Canaan Dog
Israel FCI 273 - Primitive type

Canaan Dog

Suspicious of strangers and very affectionate towards members of his clan

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History

The Canaan Dog belong to the group of “pariah dog”, found throughout the Afro-Asian region. They live near human settlements, tolerated by humans, but they are not encouraged or fed. For primitive peoples they are useful as a destroyer of all organic waste. Even today, the Canaan Dog they live in herds in the desert. If Bedouins need a guard dog for their camp or a herding dog for their sheep, They look for a wild female who raises her cubs in a cave, they throw a piece of bread at him every now and then until they have chosen the strongest male cub that will guard their camp in the future.

Cynologically, the “pariah dog” belong to the Spitz family, the oldest family of dogs in the world. Thousands of years old rock paintings show these dogs as hunting helpers. With the time, the original type of Spitz adapted to the situation of its environment. The Canaan Dog is the most developed form of the type Spitz in Israel today. The Canaan dogs still have strong survival instincts, what makes them smart, independent and also very cautious dogs.

The Canaan breed has been domesticated by outcast wild dogs, namely, by Rudolphina Menzel, a canine behaviorist and cynologist who emigrated from Vienna to Palestine in the 1930. He took some of them home and was amazed at how easily they were tamed and trained. They were lively and loving. The teacher Menzel I call them Canaan dogs honoring the biblical land of Canaan and campaigned for them to be recognized as a race.

Physical characteristics Canaan Dog

The height at the withers of these square animals, strong and medium in size is about 50 a 60 cm., while males are usually much larger than females. In general, sex characteristics between male and female dogs are very pronounced. For example, the rather broad skull of the Canaan Dog, that narrows at a point towards the front, is clearly visible, especially in males. The head is always well proportioned. Standing ears, slightly laterally arranged, triangular and wide, as well as his dark almond eyes, give you a very alert and intelligent expression. In fact, nothing escapes the watchman Canaan Dog, even when asleep.

HAIR:
Thick layer, rough and straight, short to medium length. The inner layer is very close and abundant.

COLOR:
Sandy to reddish brown, white, black or mottled, with or without mask. If there is a mask, must be symmetrical. A black mask and white markings are allowed for all colors. A pattern such as the Boston Terrier. Gray colors are not allowed, striped, black and tan or tricolor. The characteristic colors of the desert – sandy, Golden, Red and cream – are particularly typical of the breed.

Character and skills Canaan Dog

The Canaan Dog is lively, sensitive, distrustful of strangers, defensive, but not aggressive by nature. Watcher not only of humans, but also other animals. He is faithful and devoted to his family. The relationship with its owner means for him a partnership, both sides taking and giving. The Canaan Dog you don't have to follow your owner everywhere and submissively read every wish in his eyes. There are times when he shows his love and wants to be caressed. But other times he takes care of his own affairs and only belongs to himself. If one responds to his character, a deep understanding develops between man and animal, which is even more attractive, since one must acquire their trust and affection. This special bond makes it difficult to place Canaan Dog adults in new settings.

Protects their owner's children and shows a lot of tolerance towards the little ones. However, parents should ensure the dog has a chance to withdraw.

The Canaan Dog they are good watchdogs, but they are not attackers by nature. Only when a Canaan Dog you have the impression that he or his family is seriously threatened, will attack. The Canaan Dog barks as a warning, gives a dangerous appearance, and that is usually enough.

The Canaan Dog can react aggressively to other dogs who dare to pass by his property. Aggression between dogs of the same sex is not uncommon among Canaanites. Each Canaan is different. You have to watch it closely to know what collisions – with other dogs on walks – it is better to avoid.

Canaan Dog education

A Canaan Dog he would never do anything that could harm himself. Nor would he comply with his owner's orders without first questioning their meaning.. You can't demand obedience from this dog. However, once you have gained confidence in your human and recognize him as “leader of the pack”, is very cooperative and obedient. Loyalty to his master and his quick understanding make him, despite its independence, an easy-to-handle dog, who can learn the necessary basic obedience without restrictions. However, during training its primitive nature must be taken into account, so it certainly takes some compromises and tricks to convince the Canaan Dog that obedience is worth it. For inexperienced beginners, this self confident breed is not suitable.

Where can I get Canaan Dog?

Today, not only in his homeland Israel, but also in the US. and in several European countries, like germany, Finland, England, Italy or Switzerland, there are breeders who have dedicated themselves to this special and still very rare breed. The addresses of the breeders can be found in the national kennel clubs or, of course, on the Internet. If you are considering buying a Canaan, enough time should be taken to consider your purchase decision thoroughly. This is true of all dogs, but especially for him Canaan Dog, because this original and independent four-legged friend is no ordinary family dog.

Canaan Dog care

The rough coat naturally repels dirt and only needs to be brushed once or twice a week. Only in the phase of the biannual coat change should it come into contact with a brush or comb daily to remove dead hairs from the dense undercoat and reduce the tuft of carpet hairs, the sofa or the blanket.

Canaan Dog nutrition

While the Canaan, as “pariah dog” on freedom, forages for its own food and feeds on whatever organic waste humans leave behind, as a domestic dog it depends on the support of its owner. But what do you give such an original wild dog? In general: Dogs are carnivores by nature, no matter if they are Sheepdogs, Dachshund or even Canaan. This means that the food must be largely meat. (around the 70 per cent). Meat is the most important protein source for the dog. Its entire masticatory and digestive system is oriented to the processing of meat: the strong teeth, the strong chewing muscles, the relatively short intestinal tract and digestive juices that are quite aggressive in contrast to humans.

Canaan Dog health

The race Canaan Dog it is very healthy does not have typical diseases and is considered very clean.

Ratings of the Canaan dog

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Canaan Dog” 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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Suitable as a first dog ?

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Health ?

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Intelligence ?

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Suitable as a guard dog ?

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Joy ?

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Cat friendliness ?

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Canaan Dog images

Photos:

1 – Canaan dog by Giora Sluzky, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Canaan dog by Canaan Dog, Kennel Samorodok Hanaanahttp://www.ruscanaan.ru, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Canaan dog by Giora Sluzky, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Canaan dog by SamorodokhanaanaCanaan Dogs from "Samorodok" http://www.ruscanaan.ru, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – Canaan dog by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1503483
6 – Canaan dog by Samorodokhanaanahttp://www.ruscanaan.ru, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
7 – Canaan dog by Arikk, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Dogs 101 – Canaan Dog
Canaan Dogs | Breed Judging 2020

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 273
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 6: Primitive type. Without working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 5: Dogs type Spitz and primitive type – Section 6: Primitive type.
  • AKCHerding
  • ANKC – Group 7 (Nonsporting)
  • CKC – Group 7 (Nonsporting)
  • ​KCUtility
  • NZKCNonsporting
  • UKC – sighthounds and pariah

Canaan Dog breed FCI standard

Canaan Dog FCI Canaan Dog FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Bedouin Sheepdog, Palestinian Pariah Dog (English).
    2. Canaan dog (French).
    3. Canaan Dog, Israel-Spitz (German).
    4. Cão de canaã (Portuguese).
    5. Perro de Canaán, Kelev Kna’aní, kunean alkalb (Spanish).

