Bernese Hound
Suiza FCI 59 . Medium-sized Hounds

Bernese Hound

The Bernese Hound is mainly used for hunting hare.

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History

The Swiss Hound has a very ancient origin. Its existence in Switzerland since Roman times is confirmed by a mosaic discovered in Avanches that represents hunting dogs whose characteristics coincide with the varieties of Swiss Hound. In the 15th century it was appreciated by Italian fans and in the 18th century by the French for its extraordinary ability to hunt hare.. Its original local breeding was surely influenced by French small game dogs brought to Switzerland by mercenaries.. In the year 1882 a standard was established for each of the five existing varieties of Swiss Hound. In 1909 These standards were revised, confirming the total disappearance of the Thurgau Hound. The 22 in January of 1933 established a uniform standard for the 4 Swiss Hound varieties. The original variety of Jura Hound type St. Hubert has disappeared today.

There are four varieties of Swiss Hound:

Photo: Bernese Hound during dogs show in Katowice, Poland by Lilly M, CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

In the Bernese Hound the coat is white with black spots or saddle, sometimes slightly mottled. Light to dark beige marks the upper part of the eyes, cheeks, the inner side of the ears and around the anus.

▷ Male weight: 15 a 20 kg
▷ Female weight: 15 a 20 kg
▷ The size of the male: 49 a 59 cm.
▷ Female size: 49 a 59 cm.

Character and skills

The Bernese Hound he is alive and passionate. Its sensitivity is valued as positively as its ease of use and its attachment to the dog handler. When you follow a clue, expansive and fluid movements are noticeable, as well as the good push of the hindquarters. You can feel strength, stamina and temperament, so her fine nose is closely tied to the track.

Acute smell is atypical for Bernese Hound, whose passion for hunting is so tireless that the dog handler must prevent the dog from overdoing it beforehand. Otherwise, the dog chases the prey until he catches it himself. Diligent search is desirable, but the dog, except when used in the pack, must always remain in the hand of your guide.

While the Bernese Hound he was used in his homeland mainly as a lone deer hunter, foxes and hares; Wild boar hunts with bloodhounds are also carried out in western Switzerland. In France and Italy they are more likely to continue to be used for herd hunting of hare, wild boar and deer.

In Switzerland, the Bernese Hound They are mainly used for patent and district hunting. In patent hunting, three to six hunters usually form a hunting party. They are distributed among the different posts and the dogs are tied simultaneously at a previously agreed time. This promotes the independent search of each dog and also the pursuit of hares or deer as a solitary hunter.. For the hunt to be successful, the hunter must know which path the game will take to be able to shoot it with a shotgun at a maximum distance of 30 m.
During a hunt in hunting ground there are large groups of up to 30 hunters. The hunt leader distributes the hunters in different positions, while a hunter goes on the hunt with all the dogs, and finally hold all the dogs at once. Here the leader of the hunt must know how the hunt flees and, therefore, distribute hunters' positions. While hunting in the hunting ground, the hare, the deer and sometimes also the fox are shot from a maximum distance of 30 m.

Off the hunt, the Bernese Hound he is a nice and quiet family member. with whom you are closely linked.

Ratings of the “Bernese Hound”

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

Adaptation ⓘ

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Dog friendly ⓘ

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Hair loss ⓘ

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Affection Level ⓘ

5.0 rating
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Need to exercise ⓘ

5.0 rating
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Social Needs ⓘ

4.0 rating
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Apartment ⓘ

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Grooming ⓘ

2.0 rating
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Stranger Friendly ⓘ

4.0 rating
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Barking Tendencies ⓘ

4.0 rating
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Health Issues ⓘ

4.0 rating
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Territorial ⓘ

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Cat Friendly ⓘ

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intelligence ⓘ

4.0 rating
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versatility ⓘ

3.0 rating
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Child Friendly ⓘ

4.0 rating
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Watchdog Ability ⓘ

4.0 rating
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Playfulness ⓘ

5.0 rating
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Videos of the “Bernese Hound”

Berner Laufhund
Berner Laufhund

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 59
  • Group 6: Scent hound and related breeds.
  • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds. With working trial.

Federations:

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

FCI breed standard “Bernese Hound”

“Bernese Hound” FCI Bernese Hound FCI

Varieties of “Swiss hounds”

The four varieties of Swiss Hounds have their own specific hunting characteristics:

– The Bernese Hound, with her beautiful throat (“the howler of the Jura”), demanding, mainly used for hares;
– The “Jura Hound“, an excellent recuperator
– The Lucerne Hound, reminiscent of Small Blue Gascony, he is an active and passionate dog that hunts deer very well;
– The “Schwyz Hound”, less widespread outside of Switzerland, is reserved for rabbits and hares.

