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Icelandic Sheepdog
Islandia FCI 289 - Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.

Icelandic Sheepdog

The muzzle expression of the Icelandic Sheepdog recalls a smile that highlights your cheerful temperament.

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History


Where does the Icelandic Sheepdog come from??

For many centuries the Icelandic Sheepdog was the “Swiss knife” of the lonely farms and workshops of the great North Atlantic island. In the extremely harsh climate they had to herd sheep, keep small vermin, help in hunting, as well as taking care of the house and the farm and especially the children. On the one hand they are considered as shepherd dogs and on the other hand as Nordic Spitz. In any case, they're extremely smart, agile, flexible and robust man's aides.

Its existence was in grave danger only recently. Due to introduced diseases and mixing with pedigree dogs legally and illegally imported to the island, they seemed already extinct. So the Icelanders recognized the danger surrounding their only native dog and took specific action against it..

Today, this unique dog breed seems to be over the hill in its population. The Icelandic Sheepdog enjoys increasing popularity outside Iceland. Genetically speaking, has been able to maintain his Nordic identity. This is confirmed by at least a thorough genetic analysis from 2017 of more than 100 breeds of dogs by a team of geneticists led by Heidi Parker.

The Icelandic dog has become very popular outside of his original home as a friendly, exciting and fascinating companion and family dog. Still retains much of his original acting ability, expressed in his desire to move, to work with friends and to be very alert. In 1972 was officially recognized by the FCI (International Cynological Federation).

Physical characteristics

The Icelandic Sheepdog of “Islenskur Fjárhundur” It is a very old breed of dog and the only one in Iceland. The Icelandic dog is a medium-sized dog, which is coughy and only at first glance resembles a medium-sized dog. It has a dense fur, weather insensitive and robust. The top layer is medium or long, with a dense, soft sub-hair. There are Icelandic dogs with short and long hair. Different colors are allowed, from tanning to cream, chocolate brown, grey or black. Dogs should always have white markings.

The standard describes its overall appearance in this way:

The Icelandic Sheepdog is a Nordic grazing Spitz; it's a little less than medium-sized and has pointed ears and a screwed tail. Seen on side, has a rectangular format, that is to say, the length of your body from the tip of your nose to the tip of your buttock exceeds your height to the cross. The depth of the chest box is equal to the length of the front legs.

How big is an Icelandic Sheepdog?

Males must have a height at the cross of some 46 centimeters, the females 42 centimeters. The standard does not give any information about weight.

Longevity of an Icelandic Sheepdog

One Icelandic dog seriously raised must have a life expectancy of 12 years or more.

Character and skills

The Icelandic Sheepdog remains an agile grazing dog and a watchdog at the center of his being. However, outside Iceland, usually only bred as a companion dog. This is not a disadvantage. Rather he finds very well in his current role as family dog and companion. But it's still very agile and needs your workload. He feels comfortable watching and protecting and also likes to bark. At the same time it is a very friendly family dog that turns to people. He is considered very fond of children.

The official rule correctly describes its character as follows:

The Icelandic Sheepdog it's a sturdy grazing dog, agile and noisy and, therefore, extremely useful for grazing and driving cattle on pastures and in the mountains, as well as for tracking lost sheep. He is alert by nature and welcomes every visitor enthusiastically without being aggressive. His hunting instinct is underdeveloped. The Icelandic Sheepdog is happy, friendly, curious, playful and not afraid.

The Icelandic Sheepdog is definitely suitable for the ambitious beginner.

Caution, health and diseases


How much care does an Icelandic Sheepdog need??

An Icelandic dog needs to be roasted during fur change. The top and bottom layer should be brushed intensely.

Are there any breed-typical diseases in Icelandic dogs??

The Icelandic Sheepdog it's essentially a healthy and robust breed of dog.

What food is best for an Icelandic dog?

The Icelandic Sheepdog is a trouble-free and unre demanding food. Of course, High quality food is good for your health and test. like most dogs, sometimes he likes a bone of fleshy beef and fresh meat.

Considerations before purchase

Where can you buy an icelandic dog?

If you are interested in a Icelandic Sheepdog, you should look for a local icelandic dog breeder who is affiliated with an official nordic dog club. You should fix this in time, because puppies are rare.

Icelandic Sheepdog Education and Maintenance


Is an icelandic dog suitable for me?

The Icelandic Shepherd Dog is a friendly and breus dog. He wants to integrate into the family and can fit in without problems. The ideal is a house with a garden in the countryside. But that's not an obligation.. You can also keep it in an apartment in the city, whenever you deal with him every day.

The Icelandic Sheepdog is a loving member of the family and a great companion for children. Welcome visitors amicably and stormily. Their cordiality is contagious. If you get too bored, you can spend your energy on furniture or you become a thief.

Since the Icelandic Sheepdog has little hunting instinct nowadays, the excursions with him to nature are quite relaxed. With an Icelandic dog you can go on a trip without problems. In the car – just by the hair – an aluminum transport box is recommended.

One Icelandic Sheepdog needs to be looked after by fur. It is very important that humans and dogs have a common interest in lots of movement and exploring nature.. Icelandic dog is not a sofa stuffed animal.

He can be trained very well. He is open and honest and likes to work alongside his master or carer. The art lies in finding the right level of consistency and guidance for this very lively and at the same time sensitive and intelligent dog.. The decisive basis is always a close emotional bond and mutual trust.. Because of their good behavior, you can easily do, a certain amount of work is a basic requirement. A frustrated Icelandic dog won't thank you as an obedient companion. But this is only in the possession of your caregiver. From puppy, you have to keep an eye on your eagerness to report, which is related to the bark of joy. Here you must put the strict reins, if you don't live on a lonely, lonely property. Once again, the Icelandic Sheepdog is more effective than any alarm system.

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1 – Icelandic Sheepdog, remembering a Corgis by Thomas Quine / CC BY-SA
2 – Icelandic Sheepdog by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/237527
3 – Icelandic Sheepdog by Canarian / CC BY-SA
4 – Icelandic Sheepdog by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/237516
5 – Icelandic Sheepdog by Alan Levine / CC BY
6 – Icelandic Sheepdog by Svenska Mässan from Sweden / CC BY

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  • AKC – Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.
  • CKC – Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.
  • UKC – Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.


FCI breed standard "Icelandic Sheepdog"

FCIFCI - Icelandic Sheepdog
Dog

Alternative names:

    1. Icelandic Spitz, Iceland Dog, Íslenskur fjárhundur, Islandsk, Fårehund, Friaar Dog, Canis Islandicus (English).
    2. Berger islandais, Berger d’IslandeFrench).
    3. Isländischer Spitz, Isländischer Schäferhund (German).
    4. Islenskur fjárhundur (Portuguese).
    5. Íslenskur Fjárhundur (español).

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Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier
Irlanda FCI 302 . Large and medium sized Terriers

It is generally believed that Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier is less excitable than other Terriers, although it takes action immediately when prompted.

Glen of Imaal Terrier

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History

The Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier originates from the Irish east coast, in county wicklow, which is in the ravine (=Valle) the Imaal. From this rough and wild valley this very old breed got its name. It was first mentioned around 1575.

Like old farm dog, the Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier he had a very busy life and worked hard for his master. His job was to catch rats and mice on farms and operate smaller work machines like churns and work grinders., where I had to run on leather straps. He also accompanied his master on the fox hunt, the Badger and Otter. He worked in silence and if necessary he fought to the death. Before it was banned in Ireland, the Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier also used in questionable dogfights. Of course, he was also the most loyal friend and guarded the house and the yard, never shied away from facing a much bigger and stronger opponent.

For its owner, the Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier it was as important as his daily bread, although undemanding, frugal and tough enough to share the barren life of farmers. This harsh life brought with it a ruthless selection. Only the toughest and most frugal Terriers survived, what characterizes the breed until today.

The pedigree of Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier it's an irish secret to this day. In Ireland itself, this Terrier has never been numerous and did not leave his ancestral home until 1980, when the owners preserved him as a true child of nature, marked by great courage, skill and endurance. In 1933 the breed was officially recognized by the Irish Kennel Club ( I.K.C.). The international recognition of the F.C.I. continued on 1981.

