• Size

  • Height

    9 1/2 to 11 1/2 inches at the withers
  • Weight

    6 to 10 pounds
  • Coat

  • Color

    Usually black, but also gray, silver, red, beige or black-and-tan
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Conformation, Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor


Fun-loving and sometimes mischievous, the Affenpinscher is an ancient toy breed from central Europe. With the face and impish nature of a monkey, this peppy breed is extremely loyal and affectionate toward his family, though fearless toward aggressors. Ideal for apartments, his exercise requirements can be satisfied with indoor play, but he also enjoys daily walks. The Affenpinscher’s wiry, hypoallergenic coat should be brushed twice a week and trimmed twice a year.

Help Your Affenpinscher Thrive

Our Experts Recommend These Dog Foods for an Affenpinscher.
Dog Food Tips & Tools

Adopt an Affenpinscher

Enter your zip code to find an Affenpinscher available for adoption near you.
See more on Petfinder