It is a terrier type dog of small stature with a BIG attitude. They are charming, extremely intelligent, loving and devoted to their people, cute beyond words, stubborn and very “busy” for the most part.
Our rescues do not necessarily adhere to the breed standard. Many are larger than the standard. Rescued Affeninschers can have social, emotional, behavioral, and/or housetraining issues. Most, if not all, issues can be worked through with time, patience, commitment, and training. We do try to work on these issues in foster care. But one thing they have in common with the breed standard Affenpinscher, they make great companions for the right owner.