Affenpinscher

Breed Spotlight – Affenpinscher

Breed Spotlight – Affenpinscher

Affectionately known in the U.S. as the “Wookie” or “Ewok” dog, the Affenpinscher’s origins are in Germany. He was bred to kill rats in German stables in the 1600’s. Eventually they made their way inside the home, where they were used to keep mice and rodents under control in the household. The name Affenpinscher literally means “monkey dog” and they are confident and fearless far beyond what their small size would suggest. Many people say these willful dogs are not really trainable, as they own you, rather than the other way around! The wiry coat of the Affenpinscher has been…
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