Affenpinscher: It is a German dog which was found in the seventeenth century.The name came up from the German Affe (monkey).They are also known as the”Monkey Dogs.” The Affenpinscher was first noticed in 1600 & these were a bit larger (12 to 13 Inches) and came in gray, fawn, black and tan also red colors.
An Affenpinscher is usually small in size and weighs 6.5 to 13.2 pounds generally and it stands 9 to 12 inches tall.
They are very active, adventurous, curious and stubborn.They are fun loving playful as well.The breed is very confident & affectionate towards the family members and also very protective of their owners.They enjoy being with their family.They easily can be bored but training should be varied.Like other dogs.Affenpinscher needs early socialization exposure to many people, sights, sounds and experiences when they are young.Socialization helps them to ensure that the puppy grows to be a well-rounded and friendly dogs.
Affenpinschers are usually healthy.Not all Affenpinscher will get any or all of these diseases, but we need to be aware of them.
- Patellar Luxation: It’s also known as “Slipped Stifles,”
and its a common problem in puppies.It happens when the patella, which has three parts the femur (thigh bone), patella (knee cap) and tibia (calf) is not lined up properly which causes lameness in their leg.
- Legg-Perthes Disease: It’s a disease of small breeds, this condition a deformity of the ball of the hip joint and it usually appears at 5 to 9 months of age and can be confused with hip dysplasia which causes wearing and arthritis.It can be repaired surgically.
- Hip Dysplasia: This is a heritable condition in which the thighbone doesn’t fit snugly into the hip joint. Some Affenpinschers show pain and lameness on one or both rear legs and you may not notice any signs of discomfort in an Affenpinschers with hip dysplasia. As they grow up, arthritis can develop.
A small sample survey of
Affenpinscher shows their average lifespan of 11 years.The most common causes of death were old age (24%). urologic (19%) and combinations (14%).
It is recommended to provide them 1/4 to 1/2 of high-quality dry food a day into two meals.
Robert William was born in Auckland, New Zealand who is a former author of Pets Health Blog.
He has a great experience in blogging for more than three years. Robert is a regular author & member of this Blog who is studying Veterinary Science at Massey University