Romagna Water Dog
Italia FCI 298 . Water Dogs

Romagna Water Dog

The Romagna Water Dog not suitable for sedentary people or living in the city.

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History

The Lagotto Romagnolo, or “Romagna Water Dog”, descended from the Italian dogs that were used to recover game from the water. In fact, your name means “Dog of the lakes of Romagna” in Italian, reflecting its original use and the northern Italian region from which it came, the Romaña.

It was used at least since the Italian Renaissance for this task, especially in the swamps and lagoons present in his native region. Además de hacer compañía a sus amos y vigilar sus casas, he was also very good at recovering dead ducks that were in the water. They are the Italian equivalent of the Spanish Spaniel and the Irish Spaniel.. Many specialists believe that Romagna Water Dog is the oldest breed of Retrievers and that it is the distant ancestor of many more recent races, as the Golden Retriever, the Portuguese Water Dog and the Poodle. It is also believed to be one of the oldest Italian dog breeds.

The first trace of a similar animal dates back to the 15th century, and more specifically to 1474, in a fresco called Parete dell’Incontro, painted by italian Andrea Mantegna. It was also described by the philosopher Erasmus (1466 – 1536) and appeared in some works of the engraver Marcantonio Raimondi (1480 – 1534).

Later, in the XVIII century, the famous naturalist Carl von Linné (1707-1778) describió un perro de aguas mediterráneo que se parecía mucho al Romagna Water Dog.

Towards the end of the 19th century, much of the marshes in the area were drained into farmland, leaving the Romagna Water Dog jobless. However, los agricultores y otros propietarios pronto descubrieron que tenía un gran talento para encontrar trufas, muy apreciadas en el mundo de la gastronomía. In fact, this dog's excellent sense of smell, combinado con su espeso pelaje que le protegía de las ramas, brambles and other weeds, lo hacía muy eficiente. This change of use also implied certain changes in the traits of the breed: his primitive hunting instinct weakened, mientras que desarrolló una férrea concentración muy útil en la búsqueda de trufas. These two facts were combined so that you would not be distracted by the game when you were working.

However, el número de personas dedicadas a la búsqueda de trufas era mucho menor que el número de personas que cazaban. As a result, the breed's population decreased dramatically, so that by the middle of the 20th century there were only a few Romagna Water Dog. It also, truffle hunters weren't really interested in developing a breed in their own right: as long as the dog was good at his task, les parecía bien. Consequently, at the beginning of the 20th century there was a certain decrease in interest in the selection of this dog and several poorly thought-out crosses were made with other breeds.

The rescue and diffusion of the breed in the 20th century

Over the years 70, some thought that the Lagotto Romagnolo había desaparecido por completo. However, aún quedaban algunos en Italia, and some passionate breeders took important steps to preserve them. The group was led by Quintino Toschi, breeder and judge of Ente Nazionale della Cinofilia Italiana (ENCI), la principal organización canina del país. With the support of the veterinarian Antonio Marsiano and from another lover of the Lagotto, Lodovico Babini, se puso en marcha un programa de selección para salvar al perro de la extinción que se cernía sobre él. In 1988, they founded a breed club, the Club Italiano Lagotto, and they did a great job to get the breed to develop again in good condition.

The work carried out by this group was a success and allowed the Lagotto Romagnolo was recognized by the ENCI in 1992.

Then it began to be known and spread abroad, particularly in Europe (France, Switzerland, Germany, Finland, Great Britain…), but also much beyond, as in Australia and the United States. Aunque en algunos de estos países las trufas no son tan abundantes como en Romagna, the Lagotto encontró su lugar en las familias como perro guardián y de compañía. It is also possible to find them - although much more rarely- in the water courses, as hunting retrievers.

The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) recognized the breed provisionally in 1995. Ten years later, in 2005, granted him full recognition.

In 1997, was founded the Unione Mondiale dei Club Lagotto Romagnolo (Lagotto Romagnolo Club World Union), in view of the worldwide expansion of the breed. Chaired by the Dr. Giovanni Morsiani, permitió preservar los rasgos originales de la raza y coordinar programas de cría de calidad en todo el mundo.

That same year a breed club was founded in the United States., the Lagotto Club of America.

In 2001, the American Kennel Club (AKC) agreed to enroll the Lagotto in its Foundation Stock Service, a prerequisite for full recognition that occurred in 2015. The other reference organization in the United States, the United Kennel Club (UKC), recognized her in 2006.

in Canada, the Lagotto Romagnolo debuted in 1999. El primer ejemplar importado al país procedía de un famoso criadero italiano llamado Farnie. Ese mismo año se creó una primera cría en Alberta. Others followed him in 2000 and 2004, respectively in Ontario and Nova Scotia. Aunque estos criaderos pioneros ya no existen hoy en día, contributed greatly to the spread of the breed in the Canadian territory. The breed was provisionally recognized in 2012 by the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), and then definitely in 2016.

Finally, en el Reino Unido, the romanian spaniel was accepted by the prestigious Kennel Club in the year 2000.

Photo: “Lagotto romagnolo” of 6 meses by XTY78, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Distribution and popularity

After having been on the verge of extinction half a century ago, the Romagna Water Dog parece ser hoy en día tan popular en su país de origen como lo fue en algunos momentos de su historia, and it is even more and more successful.

Like this, mientras que el número de registros anuales en el Ente Nazionale della Cinofilia Italiana (ENCI) was around the 1.500 early in the decade 2010, reached the 2.000 in 2014 and even approached the 2.500 at the end of the decade.

In France, the Romagna Water Dog has quickly conquered hearts. At the beginning of the 21st century, el número de perros inscritos cada año en el LOF (Libro de Orígenes Franceses) se podía contar con los dedos de una mano. A midyear 2000 he was already in his fifties, and then shot up to exceed 300 at the end of the decade. The success of Lagotto did not stop in the decade of 2010, quite the contrary: they ended up with some 500 births per year.

In Switzerland, the Lagotto is also well represented. Según las estadísticas de la base de datos oficial Amicus, in 2017 fue la 28ª raza más representada en el país, at around 3.500 animals.

On the other hand, in the UK it is much more discreet, although it seems that it begins to break through. Since the decade of 2000 until early next, there was no more than 20 or 30 births per year registered in the Kennel Club. However, this figure reached about 50 in the mid 2010, and then tripled in no time, to the point of ending the decade with more than 150 by year.

The Lagotto Romagnolo it is also small in the United States. The Lagotto Romagnolo se encuentra en la mitad de la clasificación de la raza según el número de inscripciones anuales en el AKC, around the post 100.

However, la raza se ha extendido por todo el mundo en las últimas décadas, con un éxito en algunos países que no era fácil de imaginar. This is the case of Australia, where the first records in the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) go back to the year 2000. Just fifteen years later, in the middle of the Decade of 2010, the organization already counted between 300 and 400 annual births.

Physical characteristics

The Lagotto Romagnolo it is a small to medium sized dog, solid build and rather square profile. In fact, its length should be approximately equal to its height at the withers. They give an overall impression of robustness and strength.

The back is straight and muscular, with a strong and slightly convex loin. The chest is well developed and reaches to the elbows.

La cola está cubierta de pelo lanoso y rígido. It is not too high or too low and reaches the level of the hocks.

The front legs are well muscled with a fine but robust bone structure. Their feet are rounded and compact, with clenched fingers. As for the hind legs, they are very powerful, while still being well proportioned. The feet are a little more oval than the front ones, with slightly less arched fingers. On all legs, the pads are very resistant, the claws well curved and solid.

The skull is quite wide and slightly convex when viewed from the side. Neck is strong, muscular and much more massive in males than in females.

The ears are medium-sized and triangular in shape, but rather rounded at the tips. Son colgantes y llegan al nivel de las mandíbulas del perro.

The eyes are round, large and quite far apart. Its color can be ocher, dark brown or hazelnut. Then already Romagna Water Dog a very attentive and lively expression.

The muzzle is quite wide and slightly shorter than the skull. Finish off with a nose that can range from flesh-colored to dark brown., it is quite large and has large nostrils.

The lips are rather thin and covered with long and somewhat bristly whiskers.. Cubren unas poderosas mandíbulas en forma de tijera.

The skin is quite fine and pigmented. Goes from very light to dark brown, según el color del pelaje.

The coat consists, first, in a highly water resistant underlayer. It is covered by a very dense top layer, curly and woolly. The tight curls give the impression that the dog is disheveled all over the body. The curls are a little looser on the head, showing the beard, the mustache and bushy eyebrows.

The coat can be whitish, white with brown or orange highlights, orange red, brownish red or completely brown (in any shade of this color). Tan markings are also allowed in all shades, regardless of the dog's coat color.

It is worth mentioning that the fur of the Lagotto Romagnolo tarda en adquirir su aspecto característico, since it is not until 2 or 3 years of age. In effect, her curls form only very gradually; cuando todavía es un cachorro, its fur is very soft.

Last, the breed is characterized by a certain sexual dimorphism. In addition to having a more solid neck than the female, the male is usually taller and more massive than the female.

Size and weight
    ▷ Male size: 43 – 48 cm.
    ▷ female size: 41 – 46 cm..
    ▷ Male weight: 13 – 16 kg
    ▷ female weight: 11 – 14 kg

Character and skills

The Lagotto Romagnolo is smart and lively, but he is also close to his family, with which he enjoys.

This is especially true of the very young., which makes it a very good dog breed choice for children. Su alto nivel de energía le permite pasar horas jugando con ellos sin cansarse. However, as with any of his peers, should never be left alone with a young child without adult supervision. Esto es tanto más cierto cuanto que tiene un nivel de energía relativamente alto y podría, for example, unintentionally pushing or even knocking down your young partner.

