Blue Picardy Spaniel
Francia FCI 106 . Spaniel type

Blue Picardy Spaniel

Used for hunting, the Blue Picardy Spaniel is distinguished by its very pronounced style, its exceptional physical resistance and its ability to evolve on all types of terrain.

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History

As the name suggests, the Blue Picardy Spaniel is a native of Picardy, a region of northern France. It is the result of the crosses made at the end of the 20th century between the Picardo Spaniel (in a gray coat speckled with brown spots, that appeared around the year 1000 during the Crusades and are very ancient cousins ​​of the French Spaniel) and the English SetterBlue Belton” (with a black and white coat, of Spanish origin and imported to England in the Middle Ages).

More precisely, These crosses were possible thanks to the arrival at Mischief and at the mouth of the Sum of many English hunters who came to board their hunting dogs, after the drastic quarantines introduced in your country. The two races mixed at that time, the initial goal was probably to end up with a dog with a longer gait than the Blue Picardy Spaniel, but also faster and with a better sense of smell.

At the beginning, the Picardy Spaniel and the Blue Picardy Spaniel they considered the same race, despite their different coats. The club of l’Epagneul Bleu de Picardie It was founded in 1907, but it wasn't until 1938 which was finally officially recognized as a distinct breed by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI). Past year, The club of l’Epagneul Bleu de Picardie had merged with the Club l’Epagneul Picardie, founded for its part on 1921.

In 1980, The club of l’Epagneul de Pont-Audemer merged in turn, and the whole took the name of Club de l’Epagneul Picardie, du Bleu de Picardie and l’Epagneul Pont-Audemer. In 2015, the association changes its name and is renamed Club des Epagneuls de Picardie et de Pont-Audemer (CEPPA).

Several specimens were exported to Canada around 1987, and the Canadian Kennel Club in turn recognizes the breed in 1995. El American United Kennel Club (UKC) did the same the following year, at the same time as the Picardy Spaniel. On the other hand, the American Kennel Club (AKC), the other American reference organization, has not yet taken the step.

The Blue Picardy Spaniel, what is it called in english, It is also recognized by the American Association of Rare Breeds (ARBA), and this is not a coincidence: in fact, remains unknown in most of the world, and its acquisition is mainly in France, more particularly in his native region.

In France, in fact, has undergone a little more than 1.200 records LOF between 2010 and 2016, or some 180 by year. The trend is globally stable, probably supported by the good reputation it can boast as a hunting dog or as a pet.

Photo: Blue Picardy Spaniel at the World Dog Show in Poznan, Poland by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

A dog “braccoid type”, the Blue Picardy Spaniel is not very big. However, his robust and muscular body gives him an impression of power and vitality.

Its bluish coat is due to the presence of the English Setter between their ancestors. It is also speckled with gray and black, which gives very particular and breed specific reflections. Hair is flat on the body, with some wavy strands in the ears, the legs and under the tail.

The eyes of the Blue Picardy Spaniel they are big, dark brown and have a calm and benevolent expression. The rounded ears are relatively long and fall to the sides.

At last, its tail is long, flexible and fringed.

Character and skills

Used for hunting, the Blue Picardy Spaniel is distinguished by its very pronounced style, his exceptional physical resistance and his ability to evolve on all types of terrain. If required, he can even submerge himself in the icy water without hesitating to return the game to his master.

However, although hunting is in his genes and he is used to living in the countryside, can adapt to city life. However, they are sporting dogs that need to run and get plenty of exercise. Therefore, life in the city – especially if it is in an apartment – it may only be suitable for him if there is time for long outings in nature. In any case, It is not a recommended breed of dog for an elderly or sedentary person, as it must be able to allow him to use his overflowing energy and expend himself.

Balanced and smooth (as long as your activity need is satisfied), lover to please his master, it is also an excellent companion dog, greatly enjoying family life, of which he is a full member. In particular, It is a breed of dog adapted to children: nothing aggressive, his affection towards them is unlimited, and loves to share games and pampering with them, which he likes a lot.

It is perfectly possible that your dog lives with other dogs, since the Blue Picardy Spaniel It is a sociable and gentle dog by nature.

On the other hand, it is strongly discouraged to put it in the presence of small animals such as rabbits or birds: would inevitably identify them with the game that must be brought to their keeper, which can lead to slight misunderstandings.

As they don't bark much, do not have a strong sense of territory and therefore cannot be used as watchdogs.

Use

The Blue Picardy Spaniel it's mostly a hunting dog. It is particularly suitable for working on small game in forests and swamps, although he is still the specialist in woodcocks.

Used for hunting, they are excellent point-and-pick dogs with a very pronounced sense of smell and exceptional physical stamina, qualities that make them the true joy of their hunting owners.

It is also an ideal companion dog. It is easy to live with them and very sociable, easily acclimatizing to family life and quickly finding their place in it, either in the midst of adults only or in the presence of children, of whom quickly become the best and most loyal friends.

Health

There are no known genetic diseases peculiar to the Blue Picardy Spaniel However, like all “Spaniel”, are particularly prone to ear infections, which are very common in dogs with lop ears.

You also run the risk of injury during hunting parties, especially on the legs and pads. Therefore, it is advisable to get used to checking that you do not limp when you return from hunting or a long activity in the open air. This could be a sign of a sprain or fracture., or simply caused by spikes, that can be as hidden as it is painful.

At last, the Blue Picardy Spaniel you can fall victim to your greed and gain weight easily if you are not active enough. Therefore, it is necessary to scrupulously monitor your dog's weight and, above all, make sure you always have your daily dose of adrenaline.

Grooming

In general, brushing is recommended when Blue Picardy Spaniel weekly, as its semi-long coat can easily retain twigs and dead leaves.

In addition, and although it obviously depends on the activities that are carried out with him, it can be necessary, from time to time, wash their hair with a specific dog shampoo when it is really dirty.

In all cases, whether you return from hunting or go out to the field, you should carefully inspect your animal for thorns or a wound hidden by the hair.

Like any breed of dog with lop ears, floppy ears pose a higher risk of infection and other problems, therefore they must be cleaned at least once a week with a suitable veterinary product.

At last, due to its high level of activity, its claws should normally wear out in contact with the various floors it walks on. If that is not the case, should not hesitate (do) clipping your dog's claws once or twice a year.

Buy a “Blue Picardy Spaniel”

The price of a puppy Blue Picardy Spaniel is of some 600 EUR. There is no significant difference between the price of a male and a female.

