The Affenpinscher is generally a healthy breed with few problems. They usually live long happy healthy lives. However like all breeds, the Affen may be susceptible to some health conditions.
The results of the 2014 Kennel Club pedigree dogs Health Survey relevant to the Affenpinscher can be viewed here:
The five most commonly reported disease conditions in descending order for this breed (recorded from this survey)
- Patellar luxation/Slipping kneecap
- Umbilical hernia
- Hip Dysplasia
From the dogs surveyed, most Affenpinschers were affected by a disease condition (55.4%). The most commonly reported disease condition in live dogs was patellar luxation/slipping kneecap. The most commonly reported cause of death was old age.
The Affenpinscher Club provides a number of information leaflets on health disorders which have been known to occur in the breed.
Just click on the link for further information
on each disorder.
The Club has been granted permission by John Whitaker BVMS MRCVS to reproduce on the website a number of canine health promotion articles written by him for Monkey Business. We are very grateful to him for sharing his expert knowledge so generously and hope that you enjoy them and find them useful and interesting. As well as adding the archive of previous articles in this series from MB.
Please e-mail or post a copy of your completed Patella Certificate to the Affenpinscher Club Health Coordinator
Miss D.M. Stark BVMS MRCVS
Maypole Thatch, Hoath, Canterbury,
Kent CT3 4LJ
Tel:01227 860220 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org