Westphalian Dachsbracke
Germany FCI 100 . Small-sized Hounds

Westphalian Dachsbracke

The Westphalian Dachsbracke It is mainly a hunting dog that maintains an active temperament and a great need for exercise.

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History

The Westphalian Badger Dog was developed in the 17th century in Germany, in the region between the Rhine and the Weser. The result of the cross between the German Hound and various types of Dachsbrack, was created to satisfy the need for a fast dog, small and short, able to cut through bushes and chase prey into burrows. They were the favorite companions of the Germanic nobles, who were so appreciated for their ability to hunt hares, rabbits and foxes as per their friendly disposition.

It is mentioned in the official description of the German Hound in the Decade of 1880, and a first standard was established in 1910. However, the breed was not recognized by the German Kennel Club until 1935, and then by the FCI in 1954.

The Westphalian Dachsbracke It, However, uncommon outside of Germany. In addition, among the main canine organizations in the Anglo-Saxon world, only the UKC recognizes this breed, and only from 2006.

Photo: Westphalian Dachsbracke by Volbu1, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The Westphalian Dachsbracke It is a small hound that measures between 30 and 38 cm at the withers and weighing about 15 kg. It seems to the German Hound, which is even considered a miniature version.

His coat is tricolor, combining black, red and white. White markings are found on the neck, the chest, the snout, paws and tail tip. Bi-color is not accepted. The coat is rough and very tight, medium length in the back, neck and back of the tail, but short in the rest of the body.

With a slightly elongated skull and a slightly accentuated stop, his head clearly evokes his kinship with the other double basses. His eyes are dark, while his ears, big and long, are flat against the head.

The tail, strong and tall at the base, is in perfect extension of the back line. It is carried out with a saber blade or hanging.

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Character and skills

The Westphalian Dachsbracke he's a smart working dog, stubborn and tenacious who can follow the trail of prey over great distances without hesitation.

They are primarily hunting dogs that maintain an active temperament and a great need for exercise. This need must be met every day to prevent destructive dog behavior.. Live in an apartment, although it is not recommended, it is possible as long as the dog can take long walks at least twice a day. During these walks, it is strongly recommended to keep it on a leash, in case you smell prey that takes you off the beaten track. However, ideally it would have access to a garden.

In the home, although he is not the most docile of dogs, the Westphalian Dachsbracke shows a lot of attachment and affection for his master, family loyalty, and gets along very well with children. All these are qualities that make it a very pleasant companion dog.. However, requires a lot of interaction and availability, since he needs constant company and cannot be left alone for a whole day. Playtime and obedience or agility training can keep you busy, but nothing will make you happier than a hunting trip.

At last, the Westphalian Dachsbracke tolerate other pets as long as they are exposed to your presence from a young age. Otherwise, his hunting instincts take over, and is capable of chasing and hurting them.

Education

Due to its firm character, the Westphalian Dachsbracke can be tough and stubborn in his upbringing. Some commands will take longer to assimilate than with other dog breeds. Therefore, the master must act as the leader of the pack to be heard and obeyed, and under no circumstances allow him to take over the family hierarchy. Therefore, it is clearly important not to be fooled by the small size of this dog and to turn it into a “Princess”, at the risk of experiencing real cohabitation problems in the near future.

At the end, the Westphalian Dachsbracke must be trained early and firmly, while promoting the principles of positive dog training.

Health

The Westphalian Dachsbracke he is a robust dog, healthy and with a good life expectancy. However, their kinship to the Basset family explains why they are prone to back problems, ranging from muscle tension to degenerative disc disease.

In addition, you have to be careful with his long and floppy ears, as they are sensitive to ear infections. In case of infection, the dog tends to shake its head and scratch its ear. Other signs are a bad smell and the development of redness around the ear canal.. An ear infection requires a visit to the vet and is treated with prescription medications.

Last but not least, like any working dog, a Westphalian Dachsbracke that participates in hunting is more likely to be injured than a companion dog that is kept at home. However, in the heat of the moment, the dog tends to ignore pain, so it is often only after the owner notices lacerations or bites, for example.

Grooming

One to two weekly brushings are recommended to maintain the very tight and rough-textured coat of the Westphalian Dachsbracke. These dogs should rarely be bathed, since they deprive the coat of its natural oils.

The ears should also be visually inspected at least once a week and they should be dried after soaking in water to limit the risk of infection..

Last but not least, the dog's teeth should be brushed regularly to reduce the risk of periodontal diseases and infections, that one day may require dental extractions.

Characteristics “Westphalian Dachsbracke”

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Images “Westphalian Dachsbracke”

Westphalian Badger
Westphalian Dachsbracke by Mare.s., CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Donar from the Wild Man, Westphalian Dachsbracke by <a href="https://Commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/file:Donar.jpg&quot;>Jörg Erich</a>, a href=&quot;httpsttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0&quot;>CC BY-SA 4.0&-t;/a>, via Wikimedia Commons
Donar from the Wild Man, Westphalian Dachsbracke by Jörg Erich, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Videos “Westphalian Dachsbracke”

Westfälische Dachsbracke – Jagd: Weidmannsheil!
Jersey (Rhodesian Ridgeback) & Lea (Westfälische Dachsbracke) Sparring Nr. 2

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 100
  • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
  • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.3: Small-sized Hounds. With working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.3: Small-sized Hounds.
  • UKCScenthounds

FCI breed standard “Westphalian Dachsbracke”

FCIFCI – “Westphalian Dachsbracke”
Westphalian Dachshund FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Westphalian Hound (English).
    2. (Westfälische Dachbracke en allemand) (French).
    3. Westfälische Dachsbracke (German).
    4. (em alemão: Westfälische dachsbracke) (Portuguese).
    5. Cazador de Westfalia (Spanish).

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Holanda Alemania Francia FCI 107 . Griffon type

Grifón Korthals

Vigorous, fiery and proud, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon he is very attached to his master and his territory, who watches.

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History

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon It is a breed of dog of French origin. Their ancestors are Dutch, but shown as a French race, It was in France where he developed.

This breed is still relatively rare in the Americas as well as in United Kingdom, Although it is recognized by their respective Kennel Clubs, as well as the Federation Cynologique Internationale (CRF not. 107).

Grifón de muestra Korthals de pelo duro

The culprit of the existence of Korthals Griffon was a man named Eduard Karel Korthals, born the 16 in November of 1851 in Amsterdam to, He was the son of a rich manufacturer of ships which possessed a strong interest in the breeding of hunting dogs, to the extent that his son inherited that passion and as a result and the ability for business, the beautiful was born Griffon, protagonist of this post.

His dream was to create the ideal hunting dog, versatile, with extreme resistance, force and devotion to his master. The dog, also, I would have to know working near his master, be docile and very capable of learning. In 1873 to the 22 years of age and with the financial support of his father, He settled near some friends in Hesse (Germany) a region known for its great fondness for hunting with dogs and dedicated itself to the breeding of purebred dogs Griffon.

Four years later, one of his friends, the prince of Solms-Braunfels, I am confident the management of his kennel "Bibesheim" (was then, the most famous of Germany) It was devoted especially to the breeding of dogs English Pointer, This change in his life not prevented it for nothing, continue with the development of their race Griffon.

Soon Eduard Korthals became one of the largest breeders nationwide, very proud and sure of his work of selection, breeding began with seven specimens of Griffon of different kinds, hard hair, woolly hair, barbets, a mestizo German short hair, etc. He called "The seven Patriarcar" and their names were: Bank, Hector, Janus, Satan, Donna, Junon and Mouche. Thus begins the story that after twenty years, resulted in the birth of a specific race of Griffon with wire hair, Griffon, with blood of “Pointer” (Although not pure, then we have) and beautiful dog, it must be said ...