The Romagna Water Dog he also gets along very well with other dogs, whether they live in the same house or just pass each other on a walk. Having largely lost the strong hunting instinct of a few centuries ago, they can also get along with other animals such as cats, rodents and birds. If you have to share your home with one of them, coexistence is so much easier as it is established as soon as you get home. In any case, it is important to socialize him well from an early age and get him used to meeting representatives of other species: así tendrá menos ganas de perseguirlos a lo largo de su vida. In any case, if he is not well socialized and his hunting instinct tends to prevail, or if you do not respond perfectly to the call for attention, it may be preferable to walk it on a leash than in freedom.

El sentido del olfato no es el único que es muy agudo en este perro. In fact, también tiene un excelente oído, that allows you to hear from afar anyone who approaches you. It also, fully fulfills the role of alert dog, barking and warning his owner as soon as an unknown person approaches his house. However, su papel termina ahí: as it is not one of those who threaten or impress, not really a good watchdog.

The Lagotto Romagnolo tends to keep some distance from strangers at first, even if they are invited by their master and the introductions are done correctly: puede pasar un tiempo antes de que confíen. However, once well socialized and educated, he ends up getting used to their presence and is very friendly with them. In fact, some of the breed representatives are open enough to be used as psychological support dogs, visiting hospitals, schools or even prisons, and bringing comfort wherever they go.

To accept new people, you have to be comfortable in your own home, así como en sus patas. As such, debe realizar actividad física durante al menos una hora diaria, for example, through walks, games, puzzles or dog sports like agility or flyball. Sus habilidades físicas y su resistencia también le permiten acompañar alegremente a los señores deportistas en sus carreras, mountain bike rides or hikes. However, it can also be a good match for retired people, siempre y cuando se mantengan lo suficientemente activas y puedan sacarlo lo suficiente todos los días. In any case, how you tend to get bored easily, It is convenient to offer you varied activities and regularly change the places of your walk.

Swimming is also a great way to get your dog to exercise.. In fact, the centuries that it has spent being used as a waterfowl retriever explain that it is a dog that loves water. Le encanta nadar y disfruta de cada momento que pasa en un lago o un río. One of his favorite games is to go to find and recover the objects that his master throws into the water..

If you are not given enough opportunity to exercise and get bored, or if it suffers a lack of attention from its owners (either because they are absent too often and for too long, or because they neglect him), the Romagna Water Dog is likely to develop a number of undesirable behaviors. In particular, may start barking untimely and become excessively loud. Si tiene acceso a un jardín, can start digging holes to search for objects or food under the ground. Degrading objects or stealing food are also part of their history. All these behaviors are the sign of a psychological distress that is important to treat, and for which the owner is often responsible.

On the other hand, siempre que se respeten sus necesidades de atención y actividad física, the Romagna Water Dog he is a very affectionate companion, that he does not stop appreciating the most cuddly moments and that he is very calm.

It also, as long as I have enough outings and activities, can be fully adapted to life in the city and in an apartment, aunque el entorno ideal para él siga siendo una casa con acceso a un jardín. However, no es cuestión de relegarlo al fondo del jardín, for example in a kennel: difícilmente lo toleraría y sería muy probable que aparecieran síntomas de ansiedad por separación.

Last, It should be noted that the female of the Lagotto Romagnolo reaches psychological maturity long before the male.

Education

The Lagatto Romagnolo he is intelligent and devoted: very eager to please, he has in his heart to understand what his owner wants, and meet your expectations. This makes it an easy dog ​​to train and suitable even for a beginner..

The most experienced people can go a long way in their education, because it was selected to quickly understand complex commands. It is not by chance that he often shines in obedience competitions.

Having said that, the practice in which you can excel the most is, of course, la búsqueda de trufas, allowing you to exploit your developed sense of smell. This does not require a great effort, since it is very easy to train a truffle dog, as long as you know how to do it.

Whatever your future mission, it is best to base the training of the Romagna Water Dog en ejercicios lúdicos y variados. In effect, his intelligence and alertness mean that he can get bored quickly if the sessions are repetitive. It is also important not to go for methods that are too strict for your taste.; it is better to bet on positive reinforcement, that motivates you to learn and makes things easier.

In any case, the fact that he is docile and obedient does not exempt you from having clear house rules, and to teach you quickly. As with any dog, You have to decide from the beginning what you can do and what you are not allowed to do., and try to keep it after, that is to say, be consistent over time. This consistency should also apply from one family member to another.: everyone must enforce the same rules, uniformly. If these conditions are not respected, the child is likely confused, having difficulty understanding what is expected of him, what is and what is not allowed.

Health

The Lagotto Romagnolo it is a generally resistant dog: cuando no experimenta ningún problema de salud importante, can live long enough until 17 years, which is significantly above the average of its congeners that have such a template.

It also, its thick coat protects it not only from water and humidity, sino también del frío.Por lo tanto, it can live very well in significantly less accommodating climates than its native Italy., sus orígenes explican que no sea particularmente sensible a las altas temperaturas.

A pesar de su buena salud general, It, like all races, particularly susceptible to certain diseases, in this case, is about:

  • The Hip Dysplasia, a disease whose onset may be favored by a hereditary predisposition, which especially affects medium to large sized dogs.This is an abnormal conformation of the hip joint, that can cause pain, lameness and some difficulty moving.It also promotes the formation ofosteoarthritis aAs the animal ages, if the problem is detected early, algunas cirugías pueden retrasar los efectos de la enfermedad o aliviar los síntomas;
  • The Dysplasiadelcodo, a developmental problem of the elbow joint that causes pain or lameness., also leads to the development ofosteoarthritis.Like hip, una predisposición hereditaria puede aumentar la probabilidad de que ocurra.Es posible limitar las consecuencias gracias a una intervención quirúrgica, to be done as soon as possible;
  • The juvenile epilepsy, an inherited disease of the nervous system characterized by seizures, generally observable from the first 5 to 9 puppy weeks.In most cases, los síntomas desaparecen por sí solos alrededor de los 4 months of age, aunque algunos perros con la enfermedad continúan experimentando episodios ocasionales de convulsiones hasta la edad adulta.The gene that originates it is particularly widespread in Lagotto Romagnolo: según los datos facilitados por los laboratorios que realizan las pruebas que permiten identificar la enfermedad (Optigen in the United States, Mydogdna in Germany and Genoscoper in Finland) 46. % of the representatives of the tested breed carry it., only 3% de la población total padece realmente los síntomas de la enfermedad;
  • The ataxia cerebelosa, a neurological disease causing an inherited movement coordination disorder., it is also a source of involuntary muscle contractures problems.There is no treatment forla ataxia cerebelosa, cuyos síntomas empeoran y conducen a ladog euthanasiaabout two years after its appearance;
  • Abiotrofia cerebelosa, una afección nerviosa que puede heredarse y es causada por la degeneración de ciertas células cerebrales.Sus principales síntomas son temblores y movimientos inapropiados, especially when facing an obstacle.There is no cure for this disease, pero no causa sufrimiento físico al perro.Sin embargo, as the situation progressively worsens, there comes a time when the disability is too severe, so euthanasia is recommended;
  • Distrofia neuroaxonal, which corresponds to an accumulation of various substances in neurons. It is the particular cause of head tremors, trastornos del equilibrio o incluso caídas.Estos síntomas suelen aparecer en el primer mes del cachorro.No existe tratamiento contra esta enfermedad potencialmente hereditaria, which very often leads to the euthanasia of the animal;
  • Lysosomal storage disease, an inherited neurological disorder that often leads to euthanasia., está en el origen de movimientos descoordinados y pérdida de equilibrio.Según un estudio publicado en 2015 en la revista científica PLOS Genetics y tituladoMissense in the ATG4D gene links aberrant autophagy with neurodegenerative vacuolar storage disease“, approximately 12% of the Lagotti are carriers of the genetic mutation at the origin of this disease There is no cure and things are only getting worse;Therefore, an affected subject dies very young or ends up being euthanized.
  • The waterfall, a disease causing progressive loss of vision due to clouding of the lens, sometimes inherited and mainly affecting the elderly, se puede curar con una operación quirúrgica;
  • Infections ofear (otitis, etc.), due to the hanging shape of his ears.

It also, the Romagna Water Dog also poses a risk of being overweight. Not to be taken lightly, since being overweight can lead to various health problems, pero también agravar patologías ya presentes en el animal afectado.

However, Many of the diseases to which the breed is exposed are or may be of hereditary origin., the utmost vigilance is required when choosing acreator of Lagotto Romagnolo.A professional worthy of the name, as well as ensuring that your puppies benefit from good socialization from their first weeks, se compromete a maximizar las posibilidades de que estén sanos y se mantengan así.Para lograrlo, is in charge of carefully selecting its breeders, making them pass various genetic tests to avoid any transmission to their descendants of a possible hereditary defect., must be able to present the results of such tests, that may also have been done on the little ones themselves., must present a veterinary certificate attesting to the good health of the puppy whose adoption is being considered, así como su historial de salud o vacunación, este último en particular confirma que el animal ha recibido las diversas vacunas requeridas.

Una vez que este último regresa a su nuevo hogar, It is worth remembering that a dog is particularly vulnerable during its first few months., las actividades físicas inadecuadas (too long and / or too intense) can easily cause injury, but also affect the proper development of bones and joints, with potentially long-lasting consequences., it is better to wait for him to reach adulthood to take him for long walks or hunt for truffles for hours, por ejemplo.Esto es aún más cierto que esta raza es particularmente propensa a algunos problemas articulares (Hip Dysplasiaandelbow dysplasia).