Austrian Black and Tan Hound
Austria FCI 63 - Medium-sized Hounds.

Sabueso austriaco negro y fuego

The Austrian Black and Tan Hound is very emotional. Perceived mood of its owner.

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History

The Austrian Black and Tan Hound It is a breed of dog originating in Austria. It is believed that he is the true descendant of the original Celtic Hound, Although there is no known history of the Austrian Black and Tan Hound until after mid-19th century. This historic slump is due once the breeding was not regulated.

The Austrian Black and Tan Hound, from its origins, It was used for monitoring or tracking of injured animals, commonly, in places of significant altitude.

Physical characteristics

The Austrian Black and Tan Hound is a dog medium-sized and well solid structure. His head shows a wide skull and little pronounced occipital region with well marked stop.

It has glossy dark brown eyes that convey a lively look and alert. The ears are of high insertion and medium-sized, rounded, not very broad and hang onto the cheek. The tail is long and will fine tuning towards the tip, takes her fall but slightly curved.

The coat of the Austrian Black and Tan Hound It is smooth, soft to the touch, dense, short (a few 2 26cm in length) and very bright.

The coloration of this breed It is very important since that is its touch of distinction, they should be black as a basis, with small and clearly defined, fire to light brands range from pale tawny to dark. Two tawny markings above the eyes must be present.

This breed has a hypersensitive smell.

The height at the withers of Austrian Black and Tan Hound will of 48 56 cm. And his weight is around between the 19 and 20 Kg.

Thanks to its excellent ability to work, both high mountains and Plains land, the Austrian Black and Tan Hound is highly prized as a bloodhound and blood trail dog. Their fine sense of smell allows you to search safely (especially of hares).

Character and skills

Is alive, attentive, reserved with strangers but friendly and does not present any trait of shyness.

While it is used for hunting Hound (for tracking), It is an animal that adapts well to family life, but if we make the commitment to have a Austrian Black and Tan Hound, We must be able to give the animal enough to make you happy.

A few good walks in the field kept it happy, In addition to (as with all dogs) a good daily walk.

It is a very emotional dog that perceived especially mood of its owner.

Photos “Austrian Black and Tan Hound”

Videos “Austrian Black and Tan Hound”

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 63
  • Group 6: Scent hound and related breeds.
  • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds. With working trial.

Federations:

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

FCI breed standard “Austrian Black and Tan Hound”

“Austrian Black and Tan Hound” FCI Austrian black and tan hound FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Bracke, Vieräugl (English).
    2. Brachet autrichien noir et feu (French).
    3. Kärntner Bracke, Österreichische Glatthaarige Bracke (German).
    4. (em alemão: brandlbracke) (Portuguese).
    5. Austriaco negro y fuego (Spanish).

Briquet Griffon Vendéen
Francia FCI 19 - Medium-sized Hounds

Briquet Griffon Vendéen

Long lasting, fast and robust, the Briquet Griffon Vendéen is a passionate hunter with extraordinary instincts.

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History

The selection of Briquet Griffon Vendéen dates back to before WWI, and was made by the Count of Elva.

It is a harmonious and enhanced reduction of Grand Griffon Vendéen. It is a distinguished dog and quite robust in its construction. Several times decimated during wars, the Briquet Griffon Vendéen reappears at Fontenay-le-Comte in 1946.

Today, there are many excellent quality individuals. In 1995, a group of Briquets they won the french roe deer cup, and numerous dogs work on the foot of the boar.

It is the only breed that retains the name of “Briquet“, that means “medium size dog”.

Photo: This is a Briquet Griffon Vendéen. His name is Unno du Sentier D’Aimeron by Alephalpha, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics “Briquet Griffon Vendéen”

The Briquet Griffon Vendéen it is a common griffon of medium size. The head and body are collected. The head, quite light, shows parallel lines of skull and muzzle. The cranium, pretty short, is slightly domed with a well-marked stop. Eyes are dark brown. The flexible ones, narrow and thin ears are medium long and turned inward. The short tail is thick at birth and gradually tapers towards the tip. Carries like a saber blade.

The coat is well proportioned, hard and rough without ever being woolly. The most common coat is white and orange. Other coats are black and white, black and Brown, black and sand, tricolor, charcoal sand color with or without white.

SIZE:
Height to the cross: In males: of 50 a 55 cm., in females: of 48 a 53 cm..