We must also tell which, Eduard Korthals carried out ruthless work in his breeding program, with very close consanguinity coupling and many deaths on the road, well Yes..., the history has beautiful parts and others less so. Y, Here comes the bomb! A total of 600 dogs, only kept alive to 62 and he made them work in the Woods, in swamps, in Plains, in different seasons, to see how they worked in different situations and hunting tasks.

In creating your Wirehaired Pointing, Korthals did not use all the blood purity of the English Pointer, because after having tried, realized that the mixture led to his Griffon lose some of its most important features.

With his method of consanguinity, exhaustive selection and unit, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon It was of such quality that many specialists in the canine world in Germany, in Belgium, in the Netherlands, in France and several parts of Europe, they were stunned, Given the Korthals had created a dog like no other, a dog with an essential width, a high speed in search, a well-developed sense of smell and, In short, its versatility.

The 15 in November of 1887, supported by the contributions of a Commission formed by 16 reputed breeders and chaired by the Prince of Solm-Braunfels (who years earlier had been entrusted to Eduar Korthals-- the management of his kennel "Bibesheim"), Eduar Korthals wrote the standard of Korthals Griffon, that curiously never amended since then. The following year, He created a Club specializing in race whose objective was to bring together all the lovers of the Griffon Griffon wire-haired in several countries and until his death in 1896, He devoted himself to the improvement and dissemination of their race. He died of laryngeal cancer 4 in July of 1896 in the hatchery Bibeishem.

But despite his death, his ideas continued living, then many followers and friends as Baron Gingins (Switzerland), Charles Prudommeaux (France) and the Sr. Leliman (Netherlands) they continued their valuable work, turning to improving your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, and the diffusion of the breed throughout Europe and even in United States and Canada. It was the 8 in June of 1951, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Eduar Korthals What, the “Wirehaired Griffon French Club” decided to associate the name of Korthals the race, to perpetuate the memory of its creator, and in honor of all their achievements and life dedicated to the task of breeding. Hence the name "Korthals Griffon”.

The first specimen recorded in the American Kennel Club Origin Book was a Korthals Griffon called "Zolette", in the year 1887. However, the Griffon was still - relatively- unknown, It was recorded as "Russian Setter" (Griffon)”, by its supposed Russian heritage. It was not until 1916, Twenty-nine years later, the breed was officially recognized in United States.

In the same year, sixteen copies of Korthals Griffon participated in the “Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show”, one of United States most prestigious dog shows. Since then, the race was growing in popularity, not only as a dog of exposure and company, but also a versatile hunting dog (that was the original intention of Korthals when he created the breed). For the most part, the race retains its original features: medium-sized, layer hard, good degree of training capacity and resistant in the field and in the ring.

Physical characteristics

The Korthals Griffon is a medium-sized dog with a hard and rough coat. The males measure of 55 - 60 cm de altura a la cruz y las hembras de 53 a 66 cm.. The weight should be proportional to the size and bone structure. In general, the weight varies from 20,5 a 31,75 kg. Males are usually larger and heavier than females bones. 50 - 55 cm.. With respect to weight males are placed in 25-30 kg and females in 20-25 kg. According to the AKC standard, the hair must be color steel (grey) with brown spots. Other acceptable colors are chestnut, White and Brown, Ruano and, Orange and white. It has ears falls and well attached to the head, his eyes are yellow or Brown and the nose should always be Brown. Contrary to some publications that say that the Griffon does not lose or shed its hair, We must clarify that it does, but to a lesser extent than other breeds.

There are dogs very similar to Griffon Korthal in other countries, both in appearance and temperament:

Character and skills

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is defined as an intelligent dog, extremely friendly and eager to please its owner. They tend to keep their playful nature typical of puppy to adulthood. They are also known for their Adaptive temperament.

The Korthals Griffon it is above all a hunting dog, resistant, powerful and brave. It is an outdoor dog that needs a garden to keep its instincts sharp. Not a suitable breed of dog for apartment living, since it is very likely that confinement will cause anxiety attacks or greater nervousness that leads you to destroy everything. They need a lot of exercise to thrive, and they are tireless sporting dogs and very good swimmers. Therefore, their owners must be able to offer them long walks and games, beyond simple daily outings for your needs: this is necessary to keep you in good physical and psychological health. In fact, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is an ideal candidate for canicross, el cani-VTT, the oberta or even the treasure hunt, that will fully satisfy your hunter instinct.

The majority of Korthals Griffon usually live long and healthy lives, and this is due to the seriousness of all organizations and breeders dedicated to this breed who have a strong commitment to the health of the breed and breeding programmes carried out that are mostly very picky, as a result if we look at the statistics of the OFA cases of congenital diseases are - relatively- low.

Education

The Korthals Griffon he is an intelligent and cunning dog. These qualities make hunters happy… but the misfortune of inexperienced teachers, whose defects he takes advantage of. This dog can be undocile if it does not benefit from a firm education, consistent and not brutal. As much as saying that it is not an adapted breed as a first dog.

In addition, it is important to socialize the puppies as soon as possible so that they get used to the presence of different people and other animals. In effect, although they are not fearful in nature, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon too isolated or too “protected” the outside world can be particularly nervous and difficult to adapt to everyday life.

Health

Robustness is a fundamental characteristic of the Grifón Korthal: It is a breed of dog that does not fear cold or bad weather.

However, like all medium-sized dogs and large dogs, have a risk of hip dysplasia. Prostate disorders may also occur in some individuals.

Last but not least, it is recommended to monitor the coat and skin of individuals who do not live outdoors, to prevent the development of skin diseases in dogs due to allergies to industrial product residues present in the home (solvents, Cleaning products…).

Life expectancy

13 years

Grooming

Although it is considered a dog “hypoallergenic” because of his low hair loss, the Grifón Korthal requires weekly brushing to keep its coat shiny. During the molting period (twice a year), more frequent brushing may be necessary.

It is also advised to clean the dog's ears regularly, especially after walks or bathing, to prevent the development of infections due to excess water inside the ear canal, or to the presence of residues or dirt. In case of redness or suspicious odors, consulting a vet is recommended.

Price

Adopt a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon costs between 600 and 1000 EUR.

The price of a puppy Khortals varies by lineage, but also according to your sex: females tend to be more expensive than males.

Characteristics “Wirehaired Pointing Griffon”

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Images “Wirehaired Pointing Griffon”

Photos:

1 – the first genuine Korthals Griffon in the USA to earn both a Grand Championship and the Advanced Master Hunter title by CarolPtak, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Adult Griffon dog standing by Liv klesta, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Griffon d’arrêt à poil dur Korthals by Pierre André, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – running Korthals Griffon by CarolPtak, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – Wirehaired Pointing Griffon by Pets Adviser from Brooklyn, USA, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
6 – Wirehaired Pointing Griffon by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 107
  • Group 7: Pointing Dogs.
  • Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.3: Griffon type. With working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.3: Griffon type
  • AKCSporting group
  • ANKCSporting Group, Gundog
  • CKCSporting Group, Gundog
  • ​KC – Sporting Group, Gundog
  • NZKCSporting Group, Gundog
  • UKCGun Dog

FCI breed standard “Wirehaired Pointing Griffon”

FCIFCI – “Wirehaired Pointing Griffon”
FCI Wirehaired Korthals Sample Griffon

Alternative names:

    1. Korthals Griffon (English).
    2. Korthals, Griffon Korthals (French).
    3. Griffon à Poil Dur, Griffon Korthals (German).
    4. Korthals (Portuguese).
    5. Grifón Korthals, Korthals (Spanish).

