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 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.