Korea Jindo Dog
Corea del Sur FCI 334 . Asian Spitz and related breeds

Korean Jindo

It is the classic single master dog.

Content

History

Korea Jindo Dog

The exact origins of this breed of dog are lost in the obscurity of history. With a probability that borders on certainty, it can be assumed that the breed is actually of Korean origin, more precisely from the island of Jindo in southwestern Korea. Due to the isolated geographic location, this kind of dog was only found here. At last, an export ban on the breed was imposed, which is still in force today.

In his homeland., the Korea Jindo Dog is under the protection of nature and species. In 1938 the breed was declared the national animal of Korea. However, some quadrupeds have crossed the borders: In the Decade of 1980, local people smuggled specimens to the US. In 2003 took place in Great Britain the first official exhibition of a Korea Jindo Dog outside asia. In the USA., the “Korean Association of Jindo of America” is working now to preserve this breed.

Physical characteristics

This four-legged Korean friend is one of the best in Asia. With a weight of about 14 a 21 kilograms and a height of 34 a 47 cm to the cross, the Korea Jindo Dog belongs to medium-sized dogs. Carries its tail curled or sickle-shaped on its back. The relatively small and erect ears are also typical of the point.

Whereas in the standardized Korean breeding only white and red coat colors are recognized, depending on the frame organization the following other coat colors are allowed: kitsch, black and tan, grey, black and Brindle.

Character and skills

The Korea Jindo Dog shows corresponding original characteristics. It is considered to be independent, territorial and has a strong hunting instinct, what can make living with other pets impossible, but it doesn't have to be that way with good socialization.

The breed is not easily disturbed and is characterized by great loyalty to its keeper.

It is reserved with strangers: When used as a watchdog, the Korea Jindo Dog indicate in a way the defense of your home your home. Many representatives of the breed do not accept food from strangers. These dogs are playful and intelligent, sometimes even “too smart”, because they can learn to open doors, for example.

When looking for a Jindo, always look for responsible breeders – unfortunately there are also alleged breeders who have bred the Jindo for backyard dogfighting or otherwise have disproportionately promoted the aggressive side of this dog.

Korea Jindo Dog education

Consistent and clear communication, as well as some experience with dogs are necessary for the education of a Korea Jindo Dog. The docile dog is not only characterized by its intelligence, but also for its primitive behavior and great independence, that you must direct in a controlled way.

As leader of the pack it is your task to make it clear that you know with confidence and confidence where to go.. The Korea Jindo Dog quickly use uncertainties and exceptions to take the helm himself. However, never confuse strong and confident leadership with toughness, as this could destabilize the Korea Jindo Dog and not just destroy educational successes, but also lastingly disrupt the bond between you and your partner.

A dog school is a recommended opportunity to introduce the Korea Jindo Dog other dogs of the same species and to socialize them even more.

Korea Jindo Dog health

Robust Spitz

It is considered that Korea Jindo Dog it is a robust breed of dog, that he hardly has a predisposition to genetic diseases. Healthy animals can reach an average age of 13 years. The most important health precautions are already taken before birth, thanks to the experience of experienced breeders, that minimize the risk of disease by selecting suitable parent animals, including appropriate preventive exams. Accumulation of the autoimmune disease discoid lupus erythematosus has occasionally been reported (DLE). This skin disease is usually treated for life.

In addition, there are some cases of hypothyroidism, what is the lack of thyroid hormone supply to the body. In the Korea Jindo Dog this disease usually manifests itself through aggression or apathy and changes in the coat. In all other respects, The same as us, two legged friends, sufficient exercise and healthy nutrition are other important pillars of health. Increased risk of food intolerance in some Jindos can also be counteracted with a balanced diet.

Korea Jindo Dog Nutrition

A high-quality, grain-free, meaty diet is, Fortunately, not just appropriate for the species, but also tasty. Both are important criteria, since it is considered that the Korea Jindo Dog is relatively selective. It is best to accustom him to several varieties of the same quality from the age of the puppy. This way you won't find yourself in a situation where, due to prescription changes or delivery issues, suddenly there is no more pet food and you have no alternative. In addition, you can usually change different known foods of the same quality without your dog having digestive problems.

Regarding the amount of daily feeding, manufacturers' information can only give approximate values. If you notice that your Jindo is gaining too much weight, adjust your diet accordingly. You should also include treats in your daily ration. It's best to stick to healthy treats, like dental care snacks or dog treats that are 100% meat. Sugar has no place in food or reward snacks. With dry chews such as special dog bones or cow's ears, which are much less greasy than pig's ears, you can satisfy your friend's chewing needs from your Korea Jindo Dog.

Make sure he always has enough water around him to quench his thirst at any time.

Korea Jindo Dog care

The coat of this breed consists of a soft undercoat, depending on the season, and a hard coat. Especially during the coat change twice a year, the Korea Jindo Dog lose a lot of hair. You can limit hair loss on the floor accordingly, combing daily. Outside of coat change time, a weekly hairstyle is enough. At this time you can also check your ears and eyes for dirt and if they need to be cleaned with special ear and eye cleaners for dogs..

The dirt on the coat is better to let it dry and then comb it out. A bath is not normally necessary, but it may be a good idea to gently accustom the Korea Jindo Dog, to a bath while still a puppy, so it can be cleaned every few months. Make sure to use a mild dog shampoo to avoid damaging the dog's own skin. Take a regular look at the claws, especially with older dogs. If they are too long, shorten them with claw scissors. This will prevent your dog from getting painfully stuck with them and possibly injuring himself.

Activities with the Korea Jindo Dog

give to you Korea Jindo Dog plenty of room to run, also as a jogging partner, but always on a leash. Also for free rescue and work of search dogs not suitable due to strong hunting instinct. Some Jindos like to learn tricks and play with various toys with great pleasure., that are available in stores. By the way, the Korea Jindo Dog normally stays away from water, so the common splash in the lake should not be included in the list of possible destinations. Many Korea Jindo Dog they even avoid small streams or puddles, Refuse to cross a bridge or don't want to go outside in the rain. To enjoy travel without restrictions, should show the young dog that the water on the trail is not a cause for concern and casually, and possibly supported with treats, get used to the unwanted item. Don't force your Jindo to jump into a pond or something similar – will probably never turn into a water rat.

