Also known as: Monkey Dog (Germany), Mustached Little Devil (France)
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
Exercise: The Affenpinscher requires a few short walks daily.
Grooming: Your Affenpinscher will need brushing every week. Trim every few months.