Thursday, May 29, 2014

Let's Take a Look at the Affenpinscher

Affenpinschers known as the “Little Devil with a Moustache” is one of the most ancient toy breeds
originating from central Europe.  These dogs were kept around farms to chase away the mice or rats.  Originally from Munich, Germany and France this terrier breed was bred down in size to become a companion.  They are officially a part of the AKC toy group and have a strong resemblance to the terrier group.

The affenpinscher breed weighs between six and thirteen pounds.  They can stand anywhere between nine and twelve inches high.  Their fur is a wirey rough texture that can grow long.  Although this breed is known to shed a lot it still needs to be brushed and groomed to keep up hygiene.  The fur can get matted is not properly maintained so daily home grooming is highly recommended especially if the fur is at a longer length. This breed has coats that are mostly all black but there are mixes with red, silver, grey, tan or beige.  All colors and mixes are accepted by the AKC for affenpinscher terrier breed.   This breed is known to live a median of eleven years with great health.

It’s important to get yearly checkups with a veterinarian to ensure the dogs health is on track.  The veterinarian can also give great tips on how to improve health is needed.  Make sure to jot down question before the appointment to ask if there are any concerns.  Affenpinschers are known to be sometimes mischievous, fun loving personality.   This breed is great house pet and has the intelligence to be trained properly according to the family’s needs or schedules.  There small size makes them and ideal for an apartment.  They are very active and love to go for walks.  This breed is usually great with other dogs if more than one is on the agenda.  This breed is very loving and will become a great companion with lots of love.

Marietta Vet Clinic and veterinarian in Marietta, +Julian Peckich DVM are happy to welcome affenpinschers to the pet clinic for dog vaccinations, well care, and sick care.