Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer
Hungría FCI 239 . Braque Type

Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer

The Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer they are very close to their family and are affectionate and playful with their family.

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History

Appeared somewhere between the steppes of Russia and the Carpathians, the Hungarian Pointer (commonly known as Vizsla, What does it mean “pointer” in Hungarian) has an ancient history, probably thousands of years. He already accompanied the Magyar tribes before they settled in the Carpathian basin, where is present-day Hungary, in the 9th century.

The first references to this dog date back to the 13th century, and more precisely to the story of one of the scribes of King Adelbert III (1235-1270) that recounts the migrations of the Hungarian people, in which the use of a yellowish dog named Vizsla for hunting. It was also depicted in the 14th century in the illustrations of the chronicles written by the Carmelites. Numerous 16th century Hungarian documents also evoke his role as a faithful companion of kings and aristocracy..

While there is no doubt that the Vizsla current is the result of numerous crossbreeds between hunting dogs over the centuries, these were always carried out in order to preserve the original characteristics, as evidenced by the brown nose which is different from most of the others pointers.

Historically, the Vizsla has always had a short coat. However, early twentieth century, in the Decade of 1930, two breeders came up with the idea of ​​a Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer to the breeders club of the country. His goal was to create a dog with all the qualities of the Vizsla, but with a coat that would protect it more effectively from snow and icy water, as well as scratches and scrapes when hunting in the woods.

Although it was debated, the proposal was accepted under certain conditions, including maintaining the same coat color. Jozsef Vasa, breeder of the Hungarian Pointer, y Laszlo Gresznarik, breeder of the German Shorthaired Pointer, crossed two female Vizsla named Csibi and Zsuzsi with a male of German Shorthaired Pointer called Astor von Potat. Two generations later, Selle Day was the first Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer that was shown at a dog show.

It seems that during World War II, when the population was in decline, crosses were also made with other breeds such as the Setter Irish or the Griffon. However, there is no record of this miscegenation in the records kept by Hungarian organizations.

The breed was recognized in 1963 by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), nine years after the Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer. The first specimens were exported to North America in the decade of 1970. More quickly adopted in Canada, to the point of gaining official recognition from the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) in 1977.

In the United States, was not up 2006 and 2014 respectively than the United Kennel Club (UKC) and the American Kennel Club (AKC) they did the same, while they had already recognized the Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer in 1960 (AKC) and 1984 (UKC). Its growing presence in Europe also allowed it to be recognized by the British Kennel Club. (KC) in 1991.

Photo: Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer; MVD belongs to the sample dogs of the group 7 of the FCI with proof of work by Broneder, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer it is a medium-sized dog that differs from its short-haired cousin by its slightly squarer appearance on average, but also and above all because of the length and texture of its coat.

Its slightly rectangular body is dry and well developed, no superfluous roundness. He leans on legs of solid bones, well structured and with prominent muscles. The legs are oval in shape and end in brown claws.

The tail is wide at the base and tapers to the tip. For years, as a precaution for hunting parties, the queue was shortened by about a quarter. This practice of cutting the tail of dogs (tail docking) is currently prohibited in many territories, including France, Switzerland, Belgium and Quebec.

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Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer

The head of the Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer it is quite wide, with a slightly domed skull at a moderate stop. Ears are back, going down along the cheeks and are slightly shorter than those of the Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer. The eyes are oval, medium-sized, and brown according to the coat. The muzzle is quite short and ends in a broad brown nose as well, but darker in color than fur.

It is the latter that clearly distinguishes him from his cousin. Both have a dense, waterproof underlayer, but the top layer of the Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer is longer (2 - 3 cm.) and it has a completely different texture. They are made of wire hair, hard, dense and very dense. These features give it excellent protection against harsh outdoor conditions.. At face level, hair is slightly shorter, except on the eyebrows and especially the beard. This is not very long (2-3cm.), but it is very pronounced and noticeable.

Like his short haired counterpart, the fur of the Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer it's golden wheat, and the spikes may be darker in the shade. Shades of red, brown or light yellow are accepted, but they are not wanted. A small white spot on the chest is possible, as long as it does not exceed 5 cm..

At last, sexual dimorphism is well marked in this breed, the male being significantly larger and more massive than the female.

Character and skills

The character of Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer is comparable to the Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer, but with the addition of a wet beard when stroked.

They are very close to their family and are affectionate and playful with their own. However, generally feels closer to a particular person among them, whom he considers as his human reference, and it doesn't stop making you feel clearly.

In any case, he is much less open with humans who are not part of his home. This does not mean that he is aggressive or distrustful towards them., but rather indifferent.

However, if you perceive a threat to your family or territory, whether it comes from an unknown human or another animal, he is very protective, not hesitating to scold or even interfere.

Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer
Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer

He behaves in exactly the same way with children. Like this, is close to the little ones of the family, but he prefers to avoid others. You have to be careful when the first one plays with friends, as you may misinterpret some of the second's actions as aggression, and then react inappropriately. Like any other dog of any breed, should not be left alone with a young child without adult supervision.

The Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer gets along well with his peers, whether they are those you meet on your walks or those who share your home when necessary. Their relationships with other animals are much more complicated, as they soon fall victim to their strong hunting instinct. The domestic cat is usually protected, especially if you have grown up with him since he was young, but a rodent or a bird cannot say the same if he lives next to him in the house or is on a walk. An unknown cat is also likely to be relentlessly chased.

Used for centuries to succeed on long hunting trips, the Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer still an active dog today. You need to be able to exercise for at least an hour each day to feel comfortable, and he is even happier if he can spend whole days walking in the woods. Therefore, its level of activity implies that it is not suitable for an elderly or very sedentary person.

Hunting is still his favorite activity, and the one that best allows you to express all your qualities. In all other respects, canine research sports (tracking, cavemen…) they are a perfect outlet, to solicit your extraordinary sense of smell.

Obedience and agility are also disciplines that will do you good. More simply, it is also a great companion for cyclists, runners, hikers, nature lovers, mushroom pickers… This is all the more true since it is robust and capable of evolving on all types of terrain., from dense forests to rocky mountains, passing through snowy plains or swamps.

In the city, it is strongly recommended to keep him on a leash to avoid accidents if he runs after a passing cat or small animal. However, once in the desert, it is much more appropriate to let it run free. Of course, learning withdrawal orders is an essential prerequisite, for obvious security reasons. A GPS dog collar is nevertheless a good investment to help locate you if the deer you are chasing has led you into unfamiliar terrain..

In addition, as it does very well in the aquatic environment. Without being particularly fond, he likes to swim once in a while, especially if the place where you live offers this possibility.

Used to hunting quite independently and, Therefore, make decisions for yourself, the Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer has acquired a certain intelligence coupled with a strong character. A beginning teacher is probably overwhelmed.

If you are independent in your way of acting, does not mean that he likes to be alone. You can wait patiently at home when your family is at work during the day, but should be able to be as much as possible with the rest of the time. In addition, it is likely to hurt if left alone for a whole weekend because it cannot bear the stress caused by the absence of its masters. In addition, just because I'm physically fit to sleep in the garden, even when it's a little cool, does not mean that this is recommended. In fact, to be well in the head, do not keep him away from his family: it's more of an indoor dog, who prefers to watch television at night with his family than to admire the stars alone outside.

This is all the more true as he is surprisingly calm when his exercise needs are met., to the point of being able to live in an apartment, provided it is large enough to accommodate it in good condition. Discreet and well educated, they are not the type to bark at the top of their lungs or howl when dying, and are not usually noticed by the neighbors. In fact, they rarely bark (generally when they perceive a threat), but then they don't stop making themselves heard, since his voice rises a lot.

However, the ideal environment for him is a house with a garden (perfectly fenced) in the countryside. A walk in the city during the same time does not have the same flavor as an outing for a dog accustomed to nature and the great outdoors.

Education

Like all dogs, the Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer benefits greatly from socialization that begins in their first few weeks and continues through the months that follow. Usually goes smoothly, since then he is particularly open and curious, quickly getting used to the different environments and situations you encounter. It´s, because, the ideal time to get used to the people you will meet regularly in your life (friends, neighbors, veterinary…), but also to take him to all kinds of places and allow him to meet various humans and similar creatures.

Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer
Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer

The education of Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer can give a slightly timid caregiver a hard time, that he would not know how to be respected by his dog. Strong of character and independent, will soon prevail if left alone. However, perfectly suited to beginners, as long as they know how to assert their authority. For this, it is important to establish clear and consistent rules without delay, so much over time (what is prohibited one day is also prohibited the next day) as between the different members of the family (it is not about one person authorizing what another person prohibits), to establish impeccable discipline and ensure that he respects his master's authority. Once you understand that you cannot decide for yourself, accepts the situation and is not the one to monitor the slightest defect and constantly question the established order – If and when, of course, their masters continue to know how to impose themselves when necessary.

On the other hand, educate a Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer it's much simpler, fast and effective with methods based on positive reinforcement. Compliments and caresses are a good source of motivation to make her want to learn, and sweets are also valuable allies to motivate him to do what is asked of him. On the other hand, traditional training techniques are doomed to failure, as they are likely to totally destabilize it, making him fearful and insecure.

Last but not least, withdrawal orders are high on the list of things to teach your dog as a priority. In fact, so that you can let him play freely during field trips, which is particularly beneficial for him, must be perfectly assimilated.

Health

The Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer they are generally robust, with a life expectancy of around 12-14 years, what is in line with the average for dogs of his size.

Their short coat protects them from both heat and cold, allowing them to live in a wide variety of climates. However, not adapted to extremes, and can't sleep outside when freezing, for example, or run in the sun in the middle of a summer heat wave.

