DoggiesDog- About Affenpinscher

The coat of an Affenpinscher is harsh and rough-textured. His category is short-haired breed. His hair is about one inch in length on the shoulder and body, may be shorter on the rear and tail. The head, neck, chest, stomach and legs have longer, less harsh coat. The mature Affenpinshcer has a mane or cape of strong hair which blends into the back coat at the withers area. The monkey-like expression of the Affenpinscher is created by the longer hair on the head, eyebrows and beard, which stands off and frames the face.

The Affenpinscher with a correct coat needs little attention and no trimming. He should be combed on a regular basis to keep the coat in good condition. You will need a medium- or fine-toothed comb. Brush your Affenpinscher with a nylon or bristle cushion hairbrush to remove loose hairs. One of the best kinds of brushes to use for Affenpinscher brushing is a small good-quality bristle nylon ladies hairbrush. Brushing also helps to keep the coat looking tidy. You want your Affenpinsher to have a "shaggy," but neat and smart look. Don't attempt to make an Affenpinscher too neat and tidy.

The face is scissored to give a round shape when looking at him from the front. The beard is left long for the show dogs. Pet owners, however, sometimes prefer the beard cut shorter. Use a small, fine comb for the air on the face, particularly around the eyes.

Your Affenpinscher needs little bathing. In particular, do not bath your Affenpinscher before being shown because it softens the coat. You want his coat to be rough and harsh in texture, shaggy but neat.

Affenpinscher natural coats will vary as any of the breeds. The differences can be from too short or too long, from very harsh to quite soft, and from straight to varying degrees of wavy. While grooming your Affenpinscher always keep in mind the end result is to enhance the monkeylike look. Coats that show evidence of trimming other than ears and tail are penalized as "incorrect" in the show ring.

As with all breeds you need to introduce grooming to your Affenpinscher puppy from a young age. You want to teach your Affenpinscher that grooming is a pleasant experience. As part of your grooming routine, check his teeth, nails and ears. Pull out any hair that grows down inside the ears. This will help keep the ears clean and free of infection.

DoggiesDog- Affenpinscher grooming tips:

* First brush the coat with a slicker rush to remove dead hair. * Comb thoroughly. * You can us a finger and thumb to pluck out dead and loose hair. The back half of the body should be smoothed out. * Shoulders should have longer hair to form the mane. The longer hair should blend in to the smoother rump. * Brush frequently using your nylon or bristle cushion brush to keep your Affenpinscher looking perfect all the time. * Try bathing your Affenpinscher in a natural shampoo and be sure to rinse thoroughly. * Use a general coat-care conditioner for a glossy shine. * Towel-dry and blow dry or cage dry. * Use small, straight scissors or thinning scissors to trim the hair outside the ear leathers, from the base of the ear to the tip. * The face is left natural. * Hair on the ears should be smooth and trimmed close to the edges. * Keep your Affenpinscher's feet looking neat. If the feet get too hair, they can look to big and flat. Neatly trim the excess hair from around the outside of the foot.

As for the tail of an Affenpinscher, if left natural, it resembles a Christmas tree. For the show ring, the tail should resemble a cigar. To achieve the cigar look:

* Hold the tail up and comb the hair backwards before shaping. * The tip should be slightly rounded and all the straggly ends cut off the tail hair with the scissors pointing downward.

The monkey face of the Affenpinscher is one of its most endearing characteristics. It can be enhanced by a wreath-like of loose, shaggy hair standing away from the skull and framing the eyes, nose and chin. If you prefer a slightly less shaggy look you can comb the hair forward all around the head from behind the ears, and then trim into a circle before brushing back.

DoggiesDog- Extend Your Dogs Life

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Most dog owners feed their pets commercial pet food that they buy from stores. It has been discovered that commercial dog food contain preservatives that destroys the kidneys.

In fact, it has been discovered that dog food contains at least 6 deadly chemicals that have been banned from human foods because they cause:

Kidney cancer Bladder cancer Skin cancer Stomach cancer Spleen cancer Leukemia Liver dysfunction Major organ failure Immune system collapse Severe allergic reactions Birth Defects Blindness Chronic Diarrhea Hair Loss and Behavior problems, including increased aggressiveness --> very dangerous if your dog is around children

Our dog's food contains dead pets, mostly cats and dogs!

The city of Los Angeles alone, for example, sends some two hundred tons of euthanized cats and dogs to a pet food plant every month. Not only is this immoral and disgusting... it's deadly.

The true horror is the drug used to kill these stray and abandoned animals, Sodium Pentobarbital, is not broken down by the manufacturing process and is still present in active form in your dog's food!!

And dog food companies don't stop with pets, your dog is also eating euthanized animals from zoos, animal control and putrid, decaying road kill.

All of these dead animals and other ghastly materials are processed until the portion left over for dog food production is a brown powder, which consists of ... 25% fecal matter - yes, 25% animal crap! [Author, Howard F. Lyman]

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"This Is What You Must Do, Starting Today, If You Want Your Dog To Live.."

If you want to save your dog from the horrific death suffered by hundreds of other dogs in your local area, probably in the last year alone, then you MUST follow these 3 steps:

Step 1 - Stop using commercial dog food as your dog's only or main source of food. This step is the most important and you should make the change in the next couple of days.

But you can't make this change unless you have a good alternative plan in place. I can show you a proven alternative plan, it's much easier than you think and much cheaper than you're spending now. I'll get to that very soon.

Step 2 - Learn how to read commercial dog food labels. I understand it's not practical for most people to never use commercial dog food ever again. Although not best case, you can use it sparingly for maybe a few meals during the week. (If this is you, you need to hear about The Confidential Dog Food Report.. I mention it in Step 3 below)

The Grocery Manufacturers of America, the National Food Processors Association, and the Pet Food Institute join together and fight the FDA to keep the terms used as confusing and misleading as possible. I learned how to decipher their deliberate 'double-talk' and I'll show you how to understand it too...again, that's coming soon.

Step 3 - Get some healthy, well-balanced dog food recipes and start feeding your dog home made food. I have a huge collection I'm happy to share with you.

It's very easy, if you know how to cook specifically for dogs. Just cook a large batch, freeze it and it can be eaten over several days. But be sure you have a good source of recipes written especially for dogs because they have very specific requirements, different to humans.

It's possible to love your dog to death with too much of the wrong foods.

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