This nosey toy dog is often described as amusing yet serious. It is a very playful and comical pooch who also loves attention. It is loving and loyal to its owners and generally gets along with other dogs. Some people misread its adorable monkey-like appearance as soft. However, it does not back down from threats of strangers or larger animals. It can be territorial when it comes to food and toys so it is not recommended for homes with small children.
The Affenpinscher is confident, intelligent and easy to train. Nevertheless, like most toy dogs, Affens tend to be difficult to housebreak as they are quick and sneaky. This can also be attributed to its willful and stubborn nature. They hate being left alone for long periods of time and can suffer from separation anxiety.
Like humans, each dog is unique regardless of its predisposed temperament know on its breed. Dogs or puppies who have experienced abuse will not behave the same way as those who have been raised in a loving family. Among the most significant factors that will determine a dog’s temperament are its environment, training and socialisation.