Auvergne Pointer
Francia FCI 180 . Braque Type

Auvergne Pointer

Even today, the Auvergne Pointer is most often bred to become a hunting dog.

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History

The precise origins of Auvergne Pointer are not clearly determined. This dog has been around for many years and was most likely developed in Auvergne, more precisely in the Cantal region, in central France.

Already in the seventeenth century, to satisfy your needs, French hunters tried to cross and develop short, smooth-haired Pointer breeds, commonly known as “pointers” (the term “pointer” comes from the vocabulary of hunting and means “point”).

The Braque Francais is considered his ancestor, but its own origins are uncertain. In any case, It has been proven that it was the origin of the development of different races of Braques developed in all regions of the country, some of which gained in popularity, as the French Pointing Dog - Gascogne type or the French Pointing Dog - Pyrenean type . In Cantal, selective breeding resulted in Auvergne Pointer.

According to some historians, the Auvergne Pointer is one of the oldest, with the exception of his own Braque Francais. However, contradictory assumptions have been made about it.

According to Jean Servier, former president of the Club of French braques and author of the World Dog Encyclopedia 1971, it is a cross between the Braque Francais, the Gascony type French Pointer and the Pyrenees French Pointer.

On the other hand, according to David Hancock, historian of dog breeds and author of the book The Heritage of the Dog, published in 1990, it is said to come from an imported breed when the Knights of the Order of Malta passed through Auvergne in the 16th century. The soldiers there developed a dog near the Auvergne Pointer, which is said to descend. There is no consensus on this hypothesis, but nevertheless it is accepted by certain organizations such as the Réunion des Amateurs du Braque d’Auvergne (RABA), the official breed club created in 1913.

Although the origins of Auvergne Pointer remain relatively unclear, in any case, most specialists agree that its development dates back to the beginning of the 18th century.

In the early 20th century, almost every, If not all, the Auvergne Pointer they were in france. The breed was relatively rare, although among their owners they were highly appreciated for their hunting qualities, especially for game birds. In fact, the breeding work that led to its development gave it excellent style and great resistance, allowing you to follow long tracks in forests or dense vegetated terrain. They are also versatile: are able to get, track back, aim and bring the hunt back to its master. Therefore, can stand alone for several specialized dogs in a particular area. Perhaps its main flaw is its rather slow pace, meaning it works closely with its owner rather than independently, running from one side to the other. This does not take away from the hunting qualities that made it popular in France throughout the 19th century., as well as in the decades leading up to World War II.

During World War II, like many french breeds, the Auvergne Pointer was threatened with extinction. In effect, the conflicts and the occupation of part of the French territory by Germany wreaked havoc on the canine population: many of their representatives were killed or abandoned when their owners no longer had the resources to care for them.

However, at the end of hostilities, an enthusiast, André de Tournay, managed to locate a little more than 20 specimens in different parts of the country. They were at the origin of various bloodlines and therefore played an essential role in the renewal of the breed..

The postwar rebirth of the breed by Mr.. de Tournay led to his recognition in 1955 by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), which coordinates the official bodies of more than one hundred countries – among them the Société Royale Saint-Hubert (SRSH) Belgian, the Swiss Kennel Club (SCS) y the Société Centrale Canine (SCC) french. However, the latter had taken the initiative to recognize the Braque d'Auvergne already in 1913.

The prestigious and influential British Kennel Club took much longer to do the same, since he had to wait until 2016.

In 1987, a first article about this breed of dog was published in the North American Gun Dog Magazine. However, we don't know exactly when the first ones were imported Auvergne Pointer to the United States. In any case, they were probably delayed and limited in number. In 2016, a new article was published in the same magazine on the investigation of the origins of the establishment of this dog in the country, after fans surveyed Nelson Hooe, one of the first proven owners in the country.

In any case, the recognition of Auvergne Pointer in North America is still incomplete. Has been recognized by the United Kennel Club (UKC) from 2006, as well as by the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), but it is not the case of the other reference organization in the United States, the American Kennel Club (AKC).

Photo: Braque_d’auvergne at the World Dog Show in Poznań by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Popularity

In France, the popularity of Auvergne Pointer is relatively stable in the long term, and has been at least since the early 1990s. 1970: there are around of 350 entries per year in the French Book of Origins (LOF). This number sometimes reaches a maximum of around 500 births per year, how was the case, for example, in the mid 70. On the other hand, has never durably fallen below 250.

Although the Auvergne Pointer is relatively popular in your home country, it has only been exported and distributed to some extent outside of France, even in countries bordering France.

In Switzerland, for example, statistics from the Amicus database show that its population is limited to about thirty individuals.

In Belgium, it is just as discreet, as evidenced by the absence of breeding on national soil.

The same observation can be made, for example, in Italy, whence las estadísticas of the National Ente della Cinofilia Italiana (ENCI) show an average of about ten registrations per year during 2010, or again in Spain, where the Royal Canine Society of Spain (RSCE) only count one birth between 2014 and 2019.

There are a handful of farms in Canada and the United States, but the Auvergne Pointer also still hard to find in those countries.

Physical characteristics

The Auvergne Pointer has a robust and noble appearance. His shapely body is well aligned, with a straight constitution – your back, from the tip of the shoulder to the tip of the buttock, is the same length as its front legs – and a long chest that descends to elbow level, midway between the withers and the lower part of the front legs. It is robust, strong but without heaviness, which gives it an elegant look. Their solid constitution gives them the stride and the resistance for which they are highly appreciated in hunting..

Both the front and back legs are straight, well aligned with the body, and the thighs and forearms are well muscled.

The tail stands quite high, carried horizontally and reaches the point of the hock. It can also be shortened at birth, and then barely exceeds 15 - 20 cm.. However, this practice, call “tail docking”, it is banned in many countries, including France, Belgium, Switzerland and Quebec.

The head of the Auvergne Pointer is well balanced. Seen from the front, the muzzle is square and its length is equal to or slightly less than that of the skull. Finish off with a pretty strong black nose, dominating solid jaws of equal length. In addition, the upper lip covers the lower.

Positioned slightly toward the back of the skull, ears are drooping, flexible and with a slightly satin texture.

The eyes are dark hazel, oval and quite large. They give this dog an expressive look, frank and gentle.

The fur of Auvergne Pointer consists of a sparse undercoat and short, smooth topcoat with a glossy appearance that is softer than other Braques. It is mottled black or grayish white, more or less present. The head is black, but the muzzle may have the same white markings as the body – a white border may also be present on the top of the skull, prolonging the color of the muzzle. Black fur can also tend to be blue, which is why these dogs are rarely called Auvergne Pointer blue.

There are also charcoal-colored dogs. However, this variety is rare and is not recognized by the breed standard.

Sexual dimorphism is not very pronounced in these dogs: the male is certainly on average a few centimeters taller than the female, but it's not particularly massive.

Character and skills

Even today, the Auvergne Pointer is most often bred to become a hunting dog. However, his affectionate character, Gentile, patient and smart also makes them great pets, and they are becoming more and more popular as such. In fact, fit perfectly into family life, they usually try to please their humans and are very loyal to them.

They are especially fond of children of all ages and are affectionate and playful provided they are not excessively boisterous. However, it should never be forgotten that a dog of any breed should never be left alone with a small child without adult supervision.

The downside of being so close to his family is that he cannot tolerate loneliness and needs to be in the company of humans as often as possible.. If left alone for too long, can become a destructive or particularly loud reminder of your presence. No need to say, therefore, that does not suit people who are absent for days or more. The close bond he has with his teachers also makes him very sensitive to reprimands and is easily affected by possible punishments..

It is not only the humans in his family that he Auvergne Pointer inclines to appreciate. In effect, although at first glance I am shy with strangers, quickly treats them like new friends, especially since it is totally devoid of aggression. Ready to greet newcomers with affection, may even tend to follow an intruder instead of defending your home or territory, which makes him a poor caretaker. However, is very capable of sounding the alarm when he hears something unusual.

In any case, He is not one of those who barks from morning to night, expressing yourself only when you have a good reason to do so: to raise the alarm, to express boredom, to seek attention, or to express any anxiety.

Sharing your home with a partner is a great way to reduce the risk of you suffering from the absence of your masters. In fact, such cohabitation generally goes very well, and he appreciates not living alone.
On the other hand, his hunting instinct is too ingrained in him to consider the possibility of peacefully coexisting with another pet smaller than him, like a bird, a rodent or even a cat: unless you were raised with him from a young age, chances are high that one day or another he will end up attacking him. This character trait also means that he is best kept on a leash when going out to places where he is very likely to meet small animals., and where it would be dangerous for him to chase them.

This is all the more true since you don't lack energy, to the point that you need to spend at least an hour a day to be well on your legs and on your head. Your resistance, However, allows you to go much further, since it is capable of chasing a prey for miles. Therefore, it is ideal to plan long walks that include times when you can run freely and safely, especially if you don't have a chance to hunt. In any case, this dog is perfectly suitable for an active owner who likes to jog, cycling or hiking, and he would like nothing more than to take his pet with him – provided that it is kept on a leash when necessary.

Another great way to allow him to expend his energy is to train him for one or more dog sports.. Their intelligence and willingness to cooperate are particularly well expressed in agility and obedience tests.. More broadly, imply that it is quite easy to train him for all kinds of activities and teach him different tasks.

By the way, if your pilgrimages take you to pass near a water space where you can swim safely, She loves water – he is even a good swimmer – and generally appreciates taking a dip as soon as you get a chance to.

In any case, its high level of activity makes apartment living unsuitable for the Auvergne Pointer. Even a house with a small yard probably wouldn't be enough to make you happy.: the ideal environment for him is clearly a house with a large fenced garden, although this cannot replace long daily walks to satisfy your need for exercise.

Education

The Auvergne Pointer is known for his intelligence and the sweetness of his temperament. He is also eager to please his owners, so it reacts positively to training: learns quickly and is generally an easy dog ​​to train.

However, it is important to use the right methods. In fact, its sensitivity means that the use of coercion or even punishment is strongly discouraged: would have every chance of undermining the trust that he normally gives to his beloved master. On the other hand, positive dog training methods, based on repetition, the gratification and rewards, are very effective in taking full advantage of the great potential of this animal.

In fact, its obedient and cooperative nature makes it not difficult to train it for hunting, sports with dogs or any other task. This is all the more true since he is always happy to share activities with his master: unlike many races, prefers to work in complicity with his master rather than independently. Therefore, It is an ideal option for those who like to spend time educating their partner and working alongside him, whether for hunting or dog sports. For example, is an excellent candidate for agility and obedience competitions. Your sense of smell can also be used to track events, but its relatively slow speed limits its potential in this area.

For things to run smoothly, it is important to establish rules at an early age about what you are and are not allowed to do. They are not particularly stubborn by nature, and in fact they are quite obedient, but they can also do it when they are more flexible and responsive: this will make it easier and faster for them to assimilate the rules. In addition, he assimilates them more easily because they are the same from one day to the next and among the different people in the house: It is not about the gentleman authorizing today what the lady prohibited the day before.

In addition, teaching your dog to stay alone should be one of the priorities in the education of a Auvergne Pointer. In effect, how you like company and are prone to separation anxiety, must get used to enduring absences from his family without reaching a state of discomfort.

It is also beneficial to start learning to call back soon, so that it can be allowed to unleash when conditions permit, limiting the risk of becoming deaf to his master's commands when he sees or smells a small passing animal.

You also have to be careful to quickly channel your tendency to chew what is within your reach., directing him to the right toys. This avoids the risk of damage and injury to the animal.

At last, like any dog, we must not wait to offer you quality socialization from your first months. By letting you meet all kinds of humans, congeners and representatives of other species, but also face a multitude of different situations in various places, we make it a comfortable companion in all circumstances, performed in its environment and among humans.

Health

The Auvergne Pointer is generally a robust dog with few health problems. Your life expectancy of 12 - 15 years is quite honorable given its size.

In addition, they are quite flexible in terms of weather, able to cope with both the summer heat and the winter cold of temperate or Mediterranean climates. If you are required to sleep outside when temperatures are low, a niche is necessary to provide shelter. In any case, their fur is not adapted to polar temperatures.