Character and skills “Briquet Griffon Vendéen”

Long lasting, fast and robust, the Briquet Griffon Vendéen he is a passionate hunter with extraordinary instincts. They are stubborn, enterprising and capable of taking initiative. Therefore, the teacher must be obeyed.

Entrepreneurs and determined, they are also resistant and robust. However, he is not very patient and can be bitten.

It's a hound, used for hunting big game, the hare and the fox. Adapts to city life and makes a proper watchdog.

Ratings of the “Briquet Griffon Vendéen”

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

Adaptation ⓘ

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Dog friendly ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Hair loss ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Affection Level ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Need to exercise ⓘ

5.0 rating
5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Social Needs ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Apartment ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Grooming ⓘ

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Stranger Friendly ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Barking Tendencies ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Health Issues ⓘ

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Territorial ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Cat Friendly ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

intelligence ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

versatility ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Child Friendly ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Watchdog Ability ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Playfulness ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Images “Briquet Griffon Vendéen”

Photos:

1 – A Medium Griffon Vendéen. Colour: white by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Medium Vendéen Griffon, Griffon Vendéen lighter by Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Briquet Grifón Vendeano by https://pin.it/1GsizhZ
4 – Briquet Grifón Vendeano by http://www.adopt-a-griffon.eu/en/breeds/briquet-griffon-vendeen-2/

Videos of the “Briquet Griffon Vendéen”

Briquet Griffon Vendéen 🐶🐾 Everything Dog Breeds 🐾🐶
Briquet Griffon Vendeen

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 19
  • Group 6: Scent hound and related breeds.
  • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds. With working trial.

Federations:

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

FCI breed standard “Briquet Griffon Vendéen”

“Briquet Griffon Vendéen” FCI Briquet Grifón Vendeano FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Medium Vendéen Griffon (English).
    2. Briquet griffon vendéen (French).
    3. Briquet griffon vendéen (German).
    4. Briquet griffon vendéen (Portuguese).
    5. Briquet griffon vendéen (Spanish).

Blue Gascony Griffon
Francia FCI 32 - Medium-sized Hounds

Blue Gascony Griffon

Originally bred for their tracking qualities, The Blue Gascony Griffon are also affectionate companion dogs

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History

As its name implies, the roots of Blue Gascony Griffon are intimately linked to the former French region of Gascony, which includes the lands between Bordeaux, Toulouse and Pyrenees. Some writings from the 14th century tell of the existence of a blue-haired hunting dog that was effective in tracking wild boar and deer., which is probably his ancestor.

Although we know with some accuracy where the race originated, it is more difficult to trace your family tree accurately before the decade of 1920.

However, it is believed to be a cross between the Great Gascony Blue, which in turn is the product of several crosses of old hounds (including the Bloodhound), and a french griffon: or the Griffon Nivernais or the Grand Griffon Vendéen. It is not possible to establish precisely which of the two is, because the available descriptions are too imprecise, but at least it is acquired that it is a French griffon.

In 1920, a special normalization commission of the club Great Gascony Blue, of the Small Blue Gascony and of the Blue Gascony Griffon first established a standard for the latter, what allowed the Livre des Origines Français (LOF) officially differentiate him from his cousins. In fact, Until then it was considered a simple variety of the Great Gascony Blue. However, was not up 1963 which was officially recognized by the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale).

This did not prevent the gradual decline of the breed, in particular due to its geographic isolation and confidentiality. In fact, was close to extinction, so that in 1977 only 10 individuals of 3 different lines were listed in the LOF. However, the situation improved considerably in the following years, since the number exceeded 100 in 1981.

At the beginning of the decade of 1990, the breed even saw a major revival in popularity with hunting enthusiasts, both in France and abroad (dog exports to Italy, Switzerland, Mauritius, Canada, Netherlands…), which led to an increase in the number of births. Thus, the number of annual registrations of the LOF increased less than 80 prior to 1990 to more than 500 in 1994, and even more than 800 in 1996, before stabilizing between 700 and 800 in the following years.

This madness in France and abroad led to United Kennel Club, one of the leading organizations in the United States, to recognize the race in 1991. However, didn't actually make emulators: for example, neither him American Kennel Club (AKC), neither him Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), nor the prestigious British Kennel Club took the step.

Aware of the danger that this sudden interest could represent for the health of the few remaining specimens, with the risk, in particular, of health abuses caused by an intensive breeding program to meet a high demand, the Club of Small Blue Gascony, of the Gascon Saintongeois and Ariégeois, in charge of the improvement of the race and affiliated with the Société Centrale Canine (SCC), proposed to the Conservatory of Regional Biological Heritage the elaboration of a safeguarding and improvement plan. This approach (and the strict breeding practices that followed it) contributed to the preservation of the good health of the breed, without hindering its development. Therefore, in the first decade of the century, about 850 births were counted each year by the LOF. Since then, the figure has decreased slightly, but there is still an average of 600 a 700 by year.

