Portuguese Pointer
Portugal FCI 187 . Braque Type

Portuguese Pointer

The Portuguese Pointer He is extremely affectionate and very attached to children, it is also a very submissive dog.

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History

The Portuguese Pointer arose from Perdigueiro Peninsular, an ancient breed of Iberian dogs, its presence is documented since the 10th century, Its first appearance in art is on a Visigothic-Arab tombstone of the Church of San Juan Bautista de Tomar. Its evolution was the result of several factors such as adaptation to the climate, the type of hunting, the terrain and the selection introduced through the Portuguese cultural specificity.

In the fourteenth century, It was bred in the royal kennels and used for hunting Altaria, being known as “Podengo de mostra”, showing already the possibility of stopping before the hunt. In the 16th century (reign of D. Sebastião) its use by the popular classes was common (although prohibited). The constant bleeding in the working arms caused by the discoveries, the abandonment of the fields, hunger and change of habits, led the population to resort more to hunting for food and, as a result, to the use of Pointing Dogs, that they were “prohibited” for causing, thanks to its excellent qualities, serious damage to the vested interests of the royal house and the nobility.

In the 18th century, Many English families established a presence in the Porto region in the business of wine production and came into contact with the breed being brought to England where it played an important role in the origin of the Pointer.

At the end of the 19th century it suffered a certain decline, due to serious social upheavals and new tastes and contacts with the outside world, that gave projection to the foreign races that were then in fashion. But it is still represented in art objects (tinaja painted by D. Fernando II of Saxe-Coburg, Pena-Sintra), painting of King Luis and the princes in hunting clothes in the Palace of Ajuda, Lisbon), painting of a hunting trip of an Englishman in the Douro (Quinta de Gatão, Duero) or in artistic ceramics from the Real Fábrica do Rato (Pimenta Palace, Lisbon).

Only in 1920 some breeders strove to save the breed, locating some of the dogs in the inaccessible north of Portugal. The Portuguese pedigree book was then established in 1932 and the breed standard in 1938. For at least a thousand years, this dog always had the same square head, triangular ears and compact look.

Photo: “Portuguese Pointer” during the Dog World Show in Poznań. by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The Portuguese Pointer comes in average proportions, straight, good guy, robust but with a harmonic conformation allied to the manifest elasticity of the movements.

The head is proportionate in relation to the body, well shaped and harmonious; seems to be big on the set. A little thick, However, it is neither bony nor thick and has loose and thin skin.

The coat is short and thick in most dogs, with a velvety texture on the ears and face .

Yellow in light varieties, common and dark, solid or white spotted on the head, the neck, chest and footwear.

In males, the height at the withers is 52 a 60 centimeters, the weight is 20 a 27 kg. In females the height is 48 a 56 centimeters and the weight is 16 a 22 kg.

Character and skills

Portuguese Pointer
An image of a “Portuguese Pointer”, a Portuguese hunting dog breed. The animal in the photo had 11 years when it was photographed.

The Portuguese Pointer he is an extremely gentle and affectionate dog, with great delivery capacity and very resistant. It is quiet, very sociable and a bit petulant in relation to other dogs. Works with vivacity and persistence and is curious by nature. He always keeps in touch with his hunter.

He moves with an easy step and is graceful. It is versatile in its function and very adaptable to various terrains, climates and types of hunting.

Extremely affectionate and very attached to children, it is also a very submissive dog. Can, for lack of education, do not obey gestures or orders. However, it's easy to train.

Health

The Portuguese Pointer has an average life expectancy of 14 years. It is considered a hardy breed with no specific health problems. However, hip dysplasia, lunation of the patella, cancer and autoimmune diseases are potential health problems for dogs of this size.

Characteristics “Portuguese Pointer”

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Portuguese Pointer” 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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O Perdigueiro português, um cão polivalente
Main characteristics of the “Portuguese Pointer”

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 187
  • Group 7: Pointing Dogs.
  • Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.1: Braque Type. With working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.1: Braque Type
  • AKC – Bracco

FCI breed standard “Portuguese Pointer”

FCIFCI – “Portuguese Pointer”
FCI Portuguese retriever

Alternative names:

    1. Perdigueiro Português, Portuguese Pointer Dog (English).
    2. (French).
    3. (German).
    4. (Portuguese).
    5. (Spanish).

Pudelpointer
Alemania FCI 216 . Braque Type

Pudelpointer

The Pudelpointer has a great passion for water and swimming, which probably comes from the Poodle's influence on his selection.

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History

It was the German Baron Von Zedlitz, a real foodie, who created the Pudelpointer towards the end of the 19th century.

The Pudelpointers are Pointing Dogs hard hair, whose genetic origins can be traced back to a cross between a Pointer and Pudelhund, without any other race of Pointing Dogs. Although the Poodle it was only used to create the first strains, his qualities as a hunter have been preserved until today.

The first crossing of a Pudelhund and Pointer to establish the new breed took place in Germany in 1881. The father was a Pointer property of Kaiser Federico III called tell and mother, a Poodle named molly, belonged to a famous Teutonic author on the subject of hunting dogs, Hegewald.

The genes of Poodle, like race, seemed to have been more dominant in the broadcast. To alter this, many more were introduced Pointers What Poodles in the breeding program to get to what the Pudelpointer is today. During the first 30 years of parenting, they only used 11 Poodles instead of more than 80 Pointers. After that initial time period, only the occasional reintroduction of the Pointer. After WWI and WWII, the breed was severely reduced and the reintroduction of the Pointer became important to rebuild the brood.

