Ariège Pointer
Francia FCI 177 . Braque Type

Ariège Pointer

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

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History

The Ariège Braco is a breed of French dog 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 old 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.

In addition, 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. (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) 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, having noticed that there were no more Ariège Pointer registered in the LOF (French Origins Book) 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 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 TFO, 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.

At the international level, 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. Its great characteristic is that the color of its nose is more often in harmony with that of its 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 positioned above the eye line.

At last, 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, what 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, although it is still more comfortable 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, his innate hunting instinct could lead him 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 your 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 you long walks, Every day, ideally in the middle of nature. In addition, 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 it is a robust dog with an iron constitution and without 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, as lop-eared dog breeds are at higher risk of ear problems.

Buy a “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.

Characteristics "Ariège Pointer"

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Braque de l’Ariège
Braque de l’Ariège

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:
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Federations:

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


FCI breed standard "Ariège Pointer"

FCIFCI - Ariège Pointer
Bracco

Alternative names:

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

Alaskan Malamute
Estados Unidos FCI 243 . Nordic Sledge Dogs

Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute It has a reputation for being stubborn and difficult to train between people do not know.

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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 large 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 characteristics of strength and endurance, they did of them optimal 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, the caribou, for unexplained reasons, They changed their usual migration routes and taking away the Malamute tribes an important source of livelihood.

In these conditions families no longer could afford keep groups of dogs trained for more than two or three copies: 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 way they ran their dogs.

Its ability to carry heavy loads it is revealed when he is chosen for 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.

Physical characteristics Alaskan Malamute

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 upright head posture and alert radiating eyes., 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; they are white to camouflage in the snow and thus be able to catch prey.

How big is an Alaskan Malamute?

Malamutes have a height at the withers of 64 cm 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 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 it locked 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. In addition, males are very territorial and competitive among themselves so it is not advisable to accommodate them together. Females may be easier to train and better adapted to living in houses. This race like the company human, 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 in the shelter or offered as a companion dog.

Care, 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.

Is there a typical Alaskan Malamute disease?

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 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 a common 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 good 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 to 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, that are accepted by 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 “garden” should be an ideal space for this breed.

The MALAMUTE it is one of the few dog breeds 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 an ornamental garden, to put it in a nice way. The malamutes require the whole lifestyle to 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-assured 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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Characteristics "Alaskan Malamute"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Alaskan Malamute" 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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Type and recognitions:

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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 (Spanish).

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

aidi

The Aidi is highly energy, 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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Video "Aidi – Atlas Mountain Dog"

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.

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

Did You Know?

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 - 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 range 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 is 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 his family, the awesome Atlas Mountain Dog is loyal, well educated and affectionate. Out of this close circle of familiar 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”

A 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 heat to freezing 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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Characteristics "Aidi – Atlas Mountain Dog"

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Type and recognitions:

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    • FCI – Pinscher and Schnauzer-Molossoid type dogs – Swiss Mountain Dogs and Cattledogs. Section 2.2 Molossoid, mountain type.
    • UKC – Guard dog


    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 (Spanish).

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

    Alano español

    The Spanish Alano It is a breed endorsed mainly by its enormous bravery

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    History “Spanish Alano”

    Grip or prey dog ​​breed of very ancient origins. Medium sized considered 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, extensive system. big game was also used, as a dog's tooth to the subjection of deer and wild boar. Its modern implementation is care and defence, How to care for cattle against any kind 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 clear which was its origin. 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 Vandals.

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

    When he is talking about perro Dane everyone knew that this was a prey corridor to justify its name must meet certain features:

    With strong head, of longuilíneas 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 Velázquez in the hunting pit, which it is in the National Gallery de Londres, those of Goya in his Capturing a bull or 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 likely 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 animal husbandry, They were robust and primitive specimens. Later, its unbeatable psychophysical qualities (robustness, courage and loyalty) They make the Alano notabilísimo play a 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 are in 1347, in the Book of Hunting, Don Alfonso XI "The Enforcer". 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 They played a key role dogs, animal unknown to the indigenous peoples. 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 not directed impressive descriptions as the following:

      The Friar Bernardino de Sahagún terms of testimonies of Indians attacked by huge ¨perros, with ears cut, fierce yellow eyes Bloodshot, huge mouths, hanging languages and teeth in the form of knives, wild as the demon and stained as the jaguares¨. 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 possessed dogs small size and often body. In this way, the Indians called the canes of the Spanish ¨una diabolical invention.
      Bartholomew Columbus and Fontanarossa, brother of the discoverer and Adelantado 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 boar, disregarding even his own life. Its functions have changed little during these centuries. War Dog, livestock (especially for the beef and veal), 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.

