Ease of Training
He's one of the most ancient toy dogs
He originated from central Europe in the 17th century from terriers who were kept on farms, stables and homes to kill the rats
He was developed in Munich, Germany
Affenpinscher means "Monkey Terrier"
It's believed he was used as a parent in the development of the Miniature Schnauzer and Brussels Griffon dog breeds
Personality and Behavior
He's intelligent, active and playful
He's self-confident and takes himself very seriously which can be humorous
He's loyal, loving and affectionate to his master and family
He's protective of his family
He's slow to make friends with strangers and other dogs
He will chase any small creature that runs across the ground
He can handle long walks and hikes
He will fearlessly take on a dog 10 times his size if he's provoked
He likes to explore and investigate things
He's alert and will bark at the presence of a stranger on his turf making him a great watchdog
He can be difficult to housebreak
He's very territorial and possessive of his things
He's great with children who respect and treat him gently
He's easy to train because he learns commands at an above average rate.
He sheds virtually no hair. You'll be hard-pressed to find a hair in your home! (Good for clean-freaks)
Grooming / Maintenance
Option 1: Clip his coat short every few months and then it only needs an occasional brushing.
Option 2: Strip his medium-length coat (pluck the dead hairs out) every 6 months and brush it occasionally.
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