Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: 9½-11 in (24-28cm)
Weight: 6½-9 lb (3-4kg)
Coat: Rough and thick
Color: Preferably black, but gray shading permissible
|The Affenpinscher is the smallest of the pinschers
and schnauzers. Its name comes from its monkeylike
face (the German affen means "monkeys").
It is also known in its native country as the Dwarf
Pinscher, and in France as the Diabletin Moustache
("the moustached little devil"). It greatly resembles
the Brussels Griffon, but whether it was the Griffon
that contributed to the Affenpinscher or vice versa
This appealing, naturally scruffy-looking toy dog
has a keen intelligence and is exceedingly affectionate.
It makes a good watchdog and, terrier-like, is not
averse to rabbiting. Its thick coat benefits from
being brushed daily.