14 Things You Didn’t Know About the Affenpinscher

The Affenpinscher is a German breed that might have started out as a ratter.

#1 Generally speaking, Affenpinschers are interesting because they are excellent examples of little dogs with big personalities.

#2 Sometimes, the Affenpinscher is called the Monkey Dog because of its face.

#3 There are those who confuse the Affenpinscher for a terrier.

Instead, an Affenpinscher is a Pinscher, which refers to a number of related breeds that were used for fighting, for guarding, and for ratting. Other Pinscher breeds include the Doberman, the German Pinscher, and the Miniature Pinscher.

#4 The Affenpinscher was one of the breeds used to create the Griffon Bruxellois.

#5 They can be quite courageous, which is something that has been known to get them into trouble.

#6 Speaking of which, the Affenpinscher is also ancestral to the Miniature Schnauzer.

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