Family: terrier, pinscher
Area of origin: Germany
Original function: small vermin hunting, lapdog
Average size of male: Ht: 9-11.5, Wt: 7-9
Average size of female: Ht: 9-11.5, Wt: 7-9
Other names: none
Affenpinscher Dog Temperament
The affenpinscher lives up to his name,"monkey terrier", in both looks and actions. A terrier at heart, he is busy, inquisitive, bold and stubborn, but he also loves to monkey around, being playful and mischievous. He tends to bark and even climb. He is fairly good with other dogs and pets. This little dog is best with a family that likes entertainment and has a very good sense of humor.