14 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.

#3 It is also called by these names: Affie, Affen, and the African Terrier.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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