The first Pudelpointers in North America were imported into 1956. After the foundations of the breed were laid, in 1977 The Club of the Pudelpointer from North America.

Combined with the exceptional abilities of the Pointer to work on the plains, namely, a fine and receptive nose even at a distance, a quick search that covers a lot of ground and firm stops, we have created a versatile and genetically strong hunting dog that meets the requirements of hunting.

Germany is very careful in preserving the health of the breed, with increased vigilance against hip dysplasia and epilepsy. In addition, the Pudlepointers currently play an important role in hunting events, since only dogs that have participated successfully in them are registered in the pedigree registry.

Photo: Pudelpointer by https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/pudelpointer/

Physical characteristics

The Pudlepointer It is a breed of dog weighs between 20 and 30 Kg., measured between 53 and 66 cm.. on the shoulder and comes with liver colored fur, brown and occasionally black. The ideal coat is hard, lean and dense.

The Pudelpointer it is a large hunting dog that weighs between 20 and 30 Kg and measures between 53 and 66 cm.. The ideal type has the construction of a heavy pointer. The tail extends the rump in a regular line without breaking. The tail can be shortened for hunting and, if the law allows it, the length must reach the lower edge of the vulva in females or cover the testes in males. The length of the skull is equal to that of the muzzle. The ears are medium in size, hanging ears are high and close to the head. The tip of the ear is slightly rounded. Located on the sides, eyes are large and dark amber.

Covering the whole body, medium length hair is rough, close and close to the body, with a thick undercoat. The head has a beard and a toupee with curly highlights. The hair must provide protection against the cold, water and injuries. The coat is solid black, brown or dead leaf. White spots are allowed. These dogs shed very little hair.

Character and skills

Of the Pointer, inherited the subtle nose, the burning and the lively gait. The Poodle gave him the liveliness of the spirit, the talent of transporter and the taste of water.

Energetic dog, very enthusiastic tracker and retriever at work, is comfortable on all terrains and can tolerate all weather conditions quite easily.

Health

Germany, the country of origin of the Pudelpointer, attaches special importance to the health status of the breed with special emphasis on the prevention of hip dysplasia (HD) and epilepsy in the breed. Some dogs may face these health challenges in their lives, but most of the Pudelpointers they are healthy dogs. Working with a responsible breeder, prospective owners can get the education they need to learn about specific health concerns within the breed.

Grooming

The Pudelpointer has a close layer, flat, hard and rough of medium length with a dense undercoat; as a result, seasonally shed. Beyond regular weekly grooming, the occasional bath will keep you clean and looking your best. Grooming can be a wonderful bonding experience for you and your dog..

Strong and fast growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or nail polisher to avoid overgrowth, breakage and cracking. Ears should be checked regularly to avoid build-up of wax and debris, which can result in infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.

Exercise

The Pudelpointer, as a hunting breed, need regular exercise. Exercise options may include backyard playtime, preferably fenced, or be taken for walks several times a day. Exercise can also be done in the form of indoor activities, like the hideout, chase a ball rolling on the ground or learn new tricks. Certain outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking or retrieving balls or flying discs can provide a good outlet for expending energy.

Note: He Pudelpointer absolutely love water! Training for dog sports such as agility, obedience, and the rally can also be a great way to give your dog exercise.

Characteristics “Pudelpointer”

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Pudelpointer” 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 “Pudelpointer”

Pudelpointer – TOP 10 Interesting Facts
Martha the Pudelpointer – Deliver to Hand

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 216
  • Group 7: Pointing Dogs.
  • Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.1: Braque Type. With working trial.

Federations:

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

FCI breed standard “Pudelpointer”

FCIFCI – “Pudelpointer”
Pudelpointer FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Pudelpointer (English).
    2. Pudelpointer (French).
    3. Pudelpointer (German).
    4. Pudelpointer (Portuguese).
    5. Pudelpointer (Spanish).

Polish Hound
Polonia FCI 52 - Medium-sized Hounds

Polish Hound

It is quite widespread in Poland, while outside of this country it is considered a rare breed.

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History

Originally from Poland, country to which it owes its current name, the Polish Hound it is a very old breed of dog, since it is believed that it appeared in the 13th century, although the first written records that mention it explicitly date from the 17th century. They are part of the group “Medium-sized Hounds” and it is believed that they are the result of the crossing between the St. Hubert Hound, German and Russian hounds and local Polish breeds. Polish nobles, fans of hunting parties, they were bred and used especially for hunting larger game.

Since the middle of the 19th century, the Polish Hound, which was very popular at that time, began to appear in dog shows in his native country. At that time, Poland was under Russian occupation, and the breed was bred mainly in the territory of present-day Belarus, which was then also annexed by Russia. After 1918, Poland regained its independence, but the breeding of the Polish Hound continued almost exclusively in the east of the country.

During World War II, due to successive invasions of Poland by Nazi Germany and then by the USSR, the breed saw its population decrease dramatically. After the war, Polish borders were redrawn; Poland, by losing the territories he owned in the east, lost the cradle of Polish Hound as well as all the remaining farms. No breeder seized the territory of the “new” Poland, and the race found itself on the brink of extinction.

She was eventually saved by a Polish colonel named Piotr Kartawik.. In 1959, created a kennel dedicated to him and reconstituted livestock from 4 dogs imported from Belarus. The first standard of the Polish Hound was written on the basis of individuals from this kennel and published in 1964.