Physical characteristics

The Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier it is small but strong and robust and weighs up to 16 kilograms with a maximum height at the withers of 36 centimeters. Its relatively small forward leaning ears are notable.. Its coat is medium length and consists of a rough top layer and a smooth bottom layer. It can be wheat colored, tabby blue or in different shades of red and gold. In the case of a dark-colored coat, a black-blue mask is common., which can also show as stripes over the ears, along the back and tail, so these marks become clearly clearer with increasing age.

Character and skills

Today the Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier it is a gentle and docile family dog. Its balanced and faithful nature, as well as his average temperament make life with him very pleasant. The Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier is very affectionate, always happy and in a good mood and preferably “in the middle”. Enjoy all the attention and care, but without demanding anything. Rather, follows her around with her alert gaze and once she has gained attention, shows his joy about it with strong tail swipes. If the joy is particularly great, his temperament can also run away with him.

Children are welcome as playmates, if they show him the respect that he shows. Pets are accepted by him without problems when they get used to each other. The Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier she is always friendly with strangers, and with his contagious joy, His charm and his irresistible look quickly have all the sympathies on his side.. After all, it is a terrier that radiates a lot of personality. He is open-minded and not afraid to learn new things. He likes to be everywhere with his nose. In general, everything that is new – Weird people, new environments, an object that has not been there before – it is very interesting and has to be examined very carefully. The Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier is a particularly attentive observer. Along with her charming nature and her desire to do everything right, is very adaptable and develops a very close relationship with his family. He likes to accompany them whenever possible. Like a very people-oriented terrier, I would defend them in an emergency, even to death. Feel more comfortable in your proximity.

What characterizes him Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier is his great courage, his self-confidence and intelligence above average. Sufficient workload and intellectual work are important to the intelligent four-legged friend. Enjoy almost all activities, be it sports with dogs, search games or learning tricks – is available for all kinds of fun.

Despite its short legs, it is very agile, due to his muscular physique, a small power. Its special characteristics are its slightly curved front legs with the legs turned outward., his big head and his pronounced chest. The Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier it is a very balanced dog, that radiates great calm on the one hand, but on the other hand you are immediately ready for action and, if required, vigorously watches over and defends your home and family.

The Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier – the little irish with a big heart

Like a silent working terrier it hardly barks. It is also less excitable than other terriers. Sometimes you can see the Irish stubbornness, but the Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier not resentful. Due to its origin it does not tolerate heat very well, he likes harsh weather and when the wind blows around his nose. But if the chemistry ain't right, or if the other dog brazenly approaches him, you will receive the message – “Glen doesn't like your attitude”. Therefore, it is important to socialize with other dogs from the beginning and to have contact with many dogs of different ages.

Care “Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier”

Because the Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier still very original and not over-bred, still a very healthy and robust breed. Its coat has a rough top coat with a smooth undercoat that needs to be trimmed. Otherwise, his self-cleaning coat is very easy to care for. Coat color is wheat or Brindle (Blue striped).

A consistent but loving upbringing makes the Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier a faithful companion, nice and gentle, which is easy to handle.

Life expectancy “Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier”

The Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier is considered an original dog breed, which is in good health and robustness due to the absence of hereditary diseases caused by breeding. If maintained in a species-appropriate manner, will live an average of twelve years.

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1 – Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier during International show of dogs in Katowice – Saucer, Poland. Breeder – Piotr Kuznik, http://www.irishglen.pl/ by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
2 – Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier during International show of dogs in Katowice – Saucer, Poland. Breeder – Piotr Kuznik, http://www.irishglen.pl/ by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
3 – Adult w:Glen of Imaal Terrier by photo by Scoo / CC BY-SA
4 – Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier during International show of dogs in Katowice – Saucer, Poland. Breeder – Piotr Kuznik, http://www.irishglen.pl/ by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
5 – Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier during International show of dogs in Katowice – Saucer, Poland. Breeder – Piotr Kuznik, http://www.irishglen.pl/ by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
6 – Glen of Imaalinterrieri by Sami Kronqvist / CC BY-SA

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  • AKC – Terriers
  • ANKC – Terriers
  • CKC – Terriers
  • ​KC – Terriers
  • NZKC – Terriers
  • UKC – Terriers


FCI breed standard "Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier"

FCIFCI - Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier
Terrier

Alternative names:

    1. Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier, Wicklow Terrier, Glen, Glennie (English).
    2. Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier (French).
    3. Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier (German).
    4. Glen of imaal terrier (Portuguese).
    5. Glen, Wicklow Terrier, Glen of Imaal Terrier, Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier (español).

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Irish Red and White Setter
Irlanda FCI 330 . Setter

Setter Irlandés Rojo y Blanco

Irish hunters consider the Irish Red and White Setter higher than Irish Red Setter because of its calmer temperament and because it is less visible in the autumn landscape.

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History

The Irish Setter it was probably well known in the late 17th century. Outside of ireland, little is known about the existence of two varieties of Irish Setter: the Irish Red and White Setter and the Irish Red Setter. It is the red and white variety that preceded the other, and it is a judicious selection that developed the uniform red color.

When the Irish setters were first exhibited shortly after the middle of the 19th century, there was a lot of confusion about its color. At the end of the 19th century, the red variety had outshone the red and white, which became so rare that the breed was thought to have become extinct.

In the Decade of 1920, the breeders tried to revive the breed and in 1944 the breed was sufficiently recovered to form a club. In the news, the breed is enjoying a slight revival, and you can find many Irish Red and White Setter in exhibitions and fields.

The current club, the Labor and Exhibition Society of the Irish Red and White Setter, was founded in 1981. Thanks to your efforts and your line of action, the breed is now well established nationally and internationally.

The Irish Red and White Setter, in competition with other breeds of Pointing Dogs, has been successful in field trials, and currently there are a good number of working and exhibition champions.

Originally all Irish Setter were, mostly, red, or red and white, but around 1880 breeders began to prefer the variety of solid red color and as a result, the race was on verge of extinction.

Photo: irwskingspeaks.nl

Physical characteristics

Exist 2 varieties of Irish Setter, which differ in both their morphology and their behavior in the field.

The Irish Red Setter can be compared to the thoroughbred horse, all steel and tension, no superfluous meat or thick muscles. It must give the impression of extreme speed and everything about it contributes to this: dry fabrics (light but strong skeleton), long and dense muscles, thin and tight skin, without jowl.

The Irish Red and White Setter is similar to the Hunter: very resistant, powerful and robust. The chest is more rounded than the red one and its skin is thicker.

The coat is white with solid red spots.

Height and weight

    ▷ Male size: Of 62 to 66 cm.

    ▷ female size: Of 57 to 61 cm.

    ▷ Male weight: Of 20 to 25 kg

    ▷ female weight: Of 18 to 23 kg

Character and skills

The kind and caring Irish Red and White Setter not only is it a popular hunting dog. Thanks to its excellent ability to smell and its strong natural instincts to point and recover, does double duty as a friend of the family. He likes children and can fit in well in a family with children, with the caveat that he's quite rambunctious, especially when it's a puppy, and should always be supervised when there are young children.

The Irish Red and White Setter is always alert, so it is a good watchdog, but does not have the protective nature of a guard dog. In general, gets along with other dogs and is friendly with cats when raised with them. But keep in mind that it only has a score of 3 in “kindness to cats” on a scale of 1 to 5.

This is an active sporty dog ​​that needs to exercise daily. Take it for a run, to take a long walk, walk him for half an hour twice a day or play ball until his arms ache. All of these activities will help you satisfy your need to be outside doing something.. If you are interested in dog sports, is an excellent candidate for agility, the flyball, obedience, the rally and the crawl. It is nice, friendly and mild-mannered once he's past the puppy stage, and it also has wood to be a good therapy dog ​​to visit facilities such as nursing homes and children's hospitals.