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Type and recognitions:

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


FCI breed standard "Blue Picardy Spaniel"

FCIFCI - Blue Picardy Spaniel
Spaniel

Alternative names:

    1. Bleu Picard (English).
    2. Épagneul bleu de Picardie (French).
    3. Epagneul Bleu Picard (German).
    4. (em francês: epagneul bleu de Picardie) (Portuguese).
    5. Épagneul bleu de Picardie (Spanish).

Bourbonnais Pointing Dog
Francia FCI 179 . Braque Type

Bourbonnais Pointing Dog

The Bourbonnais Pointing Dog at birth it is frequently tailless, it is also called “Glue cutter”.

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History

The Bourbonnais Pointing Dog it was already known in 1598 like an expert quail hunting dog. The authors of the time described him as a pleasant companion for the hunter, rustic and healthy looking, born with a short tail, with a white fur, whole and finely speckled with light brown or fawn trout.

After the first world war, a group of dedicated breeders formed the first Club du Braque du Bourbonnais in 1925 with the goal of reviving the race and restoring its pre-war prominence. The first breed standard was published in the first club newsletter in 1930. Although the organization and these breeders made considerable progress, his efforts were again almost wiped out by World War II. In addition, strict adherence to a natural tailless dog and strict color requirements resulted in a dog based on appearance rather than performance.

The result of this selection in reverse leads to a total disaffection of the breeders. Of 1963 - 1973, there were no registrations in the L.O.F. (Book of French Origins) . In 1970, under the impulse of Michel Comte, a team of breeders set themselves the mission of ensuring the survival of the Bourbonnais Pointing Dog.

Today, French breeders strive to produce a Bourbonnais Pointing Dog that conforms to the breed standard, but of equal importance, the Bourbonnais Pointing Dog should now be proficient in the field as pointers, retrievers and trackers. Since the beginning of the 1970, the breeders of Bourbonnais Pointing Dog have substantially and rapidly improved the conformation of the breed and its performance in the field.

One second Club du Braque du Bourbonnais it was created in 1982 by Michel Comte, with the official recognition of the Central Canine Society (SCC), French affiliate of the FCI, in 1985. The goal of reviving the race had been achieved, the breed standard relaxed, spotting and docked tails were found acceptable and the breed's remarkable hunting instincts were restored. The new breed standard was fully recognized by the SCC and the FCI in 1991. The standard was translated and published on the FCI website at 1998.

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

Physical characteristics

The Bourbonnais Pointing Dog is a robust, compact and muscular mid-size braque. Gives an impression of robustness and strength. The female has a slimmer and more elegant silhouette. Some dogs are born without a tail (anurus) or with a naturally short tail (brachyura). Tail docking is practiced in countries where it is allowed.

The head is pear-shaped, namely, rounded in all directions, with rounded side walls, well developed parietals and zygomatic arches. The pear-shaped head is typical of the breed. The axes of the skull and muzzle are parallel or slightly divergent. Neither too light nor too heavy, the head is in proportion to the body. The eyes are large, rather rounded, hazelnut or dark amber, according to coat color. Medium-length drop ears are located at or just above the eye line.

The coat is fine, dense and short. It is finer on the head and ears, a little thicker and sometimes a little longer on the back. White spots are very invasive, finely speckled with brown (known as “wine lees” or “withered lilac”) the leonado (known as “peach blossom”) in all its variants. White and colored hairs can blend into a roan pattern. The ear generally wears the basic color more or less mottled. Color patches should be few in number and small in size: must not exceed the size of the palm of the hand on the body and must never encompass both eyes at the same time on the face.

Character and skills

The Bourbonnais Pointing Dog is described in the breed standard as gentle and affectionate, but also passionate and intelligent when hunting. Easily adapts to the most varied terrain and games. Naturally seeks high emanation and shows useful and accurate stopping ability.

The Bourbonnais Pointing Dog they are mostly a Pointing Dogs versatile.

Exercise and training

Options for exercise could include backyard playtime, preferably fenced, or be taken for walks several times a day. Exercise can also be done in the form of indoor activities, like the hideout, chase a ball rolling on the ground or learn new tricks. Certain outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking and retrieving balls or flying discs can provide a good outlet for expending energy. Training for dog sports such as agility, obedience and rallying can also be a great way to give your dog some exercise.

Health

The majority of the Bourbonnais Pointing Dog they are healthy dogs. Working with a responsible breeder, those who wish to own a Bourbonnais Pointing Dog they can get the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders use health exams and genetic testing of their breeders to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.

The Bourbonnais Pointing Dog requires relatively gentle handling. Has the ability to perceive the mood of the manipulator, seeking eye contact at all times.

Grooming

The Bourbonnais Pointing Dog has a fine, dense and short coat. It's a little thicker, and sometimes longer, in the back. On the head and ears, the hair is thinner and shorter.

Beyond periodic brushing, the occasional bath will keep your Bourbonnais Pointing Dog clean and looking its best. Grooming can be a wonderful bonding experience for you and your dog.. The breed's strong, fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or nail polish to prevent overgrowth, breakage and cracking. The ears should be checked regularly to avoid accumulation of wax and debris, which can result in infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.

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Images "Bourbonnais Pointing Dog"

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1 – Braque_du_bourbonnais at the World Dog Show in Poznań by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Braque_du_bourbonnais at the World Dog Show in Poznań by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Braque du Bourbonnais sur fond blanc by Desaix83, from the work of Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Braque du Bourbonnais – world dog show 2010 by mjk23, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – Braque du Bourbonnais – world dog show 2010 by mjk23, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
6 – Braque_du_bourbonnais by The original uploader was Michael Comte at French Wikipedia., CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

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FCI breed standard "Bourbonnais Pointing Dog"

FCIFCI - Bourbonnais Pointing Dog
Bracco

Alternative names:

    1. Bourbonnais Pointer, Braque du Bourbonnais (English).
    2. Braque du Bourbonnais (French).
    3. Braque du Bourbonnais (German).
    4. (em francês: Braque du Bourbonnais) (Portuguese).
    5. Braco de Borbón, Braco de Bourbonnais (Spanish).

Bavarian Mountain Hound
Germany FCI 217 . Leash (scent) Hounds

Bavarian Mountain Hound

The Bavarian Mountain Hound is very suspicious of strangers, I am calm and balanced with its owner.

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History

The Bavarian Mountain Hound it is a medium sized hunting dog. He is a highly developed specialist, but at the same time versatile in hunting. Tracking work is his specialty. Master searching and hunting and especially tracking. On the trail, keep track of an injured animal. Fast and infallible dog work is crucial to reduce the suffering of the prey.