No dog is immune to disease, and the Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer is no exception. In this case, to which it is most exposed are ..:

  • The Hip Dysplasia, a joint problem often favored by a hereditary predisposition, causing pain and difficulty in movement, as well as osteoarthritis with age;
  • Elbow dysplasia, a malformation of the joint, which is also possibly related to a predisposition inherited from parents, and that also causes pain and lameness;
  • Epilepsy, a nervous system disease of often hereditary origin, responsible for more or less frequent and intense seizures. The disease cannot be cured by itself, but your symptoms can be relieved with the help of medication;
  • Addison's disease, a hormonal deficiency that is usually inherited from the parents and manifests itself in various ways: weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, weightloss… The most severe form of the disease is usually fatal, while the chronic form can be kept under control with lifelong treatment;
  • Hemophilia type A, an inherited disorder that prevents blood from clotting properly, and that affects men more than women. May manifest in heavy bleeding, bruising or blood in the urine;
  • Hyperuricosia, a disease also inherited from the parents. Corresponds to an excess of uric acid, leading to the formation of crystals in the urine, which in turn can cause bleeding and kidney failure;
  • Allergies, that can be caused by factors as different as food, the environment or parasites. Allergies can be caused by factors as different as food, the environment or parasites, and most of the time they manifest as itching and redness of the skin;
  • Ear infections, as in most lop-eared dog breeds.

The Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer it is also particularly susceptible to various diseases of the eyes:

  • Progressive retinal atrophy, a degeneration of eye tissue that causes irreparable loss of sight, first at night and then also during the day;
  • Entropion, a defect in the position of the eyelid that can be inherited and causes irritation of the eyeball. The problem can be treated with surgery;
  • Ectropión, an eyelid curl problem also inherited from parents, which also causes eye irritation. Also in this case, an operation remedies the problem;
  • Glaucoma, often hereditary, which is a painful increase in the pressure inside the eye. This leads to blindness if it is not operated as soon as possible.

In addition, people who are used to hunt are particularly exposed to the risk of injuries that this activity implies.

Since many of the diseases to which the breed is predisposed are or may be hereditary, the adoption of a strict breeder of Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer maximizes the probability of getting a healthy animal, and one that stays that way. In fact, a professional breeder not only ensures that puppies are well socialized from their first weeks of life, but also that they do not inherit a hereditary defect from their parents. To achieve this goal, causes various genetic tests to be systematically performed on the breeding stock in question, and excludes all those who may present a risk. You can also have the resulting puppies examined to confirm the absence of a hereditary condition.. In any case, must be able to present the results of the tests performed, plus a certificate of good health from a veterinarian and the puppy's health or vaccination record, that includes all vaccines that have been administered.

In addition, from the moment he arrives home until the end of his life, it is essential to allow your dog to be regularly examined by a veterinarian for a complete health check. This is necessary at least once a year, and more often as you get older, as it allows early detection of a potential problem and action accordingly. These visits are also an opportunity to have immunizations increased when needed.. At the same time, It is also necessary to ensure that antiparasitic treatments of the “child” are renewed throughout the year, so you are never unprotected at this level.

Grooming

Keep warm Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer it's quite simple, weekly brushing is enough to keep it clean and healthy. However, she lets go of her undercoat twice a year, in spring and autumn, and daily brushing is recommended to help remove dead hairs.

Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer
Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer

An occasional bath is also necessary, but the frequency of the bath largely depends on the lifestyle of your dog. For example, it is not useless to bathe several times a month an individual who is used for hunting or who often travels through muddy trails in the forest and sleeps inside the house. On the other hand, two or three a year may be perfectly enough for someone else who walks mostly on rocky trails in the mountains and whose place to sleep is in the garage. In any case, a mild shampoo designed specifically for dogs should always be used, as it can damage their fur or skin.

In addition, special attention should be paid to their ears, as their drooping shape means they are potential nests for infection (ear infections, etc.) as soon as dirt or moisture accumulates on them. Therefore, it is important to check and clean them weekly. At the same time, it is important to get used to drying them after a long time in a humid environment, and even more so after swimming in a swamp, lake or stream…

The weekly maintenance session is also an opportunity to examine and, if required, quickly clean the area around the eyes with a damp cloth, again to avoid infections that would be triggered by a deposit of dirt.

As in any dog, oral hygiene is also important. Therefore, the Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer you should brush your teeth at least once a week, using a toothpaste intended for canine use. This will reduce the deposit of dental plaque., that can cause bad breath, cavities and other diseases by turning into tartar.

In addition, despite what her fairly active lifestyle might have us believe, this dog needs to have its claws trimmed by hand fairly regularly. This is because they are particularly strong and difficult to wear.. On average, must be trimmed every 2 or 3 weeks, but if they are not cut every 2 or 3 weeks, it is enough to stretch your ear when walking on hard ground: if then you hear a kind of click with each step, it is because they have become too long and it is time to cut them. Otherwise, not only could it be difficult for him to walk, but you could also be injured if they broke.

Last but not least, it is recommended to examine it (fur, ears, pads…) after every hunting session or a long stay in the wild, to detect possible cuts or scratches, parasites, thorns…

As in all races, learn how to care for a Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer from a professional (hairdresser or vet) it is the best way to take care of it without risk of damaging or injuring it. It is advisable to accustom him to these different manipulations from a very young age, so that they become a moment of shared pleasure, and not in a task that I try to avoid.

Utilization and training

From the first references to its subject dating from the 13th century, the Hungarian Pointer was introduced as a hunting dog, more precisely like a pointing dog. Already at that time, as well as in later centuries, including current, his mission was to find the game and point the hunter in the direction of it. Versatile, is capable of hunting in all terrains (forests, plains, mountains…) and is not afraid of cold or water. Therefore, used to remove various game pieces, either nude or feathered, usually working alone or possibly with a partner, but rarely in a group.

Even today, hunting is the main mission of the Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer, and its qualities are recognized in particular by hunters in Central Europe and Great Britain, where it is present in large numbers.

The qualities it mobilizes for hunting (style, obedience, independence…) they also allow you to shine in various canine sports disciplines, either in the crawl, obedience or agility.

The Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer it is also increasingly present in homes as a simple companion dog. Their attachment and energy can be very beneficial to their owners' morale., and the most athletic find in him a companion of choice for their long excursions in nature. In any case, your need for exercise is quite high, which makes it unsuitable for a very sedentary person, for example.

His protective side also makes him a good watchdog, that spares no effort to put intruders to flight, although not as imposing as other races.

Buy a “Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer”

The price of a puppy Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer is generally between 600 and 800 EUR, without any significant price difference between males and females.

Whatever the location, and as for all races, the amount requested depends on the more or less prestigious ancestry from which the animal comes, as well as the reputation of the offspring from which it comes. Its intrinsic characteristics are, However, the main factor to take into account, which explains that prices within the same litter can vary enormously; individuals closest to the standard and with the best character traits are necessarily more expensive than others.

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Type and recognitions:

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Federations:

  • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.1: Braque Type
  • AKC – Group 1 (Sports)
  • CKC – Group 1 (Sports)
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  • NZKCGun Dog Group
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FCI breed standard "Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer"

FCIFCI - Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer
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Alternative names:

    1. Wirehaired Vizsla, Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla, Drótszőrű magyar vizsla (English).
    2. (en hongrois : drótszőrű magyar vizsla), Vizsla à Poil Dur (French).
    3. (ungarisch Drótszőrű magyar vizsla), Drahthaar Vizsla (German).
    4. (em húngaro: drótszőrű magyar vizsla) (Portuguese).
    5. Vizsla húngaro de capa alambrada (Spanish).

Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer
Hungría FCI 57 . Braque Type

Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer

The Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer They are very affectionate dogs and very attached to their family.

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History

The long history of Hungarian Pointer (often called Vizsla, as in your country of origin) is inseparable from that of the Magyar tribes. In effect, the latter were already accompanied by their ancestors when their migrations through the Russian steppes and the Carpathians ended in the 9th century and they settled in the Carpathian basin, region corresponding to modern Hungary.

Writings dating to the period of King Adelbert III (1235-1270) they already refer to a “yellowish dog named Vizsla“, used by the Hungarian people for hunting. Illustrations that appear in a 14th century Carmelite book, as well as a gothic engraving from the 15th century, are considered the first representations of this dog. In the 16th century, it had become common among the Hungarian aristocracy and nobility, who used it both for hunting and for companion dogs.

Numerous crosses between hunting dogs took place since the 16th century and gave the Vizsla your current appearance. There is no clear information on the different breeds used, but several sources, including the reference book The Hungarian Vizsla, written by Gay Gottlieb and published in 1985, they mention Setter, German Shorthaired Pointer, Serbian hound, English Foxhound, English Greyhound, Sloughi and Romanian dog breeds. In any case, the goal was always to keep an aspect close to their ancestors, as evidenced by his yellow color and brown nose. The latter distinguishes it from most other breeds of pointers., who have a black nose.

In 1924 a breeding club was formed in Hungary and the first individuals were registered at that time. In the Decade of 1930 the development of Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer made fear that the characteristics of the race would be lost, but a rigorous breeding program under the aegis of the breed club made it possible to separate the breeds and prevent their characteristics from being diluted through inappropriate crossings..

Like many other races, the Vizsla suffered severely during World War II, but he quickly regained his health. Already in 1954 was recognized by the International Cynological Federation (FCI), which oversees the national organizations of a hundred countries, including France, Belgium and Switzerland.

It was also in the decade of 1950 when a first specimen was imported into the United States, despite the cold war context. This led to the recognition of the breed by the American Kennel Club (AKC) already in 1960.

The world's leading dog associations followed suit, like the British Kennel Club (KC) in 1971 and the American United Kennel Club (UKC) in 1984. El Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), as well as a great majority of national organizations around the world also recognize it.

Popularity

Known all over the world, the Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer enjoys some popularity in general. However, There are, of course, important differences between countries.

In hungary, their country of origin, It's very common. With a total of more than 8.000 individuals registered in the “Magyar Ebtenyészt?k Országos Egyesületeinek Szövetsége“, the reference body of the country, it is even by far the most widespread indigenous breed. Its representatives are three times more numerous than those of the “Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer“.

In France, made significant progress in the last decades of the 20th century. The number of births recorded each year in the French Book of Origins (LOF) in the early decade of 1970 increased from about 40 to more than double at the end of the decade. Exceeded 150 at the end of the Decade of 1980, and then entered the new millennium with more than 200 births per year. The number has been practically stable since then, fluctuando between 200 and 300 annual records, with sometimes significant variations from one year to another. These figures are still relatively modest: to the Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer struggles to make a name for himself among the most popular hunting dog breeds, although it is much more popular than its wire-haired counterpart. The “Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer” does not usually have more than 50 births per year.

