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Vizsla
Hungría FCI 57 . Braque Type

Vizsla

The Vizsla or Hungarian Braco It is a breed of dog originating in Hungary.. It is one of the best sporting and companion dogs, but little known outside his native Hungary.

The Vizsla was already known from the beginning of Hungarian history. The ancestors of today's Vizsla were the trusted hunting dogs and favorites of the Magyar tribes who lived in the Carpathian Basin in the 10th century.. There are primitive prints in stone - thousand years- It shows a Magyar Hunter with his Falcon and his Vizsla. The first written reference to the Vizsla breed was recorded in a chronic illustrated of the year 1357.

They were the companion dogs of royalty and barons early in the war, for which reason, the blood of the Vizsla has preserved its purity for centuries. The landed aristocracy jealously guarded them and encouraged the development of their hunting ability.Yellow pointer”. Records of letters and writings from the time show the high esteem in which Vizsla dogs were held..

The Vizsla, in spite of hard historical times which became, he survived the Turkish occupation (1526-1696), to the Hungarian Revolution (1848-49), the first and second world war, and the Russian occupation. However, was several times on the verge of extinction... In the year 1800 in Hungary the population of specimens of English Pointer and German Shorthaired Pointer, because they were more accessible to the entire population, This action, took them for the first time, on the verge of extinction, and then, the other nearest point was after World War II, when they thought they really..., they had disappeared.

Then, in Hungary a national survey of sports hunters was carried out, and the results revealed that only a dozen purebred Vizsla dogs had survived the debacle and were living in the country. From these copies, the race came to fame once more, After carrying out a thorough programme of recovery of the race. Outside of Hungary, Vizsla are commonly bred in Romania, Austria, Slovakia and Serbia.

The Vizsla at reached United States at the end of World War II and as the interest and devotion to the race was on the rise, the owners formed the Vizsla Club of America in order to obtain official recognition of the breed by the AKC to, took place the 25 in November of 1960.

The Vizsla was used in the development of other races, as of the Weimaraner, of the Vizsla hair hard and Braco German for short hair. There is considerable controversy regarding the races that, along with other Pointer breeds, were used to reestablish the Vizsla breed at the end of the 19th century. In any case, the similarity between the three races is undeniable…

The Vizsla is a medium-size of short hair dog, and elegant porte, light structure, with well defined muscles, that share physical characteristics with the Weimaraner or Weimaraner. Frequently confused them with dogs of other breeds such as, Redbone Coonhound, Braco of Weimar and the Rhodesian Ridgeback. Although with the races that closest thing it has is with Redbone Coonhound, the Weimaraner, the Vizsla is, As we said, the muscles are more defined and it is thinner than the aforementioned breeds.. The males measure of 56 to 63 cm. of height to the cross and weigh in 20 to 30 kg; the females measure of 53 to 61 cm. of height to the cross and weigh 18 to 25 kg. The Weimar Braco and Rhodesian Ridgeback are larger.

The nose of the Vizsla always has a reddish color that is mixed with the standard colour of the fur, It consists of different shades of the color solid oro-óxido (copper, brown, Golden reddish and Golden dark sand). The color of the eyes and nails should also mingle with the color of the fur (if the latter is not fulfilled, then we would talk about another race).

Some variations in the Vizsla's coat color may show markings along its back.Saddle’, is typical of the breed and for that reason, It is often confused with Rhodesian Ridgeback.

According to him American Kennel Club (AKC) and their standard of the breed, the Vizsla must have short hair, smooth, dense and glued to the body, without woolly subpelo. The Vizsla is not an animal prepared to live outdoors due to the absence of double layer, which leads them to be more susceptible to cold and intense heat. They are very clean dogs, they do not need to be bathed often, do not usually give off the characteristic “odor to dog” detectable by humans. After their forays into lakes and rivers they will develop a scent that is a very faint version of the "wet dog" scent.. A quick bath and the odor will vanish.

The Vizsla is a natural Hunter endowed with an extraordinary sense of smell, comparable to the Pointer and an above-average learning ability. Although they are encouraged, kind, emotional and sensitive, they are equally intrepid and have a well-developed protective instinct. Its hunting style is near, laceando without moving away from the Hunter hunting for the hand. They hunt in terrain, they are very versatile, and they can hunt all kinds of parts, either hair or feather. They are very athletic and resistant. Its recovery capacity is high, charge very well and can train you very easily.

Not only are large crawlers, but also, excellent collectors. Both on Earth and since water that, they are very good swimmers. Like all dogs hunting, the Vizsla require a good deal of exercise to stay healthy and happy. He is very intelligent and likes to feel challenged and stimulated, both mentally and physically. That is why they need training according to their characteristics, sweet, consistent and dedicated.

