English Toy Terrier (black and tan)
Gran Bretañaa FCI 13 . Toy Terriers

English Toy Terrier

In Great Britain they are increasingly rare and in the rest of Europe they are disappearing.



The English Toy Terrier (black and tan) is closely related to the Manchester Terrier. It was originally called Black and Tan Terrier and was usually even larger than current specimens. They deliberately mated with him Italian Sighthound and only the smallest dogs were used for breeding.

They were originally kept in London as rat catchers. Due to its size, they were often put in the pocket of a purse or coat, where they should protect themselves from pickpockets. In the time of Queen Victoria it was very popular as a lap dog.

Physical characteristics

The English Toy Terrier (black and tan) he is a well balanced dog, elegant, Compact, sharp and clean construction.

Has a body weight of about 3,6 kg. The height of his body is about 30 cm.. With this size, the English toy terrier It is one of the smallest representatives of the group of terriers. Therefore, falls in section 4 “Terriers enanos”.

This breed is characterized by a slim body. All four legs are straight and very delicate. However, at the same time, the representatives of these Terriers are sporty and muscular, so they can easily accompany you on long walks.

At first sight, the little dog's large, upright ears stick out. The dog's muzzle is long and reminiscent of larger terriers. The eyes of the English toy terrier they are alert and awake. All the Toy Terriers ingleses they have the hair pattern “black and tan”, what does black and tan mean. Most of the coat is black, but there are tan marks on some parts of the body. So the dog always has tan marks on his face and chest. The coat of a English toy terrier it's short and smooth.

Character and skills

Today the English Toy Terrier (black and tan) belongs to the rare breeds and there are only a few breeders. And that, although this little terrier can be kept well even in city apartments. He is very close to his family and continues to be a good guardian, but tends to bark a little. He usually gets along well with children and is a tireless playmate. The little terrier also gets along with other dogs.

To the English Toy Terrier (black and tan) loves long walks and ball games. It can even be a good companion for shorter and not too fast jogging rounds.

The English Toy Terrier (black and tan) still show typical terrier characteristics. They are brave, testy, lively, alert and cheerful. They learn quickly, but they also need some consistency up front. They still have a hunting instinct, so from the beginning you must work to direct this instinct in an acceptable way.

Health and life expectancy

The English Toy Terrier (black and tan) tend to be a bit nervous, but otherwise they are quite healthy dogs. They can come to live off 13 a 15 years.

Similar breeds and relatives

The English Toy Terrier (black and tan) es similar al Manchester Terrier, the Italian Sighthound, the German Pinscher and the Doberman.

English Toy Terrier Care

This little terrier has an easy-care coat that never really needs to be washed. Once your English Toy Terrier has been lying, you can wash it with clean water. You should only use a dog shampoo if it is very dirty. Too frequent use of shampoos destroys the natural protective layer of the coat, what can cause skin diseases.

Its English toy terrier he is a robust dog that does not normally need a jacket. In very cold temperatures it may be useful to protect your dog with a well-fitting jacket. Especially very small dogs are hypothermic when they are in the snow for a long period of time. The jacket should fit well and not get in the way of your dog when he runs and plays.

Check your teeth English Toy Terrier regularly. Tartar can form here, which in the long run can lead to painful inflammation of the teeth. Care, a soft dog toothbrush can be used for brushing. A toothpaste for dogs is harmless and usually tastes quite good to animals.. Make sure to accustom your English Toy Terrier slowly and gently to brushing its teeth.

The correct nutrition of the English Toy Terrier

The English toy terrier it is a very robust breed that gets along with most foods. Due to its small body size it is important to provide the English toy terrier of enough energy. To do this, for example, you can choose a type of food specially developed for small breeds. Small dogs have a higher energy turnover than large dogs. Another way of feeding is to give the dog fresh food or homemade food. Here too care must be taken to ensure sufficient calorie intake.

Feed your English toy terrier several times a day, since the small dog can only absorb small amounts. Although healthy dogs usually have good teeth, the food components should not be too large.