Photo: French Blue Gascony Griffon: Griffon Bleu de Gascogne by Alephalpha, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics “Blue Gascony Griffon”

The Blue Gascony Griffon it is rustic and of solid construction. Very athletic, has a well-developed chest and a short, straight back that extends into a rather shaggy tail carried like a saber blade.

The head is ogival shaped, slightly vaulted, with a full forehead and a snout with a slight stop, sometimes slightly arched. The nose is black and wide. The eyes are oval, and its color varies between dark chestnut and brown. In addition, despite his wide eyebrows, his look is very expressive. Located just below the eye line, the ears are flexible, curly and not very pointed, and reach the tip of the nose.

The mark of this dog is its hard and rough coat, giving it a slightly shaggy look. The coat is completely black and white, giving it the slate blue glow that gave it its name. Your body may also have a few more or less extensive black spots. In the head, there are usually two black spots on each side of the skull, covering ears, wrapping the eyes and stopping at the cheeks. These spots are separated in the upper part of the skull by a white hole, in the middle of which there is usually a small oval black spot, typical of the breed. More or less bright brown marks also color the upper part of the eyebrow, cheeks, whisker pads, the inside of the ear, as well as the limbs and the lower part of the tail.

Last but not least, sexual dimorphism is only slightly pronounced in this breed: the female is generally only a few centimeters smaller than the male.

Size:

  • Males of 50 a 57 cm.
  • Females of 48 a 55 cm..
  • Weight: 18 a 20 kg

Character and skills “Blue Gascony Griffon”

Originally bred for their tracking qualities, the Blue Gascony Griffon They are also affectionate companion dogs that adapt well to family life, as long as the family is active. Loyal and very attached to their teachers, as shown through various displays of affection, accompany them in all their activities with great enthusiasm and energy, without the need for undue attention.

He is a dog that loves children, with whom he is very patient and gentle. Generally well returned, representing excellent playmates for him, also brimming with energy. It is much less suitable for the elderly, they will soon find it exhausting.

Used to living in a group, can be alone during the day, but you only prosper if you have company at all times. Adopting an extra dog can be a solution to help you cope with the absence of its owner.

People and animals who are strangers to the dog generally receive a reserved but not aggressive welcome. Take the time to observe them before deciding what attitude to adopt.

This relative distance does not make it a good guardian, especially because it is not very territorial. In fact, if he barks when he sees a newcomer, it is more to announce your presence than to prevent you from passing and dissuade you from moving on.

Living with other dogs in the house is perfectly possible and usually does not pose any particular problem. Even when you don't know them yet, the Blue Gascony Griffon he is very sociable with his companions, and is both curious and peaceful once introduced. They don't try to dominate other dogs, and they will only attack if they are repeatedly and aggressively confronted by them.

On the other hand, it is not a good idea to try to get him to live in a house that also has a cat or small pet (like a rodent or a bird). Being a hunter at heart, I'd tend to relentlessly chase him around the house, even if you receive a strict education on the subject.

True electric battery and always with the truffle glued to the ground, the Blue Gascony Griffon only really blooms in large spaces and garden houses. Although he likes to gasp for hours at his family's feet, not a city dweller, and is very likely to attract the ire of the neighborhood with his inopportune howls. By the way, can live perfectly well in an outdoor dog house, as long as you have enough to stimulate your intelligence and abilities – especially through play sessions with his teacher.

He particularly likes to snoop, sniff out clues and follow them to their source without being distracted by anything. This trait is very popular with hunting dogs., but it is more problematic for companion dogs, as it can lead them to run away or stubbornly go in one direction while walking. A high fence should be provided at home, and a strong strap should be used to keep its paws – if you are not paying attention – To walk. A connected GPS collar can also be a good investment to make sure you know when he's out for a walk at all times.

Besides hunting, this hardworking and hardy dog ​​has a taste for many other activities. Enjoy throwing games (to be played in moderation, as they reinforce their chasing instinct), object hunting games (that challenge your exceptional sense of smell), the long walks, the race, swimming or even canicross, in which it excels. Almost everything can be found thanks to your eyes, as long as it comes to exercising and / or pleasing your master.

In any case, if your significant need for exercise is not met, It is likely to attack objects and plants in the house to evacuate its excess energy, or even your stress.

Education “Blue Gascony Griffon”

The kindness of the Blue Gascony Griffon and his loyalty make him an obedient and diligent student. However, do not forget that he is an intelligent dog, which means it learns commands as fast as nonsense.

