There have been lots of schnauzer walks all over the UK for many years now when families with schnauzers get together for a country stroll with their dogs. My peeps thought that it was about time we had some affenpinscher walks too. So they have set up a group to plan walks in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire for other peeps and their affens. The only problem is that there are thousands of schnauzers around but very few affenpinschers. The UK Kennel Club registers about six thousand miniature schnauzer puppies every year and fewer than a hundred affenpinscher pups. But, on Saturday, two more affenpinscher families joined my peeps and me, Danny, Crybbe and Frida for a walk at Temple Newsam, near Leeds.
There are plenty of places for us dogs to run off lead and we had great fun! This is me and the next photo is Frida setting off along the path after the others.
One of the other affens who joined us was Libby - here she is with Crybbe investigating the smells.
And you can just see her in this next photo behind Danny.
One of the other affenpinscher girls who joined our walk was Sadie who was the youngest:
And she loved running and exploring in the woods with Danny.
Crybbe had to wear a warm jacket as he is getting older now and feels the cold more as he prefers to potter and enjoy the scents rather than run around like us young ones.
There were lots of different things to walk on - pavement paths, leaves, grass...and MUD
None of us liked the mud one bit and we tried to go carefully through it.
We were glad when we got back on the grass and Danny was happy to pose.
Here I am looking for a treat for getting through the mud.
And here I am running along the path to catch up with the others.
After the walk we had a rest in the cafe and the peeps had some coffee.
This is Frida on Judith's lap. She looks as tired as we all felt!
But the first Affenpinscher walk was great fun and everyone enjoyed themselves. I am looking forward to the next one and maybe meeting a few more new affenpinschers too.