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. What's more, 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. What's more, 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. To do this, debe realizar actividad física durante al menos una hora diaria, for example, through walks, juegos, 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.

What's more, 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.

What's more, 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 a 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 ofoído (otitis, etc.), due to the hanging shape of his ears.

What's more, 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, todavía, 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.Therefore, 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 no es especialmente difícil: 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.

What's more, 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. What's more, 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 a 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, en particular en el plano físico, that is to say, its greater or lesser conformity with the standard. What's more, 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” en la Exposición Canina Mundial de 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:

  • CLASIFICACIÓN FCI:
  • 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).

German Spaniel
Alemania FCI 104 . Flushing Dogs

German Spaniel

The German Spaniel it is very appreciated especially for hunting.

Content

History

El estudio de la historia de la caza nos enseña que hace siglos ya existían perros de caza muy similares al actual German Spaniel. At that time they were used to hunt.

La cría de la raza controlada en un libro genealógico comenzó a principios del siglo XX, with a few suitable bitches. The first representative of the German Spaniel was Mr. Augusta 1834 L, a Staufenberg dog in Upper Bavaria.

Al principio sólo había perros marrones con marcas blancas parciales y perros con marcas blancas. Este último tenía pequeñas manchas rojas en la cabeza y las extremidades, calls “fire marks”. It was the bitch Baby auf de Schanze 1838 L the one that introduced the roan in the race. Rudolf Friess, un aficionado a los perros que durante décadas tuvo una gran influencia en la cría del German Spaniel, introdujo la cría por separado de las variedades marrón y ruana.

A pesar de la estrecha base de cría inicial, put in place an essential requirement to avoid damage due to inbreeding through selective mating. The separation of the two colors is also justified by a certain disparity in the natural qualities of the German Spaniel. Chestnut trees were easier to drive over short distances and more persistent on the track, mientras que los ruanos tenían una penetración muy desarrollada en las distancias largas.

Estos distintos dones naturales ya no son un criterio diferencial fiable hoy en día, since in the meantime, for many reasons, there have been repeated crosses between the two color varieties. However, in principle, the separation still maintains a certain reserve of unrelated blood within the race today.

The German Spaniel it is and continues to be bred by hunters and for hunters as a hunting dog with great versatility.

Photo: “German Spaniel” by https://pixabay.com/de/photos/wachtelhund-jagdhund-st%C3%B6berhund-4604508/

Physical characteristics

The German Spaniel it is a medium sized hunting dog, longhair, very muscular, with a noble head and strong bones. In general, they are longer than they are tall, but they should never give the impression of being tall.

Lively and very passionate about hunting, amistoso y seguro de sí mismo en su entorno natural, very docile and very adaptable; ni tímido ni agresivo.

The German Spaniel in some points:

– Has a well developed piercing,

– follow the path of hunting big and small with will and perseverance,

– give voice without hesitation,

– has a fine nose,

– he likes rapport and water,

– has a bite for hunting and vermin,

– Trained and properly managed, hunt without deviating from course over long distances; funciona como Sabueso y en la búsqueda de piezas perdidas; is a versatile hunting dog for tracking and hunting in ditches, heavily wooded areas and in the water. Desde el inicio de la cría vigilada, the ability to stop has not been taken into account.

The coat is strong, glued, mostly wavy, occasionally also curly (Astrakhan), or long, flat with thick undercoat; not too long, especially not fine or silky; on the nape, often curled on the ears and rump; well furnished hindquarters and tail; the presence of a frill around the neck is frequent; the belly is also well provided with hair; muzzle and cranial region have short but tight hair; the ears are covered with curls or tight, wavy hair that extends beyond the edge of the pinna; the interdigital spaces have a tight hair but not too long.

The “German Spaniel” se cría en dos variedades de color:

– Solid brown, more rarely also red; often with white or mottled markings on the chest and toes.
– Brown roan, more rarely also red roan; the background color consists of brown hairs, possibly red, íntimamente mezclados con pelos blancos; often the head is brown, possibly red, with spots or also a mantle that extends all over the back ; this color variety includes variegated coats with a white background and large brown spots, possibly red, also the so-called dogs “Tiger”, in which the white background is also mottled or mottled with small tufts of brown hair, possibly red; estos últimos pueden descender perfectamente de padres monocolores.

All shades and variations of red are included in this term (red fox, red deer, red deer).

TAMAÑO Y PESO :

  • Males 48-54 cm.
  • females 45-52 cm.
  • Varía en relación con el tamaño, between some 18 and 25 kg.

