Affenpinscher vs Russkiy Toy

Compare the Affenpinscher to the Russkiy Toy. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Affenpinschers and Russkiy Toys.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Affenpinscher and Russkiy Toy are excellent choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - The Russkiy Toy is okay with children, but the Affenpinscher does not do well with children.
  • Grooming - The Affenpinscher is easy to groom. The Russkiy Toy has high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - The Russkiy Toy has an above-average tendency to bark, while the Affenpinscher is an average barker.
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Affenpinscher vs Russkiy Toy
Affenpinscher
Black & Tan Long-Haired Russkiy Toy
Breed NameAffenpinscherRusskiy Toy
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicYesNo
Lifespan11-14 yrs.10-12 yrs.
Height9½-11½ in.7½-11 in.
Weight6½-13¼ lb6-6 lb
IntelligenceAverageAverage
History
Origin CountryGermanyRussia
Origin Year1600 AD1958 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessGoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyPoorBelow Average
Pet FriendlyVery GoodGood
Stranger FriendlyGoodBelow Average
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Stubborn
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Jealous
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardNoNo
Medium YardNoNo
Large YardNoNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹30°F to 80°F40°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageOften
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighMedium-High
Exercise RequiredLowLow-Medium
Top Running Speed15 mph14 mph
StrengthLowLow
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowMedium-High
SheddingLowMedium
DanderLowMedium
Drool AmountNoneNone-Low

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameAffenpinscherRusskiy Toy
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackNoYes
IndependentYesNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyYesNo
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientNoNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionAverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageAverage
ChasingBelow AverageAverage
Follow CommandsBelow AverageVery Low
FightingAverageBelow Average
GuardingAverageAverage
HerdingVery LowVery Low
HuntingBelow AverageBelow Average
ProtectionAverageVery Low
Remove VerminAverageAverage
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchHighHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameAffenpinscherRusskiy Toy
Lifespan
Lifespan11-14 yrs.10-12 yrs.
Common Health Issues
CataractsYesNo
Collapsed TracheaYesNo
FracturesYesNo
Heart MurmursYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
Legg-perthes DiseaseYesNo
Luxating PatellaYesNo
Open FontanelYesNo
Patellar LuxationYesYes
Patent Ductus ArteriosisYesNo
Retained Baby TeethNoYes
Slipped StifleYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameAffenpinscherRusskiy Toy
Coat
FurYesNo
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Wire CoatYesNo
Single CoatNoYes
Smooth CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
RoughYesNo
ScruffyYesNo
ShaggyYesNo
WavyNoYes
StraightNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
MediumYesYes
LongNoYes
Coat Color(s)
BelgeYesNo
BlackYesNo
Black & SilverYesNo
Black&tanYesYes
RedYesNo
Blue&tanNoYes
Brown&tanNoYes
Red With Black OverlayNoYes
Red With Brown OverlayNoYes