Pyrenean Mountain Dog
Francia España FCI 137 - Molossoid . Mountain

Pyrenean Mountain Dog

The Pyrenean mountain dog is a guardian and protector with territorial claims.

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History

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog is an ancient watchdog of the mountainous world of the Pyrenees. There it is officially called Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées. The people of the Pyrenees call him the cute little one Patou. The pyrenees, like a vast, deserted and rugged, previously inaccessible mountain range, form the natural border between France and Spain. Here there were and there are wolves and bears, with the consequent problem for ranchers. In addition, sheep used to be one of the few livelihoods of the people here. While in Germany and other Central European countries people mourn the return of the wolf and complain about the damage caused to hunting and herds of sheep, in the Pyrenees dogs such as the Patou from time immemorial. And there are no complaints. Guard dogs are an integral part of every flock of sheep in the Pyrenees mountains.

On the French side, they are officially called Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées or Pyrenäenberghund, on the Spanish side Perro de montaña de los Pirineos or Gran Pirineo. In addition to protecting herds against thieves, wolves and bears, also protected the great properties. His powerful figure, his determination and ability to attack in an emergency were not without effect. The impression must have been so long-lasting that his work was already documented in writings of antiquity and the Middle Ages. Dogs reportedly would have recognized people from afar for their clothing. In 1391 it is said that the Count of Foix did a test. If he came dressed as a tramp, the dogs attacked him from afar without hesitation. If he came dressed as an earl, he wasn't bothered.

The Patou was not a uniform race in the past. In the very remote valleys there were often local races, genetically isolated, optimized for your job task naturally, but in the end the same dogs came out with a very similar appearance and character, although they could have been genetically separated for generations. Extremely harsh living conditions obviously outweighed the disadvantages of inbreeding. Modern pedigree dog breeding became interested in these impressive dogs very soon. Already at the first dog show in France, in 1863, a separate class was established for the Pyrenean Mountain Dog.

An attempt was made to establish the Patou also outside the Pyrenees as a watchdog and protection. In 1907 the first standard was established in France. However, due to the two world wars and the associated famine, the population of Patou outside the mountains suffered serious setbacks. In 1955 obtained the official recognition of the FCI – Fédération Cynologique Internationale.

Physical characteristics

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog is a big dog, imposing, powerful and at the same time athletic and agile. Doesn't seem clumsy or massive, but rather elegant piecework. It has a medium length coat, very dense and flexible, which can be slightly wavy. The bottom layer is also very dense. To the colors that the official standard says:

White or white with gray spots (badger gray or wolf gray), pale yellow or orange (rusty) in the head, ears and base of tail, sometimes also in the body.

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog it has a majestic height at the withers 70 and 80 centimeters in males and of 65 a 75 in females. The weight must be between 60 and 70 kg. The measurements are quite similar to those taken by the Conde de Bylandt when he first described the breed in 1897, when he just called the dogs “Chien des Pyréneés“. The head of the Patou remember the contours of a molosser. Shows a very alert and attentive facial expression. It is a dog that rests on itself, who first of all observes everything, seemingly listless. This is underlined by his eyes, they're supposed to be sweet and dreamy, with its dark amber color.

Character and skills

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog is a guardian and protector with territorial claims. He looks cute and calm looking, sublime and imposing almost like a blank teddy bear, but you must not be wrong. It has a strong character combined with a very own but clear idea of ​​how it should behave – and the others in their domain. This idea is naturally shaped by its use throughout the centuries, where he had to defend his flock to life or death as a guard without the presence of the shepherd and, therefore, had to make decisions independently. The official standard classifies his character qualities as follows:

Since the dog was used exclusively to protect herds against attacks by predators, his selection for breeding was based on his suitability as a keeper, their respectable appearance and also their relationship with the herd. The resulting characteristics are strength and agility, as well as the sweetness and attachment to their protégés. This watchdog has a tendency to independence and initiative, which requires some authority from his master.