The Bavarian Mountain Hound dates back to ancient dog breeds. These hounds are also called “Bracken”. For hunting, which was an important way of life for our ancestors for thousands of years, dogs with a particularly good sense of smell and an intelligent sense of detection were of great importance. Trace Dogs were also needed to hunt criminals.

For the Teutons a good Scent hound was worth more than a horse. This is attested by a legal text of more than 1000 years old, el Lex Baiuwariorum. A document of the year 1459 later attests to Bracken's donation to the Tegrinsee monastery (today Tegernsee) by a count Kaspar Törring. Already at that time the count systematically raised the Bracken according to a breeding book. The actual Bavarian Mountain Hound also descends from these Bracken.

In 1870 he also grew up Hanoverian Scenthound. This resulted in a modern and versatile helper for the ranger and hunter.. The dogs had to be distinguished by their high performance in hunting. At the same time, they had to cope with the harsh conditions of the mountains. Therefore, sharp stones were not allowed to bother them as much as storms, snow or high demands on your ability to climb. In 1883 took place the first official exhibition of the Bavarian Mountain Hound. In 1912 was founded the Klub für Bayerische Gebirgsschweißhunde, who has since been very successful in caring for these dogs.

After World War II, the genetic bottleneck was worked on by crossing into the Tyrolean hound. Although the breed is very rare, is spread throughout Germany. Their breeding is organized in a very responsible way. To avoid “elite or champion breeding” the number of offspring of a farm animal is limited to 18 - 20. On the other hand, at least one animal from each litter raised must be reintroduced into the breed if there are no signs of inherited diseases. In addition, breeding is only allowed with dogs that have passed performance tests anyway. The breeding of the Bavarian Mountain Hound is a model, a project, how to breed healthy and strong pedigree dogs, even with a numerically very small population. They are raised between 10 and 12 litters with 60 - 80 puppies per year. These go almost only to the professional hands of professional rangers and hunters.

Photo: Bavarian Mountain Hound (name: Zoran Spod Ruskiej Granicy) by Ralf Lotys (Definitely), CC BY 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The Bavarian Mountain Hound It is a strong dog, medium-sized, with a height at the withers of about 44 - 52 cm and a weight of 17 - 30 kg. Males, However, they are larger and heavier than females. For your size, has rather short legs. The standard describes its appearance in this way:

A medium sized dog, harmonious, light, very agile and muscular. The body is slightly longer than tall, slightly raised from behind; leans on legs not too high. The head is carried horizontally or somewhat erect, tail horizontal or slanted down.

The coat must be dense, smooth, moderately rough, low gloss. The standard requires the following colors:

Dark red, deer red, Red brown, yellowish red, also pale yellow (even sand color); reddish gray like the winter hair of the red deer, also brindle or dark flecked.
In the back, the basic color is generally more intense. Muzzle and ears dark.
The tail is almost always dotted dark. A small, clear spot is allowed on the chest (hound star).

The meaning is: The colors must camouflage the dog in its hunting work and not give it away, for example with large white marks.

Character and skills

The Bavarian Mountain Hound is a thoroughbred hunting dog with wide awake senses, but without nervousness. As long as you don't have a smell in your nose, impresses with a thoughtful nature, quiet and extremely gentle, that radiates pure slowdown for us humans. The official standard describes its nature as follows: “Calm and balanced; affectionate with his owner, reserved with strangers. What is required is a stable dog, self-confident, fearless and easy to handle, Neither timid nor aggressive”.

The Bavarian Mountain Hound it is a very capable working dog that performs its tasks conscientiously and with the utmost dedication. Has a strong search instinct and is a master of crawling. Exploring nature with him is, therefore, a very special experience and happiness. The Bavarian Mountain Hound, professionally managed, it is also a very good family dog ​​with a gentle nature.

Fitness

A Bavarian Mountain Hound it is not a companion dog for the city or for walks in nature, even if they are daily. Not a dog for the home, but a professional hunting dog who wants and needs the job. Otherwise, his attitude is completely undemanding. Therefore, ideally you would live in a house on the edge of the forest or in the country with a garden.

The Bavarian Mountain Hound wants and can go out in all climates. The standard provides information on the conditions of its maintenance:

“In keeping with your hunting purpose as a cloven-hoof tracking specialist, the Bavarian Mountain Hound must possess all the qualities required of it to be useful in difficult follow-up. Utility must be proven by appropriate performance tests”.

Education “Bavarian Mountain Hound”

The Bavarian Mountain Hound is a very friendly and eager to learn four legged friend, that makes it easier for its owner to train and work with him. Because you want and need this guide. But it is not a dog that awaits orders from its owner. Since dogs have been allowed to breed for many generations only if they have mastered many demanding performance tests, your level of training is extremely high. This is at the same time an obligation for the leadership of this dog. Because you need the hunting job, where it feels good. Its element is search work. Here he has taken it to absolute dominance, you also need to live. However, you should take this into account if you are playing with the idea of ​​sharing your life with a Bavarian Mountain Hound as not a hunter.

Care and health

The breed is very easy to care for. Brushing once in a while is enough.

Typical diseases of the breed:

Hereditary diseases are not known.

Nutrition / Food

The Bavarian Mountain Hound is undemanding in his diet.

Life expectancy

The Bavarian Mountain Hound has a life expectancy of about 12 years.

Buy a “Bavarian Mountain Hound”

If you are looking for a dog of this breed, you should contact a breeder affiliated with the Club Bávaro del Bavarian Mountain Hound well in advance of your planned purchase. As a rule, dogs are only handled by rangers or hunters. From time to time, However, it may happen that a dog is looking for another place. But then you should be able and willing to give him living conditions that can be a substitute for his species-appropriate way of life.. A puppy of this breed costs about 1500 EUR.

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Images "Bavarian Mountain Hound"

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1 – Bavarian Mountain Hound, female and male by Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – “Bavarian Mountain Hound” by Wikimedia
3 – A Bavarian Mountain Scenthound by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Bavarian Mountain Hound during show of dogs in Rybnik – Kamień, Poland by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – Kafka und Frodo beim ersten Outdoor Treffen und Grillen bei Audigast. Februar 2014. Kafka ist ein Magyar Vizsla und Frodo ein Bayerischer Gebirgsschweißhund by Andreas Kruger
6 – Bavarian Mountain Hound by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 2: Leash (scent) Hounds.
  • AKCGrupo FSS
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  • UKCScenthounds


FCI breed standard "Bavarian Mountain Hound"

FCIFCI - Bavarian Mountain Hound
tracker

Alternative names:

    1. Bavarian Mountain Scenthound (English).
    2. Chien de recherche au sang de la montagne bavaroise (French).
    3. Bayerischer Gebirgsschweisshund (German).
    4. (em alemão: Bayrischer gebirgsschweisshund) (Portuguese).
    5. Sabueso bávaro de montaña, Rastreador de Baviera (Spanish).

