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Ariège Pointer
Francia FCI 177 . Braque Type

Ariège Pointer

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

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History

The Ariège Pointer is a French dog breed that comes from, as its name implies, from the department of Ariège, located on the Franco-Spanish border.

There are different theories about its origins.. However, the most common theory is that it descends from the ancient French Pointer, that was crossed in the 19th century with Braques of southern stock, with white and orange coats to give it more lightness and activity.

It also, looks a lot like the white and orange dogs painted in Jean-Baptiste Oudry's paintings (1686-1755), famous for his paintings of hunting scenes. Therefore, It does not seem illogical that cynologists have attributed this dog to him as an ancestor.

Despite its official recognition by the F.C.I. (International Cynological Federation) in 1955, the second half of the twentieth century was almost fatal for the Ariège Pointer. However, some Ariège hunters continued to use it, which prevented the breed from completely disappearing.

In 1989, a team of fans of the breed decided to dedicate themselves to its survival, after having noticed that there was no more Ariège Pointer registered in the LOF (Libro de los Orígenes Franceses) from 1964.

The Club du Braque de l’Ariège was thus created the following year, with the mission of contributing to the safeguarding and promotion of this breed, but also to centralize all the information that makes it possible to identify the specimens that would be found in France in the breeders, hunters or other fans of this dog.

The operation was generally a success. Like this, the increase in births meant that in 1999, less than 10 years later, the symbolic milestone of the 50 Ariège Pointer listed in TFO. The trend has continued, since today there are more than 350 specimens in the LOF, many of whom have won prizes in beauty or hunting contests.

However, the breed has spread relatively little outside its homeland, since most breeders and owners of the Ariège Pointer are located in the south-west of France, although there are also some scattered throughout the rest of the country.

Internationally, the Ariège Pointer was officially recognized in 2006 by the UKC (United Kennel Club), one of the leading canine organizations in the United States. However, the UKC is an exception, since the other large national canine organizations do not yet recognize the breed. It's still very difficult, yes not impossible, acquire a Ariège Pointer outside france.

Photo: Ariege Pointer, male. Colour: orange & white by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

Vigorous and powerful, the Ariège Pointer has a certain elegance. His musculature is prominent and harmonious, and its well drawn lines.

Usually pale orange or brown fawn in color, there are also speckled white and trout. His great characteristic is that the color of his nose is more often in harmony with that of his fur..

His hair is short and shiny and his head is long, angulosa, without a very pronounced stop.

His tail is low and long, in contrast to his ears, that are thin and well placed above the eye line.

Finally, the eyes of the Ariège Pointer they are oval shaped, dark amber or brown. Her frank and gentle eyes will easily seduce humans who cross her path.

Character and skills

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

Adapted to all types of hunting and considered one of the best hunting dogs that exist, thanks in particular to his excellent sense of smell, his great stamina and unerring determination, it is effective in all types of hunting and on all terrains.

The Ariège Pointer it is also very resistant and adapts easily to all weather situations, though still more at home in the cold than in the tropics.

Very sensitive and affectionate with his master and his relatives, is docile, Gentile, easy to train, and therefore it is an excellent pet.

May be in contact with other animals, in any case congeners or other species of the same size, especially if you've gotten used to them from a young age as part of puppy socialization. On the other hand, its innate hunting instinct could lead it to attack small potential prey. Therefore, it is better to avoid sharing your daily life with a rabbit, a rat or other game that awakens their deep stalker nature.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to keep it on a leash when in town. On the other hand, if your education is not lacking, it's conceivable – and even desirable – let it go when in the field, so it can be spent, as this is necessary for their physical and psychological well-being.

In effect, the Ariège Pointer remains a lively, independent dog who needs daily exercise and is happy to take part in long walks or bike rides. It is a recommended breed of dog for an athletic owner, since you can't settle for a few relatively short outings to relieve yourself.

They can live in the city, but only if they have a garden. The latter does not make it less necessary to offer him long walks, all days, ideally in the middle of nature. It also, if you live in the city, it is advisable to accustom it from a young age to crowds and traffic, for example to avoid encountering a dog that runs behind cars.