A Pyrenean Mountain Dog should only be held by an experienced and mentally strong person. First of all, not a family dog. However, it can become so if you have extremely competent guidance from your master or caretaker and if the external conditions are right. Only then can he be a good family dog ​​and lovingly protect all members of the family., including other four-legged friends. In addition, is a good guardian and extremely reliable protector of the house and all those who, in your opinion -which should be clarified-, belong to it. Towards strangers he is suspicious.

Attitude

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog it is extremely undemanding in its maintenance – if one ignores the aforementioned restrictions due to its nature as a watchdog. It is undemanding in its nutrition as well as in its accommodation. You can spend the whole year outside without problems – as long as you have a suitable hiding place and “suitable” does not mean neither kennel nor chain, because he must be able to move in his territory. This large, self-confident dog is quite sensitive and attaches great importance to a close emotional bond with his human family.. You need a trusting relationship with your master or caregiver.

Thanks to modern pedigree dog breeding, the Patou is better prepared for a big city life than other herd protection dog breeds like the Kangal or the Central Asian Shepherd Dog. So if you have a large, well-fenced property in the country, if you have joy, fun, experience and the possibility of getting involved with these dogs, you can experience a particularly impressive and beautiful facet of the human-dog association.

Pyrenean Mountain Dog Education

The education of Pyrenean Mountain Dog belongs to the hands of a teacher or lover with deep experience and canine knowledge. Like any other race, Pyrenean mountain dogs must be well socialized and educated since they are puppies. It would be irresponsible to want to keep a dog as well as a beginner.

Care and health of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog

Absolutely easy to care for and undemanding. The Pyrenean Mountain Dog generally enjoys very robust health. Some health problems may include hip dysplasia; heart problems like dysplasia of the tricuspid valve; cancers like osteosarcoma (bone cancer); eye problems such as persistent pupil membranes, progressive retinal atrophy and cataracts; dissecting osteochondritis (an orthopedic problem), patellar dislocation (dislocation of the patella) and swelling.

Nutrition / Food

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog he has no problem with his diet.

Life expectancy of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog have a very high life expectancy of 12 and sometimes more years relative to its size.

Evaluations of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed“Pyrenean Mountain 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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Pictures of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog

Photos:

1 – Pyrenean Mountain Dog by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/774692
2 – Pyrenees Mountain Dog, XI International Dog Show in Kraków by I, Lilly M / CC BY-SA
3 – Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog by HeartSpoon / CC BY-SA
4 – Pyrenees mountain dog by Arnaud 25 / CC BY-SA
5 – Pasture of Anterne, Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, Pyrenean Mountain Dog among the sheeps by Jérôme Bon from Paris, France / CC BY
6 – Pyrenean Mountain Dog by Emma.Martinet / CC0
7 – Pyrenees mountain dog by I, Beninho / CC BY-SA

Pyrenean Mountain Dog Videos

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 137
  • 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.
  • AKC – Working dogs
  • ANKC – Group 6 (utility dogs)
  • CKC – Group 3 – Working dogs
  • ​KC – Sheepdogs
  • NZKC – Utility dog
  • UKC – Guard dog

FCI Standard Pyrenean Mountain Dog breed

PYRENEAN MOUNTAIN DOG FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Great Pyrenees, Patou, Montañés del Pirineo, Perro de Montaña de los Pirineos, Can de Montaña de os Perinés, Chien des Pyrénées, Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées, Pyr, GP, PMD, Gentle Giant (English).
    2. montagne des Pyrénées, pastou, patou (French).
    3. Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées, Patou (German).
    4. Chien de Montagne des Pirénées (Portuguese).
    5. Gran Pirineo, Chien des Pyrénées, Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées, Gigante de los Pirineos, Gran Pirineu, Muntanya dels Pirineus, Patou (Spanish).

