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The Affenpinscher

Posted On March - 2 - 2014

It is no secret that a dog can be our best friend, especially if we know how to train it. Many families like to have around a pet to play with their kids and, since there are so many dog breeds, it becomes very important to know what type of dog to select for you and your family. Luckily, you should know that most dogs can be trained and can turn into companion dogs, so not to worry as no matter the choice you have in breeds, you will surely not go wrong with your dog. However, in this article we are going to talk about the Affenpinscher.

The first thing you need to know about is that this dog is similar to a terrier and it falls in the category of toy breed. This breed is of German origin and its name comes from the German term “Affe” which means “monkey”. This terrier-like dog is known since the 17th century. Today, the most common coat color of this dog is black, unlike back in the 17th century, when it was known to carry other coat colors such as gray, red or gray and tan.

You should also find out that this dog weighs no more than 13 pounds or 6 kg and a mature specimen is 12 inches tall. Unlike terriers, that sometimes seem to have a problem with other pets around the house, the Affenpinscher is quite friendly both to people and other pets.

If you want to purchase a dog that should be a good companion, when you take long walks, then this dog is ideal, as it is very active and playful, but also a calm and quiet pet, when walking it on the city’s streets or in the parks. If you want to find out more about the temperament of the Affenpinscher puppy you want to purchase, the best way is to visit it in his original environment. For instance, you can go to someone you know to have such dogs and who wants to sell puppies, in order to find out more about parents temperament and habits. On the other hand, you can also visit a reputable breeder, which can guide you to having a puppy that can suit your lifestyle and needs. The good thing about reputable breeders is that they provide buyers with written health guarantees of the puppies they sell, so you are guaranteed to have a puppy that has undergone medical examination and it’s safe to take home.

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