    Its qualities traspasarán Spanish borders, becoming very significant exports, both American continent as countries 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 of its characteristics, as happened in 1873, in the British press, describing carefully to a copy of prey Spanish (Alano), called Bull and reads: “…fighting only subject to his opponent 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 the Monteria and grazing, 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 appearance publishes occurs in Madrid, in the year 1963 (exhibition at the Retiro Park).
      But they have not disappeared, were some population loopholes in certain marginal areas, difficult access, as are certain mountains Cantabria, País Vasco, 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 to those committed to the Spanish Alano.

    Physical characteristics “Spanish Alano”

    Today, and thanks to the excellent work of recovery of some professionals and public bodies, the Spanish Alano virtually, 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, tends to be suspicious and distrustful with strangers and bottom and very affectionate with its owner and family.

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    Alano character and skills

    The Alano is an animal slow in their development, reaching maturity, physical and mental, over the 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 some variety of "types", Since the lighter Alans, gifted for hunting, until the heavier, suitable for grazing and save (livestock lines or old Bull Dog).

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

      In 1880 "prohibited the fate of"dogs the bull"and that is why Bull rings left keep dogs".

    On the other hand, to stop practicing "hunting in the round", becomes otherwise organize the montería so it is no longer interesting for cattle fall clasped by dogs, but to reach the positions where the montero is bet, who is who pays the entertainment. In these circumstances the flocks deshicieran of the Alans who had.

    Once a dog was useful whether it performed any task. The Spanish Alano "She ceased to have work" after selecting breeds of cattle more docile, so this race back to a dizzying to extinction speed.

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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 (Spanish).

    Aksaray Malakli
    Tuquía Not recognized by the FCI . Cowherd

    Aksaray Malakli

    The Aksaray Malakli it's a peculiar dog, accustomed to think and act for himself

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    Historia qualified Aksaray

    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 race. 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 herds 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 Malakli, "in the native region often was called"Anatolian Shepherd”, why call it that is was not because Aksaray (City) and its surroundings in the heart of Anatolia but because being very similar to race Anatolian Shepherd (known as Karabash in the area), many breeders to sell to farmers interested in copies of Anatolian Shepherd, prospective buyers said it was not that race and Aksaray Malakli.

      I.e., for many years you were selling dogs Aksaray Malakli They are saying they were of the race Anatolian Shepherd.

    But this custom was reaching everyone's ear and things changed, they began to regulate breeding programs and hardened the requirements in the show ring, 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 Malakli and hanging lips.

    Physical characteristics Aksaray Malakli

    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 - 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 - 85 cm.. The males they weigh in 70 - 120 kg and females of 50 - 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 think and act 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, Propiedades…). It´s suspicious with strangers.

    According to 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 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 (Spanish).

    American Mastiff
    Estados Unidos Not recognized by the FCI

    Mastín Americano

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

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    History

    The American Mastiff "is a breed dog trotting kind 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 me I burned eyelashes looking for date exacta… and I have not given her).

    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 did not lose as much saliva as other varieties of dog Mastiff, and that life expectancy was greater.

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    Ottos
    Estados Unidos Not recognized by the FCI

    Bulldog Alapaha de sangre azul

    Despite its similarity, not to be confused with the American bulldog

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    history “Ottos”

    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.

    This 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 unclear, 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 (outstanding feature of the race, 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 They were included in the ancestry of American bulldog.

    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. This discrepancy has triggered many 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, there is little evidence to support your claim because 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 HERE (American Canine Association) which he recorded the first champion Entitled 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 its size vary according to the Agency, but trying to reach an average consensus situaríamos males in weight ranging from 32 - 41 kg, and height the cross of 51 - 63 cm.. Females - slightly smaller, they weigh in 25 - 34 kg and measure of 45.7 - 55.9 cm in height to the cross.

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

    Their colors 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, care requirements are minimal mantle.