The breed was officially recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) two years later, in 1966. However, the Polish Hound is not recognized by any other major canine organization and, although once again it is very widespread in Poland, still relatively rare in the rest of the world.

Photos: Polish Hound by Wikipedia

Physical characteristics

The Polish Hound is a medium-sized hound and a companion dog. They are muscular, strong and compact, with mighty bones and a massive march, but without the impression of heaviness. They are better suited for endurance than speed.

The head, quite heavy and chiseled, appears rectangular when viewed from the side. The occipital bone is very pronounced. The line of the forehead forms an obtuse angle with that of the muzzle, and the forehead has multiple wrinkles.

The Polish Hound has a strong, long jaw with a regular bite. The eyes are dark brown and almond-shaped, with a soft expression, slightly sunken and almond-shaped. Superciliary arches are marked. The snout is elongated and truncated at the tip. Rounded at the tips, the ears are low, hanging and quite long.

Low rise and slightly curved, the tail is thick and its lower part is provided with longer hair. Chest is wide, wide and proportionally deep.

The Polish Hound has a double layer (hair and undercoat) average length. This layer gives very good water repellency and protection against heat and bad weather., especially since the undercoat is thick. Hair is longer on the spine, on the back of the hind legs and on the bottom of the tail; is shorter and smoother on the muzzle and ears.

It's brown on the head, the ears (except the sides of the skull), the legs, sternal region and thighs, and black or dark gray on the rest of the body. Tan color can vary from red to brown, but the cinnamon tone is the most sought after. In any case, the separation between the two colors must be very clear. White markings on the chest are tolerated (even up to the muzzle) and on the tips of the legs and tail.

HEIGHT AND WEIGHT :

  • Height to the cross: Males: 56-65 cm., Females: 55-60 cm..
  • Weight : Males : 25-32 kg, Females : 20-26 kg.

    Character and skills

    The Polish Hound he is an affectionate dog, protective and very intelligent. And unlike most Poles and other hunting dogs, who are notoriously undisciplined and not very obedient, do not pose major training problems. This character trait makes them equally appreciated by hunters and families, as is the case with your neighbor, the Austrian Black and Tan Hound, a rare but obedient and easy to train breed that is also an exception. However, the Polish Hound tends to mature a little more slowly than other dogs, so it can be expected that he will maintain his youthful demeanor at 2 or 3 years of age.

    Naturally calm and friendly, they are excellent companions, loyal as much as possible, showing affection not only to adults, but also to younger dogs. Not only is he loving, kind and protective with them, but he is also very patient. In this way, a great complicity can be created between the dog and the child, since the latter learns from a young age to respect the animal and its needs. The Polish Hound It, therefore, a breed of dog adapted to children, even the very young.

    Reputed for being naturally vigilant and distrustful of strangers, without being aggressive, the Polish Hound develops protective instincts with age, leading him to actively defend those around him, whether they are the weakest, the youngest or the oldest. Facing intruders and armed with your unerring sense of smell, Polish hounds make excellent watchdogs, protecting without fail their masters and their properties, even though they weren't bred for it.

    They are sociable animals and generally enjoy the company of other dogs. Can sometimes become a barker in your presence, without being prone to arguing with peers. His voice is powerful, melodious cases, and allows you to communicate with your master while hunting. The voice is deep in the male and quite high in the female.

    To the Polish Hound loves large expanses and wooded areas where he can fully express his hunting instincts. Not at all suited to apartment living, and is much more comfortable in the country than in the city.

    Developed for hunting and used to living in large spaces, must be walked for a long time and very regularly (on average two or three hours a day), even if you have access to a large garden. The ideal thing for him is to be able to accompany an active teacher during his exercises: footing, running and other sports outings will make you happy. On the other hand, if not asked enough, expect a long and frequent bark, meant to get attention.

    Education

    An obedient and intelligent breed, the Polish Hound it is relatively easy to train, since he is intelligent and quite obedient. They have a good memory and, as such, easily retain what they learn, without the need for a large number of repetitions. However, their education must be early and sufficiently balanced, mixing softness and firmness. He is particularly receptive to the method of positive education, what is the best way to educate him and make him obey.

    On the other hand, How can it take time to reach mental maturity (sometimes two or three years), it is important to be patient during your education, especially if we notice that you tend to lose concentration easily.

    Last but not least, if the dog is to be used as a hunting dog, teaching the dog to remember should be one of the priorities in his training.

    Health and care

    The Polish Hound it is a strong and resistant breed of dog, that does not present any significant risk in terms of possible predisposition to certain diseases. Like most older dog breeds, has robust health and is much less susceptible to genetic diseases that can affect newer breeds.

    In spite of this, due to its large chest and high level of activity, is quite susceptible to the development of dilation-torsion syndrome of the stomach.

    In addition, how much of their time is spent outdoors, especially if they are used as hunting dogs, are more susceptible to parasites (like ticks and fleas) and infections, as well as injuries and hunting accidents.

    Last but not least, as with any dog ​​with lop ears, be careful with the risk of ear infections and inflammation.

    Care and maintenance

    The Polish Hound it is easy to care for because its coat is short and straight. Brushing your dog's coat once a week keeps it clean and removes dead hairs, especially during shedding periods. How shedding periods are not very consistent, brushing every two to three days is usually sufficient.

    Because its beautiful waterproof coat does not get dirty easily, bathing is rarely necessary. In fact, in most cases, the coat can be cleaned with a simple damp cloth. In addition, washing your dog tends to remove sebum, which has many positive properties, so it should only be done when the coat is really very dirty.

