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Swedish Lapphund
Suecia FCI 135 - Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.

In experienced hands the Swedish Lapphund is a loyal and robust companion.

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Origin and history

The “Swedish Lapphund” share his ancestors with him Finnish Lapphund. They are descended from dogs bred by the Lapps and Sami specifically to herd their large herds of reindeer.. For centuries they have served as indispensable working dogs in this way.

Breeding became increasingly specialized for weather resistance and independence. The dogs had to perform very well physically. Persevering and willing to work, They formed the perfect partners for the herd owners. With this they ensured their livelihood for these people.

Only in the 20th century were three independent dog breeds formed and recognized from these dogs. In addition to the Swedish and Finnish Lapphound, there is also the Lapponian Herder today. This one has a shorter coat and short hair.

As technology progressed, the Swedish Lapphund was gradually replaced by snowmobiles. Due to its faithful and pleasant character, the breed remained, however, preserved. Today they are highly valued as family and companion dogs.. But they are also suitable for hunting, like watchdogs, and even as search and rescue dogs.

Physical characteristics

The breed is recognized by the FCI and belongs to the group 5 of the “Spitz-type dogs and primitive type”. The relationship with Spitz can be easily seen in the appearance of the Swedish Lapphund. Distinctive triangular head and ears frame large, alert eyes. With a height between 43 and 48 centimeters, belongs to the breeds of medium-sized dogs.

His coat is always black. Only occasionally can small white markings be found on the legs or chest. Like all Nordic dogs, has a double coat with a very dense undercoat and a long coat. This coat makes it very insensitive to almost all weather conditions.

Character and skills

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In his character, the Swedish Lapphund he is very attentive, lively and friendly. It is well adapted as a family dog. But it is often used for dog sports too, hunting or as a watchdog. Your original task as a herding dog is, Unfortunately, hardly needed today.

Like an intelligent and persistent dog, it is important that you are always physically and mentally disabled. Due to its independent character, consistent training is necessary. In experienced hands the Swedish Lapphund is a loyal and robust companion.

The Swedish Lapphund tends to bark, what is beneficial to use as a watchdog. If you start early with education, the barking can also be well contained. Generally friendly with other animals.

Correct nutrition

The Swedish Lapphund has no special restrictions on feeding. It can be well fed with any quality food. Attention should be paid to a good nutrient composition. The sugar, However, has no place in feeding.

Awards are not absolutely necessary for the motivation and education of the Swedish Lapphund. However, is particularly happy with the natural chewy sticks, like cowhide or pig's ears. Attention should also be paid to dental care.

Care “Swedish Lapphund”

Although the coat of Swedish Lapphund it is as abundant as it is impressive, his toilet is not elaborate. The coat is very dense and offers perfect protection against the weather. Firm structure of the top layer is dirt repellent. Therefore, it is enough to brush the Swedish Lapphund from time to time to remove coarse dirt or sticks.

Only during the change of coat is daily brushing necessary. One should use dog shampoo very sparingly with this dog.. Therefore, should only be bathed in the absolutely exceptional case. It also, a haircut is not normally necessary. Like any other dog, their claws should be checked regularly and, if required, cut. The ears should also be cleaned from time to time to avoid infections..

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Type and recognitions:

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Federations:

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


FCI breed standard "Swedish Lapphund"

FCIFCI - Swedish Lapphund
Dog

Alternative names:

    1. Svensk lapphund (English).
    2. Chien suédois de Laponie (French).
    3. Schwedischer Lapphund (German).
    4. Lapphund (Portuguese).
    5. Pastor lapón de Suecia (español).

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Leonberger
Alemania FCI 145 - Molossoid . Mountain

Leonberger

Once you get to know Leonberger dogs better, you will be enchanted by them forever.

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History

The Leonberger it is a very big and beautiful dog. In his head and in his charisma he remembers a St. Bernard and a lion at the same time. And this is not a coincidence, because the St. Bernard is one of the ancestors of Leonberger. The Leo, as his friends call it, It is a young and at the same time old breed of dog. This breed is ancient, because it has been specifically bred to the standard since 1846. The Leo It, therefore, one of the oldest dog breeds in modern breeding. At the same time it is a breed of young dog; because it was only created at that time. Most other pedigree dogs have a long history and originated from ancient working dog breeds..

The Leonberger, However, has a different and unique story. Among 1820 and 1850 San Bernardo became fashionable throughout Europe. The heroic exploits of the legendary St. Bernard Barry at the Great St. Bernard Pass in the Alps had a great effect. Barry has been shown to save more than 40 people of death by snow. Everywhere people wanted these big dogs and they were (and they are) really big dogs.

Breeders and traders were unable to meet the high demand. At the same time high prices were paid for a puppy of St. Bernard. So quite a few dog dealers from southwestern Germany helped out without further ado.. They mated St. Bernard with very big bitches from the region. The pups that looked like a St. Bernard they were sold as such, but for the others there were at most a few potatoes from a farmer. The dog trade was – as it still is today – a lucrative business and some sold hundreds of puppies a year and became rich.

Like Leonberg City Hall and dog vendor Heinrich Essig. An intelligent idea occurred to him and turned need into virtue. He created a brand out of the puppies that he could not market as St. Bernard. Instead of giving them away, sold the puppies for good money. Thus was born the Leonberger. Inspired by the lion from the coat of arms of his hometown, this new breed of dog has the appearance of a lion. His dogs were nicknamed Leonhardiner in the envious competition. Also in the official world of dogs these hybrids went unnoticed for a long time. Like this, el cinólogo Ludwig Beckmann, universally recognized at that time, he does not even mention the Leonhardiner in his two-volume work “The breeds of the dog” (dog breeds) of 1895. From the point of view of health, such a genetically heterogeneous offspring is an advantage.

The Leonberger should be a success in all respects. Today it belongs to the primitive rocks of the world of purebred dogs., that no dog lover wants to miss. In 1895 was founded the “International Dog Club Leonberger“, which quickly achieved official recognition of the Leonberger like race. In 1948 followed by “German Dog Club Leonberger” based in Leonberg, who still represents the Leonberger at VDH and around the world. The Leonberger has a unique charisma, imposing and at the same time friendly, quiet and just sovereign. Its appearance is reminiscent of a lion and its character is also majestic, peaceful and totally suitable for families.

Physical characteristics

The Leonberger It is an impressive large dog with a height at the withers in males between 72 and 80 cm and in females between 65 and 75 cm.. No weight given. However, will be some 80 kg. The standard describes its appearance as:

“In accordance with its original purpose, the Leonberger it's a very big dog, strong, muscular and elegant at the same time. It is characterized by a harmonious build and a self-assured calm with a lively temperament.. Especially the male dog is powerful and powerful.”

Its coat should be medium soft to thick, broadly long, well lying. The Leo has a strong inner layer. The shapes of your physique should be recognizable. On the neck and chest, the fur, especially in males, must form a mane. The coat will be lion yellow, red, reddish brown and all the combinations between them, but always with a black mask. In favor of this lion gaze, hereditary factors related to health and longevity have been neglected.

A study published by the University of Vienna evaluated 7582 layers of Leonberger between 1932 and 2009. “It was determined that the average age of death of the Leonberger It was from 7,55 years”. During the study period, life expectancy had even decreased in 1,5 years in the last three decades. With a healthy upbringing, 10 or 12 years would be normal. The breed has recognized these warning signs and is now focusing more on the health and extension of the life expectancy of these large dogs..

Character and skills

The mind of a Leonberger is pious as a lamb. Being with him is pure slowdown for man. The essence is described in the standard:

as family dog, the Leonberger is a pleasant companion in current living conditions, that can be carried everywhere without any difficulty and is characterized by a pronounced kindness towards children. He is neither shy nor aggressive. As a companion dog it is a pleasant companion., obedient and fearless in all life situations.

The strength of character required includes above all: self confidence, sovereign calm, average temperament (including game instinct), willingness to subordinate, good learning and memorizing ability and noise tolerance. The character of Leonberger impresses all dog lovers.

Once you get to know dogs better Leonberger, you will be enchanted by them forever. There is almost nothing that can disturb this giant. His very high stimulus threshold as well as his stoic composure are the necessary counterpart to his enormous strength.. These two poles thus characterize the nature of Leonberger. Here and there is something stubborn. Only good persuasion and pleading will help., then he will do everything for his master or lady. But as a family member he is very kind. Seeks proximity to its humans. It is a reliable protector for them. The Leonberger he is a great guy, a fascinating dog!

