Meet the Breed: The Affenpinscher

AffenpinscherThe Affenpinscher is a balanced and sturdy breed. They are a combination of charm and spunk, with a great deal of courage and boldness. The Affenpinscher is often considered the “class clown”. Affenpinscher is German for “monkey terrier”. In France they are called “diablotin moustachu”, meaning “little moustachioed devil.” Both names aptly describe the face and temperament.

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National Dog Show Has Surprise Winner, Strange Contenders, and New Breeds

For the first time in 40 years, the same breed has taken the top award two years in a row in a major competition. Sky, is this year’s top dog and the second Wire Fox Terrier to win the National Dog Show. The English Springer Spaniel is the only other dog to accomplish this distinguished honor of winning a back-to-back awards, which was at Westminster Dog Show back in 1971 and 1972.

Sky’s beautiful coat, build, and stunning personality made her shine. This was no easy feat as there were over 1,500 other contestants and 160 breeds. Then she had to compete against six other group winners to come out on top. Continue reading