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Black is the most common coat colour of the Affenpinscher.
The Affenpinscher is a terrier-like toy breed of dog.
Weighing 7 to 8 pounds and not exceeding 10.25 inches in height at the
withers, the Affenpinscher has bushy eyebrows, shaggy hair, and a monkey-like
appearance. The coat is medium long and is harsh and wiry in texture.
The FCI breed standards specifies that the coat must be black, but the
AKC also allows gray, silver, red, black and tan, and beige; other clubs
have their own lists of acceptable colours, with black always being the
The Affenpinscher has a personality that some associate with terriers.
They're different from terriers, however, in that they often get along
with other dogs and pets. They are active, adventurous, curious, and stubborn,
but they are also fun-loving and playful. The breed is confident, lively,
affectionate towards family members and also very defensive of them. This
friendly little dog enjoys being with its family. It needs consistent,
firm training because some can be quite difficult to housebreak. The training
should be varied because the dog can easily become bored. This breed learns
quickly but its stubbornness might make it difficult to train.
are somewhat territorial when it comes to their toys and food, so they
are not recommended for very small children. This dog is mostly quiet
but can become very excited if attacked or threatened and shows no fear
toward any aggressor. It is best suited for a family who likes a show
and has a sense of humor.
The breed can be expected to live about 14-15 years. It is one of the
healthiest breeds, with no known genetic health problems.
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