    In addition, you need to check and maintain your dog's ears regularly, as it is quite prone to canine ear infections. One can take the opportunity to examine their eyes at the same time.

    Looking at its claws, they are supposed to wear out naturally during your outings. However, If it is not so, you should cut your dog's claws from time to time.

    Last but not least, when he comes back from hunting or walking, it is important to ensure that there are no ticks (the application of a preventive antiparasitic treatment is strongly recommended) and any injuries you may have sustained while running.

    Price of a Polish Hound

    The price of a puppy Polish Hound is between 500 and 700 EUR.

    Images “Polish Hound”

    Photos:

    1 – Polish hound by Wikimedia
    2 – Polish Hound during dogs show in Katowice, Poland by Lilly M, CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons
    3 – Polish hound by Wikimedia
    4 – Polish hound by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1175414
    5 – Polish hound by Wikimedia
    6 – Polish hound by Wikimedia

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    POLISH HOUND THE OGAR POLSKI
    Mądry ogar polski

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 52
    • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
    • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds. With working trial.

    Federations:

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

    FCI breed standard “Polish Hound”

    “Polish Hound” FCI Polish Hound FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Ogar Polski, Polish (Ogar) Hound (English).
      2. (ogar polski en polonais), podzary (French).
      3. (Ogar Polski) (German).
      4. em polonês/polaco: Ogar Polski) (Portuguese).
      5. Sabueso de Polonia (Spanish).

Posavac Hound
Croacia FCI 154 . Medium-sized Hounds

Posavac Hound

The breed was registered in 1955 with the name of “Kras Posavac Basin Hound”

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History

It is an ancient breed of running dog, originally from Croatia, whose origin is lost in the dark prehistory. The frescoes (1474, Chapel of Our Lady in Beram, near Pazin), the Chronicles (1719, Bishop Bakic of Djakovo, 1859 the vet Franjo Bertic also from Djakovo) and the books (Joze Kristen) bear witness to it.

The Posavac Hound were bought in Croatia under the name of “boskini” and they were highly appreciated in neighboring areas. In 1924 this breed was presented for the first time at a dog show. The first inscriptions in the Croatian pedigree book date back to 1929 and the FCI recognized this breed in 1955. The first standard with the correct name of the breed dates back to 1969; underlines the origin of the race in the wide and dense valley of the river sava in the southeast of Zagreb.

Photos: Cropped image of young Posavac hound female by Strojovodjazg, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics “Posavac Hound”

A Posavac Hound can weigh up to 20 kg and measure around 58 height cm. This Croatian dog is of strong constitution and of medium body proportions. Their fur is typically red, reddish or wheat-colored. White markings appear on the head area, the neck, the chest, the lower part of the limbs and the end of the tail. The hair itself has between 2-3 cm long, rigid and dense in nature, and always very lying. On the backs of the limbs, as well as in the lower part of the belly and the tail, hair gets slightly longer.

Character and skills “Posavac Hound”

The Posavac Hound is prized as an extremely hardy hound dog, specialized in hunting hares and foxes. His constitution is perfectly adapted to the conditions of his native region, the vast forests of the Savetal. Here you can find areas of difficult access and a lot of weeds, lands that are suitable for Posavac Hound with his height.

This dog is very loyal and affectionate with his master. He is a passionate hunter with a moderately lively temperament.

Care and maintenance of “Posavac Hound”

Posavac Hound small
Posavac Hound small

It is enough to brush it once a month to maintain the beauty and protective properties of its coat.

Loss of hair

Hair loss is moderate.

Nutrition of the “Posavac Hound”

The daily rations of the croatian: posavski gonič, as it's also called, must adapt to your daily life. This is especially true for hunting season.

One meal a day is enough for him. It is better to give it to him at night so that he does not work on a full stomach. This reduces the risk of stomach disorders.

Posavac Hound Videos

Posavac Hound ?? Everything Dog Breeds ??
Posavski gonic (mala)

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 154
  • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
  • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds. With working trial.

Federations:

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

Posavac Hound FCI Standard

Posavac Hound FCI Posavac Hound FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Croatian: posavski gonič (English).
    2. Chien courant de Posavatz, chien courant du bassin de Kras (French).
    3. Huidige hond van de Save Vallei, Posavski Gonič, Save-Bracke, Savetalbracke (German).
    4. Em croata: Posavski gonic (Portuguese).
    5. Sabueso de Posavaz (Spanish).

Petit Gascon Saintongeois
Francia FCI 21 - Medium-sized Hounds

Petit Gascon Saintongeois

Destined, in its origins, mainly hunting the hare.

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History

Of French origin, named after the provinces of Gascony and Saintonge.

By mid-century 20, some large game hunters in the Southwest selected the smallest specimens from their litters of Gascon Saintongeois and they fixed this variety, destined, in its origins, mainly hunting the hare.

Photo: Little Gascon de Saintonge by Jérôme BARDIAU, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

Medium-sized dog, well proportioned and distinguished.

Size:

Males: 56 a 62 cm..
Females: 54 a 59 cm..

Character and skills

Multi-purpose dog used for rifle hunting. Because of its origin it hunts especially the hare, but it is also very good for hunting big game.

Petit Gascon Saintongeois Videos

Petit Gascon Saintongeois
Little Gascon Saintongeois

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 21
  • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
  • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.1: Large sized hounds. With working trial.

Federations:

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

FCI standard Petit Gascon Saintongeois breed

Petit Gascon Saintongeois FCI Petit Gascon Saintongeois FCI

Poitevin hound
Francia FCI 24 . Large-sized Hounds

Poitevin hound

In the past it was also used as a wolf hunter.

