Canines in the Affenpinscher dog breed were originally created to be ratters in homes, stables, and shops.
There are Top 10 interesting facts about Affenpinscher.
Affenpinschers were originally bred in Germany in the 1600’s as ratters to work in kitchens, barns, and store houses to control rodent populations. It was not until the 1700 and 1800’s that miniaturized versions were welcomed into homes as house pets.
Affenpinschers have even been successful in agility and obedience trials, and can easily learn these tasks through positive reinforcement and a steady training schedule.
The Affenpinscher dog breed has a temperament and personality that is friendly, playful and inquisitive. While the Affenpinscher is a good watch dog, they tend be poor guard dogs.
Translated directly from German, "Affenpinscher" literally means "monkey biter," or, more commonly translated as "monkey terrier."
Affenpinschers are still considered to be rare in the United States. On average, there are only about 200 puppies available each year within this country. Considering this, Affenpinschers are not quite as well known as other toy breeds in America.
Like many other small breeds, they have no idea how small they actually are. For their own safety, make sure they are always on a leash in public. Otherwise, they may challenge much larger dogs. Also remember: As sturdy as they may seem, Affens are fragile pups: Always handle them carefully and watch where you step and sit—they could be right under you.
A healthy Affenpinscher can live as long as 12 years. Generally healthy, some develop eye and respiratory problems. Their thick coats should be brushed several times per week to prevent matting. Consider a professional groomer when it comes to trimming your Affenpinscher. They shouldn’t be clipped too short.
8) Apartment Friendly
The Affenpinscher is good for apartment life. They are very active indoors and will do okay without a yard. These dogs are sensitive to temperature extremes. Overly warm living conditions are damaging to the coat.
9) Not Great with Kids
In isolation, this dog breed might not be the best option for kids. However, to mitigate the risks, have the puppy grow up with kids and provide it with plenty of pleasant and relaxed experiences with them. This breed is also friendly toward other pets and friendly toward strangers.
The Affenpinscher needs a daily walk. While out on the walk the dog must be made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as in a dog's mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human.