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!
Officers and Contact Directory
Cornville, AZ 86325
|Vice President||Cameron Reigel
30 Haciendas del Valle
Peralta, NM 87042
|Recording Secretary||Paul Doupe
466 Brookwood Rd.
Wayne, PA 19087
|Corresponding Secretary||Donna Wolfe
327 Whittier Street
Highland Village, TX 75077
1673 E Constitution Drive
Chandler, AZ 85225
83 Central Pike
Foster, RI 02825
|Breeder Referral||Linda Swartz
69 Centre Street
Brookline, MA 02446
|Breed Rescue||Donna Wolfe
|Meet the Breeds Coordinator||Donna Wolfe
|AKC Delegate||Letisha Wubbel
|Judges' Education||Pam Peat
10360 East Raintree Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255-8514
|Membership Chair||Dan Debruin
7315 Griswold Rd.
Bergen, NY 14416
|Newsletter Editor||Sherry Galagan
592 Greene Avenue
|Past President, Ex Officio
All Judges’ Mentors meets the AKC requirements of 12 years experience in Affenpinschers, having bred 5 litters with at least 4 champions. In addition, each of these mentors has been approved by the ACA Board of Directors:
Jo Acton, AKC Breeder of Merit
Jude Daley, AKC Breeder of Merit
Linda Ferris, AKC Breeder of Merit
Barry Leece, AKC Breeder of Merit
Pam Peat, AKC Breeder of Merit
Cameron Riegel, AKC Breeder of Merit
Dani Rosenbury, AKC Breeder of Merit
Jackie Stacy, AKC Breeder of Merit
Kathie Timko, AKC Breeder of Merit
- The Complete Dog Book. American Kennel Club
- The Irrepressible Toy Dog, Darlene Arden
- All About Toy Dogs, V.L. Ricketts
- Grooming and Showing Toy Dogs, P.M. Hogg and R.J. Berndt
- The Bark Stops Here, Terry Ryan
- Quick Clicks, Mandy Book & Cheryl S. Smith
- On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals, Turid Rugaas (also a companion video)
- The Trick is in the Training, Stephanie Taunton & Cheryl S. Smith
- Clicker Traning for Dogs, Karen Pryor
- Don't Shoot The Dog!, Pryor, 1984
- Clicker Traning for Obedience, Morgan Spector
- The Rosetta Bone, Cheryl S. Smith
- Dogs, Raymond & Lorna Coppinger
- Take A Bow Wow (Video), Virginia Broitman
- Pills for Pets, Debra Eldredge, DVM
- The Angell Memorial Animal Hospital Book of Wellness and Preventive Care for Dogs, Darlene Arden
- Video: VVT501 Affenpinscher, American Kennel Club