Fitness

The Leonberger not an easy dog ​​to keep due to its size. By its nature, has very few demands. A daily walk, brushed once a week, that was all. You don't need a big garden, but a garden is already useful. He likes to take possession of it. Therefore, a small apartment on the nth floor would not be for him. Does not fit in all cars. One must consider: You're mine, the whole car will get wet. Leo can bear the heat, but it should not be challenged. prefers the cold. The Leonberger he is a great friend and not an object for acting addicts.

It should also be borne in mind that in our current society, large dogs are often rejected. Some people just fear a giant like Leo, even if he behaves – as is normal for him – exemplary. This is one of the reasons why it is not advisable to keep it in the big city..

One must have a sufficient budget to be able to pay a lot of good food and, in case of doubt, also the vet. It also, should have considered before buying what to do if the dog is sick and may need to bring 80 kg or more. Last, but not less important, there are many practical things that have a profound influence on everyday life. Here one must take real responsibility and honestly look in the mirror if all the conditions for a happy coexistence with dogs are met. Leonberger. Who can claim this, is in an enviable situation of dog owner. The Leonberger worth a sin.

Leonberger's Education

It must be remembered that in a Leo adult, the leash is just a symbol of control. The Leonberger has the power to control the other end of the strap. But he doesn't want. The Leonberger it's basically easy to train. Only his stubbornness has to be broken here and there with consistent smoothness.. He wants to follow his lord and master and he does it very reliably. It is an elementary duty of the owner of a Leonberger to pay attention to a consistent education already in the puppy. Because only this and not the leash makes wonderful walks in nature possible, that together with this great four-legged friend become a balm for the soul of agitated people. The great dog should never be “educated” by blows or barracks methods. Because that would cause the exact opposite of education and end in disaster..

Leonberger care

Caring for a healthy Leo is not a problem. Brushing the coat once a week is enough.

Nutrition / Food

You need a lot of high quality food. A raised bowl is useful to counteract the risk of stomach twisting. Always pay attention to the weight.

Leonberger Health

As in most large dogs, we see hip or elbow dysplasia. Osteosarcoma, the most common bone tumor in dogs, It is also very common in Leonberger.

Leonberge life expectancy

Before the life expectancy of a Leonberger It was from 12 years, today is from 7 to 9 years. The breeding is working to recover the possible natural life of a healthy dog. He is accompanied here by a research project of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover.

Buy a Leonberger

The purchase of a Leo it should be long-term and well thought out. You should carefully check if you have all the requirements to be able to spend many wonderful years with this giant.. If you are looking for a puppy, you should make sure above all that the dogs are not bred too much. Ask about ancestors, their illnesses, his age reached. You should see an FCI affiliated breeder Leonberger. Really, a Leonberger it costs about 2.000 EUR.

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1 – Leonberger bitch by The animal photography at de.wikipedia / CC BY-SA
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3 – Leonberger, head photographed in 2004 at a dog show in Dresden by Karina Leo-Steffen, uploaded here from –Caronna 13:43, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC) / CC BY-SA
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Type and recognitions:

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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 – Working dogs
  • ​KC – Working dogs
  • NZKC – Utility dog
  • UKC – Watchdog


FCI breed standard "Leonberger"

FCIFCI - Leonberger
Leonberger

Alternative names:

    1. Leo, Gentle Lion, Gentle Giant (English).
    2. Chien Leonberg (French).
    3. Leo (German).
    4. Leo (Portuguese).
    5. Leo (español).

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Sighthounds
types of sighthounds

Lebrel

The Sighthound responds to a group of dogs that make up a breed whose physical constitution makes them very well equipped for the race, which can reach a high speed. They are mostly taller than long, they have long, narrow head and ears in pink or semierectas. And detail to highlight mode, they possess a great sense of sight unlike most dog breeds. They are usually used for hunting big game in packs and for rabbit and hare hunting..

In Spain they are also known as Greyhounds since that is the name given to the National Greyhound and by extension all those breeds that have similar characteristics., are referred to as Greyhound.

The Federation Cynologique Internationale It classifies the different varieties of the breed hound in Group X, and at the same time, This group is divided in:

  • Section 1: where the dogs are included Long-haired or fringed Sighthounds.
  • Section 2: where the dogs are included Rough-haired Sighthounds.
  • Section 3: where are included Short-haired Sighthounds.

Here we offer each section of the X group, with its respective members, and brief overview that may extend to following the link to each of the races.

Section 1: Long-haired or fringed Sighthounds.

  • Afghan hound: also known as Afghan greyhound, Afghan Hound, Balkh Hound, Baluchi Hound, Barutzy Hound, Shalgar Hound, Kabul Hound o Galanday Hound It is a dog from Afghanistan. It has a characteristic coat, very long, fine and silky, It needs continuous care that he entangled, arriving at losing their gloss.
  • Saluki: known as the Royal Egypt dog, It is perhaps the oldest known breed of domesticated dog and the oldest in the venátici, It is believed descended from wolves in the wilderness of Ara. The Bedouins hold them in high esteem and use them for hunting gazelles and as pets..
  • Russian Wolfhound: or Borzoi, It is a breed of dog developed in Russia. It descends from the Arabian Greyhound being similar to a Russian sheepdog. Formerly known as Russian Wolfhound, It was originally bred to hunt wolves and hares. It is graceful, strong and fast.

Section 2: Rough-haired Sighthounds.

  • Irish wolfhound: or Irish Wolfhound is the largest breed of dog that exists; adults reach an average height of between 95 and 100 cm to the cross. Known since the year 395, descended from the hounds used by the Celts of Ireland to hunt the wolf, deer, and other large dams.
  • Deerhound: or Deerhound, It is a traditional dog belonging to the Scottish Highlands, It also appears in the old portraits, sleeping at the foot of great lords. When became fashionable with shotgun deer hunting, This race was on the verge of extinction.

Section 3: Short-haired Sighthounds.

  • Spanish greyhound: The Greyhound is a breed of dog indigenous Spain, so it is also known as Spanish Greyhound. According to the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language, the word derives from Latin Gallĭcus Canis, dog of the Gaul.
  • english greyhound: It is a breed of dog that is used mainly as a companion and competition animal.. It is the ancestor of most sighthounds. They are skilled to run, but not to carry out extensive exercise.
  • Whippet: It is a breed of dog of British origin, slender and elegant porte. They are active and playful dogs, physically similar to the English Greyhound. Its popularity has led to the use of the name Whippet in a large number of things, from cars to cookies.
  • Italian Lebrel: or Italian Greyhound is perfectly adapted to small households. However you need to walk. He can keep company in short runs but prefers walks and playing with other dogs (better if they are not great).
  • Azawakh: o African Greyhound is a breed of Greyhound type dog, native to africa. It is also known by other names: Hanshee, Oska, Rawondu, Bareeru, Wulo, Tuareg Sloughi.
  • Sloughi: Arabian Greyhound, Berber Greyhound or Sloughi Moghrebi is native to North Africa. It is in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya. The Sloughi is closely related to the Azawakh.
  • Polish Greyhound: It is a breed of dog lebrel of Polish origin, as its name suggests. It originated in Poland, and among their ancestors we find some Asiatic Greyhound, a dog type Saluki. According to current theories, they do not have the english greyhound.

And remembering, Digest, not to forget and act: Spain is the only country in the European Union where hunting with greyhounds is still allowed and hunters kill around 50.000 Greyhounds or Sighthound per year, with bleach injections, hanging or burned alive, as economic methods of murder.

Dog breeds: Sighthound

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Lurcher
Inglaterra Irlanda Not recognized by the FCI

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History

The Lurcher is a dog Hound of English origin whose name derives from “lur” that means thief in Gypsy language. Always it has been acknowledged as the dog of the poachers so occasionally is called Poacher’s Dog (dog of fugitive).

As a result of its appearance (hairy and scruffy) It is not admitted in competitions but for many it is a dog to enhance. In general, it can be said that the Lurcher is a cross between a Sighthound and working dog, What gives rise to many opportunities: English Greyhound and Golden Retriever; Whippet and Border Collie.

Physical characteristics

The Lurcher It is a hybrid dog similar to a Greyhound with short fur, medium long or long or straight hair in all colors.

The type of layer will be variable and will depend on the crosses made. Then, the types of fur can be: short and smooth like the Sighthounds, a bit long and thick as of the Boxer, or rough and hard as the of the Border Terrier, for example.

Character and skills

In case you want a Lurcher with more features than Sighthound what of working dog it is usually crossed for the second time with a dog Greyhound type. With this you get a dog faster than a working dog, but with the strength of this. The character of Lurcher is derived from the best of its parents and, some, They define it as quiet and affectionate.