In the countryside, the Irish Red and White Setter work at a moderate pace, without ever straying too far from the hunter. He is full of curiosity and seeks hunting in the field. Choose it if your hunting ground is wooded or near a river or lake (better suited to large open spaces).

With regard to training, the Irish Red and White Setter may be a contradiction. He's kind but headstrong, smart but slow to mature. Train him with a light touch so as not to distort his determination, his courage and his high spirit.

Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems, like all people have the potential to inherit diseases. Avoid any breeder that does not offer a health guarantee for the puppies, to tell you that the breed has no known problems or to keep puppies isolated from the main part of the house for health reasons. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about the health problems of the breed and the incidence with which they occur.

The Irish Red and White Setter have health problems that may be cause for concern, especially if the breeder is not carefully examined. Among them are hip dysplasia, eye problems such as cataracts and progressive retinal atrophy, hypothyroidism and an immune disorder called canine leukocyte adhesion deficiency (CLAD). A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur in their lines..

Do not buy a puppy from a breeder who cannot provide you with written documentation that the parents have been exempted from health issues affecting the breed. Make the dogs are “reviewed by the veterinarian” not a substitute for genetic health testing.

Inform your dog's breeder of any serious illness. If the breeders do not know that a health problem has appeared in their line, cannot take steps to eradicate it.

Grooming

The Irish Red and White Setter has a silky coat that removes dirt easily. Also loose hair, but in a moderate way. The coat should look natural and, except for the bottom of the feet, does not need to be shaved or trimmed.

Brush and comb the coat a couple of times a week - and whenever the dog has been in the field- taking care to gently remove any tangles or kills in the coat. Regular brushing will keep the coat clean, but you will need to bathe the dog from time to time if the white hair starts to get dirty.

The rest is basic care. Trim nails when necessary, usually every one to two weeks. Brush teeth frequently with a vet-approved pet toothpaste for overall good health and fresh breath.

Characteristics "Irish Red and White Setter"

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Images "Irish Red and White Setter"

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1 – Irish Red and White Setter during the international dog show in Rzeszów, Poland. by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Irish Red and White Setter during the international dog show in Rzeszów, Poland. by by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Irish Red and White Setter by Ordinary Guy, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Merlin in the kitchen by Dekker70, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – Irish Red and White Setter during the international dog show in Rzeszów, Polonia by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
6 – Irish Red and White Setter during the international dog show in Rzeszów, Polonia by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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  • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 2: British and Irish Pointers and Setters. 2.2: Setter
  • AKCSporting (FSS)
  • ANKC (Gun dogs)
  • CKCGroup 1 – Sporting dogs
  • ​KC – Gun dog
  • NZKCGundog
  • UKCGun dog breeds


FCI breed standard "Irish Red and White Setter"

FCIFCI - Irish Red and White Setter
Setter

Alternative names:

    1. Irish R&W Setter, IRWS/span> (inglés).
    2. Setter irlandais rouge et blanc (francés).
    3. Irischer Rot-Weißer Setter (alemán).
    4. (em inglês: Irish Red and White Setter) (portugués).
    5. IRWS (español).

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Irish Water Spaniel
Irlanda FCI 124 . Water Dogs

Today, despite relative popularity with some hunters, the Irish Water Spaniel still not very widespread outside its country of origin.

Perro de Agua Irlandés

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Characteristics "Irish Water Spaniel"

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History

The origin of the Irish Water Spaniel, but several texts mention that their ancestors would have accompanied the Celts a few years ago. 1000 years. More concretely, These 11th century texts mention a race similar to the Irish Water Spaniel, simply described as a dog used south of the River Shannon, In Ireland. However, although the characteristics of this ancestor are not documented in detail, experts agree that it was probably not a member of the family of the Spaniel. In fact, This mysterious ancestor is believed to be an ancient race of irish dog that contributed to the development of Irish Water Spaniel. This hypothesis is based on the fact that the Irish Water Spaniel has a very different tail than other breeds of Spaniels. In fact, unlike other representatives of the Spaniels family that have a rather bushy tail, the Irish Water Spaniel has a whip-shaped tail, also known as rat tail.

The other races of Spaniels they descend from Persian dogs imported to the Iberian Peninsula. They did not appear in France - where they were then called “espaigneuls“- until the twelfth century. However, only later did mentions of specific breeds appear in the literature, which explains the dog's somewhat hazy past.

The most popular theory about the origin of Irish Water Spaniel is that the Spaniels were imported to Ireland and mixed with other irish dogs, possibly even with the Portuguese Water Dog, the Poodle and the now extinct English water spaniel. Although this theory can be supported by the great resemblance between the Poodle and the Irish Water Spaniel, the latter's origins remain unclear, and we must be content with speculation, as there are no documents describing how the breed was created.

However, What is certain is that the Irish Water Spaniel It was developed mainly for duck hunting and is very happy bringing the game to its master, both on land and in the water: in this way, looks more like a Retriever that a Spaniel. They can even be used to replace certain hunting dogs in a pack., since they are able to point and take the game to its owner when necessary. It is these characteristics and the flexibility that make them so popular with hunters..

In the first half of the 19th century, a Dublin breeder named Justin McCarthy played an essential role in the development of the breed. Until then there were at least two distinct varieties of the breed, and he was able to combine them to create the Irish Water Spaniel as we know it today. It is known that one of his dogs, Boatswain (1834-1852), contributed greatly to the development of the breed by giving birth to a large number of offspring, and that several dogs of this line were champions in various dog shows.

The Irish Water Spaniel first appeared at dog shows in 1862 in Birmingham, England. For a long time, they were represented mainly by the descendants of the boatswains in these events. However, was not up 1899 when he entered the dog shows, still in england. The first breed club was founded in Ireland in 1890.

The Irish Water Spaniel was introduced in the United States in the decade of 1870. In 1877, in the first Westminster Kennel Club, the most famous dog show in the country, four representatives of the breed were presented to the public. The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized the breed in 1884, but the United Kennel Club, the other American reference organization, waited until 1948 to do the same.

The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) It took even longer to recognize the Irish Water Spaniel until 1954.

Today, despite relative popularity with some hunters, the Irish Water Spaniel still not very widespread outside its country of origin, where it also remains quite marginal. For example, ranks 150 of 190 in the AKC's ranking of America's most popular dog breeds, according to the number of records. In France, it's even weirder, Since the SCC (Société Centrale Canine) received less than 10 registration requests between 2010 and 2016. In Great Britain, the Kennel Club receives an average of one hundred a year: although it is much more consistent than in France, this figure is still quite modest.

Physical characteristics

The appearance of the Irish Water Spaniel it's quite unique. Although at first glance it may be mistaken for a Poodle Grand, its appearance is more robust than this, although it maintains an elegant silhouette. Its coat is also denser than that of the poodle and is made up of long, soft curls.; this is what protects them from water and helps them float. Its waterproof coat also allows it to face harsh climates and bad weather without flinching..

His head is rather broad and round, and ends with a rather square muzzle, strong looking, covered in short hairs. The ears are large, are set high on the skull and fall back on the head with abundant curls. The eyes are small, brown and almond-shaped.

The neck is strong and wide, though it's hidden under a thick layer of hair. The chest is also wide and deep, followed by a slimmer waist, characteristic of active breeds. His well-developed musculature and strong bones make him a fairly robust looking dog..

Its feet are webbed, which gives them a natural facility to swim, which makes the Irish Water Spaniel in one of the best races for swimming.

The tail is also unique and clearly distinguishes the Irish Water Spaniel other Water Dogs. It's shorter, straighter and has a very short coat (or is he almost naked), unlike other breeds of Water Dogs, they all have bushy tails. This explains why the Irish Water Spaniel is sometimes known as “Duck tail spaniel” or “Whip-tailed spaniel”. Although this anatomical feature sometimes makes you smile, makes the Irish Water Spaniel be a better swimmer than others Water Dogs.

