Featured Dog Breed- Affenpinscher
The Affenpinscher (translated from German as Monkey-Terrier) is a peppy dog that has the face and impish nature of a monkey. This wire-haired terrier-like breed acts like a bigger dog as he proudly struts around. The coat of an Affenpinscher is usually black, but they also come in gray, silver, red, belge or black and tan.
Affenpinschers have a fun-loving, sometimes mischievous, personality. Their intelligence, appearance and attitude make them a good house pet, but children should always be taught how to properly handle the dog. Their small size makes them ideal for an apartment. They are very active indoors and most of their exercise needs can be met with indoor play, but they enjoy daily walks. Their wiry coat should be brushed and combed twice a week and trimmed twice a year.
Healthy Weight for Affenpinscher:
Adult (7 months- 8 years): Male: 7-9 lbs. Female: 7-9 lbs.
Puppy (1-6 months): Male: 5.25- 6.75 lbs Female: 5.25- 6.75 lbs.
Geriatric (over 8 years): Male: 7.35-9.45 lbs. Female: 7.35- 9.45 lbs.