The temperament, also variable, It will depend on the influence of ancestors, but as with all dogs, temperament will be modified by the socialization of the puppy and received education.

In general, the objective of the different crossing was to create a hound with more intelligence, an animal cunning and appropriate for the original purpose of the hound: hunting poaching rabbits, hares and birds. With the time, have gone underway several crossing, always pursuing the objective of improving the speed and intelligence.

The Lurcher he is a versatile dog, It has various uses that depend on the different crossing to which have been subjected, but they are usually used as hunting dogs with different styles. most of Lurcher today it is used for general pest control, Rabbit, hares and foxes, although some of the larger types have been successfully used for hunting large game such as wild boar and deer.

Insisting on the use of the can has much to do with the objective of the Hunter and the cross from which is derived, It is good to take this post to remind you that unfortunately, some breeders - no ethical- in the search for the "perfect dog" they usually kill or abandon everything Lurcher that does not fit your needs, because he is not a good hunter or has a physical or behavioral problem.

The Lurcher, It has also proved to be very good in canine sports, such as obedience and agility, where they are becoming increasingly popular due to its speed and willingness to please.

Because the Lurcher is not a pure breed they are not recognized by any canine club. However, North America has recently created the “Lurcher and Longdog Association” to serve as a registration body for dogs Lurcher and Longdog in the United States and Canada.

Beyond the different objectives of the crossing, What is certain is that the Lurcher It is an excellent companion dog that adapts very well to home life., and it is very grateful to received love, She loves to be with people but it needs vigorous walks outdoors, like all dog.

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Longdog
Irlanda Not recognized by the FCI

Longdog

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History

The Longdog It is a breed of dog of the sighthound type with origin in Ireland whose name literally means "long dog”referring to the elongated shape of its limbs.

Authors like the colonel Ted Walsh define it as a cross between two hunting dogs, What distinguishes it from the call Lurcher, race created from crosses between sighthound dogs and working dogs.

Currently no distinction is considered between the Lurcher and the Longdog and both are included within the Lurcher.

Physical characteristics

Because of that are the product of different crosses, the Longdog varies in appearance depending on the breeds that were used in the cross. They can be so light as a Greyhound or as robust as a Wolf dog. Their coats can also vary depending on the playback. Some have short fur, Some have long fur and some have hard coat.

Common crosses of Longdog usually: Saluki with English Greyhound, Scottish Deerhound with Greyhound (English Greyhound), and Whippet with Greyhound (English Greyhound). These dogs tend to be raised to (some of the) same purposes as the Lurcher, but they generally have a higher speed compared to general endurance and a higher training capacity than the Lurcher.

Each of these crosses carries distinctive characteristics...

  • Saluki crossed with Greyhound: It is especially appreciated as a Hunter dog of hares in the United Kingdom and, for short time, in United States. The best copies shared resistance to high temperatures which possesses the Saluki and the capacity for acceleration and strength of the Greyhound.
  • Deerhound crossed with Greyhound: specialist in hunting foxes and deer in United Kingdom, It has great body resistance and the ability to adapt without problems to different climatic characteristics., You can live outdoors. In United States, the blood of this can, He has contributed to the development of the American Hound (specialists in the pursuit of coyotes).
  • Whippet crossed with Greyhound: highly appreciated by its balance is, Acceleration, agility, tenacity, heat resistance and, especially, by his rapid recovery. Depending on each dog, It can be used successfully in all kinds of hunting, but in the United Kingdom, stand out, especially in hunting rabbits.

The Lurcher (first cousins ​​of the Longdog) they were initially raised to catch rabbits when they were expelled from their burrows, but in the Decade of 1950, myxomatosis killed off most of the rabbits.

The myxomatosis, It is an infectious disease of rabbits, swellings on the skin and membranes of these animals, particularly in head and genitals. It is then often evolve into acute conjunctivitis, and sometimes blindness. The rabbit becomes listless, lost appetite and develops fever. In typical cases where the animal does not have resistance, death happens on average in 13 days.

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It was discovered in Uruguay at the end of the 19th century, in rabbits imported from the genus Sylvilagus. It was subsequently extended by the South American populations of wild rabbits. This was however a less virulent strain than introduced in Australia in 1950, that he slashed the population (of 600 to 100 million in two years).

For decades Britain's scientists, Germany and France sought a remedy against the plague that rabbits had become, but it was the French physician Armand Delille which believed the solution. It was introduced artificially in France in 1952 a few rabbits inoculated with the virus producer the myxomatosis and quickly spread to the European continent in a natural way, through arthropod blood sucking and decimated the French population in 2 years (90% mortality). The myxomatosis, together with viral hemorrhagic pneumonia, is the cause of the decline of the rabbit in the Iberian Peninsula, What has caused the decline of the iconic animals to the point that in the Spanish imperial Eagle were lost the 70 % nests and the Iberian lynx is found without their basic livelihood.

The mode of transmission is the flea and other sucking arthropods of blood in Europe, Although for example, in Australia is transmitted through mosquito.

There is a viral vector vaccine for domestic rabbits, While in wild specimens Europe have developed immunity and gradually extend.

As we said above, in the decade of 1950, myxomatosis killed off most of the rabbits, but the disease did not affect the hares.

Y, This led to the need to develop the race to achieve faster dogs to be able to catch hares. A Hare can run at speeds of up 72 km/h.

The need for, he is born Longdog, developed to get a dog appropriate to the preferred style of hunting and the need of the moment.

Y, Although they are not a pure breed, you cross them with him Greyhound (English Greyhound) purebred, He has carried that are highly valued within the “elite” canine sports.

Because the Longdog it is not a purebred are not recognized by any dog ​​club. However, North America has recently created the “Lurcher and Longdog Association” to serve as a registration body for dogs Lurcher and Longdog in the United States and Canada.

Character and skills

Similar to the Lurcher, beyond the different objectives of the crossing, What is certain is that the Longdog It is an excellent companion dog that adapts very well to home life., and is very grateful for the care received, She loves to be with people but it needs vigorous walks outdoors, like all dog. Y, above all, very large spaces to savor the aftertaste of freedom.

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Lhasa Apso
Tíbet FCI 227 - Tibetan breeds.

Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso is an intelligent dog, but independent and stubborn.

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History

Originally from Tibet, the Lhasa Apso es conocido en su país de origen como “Apso Seng Kyi”, that means “dog with the roar of a lion”, seguramente en referencia a su ladrido tan característico y a su aspecto bastante parecido al de un león en miniatura.

DNA studies have established that it is one of the oldest domestic dogs: los primeros ejemplares habrían aparecido varios miles de años antes de nuestra era. They have also shown that it is one of the dog breeds most closely related to the wolf, although its appearance does not necessarily suggest it.

For a long time they were mistaken for the Tibetan Terrier, until separate rules were established that facilitated their differentiation. La distinción se hacía principalmente en base al tamaño, being the Tibetan Terrier bigger and, Therefore, more of a deterrent as a guard dog.

Considerado sagrado en su país de origen, tenía prohibida su venta y era criado exclusivamente por nobles y monjes para vigilar y proteger palacios, Isolated Buddhist temples and monasteries in the Himalayan mountains. Su trabajo consistía en dar la alarma en caso de intrusión o peligro potencial, while his cousin, the Tibetan Mastiff, ponía toda su imponente estatura para disuadir a los individuos malintencionados de ir más allá. Los monjes creían que cuando el dueño de un Lhasa Apso moría y aún no estaba preparado para el Nirvana, his soul was reincarnated in the body of his animal.

También se acostumbraba a usarla como regalo para los líderes extranjeros. It also, only the Lhasa Apso regalados por el Dalai Lama podían salir del país. They always happened in pairs, to bring luck and prosperity to the recipient. Así es como se introdujeron los primeros súbditos en China hacia 1583, al comienzo de la dinastía manchú.

The international diffusion of Lhasa Apso

It was not until the dawn of the 20th century that the Lhasa Apso came to europe, and more specifically in 1904. It was then that the first import to the UK took place., cuando los soldados británicos que regresaban de la expedición al Tíbet dirigida por Francis Younghusband trajeron de vuelta representantes de la raza. However, was not up 1964 when the Kennel Club, the main canine organization in the country, officially recognized the breed.

In France, was introduced in 1949 by Miss Violette Dupont.

The Lhasa Apso first set foot in North America in 1933, when Thubten Gyatso (1876-1933), the XIII Dalai Lama, offered one to the explorer and naturalist Charles Suydam Cutting (1889-1972).

It took the American Kennel Club only two years to officially recognize the breed, as he did in 1935. La otra organización canina más importante del país, el United Kennel Club, waited until 1975 to do the same.