Before buying a Korea Jindo Dog

Few dog lovers in Europe are likely to ask this question, since the Korea Jindo Dog It's very weird. In addition, you must be a nature lover and have a house or apartment at ground level in the countryside, because this four-legged friend must have a fenced-in property at his disposal, who can monitor. The fence must be generously planned, because the breed has a clear talent for jumping. Therefore, the minimum height of a fence should be 1,80 m. But still don't lose sight of your four-legged friend: Many young Jindo, if you have been alone for too long, the urge to discover has taken hold of him: The cunning dogs have quickly learned that a path can be prepared by digging even under fences.

Anyway, the intelligence of Jindo may be too much for fairly comfortable dog owners who are supposed to keep him physically and mentally busy. This active and above average dog will take up a lot of time on your trips together, because you need to go out, what should normally be done on a leash due to his hunting instinct.
Can be well kept in a family, also with children. Sociable four-legged friend doesn't like to be alone, so either he should be left alone for a very short time or you keep him together with another dog. In Korea it is common for dogs to live outside the house.

The breed is excellent as a guard dog and often recognizes family acquaintances and friends from a distance. You can also befriend the postman if you make it clear that he is one of the “good”.

Where can I find a Korea Jindo Dog?

In Europe it is not easy to find a Korea Jindo Dog; for example, in Germany not a single litter has been registered in recent years and there is no active breeder. Here it is necessary to do research to find the closest breeder. Of course, some breeders also export from abroad, for example from the United States, but this is time consuming and should only be considered for absolute connoisseurs and lovers of the breed. However, Asian breeds might be worth a look Shiba Inu and Akita, which are much more common in Europe and have some similarities to the Korea Jindo Dog. When adopting a puppy from abroad, please consider the relevant entry requirements and especially the necessary vaccinations.

If you are looking for a Korea Jindo Dog adult, you must be on a real winning streak to find one in Europe. It is true that dog owners sometimes underestimate the time and knowledge required for education and harmonious coexistence with a Korea Jindo Dog and, therefore, they give up their four-legged friend. However, this is extremely rare in Europe due to the very small number of Korea Jindo Dog.

Ratings of the Korea Jindo Dog

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

Training ?

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Health ?

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Intelligence ?

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Tendency to bark ?

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Hair loss force ?

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Joy ?

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Korea Jindo Dog images

Photos:

1 – Korea Jindo Dog by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/perro-feliz-sol-perro-feliz-1792601/
2 – Korea Jindo Dog by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/progreso-perro-jindo-coreano-perro-1138824/
3 – Korea Jindo Dog by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/cachorro-perro-el-progreso-del-perro-1874281/
4 – A male Korea Jindo Dog. Colour: red by Canarian / CC BY-SA
5 – Korea Jindo Dog by https://flic.kr/p/dYtSF9
6 – A male Korea Jindo Dog. Colour: red. by Canarian / CC BY-SA

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Korean Jindo – TOP 10 Interesting Facts
Jindo or Chindo Dog – Breed of dog

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 334
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 5: Asiatic Spitz and related breeds. Without working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 5: Dogs type Spitz and primitive type – Section 5: Asian Spitz and related breeds.

FCI breed standard Korea Jindo Dog

Korea Jindo Dog FCI Korea Jindo Dog FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Jindo, Chindo, Jindo Gae, JindoGae (English).
    2. spitz coréen de Jindo (French).
    3. Jindot-gae, KOREANISCHER JINDO (German).
    4. Jindo (Portuguese).
    5. Perro de Chindo, Jindo, Yindo (Spanish).

Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz)
Alemania FCI 97 . European Spitz

Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz)

The small Spitz is a loving and attentive dog, that is very people-oriented.

Content

History

The Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz) (Kleinspitz) is a variety of German Spitz, which today is available in five different sizes and in numerous colors. The exact origin of dogs spitz it is difficult to determine. In many regions there are indications of an early appearance of the breed. For example, in the terracotta pieces Mycenaean or in the Greek vases you can already find illustrations of similar dogs. From the Middle Ages, the Spitz guard and court dogs were popular, especially among the rural population. The obedient dogs took their duties as court protectors so seriously that they pinched the “intruders” on her calves. For this reason, Spitz was formerly considered a loved one.

At the beginning of directed breeding, all representatives of the breed with a height at the withers less than 29 centimeters were summarized under the term Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz). As it was mainly in the area of Mannheim, he was also known as “Mannheimer Spitz“. Only later did the Dwarf Spitz (Pomeranian) with a height at the withers of up to 22 centimeters developed as a separate variety. Internationally the breed belongs to the group 5 from FCI “Spitz and dogs of the original type” in the section 4 “European Spitz“.

Physical characteristics

With a height at the cross of 23 a 29 centimeters, the Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz) is the second smallest of the five varieties of German Spitz. Just the Pomeranian (Zwergspitz) is smaller. His pointed ears and mischievous eyes resemble those of a fox and give him a playful and mischievous look. It has a dense and protruding coat, consisting of two layers. The top layer is soft and long, while the undercoat is soft and dense. Around the neck the fur forms a mane like that of a lion and the bushy tail is carried over the back. Most of the coat color is black, brown, white, orange and cloudy gray. But some tips are cream too, cream-saber, orange-saber, black and tan.

Character and skills

The Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz) he is a loving and attentive dog, that is very people-oriented. Like all German Spitz, does not like to be alone and is glad of the full attention of their owners. They are quite reserved and distrustful of strangers. Puppies defend their territory with force and tend to bark when they are not trained. However, due to its charming nature and lack of hunting instinct, the little ones spitz they are also easy to train for beginners. With proper training you can take the dog off leash without any problem. Although he can sometimes be a bit rebellious and cheeky, the four-legged friend gets along with other dogs.

Kleinspitz Education

Despite its small size, the Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz) he is a dog to be taken seriously and needs constant training. Therefore, show the puppy the basic rules from day one and do not allow him to do anything that he is not allowed to do as an adult dog. Don't let her charm and cuteness bewitch you. In the young years, dogs learn better and want to please their owner. When training the puppy, you should not rush anything and allow time for new orders. Success is best achieved with consistency and praise. Early socialization is very important, especially for the cheeky ones Spitz. In this way he learns to deal with other dogs and remains more relaxed in everyday life.. It is recommended to attend a puppy school or a trainer.

Activities with the little Spitz

The Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz) he is a lively and attentive dog that loves to be by your side at all times. Daily walks are the order of the day with him in any weather. Dog sports such as agility are also suitable for sports workload. For the mental load you can provide with the intelligence toy. Smart tops are also known for their love of learning tricks and tricks. The loving Spitz is with a good education a pleasant companion dog. You can easily take it with you on vacation or on small trips.