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History Poitevin hound

The most widespread hypothesis about the origin of this breed of dog is that it was Viscount Émile de La Besge who began to breed the Poitevin hound in the first half of the 19th century. Their dogs, that he had received as a gift from an uncle, were the result of a union between Chiens Blancs du Roi and Larryes. The viscount did not breed any other dogs until rabies killed him in 1842. He lost all his animals except two bitches.

To restore its population, Émile de La Besge had six dogs brought to him from England (probably English Foxhound). However, then tried to roll back his influence by strict inbreeding. This is how the two males were born, Talbot and Rochester, and the two females, Tartane and Turbulente. Talbot and Turbulent They had a daughter, Dashing, who became famous for her particularly fine nose and speed. Mated with Traveller, an English male bred by him Conde Le Couteulx and gave birth to puppies of exceptional quality. It is assumed that Poitevin today are all descendants of Fringante and Traveller. However, a certain earl Henri de La Porte claimed that his uncles Auguste and Paul they had already begun to fix the race in 1835, and that at the beginning there were quite a few others, namely, the male Ténor and the female Ravissante.

The Poitevin hound was not accepted as a purebred dog for a long time. In the famous French hunting manualParforce, published in 1890 by the count Le Couteulx de Canteleu, they only mentioned “bastards of Haut-Poitou“, although the ability of dogs to hunt wolves was certainly appreciated. Besides the royal white dogs and the English Foxhound, it is said that the disappeared Larryes and Céris contributed to the creation of the breed. It was a Scent hound medium size white and orange. It is said that he looked like greyhounds and was a very good hare hunter. Perhaps it is from him that the special elegance of the Poitevin hound. Some cynologists also believe that it comes from Larrye, who is said to have had greyhounds in his ancestral line.

Photos:

1 – A Poitevin by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics Poitevin hound

The coat of these pedigree dogs is short and shiny. Dogs are usually tricolor and have black fur or large black spots. Some specimens can also be two-tone orange and white or wolf-colored.. In general, the physique is powerful and elegant. The expressive dark eyes give the Poitevin a serious look.

Height to the cross: For males between 62 and 72 cm., for females 60 a 70 cm..

Weight: Approx.. 30 kg.

Character and skills Poitevin hound

The character of Poitevin hound is characterized by its resistance and toughness. This pedigree dog is not deterred even by rugged terrain. The race Poitevin is brave. He's kind to humans.

Dogs of this breed were bred for hunting and, usually, they are not satisfied with a life as a couch dog. Ideally, these dogs should be hunters. If you want to have a dog of this type, but do not use him to hunt, you must offer these animals a suitable occupation and sufficient exercise.

Aptitudes

In the past, the Poitevin hound he specialized mainly in hunting wolves. He was tirelessly in the path of his difficult prey. But today this beautiful hunting dog, that is strong, elegant and light at the same time, can be used for hunting all animals. The forest of La Moulière, where did he born Poitevin hound ago 150 years under the aegis of the Viscount of La Besge, it was not easy terrain. Dogs had to be able to roam through dense, thorny undergrowth without hesitation and were not allowed to be disturbed by overhanging branches., gorse and the like. And to this day the breed has retained its special resistance and tenacity, allowing you to complete a task in any circumstance.

Poitevin hound
Poitevin hound

In addition, the Poitevin hound I needed a proper portion of courage, because I had to put the wolf, also, and it was much bigger than his own Poitevin. The Poitevin they even had to chase especially robust wolves, sometimes almost 100 km. During the night they and the dogs rested, but the next morning the Poitevin they had to be able to follow the trail again. For this they needed an extremely pronounced sense of smell.

Has been used to living in a kennel for a long time, so this is still the ideal way to keep the Poitevin hound. However, the kennel should be so large that the dogs that live in it have enough space to vent. One should strictly pay attention to the hygiene and cleanliness of his place.

Also outside the hunting season the Poitevin hound needs plenty of space and enough opportunities to run and play, a park would be ideal. If dogs live in a kennel, visit them as often as possible, because the relationship with humans should not be neglected.

Poitevin hound health and care

The Poitevin is considered a dog with robust health. Little maintenance required. The short coat can be brushed from time to time. The ears should be checked regularly for parasites and cleaned. Dog owners who want to cover themselves as best as possible are advised to have medical insurance for dogs and liability insurance for dogs.

Poitevin hound Nutrition

This dog eats for two, especially during hunting season. But he is not very picky and is satisfied with simple food. Daily 200 g of vegetables with 200 g of dog or rice flakes and 400 g of meat. Offal like liver, the kidneys and heart are particularly suitable. Especially for puppies and young dogs. Eggs also contain many valuable nutrients. They can be fed both cooked and raw. In certain circumstances, even with the shell. During hunting season, which is very hard for dogs, you must feed them fatty bacon. Of course, the dog must always have fresh water available. An automatic irrigation system is recommended here.

Where to buy a Poitevin hound

If you are interested in this breed of Scent hound and are looking for the right Poitevin hound breeder, you may need to plan a little more time for the search. These French hunting dogs are not very common outside their country of origin. For this reason, interested parties should look for a breeder in France.

Poitevin hound Videos

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 24
  • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
  • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.1: Large sized hounds. With working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.1: Large-sized Hounds.
  • Central Canine Society

FCI standard of the Poitevin hound breed

Poitevin hound FCI Poitevin hound FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Haut-Poitou (English).
    2. Chien du Haut-Poitou (French).
    3. Haut-Poitou (German).
    4. Pictava (Portuguese).
    5. Poitevino (Spanish).