The International Cynological Federation (FCI), que coordina las organizaciones de un centenar de países, recognized the Lhasa Apso in 1969.

Popularity

The Lhasa Apso is now very popular and is present all over the world.

In United States, ranks 70 (of something less than 200) en el ranking de razas establecido por el American Kennel Club según el número de nacimientos registrados cada año en la organización. This marks a certain decline compared to the first years of the 21st century., when he was rather in the position 40.

In the United Kingdom, the breed is also in sharp decline, after having peaked. Like this, mientras que el número de nacimientos anuales registrados por el Kennel Club se situaba en torno a los 4.000 in the middle of the Decade of 2000 and exceeded 4.500 early in the decade 2010, then collapsed, to the point of dividing by three, with, Therefore, less than 1.500 annual records at the end of the decade of 2010.

The situation is quite similar in France, where the breed reached its peak popularity in the early years 90, with more than 1.500 births in some years. However, before the dawn of the 21st century, ya habían retrocedido por debajo del millar. The Lhasa Apso recovered in the second half of the decade of 2000, flirting with the numbers reached at their peak. However, fell back from 2012, and abruptly. Like this, during the decade of 2010, el número de personas inscritas cada año en el Libro de Orígenes francés (LOF) divided by two, ending the decade in less than 700.

Physical characteristics

The Lhasa Apso it is a small dog with a robust and harmonious appearance. His body is longer than high, and well proportioned. Its front legs are straight. The tail is set high on the back and covered by a long lock of hair.

The skull is small and slightly rounded, with a well defined stop. The ears are soft, medium in size and covered with long hair. Very often hidden under a long fringe of hair, eyes are dark brown and oval. They have an alert expression. The snout is short, straight but not square, and ends in a black nose.

The coat of the Lhasa Apso consists of a medium density undercoat and a long topcoat, Lisa, dense and hard. Hair covers the entire body and usually touches the ground, without ever impeding their movements.

However, because they shed relatively little, they are often promoted as a breed of dog hypoallergenic, which makes them suitable for people with allergies to dogs. However, keep in mind that no breed is totally hypoallergenic: a person who is in this case should always try to carry out a test in real conditions for several hours before any adoption.

In any case, the coat can be of various colors: dorado, sand, honey, dark grey, Slate, black, white or brown. It is smooth in some individuals, and particolorada (that is to say, that mixes several colors) in others.

Last, sexual dimorphism is not very pronounced in this breed: males and females are very similar in size.

Size and weight

▷ Male size: 20 – 30 cm.
▷ female size: 18 – 28 cm.
▷ Male weight: 5 – 7 kg
▷ female weight: 4 – 6 kg

Character and skills

The Lhasa Apso He is very loving and protective of his owners. However, a pesar del estrecho vínculo que tiene con ellos, his independent nature allows him to handle loneliness without difficulty. He is not one of those who suffer from separation anxiety when his owners are absent for a few hours.

Get along well with children old enough to have learned to interact with and respect an animal, which makes him a very good playmate. On the other hand, by not being very patient, can quickly become overwhelmed by young children who are noisy, that move a lot or that hurt you, and then he risks at any moment to react abruptly. Therefore, it is not recommended that you live with younger children. In any case, Whatever your race, a dog should never be left alone with a young child without adult supervision.

Probably because he loves his family and seeks to protect them, the Lhasa Apso It, on the other hand, suspicious of strangers. They do not hesitate to bark when they perceive a threat or a stranger approaching their home, and are usually perceptive enough to quickly determine if the person is a friend or foe of their family. Therefore, he is an excellent alert dog. However, not only uses their vocalizations to raise the alarm: it is known to bark a lot, even in situations that don't justify it. Esto se debe probablemente a su oído altamente desarrollado, que le permite oír ruidos y sonidos inaudibles para los humanos e incluso para algunas otras razas.

Living with their little fellows usually goes well, how much have they grown up together. Otherwise, for its dominant character, it can be more complicated. Given its size, it is also better to avoid living with a large dog, since it could inadvertently hurt you, for example while playing together. There is also a risk with people who are on your walks. In fact, como es muy valiente y se ve a sí mismo como más grande y poderoso de lo que realmente es, does not hesitate to play with (or sometimes face) other dogs much bigger than him, sin darse cuenta de que podrían herirle involuntariamente durante sus interacciones.

Have you share your home with a representative of another species (cat, rodent, bird…) it is very possible. In fact, does not have a very pronounced predatory instinct, and he is not one of those who begins to chase the small animals that are during his walks. La única excepción son los que se atreven a entrar en su territorio, por ejemplo en su jardín.

The Lhasa Apso you don't need much to satisfy your need for exercise. However, media hora al día, through two or three walks and / or play sessions, es un mínimo por debajo del cual no debes mantenerlo equilibrado. On the other hand, if you are happy to accompany your masters on short walks, its resistance is quite limited: you don't have to count on him to walk for hours. In fact, its low level of activity makes it an ideal companion for the elderly or sedentary. However, do not neglect to exercise daily, tanto por su bienestar psicológico como físico, especially since it is a breed of dog that tends to be overweight.

It also, the Lhasa Apso no sólo necesita ser estimulado físicamente. In fact, You also have to take advantage of his curiosity and his great intelligence so that he is psychologically balanced. Therefore, It may be convenient not only to vary the routes and activities of the walk, but also, for example, regularly teach him new tricks or let him play different dog sports such as agility, obedience or rally, que le permiten ejercitarse tanto física como mentalmente.

As soon as your needs are met, easily adapts to all places in life, showing himself capable of living both in the city and in the country, in an apartment like in a house. Having said that, even if you have access to a garden, su independencia no significa que pueda pasar la mayor parte del tiempo allí, away from their masters. In fact, to be happy and balanced, you need to be surrounded and interact with your family.

However, it is important to note that the Lhasa Apso is independent, stubborn and not really inclined to spontaneously obey. It also, if you don't like something, does not hesitate to express his discontent. It also, matures very slowly and can remain a puppy in your head until 3 years. Therefore, not really suitable for a person who has no experience with dogs, ya que podría darle demasiados problemas.

Education

The Lhasa Apso is an intelligent dog, but independent and stubborn. It also, matures slowly, to the point that some individuals remain puppies on their heads for up to three years. Obviously, this is not without consequences on their education: has difficulty concentrating and taking learning sessions seriously.

Everything is combined so that obeying is not necessarily the most natural thing for him, not the first thing on his priority list. Esto es tanto más cierto cuanto que es dominante y no duda en cuestionar las reglas y poner a prueba los límites; si percibe un defecto que le permita hacer lo que le plazca o incluso ocupar el papel de líder, does not hesitate to exploit it.

Therefore, its owner must be firm from the first months and not let it get away with it, at the risk of allowing the development of “small dog syndrome”. Esta última aparece cuando los propietarios, too moved by the pretty and harmless looks of their young companion, do not correct -or not enough- their inappropriate behaviors (grunts, barking, aggressiveness…), como harían con un perro más grande. This is the best way to make it disobedient, aggressive, perturbado y difícil de vivir. It also, después es muy difícil corregir la situación, once bad habits have been established.

This is the case, for example, of the barking, since it is known to bark excessively. No hay que esperar para intentar hacerle entender las circunstancias en las que es inútil hacerlo y aquellas en las que, on the other hand, is pertinent. You also have to teach him to stop when asked.

To avoid drifts or failures in your education, It is important that each of the members of the house is involved in it and makes sure that the current regulations are respected to the letter. These rules must be established from their arrival in the family and be constant over time and from one person to another., otherwise he runs the risk of getting lost and not being able to understand what is expected of him.

It also, ya sea para hacerle asimilar las normas o para enseñarle diversas cosas útiles, a certain regularity is necessary to obtain results, and it is better to start from your arrival in the family. Short daily sessions are great for keeping you focused on the tasks at hand, as it tends to get bored quickly. Positive reinforcement is the best training method: premiarlo con golosinas y estímulos es mucho más eficaz que un castigo severo.

Last, like any dog, the socialization of Lhasa Apso should be started at an early age, during which it is more malleable and adaptable. To become a well-adjusted adult and behave correctly in all circumstances, necesita conocer al mayor número posible de personas y animales durante sus primeros meses de vida, así como estar expuesto a todo tipo de situaciones y estímulos.

Health

The Lhasa Apso is generally robust and healthy. It is also not unusual for representatives of the breed to live to 20 years or more.