Weimaraner
Alemania FCI 99 . Braque Type

Braco de Weimar

The Weimaraner It is a medium-sized to large hunting dog.

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History

The Weimaraner is a specially equipped with dog as a dog collector.

The history of Weimaraner begins with Grand Duke Carl August and the nobles of the court of Weimar. The Grand Duke, known as the Hunter among the Kings and the King among hunters, you have selected the gray race silver for hunting in forests. According to German tradition, not only the time annulled the traces of the origin of the breed, but they were perhaps cancelled deliberately by the nobles of the time, to make this magnificent specimen exclusive of the Court of Weimar. The theory today proves that it comes from France and, indirectly, of North Africa. It is thought this because of the colour of the fur, similar to the race of Saint Louis.

The gray is a recessive hereditary characteristic, so it follows that it was selected to obtain it. We know today as the Silver ghosts or grey ghosts Thanks to the American soldiers who saw them pass moving elegantly on the German camps.

Head with slightly pronounced occipital bone, similar to the implant of the ears, are also present in the Grey Saint Louis Hound. Do not cut tail has a particular curvature that resembles the tail of the Saluki. Exceptional smell, can be considered a characteristic inherited from the ancients Leithund of Tracia, us back to a previous point in the creation of the Weimar Republic.

In the 13th century, Louis IX of France, returning from a crusade to North Africa, He brought with him copies of which later was called it the grey dog in Saint Louis, widely used in France for tracking and capture of pieces in the Woods. This race not dined with other dogs, lived with their caregivers, which may explain the union with man and the need to be in the family of the Weimaraner current. In the 15th century, other grey dogs were brought to Europe from Asia.

Finally the Grand Duke Carl August, passionate about all dog, Select race, searches and finds old French lines, and following the trend of the time, a versatile and agile dog, and probably crosses with him Old Spanish Pointer and some other races. These crossing comes from the Long hair Weimariano, which was officially accepted by the German club in 1935.

At the end of the nineteenth century, the Weimaraner he was the king of hunting dogs, He was a shy and somewhat fearful dog, that should be treated well and with sweetness, talking in a low tone. In 1882 the Weimaraner It was already a well known and established breed thanks to its versatility, and it was used by professional hunters and Rangers. The official recognition of the breed was not easy to obtain, but finally in 1897 born German Club. After World War II, the American zone had banned hunting and possession of firearms, and that is why many Weimaraner were exported. In 1951 the selection was resumed on the basis of a standard and performance in the field.

For many years made assumptions of the origin of this breed, evaluating that they were the result of crosses with German Shorthaired Pointer, Bloodhound, Pointer and even a genetic mutation of the German Shorthaired Pointer. The home is today clearer, Thanks to the studies of this race fans, paintings of the era and to the study of the genetics of colour. After World War II export, It explains the boom in United States of the race.

The real development of the race was in the years 50, When the Weimaraner was considered a dog of good taste, high class, almost human intelligence, ranks 21 in the classification of dogs according to their functional intelligence and obedience. Stanley city’ s: "The intelligence of dogs". Some examples accompanied Grace Kelly, Eisenhower, Brad Pitt and Roy Rogers.

Physical characteristics

The Weimaraner It is a medium-sized to large hunting dog. The males measure of 59 - 70 cm. (ideal size: 66 cm.) and weigh in 30 - 40 kg; the females of 57 - 65 cm. (ideal size: 62 cm.) and weigh in 25 - 35 kg. It is a robust dog, harmonious, vigorous, of powerful muscles. They need daily activity, his energy level is high.

Their short, thick fur, very well protects from moisture which allows it to be an effective Hunter in swampy areas.

The coat is composed of different layers, and there are several tipos…

  • Short hair: It can be, short and thin, short and dense, very short (but longer and bulk to the breeds of dogs that can compare); hair “from above” smooth and regular with a thick subpelo.
  • Wire-haired: medium length, thick, straight; hair “from above” smooth and regular with a thick subpelo.
  • Long hair: hair “from above” long and soft with or without smooth and wavy hair; It is long and straight at the start of the ear; woolly hair is supported at the tips of the ears; the hair of the flanks must of 3 - 5 cm long; It tends to be longer at the base of the neck, the upper part of the chest and belly; It fits rather less long developed towards the bottom; grown plume tail; “entregarras” hairy; the less long head hair (the final growth of fur occurs often after two years of age).
  • The color of the fur stands out as having various shades of grey: silver grey, black or grey roe deer and grey mouse. The head and ears are generally clearer. Only tolerate some white spots in small amounts in the chest and feet. Often, in the middle of the back there is a strip of hair slightly darker and with another texture, call “eel stripe” more or less wide.

The head of the Weimaraner is moderately long, provided to the body; wider in the male than the female, Although the width of the top of the head is proportionate to the total length of the head. The length from the tip of the snout to the line that connects the internal corners of the eyes is slightly longer than this line to the back of the head. There is a cavity in the temples. Slightly apparent occipital bone. The cigomática arch is very recognizable behind the eyes. The snout is long and powerful, especially in males. The base of the front (stop) is extremely short. Lips surpass the mandible without never be mixture and are incarnated as the palate. There are small wrinkles at the corners of the lips. The cheeks are clearly pronounced and muscular.

The ears are wide and quite long, arriving at the corner of the mouth, rounded at the tips; in the sample they are slightly rotated forward, curved; implemented slightly on top of the line of the eye. The truffle is dark incarnate, that becomes gradually grey back.

The eyes and the eyes, in general, they are intelligent expression, curious, friendly. Eye color varies as they grow, When they are puppies have them blue, but for the three months they are a turquesa-verdoso tone, to be amber in adulthood.

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The Weimaraner “blue” they can not compete on the track American exhibition, but the color is considered normal and is not associated with any health problems. The Weimaraner “brown”, on the other hand, no son Weimaraner pure breed, but mixtures Pointer / Braco German Shorthair

Character and skills

This Germanic sample dog stands out for its great elegance and versatility that it is suitable for all types of terrain and for all types of hunting.

His character is quiet and affectionate. Their submission and balance make have an easy training, In addition to be great as a companion dog.

It has also gained appreciation of los monteros by worth for all seasons and temperatures. Today they recorded more than 500 Puppies per month. In the United States race is revalued in all directions: tracking, capture of prey, guide dog, drug trafficking, Guarda, agility and companion of life. They are easy to train and behave very well as guard dogs. They are affectionate and obedient.

Health

The Weimaraner are generally healthy, but like all races, are prone to certain health conditions. Not all Weimaraner will contract some or all of these diseases, but it is important to be aware of them if you are considering this breed.

If you are buying a puppy, find a good breeder who will show you the health clearances of the puppy's parents. Health clearances show that a dog has been tested and cleared for a particular condition.