In addition, it is important to socialize him from an early age to limit his shyness and natural distrust of people and dogs he does not know. This is especially true if you are intended for hunting, since then it is more likely that you will meet other dogs that you do not know.

Having said that, they are quite docile companions, easy to train and educate: an ideal breed of dog for a novice master. However, be aware that obedience is achieved more through cooperation than coercion. Therefore, it is just as important to congratulate and / or reward him whenever an order has been well executed as it is to reprimand him with a firm voice when he does something stupid. By the way, being firm does not mean being aggressive: yelling or being aggressive will only make them run away, or it will even make them suspicious and stressed.

Hunting training can begin as soon as 6 months after learning the basic commands. Treasure hunting is recommended to help you develop your sense of smell and intelligence, while the presence of more experienced dogs can help you get used to the noise of guns and the company of strange dogs.

Health and care “Blue Gascony Griffon”

Sturdy and durable, the Blue Gascony Griffon it is made for outdoor living and can withstand both heat and cold.

The main health problems observed in this breed are related to outdoor life and, in particular, with hunting: fractures, wounds, bites, as well as diseases transmitted by parasites (piroplasmosis, leptospirosis, etc.).

You also have a predisposition to stomach inversion (stomach dilation-torsion syndrome).

In addition, the hanging shape of your ears poses a risk of increased ear infections.

Last but not least, your voracity makes you prone to obesity, especially if your activity level is still limited. This can facilitate the onset and aggravate the impact of various ailments and constitutes a true vicious cycle, since an overweight dog tends to be less active and therefore… fatter.

Go through a serious breeder of Blue Gascony Griffon allows you to put all the possibilities on your part to adopt a puppy in good health (and that remains so). The professional must be able to present a certificate issued by a veterinarian certifying that he is indeed healthy, as well as details of the vaccines administered to the animal, recorded in your health book (or vaccination book).

In addition, as with any dog, excessive activity should be avoided until you reach adulthood. In fact, the bones and joints of a growing puppy are particularly fragile, and problems at this level could have lifelong consequences (malformations, etc.).

At last, but the Blue Gascony Griffon is generally in good health, this does not mean that you should not wear it regularly (At least once a year) to the vet for a complete health check, that allows you to detect any problems as soon as possible. It is also the occasion to carry out your vaccination reminders, that are especially important to a dog like him, who usually spends a lot of time outdoors. Your antiparasitic treatments are at least as important; your landlord should make sure to renew them whenever necessary.

The price of a “Blue Gascony Griffon”

The price of a puppy Blue Gascony Griffon in France it is between 900 and 1400 EUR, depending on the prestige of the kennel, the lineage from which it comes and its intrinsic characteristics (more or less conformity to the breed standard, physical qualities, etc.).

Outside france, it is very difficult to find a breeder of Blue Gascony Griffon. The most likely option is then to import one from your country of origin. If required, transportation and administrative costs are added to the purchase price of the animal and, of course, it is advisable to know and respect the regulations regarding the importation of a dog from abroad.

Ratings of the “Blue Gascony Griffon”

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

Adaptation ⓘ

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Dog friendly ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Hair loss ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Affection Level ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Need to exercise ⓘ

5.0 rating
5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Social Needs ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Apartment ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Grooming ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Stranger Friendly ⓘ

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Barking Tendencies ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Health Issues ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Territorial ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Cat Friendly ⓘ

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

intelligence ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

versatility ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Child Friendly ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Watchdog Ability ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Playfulness ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Images “Blue Gascony Griffon”

Photos:

1 – A Blue Gascony Griffon female by Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Blue griffin from Gascony by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1331479
3 – Blue griffin from Gascony by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1089317
4 – Blue griffin from Gascony by http://www.adopt-a-griffon.eu/en/breeds/griffon-bleu-de-gascogne/

Videos of the “Blue Gascony Griffon”

Griffons bleus au Concours de meutes à Pranles
Segugi Griffon Bleu de Gascogne – speciale cinofilia Game Fair 2015

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 32
  • Group 6: Scent hound and related breeds.
  • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds. With working trial.

Federations:

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

FCI breed standard “Blue Gascony Griffon”

“Blue Gascony Griffon” FCI Blue griffin from Gascony FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Griffon Bleu de Gascogne (English).
    2. Griffon Bleu de Gascogne (French).
    3. Griffon bleu de Gascogne (German).
    4. Griffon bleu de Gascogne (Portuguese).
    5. Griffon Bleu de Gascogne (Spanish).

