Other names: African terrier, Monkey Dog, Affen, Affie
There are also controversial about the exact data of the origin Affenpinscher breed, but it is one of the most ancient breeds. Also referred to as the dog monkey due facial traits. It is believed that has its origins in Germany since Affenpinscher in German means monkey indistinguishable from and that, at the outset have been dogs large agricultural use at work. Affenpinscher was miniaturized and became pet in the early centuries 18 and 19. Still is a ruthless hunter of mice and a reliable watchdog. Today the Affenpinscher is primarily a companion dog.
2. Food Affenpinscher
As you probably know each breed of dog has its own set of nutritional requirements. This set of requirements have been transmitted from generation to generation in the same way as fur, size and temperament of the dog. I would suggest Affenpinscher owners to feed their pets in accordance with the requirements of the dog. The diet should contain: food nutrients similar to those found in nature, namely a balance of protein, carbohydrates, acids, vitamins and minerals.
With a healthy feeding of the dog, you can save money. Dog’s ill costs led to a Veterinary Clinic are much higher than we arer feeding it suitable. It is known that these dogs have a large appetite and tend to eat in excess. Can fatten them easily if there is osme exaggeration with food.
3. Description Affenpinscher
The Affenpinscher is a small dog with a bristly wiry fur. The facial hair is higher that of the body, which distinguishes it from other dogs. It has a square body with chest deep, his head is round, the lower jaw is wide enough that dog teeth to trample right, prominent eyes are black, his neck is short and arched (curled), limbs are short and knobby. Fur is looped and usually has the color black dark or gray, but there are exceptions, a reddish or brown. The height is between 25 and 38 cm. The weight between 3-5 kg.
4. Behavior Affenpinscher
Affenpinscher has a personality similar to that of a Terrer. They get along well with other dogs in particular when they are raiared small together, are curious and stubborn , but they are playful, vivid, sharp, clever, brave and confident. Fearless defenders tend to be authoritarians when certain rules are not imposed. They are affectionate and funny, they are happy to spend time with family.
Needs movement, make sure that they are in such a way as not to become weary.
Learn commands very quickly. They are recommended for young children, because most of them have a tendency to treat them like chickens. If they are not trained they tend to impose themselves in front of larger dogs, or even climb un in the trees.
5. Training Affenpinscher
It is a curious and stubborn breed that tends to make friens with other dogs especially if they are raared small together. The front’s stature is a clove brave who loves being head (the boss), so you will have to impose yourself in front of him. It requires a firm and consistent training so that the dog would not get tired because it will no longer pay attention to the order in question. As well as the other dogs it is good that his goal begins when it is a puppy. To avoid problems of later behavior is good to know a series of controls that help to communication.
6. Characteristics Affenpinscher
Dogs of this breed shed less, which is an advantage for those who live down the block. It adapts harder to warmer climates over supported the limit he suports, and / or higher humidity due to short snout. Sometimes in the eye area can grow excessive hair causing irritation, it is recommended that it be shortened regularly.
7. Health Affenpinscher
Affenpinscher is a pure resistance and powerful without serious damage, butthere are a few problems with a higher frequency, namely: A disorder that affects the adrenal glands. Cataract which is found in humans, the lens loses its transparency leading to blindness, this usually occurs in both eyes but not with the same intensity. Lack of tears or diminish them, is another commonly encountered disease.
Patella luxation especially to older specimens. They are also willing to corneal ulcers, fractures, brachiocephalic syndrome, and others but with lower frequency.