  • Hip Dysplasia: It is an abnormality of the hip joint. It can affect one or both sides. Dogs with hip dysplasia may or may not show any clinical signs. Although the tendency to hip dysplasia is believed to be hereditary, diet is also believed, rapid growth and the environment contribute to this condition.
  • Gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), also called swelling or torsion: It is a life-threatening disease in large, deep-chested dogs, especially if they are fed a large meal a day, eat quickly, drink large volumes of water after eating and exercise vigorously after eating. Some think that elevated food plates and type of food may be a factor in causing this as well.. It is more common among older dogs. GDV occurs when the stomach is dilated with gas or air and then twisted (torsion). The dog is unable to burp or vomit to rid itself of excess air in its stomach, and the normal return of blood to the heart is prevented. Blood pressure drops and the dog goes into shock. Without immediate medical attention, the dog can die. Suspect swelling if the dog has a distended abdomen, salivates excessively and gags without vomiting. May also be restless, depressed, lethargic and weak with a fast heart rate. It is important that you take your dog to the vet as soon as possible.
  • Von Willebrand disease (VWD): It is an inherited blood disorder caused by a deficiency in the coagulation factor VIII antigen (factor von Willebrand). The main sign is excessive bleeding after injury or surgery. There may also be other signs, like nosebleeds, bleeding gums or bleeding in the stomach or intestines. Most dogs with von Willebrand disease lead normal lives. If you feel this is a concern, your vet can run tests to determine if your dog has it.
  • Distiquiasis: This is a condition where the dog has an extra row of eyelashes, usually on the lower eyelid, causing irritation to the cornea and tearing.
  • Entropion: This defect, which is usually obvious at six months of age, causes the eyelid to roll inward, irritating or injuring the eyeball. One or both eyes may be affected. If your Weimaraner has entropion, you may notice rubbing your eyes. The condition can be surgically corrected if necessary.
  • Factor XI deficiency: It is another bleeding disorder that is usually minor, but it can become serious after trauma or surgery.
  • Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism is caused by a thyroid hormone deficiency and can produce signs including infertility, Obesity, mental clumsiness and lack of energy. The dog's hair can become rough and brittle and begin to fall out, while the skin becomes hard and dark. Hypothyroidism can be controlled very well with a thyroid replacement pill daily.. Medication must continue throughout the dog's life.
  • Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA): It is a degenerative eye disorder that eventually causes blindness due to the loss of photoreceptors in the back of the eye. The (PRA) detected years before the dog shows signs of blindness. Fortunately, dogs can use their other senses to compensate for blindness, and a blind dog can live a full and happy life. Just don't make a habit of moving furniture from side to side. Reputable breeders have their dogs' eyes certified annually by a veterinary ophthalmologist and do not breed dogs with this disease..
  • Immune-mediated disease: A small percentage of the puppies of Weimaraner react to vaccines, particularly to combination vaccines, with fever, an elevated white blood cell count and swollen tissues and joints. Reactions occur most frequently between 12 and 16 weeks of age.
  • Care

    The first thing to know about him Weimaraner is that it is a domestic dog. Not made for the kennel or backyard life, and it's not made for apartment living either. This highly active dog needs a large, safe yard where he can run, and an active family that gives you the exercise and mental stimulation you need.

    A sense of humor also helps, especially when you see how you Weimaraner has remodeled your garden in its efforts to get rid of mice, moles and bugs. You will be proud of yourself for your good efforts, so don't forget to praise him while you calculate in your head how long, money and effort will require putting the garden back the way you like it. You may want to monitor him more closely and provide him with additional exercise..

    The Weimaraner they need a couple of hours of daily exercise if they want to avoid barking, recreational chewing and digging. Play fetch and other running games, take him for a jog or a walk, teach him to run alongside his bike or get him involved in a dog sport like agility or flyball. Y, of course, you can always take him hunting.

    Make sure your patio is leak proof. The Weimaraner They are Houdinis when it comes to confinement, and they are very good at learning to open doors and gates and jump or dig under fences. That is another reason why they are best kept as domestic dogs..

    In the House, a Weimaraner mature and well trained will be his shadow, from the bedroom to the bathroom and from the kitchen to the den. A puppy Weimaraner is challenging and requires careful monitoring. Can be a destructive chewer and difficult to train. Box training is a good idea.

    The Weimaraner of any age with separation anxiety, which is not unusual for this breed, can become destructive and can “scratch” on your rug or sofa in an attempt to create a safe nest.

    The Weimaraner they are very intelligent, and they are also independent thinkers. That combination can make them challenging when it comes to training.. Be consistent and firm, but soft. The Weimaraner is sensitive and does not respond well to anger, but should be able to say “Not” and mean it. Keep training sessions short and interesting, and always finish them when you've done something right so you can praise him for a job well done. Last but not least, but not less important, keep your sense of humor. Its Weimaraner may or may not do what I ask, depending on many factors, but will always disobey with style.

    Grooming

    A Weimaraner it is one of the easiest breeds to care for. Even when he's been running through the mud, dirt seems to fall off it. Weekly brushing with a bristle brush should keep their fur and skin healthy. The Weimaraner they shed their fur, but brushing will help keep hair loose from your clothes and furniture. For your Weimaraner glasses, wipe it with a chamois. Bathe when necessary. Likes to wallow in anything stinky, so it may be more often than would normally be necessary.

    All breeds with hanging ears tend to have ear infection problems. Check your ears Weimaranerr weekly and clean them with a cotton ball moistened with a cleanser recommended by your veterinarian. Never insert cotton swabs or anything else into the ear canal, as it could damage it. Its Weimaraner you may have an ear infection if the inside of your ear smells bad, looks red or tender, or if you frequently shake your head or scratch your ear.

    Brush your teeth Weimaraner at least two to three times a week to remove tartar buildup and the bacteria that lurk inside. Daily brushing is even better if you want to prevent gum disease and bad breath.

    Trim the nails once or twice a month if your dog doesn't wear them down naturally. If you can hear the click of the nails on the floor, they are too long. Short, well-trimmed nails keep the paws in good condition and prevent scratching when the Weimaraner jumps enthusiastically to greet him.

    Start getting used to your Weimaraner to have it brushed and examined when it's a puppy. Handle your feet frequently – dogs are sensitive to their feet – and look into your mouth and ears. Make grooming a positive experience full of praise and rewards, and will lay the groundwork to facilitate veterinary examinations and other manipulations as an adult.

    While you clean him, check for sores, rashes or signs of infection such as redness, tenderness or inflammation of the skin, in the ears, nose, mouth and eyes, and on the feet. Eyes must be clear, no redness or discharge. Your careful weekly exam will help you detect possible health problems early.

    Ratings of the Weimaraner

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

    Videos Weimaraner

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 7 –> Pointing Dogs. / Section 1 –> Type Continental Pointing Dogs «Braque». With working trial.
    • FCI 99
    • Federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC
    • FCI standard breed Weimaraner

    • Weimaraner FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Weimaraner Vorstehhund, Raner, Grey Ghost (English).
      2. Braque de Weimar (French).
      3. Weimaraner (German).
      4. Weimaraner (Portuguese).
      5. Weimaraner, Weimi, Weimarán (Chile), Fantasma gris, Fantasma de plata (Spanish).

    Welsh Terrier
    Gran Bretañaa FCI 78 - Large and medium sized Terriers

    Welsh Terrier

    The official standard describes the nature of the Welsh Terrier as: “Affectionate, obedient and easy to handle; happy and grumpy, rarely shy in nature”

    Content

    History

    The Welsh Terrier it is a medium-sized and high-performance terrier. Also often called the “small Airedale Terrier“, because it is very similar to it. But it is an independent terrier and not a miniature version of the Airedale Terrier. However, both are not only externally, but also in their nature quite similar. The name Terrier is derived from the Latin “Terra” for the earth. So originally they were working dogs on the land. The first evidence is given by the ancient Romans, in the Middle Ages terriers were already described in detail. Their home is in the British Isles, where you can find them all over the country. In the stables they kept vermin small. Even the big rats were not a problem for them. The hens, pigeons and rabbits protected them from marten and foxes.

    It is said that the Welsh Terrier has evolved from Black y Tan Terrier, that were widespread for centuries but are now extinct. Despite this ancient history, entered the stage of modern pedigree dog breeding relatively late. The ancestors of the Welsh Terrier spread throughout the British Isles. However, It was in Wales that the first breeders began to establish this original type of terrier as an independent breed in modern times.. In 1886 the first Club de Welsh Terrier. Since then the breed has been bred essentially according to the same criteria that are still given in the current standard. In 1954 the breed was officially recognized by the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale).

