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Affenpinscher

Affenpinscher

Also known as: Monkey Dog (Germany), Mustached Little Devil (France)

Group: Toy

Origin: Germany

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: The breed dates back to the 1600's in Germany where it was created to catch rodents in kitchens, stables and granaries.

Temperament / Behavior:
The Affenpinscher is an active, determined and fearless dog.

Breed-Related Health Concerns:
Patent ductus arteriosis; Legg-Perthes disease

Special Needs
Exercise: The Affenpinscher requires a few short walks daily.

Grooming: Your Affenpinscher will need brushing every week. Trim every few months.