Teacup Dog, Teacup Dogs
The Affenpinscher is one of the most ancient of toy dogs. It’s translated from German as Monkey-Terrier. The Affenpinscher has the face that resembles a monkey. The coat is usually black but come in silver, grey, red, and tan. The Affenpinscher originated in Central Europe, in Munich, Germany and France. There, it was originaly known as little devil with a moustache. During the 17th century, this teacup dog was kept around stables, on farms or in stores to serve as ratters.
Affenpinschers were bred down in size to be kept in homes as companions and to keep mice from coming in. They like to have fun and are really friendly and playfull. Affenpinschers have mischievous personalities. They are intelligent, cute looking and have good attitude which makes them good house pets. Affenpinschers are tiny dogs and should be supervised when playing with small children because they can be easily hurt or injured. Their size makes them ideal pets for small houses and apartments. Affenpinschers are very active indoors and their exercise needs can be met indoors. They have wiry coats that need brushing and combing twice a week and need trimming twice a year.
Affenpinchers are sturdy and compact dogs with medium bone. They are around 9 to 12 inches tall. Females body is usually slightly longer. The coat is rough, harsh and about 1 inch long on the shoulders and body. The nose and the lips are black. Black Affenpinschers are usually more popular than other coated colors. The Affenpinschers are bred down in size for one reason, to be kept as companions and pets. Smaller dogs are usually cuter dogs. The Affenpinscher makes excellent pet for adult home, elderly home, and families with older children. These little dogs have big hearts and will make any family happy. They are loving and caring dogs that will attach to their owners quickly.