Category: Toy Dogs
Facts about Affenpinscher Dogs, "Scientific name for Affenpinscher Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". Nicknamed as the Monkey Dog, Affenpinscher dog was originally made for homes and staples. They became ladies companions as they bred down in size with time. The Affenpinscher dog are treated as one of the most preferred companion dogs today, especially when the women are concerned. Affenpinscher Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Affenpinscher Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Affenpinscher Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Affenpinscher Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
A Affenpinscher Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Affenpinscher dogs are a bit difficult to train indoors, so most of them are given crate training. The Affenpinscher dog fur is considered to be hypoallergenic, but they shed dander. The Affenpinscher dog doesn't do well with rodent pets, hamsters, ferrets etc. however, the Affenpinscher dog may have a sweet relationship with other pet dogs in the house. They may be compatible with cats, only if they are raised with them. This is certainly not one of those breeds that are recommended for houses with toddlers. The Affenpinscher dog may be loyal to the adults, but not to the small children. The average height of the Affenpinscher dog is 10 to 12½ inches (25.4 to 31.7 cm) and the average weight is 7 to 8 pounds (3 to 3.3 kg).
Only humans and Affenpinscher Dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Affenpinscher Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Affenpinscher Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Affenpinscher Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Affenpinscher Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Affenpinscher Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Affenpinscher Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The Affenpinscher dog possesses a curious mind and hence, always stays on the alert. Its loyalty is proved each time it tries to protect the family and the family pets from the outsiders. The Affenpinscher dog can even fight dogs of ten times of its size. This is where the Affenpinscher dog owner needs to be careful. The breed doesn’t recognize its limitation when it comes to fighting an animal. The Affenpinscher dog takes a longer time to settle down after seeing a threat.
The Affenpinscher dog is outgoing and friendly. It just needs early socialization in its puppy days to learn to socialized.
Affenpinscher Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
The Affenpinscher dog is best for households living in apartments. As it is a moderately active dog, a short walk around the place is enough for its exercise. If you have a fully fenced backyard, it is completely safe to leave the dog alone there for a while. Due to its small size, Affenpinscher dogs can’t jump over a fence of regular size. A half of cup of high quality food, divided into two meals, should be fed to the dog every day.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Affenpinscher Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Affenpinscher Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Affenpinscher puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Affenpinscher Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Affenpinscher Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Affenpinscher Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Affenpinscher Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
If purchasing a Affenpinscher dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The Affenpinscher dog belongs to the Toy Group and in 1936 it was recognized (AKC) American Kennel Club.
The Affenpinscher dog can have some health problems, Heart Murmurs, Canine Hip Dysplasia, Legg-Perthes Disease, Cataracts and Patellar Luxation.
The number one heath problems amongst Affenpinscher Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Affenpinscher Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails