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 the 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, comúnmente conocidos comopointers” (the term “pointer” comes from the vocabulary of hunting and means “point”).

The Braque Francais is considered his ancestor, pero sus propios orígenes son inciertos. In any case, It has been proven that it was the origin of the development of different races of Braques desarrolladas en todas las regiones del país, some of which gained in popularity, as the French Pointing Dog - Gascogne type or the French Pointing Dog - Pyrenean type . In Cantal, la cría selectiva dio lugar al Auvergne Pointer.

Según algunos historiadores, the Auvergne Pointer is one of the oldest, with the exception of his own Braque Francais. However, contradictory assumptions have been made about it.

Según 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, según 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. Los soldados de allí desarrollaron un perro cerca del 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.

Aunque los orígenes del Auvergne Pointer remain relatively unclear, la mayoría de los especialistas coinciden en cualquier caso en que su desarrollo se remonta a principios del siglo XVIII.

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, el trabajo de cría que llevó a su desarrollo le dio un excelente estilo y una gran resistencia, 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, pueden reemplazar por sí solos a varios perros especializados en un área en particular. 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., así como en las décadas previas a la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

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: muchos de sus representantes fueron asesinados o abandonados cuando sus propietarios ya no tenían los recursos para ocuparse de ellos.

However, at the end of hostilities, an enthusiast, André de Tournay, managed to locate a little more than 20 ejemplares en diferentes partes del país. Ellos estuvieron en el origen de varias líneas de sangre y por lo tanto jugaron un papel esencial en la renovación de la raza.

The postwar rebirth of the breed by Mr.. de Tournay led to his recognition in 1955 by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), que coordina los organismos oficiales de más de cien países – among them the Société Royale Saint-Hubert (SRSH) belga, the Swiss Kennel Club (SCS) y the Société Centrale Canine (SCC) french. However, este último había tomado la iniciativa de reconocer el Braque de Auvernia ya en 1913.

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

In 1987, se publicó un primer artículo sobre esta raza de perro en la revista norteamericana Gun Dog Magazine. However, we don't know exactly when the first ones were imported Auvergne Pointer to the United States. In any case, probablemente se retrasaron y se limitaron en número. In 2016, se publicó un nuevo artículo en la misma revista sobre la investigación de los orígenes del establecimiento de este perro en el país, after fans surveyed Nelson Hooe, uno de los primeros propietarios comprobados en el país.

In any case, the recognition of Auvergne Pointer en América del Norte es todavía incompleto. Has been recognized by the United Kennel Club (UKC) from 2006, así como por el 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 en la Exposición Canina Mundial de 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 entradas por año en el Libro de Orígenes Franceses (LOF). Este número a veces alcanza un máximo de alrededor de 500 births per year, how was the case, for example, in the mid 70. On the other hand, nunca ha caído duraderamente por debajo de 250.

Although the Auvergne Pointer es relativamente popular en su país de origen, it has only been exported and distributed to some extent outside of France, incluso en los países fronterizos con Francia.

In Switzerland, for example, las estadísticas de la base de datos Amicus muestran que su población se limita a unos treinta individuos.

In Belgium, it is just as discreet, como lo demuestra la ausencia de cría en el suelo nacional.

The same observation can be made, for example, in Italy, donde las estadísticas del Ente Nazionale 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 también sigue siendo difícil de encontrar en esos países.

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 a 20 cm.. However, this practice, call “tail docking”, está prohibida en muchos países, 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, que domina las mandíbulas sólidas de igual longitud. What's more, the upper lip covers the lower.

Positioned slightly toward the back of the skull, las orejas son caídas, 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: el macho es ciertamente en promedio unos pocos centímetros más alto que la hembra, 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.

La desventaja de estar tan cerca de su familia es que no puede tolerar la soledad y necesita estar en compañía de los humanos tan a menudo como sea posible. If left alone for too long, can become a destructive or particularly loud reminder of your presence. No need to say, therefore, que no se adapta a las personas que están ausentes durante días enteros o más. El estrecho vínculo que tiene con sus maestros también lo hace muy sensible a las amonestaciones y se ve fácilmente afectado por los posibles castigos.

It is not only the humans in his family that he Auvergne Pointer inclines to appreciate. In effect, aunque a primera vista sea tímido con los extraños, 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, su instinto de caza está demasiado arraigado en él como para considerar la posibilidad de que cohabite pacíficamente con otra mascota más pequeña que él, like a bird, a rodent or even a cat: unless you were raised with him from a young age, hay muchas posibilidades de que un día u otro termine atacándolo. 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., y donde sería peligroso para él perseguirlos.

