Affenpinscher / Rat Terrier Mix

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The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes. 

The pairing between an Affenpinscher and a Rat Terrier isn't all that common, but you may occasionally encounter this mix in a rescue.

Appearance / health:
While all mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, the Affenpinscher / Rat Terrier Mix is going to be a small terrier type.

Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact personality of a mixed-breed dog, the spirited parent breeds that make up the Affenpinscher / Rat Terrier Mix suggest you can make a fine family pet out of this mix if you use kind, consistent, reward-based training.