    Physical characteristics

    The Welsh Terrier is one of the highest performing terriers. His appearance is fast, Intelligent, balanced and compact. It is its external appearance that makes it unmistakable. His height exactly conveys his character: He is very attentive, ready for all actions as a charged power pack, but at the same time calm and without any aggression. This is underlined by the expression in his eyes, for the way he wears his ears and last but not least, for self-confidence, the tail that stands erect. The head of the Welsh Terrier is elongated and ends in a lush beard at the front. Ears are bent forward. The coat is also of a special kind. It's hard, very dense and abundant. Colors are preferred black and tan, or dark gray black with fiery reflections, no brush strokes of ortho color on the fingers. Males have a height at the withers of about 40 centimeters, the weight is about 9 - 10 kg.

    Character and skills

    The Welsh Terrier has first of all a character that distinguishes practically all terriers. The Welsh Terriers they are temperamental dogs that never say no to any adventure. They are lively, bright, concise, rapid. They are always alert, they are not aggressive, but they are not afraid and in an emergency they are ready to fight. They are also extremely cooperative and docile.. The official standard describes the nature of the Welsh Terrier as: “Affectionate, obedient and easy to handle; happy and grumpy, rarely shy in nature”. Bold and fearless, but in no way aggressive; although it can be sustained at any time, if required”.

    It is a great pleasure to work with these dogs. The Terriers galeses they are open and trusting, friendly, brave and intelligent. They are faithful to their humans and adapt well as family dogs if their strong personality is not only respected., but also appreciated and managed. Its suitability as a family dog ​​also requires that when Welsh Terrier given the proper occupation, or better yet, the challenges. Just going for a walk is not enough for a Welsh Terrier, especially as a young dog.

    Attitude

    Maintaining a Welsh Terrier no problems. They have no demands regarding the size of the floor. If anything, the biggest challenge is in your temperament. For a Welsh Terrier there is nothing worse than boredom. So you need challenges of a physical and mental nature. Hunting work or sports and games should be on the agenda every day. The Welsh Terriers they are good companions for active and sporty people. However, when moving in nature, keep in mind that the hunting dog still sleeps in the terrier.

    The Welsh Terrier they are very suitable for various sports with dogs. They are well positioned as companions to a runner, but also from a runner or cyclist, as long as these sporting challenges are kept in moderation. The Welsh must be used to other pets from puppyhood. Welsh Terriers are very suitable as playmates for children, they are always in a good mood for fun and robust enough to play with children. However, the house rules must be correct and the terrier must know his role in the family. You can do anything with a Welsh Terrier; he will know how to behave even in the best restaurant. Due to its manageable dimensions it is also very practical. It is always robust.

    Education “Welsh Terriers”

    The breed can be trained very well and, if you want, even educated. The clear announcement and the consequence are the miraculous words here based on a respectful and loving relationship with the master or caregiver. The Welsh Terriers they need a consistent education from the puppy's age. On this basis they can be trained for a wide variety of tasks. Due to its high willingness to learn and its body measurements it is also suitable for a committed beginner.

    Care and health “Welsh Terriers”

    The Welsh Terrier has a robust nature. The Terrier Club recommends that your hard, lean coat, which together with the dense and soft undercoat forms the call “english jacket”, be professionally trimmed three or four times a year. In addition, brushing and combing regularly is enough care.

    The Welsh Terriers they are a very healthy breed, but they may have some genetic health problems. For example, the breed may have glaucoma, cataract, dry eye and lens dislocation. Hypothyroidism has also been reported..

    The breed also has problems with allergies and dislocation of the patella. (a condition in which the knees come out of their normal position). Although there are no screening tests for those and other conditions that can affect the Welsh Terrier, your puppy's breeder must be willing – in fact, anxious – to review the health records of your parents and close relatives, and discuss the incidence of those particular health concerns on their lines.

    Remember that after you have welcomed a new puppy into your home, It has the power to protect one of the most common health problems: the obesity. Keep a Welsh Terrier with a suitable weight it is one of the easiest ways to prolong life. To take the most of preventive skills to help ensure a healthier dog for life.

    Nutrition / Food

    The power of the Welsh Terrier has no problems.

    Life expectancy “Welsh Terriers”

    The Welsh Terrier it has an average life expectancy of good 12 years.

    Buy “Welsh Terrier”

    The best thing to do is buy your puppy from Welsh Terrier locally to a breeder member of the Terrier Club, or you can search the shelter for a Welsh or similar terrier. A puppy of this breed of dog costs 1200 euros and more.

    Characteristics “Welsh Terrier”

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

    Photos:

    1 – Welsh Terrier by publicdomainpictures.net
    2 – Welsh Terrier during the international dogs show in Katowice, Poland by https://es.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:Terier_walijski_suka_2009_pl.jpg
    3 – Welsh Terrier by Shleiderbmx / CC BY
    4 – Tallinn, Estonia, CACIB duo 2013, August 17-18 by Tomasyna / CC BY-SA
    5 – A Welsh Terrier by Brian chee / CC BY
    6 – Welsh Terrier by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/847899

    Videos “Welsh Terrier”p

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 78
    • Group 3: Terriers.
    • Section 1: Large and medium-sized Terriers. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Terriers 1 Large and medium-sized terriers.
    • AKC – Terriers
    • ANKC – Terriers
    • CKC – Terriers
    • ​KC – Terriers
    • NZKC – Terriers
    • UKC – Terriers

    Welsh Terrier breed FCI standard

    WELSH TERRIER FCI WELSH TERRIER FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Welshie, WT (English).
      2. Terrier gallois (French).
      3. Welsh (German).
      4. Welsh (Portuguese).
      5. Terrier galés (Spanish).

    West Highland White Terrier
    Inglaterra FCI 5 . Small sized Terriers.

    West Highland White Terrier

    It is a very lively dog, joyful, with great self-love, determined and independent.

    Content

    History

    The West Highland White Terrier, better known as Westie, is a former Scottish hunting terrier. The little terriers from which the Westie they served humans for many years as watchdogs and hunters. In addition, they made themselves useful in the house every day. Keeping houses free from rats and mice, chasing away a marten or fox that wanted to feed on chickens or pigeons at night, proved helpful helpers at home and in court. The true strength of West Highland White Terrier was active fox hunting, the marten and the otter. The little terrier chased these thieves without fear and with all determination to the farthest corner of his burrow, where they were trying to get them out of the burrow, as the hunters counted. Like his three Scottish brothers, Skye and Cairn Terrier, the West Highland White Terrier he is one of the four descendants of these old men Scottish hunting terrier.

    Like the others, comes from the great gene pool of all those Scottish terriers. Only by intentional breeding, namely, artificial separation, Scotland's four genetically separated lower terrier breeds were born. Your current form as “West Highland White Terrier” It is the result of a breeding led as a companion and exhibition dog of the last 100 years. Until 1924 was raised and led along with the current Cairn-Terrier. The pure white color is the result of a selection of external features from the time of the breeding of the sample. It is an expression of efforts to make these four originally identical siblings increasingly distinguishable from each other.. In 1907 the breed was recognized by the British Kennel Club. It was always a fairly rare breed in Europe. That suddenly changed around 1990.

    The advertising industry recognized the attractive effect of this smart and happy little terrier. Dog food brands like “César” remain inseparably connected with Westie. The nice one Westie became widely known as a means of advertising dog food and later other articles as well. Many people knew him as “the television dog”. He was temporarily better known than the Sausage dog or German Shepherd. The serious breeding scene could not meet the demand for puppies from Westie. This could not be said twice by multipliers from Germany and from all over Europe. Dubious vendors massively selling puppies in the dog market. This was not good for the dog breed, your physical condition and your health. Still today many of these breeders, mostly well disguised as “breed lovers”, frolicking on the Internet.