However, like any dog, are more prone to certain diseases, which in this case are :

  • hip dysplasia, whose appearance may be favored by a hereditary predisposition, and that corresponds to a malformation of this joint. Leads to pain, lameness and osteoarthritis when the animal ages;
  • dislocation of the patella, which is a malformation of the knee joint that causes the kneecap to slip out of position. Probably hereditary, causes a more or less severe limp. May require surgery in the most severe cases, although success is not guaranteed;
  • aortic stenosis, a potentially inherited heart defect manifested by reduced blood flow. Leads to heart failure, that can manifest, for example, in a state of general weakness, and it also increases the risk of heart attack. Not curable, but medications can reduce the effects of heart failure;
  • progressive retinal atrophy, which corresponds to a degeneration of the retina and is of hereditary origin. It affects both eyes and causes a progressive loss of vision in the dog;
  • Dilation-torsion of the stomach, which mainly affects breeds with a large chest and occurs when the stomach folds in on itself, blocking the evacuation of gases and interrupting blood circulation. It is fatal if a vet does not intervene quickly;
  • otitis, an ear infection favored by the hanging shape of the ears.
  • Since a certain number of the conditions to which the breed is predisposed are or may be of hereditary origin, adopting a quality breeder from Auvergne Pointer can be a determining factor in obtaining a healthy puppy, and one that continues to be, in addition to having been well socialized from his first weeks. In effect, A professional worthy of the name sees to it that genetic testing is routinely performed on your breeding stock, to rule out those who run the risk of transmitting this or that inherited condition to their offspring. Therefore, must be able to present the results of these tests, as well as the dog's health history, to witness the vaccinations administered and to be helpful in planning the next ones to be carried out, as well as withdrawals. At the same time, a certificate drawn up by a veterinarian attests to the good health of the animal at the time of adoption.

    Once the adoption is complete, it is important that the new owner respect the growth of his protégé: until it reaches adult size, what happens around two years of age, avoid strenuous physical exertion or overly strenuous and prolonged exercises. This reduces both the risk of short-term injuries and that of sequelae or deformation of the bones or joints., that are particularly fragile throughout this period.

    Last but not least, one way to keep your dog in good health is to take him to the vet regularly for a full checkup – At least once a year, and even more when he gets older. This will help prevent or detect potential health problems as soon as possible., as well as will provide the opportunity to reinforce your dog's vaccinations.

    It is also important not to neglect the protection against fleas, worms, ticks and other undesirable pests, renewing your child's antiparasitic treatments throughout the year, whenever necessary. This is especially crucial for an individual who spends a lot of time, either hunting or in other activities.

    Grooming

    As his undercoat is not very thick and his top coat is short, the fur of the Auvergne Pointer requires little maintenance: a short brushing session with a soft bristle brush once a week is enough to keep you healthy, shiny and soft to the touch, especially since your hair loss is not very pronounced.

    During shedding periods, in spring and autumn, it is much more pronounced, so more frequent brushing is necessary. However, 2 or 3 times a week should be enough. After brushing it, the coat can be polished with a clean soft cloth to make it even more shiny.

    It is neither necessary nor advisable to bathe your dog too often: 3 or 4 times a year is usually more than enough, unless, of course it is, that has gotten very dirty. In any case, you should always use a shampoo intended for dogs.

    Dangling ears require more attention, as their shape makes them prone to ear infections. Therefore, it is important to examine them weekly and wipe them with a clean, slightly damp cloth to avoid the risk of infection.

    Your eyes need some attention too. The weekly maintenance session should be an opportunity to examine them, and wipe them gently with a damp cloth if there is dirt.

    Looking at its claws, regular physical activity that satisfies your need for fairly high levels of activity will normally allow you to naturally smooth them out. However, this does not mean that you should not check from time to time that this is the case. On the other hand, if your age or a health problem prevents you from being active enough, they generally need to be trimmed every 6 u 8 weeks to avoid being too long and bothering you, or even breaking and injuring you.

    The first time, a visit to a professional groomer can be a good way to learn how to care for a Auvergne Pointer, in order to operate efficiently and safely, while limiting the risks of hurting you. For its part, you will be calmer and more cooperative during care if it is part of your daily routine from a very young age: therefore, it is recommended to expose it to delicate handling from an early age.

    This is all the more true since it is also wise to get used to examining it after every long time spent outdoors. (especially after a hunting trip, for example), to detect possible injuries, thorns, parasites, spikes…

    Buy a “Auvergne Pointer”

    Either male or female, the price of a puppy Auvergne Pointer is generally between 650 and 1100 EUR. The average is about 800 EUR, no significant differences between males and females.

    However, it is difficult to find it outside its country of origin, France, even in neighboring countries with the latter.
    The same is true in North America, although there are a handful of breeders in Canada and the United States.

    The import from France is, therefore, sometimes the most suitable solution to avoid possible waiting times and have a maximum of choice. However, It must be taken into account that various expenses are added to the purchase price of the puppy: transportation expenses, administrative expenses, etc. In addition, it is necessary, of course, make sure you know and respect the regulations regarding the importation of a dog from abroad.

    In any case, whatever the place, the price charged varies according to the prestige of the breeding, the lineage the animal came from, but also and above all its intrinsic characteristics, in particular its greater or lesser conformity with the norm. This last point also explains why there are sometimes significant differences within the same litter..

    Characteristics "Auvergne Pointer"

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    Images "Auvergne Pointer"

    Photos:

    1 – Braque d’Auvergne sur fond blanc by Desaix83, from the work of Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    2 – Riga, Baltic Winner 2013, 9-10 Nov by Tomasyna, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    3 – Braque d’Auvergne during the Rzeszów International Exhibition, Poland. Marian Surma is the breeder and owner of Poland by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    4 – Braque d’Auvergne during the Rzeszów International Exhibition, Poland. Marian Surma is the breeder and owner of Poland by Wikimedia
    5 – Braque d’Auvergne during the Rzeszów International Exhibition, Poland. Marian Surma is the breeder and owner of Poland by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    6 – Braque_d’auvergne at the Universal Exhibition in Poznań by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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    Type and recognitions:

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

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.1: Braque Type
    • UKCGun Dog


    FCI breed standard "Auvergne Pointer"

    FCIFCI - Auvergne Pointer
    Bracco

    Alternative names:

      1. Braque d’Auvergne (English).
      2. Bleu d’Auvergne (French).
      3. Braque d’Auvergne (German).
      4. (em francês: Braque d’Auvergne) (Portuguese).
      5. Azul de Auvernia (Spanish).

