The Affenpinscher is rough haired, small and compact with a monkey-like expression. Fearless, alert, persistent and devoted, sometimes full of quick-tempered passion. He is an agreeable family dog in all aspects.
Links to Breed Descriptions:
See: The German Kennel Club (VDH) for information and video (if available).
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AKC Video link
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The Illustrated Standard of the Affenpinscher (AKC: Affenpinscher Club of America)
(Internal) The Illustrated Standard of the Affenpinscher - Affenpinscher Club of America.pdf
Other Names for Breed:
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club:
Country of origin: Germany
Pinscher Schnauzer Club eV: https://www.psk-schnauzer-pinscher.de/unsere-rassen/affenpinscher/
Health and Well-Being:
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
Judging the Affenpinscher: Showsight: https://www.showsightmagazine.com/article/judging-the-affenpinscher/255
Affenpinscher: Judging the Breed: Canine Chronicle: http://caninechronicle.com/featured/affenpinschers/
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Three of the major international standards are:
The American Kennel Club
The Kennel Club, UK
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
1. Swedish Insurance Data
Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
Click HERE to access the 2011-2016 Agria Breed Profile for the Affenpinscher.
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents:
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Finland: KoiraNet-jalostustietojärjestelmä: https://jalostus.kennelliitto.fi/frmEtusivu.aspx?R=186
4. OFA: CHIC requirements: https://www.ofa.org/recommended-tests?breed=AFP&var=
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
Other Breed-Specific Webpages:
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
Germany: Pinscher Schnauzer Club eV: https://www.psk-schnauzer-pinscher.de/unsere-rassen/affenpinscher/
Finland: Finnish Affenpinscher Club
UK: The Affenpinscher Club
USA: Affenpinscher Club of America