. They are often referred to as Toy Terriers and known for their adventurous, playful, and ‘bold spirit! This makes them an excellent breed for owners who have the time to train and housebreak these playful creatures. Affenpinschers were bred for rodent hunting, but do not require a large amount of exercise. They are characterized by their dense, shaggy coat and underbite, which some may describe as a ‘Ewok’ or ‘Wookie-like’ appearance. Though they may be stubborn and hesitant to strangers at first, they are loyal and faithful companions and family dogs.

Common Health Conditions

  • Luxating patellas (when the knee cap ‘slips’ from the joint). These are thought to be more common in smaller breeds, and a congenital condition.
  • Hip dysplasia, an inherited disease in Affenpinschers that causes the hip joints to form improperly and leads to arthritis.
  • Eye issues. Affenpinschers can inherit or develop a number of different eye conditions, some of which may cause blindness or be very painful if left untreated.
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