|Barked: Mon Jul 9, '12 4:03pm PST |
|Affenpichers think like all the goofiness and silliness of a pug and all the stubbornness and territoriality of a schnauzer with all the hair of a terrier. They're great, but they're brachycephallic, so you will need to keep the face trim and clean and keep them out of extreme temps.
The thing you have to know about affenpinchers is that their lines went into creating miniature schnauzers, miniature pinchers, and brussels griffon, so if you are a fan of continental terriers as opposed to british terriers, you will love the affenpincher
They're just a great family dog, really. Bred to relate to humans. The similar looking and related brussels griffon is slightly more serious and tougher overall. They're sturdier than their size makes them look. I'm not a big fan of brachy dogs or cats, but if you like that look, they are a fairly good beginners dog as long as you don't have children that can't understand that you can't be rough with a tiny dog.
Edited by author Mon Jul 9, '12 4:10pm PST
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