Education

The Ariège Pointer has an innate aptitude for hunting, but he still deserves to be educated as soon as possible to consolidate his knowledge and teach him the fundamental commands of hunting (stop, stand up, report…).

Whether it is intended to be used as a working dog or simply as a companion dog, it is recommended to train it with patience and delicacy, since it is endowed with great sensitivity. If you don't, you risk getting upset and discouraged, and restoring trust between the owner and his animal is then a long and arduous task.

In any case, either during your education or at any time after, the owner must be calm, attentive and balanced to curb the very dynamic burning of your partner.

Health

The Ariège Pointer he is a robust dog with an iron constitution and no particular pathology.

Grooming

A weekly brushing of the dog's coat is sufficient, since the Ariège Pointer does not need much maintenance.

Having said that, like any hunting dog, the dog's ears should be systematically cleaned when he returns home, in order to remove any leaves or dirt that may have lodged there.

This special attention to its ears is also valid if it is only used as a companion dog., since dog breeds with floppy ears are at higher risk of ear problems.

For sale “Ariège Pointer”

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

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Braque de l’Ariège
Braque de l’Ariège

Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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  • Section : . .

Federations:

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


FCI breed standard "Ariège Pointer"

FCIFCI - Ariège Pointer
Bracco

Alternative names:

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

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Alaskan Malamute
Estados Unidos FCI 243 . Nordic Sledge Dogs

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

Alaskan Malamute

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Alaskan Malamute History

Also called Mally. It is native to the Arctic dog, and one of the oldest breeds within the sledge dogs.

It's a dog with a strong appearance, strong, with good musculature. It is capable of carrying significant weight (until 20 kg) for tens of kilometres. This is a very ancient race, from the first races of sled dogs.

Raised by a tribe of Inuit call mahlemiut. The meaning of the word mahle It is unknown, but it is known that mouse means “town of”. Mahlemiut as Mahle people can therefore be interpreted. Following the English phonetics, diction is then transformed into MALAMUTE.

The area inhabited by the people of the MALAMUTE were the banks of Kotzebue Sound, a territory between two great rivers: the Kobuk and the Noatak. Men and women of the tribe mahlemiut (MALAMUTE) They were highly prized among others Inuit tribes for their courage, his pride and his skill in hunting and fishing.

    These dogs were famous for their beauty and for their characteristics of strength and endurance., that made them excellent elements for shooting.

They were, in general, larger and more powerful than the other Nordic dogs, with similar in appearance to the Wolf and large and soft tails carried on the back. Contemporary witnesses tell it between 1870 and 1880 approximately, caribou, for unexplained reasons, changed their usual migratory routes, thus taking away from the Malamute tribes an important source of livelihood.

Under these conditions, families could no longer afford to keep groups of dogs made up of more than two or three dogs.: testimonies of the time talking about men, women and even children helped their dogs to pull the sledges. So the population began to decline and the same fate befell their dogs.

His ability to bear heavy loads becomes apparent when he is chosen to go on expeditions to the Arctic Circle., as the two who placed the Admiral Byrd. They were also used as a rescue of injured dog in World War II.

His presence, always with the head-up, It gives some impressive aspect that, However, It is not at odds with a very friendly and playful character with their owners, Although it gives the impression of being a very serious dog anyone that knows no race.

Alaskan Malamute Physical Characteristics

It has two layers hair: an external, thick and rough, and an internal feel oily and woolly, and it is longer in the area of the neck and shoulders, on the back and the tail. Its color It is predominantly gray but colors ranging from white to reddish sand allowed.

The tail is well covered and is carried over the back; has the appearance of a feather bush that sways.

The Malamute stands upright on its legs and embodies the pride and great joy of movement with its head-up posture and eyes that radiate alertness., interest and curiosity. His head is wide. Ears are triangular and are pricked when attention is drawn. The muzzle is massive and tapers only slightly from the base to the nose. It is neither pointed nor long nor short and thick. … The Malamute must have heavy bones and powerful legs, good legs, a deep chest, powerful shoulders and all the other physical conditions you need to do your job efficiently. Your movement should be smooth, harmonious, tireless and completely efficient. He was not bred as a racing sled dog for speed competitions.

