14 Things You Didn’t Know About the Affenpinscher

The Affenpinscher is very monkey-like that`s why his nickname is “Monkey Terrier”. An Affenpinschers is a fun-loving bundle of energy.

#1 The Affenpinscher is called the Monkey Dog because of its face

#2 There are those who confuse the Affenpinscher for a terrier

#3 Started out as a ratter

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

#5 They can be quite courageous

#6 The Affenpinscher is also ancestral to the Miniature Schnauzer

#7 Most members of the Affenpinscher breed will sport a black coat color

#8 There are other coat colors as well, with examples including red, silver, black and tan, and beige

#9 The Affenpinscher tends to be fond of family members

#10 Affenpinschers are confident dogs

#11 Affenpinschers can get bored

#12 The Affenpinscher tends to be a territorial creature

#13 They are not necessarily a good fit for families with very young children

#14 The Affenpinscher is more susceptible to some health problems than others