Check Page Rank of your Web site pages instantly:

This page rank checking tool is powered by Page Rank Checker service

Friday, August 19, 2011

Affenpinschers : The Monkey Dog

Affenpinschers : The Monkey Dog        Affenpinschers are compact terrier-type dogs with a mischievous monkey like expression. They are the smaller version of a working terrier and therefore are not the delicate dogs. These small dogs have a harsh, shaggy coat, and longer hair all over the face. The undercoat is slightly curly. They have square-body, with a deep chest and round head with a pronounced stop. Their black eyes are prominent and rounded. The neck is short and arched and the limbs are straight and well boned. The tail is carried high and docked to two-thirds its length.
These breeds are busy, bold, inquisitive and stubborn, but they also love to monkey around, being playful and mischievous. They are very affectionate and amusing. These friendly little dogs enjoy being with their family. Although very affectionate with their owners they are quick-tempered, fiery and fearless. They are not recommended for very young children. These dogs are small with several terrier characteristics. They tend to dislike strangers and show it, careful socializing as a puppy will help reduce this aggressiveness. They also have a loud bark and make good alarm dogs giving warning of any approach.
Country Of Origin : Germany
          The Affenpinscher is one of the oldest breeds, known to have been in existence in the 17th century and similar dogs appear in paintings of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. In Germany many where it originated, the word ‘affen’ means to mock and ‘pinscher’ means terrier. The Affen was the first of the monkey-faced dogs and he is the ancestor of two other breeds, the Griffon Belge and the Griffon Bruxellosis, who also have the monkey face. It’s named “Monkey Dog” because of his monkey-like facial structure and expression and his curious personality. Affen blood was also involved in the development of the Miniature Schnauzer. The Affenpischer is believed to have once existed in two sizes, the smaller survives today as the toy terrier but the larger one has become extinct. Although they show all the characteristics of terriers, they are too small to be working dogs and are kept for mainly as companions.
Affenpinschers : The Monkey Dog
Average Size :

They are 10-15 inches tall and weight 3-3.36 kg.
Coat Color :

Their coat is usually black and may have some grey coloration around the face and chest. Silver, tan and red colorations are also acceptable.
Intelligence :
Affenpinschers are intelligent dogs that are very self-confident. They need consistent, firm training at an early age to prevent them from becoming nuisance. Trainer has to make sure that there is some variety in the training so the dogs do not become bored. They learn commands very quickly and needs gentle handling.
Food Requirements :

These dogs normally have a good appetite and do not need special dietary requirements. They may become fussy eaters sometimes though. There is a tendency to overeat and become overweight so their diet should be watched carefully.
Lifespan :

They live for about 10-12 years.
Pet Grooming :

Theirharsh coat should be brushed and combed weekly and it may be necessary to pluck it. Eyes and ears should be checked regularly. Hair sometimes grows in the corners of the eyes, causing irritations; they should be dealt with promptly. The teeth cleaning should be practiced from a young age.
Article Source:
the himalyan times
Pictures from Dog Breed Info Center

No comments:

Post a Comment

How's the post??? Please give comment and help us to make e-InfoCollection a better blog..:)