In contrast to other races, When it gets wet is not drastically reduced its size.

There are different colors in the Alaskan Malamute, Black with white, coffee, reddish and recently found a color of white Malamute. The history of this color is equal to of the Siberian Husky; that are white to camouflage themselves with the snow and thus be able to catch their prey.

How big is an Alaskan Malamute??

Malamutes have a height at the withers of 64 centimeters in males and 59 centimeters in females. The weight is between 34 and 38 kg.

How long can an Alaskan Malamute live??

His life expectancy is more than 12 years.

Character and skills Alaskan Malamute

It is a sled dog with very ancient origins, little changed from its origin Wolf. This does not mean that it is aggressive. While his appearance and pride can impress the external observer, It's a playful animal (When you are invited to do so), faithful to his master and a great protective instinct with children.

It is a dog outside, She loves the outdoors and is happy to live in the open air; If locks it after a fence, It is very likely that finding the way to escape, because likes freedom and not lose a chance to go in search of an adventure or a career.

Shyness is usually not a good sign, but fortunately, seems to be a pretty rare feature in this race and if it occurs it may be due to causes outside of the animal genetics and having been produced by an owner who has failed to give a proper socialization, keeping him locked up and devoid of psychic stimuli, interaction with the same kind and a very limited human contact. If it detects, It should be monitored and provide training to overcome the problem, that otherwise his behavior may become unpredictable and therefore dangerous.

On the other hand, given the way of Eskimo and nomadic life share everything, is not a race of protection, but it can be a good Dog Alert, It will notify the owner that he sees something strange, with the so particular sound it emits, It is a combination between howl and bark.

    It is not a dog to guard and defense than by nature tend to be friendly with humans.

As a result of his former life, It is a dog with strong herd instinct and hierarchy, which results in frequent attacks with other animals. It also, males are very territorial and competitive with each other so it is not advisable to house them together. Females may be easier to train and better adapted to living in houses. This breed likes human company, has huge doses of loyalty, love and willingness to work, What makes a good dog home.

It is affectionate with children, even with strangers, and he loves to accompany them on all sides. Because of its independent character is reputed to be stubborn and difficult to train among people who do not know. However, There are Malamutes champions working with blind obedience.

They are sensitive, affectionate and playful, but they know to protect themselves effectively. With a good training and socialization are balanced dogs, both physically and psychologically, because they have good potential for learning because they are quick to learn and acute reflexes.

Popular mixes

Mixtures of Alaskan Malamute with other dog breeds are common in the sled dog scene. Many mushers they try it to improve the performance of their dogs. Individuals who from the point of view of the mushers do not bring optimal performance against the sled, they are then sometimes found in the shelter or offered as a companion dog.

Caution, health and diseases

How much care does an Alaskan Malamute need??

The Alaskan Malamute needs regular brushing, at least weekly, of the coat. Change of coat, twice a year, is particularly intensive. Then your house, his car and his clothes will be full of his long hair, even though they brush it daily. But the main effort for its care is due to its nature as a sled dog.

Are there any diseases typical of the Alaskan Malamute?

The Alaskan Malamute it is a very healthy breed of dog, as long as it is not bred in extreme form, which fortunately is seen very little so far: too heavy dogs with too short legs.

What food is best for an Alaskan Malamute?

The Alaskan Malamute is often a picky eater. The mushers they have secret recipes with treats to provide their dogs with enough energy before the races. like most dogs, likes a meaty beef bone and fresh meat.

Activities

The Alaskan Malamute has to work. This usually means its use as a sled dog.. An attitude like that of a farm or family dog ​​would not be appropriate for the species.

Considerations before purchase

Where can you buy an Alaskan Malamute?

If you are interested in a Alaskan Malamute, the first thing to do is visit some sled dog races. Then you should check if you want to spend at least the next ten years an ordinary life, sporting and intensive with these dogs and also having the objective conditions for it. Then you should get information from a local breeder who is affiliated with a sled dog club.. If everything goes well, you will have a wonderful experience.