Last, the fur of the Irish Water Spaniel is lustrous and is made up of dense curls, with a lot of plumage. They are often called “the clown of the family of the Water Dogs“, not only for his playful personality, but also because of the longer curly hair they have on their heads, which often gives them the appearance of having a tuft on the top of the head, much like a clown wig. The coat is always reddish brown with chocolate tones.

Size and weight

▷ Male size: 55 – 61 cm.
▷ female size: 53 – 59 cm..
▷ Male weight: 25 – 31 kg
▷ female weight: 20 – 27 kg

Character and skills

The Irish Water Spaniel is sometimes described as a dog with a difficult character, and probably for this reason it has never been especially sought after as a companion dog, despite its qualities. In fact, it is a dog developed for hunting: It, Therefore, decided to, Intelligent, Active, playful and energetic. This mix can sometimes lead to stubborn or mischievous behavior.. Even when they compete, their playful personality is often imposed and leads them to turn any activity into a game, causing some headaches for your coach. In general, not a breed of dog suitable for a beginner: on the contrary, needs an experienced master, able to give you a constant and structured education.

However, the Irish Water Spaniel it is a perfect companion dog if it is well socialized and trained, and can get enough exercise. Devoted to his master and his family, will do anything to please them, although sometimes this can lead to unwanted mischievous behavior or wanting to play when it's not the time. By the way, although he is devoted to his whole family, it's not uncommon for him to show a preference for a particular member, with whom you have a special affinity.

Able to easily adapt to all situations and conditions, the Irish Water Spaniel he is delighted to accompany his master in many activities, and can excel not only in hunting, but also in water activities or dog competitions, like the exhibitions. In effect, is agile, hardworking and has a good nose. It also, is naturally happy and balanced, as well as loyal and obedient. With a real propensity to turn any activity into a game, they usually feel great pleasure when doing them, whatever they are.

The Irish Water Spaniel he is one of the best swimmers and loves the water. You have to watch them when they are in the water, as they jump in at the first opportunity and enjoy swimming so much that it can be difficult to get them out. Having said that, swimming is a good way to satisfy your need to expend energy. However, even if you are familiar with the water and swim very well, it is important to keep an eye on him to ensure his safety, as with a child.

The Irish Water Spaniel does not bark much, and generally reserves its impressive barks for situations where you need to warn your family of immediate danger. Therefore, he is quite calm and makes an excellent watchdog, as he is naturally suspicious of strangers. Having said that, his lack of trust with strangers should not be confused with shyness, although he is rarely aggressive towards them: is content to advise. Even when hunting, just bark a little, having the peculiarity of being speechless about hunting, which makes him a good pointer.

The Irish Water Spaniel they tend to get along very well with other dogs and pets. The same goes for children. Whoever your partner is, can spend hours playing with it without getting tired, especially when it comes to looking for the ball.

It must be said that it is a very resistant and lively breed of dog, making it unsuitable for apartment living. You need at least one garden where you can stretch your legs, and it is even better if the garden has a pool. However, a small garden is not enough to satisfy their need for exercise and balance: needs at least an hour of daily running and some walks, as well as swimming regularly.

In fact, it is essential that he can expend his energy to be a calm and obedient dog once home. Otherwise, the owner should expect destructive behavior from the dog. In fact, it is a recommended breed of dog for an athletic master, not a dog recommended for an elderly or sedentary person.

Starting at 9 or 10 weeks of age, it is recommended to give them 15 to 20 minutes of play in the morning and in the evening, in addition to socializing and doing other exercises. As is still the case for an adult, loves to play fetch or chase a frisbee. However, while waiting for your body to develop and gain muscle, it is better to prevent him from running with his master and, on the other hand, be content with training him to walk a distance of less than one kilometer. You can gradually increase the intensity of your dog's activities and the distances traveled, but you should not rush: too much exercise at a young age can affect your bones and joints, with repercussions for the rest of his life. Once adult, it is possible to run with your dog, but it is advisable to stick to reasonable distances and durations: due to risk of dysplasia, not a dog made to run marathons.

Education

The Irish Water Spaniel it is not a recommended dog for a first adoption. In fact, although it is quite easy to train because he likes to please his master, sometimes has an independent character that pushes him to want to act according to his own will. This is especially true of young males., who are very prone to testing the limits of their master. Therefore, it is necessary to know how to show your dog who the master is, establish firm limits and a structured discipline framework with clear and consistent rules. In effect, This dog is known to take advantage of his master at the slightest inconsistency., or if you lack confidence. The fact that they are energetic and need a good amount of daily exercise also contributes to their being a demanding breed..

However, although sometimes they can be stubborn and independent, the Irish Water Spaniel it is usually easy to train. Being one of the most intelligent dog breeds, learn many commands with ease and excel at dog sports. When properly trained, are perfectly capable of performing very specific tasks, both in leisure and in obedience, agility and even dog shows. However, you need to deal with his mischievous nature: the more he learns, Plus you can turn your new abilities into games or mischief of any kind. In fact, it is clear that he has an overflowing imagination.

The Irish Water Spaniel responds better to dog training techniques based on positive reinforcement and rewards. They benefit from being coached by a patient teacher who does not raise his voice, at the risk of awakening their stubborn side and encouraging them to decide to do things their own way. That is why it is important to vary the activities during the educational sessions., to keep your interest and prevent you from starting to do things your way.

Last, the socialization of Irish Water Spaniel is an important aspect of your education. He is extremely suspicious of strangers, although this should not be confused with shyness. The younger you are exposed to a variety of situations, the more comfortable you will be with strangers and will be able to recognize real danger, how not to confuse the postman's visit with a possible intruder. Schools for puppies (puppy socialization classes) they are an interesting option, but it can also be as simple as taking the puppy out in public and visiting the neighborhood. Whatever happens, will always be attentive, so it is the various socialization activities in your training that should help you differentiate between what is a normal part of your life and what is abnormal and should alert your family.

Health

The Irish Water Spaniel they are generally in good health and their fur makes them particularly resistant to bad weather.

However, are prone to various diseases:

waterfalls: unlike other dog breeds, in which they are generally due to aging, cataracts are most often hereditary in theIrish Water Spaniel, and they can appear from the age of five.
follicular dysplasia ;

Hip Dysplasia: it is very common in this breed, and appears to be genetic rather than due to joint wear and tear.

Dental malocclusion: this deformation makes the lower jaw more pronounced, which often causes the lower teeth to pop out of the mouth. Although this can be treated with plastic surgery, it is usually recommended to simply remove the teeth that prevent the mouth from closing normally.
Progressive retinal atrophy (ARP);

Von Willebrand disease;

Hypothyroidism in dogs.

It also, it is known that the Irish Water Spaniel have allergic reactions to vaccines given to dogs. Therefore, it is important to monitor him during the hours following the vaccination, to react as quickly as possible in case of swelling of the face, lethargy, sharp pain around the injection site, etc. This risk should not be taken lightly, because very serious reactions can lead to the death of the dog.

In addition to this risk linked to vaccines, the Irish Water Spaniel may be sensitive to dewormers and certain dog antibiotics. So, it is necessary to choose a veterinarian who knows well the specificities of this breed, starting with drugs that can cause an allergic reaction in the dog.

Last, like any breed of dog with hanging ears, have a higher risk of ear infections.

Since many of these diseases are genetic and, Therefore, hereditary, it is important to check, when adopting an Irish spaniel, that comes from a line in which these health problems are rare.

Life expectancy

12 to 13 years

Grooming

The dense fur of the Irish Water Spaniel requires regular care to avoid hair build-up. In particular, dead hair must be removed with a natural hair comb two or three times a week, which also helps distribute natural oils and prevent dirt build-up, that the density of its coat makes it retain especially quickly.

It is important to get your dog used to brushing relatively early, why start brushing your dog as an adult, when it is fully active and its coat is a little longer, it can be a real challenge if it is a new experience for him.

It also, Your dog's coat should generally be trimmed every two months to maintain a healthy appearance.

It is also important to regularly bathe your dog or allow him to expose his coat to water.. The Water Dogs secrete large amounts of natural oils that help protect their coat from water, and regular bathing keeps their coat healthy by preventing too much oil and dirt from accumulating.

