Affenpinscher means “monkey” in German. It is an endangered animal of Germany. The best feature is the unique face. It is a very old dog breed that is said to have survived since the 17th century. Also known as Monkey Terrier or Black Devil. A lively and curious hunter who moves around and loves mischief. If you treat them with affection, they will return the same amount of affection. It is a very popular breed of dog.
Place of origin
Affenpinscher seeds originate from Germany. According to information, the number of registered dogs is stable and there are many families who adopt them as pet dogs.
It is said to have been created as a breed for rat hunting around the 15th century. It is said that it was born by multiplying several types of terriers. He seems to have been named Affenpinscher because of his monkey-like appearance. It is still a popular dog breed in the world and has been popular for a long time. The FCI (International Federation of Dogs and Dogs) also views it as an endangered species.
It is 25-30 cm long and weighs 4-6 kg and is classified as a small dog. Generally, males are larger than females. The color of Affenpinscher’s hair is black. The muzzle is crushed with a monkey-like look. He is usually quiet and devoted, but he is also impatient and can cause tantrums. It is tightened as a whole. He likes mischief and has a naughty personality. Affenpinscher’s coat is black, blue, gray, grizzle, etc., and has fluffy bristles.
Lifespan is 12-15 years. The time it takes to become an adult dog depends on the size of the body. In general, medium-sized dogs grow slower than small dogs, and large dogs grow slower than medium-sized dogs. It grows into an adult dog in about 8 to 10 months. It is also known as a dog that often barks violently at strangers and other dogs.
It was a dog that was popular all the time in the 19th century, but its popularity, which had been prominent since World War II, gradually declined. It is a dog breed that is rarely seen not only in the United States but also in Germany, the country of origin, and from this, it is sometimes regarded as an endangered species. The FCI (International Federation of Dogs and Dogs) also views it as an endangered species.
Affenpinscher is difficult to obtain in Japan, and the main method of acquisition is to import it. The staple food should be a nutritional diet that is designed to balance nutrition with food and water alone. Requires trimming by a professional trimmer. Get trimmed once a month. A dog breed that loves to play actively, so regular walks are a must. For illnesses and injuries, be aware of patella dislocation, leg purpes disease, fontanelle patency, and heart failure, which is common in small dogs.
What about walks and discipline?
They are playful and move around a lot, so you may feel that they need a lot of exercise, but you can play with them as a family or take them for short walks of about 30 minutes. If you train them from an early age, they will listen to what you say. Depending on the dog’s age and environment, owners are also required to frequently clean the dog’s eyebrows and other hair that has fallen out.
very loyal personality
They have a very loyal personality, so if you take care of yourself, you won’t have any problems. If you want to follow what others say, it is most effective if you raise your dog when it is young. The key is how to start breeding them when they are young.
Will I get sick?
Affenpinscher suffered from a number of illnesses, including Legg-Perthes’ disease, heart failure, and a dislocated patella. Since they are strong and healthy dogs, there are almost no hereditary diseases, but it is important to make sure that your dog has a veterinarian at a hospital.
For pet shops
In the case of pet shops, there are cases where the animals are raised and sold by breeders, but be careful as they may have been raised in poor conditions. As you can see from the picture in the encyclopedia, this pet dog is over 30cm tall and seems fairly sturdy for a pet dog, but even so, they often get sick from stress.