They are also quite discreet in Switzerland, since the statistics from the Amicus database show that they are not among the 50 largest dog breeds in the country.

The situation is very different in Britain, where is an important and growing success. Has grown from around 1.000 annual registrations at the Kennel Club in the mid-1990s 2000 - 1.500 early in the decade 2010. This digit, already estimated, then doubled over the decade, to the point of approaching 3000 births per year.

It is also a great success in the United States, occupying the position 30 (almost 200) in the most popular breeds according to annual AKC registration statistics. His wire-haired counterpart is far behind, finishing near the bottom of the rankings at around 160th place.

It is also successful in some countries far from its homeland, like Argentina, where there is more than 4.000 specimens.

In any case, el ngo> Hungarian Shorthair Pointer is generally much better established than its descendant the “Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer“. Perhaps the only exception is the Czech Republic, where there are some 5.000 of each race.

Physical characteristics

The Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer it is a medium sized hunting dog. He looks a lot like his descendant the Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer, but with a shorter coat and a slightly less voluminous silhouette.

His body is almost square, slightly longer than tall, with lean, well-defined muscles that leave no room for superfluous curves. The legs are made of solid bones, well muscled and ending in slightly oval legs with brown nails.

The tail, set a little low and descending to the hock, is wide at the base and then gradually tapers towards the tip. Using this dog for hunting means that it has long been shortened by a quarter of its length to reduce the risk of injury. This practice of cutting off a dog's tail (tail docking) is still practiced in some countries, but is currently banned in an increasing number of territories, including France, Belgium, Switzerland and Quebec.

The head has a broad skull, moderately domed with a moderate stop. The ears, located on the back, they are quite long (about three-quarters of the length of the head) and hang along the cheeks. The eyes are oval and brown in color, as dark as possible. The snout, pretty short, is truncated (not pointed in any way) and ends in a big brown nose, darker than fur.

The top layer is, of course, short, as the breed name suggests, but also very close and rough to the touch. However, is finer and silkier on the face and ears, a little lighter on the belly and a little longer under the tail. It's important pointing that, unlike in the Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer, the Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer does not have undercoat.

Whether it is short haired or wire haired, the Vizsla should have a uniform golden wheat color throughout the body except the ears, which are darker in color. Red tones are not desired, brown or discolored. A white mark on the chest or throat is acceptable, but should not exceed 5 cm..

At last, sexual dimorphism is well marked in the Vizsla, the male being significantly larger and larger than the female.

Varieties:

The Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer appeared in the decade of 1930 as a result of a cross between two females of Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer and a male of German Shorthaired Pointer. Although they are very close, They are considered two separate breeds by international and national canine organizations that recognize them, and not two varieties of the same breed.

Aside from her longer hair and signature goatee, the Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer are very similar, if they are not identical, to their ancestors.

However, specialists have found that on average they are slightly larger and heavier than their short-haired counterparts. This difference is also reflected in the rules of the American Kennel Club, that describes the Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer as an average of 1 cm smaller than its descendant. On the other hand, the norm of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) -which is used by the national canine organizations of reference in France, Belgium and Switzerland- does not mention that difference.

Therefore, if there are some more or less subtle differences in terms of appearance, the same cannot be said in terms of character: in this field, the Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer hardly differs from his alter ego the Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer.

Character and skills

The temperament of Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer does not differ according to the length of the coat. The Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer has the same character traits.

They are very affectionate dogs and very attached to their family. However, they always feel closer to a particular member of the household, who then becomes his favorite human, and they don't try to hide their prejudice.

In any case, is much less sociable with people who are not part of the home: he is not aggressive with them, rather, he prefers to ignore them and act as if they are not there… at least as long as they don't represent a danger to him. In fact, his closeness to his family makes him protective of both his family and his territory. Reprimands in a deterrent way when a threat approaches, and does not hesitate to intervene if necessary.

With the kids, his attitude is similar: he is close and tender with those who live with him, for whom it is an excellent playmate, but ignore his friends who come to the house, or those you meet in the park. Even worse, if you mistakenly perceive certain games with the little one of the family as an aggression on their part, your protective instincts can lead you to react violently, mostly because he's always on the prowl. In any case, know it or not, you should never be left alone with a small child, without adult supervision. This is true for any dog, regardless of race.

The Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer he is very sociable with his companions, whether they live under the same roof or with strangers you meet on a walk. Having him share your home with another dog is a good way to avoid boredom if his handlers are regularly absent..

The same cannot be said for a cohabitation with a small animal, that would quickly turn sour. If you have been used to being around the domestic cat from an early age, he has every chance of being considered a full member of your family, and therefore to be left alone. On the other hand, A bird, rodent or reptile is likely to awaken the hunting instinct that has accompanied it for generations. A small animal unknown to him and who would have the bad idea of ​​passing by during his pilgrimages would also have every chance of suffering a sad fate. For the same reason, it is advisable to keep it on a leash in places where the probability of such encounters is quite high.

Bred for centuries to hunt in the wild, the Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer they are active dogs that must be able to spend at least an hour a day to feel comfortable in their paws. But their resistance allows them to go much further, if given the opportunity. Daily walks are the best part of the day for him, and long weekend outings that allow you to spend several hours in the desert are probably the highlight of your week. If there is a lake or a river on the way, feel free to make a stop there: without being particularly fond of either, loves water and is a good swimmer. Hunting is undoubtedly the activity that most allows you to mobilize your independent spirit and your remarkable sense of smell. It´s, with much, his favorite, but you can also excel in dog sports that also allow these qualities to be expressed, like crawl or cavity. He is also perfectly capable of learning other disciplines, so much so that it is not uncommon to see representatives of the breed on the podiums of obedience or agility competitions.

Even more, its physical qualities and stamina also make it a great companion for those who want to run with their dog, ride a bike with him and take him for a ride. On the other hand, given your significant need for exercise, not recommended at all for elderly or overly sedentary people.

In any case, best kept on a leash in urban or residential areas to avoid drama if small animals pass by, on the other hand, remove it in the wild, so you can run free and vent. This assumes that the withdrawal orders are perfectly acquired, but even when this is the case, it is difficult to fully trust your propensity to return without delay as soon as you are asked to do so. Therefore, it is advisable to equip your dog with a GPS dog collar, so you can easily find it if you venture a little too far, especially since he might not be able to find his way back.

As long as you are able to exercise enough each day, the Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer it is perfectly suitable for apartment living, If and when, of course, is the right size for your build. Having said that, the ideal for him is still a house with a garden. It goes without saying that the garden must be perfectly closed, to prevent any attempt to chase an animal. In addition, although he greatly appreciates being able to go outside at any time to stretch his legs, this dog is not cut out for spending most of his time outdoors: although he can sleep outside, appreciates the comfort of home and the proximity of his family.

However, They are not the type of dog that will follow your wishes with finger and eye. Centuries of hunting with a high degree of autonomy have made it quite independent, which can be problematic if you are faced with an inexperienced owner or one who is not able to be firm enough to command respect for your dog.

Having said that, this independence of mind does not mean that you appreciate being left home alone for long periods of time. You can tolerate your family being normally absent during the day as long as they pay attention to you at night, but risks destructive behavior if left alone for a whole weekend.

Last but not least, the Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer has a powerful voice, but rarely heard. Usually, barks only when threatened, or feel that something really important should be reported.

Education

The training of a Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer can be problematic for a caregiver who does not know how to command respect and authority. With his independent character and his intelligence above the average, this dog can quickly turn things around and take control if given the opportunity.

Clear rules that are established at the beginning and that are consistent over time and among family members help establish discipline that is easy to understand and respect.. Establishing and enforcing these rules is crucial to having a dog that knows what is expected of him and follows it.. However, should not be done in one way; in particular, traditional training techniques should not be used, as they can traumatize the dog and cause blockages. On the other hand, educational methods based on positive reinforcement give much better results.

At the end, the training of Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer generally does not present any difficulties, not even for a beginning caregiver, as long as the hierarchy is well established. This is all the more true since he is not one of those who question it systematically afterwards.

Therefore, learning how to call back should be a priority, so that it can be allowed to run freely when the environment is suitable (forest, etc.), instead of having to keep it on a leash at all times. Having said that, it is difficult to expect complete reliability in this matter, given the strength of his hunting instinct.

Like any other race, the Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer you should start socializing as soon as you get to your new home. This is generally done without problems, his curious and open nature helps him to quickly get acquainted with different people, animals and situations you may encounter, either occasionally or more regularly. This period should be used to get to know people (friends, neighbors, veterinary, etc.) and the human beings you will meet more or less frequently in your life. It is also the right time to get him used to meeting all kinds of unfamiliar humans and dogs., so you know how to behave in all circumstances.

Health

The Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer they are generally robust, with a life expectancy of around 12-14 years, what is in line with the average for dogs of his size.

Their short coat protects them from both heat and cold, allowing them to live in a wide variety of climates. However, not adapted to extremes, and can't sleep outside when freezing, for example, or run in the sun in the middle of a summer heat wave.

No dog is immune to disease, and the Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer is no exception. In this case, to which it is most exposed are ..:

  • The Hip Dysplasia, a joint problem often favored by a hereditary predisposition, causing pain and difficulty in movement, as well as osteoarthritis with age;
  • Elbow dysplasia, a malformation of the joint, which is also possibly related to a predisposition inherited from parents, and that also causes pain and lameness;
  • Epilepsy, a nervous system disease of often hereditary origin, responsible for more or less frequent and intense seizures. The disease cannot be cured by itself, but your symptoms can be relieved with the help of medication;
  • Addison's disease, a hormonal deficiency that is usually inherited from the parents and manifests itself in various ways: weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, weightloss… The most severe form of the disease is usually fatal, while the chronic form can be kept under control with lifelong treatment;
  • Hemophilia type A, an inherited disorder that prevents blood from clotting properly, and that affects men more than women. May manifest in heavy bleeding, bruising or blood in the urine;
  • Hyperuricosia, a disease also inherited from the parents. Corresponds to an excess of uric acid, leading to the formation of crystals in the urine, which in turn can cause bleeding and kidney failure;
  • Allergies, that can be caused by factors as different as food, the environment or parasites. Allergies can be caused by factors as different as food, the environment or parasites, and most of the time they manifest as itching and redness of the skin;
  • Ear infections, as in most lop-eared dog breeds.

The Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer it is also particularly susceptible to various diseases of the eyes:

  • Progressive retinal atrophy, a degeneration of eye tissue that causes irreparable loss of sight, first at night and then also during the day;
  • Entropion, a defect in the position of the eyelid that can be inherited and causes irritation of the eyeball. The problem can be treated with surgery;
  • Ectropión, an eyelid curl problem also inherited from parents, which also causes eye irritation. Also in this case, an operation remedies the problem;
  • Glaucoma, often hereditary, which is a painful increase in the pressure inside the eye. This leads to blindness if it is not operated as soon as possible.

In addition, people who are used to hunt are particularly exposed to the risk of injuries that this activity implies.

Since many of the diseases to which the breed is predisposed are or may be hereditary, the adoption of a strict breeder of Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer maximizes the probability of getting a healthy animal, and one that stays that way. In fact, a professional breeder not only ensures that puppies are well socialized from their first weeks of life, but also that they do not inherit a hereditary defect from their parents. To achieve this goal, causes various genetic tests to be systematically performed on the breeding stock in question, and excludes all those who may present a risk. You can also have the resulting puppies examined to confirm the absence of a hereditary condition.. In any case, must be able to present the results of the tests performed, plus a certificate of good health from a veterinarian and the puppy's health or vaccination record, that includes all vaccines that have been administered.

In addition, from the moment he arrives home until the end of his life, it is essential to allow your dog to be regularly examined by a veterinarian for a complete health check. This is necessary at least once a year, and more often as you get older, as it allows early detection of a potential problem and action accordingly. These visits are also an opportunity to have immunizations increased when needed.. At the same time, It is also necessary to ensure that antiparasitic treatments of the “child” are renewed throughout the year, so you are never unprotected at this level.

Grooming

The Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer it is an easy dog ​​to keep, especially when it comes to fur. A quick weekly brushing is enough to keep the coat clean and healthy. However, the frequency should be increased during the two seasonal moulting periods, in spring and autumn. To help remove dead hairs, daily brushing is recommended.

It is also necessary to bathe from time to time, although the frequency required depends largely on the lifestyle of the animal. If your dog often lives in the woods for long hours and gets very dirty, bathing every month can be helpful. On the other hand, if you spend most of your time in parks and have little exposure to the elements, bathe him 2 or 3 times a year is potentially sufficient. In all cases, it is imperative to always use a shampoo designed specifically for dogs, since the pH of your skin differs from that of humans.

Your ears are the part of your body that requires the most vigilance, since its fallen shape facilitates the accumulation of dirt and humidity, and therefore the development of infections (ear infections, etc.). Therefore, must be checked and cleaned every week, as well as dried every time you have bathed in a lake or river or returned from a long period of time in a humid environment.

The weekly maintenance session of the Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer should also include an exam and, if necessary, cleaning the eyes, to prevent dirt from building up and causing infection.

In addition, like all the other dogs, the Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer is not immune to tartar and its accompanying problems: bad breath, oral diseases… Brushing the teeth with a toothpaste for canine use is necessary at least once a week, but even more frequent brushing is recommended, even daily.

The claws of the Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer they are particularly hard and therefore do not wear out much, even though he is very active. Therefore, they need to be trimmed every month or so to prevent them from getting in your way or even hurting you. In any case, as soon as you hear them rubbing on the ground when you walk, it's time to take care of them.

At last, another good habit to adopt is to check their fur, ears and pads after every long walk in nature, to detect any cuts or scratches, parasites, thorns…

Take care of a Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer not particularly complex, but knowing how to do it well allows you to be more efficient and at the same time minimize the risks of hurting your pet, or even hurt her. Therefore, it may be a good idea to learn them the first time from a professional groomer or vet. In any case, it is advisable not to wait to accustom your pet to these different manipulations, so that you accept them without hesitation throughout your life.

Food

The Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer fits very well with commercially available industrial dog food. Both the choice of products and the definition of the given daily ration must be determined by age, the health status and activity level of the animal.

The latter may vary from one period to another, particularly in the case of individuals used for hunting. Servings must be adjusted accordingly, to ensure that the animal always provides all the energy it needs. However, this applies both up and down: for example, for a hunting dog, it is essential to return to normal portions once the hunting season is over, otherwise, overweight individuals may become overweight.

Obesity is not common in the Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer, but no dog is immune, especially if you've been spayed or neutered. A good habit is to weigh it every month. If the weight gain is confirmed or even accentuated by the following measures, it is necessary to visit the vet. In effect, only the vet can reliably determine the cause (it may not be related to your diet or activity level, but it may be caused, for example, due to illness or reaction to drug treatment), and propose a solution based on it.

In addition, it is better to divide your daily ration into at least two meals: this makes digestion easier and reduces your propensity to claim, since then he knows he will be fed again later in the day.

It is also important to avoid giving your pet food intended for humans randomly, although it is very imploring when its owners are at the table, for example. In effect, unless you are sure that this is so, it is likely not meeting your nutritional needs and, therefore, cause more harm than good, especially, of course, if it contains dangerous foods for the canine population.

Last but not least, like any of their races, the Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer must be able to quench their thirst at will and have permanent access to fresh water.

Use

Historically, the main function of Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer it was hunting. Can be used as pointers, runners or recuperators and are capable of working on all types of terrain, without hesitation to get into the water if necessary. In addition, can attack both animals and game birds, acting alone or in tandem. However, it's unusual to find her performing in a pack. In any case, its hunting qualities continue to seduce and be used around the world today.

They also allow you to shine in certain canine sports disciplines, starting with the crawl, obedience or agility.

His popularity can also be explained by his attachment and energy, that make it a wonderful companion dog for a sporty family. A caretaker adept at hiking, on horseback riding or mountain biking you will find in him a tireless companion always ready for new adventures. On the other hand, its need for activity makes it much less suitable for the most sedentary or elderly.

Last but not least, the Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer it is also an effective watchdog, whose very protective instinct compensates for a less impressive size than that of some of its races also capable of fulfilling this role.

Buy a “Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer”

The price of a puppy Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer is an average of 900 EUR, for both males and females. However, some exceptional individuals fetch much higher prices – until 2.000 euros for those with exceptional characteristics and pedigree.

In any country, and as in all dog breeds, the price charged depends largely on the more or less prestigious ancestry of the animal, as well as the reputation of the kennel that offers it. However, its intrinsic characteristics are still the main determinant of the price of a puppy of Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer. Individuals with the best character traits and physical characteristics closest to the standard are the most sought after, which explains why there can sometimes be significant differences within the same litter.

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:
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  • Section : . .

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.1: Braque Type
  • AKC – Group 1 (Sports)
  • CKC – Group 1 (Sports)
  • ​KCGun Dog
  • NZKCGun Dog Group
  • UKCGun Dog Group


FCI breed standard "Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer"

FCIFCI - Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer
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Alternative names:

    1. Vizsla, Vizslak (English).
    2. Vizsla, (en hongrois rövidszőrű magyar vizsla) (French).
    3. Vizsla, Magyar Vizsla Kurzhaar, (ungarisch Rövidszőrű magyar vizsla) (German).
    4. Vizsla, (em húngaro: Rövidszörü magyar vizsla) (Portuguese).
    5. Vizsla, Braco húngaro (Spanish).

Hanoverian Scenthound
Germany FCI 213 . Leash (scent) Hounds

Hanoverian Scenthound

The Hanoverian Scenthound He is a dog with a very good sense of smell, specialized in locating injured prey.

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History

The Hanoverian Scenthound it is a medium sized hunting dog.

He is a highly developed specialist, but at the same time versatile in hunting. Tracking is the supreme discipline of a hunting dog, that the Hanoverian Scenthound dominates like no other. In the crawl, keep track of injured animals on a hunt. A fast and infallible work of the dog is decisive to reduce the suffering of the injured animal. This task is old, but no less relevant today.

The Hanoverian Scenthound dates back to archaic dog breeds. Bloodhounds 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 elementary importance. The scent dogs were also indispensable to hunt criminals. Before the introduction of firearms, hunters had to stalk the game much closer. This is what guide dogs were for. From them emerged the hounds of today. This type of dog is probably over 10.000 years. For the Teutons a good “trail dog” was worth more than a horse. This is attested by a legal text of more than 1000 years old, el Lex Baiuwariorum. In the baroque era, wealthy princes ran the so-called hunting courts. This was a kind of college for hunting with a practical orientation. One of the first was the “Hanover hound”. Here these hounds were systematically bred and trained from 1657.

Breeding according to current standards started in Erfurt in 1894 with the founding of the Hirschmann club, that is still very successful with this breed today. Their breeding has been extremely responsibly organized since time immemorial. Therefore, vital and healthy dogs with great temperament and excellent performance can be reliably bred even today.

The Hanoverian Scenthound is a hunting dog, but also a good family dog ​​and companion in everyday life. It has to be. His controller has to be ready to act with him at any time, for example, if there has been a traffic accident and it is necessary to find an injured deer or wild boar. You don't have to be a hunter or a ranger to get a puppy from a Hirschmann club breeder, but you do have to be a member of this club and take a training course for trainers of the Hanoverian Scenthound. Between 40 and 60 puppies are bred every year under the umbrella of the German Canine Federation – VDH.

Photo: Hanover Hound by TobiasHR, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The Hanoverian Scenthound it is a strong dog of medium size. By the size of her body, tends to have short legs, as this is advantageous when you must do your nose job close to the ground. Males are larger and heavier than females. Males must have a height at the withers of 50 - 55 centimeters with a weight of 30 - 40 kg. Bitches must have a height at the withers of 48 - 53 centimeters and a weight of 25 - 35 kg. The official standard describes their appearance this way:

The overall look of the powerful Hanoverian Scenthound is that of a medium-sized dog, well proportioned and powerful. Well-positioned and heavily muscled front and rear limbs allow you to work with resistance. Legs too high, especially an oversized right, they impede work with a deep nose and are out of character. The wide and deep chest provides plenty of room for the lungs and allows for long and grueling chases. The slightly wrinkled forehead and the light and dark eye give the Hanoverian Scenthound his typical serious facial expression.