The Vizsla is a very energetic dog, soft and delicate manners, fair, loving and very warm. They often form close bonds with their owners, including children, that is why sometimes, they are nicknamed "velcro dog” due to his loyalty and affection, far from being lap it is always close to his master. They are quiet dogs, They ladrarán only if necessary. Many sleep in bed with their owners and, If they are allowed, They shall always endeavour to make a huequito under the sheets.

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Old English Bulldog
Inglaterra Extinct

Antiguo Bulldog Inglés

Several breeders are trying to recreate the extinct breed of Old English Bulldog

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History

The Old English Bulldog was a breed of dog, quite fierce comparing it with the tenderness of the current English Bulldog. Be used for shows as bloody as fights with bulls and Lions, his specialty was biting their nose until the animal couldn't take it anymore and was knocked down by the dog.

Historians are fairly confident that the Old English Bulldog derived from an ancient breed of dog warriors, as the old mastiff or Alaunt. Others believe that the true origin of the breed is not at all clear. Representations in old engravings show that the variety was, without a doubt, a small mastiff, with a relatively long head. The word ‘Mastiff‘ We used, finally, to describe these smaller mastiffs, in the fight with bulls, it proved be lethal, Mastiff, It was used as part of the description, by the power of the dog that joined speed in action (something not very common in large Mastiffs), transformed into a beast.

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Swedish Vallhund
Suecia FCI 14 - Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.

Vallhund Sueco

The Swedish Vallhund is `virtually unknown outside the Nordic countries.

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History

The Swedish Vallhund (Västgötaspets), known as also as “viking dog”, was bred to herd cattle, capturing vermin (as the rats, for example), and as a watchdog.

The origin of the Vallhund is believed to date from ago 800 or 900 years, during the time of the vikings, and although there are theories that affirm it, race historians dismiss that there is a connection between the breed we know today as Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Despite its resemblance.

During World War II, the race was on the verge of extinction, but with time and great care it was recovered...

Then, in 1964, the Swedish breed standard was revised and the name Västgötaspet (in Swedish) was officially adopted in recognition of the region the dogs come from Västgötaland.

In 2008, the Swedish Vallhund, the dog of Basset, the Tibetan Mastiff, and the Beauceron They competed for the first time, in the sample Westminster Kennel Club International.

In the news, the Swedish Vallhund still known as Sweden's cattle keeper, par excellence, although it is still very rare around the world.

Physical characteristics

The height at the withers expected according to the standard of the Swedish Vallhund, is of 33 cm in males and 31 cm in females. A variation of 1,5 cm above or below these measures, is allowed. With regard to the weight, round between 9 to 14 kg.

The Swedish Vallhund, It is a breed endowed with good muscles (something very important in dogs with short legs). Their fur, It should be of medium length (pulling short), and hard. The outer layer is thin and firm and the inner layer is dense and soft. The hair is short on the head and in the earlier parts of the legs, While a little longer in the neck, the chest and back of the hind legs.

The desired colors are grey, grey-brown, reddish brown or greyish yellow with darker spots on the hairs in the back, the neck and sides of the body. The color white is allowed on a small proportion, as a narrow shining, (neckstop) or a light collar. White markings are allowed in the anterior and posterior limbs and chest. White patches that exceed more than the 30% on the colorful coat is generally considered a lack.

Character and skills

The Swedish Vallhund, It was created as a working dog in to the farm, but it also has a history as companion pets. This leads to it fit perfectly, in rural areas as well as life in cities.

The Swedish Vallhund it is a great companion as a pet, but - also- It can be used for grazing. They love human attention and are very devoted to their owners.

It's a funny dog, happy and having fun with any group game. He is a friendly dog ​​with most people., but they can be wary with strangers and should be, correctly, socialized and trained from pups, Since, going to try to protect your home, as it is, without being aware of its small size.

The Swedish Vallhund, You can compete in agility, obedience, show, flyball, follow-up, and breeding events. As well, can be measured in non-competitive grazing trials.

education of the “Swedish Vallhund”

Small but mighty. This original worker is by no means a spoiled lap dog. Is persevering, courageous and energetic and can be kept well as a farm dog with a close family relationship. Children should be slightly older and used to respectful contact with dogs. Because if you disturb the Swedish Vallhund, tends to be aggressive. According to your original task, cattle grazing, loves to exercise in the fresh air and only after a corresponding load of work does he appreciate a cozy afternoon on the couch. To a balanced Swedish Vallhund likes to snuggle and play and is loyal to his two-legged pack.

Like many northern dogs, this breed also tends to bark extensively, which should already be directed in a controlled manner in the puppy stage. However, will not be a particularly calm pet, even after successful training, so don't set your expectations too high. How a dog for a city walk may have a tendency to collide with other dogs, it is particularly sensible to attend puppy play classes and basic obedience courses with him at dog school. This strengthens their social skills and can also lay the foundation for friendships with other animals..