From then on, no es porque sea un adulto por lo que ya no debería preocuparse por su salud.A lo largo de su vida, debería beneficiarse como cualquier perro de un seguimiento riguroso, including a visit to the vet once a year, and even more regularly when you are older, this allows the professional to perform a complete check-up of your health, y en ocasiones detectar un problema que un ojo menos informado como el del propietario no podría, yet, This is also the perfect time to take any booster dose.

Además de las enfermedades contra las que estos últimos lo protegen, it is also necessary to ensure that you are permanently protected against parasites and the risks they imply.So, It is the responsibility of the owner to renew the antiparasitic treatments of his companion throughout the year.Esto es aún más importante para las personas que pasan mucho tiempo al aire libre.

Life expectancy

13 years

Food

Feeding a Romagna Water Dog not particularly difficult: a balanced and good quality industrial feed is perfectly adequate. However, it is important to choose products and establish portions adapted to their age, salud y nivel de actividad física.

Este último puede variar significativamente durante el año, especially in the case of an individual used for truffle hunting during the winter season. Es necesario entonces ajustar al alza la cantidad de alimento que se le da cada día, so that you benefit from a sufficient energy supply and can work in good conditions. On the other hand, once the period in question has ended, servings should return to normal level, to prevent you from suffering from overweight problems.

When the dog is young, the ration must be adapted to the growth period in which it is. Esto es especialmente importante porque una dieta inadecuada podría ser perjudicial para el desarrollo físico del cachorro: if the food is too rich or is given in too large quantities, podría crecer demasiado rápido, lo que podría provocar problemas articulares. Otherwise, una alimentación insuficiente podría provocar carencias y problemas de crecimiento.

This is especially true because the Lagotto Romagnolo is easily prone to obesity. That is why it is important to pay attention to the evolution of your weight and weigh it twice a month.. If a discrepancy is observed, which is confirmed or even increased in the following measurements, it is necessary to visit the vet. Only a professional can safely determine the cause of weight gain, which may not be related to the dog's diet or activity level, but with a disease or a treatment, for example. Once the cause of the problem has been identified, the vet will be able to advise how to remedy it and return the dog to a healthy weight.

In any case, the fact that the Romagna Water Dog being prone to obesity implies that some caution should be exercised regarding the use of treats, aunque pueden resultar muy útiles, especially in the context of training. Lo ideal es optar por productos bajos en calorías y deducir su aporte calórico de su ración diaria.

This propensity to be overweight also justifies dividing your daily ration into multiple meals.: even if I have a sweet tooth, less likely to order food when you know another is waiting for you later.

Last, like any dog, the Lagotto Romagnolo a bowl of clean, fresh water should always be available to you.

Grooming

The Lagotto Romagnolo is covered in thick, curly fur that needs a lot of maintenance.

First of all, it is necessary to brush it about twice a week, to avoid knot formation. The longer the coat, more important is to take the opportunity to examine it to remove dirt and other weeds, and undo the knots, especially around the joints: this will prevent injury or irritation caused by rubbing. También es conveniente acostumbrarse a examinar su pelaje después de un largo periodo en un entorno húmedo o con una vegetación muy densa.

On the other hand, muda muy poco y no tiene períodos de muda estacionales. If we add to this that he does not drool much, This makes it an especially appreciated companion for people who are very attached to cleanliness., but also for those who suffer from allergies. Thus, are often presented as a hypoallergenic dog breed, but you have to remember that none of them is 100% hypoallergenic and that the amount of allergens emitted can vary significantly from one individual to another, even within the same race. Therefore, there is nothing to replace a test in real conditions, consistente en pasar unas horas en compañía del animal cuya adopción se está considerando.

Regarding the bathroom, a monthly frequency is adequate to keep the dog's coat clean. Lagotto Romagnolo, without affecting its natural ability to resist water and inclement weather. However, es importante utilizar un champú suave especialmente diseñado para perros, otherwise your skin will be damaged, and do not dry or brush it after bathing, lo que podría dañar sus hermosos rizos.

It also, their hairs grow quickly and require regular trimming, at the rate of some 3 or 4 times a year. Esto último puede ser realizado por un peluquero canino profesional o directamente por su dueño, if he knows how to do it.

Ears of the Lagotto Romagnolo require rigorous maintenance, since its hanging shape and the hairs that grow around it constitute fertile ground for the development of infections caused by the accumulation of moisture and dirt. Therefore, it is imperative to examine and clean them weekly, así como después de cada salida larga en la naturaleza. Esto es especialmente importante si el animal ha estado en un ambiente húmedo o ha estado nadando, and it is important to dry it well. It also, se recomienda recortar regularmente el pelo alrededor de las orejas para evitar que la cera y la suciedad se depositen allí.

You should also check your eyes weekly and clean the area around them if they are dirty.. El vello alrededor de los ojos puede hacer que se desarrollen infecciones allí también. If to that we add that they can obstruct the vision of the dog, the interest of cutting them regularly is easily understood.

Regarding the teeth, they must be brushed regularly to avoid the formation of dental plaque, que puede ser en sí misma la causa de muchos problemas bucales. The ideal is daily brushing and, in any case, it is better not to brush less than once a week. In any case, it is advisable to systematically use a toothpaste intended for the canine species.

The claws of the Lagotto Romagnolo they tend to be much less demanding in terms of maintenance, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors: this usually allows them to file naturally. However, es conveniente asegurarse de que realmente es así. In fact, if they get too long, can hinder the dog's movements, and even hurt you a lot if they break. If you hear them rubbing against the ground when walking on hard surfaces, It is a sign that you have to cut them manually.

Whether the fur, the ears, the eyes, teeth or even claws, take care of a Lagotto Romagnolo requires mastering a series of gestures. If they are not necessarily complex, better make sure you do them correctly, not only for good results, but also and above all so as not to risk hurting your partner, or even injure him. Therefore, the first time it may be wise to make an appointment with the vet or a groomer, to learn from a professional how to proceed. In any case, it is advisable to accustom your pet to this type of manipulation as soon as possible, Since, otherwise, las sesiones de mantenimiento podrían resultarle especialmente desagradables.

Utility

Originally, the Lagotto Romagnolo used -and selected- para recuperar la caza que caía al agua. This selection explains its particularly waterproof coat and its very pronounced taste for swimming..

Since the end of the 19th century, after the drying up of many swamps in its Romagna natal, se dedica en cuerpo y alma a la búsqueda de trufas. Today, es la única raza de perro que se cría específicamente para esta tarea. Her highly developed sense of smell and her innate propensity to search by digging holes make her a true expert in this field..

También es un excelente perro de compañía hoy en día, that is sociable and easy to train. They are suitable for beginners and are especially suited to families, especially those who are quite active. They are especially popular with those allergic to dogs, ya que sueltan muy poco pelo y sólo liberan una pequeña cantidad de proteínas alergénicas. However, ningún perro puede considerarse 100% hypoallergenic, therefore compatibility cannot be guaranteed: there is nothing to replace a trial period of several hours with the person whose adoption is being considered.

Wide awake, the Lagotto Romagnolo It is also an excellent alert dog that does not hesitate to bark when an unfamiliar person approaches its home. On the other hand, can't really take on the role of watchdog, since they are not aggressive or threatening to strangers, y sería muy improbable que los ahuyentaran.

On the other hand, His excellent sense of smell obviously works wonders in crawling competitions and, of course, in the romps. También pueden distinguirse en los deportes caninos que destacan su gran energía e inteligencia, like agility, flyball or obedience.

Last, due to his friendly and always uniform temperament, sometimes used as a therapy dog, for example in hospitals, schools or prisons.

Price

In France and Belgium, the price of a puppy Lagotto Romagnolo ranges between 800 and 1.500 EUR, and the average is about 1.100 EUR.

in your country of origin, Italy, you have to tell about 600 to 1400 EUR. For a person who doesn't live very far, import may be an option to consider, ya que hay muchas más explotaciones allí, and therefore a greater offer.

in Canada, breeders usually ask for an amount that is around 2400 canadian dollars. However, patience is often necessary, ya que el reducido número de criadores en el país hace que sea habitual encontrarse en una lista de espera. This is especially true if you are looking for a puppy of a certain color..

The amount to pay to adopt a puppy from Lagotto Romagnolo in the United States it ranges from 1.800 and 2.500 American dollars.

In the case of an import from abroad, It is advisable to bear in mind that additional costs must be added to the purchase price: administrative expenses, quarantine, transport…

In any case, sea cual sea el país, the price that is asked depends on the prestige of the kennel and the lineage from which the puppy comes, as well as its intrinsic characteristics, especially on the physical plane, that is to say, its greater or lesser conformity with the standard. It also, it is this point that explains why important price differences are sometimes observed within the same litter.

Characteristics "Romagna Water Dog"

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Images "Romagna Water Dog"

Photos:

1 – “Romagna Water Dog” by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/lagotto-romagnolo-perro-cachorro-4272671/
2 – “Romagna Water Dog” at the World Dog Show in Poznań by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – “Romagna Water Dog” La Gottis Campione by Flickr
4 – “Romagna Water Dog” by Rdo01, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – “Romagna Water Dog” during the dog show in Katowice, Polonia by Lilly M, CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons
6 – “Romagna Water Dog” hembra de 2½ años by Entheta, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Videos "Romagna Water Dog"

Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
  • Group 8: Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs
  • Section 3: Water Dogs. .

