The Affenpinscher Club of America is the national, or "parent" club devoted to promoting and protecting this breed. As stated in our Constitution, we are guided by the following principles:
- To encourage and promote quality in the breeding of the purebred affenpinscher and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection.
- To encourage the organization of independent local affenpinscher specialty clubs in those localities where there are sufficient fanciers of the breed to meet the requirements of the American Kennel Club.
- To urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by The American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which affenpinschers shall be judged.
- To do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials.
Additionally, the club holds one annual National Specialty Show. Go to our National Specialty page for information about upcoming Nationals.
For a copy of the introductory flyer which we hand out at our National Specialty shows, you may download the Booth Flyer free of charge!