    Character and skills

    Coachable, 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 that cruelty could stimulate the aggressiveness of the animal. Intelligent and quick learning, with assertive methods.

    very energetic and athletic breed. 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 your muscles are long and powerful, This physical feature reminds us that so the dog can have optimal health you need to be exercised on a regular basis. They often enjoy long walks, run and play.

    Their life expectancy is positioned 12 - 15 years.

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    Type and recognitions:

    • Race is not recognized by the FCI

    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 (Spanish).

    Australian Kelpie
    Australia FCI 293 . Sheepdogs

    Kelpie Australiano

    The Kelpie is very smart, laborious and is always alert.

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    History

    The Australian Kelpie is a sheepdog developed around the decade of 1870 by Australian breeders by mixing several sheepdogs from Collie type imported directly from England. His goal was to develop a breed well adapted to Australian climatic conditions., especially to heat, and with enough independence to herd sheep and cows over a vast territory without too much supervision.

    Until very recently, the race was also thought to be mixed with the Dingoes, australian wild dog, but recent genetic studies have shown otherwise. However, towards the end of the 19th century the Australian Kelpie also mixed with shorthaired Scottish Sheepdogs, giving it the characteristics it has today.

    The word Kelpie has its origin in Celtic mythology. In fact, a Scottish legend mentions metamorphic spirits called kelpie, that appear most often in the form of a horse made of water, and lurking in the rivers and lakes of Scotland. These malevolent spirits are meant to attract humans, especially to children and young people, to his death. It is unclear how the name came to be associated with this breed of dog.. However, the story that comes up most often, although it is not officially documented, is that of a Scottish breeder named George Robertson who, in 1872, it is said that he named Kelpie one of the first specimens of this breed; this name would simply have remained afterwards to designate all the dogs of this breed.

    Today, there are around of 450.000 sheepdogs in Australia, and most of them are Australian Kelpie. Since the decade of 1930, two types of Kelpie have been used in Australia: those used as working dogs and those used as show dogs. Show lines developed as the breed gained popularity at dog shows. Having said that, in most other countries, this distinction doesn't really exist.

    In any case, the Australian Kelpie has been exported to many countries. This is particularly true in the United States., where its great flexibility has allowed it to adapt to different climates and terrains, as well as working with different types of livestock.

    Whether in Australia or anywhere else in the world, the Australian Kelpie has convinced by its versatility. In fact, not only is it an excellent sheepdog, both in real conditions and in sheepdog competitions, it can also be found in many other roles, like the sniffing dog of the police, therapy dog ​​or assistance dog for the blind.

    Although it is not yet officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC), the Australian Kelpie is authorized from 2015 to participate in sheepdog competitions organized under the auspices of the organization. It is also not recognized in Great Britain by the Kennel Club.. On the other hand, the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) recognizes the breed from 1973.

    Physical characteristics

    The Australian Kelpie worker and the Australian Kelpie competitive look similar, although the latter is slightly smaller and a little less thin. They are medium-sized dogs, very athletic and muscular that doesn't look heavy. Their characteristics give them great flexibility of movement and unlimited energy..

    The Australian Kelpie are slightly longer than tall, what gives them a perfect body for running. They have a slim appearance, with a deep chest and long strong legs. One of its peculiarities is that it seems to make no effort when running, a bit like I'm flying, with its four legs that seem to touch the ground at the same time.

    The Australian Kelpie has a slightly rounded skull with large, straight ears on top. The muzzle is conical, with a fairly small mouth and large teeth ready to chew. The eyes are oval in shape and in shades of dark brown.

    The standards of Australian Kelpie established by the various organizations that recognize the breed allow a fairly wide range of coat colors. However, in the countries – like australia – where there is a distinction between lines of work and lines of display, only one solid color layer is recognized for the latter. In fact, regardless of lineage, the Australian Kelpie is most often black or chocolate with red markings, blue-gray or beige.
    His hair is of medium length and covers a fairly soft undercoat..

    Character and skills

    The Australian Kelpie not a suitable animal for all families. In fact, is an extremely intelligent and energetic dog that requires a lot of attention. Hates being alone, and must be strongly stimulated mentally and physically, through at least two hours of daily exercise. In fact, not at all a suitable breed of dog for an elderly or very sedentary person, but rather for a very active and sporty master, willing to do different activities with your dog. Excels in activities that require agility like Frisbee or agility competitions.

