Peruvian Hairless Dog
Perú FCI 310 . Primitive type

Peruvian Hairless Dog

El Peruvian Hairless Dog es un compañero amigable y adaptable.

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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 banned the consumption of dog meat in the northern regions of Peru.

When the Spaniards conquered the country, 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 breeds of naked dogs. 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 thing about most Peruvian Hairless Dog 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”, that are indispensable for breeding for health reasons. About a third of naked dogs belong to this group.

From 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 reminds the 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 a 40 cm..
– The median 40 a 50 cm..
– The Greats Peruvian Hairless Dog have between 50 and 65 height cm.

Weight varies as a result of 4 a 25 kg. Only a few Peruvian Hairless Dog 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 Dog protect fervently, especially the women and children of the herd. Here it is important to be careful when visiting the children that the Peruvian interprets offensive situations for his protégé and rushes to help his little two-legged friend without needing.

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 the 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 Dog 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.

Aging of the Peruvian Hairless Dog

As already mentioned, during mating a special health characteristic must be taken into account: During breeding, the furry ones, namely, 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, namely, Heterozygosity. Hairless homozygotic embryos are already reabsorbed into the uterus. As pure breeding for lack of hair is therefore not possible, hairless naked dogs also occur over and over again.

The Peruvian Hairless Dog they usually have an incomplete denture, what doesn't usually restrict them. With 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 climate protection in the form of a dog coat, because if they can't run, cool down quickly during the normal walk. Smaller variants of the breed are more sensitive to this than larger ones.

A 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. In addition, has the great advantage that it can normally detect parasites in the skin of the Peruvian Hairless Dog immediately and apply the 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 gentle dog shampoo. Some Peruvian Hairless Dog 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.

Buy a Peruvian Hairless Dog

The Peruvian Hairless Dog are rare in Europe and therefore breeders are rare. Find the right umbrella organizations in your country, that can help you in your search. In Germany, for example, club f'r Exotische Rassehunde 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 – maybe one of these dogs might also be an option for you and you're more likely to be in your region. In addition, openness to the other two races, as well as the crosses, 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.

Reviews of Peru's Hairless Dog

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Peruvian Hairless 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.

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Images of the Peruvian Hairless Dog

Photos:

1 – Peruvian hairless dog by Paradais Sphynx, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Peruvian hairless dog by No machine-readable author provided. Manuel González Olaechea assumed (based on copyright claims)., CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Peruvian hairless dog by Carlos Adampol Galindo from DF, Mexico, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Peruvian hairless dog by Marina Alonso Esparré, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – Peruvian hairless dog by Carlos Adampol Galindo from DF, Mexico, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
6 – Peruvian hairless dog by Carlos Adampol Galindo from DF, Mexico, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
7 – Peruvian hairless dog by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Videos of the Peruvian Hairless Dog

Why the peruvian hairless dog is the mascot of ancient Peru?
THE PERUVIAN HAIRLESS DOG – STRANGE OR CUTE?

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 310
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 6: Primitive type. Without working trial.

Federations:

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

FCI standard of the breed Peruvian Hairless Dog

Peruvian Hairless Dog FCI Peruvian Hairless Dog FCI

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
    (Spanish).

Canaan Dog
Israel FCI 273 - Primitive type

Canaan Dog

Suspicious of strangers and very affectionate towards members of his clan

Content

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. For primitive peoples they are useful as a destroyer of all organic waste. 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, They look for a wild female who raises her cubs in a cave, 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. Thousands of years old rock paintings show these dogs as hunting helpers. 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 in Israel today. The Canaan dogs still have strong survival instincts, 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 Canaan dogs honoring the biblical land of Canaan and campaigned for them to be recognized as a race.

Physical characteristics Canaan Dog

The height at the withers of these square animals, strong and medium in size is about 50 a 60 cm., while males are usually much larger than females. In general, sex characteristics between male and female dogs are very pronounced. 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, as well as his dark almond eyes, 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. The characteristic colors of the desert – sandy, Golden, Red and cream – are particularly typical of the breed.

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. But other times he takes care of his own affairs and only belongs to himself. If one responds to his character, a deep understanding develops between man and animal, which is even more attractive, since one must acquire their trust and affection. This special bond makes it difficult to place 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

A Canaan Dog he would never do anything that could harm himself. Nor would he comply with his owner's orders without first questioning their meaning.. 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, this self confident breed is not suitable.

Where can I get Canaan Dog?

Today, not only in his homeland Israel, but also in the US. and in several European countries, like germany, Finland, England, Italy or Switzerland, there are breeders who have dedicated themselves to this special and still very rare breed. 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. But what do you give such an original wild dog? In general: Dogs are carnivores by nature, no matter if they are Sheepdogs, Dachshund or even Canaan. This means that the food must be largely meat. (around the 70 per cent). Meat is the most important protein source for the dog. Its entire masticatory and digestive system is oriented to the processing of meat: the strong teeth, the strong chewing muscles, the relatively short intestinal tract and digestive juices that are quite aggressive in contrast to humans.

Canaan Dog health

The race Canaan Dog it is very healthy does not have typical diseases and is considered very clean.

Ratings of the Canaan dog

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Canaan 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.

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Suitability of the apartment ?

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Suitable as a first dog ?

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Canaan Dog images

Photos:

1 – Canaan dog by Giora Sluzky, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Canaan dog by Canaan Dog, Kennel Samorodok Hanaanahttp://www.ruscanaan.ru, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Canaan dog by Giora Sluzky, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Canaan dog by SamorodokhanaanaCanaan Dogs from "Samorodok" http://www.ruscanaan.ru, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – Canaan dog by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1503483
6 – Canaan dog by Samorodokhanaanahttp://www.ruscanaan.ru, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
7 – Canaan dog by Arikk, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Canaan dog Videos

Dogs 101 – Canaan Dog
Canaan Dogs | Breed Judging 2020

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 273
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 6: Primitive type. Without working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 5: Dogs type Spitz and primitive type – Section 6: Primitive type.
  • AKCHerding
  • ANKC – Group 7 (Nonsporting)
  • CKC – Group 7 (Nonsporting)
  • ​KCUtility
  • NZKCNonsporting
  • UKC – sighthounds and pariah

Canaan Dog breed FCI standard

Canaan Dog FCI Canaan Dog FCI

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 (Spanish).