    Character and skills

    Robust, brave, can work on all terrains, mainly forests and swamps. Active tracker, bush hunter, screaming on the road, he specializes in hunting small game but also in tracking foxes and large animals. He is a good collector, it is also a trail dog, able to search for wounded game. Loving, is appreciated as a companion. Se muestra seguro de sí mismo en su entorno natural, while being endowed with a great capacity for adaptation.

    No son tímidos ni agresivos, but they need a strong education that starts soon.

    Education

    Kind, affectionate and docile, the German Spaniel has these wonderful predispositions by nature. But with one condition, and not the least. Because this dog needs a lot more exercise, education and activity from the beginning of what a family or active people can offer. Being on the go is not enough. The German Spaniel want more. It can and should do more than just be a family dog. Idleness goes against their nature. Necesita un entrenamiento cualificado como perro de caza que le suponga un reto mental y físico. If you are successful, this passionate hunter will prove to be an obedient and loyal companion.

    Health

    The German Spaniel have a slight predisposition to hip dysplasia. Breeders are very careful not to breed animals with this predisposition. This will greatly reduce this deficiency.

    On the other hand, sus orejas caídas predisponen a este perro a las infecciones de oído (and more for dogs used to getting into the water).

    Grooming

    The coat of the German Spaniel is perfectly adapted to your lifestyle. Dirt doesn't seem to stick to hair, even if he walks through the bushes for hours. A weekly brushing is enough. Él suele decidir cuándo es el momento de bañarse. Showering in summer is a moment of well-being that you enjoy.

    Characteristics "German Spaniel"

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "German Spaniel" 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 "German Spaniel"

    Photos:

    1 – Deutscher Wachtel by Steffen Heinz (Caronna), CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons
    2 – German Spaniel by https://pixabay.com/de/photos/deutscher-wachtelhund-jagdhund-4748569/
    3 – German Spaniel by https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Deutscher_Wachtel.jpg
    4 – German Spaniel by https://pixabay.com/de/photos/deutscher-wachtelhund-hund-haustier-5753477/
    5 – German Spaniel by https://pixabay.com/de/photos/deutscher-wachtelhund-jagdhund-4763510/
    6 – German Spaniel by https://pixabay.com/de/photos/deutscher-wachtelhund-jagdhund-4905048/

    Videos "German Spaniel"

    German Spaniel (Deutscher Wachtelhund)
    Training German Spaniel

    Type and recognitions:

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

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 8: Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs – Section 2: Retrievers


    FCI breed standard "German Spaniel"

    FCIFCI - German Spaniel
    Perdiguero

    Alternative names:

      1. Deutscher Wachtelhund (German quail dog) (English).
      2. Chien d’oysel (French).
      3. Deutscher Wachtel (German).
      4. (em alemão: Deutscher Wachtelhund) (Portuguese).
      5. Spaniel alemán, (en alemán deutscher wachtelhund) (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.

    Content

    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 a 53 cm.

      female size: Of 50 a 50 cm.

      Male weight: Of 15 a 20 kg

      female weight: Of 14 a 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).

    Dutch Partridge Dog
    Holanda FCI 224 . Spaniel type

    Dutch Partridge Dog

    A peculiarity of Dutch Partridge Dog consists in the fact that during the search the tail performs a rotating movement faster and faster as the dog approaches the prey.

    Content

    Characteristics "Dutch Partridge Dog"

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Dutch Partridge Dog" 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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    History

    The Dutch Partridge Dog it is an ancient canine breed, that can be found in paintings painted centuries ago.

    Originaria de Drenthe, a dutch province, the breed was developed during the 16th century from dogs from Spain, what were called Spionenen or Spaniolen. In the Netherlands they were given the name of Patrijshond, what does retriever mean.

    in the east of the country, especially in the province of Drenthe, these dogs were bred as pure breeds, without any mix with other foreign races, as it happened in other places. This isolation allowed the Perdiguero to remain unchanged during 3 or 4 centuries.

    The 15 in May of 1943, was recognized by the Raad van Beheer op Kynologish Gebied from the Netherlands, a recognition strongly encouraged by Baroness van Hardenbroek and Messrs. van Heek junior and Quartero.

    The responsible breed club was founded on 5 in June of 1948, with the name of Nederlandse Vereniging of Drentsche Patrijshond.

    Related to him Small Munsterlander and the French Spaniel, the Dutch Partridge Dog is quite limited in number, and the breed is almost unknown outside its borders.

    Photo: “Drentsche Partridge Dog” macho by Stefanie Joksch, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Physical characteristics

    The Dutch Partridge Dog he is a well proportioned dog, with dry muscles, pure in its lines. His body reveals power and also the ability to run at the speed that suits a hunting dog. Wedge-shaped muzzle is slightly shorter than skull. The lips are quite dry and are not hanging. Her body, slightly longer than the height of the withers, is slightly elongated. Although the fur is not really long on the body, gives the impression of being so because of the well-populated ears, more abundant hair on the neck and chest, the fringes on the front and back legs and on the bushy tail, abundantly populated on all sides.