Esto es tanto más cierto cuanto que no le falta energía, 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, y nada le gustaría más que llevar a su mascota con él – provided that it is kept on a leash when necessary.

Otra excelente manera de permitirle gastar su energía es entrenarlo para uno o más deportes caninos. 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. Incluso una casa con un pequeño patio probablemente no sería suficiente para hacerle feliz: el ambiente ideal para él es claramente una casa con un gran jardín vallado, 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: tendría todas las posibilidades de socavar la confianza que normalmente otorga a su amado amo. 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, su naturaleza obediente y cooperativa hace que no sea difícil entrenarlo para la caza, 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. What's more, los asimila con mayor facilidad porque son los mismos de un día para otro y entre las diferentes personas de la casa: no se trata de que el caballero autorice hoy lo que la señora prohibió el día anterior.

What's more, teaching your dog to stay alone should be one of the priorities in the education of a Auvergne Pointer. In effect, como le gusta la compañía y es propenso a la ansiedad por la separación, 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.

Finally, 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 a 15 years is quite honorable given its size.

What's more, they are quite flexible in terms of weather, capaces de hacer frente tanto al calor del verano como al frío del invierno de los climas templados o mediterráneos. 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. Puede requerir cirugía en los casos más graves, although success is not guaranteed;
  • aortic stenosis, un defecto cardíaco potencialmente hereditario que se manifiesta por la reducción del flujo sanguíneo. Conduce a la insuficiencia cardíaca, that can manifest, for example, in a state of general weakness, y también aumenta el riesgo de ataque cardíaco. Not curable, pero los medicamentos pueden reducir los efectos de la insuficiencia cardíaca;
  • 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;
  • La dilatación-torsión del estómago, que afecta principalmente a las razas con un pecho grande y se produce cuando el estómago se pliega sobre sí mismo, bloqueando la evacuación de los gases e interrumpiendo la circulación sanguínea. It is fatal if a vet does not intervene quickly;
  • otitis, una infección de oído favorecida por la forma colgante de las orejas.
  • Dado que un cierto número de las condiciones a las que está predispuesta la raza son o pueden ser de origen hereditario, 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, un profesional digno de ese nombre se encarga de que se realicen sistemáticamente pruebas genéticas en su plantel de cría, 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, así como el historial sanitario del perro, que atestigüe las vacunas administradas y que sea útil para planificar las próximas que se lleven a cabo, así como los retiros. 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, debe evitar los esfuerzos físicos intensos o los ejercicios demasiado agotadores y prolongados. This reduces both the risk of short-term injuries and that of sequelae or deformation of the bones or joints., que son particularmente frágiles a lo largo de este período.

    Last, 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, y aún más cuando se haga mayor. This will help prevent or detect potential health problems as soon as possible., así como también brindará la oportunidad de reforzar las vacunas de su perro.

    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.

    Durante los períodos de muda, in spring and autumn, it is much more pronounced, so more frequent brushing is necessary. However, 2 or 3 veces a la semana debería ser suficiente. After brushing it, el abrigo puede ser pulido con un paño suave y limpio para hacerlo aún más brillante.

    It is neither necessary nor advisable to bathe your dog too often: 3 or 4 times a year is usually more than enough, unless, claro está, that has gotten very dirty. In any case, siempre se debe usar un champú destinado a los perros.

    Dangling ears require more attention, ya que su forma las hace propensas a las infecciones de oído. 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, y limpiarlos suavemente con un paño húmedo si hay suciedad.

    Looking at its claws, la actividad física regular que satisface su necesidad de niveles bastante altos de actividad le permitirá normalmente limarlas de forma natural. 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…

    For sale “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, es difícil encontrarlo fuera de su país de origen, France, incluso en los países limítrofes con este último.
    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. What's more, 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, el precio cobrado varía según el prestigio de la cría, the lineage the animal came from, pero también y sobre todo sus características intrínsecas, in particular its greater or lesser conformity with the norm. Este último punto también explica por qué a veces hay diferencias significativas dentro de la misma camada.

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    Images "Auvergne Pointer"

    Photos:

    1 – Braque d’Auvergne sur fond blanc by Desaix83, d'après le travail de Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    2 – Riga, Baltic Winner 2013, 9-10 Nov by Thomas, 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 en la Exposición Universal en Poznań by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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    Type and recognitions:

    • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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    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 (español).

