With wire hair without specific clipping patterns, the affenpinscher has a thick and very rough coat. Their "beard" and "mustache" are usually long and must be dried well daily to avoid skin problems, bad smell and fungi. Its color is usually black, and there may be specimens with more gray tones. Gold and red pets are also officially recognized, though more uncommon.
They are a bit fragile especially when faced with sudden changes in temperature. Affenpinschers must live indoors and their human parents must always be on the lookout for signs that may show health problems. As it is a very small dog, it is necessary to be careful with the types of play we do with them, as they usually have no limits.