Because the English toy terrier he is an adorable dog, many people tend to pamper him. However, many human foods are not suitable for dogs. Therefore, their English toy terrier should only be fed with food scraps if it does not contain sugar or spices.

Suitable accessories for the English Toy Terrier

You don't need many accessories for your English toy terrier for everyday use. For food and water your dog needs at least two bowls. The water bowl should always be full and accessible to your dog.

As the Toy Terriers ingleses they are very delicate animals, you should buy a well fitted harness. It is also important to use a light lead line. Traction lines are less suitable if your dog has not yet learned not to pull on the leash. A good alternative is to use a lightweight traction strap, that gives your dog freedom of movement.

To the playful English toy terrier loves to learn. So you can do many sports with it which are also suitable for very small dogs. Dummies and other recovery toys are good for training. In addition, you English toy terrier will have a lot of fun with chew toys, that also support dental health.

Last but not least, but no less important, should provide your English toy terrier a comfortable dog bed. There are several dog beds, almost all of them suitable. Whether your terrier is allowed on the couch or in bed, you can also give him a dog blanket there.

It is very important that you secure your English toy terrier in the car. An adapter for the belt buckles can be attached to the harness. This prevents skipping while driving and reduces the risk to your dog in the event of an accident. An alternative is to accustom your dog to a transport box. You can also take him on the train in a transport box if he is used to it.

Images of the English Toy Terrier (black and tan)


1 – ENGLISH TOY TERRIER, NO JV-14 NO UCH X-Pected Dine Mites X-Factor by Swedish Fair from Sweden / CC BY
2 – English Toy Terrier (Black & So) by AkselHelp / CC BY-SA
3 – English Toy Terrier by Lil Shepherd / CC BY
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English Toy Terrier Videos (black and tan)

Type and recognitions:

  • Group 3: Terriers.
  • Section 4: Toy Terriers. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 3 – Section 4 Toy Terriers.
    • ​KC – Toy Group

    FCI English Toy Terrier Breed Standard (black and tan)

    English Toy Terrier (black and tan) FCI English Toy Terrier (black and tan) FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. ETT, English toy terrier (English).
      2. Toy terrier anglais noir et feu (French).
      3. English Toy Terrier (German).
      4. English Toy Terrier (Portuguese).
      5. Terrier miniatura negro y fuego, English toy terrier, Toy Terrier inglés, TERRIER INGLÉS DE JUGUETE NEGRO Y FUEGO (Spanish).

    Bearded collie
    Escocia FCI 271

    Collie Barbudo

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    The Bearded collie It is a breed of dog of medium size and long coat, It was originally used in tasks of grazing by Scottish shepherds. He is originally from Scotland, and their closest ancestors are a race of imported Polish shepherds in 1514.

    The history of the Collie-as we have said in another post of race– is a mixture of reality and legend. One story recounts that Kazimierz Grabski, a Polish merchant, went to Scotland in 1514 in order to negotiate a shipment of grain for sheep in several pastors, apparently brought six copies of pastoral dogs (Poles) it performed tasks of grazing in his native Poland, and at the destination they would help to move the cattle. A Scottish Shepherd, He was so impressed with the ability of herding dogs of Kazimierz Grabski, which changed several sheep by some of those six dogs. Y, was that, These Polish shepherds dogs were bred with the local dogs from Scotland and from there was born the beautiful Bearded Collie. This is one of the theories.

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    American Black and Tan Coonhound
    Estados Unidos FCI 300 - The Hound of raccoons

    Cazador de mapaches negro y bronce

    The American Black and Tan Coonhound (In English: “Black and Tan Coonhound“) It is a breed of dog used especially to follow the trail to raccoons. It is a cross between Bloodhound (Bloodhound) and the Black And so Virginia Foxhound (“Roasted Black Fox Hunter of Virginia”).

    Read all the information in the race, by clicking on: Black and Tan Coonhound.

    American Black and Tan Coonhound

    Border Terrier
    Gran Bretaña FCI 10 -Large and medium-sized Terrier

    Border Terrier

    The Border Terrier they are intelligent, loving, quite independent and.