Peruvian Hairless Dog
Perú FCI 310 . Primitive type

Peruvian Hairless Dog

El Peruvian Hairless Dog es un compañero amigable y adaptable.

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History

The exact origin of the Peruvian Hairless Dog. However, their ancestors seem to be deeply rooted in Peru: Illustrations on the vessels of Moche culture, show hairless dogs already in the 750 AC. Later, these funny animals were reserved for the rich Incas, who took care not to mate them with other native dogs. It was also the Incas who banned the consumption of dog meat in the northern regions of Peru.

When the Spaniards conquered the country, found many naked dogs among the orchids of the Incas, so the Europeans called them “perros de las flores“. During the period of conquest, the breed was almost extinct, but some specimens survived in remote villages where the inhabitants valued them for the partly mythical qualities attributed to them: Because of its special appearance, four-legged creatures were said to have a healing effect on certain diseases, for example, bone and joint diseases.

In 1985, the world's largest dog breeding organization, the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI), recognized the Peruvian Hairless Dog as an independent race. So today there are officially three breeds of naked dogs. Besides of Peruvian Hairless Dog, these are the Mexican Naked Dog, also known by the beautiful name of “Xoloitzcuintle“, and the Chinese Crested Dog. The three races are closely related to each other.

Physical characteristics

The name says it all: The most striking thing about most Peruvian Hairless Dog that's what's missing: the coat. However, the standard allows for some locks on the head and tail even in naked dogs without hair. Skin can be light or dark in different shades of color, smooth or white-spotted. However, not all naked dogs are naked, because there's a variant with hair: the so-called “Furry”, that are indispensable for breeding for health reasons. About a third of naked dogs belong to this group.

From 2013 hairy variants can also be seen in canine exhibitions, since they have been added to the standard. Your hair should be short and soft, all colors are allowed. The Peruvian Hairless Dog reminds the greyhounds in their physique. This slender breed of dog has large erect ears that can rest back, an elegantly curved and hanging tail and an athletic complexion.

Naked dog lovers can enjoy three size variations:

– The small version has a shoulder height of 25 a 40 cm..
– The median 40 a 50 cm..
– The Greats Peruvian Hairless Dog have between 50 and 65 height cm.

Weight varies as a result of 4 a 25 kg. Only a few Peruvian Hairless Dog have a full denture, but these usually include all representatives of the furry variant.

Character and skills

The Peruvian Hairless Dog is a friendly and adaptable companion. He prefers to be with his human with the one who has a close relationship. It belongs to very sociable dogs. He likes to integrate into a family and quickly befriends other pets and children. It is said that many Peruvian Hairless Dog protect fervently, especially the women and children of the herd. Here it is important to be careful when visiting the children that the Peruvian interprets offensive situations for his protégé and rushes to help his little two-legged friend without needing.

Vivacious and curious, is a wonderful companion for outdoor activities, but behaves calmly and relaxed inside. He especially likes to get comfortable on his owner's lap and enjoys the closeness and warmth. To strangers he is often distant and alert, but not aggressive.

Education

Like a dog of the original type, the Peruvian Hairless Dog it also provides original behavior in the man-animal relationship. That's why it makes sense in educational matters if you already have any experience with dogs. However, even ambitious beginners can successfully train a Peruvian Hairless Dog. Clear rules and consistency are, as in most dogs, the key to success.

The Peruvian Hairless Dog is a sensitive four-legged friend – hard you'll only get the opposite with it – will retire. Some Peruvian Hairless Dog tend to get scared or fear new situations. Therefore, it is especially important to train this dog extensively and at the right pace to different situations without overloading it.

Your breeder will be able to give you some advice when you buy a puppy. Whether on a train journey, on a trip to the city center or on a visit home, introduce your partner into these everyday situations since you're a puppy. Regular training at a canine school, preferably already with the young puppy in the form of playgroups for puppies, is highly recommended and also reinforces the social side of the Peruvian Hairless Dog.

Aging of the Peruvian Hairless Dog

As already mentioned, during mating a special health characteristic must be taken into account: During breeding, the furry ones, namely, hairy representatives of the breed, should be crossed regularly. The reason for this is that the dominant allele of hairlessness can only lead to viable embryos in combination with a hair allele, namely, Heterozygosity. Hairless homozygotic embryos are already reabsorbed into the uterus. As pure breeding for lack of hair is therefore not possible, hairless naked dogs also occur over and over again.

The Peruvian Hairless Dog they usually have an incomplete denture, what doesn't usually restrict them. With light-skinned specimens, especially at the beginning of summer, it's important to make sure they get used slowly in the sunlight, then tanning. Sun protection also makes sense, because otherwise dogs can develop severe sunburn, especially when they like to go to sunny places. Also in winter some specimens need climate protection in the form of a dog coat, because if they can't run, cool down quickly during the normal walk. Smaller variants of the breed are more sensitive to this than larger ones.

A Peruvian Hairless Dog can reach an age of up to 15 years.

Care

With the naked representatives of the breed you can leave the comb with confidence. In addition, has the great advantage that it can normally detect parasites in the skin of the Peruvian Hairless Dog immediately and apply the appropriate antidotes – from tick tweezers to flea repellent. However, even the Peruvian Hairless Dog needs regular care. If required – some owners recommend once a week – wash it with a sponge and a gentle dog shampoo. Some Peruvian Hairless Dog tend to have dry skin, which can be remedied with soft moisturizers for fragrance-free babies or with olive or coconut oil. In summer, sunscreen is an indispensable tool for light-colored dogs. Cut the claws of your Peruvian Hairless Dog if they get too long and clean your four-legged friend's ears with a dog ear cleaner if necessary.