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 8: Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs – Section 3: Water Dogs
  • AKCSporting
  • ANKC Group 3 (Gundogs)
  • CKCSporting Dogs
  • ​KC – Gundog
  • NZKCGundog
  • UKCGun Dogs


FCI breed standard "Romagna Water Dog"

FCIFCI - Romagna Water Dog
Dog

Alternative names:

    1. Lagotto Romagnolo (English).
    2. Lagotto Romagnolo, Lagotto (French).
    3. Lagotto Romagnolo (German).
    4. Lagotto romagnolo (Portuguese).
    5. Lagotto romagnolo, Lagotto de Romagna, Perro de laguna de Romagna (español).

Stabyhoun
Holanda FCI 222 . Spaniel type

Stabyhoun

The Stabyhoun is very similar to the Dutch Partridge Dog, but smaller. Es prácticamente desconocido fuera de los Países Bajos.

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History

The Stabyhoun, o Stabijhoun, it is one of the five rarest dog breeds in the world. Created in the 19th century, está reconocido como el tesoro nacional de los Países Bajos. ¿Cómo podría ser de otro modo con sólo 1.000 live specimens? It comes from the forest lands of Friesland. Poor farmers, que no podían permitirse más de un perro, they really needed a versatile worker. From hunting to livestock surveillance and protection, it was also able to eliminate rodents. In fact, podía hacer casi cualquier cosa.

Es posible que descienda de Spaniels importados a los Países Bajos por los españoles y cruzados con el Dutch Partridge Dog. También tendría vínculos familiares con el Small Munsterlander.

Es muy poco conocido fuera de su país de origen.

Photo: “Stabyhoun” by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Stabyhounlayingingrass.jpg

Physical characteristics

The Stabyhoun has a robust complexion and beautiful black fur, brown or orange, sometimes with white markings. The straight hair is of medium length, smooth and silky to the touch. They are medium-sized dogs.

Height and weight

    Male size: Of 53 to 53 cm.

    female size: Of 50 to 50 cm.

    Male weight: Of 15 to 20 kg

    female weight: Of 14 to 20 kg

Character and skills

If you are lucky enough to meet a Stabyhoun, you will surely appreciate his docile character. Calm and patient, they are intelligent dogs that can sometimes be stubborn. Extremely patient with children and other animals, this breed is, with the proper education, both obedient and loyal to its owner. Although the Stabyhoun has a calm temperament on the inside, requiere mucho ejercicio y actividad física.

They are distrustful of strangers, but they are not aggressive by nature. His education is easy to work with because he is obedient in nature. However, it must be started from its first months with benevolent and consistent methods.

The Stabyhoun he is a dog very close to his master, por lo que le resulta difícil soportar la soledad. Periods of loneliness can cause anxiety and lead to behavioral disorders such as destruction or barking. He is also a loud dog that barks regularly., which can lead to neighborhood problems.

With his hunting instinct he can be a fugitive to follow a trail, if your property is not properly fenced.

Health

The Stabyhoun es un perro fuerte y robusto que no está afectado por ninguna patología en particular. However, fear heat and should not stay in a shady spot during a heat wave, as you are at risk of severe heat stroke.

Grooming

The Stabyhoun it is a resistant dog that does not require much maintenance. Its coat should be brushed regularly to avoid knots.

En cuanto a sus ojos y oídos, they must be cleaned regularly, especially if it is a dog that lives abroad.

Characteristics "Stabyhoun"

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

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Images "Stabyhoun"

Photos:

1 – “Stabyhoun” by https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stabyhoun.jpg
2 – 10 month old adolescent Stabij by Molliever, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – A picture of a stabyhoun wetterhoun pup for the stabyhoun wiki page by Daisai Gaming, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Stabijs – world dog show 2010 by MJ Klaver
5 – “Stabyhoun” by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Binky_Stabyhoun.jpg
6 – “Stabyhoun” by https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stabyhoun_with_11_puppies.jpg

Videos "Stabyhoun"

Stabyhoun puppy, mum and Welsh Springer Spaniel playing
Working Stabyhoun

Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
  • Group :
  • Section : . .

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.2: Spaniel type
  • AKCHound
  • FSSFoundation Stock Service
  • UKCGun Dog


FCI breed standard "Stabyhoun"

FCIFCI - Stabyhoun
Perdiguero

Alternative names:

    1. Stabij, Beike, Stabijhoun, Fryske Stabij (English).
    2. Stabyhoun (French).
    3. Stabijhoun (German).
    4. (em alemão: stabyhoun) (Portuguese).
    5. Perro de muestra frisón, Perro de muestra de Frisia (español).

Hanoverian Scenthound
Germany FCI 213 . Leash (scent) Hounds

Hanoverian Scenthound

The Hanoverian Scenthound He is a dog with a very good sense of smell, specialized in locating injured prey.

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History

The Hanoverian Scenthound it is a medium sized hunting dog.

He is a highly developed specialist, but at the same time versatile in hunting. Tracking is the supreme discipline of a hunting dog, that the Hanoverian Scenthound domina como ningún otro. In the crawl, sigue la pista de los los animales heridos en una cacería. A fast and infallible work of the dog is decisive to reduce the suffering of the injured animal. This task is old, pero no menos relevante hoy en día.

The Hanoverian Scenthound dates back to archaic dog breeds. Bloodhounds are also called “Bracken”. For hunting, which was an important way of life for our ancestors for thousands of years, dogs with a particularly good sense of smell and an intelligent sense of detection were of elementary importance. The scent dogs were also indispensable to hunt criminals. Before the introduction of firearms, los cazadores tenían que acechar la caza mucho más cerca. Para esto estaban los perros guía. De ellos surgieron los sabuesos de hoy en día. This type of dog is probably over 10.000 years. For the Teutons a good “trail dog” valía más que un caballo. This is attested by a legal text of more than 1000 años de antigüedad, el Lex Baiuwariorum. In the baroque era, los príncipes ricos dirigían las llamadas cortes de cazadores. This was a kind of college for hunting with a practical orientation. One of the first was the “Hanover hound”. Aquí estos sabuesos fueron sistemáticamente criados y entrenados desde 1657.

La cría según los estándares actuales comenzó en Erfurt en 1894 with the founding of the Hirschmann club, que todavía hoy tiene mucho éxito con esta raza. Su cría se ha organizado de manera extremadamente responsable desde tiempos inmemoriales. Therefore, es posible criar de forma fiable perros vitales y sanos con un gran temperamento y un excelente rendimiento incluso hoy en día.

The Hanoverian Scenthound is a hunting dog, but also a good family dog ​​and companion in everyday life. It has to be. His controller has to be ready to act with him at any time, for example, si ha habido un accidente de tráfico y es necesario encontrar un ciervo o un jabalí herido. You don't have to be a hunter or a ranger to get a puppy from a Hirschmann club breeder, pero sí hay que ser miembro de este club y hacer un curso de formación para adiestradores del Hanoverian Scenthound. Among 40 and 60 cachorros se crían cada año bajo el paraguas de la Federación Canina de Alemania – VDH.

Photo: Hanover Hound by TobiasHR, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The Hanoverian Scenthound it is a strong dog of medium size. By the size of her body, tends to have short legs, as this is advantageous when you must do your nose job close to the ground. Males are larger and heavier than females. Males must have a height at the withers of 50 to 55 centímetros con un peso de 30 to 40 kg. Bitches must have a height at the withers of 48 to 53 centímetros y un peso de 25 to 35 kg. The official standard describes their appearance this way:

The overall look of the powerful Hanoverian Scenthound is that of a medium-sized dog, well proportioned and powerful. Well-positioned and heavily muscled front and rear limbs allow you to work with resistance. Legs too high, especially an oversized right, they impede work with a deep nose and are out of character. The wide and deep chest provides plenty of room for the lungs and allows for long and grueling chases. The slightly wrinkled forehead and the light and dark eye give the Hanoverian Scenthound su típica expresión facial seria.

The ears are of medium length and, held high on the head, caídas. Its pelage is short, dense, thick. Típico de la raza es el color rojizo básico, which can range from light pale red to dark brindle, almost black.

Character and skills

The Hanoverian Scenthound is a thoroughbred hunting dog with alert senses, pero sin ningún tipo de nerviosismo. As long as you don't have a smell in your nose, impresses with a thoughtful nature, quiet and extremely gentle, that for us humans radiates pure slowdown. On the way he shows his passion and follows her with loud barks. The FCI standard describes its nature as follows:

Quiet and safe nature, but sensitive towards its controller. Selective and reserved with strangers. High concentration capacity in hunting tracking work with a pronounced herd relationship to the main hunter.

The Hanoverian Scenthound he is a very efficient working dog, who fulfills his tasks conscientiously and with the greatest commitment. Exploring nature together with him and his higher senses is a very special experience and happiness. Its balanced nature, even sovereign, his social qualities and human kindness make him an excellent family dog.

Fitness

One Hanoverian Scenthound no es un perro de compañía para la ciudad. Not an apartment dog, but a passionate hunting assistant who wants and needs the job. Otherwise, his attitude is completely undemanding. Lo ideal es que viva con sus humanos en una casa al borde del bosque o en el campo con un jardín. This already results from your task, which must also be that of your caregiver: la búsqueda.

The hunting dog team, composed of the dog and the handler, be prepared at all times to search for injured game animals on behalf of the local hunting community, ya sea después de una cacería o de un accidente de tráfico. Esta tarea también debería ser compartida por toda la familia. Los desafíos son grandes en todos los aspectos: all kinds of weather, de día o de noche, crawl hard through dense terrain and open terrain, con seguridad en la búsqueda de un animal herido y tal vez agresivo, piensa en el jabalí. The hound must be able to be directed by its handler at all times. Estos son desafíos que no tienen parangón en los deportes de perros. In everyday life he is sociable and discreet. You can do everything with it.