    Border Terrier It is a breed of dog of the Terrier that group, It takes its name from its place of origin, the Scottish borders. Shares ancestors with the Dandie Dinmont Terrier and Bedlington Terrier.

    Originally bred as a Hunter of foxes and small varmints, they were used to hunt otters and Badgers, also.
    Although the breed is very old, the Border Terrier was officially recognized by the Kennel Club of Great Britain in 1920, and by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1930.

    In 2006, the Border Terrier ranked 81, number of records by the AKC and the post 10 in United Kingdom (in the 2088, ranked number 8).

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    Australian Cattle Dog
    Autralia FCI 287 - Sennenhund

    Pastor Ganadero Australiano

    The Australian Cattle Dog is rustic unperro, robust and without health problems.



    The 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.

    At the beginning of the 19th century the livestock industry in Australia had grown to the Plains and on the huge tracts of land. The cattle had become harsh and wild beasts, the Smithfields, until then their dogs of grazing, they already lost control often livestock. These dogs them due to the heat and the distances traveled to move livestock, They also tended to biting and barking lot, knowing pasture sheep and cattle do not, and sometimes with horns, they were injured. This problem existed both in Australia in the United States and while the Americans invented the Cowboys (Cowboys) Australians invented dogs jeans.

    In 1830 a cross of Smithfields took place with Dingoes, the primitive dog that lives in Australia and killed the cattle. This, be regarded as a pest at that time, He went on to be the best contribution to this race. It was believed that more coupled climate dogs would result in, to work and quieter. Were dogs of red hair, silent but that mordían more. This breed was unsuccessful and died.

    In 1840 another farmer with the same concern but different approach, imported a couple of Bearded Collie blue-haired scotland, were dogs that barked much. The offspring of this couple crossed it with the Dingo and got a silent working dog with either blue or red fur.

    Other races introduced to this cross: the Dalmatian in order to ensure that dogs will also work with horses and more faithful and reliable for masters. The Kelpies black or straw color, Australian foresee dogs; to reaffirm their job skills that had been lost by crossing Dalmatians. The influence of Dalmatians I create puppies with white fur at birth and that changes color at three weeks of age from a smooth coat to another gray. Of the Kelpie straw colored markings on legs, chest and head. The end result was an active dog, Compact, with the caution of Dingo, the reliability of a Dalmatian, the skill of a Collie and Kelpie, and unique in the world fur coloration.

    In the early 1890's the Sr. Robert Kaleski became interested in these dogs; as he lover of them and at the same time journalist decided to give to know this race and make it achieved in 1903 the Kennel Club of Wales accepted the first standard of the breed. Strongly believed in the important contribution of blood the Dingo for livestock grazing and eventually introduced dingoes to the crossing to maintain the efficient talonero.

    In November of 1988 It was formed in Australian Cattle Dog Club of America in California. The 1 ° of may of 1980 they petitioned the AKC license (American Kennel Club) and the 1 ° of September of that year was granted.

    In all these years Australians livestock herders have been gaining ground both at work and in the heart of the masters. They are known with many names or nicknames: “Blueys” (azulitos), “Blue Dogs” (blue dogs), “Heelers” (taloneros), “Queenlad heelers” (taloneros Queens), “Blue heelers” (Blue taloneros), “Red heelers” (Red taloneros) and so are erroneously called “Dingoes”.

    Physical characteristics

    The Australian Cattle Dog they are a moderate breed in all respects. They must be balanced, symmetric, robust and compact. Judging this race we must seek a harmonious dog.

    We often hear: “It must be of large head”; This is fine if the body is in line with the head. The standard of the breed does not require a large head but a head according to the body, or of a heavy bone structure, If disagrees with the rest of the dog.

    The Australian Cattle Dog he's a working dog, created strong, Compact, symmetric, with the ability and willingness to carry out its assigned no matter how difficult task will be. Its combination of substance, power, balance sheet and strong muscle condition, leads to great agility, strength and endurance. Both too big and fat dog, as one too small and thin, they would have serious faults. We must see the dog altogether. A large head does not make a good dog, not a very crude bone structure.