By the way, the Irish Water Spaniel is considered a breed of dog hypoallergenic, since it changes very little. However, it is important to remember that no race is 100% hypoallergenic: if you are allergic to dogs, it is better that you do some tests before adopting your new partner.

Last, like any breed of dog with hanging ears, the Irish Water Spaniel have an increased risk of ear infections, since their ears are poorly ventilated and tend to accumulate a lot of wax. Thus, it is important to examine your dog's ears weekly and clean the accumulated wax with a product designed for it. This weekly exam is also a good opportunity to examine the dog's nails to make sure they are not too long.; if they are, must be trimmed.

Food

They are recommended between 180 and 310 grams of quality active dry food per day for the Irish Water Spaniel, and should be divided into two meals (one in the morning and one at night).

However, as it is a breed of dog that gets fat quickly, but which also has a great need for quality energy sources, the vet can give good advice to help you choose the right type of food for your dog, and adjust the amount based on your activity level.

Utility

The Irish Water Spaniel traditionally used as a hunting dog for waterfowl. They have an excellent sense of smell. Therefore, he is an experienced hunter who feels very comfortable in the water, but can be easily adapted to most shooting disciplines. When looking for the hunt, often stands still, but it can also bring her back. It is even capable of pulling its prey out and chasing it through thick and tight bushes..

Due to its natural ease in the water, the Irish Water Spaniel also used as a rescue dog at sea.

Last, although they are not well known for this feature and are not commonly used in this context, the Irish Water Spaniel has all the qualities of an ideal companion dog.

Price

The Irish Water Spaniel it is a very rare breed in France, Belgium and Switzerland, so it is difficult to determine the market price of a puppy of this breed.

In other places, either in the United States or in England, for example, the average price of a puppy of Irish Water Spaniel varies between the 700 and 800 EUR, without great differences between males and females.

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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
  • Group 8: Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs
  • Section 3: Water Dogs. .

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 8: Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs – Section 3: Water Dogs
  • AKCSporting
  • ANKC Group 3 (Gundogs)
  • CKCSporting Dogs
  • ​KC – Gundog
  • NZKCGundog
  • UKCGun Dogs


FCI breed standard "Irish Water Spaniel"

FCIFCI - Irish Water Spaniel
Dog

Alternative names:

    1. Whiptail, Shannon Spaniel, Rat Tail Spaniel, Bog Dog, (Irish: An Spáinnéar Uisce) (English).
    2. Chien d’eau irlandais (French).
    3. Irish Water Spaniel (German).
    4. (em inglês: Irish water spaniel) (Portuguese).
    5. Spaniel de Agua Irlandés, Irish Water Spaniel (español).

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Whiptail
Irlanda FCI 124 . Water Dogs

Irish Water Spaniel

The Whiptail (Irish Water Spaniel) It is a water dog and one of the oldest breeds of Spaniel dog. in addition, is one of the rarest, being known, times, as the “clown” of the Spaniel.

Although all the theories of origin of the race point to Ireland, the origin of the breed remains unknown. It is possible that more than one of the oldest breeds of Spaniel are involved in its origin, but it is something that is not known for sure.

There is no knowledge of the ancestors of the Irish Water Spaniel, as the father of the breed, Justin McCarthy from Dublin, left no records of this.

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Irish Red Setter
Irlanda FCI 120 . Setter

Setter Irlandés

The Irish Red Setter is spread throughout Europe

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History

The origin of dogs Setter dates back to at least the second half of the 16th century: John Caius mentions them in 1570 The British book cart Canibus, What, as its name suggests, is dedicated to the dogs of Great Britain.

It is believed that the Irish Setter came up much later, in the XVIII century, as a result of a crossing. His ancestry is not known for sure, but it is believed to have developed from Irish Water Spaniel, with possible contributions from Irish Terrier, the English Pointer and the Gordon Setter. However, in early times it did not have the smooth mahogany red coat we know today, but a red and white fur, especially appreciated for hunting, since it was easy to spot in the bush. This Irish Red and White Setter -that still exists today, although it is more rare- would have gradually given way, in the course of the 18th century, to the Irish Red Setter. The Irish Red Setter stabilized as a distinct breed in the early 19th century, differing in particular by having longer legs than its bicolor ancestor.

Although its exact origins are unclear, the geographical origin of Irish Setter is well identified. Your story begins, of course, In Ireland, where hunters tried to develop a successful breed of dog for tracking, monitoring and recovery of game birds. They used it as a pointing dog that locates game by freezing in sample position, allowing the hunter to know where the bird is. The term “Setter” comes from this use for which the animal was developed. He was very appreciated from the beginning for his excellent nose, that allows you to detect odors in the air, while most hunting dogs track game on the ground. This feature made him very popular from the beginning..

In addition to his hunting skills, the Irish Red Setter it was also quickly distinguished by its elegant appearance and beautiful mahogany color. Since the early years of the 19th century, some breeders specialized in the production of specimens of this color. Jason Hazzard, of Timaskea, in County Fermanagh, Sir Saint George Gore and the Earl of Enniskillen they were some of the first breeders of the breed. For example, the conde the Enniskillen He decided, already in 1812, who only wanted to have red-haired dogs in their kennels.

In 1862, a specimen called Palmerston stood out for the especially elongated shape of his head and the slenderness of his silhouette. These differences almost cost him his life, since its owner considered that these characteristics made it unsuitable for hunting and decided to drown it. A fan of the breed stepped in and saved him, then made him famous by presenting him in many dog ​​shows. Palmerston gave birth to a large number of offspring, and it is accepted that it appears in the family tree of most dogs Irish Red Setter that exist today. The success of Palmerston in the beauty contests in which he was exposed he was emulated, since without ceasing to be a recognized hunting dog, the Setter Irish Red later became a popular show dog.

The international spread of the Irish Setter

The Irish Setter was imported to the United States already in 1875 and quickly became a star. In fact, the first representative of the race that set foot in America, Elcho, became a star both for his presentations at dog shows and for his effectiveness in the field. It is not strange that the race is one of those recognized since its creation by the American Kennel Club (AKC). The first representative of the breed thus registered in 1878 it was called Admiral. With regard to the United Kennel Club (UKC), the other reference canine organization in the country, recognized the breed in 1914.

Shortly after his arrival in the country, the race that is sometimes called Red Setter to distinguish it from its white and red cousin it quickly became one of the most popular breeds at American dog shows. Among 1874 and 1948, nothing less than 760 of their representatives were rewarded in the rings. He was much less noticed for his field skills, since during the same period only 5 specimens were awarded for their hunting skills. This alerted some breed enthusiasts, that in 1940 published in the magazine Field and Stream a call for its rebirth as a hunting dog, its original function. His initiative was quite successful: So, although a lot of effort was put into its aesthetic characteristics, the Irish Setter was able to retain both of its functions and remains a highly prized hunting dog for tracking game birds, like the teal, the duck, partridge and quail. It is also common to distinguish between show and working bloodlines., that differ in size and robustness.

Of course, not only the United States adopted the Irish Setter. Your appreciation for the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) in 1954 contributed a lot to its spread throughout the world.

Recognitions “Irish Red Setter”

The Irish Setter is now recognized by the world's leading organizations, that distinguish it from Irish Red and White Setter. Many did not recognize the latter until much later.. In fact, the Irish Setter enjoys much greater popularity than its ancestor, although the latter is a bit at half mast…

This is the case, in particular, of United States, where he continues to be present both in the field with the hunters and in the exhibition rings. However, It is far from the heights it reached in the years 60 and 70, thanks mostly to Disney's production of 1962 in which appeared a Irish Setter call Big Red, as well as to Rey Timahoe, the famous White House dog during the presidency of Richard Nixon (1969 to 1974). Mid-years 70, came to occupy the third position in number of annual registrations in the AKC, going from about 4.000 puppies per year to more than 60.000. However, this fashion was ephemeral, and the popularity of Setter gradually declined from the second half of the decade of 1970. Today, is more likely to find the Setter around the post 75 (of something less than 200) regarding the number of annual registrations with the AKC. Keep descending, since at the dawn of the XXI century it was around the position 60.

