Affenpinscher is a small-sized breed of dog that originated in Germany during the 17th century. They were primarily used as rat catchers in homes, stables, and shops. Affenpinscher's name translates to "monkey-like terrier" in German, referring to their monkey-like facial expressions and terrier-like qualities.
Affenpinschers are known for their spunky, lively, and confident personality. Despite their small size, they are bold, courageous, and always ready to take on a challenge. They are usually curious, playful, and enjoy being the center of attention. Affenpinschers can be quite stubborn at times, so consistent training and socialization are necessary from a young age. They generally get along well with children and other pets, but early socialization helps ensure proper behavior.
How Much Does an Affenpinscher Dog Weigh?
An Affenpinscher dog typically weighs between 7 and 13 pounds (3 to 6 kilograms).