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. He originally comes from herding dogs to the reindeer herds of the samis, Laponia, the settlement area of ​​the Sami, extends over large parts of the northern Scandinavian peninsula. It's no easy task herding the fast and agile reindeer in the rugged landscapes around the Arctic Circle. 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. In the fields he guarded and protected the families of the samis, who had lived as nomads for a long time. In the shops he warmed his people at night.

This dog, that we hardly know today, it is one of the oldest dog breeds described in literature. Already the great Swedish naturalist scientist Carl von Linné described the Lapp dog about 1750 with the highest recognition, to mention just one example. Around 1900 the Finnish Lapphund was discovered by Finnish and Swedish dog lovers in the city as a companion dog. It had already gotten really weird then. First was the problem of finding the right dogs to create a kennel based on the ideas of modern pedigree dog breeding.. Because the Finnish Lapphund it was a little different in each tribe sami and as in all ancient races, it was quite diverse in itself.

A first definition of race was made in 1945 by the Finnish Kennel Club. There he was still called the lappish herding dog. In 1955 was officially recognized by the fCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale). 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, modern breeding of purebred dogs made a companion. 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.

This rustic and very exciting dog is enjoying, with good reason and luck, growing popularity in recent years.

Physical characteristics

The Finnish Lapphund is a medium-sized representative of the original type dogs. It is a classic Nordic dog, which still shows its former role as a reindeer herd herding dog, 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. All coat colors are allowed, but a basic color must be clearly recognizable.

The Finnish Lapphund It has a height at the withers of about 49 cm 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 has remained a typical northern dog in nature. 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 he still has the characteristics that have made him indispensable as a versatile helper of the people sami for thousands of years. Thus it can be understood that this original dog finds its way into the modern world without any problem and is even used successfully as an assistance or therapy dog..

The Finnish Lapphund he is a great companion, simple and docile that radiates a fresh character, rustic and sovereign. It's very peaceful. In general, there is still a lot of hunting instinct alive in Lapps dogs. However, this is pronounced individually very differently. In any case, it should generally be easy to control with a little common sense. The official standard briefly describes its nature as:

“Sparkly, brave, calm and eager to learn. Peaceful and reliable”. 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.

Attitude

The Finnish Lapphund easy to train and manage. He is very willing and sometimes forgives mistakes. So it is suitable like almost no other Nordic dog also for a committed beginner. 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. The garden should not be thought of as an ornamental garden. To the Lapps they like to dig and dig a little cave.

The Finnish Lapphund they still have the qualities of a herding dog and can still do this job today. However, unlike many other ancient herding dog breeds, is undemanding and does not need constant employment. However, he likes to accept challenges, 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, even if you brush it every day. 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. You have to be fully involved in the experience with this confident breed, typically Nordic herding and guard dogs.

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, you can experience this wonderful experience of an intimate bond between man and dog, especially when you have a close and intimate relationship with your dog.

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. Due to the very small breeding base, 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 years according to the Kennel Club.

Buying a Finnish Lapland Dog

If you are interested in a Finnish Lapphund, you should get information from a local breeder affiliated with a Nordic Dog club. You should plan here long term, because puppies from serious kennels – and only the ones you should buy – they are hard to come by. A puppy of this breed costs around 1.200 EUR.

Review of the Finnish Lapponian Dog

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Finnish Lapphund” 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.

Training ?

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Suitability of the apartment ?

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Can be alone all day ?

1.0 rating
1 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Suitable as a first dog ?

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Weight gain ?

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Health ?

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Intelligence ?

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Kindness with child ?

5.0 rating
5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Tendency to bite ?

1.0 rating
1 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Tendency to bark ?

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Tendency to flee ?

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Hair loss force ?

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Suitable as a guard dog ?

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Joy ?

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Cat friendliness ?

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Power level ?

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Images of the Finnish Lapponian Dog

Photos:

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 of the Finnish Lapponian Dog

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 189
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 3: Nordic Watchdogs and Herders. Without working trial.

Federations:

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

Finnish Lapland Dog breed FCI standard

Finnish Lapponian Dog FCI Finnish Lapponian Dog FCI

Alternative names:

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

Icelandic Sheepdog
Islandia FCI 289 - Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.

Icelandic Sheepdog

The expression of the snout recalls a smile that highlights his cheerful temper.

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History

Where does the Icelandic Shepherd Dog come from?

For many centuries the Icelandic Sheepdog was the “Swiss knife” of the lonely farms and workshops of the great North Atlantic island. In the extremely harsh weather they had to herd sheep, keep small vermin, help in hunting, as well as taking care of the house and the farm and especially the children. 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. Due to the diseases introduced and the mixing with pedigree dogs imported legally and illegally to the island, seemed already extinct. Then the Icelanders recognized the danger surrounding their only native dog and took specific measures against him.

Today, this unique breed of dog seems to be above the hill in its population. 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, exciting and fascinating companion and family dog. It still retains much of its original acting ability, expressed in his desire to move, to work with friends and to be very alert. In 1972 was officially recognized by the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale).

Physical characteristics

The Icelandic Sheepdog of “Islenskur Fjárhundur” it is a very old breed of dog and the only one in Iceland. 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, namely, 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.

How big is an Icelandic Sheepdog?

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

A 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, usually only raised as a companion dog. 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, extremely useful for grazing and driving cattle in pastures and mountains, as well as for tracking lost sheep. 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.

Care, health and diseases

How much care does an Icelandic Sheepdog need?

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

Is there a typical breed disease in Icelandic dogs?

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

What food is best for an Icelandic dog?

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

Where can you buy an Icelandic dog?

If you are interested in a Icelandic Sheepdog, you should look for a local Icelandic dog breeder who is affiliated with an official Nordic dog club. You should fix this in time., because puppies are rare.

Icelandic Sheepdog Education and Maintenance

Do I want an Icelandic dog?

The Icelandic Shepherd Dog is a friendly and breus dog. He wants to integrate into the family and can fit in without problems. Ideally a house with a garden in the countryside. 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, you can spend your energy on furniture or become a thief.

Since the Icelandic Sheepdog has little hunting instinct these days, 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.