Health “Swedish Vallhund”

The Vallhund it is a small but powerful breed of dog, brave, alert, strong, Intelligent, friendly and healthy. They have few known health problems (genetically inherited), and are considered robust dogs, healthy and with a life expectancy around the 14 years.

In some cases, they may face problems in the column, due to its short legs (weight distribution...).

Food “Swedish Vallhund”

A species-appropriate dog food with a high proportion of meat is the best foundation for the life of a healthy dog. So choose a dry or wet food that contains meat as the main ingredient., you can tell by the fact that meat tops the ingredient list. Avoid dog food that contains cereal as cheap fillers. If you choose dry food, You should also make sure that your Vallhund drink enough. In any case, fresh water must always be available to him at all times and everywhere.

If you want to give your four-legged friend a special treatment, you can choose healthy treats such as jerky snacks especially for dogs or dental care snacks. Avoid anything that contains sugar. You can give your little companion an appetizing chew treat with dry chew items like cow ears or special dog bones for medium-sized dogs.. Avoid being overweight: If your four-legged friend gains weight, exercise more or reduce daily servings – you usually don't need a diet food.

It is recommended a “Swedish Vallhund”

The Swedish Vallhund you are comfortable with active people who give you a task. For example, can live as a yard dog with close contact to its two-legged pack. Here he will do an excellent job as a watchdog., but you will also need an extra workload in the form of some common activities – unless you really have the task of herding other animals.

If you are thinking of moving in with a Swedish Vallhund, you should already have experience with dogs. Can make close friends with older children, provided they give you a place to retreat and introduce you to respectful handling of dogs. With younger children up to elementary school age and sometimes beyond, misunderstandings may arise. The former rat catcher should not live together with smaller pets and should only consider socialization with cats if the breeder's household has already socialized him with them before or if he ensures that a Swedish Vallhund adult have a lot of experience with calm cats.

In any case, before moving, make sure all family members are on board with the new family member and that no one is allergic to animal hair. Also consider how to organize care during your vacation – the Swedish Vallhund you are welcome to be taken on a walking holiday, but remember it's still a dog that likes to bark. You should also keep this in mind with regard to your neighborhood. In any case, despite its practical size, the Swedish Vallhund still a four-legged friend who doesn't fit in well in a city apartment, but rather in a house in the country, where is it better to have a fenced garden.

Before moving, consider the costs of the dog itself and the basic equipment, as well as the regular expenses of the appropriate food for the dog, veterinary costs, dog tax and liability insurance. Of course, unforeseen amounts may be added in relation to veterinary expenses: Inform yourself about dog health insurance in advance and consider whether such insurance is possible for your four-legged friend.

where can i find my “Swedish Vallhund”?

Outside of Scandinavia there are very few examples of this breed of dog. Please, inform yourself in advance about the particularities of the puppy's entry and the necessary vaccinations. The best thing to do is search the internet for breeders who should definitely belong to a club. – Only then can you be sure that you really have a Swedish Vallhund. It also, friends of the breed should always support serious and ambitious breeding and, therefore, health maintenance, the type and character of the breed. It makes sense to contact Nordic dog clubs – they can help you contact breeders of the breed.

These clubs are also a good place to contact if you want to offer a Swedish Vallhund adult a new home. However, depending on the region you live in, you should also watch out for adult crossings or look for alternatives, since outside of Scandinavia fortunately there are not many Swedish Vallhund that lose their homes among the already very few Walldogs. If you have an older dog, find out more about its history, because it is not uncommon for dog owners who have to shed their Swedish Vallhund underestimate him for his size and do not allow him to be trained properly. Here knowledge of dogs may be necessary to correct educational errors, but the Swedish Vallhund smart learners quickly in the right hands.

Characteristics "Swedish Vallhund"

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Images "Swedish Vallhund"

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1 – “Swedish Vallhund” by https://flic.kr/p/a4mJMv
2 – “Swedish Vallhund” by WestportWiki / CC BY-SA
3 – Kiki, a Swedish Vallhund by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kiki,_a_Swedish_Vallhund.jpg
4 – A Swedish Vallhund doing agility by Ron Armstrong from Helena, MT, USA / CC BY
5 – “Swedish Vallhund” by Matt Lemmon / CC BY-SA
6 – “Swedish Vallhund” by WestportWiki / CC BY-SA

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Type and recognitions:

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Federations:

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


FCI breed standard "Swedish Vallhund"

FCIFCI - Swedish Vallhund
Vallhund

Alternative names:

    1. Swedish Cattle Dog, Swedish Shepherd, Vallhund, Västgötaspets (English).
    2. Spitz des Wisigoths (French).
    3. Westgotenspitz, Schwedischer Schäferspitz, Swedish Cattle Dog, Schwedischer Vallhund (German).
    4. (Portuguese).
    5. Vallhund, spitz de los visigodos, Perro de los visigodos (español).

