12+ Amazing Facts About Affenpinschers You Might Not Know

Affen is a charming little imp, loves to play and have fun, is very active, and suffers from a lack of attention. Loves his family and the world around him, appreciates care and attention. He is suspicious of strangers, showing his watchdog qualities.

#1 The Affenpinscher means “monkey-like dog” in German (where “affen” = monkey, “pinscher” = terrier).

#2 It was so named because of its monkey-like facial appearance, particularly, its huge, black eyes and a protruding lower jaw and lip.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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