A Icelandic Sheepdog needs to be looked after by fur. It is very important that humans and dogs have a common interest in a lot of movement and in exploring nature. 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. Art lies in finding the right level of consistency and guidance for this very lively and at the same time sensitive and intelligent dog. The decisive basis is always a close emotional bond and mutual trust. 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, which is related to the bark of joy. Here you must put the strict reins, if you don't live on a lonely, lonely property. Once again, the Icelandic Sheepdog is more effective than any alarm system.

Icelandic Sheepdog Review

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 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.

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Images of the 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 Swedish Fair from Sweden / CC BY

Icelandic Sheepdog Videos

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 289
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 3: Nordic Watchdogs and Herders. Without working trial.
  • 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

    Icelandic Sheepdog FCI Icelandic Sheepdog FCI

    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 (Spanish).

    Karelian Bear Dog
    Finlandia FCI 48 - Nordic Hunting Dogs

    Karelian Bear Dog

    The Karelian Bear Dog is a very independent and intelligent dog.

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    History

    The Karelian Bear Dog, which also bears the name of zyrians dog, is considered the progenitor of the breed. But the basic strain of the breed came from the Carelia de Ladoga, the Olonets and the Carelia Rusa, where these dogs were used to hunt in different ways. The breeding started in 1936 with the aim of developing a robust dog that could make noise when hunting big game. At that time it was agreed that the breed name should be Karelian Bear Dog. The first standard was created in 1945. In 1946 the first dogs were registered in the stud book. Today the breed is well established in Finland.

    Physical characteristics

    This four-legged friend has a great similarity to the Laika related to him.

    With a height at the withers of up to 60 cm., males weigh about 28 kg. Bitches are slightly smaller and should not weigh more than 20 kg. The Karelian Bear Dog has a strong trunk and generally a compact and dynamic stature. On his head there are medium and erect ears and he wears a folded tail on his back. The icing on the cake is usually a white tip. In all other respects, dense coat color is usually black with white markings. The rough top layer is very close to the dense undercoat, that glows with a slight brown hue.

    Character and skills

    The freedom-loving character

    This dog loves the vastness of the forest and its independence, a combination that combines his attitude with some challenges, because he'll take any chance to roam free. As this four-legged friend acts very independently during the hunt and must place the hunt alone, it is also, for the rest, a confident companion, who gladly takes command when the opportunity presents itself.

    He is considered brave and is always ready to defend his loved ones. Contact with other dogs can be problematic without extensive socialization, because some Karelian Bear Dog show aggressiveness when meeting other dogs. However, other owners report their dogs great balance and praise their social compatibility. It is a fact that many Karelian Bear Dog they are also working together as hunting assistants – so with good conditioning and socialization this shouldn't be a problem.

    They are excellent watchdogs, that reliably indicate intruders. Despite all the lovely nooks and edges, the Karelian Bear Dog they also have their soft sides: They are not aggressive with people, they like to be petted at home and they love to be petted by their caregivers.

    Karelian Bear Dog Education<

    Education without subordination

    Its independent nature requires a lot of knowledge, but it should be clear from the start to anyone considering having a Karelian Bear Dog: that this proud quadruped will never be subordinate. Their independence reaches such a point that many Karelian Bear Dog they disappear in the forest for days in their native country, just to show up again when it suits him.

    Harshness and yelling are absolutely out of place in training this sensitive dog, which will then retreat or crawl. However, with the right mix of positive reinforcement, empathy and consistent behavior, good daily obedience can be achieved.

    It is important to socialize extensively with other four-legged friends from puppy age onwards., since some Karelian Bear Dog are considered incompatible with other dogs of the same species, what can become problematic on daily trips. It is a challenge to keep this dog available and away from independent hunting trips. Specialists with experience in dogs of this breed are definitely needed.

    Karelian Bear Dog Health and Nutrition

    The original breed is considered very robust. If you buy it from a serious breeder and pay attention to a balanced and age-appropriate diet- plenty of exercise, your four-legged friend can reach a age up to 13 years.

    Important for a healthy dog ​​life is, of course, also the daily food content. give to you Karelian Bear Dog a high quality food with a high proportion of meat and little grain. The energy needs of your four-legged friend depend on their constitution and daily exercise. So be sure to adjust the food accordingly and keep an eye on her slim waist.

    As in humans, extra kilos increase the risk of various diseases, including painful joint problems. Always provide fresh water. On the longest trips, you should also have enough water for your partner, which is also more sensitive to heat. Visit the vet at least once a year for a checkup with your pet and talk to him about necessary vaccinations and regular deworming.

    Caring for the Karelian Bear Dog

    The skin of this weather resistant quadruped is easy to care for. However, loses more hair during coat change, so it may be helpful to brush it every day, so that less hair is spread around the house. Otherwise, brush it every few days; This ritual also reinforces the bond and should already be practiced with the puppy for a relaxed routine.

    Always check the eyes, your puppy's ears and claws and use a special eye and ear cleaner if necessary. The claws can become too long in dogs that walk a lot on soft ground – or they move too little, what in this quadruped, However, should only occur in very old or diseased specimens. In this case, shorten them with special tweezers.

    Many dog ​​owners brush their quadrupeds' teeth regularly with dog toothpaste and brush to prevent tartar and associated secondary diseases.. You can now practice this with your puppy. Alternatively, you can offer your dog dental care snacks.

    Activities with the Karelian Bear Dog

    Occupation: Go out to the forest!

    This four-legged friend's favorite hobby is clearly hunting.: extensive travels through the forest and hunting tracking are his passion. The Karelian Bear Dog seek the game to be hunted almost silently. Once you have reached your destination, barks long and persistently at the hunt to keep it in place until the hunter arrives.

    The Karelian Bear Dog sometimes they hunt in threes, so they can also keep bigger animals like bears at bay. The breed does not necessarily have to be hunted. As an alternative to hunting, the karelian bear dog also suitable for dog sports, but in this case you can only do activities that you like. If you enjoy it, Agility sports can be a good activity for a Karelian Bear Dog adult. Also suitable as a companion for jogging or cycling – but you must keep his hunting instinct in check. Most of these excellent trackers like tracking work of all kinds.

    Is a Karelian Bear Dog Right for Me?

    The Karelian Bear Dog belong to the hands of seasoned enthusiasts, preferably hunters. Alternatively, need a lot of exercise and outdoor work. Only then is it possible to keep them as family dogs. Experience with dogs should be available in any case. You must also be clear that this quadruped can only be trained conditionally. Does not belong to the group of dogs that subordinate themselves – as a dog owner you must respect this, but still be able to direct his power in a controlled way.

