Live with an Affenpinscher
  black affenpinscher toy breed dog

Vital Statistics:

  • Life span: 12-16 years
  • Adult weight: 7-10 pounds
  • Adult height: 9 1/2 to 11 1/2 inches

A spunky pal, these dogs are best for active, alpha owners

What's good and bad about the Affenpinscher?


  • Fearless watchdog
  • Hardier and more energetic than most dogs his size
  • Minimal shedding
  • His nickname - 'monkey dog' - aptly describes his playful personality
  • Rare enough breed that he hasn't been overbred, but may be difficult (and expensive) to find


  • Can be difficult to housebreak, intact males like to mark their territory
  • Regular grooming, including stripping his coat of dead hairs, is necessary
  • Smart but may be headstrong, best for alpha dog owners

Two minute video that shows Affenpinschers at various ages.

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If you want to learn all the secrets of having a happy and well-behaved Affenpinscher in your family, then this is Special Report at $9.97 is just for you.

You'll learn how to select and care for an Affenpinscher from puppy to senior.


Get the secrets of painless grooming

Pick up the best techniques for brushing and bathing your Affenpinscher.

Once you understand the basics, read our techniques for "stripping" his coat of dead hair

Discover the best and worst places to get a puppy or dog

There are potential problems of getting a dog from an animal shelter or rescue group.

Understand puppy lemon laws and warranties

Many states have laws that protect buyers from diseased puppies purchased from a pet store or breeder.

We’ll identify those states with laws (as of our publication date) and discuss what you should expect from a breeder’s warranty.

Learn how to select the right puppy or dog

Get the secrets of how to inspect a canine and my one tried and true technique to test temperament.

Understand American Kennel Club (AKC) registration and decipher the breed standard

Find out why registration isn’t a guarantee of a healthy, happy dog.

We provide an illustration identifying dog body parts so the breed standard makes some sense.

Learn the potential health problems of the Affenpinscher

You’ll learn the most frequent genetic problems of the breed.

You’ll get a list of health tests and certificates that a breeder or other seller should provide you.

Get your home ready for a dog

Find out how to puppy proof your home.

No, you don’t need to spend a thousand dollars. For instance, a cardboard box with a waterproof, washable mattress makes a fine bed until your puppy is done teething.

Learn how to housebreak a Affenpinscher

There is a technique that works. We’ll address using the outdoors for a potty as well as using a doggy litter tray (especially nice for an older dog). Find out why it’s a bad idea to paper train your dog.

If you work all day, you’ll see a schedule that works well for you and your dog. You’ll also learn why I don’t recommend using walks for potty time.

Introduce your Affenpinscher to another
dog or cat

Many households have multiple pets. You’ll pick up several tips on the smoothest way to bring a new puppy or dog into your household.

Cats and dogs can live in harmony especially if you start everyone off on the right paw.

Build a sold relationship with your Affenpinscher

There’s one technique that I consider most important for a happy canine/human relationship.

You’ll also learn the four things you must do to remain the leader of your pack and prevent aggression and dominance problems.

Understand the minimum training your dog needs

You’ll learn the 5 commands you should teach your Affenpinscher – for his safety and yours.

We don’t expect you to turn your dog into a circus performer.

We understand you’re busy and offer tips for 10-minute training segments.

Get tips on introducing your Affenpinscher to a baby and children

Find out what children need to know about playing with your dog and others

Make sure your dog is safe to play with children and grandchildren

Learn how to keep your Affenpinscher in good condition

Get tips on minor first aid treatments.

Know the normal range of temperature and heart rate for your dog

Discover the alternative to routine vaccinations.

Learn how to select pet insurance

It’s getting more affordable but most dog owners still aren’t insuring their pets.

Learn why veterinarian fees are rising so fast.

Take your Affenpinscher with you when you travel

Find out what the airlines require.

Don’t leave him behind if leave the USA. It’s easier to take a dog with you than it’s ever been.

Learn how to happily combine an RV and an Affenpinscher

Get tips on making your dog comfortable in an RV

Find out the most common reasons dog owners are asked to leave RV parks

Learn ways to help your aging dog

Your Affenpinscher will slow down and need a little extra tender care as he ages – just as you will.

We’ll provide some tips on how you can make his sunset years enjoyable for you both.

Consider estate planning for your Affenpinscher

Find out how to establish a trust fund to care for your dog after your death (many states now allow them).

Learn what to do if there’s no one who could care for your dog if you’re not around.

And much more ...

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Best wishes for a long and happy life with your Affenpinscher.

Louise Louis

P.S. If you already know everything there is to know about Affenpinschers, than you don't need this Special Report. But for the 99% who love Affenpinschers and want to be the best owners and care givers they can be, you owe it to yourself to buy this Special Report today!

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