Breeding and maintenance

Is an Alaskan Malamute right for me??

The Alaskan Malamute a dog is not for beginners. You have high demands on your attitude, stemming from its destiny as an original sled dog. All the lives of their caregivers, your human family must adjust to your needs. The real MALAMUTE needs the challenge before the sled physically and mentally. Here are several replacement possibilities even without snow. We see a kind of sled on wheels like a tricycle or a training car with four tires. Especially for Malamutes, drag competitions are organized, which are accepted by the dogs with great joy and full commitment. Especially the sport of dogsledding has something very special. Driving with the sleigh of the MALAMUTE through a snowy landscape in winter is one of the greatest experiences of all.

It also allows you to experience a deep unity between man-dog and nature in a way that is hardly possible otherwise.. Of course it is also good for your health.

When traveling, it is better to take the MALAMUTE in an aluminum transport box. The Malamute is not a dog for an apartment. A house with a “yard” should be an ideal space for this breed.

The MALAMUTE it is one of the few breeds of dog that can be kept as a pack in a kennel without any problem. But this kennel must be well secured. It is not that Malamutes are a danger to the environment, but they are kings of escape and they dig well and with gusto. You can hardly believe, through which little holes these heavy dogs can escape.

To the malamutes they like to sleep outside and snuggle with their head under their tail during the biggest snowstorm. The garden, where the Malamutes, should not be considered as an ornamental garden, to put it in a nice way. The malamutes require that the entire lifestyle be in tune with this association.

The Alaskan Malamute can be well trained by an experienced dog owner. One must accept the challenge, even love, of fighting mentally with these primitive and self-confident dogs. They will gladly accept their masters and caregivers, will be loyal to them, but they must have leadership qualities combined with a lot of doggy mind. You have to fully commit to the experience of having a MALAMUTE. Not a dog for people without deep canine experience.

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Type and recognitions:

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  • Section : . .

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 5: Section: 1 Nordic Sledge Dogs
  • AKC – Work Toy
  • ANKC – Group 6 – (Utility)
  • CKC – Group 3 – (Working dogs)
  • ​KC – Work
  • NZKC – Utility Toy
  • UKC – Northern races


FCI breed standard "Alaskan Malamute"

FCIFCI - Alaskan Malamute
MALAMUTE

Alternative names

    1. Alaskan Malamute, Mal, Mally (English).
    2. Malamute de l’Alaska (French).
    3. Alaskan Malamute (German).
    4. Malamute-do-alasca (Portuguese).
    5. Alaskan malamute (español).

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Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog
Estados Unidos Not recognized by the FCI

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

Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

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History Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

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

The race Alapaha blood Blue was developed by crossing Old English Bulldog white (known as, White English Bulldogs), a Catahoula Bulldog and a reduced number of copies of Colby Pit Bull Terrier. The origins of the breed remain fuzzy, and this has caused much confusion…

While at first glance it is a Bulldog type. It is a stronger dog and a well-developed musculature (remarkable characteristic of the breed, compared to other varieties Bulldog).

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

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While Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Association It has declared that it was founded in 1979, the earliest evidence of the existence of this club record dates of 1989 in California. That discrepancy has triggered multiple discussions.

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

Claims made by the Mrs. Lana Lane, nurturer and follower of the race, they dealt with the existence of records. However, little evidence exists to support his claim because in family lines described in the World Atlas of Dog Breeds as the founders of the breed.

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

The ACA (American Canine Association) who registered the first champion Under the title of Alapaha. ABBA (Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Association), CCR (National Kennel Club), (ABBBR) Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog registry, CKC (Continental Kennel Club), WWKC (World Wide Kennel Club), UWABC (Kingdom of work Alapaha Bulldog Club & Registration), UCA (United Canine Association), and IOEBA (International Olde English Bulldogge Association), among them there is great variation in the type and standard.

Physical characteristics

Descriptions of their size vary greatly depending on the organism., but trying to reach an average consensus we would place the males in a weight ranging from 32 to 41 kg, and height the cross of 51 to 63 cm.. Females - slightly smaller, they weigh in 25 to 34 kg and measure of 45.7 to 55.9 cm in height to the cross.