It also, sus orígenes tibetanos y su pelaje bien provisto (that is not alien) explican que sea particularmente resistente al frío y la humedad.Por otro lado, is much less comfortable when mercury peaks, or even frankly in great difficulty., your flattened face implies a markedly lower than average respiratory ventilation capacity and, Therefore, a less good ability to regulate your internal temperature by panting.Particularly prone to heatstroke, it's not done, for example, to live in a Mediterranean climate.

Although he is in good general health, es posible que padezca diversas patologías más o menos graves a lo largo de su vida.Los problemas de salud a los que así está predispuesto son:

  • the síndrome braquicefálico, Which affectssnub-nosed and star-nosed dog breeds.In fact, this morphological peculiarity predisposes the animal to various health problems, like breathing difficulties, enfermedades oculares o trastornos digestivos.Se puede considerar una intervención quirúrgica para agrandar las fosas nasales del animal y así aumentar su capacidad respiratoria;
  • the Hip Dysplasia, joint malformation whose appearance may be enhanced by a hereditary predisposition, produces pain and lameness in the hips and inevitably progresses toosteoarthritis aas the dog ages;
  • the dislocation of the patella (or dislocation of the patella), común en perros pequeños.Ocurre cuando la rótula se mueve hacia adentro o hacia afuera de la rodilla y puede causar dolor y / the cojera;
  • the herniated disc, una enfermedad de la columna vertebral que provoca un dolor cada vez más difícil de afrontar para el animal, which can therefore be aggressive when manipulated or the door. It also has more and more difficulties to move, he even ends up paralyzed.In less advanced cases, rest and medication are usually sufficient, pero en otros es necesaria la cirugía;
  • inguinal hernia, que se manifiesta por la aparición de una masa blanda e indolora entre la cara interna del muslo y el abdomen.Afecta principalmente a mujeres no esterilizadas y se cura mediante intervención quirúrgica;
  • congenital renal dysplasia, una malformación de los riñones cuyos síntomas pueden ser muy variados: growth retardation, dull coat, lack of appetite, dirt … In all cases, it is a serious and incurable disease;
  • urolitiasis (or bladder stone), which is the formation of stones in the urinary tract., the dog experiences difficulty urinating or even gets dirty and / o la presencia de sangre en la orina.El tratamiento consiste en la remoción quirúrgica del cálculo;
  • congenital hydrocephalus, a disease of the nervous system that can have many consequences: strabismus, bulging skull, stunted growth, locomotive difficulties,epileptic attacks, vision problems … Los tratamientos médicos reducen los síntomas, pero también es posible plantearse una intervención quirúrgica para resolver el problema en la fuente;
  • type B hemophilia (or Christmas disease), a blood clotting disorder that is often inherited, affects mainly males and causes heavy or prolonged bleeding, así como la aparición espontánea de hematomas.Es una patología grave e incurable: even if thedog transfusionsare possible during severe bleeding, usually dies young;
  • the periodontics, una enfermedad inflamatoria irreversible del tejido gingival poco común en todo el canino y particularmente ensmall breeds.Aparece por mala higiene bucal y provoca inflamación de las encías.En los casos más graves, teeth eventually loosen and fall out at an early stage, thetreatment of periodontics isbased on desquamation and good oral hygiene When the disease is in an advanced stage, es necesaria una cirugía para extraer los dientes afectados;
  • the infectionsdel oído, frequent inflammation inrazas de perros con orejas caídas;
  • the dermatitis by Malassezia, a dermatological disease caused by the multiplication of the yeast called Malassezia, which usually causes redness, itching and greasing the skin of the animal;
  • the adenitis sebácea, a relatively rare skin disease destroys the sebum-producing glands, causing dry skin, pérdida total o parcial del cabello y aparición de costras que pueden desprender malos olores.Hay tratamientos disponibles para reducir los síntomas, but the disease itself is incurable;
  • allergies, either food allergies or atopy., the animal scratches repeatedly and skin lesions may appear.

The Lhasa Apso it is also particularly prone to certain eye diseases:

  • the progressive atrophy, an incurable inherited disease characterized by degeneration of the retina, resulting in progressive loss of vision, night and then day, until the individual becomes totally blind;
  • the glaucoma, una enfermedad ocular que se puede heredar.Provoca la degeneración del nervio óptico y la retina.Esta dolorosa patología para el animal progresa rápidamente a una pérdida total o parcial de la vista, unless it is seen urgently;
  • dry conjunctivitis, a disease that can be inherited due to insufficient tear production, resulting in dry eye, inflammation of the eyelids, Red eyes, repeated blinking of the eyelids, presence of scabs and / o secreción amarillenta.Todos estos síntomas obviamente causan dolor e incomodidad al animal.En casos graves, también pueden aparecer llagas y causar úlceras que pueden conducir a la perforación o pérdida del ojo.Esta afección generalmente requiere un tratamiento de por vida;
  • nictitating gland prolapse (or cherry eye), una afección oftalmológica de la glándula lagrimal.Los signos más comunes son la aparición de una pequeña bola roja en la esquina interna del ojo y ojos llorosos.Es tratada con una intervención quirúrgica;
  • the entropion, which corresponds to a curl of the edge of the eyelid towards the inside of the eye and can be inherited., irritation and inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva, caused by repeated eyelash rubbing and / o pelos en partes frágiles del ojo.El problema se puede solucionar con la ayuda de una cirugía;
  • corneal dystrophy, a corneal disease often inherited in origin that results in clouding of the cornea in both eyes.There are two types of dystrophies: lípidas y endoteliales.Los primeros no comprometen la visión y no requieren un tratamiento especial.Este último, on the other hand, can cause blindness, pero es tratable mediante cirugía;
  • distiquiasis, an eye disease characterized by abnormally implanted eyelashes which may be asymptomatic or cause irritation, itchiness, redness of the eyes or even the formation of aúlcera corneal.Different techniques are used to treat affected people;
  • It also, the Lhasa Apso has a fairly high risk of Obesity.Este último puede provocar o agravar muchas patologías, and therefore have a significant impact on the health of the animal.

The list of ailments to which you are predisposed Lhasa Apso can be overwhelming at first glance, pero conviene recordar que siguen siendo raras y que la mayoría de los representantes de la raza pasan la vida libres de problemas.Esto se confirma en particular por un estudio realizado en 2004 by the Kennel Club and the British Association of Small Animal Veterinarians: the 32% of the deaths studied were simply caused by old age (32%), way ahead of cancers (18%) and diseases, kidneys (7%).

However, knowing that some of the diseases to which the breed is predisposed are or may be hereditary, it is important to adopt from acreatorrigorous ofLhasa Apso.In fact, in addition to guaranteeing quality socialization to the puppies, a serious breeder routinely performs genetic testing on individuals he plans to breed (or also in the offspring obtained), to prevent the transmission of a hereditary defect., must be able to present the results of the tests in question, además de presentar un certificado de buena salud establecido por un veterinario así como el detalle de las vacunas administradas, recorded in the puppy's health or vaccination record.

Once the animal is adopted, We must not lose sight of the fact that it is particularly fragile throughout its growth., particularly when it comes to your bones and joints., se recomienda encarecidamente no obligarlo a realizar esfuerzos físicos demasiado intensos durante este período, ya que correría el riesgo de lesionarse o incluso desarrollar malformaciones, with potentially long-lasting consequences.This is all the more true since this dog is predisposed to certain joint problems (dislocation of the patella and Hip Dysplasia).

Finally, whatever your age and like any other race, everything Lhasa Apso must be taken at least once a year to the vet for a complete check-up, que al mismo tiempo permita asegurarse de que se mantiene al día con su retirada de vacunas.

Life expectancy

14 years

Grooming

The Lhasa Apso It is not for those who do not have time or desire to spend a lot of time caring for their dog's coat. In fact, to remove dead hair and prevent mat formation, its long coat must be brushed at least three or four times a week, with a special brush or glove. Although the molt remains moderate throughout the year, brushing should be done daily during spring and fall seasonal moult.

If it is not maintained regularly enough, hair gets tangled, preventing the skin from breathing. This favors the proliferation of bacteria and the skin problems that they can cause. It also, it is very painful for the animal - even impossible- detangle the hairs with a simple brush, y entonces suele ser necesario un paso por una peluquería profesional.

It also, as the length of its fur makes it often touch the ground, tends to easily accumulate dirt and give off bad odors. Therefore, es necesario lavarlo con un champú adaptado a los perros, once every one or two months. However, you should not wash your dog more than this, as this will remove the sebum that protects you from skin problems. When you bathe, you must be careful not to get the inside of your dog's ears wet, since they are especially sensitive. It is also recommended to clean the dog's coat directly after bathing rather than letting it air dry, ya que esto podría restarle belleza y brillo.

