It is assumed that the Affenpinscher originates from Germany since its ancestors were used by the inhabitants of the country to hunt rodents. As early as the 15th century, the Affenpinscher made its appearance on German portraits. The number of specimens was reduced by the Second World War. They are all the rarer today, even in Germany. Nowadays, this small dog with the simian look is considered mainly as a companion dog.
The Affenpinscher is a small dog breeds, strong and robust. The head is round, strongly bulging upwards. His Nose and lips are black. The ears are attached high, in the shape of an inverted V, or very small, erect and symmetrical. The eyes are dark, round and very open. The tail is attached high. The dress is thick and rough. However, as he is a keen and rustic dog, he will be happy to be able to run in a garden.
“Monkey Dog” is another name for the Affenpinscher breeds, although the “Monkey Terrier” comes from the appearance of his nose, he is somehow simian into attitudes: for example, it uses its forelimbs much to catch natural prey, rats (but also any small toy). As a good Terrier, he is brave and afraid of nothing so he’s a good watchdog.