    Ariège Pointer
    Francia FCI 177 . Braque Type

    Ariège Pointer

    The Ariège Pointer it is a quiet breed of dog, although sometimes stubborn, what is common among hunting dogs.

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    History

    The Ariège Braco is a breed of French dog that comes from, as its name implies, from the department of Ariège, located on the Franco-Spanish border.

    There are different theories about its origins. However, the most common theory is that it descends from the old French Pointer, that was crossed in the 19th century with Braques of southern stock, with white and orange coats to give it more lightness and activity.

    In addition, looks a lot like the white and orange dogs painted in Jean-Baptiste Oudry's paintings (1686-1755), famous for his paintings of hunting scenes. Therefore, It does not seem illogical that cynologists have attributed this dog to him as an ancestor.

    Despite its official recognition by the F.C.I. (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) in 1955, the second half of the twentieth century was almost fatal for the Ariège Pointer. However, some Ariège hunters continued to use it, which prevented the breed from completely disappearing.

    In 1989, a team of fans of the breed decided to dedicate themselves to its survival, having noticed that there were no more Ariège Pointer registered in the LOF (French Origins Book) from 1964.

    The Club du Braque de l’Ariège was thus created the following year, with the mission of contributing to the safeguarding and promotion of this breed, but also to centralize all the information to identify the specimens that would be found in France in the breeders, hunters or other fans of this dog.

    The operation was generally a success. Like this, the increase in births meant that in 1999, less than 10 years later, the symbolic milestone of the 50 Ariège Pointer listed in TFO. The trend has continued, since today there are more than 350 specimens in TFO, many of whom have won prizes in beauty or hunting contests.

    However, the breed has spread relatively little outside its homeland, since most breeders and owners of the Ariège Pointer are located in the south-west of France, although there are also some scattered throughout the rest of the country.

    At the international level, the Ariège Pointer was officially recognized in 2006 by the UKC (United Kennel Club), one of the leading canine organizations in the United States. However, the UKC is an exception, since the other large national canine organizations do not yet recognize the breed. It's still very difficult, yes not impossible, acquire a Ariège Pointer outside france.

    Photo: Ariege Pointer, male. Colour: orange & white by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Physical characteristics

    Vigorous and powerful, the Ariège Pointer has a certain elegance. His musculature is prominent and harmonious, and its well drawn lines.

    Usually pale orange or brown fawn in color, there are also speckled white and trout. Its great characteristic is that the color of its nose is more often in harmony with that of its fur.

    His hair is short and shiny and his head is long, angulosa, without a very pronounced stop.

    His tail is low and long, in contrast to his ears, that are thin and well positioned above the eye line.

    At last, the eyes of the Ariège Pointer they are oval shaped, dark amber or brown. Her frank and gentle eyes will easily seduce humans who cross her path.

    Character and skills

    The Ariège Pointer it is a quiet breed of dog, although sometimes stubborn, what is common among hunting dogs. He is also a very intelligent dog.

    Adapted to all types of hunting and considered one of the best hunting dogs that exist, thanks in particular to his excellent sense of smell, his great stamina and unerring determination, it is effective in all types of hunting and on all terrains.

    The Ariège Pointer it is also very resistant and adapts easily to all weather situations, although it is still more comfortable in the cold than in the tropics.

    Very sensitive and affectionate with his master and his relatives, is docile, Gentile, easy to train, and therefore it is an excellent pet.

    May be in contact with other animals, in any case congeners or other species of the same size, especially if you've gotten used to them from a young age as part of puppy socialization. On the other hand, his innate hunting instinct could lead him to attack small potential prey. Therefore, it is better to avoid sharing your daily life with a rabbit, a rat or other game that awakens their deep stalker nature.

    It is also for this reason that it is recommended to keep it on a leash when in town. On the other hand, if your education is not lacking, it's conceivable – and even desirable – let it go when in the field, so it can be spent, as this is necessary for your physical and psychological well-being.

    In effect, the Ariège Pointer remains a lively, independent dog who needs daily exercise and is happy to take part in long walks or bike rides. It is a recommended breed of dog for an athletic owner, since you can't settle for a few relatively short outings to relieve yourself.

    They can live in the city, but only if they have a garden. The latter does not make it less necessary to offer you long walks, Every day, ideally in the middle of nature. In addition, if you live in the city, it is advisable to accustom it from a young age to crowds and traffic, for example to avoid encountering a dog that runs behind cars.

    Education

    The Ariège Pointer has an innate aptitude for hunting, but he still deserves to be educated as soon as possible to consolidate his knowledge and teach him the fundamental commands of hunting (stop, stand up, report…).

    Whether it is intended to be used as a working dog or simply as a companion dog, it is recommended to train it with patience and delicacy, since it is endowed with great sensitivity. If you don't, you risk getting upset and discouraged, and restoring trust between the owner and his animal is then a long and arduous task.

    In any case, either during your education or at any time after, the owner must be calm, attentive and balanced to curb the very dynamic burning of your partner.

    Health

    The Ariège Pointer it is a robust dog with an iron constitution and without particular pathology.

    Grooming

    A weekly brushing of the dog's coat is sufficient, since the Ariège Pointer does not need much maintenance.

    Having said that, like any hunting dog, the dog's ears should be systematically cleaned when he returns home, in order to remove any leaves or dirt that may have lodged there.

    This special attention to its ears is also valid if it is only used as a companion dog, as lop-eared dog breeds are at higher risk of ear problems.

    Buy a “Ariège Pointer”

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    Characteristics "Ariège Pointer"

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    Videos "Ariège Pointer"

    Braque de l’Ariège
    Braque de l’Ariège

    Type and recognitions:

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

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.1: Braque Type
    • UKCGun Dog


    FCI breed standard "Ariège Pointer"

    FCIFCI - Ariège Pointer
    Bracco

    Alternative names:

      1. Ariege Pointing Dog (English).
      2. braque de Toulouse, braque du Midi (French).
      3. Braque de l’Ariège (German).
      4. (em francês: Braque de l’Ariège) (Portuguese).
      5. Braco de Ariège (Spanish).