    The Karelian Bear Dog not in any way suitable for a city apartment. Ideally, offer you a leak-proof garden, in addition to the daily run in forests and fields, but beware: the Karelian Bear Dog freedom lover is considered a fugue artist and can jump up to two meters high.

    This four-legged friend likes to befriend children, but they should be older and have learned to treat animals with respect.

    Cats in the same household are not necessarily a good idea, not to mention rabbits or other small animals. The norse hunter you will always see potential prey in them. Of course there are exceptions to the rule and there may even be friendships between Karelian Bear Dog and cats socialized at a young age – but you won't be able to get a guarantee before you move in. So you must bring a lot of time, space and experience if you want this proud dog to move in with you.

    The Karelian Bear Dog is a four-legged friend for connoisseurs, not to be chosen as a new roommate for its rustic look. If you are not looking for a true character head, you will have little joy with this animal roommate. Of course, before moving, one-time expenses also need to be calculated (buy creator, basic team, travel expenses) and regular expenses (food, veterinary, dog tax and insurance).

    Where can I find a Karelian Bear Dog?

    This breed of dog is found naturally mainly in Scandinavia, especially in finland. Further south there are only a few dogs of this very special hunting breed. In Germany, for example, not a single cub of Karelian Bear Dog in recent years. Special Nordic dog clubs can help you find the dog of your dreams. However, There are some things to consider if you are interested in a puppy from abroad. It's always better if you can get a picture of the puppies' house and meet their parents. The Nordic Dog Experts, who you should contact through the appropriate associations, can advise you if there are possible alternatives to Karelian Bear Dog that suit you, to your life situation and your wishes. Or you can refer them to the breeders of Karelian Bear Dogs, if there is currently no one in your country who has a litter in the near future.

    Ratings of the Karelian Bear Dog

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Karelian Bear 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.

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    Karelian Bear Dog Images

    A 10-year-old male Karelian Bear Dog. Head shot with tracking collar around neck by Uusijani / CC0

    Karelian bear dog by Friesian.marcin / CC BY-SA

    Karelian Bear Dog Videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 42
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs. Working trial only for the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway and Finland).
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.
    • AKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs
    • CKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs
    • UKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs

    FCI breed standard Karelian Bear Dog

    FCI Karelian Bear Dog FCI Karelian Bear Dog

    Alternative names:

      1. Karjalankarhukoira, Karelsk Björnhund (English).
      2. Karjalankarhukoira (French).
      3. Karjalankarhukoira, Björnhund (German).
      4. Karjalankarhukoira (Portuguese).
      5. Karjalankarhukoira (Spanish).

    Jämthund
    Suecia FCI 42 - Nordic Hunting Dogs

    Swedish Elkhound

    Still very old, the breed was not recognized until the year 1946, previously it was confused with the Gray Norwegian Elkhound

    Content

    History

    Only in 1946 the Jämthund (Swedish Elkhound) was recognized as a breed. However, the Jämthund it is a very old breed of dog, which is already known since the north of Sweden is populated.

    The reason for this late recognition is that the little Gray Norwegian Elkhound and the jämthund they were judged by the same race. At the end, this trial turned out to be untenable. The Jämthund mainly used to hunt moose, but it has also been used to hunt bears and lynxes, especially in the past.

    Today the FCI recognizes three different moose dogs:

    All three are assigned to buffers and dogs of the original type (Group 5) and in them they are assigned to the section 2 “Nordic Hunting Dogs”.

    Physical characteristics

    The Jämthund He is respected for his wolf-like appearance and his great and powerful stature. With a height at the cross of 57 a 65 centimeters and a weight of about 30 kg, It is the largest and heaviest of the three moose dogs recognized and at the same time the largest Nordic hunting dog. Throughout its long history, the Jämthund not only faced wolves, lynx and elk, but also adult bears, whom he faced fearlessly when hunting.

    Character and skills

    Blind obedience is absolutely far from this self-assured and independent pedigree dog from the far north. After all, the Jämthund in Sweden has been hunting moose, lynxes and even bears bravely and on their own for thousands of years. Although he always keeps in touch with his hunter, this smart and independent breed doesn't need your orders.

    Strong dog personality with many talents

    Dog lovers who are interested in this breed should know that the practice of certain commands sometimes requires some effort. With stupid repetitions or even with force and violence you will not achieve anything with the Jämthund.

    However, if you accept his character and thoughtful nature and have the skills to deal with such a strong personality, you can certainly train him to be a versatile working and companion dog. With inventiveness, patience, consistency and sensitivity, the persistent and powerful Jämthund can be trained not only to be a versatile hunting dog, but also an excellent herding dog, Guard, sled and rescue.

    Very experienced hunting dog

    Despite relatively late recognition as a separate breed, the origin of Jämthund goes back a long time. In the province of Jämtland, in central Sweden, which is decisive for his name, the type of dog has been known for thousands of years.

    Even the first settlers in northern and central Sweden had dogs to hunt bears, Moose, lynxes and wolves. Hunters especially appreciated his enormous stamina and physical strength., with which the dog, independently and bravely, went out in search of hunting.

    Today he is considered in hunting circles as an intrepid and energetic search dog., which is not only suitable for hunting loose hounds, It can also be used for guide dog hunting. Search and pursue game in the dense forests of Scandinavia and remain silent until you have placed the animal. Only then does he give the hunter a signal through his barking that he can hit the target.. This type of hunting is called “standing still“.

    The Jämthund as a family dog

    Also as a family dog ​​the Jämthund it is very suitable, as long as enough space is given to the independent nature and great desire for freedom of this original hunting dog. So it is considered friendly, balanced, calm and fond of children. After an appropriate period of acclimatization, also accepts conspecific, cats and other pets without any problem.

    He meets strangers with a certain distrust according to his natural instinct for vigilance and protection. Does not act nervous or aggressively. There is also no denying a certain joy in barking at this Nordic hunting dog..

    Breeding and buying a Jämthund

    In Sweden the Jämthund has long been known beyond hunting circles and is popular as a versatile utility and companion dog. In other countries of the world, However, the Swedish pedigree dog is very rare. Although you can find breeders in Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands and North America, finding and waiting for a purebred puppy can sometimes take years. Therefore, it is advisable to contact a registered association for Nordic dogs, that can help you find breeders in Scandinavia.