    Physical characteristics

    The West Highland White Terrier it is a small and manageable dog of impressive appearance and self-confidence. He's got a pretty thick overcoat with a hard top layer but doesn't lean. Your undercoat must be hair, short, smooth and dense. Your coat is weather resistant. With a height at the withers of about 28 centimeters, weighs between 6,5 and 8,5 kg. However, the ideal weight is not given by the standard. However, the Westies they are quite heavy in relation to their physical size. Of course, the color of a coat Westie it should always be white and pure white, After all, it's already in your name.

    After the experiences with the fashion hype, already in 1998 a special requirement for healthy farming was set in the standard, so that any deviation that could “harm the dog's health and well-being”. A striking feature is the tail of the West Highland White Terrier, that the standard defines as: “of 13 - 15 cm long; covered with coarse hair, without pen, as straight as possible, haughtily carried, but neither happy nor hunched over the back. A long tail is not desirable, but under no circumstances should it be amputated. The tail of the Westies it is a good reflection of its intelligent nature.

    Character and skills

    The West Highland White Terrier he's a lively guy, bright and confident. In it beats the heart of a true terrier. The official standard describes its character as follows: “Petit, Active, bold, robust, endowed with considerable self-confidence and an air of predatory sharpness. Alert, joyful, brave, confident but friendly”. The old hunter has a tendency to independence and overconfidence. He likes to see himself as an emperor.

    One should not only accept this trait with a smile and a broad inner smile., but rather appreciate it. Of course, such ambitions must have limits, but maybe you shouldn't always notice this boundary setting by us humans. The Westies they are very loyal and affectionate. They love their family and are extremely child friendly.. They are characterized by their friendly and kind character. But they are not lap dogs. Despite his agile temperament, the Westies are not restless or nervous. Are alert, reporting unusual circumstances with excited barking.

    Westies Maintenance:

    The attitude of the Westies has no problems. Only grooming is mandatory, especially regular trimming. It has no demands regarding the size of the floor. It can also be kept well on the floor of a big city. Only one should allow him his daily walks. It should be noted that Westies they were hunting dogs, whose heritage lives on even with today's companion. Small dogs are very persevering and can follow their owners without problems when walking. Must be used to other pets from litter box. If he West Highland White Terrier is consistently and lovingly educated as early as the puppy's age, then this sturdy four-legged friend is a valuable companion, that adapts easily and willingly to all the living conditions of its caregivers.

    Westie's Education

    The education of West Highland White Terrier is an often underrated chapter. Although the puppy looks so cute, especially in his first months of life, he is a true terrier very sure of himself. And such a terrier wants to be educated and guided. The Westie requires consequences in education from adulthood. Although small, dreams like most terriers in some corner of his brain of assuming leadership of the herd. You just have to take your education seriously. In all other respects, his education is not problematic. He wants and needs the guidance of his master or caretaker and is a docile companion, friendly and sociable.

    Care of the West Highland White Terrier

    The West Highland White Terrier are prone to rashes with dry skin, and frequent bathing can exacerbate these problems. The bathing them once a month – or a longer interval- does not usually cause problems. It is advisable to use neutral soaps or shampoo to baby and avoid products with aggressive substances, except veterinary prescription.

    After bathing they should pay particular attention in dry him very well the ears with a towel. If brushes you daily or regularly, his hair will remain healthy and bright.

    It is also advisable to occasionally perform a brushing through the grubbing-up of dead hair (referred to as striping), It is a totally painless method which is performed by a professional expert in canine aesthetics. This type of arrangement will maintain the texture and characteristics of the white mantle of the Westie. Also, It should be cleaned them ears weekly with a piece of cotton dampened with water to remove wax buildup and avoid possible infections.

    We must pay special attention to clean with a damp cloth around the snout hair after eating or having dug a hole. The same, the lagrimales should be cleaned to avoid the accumulation of lagañas, Since a dog be white if not caring - diligently- maintain clean those parties they will wear an unsightly Brown and will make it look dirty or neglected. When they are pets should wash with wet wipes for babies, especially the part of the belly already to be a dog with short legs, It gets wet when they make Pee and end up picking up an ugly yellow color.

    West Highland White Terrier Health

    Cubs West Highland White Terrier they may have a disease called “Osteopathy West”, known as “Jaw of the lion or Scottie” It consists in the abnormal growth of bone of the jaw. This genetic disease is autosomal recessive in nature, that means that what a puppy the present both parents should have the gene and transmit it to the puppy; Unfortunately the only way to know if some copy playlist contains this gene is born a puppy and has that abnormality. By the same, Perhaps the own breeder won't know that some copy lacks this until that is born the litter.

    Is condition usually occurs when the puppy is between 3 and 6 months of age and disappears to the 12 months.

    The diagnosis is usually performed after taking x-rays. Treatment of the symptoms is to provide medicines to help the puppy to cope with this period, allowing him to eat and use its snout while it suffers from pain. Corticosteroids are therapeutic agents that are used most frequently. Disease disappears spontaneously when the period of growth ends. Only in very severe cases, It does not respond to treatment, is euthanasia.

    Nutrition / Food

    The nutrition of West Highland White Terrier not usually problematic, as long as it comes from a serious calf. It is not uncommon for allergies and skin irritations to require a dietary diet.

    Westie's Life Expectancy

    The West Highland White Terrier of serious upbringing tend to have robust health and can reach 15 years in good physical condition.

    Buy a West Highland White Terrier

    There are many dubious providers of Westies on the Internet. In your own interest and especially for the welfare of dogs you should look very carefully. It is best to purchase your Westie puppy locally from an FCI member breeder. Here you should pay special attention that there is no inbreeding. Or you can go to the animal shelter and look for other types of terriers. Cubs West Highland White Terrier cost around 1.000 EUR.

    West Highland White Terrier Reviews

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

    Adaptation ⓘ

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    Dog friendly ⓘ

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    Hair loss ⓘ

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    Affection Level ⓘ

    Rated 4 out of 5
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    Need to exercise ⓘ

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    Social Needs ⓘ

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    Apartment ⓘ

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    Grooming ⓘ

    Rated 4 out of 5
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    Stranger Friendly ⓘ

    Rated 4 out of 5
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    Barking Tendencies ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Health Issues ⓘ

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    Territorial ⓘ

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    Cat Friendly ⓘ

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    intelligence ⓘ

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    versatility ⓘ

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    Child Friendly ⓘ

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    Watchdog Ability ⓘ

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    West Highland White Terrier Images

    photos:

    1 – Tara posing in Simancas (Valladolid) 27 one. 2007
    2 – West Highland Terrier by Antonio Villascusa / CC BY
    3 – A West Highland White Terrier in Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands. by Wouter Engler / CC BY-SA
    4 – West Highland White by https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Mateo_Squad&action=edit&redlink=1
    5 – West Highland White Terrier from 1915 by not specified (except those with signature on image) / Public domain
    6 – West Highland White Terrier by SheltieBoy / CC BY

    West Highland White Terrier videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 85
    • Group 3: Terriers.
    • Section 2: Small-sized Terriers. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Terriers 2 Small sized Terriers.
    • AKC – Terriers
    • ANKC – Terriers
    • CKC – Terriers
    • ​KC – Terriers
    • NZKC – Terriers
    • UKC – Terriers

    West Highland White Terrier breed FCI standard

    WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER FCI WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Poltalloch Terrier, Roseneath Terrier, White Roseneath Terrier, Westie (or Westy) (English).
      2. Westie (French).
      3. Weißer Hochlandterrier, „Westie“, ursprünglich: Poltalloch Terrier, Roseneath Terrier (German).
      4. Westie (Portuguese).
      5. Westie, Westy (Spanish).

