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Dachshund vs Affenpinscher vs Brussels Griffon – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Dachshund vs Affenpinscher vs Brussels Griffon" Compare Dachshund and Affenpinscher. Which is better: Dachshund or Affenpinscher or Brussels Griffon?
Name Dachshund Affenpinscher Brussels Griffon
OriginsGermany Germany France Belgium
Group Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank1314794
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Other Names Teckel, Tekkel, Tekkel Doxie, Weenie Dog, Sausage Dog, Bassotto, Worshond Affen, Affie, African Terrier, Monkey Dog, Monkey Terrier Griffon Belge, Griffon Bruxellois, Brussels Griffon, Petit Brabancon, Belgian Griffon, Griffon
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1936 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1910 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Dachshunds group, in the section. 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 Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Belgian Dogs 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. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry 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
Price $500-$700 $800-$1200 $600-$1200

General Appearance - Dachshund vs Affenpinscher vs Brussels Griffon

Size Small Small Small
Weight Toy: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 16-32 pounds (7-15 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) 7-9 pounds (3-4 kg) 6-12 pounds (2.5-5.5 kg)
Avg. Weight Toy: 9.5 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 24 pounds (11 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) 8 pounds (3.5 kg) 9 pounds (4 kg)
Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 8-11 inches (20-27 cm), Miniature: 5-7 inches (13-18 cm) 9-12 inches (23-30 cm) 7-8 inches (18-20 cm)
Avg. Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 9.5 inches (23.5 cm), Miniature: 6 inches (15.5 cm) 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) 7.5 inches (19 cm)

Hair & Care - Dachshund vs Affenpinscher vs Brussels Griffon

Coat Fine Wiry Rough Smooth
Colors Blue Red White Tan Brown Silver Black Belge Tan Red Black Silver Belge Black Black & Tan Red
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Dachshund doesn't require a lot of 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.
Shedding Level
Dachshunds shed none to minimal.
Affenpinschers shed none to minimal.
Brussels Griffons shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Dachshund vs Affenpinscher vs Brussels Griffon

Temperament Clever Devoted Playful Courageous Lively Stubborn Active Curious Playful Adventurous Funny Loving Stubborn Alert Inquisitive Sensitive Companionable Selfish Watchful
Intelligent Rank
Average: Dachshund's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Affenpinscher's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Dachshunds are easy to train.
Affenpinschers are quite easy to train.
Brussels Griffons are hard to train.
Playfulness
Dachshunds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Affenpinscher is a playful breed.
Brussels Griffons, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affenpinschers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Dachshunds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Affenpinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Brussels Griffons are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Dachshunds are a social breed.
Affenpinschers need a lot of social interaction.
Brussels Griffons are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Dachshund is a very vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Affenpinscher rarely barks.
Average: The Brussels Griffon barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Dachshunds are average watchdogs.
Affenpinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
Brussels Griffons are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Dachshunds are average defenders.
Affenpinschers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Brussels Griffons are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Affenpinscher has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Brussels Griffon has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Dachshunds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Affenpinschers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Brussels Griffons have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Dachshunds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Affenpinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the Brussels Griffon is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Dachshunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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.
Brussels Griffons don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Dachshunds are apartment-friendly dogs.
Affenpinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Brussels Griffons are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Dachshunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Affenpinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Brussels Griffons adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Dachshunds 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.
Affenpinschers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Brussels Griffons 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.
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.

Good With - Dachshund vs Affenpinscher vs Brussels Griffon

Stranger Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Affenpinschers are average friendly towards strangers.
Brussels Griffons are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Affenpinschers are not kid-friendly dogs.
Brussels Griffons are not kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Dachshunds are average friendly towards cats.
Affenpinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Brussels Griffons are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Affenpinschers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Brussels Griffons are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Dachshund is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Affenpinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Brussels Griffon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Dachshunds are not the best breed for elderly people.
Affenpinschers are not recommended for elderly people.
Brussels Griffons are not recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Dachshunds are generally with other pets.
Affenpinschers are generally with other pets.
Brussels Griffons are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Dachshunds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Affenpinschers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Brussels Griffons 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 Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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 Yes
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
Dachshund breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Affenpinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Brussels Griffon 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 - Dachshund vs Affenpinscher vs Brussels Griffon

Health Issues
Egészségesek Dachshund fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Affenpinscher fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Brussels Griffon fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems Acanthosis Nigricans Baldness Bloat Cancer Canine Diabetes Mellitus Cushing's Syndrome Deafness Demodectic Mange Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Intervertebral Disk Disease Legg-perthes Disease Lymphocytic Thyroiditis Mitral Valve Disease Narcolepsy Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Cataracts Collapsed Trachea Fractures Heart Murmurs Hip Dysplasia Legg-perthes Disease Luxating Patella Open Fontanel Patellar Luxation Patent Ductus Arteriosis Slipped Stifle Allergies Hip Dysplasia Patellar Luxation
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-14 years 13-15 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes Yes
Energy Level
Dachshunds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Affenpinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Brussels Griffons have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Dachshunds have an average exercise need.
Affenpinschers have an average exercise need.
Brussels Griffons exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Dachshunds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Affenpinschers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Brussels Griffons like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Dachshund breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Brussels Griffon can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Affenpinscher has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Brussels Griffon has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Dachshund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Affenpinscher is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Brussels Griffon is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Dachshund vs Affenpinscher vs Brussels Griffon

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 4-8 puppies 1-3 puppies 1-3 puppies

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