Bernese Hound
Suiza FCI 59 . Medium-sized Hounds

Bernese Hound

The Bernese Hound It is mainly used for hunting hare.

Content

History

The Swiss Hound has a very ancient origin. Its existence in Switzerland since Roman times is confirmed by a mosaic discovered in Avanches that represents hunting dogs whose characteristics coincide with the varieties of Swiss Hound. In the 15th century it was appreciated by Italian fans and in the 18th century by the French for its extraordinary ability to hunt hare.. Its original local breeding was surely influenced by French small game dogs brought to Switzerland by mercenaries.. In the year 1882 a standard was established for each of the five existing varieties of Swiss Hound. In 1909 These standards were revised, confirming the total disappearance of the Thurgau Hound. The 22 in January of 1933 established a uniform standard for the 4 Swiss Hound varieties. The original variety of Jura Hound type St. Hubert has disappeared today.

There are four varieties of Swiss Hound:

Photo: Bernese Hound during dogs show in Katowice, Poland by Lilly M, CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

In the Bernese Hound the coat is white with black spots or saddle, sometimes slightly mottled. Light to dark beige marks the upper part of the eyes, cheeks, the inner side of the ears and around the anus.

▷ Male weight: 15 - 20 kg
▷ Female weight: 15 - 20 kg
▷ The size of the male: 49 - 59 cm.
▷ Female size: 49 - 59 cm.

Character and skills

The Bernese Hound he is alive and passionate. Its sensitivity is valued as positively as its ease of use and its attachment to the dog handler. When you follow a clue, expansive and fluid movements are noticeable, as well as the good push of the hindquarters. You can feel strength, stamina and temperament, so her fine nose is closely tied to the track.

Acute smell is atypical for Bernese Hound, whose passion for hunting is so tireless that the dog handler must prevent the dog from overdoing it beforehand. Otherwise, the dog chases the prey until he catches it himself. Diligent search is desirable, but the dog, except when used in the pack, must always remain in the hand of your guide.

While the Bernese Hound he was used in his homeland mainly as a lone deer hunter, foxes and hares; Wild boar hunts with bloodhounds are also carried out in western Switzerland. In France and Italy they are more likely to continue to be used for herd hunting of hare, wild boar and deer.

In Switzerland, the Bernese Hound They are mainly used for patent and district hunting. In patent hunting, three to six hunters usually form a hunting party. They are distributed among the different posts and the dogs are tied simultaneously at a previously agreed time. This promotes the independent search of each dog and also the pursuit of hares or deer as a solitary hunter.. For the hunt to be successful, the hunter must know which path the game will take to be able to shoot it with a shotgun at a maximum distance of 30 m.
During a hunt in hunting ground there are large groups of up to 30 hunters. The hunt leader distributes the hunters in different positions, while a hunter goes on the hunt with all the dogs, and finally hold all the dogs at once. Here the leader of the hunt must know how the hunt flees and, therefore, distribute hunters' positions. While hunting in the hunting ground, the hare, the deer and sometimes also the fox are shot from a maximum distance of 30 m.

Off the hunt, the Bernese Hound he is a nice and quiet family member. with whom you are closely linked.

Characteristics "Bernese Hound"

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Type and recognitions:

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FCI breed standard "Bernese Hound"

FCIFCI - Bernese Hound
Hound

Varieties of “Swiss hounds”

The four varieties of Swiss Hounds have their own specific hunting characteristics:

– The Bernese Hound, with her beautiful throat (“the howler of the Jura”), demanding, mainly used for hares;
– The “Jura Hound“, an excellent recuperator
– The Lucerne Hound, reminiscent of Small Blue Gascony, he is an active and passionate dog that hunts deer very well;
– The “Schwyz Hound”, less widespread outside of Switzerland, is reserved for rabbits and hares.

Briquet Griffon Vendéen
Francia FCI 19 - Medium-sized Hounds

Briquet Griffon Vendéen

Long lasting, fast and robust, the Briquet Griffon Vendéen he is a passionate hunter with extraordinary instincts.

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History

The selection of Briquet Griffon Vendéen dates back to before WWI, and was made by the Count of Elva.

It is a harmonious and enhanced reduction of Grand Griffon Vendéen. It is a distinguished dog and quite robust in its construction. Several times decimated during wars, the Briquet Griffon Vendéen reappears at Fontenay-le-Comte in 1946.

Today, there are many excellent quality individuals. In 1995, a group of Briquets they won the french roe deer cup, and numerous dogs work on the foot of the boar.

It is the only breed that retains the name of “Briquet“, that means “medium size dog”.

Photo: This is a Briquet Griffon Vendéen. His name is Unno du Sentier D’Aimeron by Alephalpha, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics “Briquet Griffon Vendéen”

The Briquet Griffon Vendéen it is a common griffon of medium size. The head and body are collected. The head, quite light, shows parallel lines of skull and muzzle. The cranium, pretty short, is slightly domed with a well-marked stop. Eyes are dark brown. The flexible ones, narrow and thin ears are medium long and turned inward. The short tail is thick at birth and gradually tapers towards the tip. Carries like a saber blade.

The coat is well proportioned, hard and rough without ever being woolly. The most common coat is white and orange. Other coats are black and white, black and Brown, black and sand, tricolor, charcoal sand color with or without white.

SIZE:
Height to the cross: In males: of 50 - 55 cm., in females: of 48 - 53 cm..

Character and skills “Briquet Griffon Vendéen”

Long lasting, fast and robust, the Briquet Griffon Vendéen he is a passionate hunter with extraordinary instincts. They are stubborn, enterprising and capable of taking initiative. Therefore, the teacher must be obeyed.

Entrepreneurs and determined, they are also resistant and robust. However, he is not very patient and can be bitten.

It's a hound, used for hunting big game, the hare and the fox. Adapts to city life and makes a proper watchdog.

Characteristics "Briquet Griffon Vendéen"

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Images "Briquet Griffon Vendéen"

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1 – A Medium Griffon Vendéen. Colour: white by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Medium Vendéen Griffon, Griffon Vendéen lighter by Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Briquet Grifón Vendeano by https://pin.it/1GsizhZ
4 – Briquet Grifón Vendeano by http://www.adopt-a-griffon.eu/en/breeds/briquet-griffon-vendeen-2/

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Briquet Griffon Vendéen ?? Everything Dog Breeds ??
Briquet Griffon Vendeen

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FCI breed standard "Briquet Griffon Vendéen"

FCIFCI - Briquet Griffon Vendéen
Briquet

Alternative names:

    1. Medium Vendéen Griffon (English).
    2. Briquet griffon vendéen (French).
    3. Briquet griffon vendéen (German).
    4. Briquet griffon vendéen (Portuguese).
    5. Briquet griffon vendéen (Spanish).