    Austrian Black and Tan Hound
    Austria FCI 63 - Medium-sized Hounds.

    Sabueso austriaco negro y fuego

    The Austrian Black and Tan Hound is very emotional. Perceived mood of its owner.

    Content

    History

    The Austrian Black and Tan Hound It is a breed of dog originating in Austria. It is believed that he is the true descendant of the original Celtic Hound, Although there is no known history of the Austrian Black and Tan Hound until after mid-19th century. This historic slump is due once the breeding was not regulated.

    The Austrian Black and Tan Hound, from its origins, It was used for monitoring or tracking of injured animals, commonly, in places of significant altitude.

    Physical characteristics

    The Austrian Black and Tan Hound is a dog medium-sized and well solid structure. His head shows a wide skull and little pronounced occipital region with well marked stop.

    It has glossy dark brown eyes that convey a lively look and alert. The ears are of high insertion and medium-sized, rounded, not very broad and hang onto the cheek. The tail is long and will fine tuning towards the tip, takes her fall but slightly curved.

    The coat of the Austrian Black and Tan Hound It is smooth, soft to the touch, dense, short (a few 2 26cm in length) and very bright.

    The coloration of this breed It is very important since that is its touch of distinction, they should be black as a basis, with small and clearly defined, fire to light brands range from pale tawny to dark. Two tawny markings above the eyes must be present.

    This breed has a hypersensitive smell.

    The height at the withers of Austrian Black and Tan Hound will of 48 56 cm. And his weight is around between the 19 and 20 Kg.

    Thanks to its excellent ability to work, both high mountains and Plains land, the Austrian Black and Tan Hound is highly prized as a bloodhound and blood trail dog. Their fine sense of smell allows you to search safely (especially of hares).

    Character and skills

    Is alive, attentive, reserved with strangers but friendly and does not present any trait of shyness.

    While it is used for hunting Hound (for tracking), It is an animal that adapts well to family life, but if we make the commitment to have a Austrian Black and Tan Hound, We must be able to give the animal enough to make you happy.

    A few good walks in the field kept it happy, In addition to (as with all dogs) a good daily walk.

    It is a very emotional dog that perceived especially mood of its owner.

    Photos “Austrian Black and Tan Hound”

    Videos “Austrian Black and Tan Hound”

    Type and recognitions:

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

    Federations:

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


    FCI breed standard "Austrian Black and Tan Hound"

    FCIFCI - Austrian Black and Tan Hound
    Hound

    Alternative names:

      1. Bracke, Vieräugl (English).
      2. Brachet autrichien noir et feu (French).
      3. Kärntner Bracke, Österreichische Glatthaarige Bracke (German).
      4. (em alemão: brandlbracke) (Portuguese).
      5. Austriaco negro y fuego (Spanish).

    Austrian Pinscher
    Austria FCI 64 . Pinscher and schnauzer type

    Austrian Pinscher 1

    Self-confident, lively, attentive, playful, especially attached

    Content

    History

    The Austrian Pinscher descends from old Austrian Landpinscher, who was still widespread in the second half of the 19th century as a frugal and versatile farm dog. In 1921 a pure breeding plan was started. Against him German pinscher, seems wider, more robust and more primitive. Emil Hauck became familiar with this type of dog during his travels in the early 20th century and worked for the recognition of the breed by the ÖKV and the FCI. The 16 in October of 1928, this breed was recognized as Austrian Shorthaired Pinscher by ÖKV. In the year 2000 the breed name was changed to Austrian Pinscher.

    However, according to the breeders association, the number of dogs decreased in the decade of 1970 so much so that only one stud dog remained, Diocles of Angers. Starting from this, the breed was preserved using “Landpinschers”. The “Landpinschers” are still used in breeding. The “Landpinschers” are dogs that correspond to the Austrian Pinscher in terms of phenotype and are relatively stable in terms of breeding, without being specifically bred as pedigree dogs in the sense of modern dog breeding.

    Physical characteristics

    It is a medium to small size dog. The eyes are large, with the dark iris. Ears are normally "V" shaped, but there are also buttons, semi-fallen or straight. Breeders try to fix as much as possible a "V" ear that, otherwise, it is already the most common. The tail is implanted high, the dog the coiled cam, frequently on the back, and it's short and thick. Can also be shortened.

    • Hair: short, straight and with undercoat. Remember the smooth-haired fox terrier.
    • Color: the most frequent are wheat yellow, brown yellow, Griffon, fawn red and black with fiery spots. Almost always with large white spots on the chest, snout, throat, neck, nape, extremities and tip of tail. The specimens with the mottled coat, completely black or white and fire are not desirable.
    • Size: 35 - 50 cm., more frequently in tone to the 40 cm..

    Character and skills

    It is a vigorous little dog, bold, temperamental and very resistant. It is a great surveillance dog; on the other hand, not spread as a companion dog, among other things because it is very barking. However, medium-small dogs do not meet the demands of someone who wants a dog for the apartment (always as small as possible), nor those who want a watchdog (preferably medium-large size), and for this reason the spread of the breed is very limited.

    Comments

    He has good hunting attitudes.

    Characteristics "Austrian Pinscher"

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

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    Images "Austrian Pinscher"

    Type and recognitions:

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

    Federations:

    • FCI – Pinscher and Schanuezer dogs. Molossian type Dogs and Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs. . Section 1.1 Pinscher type.
    • UKC – Terriers

    FCI breed standard "Austrian Pinscher"

    FCIFCI - Austrian Pinscher
    Pinscher

    Alternative names:

      1. Austrian Shorthaired Pinscher (English).
      2. Oesterreichisher Kurzhaariger Pinscher (French).
      3. Österreichischer Pinscher (German).
      4. Österreichischer Pinscher (Portuguese).
      5. Pinscher austriaco de pelo corto (Spanish).

