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House and companion dog. The affenpinscher was bred as a hunting dog for the rat and mouse hunt. His German origin dates back to the 15th century and the race has changed little since the records. There's the affenpinscher earlier however in many colors, from bright yellow to reddish or grey tones to blue-grey and black.
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The affenpinscher is rauhhaarig, small and compact, with an apelike face expression.
The affenpinscher's body hair should be hard and dense. On the head, it forms the typical jewelry by prickly and bushy brows, a wreath-shaped surround of the eyes, the handsome beard and crested - and jaw hair. The hair should be as hard, stringy and radial standing. It contributes significantly to the apelike total expression. The color is pure black with black Undercoat.
The affenpinscher has an excellent character, even by drolligem seriously, even by passion roaring up. He is brave, very alert, very alive, connected with absolute incorruptibility and great kindness. Affenpinscher are very naughty but by touching devotion to their Lord.