Protecting his master from intruders, whether rodent or human, was priority number one for this monkey-faced urchin developed in southern Germany during the 19th century. Classified as a ?Toy Dog" throughout the world, the Affenpinscher is indeed part terrier and part watchdog, even though his role as a house pet has been his main stead in life for generations. Blessed with independence of mind and a most amusing take on the world around him, the Affenpinscher proves to be a perfect choice for the owner who is seeking a bright, intuitive and comic companion animal. Written by top Affenpinscher breeder and handler Jerome Cushman of the famous Hilane kennels in New York, this Special Limited Edition covers the history of the breed in Europe and details the development of the breed in the US. This book also discusses the breed's characteristics and the requirements of the right owner for an Affenpinscher. The author shares his insight into the breed standard as well as the proper selection of a breeder and puppy. New owners will welcome the chapters on house-training and obedience commands, plus the sections on grooming, feeding, home safety and much more. A special chapter on preventive healthcare, written by renowned veterinarian Dr. Lowell Ackerman, provides up-to-date, accurate information on inoculations, parasites, spaying/neutering and more.