Affenpinscher vs Toy Fox Terrier

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

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both breeds are good choices for new or inexperienced owners, but the Affenpinscher is better suited for new owners.
  • Children - The Toy Fox Terrier is very child friendly. The Affenpinscher does not do well with children.
  • Grooming - Both breeds have low maintenance coats, but the Toy Fox Terrier is easier to groom.
  • Barking - The Toy Fox Terrier bark/howls frequently. The Affenpinscher has an average level of barking.
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Affenpinscher vs Toy Fox Terrier
Affenpinscher
White Black & Tan Toy Fox Terrier
Breed NameAffenpinscherToy Fox Terrier
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicYesNo
Lifespan11-14 yrs.13-15 yrs.
Height9½-11½ in.8½-11½ in.
Weight6½-13¼ lb3½-7 lb
IntelligenceAverageHigh
History
Origin CountryGermanyUnited States
Origin Year1600 AD1930 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessGoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyPoorVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodGood
Stranger FriendlyGoodGood
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Stubborn
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardNoNo
Medium YardNoNo
Large YardNoNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹30°F to 80°F55°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighHigh
Exercise RequiredLowMedium
Top Running Speed15 mph16 mph
StrengthLowLow
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowLow-Medium
SheddingLowLow
DanderLowLow
Drool AmountNoneNone

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 NameAffenpinscherToy Fox Terrier
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackNoYes
IndependentYesNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyYesNo
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionAverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageBelow Average
ChasingBelow AverageBelow Average
Follow CommandsBelow AverageAverage
FightingAverageBelow Average
GuardingAverageBelow Average
HerdingVery LowBelow Average
HuntingBelow AverageBelow Average
ProtectionAverageBelow Average
Remove VerminAverageBelow Average
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchHighBelow Average
Health Comparison
Breed NameAffenpinscherToy Fox Terrier
Lifespan
Lifespan11-14 yrs.13-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
CataractsYesNo
Collapsed TracheaYesNo
Demodectic MangeNoYes
FracturesYesNo
Heart MurmursYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
Legg-perthes DiseaseYesYes
Luxating PatellaYesNo
Open FontanelYesNo
Patellar LuxationYesNo
Patent Ductus ArteriosisYesNo
Slipped StifleYesNo
Von Willebrand's DiseaseNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameAffenpinscherToy Fox Terrier
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Wire CoatYesNo
Smooth CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
RoughYesNo
ScruffyYesNo
ShaggyYesNo
StraightNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
MediumYesNo
Coat Color(s)
BelgeYesNo
BlackYesNo
Black & SilverYesNo
Black & TanYesNo
RedYesNo
White & BlackNoYes
White & TanNoYes
White, Black, & TanNoYes
White, Chocolate, & TanNoYes