A dog breed noted for its monkey-like face originates from Germany in the 17th century. The little dog was popularly known as Monkey Dog. French breed enthusiasts calls the dog Diablotin Moustachu, a name that means mustached little devil. This dog was primarily developed to be a rodent catcher. As such, the dogs are usually seen in barns, stables and kitchen chasing rodents away.
A high level of intelligence, an affectionate nature and the renowned clownish personality are the admirable qualities of an Affenpinscher. If you want a dog that will amuse you with its funny and crazy antics, the Affenpinscher is definitely the right dog for you.
The dog is a showoff and would take every opportunity to catch anyone’s attention. For that reason, the dog has left its modest corner in barns and stables to be the pampered and highly valued pets that are provided comfortable accommodations including the laps of its adoring owners. An Affenpinscher though has a cunning side. The astute dog can play up and take advantage of the master’s weaknesses. For so small a dog, it can exploit the family’s weak spots and in no time would conquer the entire household. An Affenpinscher certainly makes a wonderful and ideal family companion but owners have to be aware of the dog’s domineering personality.
Never give in to the desire to spoil this dog if you don’t want to have a bully in your hands. An Affenpinscher that cannot have its way will be in a huff all day. This dog will not put up with any kind of teasing especially from unfamiliar faces. The tough personality that earned this dog the “mustached little devil” name can be corrected with consistent firm training and lots of loving care.
The Affenpinschers is listed as one of the toy breeds. Apartment dwellers wanting to have a pet can consider an Affenpinscher as one of the suitable choices. Unlike other toy breeds, an Affenpinschers exercise requirement is rather high. This breed must be allowed to exercise daily. Bear in mind, in spite of the size, the dog is very active. Because of the size and the affectionate nature, pet owners love to cuddle the pet. A bored and inactive Affenpinscher will become a horrible destructive pet. With the right training and care, the Affenpinscher will be a pet any owner would love to have
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