    They have a dense coat that covers the body well. Not curly. The hair is not really long, but as it is longer in some parts, the dog, as a whole, gives the impression of having long hair. On the neck and chest, the hair is longer. In the ears, the hair is long and preferably wavy. The ears, the back of the front and back legs and the back of the thighs are fringed. Hair preferably wavy on the upper part of the body and tail. Except for its base, the tail is abundantly provided with long hair on all sides. These hairs are gradually shortened towards the tip.

    COLOR: White fur with brown spots, mottled or not. Coats with a mix of brown and white hairs, with or without marks, are less desirable, like the cloak coats. The ears are brown, like the hair around the eyes.

    SIZE:

    Males: 58 a 63 cm..
    females: 55 a 60 cm..

    Weight: Of 20 a 25 kg

    Character and skills

    They are ideal for hunting in a wide variety of terrain. They hunt with pistol shooting. Maintaining contact with the hunter is apparently an innate quality. A characteristic feature of many dogs of this breed is that, during the hunt, the tail describes a circular motion, especially when the dog is aware of the proximity of the prey. When he's close to hunting, the dog waits for the hunter to approach and when the hunter is late, turn your head to look for the game. Thanks to its adaptability, the dog is capable of hunting all kinds of animals on the plains and swamps. It is also a good retriever and excels at searching for lost game.. These characteristics are innate. Thus, does not require long training.

    The Dutch Partridge Dog it is also a very good companion dog because it is faithful, friendly, attentive. Your education should be done smoothly, without aggressiveness or too much firmness.
    This dog requires regular maintenance. It will be an accomplice of the children and it is possible to leave them together. under surveillance, of course. Apartment living will get you down, you need to have at least one garden for him. to let off steam and also for daily walks.

    Health

    The Dutch Partridge Dog he is a robust dog, but can be injured while hunting (fracture, sprain, tendinitis, wound…). His ears are down, poorly ventilated, prone to ear infections. Some dogs may be affected by hip-femoral dysplasia, a malformation of the hips that causes lameness and pain.

    Grooming

    The Dutch Partridge Dog should be brushed once a week to remove dead hairs and dirt. You can bathe once a month with a suitable shampoo.

    Inspect and clean floppy ears once a week. When we come back from the hunt, we will check that he is not injured. Good antiparasitic and vacation coverage will be launched.

    Images "Dutch Partridge Dog"

    Dutch Partridge Dog
    Drentsche Patrijshond Bowi the Gloucester during upland game hunt in Idaho by DutchID, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    Dutch Partridge Dog
    Dutch Partridge Dog by mjk23, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Videos "Dutch Partridge Dog"

    Spyker – Partridge Dog (Spaniel) – 4 Week Residential Dog Training at Adolescent Dogs
    Drentsche patrijshond Indy: avonturen deel 27

    Type and recognitions:

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

    Federations:

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


    FCI breed standard "Dutch Partridge Dog"

    FCIFCI - Dutch Partridge Dog
    Perdiguero

    Alternative names:

      1. Drentse Patrijshond, Drent (English).
      2. (en néerlandais : Drentse Patrijshond), épagneul à perdrix de Drente, épagneul hollandais de Drente (French).
      3. Drentscher Hühnerhund (German).
      4. (em neerlandês: Drentsche patrijshond) (Portuguese).
      5. Drentsche Patrijshond, Drent (español).

    German Longhaired Pointer
    Alemania FCI 117 . Spaniel type

    German Longhaired Pointer

    The first thing to keep in mind is that the German Longhaired Pointer is a head to toe hunting dog.

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    History

    The German Longhaired Pointer It is one of the oldest German pointing breeds. Long-haired hunting dogs can already be seen in ancient hunting paintings and tapestries from the Middle Ages, which are very similar to the current ones “Pointing Dogs” alemanes. These dogs were used primarily as hunting dogs to stalk, but also for catching small game in nets.

    It is purebred since 1879. On the occasion of an exhibition of the association for the refinement of dog breeds in Hannover, se establecieron las características de la raza, the breed standard. La raza se basó en cinco líneas de reproducción diferentes, que llevaban los nombres de los sementales autorizados que ya correspondían al estándar de la raza en ese momento.

    The German Longhaired Pointer has earned the name of “Old forest dog” in particular for its ability to do very good tracking jobs, to warn the hunter with loud barks when searching and to bring lost animals by following their blood trail. Working in the water is also one of its strengths, which is appreciated by hunters.