    White Swiss Shepherd Dog
    Suiza FCI 347 - Sheepdogs.

    Pastor Blanco Suizo

    The White Swiss Shepherd Dog is a dog of great temperament, attentive and guardian and never nervous.

    Content

    History

    The White Swiss Shepherd Dog a breed of dog is pastor of Swiss origin. Share origins with the German Shepherd, but has been recognized provisionally as a breed apart by the FCI.

    The 3 in April of 1899, the first dog German Shepherd, as we know it today, It was officially registered. This dog was a completely white male which was used by ranchers and sheepherders for grazing because it was very easy to distinguish it from the wolves.

    The first news about a hatchery White Swiss Shepherd Dog are earlier than the year 1900 and its origin is found in Alsace-Lorraine, to be more exact in the Royal Court of the Habsburgs. On its campus were a breeding ground for white shepherds of pure breed.

    After the creation of the race German Shepherd, all colors were accepted. It was in the first decades of the 20th century, When were the white copies excluded, Therefore, persecuted and almost wiped out in Europe.

    Back in the years 70, Switzerland had imported the first copies of white shepherds, While in Germany - as mentioned above- as these dogs they did not meet the standard of the German Shepherd as we know it today, White shepherds were almost wiped out.

    The first Club of White Swiss Shepherd Dog was founded in the decade of 1970 in United States. For which reason, the race returned to appear in Europe. At first in Switzerland and Denmark, and later in Germany. Little by little, European Cynological societies began to open their stud books for the White Swiss Shepherd Dog.

    A dog born in 1966, it was the first White Swiss Shepherd Dog which was registered in Europe, in Switzerland.

    The breed was recognized in Switzerland of 1991, followed by the Netherlands in 1992. The Czech Republic, Austria and Denmark, They also recognized the breed.

    Switzerland, Despite low popularity had this race, He recovered the race and also assumed the same motherhood, so in the 26 in November of the year 2002 the Federation Cynologique Internationale acknowledged - on a provisional basis- to the White Swiss Shepherd Dog, as a separate breed.

    Physical characteristics

    The White Swiss Shepherd Dog, at a glance and in regards to the physical, He is a German Shepherd in all rule, It is only slightly more elongated and less angular.

    According to the standard, the White Swiss Shepherd Dog, is a dog from size medium, powerful, muscular and robust. According to the standard males must have one tall cross ranging from 60 - 66 cm., females are slightly smaller than his stature is situated in 55 - 61 cm..

    It has the ears large, straight and triangular. The tail scimitar-shaped, is low and at rest reaches the Hock.

    It is the eyes they are fed and slightly oblique tend to be of color dark brown or purplish-brown fire.

    And perhaps, the most striking feature of this precious can is his white mantle of double layer and medium long length. Dense and well separated hair.

    The colour of the mantle is white. The nose, the lips and pads are absolutely black.

    In the year 1933, the white color of the layer was identified as a defect that should be removed by the Club of the German Pastor of Germany, of America and Canada.

    There are even theories, in the news, continue holding the white color is due to a physical defect, to a pathology but such theories lack Foundation and the first test, It is a very healthy dog.

    Its white color comes from a simple recessive gene that both parents must be carriers to continue the color, that is the reality.

    Character and skills

    The German Shepherd, not only the color of the mantle but also in its character differ.

    While it is a dog of great temperament he displays never nervous, But if attentive and vigilant. It tends to be suspicious with strangers but never aggressive.

    It is a dog friendly, very Intelligent and learn with ease.

    It´s fair his family and - as we said - be cautious with strangers, but never should show a timid or fearful behavior and less aggressiveness. Some people think the Arctic wolf is mixed with the race, and there goes your caution, but that only a legend.

    It is a balanced dog, very good keeper and even occasionally has been trained as dogs Guide.

    It is a great companion for everything physical exercise that is its scope, loves to play with sticks, balls, run…

    While its origin speaks of a shepherd dog, today that in some countries is still used in such work, It is widely accepted as a companion dog.

    It adapts perfectly to the home, fond of children but remember that need exercise like all dogs, This always necessary if we want to keep happy balanced our puppies. Let us not forget that it is a working dog that needed physical and mental challenges.

    The White Swiss Shepherd Dog gets along well with other dogs and, also, It is usually good in agility competitions, Search, rescue and obedience. They are also used as assistance dogs.

    The character of White Swiss Shepherd Dog it is softer than the German Shepherd, But if you take genius to protect his family, will not hesitate it to.

    White Swiss Shepherd Dog Images

    White Swiss Shepherd Dog videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dog). / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. Without working trial.
    • FCI 347
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
    • ANKC – Group 5 (working dogs)
    • ​KC – Pastoral
    • NZKC – Working dog
  • FCI Standard White Swiss Shepherd Dog breed
  • WHITE SWISS SHEPHERD DOG FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Berger Blanc Suisse, White German Shepherd (English).
      2. berger blanc (French).
      3. Berger Blanc Suisse (German).
      4. Pastor branco suíço (Portuguese).
      5. Perro de pastor suizo blanco (Spanish).

    West Siberian laika
    Rusia FCI 306 - Nordic Hunting Dogs

    Laika de Siberia Occidental

    In its country of origin, Russia, the West Siberian laika has been bred as a hunting dog for centuries.

    Content

    History

    The “West Siberian laika” (Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka), is the product of the cross between closely related species of Chanteisk laika and Mansijak with Russian hunting dogs from the north of the Urals and Western Siberia. Outside its area of origin in areas mainly populated by hunters, This race has widely spread to central areas of Russia; This type of dog that abounds on these sites, they are reared in large installations. In different hunting regions there are special kennels for breeding the West Siberian laika.

    Recognition by the FCI

    From 1980 the Russo-European Laika as well as the East Siberian Laika have been recognized as independent breeds by the FCI in addition to the West Siberian laika. However, the Yakutian Laika, as well as other types of Laika, as the Jezdoraja Laika, the Nenezker Weather or the Karelo-Finnish Laika, are not internationally recognized until now. Within the FCI the three breeds of Laika are classified in the group 5, Together with the Gray Norwegian Elkhound and the Karelian Bear Dog, form the Section 2 “Nordic Hunting Dogs” within this group.

    Physical characteristics

    It is a variable value hunting dog, but also shooting or for sledge. Is medium-sized, Slim and strong Constitution. Her bone structure is well developed, is not mass or rough. Muscle is strong and well developed. It has a strongly coiled tail, He takes her on the back or the back.

    Its fur is hard, short, with developed internal fluff. The outer layer is thick and straight. The internal fluff is abundant and dense hair's outer layer which gives a distant and leafy appearance. In the head, You ears and part of limb hair is short. On the cross, neck and back of legs the hair is longer than forming a collar in the region of the neck and a beard in the cheek area; the rear extremities presents some feathers.

    Is white, salt and pepper, Red or gray in all colors. Allow the color black, also spotted or with the same color plates.

    Strong similarity to the wolf

    With the often hairier males, it even produces a kind of mane. This feature reminds of a wolf, with which the Laika not only share the pointed and high ears, narrow wedge-shaped head and small oblique eyes, but also strong teeth and coat color, often similar to wolf.

    Varied coat colors and a typical striped tail

    However, the colors of him West Siberian laika are very diverse depending on the wide range of the breed and the large number of local strokes, ranging from pure white to black, pepper and salt, the color of the wolf, reddish brown, grey, the pied or the spotted. Characteristic of all races of Russian Laika is the striking striped tail, worn both on the side and on the back.

    Character and skills

    Independent hunter and close ally.