Health and care Kleinspitz

Despite its long fur, the Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz) it is not a breed that requires much care. Protruding hairs give it a natural firmness, that hardly tangles. Therefore, just comb the coat from time to time and remove any dirt. Your dog will be pleased with the extra care. However, during the coat change, the small spitz also need your help to get rid of superfluous hair. The Spitz it is also one of the least susceptible breeds in terms of health. Some members of the breed are susceptible to tartar, but it can be prevented by using chewing bone or a dog toothbrush.

Buy a Kleinspitz

Due to its size, the Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz) it is also suitable for smaller homes and will be happy both in a city apartment and in a house. The most important thing is to give him enough exercise and not treat him like a lap dog. The cheerful and affectionate dog is well suited to singles or pensioners, but also fits in a family without problems. The puppy needs one or more caregivers who take care of it daily. So you should think carefully about buying a puppy from Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz) and not rush anything.

If you are sure that the breed suits you, you have to find a serious breeder. For a purebred puppy with papers and vaccines, many breeders charge up to 1.500 EUR. A laudable alternative is, therefore, a shelter dog. As the German Spitz they only differ in size, you will also be happy with a Pomeranian or a Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz).

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 97
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 4: European Spitz. Without working trial.

Karelian Bear Dog
Finlandia FCI 48 - Nordic Hunting Dogs

Karelian Bear Dog

The Karelian Bear Dog is a very independent and intelligent dog.

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History

The Karelian Bear Dog, which also bears the name of zyrians dog, is considered the progenitor of the breed. But the basic strain of the breed came from the Carelia de Ladoga, the Olonets and the Carelia Rusa, where these dogs were used to hunt in different ways. The breeding started in 1936 with the aim of developing a robust dog that could make noise when hunting big game. At that time it was agreed that the breed name should be Karelian Bear Dog. The first standard was created in 1945. In 1946 the first dogs were registered in the stud book. Today the breed is well established in Finland.

Physical characteristics

This four-legged friend has a great similarity to the Laika related to him.

With a height at the withers of up to 60 cm., males weigh about 28 kg. Bitches are slightly smaller and should not weigh more than 20 kg. The Karelian Bear Dog has a strong trunk and generally a compact and dynamic stature. On his head there are medium and erect ears and he wears a folded tail on his back. The icing on the cake is usually a white tip. In all other respects, dense coat color is usually black with white markings. The rough top layer is very close to the dense undercoat, that glows with a slight brown hue.

Character and skills

The freedom-loving character

This dog loves the vastness of the forest and its independence, a combination that combines his attitude with some challenges, because he'll take any chance to roam free. As this four-legged friend acts very independently during the hunt and must place the hunt alone, it is also, for the rest, a confident companion, who gladly takes command when the opportunity presents itself.

He is considered brave and is always ready to defend his loved ones. Contact with other dogs can be problematic without extensive socialization, because some Karelian Bear Dog show aggressiveness when meeting other dogs. However, other owners report their dogs great balance and praise their social compatibility. It is a fact that many Karelian Bear Dog they are also working together as hunting assistants – so with good conditioning and socialization this shouldn't be a problem.

They are excellent watchdogs, that reliably indicate intruders. Despite all the lovely nooks and edges, the Karelian Bear Dog they also have their soft sides: They are not aggressive with people, they like to be petted at home and they love to be petted by their caregivers.

Karelian Bear Dog Education<

Education without subordination

Its independent nature requires a lot of knowledge, but it should be clear from the start to anyone considering having a Karelian Bear Dog: that this proud quadruped will never be subordinate. Their independence reaches such a point that many Karelian Bear Dog they disappear in the forest for days in their native country, just to show up again when it suits him.

Harshness and yelling are absolutely out of place in training this sensitive dog, which will then retreat or crawl. However, with the right mix of positive reinforcement, empathy and consistent behavior, good daily obedience can be achieved.

It is important to socialize extensively with other four-legged friends from puppy age onwards., since some Karelian Bear Dog are considered incompatible with other dogs of the same species, what can become problematic on daily trips. It is a challenge to keep this dog available and away from independent hunting trips. Specialists with experience in dogs of this breed are definitely needed.

Karelian Bear Dog Health and Nutrition

The original breed is considered very robust. If you buy it from a serious breeder and pay attention to a balanced and age-appropriate diet- plenty of exercise, your four-legged friend can reach a age up to 13 years.

Important for a healthy dog ​​life is, of course, also the daily food content. give to you Karelian Bear Dog a high quality food with a high proportion of meat and little grain. The energy needs of your four-legged friend depend on their constitution and daily exercise. So be sure to adjust the food accordingly and keep an eye on her slim waist.

As in humans, extra kilos increase the risk of various diseases, including painful joint problems. Always provide fresh water. On the longest trips, you should also have enough water for your partner, which is also more sensitive to heat. Visit the vet at least once a year for a checkup with your pet and talk to him about necessary vaccinations and regular deworming.

Caring for the Karelian Bear Dog

The skin of this weather resistant quadruped is easy to care for. However, loses more hair during coat change, so it may be helpful to brush it every day, so that less hair is spread around the house. Otherwise, brush it every few days; This ritual also reinforces the bond and should already be practiced with the puppy for a relaxed routine.

Always check the eyes, your puppy's ears and claws and use a special eye and ear cleaner if necessary. The claws can become too long in dogs that walk a lot on soft ground – or they move too little, what in this quadruped, However, should only occur in very old or diseased specimens. In this case, shorten them with special tweezers.

Many dog ​​owners brush their quadrupeds' teeth regularly with dog toothpaste and brush to prevent tartar and associated secondary diseases.. You can now practice this with your puppy. Alternatively, you can offer your dog dental care snacks.

Activities with the Karelian Bear Dog

Occupation: Go out to the forest!

This four-legged friend's favorite hobby is clearly hunting.: extensive travels through the forest and hunting tracking are his passion. The Karelian Bear Dog seek the game to be hunted almost silently. Once you have reached your destination, barks long and persistently at the hunt to keep it in place until the hunter arrives.

The Karelian Bear Dog sometimes they hunt in threes, so they can also keep bigger animals like bears at bay. The breed does not necessarily have to be hunted. As an alternative to hunting, the karelian bear dog also suitable for dog sports, but in this case you can only do activities that you like. If you enjoy it, Agility sports can be a good activity for a Karelian Bear Dog adult. Also suitable as a companion for jogging or cycling – but you must keep his hunting instinct in check. Most of these excellent trackers like tracking work of all kinds.

Is a Karelian Bear Dog Right for Me?

The Karelian Bear Dog belong to the hands of seasoned enthusiasts, preferably hunters. Alternatively, need a lot of exercise and outdoor work. Only then is it possible to keep them as family dogs. Experience with dogs should be available in any case. You must also be clear that this quadruped can only be trained conditionally. Does not belong to the group of dogs that subordinate themselves – as a dog owner you must respect this, but still be able to direct his power in a controlled way.