    What do I have to consider when buying a Jämthund?

    Although the distance to the breeder is long, those interested should take the time to get to know the kennel, the animals and the breeder in detail before buying. Don't take home the first best puppy, Before making several visits, convince yourself that it is a serious parenting, that dogs are raised with a lot of experience and love.

    In addition to health tests, vaccines and the presence of all important papers and a pedigree, animals must grow up in a close relationship with their breeder from birth. The socialization of a Jämthund already begins in the first weeks of life. Living with his mother and brothers, but also with the breeder's family, puppies learn the most important rules of the hierarchy.

    What demands does the Jämthund to the owner?

    A Jämthund need plenty of exercise. You must also be sufficiently disabled both physically and mentally. A life in gated communities, in the city and without a garden, it certainly doesn't do this kind of dog justice.

    The Jämthund feels more comfortable in rural areas. There you can move freely and spend a lot of time in nature. If not used for hunting purposes, you should definitely offer alternative activities. Possible are exams for companion dogs, dog tournaments or rescue dog training. Also bike rides, long walks or sledding shots in winter are suitable to satisfy the great momentum of movement of the Jämthund.

    Is a Jämthund?

    Before you start looking for a suitable breeder, you should ask yourself the following question: Is this Nordic pedigree dog right for me and my life??

    This becomes especially important if you don't want to keep Jämthund like a hunting dog, but exclusively as a family dog. In this case you must make sure that you have enough experience, time and space to satisfy this demanding and energetic four-legged friend.

    Asking if this dog is a good match for me, of course you should also watch the costs. After all, owning a dog costs not only time but also money. In addition to the purchase price, dog tax and insurance, there are also equipment expenses, watch out, food and visits to the vet.

    You may be interested in our article on this topic: Getting the puppies used to the new home: Basic equipment and tips.

    What food does the Jämthund need?

    More important than the price of the food should be the price of the ingredients. This does not mean that the most expensive food is always the best.. Much more important is that the composition is adjusted to the needs of your dog and these depend on quite individual criteria such as weight, age, activity level and health status.

    Basically, the food of Jämthund, like all the other dogs, should consist mainly of meat. It is the most important energy supplier for the descendant of the wolf and must constitute at least the 80 percent of the diet. The meat is complemented with vegetables, important fruits and fats, that provide an optimal supply of nutrients.

    The cereals, the sugar, artificial flavor enhancers and chemical preservatives, on the other hand, have no place in dog food, either dry food, wet food, even cooked or raw food (BARF).

    Jämthund care

    The waterproof coat of the Jämthund repels dirt and moisture well, but it still needs to be brushed regularly. It is best to comb your hair daily, especially during the layer change phase. This way you can remove dead hair in time and at the same time ensure that the amount of hair in your home is kept within limits.. However, you should not expect meticulous cleaning in your home as the owner of this dog.

    In addition to the toilet, claws should be trimmed regularly to avoid injury. Your roommate's ears and teeth should also be cleaned and checked at regular intervals., about two or three times a week.

    Jämthund Health

    The Jämthunde they are very robust

    Careful grooming is not just for cleanliness and hygiene, but above all for the health of your dog. Brush your dog regularly and check his ears, claws, eyes and teeth. This way you can quickly detect any changes and make an appointment with the vet on time.

    Being overweight is a problem for all dog breeds and quickly causes more complaints. Therefore, it is advisable to check your pet's weight regularly. Hand palpation is also a good way to determine if your dog is of normal weight.. You shouldn't be able to see your dog's ribs from a distance, but I should be able to feel them.

    In all other respects, the health of Jämthund is very robust, and there is no need to fear the hereditary diseases typical of the breed. If you have time, experience, money and the desire to fully adapt to this breed, you will surely have many years of pleasure with him Jämthund.

    Ratings of the Swedish Elk Hunting Dog

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Jämthund” 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.

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    Images of the Jämthund

    Photos:

    1 – Jämthund by Jörgen Blom / CC BY-SA
    2 – Jämthund (Swedish Elkhound) in the woods. 2 years old male. by User:Arto Pääkkönen / CC BY-SA
    3 – Jämthund by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/644232
    4 – Jämthund by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/619009
    5 – Jämthund by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1289323
    6 – Jämthund village https://pixabay.com/es/photos/perro-tronco-mascota-animales-2064314/
    7 – Jämthund by HTTPS://pxhere.com/es/photo/753453

    Jämthund Videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 42
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs. Working trial only for the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway and Finland).
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.
    • UKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs.

    STANDARD FCI breed Jämthund

    FCI Jämthund FCI Jämthund

    Alternative names:

      1. Swedish Elkhound (English).
      2. Jämthund (French).
      3. Jämthund (German).
      4. Jämthund, Elkhound sueco (Portuguese).
      5. Elkhound sueco, Jämthund (Spanish).

    Greenland Dog
    Dinamarca FCI 274 - Nordic Sledge Dogs

    Greenlandés

    The Greenland Dog is not an easy breed to control, it is necessary to thoroughly document their character.

    Content

    History

    It belongs to the oldest dog breeds in the world.

    For centuries, the Greenland Dog has accompanied the Inuit in their common homeland: It is said that more than 1.000 years he came with his ancestors from Siberia to North America. In the icy expanses it still serves the inhabitants as a versatile all-rounder and has always been specifically bred for its ability to work and its robustness.. Helped in hunting seals and polar bears, as well as hauling loads through ice and snow, even over long distances. In times of need, it also served as food for the inhabitants in the past.

    The outstanding physical abilities of the Greenland Dog they also sparked the interest of the first polar explorers, who saw him as an ideal companion for expeditions. For example, Roald Amundsen, the most successful explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic, was also accompanied by Greenland dogs. The breed has its origin in Greenland and, therefore, is under the patronage of Denmark. Genetically, the Greenland Dog is identical to canadian eskimo dog, that is not recognized by the FCI. Today, the Greenland dog belongs to a total of four breeds of sled dogs. By his side are the Alaskan Malamute, the Samoyed and the Siberian Husky.

