affen on the moveThe 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


President Sheila Wymore
P.O.Box 333 
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
Treasurer Lisa Carpenter
1673 E Constitution Drive
Chandler, AZ 85225

Board Members

  Daniel DeBruin
  Azalea Alvarez
  Jude Daley
  Carol Duran

Committee Chairs

Sunshine Judie Rivard
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
Historian Kelly Broderick
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
Winnipeg, MB
R2K 0M3
Past President, Ex Officio
Jo Acton

Judges' Mentors

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

Nancy Baybutt

Jude Daley, AKC Breeder of Merit

Linda Ferris, AKC Breeder of Merit

Barry Leece, AKC Breeder of Merit

Sandra Lex

Pam Peat, AKC Breeder of Merit

Cameron Riegel, AKC Breeder of Merit

Dani Rosenbury, AKC Breeder of Merit

Jackie Stacy, AKC Breeder of Merit

Beth Sweigart

Kathie Timko, AKC Breeder of Merit

Letisha Wubbel

Helpful Publications

  • 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