    Photo: A German long hair called Falko by Wikimedia

    Physical characteristics

    La raza se cría en marrón, Brown and white, and brown and white. El más conocido y común es el German Longhaired Pointer pure brown, which may also have white markings on the chest or legs. Taupe comes in gradations from light gray to dark gray and the rare trout gray color variant.

    The German Longhaired Pointer it is usually a strong dog, muscular, low constitution and with harmonious body shapes. Males usually have a shoulder height of 63 – 66 cm., the females of 60 – 63 cm.. Has brown eyes, long, well-edged hocks and a tail with a beautiful flag. Your coat should be of medium length and not too lush.

    Character and skills

    The first thing to keep in mind is that the German Longhaired Pointer he's a hunting dog from head to toe. In the hands of a knowledgeable trainer, es un útil ayudante en la caza y luego en un segundo trabajo, a very good family dog. The breed is very fond of children and family. But this should not be misunderstood at all. Why “family friendly” does not mean “family dog”. It is a fairly pronounced working dog. The German Longhaired Pointer has the strong drive and willingness to work, either on the hunt or, if required, your substitute in the form of dog sports of all kinds. Therefore, It is not a dog for beginners nor a dog for people who do not want or cannot work intensively with it.

    German Longhaired Pointer
    “German Longhaired Pointer” during the international dog show in Katowice, Poland

    In the practice of hunting, the German Longhaired Pointer is especially praised for its pronounced calm. Es un perro líder, resistant to nerves and of a calm and even-tempered nature. Al mismo tiempo es un amigo amable y pacífico con un alto umbral de irritación. However, the German Longhaired Pointer needs a consistent education, competent and sensitive to direct his high intelligence, alert senses and their pronounced willingness to act in the right channels. With such an appropriate atmosphere of character, this breed of dog is a great friend of children, a great family companion also outside of hunting or sports work and in any case a wonderful experience of the association of man and dog.

    Aptitudes:

    If occasionally offered simply as a family and apartment dog, one should approach such sellers with the utmost caution. Such offers certainly come from dubious sources. Como regla, a German Longhaired Pointer belongs to the hands of a hunter who works with him professionally. If you are not kept for the hunt, debe mantenerse ocupado con largas caminatas por la naturaleza o desafíos en los deportes de perros. What's more, needs a personal connection with caregiver and family. Si el perro de caza no tiene un desafío físico o mental, in the long run this will lead to serious behavior problems. It does not belong to a multi-story building and not to the big city. Otherwise, he has no problems and his attitude is undemanding.

    Education

    One German Longhaired Pointer should only be trained by an experienced owner. It must absolutely come from a recognized breeding of the Association of “Pointing Dogs” alemanes, where parents and puppies were already socialized for their tasks from the litter box onwards. What's more, you need to train and work professionally for hunting or suitable sporting purposes. Sólo se admiten para la cría los perros que han pasado con éxito las exigentes pruebas de cría de otoño de “Schorlemer”. Hay que preguntar en los clubes de cría del German Longhaired Pointer.

    Health

    The race German Longhaired Pointer es atendida de manera ejemplar por sus clubes de cría organizados en la Deutsch-Langhaar-Verband. Por consiguiente, la salud media de los perros no tiene ningún problema.

    Grooming

    Caring for a German Longhaired Pointer is undemanding. Regular brushing of the coat is sufficient.

    For sale “German Longhaired Pointer”

    If you are thinking of buying a German Longhaired Pointer, debería preguntarse si puede cumplir con los requisitos para una actitud de carácter apropiado de este perro de caza. And what during 12 años y más va a ser su compañero en el día a día. Then you should contact the local breeders who are members of the “Deutsch-Langhaar-Verband“. A puppy of this breed costs around 1000 EUR.

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    Kennels Obenstaat – Puppies German Longhaired Pointer – Introduction to water

    “German Longhaired Pointer”

    Type and recognitions:

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

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.2: Spaniel type
    • CKCGrupo 1 – Sporting
    • ​KC – Hunting dog
    • UKCGun Dog


    FCI breed standard "German Longhaired Pointer"

    FCIFCI - German Longhaired Pointer
    Dog

    Alternative names:

      1. GLP, Pointer (German Longhaired), Langhaar (English).
      2. Langhaar (French).
      3. Deutsch-Langhaar (German).
      4. (em alemão: Deutsch Langhaar Vorstehhund) (Portuguese).
      5. Pointer de pelo largo (español).

    Portuguese Pointer
    Portugal FCI 187 . Braque Type

    Portuguese Pointer

    The Portuguese Pointer He is extremely affectionate and very attached to children, it is also a very submissive dog.