    As its name says, It's primary function and no one matches, It is the control and management of livestock in open or closed extensions. Always alert, extremely intelligent, lookout, brave and reliable, with a total devotion to duty, making it the ideal dog.

    A dog that is gentle in nature, outside of obese condition, will lose points. They are athletes and should always give that appearance.

    In appearance it comes to draw the presentation…

    • The head It is strong and it must be proportional to the body of the dog, to maintain its overall conformation. The wide skull is slightly curved between ears. The mejilla5 are muscular, Neither crude nor prominent, strong jaw. The lips are clean and tight. !.nose is always black. A gluttony for measuring head is from the tip of the nose, passing between the eyes, stop ear tip; through the skull back through the eye to the tip of the nose; They must be measured an equilateral triangle.
    • The eyes: they are oval shaped, medium-sized, Neither prominent nor sunken, they should express State of alert and intelligence, are dark brown in colour.
    • The ears: they should be of moderate size, preferable to small to large, broad base and pointed tip, or round as spoon, Neither plicate of bat. Placed separate head inclined outwards. They must be thick, fleshy and covered with weight on the inside. The teeth would be strong, with equal separations, with grip, bite and scissors, the lower incisors just before close and playing at the incisive superiors.
    • The neck: is very strong, muscular, It allows you to turn the head to the body, It must not be loose or have hanging skin.
    • Front rooms: the forearm should join the shoulder almost in 90%. There is a tendency in the short forearms that does not allow you to the correct length needed. They must be just as the cross to the elbow to elbow on the floor. It must not exceed the width of the chest to the elbows. The creation of exaggeration is a problem in the race.
    • Proportions: The dog must be 10% longer than high, many are unfortunately very short and it subtracts them movement and flexibility.
    • Hindquarters: strong, widths, muscular. The rather long rump to slant, long thighs, wide and well developed. Seen from the back should be parallel and rights, not very close to each other, not very separate.
    • The legs: round, with fingers long and together. Hard bearings, short and strong nails.
    • The tail: placed moderately downward, following the contour of the thigh and rump of length until reaching the hocks. When rest with a slight curve. Movement or shaking the tail should be raised. At no time the queue should be beyond a vertical line that part of the root (or coiled). The tail should be abundant fur.
    • When it is in movement and walking: the action is real, free, flexible to tireless, and the movement of shoulders and fourth front is unison with the force of the rear. The rapid and unexpected movements ability is elementary. When they trotting legs tend to join the ground as the speed is on the rise.
    • Weight and height: The male can be measured in 46 cm to 51 cm., and weigh between 20 and 26 kg. The female can be measured in 43 cm to 48 cm., and weigh between 18 and 23 kg. Here there is almost no problems, because height requirements have been maintained with ease.
    • Fur: The hair is soft, with double layer being the shortest denser.; the hair of the longest layer is closed, each hair is, straight and hard, Why which is waterproof. On the hind legs the coat is long where join the thighs. In the head (even within the ears) up to the front of the legs the coat is short. Around the neck, longer and thicker. A very short or very long hair will be a lack. Curly hair in wavy is evident in the very adult females.
    • Colors of the mantle:
    1. Blue: the color can be blue, graying blue, Blue mottled with or without other brands. Allowed in brands are, black, Blue or straw in the head, preferably symmetrical. Paws straw halfway and extending to the front to the chest and throat, and in the jaws. The Undercoat may be straw in the body where it stands not out to the blue upper layer. The black marks on the body are not desirable.
    2. Red: the color should be very smooth throughout the body, including the bottom layer (either white or cream), with or without red marks on the head. Symmetrical marks are desired. The red marks on the body are permitted but not desired.

    There are two main problems in color. The blue dogs tend to black and the second are the Red dogs without freckles. The latter is more than a problem, and one of the reasons why the reds are less dominant than blue.

    Character and skills

    The Australian Cattle Dog are very versatile and tireless workers who adapt various activities. They have been used as search and rescue dogs, bombs and drugs detectors, service and of course dogs, livestock grazing.