The Karelian Bear Dog not in any way suitable for a city apartment. Ideally, offer you a leak-proof garden, in addition to the daily run in forests and fields, but beware: the Karelian Bear Dog freedom lover is considered a fugue artist and can jump up to two meters high.

This four-legged friend likes to befriend children, but they should be older and have learned to treat animals with respect.

Cats in the same household are not necessarily a good idea, not to mention rabbits or other small animals. The norse hunter you will always see potential prey in them. Of course there are exceptions to the rule and there may even be friendships between Karelian Bear Dog and cats socialized at a young age – but you won't be able to get a guarantee before you move in. So you must bring a lot of time, space and experience if you want this proud dog to move in with you.

The Karelian Bear Dog is a four-legged friend for connoisseurs, not to be chosen as a new roommate for its rustic look. If you are not looking for a true character head, you will have little joy with this animal roommate. Of course, before moving, one-time expenses also need to be calculated (buy creator, basic team, travel expenses) and regular expenses (food, veterinary, dog tax and insurance).

Where can I find a Karelian Bear Dog?

This breed of dog is found naturally mainly in Scandinavia, especially in finland. Further south there are only a few dogs of this very special hunting breed. In Germany, for example, not a single cub of Karelian Bear Dog in recent years. Special Nordic dog clubs can help you find the dog of your dreams. However, There are some things to consider if you are interested in a puppy from abroad. It's always better if you can get a picture of the puppies' house and meet their parents. The Nordic Dog Experts, who you should contact through the appropriate associations, can advise you if there are possible alternatives to Karelian Bear Dog that suit you, to your life situation and your wishes. Or you can refer them to the breeders of Karelian Bear Dogs, if there is currently no one in your country who has a litter in the near future.

Ratings of the Karelian Bear Dog

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Karelian Bear Dog” 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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Karelian Bear Dog Images

A 10-year-old male Karelian Bear Dog. Head shot with tracking collar around neck by Uusijani / CC0

Karelian bear dog by Friesian.marcin / CC BY-SA

Karelian Bear Dog Videos

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 42
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs. Working trial only for the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway and Finland).
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.
    • AKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs
    • CKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs
    • UKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs

    FCI breed standard Karelian Bear Dog

    FCI Karelian Bear Dog FCI Karelian Bear Dog

    Alternative names:

      1. Karjalankarhukoira, Karelsk Björnhund (English).
      2. Karjalankarhukoira (French).
      3. Karjalankarhukoira, Björnhund (German).
      4. Karjalankarhukoira (Portuguese).
      5. Karjalankarhukoira (Spanish).

    Karst Shepherd
    Eslovenia FCI 278 - Molossoid . Mountain

    Karst Shepherd

    Karst Shepherd a typical watchdog. Acts largely independently, which is also essential for the protection of the herd.

    Content

    History

    The Karst Shepherd It is a breed that has existed for several centuries and belongs to the group of molosoids. Probably, This dog followed the Illyrian tribe in their migration through Styria and the Dalmatian islands and settled in the Slovenian region of the Karst Massif.. The first time that race is referred to in writing is in 1689, in the book of Baron Janez Vajkart Valvasor entitled «The glory of the Duchy of Carniole». The breed and its standard were officially recognized on 2 in June of 1939 with the name of " Iliria Shepherd »During the F.C.I general assembly. in stockholm. During the F.C.I general assembly. in Bled-Slovenia in 1948, the standard was completed and the breed recognized again. However, to 16 in March of 1968, the Iliria Shepherd from the Karst massif, bore the same name as the Shepherd of the Sarplanina massif. In front of two shepherd dogs with the same name, The Yugoslav Central Society decided to name the one from the Karst region "Shepherd of the Karst massif" and the other " Sarplaninac ». Since then, these two races are totally independent.

    Physical characteristics

    Externally, the Karst Shepherd they are hardly distinguishable from those of Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog Sharplanina. They are on average slightly smaller than their relatives who live further south, but the height at the cross accepted for breeding is the same for both breeds.

    It is a dog's size medium, harmoniously built, robust, with well-developed muscles and a strong constitution.

    The head is big, with powerful teeth. The eyes are almendrados, brown or almost black. The ears are inserted moderately high and fall flat in the form of “V”. The tail, wide at the base, takes the form of a saber, drawing a light hook with the tip should reach the hock.
    Hair: quite long, reaches the 14 cm.; the undercoat is well developed.

    • Color: grey iron. A dark shade is preferable on the cross; towards the abdomen and feet the color changes without visible transition to light gray or even sand color, with a dark gray band across the lower extremities. The dark mask on the head surrounded by beige gray hair.
    • Size: males, of 57 a 63 cm. (ideal 60 cm.); females, of 54 a 60 cm. (ideal 57 cm.).

    Character and skills

    The Karst Shepherd is a typical watchdog. Acts largely independently, which is also essential for the protection of the herd. It is very territorial, brave and vigilant, but without biting. He is distrustful and even hostile to strangers, but a loyal and devoted companion of his master and his family.

    The born Guardian needs early and careful socialization and loving but consistent education. He only submits to clear leadership.
    Like all guard dogs, the Karst Shepherd is late developing, reaches mental maturity only at 3-4 years.

    He loves country life and being outdoors. Its ideal habitat is a house with a large parcel of land that it can monitor. With a close family relationship and a task that fits your natural waking instinct. The Karst Shepherd he's a nice companion dog, kind and also obedient, but he will never completely detach himself from his strong independence.

    Overall Karst Shepherd It:

    • Incorruptible guard in the house
    • Does not get along with other dogs.
    • Patient, but still affectionate
    • Forgiving with children

    Karst Shepherd Education and Maintenance

    Only conditionally suitable for the city.
    Outside the mountainous regions of Slovenia, these dogs are very rarely found. This is because, on the one hand, to his great need to move and, on the other hand, to the high demands of their education. The Karst Shepherd are more individual than other sheepdog breeds, since they are often left to their own devices in their “natural habitat” and protect herds independently. An experienced owner with a lot of patience and a sense of mind for your dog will have little trouble educating his Karst Shepherd towards an obedient and calm companion.

    Karst Shepherd Health

    The Karst Shepherd it's quite healthy for a sheepdog, but suffers from some typical breed problems. On average, they reach an age of 10 a 12 years and therefore become significantly older than most German shepherds. The Karst Shepherd, living in a family environment, they are less susceptible to disease than animals that have to sleep in kennels and are permanently exposed to the weather. Boredom is also a stressor and affects the mind and health of dogs..

    Its claws must be shortened regularly.
    They have sensitive ears that swell quickly.
    Very long-growing dogs suffer more often from so-called dachshund paralysis (intervertebral disc disorders).
    Dysplasia of the elbow and hip joints are also more common in these dogs..