Puli
Hungría FCI 55 - Sheepdogs

Puli

With its black lace cape, gray or white, the Puli, a breed of sheep grazing from Hungary

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History

The Puli known in Hungary for at least 1.000 years. Dogs like the Puli were brought to Hungary by the Magyar invaders. Dogs look like Tibetan Terrier, and it is possible that this race is one of its ancestors.

The type of work the dogs did depended on their size and color. Light-colored dogs were most useful at night to be easily seen, while the dark-colored ones worked during the day. Among the white flocks, were easier to see by the pastor.

During the 17th century, the Puli almost lost as a breed due to crossbreeding with sheepdogs from France and Germany. In 1912, a program was started to revive the breed. In 1915 A breed standard was drafted and approved by the (FCI) International Cynological Federation in 1924. The dogs had made their first appearance at a Budapest dog show a year earlier and were divided into three classes.: of work, exposure and dwarf. In 1934 breed standard was revised and dogs were divided by height: large, medium and dwarf. An inscription of 1935 in the Hungarian genealogical book he points out four sizes: large (Police), medium- (work), small and dwarf. Medium size was the most popular.

Physical characteristics

It's a solid dog, lean but muscular. The head is small and thin; front view looks round and in profile, elliptical. The skull is rounded; the nasal canal straight and shorter than the skull, with the stop well marked. The eyes are brown; the gaze is attentive and lively.

Has droopy ears; V-shaped. The body gives an impression of great solidity: the height at the withers is somewhat greater than the length of the trunk.

The limbs are straight and muscular. The size of the tail is curved and on the kidneys.

Observations and tips:

Puli's hair is not easy to keep clean. You must avoid getting dirty because you cannot brush or wash.

  • Hair: it is so thick that it makes it difficult to examine the different parts of the body. The head appears round due to the hair that falls over the eyes, that hides them. The coat is made of thick textured hair and a fine undercoat: the right proportion between thick and fine hair determines the "narrow" felting, what is the desired. If there is too much thick hair, the coat is thin. On the other hand, if there is too much fine hair, the cloak will be too pressed. The stringy cloak is made up of uniform hairs that form wavy highlights. Curls are less prone to felting and form long strings. The hair is long on the rump, kidneys and thighs (of 8 a 18 cm.), so that in certain cases, while the dog is standing, hair almost touches the ground. On the other hand, it is moderately short on the head and on the feet.
  • Color: according to the variety, black, black with reddish highlights, different shades of gray, and white.
  • Size: males, of 40 a 44 cm.; females, of 7 a 41 cm..

Character and skills

Dreadlocks usually attract the attention of those unfamiliar with the Puli. But for those who know him and love him, it is his personality that shines.

The Puli is an affectionate and loving dog that enjoys being with his family. It is intelligent, agile and has a strong work ethic. He distrusts strangers and takes care of his family, but you shouldn't be too shy or aggressive.

Like most grazing breeds, the Puli is independent and strong-willed. You need a nice hand, but firm, to achieve their best behavior. The Puli has a tendency to bark, another trait of grazing, so any training program should include an order to “Silence”.

The Puli is a capable athlete, known for being able to climb a fence 180 cm.. Fenced yard and lots of supervision required.

Training should begin immediately for the Puli puppy. Even at 8 weeks of age, is capable of learning good manners. Never wait until i have 6 months to start training, or you will have a more stubborn dog to handle. If possible, take it to a puppy trainer when you have 10 a 12 weeks of age, and socializes, socialice, socialice. However, Note that many kinds of training puppies require certain vaccinations (such as kennel cough) are a day, and many veterinarians recommend limited exposure to dogs and other public places until vaccines puppies (including rabies, distemper and parvovirus) They are completed. Instead of formal training, You can start training your puppy to socialize at home and among family and friends until immunizations are completed in the puppy. You can also invite people to your home, to get used to receiving visitors. These experiences as a young dog will help you become a sensible and calm adult dog..