Also in France, the Irish Setter became incredibly popular in the years 70. If at the beginning of the decade there were already more than 600 annual entries in the French Origin Book (LOF), this number shot up incessantly until approaching the 2.400 (four times more) in 1978. The reverse movement occurred in the following ten years, to the point of ending the decade of 1980 at around 700 u 800 annual births. Next, the number stabilized around 600 per year throughout the decades of 1990 and 2000, and then began to decline again in the decade of 2010, at around 500 births per year.

The recent decline in interest in the breed is also seen in other countries, like Britain. For example, the number of annual registrations in the Kennel Club is around 700, while in early 2010 approached the 1.000.

Physical characteristics

The Puts irelandes is an active hunting dog, spirited and noble-looking, with a balanced and elegant constitution. These medium-sized dogs are distinguished by their rich mahogany red coat and fine, silky fur that extends over the ears, tail and chest. In general, it's a beautiful blend of refinement and robustness.

It is built around a deep chest that drops almost to elbow level and has a long, flat back., slightly sloping from withers to hindquarters, without an exaggerated fall. It is prolonged with a long, tapered tail, usually worn straight or even slightly curved up. Its hind legs are powerful and well developed, although its lower part is finer from the hock to the sole. They give him a good stride. The front legs are thinner, with straight and nervous forearms. The front joints are well bent, but not twisted in or out.

The head rests on a strong neck, although not very thick and slightly arched, that fits harmoniously between the shoulders. The skull is oval seen from above. The muzzle is moderately long and square, with lower and upper jaws of nearly equal length. The nose is always dark, black or chocolate, and the nostrils are wide open. The ears are placed behind the skull, slightly below eye level. They are thin and long, almost enough to touch the front of the muzzle when held taut. They hang with a sharp crease across the head. The eyes are almendrados, of medium size and quite distant from each other. They are hazelnut to dark brown in color and have a soft but alert expression.

The coat of the Irish Setter it is composed of an undercoat and a short topcoat on the top of the head and front legs, as well as on the tips of the ears. It is moderately long on the rest of the body and has long fringes on the ears., on the back of the legs and thighs and on the belly. Their feet have a good density of hair between the toes, like feathers. It also, despite its length, the coat is smooth and soft, with a shiny appearance.

Its color is one of the distinctive features of the breed. They are mahogany or dark brown, no trace of black. Some individuals have a hint of white on the chest or a thin white line on the top of the skull., but this is not particularly desirable.

Last, sexual dimorphism is only moderately pronounced in this breed: males are generally of 3 to 5 taller centimeters, but they are not, for example, significantly more massive. On the other hand, there may be actual physical differences depending on the purpose for which the animal is bred. For example, individuals in show lines are usually more robust and larger than those intended for hunting or company, and their fur is also thicker and denser.

Size and weight

    ▷ Male size: Of 58 to 67 cm.

    ▷ female size: Of 55 to 62 cm.

    ▷ Male weight: Of 20 to 25 kg

    ▷ female weight: Of 18 to 23 kg

Character and skills

He gets along wonderfully with children, whose energy and enthusiasm perfectly match his own character. He especially enjoys play sessions with his humans and finds them ideal companions. However, care must be taken when in the company of very young children, as it can be jerky in its movements and can involuntarily push or even knock them down. In any case, a dog should never be left alone with a young child without adult supervision, and this applies to all races.

The Irish Red Setter generally not lacking in enthusiasm or curiosity. This curiosity - sometimes combined with his hunting instincts- means, However, easily distracted and it can be difficult to keep your attention. If we add to this that he is sometimes stubborn, it's easy to understand that your education can be a bit complicated at times. And the combination of these two traits can make learning a bit tricky at times!! It also has a great ability to nibble everything in its reach.. Training toys and chews for dogs should satisfy this urge., but at the beginning of learning, some objects can be destroyed.

In any case, the drive of the dog is a characteristic that is preserved for a long time, since it takes much longer than other races to reach a certain psychological maturity. For some people, Living with a puppy-minded dog at five can be challenging, but others love it. In any case, maintains a strong love for life into old age, and some dogs never settle.

In fact, the Irish Setter has a lot of energy to spare: originally bred for hunting, he is still very active and needs to spend his energy on daily walks and to be able to run without obstacles. Between an hour and an hour and a half of exercise a day is the minimum to keep you in good physical and mental health., and simple walks on a leash in the neighborhood are not enough for it to develop: you need a place away from traffic where you can run freely and safely. It is an excellent companion for those who want to go running with their pet, and is also happy to accompany bike rides.

Outings may also include time to swim, since the Irish Red Setter it is a water-loving breed. Swimming is also a good way for me to exercise.

The same goes for dog sports, that allow you to mobilize both your physical and mental capacities. The agility, obedience, crawling and rallying are disciplines that are perfectly suited to him and that he does not stop approaching with his usual enthusiasm.

In any case, an active master is necessary to keep it in good physical and mental shape: given your daily need for exercise, the lifestyle of elderly or sedentary people is not at all suitable for him.

As long as you have enough company and opportunities to exercise, he is very nice to live with and deserves his reputation in this regard.

No wonder, given your level of activity, the Irish Setter not suitable for apartment living. A house with a large fenced garden is a much more ideal living environment., but a fence is essential to prevent it from taking off. Like any self-respecting hunting dog, has a hard time restraining himself if he picks up interesting smells. In any case, even if the garden is big enough for him to run around, it's not a question of leaving it alone for a long time, because he needs to integrate into his family and interact with humans. He finds it difficult to tolerate loneliness and soon suffers from separation anxiety. The combination of lack of company and too much energy can take its toll on you, since it can lead to damage, plus other possible behavior problems (excessive barking to get attention, etc.).

Sharing a home with another species or with a representative of another species can be a smart way to avoid loneliness. Is able to get along with a cat or rodent once it has been raised and, Therefore, considers you a full member of your family. On the other hand, it is better to avoid living with birds, who are your favorite prey: his hunting instinct would have every chance of kicking in at some point and abruptly ending the experience. Obviously, the problem is especially acute in the case of individuals from hunting lines, whose instinct is the most advanced.

His sociability is not limited to family members, both animals and humans. In fact, he loves the company of the latter, and often welcomes strangers with enthusiasm: therefore, it would be quite unrealistic to expect to use it as a guardian. Having said that, Although it is not aggressive, can be protective if the situation calls for it. Will bark loudly when a stranger points their nose at him, which makes him at least a good watchdog.

His closeness to the human being, his gentle nature and intelligence make him a very good therapy dog, whether it is made permanently available to a person or used by an association that regularly intervenes in different institutions. In effect, can do wonders in accompanying patients who need emotional support.

Education

The Irish Red Setter not only is he smart and lively, He is also very cooperative in his education because he likes to work and make his masters happy.. However, keep in mind that it retains an exuberant personality for a long time, as if he were still a young cub, including a healthy dose of curiosity. This makes them easily distracted during sessions., and sometimes it can be hard to get their attention, or keep it for more than a few minutes. Therefore, patience and a sense of humor are the keywords in the training of a Irish Setter, since he deserves his reputation for stubbornness, even stubborn at times. It is important to stay calm whatever happens, and act positive and kind.

In any case, things are easier because you really want to learn and you love challenges. So the challenge is essentially keeping it centered. The best way to do it is through play, with rewards and accolades. His very playful temperament means that he can resist if what is offered does not seem fun to him. Changing activities and rewards regularly can keep your interest and stimulate you more effectively.

Since he loves to run and has a strong hunting instinct, teaching your dog to hunt should be a high priority in your training program, What, as with any race, should start immediately. In more general terms, although in general it is full of good intentions, must learn as soon as possible to be obedient, at the risk of unleashing their tendency to be independent and stubborn.

Begin education of Irish Red Setter at a young age also helps to avoid boredom, since he needs a lot of stimuli to be happy. At eight weeks, is already capable of assimilating many things.

