All Dog Breeds >>Health of Affenpinscher
A small sample (N=21) of affenpinschers in a UK survey had a median lifespan of 11.4 years,which is a typical lifespan for a purebred dog, but a bit lower than most breeds of their size. The most common causes of death were old age (24%), urologic (19%), and "combinations" (14%).Some are prone to fractures, slipped stifle, pda, open fontanel and respiratory problems in hot weather.
The affenpinscher is prone to hip dysplasia. As with many small breeds of dog they are prone to collapsed trachea. Cataracts are occasionally reported.