    Ariège Pointer
    Francia FCI 177 . Braque Type

    Ariège Pointer

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

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    History

    The Ariège Pointer is a French dog breed 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 ancient 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.

    What's more, 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. (International Cynological Federation) 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, after having noticed that there was no more Ariège Pointer registered in the LOF (Libro de los Orígenes Franceses) 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 that makes it possible 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 the LOF, 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.

    Internationally, 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. His great characteristic is that the color of his nose is more often in harmony with that of his 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 placed above the eye line.

    Finally, 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, which 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, though still more at home 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, its innate hunting instinct could lead it 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 their 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 him long walks, all days, ideally in the middle of nature. What's more, 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 he is a robust dog with an iron constitution and no 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., since dog breeds with floppy ears are at higher risk of ear problems.

    For sale “Ariège Pointer”

    The price of a puppy Ariège Pointer in a hatchery is between 600 and 800 EUR. There is generally no price difference between a male and a female.

    Characteristics "Ariège Pointer"

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    Videos "Ariège Pointer"

    Braque de l’Ariège
    Braque de l’Ariège

    Type and recognitions:

    • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
    • 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. Ariège Pointer, Ariege Pointing Dog (English).
      2. Braque de l’Ariège, braque de Toulouse, braque du Midi (French).
      3. Ariège-Vorstehhund, Braque de l’Ariège (German).
      4. (em francês: Braque de l’Ariège) (Portuguese).
      5. Braco de Ariège (español).

    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. Perceives the mood of its owner.

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    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. Ese bache histórico se debe a que antaño la cría no estaba reglamentada.

    The Austrian Black and Tan Hound, desde sus orígenes, It was used for monitoring or tracking of injured animals, comúnmente, 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, la lleva caída pero ligeramente curvada.

    The coat of the Austrian Black and Tan Hound It is smooth, soft to the touch, dense, short (a few 2 cm 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. Su fino olfato le permite realizar búsquedas con plena seguridad (especially of hares).

    Character and skills

    Is alive, attentive, reservado con los extraños pero amistoso y no presenta ningún rasgo de timidez.

    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.

    Unos buenos paseos por el campo lo mantendrían alegre, 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:

    • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
    • 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 (español).

    Austrian Pinscher
    Austria FCI 64 . Pinscher and schnauzer type

    Austrian Pinscher 1

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

    Content

    History

    The Austrian Pinscher descends from old Austrian Landpinscher, que todavía estaba muy extendido en la segunda mitad del siglo XIX como un frugal y versátil perro de granja. In 1921 se inició un plan de cría pura. Against him Pinscher alemán, seems wider, more robust and more primitive. Emil Hauck se familiarizó con este tipo de perro durante sus viajes a principios del siglo XX y trabajó por el reconocimiento de la raza por el ÖKV y la FCI. The 16 in October of 1928, this breed was recognized as Austrian Shorthaired Pinscher por la ÖKV. In the year 2000 the breed name was changed to Austrian Pinscher.

    However, según la asociación de criadores, el número de perros disminuyó en la década de 1970 so much so that only one stud dog remained, Diocles of Angers. Starting from this, the breed was preserved using “Landpinschers”. The “Landpinschers” se siguen utilizando en la cría. The “Landpinschers” are dogs that correspond to the Austrian Pinscher in terms of phenotype and are relatively stable in terms of breeding, sin ser criados específicamente como perros de pedigrí en el sentido de la crianza moderna de perros.

    Physical characteristics

    It is a medium to small size dog. The eyes are large, with the dark iris. Las orejas tienen normalmente forma de «V», but there are also buttons, semieaídas o rectas. Los criadores intentan fijar en la medida de lo posible una oreja en forma de «V» que, otherwise, es ya la más común. The tail is implanted high, the dog the coiled cam, frequently on the back, and it's short and thick. Can also be shortened.

    • Fur: short, straight and with undercoat. Remember the smooth-haired fox terrier.
    • Color: the most frequent are wheat yellow, brown yellow, leonado, 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 a 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, no está difundido como perro de compañía, 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.

    Observations

    He has good hunting attitudes.

    Characteristics "Austrian Pinscher"

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    Images "Austrian Pinscher"

    Type and recognitions:

    • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
    • 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 standard of the breed "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 (español).

