Non-sporting Breeds

Affenpinscher

Affenpinscher
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: 9-11 in (24-28cm)
Weight: 6-9 lb (3-4kg)
Coat: Rough and thick
Color: Preferably black, but gray shading permissible

The Affenpinscher is the smallest of the pinschers and schnauzers. Its name comes from its monkeylike face (the German affen means "monkeys"). It is also known in its native country as the Dwarf Pinscher, and in France as the Diabletin Moustache ("the moustached little devil"). It greatly resembles the Brussels Griffon, but whether it was the Griffon that contributed to the Affenpinscher or vice versa is debatable. This appealing, naturally scruffy-looking toy dog has a keen intelligence and is exceedingly affectionate. It makes a good watchdog and, terrier-like, is not averse to rabbiting. Its thick coat benefits from being brushed daily.
 
 
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