The ears are of medium length and, held high on the head, falls. Its pelage is short, dense, thick. Typical of the breed is the basic reddish color, which can range from light pale red to dark brindle, almost black.

Character and skills

The Hanoverian Scenthound is a thoroughbred hunting dog with alert senses, but without any kind of nervousness. As long as you don't have a smell in your nose, impresses with a thoughtful nature, quiet and extremely gentle, that for us humans radiates pure slowdown. On the way he shows his passion and follows her with loud barks. The FCI standard describes its nature as follows:

Quiet and safe nature, but sensitive towards its controller. Selective and reserved with strangers. High concentration capacity in hunting tracking work with a pronounced herd relationship to the main hunter.

The Hanoverian Scenthound he is a very efficient working dog, who fulfills his tasks conscientiously and with the greatest commitment. Exploring nature together with him and his higher senses is a very special experience and happiness. Its balanced nature, even sovereign, his social qualities and human kindness make him an excellent family dog.

Fitness

A Hanoverian Scenthound not a companion dog for the city. Not an apartment dog, but a passionate hunting assistant who wants and needs the job. Otherwise, his attitude is completely undemanding. Ideally, you should live with your humans in a house on the edge of the forest or in the country with a garden. This already results from your task, which must also be that of your caregiver: the search.

The hunting dog team, composed of the dog and the handler, be prepared at all times to search for injured game animals on behalf of the local hunting community, either after a hunt or a traffic accident. This task should also be shared by the whole family. The challenges are great in all aspects: all kinds of weather, day or night, crawl hard through dense terrain and open terrain, safely in search of an injured and perhaps aggressive animal, think about the boar. The hound must be able to be directed by its handler at all times. These are challenges that are unmatched in dog sports. In everyday life he is sociable and discreet. You can do everything with it.

Education

The Hanoverian Scenthound is a deeply friendly and eager to learn four-legged friend, that makes it easier for your trainer to train and educate you, as well as working with him. Want and need this guide. But it is not a dog that waits for orders from its keeper. You can't teach him, but you can train him excellently based on positive reinforcement and deep emotional confidence.

As dogs have only been allowed to breed for many generations if they have mastered many demanding behavioral tests, its performance level is extremely high. This is at the same time a commitment to the management of this dog.

Care and health

The Hanoverian Scenthound does not require any special care.

Brushing the dog's coat weekly is enough to get rid of the various debris collected during the walk or hunting and to remove dead hairs.

However, it is recommended to regularly inspect your ears. In fact, as in any breed of dog with lop ears, have an increased risk of otitis. Ear wax and accumulated bacteria can cause such infections.

To protect you from dental problems, the dog's teeth should be brushed regularly. Ideally, this should be at least two or three times a week.

In addition, when you return from long walks with your dog or hunting, it is a good idea to check the parts of your body that may be damaged, especially the legs, tail and ears.

You should also regularly check for parasites and make sure your dog receives proper pest control treatment..

At last, the dog's nails should be trimmed if they are too long. This is particularly necessary if the dog does not regularly walk on very hard surfaces such as concrete..

Typical diseases of the breed:

Although the Hanoverian Scenthound do not have a congenital predisposition to any particular pathology, is particularly prone to ear infections in dogs. To prevent these infections, it is advisable to inspect the dog's ears regularly.

It can also be sensitive to anesthetics and pose entropion risks (the edge of the eyelid is turned inward, which makes the eyelashes and skin rub against the eye) the ectropion (the eyelid is turned out, exposing the conjunctiva and possibly causing eye infections).

It also presents a risk of obesity for the dog, if you are overfed and / or lead a too sedentary life.

In addition, the main risks to which it is exposed as a hunting dog are insect bites or stings (of vipers, for example), as well as insolation. To avoid this, it is better to avoid hunting in the hottest hours of the day.

At last, you also run the risk of being injured by hunting (wild boar, Deer…). This risk is particularly important for the Hanoverian Scenthound, who is very stubborn at work and never gives up, even when he's hurt.

Nutrition / Food

The Hanoverian Scenthound it is a hardy dog ​​that is not difficult to feed. Quality industrial dog food is ideal for him, ideally divided into two meals a day.

If you hunt, the dog's diet must be adapted to this activity and its seasonality: one month before opening, it may be necessary to make your dog lose weight if he has gained too much weight during winter. This can be done by reducing your servings or by eating a lower calorie diet..

On the other hand, once hunting season begins, the dietary and energy needs of the dog are increased by its high physical activity, and it is necessary, on the other hand, or increase servings by 10 - 20% or give him a richer diet.

In addition, it is preferable to divide the meals during a hunting day: a small amount of food should be given before departure, and then another at noon, to avoid syncope due to hypoglycemia. This portion is preferably warm and moist so that it is digested faster, so as not to overwhelm you before intense exercise, that could make you sick (vomiting…). The largest portion is given at night.

Life expectancy

This breed of dog has a life expectancy of about 12 years.

Buy a “Hanoverian Scenthound”

If you are interested in a Hanoverian Scenthound, you must contact him Club Hirschmann well in advance of your planned purchase. Puppies are only released to members on a set schedule. Then you should be able and willing to give this species appropriate living conditions for this hunting dog for at least 10 years. A puppy of this breed costs about 850 EUR.

Characteristics "Hanoverian Scenthound"

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3 – Hanoverian Scenthound by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/terrier-hannoverscher-schweisshund-4453683/
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Type and recognitions:

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


FCI breed standard "Hanoverian Scenthound"

FCIFCI - Hanoverian Scenthound
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Alternative names:

    1. Hanoverian Hound, Hanoverian Scenthound, Hannover’scher Schweisshund (English).
    2. Chien de rouge du Hanovre (French).
    3. Hannoversche Schweisshunde (German).
    4. (em alemão: hannover’scher schweisshund) (Portuguese).
    5. Sabueso de Hannover (Spanish).

Hygen Hound
Noruega FCI 266 - Medium-sized Hounds

Hygen Hound

The spread of Hygen Hound it is very limited even in Norway; outside the country is practically unknown.

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History

The Hygen Hound originated in Norway in the 19th century. It owes its name to its creator Hans Fredrik Hygen, who wanted a brave and robust dog that could hunt even in harsh northern climates. So he decided to cross Swiss and German dogs with local dogs. The Hygen Hound has had a difficult history as the breed almost disappeared in the decade of 1970 without the intervention of a few passionate breeders. In the Decade of 2000, these breeders made genetic improvements by crossing with the Finnish Hound. Today, the Hygen Hound it is quite rare even in his homeland.

Photo: Norwegian dog breed hygenhound. Tosstjønna’s Nala by Bjørn Konestabo, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics “Hygen Hound”

The Hygen Hound has a robust and solid gait and a body inscribed in a triangle. Medium-sized, measured between 50 and 58 cm if it is a male and between 47 and 55 cm if it is a female for a weight of about 22 kg by sex, size and age.

The Hygen, as it is also nicknamed, stands out for its head of average length and size, that is wedge-shaped and marked width without being excessively heavy. The skull is slightly domed and the stop is accentuated. The eyes express both calm and seriousness. They are medium in size and show dark brown tones. The ears are of medium length and width, taper at the tips and set at a medium height. Fall while spreading and do not stick to the cheeks.

The Hygen Hound they have rough fur, straight, short, bright and dense. The coat is available in three colors: white with yellow-red markings / brown or black and tan, black and tan with white markings or red-yellow or red-brown with or without white markings and charcoal on the back, head and tail attachment.

Character and skills “Hygen Hound”

The Hygen Hound It is a race linked to its social group that is both protective, Gentile, balanced and versatile. Although they specialize in hunting activities, nothing prevents them from being adopted as pets, as long as the exercise is given, the necessary care and education. The worst tolerated punishment is inactivity. He also does not like to be alone despite his slightly independent nature.. To be happy, prefers open spaces over closed ones.

Characteristics "Hygen Hound"

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Videos "Hygen Hound"

Video Credits: Rolf The Horse Tree
Hygenhund Dog breed

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:
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Federations:

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


    • FCI breed standard "Hygen Hound"

      FCIFCI - Hygen Hound
      Hound

      Alternative names:

        1. Hygenhund (English).
        2. Hygen (French).
        3. Hygenbracke, Hygenlaufhund, Hygenhund (German).
        4. (Em sueco: hygenhund) (Portuguese).
        5. (En sueco: hygenhund) (Spanish).

Halden Hound
Noruega FCI 267 - Medium-sized Hounds

Halden Hound

The spread of Halden Hound is limited to your country of origin, where it is also little known.

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History

Originally from Norway, the Halden Hound takes its name from Halden, the city where it was created.

Breed selection was initiated by Hans Larsen Bisseberg, an Ostfold County farmer, in 1860. The breed is believed to be the result of various crosses between local hounds and Swedish hounds, Germans and English. The official breed standard was established in the decade of 1950 and it is very rare outside your home country. Most frequently used the Norwegian Hound and the Hygen Hound.

Photo: A female Halden Hound. Colour: tricolor by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics “Halden Hound”

The Halden is similar to the American Foxhound ostensibly, although it is smaller.

It is a dog whose body can fit in a rectangle, proud, strong but not heavy. The head is medium in size, well balanced. The eyes, dark brown, they are medium in size and have a calm expression. The ears, that are neither too high nor too low, they are turned forward and should reach the middle of the muzzle. The tail, that is neither too high nor too low, it is quite thick and is carried low.

  • Hair: rough, very tight and smooth, with thick undercoat.
  • Color: White with black spots, small, less dark spots on the head, limbs and sometimes between black and white. However, black should not dominate.
  • Size: 52 - 60 cm for the male and 50 - 58 cm for female.
  • Weight: 23 - 29 kg for the male and 20 - 25 kg for females.

Character and skills “Halden Hound”

Kind and caring, the Halden Hound can be a great companion dog if you take the time to satisfy its many exercise needs. It is a nice dog to live, but can be unsociable with children, strangers or even other animals if not well socialized. Very exclusive, he does not like to be surrounded, which makes him a very good watchdog. Excellent hunter, fast and resistant. If you are not hunting, it will be the perfect companion for a sports owner.

Independent in nature, education should start very early to prevent this dog from developing too many bad habits. Firmness and consistency will be required to achieve results, but beware, no violence towards this sensitive dog will be tolerated.

