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Cattle Dogs according to the FCI

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Known by the name of Sennenhund dog a number of breeds of dog traditionally have been used for the management and conduct of cattle.

The FCI classifies the breeds of cattle dogs into two different groups based on their physiognomy.
In Group I, Section 2, He placed Sennenhund dogs Lupoid appearance (similar to a Wolf) and in Group II, Section 3, to the trotting of mountain.

Breeds included in Group I, Section 1, Sennenhund Dogs

Pastor Australiano

Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd is a breed of dog of grazing which has developed on ranches in the West of United States. despite its name, the race, commonly known as Australian Shepherd, did not originate in Australia. It acquired its name because some of the dogs, Australian Shepherds arrived in United States with shipments of Australian sheep.

Boyero de Flandes

Bouvier des Flandres

It is a breed of dog of Flanders, It is one of the three regions of Belgium, Wallonia and the Brussels region (Belgium and Flanders capital). It is known as Bouvier des Flandres and Boeuf Toucheur in French, Vlaamse Koehond in Dutch and Vuilbaard in German. Traditionally used as cattle herding dog and a guard dog, the Sennenhund Flanders, It is a dog of large size and with the body covered with an abundant layer of long hair.

Bouvier des Ardennes

The Bouvier des Ardennes (Bouvier des Ardennes) It is a rare breed of dog originating in Belgium. Since its inception, the Bouvier des Ardennes, He was raised to take care and drive cattle. It is still used for such purposes today., but also often seen as a pet. Although his passion of live outdoor continues it as an excellent dog for work in general on the farm, for driving of herds and the custody of private farms.

Sao Miguel queue

It is a breed of dog Portugal, specifically the Azores Islands. The race takes place on the island of San Miguel, at least since the 16th century. He was born as cattle herding dog (Bouvier) difficult in nature, and its rusticity (next to your character) makes an excellent, guard dog. It has a very strong temperament with strangers but is docile with his master.

Breeds recognized provisionally withinl group I, Section 2

Australian Cattle Dog

It is a dog originating in australian. In comparison with other races its history is very well documented, because it is a relatively recent. By the early 19th century the cattle industry in Australia had grown out onto the plains and onto the vast expanses of land. The cattle had become wild and rude beasts, the Smithfields, until then their dogs of grazing, already frequently lost control of livestock.

The Swiss mountain are included in Group II, Section 3…

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

is a breed of dog Swiss Bootes and the largest of the traditional type of Sennenhund, that includes four regional breeds. The name Sennenhund refers to people Senn, dairy and livestock farmers in the Swiss Alps.

Appenzell Cattle Dog

It is a breed of dog of medium size, one of the four regional breeds of Sennenhund (Type of dogs from the Swiss Alps). The name Sennenhund refers to people Senn, dairy and livestock farmers in the Swiss Alps. Appenzell is an Alpine region of North-East of Switzerland. The Appenzell Cattle Dog is a great mountain dog, has a height of 47 to 58 cm to the cross and a weight of 22 to 32 kg. Like the other Sennenhund, It is a large dog and has a layer of tricolor hair that distinguishes.

Entelbucher Cattle Dog

It is the smallest of the four Sennenhund, a type of dog that includes four races in the region. The distinctive of this variety of Sennenhund name responds to the District of Entlebuch (in German Amt Entlebuch) It is one of five districts of the canton of Lucerne (Switzerland), Located southwest of Canton.

Bernese Mountain Dog

It is a breed of dog very versatile Bootes that originated in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. The breed was used for purpose of all farm dogs, custody of the goods and to drive dairy cattle long distances from the farm to the Alpine pastures.

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  1. Hi,

    I’m working on a free publication concerning threatenned and old races of Wallonie (Belgium) and I’d like to use a picture of this article (Bouvier des Ardennes). Can you inform me on the procedure to obtain the reproduction rights or the identity of the autor if you didn’t take the picture yourself?

    thank you,



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