Blue Gascony Griffon
Francia FCI 32 - Medium-sized Hounds

Blue Gascony Griffon

Originally bred for their tracking qualities, the Blue Gascony Griffon They are also affectionate companion dogs

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History

As its name implies, the roots of Blue Gascony Griffon are intimately linked to the former French region of Gascony, which includes the lands between Bordeaux, Toulouse and Pyrenees. Some writings from the 14th century tell of the existence of a blue-haired hunting dog that was effective in tracking wild boar and deer., which is probably his ancestor.

Although we know with some accuracy where the race originated, it is more difficult to trace your family tree accurately before the decade of 1920.

However, it is believed to be a cross between the Great Gascony Blue, which in turn is the product of several crosses of old hounds (including the Bloodhound), and a french griffon: or the Griffon Nivernais or the Grand Griffon Vendéen. It is not possible to establish precisely which of the two is, because the available descriptions are too imprecise, but at least it is acquired that it is a French griffon.

In 1920, a special normalization commission of the club Great Gascony Blue, of the Small Blue Gascony and of the Blue Gascony Griffon first established a standard for the latter, what allowed the Livre des Origines Français (LOF) officially differentiate him from his cousins. In fact, Until then it was considered a simple variety of the Great Gascony Blue. However, was not up 1963 which was officially recognized by the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale).

This did not prevent the gradual decline of the breed, in particular due to its geographic isolation and confidentiality. In fact, was close to extinction, so that in 1977 only 10 individuals of 3 different lines were listed in the LOF. However, the situation improved considerably in the following years, since the number exceeded 100 in 1981.

At the beginning of the decade of 1990, the breed even saw a major revival in popularity with hunting enthusiasts, both in France and abroad (dog exports to Italy, Switzerland, Mauritius, Canada, Netherlands…), which led to an increase in the number of births. Thus, the number of annual registrations of the LOF increased less than 80 prior to 1990 to more than 500 in 1994, and even more than 800 in 1996, before stabilizing between 700 and 800 in the following years.

This madness in France and abroad led to United Kennel Club, one of the leading organizations in the United States, to recognize the race in 1991. However, didn't actually make emulators: for example, neither him American Kennel Club (AKC), neither him Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), nor the prestigious British Kennel Club took the step.

Aware of the danger that this sudden interest could represent for the health of the few remaining specimens, with the risk, in particular, of health abuses caused by an intensive breeding program to meet a high demand, the Club of Small Blue Gascony, of the Gascon Saintongeois and Ariégeois, in charge of the improvement of the race and affiliated with the Société Centrale Canine (SCC), proposed to the Conservatory of Regional Biological Heritage the elaboration of a safeguarding and improvement plan. This approach (and the strict breeding practices that followed it) contributed to the preservation of the good health of the breed, without hindering its development. Therefore, in the first decade of the century, about 850 births were counted each year by the LOF. Since then, the figure has decreased slightly, but there is still an average of 600 - 700 by year.

Photo: French Blue Gascony Griffon: Griffon Bleu de Gascogne by Alephalpha, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics “Blue Gascony Griffon”

The Blue Gascony Griffon it is rustic and of solid construction. Very athletic, has a well-developed chest and a short, straight back that extends into a rather shaggy tail carried like a saber blade.

The head is ogival shaped, slightly vaulted, with a full forehead and a snout with a slight stop, sometimes slightly arched. The nose is black and wide. The eyes are oval, and its color varies between dark chestnut and brown. In addition, despite his wide eyebrows, his look is very expressive. Located just below the eye line, the ears are flexible, curly and not very pointed, and reach the tip of the nose.

The mark of this dog is its hard and rough coat, giving it a slightly shaggy look. The coat is completely black and white, giving it the slate blue glow that gave it its name. Your body may also have a few more or less extensive black spots. In the head, there are usually two black spots on each side of the skull, covering ears, wrapping the eyes and stopping at the cheeks. These spots are separated in the upper part of the skull by a white hole, in the middle of which there is usually a small oval black spot, typical of the breed. More or less bright brown marks also color the upper part of the eyebrow, cheeks, whisker pads, the inside of the ear, as well as the limbs and the lower part of the tail.

Last but not least, sexual dimorphism is only slightly pronounced in this breed: the female is generally only a few centimeters smaller than the male.

Size:

  • Males of 50 - 57 cm.
  • Females of 48 - 55 cm..
  • Weight: 18 - 20 kg

Character and skills “Blue Gascony Griffon”

Originally bred for their tracking qualities, the Blue Gascony Griffon They are also affectionate companion dogs that adapt well to family life, as long as the family is active. Loyal and very attached to their teachers, as shown through various displays of affection, accompany them in all their activities with great enthusiasm and energy, without the need for undue attention.

He is a dog that loves children, with whom he is very patient and gentle. Generally well returned, representing excellent playmates for him, also brimming with energy. It is much less suitable for the elderly, they will soon find it exhausting.

Used to living in a group, can be alone during the day, but you only prosper if you have company at all times. Adopting an extra dog can be a solution to help you cope with the absence of its owner.

People and animals who are strangers to the dog generally receive a reserved but not aggressive welcome. Take the time to observe them before deciding what attitude to adopt.

This relative distance does not make it a good guardian, especially because it is not very territorial. In fact, if he barks when he sees a newcomer, it is more to announce your presence than to prevent you from passing and dissuade you from moving on.

Living with other dogs in the house is perfectly possible and usually does not pose any particular problem. Even when you don't know them yet, the Blue Gascony Griffon he is very sociable with his companions, and is both curious and peaceful once introduced. They don't try to dominate other dogs, and they will only attack if they are repeatedly and aggressively confronted by them.

On the other hand, it is not a good idea to try to get him to live in a house that also has a cat or small pet (like a rodent or a bird). Being a hunter at heart, I'd tend to relentlessly chase him around the house, even if you receive a strict education on the subject.

True electric battery and always with the truffle glued to the ground, the Blue Gascony Griffon only really blooms in large spaces and garden houses. Although he likes to gasp for hours at his family's feet, not a city dweller, and is very likely to attract the ire of the neighborhood with his inopportune howls. By the way, can live perfectly well in an outdoor dog house, as long as you have enough to stimulate your intelligence and abilities – especially through play sessions with his teacher.

