This little dog is of German origin, developed as a vermin killer. It is thought that the German Pincher lies in the background of the breed with an input of flat faced breeds. Affenpinschers adore their humans, but they prefer the company of adults. They don’t take well to rough play, chasing, or being held on a lap without the freedom to jump down on their own time. But grown-up pet parents will find that these dogs are loving, loyal, and protective despite their small size. After World War II, when the population was very low, there was an input of Griffon Bruxellois. The black, ragged street urchin look is matched by a mischievous curiosity and fearlessness and a great character which is winning him popularity.