    Buy a Karst Shepherd

    Several breeders of the Karst Shepherd they are members of the Dog Club of Southern and Eastern Europe.
    Some Slovenian breeders offer their dogs for export.
    Pay attention to good breeding conditions!
    As the Karst Shepherd they are very rare outside of Slovenia, you will hardly be able to visit the breeder before buying. If you have the possibility, Combine buying a puppy with a multi-week vacation in Slovenia. If your puppy already knows you, you will feel much less stress during the transfer and during the first adaptation phase. You can also check the conservation conditions during a visit to the breeder.

    Karst Shepherd Images

    Photos:

    1 – Owczarek_kraski en el World Dog Show en Poznan by Wikipedia
    2 – Owczarek_kraski en el World Dog Show en Poznan by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
    3 – Owczarek_kraski en el World Dog Show en Poznan by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
    4 – Owczarek_kraski en el World Dog Show en Poznan by Wikipedia
    5 – Owczarek_kraski en el World Dog Show en Poznan by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA

    Karst Shepherd Videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 278
    • Group 2: Pinscher and Schnauzer- Molossoid breeds – Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs.
    • Section 2.2: Molossian, Mountain type. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Pinscher and Schnauzer-Molossoid type dogs – Swiss Mountain Dogs and Cattledogs. Section 2.2 Molossoid, mountain type.
    • UKC – Guard dog

    Karst Shepherd breed FCI standard

    KARST SHEPHERD DOG FCIKARST SHEPHERD DOG FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. KARST SHEPHERD DOG, kraški ovčar, kraševec (English).
      2. Kraski Ovcar (French).
      3. Illyrischer Schäferhund (German).
      4. Pastor da Ístria (Portuguese).
      5. kraški ovčar (Spanish).

    Smooth Collie
    Escocia FCI 296

    Content

    The Smooth Collie It is a breed of dog developed originally for herding. It is a variety of the Border Collie. Some canine organizations, copies of soft hair and wire-haired, classified them as variations of the same race.

    History

    The early history of the Collie's short hair, like many breeds of dogs, It is largely a matter of speculation. The most common view of the race is that they are descendants of a population of shepherds dogs brought to Scotland by the Romans in the 5th century ("See more information about the race"Collie”).

    The modern history of both Collie, soft layer and rough layer, It began in the reign of Queen Victoria, He turned his attention in the dogs of the shepherds and ordered that they bring to their Balmoral Castle in Scotland, some specimens. In 1860 years. At that time, the interest of the Queen, It became fashionable breed Collie of short hair. Thus began the transformation of the breed of dog of farm, similar to the modern Border Collie, Pet highlighting its aesthetics and preparation for dog competitions, sample, for example.

    The Collie's short hair, today is considered a variety of Border Collie in countries such as United States and Canada, which means that they can sit and statistical records, register as "Collie" without specifying if it is 'Rough (rough)’ o ‘Smooth (soft)’.

    In other countries, such as United Kingdom and Australia, they are classified as separate breeds, but for a very short time, the Kennel Club of the United Kingdom allowed the crossing of the two varieties until 1993.

    Physical characteristics

    Smooth Collie is a dog of medium size pulling big, the females measure of 56 a 61 cm. to the cross and the males of 61 a 66 cm.. Y, they weigh in 20 a 34 kg. The standard size of the breed varies by country, is the far larger in the range United States and Canada, and the smallest elsewhere.

    The Collie's short hair is slightly longer than high, with a straight back and a deep chest. The characteristics of the head, especially of expression “sweet”, are considered very important in the ring. The breed has long snout, the flat skull and semi-erectas ears.

    The layer is two-fold, one is soft and dense stuck to the body, and the outer layer is smooth and hard for a length of 2,54 centimeters, with the most dense hair around the neck forming a collar, and in the back of the thighs. The coat requires a weekly brushing. Unlike other Collie, It presents non bangs…, the hair is short.

    The Smooth Collie coat can be of the following colors:

    • Sand: the colour of the famous Lassie, that it goes golden light to dark mahogany. With white areas on the chest, neck, feet, legs, and the tail.
    • Tricolor: black, with spots of color fire and white. With white areas on the chest, neck, feet, legs, and the tail.
    • Blue Merle: that color is a gray marble silver black with spots of color fire. With white areas on the chest, neck, feet, legs, and the tail.

    Character and skills

    The Smooth Collie is generally a sociable dog, easy to train family. Although it is not an aggressive breed, It is always alert and barking when he noticed something unusual, It is therefore a great watchdog.

    Collie dogs - General- they are agile dogs, assets and need regular exercise. It is easy to train, due to their high intelligence and eagerness to please their owners. The formation of this breed requires exclusive dedication and patience, they are sensitive to correction and hide if they feel badly treated or it sobre required.

    They get along well with children, they tend to harmonize well with other animals that live in the House, they usually mix well with other dogs.

    The Smooth Collie is - mainly- a family pet, You can compete in obedience, agility, grazing trials, and other canine sports. Some are still used as working dogs in tasks of grazing (but less and less). They are also very useful as assistance dogs for people with disabilities.

    It has a life expectancy of 12 a 14 years.

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> / Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs). Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. Without working trial.
    • FCI 296
    • Federations:
      • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
      • AKC – PASTORAGE
      • ANKC – Group 5 (working dogs)
      • CKC – Group 7 – Herding dogs
      • ​KC – Pastoral
      • NZKC – Working dog
      • UKC – Herding dogs
  • FCI Standard Smooth Collie breed
  • COLLIE SMOOTH FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Collie, Smooth Coat (English).
      2. Colley (French).
      3. Smooth Collie, KURZHAARIGER SCHOTTISCHER SCHAFERHUND (German).
      4. Collie de pelo curto, Smooth collie (Portuguese).
      5. Pastor escocés de pelo corto (Spanish).

    Kuvasz
    Hungría FCI 54 - Sheepdogs.

    Kuvasz

    The Kuvasz (PL. Kuvaszok) He is a former Hungarian breed of dog Boyero.

    Content

    History

    The Kuvasz is an ancient guardian breed of herds that originated in Hungary, although their distant ancestors were probably type dogs Tibetan Mastiff.

    While the Komondor was used on the grounds lower with drier climates, the Kuvasz was used in the wet grasslands of the highest mountains and the two were an integral part of the Hungarian economy. Later, during the century 15, the Kuvasz became a prized animal, the dog belonged to the Royal Court of the King Matthias Corvinus. Y, Since the Kingdom was offered to visiting dignitaries as a Royal gift Kuvasz puppies, Legend has it that the King was more confident their dogs than in their own Councillors. After the death of the King, the popularity of the breed among the nobles decreased, But even so the dog still their traditional role in the protection of livestock.