Education

The Hanoverian Scenthound is a deeply friendly and eager to learn four-legged friend, that makes it easier for your trainer to train and educate you, así como de trabajar con él. Quiere y necesita esta guía. But it is not a dog that waits for orders from its keeper. You can't teach him, but you can train him excellently based on positive reinforcement and deep emotional confidence.

As dogs have only been allowed to breed for many generations if they have mastered many demanding behavioral tests, its performance level is extremely high. This is at the same time a commitment to the management of this dog.

Care and health

The Hanoverian Scenthound no requiere ningún cuidado especial.

Brushing the dog's coat weekly is enough to get rid of the various debris collected during the walk or hunting and to remove dead hairs.

However, se recomienda inspeccionar regularmente sus oídos. In fact, como en cualquier raza de perro con orejas caídas, have an increased risk of otitis. La cera del oído y las bacterias acumuladas pueden causar tales infecciones.

To protect you from dental problems, los dientes del perro deberían cepillarse regularmente. Ideally, esto debería ser al menos dos o tres veces a la semana.

It also, when you return from long walks with your dog or hunting, it is a good idea to check the parts of your body that may be damaged, especially the legs, tail and ears.

You should also regularly check for parasites and make sure your dog receives proper pest control treatment..

Finally, the dog's nails should be trimmed if they are too long. This is particularly necessary if the dog does not regularly walk on very hard surfaces such as concrete..

Typical diseases of the breed:

Although the Hanoverian Scenthound no tiene una predisposición congénita a ninguna patología en particular, es particularmente propenso a las infecciones de oído en los perros. To prevent these infections, es aconsejable inspeccionar los oídos del perro regularmente.

It can also be sensitive to anesthetics and pose entropion risks (the edge of the eyelid is turned inward, which makes the eyelashes and skin rub against the eye) the ectropion (the eyelid is turned out, exposing the conjunctiva and possibly causing eye infections).

It also presents a risk of obesity for the dog, if you are overfed and / or lead a too sedentary life.

It also, the main risks to which it is exposed as a hunting dog are insect bites or stings (de víboras, for example), así como la insolación. To avoid this, es mejor evitar que cace en las horas más calurosas del día.

Finally, you also run the risk of being injured by hunting (wild pig, deer…). This risk is particularly important for the Hanoverian Scenthound, who is very stubborn at work and never gives up, even when he's hurt.

Nutrition / Food

The Hanoverian Scenthound es un perro resistente que no es difícil de alimentar. Quality industrial dog food is ideal for him, idealmente dividida en dos comidas al día.

If you hunt, the dog's diet must be adapted to this activity and its seasonality: one month before opening, it may be necessary to make your dog lose weight if he has gained too much weight during winter. Esto puede hacerse reduciendo sus raciones o dándole una dieta más baja en calorías.

On the other hand, once hunting season begins, las necesidades dietéticas y energéticas del perro se ven incrementadas por su elevada actividad física, and it is necessary, on the other hand, or increase servings by 10 to 20% or give him a richer diet.

It also, es preferible dividir las comidas durante un día de caza: a small amount of food should be given before departure, y luego otra al mediodía, para evitar el síncope debido a la hipoglucemia. Esta ración es preferentemente tibia y húmeda para que la digiera más rápido, so as not to overwhelm you before intense exercise, que podría enfermarlo (vomiting…). The largest portion is given at night.

Life expectancy

This breed of dog has a life expectancy of about 12 years.

For sale “Hanoverian Scenthound”

If you are interested in a Hanoverian Scenthound, you must contact him Club Hirschmann well in advance of your planned purchase. Puppies are only released to members on a set schedule. Entonces debería ser capaz y estar dispuesto a dar a este perro de caza condiciones de vida apropiadas para su especie durante al menos 10 years. A puppy of this breed costs about 850 EUR.

Characteristics "Hanoverian Scenthound"

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Images "Hanoverian Scenthound"

Photos:

1 – Hanoverian Scenthound by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/hs-hannoverscher-schweisshund-macho-5226519/
2 – Hanoverian Scenthound by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/hannoverscher-schwei%C3%9Fhund-perros-5193568/
3 – Hanoverian Scenthound by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/terrier-hannoverscher-schweisshund-4453683/
4 – Hanoverian Scenthound by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/hannoverscher-schwei%C3%9Fhund-perros-5193562/
5 – Hanoverian Scenthound by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/hannoverscher-schwei%C3%9Fhund-perros-5193559/
6 – Hanoverian Scenthound by Hirschmann Association, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Videos "Hanoverian Scenthound"

Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
  • Group :
  • Section : . .

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 2: Leash (scent) Hounds.
  • UKCScenthounds


FCI breed standard "Hanoverian Scenthound"

FCIFCI - Hanoverian Scenthound
tracker

Alternative names:

    1. Hanoverian Hound, Hanoverian Scenthound, Hannover’scher Schweisshund (English).
    2. Chien de rouge du Hanovre (French).
    3. Hannoversche Schweisshunde (German).
    4. (em alemão: hannover’scher schweisshund) (Portuguese).
    5. Sabueso de Hannover (español).

Taiwan Dog
Taiwán FCI 348 . Primitive type - Hunting Dogs

Taiwan Dog

The Taiwan Dog is sponsored by Japan.

Content

History “Taiwan Dog”

In 1980 the breed was the subject of a study by the University of Taiwan, Gifu University of Japan and Nagoya University. The aim of the study was to find out the origins of the Taiwan Dog. As such, the students examined 29 indigenous dog breeds and concluded that the Taiwan Dog current is a native breed that actually descends from Southeast Asian hunting dogs. This Asian dog breed is now popular throughout the island as a guard and companion dog.. In 2004 was officially recognized by the FCI.

Physical characteristics “Taiwan Dog”

The males of Taiwan Dog reach a withers height of up to 52 cm.. When fully grown they weigh 18 kg, while the females are about 5 cm smaller and 2 kg lighter. Muscular animals characteristically move with very wide strides., but they are fast and agile due to their pronounced musculature. The Taiwan Dog has a very tight coat of about 1,5 to 3 cm length. A variety of colors is allowed, including black, striped, yellow, white, black and white or white and brindle. Sponsorship of the breed was taken over by Japan.

Character and skills “Taiwan Dog”

Sociable and loyal hunting companion.
His brave and intrepid character serves the Taiwan Dog in his role as hunting dog. Animals are known for their quick perception and the fact that they are faithful and loyal to their master.. They are also suitable as guard and dressage dogs and are considered extremely sociable.

TAIWAN DOG

They adapt very well to the environment and that is why they were able to live so incredibly well with primitive peoples in the past.. It also, these dogs can survive in the desert in the middle of the mountains, they can stand out excellently and can cope with almost all situations. All these strong qualities can be traced back to his previous harsh life with the prehistoric peoples of the mountains.. Your skills are also improved by working together with people. This builds trust between the dog and the man., friendships and shared experiences. The Taiwan Dog they are big and simple family dogs. Because of life in the desert, do not have a great demand for food. The Taiwan dogs they can even be used as protection dogs and as police dogs, because they have this unmistakable good sense of smell and are ready to defend themselves.

Until today these dogs are known mainly in the Asian region. In Europe they have not been able to arouse comparable popularity so far.

Health “Taiwan Dog”

The Taiwan Dog are extremely resistant to disease.

Videos "Taiwan Dog"

Taiwan Dog
Perro de montaña de Formosa / Perro de Taiwan / Taiwan Dog – Raza de Perro / Dog Breed

Photos:

1 – Taiwan dog by https://pixabay.com/zh/photos/taiwan-dogs-dog-the-black-dog-4890098/

Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
  • Group :
  • Section : . .

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 5: Spitz-type dogs and primitive type – Section 7: Primitive type - Hunting Dogs.


FCI breed standard "Taiwan Dog"

FCIFCI - Taiwan Dog
Dog

Alternative names:

    1. Formosan Mountain Dog, Takasago Dog, Taiwan Canis, Taiwanese Dog, Taiwanse Canis (English).
    2. Chien de Taïwan (French).
    3. Taiwan Dog (German).
    4. Cão de taiwan (Portuguese).
    5. Perro de montaña de Formosa (español).

Peruvian Hairless Dog
Perú FCI 310 . Primitive type

Peruvian Hairless Dog

The Peruvian Hairless Dog is a friendly and adaptable companion.

Content

History

The exact origin of the Peruvian Hairless Dog. However, their ancestors seem to be deeply rooted in Peru: Illustrations on the vessels of Moche culture, show hairless dogs already in the 750 AC. Later, these funny animals were reserved for the rich Incas, who took care not to mate them with other native dogs. It was also the Incas who prohibited the consumption of dog meat in the northern regions of Peru..

When the Spanish conquered the country, they found many naked dogs among the orchids of the Incas, so the Europeans called them “perros de las flores“. During the period of conquest, the breed was almost extinct, but some specimens survived in remote villages where the inhabitants valued them for the partly mythical qualities attributed to them: Because of its special appearance, four-legged creatures were said to have a healing effect on certain diseases, for example, bone and joint diseases.

In 1985, the world's largest dog breeding organization, the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI), recognized the Peruvian Hairless Dog as an independent race. So Today There Are Officially Three Naked Dog Breeds. Besides of Peruvian Hairless Dog, these are the Mexican Naked Dog, also known by the beautiful name of “Xoloitzcuintle“, and the Chinese Crested Dog. The three races are closely related to each other.