Talk to a reputable and experienced Puli breeder. Describe exactly what you are looking for in a canine companion, and ask for help selecting a puppy. Breeders see the puppies daily and can make incredibly precise recommendations once they know something about their lifestyle and personality. Choose a puppy whose parents have pleasant personalities and who has been well socialized by the breeder since birth.

Puli Health

The Pulik are generally healthy, but the conditions that are sometimes seen in the breed include hip dysplasia, eye problems such as progressive retinal atrophy and deafness.

Don't buy a puppy from a breeder who can't provide you with written documentation that the parents were exempt from health issues affecting the breed. Make the dogs are “reviewed by the veterinarian” It is not a substitute for testing genetic health.

Careful breeders examine their breeding dogs for genetic diseases and breed only the healthiest and best looking copies, but sometimes mother nature has other ideas and a puppy develops 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 their lines and what they died from.

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 Puli at the right weight is one of the easiest ways to extend his life.. To take the most of preventive skills to help ensure a healthier dog for life.

Puli toilet

The Puli has a dense, weather resistant coat that can be wavy or curly but never silky. The undercoat is soft, woolly and dense. The hair clumps together easily and if left alone it will form shaggy cords as the dog matures, a partir de los 9 months of age. Depending on the coat texture and the amount of undercoat and outer coat, laces can be flat or round. It takes four to five years to fully grow and can reach the ground.

The Puli coat can be brushed or left as a drawstring. If you plan to brush the coat instead of leaving it twine, start early and expect to brush it every one or two days.

The coat doesn't fall off much, but the laces must be separated regularly to maintain their appearance, and they attract dirt and debris. The Puli's coat should never be dirty, tangled or foul-smelling. To avoid problems, ask the breeder to show you how to care for the coat. Trimming the hair around the mouth and cleaning the dog's face after meals is one way to help reduce odor.. Bathing and drying a Puli can take hours. Make sure it's dry to the skin, or it will smell musty. If you don't plan to display it, you can choose to keep your coat short for easy maintenance.

The rest are basic care. Trim your nails as needed and brush your teeth frequently with a vet-approved pet toothpaste for good general health and fresh breath. Check your ears weekly for dirt, redness or odor that may indicate an infection. If the ears are dirty, Clean them with a cotton swab moistened with a mild, pH balanced ear cleaner recommended by your vet.. Start brushing the Puli while you are young so that you get used to it and accept it willingly.

Reviews of Puli

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

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Child Friendly ⓘ

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Watchdog Ability ⓘ

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Puli Images

Videos of the Puli

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss boyeros). / Section 1 –> Shepherd Dogs. Without working trial.
  • FCI 55
  • 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
  • Puli breed FCI standard
  • PULI FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Hungarian Puli (English).
      2. Puli hongrois (French).
      3. Puli (German).
      4. Puli (Portuguese).
      5. Puli húngaro, Pulik (Spanish).

    Photos:

    1 – Picture of a white Puli by http://www.rabakozi-nemes.hu / CC BY-SA
    2 – Pulik by No machine-readable author provided. Pleple2000 assumed (based on copyright claims). / CC BY-SA
    3 – Puli at the World Dog Show in Poznań by Wikipedia
    4 – White puli, sheared by age by Benutzer:Cryptodirum / Public domain
    5 – Puli would Haplochromis / CC BY-SA
    6 – Puli (Hungarian Shepherd), female, 2 years and a half by Wikipedia
    7 – Puli would https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1362559

    Pumi
    Hungría FCI 56 - Sheepdogs.

    Pumi

    The Pumi is a rustic dog, docile, independent and very protective with their own.

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    History

    The Pumi It is a herding dog size medium of the Terrier group, originally from Hungary.