He particularly likes to snoop, sniff out clues and follow them to their source without being distracted by anything. This trait is very popular with hunting dogs., but it is more problematic for companion dogs, as it can lead them to run away or stubbornly go in one direction while walking. A high fence should be provided at home, and a strong strap should be used to keep its paws – if you are not paying attention – To walk. A connected GPS collar can also be a good investment to make sure you know when he's out for a walk at all times.

Besides hunting, this hardworking and hardy dog ​​has a taste for many other activities. Enjoy throwing games (to be played in moderation, as they reinforce their chasing instinct), object hunting games (that challenge your exceptional sense of smell), the long walks, the race, swimming or even canicross, in which it excels. Almost everything can be found thanks to your eyes, as long as it comes to exercising and / or pleasing your master.

In any case, if your significant need for exercise is not met, It is likely to attack objects and plants in the house to evacuate its excess energy, or even your stress.

Education “Blue Gascony Griffon”

The kindness of the Blue Gascony Griffon and his loyalty make him an obedient and diligent student. However, do not forget that he is an intelligent dog, which means it learns commands as fast as nonsense.

In addition, it is important to socialize him from an early age to limit his shyness and natural distrust of people and dogs he does not know. This is especially true if you are intended for hunting, since then it is more likely that you will meet other dogs that you do not know.

Having said that, they are quite docile companions, easy to train and educate: an ideal breed of dog for a novice master. However, be aware that obedience is achieved more through cooperation than coercion. Therefore, it is just as important to congratulate and / or reward him whenever an order has been well executed as it is to reprimand him with a firm voice when he does something stupid. By the way, being firm does not mean being aggressive: yelling or being aggressive will only make them run away, or it will even make them suspicious and stressed.

Hunting training can begin as soon as 6 months after learning the basic commands. Treasure hunting is recommended to help you develop your sense of smell and intelligence, while the presence of more experienced dogs can help you get used to the noise of guns and the company of strange dogs.

Health and care “Blue Gascony Griffon”

Sturdy and durable, the Blue Gascony Griffon it is made for outdoor living and can withstand both heat and cold.

The main health problems observed in this breed are related to outdoor life and, in particular, with hunting: fractures, wounds, bites, as well as diseases transmitted by parasites (piroplasmosis, leptospirosis, etc.).

You also have a predisposition to stomach inversion (stomach dilation-torsion syndrome).

In addition, the hanging shape of your ears poses a risk of increased ear infections.

Last but not least, your voracity makes you prone to obesity, especially if your activity level is still limited. This can facilitate the onset and aggravate the impact of various ailments and constitutes a true vicious cycle, since an overweight dog tends to be less active and therefore… fatter.

Go through a serious breeder of Blue Gascony Griffon allows you to put all the possibilities on your part to adopt a puppy in good health (and that remains so). The professional must be able to present a certificate issued by a veterinarian certifying that he is indeed healthy, as well as details of the vaccines administered to the animal, recorded in your health book (or vaccination book).

In addition, as with any dog, excessive activity should be avoided until you reach adulthood. In fact, the bones and joints of a growing puppy are particularly fragile, and problems at this level could have lifelong consequences (malformations, etc.).

At last, but the Blue Gascony Griffon is generally in good health, this does not mean that you should not wear it regularly (At least once a year) to the vet for a complete health check, that allows you to detect any problems as soon as possible. It is also the occasion to carry out your vaccination reminders, that are especially important to a dog like him, who usually spends a lot of time outdoors. Your antiparasitic treatments are at least as important; your landlord should make sure to renew them whenever necessary.

The price of a “Blue Gascony Griffon”

The price of a puppy Blue Gascony Griffon in France it is between 900 and 1400 EUR, depending on the prestige of the kennel, the lineage from which it comes and its intrinsic characteristics (more or less conformity to the breed standard, physical qualities, etc.).

Outside france, it is very difficult to find a breeder of Blue Gascony Griffon. The most likely option is then to import one from your country of origin. If required, transportation and administrative costs are added to the purchase price of the animal and, of course, it is advisable to know and respect the regulations regarding the importation of a dog from abroad.

Characteristics "Blue Gascony Griffon"

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Images "Blue Gascony Griffon"

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1 – A Blue Gascony Griffon female by Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Blue griffin from Gascony by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1331479
3 – Blue griffin from Gascony by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1089317
4 – Blue griffin from Gascony by http://www.adopt-a-griffon.eu/en/breeds/griffon-bleu-de-gascogne/

Videos "Blue Gascony Griffon"

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FCI breed standard "Blue Gascony Griffon"

FCIFCI - Blue Gascony Griffon
Griffon

Alternative names:

    1. Griffon Bleu de Gascogne (English).
    2. Griffon Bleu de Gascogne (French).
    3. Griffon bleu de Gascogne (German).
    4. Griffon bleu de Gascogne (Portuguese).
    5. Griffon Bleu de Gascogne (Spanish).

Black Norwegian Elkhound
Noruega FCI 268 - Nordic Hunting Dogs

Black Norwegian Elkhound

The Black Norwegian Elkhound joins closely with his people and is very loyal

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History

Among the three moose hunters of the North (Black Norwegian Elkhound, Gray Norwegian Elkhound and Jämthund), the Black Norwegian is probably the one receiving the least attention. But the agile and friendly hunter is an attractive breed to many dog ​​owners..

Its origins go back a long way along with those of the Gray Norwegian Elkhound: These self-confident four-legged Spitz-type friends belong to the time-honored breeds, because a similar dog look can be tried up to the stone age in Scandinavia.

The Black Norwegian Elkhound is a modern variant of Gray Norwegian Elkhound and has been officially recognized as an independent breed since 1877. An advantage of him Black Norwegian Elkhound during hunting is that it is clearly visible in the white snow. However, These clever four-legged friends have always been used as guard dogs or pack protection dogs.

Physical characteristics

Despite the similarity of name, the Black Norwegian Elkhound it's a separate breed, but closely related to the Gray Norwegian Elkhound. However, the Black Norwegian Elkhound it is much less common.

The Black Norwegian Elkhound it is optically a typical Spitz and has a compact, square build with erect ears. He wears his tail rolled up on his back like other dogs Moose hunter from adulthood. It is smaller and more agile than the Gray Norwegian Elkhound and weighs around 18 kg with a height of 47 cm to the cross. As the name already indicates, this dog's short coat is black, but white spots on legs and chest are allowed as per standard. Also the eyes are dark. The pelage is dense, very sticky and consists of a rough top coat with a soft bottom coat.