    Photos:

    1 – Pinczer_austriaco en el World Dog Show en Poznań by chained / CC BY-SA
    2 – Pinscher austriaco en la Exposición Mundial de Perros en 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 – Pinscher austriaco en la Exposición Mundial de Perros en Poznań by chained / CC BY-SA

    Alaskan Malamute
    Estados Unidos FCI 243 . Nordic Sledge Dogs

    The Alaskan Malamute he has a reputation for being stubborn and difficult to train among people who do not know him.

    Alaskan Malamute

    Content

    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 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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    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, un territorio comprendido entre dos grandes ríos: 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.

      Estos perros eran famosos por su belleza y por sus características de fuerza y resistencia, que hacían de ellos óptimos elementos para el tiro.

    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, los caribúes, for unexplained reasons, cambiaron sus habituales recorridos migratorios quitándoles así a las Malamute tribes an important source of livelihood.

    En estas condiciones las familias ya no podían permitirse mantener grupos de perros formados por más de dos o tres ejemplares: testimonies of the time talking about men, women and even children helped their dogs to pull the sledges. Así que la población comenzó a disminuir y la misma suerte corrieron sus perros.

    Su capacidad para soportar pesadas cargas se pone de manifiesto cuando es elegido para realizar expediciones al círculo polar, 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.

    Características físicas Malamute de Alaska

    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.

    El Malamute está de pie en posición vertical sobre sus patas y encarna el orgullo y la gran alegría del movimiento con su postura de cabeza erguida y ojos que irradian alerta, 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, hombros poderosos y todas las demás condiciones físicas que necesita para hacer su trabajo de manera eficiente. 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; que son blancos para camuflarse con la nieve y así poder atrapar sus presas.

    ¿Qué tamaño tiene un Malamute de Alaska?

    Malamutes have a height at the withers of 64 centímetros en los machos y 59 centímetros en las hembras. The weight is between 34 and 38 kg.

    ¿Cuanto puede vivir un Malamute de Alaska?

    His life expectancy is more than 12 years.

    Character and skills Alaskan Malamute

    Se trata de un perro de trineo con orígenes muy antiguos, 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, manteniéndole encerrado y carente de estímulos psíquicos, 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, pero sí puede ser un buen 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 instinto de manada y de jerarquía, which results in frequent attacks with other animals. What's more, los machos son muy territoriales y competitivos entre sí por lo que no es aconsejable alojarlos juntos. Females may be easier to train and better adapted to living in houses. Esta raza gusta de la compañía humana, 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 terco y difícil para adiestrar 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, tanto física como psicológicamente, 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, se encuentran entonces a veces en el refugio o se les ofrece como perro de compañía.

    Cuidado, health and diseases

    ¿Cuánto cuidado necesita un Malamute de Alaska?

    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.

    ¿Hay alguna enfermedad típica del Malamute de Alaska?

    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.

    ¿Qué comida es mejor para un Malamute de Alaska?

    The Alaskan Malamute is often a picky eater. The mushers tienen recetas secretas con golosinas para proveer a sus perros con suficiente energía antes de las carreras. Como a la mayoría de los perros, likes a meaty beef bone and fresh meat.

    Activities

    The Alaskan Malamute has to work. This usually means its use as a sled dog.. Una actitud como la de un perro de granja o de familia no sería apropiada para la especie.

    Considerations before purchase

    ¿Dónde se puede comprar un Malamute de Alaska?

    If you are interested in a Alaskan Malamute, the first thing to do is visit some sled dog races. Entonces deberías comprobar si quieres pasar al menos los próximos diez años una vida común, sporting and intensive with these dogs and also having the objective conditions for it. Entonces deberías obtener información de un criador local que esté afiliado a algún club de perros de trineo. If everything goes well, you will have a wonderful experience.

    Breeding and maintenance

    ¿Me conviene un malamute de Alaska?

    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 necesita el desafío ante el trineo física y mentalmente. Aquí hay varias posibilidades de reemplazo incluso sin nieve. 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, que son aceptadas por los perros con gran alegría y pleno compromiso. 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.

    También le permite experimentar una profunda unidad entre el hombre-perro y la naturaleza de una manera que de otra manera es difícilmente posible. 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 “jardíndebería ser un espacio ideal para esta raza.

    The MALAMUTE es una de las pocas razas de perro que se puede mantener como una manada en una perrera sin ningún problema. 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. El jardín, where the Malamutes, no debe ser considerado como un jardín ornamental, to put it in a nice way. The malamutes requieren que todo el estilo de vida esté en sintonía con esta asociación.