    The Pumi has been used as a "farm dog" in general, in grazing sheep not only, but also cows and pigs, and also for catching small rodents. Originated from the 17TH and 18th century, When the grazing done by dogs Terrier, brought to Hungary from Germany and France, It was somewhat common. These Terrier-type dogs, Hungary indigenous pastors were mixing with dogs, and the result of such crossing gave rise to the sympathetic current Pumi, It is a dog of Terrier blood but with the heart of dog. He was raised as a working dog, an autonomous and free animal.

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    Pomeranian
    Alemania FCI 97 . European Spitz

    Pomerania

    The Pomeranian very active, independent, Intelligent, brave and loyal.

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    History

    The Pomeranian (Deutscher Spitz;, Pom-Dog or Deutscher Zwergspitz) It is a dog of the Spitz family, named for the region of Pomerania Central, Eastern Germany, and is classified as a dog “Toy” because of its small size.

    The ancestors of the Pomerania were Iceland and Lapland sled dogs, He came to Europe because of Pomerania.

    The region of Pomerania, washed to the North by the Baltic Sea and bounded westward by the island of Rügen and on the East by the Vistula River, It was occupied by many peoples, Celtic, Slavs, Poles, Swedes, Danish and Prussian. Its name comes from Pomore or Pommern, what it means “by the sea”, and it was given in times of Charlemagne. Is in Pomerania where the Spitz won fame as a pet and dog work.

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    Pyrenean Shepherd
    Francia FCI 141 - 138

    Pastor de los Pirineos

    The Pyrenean Shepherd It is capable of detecting mood of each Member of the family.

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    History

    The Berger des Pyrénées (Pyrenean Shepherd) is a breed of dog originating in France monitoring pastor, consists of two different varieties: the Pyrenean Shepherd Long Hair and the Smooth-faced Pyrenean Shepherd.

    This breed of dog is very old, the oldest dog is French pastors, but in reality, its origins are unknown.

    Its origin and its history is supposed to be the same, than the other dogs of pastor European descendants of Asian dogs.

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    Polish Lowland Sheepdog
    Polonia FCI 251 - Sheepdogs.

    Pastor Polaco de Valée

    The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a lively, Intelligent, playful and lots of memory.

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    History

    The Polish Lowland Sheepdog It is a breed of woolly dog half original size of Poland.

    The bibliographic data of the race recount that the Polish Valée Pastor, comes from dogs imported by the Phoenicians more than two thousand years.

    Some sources insist that the Polish Lowland Sheepdog, as we know it today it exists in Poland at least since the 13th century, and it is probable that within its ancestors there was a dog of breed Puli.

    Also, they are described as one of the ancestors of the breed Bearded collie. As tells the story a Polish trader named Kazimierz Grabski, it negotiates a shipment of grain for his sheep in Scotland in the year 1514, to move the cattle in the area he took with him six dogs Polish Lowland Sheepdog.

    Apparently a Scottish Shepherd was so impressed with the ability of dogs grazing proposed Kazimierz Grabski exchange a RAM and two ewes for a dog and two bitches. The business was carried out and these three copies were mixing with the local Scottish dogs and there were born the beautiful Bearded Collie.

    The Polish Lowland Sheepdog, as many dog breeds during the second world war he was on the verge of extinction. But - luckily- in the majority of cases, always appears a key person in the history of the breed of dog question.

    In this case the breed was restored and was made by the Dra. Danuta Hryniewicz and his dog, Smok ("Dragón"), Smok is considered to be the ancestor of all copies of Pastor Polish Valee that exist in today's world. The first litter in order to restore the breed was born in the year 1950.

    Smok, It was a spectacular specimen of the breed, with a perfect anatomical structure and a wonderful temperament. The standard of this dog is tried to emulate by Valée Polish Shepherd breeders, for future generations. And Smok, the first born official standard of the breed, It was written and accepted by the FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale) in the year 1959.

    The American Kennel Club recognized the Polish Lowland Sheepdog as a breed in the Grazing Group in the year 2001.

    Physical characteristics

    The males measure between 45 and 50 cm and females between 42 and 47 cm., weighing the males of 18,2 a 22,7 Kg and females 13,7 a 18,2 Kg.