    At the end of World War II, almost all the Kuvasz in Hungary had been killed. The dogs were used for the protection of their families, reason why were actively sought and killed by German and Soviet soldiers, while at the same time, some German soldiers were a large number of copies to their homes. After the Soviet invasion and the end of the war, the breed was almost extinct in Hungary.

    The word Kuvasz, probably, it comes from the Turkish "Kavas" meaning guard, soldier or a protector. One theory posits that the Word may have its origin in ancient farmers of Russia-related, the Chuvash, that has contributed many words to the Hungarian language.

    For a long time, the property of the Kuvasz was restricted, but they were finally used by the shepherds as guardians of the flock. That is the job they are known for today.. The dog's white fur allowed the shepherd to easily distinguish it from a wolf while mixing with the herd.

    Physical characteristics

    The Kuvasz should be of good size, solidly built and with a dignified air. The skull should be slightly arched and not too long, wedge-shaped snout. Leads the small ears hanging in the form of V. The body is rather long, with the slightly outgoing ribs. The legs are strong and not too long. The tail is long, slightly curved at the tip, which wears a beautiful plume. The coat is long, rough and undulating. The color has to be pure white, Although the white ivory can be accepted.

    Although the skin is white, the pigmentation of the skin of Kuvasz should be dark and the nose should be black. The eyes must have an almendrada form. The females usually weigh between 35 and 50 kg, While males weigh in 50 a 70 kg, tieneto a bone structure medium. The height at the cross in the males is of 71 a 76 cm and the females of 66 a 70 cm..

    For a casual observer, the Kuvasz may be similar to a shepherd from the Pyrenees, to the Akbash, a Maremma Shepherd Dog, a Samoyed, a Pudelhund white mixed with a Labrador Retriever, Some Slovak dog as the Pastor of Tatra.

    As with many livestock guardian dogs, the color of the layer of the Kuvasz serves a functional purpose and is an essential breed criterion. To develop the breed a purpose clear in the Kuvasz was to realise a mantle of color, to provide pastors distinguish the dog of wolves attacking animals at night. The Komondor, a close relative of the Kuvasz, It has a white coat for the same reason.

    The Kuvasz lost much hair to seasons. The rest of care are complicated. We must bear in mind that it is a dog of strong personality, which is why their education must be early and can be put to the test the patience of the educator. You need a suitable space of movement and exercise.

    Hair: short, smooth, closed and thick on the head and on the front of the extremities. in the trunk, brazos, tie and tail is long and wavy, and often forms ridges and locks. it's pretty rough, a little stiff and in no case felt. the undercoat is fine and woolly.

    Color: white.

    Size: males of 71 a 75 cm.; females of 66 a 70 cm..

    Character and skills

    The Kuvasz he is a tireless keeper of flocks, defending the predators. Previously it had been used also as a hunting dog to pursue wolves, wild boars and bears. It is also a great guardian. In his country the police and army use it as Assistant. In recent decades it has become also companion dog.

    Good working dog, reliable watchdog, Pleasant Home Companion, so is the Kuvasz.

    It has been used as a livestock guardian, but in recent years can be found in households as pet.

    The Kuvasz he is a smart dog and is generally said to have a clown sense of humor, that can last throughout adolescence and adulthood. They are very loyal but patients animals who appreciate human attention, but it also needs its space, they are very independent animals.

    According to the classification made by Stanley Coren after analyzing the responses of more of 200 work of the AKC judges ("The intelligence of dogs", Stanley city, Ediciones B, 1995), the Kuvasz is the No. 42 from the list.

    Despite his intelligence, It should not be perceived as easy to train. Her independent personality can make the training a difficult task that, You can exhaust the patience, even for experienced owners. As a result, It is not recommended for beginners and those who do not have time to train and socialize in a manner appropriate to their Kuvasz.

    On the other hand, many of these qualities make the Kuvasz excellent guardians for sheep or large farms. The Kuvasz has a very special and close relationship with his owner.

    It is a sober and suffered dog, It resists weathering in the toughest conditions, Frequent brushing is therefore, necessary to keep their fur clean. A Kuvasz should not smell bad, This is usually a sign of illness or poor nutrition.

    Homemade dog is friendly, affectionate and intelligent, and above all an excellent guardian, brave and quiet, suspicious and even reserved with strangers. Under its dignified appearance hides a playful temperament which makes him a loyal friend of children.

    It is generally a healthy and robust breed whose life expectancy is about 12 or 14 years.

    Kuvasz Health

    In the Kuvaszok, more serious health problems include hip dysplasia, osteocondrosis (a joint disorder that damages cartilage and bone) and a propensity for cruciate ligament injury. An eye disease called progressive retinal atrophy (ARP) is a potential concern, just like hypothyroidism (a common hormonal disease in dogs in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroxine) and vonWillebrand's disease (a disorder of blood clotting).

    Not all of these diseases are detectable in a growing puppy, and it can be difficult to predict whether an animal will be free from these diseases, so you need to find a reputable breeder who commit to raise healthier animals possible. Must be able to produce an independent certification that the parents of the dog (and grandparents, etc.) They have been examined to detect these defects and considered healthy for breeding. That's where they enter medical records.

    Do not buy a puppy from a breeder who cannot provide you with written documentation showing that the parents were exempt from health problems affecting the breed.. If the breeder tells you that the tests are not necessary because they have never had problems with their lines, that the dogs have been “reviewed by the veterinarian”, or offers you any other excuse to skimp on genetic testing of your dogs, leave immediately.

    Careful breeders examine their breeding dogs for genetic diseases and breed only the healthiest, best-looking specimens, but sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas. A puppy can develop one of these diseases despite good breeding practices. Advances in veterinary medicine mean that in most cases dogs can still live a good life. If you are going to have a puppy, ask the breeder about the ages of the dogs in his lines and what are the most common causes of death.

    Remember that after you have welcomed a new puppy into your home, It has the power to protect one of the most common health problems: the obesity. Keeping a Kuvasz at the right weight is one of the easiest ways to extend its life.. Make the most of diet and exercise to help ensure a healthier dog for life.

    observations and advice

    not a very well-known dog and, therefore, it is difficult to find a puppy of this breed. However, it is more widely used than Komondor, whose cloak scares many potential buyers. In fact, Kuvasz's hair is more difficult to care for, Since it must be brushed periodically to avoid the formation of knots, although it should be washed as little as possible.

    Kuvasz toilet

    The Kuvasz has a beautiful white double coat that loosens dirt but also loosens hair. Brush it weekly with a pin brush to remove dead hair and keep skin and coat healthy. Trim the hair between the toes to keep your feet looking good. Its coat repels water and removes dirt easily with brushing, so a bath is rarely necessary.