Character and skills

Multifaceted character

The Black Norwegian Elkhound he is very loyal to his people. This does not mean that this independent partner is subordinate. Abroad, these dogs are lively, curious and open to all common adventures. However, the busy Black Norwegian Elkhound they also enjoy cozy hugs on a quiet afternoon.

They are playful, brave and very smart. Like many Nordic dogs, are good “alarm systems”, but only limited good watchdogs: They indicate to strangers – loudly and persistently – but it may happen that they then run towards a potential intruder with a wagging tail. These proud four-legged friends don't always get along with other dogs of the same species. Proper conditioning and socialization is important

Educating the Black Norwegian Elkhound

Easily educated with knowledge

His intelligence and humanity contribute to the education of this Black Norwegian Elkhound don't present big obstacles.

Likes to work with “their” people and do what they say, as long as you also find it useful. Because you always have to take into account the small stubbornness of this independent hunter when training him. Be consistent and pay special attention to recoverability and bark control. Strength and toughness are absolutely out of place in the upbringing of this sensitive four-legged friend.

Usually reacts very quickly and strongly to harsh words and reproaches, so use them sparingly. The Black Norwegian Elkhound can be better motivated by the principle of positive reinforcement – clicker training can also be of great help here. A visit to the puppy school helps improve this companion's social streak, which is sometimes a bit belligerent compared to other dogs. It can also be very helpful to attend training classes at the dog school – it is better to choose a suitable dog school where you and your companion feel comfortable before the puppy arrives.

Health “Black Norwegian Elkhound”

In general, the breed is considered to be quite robust and, provided he is raised responsibly, is largely free of genetic diseases. Representatives of the breed can reach the 13 years old in good health. This energetic four-legged friend needs a species-appropriate diet, which should consist mainly of meat: Therefore, you must choose a food in which meat is the first element of the declaration and preferably cereals are not included. Your dog's energy needs depend on his constitution and how much he consumes through exercise, so keep an eye on your slim waist and adjust daily servings as needed.

Important: Just like us humans, small snacks move quickly to the hips too – plan your dog's snacks in the general ration. Healthy snacks include dry dog ​​chews or sugar-free dental care snacks and freeze-dried meat snacks. Water must always be freely available.

Care “Black Norwegian Elkhound”

The coat of the Black Norwegian Elkhound it is very important to the furry four legged friend, because it performs an outstanding protective function in the harsh Nordic climate and protects you from extensive autumn rains as well as freezing winds. Help your partner keep their hair always in a clean condition and brush it every few days to remove dead hair. You can also brush daily during the coat change, so your roommate loses less hair in the apartment. Coat dirt can be brushed off as soon as it has dried.

You should only bathe your roommate if it can't be helped, use a mild dog shampoo for this purpose. When brushing, routinely check the ears and clean them with a mild shampoo if necessary. Some dog owners have chosen to brush their roommates' teeth with a dog toothbrush and toothpaste.. It is a good way to prevent tartar and its secondary diseases until the dog is old enough. However, you should already accustom your puppy to the ritual. Also check the claws of older dogs from time to time – if they no longer wear enough, you need to shorten them accordingly with a pair of dog claw pliers.

Activities “Black Norwegian Elkhound”

Although his original task was to accompany the hunter when hunting moose and bears, but also smaller animals like foxes, the Black Norwegian Elkhound it is a versatile all-rounder: Loves outdoor exercise and is considered very persistent. This is why you can easily take your four-legged adult friend with you to training sessions. jogging.

Outdoor activities can be relaxed, especially if you have trained your Black Norwegian Elkhound so it doesn't run away with every rabbit. Apart from recovery exercises – that only very few moose hunters enjoy – the docile and energetic dog can get excited about many things: For example, can find great fun in agility sports and quest games. In addition, It is suitable for the work of rescue dogs. Some owners of moose hunters they also report on beautiful experiences with their partner, trained as a visiting dog, with whom they visit, for example, retirement homes or nursing homes and give the residents of those places an animal joy. Try together what you like, The chances are great!

Is a “Black Norwegian Elkhound?”

The Black Norwegian Elkhound suits athletes who like to be outside and keep their dog busy. If you can make this possible for your dog, it is also possible to keep it in an apartment, as long as the apartment offers enough space. Education can be mastered by beginners if they are willing to deal with the hunting characteristics of the breed and adjust education accordingly..

The Black Norwegian Elkhound it can be a wonderful companion for children. This original hunter can live normally with cats, sometimes even in a friendly way, if you have already gotten used to them as a puppy. Otherwise there could be problems, because the dog sees the cat as prey. Small animals like rabbits are not ideal companions, since they can always trigger prey drive.

A Black Norwegian Elkhound can also sleep outside, what can be a sensible alternative for these heat sensitive animals in summer. However, needs close family connections and does not like to be alone. Before the dog moves, clarify not only the one-time and permanent expenses you will have to pay, but also if you are willing to spend several hours a day actively with your new partner for years to come. You should also take care of your dog in case of illness or during the holidays – many destinations today also offer holidays with a dog.

Where can I find my desired “Black Norwegian Elkhound?”

It doesn't matter which of the two Norwegian Elkhound has won your heart: Outside Scandinavia, big game hunters from the far north are rarely seen. This is even more difficult with the black Norwegian than with the gray. Therefore, if you are interested in this animal rarity, please contact the Nordic dog breed clubs in your country. If required, they can contact breeders at home and abroad. However, you will usually have to take into account waiting times and long distances to travel to the desired puppy. In his native country, Norway, only a few are born 120 puppies every year.

As a result, becomes difficult or impossible if you look for a Black Norwegian Elkhound outside scandinavia, that is already grown. It is very unlikely that you will find a four-legged dog of this type in the animal shelters of your country; However, a visit there can be helpful if it's open to other breeds.

Characteristics "Black Norwegian Elkhound"

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

Puppy's “Black Norwegian Elkhound” by Eirik Newth / CC BY

“Black Norwegian Elkhound” running through the snow by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1602973

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:
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Federations:

  • FCI – Group 5 – Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.


FCI breed standard "Black Norwegian Elkhound"

FCIFCI - Black Norwegian Elkhound
Hunter

Alternative names:

    1. Norsk Elghund Svart, Norsk Elghund Black, Black Elkhound, Norwegian Moose Dog (black) (English).
    2. Chien d’élan norvégien noir (French).
    3. Norsk Elghund Sort (German).
    4. Norsk elghund sort (Portuguese).
    5. Elkhound noruego negro (Spanish).

Photos:

1 – Black Norwegian Elkhound About 1 years old by Rvenes / CC BY-SA

Brazilian terrier
Brasil FCI 341 - Large and medium-sized Terrier.