    A Australian Cattle Dog not the ideal dog to lock him in a yard. These dogs require working and living together with people or at least the presence of someone to her around in the absence of their day-to-day work. Isolated in the courtyard of a house in the city the edge to create problems.

    Dr. Harvey, Veterinary Australia, It has two of these dogs and also attends many more as patients. The comments: “The main problem that I see and that surpasses much to others, is the behaviour of these animals, everything is due to boredom and lack of exercise. Since they are very good guardians, people leave them in their backyard taking care of the House, completely ignoring their needs for exercise and mental stimulation”.

    A Australian Cattle Dog can live in an apartment or on a ranch 20 hectares, the problem is not the space; It is the exercise and the time the owner puts into his dog. If no is given a job the dog, the same is going to invent:

  • Garden design: holes, plants cropped or out of place.
  • Interior design: biting furniture tapestry, Chew chairs, dig a way out of the street, spreading garbage around the House, etc.
  • Another very common problem in the cities is the natural tendency with these dogs to protect your family and your home. Even without training, they defend their territory from outsiders, including the milkman, the postman and anyone who is not familiar

    In some rural places of United States commonly used alerts that warn that this place is guarded by Pastor Ganadero Australian, to avoid that strangers come. If there are children running, screaming, any dog grazing naturally want to corner to put them under control; with biting and barking. If their children have guests it is preferable to keep the dog, because it will not allow their masters to be touched, even by game.

    Social coexistence with children must be at an early age, dogs are taloneros by nature to instinctively chase other animals, Yet these dogs are very adaptable and can learn to suppress their natural inclinations part. They are a perfect companion for the family and its children. Once you know the dog and controls, their obedience will surprise your guests.

    Dr. Harvey also believes about coaching: “The Australian Cattle Dog it is very manageable; as a coach and scholar of the behavior, He catalogued it as the most adaptable dog who had worked with. However these dogs do not respond well to the method in which force them.

    After several months of unnecessarily trying to train a female with straps of punishment, correct and other, opt for more motivational methods and the results were excellent. The confidence and enthusiasm can be seen in the position of the tail. A dog with a drop tail, probably this suppressed or bored, a raised tail denotes a dog active and attentive.

    Therefore the coaches that without the knowledge of the race, using traditional methods, such as the drawing with the collar of punishment; they invariably consider them fools, irritable and difficult. Coaches using positive methods, they believe that they are very attentive and willing to learn. Kalesky once said: “A Australian Cattle Dog should we remember a typical Dingo, and this is very important if we want to describe the race.

    Before you choose the puppy we must stop to think for what they want to this dog, as a pet, as a guard dog, dog of grazing, dog for beauty exhibition, etc. Now let's see how they behave all the puppies in the litter. The one we see who fights all his brothers, would serve to guard; the largest and that always sleeps because it is where most ate, It would be fine as a pet or for beauty, the more chiquitos resembling whirlwinds have learned to make an extra effort to obtain their food fought against the elderly, they would be ideal for the job. But there is no written rule the nature of the dogs molded it in a large percentage owners, in this way one very aggressive can be very manso and vice versa. Always take into account the opinion of the breeder.

    Faults occur in all races, without them there would be challenges for farmers. It is important to be attentive to the faults to overcome them. The faults are only an obstacle in our attempt to raise the perfect dog. Look at your dog with eyes of critic, see the faults and strive to rectify them. Don't want to pretend that they there is no because there is not a perfect dog.

    The loyalty of Australian Cattle Dog will keep him next to his master, more than anything in the world, They must be with the master, accompany you and assist you in everything. The easiest way of making them happy is having them on your side. If you leave the lane, It can be that the dog will bite the heels, But if you are the ideal type to have an Australian, This morderá you heart.

    Australian Cattle Dog – Health

    All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems, and all people have the potential to inherit a particular disease. Run, do not walk, any breeder that does not offer a health guarantee in puppies, to tell you that the breed is 100 percent healthy and has no known problems, or to tell you that your puppies are isolated from the main part of the home for health reasons. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about the health problems of race and the incidence with which occur in their lines. The problems observed in the Australian Cattle Dog include hip dysplasia, patellar dislocation, portosystemic shunts, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) and genetic deafness.