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    Characteristics "Portuguese Pointer"

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Portuguese Pointer" 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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    History

    The Portuguese Pointer arose from Perdigueiro Peninsular, an ancient breed of Iberian dogs, its presence is documented since the 10th century, Its first appearance in art is on a Visigothic-Arab tombstone of the Church of San Juan Bautista de Tomar. Its evolution was the result of several factors such as adaptation to the climate, the type of hunting, the terrain and the selection introduced through the Portuguese cultural specificity.

    In the fourteenth century, It was bred in the royal kennels and used for hunting Altaria, being known as “Podengo de mostra”, showing already the possibility of stopping before the hunt. In the 16th century (reign of D. Sebastião) su uso por las clases populares era común (although prohibited). The constant bleeding in the working arms caused by the discoveries, the abandonment of the fields, hunger and change of habits, led the population to resort more to hunting for food and, as a result, to the use of Pointing Dogs, that they were “prohibited” for causing, thanks to its excellent qualities, serious damage to the vested interests of the royal house and the nobility.

    In the 18th century, Many English families established a presence in the Porto region in the business of wine production and came into contact with the breed being brought to England where it played an important role in the origin of the English Pointer.

    At the end of the 19th century it suffered a certain decline, due to serious social upheavals and new tastes and contacts with the outside world, that gave projection to the foreign races that were then in fashion. But it is still represented in art objects (tinaja painted by D. Fernando II of Saxe-Coburg, Pena-Sintra), cuadro del Rey D.Luis y los príncipes en ropa de caza en el Palacio de Ajuda, Lisbon), painting of a hunting trip of an Englishman in the Douro (Quinta de Gatão, Duero) o en cerámica artística de la Real Fábrica do Rato (Pimenta Palace, Lisbon).

    Only in 1920 some breeders strove to save the breed, locating some of the dogs in the inaccessible north of Portugal. El libro de pedigrí portugués se estableció entonces en 1932 and the breed standard in 1938. For at least a thousand years, this dog always had the same square head, triangular ears and compact look.

    Photo: “Portuguese Pointer” durante el Dog World Show en Poznań. by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Physical characteristics

    The Portuguese Pointer comes in average proportions, straight, good guy, robust but with a harmonic conformation allied to the manifest elasticity of the movements.

    The head is proportionate in relation to the body, well shaped and harmonious; seems to be big on the set. A little thick, However, it is neither bony nor thick and has loose and thin skin.

    El pelaje es corto y grueso en la mayoría de los perros, with a velvety texture on the ears and face .

    Yellow in light varieties, common and dark, solid or white spotted on the head, the neck, chest and footwear.

    In males, the height at the withers is 52 a 60 centimeters, the weight is 20 a 27 kg. In females the height is 48 a 56 centímetros y el peso es de 16 a 22 kg.

    Character and skills

    Portuguese Pointer
    An image of a “Portuguese Pointer”, a Portuguese hunting dog breed. El animal de la foto tenía 11 years when it was photographed.

    The Portuguese Pointer he is an extremely gentle and affectionate dog, with great delivery capacity and very resistant. It is quiet, very sociable and a bit petulant in relation to other dogs. Works with vivacity and persistence and is curious by nature. He always keeps in touch with his hunter.

    He moves with an easy step and is graceful. It is versatile in its function and very adaptable to various terrains, climates and types of hunting.

    Extremely affectionate and very attached to children, it is also a very submissive dog. Can, for lack of education, do not obey gestures or orders. However, it's easy to train.

    Health

    The Portuguese Pointer has an average life expectancy of 14 years. Se considera una raza resistente sin problemas de salud específicos. However, hip dysplasia, lunation of the patella, cancer and autoimmune diseases are potential health problems for dogs of this size.

    Videos "Portuguese Pointer"

    O Perdigueiro português, um cão polivalente
    Características principales del “Portuguese Pointer”

    Type and recognitions:

    • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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    • Section : . .

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.1: Braque Type
    • AKC – Bracco


    FCI breed standard "Portuguese Pointer"

    FCIFCI - Portuguese Pointer
    Perdiguero

    Alternative names:

      1. Perdigueiro Português, Portuguese Pointer Dog (English).
      2. Perdigueiro Portugais (French).
      3. Perdigueiro Português, Portugiesisch (German).
      4. Perdigueiro português (Portuguese).
      5. (Perdigueiro Português en portugués) (español).

    German Roughhaired Pointer
    Alemania FCI 232 . Braque Type

    German Roughhaired Pointer

    The German Roughhaired Pointer has a calm and balanced character.