    Physical characteristics

    The characteristics of this dog have always been more important than its appearance. The strong build allows the Greenland Dog to drag loads through the snow for long periods of time. Size variations are possible, with males generally over 60 cm in height to the cross, females over 55 cm.. The ears are upright, triangular and slightly rounded at the tip. This sled dog wears its tail slightly curled on its back. The coat consists of a smooth undercoat and a fairly thick, smooth top coat. The fur is longer on the head, the legs and the lower part of the tail than the rest of the body. All coat colors except merle and albino are allowed. The eyes should be slightly slanted and dark – blue or different colored eyes lead to disqualification according to the standard.

    Character and skills

    From Greenland, the largest island in the world, this four-legged friend has conquered the hearts of many dog ​​lovers. However, keeping a sled dog like this requires not only experience, but above all a lot of space and time to satisfy the need for movement of this robust worker.

    The character of the breed is determined by its field of application: Like Inuit sled dogs, the greenlandic dogs they are very persistent and full of energy. In addition, hunting companions are brave and show a pronounced hunting instinct. Because most of them lived in the herd and rendered their faithful services to various people, do not tend to bond strongly with people , but they are basically human friendly – and therefore are not suitable as watchdogs. However, they do not usually miss the opportunity to greet friends – or strangers – loudly and cheerfully.

    Attention: The greenlandic dog may not bark much, but tends to howl a lot. Loves to live with other dogs in a pack.

    Greenland Dog Education

    Who wants to train a Greenland Dog need knowledge, experience with dogs and above all a lot of patience. A clear hierarchy is very important to the independent sled dog and will question it if the opportunity presents itself.. This applies to other dogs as well as their owners. You need a reliable consequence and a sensible education, accept your own head (stubborn) of the race. Exhausting this dog both physically and mentally is the basic requirement for a good education, as a little challenged sled dog will want to vent elsewhere, and this is probably not to the liking of its owners. It makes sense to go to puppy school with this dog, to socialize widely with conspecifics of different sizes and races. If you want to train with the growing dog in a canine school, you should clarify in advance if the trainers have already had experience with the special character of sled dogs.

    Greenland Dog Health

    For centuries, robustness has been the main breeding objective of this four-legged friend, It is not surprising that the Greenland Dog be one of those breeds that have hardly any health restrictions. However, when i buy a puppy, look for parents who are free of hip dysplasia (HD) – some lines may have a slight tendency to this. As with all big dogs, the stomach can also be twisted, so it is important to take breaks after meals. Due to its origin and its fur, that adapts to icy conditions, These breeds are considered to be heat sensitive and, therefore, should not be kept in hot countries. Nor should you encourage your Greenland Dog to carry out sports activities above the 15 degrees Celsius. Your companion will feel correspondingly comfortable in the colder season. In winter, However, be sure to take proper care of the legs, as road salt can quickly lead to chapped or inflamed skin.

    Greenland dog nutrition

    A Greenland Dog using sled dogs consumes enormous amounts of energy and needs an appropriately adapted diet. Therefore, it is important to adapt the amount of food to the workload and the constitution of these dogs – information provided by manufacturers can only provide approximate guidelines. Of course, the puppy's energy requirement is not that high yet, since you should only move moderately anyway.

    Feed your puppy three to four servings of a high-quality food per day. Regardless of the age of your puppy, meat should be the first element of the diet and therefore the main component of food. In addition, cereals have no place in dog food. If your quadruped is performing well, increase the amount of food accordingly.

    Food should be relatively high in fat and low in carbohydrates, as well as dietary fibers to supply your endurance athlete with sufficient energy. It is important that a session of physical activity is carried out with an interval of time between the last meal – it is better to feed your Greenland dog three hours before training and in any case avoid too much exercise after feeding. This is the only way to minimize the risk of a life-threatening stomach twist.. Of course, it is also important that fresh water is always available for your four-legged friend. On longer trips you should take adequate precautions and carry enough water with you.

    Greenland dog care

    A coarse toothed comb is sufficient to comb the soft undercoat – this should be done regularly, especially during coat change, because the Greenland Dog misses – not only during this time – a relatively large amount of hair. If your partner has gotten dirty, usually it is enough to let the coat dry and then comb it well. Stubborn dirt should be gently rubbed off the coat with a damp cloth. A bath is not normally necessary – if this happens, use a mild dog shampoo.

    Especially with older dogs that move less, you should check if your partner is wearing out his claws enough and if necessary help with claw scissors. They also have eye and ear cleaners and dog tick tweezers ready to use when needed. For dental care, for example, special dog treats are suitable. Or you can use a dog toothbrush and toothpaste, which is particularly effective in fighting tartar. Many dog ​​owners perform this ritual for well-groomed small teeth regularly.. However, if you are considering this, you should accustom your puppy.

    Employment for Greenland Dogs

    Properly use a Greenland Dog in other latitudes it is a demanding task for which only a minority of dog lovers have enough time and space. Ideally, sled dog training should be done with him, which in turn is only possible to a very limited extent in most countries. An alternative is training with special trainers. Also Canicross offers sports owners the possibility to discover nature together with their partner. This four-legged friend also likes long walks through the woods as a supplement. Always be aware of your pronounced hunting instinct. It is essential that you have it under control to be able to enjoy relaxed walks. Always pay attention to an age-appropriate load and don't overload your four-legged companion.

    Is a Greenland Dog Right for Me?

    The Greenland Dog is a four-legged friend for sports connoisseurs who appreciate his independence and want to do many outdoor activities with him. Under no circumstances does this sled dog from the frozen expanses of Greenland belong to an apartment or even the city – nor does it belong to the warm regions of southern Europe. If you want to live with a greenlandic dog, you should think about buying two of them at the same time, because dogs like to hang out with conspecifics. If you live in the country, you can keep your greenlandic dogs in a herd under the open sky in a leak-proof garden with an open kennel. So the heat sensitive sled dog can look for a shady spot in the summer – this should be absolutely available.

    Of course, the Greenland Dog also happy with family connections. However, it's not the classic “one person dog”. Anyway, these companion animals are never primarily family or companion dogs, but rather working dogs – you should always be aware of this. If one can use your dog to his full capacity, they can live well with a family and so they are also extremely kid-friendly.

    Cats or small animals are not suitable to live with this ambitious hunter. You don't have to be a professional dog if you decide to stay with this four-legged friend, but you must already have some experience with dogs and above all do not underestimate the time required for the workload. Due to these requirements, the Greenland Dog It is a breed for connoisseurs that can meet high maintenance demands.

    Where do I find my desired Greenland dog?

