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All About an Affenpinscher

The Affenpinscher is a small, friendly dog with a terrier-like personality. They typically to get along well with other dogs and pets, particulaly when raised together, so it is recommended that they are socalised with other animals from a young age.

The Affenpinscher is a lively, sharp-witted little dog that is courageous and confident although they can be bold, inquisitive and stubborn and need to be entertained with company and play or they will become mischievous. This friendly little dog enjoys being with its family.


Grooming an Affenpinscher

Hair type: The Affenpinscher is a small dog with a shaggy, wiry-type coat. The hair on the face is longer than the rest of the body giving it a distinct look. The coat is usually black or dark gray, but can also come in lighter gray, silver, red, or black and tan. The undercoat is slightly curly.

 Daily coat care: The Affenpinscher's harsh coat should never be clipped short because this ruins the coat for many years. It should be brushed and combed weekly and it may be necessary to pluck it. Hair sometimes grows in the corners of the eyes, causing irritation and they should be dealt with promptly. This breed sheds little to no hair and are great for allergy sufferers.

 Recommended groom frequency: Affenpinschers are a dog breed that can require a lot of professional grooming as they can have problems with their coat. They should be seen by a professional groomer once every month or so.

A full dog groom at Petmania Grooming Studios will include - Full wash, dry, nail clip, ear clean & pluck, breed standard hair cut and conditioning spray.


Depending on the size and age of your Affenpinscher, you will need to feed between 24g and 88g of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Keep your Affenpinscher trim by measuring his food and feeding him twice a day rather than leaving food out all the time.

Our pet advisors in-store can help you find the most appropriate food for your dog, while you can find out more about the different dog food brands we stock here. 

Activity Level

The Affenpinscher dog requires a good daily walk to ensure that it is mentally and physically exercised. Play will take care of a lot of their exercise needs but as with all breeds; play will not fulfil their natural instinct to go for a walk. Dogs that do not get to go on daily walks are more likely to display behaviour problems. Affenpinschers will also enjoy a good play in a safe open area off lead, such as a large fenced-in yard.

Where to get an Affenpinscher

There are lots of places offering dogs or puppies for sale in Ireland, but we would always ask that you consider adopting a dog first. Our animal rescue partners have 100's of rescue dogs and puppies seeking a forever home and would be delighted to introduce you to them.

However, if a rescue dog is not for you, we do recommend that you choose a registered breeder and seek Irish Kennel Club registration papers which will confirm that the dog has been bred to their strict code of ethics.

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