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    History

    The German Roughhaired Pointer It is the oldest breed of wire-haired dogs. The history of German Roughhaired Pointer goes back many hundreds of years. Already in 1539 esta raza de perro podía ser admirada en los grabados de bronce. In 1888 Hans Von Kaddisch showed that this breed is not a variety of the Shorthaired Pointer Dog, but the wire-haired counterpart of the Old German Wirehaired Pointer, y que fue seleccionada y desarrollada a partir de sujetos sobrevivientes escasos que habían sobrevivido en Alemania.

    The breed club, founded in 1892 as the “Club Stichelhaar“, changed his name to “Verein Deutsch Stichelhaar” in 1976. Since the beginning, ha aplicado las reglas de la cría de razas puras desde el principio, and excludes any crossing with the English breeds.

    Photo: The german pointing dog Deutsch Stichelhaar by Alephalpha, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Physical characteristics

    PERRO DE MUESTRA ALEMÁN DE PELO CERDOSO
    German Roughhaired Pointer

    Males reach a withers height of 60 a 70 centimeters. Females are somewhat smaller, growing up to about 58 a 68 centimeters. The weight of a German Roughhaired Pointer it is usually between 20 and 29 kg.

    The coat of this dog is hard and bristly. Is loose and has a moderate undercoat. The German Roughhaired Pointer comes in a variety of colors and patterns. They are often solid brown in color, or have a white patch on the chest. There are also light browns and grays. The dog's coat has a few 4 centimeters long.

    The structure of this breed of dog is square and strong. Tiene una línea de espalda recta, leaning slightly towards the rump. The skull is widely built and slightly domed. The ears are smooth and hanging and have a high base. The appearance of the German Roughhaired Pointer reminds a German Wirehaired Pointer.

    Character and skills

    The German Roughhaired Pointer has a calm and balanced character. He is very easy to train and very willing to learn. His alertness and protective instincts are strong, but they can be controlled well.

    The temperament of German Roughhaired Pointer it is usually quiet. Your temperament manifests when your abilities are nurtured through regular training. When you bring a German Roughhaired Pointer to your family, you have a new friendly roommate.

    Tu nueva mascota no es ni tímida ni agresiva. If you keep your friend busy enough, will be a loyal companion. However, debes dejarle claro que tienes la posición de líder dentro de la jerarquía. Only then will he be a loyal dog to you.

    The German Roughhaired Pointer it is very popular with hunters. However, not suitable as a pure family dog. Como esta raza de perro es muy segura de sí misma, también deberías ser un líder fuerte.

    Training

    The natural instincts of German Roughhaired Pointer can be controlled well with proper training. The best way to do this is to train him to be a hunting dog.. The training of the German Roughhaired Pointer it is much more complex than that of other dogs. Just visiting a normal dog school is not enough. Usually the German Roughhaired Pointer it is only given to hunters for this reason.

    Grooming

    Health and Grooming

    When it comes to grooming, the German Roughhaired Pointer it is similar to many other hunting dogs. Therefore, the amount of grooming required is low. If you brush your four-legged friend's coat once a week, is perfectly enough. The German Roughhaired Pointer it is very robust in health. Therefore, fortunately it is not very susceptible to disease.

    Characteristics "German Roughhaired Pointer"

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    German Roughhaired Pointer
    German Roughhaired Pointer

    Type and recognitions:

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    FCI breed standard "German Roughhaired Pointer"

    FCIFCI - German Roughhaired Pointer
    Griffon

    Alternative names:

      1. German Roughhaired Pointer , Stichelhaar (English).
      2. Braque allemand à poil raide (French).
      3. Stichelhaar (German).
      4. (Portuguese).
      5. Perro de muestra alemán de pelo cerdoso (español).

    Estonian Hound
    Estonia FCI 366 - Medium-sized Hounds

    Estonian Hound

    The Estonian Hound they are extremely hardy hunting dogs accustomed to long days in the forest

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    History

    The history of Estonian Hound (or Eesti Hagijas en el idioma de su país de origen) begins at the beginning of the 20th century in Estonia, when the crossing of english hounds, Poles and Finns used by local hunters gave rise to a large dog unofficially considered regional and ancestor of the current Eesti Hagijas.

    Given the sharp decline in the population of large game and in order to reestablish it, in 1937 se aprobó una ley que prohibía la caza con perros de más de 45 cm to the cross, which in fact caused a change of orientation towards smaller animals, like foxes and hares. Por consiguiente, los cazadores y criadores estonios tuvieron que criar perros más pequeños que los que tenían entonces, por lo que se introdujeron en el programa de cría los Beagles, the Dachshund and Swiss Hounds.

    This law was amended three years later, in 1940: the maximum size was increased to 55 cm., and breeders stopped their efforts to miniaturize local hunting dogs.