    Careful breeders examine their breeding dogs for genetic diseases and breed only the healthiest and best looking copies, but sometimes mother nature has other ideas and a puppy develops one of these diseases despite good breeding practices. Advances in veterinary medicine mean that in most cases dogs can still live a good life. If you are going to have a puppy, ask the breeder about the ages of the dogs in their lines and what they died from.

    Remember that after you have welcomed a new puppy into your home, It has the power to protect one of the most common health problems: the obesity. Keep a Australian Cattle Dog with a suitable weight it is one of the easiest ways to prolong life. Make the most of your preventive skills to help ensure a healthier dog for life.

    Australian Cattle Dog – Grooming

    The Australian Cattle Dog has a flat, hard coat that is resistant to rain and dirt. This makes grooming a simple task – only needs to be brushed once or twice a week to remove dead hair. For this you can use a bristle brush or slippery bristles. He will remove his short and dense undercoat once or twice a year, which will require more brushing. Other tools to keep on hand are a comb and undercoat rake.

    The Australian Cattle Dog you will only need occasional baths if you get very dirty. Check your ears to make sure they are clean and dry and that there is no evidence of infection. Your adult dog will need to have his nails trimmed about once a month, depending on wear. Puppies may need a weekly nail cut. Brush your dog's teeth regularly to promote good dental hygiene and fresh breath.

    Australian Cattle Dog ratings

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Australian Cattle Dog” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

    adaptation ⓘ

    3.0 rating
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    Dog friendly ⓘ

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    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Hair loss ⓘ

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    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Affection Level ⓘ

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    Need to exercise ⓘ

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    Social Needs ⓘ

    3.0 rating
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    Grooming ⓘ

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    Stranger Friendly ⓘ

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    Barking Tendencies ⓘ

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    Health Issues ⓘ

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    Territorial ⓘ

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    Cat Friendly ⓘ

    3.0 rating
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    intelligence ⓘ

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    versatility ⓘ

    5.0 rating
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    Child Friendly ⓘ

    5.0 rating
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    Watchdog Ability ⓘ

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    Playfulness ⓘ

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    Australian Cattle Dog Images

    Australian Cattle Dog Videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs). / Section 2 –> Cattle Dogs. Without working trial.
    • FCI 287
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 2 Sennenhund, except Swiss boyeros
    • ANKC – Group 5 (working dogs)
    • CKC – Group 7 – Herding dogs
    • ​KC – Pastoral
    • NZKC – Working dog
    • UKC – Herding dogs
  • FCI Standard of the Australian Cattle Dog breed

    Alternative names:

      1. ACD, Cattle Dog, Blue Heeler, Red Heeler, Queensland Heeler (English).
      2. Australian cattle dog (French).
      3. Australischer (German).
      4. Australian Cattle Dog (Portuguese).
      5. Ganadero Australiano, Boyero australiano, Perro Australiano de Ganado, Perro Ganadero Australiano (Spanish).

    Bouvier des Ardennes
    Bélgica FCI 171 - Sennenhund

    Boyero de las Ardenas

    The Bouvier des Ardennes He is distrustful with strangers but very faithful to its owner.



    The 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. Today is still used for such purposes, 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.

    Formerly, He was known as "in the Belgian Ardennes cattle dog", the harsh climate and the rugged relief, coupled with the poverty of the region, They carried that are very strong and resilient dogs, Since only survived the strong and healthy specimens.

    In the 19th century, It was used by poachers to trap deer and wild boar, became, years. At that time, during the two world wars, in the Hound of the illegal Hunter.

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    Entelbucher Cattle Dog
    Suiza FCI 47 - Swiss Cattle Dogs

    Boyero de Entlebuch

    The Entelbucher Cattle Dog they are kind and dedicated to people close to him



    The Entelbucher Cattle Dog is the smallest of the four Sennenhund, a type of dog that includes four races in the region. The name Sennenhund refers to the population Senn, dairy and livestock farmers in the Swiss Alps.

    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.

