Affenpinscher Dog Names in Pop Culture
In 2013 a little Affenpinscher named Banana Joe made Westminster history as the first of his breed to win first place during the Best In Show round. This was not his first Westminster rodeo, though. In 2011 he won best in the breed and went on to place second in the Toy Breed category. The same thing happened the next year, including the same dog coming out ahead. So in 2013 when he won the Toy Group round and went on to the Best In Show round, the sky was the limit. What is really incredible about his win is that he won against the fan favorite, an Italian Sheepdog named Swagger. At five years old, Joe beat a twenty-month-old ball of fluffy cuteness ten times his size. Winning the right to swagger against a dog named Swagger is such a monkey thing to do.
Why the name Banana Joe? Well, Affenpinschers are The Monkey Terrier and what is a monkey's favorite food? Bananas! Sired by Kyleakin Space Cowboy to Bling Bling V Tani Kazari, his full name is Banana Joe V Tani Kazari which makes it far more formal. When he won the Westminster Dog show, he brought recognition to a very rare breed. That means that a lot of Affenpinscher celebrities will surely pop up, but with extensive wait lists, it may take a while. Because "Joey" is retired now, his internet fame is limited to searches about the show and a few post-show appearances. He even made a cameo in the Broadway revival of the musical "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" at Studio 54. He took over the role normally played by Macaco, held by actress Stephanie J. Block onstage.
While you wait for more instafamous Affenpinscher celebs to step into the spotlight or show ring, you can enjoy the adventures of Cassi and Pippa starring in Affie Films on YouTube. Affie Films follows the adventures of Cassie, an eleven-year-old Affenpinscher, and Pippa, her ten-year-old mate. They go on adventures around the world and you can watch them explore and experience the world around them.
Affenpinscher Dog Name Considerations
This is just a fun breed and fun names should go with them. You want a name that will match your dog's character, but you cannot predict your dog's personality. You can only look at the personality of the breed and choose an appropriate name you hope they will grow into. In the case of the Affenpinscher, there are both physical and personality traits to consider. One of the first things you will see when you look at an Affie is the mustache. This fur is thicker than the rest of the fur on their face and covers the area between the nose and mouth completely. Small perky ears and dark eyes on the flat monkeyish face are all relevant features. An underbite may also be notable in naming your Affie.
With the attitude of a big dog in a little dog’s body, there are bound to be behaviors you would not expect in this breed. Most people see little dogs as lap dogs only meant for cuddles. Affies are stubborn and mischievous and happen to be some of the best cuddlers in the world, once they decide they like you. They also happen to be incredibly intelligent. Consider all of these wonderful traits as you choose a moniker for your new pet.
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