    In 1947, when Estonia was part of the USSR, the Soviet Ministry of Agriculture decided that all “repúblicasque componían Estonia debían tener una raza de perro local. The Estonian hunting dog population was then estimated at around 900, y la intensa selección ayudó a estabilizar las características de la raza que se convertiría en el Estonian Hound.

    In 1954, the Ministry of Agriculture sent a specialized commission to Estonia to study the 648 specimens submitted by local breeders, and were clearly convinced: the first breed standard was approved by the Ministry a few months later. This year marked the official introduction of the Estonian Hound like a race, whose stamina and formidable nose were immediately emphasized.

    After the collapse of the Soviet regime, Estonia gained independence and in 1998 la Estonian Kennel Club, la principal asociación canina del país, recognized race. Siendo el único nativo del país, it was not surprising that it was granted national dog status.

    The organization set out to make the breed known and recognized internationally. His efforts were crowned with success in 2019, cuando the International Cynological Federation (FCI) provisionally accepted the breed and published a standard. Having said that, todavía queda mucho camino por recorrer, since it is not recognized, for example, by the prestigious British Kennel Club, nor by American reference organizations such as the United Kennel Club (UKC) o el American Kennel Club (AKC).

    The Estonian Hound is popular in an area encompassing Estonia and nearby Russian regions, and its population is estimated at about 1200 individuals. Todavía se utiliza allí como perro de caza y también se ha hecho un lugar en muchos hogares como mascota. However, aún no ha conquistado el resto del mundo. Rare in europe, incluso en los países vecinos de Estonia, is practically absent from the North American continent.

    Photo: Estonian Hound by Marcin Błaszkowski, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

    Physical characteristics

    Estonian-hound
    Estonian Hound

    The Estonian Hound They are medium-sized hunting dogs that can easily be mistaken for the Beagle, one of the races that helped create them. However, they are bigger than the Beagle and they have a more pointed snout.

    His powerful and muscular body is very long. Its solid bone legs are straight and almost half the size at the withers.. Saber-shaped tail flicks when in motion and remains fairly low, no higher than back level.

    The head is quite wide at the level of the skull and the long muzzle ends in a very black nose. His slightly oblique eyes are more or less dark brown, while her long, thin ears fall along her cheeks.

    The coat of the Estonian Hound is short, rough and shiny, with a moderately dense undercoat. Their fur is usually tricolor, with black spots with more or less wide red edges on a white background. However, the standard accepts bicolor individuals with completely red spots, sin ningún rastro de negro. In all cases, the tips of the legs and tail should be white, así como la garganta y el pecho.

    Sexual dimorphism is marked, the female being slightly longer than the male, which is taller in the legs and wider.

    Physical characteristics

    Estonian Hound
    Estonian Hound

    The Estonian Hound he is particularly devoted to his family, who likes to spend time with. They are a breed of dog especially recommended for children: they love to interact with them and are very patient with them, they even accept having their tails or ears pulled. However, you should remember that interactions between a young child and a dog of any breed must be under the supervision of an adult.

    This strong attachment to his family makes him not like loneliness, which can lead to separation anxiety. Si a menudo se le deja solo en casa durante largos períodos de tiempo, not surprisingly you may experience destructive behavior.

    Una solución para un cuidador que se ausenta regularmente durante el día puede ser proporcionar un compañero de juego. Hechos para cazar en jauría, the Estonian Hound disfrutan de la compañía de otros perros. If they are used to its presence from an early age, They can also make friends with any feline in the house. On the other hand, as they have a strong hunting instinct, should not live with rabbits or other rodents.

    Más bien tímidos y no aficionados a la novedad, the Estonian Hound they tend to bark at strangers and then observe their master's behavior from a distance. If he invites the newcomer to the house, comes to greet you politely, but stay reserved.

    Perros de caza extremadamente resistentes acostumbrados a largos días en el bosque, necesitan mucho ejercicio para gastar su gran energía: una caminata diaria de una hora es un mínimo para ellos. It is recommended to always keep it tied during these outings, as your excellent sense of smell often allows you to find an interesting track that you are likely to want to follow for hours, ignoring withdrawal orders. El dueño de un perro que todavía quiera dejarlo caminar libremente en estos momentos debe equiparlo con un collar de perro con GPS, so you can easily get your hands back on it if it disappears.

    The Estonian Hound you can live in an apartment as long as you are outdoors often enough to satisfy your need for exercise, pero es mucho más feliz cuando tiene un jardín donde puede patrullar y jugar. However, this outdoor space must be well fenced to eliminate the risk of escape if you see potential prey to pursue.

    A peculiarity of this dog is its need for routine and its aversion to novelty, which makes their behavior sometimes compared to that of domestic cats. This is not at all an appropriate choice for a master who wants to take their dog on vacation.: he is a poor traveler, you get stressed out when you get in the car and you don't like spending time in a place you don't know at all.

