Originating in Germany, the name Affenpinscher means 'monkey-like terrier'. The breed was developed to rid kitchens, granaries and stables of rodents.
The Affenpinscher is a dog with stamina, agility and great courage. He has a big dog in a small body mentality. He is unusually intelligent and quick to learn.
This little terrier is a likeable and lively companion.
He is sturdy and compact, standing 11 inches at the shoulder and weighing under 9 pounds.

Affenpinscher Breeders:

We currently do not have Affenpinscher breeders listed with CADF.

For more information on the Affenpinscher breed, please refer to:

Affenpinscher Club of America


When you purchase an Affenpinscher puppy from a CADF breeder, you are purchasing from a dedicated, conscientious breeder whose priority is to produce healthy specimens of their own breed.


All CADF member breeders have agreed to abide by our Code of Ethics.  Our Affenpinscher breeders screen their breeding stock for known hereditary problems, specific to the Affenpinscher breed. This allows you to purchase your puppy with confidence, knowing that your breeder has taken all of the necessary steps to provide you with the healthiest puppy possible.