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15 Historical Facts About Affenpinschers You Might Not Know

If in ancient times Affenpinschers were used as talented hunters for rats, birds, and small forest animals, now they play the role of decorative dogs. Affen is a very sensitive, intelligent creature. It can make a wonderful companion pet.

#1 The homeland of Affenpinschers is the southern regions of Germany, where monkey-faced dogs were bred as rat catchers.

#2 The first affen were larger than their modern descendants and had a wider palette of colors, which did not prevent them from transforming into a decorative breed and enchanting the European nobility.

#3 By the 19th century, Affenpinschers had become expensive and in demand, which helped German merchants sell to ignorant foreigners at an incredible price of 1 thaler.

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