    Last, it is a breed of dog that barks often and forcefully. For the peace of the neighborhood, es necesario enseñarle desde joven a no ladrar por ningún motivo y a callarse cuando se le ordena hacerlo.

    Education

    Estonian Hound
    Estonian Hound

    Like all its fellow men, the Estonian Hound must be socialized from an early age. This requires spending as much time with him as possible so that he meets all kinds of people (neighbors, family, friends, strangers…) And animals, but also so that you get used to the situations that you may face later.

    This need to become very quickly acquainted with the outside world is all the more pronounced as it is fearful by nature. In particular, to prevent future vet visits from becoming a nightmare to handle, it is recommended to get used to traveling by car as soon as possible.

    Addressing the barking issue at an early age is also imperative, so that you understand that it is not necessary to bark for hours at every unfamiliar noise.

    It is also important to teach your dog to remember to bark, as you will not hear any more commands once you have sniffed the trail of a game animal and go in pursuit. Hunting instinct is well established in this breed, por lo que no requiere ningún entrenamiento específico para poder seguir un rastro durante horas y ser un excelente cazador.

    Relatively independent and headstrong, the Estonian Hound require patience to be trained, but they like to please their master and usually end up listening to him. If necessary, be firm to assert your dominant position and show your dog who is the master, traditional training methods should be avoided, at the risk of damaging the relationship of trust. It is preferable to opt for a learning technique based on positive reinforcement.

    Health

    As the Estonian Hound it is a relatively new breed and not very widespread, no existe todavía un estudio real y profundo de sus posibles problemas de salud. However, looks quite robust, sin duda gracias a un programa de cría razonado que ha dado prioridad a la personalidad y las habilidades de los individuos más que a su apariencia.

    However, you have probably inherited from Beagle and the Foxhound a certain predisposition to the following diseases:

  • Progressive retinal atrophy, a breakdown of the eye tissue that can eventually lead to blindness;
  • entropion and ectropion, problems with the eyelids that cause itching and / or irritation of the eye, pero que pueden ser corregidos quirúrgicamente;
  • dislocation of the patella, which affects the kneecap and causes walking difficulties. It can also be responsible for premature arthritis;
  • Elbow or hip dysplasia, that can cause lameness.
  • What's more, the Estonian Hound is sensitive to allergies and sinusitis. Estas dolencias no son graves en sí mismas, but they can cause a certain amount of stress to the dog, as this breed relies heavily on its sense of smell. Therefore, a temporary loss of your sense of smell is likely disorienting you.

    Finally, como la mayoría de los perros de caza, the Estonian Hound have a ferocious appetite that can lead to overweight or even obesity if they don't get enough exercise.

    Grooming

    Despite her short hair and sparse undercoat, the Estonian Hound require some maintenance. Brushing twice a week is recommended to remove dead hairs and avoid finding them all over the house. This also helps to distribute sebum on the skin to better protect it against infectious agents..

    Durante los períodos de muda, in autumn and spring, it is even necessary to opt for a daily frequency, para hacer frente a la gran cantidad de pelo que pierde durante este período.

    On the other hand, it is only necessary to bathe your dog when it is particularly dirty, for example, if he has rolled in the mud.

    Besides keeping your coat, it is recommended to check your teeth once a week to make sure there are no cavities, y limpiar sus ojos con un paño húmedo para eliminar cualquier suciedad que pueda causar una infección.

    El cuidado semanal de los oídos es especialmente importante: como cualquier perro con orejas caídas, the Estonian Hound tiene un mayor riesgo de infecciones y de infecciones de oído.

    For sale “Estonian Hound”

    The price of a puppy Estonian Hound is of some 700-800 euros en su país de origen, and there is no price difference between male and female puppies.

    However, es difícil encontrarla fuera de Estonia, but the situation may change rapidly after the breed is recognized by the FCI in 2019.

    Characteristics "Estonian Hound"

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Estonian Hound" 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.

    Adaptation ⓘ

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    friendly dog ​​ⓘ

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    hair loss ⓘ

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    Cat friendly ⓘ

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    Intelligence ⓘ

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    joy ⓘ

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    Videos "Estonian Hound"

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    Type and recognitions:

    • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds.


    FCI breed standard "Estonian Hound"

    FCIFCI - Estonian Hound
    Hound

    Alternative names:

      1. (Estonian: eesti hagijas) (English).
      2. eesti hagijas (French).
      3. (estnisch: Eesti hagijas), Estnische Bracke (German).
      4. Eesti hagijas (Portuguese).
      5. Cazador estonio (español).