    Photos:

    1 – Pinczer_austriaco at the World Dog Show in Poznań by chained / CC BY-SA
    2 – Austrian Pinscher at the World Dog Show in Poznań by chained / CC BY-SA
    3 – Pinscher austriaco by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1603530
    4 – Pinscher austriaco by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1593828
    5 – Austrian Pinscher at the World Dog Show in Poznań by chained / CC BY-SA

    Alaskan Malamute
    Estados Unidos FCI 243 . Nordic Sledge Dogs

    Alaskan Malamute

    The Alaskan Malamute It has a reputation for being stubborn and difficult to train between people do not know.

    Content

    Alaskan Malamute History

    Also called Mally. It is native to the Arctic dog, and one of the oldest breeds within the sledge dogs.

    It's a dog with a strong appearance, strong, with good musculature. It is capable of carrying significant weight (until 20 kg) for tens of kilometres. This is a very ancient race, from the first races of sled dogs.

    Raised by a tribe of Inuit call mahlemiut. The meaning of the word mahle It is unknown, but it is known that mouse means “town of”. Mahlemiut as Mahle people can therefore be interpreted. Following the English phonetics, diction is then transformed into MALAMUTE.

    The area inhabited by the people of the MALAMUTE were the banks of Kotzebue Sound, a territory between two large rivers: the Kobuk and the Noatak. Men and women of the tribe mahlemiut (MALAMUTE) They were highly prized among others Inuit tribes for their courage, his pride and his skill in hunting and fishing.

      These dogs were famous for their beauty and characteristics of strength and endurance, they did of them optimal elements for shooting.

    They were, in general, larger and more powerful than the other Nordic dogs, with similar in appearance to the Wolf and large and soft tails carried on the back. Contemporary witnesses tell it between 1870 and 1880 approximately, the caribou, for unexplained reasons, They changed their usual migration routes and taking away the Malamute tribes an important source of livelihood.

    In these conditions families no longer could afford keep groups of dogs trained for more than two or three copies: testimonies of the time talking about men, women and even children helped their dogs to pull the sledges. So the population began to decline and the way they ran their dogs.

    Its ability to carry heavy loads it is revealed when he is chosen for expeditions to the Arctic Circle, as the two who placed the Admiral Byrd. They were also used as a rescue of injured dog in World War II.

    His presence, always with the head-up, It gives some impressive aspect that, However, It is not at odds with a very friendly and playful character with their owners, Although it gives the impression of being a very serious dog anyone that knows no race.

    Physical characteristics Alaskan Malamute

    It has two layers hair: an external, thick and rough, and an internal feel oily and woolly, and it is longer in the area of the neck and shoulders, on the back and the tail. Its color It is predominantly gray but colors ranging from white to reddish sand allowed.

    The tail is well covered and is carried over the back; has the appearance of a feather bush that sways.

    The Malamute stands upright on its legs and embodies the pride and great joy of movement with its upright head posture and alert radiating eyes., interest and curiosity. His head is wide. Ears are triangular and are pricked when attention is drawn. The muzzle is massive and tapers only slightly from the base to the nose. It is neither pointed nor long nor short and thick. … The Malamute must have heavy bones and powerful legs, good legs, a deep chest, powerful shoulders and all the other physical conditions you need to do your job efficiently. Your movement should be smooth, harmonious, tireless and completely efficient. He was not bred as a racing sled dog for speed competitions.

    In contrast to other races, When it gets wet is not drastically reduced its size.

    There are different colors in the Alaskan Malamute, Black with white, coffee, reddish and recently found a color of white Malamute. The history of this color is equal to of the Siberian Husky; they are white to camouflage in the snow and thus be able to catch prey.

    How big is an Alaskan Malamute?

    Malamutes have a height at the withers of 64 cm in males and 59 centimeters in females. The weight is between 34 and 38 kg.

    How long can an Alaskan Malamute live??

    His life expectancy is more than 12 years.

    Character and skills Alaskan Malamute

    It is a sled dog with ancient origins, little changed from its origin Wolf. This does not mean that it is aggressive. While his appearance and pride can impress the external observer, It's a playful animal (When you are invited to do so), faithful to his master and a great protective instinct with children.

    It is a dog outside, She loves the outdoors and is happy to live in the open air; If locks it after a fence, It is very likely that finding the way to escape, because likes freedom and not lose a chance to go in search of an adventure or a career.

    Shyness is usually not a good sign, but fortunately, seems to be a pretty rare feature in this race and if it occurs it may be due to causes outside of the animal genetics and having been produced by an owner who has failed to give a proper socialization, keeping it locked and devoid of psychic stimuli, interaction with the same kind and a very limited human contact. If it detects, It should be monitored and provide training to overcome the problem, that otherwise his behavior may become unpredictable and therefore dangerous.

    On the other hand, given the way of Eskimo and nomadic life share everything, is not a race of protection, but it can be a good Dog Alert, It will notify the owner that he sees something strange, with the so particular sound it emits, It is a combination between howl and bark.

      It is not a dog to guard and defense than by nature tend to be friendly with humans.

    As a result of his former life, It is a dog with strong herd instinct and hierarchy, which results in frequent attacks with other animals. In addition, males are very territorial and competitive among themselves so it is not advisable to accommodate them together. Females may be easier to train and better adapted to living in houses. This race like the company human, has huge doses of loyalty, love and willingness to work, What makes a good dog home.

    It is affectionate with children, even with strangers, and he loves to accompany them on all sides. Because of its independent character is reputed to be stubborn and difficult to train among people who do not know. However, There are Malamutes champions working with blind obedience.

    They are sensitive, affectionate and playful, but they know to protect themselves effectively. With a good training and socialization are balanced dogs, both physically and psychologically, because they have good potential for learning because they are quick to learn and acute reflexes.

    Popular mixes

    Mixtures of Alaskan Malamute with other dog breeds are common in the sled dog scene. Many mushers they try it to improve the performance of their dogs. Individuals who from the point of view of the mushers do not bring optimal performance against the sled, they are then sometimes in the shelter or offered as a companion dog.

    Care, health and diseases

    How much care does an Alaskan Malamute need?