    A greenlandic dog is a rarity in Central Europe. So if you want a Greenland Dog move in with you, you should contact the Nordic dog breed clubs. They can arrange contacts with Greenland dog breeders – also abroad – and advise you on the breed requirements if necessary. If you are looking for a sled dog and cannot find one in your region, you should consider whether one of the other three sled dog breeds would be an alternative: the Siberian Husky are much more common in Europe. With a little distance one also comes across relatively easily with breeders of malamutes de Alaska or samoyed. But: All breeds pose great challenges to their owners.

    If you are looking for a greenlandic dog older and grown up, you should look for Nordic breed dogs, especially in animal shelters. Although you will most likely not find a purebred Greenlandic dog here, many Nordic dogs whose owners have underestimated their urge to move are waiting for a competent new home where they will be given enough occupancy. The most promising way to find them is to search the internet. If required, Nordic dog breed clubs can also give you tips on searching. You will surely find a Nordic quadruped that envelops you in a short time with its charm. Ideally, this person should not live too far from home., so that you and your potential new roommate can get to know each other before you decide to let her move in. Remember that these dogs live better with other dogs of the same species and clarify – with the breeder or the current foster home of the animal protection – how well the new dog fits in well with an existing dog or if you decide to get a duo right away.

    Ratings of the Greenland Dog

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Greenland 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 ⓘ

    2.0 rating
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    Dog friendly ⓘ

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    Hair loss ⓘ

    5.0 rating
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    Affection Level ⓘ

    3.0 rating
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    Need to exercise ⓘ

    5.0 rating
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    Social Needs ⓘ

    4.0 rating
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    Apartment ⓘ

    4.0 rating
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    Grooming ⓘ

    2.0 rating
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    Stranger Friendly ⓘ

    2.0 rating
    2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Barking Tendencies ⓘ

    4.0 rating
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    Health Issues ⓘ

    4.0 rating
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    Territorial ⓘ

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    Cat Friendly ⓘ

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    Child Friendly ⓘ

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    Watchdog Ability ⓘ

    2.0 rating
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    Playfulness ⓘ

    5.0 rating
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    Images of the Greenland Dog

    Photos:

    1 – Lulo is the only Greenlandic dog used as a pet in Upernavik, Groenlandia by Slaunger, edited by Thegreenj / CC BY-SA
    2 – Greenland Dog by https://www.pikist.com/free-photo-sckxk
    3 – Greenland Dog by https://www.needpix.com/photo/836500/greenland-dog-dog
    4 – Greenland Dog by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/groenlandia-perro-de-groenlandia-1963005/
    5 – Greenland Dog by https://www.pxfuel.com/en/free-photo-xodqt
    6 – Greenland Dog by https://pixy.org/4674986/
    7 – Greenland Dog by https://www.pikrepo.com/nemmp/brown-and-white-short-coated-dog-on-green-grass-during-daytime

    Greenland Dog Videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 274
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 1: Nordic Sledge Dogs. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 1 Nordic Sledge Dogs.
    • CKC – Nordic Sledge Dogs
    • UKC – Nordic Sledge Dogs

    Greenland Dog breed FCI standard

    Greenland Dog FCI Greenland Dog FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Kalaallit qimmiat (Qimmeq), Grønlandshund, Grünlandshund, Esquimaux Dog (English).
      2. Groenlandais (French).
      3. Grønlandshund (German).
      4. Gronlandshund (Portuguese).
      5. Esquimal de Groenlandia, Groenlandés (Spanish).

    Pyrenean Mountain Dog
    Francia España FCI 137 - Molossoid . Mountain

    Pyrenean Mountain Dog

    The Pyrenean mountain dog is a guardian and protector with territorial claims.

    Content

    History

    The Pyrenean Mountain Dog is an ancient watchdog of the mountainous world of the Pyrenees. There it is officially called Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées. The people of the Pyrenees call him the cute little one Patou. The pyrenees, like a vast, deserted and rugged, previously inaccessible mountain range, form the natural border between France and Spain. Here there were and there are wolves and bears, with the consequent problem for ranchers. In addition, sheep used to be one of the few livelihoods of the people here. While in Germany and other Central European countries people mourn the return of the wolf and complain about the damage caused to hunting and herds of sheep, in the Pyrenees dogs such as the Patou from time immemorial. And there are no complaints. Guard dogs are an integral part of every flock of sheep in the Pyrenees mountains.

    On the French side, they are officially called Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées or Pyrenäenberghund, on the Spanish side Perro de montaña de los Pirineos or Gran Pirineo. In addition to protecting herds against thieves, wolves and bears, also protected the great properties. His powerful figure, his determination and ability to attack in an emergency were not without effect. The impression must have been so long-lasting that his work was already documented in writings of antiquity and the Middle Ages. Dogs reportedly would have recognized people from afar for their clothing. In 1391 it is said that the Count of Foix did a test. If he came dressed as a tramp, the dogs attacked him from afar without hesitation. If he came dressed as an earl, he wasn't bothered.

    The Patou was not a uniform race in the past. In the very remote valleys there were often local races, genetically isolated, optimized for your job task naturally, but in the end the same dogs came out with a very similar appearance and character, although they could have been genetically separated for generations. Extremely harsh living conditions obviously outweighed the disadvantages of inbreeding. Modern pedigree dog breeding became interested in these impressive dogs very soon. Already at the first dog show in France, in 1863, a separate class was established for the Pyrenean Mountain Dog.

    An attempt was made to establish the Patou also outside the Pyrenees as a watchdog and protection. In 1907 the first standard was established in France. However, due to the two world wars and the associated famine, the population of Patou outside the mountains suffered serious setbacks. In 1955 obtained the official recognition of the FCI – Fédération Cynologique Internationale.

    Physical characteristics

    The Pyrenean Mountain Dog is a big dog, imposing, powerful and at the same time athletic and agile. Doesn't seem clumsy or massive, but rather elegant piecework. It has a medium length coat, very dense and flexible, which can be slightly wavy. The bottom layer is also very dense. To the colors that the official standard says:

    White or white with gray spots (badger gray or wolf gray), pale yellow or orange (rusty) in the head, ears and base of tail, sometimes also in the body.

