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  • Dog breed group: companion dogs
  • Weight: 7 to 9 pounds
  • Life Span: 12 to 14 years

The Affenpinscher is often considered hypoallergenic, but it doesn’t mean that they don’t shed, because the truth is that all dog breeds shed. They were originally developed as ratters, so they can’t get along well with rodent pets, such as hamsters, rats, ferrets, gerbils and so on.

According to animal experts, Affenpinschers are not usually recommended for families with children, because it is not a breed naturally inclined to like them. However, they can be perfect pets for seniors.

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