    The Alaskan Malamute needs regular brushing, at least weekly, of the coat. Change of coat, twice a year, is particularly intensive. Then your house, his car and his clothes will be full of his long hair, even though they brush it daily. But the main effort for its care is due to its nature as a sled dog.

    Is there a typical Alaskan Malamute disease?

    The Alaskan Malamute it is a very healthy breed of dog, as long as it is not bred in extreme form, which fortunately is seen very little so far: too heavy dogs with too short legs.

    What food is best for an Alaskan Malamute?

    The Alaskan Malamute is often a picky eater. The mushers they have secret recipes with treats to provide their dogs with enough energy before races. Like most dogs, likes a meaty beef bone and fresh meat.

    Activities

    The Alaskan Malamute has to work. This usually means its use as a sled dog.. An attitude like that of a farm or family dog ​​would not be appropriate for the species.

    Considerations before purchase

    Where can you buy an Alaskan Malamute?

    If you are interested in a Alaskan Malamute, the first thing to do is visit some sled dog races. Then you should check if you want to spend at least the next ten years a common life, sporting and intensive with these dogs and also having the objective conditions for it. Then you should get information from a local breeder who is affiliated with a sled dog club.. If everything goes well, you will have a wonderful experience.

    Breeding and maintenance

    Is an Alaskan malamute good for me?

    The Alaskan Malamute a dog is not for beginners. You have high demands on your attitude, stemming from its destiny as an original sled dog. All the lives of their caregivers, your human family must adjust to your needs. The real MALAMUTE needs the challenge to the sled physically and mentally. Here are several replacement possibilities even without snow. We see a kind of sled on wheels like a tricycle or a training car with four tires. Especially for Malamutes, drag competitions are organized, that are accepted by dogs with great joy and full commitment. Especially the sport of dogsledding has something very special. Driving with the sleigh of the MALAMUTE through a snowy landscape in winter is one of the greatest experiences of all.

    It also allows you to experience a deep unity between man-dog and nature in a way that is hardly possible otherwise.. Of course it is also good for your health.

    When traveling, it is better to take the MALAMUTE in an aluminum transport box. The Malamute is not a dog for an apartment. A house with a “garden” should be an ideal space for this breed.

    The MALAMUTE it is one of the few dog breeds that can be kept as a pack in a kennel without any problem. But this kennel must be well secured. It is not that Malamutes are a danger to the environment, but they are kings of escape and they dig well and with gusto. You can hardly believe, through which little holes these heavy dogs can escape.

    To the malamutes they like to sleep outside and snuggle with their head under their tail during the biggest snowstorm. The garden, where the Malamutes, should not be considered an ornamental garden, to put it in a nice way. The malamutes require the whole lifestyle to be in tune with this association.

    The Alaskan Malamute can be well trained by an experienced dog owner. One must accept the challenge, even love, of fighting mentally with these primitive and self-assured dogs. They will gladly accept their masters and caregivers, will be loyal to them, but they must have leadership qualities combined with a lot of doggy mind. You have to fully commit to the experience of having a MALAMUTE. Not a dog for people without deep canine experience.

    Alaskan Malamute photos

    Alaskan Malamute videos

    Characteristics "Alaskan Malamute"

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

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    Type and recognitions:

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

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 5: Section: 1 Nordic Sledge Dogs
    • AKC – Work Toy
    • ANKC – Group 6 – (Utility)
    • CKC – Group 3 – (Working dogs)
    • ​KC – Work
    • NZKC – Utility Toy
    • UKC – Northern races


    FCI breed standard "Alaskan Malamute"

    FCIFCI - Alaskan Malamute
    MALAMUTE

    Alternative names

      1. Alaskan Malamute, Mal, Mally (English).
      2. Malamute de l’Alaska (French).
      3. Alaskan Malamute (German).
      4. Malamute-do-alasca (Portuguese).
      5. Alaskan malamute (Spanish).

    Aidi – Atlas Mountain Dog
    Marruecos FCI 247 - Molossoid . Mountain

    aidi

    The Aidi is highly energy, protective and extremely vigilant. Despite its resemblance to Sheepdogs, The Aidi is not one of them because there are no sheepdogs from the Atlas.

    Content

    Video "Aidi – Atlas Mountain Dog"

    History “Aidi”

    The Aidi or “atlas dog” It is a breed of dog of Morocco. Traditionally, It has been used by the Berber shepherds of the Atlas as dog. Also stands out for its developed sense of smell.

    The Aïdi is recognized as coming from Morocco, probably originating in the desert of the Sahara.

    The Aidi it is not a sheepdog, There are no dogs pastors in the Atlas. It is a courageous dog, He has lived and worked in the Atlas of Morocco, Libya and Algeria, to protect its owner and its herd of wild cats, other predators, as well as strangers crossing on their way. A protective dog of the nomadic tribes of the desert, characterized by its high alert and aggressiveness that used to monitor the camp at night.

    It is equipped with a great memory, If a person has made an affront, the Aidi will always remember him as an ENEMY!

    The Aidi, Historically, It has not been much appreciated by the tribes race, like other races. Always rated the Sloughi race and other races regarded as noble.

    However, the Moroccans have recently formed a club to protect the purity of the breed, that has contributed in many roles in their society, as protector, Hunter, police dog, and as pet. Although the Aidi has been used primarily as a working dog, for quite some time already, often used as a hunting dog.

    Did You Know?

    Despite its resemblance to a sheepdog, the Aidi It is not one of them since there are no shepherd dogs from the Atlas.

    Physical characteristics “Aidi”

    The Aïdi it is robust and powerful, with a body height of 52 - 62 centimeters. He is very muscular, rustic and strong, but it is not heavy. The broad and strong head shows small hanging ears and medium-sized dark eyes., whose colors range from dark amber to golden brown. The tail must reach at least to the hocks. In rest position hangs relaxed. In motion, the Atlas Shepherd you should carry it cheerfully, but not constantly curled over the back. The thicker and hairier the tail, best.

    The Atlas Mountain Dog moves with wide and fairly flat movements. In a small and fast jog he seems tireless. The fur, which is otherwise medium long, is clearly shorter and finer on the face and ears. In the neck and throat form, especially in males, a mane. The colored strokes of the Aidi they are very varied. Often the fawn, brown and black combine in the coat.