The ears and tail They are left natural, without any cutout.

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

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

Its pelage is short, hard and bright by nature, which is why, coat care requirements are minimal.

Character and skills

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

Puppy must be socialized and trained using humane methods, since cruelty could stimulate the aggressiveness of the animal. Intelligent and quick learning, with assertive methods.

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

They were formerly used to work with livestock, especially in the capture of errant pigs. For that reason his muscles are long and powerful, this physical characteristic reminds us that for the dog to have optimal health it needs to be exercised regularly. They often enjoy long walks, run and play.

Life expectancy Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is located from 12 to 15 years.

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Vídeos Bulldog Alapaha de sangre azul

Type and recognitions:

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

Alternative names

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

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

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

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History “Aidi”

The Aidi or “atlas dog” It is a breed of dog of Morocco. Traditionally, It has been used by the Berber shepherds of the Atlas as dog. Also stands out for its developed sense of smell.

El Aïdi is recognized as coming from Morocco, probably originating in the desert of the Sahara.

The Aidi it is not a sheepdog, There are no dogs pastors in the Atlas. It is a courageous dog, He has lived and worked in the Atlas of Morocco, Libya and Algeria, to protect its owner and its herd of wild cats, other predators, as well as strangers who crossed their path. A protective dog of the nomadic tribes of the desert, characterized by its high alert and aggressiveness that used to monitor the camp at night.

It is equipped with a great memory, If a person has made an affront, the Aidi will always remember him as an ENEMY!

The Aidi, Historically, It has not been much appreciated by the tribes race, like other races. Always rated the Sloughi race and other races regarded as noble.

However, Moroccans have recently formed a club to protect the purity of the race, that has contributed in many roles in their society, as protector, Hunter, dog Police, and as a pet. Although the Aidi has been used primarily as a working dog, for quite some time already, often used as a hunting dog.

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Despite its resemblance to a sheepdog, the Aidi It is not one of them since there are no shepherd dogs from the Atlas.

Physical characteristics “Aidi”

The Aïdi it is robust and powerful, with a body height of 52 to 62 centimeters. He is very muscular, rustic and strong, but it is not heavy. The broad and strong head shows small hanging ears and medium-sized dark eyes., whose colors vary from dark amber to golden brown. The tail must reach at least to the hocks. In rest position hangs relaxed. In motion, the Atlas Shepherd you should carry it cheerfully, but not constantly curled over the back. The thicker and hairier the tail, best.

The Atlas Mountain Dog moves with wide and fairly flat movements. In a small and fast jog he seems tireless. The fur, which is otherwise medium long, is clearly shorter and finer on the face and ears. In the neck and throat form, especially in males, a mane. The colored strokes of the Aidi they are very varied. Often the fawn, brown and black combine in the coat.

Character and skills “Aidi”

It's a domestic animal (urban) and very good if given tasks and makes enough exercise to be satisfied and happy.

Nothing escapes your watchful eye and you don't hesitate for a second to avoid danger. Guarding and defending the goods entrusted to him is in the blood of Aïdi. Does not know fear and is very efficient in risky situations. In the circle of your family, the awesome Atlas Mountain Dog is loyal, well educated and affectionate. Outside this close circle of family attachment figures, not very sociable.

In France, the independent centre of education is working to train him to accompany and guide the blind.

education and care “Aïdi”

One Aïdi you need a task that you can live with all your guardian passion. The most affectionate social contact with your family should not be neglected. The Aïdi not a herding dog in the sense of European herding dogs. Protecting the herd is much more in line with their innate passion and nature. His education requires calm, patience and tolerance. With the “drill” nothing can be achieved at all with the Aïdi and you can't expect reliable obedience to this breed, extremely, independent.

The care of the coat is however undemanding. Bushy hair, about six centimeters long, protects you like armor when fighting predators and is content with occasional brushing. In its natural form, the coat optimally adapts to extreme weather conditions, from hot to bitter cold. Therefore, you should not cut it in summer under any circumstances.