Buy a Peruvian Hairless Dog

The Peruvian Hairless Dog are rare in Europe and therefore breeders are rare. Find the right umbrella organizations in your country, that can help you in your search. In Germany, for example, club f'r Exotische Rassehunde e.V. has a list of breeders, switzerland has a “Swiss Naked Dog Club of Latin America”, which is dedicated to the promotion of the two breeds of dogs: the Xoloitzcuintle and the Peruvian Hairless Dog. In these clubs and similar ones you can find information and contacts of ambitious breeders. Considering possible adoptions across national borders, consider what to consider when adopting puppies from abroad.

As a fan of naked dogs, you probably know the closely related races, the Xoloitzcuintle and the Chinese Crested Dog – maybe one of these dogs might also be an option for you and you're more likely to be in your region. In addition, openness to the other two races, as well as the crosses, it's usually a good idea if you want to give a home to a naked older dog. This usually requires some research. But in the meantime, keywords such as “naked dogs in distress” on the Internet promise successes that lead naked adult dogs to look for a new place to live. Try to find out as much as possible about the story of your potential new fourth-legged partner.

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

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Images of the Peruvian Hairless Dog

Photos:

1 – Peruvian hairless dog by Paradais Sphynx, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Peruvian hairless dog by No machine-readable author provided. Manuel González Olaechea assumed (based on copyright claims)., CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Peruvian hairless dog by Carlos Adampol Galindo from DF, Mexico, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Peruvian hairless dog by Marina Alonso Esparré, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – Peruvian hairless dog by Carlos Adampol Galindo from DF, Mexico, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
6 – Peruvian hairless dog by Carlos Adampol Galindo from DF, Mexico, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
7 – Peruvian hairless dog by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Videos of the Peruvian Hairless Dog

Why the peruvian hairless dog is the mascot of ancient Peru?
THE PERUVIAN HAIRLESS DOG – STRANGE OR CUTE?

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 310
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 6: Primitive type. Without working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 5: Dogs type Spitz and primitive type – Section 6: Primitive type.

FCI standard of the breed Peruvian Hairless Dog

Peruvian Hairless Dog FCI Peruvian Hairless Dog FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Perro Sin Pelo de Perú, Inca Hairless Dog, Viringo, Peruvian Inca, Orchid, Calato, Peruvian Walking Dead dog, Dielmatian (English).
    2. Chien nu Inca (French).
    3. Peruanischen Nackthund (German).
    4. Perro Sin Pelo del Perú, viram (Portuguese).
    5. Perro calato, Perro chimo, Perro chimoc, Perro chimú, Perro de , orquídea peruano, Perro inca, Perro peruano, Perro peruano sin pelo, Perro pila, Perro sin pelo del Perú, Perro sin pelo peruano
    Viringo
    (Spanish).

Pyrenean Mountain Dog
Francia España FCI 137 - Molossoid . Mountain

Pyrenean Mountain Dog

The Pyrenean mountain dog is a guardian and protector with territorial claims.

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History

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog is an ancient watchdog of the mountainous world of the Pyrenees. There it is officially called Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées. The people of the Pyrenees call him the cute little one Patou. The pyrenees, like a vast, deserted and rugged, previously inaccessible mountain range, form the natural border between France and Spain. Here there were and there are wolves and bears, with the consequent problem for ranchers. In addition, sheep used to be one of the few livelihoods of the people here. While in Germany and other Central European countries people mourn the return of the wolf and complain about the damage caused to hunting and herds of sheep, in the Pyrenees dogs such as the Patou from time immemorial. And there are no complaints. Guard dogs are an integral part of every flock of sheep in the Pyrenees mountains.

On the French side, they are officially called Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées or Pyrenäenberghund, on the Spanish side Perro de montaña de los Pirineos or Gran Pirineo. In addition to protecting herds against thieves, wolves and bears, also protected the great properties. His powerful figure, his determination and ability to attack in an emergency were not without effect. The impression must have been so long-lasting that his work was already documented in writings of antiquity and the Middle Ages. Dogs reportedly would have recognized people from afar for their clothing. In 1391 it is said that the Count of Foix did a test. If he came dressed as a tramp, the dogs attacked him from afar without hesitation. If he came dressed as an earl, he wasn't bothered.

The Patou was not a uniform race in the past. In the very remote valleys there were often local races, genetically isolated, optimized for your job task naturally, but in the end the same dogs came out with a very similar appearance and character, although they could have been genetically separated for generations. Extremely harsh living conditions obviously outweighed the disadvantages of inbreeding. Modern pedigree dog breeding became interested in these impressive dogs very soon. Already at the first dog show in France, in 1863, a separate class was established for the Pyrenean Mountain Dog.

An attempt was made to establish the Patou also outside the Pyrenees as a watchdog and protection. In 1907 the first standard was established in France. However, due to the two world wars and the associated famine, the population of Patou outside the mountains suffered serious setbacks. In 1955 obtained the official recognition of the FCI – Fédération Cynologique Internationale.

Physical characteristics

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog is a big dog, imposing, powerful and at the same time athletic and agile. Doesn't seem clumsy or massive, but rather elegant piecework. It has a medium length coat, very dense and flexible, which can be slightly wavy. The bottom layer is also very dense. To the colors that the official standard says:

White or white with gray spots (badger gray or wolf gray), pale yellow or orange (rusty) in the head, ears and base of tail, sometimes also in the body.

