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Use the %%breedp%% information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of %%breedp%% and more.


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%%breedp%% Facts

  • Name: Affenpinscher
  • Other Names: Affen, Affie, African Terrier, Monkey Dog, Monkey Terrier
  • Origin: Germany
  • Breed Group: Toy (AKC:1936)
  • Breed Type: Toy (AKC:1936)

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    The affenpinscher is square-proportioned, compact and sturdy, with medium bone. It is a smaller version of a working terrier, and as such is not a delicate dog. This is an active, tough dog that is agile enough to catch and dispatch rats and mice. Its gait is light, sound and confident. The affenpinscher has a monkeylike facial expression with long eyebrows and beard, which lends it an air of comic seriousness. This breed's rough coat is about 1 inch long on its body and somewhat longer on its head, neck, chest, stomach and legs. The coat type provided protection from vermin and harsh conditions.

What to do if you lose your %%breedp%%

If your %%breedp%% dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. {List|Register|Report} your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. {List|Register|Report} the {lost|missing} pet on the Local {Facebook Lost Pets Groups|Lost Pets Facebook Groups} Here.

3. {Contact|Phone|Telephone|Visit|Call} the {local|nearby} {vets|vet clinics} to see if {someone|anyone} has {handed|brought} in your {missing|lost} pet.

4. {Contact|Call|Phone|Telephone} the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report. 5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal {Pounds|Shelters}.

What to do if you find a lost %%breedp%%

If you find a %%breedp%% dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. {List|Register|Report} the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. {List|Register|Report} the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups

3. {Call|Phone|Contact} the Local {Council|Authority} to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the {animal|pet} to the local Animal {Pound|Shelter} {assigned|near} to your {area|suburb}

5. Take the {pet|animal} to the local {Vet|Vet Clinic} who {normally|usually|can} scan the animal’s microchip and {locate|call|contact|phone} the registered {owner of the pet|pet owner}.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets



1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must {contact|call} your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.

6. In some cases, a fine may also apply from the local Council, for not containing your pet.