    All races Sennenhund are believed to be descendants of large molossians brought to Switzerland by the Romans in the 1st century to. C. However, Entlebuch's Boyero was described as a separate breed in 1889. After the first world war, the breed declined greatly in number of copies.

    The first breed club was not formed until 1926, only sixteen examples of this type of dog were recorded in 1927, and so was, the race was gradually restored. Although initially the race stayed for custody of goods and grazing, Today the race generally reserves as a cheerful companion family.

    The Entelbucher Cattle Dog is recognized by the International Cynological Federation, and it uses the standard written in the native country of the race, Switzerland.

    Other national canine clubs not affiliated to the Federation Cynologique Internationale, They also recognize the race, but they often write their own versions of the standard of the breed.

    The breed is recognized by numerous small clubs and registries on the Internet, where is promoted as a rare species for purchasers of puppies that are seeking a unique pet.

    Physical characteristics

    Entelbucher Cattle Dog is a square dog, robust, but medium-sized. It has small ears, triangular and rather small brown eyes. The head is well-proportioned to the body, with a flat and strong skull. His long jaw is well formed and powerful. Toes are compact and provide cushioning and support his muscular body.

    The layer of hair is smooth is thin and hard, with symmetrical markings of tricolor. White on their toes, the tip of the tail, the chest, the Tan always lies between the black and white. It has muscular broad hips. The tail is sometimes cut, a practice which is prohibited by law in many countries.

    A Entelbucher Cattle Dog It has a height at the withers between 44 and 52 cm in males and between 42 and 50 cm in females. Weight is between 20 and 30 kg.

    Character and skills

    Like all large working dogs, very active, which is why, This race should be socialized at an early age with other dogs and people, and always with normal activity and training that can live safely as a pet (given its size, It may be a problem if you do not receive adequate education).

    According to the standard of the breed, they are dedicated to people close to him and kind dogs, a little distrustful with strangers, and he loves children. But we must always bear in mind that the temperament of the dogs is individual, namely, may variar…

    Entelbucher Cattle Dog Education

    The Entelbucher Cattle Dog feel more comfortable in the field. He wants to move and be busy. Not a sofa dog. Not suitable for comfortable people and not for life in the middle of the city, but for challenges at work and dog sports. However, you don't necessarily need a house with a big garden, what would be ideal, because it also settles for an apartment. He has no special demands on his attitude, except the fact that we work with him and that on a daily basis. The nucleus and end of their close participation is the human family. The Entelbucher Cattle Dog can be well trained. Loves to learn and learns with enthusiasm. It is strongly oriented towards its humans, which can be put to good use. The Entlebucher can read the mood and desires of your humans on their faces. This in turn means that one must approach one's education with feeling and of course with consequence.. You have a clear sense of justice and, therefore, questions fair treatment of him.

    Entelbucher Cattle Dog Images

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    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 2 –> Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossian - Mountain Dogs and Swiss type Boyeros. / Section 3 –> Dogs type mountain and Swiss Cattle. Without working trial.
    • FCI 47
    • Federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , UKC
    • Entelbucher Cattle Dog breed FCI nomenclature

    Alternative names:

      1. Entelbuch Mountain Dog, Entelbucher Cattle Dog, Entlebucher (English).
      2. Bouvier de l’Entlebuch (French).
      3. Entlebucher Sennenhund (German).
      4. Entlebucher Sennenhund (Portuguese).
      5. Entlebucher Sennenhund (Spanish).

    Appenzell Cattle Dog
    Suiza FCI 46 - Swiss Cattle Dogs

    Boyero de Appenzell

    The Appenzell Cattle Dog kept in a principle in general as a farm dog.



    The Appenzell Cattle Dog (Appenzeller Sennenhund) 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 It is an Alpine region of northeast of Switzerland.

    There are two theories about the origin of the Appenzell Cattle Dog. A, It is a native breed dating back to the bronze age, and the other, It descends from the molossians and he was taken to Switzerland by the Romans. In any case, It is one of the four Swiss Sennenhund. The Appenzell is the rarest of the four. It is an excellent dog of herd. Tireless and great firmness in the mountains. It also adapts to pull a cart and is used to bring the milk and cheese among traders of the Swiss valleys.