Characteristics "Halden Hound"

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

Fox hunting with halden hound and fox terrier in Norway
Foxhunting with halden hound and fox terrier 07.11.20

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FCI breed standard "Halden Hound"

FCIFCI - Halden Hound
Hound

Alternative names:

    1. (Norwegian: Haldenstøver) (English).
    2. Halden (French).
    3. Haldenbracke, Haldenlaufhund, Halden-Stövare (German).
    4. (Norueguês: haldenstøver) (Portuguese).
    5. (Noruego: Haldenstøvare, Haldenstøver) (Spanish).

Hungarian Hound (Transylvanian Scent Hound)
Hungría FCI 241 - Medium-sized Hounds

Transylvanian Scent Hound

It is used in hunting fox and hare; the larger variety is used in hunting wild boar, deer and lynx.

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History

The Transylvanian Scent Hound it is a very old hungarian breed, whose development has been influenced by climatic conditions, the nature of the terrain and hunting methods in this part of the world.

The breed had its golden age in the Middle Ages, When the Hungarian Hound He was the favorite hunting dog of the nobility. The development of agriculture and forestry moved away from hunting grounds, and its use moved to the inaccessible mountains and forests of the Carpathians.

This change in territory and habit has led to the creation of two different varieties of Transylvanian Scent Hound: one bigger and one smaller.

  • Long-legged variety: height 56-66 cm.; black with white markings on the front, chest, feet and tip of tail. Used for fox and hare.
  • Short-legged variety: height 46-51 cm.; red-brown base color with white markings. Used in bear, deer and lynx.

Both varieties were always bred together. Originally, the great Hungarian Hound it was used to hunt big game: first buffalo, later bear, wild boar and lynx. The “Small-sized Hounds” they were used to hunt small game (foxes, hares) in covered terrain and for hunting “chamois” in rocky areas.

In the early 20th century, the threatened Transylvanian Scent Hound almost completely disappeared, but it was recovered in 1968. Today there are a large number of dogs of Transylvanian Scent Hound in Hungary and neighboring Romania. The variety of “Small-sized Hounds” has become extinct.

Photos: Male, 1 year old Transylvanian Hound, in Hungary by Jahnna river, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics “Transylvanian Scent Hound”

The dog Carpathian Hound grows up 65 cm and weighs at least 25 kg. Whole body, including lower belly, is covered in short hair, dense, smooth and thick that rests well against the body. The basic color is black with tan on the muzzle and legs. The tail is and is carried above the top line when awake, slightly bent up. Hanging ears, set at mid-height, lie close to the cheeks without wrinkles, put forward barely cover the eyes.

Character and skills “Transylvanian Scent Hound”

Expressive and loving nature – a dog with very good skills.

Transylvanian hound female
Transylvanian hound female by Lnko2323, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Transylvanian Scent Hound adapted perfectly to the extreme climatic conditions of his homeland. Here the robust breed had to struggle not only with the cold and snowy winters, but also with hot summer days. Hunting in the Carpathians was very demanding due to the dense and hardly accessible mountains. To be able to work all year round in these treacherous areas, the Hungarian Hound developed not only his physical stature but also his mental abilities.

With its marked sense of smell, his extraordinary sense of direction, his great resistance and his enormous dexterity, This race, in addition to qualities such as self-confidence and predatory instinct, provides everything an excellent hunting dog needs. They are capable of making smart decisions in almost all hunting situations and communicate their success with a clear voice. Like many hound dogs, the Hungarian Hound is a professional at hard work.

At home, the Transylvanian Scent Hound he is a very friendly and calm dog, that is closely tied to its owner, to children and family members. As it is also highly regarded as a guard dog, behaves suspicious of strangers, at first it tends to be a bit reserved, but it doesn't seem dangerous or aggressive at all.

If the dog is well socialized and educated at a young age, relaxed demeanor is expressed, obedient and social, also together with conspecifics.

The Transylvanian Scent Hound need plenty of exercise, preferably combined with work, such as hunting. Their owners must have an active lifestyle to meet the requirements of keeping a hunting dog.. If sufficient conditions for exercise and employment are met, this breed can be kept in the house or apartment without problems.

Characteristics "Hungarian Hound (Transylvanian Scent Hound)"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Hungarian Hound (Transylvanian Scent Hound)" 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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Videos "Hungarian Hound (Transylvanian Scent Hound)"

Transylvanian Hounds -Wild boar Dogs
Hector – Transylvanian Hound – 3 Weeks Residential Dog Training

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


FCI breed standard "Hungarian Hound (Transylvanian Scent Hound)"

FCIFCI - Hungarian Hound (Transylvanian Scent Hound)
Hound

Alternative names:

    1. Hungarian: (Erdélyi kopó), Transylvanian Bloodhound, Hungarian Hound (English).
    2. Hungarian: (Erdélyi kopó), Brachet hongrois (French).
    3. Hungarian: (Erdélyi kopó), Siebenbürger Bracke (German).
    4. Hungarian: (Erdélyi kopó) (Portuguese).
    5. Hungarian: (Erdélyi kopó), Braco húngaro, Cazador húngaro, Sabueso de los Cárpatos (Spanish).

Hellenic Hound
Grecia FCI 214 - Medium-sized Hounds

Hellenic Hound

It stands out for its particularly harmonious voice.

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History

The Hellenic Hound has ancient origins, since their ancestors were already present ago 3.000 years on the Peloponnese Peninsula in southern Greece. These animals with their remarkable sense of smell were then known as “Lakonikoi Kynes”, which can be translated as the “Laconian hunting dog”.

They spread overland to the Balkan Mountains, where they crossed with the local dogs. At the same time, Greek sailors often took them on their adventures, which allowed them to leave their mark in many areas of the Mediterranean, where various crossbreeds with native dogs gave rise to many new breeds of hunting dogs, as the Beagle.

Few races were introduced in the isolated mountains of southern Greece and thus few crosses were made.. The breed remained unchanged for centuries, which explains why its modern appearance is close to that of ancient times. However, there is a big difference in their fur: often tricolor in the past, now it must be black and tan. Tricolor individuals still exist, but they are not recognized by the standards and therefore cannot be officially considered as Hellenic Hound.

Numerous writings dating back to ancient Greece mention that this dog has unmatched qualities for hunting in the scrubland and in the arid and difficult terrain of the Peloponnese.. Their exceptional sense of smell and their ability to return rabbits to their families explain the success they have always had in the region. It was also used to attack large game animals (Deer, wild boar…), as evidenced by some frescoes and ceramics dating from almost 2000 years.

Some say these dogs were also used by the military, but it seems likely that it is a confusion with the “molosoides”, whose size was much more impressive. On the other hand, there is evidence that in recent conflicts with Turkey they were used as messenger dogs.

The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), that federates the national organizations of some 100 countries, recognized the Hellenic Hound in 1959. It wasn't until almost 50 years later, in 2006 to be precise, what other major canine organization, the United Kennel Club (UKC) of the United States, he did the same.

It cannot be said that they had many emulators. In fact, its rarity means that few other institutions have done so. In particular, the Hellenic Hound It is not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC), nor for him British Kennel Club (KC), nor for him Canadian Kennel Club (CCC).

Photo: Hellinikos Ichnilatis, also: Griechische Brackeby Georging, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics “Hellenic Hound”

The Hellenic Hound are size medium, with a vigorous and powerful overall appearance.

His body is rectangular, its length is a 10% longer than his height at the withers. Muscular, with a straight back and a well developed chest, rests on powerful and robust legs that end in rounded legs. The tail is thick, rather short and set high. Can be worn as a saber when alert.

His head is well proportioned, with a slightly flat skull and a slightly pronounced stop. The ears are of medium length, falls along the cheeks and has rounded tips. Brown eyes express intelligence and alertness. As for the muzzle, its length is equal to that of the skull, and ends with a very black nose.

The Hellenic Hound they do not have undercoat, only a very short surface layer, dense and hard. The only authorized coat color is black and brown, possibly with a small white patch on the chest. The tricolor individuals (black, fire and white) were common in the past, but now they are rare, are not recognized by the breed standard and are not at all sought after.

Last but not least, sexual dimorphism is little marked in this breed, since the male is on average slightly larger than the female.

HEIGHT AND WEIGHT :

Height to the cross: Males: 47-55 cm., females: 45-53 cm..

Tolerance of more or less 2 cm..

Weight: Of 17 - 20 kg.

Character and skills “Hellenic Hound”

The Hellenic Hound is happy, and for him life is a game that should not be taken seriously and should be enjoyed. Is affectionate, loyal and close to his family if they provide him with everything he needs, but is not particularly demanding in terms of care and can even be extremely independent.

He gets along very well with children who have learned to behave respectfully towards him: they are wonderful companions for him, and vice versa. On the other hand, his patience quickly reaches its limit with younger children. In any case, regardless of race, a dog should never be left alone with a young child without adult supervision.

As for the strangers, he doesn't especially like them, and is not deprived of making you feel barking when they approach. However, is not aggressive and does not attack if not provoked.

On the other hand, the fact that he's used to hunting in packs for centuries explains why he generally gets along very well with his hunting companions, whether they share your home or strangers you meet on a walk. On the other hand, his predatory instinct leads him to relentlessly chase other animals; cohabitation with a cat should be avoided, a rodent or a bird, since it would have every chance to run out.

In addition, the Hellenic Hound need a lot of exercise and feel useful. If you don't have the opportunity to exercise as you wish, can destroy what goes under their noses in the garden or at home, and possibly even find a way to escape to find a life that suits you best.

His favorite activity is definitely hunting, allowing you to make use of your exceptional talent and athletic qualities, but a brisk walk for an hour a day can take the place of keeping busy, as long as you also have the opportunity to spend some time alone. Its endurance also makes it perfectly capable of accompanying a master athlete on long walks., bike rides or running sessions.

However, it is advisable to always keep it on a leash when walking, since the souvenir orders, that are perfectly assimilated in the garden, can suddenly become ineffective once in nature, for example if you have sniffed the trail of a rabbit. This can be dangerous not only for the surrounding animals, but also for himself. An alternative way to allow him to run at will in isolated areas is to equip him with a GPS collar: this allows you to know where you are at all times, and therefore be successful in his recovery if he leaves when his master asks him in vain to return.

