Origin: Central Europe
Colour: Black, Grey, Red, or Tan
Affenpinschers are busy,affectionate and curious dogs.
Monkeyish in looks and behaviour, Affenpinschers are wilful, stubborn and independent. They are lively and inquisitive, and have strong hunting instincts. They are reserved with strangers and make good little watchdogs.
Originally bred to catch rats and mice, later to be ladies' companions.
The Affenpinscher is alert, reactive and playful.
Medium. Busy in the house and outside.
owners affectionate, independent
children puppies and adults may be injured by boisterous children
other pets may be problematic with small pets
strangers reserved, good watchdog
unfamiliar dogs good if well socialized
Confident owner who will enjoy the independent, wilful nature of this lively little dog and who can provide plenty of exercise and play.
May be difficult to housetrain and display status-related problems with gentle owners. May bark excessively.
This dog's shortened nose can make breathing difficult, and it is likely to snore.
The Affenpinscher's shortened face and bushy eyebrows give them a monkeyish appearance.
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