    When summer comes, don't think your Kuvasz has suddenly developed a disease causing hair loss. It is normal for the Kuvasz to lose most of its long coat in hot weather.

    The rest are basic care. Cut nails as needed, normally each week the. Brush your teeth frequently with a vet-approved pet toothpaste for good general health and fresh breath.

    Evaluations of the Kuvasz

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

    Videos of the Kuvasz

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Swiss Shepherd Dogs and Cattle Dogs) / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. Without working trial.
    • FCI 54
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
    • AKC – PASTORAGE
    • ANKC – Group 5 (working dogs)
    • CKC – Group 7 – Herding dogs
    • ​KC – Pastoral
    • NZKC – Working dog
    • UKC – Herding dogs
  • Kuvasz breed FCI standard
  • KUVASZ FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Hungarian Kuvasz (English).
      2. Kuvasz (French).
      3. Kuvasz (German).
      4. Pastor Húngaro (Portuguese).
      5. Kuvaszok (Spanish).

    Photos:

    1 – kuvasz by Vkoves / Public domain
    2 – KUVASZ by Swedish Fair from Sweden / CC BY
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    Canarian Warren Hound
    España FCI 329 . Primitive type - Hunting Dogs

    Podenco Canario

    The Canarian Warren Hound is brave, decided to, generous and extremely loyal to his master.

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    History

    The Canarian Warren Hound It is a breed canine Spanish Canary.

    The Canarian Warren Hound, It is one of the oldest breeds that are known today, According to scholars of race data of ago 7000 years. This realize the numerous found vestiges of its representation in engravings, statues and bas-reliefs.

    A native of Egypt, probably, He was taken by the Phoenicians, Greek, the same Egyptians to the Canary Islands and Carthaginian, where it is currently easy to see in the larger islands (Gran Canaria and Tenerife).

    Since its inception, the Canarian Warren Hound has been placed in the wild and in the possession of the peasant who needed to hunt to survive. Given the perfect hunting qualities of this dog: his sense of smell, his ear and sharp vision, as his great speed in the race after the dam, the peasant has had, always, a wonderful ally, It has been able to take advantage of.

    The Canarian Warren Hound, as its name suggests it is found in the Canary Islands, and a dog is little known and disseminated outside their place of origin, It is not easy to find puppies.

    To the present day, is perfectly adapted, both the flat lands as stony and mountainous, sandy, or soft as meadows or swingeing; You can both enter caves that penetrates in Lava Tubes or galleries, in thickets or forests, in the end, not arredra before no obstacle.

    Outside the hunting season, the living conditions of animals are very different: Well-kept dogs can be found and fed on clean kennels, as well as miserably neglected and malnourished chain dogs. Animals that are not or are no longer fit for hunting often suffer a cruel fate.
    For this reason, dogs are increasingly placed abroad by animal protection organizations and individuals – an understandable and well-meaning activity, What, However, brings with it some problems: Dogs, who are usually already grown up, sometimes they are taken out of their simple rural living environment and taken to big cities. Noise and haste can be very harsh for them, his frequent lack of confidence in humans complicates him even more. His pronounced passion for hunting makes free will, that would be absolutely necessary for animal maintenance and to reduce stress, it's often difficult or impossible. In addition, in many cases are infected with so-called travel or Mediterranean diseases, that often require long and costly treatment.

    Physical characteristics

    The Canarian Warren Hound, is a dog from size medium, very light but tough.

    The height to the cross males will of 55 a 64 cm and the females of 53 a 60 cm.. These measures have 2 cm tolerance up or down.

    Has the muscles hyper developed and not adipose panniculus present is easy to appreciate the ribcage, the spine and hip bone.

    Has the head elongated with little pronounced stop, the eyes are small, almond-shaped and oblique.

    Their ears they are rather large, When the Earth State of arousal keeps them in erect and fall backwards when it is at rest, they are wide at the base and end up in tip.

    The limb perfectly Plumb, they are straight, has fine but strong bones. The tail is low, You can take the low or sickle-shaped, but does not exceed Hock.

    The hair the Podenco Canario is smooth, tight and short. In the layer color combinations within the following are supported colors: Red and white, with more or less intense red, and finally, Orange to mahogany.

    Comments

    :

    These dogs start to hunt from an early age, giving cases of animals less than three months that show strong hunting instinct.

    When they discover and/or they chase prey, they emit a characteristic short and repetitive bark, local hunters known as "sing a rabbit".

    Character and skills

    The Canarian Warren Hound is an animal that shows no aggression normally, extremely loyal and noble to teammate, restless, independent, stubborn, worker and intelligent.

    It´s brave and decided to, the race is fast and very agile, generous and extremely fell to its owner.

    There are no guard and defense attitudes, at home it is "all unknown friend", What makes it ideal as a pet.

    If you are raised inside of a Home, Once overcome the first six months of hyperactive life, shown as a quiet animal and customize, attitude changes drastically once comes to the field of hunting.

    In its role of Hunter He has always dedicated to the House of the rabbit and its most important feature is the ability that has to adapt to any type of terrain. It is capable of detecting the presence of the press inside cracks thorny bushes or stone walls, Podenco Canario only to follow the trail of the dam with the smell but not catch it.

    Comments:

    In the Canary Islands is used in conjunction with the huron, Since the latter catches the rabbit by the throat.

    Caring for Canarian Warren Hound

    As already mentioned, the dog should be given a housing environment that corresponds to its predisposition. Rural areas with low traffic and a manageable hunting density are appropriate.
    Proper exercise in any weather with as much free running as possible is a must for this active dog.

    The short coat is very easy to care for; just brush from time to time.

    Canarian Warren Hound Health

    The breed is basically a robust dog with low susceptibility to disease; therefore, breed-specific diseases are largely unknown.

    However, the Canarian Warren Hound can suffer from the typical travel or Mediterranean diseases of dogs (among others, leishmaniosis, dirofilariasis, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis) like all the other dogs.
    Many animals are chronically infected without showing symptoms of disease. However, these dogs are unhealthy and can infect other animals through vectors (ticks and blood-sucking insects).
    Therefore, imported dogs should always be thoroughly examined for the diseases mentioned (the call “travel profile”).

    The average life expectancy is about 12 years.

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    Canarian Warren Hound videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 329
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 7: Primitive type – Hunting Dogs. Without working trial.

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 5: Dogs type Spitz and primitive type – Section 7: Primitive type - Hunting dogs..

    FCI standard Canarian Warren Hound

    Canarian Warren Hound FCI Canarian Warren Hound FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Canary Island Podenco, Canary Island Hound, Podenco Canario (English).
      2. Podenco canario (French).
      3. Podenco Canario (German).
      4. Podenco Canario (Portuguese).
      5. Podenco Canario (Spanish).

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