To avoid the task of untangling, or to be needed less often, many owners of Lhasa Apso choose to keep their pet's hair short. Whether they do it themselves or use the services of a professional dog groomer, the coat should be trimmed with scissors or trimmed every two months to keep the coat clean.

However, even if the fur stays long, a small cut is necessary every one or two months to prevent the animal from being hindered when moving and to reduce the risk of infection caused by small plants or spikelets that get stuck in the fur.

The hanging ears of the Lhasa Apso they also require special attention. In effect, esta particularidad morfológica hace que la humedad y la suciedad puedan acumularse fácilmente allí, and be the source of infections such as otitis. Therefore, you have to inspect them and, if required, clean them once a week, y secarlos cada vez que haya estado en contacto con el agua o haya pasado mucho tiempo en un lugar húmedo.

The weekly maintenance of your ears is also the occasion to check your eyes and clean their contour, to reduce the risk of infections.

You can also take the opportunity to brush your dog's teeth, making sure to use a toothpaste specially designed for dogs. This will help prevent tartar buildup., which can cause bad breath and, above all, the appearance of oral diseases such as periodontal disease, que es muy común en los Lhasa Apso and it can have serious consequences on your health. Knowing this, the ideal is to brush several times a week, or even every day.

Looking at its claws, natural wear and tear is usually enough to file them. However, when the animal becomes older and / or less active, they can get too long and bother you, or even injuring you. In this case, they need to be trimmed with a claw trimmer or special file.

Whether the fur, the ears, the eyes, teeth or claws, maintaining a Lhasa Apso should not be done randomly. Es útil aprenderlas la primera vez con un veterinario o un peluquero en caso de duda, to know the good techniques and to be able to act effectively and safely, without hurting or harming your pet. It also, como serán muchas las sesiones de peluquería a lo largo de su vida, es conveniente que las sesiones de peluquería del perro se desarrollen con la mayor fluidez posible: getting used to it since childhood is an excellent way to achieve it.

Food

Like any dog, the diet of Lhasa Apso must suit your age, your level of physical activity and your health status. It is recommended to opt for high quality croquettes or industrial patés, to provide you with all the nutritional inputs you need on a daily basis.

In any case, its small size should not lead one to believe that it can be fed with food intended for cats. In fact, the two species do not have the same nutritional needs, y él sufriría tanto carencias de algunos nutrientes como excesos de otros.

In this case, es aún más importante estar atento, since this breed has a predisposition to being overweight. Esto es aún más cierto en el caso de un individuo castrado, because the risk of obesity is then more important. Dividir su ración diaria en al menos dos comidas es una buena manera de evitar que clame durante el día, since he knows that a second meal awaits him a little later. It is also better to avoid abusing the treats, although they can obviously be very effective in educating you. A good habit may be to systematically deduct your caloric intake from your daily allowance., In addition to, of course, optar por productos bajos en calorías.

At the same time, weighing the dog once or twice a month makes it possible to quickly detect any deviations. Si esto se confirma o incluso se acentúa en las siguientes mediciones, it is advisable to take the dog to the vet, since only he can determine the cause of the problem and remedy it. In fact, your diet and activity level are not always the cause: weight gain may be due to illness or a reaction to treatment, for example.

Last, like any dog, the Lhasa Apso debe tener agua a su disposición durante todo el día, regularly renewed so that it is always fresh.

Utility

Until the 20th century, the Lhasa Apso It was used by Tibetan monks and nobles to guard and protect palaces, Buddhist temples and monasteries. Su finísimo oído le permitía dar la alerta rápidamente en caso de peligro.

In fact, even today, its courage and protective nature allow it to stand out as a warning dog.

However, ahora lo encontramos empleado principalmente como animal de compañía. In fact, his affectionate and cheerful character makes him an endearing companion. If we add their low need for exercise, we will understand that it easily finds its place in many homes and places in life. This is especially true because they shed less hair and produce less dandruff than many other breeds., making them a great potential choice for someone with a dog allergy. Having said that, dado que puede haber grandes diferencias de un individuo a otro y que ningún perro es totalmente hipoalergénico, real-life testing is always essential by spending several hours with the animal you are considering adopting.

Its small size, its long coat and elegance also make the Lhasa Apso a regular at dog shows. However, cualquier propietario que se plantee inscribir a su perro en concursos de belleza debe disponer de mucho tiempo y de un marcado interés por la peluquería, since then a daily brushing and several hours of maintenance a week is necessary to maintain a well-groomed coat and address these events in the best conditions.

His kindness and sweetness also make him a very good hospital therapy dog, nursing homes and nursing homes.

Last, their intelligence and liveliness can be put to the test in various dog sports such as agility, obedience or rally.

Price

The price of a puppy Lhasa Apsoor ranges between 500 and 1.500 EUR, being the average of about 900 EUR, without great differences between males and females.

whatever the country, the significant price differences between the specimens are generally explained by the greater or lesser conformity of the animal with the breed standard, así como por el prestigio de la cría y el linaje del que procede.


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Federations:

  • FCI – Group 9: Section 5: Tibetan breeds
  • AKCToy
  • ANKC – (Toy)
  • CKC – Group 5 – (Toy)
  • ​KC – Toy
  • NZKCToy
  • UKC – Group 8 – Companion dog


FCI breed standard "Lhasa Apso"

FCIFCI - Lhasa Apso
Lhasa

Alternative names:

    1. Lhasa, Lion Dog (English).
    2. Apso Seng Kyi (French).
    3. Lhasaterrier, Löwenhund (German).
    4. Nome original 拉薩犬 (Portuguese).
    5. Perro león/span> (español).

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Polish Greyhound
Polonia FCI 333 . Short-haired Sighthounds.

Polish Greyhound

The Polish Greyhound born to hunt, not only of the hare, the bustard and the fox, but also the wolf.

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History

The “Polish Greyhound” is a very ancient race. In the chronicles of Galla Anonymous there are references to the royal court's expenses in maintaining the Greyhounds. According to an old Polish dictionary, in the 13th century there were more than 300 terms to refer to Greyhounds, which shows that in Poland at that time they were known and popular animals.

The first description of hunting with Greyhounds is located in Myślistwie z ogary (Hunting with stallions), of Jan Ostroróg, and the first description of a Greyhound data of 1600 (A. Gostomski, Equestrian farm). Another description of hunting with Greyhounds found in the poem The fighter de Tomasz Bielawski, published in 1595.

Last, “Nature” of the 13 in July of 1895, describing the visit of Grand Duke Nicolas to a dog show in Tuilleries, gives the following information about the Polish Greyhound, prince's property: “These Greyhounds shorthair come from Poland, from where they entered Russia in large numbers with the expedition of Prince Dimitri in 1505; are bigger than Sighthounds, but less delicate, and her hair is longer”.

All these data confirm that the Polish Greyhound was present in the Polish lands before the Borzoi – Russian Hound for hunting and the “Greyhound”. The Polish Greyhound has many features in common with the Saluki, like its fur, that is not found in others Short-haired Sighthounds nor in the Borzoi. The coats like dominoes, flame black or tricolor are also common in the Saluki. At the same time, the Polish Greyhound does not have the black color without fire with white variants, so frequent in the “Greyhound”.

The Greyhounds spread throughout Europe thanks to the migrations of Celtic tribes. The Celts valued hunting on horseback with Greyhounds as a sport and its ouertragoi (in latin transcription – contract), originating from Asia, they became the ancestor of most European races of Greyhounds.

It is also believed that Polish Greyhound descends directly from the Asian type. While the English selected their Greyhounds for the speed with which they could hunt hares in a relatively limited space, in central europe, in the great flat areas of Poland at that time, in a dry and harsh climate, the Greyhounds Asians evolved into larger dogs, robust and strong, used to hunt any type of game, including foxes and wolves.

The Greyhounds Asians also came to our area with the nomadic Scythian tribes. Written sources show that, in the 18th and 19th centuries, the Polish Greyhound original crossed with other Greyhounds, as the Irish wolfhound.

The heyday of Polish Greyhound irretrievably happened at the end of the 19th century, when - as a result of the progressive divisions of the land- the search for game began to be hampered by fences. The population of Polish Greyhound was significantly reduced in not very numerous kennels of tradition-loving nobility, especially in southern Poland, in Podolia and Ukraine. Until World War II, the Greyhounds hunted in the voivodeship of Kielce, in the estate of the lords Niemojewski – Oleszno Kielecki. Oleszno Kieleckie It was the last bastion of Polish Greyhound.