Brazilian terrier
Brasil FCI 341 - Large and medium-sized Terrier.

Brazilian Terrier

Due to his easy training and physical abilities, in Brazil it is used as a circus dog.

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History

Although the Brazilian terrier was originally from Brazil, his ancestors did not come from South America, but mainly from Europe. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, many Brazilian youths studied at European universities, especially in England and France. It was not uncommon for them to come home married and their wives sometimes brought small terrier dogs with them. These were mixed with the native males and females, so a breed of dog developed, whose members looked different and literally strange.

But in a few generations the phenotype of the Brazilian terrier. It is believed to be the result of crossing Pinscher, Chihuahua and Jack Russel Terrier.

By the way, the Brazilian terrier became familiar with the different living conditions in Brazil: At first families with their dogs lived in the countryside before being attracted to the big urban centers, that gradually developed. The Brazilian terrier used to serve primarily as a rat hunter. In the meantime, However, its field of application has been expanded: they are excellent guard and family dogs.

Selective breeding of this breed of dog, highly appreciated in Brazil but almost unknown in Europe, started around 1970. The Brazilian terrier was provisionally recognized by the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) in 1995 and from 2007 is completely included as a breed in the catalog of the largest cynological organization in the world. Bears the standard number 341 and is in the group 3 (terriers), section 1 (Large and medium-sized terriers).

Physical characteristics

The Brazilian terrier is a dog's size medium, slim and harmonious construction. Its square body with rounded outer lines is firm but not too heavy. The weight of an adult animal is a maximum of eight to ten kilograms. This applies to both males and females, although the height at the withers is different in both: While reaching 35 a 40 centimeters in males, it's just 33 a 38 centimeters in females.

Interesting and unusual is that Brazilian terrier have different tail lengths from birth: From a rudimentary stump on a medium long tail to a full tail, you can find the most varied expressions. This characteristic characteristic of the breed gives the Brazilian terrier an individual appearance and does not detract from its charm, on the contrary.

The dog also owes its special charisma to the small folded ears, as well as the big round blue eyes, green, brown, Bluish gray or reddish brown with an open and lively look. The head seems very expressive. It has a triangular shape and is wide at the base. The face narrows noticeably from the widely spaced ears to the tip of the nose. Due to the relatively distinctive groove on the forehead, seems thoughtful.

The short coat, smooth, fine and tight dog feels very nice, a bit like the hair of a rat. No underwear. Especially soft areas are found on the head, the ears, the bottom of the neck and the inside of the front legs. As a rule, a Brazilian terrier it's tricolor. The basic color is always white. It is flanked by black marks, blue and / or brown red, they provide a distinctive pattern. Over and over you hear and read that the Brazilian terrier has strong similarities to Fox Terrier. This is undeniable, but there are visible differences: the Brazilian's muzzle is much shorter and the body contours appear more rounded, while the body of the Fox Terrier is more angular.

Character and skills

The character of Brazilian terrier can be described, justly, as little complicated. Their social behavior is once again much better than that of other types of terrier. For example, the stubbornness of Russel and I shake it off Fox Terrier are much less present in South America. He is very friendly with the people he meets and in relation to contact with their owners, one can use terms like “loving” and “Tender”. Also with other dogs the Brazilian terrier usually gets along smoothly.

Like your relatives in the terrier family, the Brazilian terrier it is extremely spirited, and therefore active and lively. You could also say: a real brazilian. As a result, need plenty of exercise. He loves to accompany runners and hikers and frolic with children., but is content with fun adventures in the park without complaining. But please, pay attention to the variety: The dog finds both pleasure in ball games and recovery. It moves freely and elegantly. Typical are the short and fast steps.

The Brazilian terrier is considered a smart dog – but of course this requires a certain amount of activity, not just outside, but also inside the house or the apartment. Its high level of attention and the fact that it is initially reserved towards strangers, his above average barking often qualifies him as a watchdog. It is also worth mentioning the dog's ability to empathize in almost any situation..

In short, It is an excellent dog for home and family or social, which can be easily trained with a successful mix of gentle and patient guidance. Canine sports enthusiast (agility, fly-ball). In addition, gets along very well with horses, making it an excellent companion for horse owners. Thanks to his pleasant character, the Brazilian terrier also suitable as a beginner dog for people who have had little or no experience of active dog ownership to date.

Considering its origin, the Brazilian terrier is naturally used to tropical temperatures. For this reason it is recommended to give up the breed if you live in very cold and rainy climates.

Care and health of the Brazilian Terrier

The maintenance of Brazilian terrier it's comparatively easy. This is mainly due to the short, smooth coat without undercoat. The dog hardly loses hair, so it is also suitable for allergy sufferers who have to do without the four-legged friends of other races for health reasons.

