Breed Review: Affenpinscher (17 Pics)

#16 According to the English Kennel Club standard, the Affenpinscher has a coarse, 2.5 cm long coat that does not need trimming.

However, in practice, dogs have to be pinched, because a rare affen has the perfect coat by nature. Once every few months, it is supposed to remove the "overripe" wool, and this can be done manually (stripping) or using a stripping knife. It is not recommended to get too carried away with the process and pluck out all the hair that has come off. The trick of the breed lies precisely in its shagginess, and too careful trimming will only worsen the situation.

#17 The hair on the face of the Affenpinscher is lightly trimmed with scissors, giving the head the shape of a ball

The beard of pets is also shortened for hygiene purposes. Lowering its head into a bowl, the dog will not stain the hair on the lower jaw, respectively, the owner will not have to constantly wipe the pet's chin. However, this method will not work with show specimens, as well as stripping - Affenpinschers, who clearly have traces of recent trimming or haircuts, are fine in the rings.

It is better to shorten the hair on the inside of the dog's ear, as well as in the anal area. If the doggie is overgrown, it is useful to remove excess vegetation in the eye area that obstructs the animal's view. It is recommended to comb the affena three times a week with a medium-toothed comb, which will remove dead hairs, and then massage with a brush.

Frequent bathing, especially on the eve of the exhibition, is contraindicated for Affenpinschers, but once every 3-4 months the pet can be washed with shampoo and conditioner for wire-haired breeds. Dogs' claws are trimmed every 4-6 weeks, teeth are brushed every 7 days. The eyes of the doggie should be examined daily, and once a week they should be wiped with a textile napkin moistened with chilled tea infusion.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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