    The Alaskan Malamute can be well trained by an experienced dog owner. Uno debe aceptar el desafío, even love, de luchar mentalmente con estos perros primitivos y seguros de sí mismos. 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

    Vídeos del Malamute de Alaska

    Type and recognitions:

    • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
    • 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 (español).

    Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog
    Estados Unidos Not recognized by the FCI

    Despite its similarity, they should not be confused with the race American bulldog

    Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

    Content

    History Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

    Also Known As Otto Bulldog. It is a breed of dog of American origin, considered rare due to the few existing copies. Según la información disponible, They have been developed in the area Río Alapaha in the southern region Georgia. They are renowned for their great sense of obedience, their agility and your protective character.

    The race Alapaha blood Blue was developed by crossing Old English Bulldog white (known as, White English Bulldogs), a Catahoula Bulldog and a reduced number of copies of Colby Pit Bull Terrier. Los orígenes de la raza siguen siendo difusos, and this has caused much confusion…

    While at first glance it is a Bulldog type. It is a stronger dog and a well-developed musculature (característica destacable de la raza, compared to other varieties Bulldog).

    Despite its similarity, not to be confused with American bulldog. This similarity resulted in actions pre-register many Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog They were included in the ancestry of American bulldog.

    Videos "Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog"

    While Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Association It has declared that it was founded in 1979, the earliest evidence of the existence of this club record dates of 1989 in California. Esa discrepancia ha desencadenado múltiples discusiones.

    The race was in danger of extinction until a small group of Southern, in 1979, in an attempt to rescue the Bulldog de Old Tymey Plantation del Sur, He founded the ABBA (Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Association), giving the aforementioned name and dedicated to the preservation of this unique type of dog.

    Claims made by the Mrs. Lana Lane, nurturer and follower of the race, they dealt with the existence of records. However, existe poca evidencia para apoyar su reclamo porque en líneas familiares que se describen en el World Atlas of Dog Breeds as the founders of the breed.

    The current records of this breed They include the following organisms:

    The ACA (American Canine Association) que registró el primer campeón Bajo el título de Alapaha. ABBA (Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Association), CCR (National Kennel Club), (ABBBR) Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog registry, CKC (Continental Kennel Club), WWKC (World Wide Kennel Club), UWABC (Kingdom of work Alapaha Bulldog Club & Registration), UCA (United Canine Association), and IOEBA (International Olde English Bulldogge Association), among them there is great variation in the type and standard.

    Physical characteristics

    Las descripciones de su tamaño varían mucho según el organismo, pero intentando llegar a un consenso medio situaríamos a los machos en un weight ranging from 32 a 41 kg, and height the cross of 51 a 63 cm.. Las hembras –ligeramente más pequeñas, they weigh in 25 a 34 kg and measure of 45.7 a 55.9 cm in height to the cross.

    The ears and tail They are left natural, sin ningún recorte.

    The colors of the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog They are varied, preferably, You must have at least the 50% white body with spots. They can be, predominantly, solid color with white, or dry white. Patches or markings are generally color merle, striped, blue, black, chocolate, red, beige, or tricolor. Currently the most common are the tricolor mantle (both white, Merle, red, así como beige, Merle, chocolate).

    The eye color can vary from Brown to blue, and they usually see with one eye of each color copies or a finger eye colors.

    Its pelage is short, hard and bright by nature, which is why, los requisitos de cuidado del manto son mínimos.

    Character and skills

    The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog It described as a dog easy to train, obedient and responsible, with impressive capabilities as guardian Family and property. They have a strong instinct for protection and it's love at home.

    Puppy must be socialized and trained using humane methods, puesto que la crueldad podría estimular la agresividad del animal. Intelligent and quick learning, with assertive methods.

    The Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogand blue is very energetic and athletic. Even so, They can be adapted perfectly to life in an apartment if sufficiently exercised and daily. While within the home displays inactive, quiet, It will be more happy with - at least- a medium size yard.

    They were formerly used to work with livestock, especially in the capture of errant pigs. Por esa razón sus músculos son largos y poderosos, esa característica física nos recuerda que para que el perro tenga una salud óptima necesita ser ejercitado con regularidad. They often enjoy long walks, run and play.

    Life expectancy Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog se sitúa de 12 a 15 years.

