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How to Manage a Yorkshire Terrier's Coat

A Yorkshire terrier is a wonderful, affectionate, loving companion that provides individuals or families with many years of joy. It is an owner's responsibility to provide their Yorkie with love and everything it needs, including proper grooming and to manage the Yorkshire terrier's coat and keep it healthy and looking its best. Yorkies have no undercoat so are a 'single' coated breed with hair that is very much like humans. Their beautiful coat is a silky texture, fine, glossy, perfectly straight and moderately long. The coat color is usually black and tan, black and gold, blue and tan, and blue and gold. They do not shed so a Yorkie is great for anyone that dislikes finding dog hair on their possessions or has allergies. [...]

Affenpinschers and Cropped Ears

Traditionally, Affenpinschers have been shown in competition with cropped ears. Originally, ear cropping was done on "working" dogs such as terriers or hunting dogs to save their ears from being injured while they were working, and the practice has continued because many dog fanciers felt that the cropped ears completed the look of the dog. Today, cropped ears are no longer a requirement in kennel clubs and the choice is left up to the owner of the dog if he wants to have the procedure done. [...]

Preparing a Yorkshire Terrier for Show

Yorkshire terriers have a beautiful, long, luxurious, shiny coat and a tied up topknot with a bow, which keeps the hair out of their eyes. Before you start preparing your Yorkshire terrier for show be sure to have all the necessary supplies on hand before you start, such as shampoo, conditioner, scissors, clippers, nail clippers, a pin brush, metal comb, and towels. It is not only annoying but also time consuming to run back and forth for the needed items. [...]

Affenpinschers and Tail Docking

Over much of its history, Affenpinschers have had their tails docked for a number of reasons. At first, it was thought the "working" dogs, such as hunting dogs or ratters, should have their tails docked to prevent them from being injured while they work. As dogs made the transition from working dogs to pets, tail docking continued because many dog fanciers believed that the shorter tail completed the "look" of the dog. In most cases, Affenpinschers do not have medical reasons to have their tails docked, and today the decision rests solely with the owner. [...]

Minimizing Tear Stains on Yorkshire Terriers

Although it is natural for most Yorkshire terriers to have a bit of tearing from their eyes, if it is extreme, the result is not only unattractive but also uncomfortable for the dog. There are ways to minimize tear stains making the Yorkie look and feel better. When your Yorkshire terrier's eyes tear too much, the resulting damp hair under its eyes becomes a prime breeding ground for yeast and bacterial growth. This dampness results in reddish-brown stains. [...]

Keeping Your Afghan Hound Healthy

Afghan hounds are one of the most regal and elegant breeds of dog and as such, they require quite a bit of care. Keeping your dog well fed, groomed and exercised can be time consuming but the result will be well worth the effort. [...]

Afghan Hounds - High Maintenance Dogs?

The appearance and attitude of the Afghan hound can easily lead you to believe that they are very high maintenance dogs. Their long, shiny coats and the aloof manner in which they carry themselves can be almost intimidating to some. Before you make the decision to add an Afghan hound to your family you should consider the amount of work that will be involved. [...]

How to Groom Afghan Hounds

The most striking feature of the Afghan hound is its long, silky coat so of course you want to keep it looking its best. Afghan's do not require clipping but that doesn't mean that they are maintenance free, their coats still require a lot of attention. [...]

The Airedale Terrier As a Show Dog

In addition to its other roles of working dog, playmate, hunting dog and watchdog, the Airedale Terrier also makes a great show dog. They have come a long way since the days when they were bred just to hunt otters. [...]

Wheaten Terriers need special grooming

Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers do not have fur like most dog breeds, so their coats need special attention and care at least twice a week. Wheaten's have real hair, which can easily become tangled as your pet romps about outside or in your home. They don't shed and are non-allergenic, but they do need regular brushing and combing to deter matting, and to keep their hair soft and flowing. The easiest way to groom this large dog is to have it lie on its side and then reverse to the other side. [...]

Grooming Your Airedale Terrier

Whether you are grooming your Airedale terrier for a show or for your own purpose, you will want to do this on a regular basis and learn as much as you can on how to do as much as you possibly can yourself. [...]

Say goodbye to dog hair allergies with Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers

There is nothing worse than purchasing a new family pet, just to learn that someone in your home is allergic to the animal and you must take it back to the breeder. This is much less likely to happen with a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier because they have hair, rather than the fur coats of most dogs. [...]

Akita and Children

Most Akita dogs are rather laid-back with very docile temperament. If an Akita undergoes a considerable period of socialization among other animals such as cats and horses at an early age, it will most probably make a great companion for children. [...]

Taking Care of an Akita

An Akita Inu is a perfect household pet, especially if you have young children in the house. Since ancient times, this breed of dog has shown alertness, devotion, fearlessness, loyalty and intelligence. A properly trained Akita also seems to fall back on its tranquil nature; it is often said that the dog is undeniably tolerant and patient with its human companions. [...]

Grooming Your Sheltie

Shelties are beautiful dogs, but they require regular grooming to keep their long coats beautiful and free of mats. Here are some tips for grooming your sheltie that will keep his coat beautiful without requiring hours of your time. First of all, don't shave your sheltie's coat. The coat provides insulation from the heat and cold, and you may severely impair your dog's ability to regulate his body temperature by shaving him. The only exception to this rule is in the event of severe skin problems. [...]

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