The Monkey faced Dog

A dog breed that originated in Germany during the 17th century was made famous by its monkey-like expression. The little dog was popularly known as Monkey Dog. Diablotin Moustachu, meaning mustached little devil was given to the dog by French breed enthusiasts. This breed was originally developed to be a rodent catcher. As such, the dogs are usually seen in barns, stables and kitchen chasing rodents away.

A high level of intelligence, an affectionate nature and the renowned clownish personality are the admirable qualities of an Affenpinscher. The Affenpinscher is certainly the correct choice for a dog owner wanting a pet that has the ability to amuse the family with its comic antics. This breed is really amusing as it has this attitude of showing off to get people’s attention every chance it could get. For that reason, the dog has left its modest corner in barns and stables to be the pampered and highly valued pets that are provided comfortable accommodations including the laps of its adoring owners. An Affenpinscher however, is a sly dog. The sly dog has what it takes to wrap the owners around its little fingers. The dog is so small but it knows how to use it wiles to make the whole family give in to its demands. This dog makes a loving and devoted pet but owners have to be aware of this little dog’s tough personality. Never give in to the desire to spoil this dog if you don’t want to have a bully in your hands. An Affenpinscher that cannot have its way will be in a huff all day. The feisty dog will not tolerate teasing especially from unfamiliar faces. Loving care but consistent firm training would have positive results and turn this mustached little devil into spunky but lovable toy-like pet that will consistently bring joy to the family.

The Affenpinscher is listed as one of the toy breeds. This breed would be an ideal choice for an owner living in an apartment. However, unlike other toy breeds, the dog has a rather high exercise requirement. Owners of this breed have to make sure that the pet is given opportunities to exercise daily. Bear in mind, in spite of the size, the dog is very active. Because of the size and the affectionate nature, pet owners love to cuddle the pet. This breed though has to be allowed to expend its energies lest inactivity turn this dog into an obnoxious pet. Properly cared for and correctly trained, an Affenpinscher will be an ideal pet that will never cease to provide the family with loving and devoted companionship.

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