Physical characteristics

The name says it all: The most striking of the most Peruvian Hairless Dogs that's what's missing: the coat. However, the standard allows for some locks on the head and tail even in naked dogs without hair. Skin can be light or dark in different shades of color, smooth or white-spotted. However, not all naked dogs are naked, because there's a variant with hair: the so-called “Furry”, which are essential for breeding for health reasons. About a third of naked dogs belong to this group.

Since 2013 hairy variants can also be seen in canine exhibitions, since they have been added to the standard. Your hair should be short and soft, all colors are allowed. The Peruvian Hairless Dog reminiscent of greyhounds in their physique. This slender breed of dog has large erect ears that can rest back, an elegantly curved and hanging tail and an athletic complexion.

Naked dog lovers can enjoy three size variations:

– The small version has a shoulder height of 25 to 40 cm..
– The median 40 to 50 cm..
– The Greats Peruvian Hairless Dogs have between 50 and 65 height cm.

The weight varies according to 4 to 25 kg. Only a few Peruvian Hairless Dogs have a full denture, but these usually include all representatives of the furry variant.

Character and skills

The Peruvian Hairless Dog is a friendly and adaptable companion. He prefers to be with his human with the one who has a close relationship. It belongs to very sociable dogs. He likes to integrate into a family and quickly befriends other pets and children. It is said that many Peruvian Hairless Dogs protect fervently, especially the women and children of the herd. Here it is important to be careful when visiting children that the Peruvian interprets offensive situations for his protégé and rushes to help his little two-legged friend unnecessarily..

Vivacious and curious, is a wonderful companion for outdoor activities, but behaves calmly and relaxed inside. He especially likes to get comfortable on his owner's lap and enjoys closeness and warmth.. To strangers he is often distant and alert, but not aggressive.

Education

Like a dog of the original type, the Peruvian Hairless Dog it also provides original behavior in the man-animal relationship. That's why it makes sense in educational matters if you already have any experience with dogs. However, even ambitious beginners can successfully train a Peruvian Hairless Dog. Clear rules and consistency are, as in most dogs, the key to success.

The Peruvian Hairless Dog is a sensitive four-legged friend – hard you'll only get the opposite with it – will retire. Some Peruvian Hairless Dogs tend to get scared or fear new situations. Therefore, it is especially important to train this dog extensively and at the right pace to different situations without overloading it.

Your breeder will be able to give you some advice when you buy a puppy. Whether on a train journey, on a trip to the city center or on a visit home, introduce your partner into these everyday situations since you're a puppy. Regular training at a canine school, preferably already with the young puppy in the form of playgroups for puppies, is highly recommended and also reinforces the social side of the Peruvian Hairless Dog.

Raising the “Peruvian Hairless Dog”

As already mentioned, during mating a special health feature should be taken into account: during breeding, the furry ones, that is to say, hairy representatives of the breed, should be crossed regularly. The reason for this is that the dominant allele of hairlessness can only lead to viable embryos in combination with a hair allele, that is to say, Heterozygosity. Homozygous hairless embryos are already reabsorbed in the uterus. As pure breeding for hairlessness is therefore not possible, hairless naked dogs also occur over and over again.

The Peruvian Hairless Dogs they usually have an incomplete denture, what doesn't usually restrict them. With the light-skinned specimens, especially at the beginning of summer, it's important to make sure they get used slowly in the sunlight, then tanning. Sun protection also makes sense, because otherwise dogs can develop severe sunburn, especially when they like to go to sunny places. Also in winter some specimens need protection from the weather in the form of a dog coat., because if they can't run, cool down quickly during normal ride. Smaller variants of the breed are more sensitive to this than larger ones.

One Peruvian Hairless Dog can reach an age of up to 15 years.

Care

With the naked representatives of the breed you can leave the comb with confidence. It also, has the great advantage that it can normally detect parasites in the skin of the Peruvian Hairless Dog immediately and apply appropriate antidotes – from tick tweezers to flea repellent. However, even the Peruvian Hairless Dog needs regular care. If required – some owners recommend once a week – wash it with a sponge and a mild dog shampoo. Some Peruvian Hairless Dogs tend to have dry skin, which can be remedied with soft moisturizers for fragrance-free babies or with olive or coconut oil. In summer, sunscreen is an indispensable tool for light-colored dogs. Cut the claws of your Peruvian Hairless Dog if they get too long and clean your four-legged friend's ears with a dog ear cleaner if necessary.

For sale “Peruvian Hairless Dog”

The Peruvian Hairless Dog are rare in Europe and therefore breeders are rare. Find the appropriate umbrella organizations in your country, that can help you in your search. In Germany, for example, el Club for Exotic Breed Dogs e.V. has a list of breeders, switzerland has a “Swiss Naked Dog Club of Latin America”, which is dedicated to the promotion of the two breeds of dogs: the Xoloitzcuintle and the Peruvian Hairless Dog. In these clubs and similar ones you can find information and contacts of ambitious breeders. Considering possible adoptions across national borders, consider what to consider when adopting puppies from abroad.

As a fan of naked dogs, you probably know the closely related races, the Xoloitzcuintle and the Chinese Crested Dog – perhaps one of these dogs could also be an option for you and is more likely to be found in your region. It also, openness to the other two races, as well as the crossings, it's usually a good idea if you want to give a home to a naked older dog. This usually requires some research. But in the meantime, keywords such as “naked dogs in distress” on the Internet promise successes that lead naked adult dogs to look for a new place to live. Try to find out as much as possible about the story of your potential new fourth-legged partner.

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Why is the Peruvian Hairless Dog the pet of ancient Peru??
THE PERUVIAN HAIRLESS DOG – STRANGE OR CUTE?

Type and recognitions:

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  • FCI – Group 5: Spitz-type dogs and primitive type – Section 6: Primitive type.


FCI breed standard "Peruvian Hairless Dog"

FCIFCI - Peruvian Hairless Dog
Dog

Alternative names:

    1. Perro Sin Pelo de Perú, Inca Hairless Dog, Viringo, Peruvian Inca, Orchid, Calato, Peruvian Walking Dead dog, Dielmatian (English).
    2. Chien nu Inca (French).
    3. Peruanischen Nackthund (German).
    4. Perro Sin Pelo del Perú, viram (Portuguese).
    5. Perro calato, Perro chimo, Perro chimoc, Perro chimú, Perro de , orquídea peruano, Perro inca, Perro peruano, Perro peruano sin pelo, Perro pila, Perro sin pelo del Perú, Perro sin pelo peruano
    Viringo
    (español).

Canaan Dog
Israel FCI 273 - Primitive type

Canaan Dog

Suspicious of strangers and very affectionate towards members of his clan

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History

The Canaan Dog belong to the group of “pariah dog”, found throughout the Afro-Asian region. They live near human settlements, tolerated by humans, but they are not encouraged or fed. Para los pueblos primitivos son útiles como destructor de todos los residuos orgánicos. Even today, the Canaan Dog they live in herds in the desert. If Bedouins need a guard dog for their camp or a herding dog for their sheep, buscan una hembra salvaje que cría a sus cachorros en una cueva, they throw a piece of bread at him every now and then until they have chosen the strongest male cub that will guard their camp in the future.

Cynologically, the “pariah dog” belong to the Spitz family, the oldest family of dogs in the world. Pinturas rupestres de miles de años de antigüedad muestran a estos perros como ayudantes de caza. With the time, the original type of Spitz adapted to the situation of its environment. The Canaan Dog is the most developed form of the type Spitz en Israel hoy en día. The perros de Canaan aún poseen fuertes instintos de supervivencia, what makes them smart, independent and also very cautious dogs.

The Canaan breed has been domesticated by outcast wild dogs, namely, by Rudolphina Menzel, a canine behaviorist and cynologist who emigrated from Vienna to Palestine in the 1930. He took some of them home and was amazed at how easily they were tamed and trained. They were lively and loving. The teacher Menzel I call them perros de Canaán en honor a la tierra bíblica de Canaán e hizo campaña para que fueran reconocidos como una raza.

Características físicas Canaan dog

The height at the withers of these square animals, strong and medium in size is about 50 to 60 cm., while males are usually much larger than females. In general, las características del sexo entre los perros hembra y macho son muy pronunciadas. For example, the rather broad skull of the Canaan Dog, that narrows at a point towards the front, is clearly visible, especially in males. The head is always well proportioned. Standing ears, slightly laterally arranged, triangular and wide, así como sus ojos almendrados y oscuros, give you a very alert and intelligent expression. In fact, nothing escapes the watchman Canaan Dog, even when asleep.

HAIR:
Thick layer, rough and straight, short to medium length. The inner layer is very close and abundant.

COLOR:
Sandy to reddish brown, white, black or mottled, with or without mask. If there is a mask, must be symmetrical. A black mask and white markings are allowed for all colors. A pattern such as the Boston Terrier. Gray colors are not allowed, striped, black and tan or tricolor. Los colores característicos del desierto – sandy, dorado, Red and cream – son particularmente típicos de la raza.

Character and skills Canaan Dog

The Canaan Dog is lively, sensitive, distrustful of strangers, defensive, but not aggressive by nature. Watcher not only of humans, but also other animals. He is faithful and devoted to his family. The relationship with its owner means for him a partnership, both sides taking and giving. The Canaan Dog you don't have to follow your owner everywhere and submissively read every wish in his eyes. There are times when he shows his love and wants to be caressed. Pero otras veces se ocupa de sus propios asuntos y sólo se pertenece a sí mismo. If one responds to his character, a deep understanding develops between man and animal, lo cual es aún más atractivo, since one must acquire their trust and affection. Este vínculo especial hace difícil colocar a los Canaan Dog adults in new settings.