The Second World War and the harsh postwar years caused the almost total extinction of these beautiful dogs. The fate of this breed after the war was turbulent and complicated. In southern areas of Poland, dogs from scattered kennels used to fall into the hands of poachers, which is why, as outlaws, they were viciously exterminated by hunters, forest guards and militiamen. In that moment all that was “manorial” was methodically destroyed. Nonetheless, some Polish Greyhound survived, and the selection was carried out according to the speed, agility and “passivity” (skill in catching). That skill in the capture allowed to keep the race pure.

Over the years 70, a group of enthusiasts strove to save and restore the breed. In 1981 a registration book was opened for the Polish Greyhound. In 1989 the breed was officially recognized by the FCI as the fourth Polish breed.

Character and skills

The Polish Greyhound is a quiet dog, sober and brave. Show distance to strangers, while towards his own family he is very attached and affectionate. Raised together with a cat, you can live with him at home, but if you see a cat outside, your hunting instincts will kick in.

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It must be remembered that the Polish Greyhound will generally not be satisfied with the chase itself, but can actually hunt a pet, so in the places where stray cats walk, must absolutely be kept on a leash. Usually, is not aggressive with strangers, but like a dog with a strong character, can get into a fight if provoked. He also has a strong territorial instinct.

The Polish Greyhound he is very devoted to his owner, and properly guided is “a man's dog”, an excellent companion at home and, when necessary, a vigilant guardian of the property.

It feels better in a house with a garden (However, some rides must be provided), but it will also suit apartment living, as long as your activity needs are met.

Physical characteristics

  • Size: desired height at withers for females 68-75 cm., for males 70-80 cm.
  • Weight: 25-35 kg
  • Fur: hair elastic to the touch, pretty hard, but without wires or silky; of unequal length on the body: the hair is longer at the withers, the shortest on the sides, chest and limbs, the belly is covered with thin and sparse hair. On the back of the thighs and on the bottom of the tail, the hair is longer but also hard; pants and a light feather.
  • Color: all colors are ok; the edges of the eyelids and the tip of the nose are black or dark; only with light tones, like beige or blue, the tip of the nose is respectively beige or blue.
  • Life expectancy:

    10-12 years

    Health

    The Polish Greyhound he is a very healthy dog. They're strong, fit and resistant. They tolerate low temperatures well, whenever they are in motion. Despite its thick undercoat, cool down pretty quickly, because they have thin, highly vascularized skin and a very thin layer of subcutaneous fat.

    So far no special predisposition to genetic diseases has been found in Polish Greyhound. A young dog should receive an adequate amount of exercise, for your body to develop properly. Puppies and young dogs should not be over-exercised and the dog should be introduced to training gradually..

    Grooming

    The short hair of a Polish Greyhound does not require any special treatment. During the molting period, the dog should be combed once every few days, and less frequent brushing is sufficient. We bathe the dog as needed. It also, we control the state of the ears and teeth. If required, trim claws.

    Characteristics "Polish Greyhound"

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    Type and recognitions:

    • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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    • Section : . .

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 10: Section 3: Short-haired Sighthounds
    • CKC – Miscellaneous?
    • Standard UKC (United Kennel Club) – Sighthound and Pariah


    FCI breed standard "Polish Greyhound"

    FCIFCI - Polish Greyhound
    Sighthound

    Alternative names:

      1. Polish Sighthound, Chart Polski (Polish) (English).
      2. Chart polski (French).
      3. Chart polski (German).
      4. (em polonês/polaco: chart polski) (Portuguese).
      5. Chart Polski (Polaco) (español).

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    Afghan Hound
    Afghanistan Great Britain FCI 228 . Long-haired or fringed Sighthounds.

    The Afghan Hound It behaves so haughty and reserved, especially with strangers

    Lebrel Afgano

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    Characteristics "Afghan Hound"

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    History “Afghan Hound”

    Also know as Tazi It is a dog coming from Afghanistan.

    The origin of this breed it is possible that you are in the race Saluki, that would have reached Afghanistan through Persia. Already in Afghanistan, the Saluki I would need a coat more appropriate for the hostile climate of the mountains of this country, developing the long coat which characterizes Afghan Hound current, and with which today seduces so many people who acquire dogs of this breed without taking into account that they need very special care.

    The origin of the Afghan Hound it is ancient, with the first records approximately in the year 1000 to. C., in the area where it is currently Afghanistan. It was used as a hunting dog.

    The antiquity of this breed has not yet been corroborated by anyone, but the earliest records date from the 19th century, which does not mean that they did not exist before, but that Afghan nomads didn't bother in the race record for writing. The first illustration made of a Afghan Hound It is the year 1813. This race came to England in 1920 and didn't succeed, It is recognized by the british kennel club only six years later.

    In the year 1880, When he ended the war between Afghans and British, the officers of the British army took home some of these dogs, whose characteristics as hunting dogs in the harsh conditions of the Afghan mountains, had caught his attention.

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    Breed All About It - Afghan Hound

    In Europe, the Afghan Hound It has maintained its natural activity sheepdog and hunting, task that he already did in his homeland. As well, Thanks to its elegant appearance, agility and speed, has become a companion and racing dog.

    In the beginning, the Afghan Hound He was employed to chase prey of all kinds, who were in the mountains Afghanistan, such as hares, foxes, Gazelles, jackals, Wolves, deer, and even, Snow leopard (which is the only big cat that lives exclusively in high mountains and is perfectly adapted to this environment).

    Another function of Afghan Hound was the monitoring the camps of nomadic tribes and livestock, functions that, along with those related to hunting, They gave this race a huge popularity among nomads Afghanistan (they even reserved a day of festivity dedicated to the Afghan Hound, which engalanaban them with necklaces of flowers).

    Physical characteristics “Afghan Hound”

    General appearance gives an impression of force, dignity, speed and power. The exotic and oriental expression is typical of the breed, with a direct and scrutinizing look.

    The head It has the long narrow skull and not, with the prominent occipital, the snout long, clean jaw and the light stop.

    The eyes They are preferably dark, almost triangular and slightly oblique upwards. The ears They are set low, well delayed position and the animal stuck against the head. The limb They are straight and well boned. The tail it should not be too short, fits low, It forms a ring at the tip and is adorned with a few curious Wicks. In motion, the animal has been raised.

    The hair It is long and thin on the sides, extremities and flanks. In older dogs is short and dense in the area from the shoulders and the kidneys. Head is long from the front and forms a long silky hair.

    They are admitted all colors.

    The ideal height the cross males: 68 to 74 cm.. and females: 63 to 69 cm..

    Character and skills “Afghan Hound”

    It is considered one of the least intelligent races, positioned on the scale as the number 79 according to S. Coren, autor de “The Intelligence of Dogs”, but also whimsical.

    The Afghan Hound is independent and capable of chasing its prey without the need for instructions. His intelligence and confidence allow him to anticipate the reactions of his prey and make decisions on his own..

    This means that you tend to act freely and do things your way when you decide it is necessary., instead of following the letter of his master's instructions. This means that your training can be challenging., and that it is a breed that needs an experienced trainer.

    However, despite its independence, They are very devoted to their owner and are usually affectionate with their family. However, must accept that this affection is not available à  la carte, but when they decide the time is right. In other words, you have to accept their independence and not expect constant displays of affection from them. Not recommended for families with young children: without being aggressive with them, tends to reject their contact when they are too insistent.

    outside the family circle, their sociability is limited. Thus, often tends to be distant - even haughty- with anyone who considers a stranger in their home. You can even show that attitude with your master, especially if you feel upset.

    His somewhat difficult character and the fact that he is not necessarily affectionate tend to make us forget that, However, he is a faithful companion. May have a hard time adjusting to a new home.

    However, can be very affectionate and fun, and even enjoys being the center of attention. Some owners also report that they like to steal things and hide them. He even seems to enjoy doing it in front of his owner's nose.. In other words, even when he's having fun, shows your level of confidence and self-control.

    The Afghan Hound it is a very robust dog that needs a lot of exercise. However, can adapt to life in a flat, as long as its owner provides a minimum of two hours of physical activity a day to expend its energy. Due to his background as a hunter, he especially likes to run long distances: it is one of his favorite activities, and walking is not enough. Therefore, you need to run several times a week - or even every day- and is a very good companion for someone who wants to run with their dog. It can be content to run in a secure enclosure on days when its owner is not available for a long run., as long as you continue to do at least some additional activities (brisk walks, go to the park, etc.) to expend your boundless energy.

