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Affenpinscher vs Afghan Hound vs Afghan Shepherd Comparison - Dog breed selector: Affen or Baluchi Hound or Kuchi Dog? Find the right dog for you

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Name Affenpinscher Afghan Hound Afghan Shepherd
OriginsGermany France Afghanistan Afghanistan
Group Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank14793489
Reviews110
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Other Names Affen, Affie, African Terrier, Monkey Dog, Monkey Terrier Baluchi Hound, Tazi, Tazhi Spay, Da Kochyano Spay, Sage Balochi, Ogar Afgan, Eastern Greyhound / Persian Greyhound Kuchi Dog, Sage Kuchi, Sage Jangi, De Kochyano Spai, Jangi Spai
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 1926 as a Hound breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
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 Sighthounds group, in the Long-haired or fringed Sighthounds section. Not recognized by FCI.
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
Unknown
Price $800-$1200 $2000-$2500 $500-$600

Affenpinscher vs Afghan Hound vs Afghan Shepherd General Appearance Comparison

Size Small Large Large
Weight 7-9 pounds (3-4 kg) Male: 50-60 pounds (23-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
50-64 pounds (22-34 kg)
Male: 88-176 lbs (40-80 kg), Female: 84-120 lbs (38-54 kg)
Avg. Weight 8 pounds (3.5 kg) 57 pounds (28 kg) Male: 132 lbs (60 kg), Female: 102 lbs (46 kg)
Height 9-12 inches (23-30 cm) 27-29 inches (69-74 cm) Male: 28-35 inches (71-89 cm), Female: 27-32 inches (69-81 cm)
Avg. Height 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) 28 inches (71.5 cm) Male: 31,5 inches (80 cm), Female: 29,5 inches (75 cm)

Affenpinscher vs Afghan Hound vs Afghan Shepherd Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Wiry Fine Thick
Dense
Colors Belge
Tan
Red
Black
Silver
Tan
Blue
Cream
Red
White
Silver
Black
Any color, dark spots
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Easy to groom: The Afghan Shepherd doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Affenpinschers shed none to minimal.
Afghan Hounds shed moderately.
Afghan Shepherds shed moderately.

Affenpinscher vs Afghan Hound vs Afghan Shepherd Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Active
Curious
Playful
Adventurous
Funny
Loving
Stubborn
Aloof
Dignified
Independent
Clownish
Happy
Aloof
Clownish
Dignified
Happy
Independent
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Affenpinscher's has great intelligence.
Low: The Afghan Hound if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
Low: The Afghan Shepherd if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Affenpinschers are quite easy to train.
Afghan Hounds are quite easy to train.
Afghan Shepherds are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Affenpinscher is a playful breed.
Afghan Hounds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Afghan Shepherd is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Affenpinschers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Afghan Hounds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Afghan Shepherds 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.
Afghan Hounds are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Afghan Shepherds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Affenpinschers need a lot of social interaction.
Afghan Hounds need for social interaction is average.
Afghan Shepherds need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Affenpinscher rarely barks.
Low: The Afghan Hound barks none to minimal.
Average: The Afghan Shepherd barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Affenpinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Afghan Hounds are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Afghan Shepherds are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Territorial
Affenpinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Afghan Hounds can't provide protection for their territory.
Afghan Shepherds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Affenpinscher has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Afghan Hound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Afghan Shepherd has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Affenpinschers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Afghan Hounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Afghan Shepherds 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.
Afghan Hounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Afghan Shepherds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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.
Afghan Hounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Afghan Shepherds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Affenpinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Afghan Hounds are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Afghan Shepherds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Affenpinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Afghan Hounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Afghan Shepherds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Affenpinscher vs Afghan Hound vs Afghan Shepherd Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Affenpinschers are average friendly towards strangers.
Afghan Hounds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Afghan Shepherds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Affenpinschers are not kid-friendly dogs.
Afghan Hounds are kid-friendly dogs.
Afghan Shepherds are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Affenpinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Afghan Hounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Afghan Shepherds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Affenpinschers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Afghan Hounds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Afghan Shepherds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Affenpinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Afghan Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Afghan Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Affenpinschers are not recommended for elderly people.
Afghan Hounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Afghan Shepherds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Affenpinschers are generally with other pets.
Afghan Hounds usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Afghan Shepherds usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Affenpinschers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Afghan Hounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Afghan Shepherds 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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
Afghan Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Afghan Shepherd 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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Affenpinscher vs Afghan Hound vs Afghan Shepherd Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
The Affenpinscher is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Afghan Hound is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Afghan Shepherd 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
Cataracts
Hypothyroidism
Bloat
Cataracts
Corneal Dystrophy
Demodicosis
Glaucoma
Hypothyroidism
Muscular Dystrophy
Pannus
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 12-14 years 12-13 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes No
Energy Level
Affenpinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Afghan Hounds are high energy dogs.
Afghan Shepherds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Affenpinschers have an average exercise need.
Afghan Hounds need quite a lot of exercise.
Afghan Shepherds need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Affenpinschers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Afghan Hounds don't need too much sleep.
Afghan Shepherds 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. 2 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Low.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers cold weather
The Afghan Hound can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Affenpinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Afghan Hound has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Afghan Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Affenpinscher is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Afghan Hound is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Afghan Shepherd drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Affenpinscher vs Afghan Hound vs Afghan Shepherd Reproducibility Comparison

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 6-8 puppies 6-8 puppies

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