In fact, it must be said that the Hellenic Hound is at least as independent and stubborn as intelligent. Used for centuries to hunt without instructions from his master, you don't need anyone to tell you what to do, and he's not one of those who listen if he doesn't feel like it. This makes it very difficult to educate, and even theoretically well anchored commands can be ignored at any time, especially when his hunting instinct kicks in.

In addition, is far from motivated by dog ​​sports. Those who dream of participating in flyball competitions, agility or obedience with their partner would do better to turn to another dog. The only discipline that may interest you and allow you to exercise your talents is tracking.

In addition, its need for space and activity makes it completely unsuitable for apartment living, or even in a residential area. You need access to a large piece of land where you can run the 24 hours of the day and lead an active life. However, for the safety of the animal, as well as for the safety of neighborhood cats or other small animals that may pass, better to have a good fence that prevents you from running blindly behind anything you might consider prey.

At last, this breed is distinguished by its particularly loud barking, that wake up the whole neighborhood when a stranger passes by. This makes him a formidable alert dog., even a watchdog, since any malicious person would soon run away from so much noise.

Education “Hellenic Hound”

Like any other breed of dog, the Hellenic Hound benefits from socialization that begins at an early age and continues for many months. Allows you to get acquainted with the people who will be part of your life (friends, neighbors, postman, veterinary, etc.) but also get used to regularly meeting strangers or co-workers, as well as to face all kinds of stimuli (noises, smells, etc.) in a wide variety of places. All of this helps to gradually turn him into a balanced adult who is comfortable in all circumstances..

However, socialization is just one aspect of education, and train a Hellenic Hound it's not easy at all. Must face an experienced teacher, able to show authority, but above all able to earn their respect by positioning themselves as a reliable leader, able to respond to your different needs. He usually does what he pleases, and although the controls are perfectly acquired, his instinct as a tracker and hunter tends to take precedence over his education, to the great despair of his family.

This in no way means that rules should not be established, since they are necessary for any dog. So that he is at least clear about what is expected of him (although I do not always comply), must be applied consistently by all family members, and not change over time.

Also, the fact that sometimes he forgets to obey does not mean that it does not make sense to teach him commands like the basic ones (sit down, lie, etc.) or remember.

Walking on a leash is also one of the indispensable teachings, so you don't have to do whatever you like during the walks, that can sometimes turn into a nightmare.

It goes without saying that traditional training methods are doomed to fail with this independent dog.. On the other hand, positive reinforcement, by allowing you to find an interest in performing a task that would otherwise seem, already much more likely to work.

Health and care “Hellenic Hound”

The Hellenic Hound they are very robust, as evidenced by their respectable life expectancy and the short list of diseases to which they are predisposed.

Their lack of undercoat and short coat make them comfortable in hot climates (for example, the mediterranean guy), but they are not suitable for cold or humid regions. This is especially true as he spends most of his time outdoors..

The main health problems that can affect the Hellenic Hound are ...:

  • Hip Dysplasia, a joint deformity that may be favored by a hereditary predisposition, that causes more or less important mobility problems;
  • dilation-torsion of the stomach, often due to too rapid ingestion of large amounts of food, that occurs when this organ folds in on itself, blocking the evacuation of gases and interrupting blood circulation. Without the prompt intervention of a veterinarian, It is fatal;
  • ear infections and other ear infections, as in any dog ​​with hanging ears, because this morphological characteristic facilitates the accumulation of dirt.

Last but not least, the very active lifestyle of Hellenic Hound and its use for hunting makes it particularly prone to fractures, cuts and scrapes, that often go hand in hand with the great outdoors.

Using a serious breeder is the best way to maximize your chances of adopting a puppy that is healthy and has benefited from quality socialization from its first weeks.. Must be able to present a certificate of good health signed by a veterinarian, details of the vaccinations the puppy has been given and the results of genetic tests performed on the parents, if you were careful to make sure they did not carry the gene that promotes hip dysplasia before raising them.

Once adopted, it is important that the puppy can rest at will throughout its growth phase, which can last up to 18 or even 24 months, but also do not do too intense or prolonged activities during the growth phase. Too much stress on still fragile bones and joints may not only lead to short-term injury, but also potentially cause irreversible damage.

Last but not least, one of the basic rules to keep your dog healthy throughout his life is to take him to the vet at least once a year for a complete checkup. This allows us to detect possible health problems, sometimes even before the first symptoms appear, and be able to treat them in the best possible conditions. In addition, this appointment is also an opportunity for the necessary vaccines to be withdrawn.

At the same time, it is the owner's responsibility to ensure that their pet is always protected against parasites, renewing your antiparasitic treatments whenever necessary. This is particularly important for dogs that spend a lot of time outdoors..

Maintenance and grooming “Hellenic Hound”

The maintenance of Hellenic Hound it's extremely simple, and this is especially true of their fur. A quick brushing every week is more than enough, given the lack of undercoat, the length of the hair and the fact that the Hellenic Hound loses very little hair, even during the molting period.

These characteristics also make it very suitable for a person allergic to dogs., although there is no breed of dog 100% hypoallergenic. This explains why it is always essential for that person to spend a few hours in the company of the animal being considered to be adopted to ensure that there is no allergic reaction..

In addition, normally it is not necessary to bathe Hellenic Hound, unless, of course, has become particularly dirty. If this is the case, it is necessary to use a mild shampoo specifically designed for dogs, as this can damage the skin.

Floppy ears are probably the area that requires the most attention, since its shape favors the accumulation of dirt, which can lead to the development of infections. To prevent this from happening, should be cleaned weekly with a clean cloth and dried after swimming or any long period of time in a humid environment.

To complete the weekly grooming session, it is advisable to check that the eyes are clean, and if нет, clean the corner with a damp cloth. In particular, if you are not careful, excess tears can quickly become a nest for bacteria.

It is also important to note that good oral hygiene is also necessary for dogs, and not only for their owners. This includes regular tooth brushing., always using a dog toothpaste. Ideally, to remove plaque and reduce the risk of tartar formation, which can be responsible for many oral problems (bad breath, caries, gingivitis…), this must be done every day. However, it is acceptable to take care of it only once a week.

On the other hand, there is generally no need to spend time manually trimming this active dog's claws, since natural wear takes its toll. However, it is better to check them once a month, because if they get too long, can break and potentially injure you. In any case, if you hear them rubbing when on hard ground, it's a sign that they need to be trimmed.

Whether the fur, the ears, the eyes, teeth or claws, obviously it is better to avoid mistakes and bad gestures when brushing your dog. The ideal is to learn them the first time from a professional, either a groomer or a vet. It is also a good idea to get him used to these sessions from an early age, so you don't cause problems once you reach adulthood trying to avoid them at all costs.

In addition, it is advisable to take a time after each long time in the open (especially when hunting) to examine your body for possible parasites or spikes, but also cuts, scratches or scrapes that can become infected.

Where to get a “Hellenic Hound”?

The Hellenic Hound are popular with hunters in their home country and, as the only recognized Greek breed, are popular with lovers of the country's canine population. However, once they cross the country's borders, become extremely rare.

A few specimens can be found in border countries like Macedonia, Bulgaria and Albania, but it is practically unknown in the rest of Europe.

This is confirmed, for example, in France, where no representative of the breed has been recorded in the French Book of Origins (LOF) in the XXI century, and where no breeder is present in the country.

In Switzerland, a little more than ten specimens are registered in the Amicus database.

In North America, some individuals have been introduced by Greek immigrants. However, despite its recognition by the UKC, the Hellenic Hound still extremely rare, and no breeder has been registered.

What is the price of a “Hellenic Hound”?

Since the Hellenic Hound not very common outside your home country, turning to a Greek breeder is often the only plausible solution for anyone wanting to adopt a puppy of this breed. Local breeders usually offer their puppies for around 1000 EUR, no significant price difference between males and females.

However, do not forget that transport and administrative costs are added to the purchase price. It is also advisable to inquire about the regulations regarding the importation of a dog from abroad, to proceed correctly and avoid unpleasant surprises.

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1 – Hellenic Hound female by Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 -A Hellenic Hound (or Greek Harehound) female by Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Hellinikos Ichnilatis by Florian Bausch (F.K.Bausch@gmx.de), CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Hellenic hound by https://pxhere.com/sv/photo/1149283
5 – Hellinikos Ichnilatis by Florian Bausch (F.K.Bausch@gmx.de), CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
6 – Hellenic hound by https://pxhere.com/nl/photo/1597903

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Type and recognitions:

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


FCI breed standard "Hellenic Hound"

FCIFCI - Hellenic Hound
Hound

Alternative names:

    1. Hellenikos Ichnilatis, Hellenic Hound, Greek Hound (English).
    2. Chien courant hellénique (French).
    3. Hellinikos Ichnilatis, Griechische Bracke (German).
    4. Hellinikos Ichnilatis (Portuguese).
    5. Hellinikos Ichnilatis, Sabueso griego (Spanish).

Havanese
Cuba FCI 250 . Bichons

Bichón Habanero

Due to their nature, the Havanese is used in therapy with animals

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History

Like all kind dogs Bichon, as the Coton de Tulear, the Bolognese or the Maltese, the Havanese has its origins in the western Mediterranean, on the Spanish and Italian coasts.

There are several theories about its appearance. According to some historians, descends from Bichón de Tenerife, that was brought to Cuba in the 18th century, when several settlers began to settle on the island. Others believe that it is descended from Barbet and the Poodle French bred in France before being brought to Cuba by Spanish settlers, also during the 18th century. However, this hypothesis is much less plausible than the first.

In any case, as soon as you get to the island, their ancestors evolved to adapt to the climate, developing a lightweight, insulating coat to better tolerate heat. They also crossed paths with Blanquitos de la Habana, another Bichon-type dog that was already established on the island, but that has disappeared. Other crosses were probably made with Maltese, also imported by the settlers. The result was a more massive dog, rustic and robust.

