Homeland and time of occurrence: Germany, XVII century; height 25-30 cm, weight 3-3.5 kg
Description: An affinch pinscher is a small-sized, wire-haired dog whose intelligence and behavior make it a model pet. Wool color gray; the muzzle is covered with coarse hair, with shaggy eyebrows, especially.
Breed history: As a result of special studies, it was concluded that local small Pinschers, along with pug-like Asian dogs, undoubtedly participated in the creation of the breed. There is also an assumption that it was affen-pinschers who in turn were the progenitors of such a breed as the Belgian griffons; in addition, they are considered the closest relatives of dwarf schnauzers. Originally affen pinscher used to hunt rodents. These dogs almost have a bulldog bite – a magnificent and formidable weapon of a born rat-catcher. Avid hunters with no less success attracted affenpinscher to hunting quails and rabbits. Today, these pinschers are considered great home companions.
Games, entertainment, recreation: These dogs love to be with people, go on trips with them and participate in all adventures. Funny detail: affen-pinscher – by nature climbers. They always love to climb somewhere.
Affenchinscher Attractive features: Friendliness, obedience, fearlessness and intelligence have long since gained these animals a place in the hearts of people. Their willingness to defend their host is especially touching: they rush into battle against any opponent, even if it exceeds them several times in its size.
Health problems: Like most miniature breeds, diseases of the musculoskeletal system prevail in affenpinschers.
Features of the content: an affinch-pincher needs constant professional training. It is appropriate to engage in the process of a professional trainer. Note that these dogs learn new skills unusually quickly.
As for wool, simple combing 2-3 times a week is enough.
Sometimes affen-pincers are not easy to get comfortable inside the house, so the owner should be patient.
Since these dogs are ready to attack any, even the most huge, enemy, they are recommended not to be let off the leash during walks.
Miscellaneous: Sometimes, due to the similarity of the faces of the affen-pinschers with the monkey, they are called monkey dogs.