Brazilian Terrier

Due to his easy training and physical abilities, the Brazilian terrier in Brazil it is used as a circus dog.

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History

Although the Brazilian terrier was originally from Brazil, his ancestors did not come from South America, but mainly from Europe. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, many Brazilian youths studied at European universities, especially in England and France. It was not uncommon for them to come home married and their wives sometimes brought small terrier dogs with them. These were mixed with the native males and females, so a breed of dog developed, whose members looked different and literally strange.

But in a few generations the phenotype of the Brazilian terrier. It is believed to be the result of crossing Pinscher, Chihuahua and Jack Russel Terrier.

By the way, the Brazilian terrier became familiar with the different living conditions in Brazil: At first families with their dogs lived in the countryside before being attracted to the big urban centers, that gradually developed. The Brazilian terrier used to serve primarily as a rat hunter. In the meantime, However, its field of application has been expanded: they are excellent guard and family dogs.

Selective breeding of this breed of dog, highly appreciated in Brazil but almost unknown in Europe, started around 1970. The Brazilian terrier was provisionally recognized by the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) in 1995 and from 2007 is completely included as a breed in the catalog of the largest cynological organization in the world. Bears the standard number 341 and is in the group 3 (terriers), section 1 (Large and medium-sized terriers).

Physical characteristics

The Brazilian terrier is a dog's size medium, slim and harmonious construction. Its square body with rounded outer lines is firm but not too heavy. The weight of an adult animal is a maximum of eight to ten kilograms. This applies to both males and females, although the height at the withers is different in both: While reaching 35 - 40 centimeters in males, it's just 33 - 38 centimeters in females.

Interesting and unusual is that Brazilian terrier have different tail lengths from birth: From a rudimentary stump on a medium long tail to a full tail, you can find the most varied expressions. This characteristic characteristic of the breed gives the Brazilian terrier an individual appearance and does not detract from its charm, on the contrary.

The dog also owes its special charisma to the small folded ears, as well as the big round blue eyes, green, brown, Bluish gray or reddish brown with an open and lively look. The head seems very expressive. It has a triangular shape and is wide at the base. The face narrows noticeably from the widely spaced ears to the tip of the nose. Due to the relatively distinctive groove on the forehead, seems thoughtful.

The short coat, smooth, fine and tight dog feels very nice, a bit like the hair of a rat. No underwear. Especially soft areas are found on the head, the ears, the bottom of the neck and the inside of the front legs. As a rule, a Brazilian terrier it's tricolor. The basic color is always white. It is flanked by black marks, blue and / or brown red, they provide a distinctive pattern. Over and over you hear and read that the Brazilian terrier has strong similarities to Fox Terrier. This is undeniable, but there are visible differences: the Brazilian's muzzle is much shorter and the body contours appear more rounded, while the body of the Fox Terrier is more angular.

Character and skills

The character of Brazilian terrier can be described, justly, as little complicated. Their social behavior is once again much better than that of other types of terrier. For example, the stubbornness of Russel and I shake it off Fox Terrier are much less present in South America. He is very friendly with the people he meets and in relation to contact with their owners, one can use terms like “loving” and “Tender”. Also with other dogs the Brazilian terrier usually gets along smoothly.

Like your relatives in the terrier family, the Brazilian terrier it is extremely spirited, and therefore active and lively. You could also say: a real brazilian. As a result, need plenty of exercise. He loves to accompany runners and hikers and frolic with children., but is content with fun adventures in the park without complaining. But please, pay attention to the variety: The dog finds both pleasure in ball games and recovery. It moves freely and elegantly. Typical are the short and fast steps.

The Brazilian terrier is considered a smart dog – but of course this requires a certain amount of activity, not just outside, but also inside the house or the apartment. Its high level of attention and the fact that it is initially reserved towards strangers, his above average barking often qualifies him as a watchdog. It is also worth mentioning the dog's ability to empathize in almost any situation..

In short, It is an excellent dog for home and family or social, which can be easily trained with a successful mix of gentle and patient guidance. Canine sports enthusiast (agility, fly-ball). In addition, gets along very well with horses, making it an excellent companion for horse owners. Thanks to his pleasant character, the Brazilian terrier also suitable as a beginner dog for people who have had little or no experience of active dog ownership to date.

Considering its origin, the Brazilian terrier is naturally used to tropical temperatures. For this reason it is recommended to give up the breed if you live in very cold and rainy climates.

Care and health of the Brazilian Terrier

The maintenance of Brazilian terrier it's comparatively easy. This is mainly due to the short, smooth coat without undercoat. The dog hardly loses hair, so it is also suitable for allergy sufferers who have to do without the four-legged friends of other races for health reasons.

Talking about health:

Another positive aspect is that the Brazilian terrier they are particularly resistant to diseases and have a high life expectancy. On average, they live on 12 - 15 years. Only with respect to the ears is necessary caution: Dogs have what are known as slanted ears, which means that the ear canal is angled. This makes ventilation of the inner ear somewhat more difficult., which promotes the settlement of bacteria and fungi and significantly increases the probability of a dangerous ear infection. For this reason, the ears of the Brazilian terrier must be cleaned regularly and thoroughly. To do this, earlobes and special ear cleaners are used. These agents help loosen dirt and wax from the ear and, therefore, keep the quadruped healthy. Important: Never use cotton swabs. They would have a counterproductive effect.

Images "Brazilian terrier"

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1 – Brazilian terrier – Dog 2013 Helsinki 13-15/12/2013 by Tomasyna / CC BY-SA
2 – Juliana Lopes / CC BY by Brazilian Terrier, uploaded from Flickr
3 – Matt Hidalgo / CC BY-SA by Filomena and one more of their faces =) (Brazilian Terrier)
4 – Terrier brasileño by Sini Merikallio / CC BY-SA
5 – The 4 genetically possible colours of Terrier Brasileiro. From left to right: Tricolor black, tricolor brown, tricolor blue, tricolor isabela by TerrierBrasileiroDaPedraFilosofal / CC BY-SA
6 – Terrier brasileño by https://brit-petfood.com/en/breed-catalog/terriers/brazilian-terrier
7 – Terrier brasileño by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1188027

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:
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Federations:

  • FCI – Terriers. Section 1 Large and medium-sized terriers.
  • CBKC


FCI breed standard "Brazilian terrier"

FCIFCI - Brazilian terrier
Terrier

Alternative names:

    1. Fox Paulistinha (English).
    2. terrier brasileiro (French).
    3. Terrier Brasileiro (German).
    4. Fox paulistinha, Foquinho (Portuguese).
    5. Fox Paulistinha, Terrier Brasileiro (Spanish).