Regarding home training, not usually a source of major problems, although even 4 months the puppy may have difficulty controlling his bladder: if you live inside, it is therefore essential to take it outside regularly.

Like any dog, your socialization also benefits from being started without delay, and it goes much better since it is sociable by nature. Offer you many opportunities to meet all kinds of humans, companions and other animals, but also to face different environments and stimuli (noises, sounds, smells…) it is the best way to make him a perfectly balanced and very pleasant companion.

It also, especially likes to chew and nibble what is within reach. Therefore, it is necessary not only to keep your precious belongings away, but above all to teach him to vent in a way acceptable to both him and his master: diverting their attention every time they start to chew or nibble on inappropriate things is a good way to gradually target this character trait.

Health

The Irish Setter it is a generally robust and healthy breed, and their representatives rarely have major health problems.

They are also relatively heat tolerant and, by its origin, they also acclimate well to reasonable cold and humidity. However, extreme temperatures are not really for him. Of course, must be able to take shelter in case of heat wave, but you should also be able to sleep in a heated place if the temperatures are below freezing.

The main diseases to which the breed is exposed are :

  • The dilation-torsion stomach, which mainly affects large breeds of dogs and is fatal if the vet does not intervene quickly;
  • The Hip Dysplasia, which is also common in large dogs and can be hereditary. It occurs when the thigh bone does not fit well in the hip joint and can cause difficulties in walking or running. Severe cases are usually corrected by surgery.;
  • Osteocondrosis (in osteochondritis), ossification disorder that affects the cartilage of the joints and causes lameness. This disease is still little known, but it is suspected of having hereditary causes. It usually manifests itself in the animal's growth period and affects males more frequently than females.;
  • The osteosarcoma, a bone cancer that mainly affects older animals and causes an increasingly pronounced and painful limp;
  • Epilepsy, which is similar to what is also seen in humans and leads to often impressive seizures. However, there are various treatments that allow people with epilepsy to lead almost perfectly normal lives;
  • The Hypothyroidism, a hormonal disorder that can present many different symptoms (weight gain, Dry Skin, hair loss…). It is usually treated with medications;
  • The von Willebrand disease, an inherited bleeding disorder that can cause blood in the stool or bleeding from the gums or nose. There is no known cure for this disease, but it is possible to provide care to relieve symptoms;
  • Insufficient adhesion of the leukocyte, a serious hereditary disease peculiar to the breed. It leads from a very young age to various and serious bacterial and viral infections because the white blood cells are unable to attack them. It is linked to a recessive gene, which means that an individual can be a carrier of it (and pass it on to their descendants) unaffected;
  • The progressive retinal atrophy, an incurable hereditary disease that corresponds to a slow deterioration of the retina. Produces progressive loss of vision, first at night and then during the day;
  • The entropion, a sometimes inherited eye disorder in which the eyelid rolls inward, irritating the eyeball. The problem can be treated with surgery;
  • The otitis, an ear infection favored by the drooping shape of the ears.

Although the list of diseases the breed is predisposed to can be terrifying, do not forget that their representatives usually spend most of their lives in good health. A study conducted in 2004 by the British Kennel Club and the British Small Animal Veterinary Association revealed that cancer was responsible for the 27% of deaths and that old age was the second leading cause of death, with a 22% of the cases. In other words, these two causes alone account for one in two deaths, well ahead of cardiac problems (10% of the cases) and gastrointestinal disorders (8% of the cases).

However, since many of the conditions to which the breed is predisposed are or may be inherited, adopting a serious breeder of the Setters irlandes it is crucial to obtain an animal that is not only correctly socialized, but also and above all healthy, and that it probably still is. Therefore, must be able to present the results of genetic tests performed to parents or offspring to rule out any transmission of inherited diseases. You must also present a certificate from a veterinarian attesting that the dog is in good health, as well as the health or vaccination card of the dog, in particular to confirm that you have received all necessary vaccinations.

Once the puppy has moved to its new home, care must be taken to respect his growth and not force him to do too many things too soon. Therefore, any particularly strenuous or prolonged activity should be avoided until the puppy's skeleton has reached full maturity, what occurs in this breed at approximately two years of age. Otherwise, you run the risk not only of injury, but also to suffer consequences for life, that may be related to malformations, for example. The risk is all the greater as the Irish Setter is predisposed to various joint problems.

It also, the adoption of a healthy dog ​​should not do without regular visits to the vet, At least once a year, to allow early detection of a potential problem, before it ends up acquiring very serious proportions. It is also an opportunity to carry out any necessary vaccine recalls..

Always in the field of prevention, it is the owner's responsibility to ensure that their animal's parasitic protection remains active at all times and, for it, renew treatments whenever necessary.

Life expectancy

13 years

Grooming

The care of Irish Red Setter takes time and effort. In fact, its beautiful long, silky coat needs to be brushed once or twice a week to stay shiny and knot-free. This regular brushing also stimulates the follicles that cause hair growth., making the coat healthier. During the molting period, in spring and autumn, hair loss is much greater, so daily brushing is recommended to help remove dead hairs.

Unless, Of course, that the Irish Setter don't need more than two baths a year, unless, Of course, that has gotten especially dirty. Care must be taken to always use a shampoo specifically designed for canines., as there is a risk that the skin will dry out due to a product that is too aggressive. In fact, the pH of dog's skin is not the same as that of human skin.

Their floppy ears also require regular maintenance., as they are a breeding ground for infections. Therefore, should be checked weekly and cleaned with a slightly damp cloth to avoid accumulation of dirt and moisture. The same should be done after every prolonged time outdoors, for example if it is used to hunt. After bathing or soaking outdoors, it is also useful to dry them, again to prevent moisture build-up.

Your eyes should also be carefully examined and cleaned every week., again to prevent dirt from getting into them.

Coat grooming sessions also offer the opportunity to care for your dog's teeth by brushing them with dog toothpaste.. This helps prevent tartar buildup and, Therefore, reduce the risk of bad breath and, above all, of oral diseases. It is best to avoid doing it less than once a week, and the ideal is to take care of it regularly.

Given your level of activity, this dog's claws tend to wear out naturally, so no need to cut them manually. However, it is better to check it every month to make sure that it is so. In any case, if you hear them rubbing against the ground when walking on smooth ground, means that they have become too long. Beyond being then prevented from walking, they can break and potentially injure you.

Whether the fur, the ears, the eyes, teeth or claws, maintaining a Irish Red Setter should not be done randomly, at the risk of hurting or even injuring you. The first time, a visit to a professional groomer or veterinarian can be a great way to learn the correct mannerisms from a professional.

In any case, no reason to wait to start: Familiarizing your dog with these sessions from a young age is the best way for him to cooperate when he needs to be handled, and you can even make maintenance sessions moments of shared complicity.

Manipulations are also useful when you return from a long period in nature, since then it is necessary to carefully examine their fur, legs and ears to detect the possible presence of infections or small wounds, but also parasites, thorns, skewers, etc.

Utility

The Irish Setter It was originally designed and developed to accompany hunters in their search for game birds.. It was - and still is- especially appreciated for its qualities as a showing dog: It is excellent for locating game and positioning itself in a sample position so that the hunter knows where the bird is.

His grace, the beauty of its demeanor and its reddish-cashé coat also made it popular in dog shows already in the second half of the 19th century.

Today they are still recognized and appreciated for these two uses., but have also won hearts as affectionate companion dogs, smart and endearing. They are wonderfully suited to family life so owners can give them all the exercise they need, a task that can be delegated, at least in part, In the kids, with those who love to play.

Dog sports are another great way for him to exercise: excels in agility competitions, obedience and tracking, for example.

Last, its closeness to humans, his sensitivity and sweetness explain why he is also found as a therapy dog, for example in schools, hospitals and nursing homes.

On the other hand, the fact that it lacks all aggressiveness, enjoys the company of humans so much and is generally very welcoming to strangers implies that he cannot assume the role of guardian. On the other hand, it is an excellent warning dog, since it does not stop warning the arrival of a stranger.

