Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 13-15 years
Weight: 28–30 kg
Origin of Name: The Artois Hound is a rare breed of dog, and a descendant of the Bloodhound.
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As with many breeds, the Affenpinscher has no definite history until around the 19th century in Germany. It is well documented here that they were used as both companions and normal working dogs. Affenpinscher is the German word "Affe" which means monkey, and "pinscher" is translating to dog. It received this name due to a strong resemblance to primates with a small muzzle and large eyes. Looking at written documentation of the 19th century, many dogs resembling Affinpinsor appear in German art in the early 15th century and are the foremost ancestors of the modern breed. Earlier versions were slightly larger and were mostly used for "ratting" in kitchens and horse stables because of its compact size it could easily chase vermin in small spaces. There is no known breed that this particular dog is distinct from its 15th-century ancestors. As time went on, Effenpincture became the lapdog of the nobles and upper class society and this situation brought the breed down. Mostly being crossed with Pugh, German Pinscher and Silky Pinscher, born modern Effenpincture, only in time can Brussels be surpassed by Griffen in social status. The Brussels are believed to have served as a starting point for Brussels looking similar to the Griffen the Affninscher, as well as many other breeds such as the miniature Schneizer. Once the Affenpinscher lost its position in the homes of Brussels Griffen's families, it was never able to regain its former popularity. Although not a commonly seen breed, Afenpinscher lives in the United States as well as many other countries around the world. The American Kennel Club (AKC) officially recognized the breed in 1936. Americans can give the modern Affenpinscher in America to Mrs. Evelyn Brody of Germany, who imported them in 1950. Boob V., one of Mrs. Brody's studs. The explorer was the first American bread champion of the breed. There is little information about this breed due to the popularity of Brussels Griffen.