In some regions it is customary to shorten his ears, but this practice is discouraged by the standard

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Type and recognitions:

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


    FCI breed standard "Aidi – Atlas Mountain Dog"

    FCIFCI - Aidi – Atlas Mountain Dog
    Aidi

    Alternative names:

      1. Aidi, Aïdi, Atlas Mountain Dog, Atlas Shepherd Dog, Berber Dog (English).
      2. Aïdi, Aïdi Atlas (French).
      3. Aïdi, Atlas-Berghund (German).
      4. Aidi, Cão do atlas (Portuguese).
      5. Aidi, Perro pastor del Atlas (español).

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    Spanish Alano
    España Not recognized by the FCI . (Molossoid, Bloodhound)

    Alano español

    The Spanish Alano it is a breed endorsed mainly for its enormous bravery

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    History “Spanish Alano”

    Breed of gripping or prey dog ​​of very ancient origins. Medium in size and considered to be breed of Spain. When mixed other races are created as the Bull Dog in Spain, the alano of vautre (grip) in France, the Old bulldog in England, the extinct Bullenbeisser in Germany, or own Dogo Argentino.

    Molosser light dam and corridor. The traditional functionality It is the handling of cattle bravo and semibravo, Iberian trunk, in extensive regime. Big game hunting was also used., as tooth dog for holding deer and wild boar. Its modern implementation is care and defence, as well as for guarding livestock against any type of predator.

      Some authors consider Spanish Alano desciendiente the old dog named Alaunt, Alans used by both war and for handling cattle.

    The existence of Alans dogs Spain dates back several centuries ago, Although it is not very clear what its origin was. Some believe that this race was extended by moloso Europe by the alano in the fourth century and was taken to the Iberian Peninsula and to the north africa by the hooligans.

    In 1350 publishes the rey Alfonso XI their “Book of the Monteria”. In the fifteenth century it is published “Monteria Treaty”, anonymous, which performs a deep somatic description of the dog.

    When he is talking about perro Dane everyone knew that it was a running dam that to justify its name had to meet certain features:

    With strong head, of longilinear proportions, high rump and good bones. Also your character It was clearly defined by its function gripping dog. “No taking by hunger or award, but by right nature gave Dios” (we call it today prey).

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    Of which there is no doubt is that these dogs were very extended, as evidenced by his appearance in paintings. There is a alano that plasma Velazquez in the hole hunt, which it is in the National Gallery de Londres, those of Goya in his Capturing a bull or those of an engraving of the French romantic Blanchard. They are also appointed by Cervantes and Lope de Vega Alans of Thirds.

    It is believed, according to the most probable hypothesis, they reached the Iberian Peninsula, accompanying the Alano people, shortly after the fall of Roman empire, about him V century. The alano used primarily for war, hunting and ranching, They were robust and primitive specimens. Later, his unbeatable psychophysical qualities (robustness, bravery and loyalty) They make the Alano play a remarkable role as a member of the Spanish armies, especially during the conquest of the Americas.

      The first written references to the Alano They appear in the Medievo, Hand Gonzalo de Berceo, in 1247.

    More complete data can be found in 1347, in the book of the hunt, gift Alfonso XI "The Justice". Other mentions of importance on Alano, worthy of mention occurs in Utrera in 1603, by Fray Francisco de Tamayo.

    In the conquest of New world dogs played a key role, animal unknown to the natives. These, coupled with the horses, armor and arquebuses contributed to the victory.

      They were the terror of the natives, thus the stories of the time did not spare impressive descriptions such as the following:

      The Friar Bernardino de Sahagun refers to testimonies of Indians attacked by "huge dogs, with ears cut, fierce yellow eyes Bloodshot, huge mouths, hanging languages and teeth in the form of knives, wild as the devil and spotted like jaguars¨. The description has an inevitable tone of admiration and fear; let us not forget that in pre-Columbian times (before the arrival of the conquistadors) the Indians had dogs of small size and small body. In this way, the indigenous called the dogs of the Spaniards "a diabolical invention.
      Bartholomew Columbus and Fontanarossa, brother of the discoverer and Adelantado and governor of Hispaniola, they say the Chronicles employed 200 men, 20 horses and 20 Alans, It was the "debut" of the Alans in the Conquest of America.

