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Who wants a toy dog? Everybody adores one, you know the cute way they wag their tail when running to welcome its owner, oh a sight! That is one of the reasons you can’t have enough of this terrier-looking chubby-face puppy. Highly curious, active and adventurous is the Affenpinschers. Discover more about our Affenpinscher puppies for sale below!

So, now that you have found the perfect dog choice, wouldn’t you like to know its parents or learn a little about its background? Sure, you will… here we go.

History of Affenpinscher

Certainly, the oldest toy dog, around the 17th century was when the Affenpinscher found its way into the hearts of many in Germany, with “affe” (from ape) as its name. Affenpinschers started as large dogs with an impressive inch if 12-13 and mostly found having grey, fawn, tan and black coat colors, with white chest and feet. It was initially made to combat rodents from the corners of the house and the stables. 

Breed Temperament

Even when they take a lot of semblance from the terriers as they are from the pincher-schnauzer stock too, the Affenpinschers are a bundle of activity, they get along very well with other dogs and animals. But are notably stubborn and outstanding inquisitive, you will always find its nose constantly in search for clues. 

But they are life-pack, very energetic and full of fun, extremely affectionate to its family and very possessive of them too. However, you will need to be consistent in training it as dogs of its kind can be a bit hard to housebreak. 

They are also territorial dogs, loves to hoard its toys and properties and would be a bad idea for homes with little children, as they wouldn’t understand why the kids fancy their toys and may react unpleasantly.


Affenpinschers are very active dogs and adventure lovers and can be easily bored if not given its kind of space, what this means is If you are interested in getting the Affenpinschers, be sure to have a large courtyard to accommodate its playful and exploring nature. 

Affenpinschers can cope well for long periods, so it’s a good dog choice for couples, older children or working people. They can also cope well in apartments and outside, but they love the outside most for their adventurous activities.


Being an active dog routine exercises are very important to keep it sound and fit. If you love to go a morning stroll around the park, make it often with your dog. As all they need is a daily walk as often as possible but you will need to keep a keen eye on it when you are out as its curious instinct will always get the best of it when possible. 


Affenpinschers are outstanding for their wiry coat and requires much grooming maybe every two weeks for It to have its chubby look always. To get the best out of the grooming, take care to start with the brushing of the hair and go ahead with the combing. The combing is better with a metal comb for a neat appearance. 

You will have to carefully brush the fur on its head over the face ensuring a parting is made in between the face to expose the eyes and the nose. Sometimes the hairy face may still get in the way of its sight when this happens you can also trim the hair around the nose to create enough room for the eyes. 

Still, on having the best maintenance of its coat, every month trimming of its coat is necessary since it does not grow its coat too quickly. Additionally, your puppy’s nails should be trimmed as often as possible and teeth brushed more often to keep good dental health.

Our Affenpinscher puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Affenpinscher puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our Affenpinscher puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Affenpinscher puppies. 

Frequently Asked Questions about the Affenpinscher

Are Affenpinschers friendly with children?

 Not quite with small children because they are possessive of their stuff and territory.

Are Affenpinschers a good dog option for first-timers?



 No, they are not, because Affenpinschers are very active and stubborn, they can be difficult to house-train.


Can Affenpinschers cope with other pets?


 Yes, they tolerate the company of other animals 


Are Affenpinschers apartment dogs?


Yes, they can cope very well in apartments and houses too.

Do Affenpinschers need daily exercises?

 Yes, they need daily walking to maintain good mental and physical vigor.


Can Affenpinschers be left alone?


 Yes, they can cope well alone.

How often do Affenpinschers need grooming?



 Weekly trimming is fine or in two weeks and regular brushing of the teeth and nails trimming too, especially if you have them in your apartment.


Can Affenpinschers cope in cold weather?


 Yes, they can cope well.


Can Affenpinschers tolerate the hot weather?


 No, they are not friendly with hot temperatures.


Do Affenpinschers have straying abilities?


 Yes, they are adventurous dogs and can wander off if left unattended.

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