    The first Club and the book of origins of the breed were initiated in 1906 by Albert Heim and other, who wrote the first breed standard in 1916. One of the earliest references to the predecessors of the race was embodied in a book of 1853, “Tierleben der Alpenwelt” (Animal life in the Alps), referring to the dogs in the Appenzell region. Appenzell Cattle Dog was recognized - internationally- as a separate breed in 1989.

    Physical characteristics

    The Appenzell Cattle Dog is a great mountain dog, has a height of 47 a 58 cm to the cross and a weight of 22 a 32 kg. Like the other Sennenhund, It is a large dog and has a layer of tricolor hair that distinguishes.

    It is a dog of large muscles but not very full-bodied, with wide and flat skull, and a snout that tapers towards the truffle. Eyes small and dark; and ears, Earrings. It is the only Swiss boyeros that bears the tail rolled on back. The hair is cut, bright and bushy. Color: It supports the black and Tan with white markings on the chest, the head and feet

    Character and skills

    The Appenzell Cattle Dog was initially kept as herd guardian, dog shooting, and in general, as a farm dog.

    The race was also used for grazing and as a guard dog. Today the breed is maintained mainly as a companion, and excels in obedience competitions and Schutzhund.

    Like all large working dogs, very active, which is why, This race should be socialized at an early age with other dogs and people, and always with normal activity and training that can live safely as a pet (given its size, It may be a problem if you do not receive adequate education). According to the standard of the breed, dogs are joyful spirit, playful, and distrustful to strangers.

    Despite its fairly strong character, tends to be always quiet, nice. If not go to custody, behave amicably with everyone. It is the most docile of Swiss boyeros and, therefore, the easiest of train, but it is also the most barking.

    Appenzell Cattle Dog Education

    The Appenzell Cattle Dog can be well trained. He loves to learn and he does it with enthusiasm. It is strongly oriented towards its humans, which can be put to good use. The Appenzell Cattle Dog you can read the mood and wishes of your people on their faces. That in turn means that you have to approach your education with feeling., and of course with consistency. He has a pronounced sense of justice and, therefore, challenge people to treat it fairly. It is important that at the puppy stage you begin to control your joy of barking, who once characterized him as a good cut dog.

    Appenzell Cattle Dog care and health

    The Appenzell Cattle Dog it is very easy to care for, brushing here and there is enough.

    Regarding your health, tend to have trouble with their hips (HD) or knees (ED), up to falls. In old age you can see a tendency to skin tumors. Partially strong inbreeding has a negative effect on physical fitness and life expectancy.

    Nutrition / Food

    The Appenzell Cattle Dog you have no special requirements in your diet. Have a healthy appetite and tend to be overweight, especially in old age.

    The life expectancy Appenzell Cattle Dog

    The Appenzell Cattle Dog it is relatively strongly affected by inbreeding and a breeding selection that is unilaterally oriented towards external appearances, such as fur color details. Therefore, their life expectancy has decreased in part enormously. It's between eight and -healthily- twelve years.

    Buy Appenzell Cattle Dog

    When buying a puppy care must be taken that the pedigree ancestor of the puppies does not appear twice (endogamia). Otherwise, You should be looking for a breeder affiliated with the Swiss Mountain Dog Club. You can also find the dog of your dreams at the animal shelter or in an emergency initiative. You can get a puppy in a serious kennel from 1200 EUR.

    Images Appenzell Cattle Dog

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    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI :Group 2 –> Pinscher and Schnauzer-Molossoid. Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs. / Section 3 –> Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs. Without working trial.
    • FCI 46
    • Federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , UKC
    • FCI nomenclature of Appenzell Cattle Dog race

    Alternative names:

      1. Appenzeller, Appenzeller Cattle Dog, Appenzeller Mountain Dog (English).
      2. Bouvier d’Appenzell (French).
      3. Appenzeller (German).
      4. Appenzeller Sennenhund (Portuguese).
      5. Appenzeller (Spanish).

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