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Affenpinscher vs Airedale Terrier vs Akita – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Affenpinscher vs Airedale Terrier vs Akita" Compare Affenpinscher and Airedale Terrier. Which is better: Affenpinscher or Airedale Terrier or Akita?
Name Affenpinscher Airedale Terrier Akita
OriginsGermany France England Japan
Group Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank1475547
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Other Names Affen, Affie, African Terrier, Monkey Dog, Monkey Terrier Waterside Terrier, Bingley Terrier, Irish Red Terrier Great Japanese Dog, Japanese Akita, American Akita
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1936 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1972 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Asian Spitz and related breeds section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club
Price $800-$1200 $600-$800 $800-$1200

General Appearance - Affenpinscher vs Airedale Terrier vs Akita

Size Small Medium Large
Weight 7-9 pounds (3-4 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 40-45 pounds (18-20 kg) Male: 75-120 pounds (34-54 kg), Female: 75-110 pounds (34-50 kg)
Avg. Weight 8 pounds (3.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg) Male: 97.5 pounds (44 kg), Female: 92.5 pounds (42 kg)
Height 9-12 inches (23-30 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm), Female: 22-23 inches (56-58 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Avg. Height 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Affenpinscher vs Airedale Terrier vs Akita

Coat Wiry Wiry Dense Rough Fluffy Dense Waterproof Straight
Colors Belge Tan Red Black Silver Tan Grizzle Black Red Fawn White Black Brown
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Advanced: The Airedale Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Akita doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Affenpinschers shed none to minimal.
Airedale Terriers are low shedders.
Akitas are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Affenpinscher vs Airedale Terrier vs Akita

Temperament Active Curious Playful Adventurous Funny Loving Stubborn Alert Courageous Intelligent Confident Friendly Outgoing Adaptable Brave Playful Energetic Balanced Obedient Loyal Alert Dignified Friendly Responsive Courageous Docile Intelligent Vigilant Independent Faithful Willing Protective
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Affenpinscher's has great intelligence.
Smart: Airedale Terrier's has great intelligence.
Average: Akita's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Affenpinschers are quite easy to train.
Airedale Terriers are very easy to train.
Akitas are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Affenpinscher is a playful breed.
The Airedale Terrier is a highly playful breed.
Akitas, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Affenpinschers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Airedale Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Akitas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Affenpinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Airedale Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Akitas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Affenpinschers need a lot of social interaction.
Airedale Terriers are a social breed.
Akitas need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Affenpinscher rarely barks.
Average: The Airedale Terrier barks occasionally.
Low: The Akita barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Affenpinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Airedale Terriers are good watchdogs.
Akitas are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Affenpinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Airedale Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Akitas are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Affenpinscher has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Airedale Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Akita has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Affenpinschers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Airedale Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Akitas have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Affenpinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the Airedale Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Akita is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Affenpinschers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Airedale Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Akitas have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Affenpinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Akitas are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Affenpinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Airedale Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Akitas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Affenpinschers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Airedale Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Affenpinscher vs Airedale Terrier vs Akita

Stranger Friendly
Affenpinschers are average friendly towards strangers.
Airedale Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Akitas are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Affenpinschers are not kid-friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Akitas are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Affenpinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Airedale Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Akitas are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Affenpinschers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Airedale Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Akitas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Affenpinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Airedale Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Akita is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Affenpinschers are not recommended for elderly people.
Airedale Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Akitas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Affenpinschers are generally with other pets.
Airedale Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Akitas are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Affenpinschers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Airedale Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Akitas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Affenpinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Airedale Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Akita breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Affenpinscher vs Airedale Terrier vs Akita

Health Issues
The Affenpinscher is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Airedale Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Akita is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cataracts Collapsed Trachea Fractures Heart Murmurs Hip Dysplasia Legg-perthes Disease Luxating Patella Open Fontanel Patellar Luxation Patent Ductus Arteriosis Slipped Stifle Allergies Cancer Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Umbilical Hernias Von Willebrand's Disease Bloat Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Sebaceous Adenitis
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 10-13 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes No
Energy Level
Affenpinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Airedale Terriers are high energy dogs.
Akitas have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Affenpinschers have an average exercise need.
Airedale Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Akitas need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Affenpinschers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Airedale Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Akitas are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers cold weather
The Akita can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Affenpinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Airedale Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Akita has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Affenpinscher is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Airedale Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Akita is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.

Reproducibility - Affenpinscher vs Airedale Terrier vs Akita

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 1-3 puppies 7-9 puppies 3-12 puppies

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