In addition, Cuba was subject to trade restrictions imposed by Spain at that time, and remained isolated for some time: this facilitated the development of a specifically local breed. During the 18th century, the breed was called Habanera, in reference to the city of Havana, capital of Cuba. They differed from other Bichon-type dogs by their fur, softer and could be other colors in addition to white, and by its morphology. In fact, I was both smaller and bigger than them.

At the beginning of the 19th century, the Havanese it had become a very popular pet among Cuban aristocratic families. European travelers also fell under its spell, and some took them to england, Spain and France, which is why they also became fashionable in Europe in the middle of the century. Writer Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870) and queen victoria (1819 – 1901) were some of the celebrities who owned them and who had a special predilection for this breed.

After the Cuban revolution of 1959, the race had a bad time. In fact, their number greatly decreased, to the point of being on the verge of extinction. However, some subjects accompanied people fleeing the chaos and went into exile abroad, especially in the state of Florida, in United States. Diplomatic tensions, sometimes very strong, did not prevent Havanans from becoming known in the country. In fact, the breed probably owes its salvation to the individuals brought to the United States, since the disturbances in their native territory caused a drastic decrease in their numbers. In fact, although the breed continued to be present in Cuba during this period, it was primarily American enthusiasts who took up the breeding torch at this point in history.

Specialists emphasize in particular the importance of 11 specimens born on the island and who accompanied their masters to the United States: served as the basis for the selection made to constitute new lines. In fact, These 11 dogs were commissioned over the years 70 by the Goodales, a couple of American breeders. Enchanted by the intelligence of the race, its affectionate character and its great resistance to the hot and humid climate of Florida, they gave birth to puppies from the ten specimens they owned and developed a breeding program that was decisive. In fact, it is thanks to his work that the habanero had a new life in the United States and that new lines were born there, based on dogs born in Cuba. The first births took place in 1974, and in 1979 a breed club was created, the Havanese Club of America (HCA). Quickly, went from 9 to more than 400 Member, which shows how quickly this dog found an audience.

The recognition of Havanese

Although this country played a decisive role in the survival of the breed, the official recognition of Havanans in the United States came late. In effect, we had to wait until 1991 for the United Kennel Club (UKC) take the step. The other local reference organization, the American Kennel Club (AKC), he did the same 5 years later, in 1996.

El Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) followed him in 1999.

On the other hand, the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) distinguished himself by recognizing the Havanese in 1963. This contributed to its spread in Europe., where the breed did not really enjoy the same popularity as in the second half of the 19th century.

In the United Kingdom, was recognized by the prestigious and influential Kennel Club in 1993.

More broadly, the Havanese is now recognized by all major international and national institutions in the world.

The situation of Havanese in Cuba

In Cuba, the flight of a large number of aristocrats (the same ones that constituted the main population of owners of this dog) towards the United States and other places could have raised fear of a disappearance of the breed in the country.

However, this was avoided, since not all the owners of habaneros left, and some hatchlings continued to exist. Even in 1991 the Cuban Club of the Havanese (CCBH) with the aim of promoting the breed, protect it and promote its development. In addition, of course, is recognized by the national canine organization, the Cynological Federation of Cuba (FCC).

Today, the Havanese It is considered the national breed of Cuba – she is the only one from this country). Obviously, is recognized by the national canine organization, the Cynological Federation of Cuba (FCC). Enthusiasts now hope that the resumption of relations between the United States and the island will allow the exchange of dogs to expand the gene pool of Cuban and American bloodlines..

Did You Know?

The Habanero It is the national dog of Cuba. Descend from the already gone Blanquito de la Habana; the Blanquito descends from Bichón Tenerife, too late.

Popularity

In the news, the Havanese is known and distributed all over the world, and is increasingly successful in many countries.

This is the case, in particular, from France, where each year some 800 dogs in the French Book of Origins (LOF). The breed experienced an especially pronounced boom among 2009 and 2014, going from about 250 births per year to more than 700. Prior to that, the number had already doubled in the first decade of the 21st century, starting from a hundred, stable or even slightly inferior to the years 90.

In Switzerland, statistics from the Amicus database show it to be the 20th most common breed in the country, With almost 5.000 registered copies.

The success of Havanese is even more pronounced in Canada, where it is solidly anchored at the Top 10 of the most popular breeds in the country in view of the number of registrations in the CKC, ranking between 5th and 7th position depending on the year. The breed is also on the rise, since at the end of the decade of 2000 ranked 15th.

Its popularity is not denied in the United States either., where the stall is around 25 (about 200) in the breed ranking established by the AKC based on the number of births registered each year in the organization. In the middle of the Decade of 2000, rather occupied the position 40, and around the 30 early in the decade 2010.

The Havanese is also increasingly popular in the UK, for example. In fact, at around 500 specimens registered annually with the KC at the end of 2010, more than double the score at the beginning of the decade, when some 200 births per year.

Physical characteristics

The Havanese is a small vigorous dog low on short legs, long-haired, abundant, soft, preferably wavy. Their movements are alive and elastic.

Its height to the cross is of 21 - 29 cm., with the ideal of breed between 22,9 and 26,7 cm.. Its height is slightly smaller than the length from the shoulder to the hind legs, that should give the appearance of being slightly longer than high. A unique aspect is its back line, straight but not horizontal. Their weight is between the 3,6 and 6,8 kg.

The truffle is black, the eyes are very large, in the form of almond, never round, Brown most obscure. It has a friendly expression. The contour of the eye should be dark brown to black. The ears are medium in length, implemented relatively high, falling along the cheeks forming a fold that elevates them slightly. Its tip is a bit strong tip. They are covered with hair in long fringes. Nor distant as windmill blades, or glued to the cheeks. It takes the high tail, in the form of pastoral staff (with the curved upper limb, in the form of scrolls) or, preferably, wound on the back; It is equipped with a fringe of long silky hairs.

With regard to their coat, the inner layer lanosa, is poorly developed; is often absent altogether. The layer of coverage is very long (12-18 cm in an adult dog), soft, flat or wavy, and it can be curly, wicks.

There are two varieties of color:

  • Pure completely white, Fawn in different shades of the Griffon clear del habano (wetwood tobacco colour); spots of the mantle in these colors, sometimes slightly carborane.
  • White coat colors, light tawny to Brown, with black spots, black cloak. With the black nose and dark pigment around eyes, except for the chocolate-colored dogs, It can have dark brown pigment around the nose.

Mantle's hair should be long, soft, fluffy, silky and should be brushed frequently so that you do not enrede and form knots.
Many people consider Havanese Bichon a hypoallergenic dog.

Grooming “Havanese”

Provided that carried his dog an aesthetic Center, remind the professional stylist to revise the ears of your dog so that clean excess match, dust and dirt that might be present; as well as remove excess hair that grows in the ear hole. More deep ear cleaning them can do only the veterinary doctor.

It is important that you as owner review ears and ears of your dog at least once a week to avoid more serious problems. See where this is necessary for inspection and care to the veterinary doctor. Professional stylists must inform the owners of pets who care about the possible problems of the ears so that they are cared for properly.

The nails should be cut each 3 - 4 weeks on average, their nails should measure approximately 1 cm., counting the root (You must measure up to half a centimeter). It is recommended that the cutting of nails do the veterinary doctor or the professional stylist. The owners if they don't have the proper experience should ask advice to learn how to cut them; always using the tools in good condition and appropriate. Never cut the nails of your dog if you don't have special healing powder to control accidental bleeding that might be present. It is important that the dog is confident, post which tends to be aggressive in defending their legs.

The hair is very thin and fine. It is recommended to consistently styling each 2 or 3 days to avoid forming knots or lint. In addition, the hair helps to get rid of the unhealthy hairs. The breed standard provides for a cut of hair around their feet to avoid that look like a round pie and a small cut around the eyes for hygienic reasons, but no more court to participate in canine competitions.

The hair of the Cubs is different from adult dogs, for this reason the agreement differently may be necessary. Check with your professional stylist. Remember your stylist to clean the anal glands of your dog as part of the routine of aesthetics; a veterinarian can also and recommend him to you each time this procedure must be your dog. The problems of anal glands are risky and uncomfortable.

Character and skills

They are very playful and good dogs with older people, rather than with the children. They love to jump on the furniture and are of the smaller breeds of company that exist.

The Havanese is exceptionally awake, It's easy to educate as alarm dog. Affectionate, cheerful nature, is nice, warm, funny, playful and even a little jester. He wants his entire family, including parents and children, and play endlessly with them. Rarely behaves aggressively, It is user-friendly and is rarely shy or nervous with people, but it's still distrustful with strangers.

Ready and active, the Havanese has a light and elastic walk (physically given by your body), enough showy and agile as to emphasize their nature happy, also tends to be proud and conceited. It has movement free the forelimbs which move straight forward and the rear giving thrust in a straight line. It would always seek care through tricks as running from one room to another as fast as possible. You don't need too much exercise. This is a very people-oriented variety; They also have the habit of persecuting people without being possessive and play without attack.

The key word of this race is natural. The standard of the American Kennel Club speaks of one playful character rather than decorative and should reflect a Toy by its size and by playing with children and do tricks, not to be lying on a Silk Pillow.

Due to their nature, These dogs are used in therapy with animals, as for the deaf and in detection of termite among other assistance dog.

Price

The price of a puppy Havanese round the 1200 euros on average. However, this amount hides great disparities, since the price range goes from 700 - 2500 EUR.

Whatever the country, the amount required depends on several criteria, as the quality of the lineage from which the animal comes, the prestige of the kennel, as well as, and above all, the intrinsic characteristics of the puppy, particularly on the physical plane, namely, its greater or lesser approximation to the breed standard.

Characteristics "Havanese"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Havanese" 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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  • FCI – Group 9 Section 1
  • AKC – Toy Group , ANKC
  • ANKC Group 1 (Toys)
  • CKC – Group 5 – Toys
  • ​KC – Toy
  • NZKC – Toy
  • UKC – Company


FCI breed standard "Havanese"

FCIFCI - Havanese
Bichon

Alternative names:

    1. Havanese dog, Havanese Cuban Bichon (English).
    2. Bichon havanais (French).
    3. Havaneser (German).
    4. Bichon havanês, Havanese (Portuguese).
    5. Bichón Habanero, Habanés (Spanish).