Breed history

The Affenpinscher is an ancient breed. He descends from the dogs represented in the 16th century by the German artist Albrecht Dürer in his wood engravings. The first records of Affenpinschers date from the year 1879. From the beginning of the 20th century, these dogs developed based on wire-haired Pinschers met with great success. The black coat was favored over other colors throughout the selections, including yellowish, reddish, grayish-white, and dark gray. The Affenpinscher breed was definitively recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) on July 15, 1955.

Physical peculiarities

His hair: hard, dense, forming a characteristic adornment on the head (bushy eyebrows, eyes framed in a crown, full beard, forelock, and sideburns). The outer coat is associated with an undercoat.

It’s color: completely black.

Its head is: round, with an ape-like expression. The skull is rounded, the forehead well-drawn, the stop accentuated, the nose round and black, the nostrils well open, the muzzle and the muzzle straight, the lips well applied and black.

Its ears: V-shaped, small, straight, well erect, set high and pointing forward.

His eyes: rounded, ball-shaped, dark in color.

Its body: robust, compact, fitting into a square. The back is strong, short, and firm, the loin is straightforward and solid, the croup rounds slightly towards the set of the tail, the chest slightly flattened at the sides, and the sell is moderately raised.

It’s tail: carried in saber or sickle.

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