Talking about health:

Another positive aspect is that the Brazilian terrier they are particularly resistant to diseases and have a high life expectancy. On average, they live on 12 a 15 years. Only with respect to the ears is necessary caution: Dogs have what are known as slanted ears, which means that the ear canal is angled. This makes ventilation of the inner ear somewhat more difficult., which promotes the settlement of bacteria and fungi and significantly increases the probability of a dangerous ear infection. For this reason, the ears of the Brazilian terrier must be cleaned regularly and thoroughly. To do this, earlobes and special ear cleaners are used. These agents help loosen dirt and wax from the ear and, therefore, keep the quadruped healthy. Important: Never use cotton swabs. They would have a counterproductive effect.

Images of the Brazilian Terrier

Photos:

1 – Brazilian terrier – Dog 2013 Helsinki 13-15/12/2013 by Tomasyna / CC BY-SA
2 – Juliana Lopes / CC BY by Brazilian Terrier, uploaded from Flickr
3 – Matt Hidalgo / CC BY-SA by Filomena and one more of their faces =) (Brazilian Terrier)
4 – Terrier brasileño by Sini Merikallio / CC BY-SA
5 – The 4 genetically possible colours of Terrier Brasileiro. From left to right: Tricolor black, tricolor brown, tricolor blue, tricolor isabela by TerrierBrasileiroDaPedraFilosofal / CC BY-SA
6 – Terrier brasileño by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/548786
7 – Terrier brasileño by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1188027

Videos of the Brazilian Terrier

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 341
  • Group 3: Terriers.
  • Section 1: Large and medium-sized Terriers. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Terriers. Section 1 Large and medium-sized terriers.
    • CBKC

    FCI Standard of the Brazilian Terrier breed

    BRAZILIAN TERRIER FCI BRAZILIAN TERRIER FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Fox Paulistinha (English).
      2. terrier brasileiro (French).
      3. Terrier Brasileiro (German).
      4. Fox paulistinha, Foquinho (Portuguese).
      5. Fox Paulistinha, Terrier Brasileiro (Spanish).

    Berger Picard
    Francia FCI 176

    Berger Picard

    The Berger Picard it is a little-known breed despite all its qualities

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    History

    The origins of the Berger Picard are ancient (is represented in a painting from the 8th century) and, However, there is no certain news of race before the year 1899, when he first appeared at an exhibition (where she was not judged because nobody knew her). The first French club for the protection of the breed did not appear until the year 1955.

    Physical characteristics

    It is a dog of medium to large dimensions, well proportioned, rustic but elegant looking, characterized by its primitive shapes and rough hair. The head is provided with the size; the stop is very light and the forehead, slightly convex. The nose is strong and not too long, It should not end in a point. The nasal spout is straight. He has fine mustaches and a nice beard.

    Ears are inserted high, they are wide at the base and their bearing is upright, with the tip forward. The eyes are more or less dark, according to the coat color. The neck is strong and muscular. The thorax, alto. The total length of the trunk is slightly greater than the height at the withers. The tail reaches to the hock. At rest the dog carries it low, and on the move, highest; forms a slight curve at the tip.

    Hair: hard, rough, of 5 a 6 26cm in length.

    Color: grey, dark grey, grey blue, gray red, dark or light leonado, light dark, no white markings to stand out.

    Size: males, of 60 a 65 cm.; females, of 55 a 60 cm..

    Character and skills

    The Berger Picard He is very happy and playful as a family, especially with the children, while he's more reserved with strangers. It is very faithful to its owner, next to whom he would like to be constantly and to whom he shows his affection in all possible ways.

    It is much less nervous than other sheepdogs. It is equipped for all guard functions, defense and utility. It is very versatile, which means it is suitable for any task, either as a pastor, either guardian, and able to adapt to being a simple companion dog.
    It is a pity that it does not stand out from the aesthetic point of view, which does not favor its diffusion, because it has one of the safest and most balanced characters known, provided it is in the hands of a firm and determined owner.

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs, except for Swiss cattlemen. / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. With working trial.
    • FCI 176
    • Federations: FCI , AKC , CKC , UKC
    • FCI Standard of the Berger Picard breed
    • PICARDY SHEEPDOG FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Picard, Picardy Shepherd, Picardy Sheepdog (English).
      2. Picard (French).
      3. PICARDIE-SCHÄFERHUND (German).
      4. Berger Picard (Portuguese).
      5. Berger Picard, Berger de Picardie (Spanish).