    Like most hunting dogs, the West Siberian laika also has some independence. Not only in hunting, but also as a watchdog, companion dog or sled dog, sometimes acts independently and autonomously. However, this does not mean that it cannot adapt to its humans. On the contrary: the Laika feels closely connected to her reference person and always seeks their proximity. Even when hunting, never strays too far from his guide and ensures every 20 or 30 minutes of hunter following.

    The intense relationship with humans allows him Laika – despite its original roots – be used as a herding dog, protection, guard or shooting.

    Life in the family

    Once an owner has earned the trust of his Laika, even the most demanding training goals can be achieved. It is important that the West Siberian laika have a firm place in your “in the sense” from the beginning and allow him to participate closely in the life of his people. In doing so, is closely linked to your “leader of the pack”, but also shows himself as a patient and loving companion when dealing with other family members, especially with the children. If you socialize early and comprehensively, living with other dogs and pets usually works without problems.

    Activities “West Siberian laika”

    Despite these characteristics, the West Siberian laika is and remains primarily a working dog, for which his “work” is as important as its people. A life as a pure domestic and family dog ​​certainly does not do justice to its nature.. Only if you can sufficiently demonstrate your stamina, agility, speed and intelligence, will present himself at home as a calm and balanced companion.

    The West Siberian laika I want to be “needy” and, therefore, you should definitely receive an assignment that challenges you both physically and mentally. Owners who don't run their Laika like the hunter he is, they must provide for sufficient substitute employment, for example, in sport form (Agility), training dog sport, runway and nose work or training as a rescue dog.

    Health “West Siberian laika”

    Unlike many other dog breeds, which often developed rather by coincidence, Russian dogs already had exact ideas about the useful characteristics of this breed very early. The breeding of him West Siberian laika it was soon subjected to strict controls and took place in breeding stations approved by the central state. In order to preserve the excellent qualities of hunting, officially organized tests were introduced. Dogs that did not meet the high requirements for use were systematically excluded from breeding.

    Healthy and robust working dogs

    Strict breeding requirements and tough selection led to the good hunting dog qualities and excellent sensory perceptions of dogs being preserved to this day. At the same time, high concentration on utility ensured that outward appearances became less of an affair. A breeding of pure beauty, that as the examples of other dog breeds show, often led to health problems, was avoided in the West Siberian laika. The hereditary diseases typical of the breed, with which fashionable dogs often fight, are not known in this original breed. Even generalized joint diseases, such as dysplasia of the hip joint (HD), rarely occur in this Laika.

    Nutrition “West Siberian laika”

    Dog owners shouldn't change their diet too often either.. Although the West Siberian laika is not very picky about his diet, the constant changes in the food plate could overload even your robust stomach. As a descendant of the wolf, dogs don't need many different foods to stay healthy. Unlike us humans, that we should have a diet as varied as possible and whose menu includes meat, fish and vegetables, as well as potatoes, noodles and other cereal products, dogs need meat above all. Both their teeth and their digestion are oriented to the processing of foods based on meat. Different types of meat and changing tastes are, by the way, desirable with respect to this main ingredient.

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    Pay attention to your dog's nutritional needs. Whether you feed your dog wet meat, dry, raw (BARF) or cooked, it is important that the amount and content of the food meet the specific nutritional needs of your dog. These requirements depend on very individual criteria such as race, size, age, activity level and health status and may vary accordingly. If the composition is correct, a Laika adult can get by with one or two meals a day. After feeding, the feeding bowl should be cleaned and should only be available again the next day or for the next meal. It is better to avoid snacking between meals or the constant administration of treats. However, fresh drinking water should always be available for your dog.

    Buying a West Siberian Laika

    With his healthy nature, robust and original, the West Siberian laika satisfies the desire of many dog ​​lovers for something “Wild” in our modern and civilized everyday life. And finally, but not less important, the wolf appearance of this breed fascinates people. This natural beauty, coupled with excellent hunting performance, made of him West Siberian laika one of the most popular dog breeds of the former Soviet Union already in 1960.

    How much does a puppy cost “West Siberian laika”?

    In Europe, the Time to fall still rarely seen. So it is extremely difficult outside of Russia to get a purebred Laika from a proven breeding line.. Long, arduous roads and a comparatively high puppy price between 1.300 and 1.500 EUR are the rule. Even if you have found a suitable breeder after a long search, you may be advised not to buy a Laika. Don't be surprised if during the first meeting you are asked very personal questions about your profession., their living conditions, your future plans and marital status. For committed and serious breeders, the welfare of dogs is, as a last resort, more important than financial benefit. After all, keeping such a demanding animal takes a long time, experience and space.

    People who are primarily attracted to the appearance and originality of this Laika they must therefore carefully consider whether their living conditions and character really fit this breed. If in the end you are still convinced that the West Siberian laika is the correct breed, you must prepare well for the purchase of the new “family member”. Not only are you doing yourself a favor, but above all the dog, because this Laika demands your undivided attention “handler” and does not tolerate a change of owner very well.

    Caring for him “West Siberian laika”

    Although the West Siberian laika he is a very robust dog, you need not only a healthy diet but also proper care to stay healthy and vital. Its hard and soft top layer repels dirt and water well, but you still need to brush regularly (about twice a week). During the change of coat, you Laika should be brushed daily to remove dead hair and strands. In general, the owners of this breed of dog should not be disturbed by the hair of the dogs in the house, because although the West Siberian laika he is basically a very clean dog, lose a lot of hair, that spreads across the sofa, the carpet and the floor. In addition to the toilet, the claws should be regularly shortened and the ears, teeth and feet should be checked and cleaned.

    Keeping

    Regarding the attention, the time required can be manageable, but the use of a Laika alone takes a lot of time (free). Who chooses a West Siberian laika should therefore not have to work full time. This human-oriented working dog is not made for long periods of solitude. As an original hunting dog needs a lot of career, an appropriate task and lots of contact with your reference person. A hatchery in a small town flat is, therefore, as unsuitable as a kennel. The dog of the Siberian breed is most comfortable in a house with a large fenced garden, where you can be close to your humans at all times.

    No dog for beginners

    Also for the education of this Laika a close relationship between dog and human is a basic requirement. If your dog trusts you, you can trust your competence and sovereignty as “leader of the pack” and is sure of his closeness and love, will follow you willingly – despite its original roots as an independent hunting dog. But to reliably fulfill the role of a competent leader of the pack, technical knowledge is required, consistency and strength of character. The West Siberian laika certainly not a beginner dog.

    Evaluations of the West Siberian laika

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “West Siberian laika” 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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    Cat Friendly ⓘ

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    intelligence ⓘ

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    West Siberian laika pictures

    Photos:

    1 – “West Siberian laika” by https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:West_Siberian_Laika.jpg
    2 – “West Siberian laika” by ecured
    3 – Riga, Baltic Winner -2013, 9-10 Nov by Tomasyna / CC BY-SA
    4 – Riga, Baltic Winner -2013, 9-10 Nov by Tomasyna / CC BY-SA
    5 – First-generation (F1) wolf-dog hybrid from Wildlife Park Kadzidlowo, Poland (photos: A. Krzywinski) by Maris Hindrikson et al / CC BY
    6 – This is a 4 month old West Siberian Laika female pup. It is at this stage when a WSL pups unique natural hunting instincts become evident by Meribelles at English Wikipedia / CC BY-SA

    West Siberian laika videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 306
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs. With working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.

    FCI West Siberian laika Standard

    West Siberian laika FCI West Siberian laika FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. WSL, Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka (English).
      2. Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka (French).
      3. Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka (German).
      4. Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka (Portuguese).
      5. Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka (Spanish).