    The Spanish Alano It is supported primarily by its huge courage, with special mention when dealing with wild pig, disregarding even his own life. Its functions have changed little during these centuries. War Dog, livestock (especially for the beef and veal), big game hunting and nursery. It is in the eighteenth century when they appear the first written evidence of Spanish Alano, on their participation in the bravo bull party.

    His qualities will cross the Spanish borders, becoming very significant exports, both American continent as to countries of Europe as France, England or Germany in order to improve their own races, especially the Bulldog and the Dogue de Bordeaux. even the international press echoes its characteristics, as happened in 1873, in the british press, where a Spanish prey specimen is described in detail (Alano), called Toro and says so: “…fighting holds his opponent only by the head, is silent and immune to pain…”.

      At the end of the 19th century or the beginning of the 20th, begins the decline of the alano, motivated by multiple factors:

      Exclusion of hosts, Changes in the tradition of hunting and livestock activity, definitive exclusion from the Festival of the bull and custom. This resulted in the gradual replacement of alano other imported breeds, in most of the times, in an unjustified way. Years later, you get even speculate about the possible disappearance of alano, since his last public appearance took place in Madrid, in the year 1963 (exhibition at the Retiro Park).
      But they weren't gone, some population gaps remained in certain marginal areas, difficult to access, as are certain mountains Cantabria, Basque Country, Burgos and Salamanca. These remnants of the population managed to survive thanks to its functional qualities, as for the farmers and hunters in the area, outside all fashion and with an enviable sense of practicality, there was simply no better animal for such tasks than the Spanish Alano.

    Physical characteristics “Spanish Alano”

    Today, and thanks to the excellent recovery work of some professionals and public bodies, the Spanish Alano practically, remains unchanged, It's a medium dog of prey, strong, agile and very serious. Specially equipped for the handling of cattle, for hunting and for custody.

    Little barking by nature, very resistant to pain and disease, he is usually suspicious and distrustful of strangers and submissive and very affectionate with his owner and family.

    # Alano Bou Corso Canary Spanish dogo Bullmastiff
    Height 60,5 56,5 66 63 59,5 60,5
    Weight 35 36,5 47,5 58 47,5 59
    Eyes clear dark dark dark Entire range dark
    Lines c/f Parallel Parallel Lig.converg Parallel Lig.converg
    Snout 36% 33% 33% 40% 30%

    Character and aptitudes Alano

    The Alano is an animal slow in their development, reaching maturity, physical and mental, about two years. From that moment you will find a powerful animal, determined and very noble. As it's a dog selected primarily by their willingness to work, there is a certain variety of “types”, from the lighter Alans, gifted for hunting, even the heaviest, suitable for grazing and save (cattle lines or old bulldog).

    Perhaps in recent times less attention is being paid to the latter, in favor of the most appropriate lines for hunting. Perhaps the lovers of this type of alano (Bull Dog), have to consider its viability as a separate race.

      In 1880 the fate of “dogs the bull” and for this reason the bullrings stopped keeping dogs.

    On the other hand, by ceasing to practice "round hunting", the montería is organized in a different way so that it is no longer interesting that the cattle fall grabbed by the dogs, but that they arrive at the posts where the huntsman is stationed, who is who pays the entertainment. Due to these circumstances, the Rehalas got rid of the Alans who had.

    In the old days a dog was useful if it carried out some task. The Spanish Alano “stopped having a job” after the selection of more docile cattle breeds, thus this race regresses at breakneck speed until it reaches extinction.

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    Type and recognitions:

    • Molossoid, Bloodhound
    • Federations: Recognized in 2004 as a breed by the RSCE​ (Royal Canine Society of Spain)

    Alternative names

      1. Spanish Alaunt, Spanish Bulldog, Spanish Alano, Alano (English).
      2. Alano espagnol (French).
      3. Alano español (German).
      4. Alano espanhol, Buldogue espanhol, Alão espanhol (Portuguese).
      5. Alano español, Bulldog Español (español).

