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Breed: Affenpinscher
Country of Origin: Germany
AKC Group: Toy
Function: Companion
Life Span: 10-12 years
Appearance: small
Color: Black, dark gray, tan and red
Coat Type: shaggy
Grooming: Bush weekly, Never clip coat
Height: 10-15 inches
Weight: 7-8 pounds
Activity Level: Medium-high
Watch Dog: No
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: Medium
Good With Children: Older children only
Good With Pets: Yes
Good With Strangers: Ok
Character: Busy, bold, inquisitive and stubborn, playful and mischievous
Home Environment: Apartment ok
Best Owner: Consistent, firm
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: May be difficult to housebreak
Physical: Fractures, slipped stifle, patent ductus arteriosus, open fontanel & respiratory problems in hot weather.
Recommendations: Make sure there is some variety in the training so the dog does not become bored