    Like the vast majority of sheepdogs, to the Australian Kelpie he likes to be busy; you are never happier than when you have a task to do. Like this, in addition to the essential walks and / or races, it is recommended that each dog play with him or train him in various activities in which he must apply the instructions given by his master, which he does with great devotion and seemingly limitless energy.

    Lack of encouragement would be a huge problem for the Australian Kelpie; if bored, can become destructive, disobedient and engaging in various other behaviors intended to combat boredom, whether or not it conforms to the rules of the home. For example, can gnaw on various objects or make the garden look like a minefield by digging holes everywhere.

    Therefore, the Australian Kelpie he is not a sedentary dog ​​and can only be unhappy in a home that has little time and / or energy to give him. On the other hand, space is not necessarily a problem, as long as you get enough attention: can even cope with apartment living, whenever he has the opportunity to follow his master on excursions and activities, and thus be active daily.

    Usually makes a good family dog, but you may be tempted to “to play” with the pastor with the children or even with the visitors passing by. Therefore, take special care with the youngest, as you may be tempted to nibble on your heels to get them back to where you feel they belong, or to encourage them to participate in an activity. With the Kelpie, the shepherd instinct is never far away.

    The same goes for other pets, so it should be kept under surveillance if necessary. In any case, socializing him from a young age with other species can only be beneficial to prevent him from being mistaken for a herd once he is an adult.

    In addition, although they can get along with other dogs, generally prefer the company of humans to that of other dogs.

    Although originally developed for life on the farm, the Australian Kelpie not a dog to leave outdoors, since he gets bored quickly if separated from his family. However, as they are used to operating independently without much instruction, want to be an integral part of family life and tend to act like a member of the family rather than a pet. As a result, he is also a sensitive dog who does not like to be excluded from family activities.

    With a lot of frequency, owners who have not taken the trouble to inform themselves seriously before adoption end up abandoning their Australian Kelpie because it takes too much time and attention. The energetic character, Kelpie's need for activity and intelligence should be taken very seriously when it comes to choosing the breed of dog to adopt. In any case, when your needs are well cared for, he is a very nice and loyal companion.

    He does not easily trust strangers and is very territorial, it is also a very good watchdog, very alert and vocal, that alerts as soon as it hears a strange noise. Therefore, it is best to prevent strangers or even neighbors' pets from venturing into your territory, since I could be aggressive with them. The loud barking of the dog can also be problematic in an urban environment; if the dog is destined to live in the city, this is an aspect that should be particularly worked on as part of your education.

    Education “Australian Kelpie”

    The Australian Kelpie It is a breed of dog reserved for an experienced and very active owner. Either during training or after, it is important to give you clear and consistent rules, as it works much better in a structured environment.

    However, your training is made easier by the fact that you need to keep busy, and is therefore generally content to participate in dog training activities. Can also be trained to participate in family chores: either picking up the mail, picking up clothes or toys off the floor or helping bring groceries, always ready for a new activity, even at a young age. Completing tasks is an integral part of Kelpie's personality, and can help you feel part of the family.

    This willingness to be active and helpful makes the Australian Kelpie one of the easiest dog breeds to train. Excel in dog sports, they love to learn new orders and enjoy helping their owner. Training is not a particular problem, since they are completely obedient when they are sufficiently stimulated both intellectually and physically. On the other hand, boredom sets in soon, because he is an intelligent dog, and therefore learn quickly: it is useless to make him repeat the instructions too often, but he must be able to find new challenges and new activities for him regularly. A good solution may be to join a dog club that offers agility courses and games like Frisbee. (discdog).

    Dog training techniques based on positive reinforcement, leading to rewarding the dog for desired behavior rather than punishing it for inappropriate behavior, are preferable with the Australian Kelpie, who has a rather sensitive personality and does not respond well to punishment or an overly imposing master. In fact, there is no point wanting to show your dog at all costs that you are the master, since he does not perceive his dog as superior, but rather as a companion. Therefore, you should treat him with respect and not underestimate his intelligence, especially since he is used to working alone and without too many instructions.

    Last but not least, education should give priority to the socialization of the puppy from an early age, because the Australian Kelpie it is a territorial and distrustful dog. Otherwise, you risk becoming aggressive towards strangers and / or other animals. This will help you learn to react appropriately to strangers., preventing his natural mistrust from taking hold of him.