Protects their owner's children and shows a lot of tolerance towards the little ones. However, parents should ensure the dog has a chance to withdraw.

The Canaan Dog they are good watchdogs, but they are not attackers by nature. Only when a Canaan Dog you have the impression that he or his family is seriously threatened, will attack. The Canaan Dog barks as a warning, gives a dangerous appearance, and that is usually enough.

The Canaan Dog can react aggressively to other dogs who dare to pass by his property. Aggression between dogs of the same sex is not uncommon among Canaanites. Each Canaan is different. You have to watch it closely to know what collisions – with other dogs on walks – it is better to avoid.

Canaan Dog education

One Canaan Dog nunca haría nada que pudiera dañarse a sí mismo. Ni tampoco cumpliría las órdenes de su dueño sin antes cuestionar su significado. You can't demand obedience from this dog. However, once you have gained confidence in your human and recognize him as “leader of the pack”, is very cooperative and obedient. Loyalty to his master and his quick understanding make him, despite its independence, an easy-to-handle dog, who can learn the necessary basic obedience without restrictions. However, during training its primitive nature must be taken into account, so it certainly takes some compromises and tricks to convince the Canaan Dog that obedience is worth it. For inexperienced beginners, esta raza segura de sí mismo no es adecuada.

¿Dónde puedo conseguir Canaan dog?

Today, not only in his homeland Israel, but also in the US. y en varios países europeos, like germany, Finland, England, Italy or Switzerland, hay criadores que se han dedicado a esta raza especial y todavía muy rara. The addresses of the breeders can be found in the national kennel clubs or, of course, on the Internet. If you are considering buying a Canaan, enough time should be taken to consider your purchase decision thoroughly. This is true of all dogs, but especially for him Canaan Dog, because this original and independent four-legged friend is no ordinary family dog.

Canaan Dog care

The rough coat naturally repels dirt and only needs to be brushed once or twice a week. Only in the phase of the biannual coat change should it come into contact with a brush or comb daily to remove dead hairs from the dense undercoat and reduce the tuft of carpet hairs, the sofa or the blanket.

Canaan Dog nutrition

While the Canaan, as “pariah dog” on freedom, forages for its own food and feeds on whatever organic waste humans leave behind, as a domestic dog it depends on the support of its owner. ¿Pero qué le das a un perro salvaje tan original? In general: Los perros son carnívoros por naturaleza, no matter if they are Sheepdogs, Sausage dog or even Canaan. This means that the food must be largely meat. (around the 70 per cent). La carne es la fuente de proteínas más importante para el perro. Its entire masticatory and digestive system is oriented to the processing of meat: the strong teeth, los fuertes músculos masticadores, the relatively short intestinal tract and digestive juices that are quite aggressive in contrast to humans.

Canaan Dog health

The race Canaan Dog es muy saludable no tiene enfermedades típicas y se considera muy limpia.

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  • AKCHerding
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  • CKC – Group 7 (Nonsporting)
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  • UKC – sighthounds and pariah


FCI breed standard "Canaan Dog"

FCIFCI - Canaan Dog
Canaan

Alternative names:

    1. Bedouin Sheepdog, Palestinian Pariah Dog (English).
    2. Canaan dog (French).
    3. Canaan Dog, Israel-Spitz (German).
    4. Cão de canaã (Portuguese).
    5. Perro de Canaán, Kelev Kna’aní, kunean alkalb (español).

Finnish Lapphund
Finlandia FCI 189 - Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.

Finnish Lapponian Dog

In southern Europe it has been known for very recently, and is likely to succeed when its qualities are discovered.

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History

The Finnish Lapphund is a robust archetype of dog. In his native Finland he is called Suomenlapinkoira, which is also his official name. In Germany his friends call him Lappi To abreviate. Él viene originalmente de los perros de pastoreo para las manadas de renos de los samis, Laponia, the settlement area of ​​the Sami, se extiende sobre grandes partes del norte de la península escandinava. No es una tarea fácil arrear a los rápidos y ágiles renos en los escarpados paisajes alrededor del Círculo Polar Ártico. Like this, over many centuries, an extremely robust and reliable working dog was created. Apart from grazing, the Finnish Lapphund accompanied humans during the hunt. En los campos custodiaba y protegía a las familias de los samis, que habían vivido como nómadas durante mucho tiempo. In the shops he warmed his people at night.

This dog, que apenas conocemos hoy en día, it is one of the oldest dog breeds described in literature. Ya el gran científico naturalista sueco Carl von Linné described the Lapp dog about 1750 with the highest recognition, to mention just one example. About 1900 the Finnish Lapphund fue descubierta por los amantes de los perros finlandeses y suecos de la ciudad como perro de compañía. Ya se había vuelto muy raro entonces. Primero fue el problema de encontrar los perros adecuados para crear un criadero según las ideas de la cría moderna de perros con pedigrí. Porque el Finnish Lapphund it was a little different in each tribe sami and as in all ancient races, era bastante diverso en sí mismo.

A first definition of race was made in 1945 by the Finnish Kennel Club. Allí todavía se le llamaba el lappish herding dog. In 1955 was officially recognized by the fCI (International Cynological Federation). In 1967 the name was changed to Lapphund. In 1993 received its current name from Finnish Lapphund. Like the name, also changed the determination of this original and ancient type of dog. Of the herding and hunting dog, la cría moderna de perros de raza hizo un compañero. The appearance was unified and her coat was made considerably longer. However, has remained the herding dog, since he has lived for thousands of years as a companion of samis.

Este perro rústico y muy excitante está disfrutando, with good reason and luck, de una creciente popularidad en los últimos años.

Physical characteristics

The Finnish Lapphund is a medium-sized representative of the original type dogs. It is a classic Nordic dog, que todavía muestra su antiguo papel como perro de pastoreo de rebaños de renos, hunting dog and guard dog. His charisma is breathtakingly sovereign. The Finnish Lapphund currently has a long and robust coat, insensitive to weather. It is a double coat with a rough top coat. It should not be curly. Males also have abundant mane. Todos los colores del abrigo están permitidos, but a basic color must be clearly recognizable.

The Finnish Lapphund It has a height at the withers of about 49 centimeters in males and 44 centimeters in females. It is valid that the type is more important than the size. Weight is not prescribed by the standard. Their ears are usually upright. The tail is of medium length and abundantly provided with long hair.. In movement the tail should be curved over the back or to one side, at rest it can be carried hanging. The official standard describes the current Finnish Lapp in this way:

A little smaller than the average size dog, of strong constitution in relation to its size, whose body length slightly exceeds the height at the withers.

Character and skills

The Finnish Lapphund ha permanecido como un perro típico del norte en su naturaleza. He combines originality and familiarity with his humans in a special way. The Lapp is not a “one man dog”, Although initially reserved with strangers. Usually announced with loud barks . It is a friendly member of the whole family. Has the qualities of a working dog and a family dog ​​at the same time. However, this requires certain storage conditions (see below). The Finnish Lapphund todavía tiene las características que lo han hecho indispensable como ayudante versátil del pueblo sami for thousands of years. Así se puede entender que este perro original encuentre su camino en el mundo moderno sin ningún problema e incluso sea utilizado con éxito como perro de asistencia o terapia.

The Finnish Lapphund he is a great companion, simple and docile that radiates a fresh character, rústico y soberano. Es muy pacífico. In general, todavía hay mucho instinto de caza vivo en los perros lapones. However, this is pronounced individually very differently. In any case, generalmente debería ser fácil de controlar con un poco de sentido común. The official standard briefly describes its nature as:

“Sparkly, brave, calm and eager to learn. Pacíficos y confiables”. The Lapp is a great friend who deserves a much more important role in the world of dogs. The Finnish Lapphund caresses the soul of his master and caretaker.

Fitness

The Finnish Lapphund easy to train and manage. He is very willing and sometimes forgives mistakes. Así que es adecuado como casi ningún otro perro nórdico también para un principiante comprometido. The Finnish dog it is not a dog for a flat. The ideal would be a house with a garden. Because at Lapp he likes to stay out, where you want to spend the night or in winter you like to roll up and have it snow. A great experience. El jardín no debe ser pensado como un jardín ornamental. To the Lapps they like to dig and dig a little cave.

The Finnish Lapphund todavía tienen las cualidades de un perro de pastoreo y todavía pueden hacer este trabajo hoy en día. However, unlike many other ancient herding dog breeds, is undemanding and does not need constant employment. However, le gusta aceptar desafíos, also in the different disciplines of sport for dogs. To the Lapps they do very well as tracking dogs. The lush fur of the Finnish Lapphund requires intensive grooming, especially during the change of coat in spring and summer. Then, especially your house, his car and his clothes will be full of his long hair, incluso si lo cepillas todos los días. The Lapps they are very family oriented and very child friendly. They are excellent companions and at the same time bring a piece of wild nature into our lives..

Education

The Finnish Lapphund is very eager to learn and to learn and turns to us humans. So that I can be well trained. However, you have to accept the challenge, even love him, to mentally engage with this original dog, self-confident, to empathize with his character. Not only will you accept your caregiver, it will also be dedicated to him. Tienes que involucrarte completamente en la experiencia con esta raza segura de sí misma, típicamente perros de guardia y de pastoreo nórdicos.