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    American Mastiff Panja
    Estados Unidos Not recognized by the FCI

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

    American Mastiff Panja

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    History

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

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

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

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

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

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

    American Mastiff Panja

    Recognized by: BBC, DRA
    Group: Work

    Physical characteristics

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

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

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

    Character and skills

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

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

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

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

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    Alternative names:

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

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    Aksaray Malaklisi
    Tuquía Not recognized by the FCI . Cattle Dog Shepherd

    Aksaray Malaklisi

    The Aksaray Malaklisi it's a peculiar dog, accustomed to thinking and acting for himself

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    Historia Aksaray Malakli

    Sheepdog from Turkey, was developed in the province of Aksaray, an of the 81 provinces Turkey. The provincial capital is the city of Aksaray, hence the name of the breed. While his name is Aksaray, the breed spread throughout the area which comprise the borders of its neighboring provinces. It borders the provinces of Konya the south and west, Nigde to the south east, Nevsehir east and Kirsehir to the North.

    It is a dog cowherd. Cattle has been the most important source of livelihood of the natives for centuries, then there were many flocks of sheep and cattle in general, and these beautiful dogs were dedicated to the protection and guard flocks together with their owners, from time immemorial.

    The Aksaray Malaklisi, in the native region he was often called "Kangal Shepherd Dog”, the reason for calling it that is was not because Aksaray (ciudad) and its surroundings in the heart of Anatolia but because being very similar to race Kangal Shepherd Dog (known as Karabash in the area), many breeders to sell to farmers interested in copies of Kangal Shepherd Dog, they told future buyers that it was that breed and not the Aksaray Malaklisi.

      I.e., for many years you sold dogs Aksaray Malaklisi They are saying they were of the race Kangal Shepherd Dog.

    But that custom was reaching everyone's ears and things changed, breeding programs began to be regulated and requirements at dog shows were tightened, Since many breeders make claims.

    These claims began to be taken into account, especially since while retaining some resemblance there are obvious differences in head and big feet Aksaray Malaklisi and hanging lips.

    Physical Characteristics Aksaray Malaklisi

    They are big dogs, bulky, at first glance seems to be lazy, but in reality they are very agile and fast. The male measured 75 to 95 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. 65 to 85 cm.. The males they weigh in 70 to 120 kg and females of 50 to 80 kg.

    Its fur It has a double layer. Like all dogs of this geographic region, they need a fur enabling them to withstand the temperatures and extreme climates in the area. The colors supported are several: Brown and wheat, yellow.

    Character and skills

    unique dog, accustomed to thinking and acting for himself, has strong character. He did not hesitate to attack if he sees part of his flock is in danger (among the herd be family, children, properties…). It´s suspicious with strangers.

    According to consulted bibliographic sources, and comments on forums, It is a very dog territorial . They can often be aggressive with other dogs, that may be the most ruthless legacy of the human. This breed of dog was used almost, exclusively, for dogfighting perhaps that is the reason for his fame as a dog "aggressive”.

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    Alternative names:

      1. Central Anatolian shepherd, Aksaray Malaklısı, Turkish mastiff (English).
      2. Aksaray Malaklisi, mastife turco, Malakli (Portuguese).
      3. Mastiff d’Anatolie, Malaklı, Mastiff turc (French).
      4. Aksaray Malaklısı, Türk Mastifi (Türkischer Mastiff), Malaklı (German).
      5. Mastín turco, Aksaray Malaklısı, Pastor de Anatolia Central (español).

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    American Mastiff
    Estados Unidos Not recognized by the FCI

    The American Mastiff He was raised to be a family dog, his character and temperament attest to this...

    Mastín Americano

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    History

    The American Mastiff It is a molossoid-type dog breed that was developed over many years of selective breeding by Fredericka Wagner of “Flying W Farms” (Kennel dedicated to the race), in Piketon, Ohio, ago 20 or 25 years (the truth is that I've burned the tabs looking for the exact date... and I haven't found it).

    The objective was to develop a dog that had the size, temperament, the provision, and the appearance of the Mastiff breed, but with fewer health problems and not losing as much saliva as the other varieties of Mastiff dog, and that life expectancy was greater.

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