    The Pyrenean Mountain Dog it has a majestic height at the withers 70 and 80 centimeters in males and of 65 a 75 in females. The weight must be between 60 and 70 kg. The measurements are quite similar to those taken by the Conde de Bylandt when he first described the breed in 1897, when he just called the dogs “Chien des Pyréneés“. The head of the Patou remember the contours of a molosser. Shows a very alert and attentive facial expression. It is a dog that rests on itself, who first of all observes everything, seemingly listless. This is underlined by his eyes, they're supposed to be sweet and dreamy, with its dark amber color.

    Character and skills

    The Pyrenean Mountain Dog is a guardian and protector with territorial claims. He looks cute and calm looking, sublime and imposing almost like a blank teddy bear, but you must not be wrong. It has a strong character combined with a very own but clear idea of ​​how it should behave – and the others in their domain. This idea is naturally shaped by its use throughout the centuries, where he had to defend his flock to life or death as a guard without the presence of the shepherd and, therefore, had to make decisions independently. The official standard classifies his character qualities as follows:

    Since the dog was used exclusively to protect herds against attacks by predators, his selection for breeding was based on his suitability as a keeper, their respectable appearance and also their relationship with the herd. The resulting characteristics are strength and agility, as well as the sweetness and attachment to their protégés. This watchdog has a tendency to independence and initiative, which requires some authority from his master.

    A Pyrenean Mountain Dog should only be held by an experienced and mentally strong person. First of all, not a family dog. However, it can become so if you have extremely competent guidance from your master or caretaker and if the external conditions are right. Only then can he be a good family dog ​​and lovingly protect all members of the family., including other four-legged friends. In addition, is a good guardian and extremely reliable protector of the house and all those who, in your opinion -which should be clarified-, belong to it. Towards strangers he is suspicious.

    Attitude

    The Pyrenean Mountain Dog it is extremely undemanding in its maintenance – if one ignores the aforementioned restrictions due to its nature as a watchdog. It is undemanding in its nutrition as well as in its accommodation. You can spend the whole year outside without problems – as long as you have a suitable hiding place and “suitable” does not mean neither kennel nor chain, because he must be able to move in his territory. This large, self-confident dog is quite sensitive and attaches great importance to a close emotional bond with his human family.. You need a trusting relationship with your master or caregiver.

    Thanks to modern pedigree dog breeding, the Patou is better prepared for a big city life than other herd protection dog breeds like the Kangal or the Central Asian Shepherd Dog. So if you have a large, well-fenced property in the country, if you have joy, fun, experience and the possibility of getting involved with these dogs, you can experience a particularly impressive and beautiful facet of the human-dog association.

    Pyrenean Mountain Dog Education

    The education of Pyrenean Mountain Dog belongs to the hands of a teacher or lover with deep experience and canine knowledge. Like any other race, Pyrenean mountain dogs must be well socialized and educated since they are puppies. It would be irresponsible to want to keep a dog as well as a beginner.

    Care and health of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog

    Absolutely easy to care for and undemanding. The Pyrenean Mountain Dog generally enjoys very robust health. Some health problems may include hip dysplasia; heart problems like dysplasia of the tricuspid valve; cancers like osteosarcoma (bone cancer); eye problems such as persistent pupil membranes, progressive retinal atrophy and cataracts; dissecting osteochondritis (an orthopedic problem), patellar dislocation (dislocation of the patella) and swelling.

    Nutrition / Food

    The Pyrenean Mountain Dog he has no problem with his diet.

    Life expectancy of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog

    The Pyrenean Mountain Dog have a very high life expectancy of 12 and sometimes more years relative to its size.

    Evaluations of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed“Pyrenean Mountain 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 ⓘ

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    Dog friendly ⓘ

    3.0 rating
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    Hair loss ⓘ

    5.0 rating
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    Affection Level ⓘ

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Need to exercise ⓘ

    2.0 rating
    2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Social Needs ⓘ

    4.0 rating
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    Apartment ⓘ

    2.0 rating
    2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Grooming ⓘ

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Stranger Friendly ⓘ

    2.0 rating
    2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Barking Tendencies ⓘ

    4.0 rating
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    Health Issues ⓘ

    5.0 rating
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    Territorial ⓘ

    2.0 rating
    2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Cat Friendly ⓘ

    4.0 rating
    4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    intelligence ⓘ

    4.0 rating
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    versatility ⓘ

    2.0 rating
    2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Child Friendly ⓘ

    4.0 rating
    4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Watchdog Ability ⓘ

    2.0 rating
    2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Playfulness ⓘ

    5.0 rating
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Pictures of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog

    Photos:

    1 – Pyrenean Mountain Dog by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/774692
    2 – Pyrenees Mountain Dog, XI International Dog Show in Kraków by I, Lilly M / CC BY-SA
    3 – Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog by HeartSpoon / CC BY-SA
    4 – Pyrenees mountain dog by Arnaud 25 / CC BY-SA
    5 – Pasture of Anterne, Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, Pyrenean Mountain Dog among the sheeps by Jérôme Bon from Paris, France / CC BY
    6 – Pyrenean Mountain Dog by Emma.Martinet / CC0
    7 – Pyrenees mountain dog by I, Beninho / CC BY-SA

    Pyrenean Mountain Dog Videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 137
    • Group 2: Pinscher and Schnauzer- Molossoid breeds – Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs.
    • Section 2.2: Molossian, Mountain type. Without working trial.
    • Federations:
    • FCI – Pinscher and Schnauzer-Molossoid type dogs – Swiss Mountain Dogs and Cattledogs. Section 2.2 Molossoid, mountain type.
    • AKC – Working dogs
    • ANKC – Group 6 (utility dogs)
    • CKC – Group 3 – Working dogs
    • ​KC – Sheepdogs
    • NZKC – Utility dog
    • UKC – Guard dog

    FCI Standard Pyrenean Mountain Dog breed

    PYRENEAN MOUNTAIN DOG FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Great Pyrenees, Patou, Montañés del Pirineo, Perro de Montaña de los Pirineos, Can de Montaña de os Perinés, Chien des Pyrénées, Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées, Pyr, GP, PMD, Gentle Giant (English).
      2. montagne des Pyrénées, pastou, patou (French).
      3. Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées, Patou (German).
      4. Chien de Montagne des Pirénées (Portuguese).
      5. Gran Pirineo, Chien des Pyrénées, Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées, Gigante de los Pirineos, Gran Pirineu, Muntanya dels Pirineus, Patou (Spanish).

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