    If you live in a house and have access to a garden, it must be strictly fenced, since his hunting instinct is particularly pronounced. Otherwise, won't stop taking off if it sees potential prey, to go after her. It's not a wireless electric fence that could stop him, since the discomfort he feels is no match for his desire to pursue.

    Obviously, the same happens when walking, so it is always better to wear it on a leash, at the risk of suddenly disappearing as soon as a potential prey is identified. If the owner wishes to allow his dog to go off leash in certain less dangerous areas, you should at least equip it with a connected GPS dog collar, to be able to find it in case of need.

    Last, their hunting instinct means that coexistence with other small animals is not recommended. Sometimes he can tolerate a cat if he has become used to its presence from a young age, but in general, not very sociable with other animals. It is a little less complicated with other dogs, But again, you better start with them asap.

    Education

    Although he is extremely loyal, the Afghan Hound he is very stubborn and tends to do what he wants. If we add to this that they tend to be dominant, we can see how much they need an experienced owner who knows how to show their dog who is the master and assert himself gently. To get it, it is recommended to use training techniques based on positive reinforcement.

    In any case, your training requires a good dose of patience, since it is very independent. If you decide you are not interested, you need to use your imagination to capture their attention and arouse their interest, or postpone the training session. If you feel upset when you think you have something better to do, in a rush and / or forced to do something you don't want to, becomes very stubborn and rejects any instructions. It also, to avoid fatigue and, Therefore, disinterest on his part, it is better to opt for varied sessions rather than long repetitions of the same exercise.

    The training of a Afghan Hound requires, Therefore, the ability to adapt to your current mood and vary exercises to diversify your sessions and keep your focus. This is all the more true since, unlike other races, does not seek to please his master.

    Group classes in a school for puppies (once the first vaccinations have been carried out) they are an interesting option for the success of training. This can help teach the puppy the first commands (how to sit to order or search) in a more supervised environment. It also, offer an interesting socializing opportunity.

    Socialization is an important aspect of training an Afghan greyhound puppy. As he is not very fond of human beings outside his family circle, it is important to expose it from a young age to various people and situations (go out in public, meet the neighbors, receive guests at home, etc.) so you don't get too reserved. In fact, his shyness and natural distrust of strangers tend to get the best of him quickly.

    It also, as your maintenance need is quite important but you may consider human interaction a nuisance, it is essential to teach him from a young age to allow himself to be manipulated without flinching.

    Health

    Although generally in good health, the Afghan Hound is particularly prone to certain diseases:

    • Allergies: the symptoms of an allergy in a dog are the same as in humans (crying eyes, sneezing, etc.). They can be treated with drugs and / or changes in the animal's environment, depending on the type of allergy involved;
    • Cancer : as humans, this condition can be fatal, has fortiori if detected in an advanced stage. On the other hand, when taken on time, it is often possible to remove the cancerous mass by surgery and / or taking medication;
    • The juvenile cataract : is usually present from birth and, depending on its severity, can potentially be treated by surgery. However, in some cases, cause blindness in the dog ;
    • Hypothyroidism , a thyroid gland disorder causing lethargy, weight and hair loss, as well as fatigue. Usually, it is treated with medications.

    It also, like most dogs with hanging ears , have an increased risk of ear infection and, therefore, requires special vigilance at this level.

    It also, is more exposed than other breeds to the risk of urinary obstruction. These can be treated with medications, but surgery is required if they don't work. In any case, a change in diet is often necessary to reduce the risk of new crystal formation.

    Obesity is not a problem you are predisposed to. However, any dog ​​that is malnourished and / or not exercising enough is at risk of being overweight, with a potential higher risk of developing certain diseases. His master must, Therefore, go to the trouble of weighing your partner regularly, make sure everything is in order at this level and react if it is not, in general, to make you exercise more and be more rigorous in your daily ration is enough.

    Another good must-have habit is taking your dog to the vet at least once a year for a full checkup.. This allows both detecting a possible problem early, as well as ensuring that everything is in order regarding the dog's vaccinations and reminders.

    Life expectancy

    12 to 14 years

    Grooming

    Due to its long fur, cleanliness is an essential dimension of maintaining Afghan Hound. To avoid tangling, the dog should be brushed with a rubber comb, ideally every day. This will help maintain the silky texture of the coat while removing dead hair.. As in the case of any long-haired dog, do not neglect the time dedicated to this task, as it is an important condition to keep your dog healthy.

    It also, It is necessary that you take your dog to the groomer from time to time to keep his coat well trimmed and looking good for all occasions. In fact, the maintenance of its thick coat is more complex than that of many other breeds, and it is better to leave it in the hands of a professional. Ideally, trim it every 2 or 3 months.

    On the other hand, the Afghan Hound only needs to be bathed once or twice a year, unless it got dirty. Regular brushing is usually enough to remove debris that may be lodged in the coat..

    The ears, on the other hand, they need a lot more attention. Long hair around the ears and the fact that they are folded on themselves pose a higher risk of this happening. To avoid irritation or infection problems, it is important to inspect them weekly and keep them clean.

    This weekly session is also an opportunity to clean the dog's eyes and brush his teeth., in order to maintain good oral hygiene and limit the formation of tartar, which can have unfortunate consequences.

    In general, as in the case of all dogs, a weekly check-up is essential to ensure that you are in good health and to detect any problems early, be it skin rashes, eye infections or injuries to the pads of the feet.

    Last, the claws of this very active animal tend to wear out enough naturally, so no need to trim them manually. However, it is important to periodically check that this is the case and to do so if necessary.

    Observations

    He has washed too often (each 15 days), because knots are easily formed.. Exemplary elders and breeding females can be sheared to be able to take care of more easily.

    Use

    Along the centuries, the Afghan Hound has developed a long coat, thick and silky that allows it to withstand the extreme temperatures of the mountainous regions where it was used as a hunting dog.

    His resistance to cold is not the only asset that made him -and makes him- a formidable hunter: you can also trust your vision. Similar to the Whippet, the English Greyhound, the Borzoi and the Saluki, has a field of view of 270 degrees, 30 more than other dog breeds (and 70 more than a human being). This allows them to detect their prey from a wider angle while remaining immobile., so they can go unnoticed more easily.

    Once they start to chase their prey, the Afghan Hound it gives them little chance of escaping. In fact, his speed is legendary: can reach a maximum speed of 64 km/h, not far from the speed record ever set by a racehorse (69,2 km/h). Can only maintain that speed for short distances, but it has a great resistance, as it can be maintained for hundreds of kilometers.

    In his native Afghanistan, it was used mainly to hunt large prey, both in desert areas and in the mountains. He was valued for his ability to travel long distances, its speed and its value. In fact, one of his tasks was to hold back dangerous prey, like leopards, until the riders arrived. This type of hunting, in which the dog leads the hunters, requires great independence and a capacity to react to different situations with few instructions. These are qualities that he still possesses today..

    However, this use as a hunting dog has now disappeared. The most frequent is to find it as a companion dog, although their number has decreased considerably compared to a few decades ago.

    It also stands out in dog shows and, despite his strong character, is known for its good performance in obedience competitions.

    On the other hand, although he is an extremely fast runner, the races of the Afghan Hound have never been as popular as his cousin the Greyhound. There are records of this type of racing in India and Afghanistan in the 19th century, but it is not clear in the literature how popular this sport was then. Since the mid-1990s 1980, some breeders try to popularize them, mainly in England and the United States, But it is no small thing to say that they face headwinds. In fact, criticism of the treatment of racing dogs has been on the rise, thanks above all to the awareness-raising work of various animal defense organizations, so dog racing has been losing popularity over the years 90.

    Price "Afghan Hound"

    The price of a puppy Afghan Hound varies between the 1.200 and 1.400 EUR, without there being a significant price difference between males and females.

    In fact, price differences from one individual to another are explained more by the intrinsic characteristics of the puppy (and in particular its greater or lesser conformity with the breed standard), the possible prestige of its lineage and the reputation of the kennel from which it comes.

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    Type and recognitions:

    • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 10: Section 1: Long-haired or fringed Sighthounds
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    FCI breed standard "Afghan Hound"

    FCIFCI - Afghan Hound
    Sighthound

    Alternative names

      1. Afghan Hound, Tazi, Tazhi Spay, Da Kochyano Spay, Sage Balochi, Ogar Afgan, Barakzai Hound, Eastern Greyhound/Persian Greyhound (English).
      2. Lévrier afghan, Tazi (French).
      3. Afghanische Windhund, kurz Afghane (German).
      4. Galgo afegão (Portuguese).
      5. Lebrel afgano, Baluchi Hound, Sage Baluchi, Tazi, Ogar Afgan (español).