Through a loving but consistent upbringing, you Lappi must be aware of his position in the family from puppyhood. It is ideal if you are active with your Lapp dog in dog sports or follow-up work. In this way, puedes experimentar esta maravillosa experiencia de un vínculo íntimo entre el hombre y el perro, especialmente cuando tienes una relación con tu perro íntima y cercana.

Care and health

The lush, double coat of the Finnish Lapphund requires intensive care, especially during the change of coat in spring and summer.

Typical diseases

The Finnish Lapphund it is a robust breed of dog. Debido a la muy pequeña base de cría, be aware of consanguinity and the results of predisposition tests for inherited diseases. Serious breeders will be happy to provide this data.

Nutrition / Food

The Finnish Lapp he has no problems in his nutrition.

The life expectancy of a Finnish Lapland Dog

The breed has a life expectancy of more than 12 años según el Kennel Club.

Buying a Finnish Lapland Dog

If you are interested in a Finnish Lapphund, debe obtener información de un criador local afiliado a algún club de Perros Nórdicos. Deberías planear aquí a largo plazo, because puppies from serious kennels – y sólo los que deberías comprarson difíciles de conseguir. A puppy of this breed costs around 1.200 EUR.

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1 – Finnish Lapland Dog by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/721341
2 – Finnish Lapland Dog by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/676715
3 – Finnish Lapland Dog by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1136704
4 – Finnish Lapland Dog by https://flic.kr/p/cuPwW
5 – Finnish Lapland Dog by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/perro-perro-de-pastoreo-frontera-1806039/
6 – Finnish Lapland Dog by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/frontera-perro-pastor-brit%C3%A1nico-1913373/

Videos "Finnish Lapphund"

Type and recognitions:

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Federations:

  • FCI – Group 5 – Section 3 Nordic Watchdogs and Herders..


FCI breed standard "Finnish Lapphund"

FCIFCI - Finnish Lapphund
Dog

Alternative names:

    1. Finnish Lapphund, Lapinkoira, Suomenlapinkoira (English).
    2. Suomenlapinkoira (French).
    3. Suomenlapinkoira, Lapinkoira (German).
    4. Suomenlapinkoira (Portuguese).
    5. (español).

Icelandic Sheepdog
Islandia FCI 289 - Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.

Icelandic Sheepdog

The muzzle expression of the Icelandic Sheepdog recalls a smile that highlights your cheerful temperament.

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History


¿De dónde viene el Perro de pastor islandés?

For many centuries the Icelandic Sheepdog was the “Swiss knife” of the lonely farms and workshops of the great North Atlantic island. En el clima extremadamente duro tenían que arrear ovejas, keep small vermin, help in hunting, así como cuidar de la casa y la granja y especialmente de los niños. On the one hand they are considered as shepherd dogs and on the other hand as Nordic Spitz. In any case, they're extremely smart, agile, flexible and robust man's aides.

Its existence was in grave danger only recently. Debido a las enfermedades introducidas y a la mezcla con perros de pedigrí importados legal e ilegalmente a la isla, parecían ya extinguidos. Entonces los islandeses reconocieron el peligro que rodeaba a su único perro nativo y tomaron medidas específicas contra él.

Today, esta raza de perro única parece estar por encima de la colina en su población. The Icelandic Sheepdog enjoys increasing popularity outside Iceland. Genetically speaking, has been able to maintain his Nordic identity. This is confirmed by at least a thorough genetic analysis from 2017 of more than 100 breeds of dogs by a team of geneticists led by Heidi Parker.

The Icelandic dog has become very popular outside of his original home as a friendly, excitante y fascinante perro de compañía y de familia. Aún conserva gran parte de su capacidad original de actuación, expressed in his desire to move, to work with friends and to be very alert. In 1972 was officially recognized by the FCI (International Cynological Federation).

Physical characteristics

The Icelandic Sheepdog of “Islenskur Fjárhundures una raza de perro muy antigua y la única en Islandia. The Icelandic dog is a medium-sized dog, which is coughy and only at first glance resembles a medium-sized dog. It has a dense fur, weather insensitive and robust. The top layer is medium or long, with a dense, soft sub-hair. There are Icelandic dogs with short and long hair. Different colors are allowed, from tanning to cream, chocolate brown, grey or black. Dogs should always have white markings.

The standard describes its overall appearance in this way:

The Icelandic Sheepdog is a Nordic grazing Spitz; it's a little less than medium-sized and has pointed ears and a screwed tail. Seen on side, has a rectangular format, that is to say, the length of your body from the tip of your nose to the tip of your buttock exceeds your height to the cross. The depth of the chest box is equal to the length of the front legs.

¿Qué tamaño tiene un Perro de pastor islandés?

Males must have a height at the cross of some 46 centimeters, the females 42 centimeters. The standard does not give any information about weight.

Longevity of an Icelandic Sheepdog

One Icelandic dog seriously raised must have a life expectancy of 12 years or more.

Character and skills

The Icelandic Sheepdog remains an agile grazing dog and a watchdog at the center of his being. However, outside Iceland, por lo general sólo se cría como perro de compañía. This is not a disadvantage. Rather he finds very well in his current role as family dog and companion. But it's still very agile and needs your workload. He feels comfortable watching and protecting and also likes to bark. At the same time it is a very friendly family dog that turns to people. He is considered very fond of children.

The official rule correctly describes its character as follows:

The Icelandic Sheepdog it's a sturdy grazing dog, agile and noisy and, therefore, extremadamente útil para el pastoreo y la conducción de ganado en los pastos y en las montañas, así como para el rastreo de ovejas perdidas. He is alert by nature and welcomes every visitor enthusiastically without being aggressive. His hunting instinct is underdeveloped. The Icelandic Sheepdog is happy, friendly, curious, playful and not afraid.

The Icelandic Sheepdog is definitely suitable for the ambitious beginner.

Caution, health and diseases


¿Cuánto cuidado necesita un Perro de pastor islandés?

An Icelandic dog needs to be roasted during fur change. The top and bottom layer should be brushed intensely.

¿Hay alguna enfermedad típica de la raza en los perros islandeses?

The Icelandic Sheepdog it's essentially a healthy and robust breed of dog.

¿Qué comida es mejor para un perro islandés?

The Icelandic Sheepdog is a trouble-free and unre demanding food. Of course, High quality food is good for your health and test. like most dogs, sometimes he likes a bone of fleshy beef and fresh meat.

Considerations before purchase

¿Dónde puedes comprar un perro islandés?

If you are interested in a Icelandic Sheepdog, deberías buscar un criador de perros islandés local que esté afiliado a algún club oficial de perros nórdicos. Deberías arreglar esto a tiempo, because puppies are rare.

Icelandic Sheepdog Education and Maintenance


¿Me conviene un perro islandés?

The Icelandic Shepherd Dog is a friendly and breus dog. He wants to integrate into the family and can fit in without problems. Lo ideal es una casa con un jardín en el campo. But that's not an obligation.. You can also keep it in an apartment in the city, whenever you deal with him every day.

The Icelandic Sheepdog is a loving member of the family and a great companion for children. Welcome visitors amicably and stormily. Their cordiality is contagious. If you get too bored, puede gastar su energía en los muebles o se convierte en un ladrón.

Since the Icelandic Sheepdog tiene poco instinto de caza hoy en día, the excursions with him to nature are quite relaxed. With an Icelandic dog you can go on a trip without problems. In the car – just by the hair – an aluminum transport box is recommended.

One Icelandic Sheepdog needs to be looked after by fur. Es muy importante que los humanos y los perros tengan un interés común en mucho movimiento y en explorar la naturaleza. Icelandic dog is not a sofa stuffed animal.

He can be trained very well. He is open and honest and likes to work alongside his master or carer. El arte radica en encontrar el nivel correcto de consistencia y guía para este perro muy animado y al mismo tiempo sensible e inteligente. La base decisiva es siempre un estrecho vínculo emocional y de confianza mutua. Because of their good behavior, you can easily do, a certain amount of work is a basic requirement. A frustrated Icelandic dog won't thank you as an obedient companion. But this is only in the possession of your caregiver. From puppy, you have to keep an eye on your eagerness to report, que está relacionado con el ladrido de alegría. Aquí debe ponerle las riendas estrictas, if you don't live on a lonely, lonely property. Once again, the Icelandic Sheepdog is more effective than any alarm system.

Characteristics "Icelandic Sheepdog"

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

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Images "Icelandic Sheepdog"

Photos:

1 – Icelandic Sheepdog, remembering a Corgis by Thomas Quine / CC BY-SA
2 – Icelandic Sheepdog by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/237527
3 – Icelandic Sheepdog by Canarian / CC BY-SA
4 – Icelandic Sheepdog by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/237516
5 – Icelandic Sheepdog by Alan Levine / CC BY
6 – Icelandic Sheepdog by Svenska Mässan from Sweden / CC BY

Videos "Icelandic Sheepdog"

Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
  • Group :
  • Section : . .

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 5 – Section 3 Nordic Watchdogs and Herders..
  • AKC – Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.
  • CKC – Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.
  • UKC – Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.


FCI breed standard "Icelandic Sheepdog"

FCIFCI - Icelandic Sheepdog
Dog

Alternative names:

    1. Icelandic Spitz, Iceland Dog, Íslenskur fjárhundur, Islandsk, Fårehund, Friaar Dog, Canis Islandicus (English).
    2. Berger islandais, Berger d’IslandeFrench).
    3. Isländischer Spitz, Isländischer Schäferhund (German).
    4. Islenskur fjárhundur (Portuguese).
    5. Íslenskur Fjárhundur (español).