- Dec 10, 2019
in the official standard.
Standard (description) of breed affenpinscher of FCI No. 186/02.09.2009
Group 10. Pinschers and schnauzers, molossa, Swiss mountain and skotogonny dogs, other breeds.
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Without working tests.
On a photo: affenpinscher. Photo source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMsldEJNHp4
SHORT HISTORICAL SUMMARY
This ancient breed of a domestic dog originates in the southern regions of Germany. Her ancestors were represented by Albrecht Duerer (1471 - 1528) in his engravings on a tree. The first written mentions of affenpinschers belong to 1879. Special popularity these toy doggies, relatives of wire-haired pinschers, won at the beginning of the twentieth century. The aura from rigid wool around the head emphasized monkey expression of a muzzle. The color varied from uniform yellowish, reddish or gray-white to dark gray, black-gray and purely black.
DESCRIPTION of the AFFENPINSCHER. The MAJOR PROPORTIONS
The ratio of length of the case to height in withers, whenever possible, has to be such that the dog looked the most square.
An affenpinscher – a wire-haired, small and compact doggie, with an apelike muzzle.
BEHAVIOUR/TEMPERAMENT of the AFFENPINSCHER
Fearless, vigilant, persistent and devoted, sometimes very hazardous. Very pleasant domestic doggie in all aspects.
Skull: Rather roundish, than rectangular in general, not too heavy, dome-shaped, with considerably the expressed forehead.
Stop: It is well expressed.
Nose: A nose lobe roundish, filled and black. Nostrils are well open.
Muzzle: Nose back direct (not snub-nosed) and short.
Lips: Skintight to jaws. Black lips.
Jaws/teeth: Set (42 teeth), teeth white. The lower jaw slightly addresses the upper jaw and is slightly bent up. Cutters in healthy gums stand as it is possible more exactly and form slightly roundish row. Canines and cutters as well as language, should not be visible at the closed mouth. The lack of two PM1, PM2 or PM3, or a combination of any two from these teeth — are admissible.
Eyes: Dark, quite roundish and big. Skintight eyelids of black color are framed with rigid wool around.
Ears: Are put highly, keep symmetrically, are directed forward. The V-shaped, inner edges of ears densely adjoin to the head. Standing ears have to be small, equally standing and, whenever possible, to keep as much as possible vertically.
Direct, strong, quite short, with the powerful basis. The skin on a throat well adjoins, without forming folds.
Strong, square and compact.
Withers: Is the highest point of the line of top.
Line of top: Slightly inclined, forming from withers to a back part of the building practically a straight line.
Back: Strong, short and strong.
Waist: Short and strong. Distance from the last edges to hips short thanks to what the dog looks compact.
Croup: Short, slightly roundish, imperceptibly passing into the basis of low put tail.
Breast: Only slightly flattened from sides, moderately wide, reaches elbow joints.
Line of a bottom and stomach: The stomach is picked moderately up. Lines of a bottom and top (from withers to the basis of low put tail) are almost parallel.
In a natural look: acinaciform or crescent.
General view: Front legs strong, direct, parallel and not narrowly put.
Humeral bones: Densely adjoins to the case, strong and brawny.
Elbows: The correct situation, are not developed neither inside, nor outside.
Forearms: Strong. At survey from any party – straight lines.
Shovels: Brawny. Long, inclined (about 45 are located at an angle °) and flat.
Pyasti: Vertical — at survey in front, slightly inclined — at survey sideways. Strong and brawny.
Carpal joints: Strong and strong.
Forepaws: Short and roundish. Fingers well collected and curved (cat's paws), small pillows elastic, claws short, black and strong.
General view: At survey sideways — stand obliquely, with moderate corners of joints. At survey behind — parallel.
Hips: Strong and brawny, wide.
Knees: Are not developed neither inside, nor outside.
Insteps: Steeply put.
Shins: Long and strong.
Skakatelny joints: With moderate corners.
Hinder legs: A little more long than lobbies. Fingers well collected and curved. Claws short and black.
GAITS/MOVEMENTS of the AFFENPINSCHER
Free, smooth, with a moderate push of back extremities. At survey in front and behind — movements rectilinear and parallel.
Skintight on all koprus.
WOOL COVER of the AFFENPINSCHER
Wool on the case has to be rigid and skintight. The head is decorated with an aura from bushy, shchetinisty eyebrows around eyes, an impressive beard, top notes and whiskers. Wool on the head has to be as much as possible rigid, chaotic and sticking out. It promotes formation of characteristic monkey expression.
COLOUR of the AFFENPINSCHER
Purely black with a black underfur.
SIZES AND WEIGHT of the AFFENPINSCHER
Height in withers of an affenpinscher: dogs and boughs: from 25 to 30 cm
Weight of an affenpinscher: dogs and boughs: прибл. from 4 to 6 kg.
Any deviation from above-mentioned provisions should be considered as shortcoming/defect, and gravity with which this shortcoming / defect has to be estimated, has to correspond in proportion to degree of its expressiveness and also its influence on health and wellbeing of a dog.
- Awkwardness, ease, stockiness or vysokonogost of addition.
- Light eyes.
- Low put, very long or asymmetrically put ears.
- Very easy ("flying") ears.
- Too long, convex or soft back.
- Karpoobraznaya back.
- Sloping croup.
- the Tail at the basis is directed to the head.
- Back extremities with excessive corners of joints or the straightened skakatelny joints.
- Long paws.
- Short, soft, wavy, shaggy, silky, white or spotty wool.
- Growth is higher or lower standard on 1 cm
SERIOUS SHORTCOMINGS / DEFECTS
- Nevyrazhennost of sexual dimorphism (for example boughs in kobeliny type).
- Too light frame.
- Griffonopodobnaya which is hitched up or a long muzzle.
- Having a snack with big withdrawal or a kleshcheobrazny bite.
- Prominent eyes.
- the Twisted elbows.
- the Pulled together skakatelny joints.
- Growth is higher or lower standard more than on 1 cm, but less than on 2 cm
The DISQUALIFYING DEFECTS
- Aggression or cowardice.
- Any uglinesses.
- Lack of pedigree type.
- Serious defects in separate statyakh, such, as: general building, wool or color.
- Wrong bite, such, as nozhnitseobrazny, or distortion of jaws.
- Growth is higher or lower standard more than on 2 cm
Note: Dogs have to have two obviously normal testicles which are completely lowered in a scrotum.