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The Affenpinscher breed originates from Germany. This small dog breed has a square-body, a round head and a deep chest, with a shoulder height of around 25 to 30 cm. The affenpinscher's coat is coarse, with a slightly curly undercoat. The affenpinscher's coat is usually black, but may be brown tan or grey. The Affenpinscher has a terrier like temperament, however, unlike terriers can interact with other dogs in a friendly manner. These dogs are intelligent and friendly in nature, with a natural loyal character. Expect this dog breed to be constantly lively and alert. Consistent training is required, however, this dog is a quick learner, so commands will be understood within a short time.
Grooming an Affenpinscher is a simple task, requiring a minimum amount of interest and time. The dog's hair should never be clipped, as this will certainly ruins its coat. You may however, need to occasionally have its coat plucked by a professional. Allow this dog to have plenty of regular activity. Take it for short walks at least three times a day and provide it with regular playtimes.