    Health “Australian Kelpie”

    The Australian Kelpie it is usually a healthy dog, but you run the risk of some of the problems often associated with the sheepdog group:

    • Abiotrofia cerebelosa;
    • Collie eye abnormality: Despite its name, this condition not only affects Collie: the Australian Kelpie you can also be a victim of it. This inherited recessive disease can even lead to blindness;
    • Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament: rupture of this ligament located in the knee can be caused by trauma (20% of the cases), but more often it is simply due to joint fragility or false movement. It can also be caused by early deterioration of the joint, which is common in very active dogs like Kelpie. It is the most common cause of lameness in this breed, and can cause arthritis;
    • dog hypothyroidism;
    • dog microphthalmia;
    • Progressive retinal atrophy (ARP): is the most common inherited disease in Collie family.

    Most genetic diseases can be prevented by tight control of the genetics of farm animals to reduce inbreeding, as well as by detecting these diseases to prevent individuals carrying these genes from producing offspring. These are, of course, points that any breeder of Australian Kelpie worthy is particularly attentive.

    Last but not least, the Australian Kelpie also leans for :

    • dog cryptorchidism;
    • Hip Dysplasia;
    • dislocation of the patella. May be of congenital origin, due to trauma or simply caused by wear and tear. The latter case is frequent in an active dog such as the Australian Kelpie.

    You also have a higher than average risk of being overweight, so special vigilance is required at this level, in particular by regularly weighing your dog to control his weight.

    Care and maintenance “Australian Kelpie”

    Like the fur of the Australian Kelpie can vary quite a bit from one individual to another in terms of density and length, so does its maintenance. However, usually sheds a large amount of hair throughout the year, so it is necessary to brush the dog twice a week. Hair loss is obviously even more pronounced during shedding periods, in spring and autumn, and then it is necessary to opt for a daily frequency to remove dead hairs.

    On the other hand, it is rare that you have to give your dog a bath: this is only necessary if you come into contact with a dirty or harmful substance.

    In addition, being a very active breed of dog, their claws tend to wear out naturally, and therefore rarely need to be trimmed.

    Looking at your teeth, pose no particular risk. All you need to do is brush your dog's teeth once a week.

    In general, the Australian Kelpie It is a fairly easy dog ​​to take care of. Above all, it is their great need for exercise and intellectual stimulation that makes them a demanding dog on a daily basis.

    Uses and activities”Australian Kelpie”

    It was originally developed as a sheepdog to herd and guide livestock, the Australian Kelpie has since become a versatile companion. Of course, also found in sheepdog competitions, but also as a police sniffing dog, psychological support dog, guide dog for the blind, but also simply as a family dog. In summary, it is a versatile animal that likes to keep busy and easily adapts to different contexts.

    In Australia, but the Kelpie still primarily a sheepdog, it is also increasingly used as a therapy and companion dog. In fact, his sensitivity and need to be in the company of humans make him an exceptionally attentive dog.

    In Sweden, Holland and Finland, they are used particularly as search and rescue dogs during accidents and disasters.

    How much does a “Australian Kelpie”?

    In Australia, a puppy of Australian Kelpie normally sold for about 580 Australian dollars (a few 350 EUR). Most of the individuals offered belong to working dog lines.

    In other parts of the world, depending on lineage and pedigree, the price of a puppy Australian Kelpie is between 750 and 3.000 EUR. As individuals sold outside of Australia mainly come from show dog lines, the price range is quite wide because the price goes up quickly if the puppy comes from a line with a reputation for having distinguished itself in the field.

    Characteristics "Australian Kelpie"

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

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    1 – Diesel, a pure-bred Australian Kelpie by my davepaku, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    2 – Australian Kelpie, liver & tan by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    3 – Kelpie australiano by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/kelpie-australiano-perro-ovejas-4217941/
    4 – AUSTRALIAN KELPIE, KORAD SE UCH Deepeyes Dance With Dragons III by Swedish Fair from Sweden, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    5 – Kelpie australiano by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/nube-roja-kelpie-perro-pastor-2992780/
    6 – Chocolate Female Kelpie by Spinefly, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
    • AKC – PASTORAGE


    FCI breed standard "Australian Kelpie"

    FCIFCI - Australian Kelpie
    Kelpie

    Alternative names:

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