Price

The popularity of the Irish Red Setter makes it not hard to find, as many breeders can be found both on European and North American soil.

The price of a puppy usually ranges from 500 and 1000 EUR. The average is slightly less than 800 EUR, no significant differences between males and females.

whatever the country, the price necessarily varies depending on the reputation and prestige of the hatchery from which it comes, of his lineage, as well as its intrinsic characteristics, and in particular of its greater or lesser conformity with the standard. This explains why there can be significant price differences between individuals of the same litter.

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1 – Irish Red Setter Vigo – Galicia – Spain – 06-10-2006 by Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez (Lmbuga Commons)(Lmbuga Galipedia)Published by / Publish by: Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Irish Red Setter by Adam Ziaja, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Irish Setter head by Ehog.hu, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Irish Setter of 9 years. by Can Nefesoglu, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – Irish Setter by Philipp Schiffmann, CC BY-SA 2.0 OF, via Wikimedia Commons
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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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  • Section : . .

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 2: British and Irish Pointers and Setters. 2.2: Setter
  • AKCSporting
  • ANKC Group 3 (Gundogs)
  • CKCSporting Dogs
  • ​KC – Gundog
  • NZKCGundog
  • UKCGun Dogs

Alternative names:

    1. Red Setter, Irish Setter (English).
    2. Setter irlandais (French).
    3. Irischer Roter Setter (German).
    4. (em inglês: Irish Red Setter) (Portuguese).
    5. Setter irlandés (español).

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Italian mastiff
Italia FCI 343 - Molossoid - Dogo

The Italian mastiff It is a versatile and balanced dog that can adapt to all.

Mastín Italiano

Something small and elegant that the Neapolitan mastiff, the Italian mastiff (or Cane Corso) It was used in the past not only as a Cattle Dog but also in wild boar hunting., and as dog escort on long journeys of traders and, even, as a grip of Bull Dog.

Otros nombres: Cane Corso / Italianischer Corso-Hund / Italian Corso Dog / Italian Mastiff

Crupo 2 / Section 2 – molosoids and mountain dogs.

Dogs breeds: Italian mastiff

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Italian Pointing Dog
Italia FCI 202 . Braque Type.

Braco Italiano

The Italian Pointing Dog is a friendly dog, energetic and playful to which loves to play.

Content

History

The Italian Pointing Dog has been called the Pointer oldest european, and its history dates back to the 4th or 5th century BC.. Although the exact ancestral origins are unknown, it is generally accepted that the Italian Pointing Dog was first a cross between the Italian short-haired Segugio and the asian mastiff, that has been extinct since then. The breed was developed in northern Italy, with two different varieties: the white and orange variety known to be from the Piedmont region and the brown and reddish variety from Lombardy.

in the medieval period, the breed had become established and the Italian aristocracy exported the Bracco across the old world. The popularity of Bracco reached its peak during the Renaissance, and remained in considerable numbers until the beginning of the 20th century, when they faced a steep decline.
At the end of the 19th century, the Italian Pointing Dog faced extinction. Over the years, crosses with Hounds and poor breeding resulted in dogs too heavy to do their job, and the breed suffered from various health problems. Diligent breeding selection and care helped rebuild the breed. In the Decade of 1920, it was decided to unify the two variations of the breed to preserve genetic diversity.

    First of all, the Piedmontese Pointer he was a lighter color and build dog, and originated in the Piedmont region of Italy, as its name suggests. This dog was used for work in the mountains, which reflected his conformation and temperament. The Piedmontese dog was smaller than its counterpart from Lombardy, and his hunting style was reminiscent of some Western European pointers, since he was traveling at a gallop. This dog was mainly white, with or without orange markings.
    On the other hand, the Lombard Pointer it was a brown dog with a heavier body type. This dog was used for hunting in the swampy lowlands, and it was a trotting breed. These large dogs were bred for both their visual appeal and their natural hunting ability..

Shortly after the race was officially unified, the working standard was written and published, and in 1949 was founded in Italy the Societa Amatori Bracco Italiano. When the Italian conformation standard was published, incorporated aspects of both race types, which resulted in notable variability within the standard. The breed standard had been in existence for over a century before being compiled into this single document.

The Italian Pointing Dog was brought to the UK in the late 1980s 1980, but the United States did not experience the Italian Pointing Dog up to approximately 1994. In 2001, the Italian Pointing Dog was accepted into the AKC Foundation Stock Service. In 2005 the first “Meeting” national and in 2007 the Bracco Italiano Club of America was founded.

Physical characteristics

The Italian Pointing Dog It must be athletic and powerful in its appearance, more like a cross between a German Shorthaired Pointer and a hound, but in matters, differs much from the race mentioned.

It has hanging upper lips and long ears that create a serious expression. His body should be “almost square”, which means that its height to the cross should be almost the same as the length of his body. However, it shouldn't actually be square as this would lose much of its powerful grace. The tail can be can be cut, Although this is controversial in Italy.

The fur is short, dense and glossy. The texture must be pretty hard, Although somewhat softer in the head, the neck, the ears, legs and feet. Moulting occurs twice a year, and brushing helps in the Elimination of dead hairs layer.
The fur consists of the different combination of three colors: white, Orange and Brown, years. At that time, You can find copies of the following keys: White and orange, Orange and Brown, Brown with patches of another colour (white or orange) in the face, the ears, the base of tail and body. The black color is not supported.

The weight of the Italian Pointing Dog is of 25 to 40 kg. The height at the cross in the males is of 58 to 67 cm. and in the females of 55 to 62 cm..

Character and skills

It is a dog friendly, energetic and playful. She loves other dogs, loves to play, is an active race, physical exercise is necessary, to feel happy and have a balanced mind. They get along well with children.

The training of a Italian Pointing Dog requires patience and a calm nature, next to the coach.

Other British breeds of show are more likely to search for the presence of prey with high speed, However the Italian Pointing Dog it's slower, but on the other hand it can be used on any type of terrain, both mountainous and plain. It is very smart with a surprising ability to learn.

It can be an excellent pet, because of its docile nature.

Health

The Italian Pointing Dog it is a healthy breed in general, and responsible breeders screen their cattle for health conditions like hip and elbow dysplasia, eye abnormalities such as entropion, ectropion and cataracts, and kidney disorders such as renal amyloidosis. To avoid orthopedic stresses on their rapidly growing bodies, the puppies of Italian Pointing Dog should be fed a balanced meal and should not run on hard surfaces such as concrete or perform repeated high-impact exercises until at least one year of age.

Check the long, pendulous ears of the Italian Pointing Dog to detect ear infections, and use a vet-recommended ear cleaner once or twice a week to keep the ear clean and dry to prevent infection.

Grooming

The Italian Pointing Dog they are easy to prepare. Their short coats require minimal care and their long ears require routine cleaning to minimize the risk of ear infections.. It also, an occasional bath will keep them clean and in good repair. Your nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, breaking and cracking. Teeth should be brushed regularly.

Exercise and training

The Italian Pointing Dog is a moderate to high energy breed that requires daily exercise and mental stimulation. This can be accomplished by running freely in a safe, enclosed space or through scheduled exercises such as daily jogs.. Are needed at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, but more preferred. It also, to be happy, they need time each day to spend with their family doing an organized workout or playing a game.

One Italian Pointing Dog need a calm and patient coach who is gentle but firm. This breed can be slightly independent, but for the most part, they are eager to please and are excited when they see that they have made you happy. They are best suited for a home that will use their hunting skills and give them a job to do. However, instead of hunting, training for dog sports such as agility, Obedience and rally can also be a great way to give your dog the physical and mental stimulation he needs.

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FCI standard of the breed "Italian Pointing Dog"

FCIFCI - Italian Pointing Dog
Bracco

Alternative names:

    1. Italian Pointer, Italian Pointing Dog, Bracco (English).
    2. Braque italien (French).
    3. Italienischer Vorstehhund (German).
    4. Bracco italiano (Portuguese).
    5. Pointer italiano. (español).