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    Berger Picard, charcoal fawn (Fawn) by I follow / Public domain

    Bloodhound
    Bélgica FCI 84 - Large-sized Hounds

    Bloodhound

    The Bloodhound It is the dog with thinner smell of the planet.

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    History

    The Bloodhound (Bloodhound) It is a breed of dog originally from Belgium, more specifically in the region of the Ardennes. It is one of the different breeds of hound recognized by the FCI in Group 6.

    Has been traditionally considered to the monks of the monastery of St. Hubert as the creators of the race (for this reason also, are known as St. Hubert Hound), and they based their selection on the hunting dogs used by the monk Hubert, founder of the order and which later to be canonized became the patron saint of hunters. King William the Conqueror took copies of this breed to England when he ascended to the throne. The descendants of these specimens, they were known in the country as Bloodhound, referring to the purity of their blood.

    Did You Know?

    The name “Bloodhound” not from this dog's ability to track and hunt people, but a long history of bloodlines carefully recorded. In other words, It is a bloodhound ” of blood”, a kind of dog of the aristocracy, if you can say so.

    This legend has it that a rich nobleman hunted in a good Friday accompanied by a group of noisy dogs, in the distance he saw a deer and when he was about to shoot it was drawn the image of the cross of Jesus Christ in his antlers and since retired from his dissipated life to devote his wealth to good works. Since then usually give the nobles, the best specimen of his beloved dogs. Today the tradition continues, but now is a religious service and gives blessing to copies, continuing with the exposure of the race in the community of St. Hubert at Belgium.

    After the race was introduced in the United States where one of his missions was the search and hunt down the fugitive slaves. For many years the recognition by a Bloodhound incriminating evidence was considered by American courts.

    Physical characteristics

    The Bloodhound is a powerful hunting dog. The back is very strong compared to the size of the dog. The head is long and narrow. The muzzle is long with a nose of black. The deeply sunken eyes and drooping eyelids. The Chin is very pronounced.

    The Bloodhound is a dog with a nose finest of the planet.

    Despite its size, is an agile dog. His body is longer than high. In the head and Chin wrinkles are perhaps one of the most characteristic features, along with the length of its hanging ears. The accepted colors are black and fire, Brown and red in its different shades and fire.

    The appeal is of 67 cm for males and 60 cm for females.

    Character and skills

    It has been documented that they are able to follow a trail of up to 15 days, because of the enormous sensitivity of their sense of smell, caused by the internal folds of their nostrils. For this reason is used as a police dog in tracking work.

    These hounds cannot be kept in a yard without fences. There is a good chance that your tracker instinct carried them wander and get away until the end of their trail.

    It is a dog that needs to be exercised (like all dogs), and usually live more happily in large spaces, Although adapts very well to home life.

    The Blodhound (Bloodhound), Despite the allusion to the term blood contained in its name (blood), It is one of the animals most affable that exists. It is a dog of noble nature, It can be shy with strangers. It is very patient and persevering if looking for a trail you want…

    It is excellent Playmate for children, defend them from any danger. They tend to be very well with other dogs and pets.

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    Ratings of the Bloodhound

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

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 6 –> Hounds type, and related breeds. / Section 1.1 –> Hounds type of large size. With working trial.
    • FCI 84
    • Federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC
    • FCI Nomenclature of Bloodhound
    • BLOODHOUND FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Sleuth hound, St. Hubert Hound (English).
      2. bloodhound (French).
      3. Bluthund, Bloodhound (German).
      4. Cão-de-santo-humberto, Chien de St. Humbert, Bloodhound (Portuguese).
      5. Perro de San Huberto (Spanish).

    Bearded collie
    Escocia FCI 271

    Collie Barbudo

    Collie Barbudo is an energetic dog. They need exercise and homework to do, How to care for children.

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    History

    The Bearded collie It is a breed of dog of medium size and long coat, It was originally used in tasks of grazing by Scottish shepherds. He is originally from Scotland, and their closest ancestors are a race of imported Polish shepherds in 1514.

    The history of the Collie-as we have said in another post of race– is a mixture of reality and legend. One story recounts that Kazimierz Grabski, a Polish merchant, went to Scotland in 1514 in order to negotiate a shipment of grain for sheep in several pastors, apparently brought six copies of pastoral dogs (Poles) it performed tasks of grazing in his native Poland, and at the destination they would help to move the cattle. A Scottish Shepherd, He was so impressed with the ability of herding dogs of Kazimierz Grabski, which changed several sheep by some of those six dogs. Y, was that, These Polish shepherds dogs were bred with the local dogs from Scotland and from there was born the beautiful Bearded Collie. This is one of the theories.

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