In France, the Affenpinscher is called Diabolotin Moustachu, which means “moustached little devil” and that tells you about both his appearance and his attitude. The Affenpinscher is a happy combination of charm and pluck, taking himself very seriously. A small dog with stamina, agility, and great courage, he also is a sensitive and gentle companion with a great desire to please. Affenpinschers are intelligent and quick to learn, and require a minimum of grooming. They are alert and willing at all times to protect their owner, his home and possessions.