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    Vídeos Bulldog Alapaha de sangre azul

    Type and recognitions:

    • Race is not recognized by the FCI
    • BBC = Backwoods Bulldog
    • ClubDRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

    Alternative names

      1. Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, Otto Bulldog (English).
      2. Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog (French).
      3. Buldogue Alapaha de sangue azul, Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog (Portuguese).
      4. Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog (German).
      5. Bulldog Alapaha de sangre azul, Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog (español).

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

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

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    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 his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    History “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.

    El 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 who crossed their path. 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, Moroccans have recently formed a club to protect the purity of the race, that has contributed in many roles in their society, as protector, Hunter, dog Police, y como animal doméstico. Although the Aidi has been used primarily as a working dog, for quite some time already, often used as a hunting dog.

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    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 a 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 vary 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”

    Es un animal doméstico (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 your family, the awesome Atlas Mountain Dog is loyal, well educated and affectionate. Outside this close circle of family 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”

    One 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 hot to bitter 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

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    Type and recognitions:

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


    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 (español).

    American Mastiff Panja
    Estados Unidos Not recognized by the FCI

    The race American Mastiff Panja, was initially bred to protect homes and properties.

    American Mastiff Panja

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    History

    The American Mastiff Panja It is a breed of dog developed in United States, raised initially to protect the homes and properties of the people.

    The term "panja”, by which it is usually known this race, proceeds of Panja Kennels, a hatchery situated in the city of Flint (Florida) who was one of the first to initiate selective breeding with the aim of turning it into a defined breed.

    Unfortunately, many American Mastiff Panja They were used by drug traffickers and people linked to crime in order to serve as guard dogs of their properties and that environment and the training techniques used (very hard) they have led to this race to develop an instinct of guard very exacerbated.

    Its origin is due to a cross between several races between them found dogs as the Pit Bull and Rottweiler.

    Since they have been recognized by the DRA (Dog Registry of America), people in general have started to look at these dogs with other eyes, and fortunately not already belong, exclusively, to the world of drug trafficking… they have been able to get away from their (forced) dark past. They are currently used as companion pets..

    Panja bandog, Rock bandog, drug dealer bandog, Detroit rock dog, American mastiff panja, Panja, rockweiler, pitweiler : all these names refer to the same type of bandog, product of miscegenation between American Pitbull Terrier and Rottweiler, that it arose in the city of Detroit ago 30 years.

    American Mastiff Panja

    Recognized by: BBC, DRA
    Group: Work

    Physical characteristics

    The American Mastiff Panja is a working dog with an athletic and muscular body. Broad chest and extremities well muscular, straight lines, for strong bones, with the slightly angled hocks. They have small eyes, almendrados expression alert and curious. They have a broad head and short ears.

    Like his compatriot the American Mastiff, the American Mastiff Panja differs from other Mastiff breed dogs in that its belfos not protrude, and they not drool-worthy.

    The layer of hair is short, flat and shiny, It can be of different colors. The tail is usually cut to 1/3 its natural length. The height to the cross goes of 55,88 cm to 66,04 cm.. Y, the weight of 36 kg to 45 kg. The life expectancy of these dogs is of 10 a 12 years.

    Character and skills

    The American Mastiff Panja It is a dog with a relaxed attitude and calm temperament. Son excellent pets and protectors of their family nucleus. In the United States most of the American Mastiff Panja they are great with young children. The natural instinct of the race is to protect, they believe that it is his duty to protect everything and everyone in your home.

    They are dogs intelligent and obedient, obedience training is recommended to prevent the onset of boredom and collation destructive behaviors, as chewing. It is a guard dog by nature, so it will always be ready to alert their owners of any suspicious activity. They are wayward, they have a dominant personality, but they are also very kind and loyal companions.

    The American Mastiff Panja is in general, a very healthy dog, he does not have any important health problems to highlight, but like other many breeds of dogs, It is possible that some copies are in one higher risk of developing Hip Dysplasia.

    The American Mastiff Panja you can live peacefully in a small house or apartment if you exercise it properly. They are calm and very homemade dogs with propensity to be lazy, so it is important that their owners motivate them and take them out for long walks. It adapts well to all climates and can tolerate varying weather conditions. It will be happier with a small courtyard where can lie in the Sun and do not forget that the daily walks are ideal for this athletic breed.

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    Alternative names:

      1. American Mastiff Panja (English).
      2. American Mastiff Panja (French).
      3. American Mastiff Panja (German).
      4. American Mastiff Panja (Portuguese).
      5. "Mastín Americano Panja" (español).