    Character and skills “Aidi”

    It is a domestic animal (urban) and very good if given tasks and makes enough exercise to be satisfied and happy.

    Nothing escapes your watchful eye and you don't hesitate for a second to avoid danger. Guarding and defending the goods entrusted to him is in the blood of Aïdi. Does not know fear and is very efficient in risky situations. In the circle of his family, the awesome Atlas Mountain Dog is loyal, well educated and affectionate. Out of this close circle of familiar attachment figures, not very sociable.

    In France, the independent centre of education is working to train him to accompany and guide the blind.

    Education and care “Aïdi”

    A Aïdi you need a task that you can live with all your guardian passion. The most affectionate social contact with your family should not be neglected. The Aïdi not a herding dog in the sense of European herding dogs. Protecting the herd is much more in line with their innate passion and nature. His education requires calm, patience and tolerance. With the “drill” nothing can be achieved at all with the Aïdi and you can't expect reliable obedience to this breed, extremely, independent.

    The care of the coat is however undemanding. Bushy hair, about six centimeters long, protects you like armor when fighting predators and is content with occasional brushing. In its natural form, the coat optimally adapts to extreme weather conditions, from heat to freezing cold. Therefore, you should not cut it in summer under any circumstances.

    In some regions it is customary to shorten his ears, but this practice is discouraged by the standard

    Images “Aidi”

    Characteristics "Aidi – Atlas Mountain Dog"

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

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    Child Friendly ⓘ

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    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Watchdog Ability ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Playfulness ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:
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  • Federations:
    • FCI – Pinscher and Schnauzer-Molossoid type dogs – Swiss Mountain Dogs and Cattledogs. Section 2.2 Molossoid, mountain type.
    • UKC – Guard dog


    FCI breed standard "Aidi – Atlas Mountain Dog"

    FCIFCI - Aidi – Atlas Mountain Dog
    Aidi

    Alternative names:

      1. Aidi, Aïdi, Atlas Mountain Dog, Atlas Shepherd Dog, Berber Dog (English).
      2. Aïdi, Aïdi Atlas (French).
      3. Aïdi, Atlas-Berghund (German).
      4. Aidi, Cão do atlas (Portuguese).
      5. Aidi, Perro pastor del Atlas (Spanish).

    Aksaray Malakli
    Tuquía Not recognized by the FCI . Cowherd

    Aksaray Malakli

    The Aksaray Malakli it's a peculiar dog, accustomed to think and act for himself

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    Historia qualified Aksaray

    Sheepdog from Turkey, was developed in the province of Aksaray, an of the 81 provinces Turkey. The provincial capital is the city of Aksaray, Hence the name of the race. While his name is Aksaray, the breed spread throughout the area which comprise the borders of its neighboring provinces. It borders the provinces of Konya the south and west, Nigde to the south east, Nevsehir east and Kirsehir to the North.

    It is a dog cowherd. Cattle has been the most important source of livelihood of the natives for centuries, then there were many herds of sheep and cattle in general, and these beautiful dogs were dedicated to the protection and guard flocks together with their owners, from time immemorial.

    The Aksaray Malakli, "in the native region often was called"Anatolian Shepherd”, why call it that is was not because Aksaray (City) and its surroundings in the heart of Anatolia but because being very similar to race Anatolian Shepherd (known as Karabash in the area), many breeders to sell to farmers interested in copies of Anatolian Shepherd, prospective buyers said it was not that race and Aksaray Malakli.

      I.e., for many years you were selling dogs Aksaray Malakli They are saying they were of the race Anatolian Shepherd.

    But this custom was reaching everyone's ear and things changed, they began to regulate breeding programs and hardened the requirements in the show ring, Since many breeders make claims.

    These claims began to be taken into account, especially since while retaining some resemblance there are obvious differences in head and big feet Aksaray Malakli and hanging lips.

    Physical characteristics Aksaray Malakli

    They are big dogs, bulky, at first glance seems to be lazy, but in reality they are very agile and fast. The male measured 75 - 95 cm de altura a la cruz y las hembras de 53 a 66 cm.. The weight should be proportional to the size and bone structure. In general, the weight varies from 20,5 a 31,75 kg. Males are usually larger and heavier than females bones. 65 - 85 cm.. The males they weigh in 70 - 120 kg and females of 50 - 80 kg.

    Its fur It has a double layer. Like all dogs of this geographic region, they need a fur enabling them to withstand the temperatures and extreme climates in the area. The colors supported are several: Brown and wheat, yellow.

    Character and skills

    unique dog, accustomed to think and act for himself, has strong character. He did not hesitate to attack if he sees part of his flock is in danger (among the herd be family, children, Propiedades…). It´s suspicious with strangers.

    According to bibliographic sources, and comments on forums, It is a very dog territorial . They can often be aggressive with other dogs, that may be the most ruthless legacy of the human. This breed of dog was used almost, exclusively, for dogfighting Perhaps that is the reason for his fame dog "aggressive”.

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    Alternative names:

      1. Central Anatolian shepherd, Aksaray Malaklısı, Turkish mastiff (English).
      2. Aksaray Malaklisi, mastife turco, Malakli (Portuguese).
      3. Mastiff d’Anatolie, Malaklı, Mastiff turc (French).
      4. Aksaray Malaklısı, Türk Mastifi (Türkischer Mastiff), Malaklı (German).
      5. Mastín turco, Aksaray Malaklısı, Pastor de Anatolia Central (Spanish).

    American Mastiff
    Estados Unidos Not recognized by the FCI

    Mastín Americano

    The American Mastiff He was raised to be a family dog, they attest to this character and temperament

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    History

    The American Mastiff "is a breed dog trotting kind that was developed over many years of selective breeding by Fredericka Wagner of"Flying W Farms” (Kennel dedicated to the race), in Piketon, Ohio, ago 20 or 25 years (the truth is that me I burned eyelashes looking for date exacta… and I have not given her).

    The objective was to develop a dog that had the size, temperament, the provision, and the appearance of the Mastiff breed, but with fewer health problems and did not lose as much saliva as other varieties of dog Mastiff, and that life expectancy was greater.

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