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Volpino Italiano
Francia FCI 195 - European Spitz

Volpino Italiano

Despite the temperament of Volpino Italiano, and its small size, It is a very committed and energetic dog. Cheerful and playful and very attached to their masters.

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History

The Volpino Italiano (that means little Fox, in Italian) It is a dog of very ancient origins., as the strain that belongs to the Spitz. It was a very widespread breed of dog in the Renaissance in which appears in some of the representations of the period. Unfortunately, the race, in 1965 was in danger of extinction (The Italian Club Cinológico, only five copies that year), and for a short time, recovering numerical and qualitative.

The Volpino, It has been recognized and loved by Italian royalty for centuries, being a favorite especially of women.

Even bearing a strong resemblance with the Pomeranian, the breed is much older and thus has a different historical background. Northern dogs found their way South very early in the history of domestic dogs.

The Italian word for wolf is lupo, and the Keeshond it is called so much Lupino and Volpino in Italian. Volpe, means Fox in Italian, from there "Volpino" what, to say, little Fox in Italian. Despite its long history, the Volpino is unknown outside of Italy and is now rare, even in his homeland..

Despite its small size, This dog was originally as a watchdog. Its function was to alert the Mastiffs (Big Dogs) the presence of an intruder. However, due to his lovely temper and great intelligence, as well, they became very popular as pets, companion dogs.

For unknown reasons the popularity of the breed fell in 1965. In 1984 an attempt was made to revive the race. Y, currently, can see the race Volpino living as guard dogs on breeding farms, or as a companion dog, but still the Volpino they are considered a rare breed, position that there are only about 2000 copies to the length and breadth of the world.
Most of the Volpinos, it is found in Italy but some people are breeding them in Scandinavian countries, in the United Kingdom and the United States.UU.

Physical characteristics

The Volpino Italiano it is a small but compact dog with a harmonious physique. Can grow up to 30 cm tall and weigh 5 kg. His long, silky coat is soft and lined with a dense undercoat. It can be white, red, brown or black. There are also champagne colored animals, but they are not very popular in breeding.

Character and skills

The Volpino Italiano has a very individual character, which means that even as a puppy you need a lot of patience and enough consistency in your upbringing. Due to its high intelligence it is very teachable and therefore very good for training. Has a very lively temperament, is curious and therefore available for all kinds of fun. Therefore, is particularly suitable for any type of dog sport and needs sufficient mental and physical activity.

In the family it is a very affectionate dog, loving and vigilant. Has a natural distrust of strangers.
It is an ideal dog for the family and its character also makes it very suitable to live with children.

With it you can spend a lot of time in nature. Despite its size, the Volpino Italiano it is a very robust dog that is not deterred by the rain, snow and cold to do your daily need for exercise.

Volpino care

The puppy's coat requires a lot of care: should not only be brushed regularly, but also bathed from time to time.

Life expectancy of “Volpino Italiano”

The “Volpino Italiano”, which originally descends from German Spitz, he is a very robust dog, which can have a high life expectancy of up to 15 years.

Typical diseases “Volpino Italiano”

Also in terms of health, the Volpino he is a very robust dog, who does not have any common hereditary disease.
In rare cases the breed is affected by an eye disease, which can happen especially in old age. May lead to lens shift of the eye, what can lead to glaucoma.

Characteristics "Volpino Italiano"

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

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1 – Volpino Międzynarodowa Wystawa Psów Rasowych w Katowicach 28 – 30. 03.2008 by Lilly Mreal name: Małgorzata Miłaszewska / CC BY-SA
2 – Volpino Italiano by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/833618
3 – Volpino Italiano by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1428909
4 – Volpino Italiano by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/863623
5 – Volpino Italiano by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1273902
6 – Volpino Italiano owned by Kennel Hedehuset – Denmark by © Mete Appel / Kennel Hedehuset

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“Volpino Italiano” – Breed of dog

“Volpino Italiano” Dog Breed – Facts and Information

Type and recognitions:

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Federations:

  • FCI – Group 5 – Section 4 European Spitz.


FCI breed standard "Volpino Italiano"

FCIFCI - Volpino Italiano
Volpino

Alternative names:

    1. Volpino, Cane del Quirinale, Cane di Firenze (English).
    2. Volino (French).
    3. Italienischer volpino (German).
    4. Volpino italiano (Portuguese).
    5. Zorrito italiano, volpino (español).