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog it has a majestic height at the withers 70 and 80 centimeters in males and of 65 a 75 in females. The weight must be between 60 and 70 kg. The measurements are quite similar to those taken by the Conde de Bylandt when he first described the breed in 1897, when he just called the dogs “Chien des Pyréneés“. The head of the Patou remember the contours of a molosser. Shows a very alert and attentive facial expression. It is a dog that rests on itself, who first of all observes everything, seemingly listless. This is underlined by his eyes, they're supposed to be sweet and dreamy, with its dark amber color.

Character and skills

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog is a guardian and protector with territorial claims. He looks cute and calm looking, sublime and imposing almost like a blank teddy bear, but you must not be wrong. It has a strong character combined with a very own but clear idea of ​​how it should behave – and the others in their domain. This idea is naturally shaped by its use throughout the centuries, where he had to defend his flock to life or death as a guard without the presence of the shepherd and, therefore, had to make decisions independently. The official standard classifies his character qualities as follows:

Since the dog was used exclusively to protect herds against attacks by predators, his selection for breeding was based on his suitability as a keeper, their respectable appearance and also their relationship with the herd. The resulting characteristics are strength and agility, as well as the sweetness and attachment to their protégés. This watchdog has a tendency to independence and initiative, which requires some authority from his master.

A Pyrenean Mountain Dog should only be held by an experienced and mentally strong person. First of all, not a family dog. However, it can become so if you have extremely competent guidance from your master or caretaker and if the external conditions are right. Only then can he be a good family dog ​​and lovingly protect all members of the family., including other four-legged friends. In addition, is a good guardian and extremely reliable protector of the house and all those who, in your opinion -which should be clarified-, belong to it. Towards strangers he is suspicious.

Attitude

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog it is extremely undemanding in its maintenance – if one ignores the aforementioned restrictions due to its nature as a watchdog. It is undemanding in its nutrition as well as in its accommodation. You can spend the whole year outside without problems – as long as you have a suitable hiding place and “suitable” does not mean neither kennel nor chain, because he must be able to move in his territory. This large, self-confident dog is quite sensitive and attaches great importance to a close emotional bond with his human family.. You need a trusting relationship with your master or caregiver.

Thanks to modern pedigree dog breeding, the Patou is better prepared for a big city life than other herd protection dog breeds like the Kangal or the Central Asian Shepherd Dog. So if you have a large, well-fenced property in the country, if you have joy, fun, experience and the possibility of getting involved with these dogs, you can experience a particularly impressive and beautiful facet of the human-dog association.

Pyrenean Mountain Dog Education

The education of Pyrenean Mountain Dog belongs to the hands of a teacher or lover with deep experience and canine knowledge. Like any other race, Pyrenean mountain dogs must be well socialized and educated since they are puppies. It would be irresponsible to want to keep a dog as well as a beginner.

Care and health of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog

Absolutely easy to care for and undemanding. The Pyrenean Mountain Dog generally enjoys very robust health. Some health problems may include hip dysplasia; heart problems like dysplasia of the tricuspid valve; cancers like osteosarcoma (bone cancer); eye problems such as persistent pupil membranes, progressive retinal atrophy and cataracts; dissecting osteochondritis (an orthopedic problem), patellar dislocation (dislocation of the patella) and swelling.

Nutrition / Food

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog he has no problem with his diet.

Life expectancy of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog have a very high life expectancy of 12 and sometimes more years relative to its size.

Evaluations of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog

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

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Pictures of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog

Photos:

1 – Pyrenean Mountain Dog by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/774692
2 – Pyrenees Mountain Dog, XI International Dog Show in Kraków by I, Lilly M / CC BY-SA
3 – Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog by HeartSpoon / CC BY-SA
4 – Pyrenees mountain dog by Arnaud 25 / CC BY-SA
5 – Pasture of Anterne, Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, Pyrenean Mountain Dog among the sheeps by Jérôme Bon from Paris, France / CC BY
6 – Pyrenean Mountain Dog by Emma.Martinet / CC0
7 – Pyrenees mountain dog by I, Beninho / CC BY-SA

Pyrenean Mountain Dog Videos

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 137
  • Group 2: Pinscher and Schnauzer- Molossoid breeds – Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs.
  • Section 2.2: Molossian, Mountain type. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
  • FCI – Pinscher and Schnauzer-Molossoid type dogs – Swiss Mountain Dogs and Cattledogs. Section 2.2 Molossoid, mountain type.
  • AKC – Working dogs
  • ANKC – Group 6 (utility dogs)
  • CKC – Group 3 – Working dogs
  • ​KC – Sheepdogs
  • NZKC – Utility dog
  • UKC – Guard dog

FCI Standard Pyrenean Mountain Dog breed

PYRENEAN MOUNTAIN DOG FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Great Pyrenees, Patou, Montañés del Pirineo, Perro de Montaña de los Pirineos, Can de Montaña de os Perinés, Chien des Pyrénées, Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées, Pyr, GP, PMD, Gentle Giant (English).
    2. montagne des Pyrénées, pastou, patou (French).
    3. Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées, Patou (German).
    4. Chien de Montagne des Pirénées (Portuguese).
    5. Gran Pirineo, Chien des Pyrénées, Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées, Gigante de los Pirineos, Gran Pirineu, Muntanya dels Pirineus, Patou (Spanish).