    The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a muscular dog of the mantle thickness of double layer which can be of any color and reason, being the colours white, grey and Brown the most common with black markings, grey or brown. Their color usually is becoming darker as it grows.

    The internal mantle is soft and dense, While the outside is hard and can be smooth or corrugated, but not curly. The hair head makes the head look larger than it really is, covering him in addition the eyes.

    The body It is a square, It seems rectangular due to the abundance of hair, with an altura-longitud ratio of 9:10 (namely, for a dog of 45 centimeters tall, your body will measure each 50 26cm in length).

    The tail It may be very short and even cut, Although it is a practice which is prohibited - Fortunately- in many countries.

    Character and skills

    They are stable, insurance and have an excellent memory which can be worked, Although this breed can dominate his master if it has a weak will.

    When is with their herds on the Plains or in the mountains of Poland, the Valée Polish Pastor can rest quietly, because even if it is in sleep mode continues to monitor his flock and will not allow to escape or a single animal, Once the order has been responsible for everything.

    Today it is used more as pet, It is very easy to be playful by nature it suits any family on all children.

    They adapt well in varied conditions and are popular as dogs of company in apartments, Although they need a moderate daily exercise.

    They love to be with people, especially with the children, they are very protective dogs.

    Comments

    It is important to check your power supply: to be quite heavy for its size, has a tendency to obesity. Exercise and good nutrition in the infallible recipe for good health of the Polish Lowland Sheepdog.

    Polish Lowland Sheepdog Health

    All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems, and all people have the potential to inherit a particular disease. Run, do not walk, any breeder that does not offer a health guarantee in puppies, to tell you that the breed is 100 percent healthy and has no known problems, or to tell you that your puppies are isolated from the main part of the home for health reasons. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about the health problems of race and the incidence with which occur in their lines.

    Having said that, the Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a fairly healthy breed with health issues that are rare so far. Conditions that can be observed in the breed include hip dysplasia, ceroido-lipofuscinosis neuronal, progressive retinal atrophy and hypothyroidism.

    Remember that after bringing a new puppy home, It has the power to protect one of the most common health problems: the obesity. Keep a Polish Lowland Sheepdog with a suitable weight it is one of the easiest ways to prolong life. Make the most of your preventive skills to help ensure a healthier dog for life.

    Polish Lowland Sheepdog Grooming

    The Shepherd of Valée has a long, thick and furry double coat. It has a shiny texture and is supposed to be waterproof.

    Expect to spend an hour a week or some time daily keeping it neat. Brush it with a natural bristle brush and then comb it, making sure to get to the skin. If you let go of the coat, will get tangled and may need to be trimmed. It will take you nine to twelve months to grow back. A monthly bath does not hurt. The positive side is that the Shepherds of Valée do not lose much.

    The rest are basic care. Cut nails as needed, normally each week the. Keep your ears clean and dry, and brush your teeth frequently with a vet-approved pet toothpaste for good general health and fresh breath. Grooming a puppy takes very little time, but it's a good idea to start early so you can get used to staying still while you work on your coat.

    Polish Lowland Sheepdog Characteristics

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Polish Lowland Sheepdog” 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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    Hair loss ⓘ

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    Need to exercise ⓘ

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    Social Needs ⓘ

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    Apartment ⓘ

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    Barking Tendencies ⓘ

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    Polish Lowland Sheepdog Images

    Polish Lowland Sheepdog Videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs).
      / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs.
      Without working trial.
    • FCI 251
  • 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 Polish Lowland Sheepdog
  • POLISH LOWLAND SHEEPDOG FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Polski Owczarek Nizinny, Valee Sheepdog, PON, Nizinny, PLS (English).
      2. Berger polonais de plaine (French).
      3. PON, übersetzt polnischer Niederungshütehund (German).
      4. Polski Owczarek Nizinny (Portuguese).
      5. Pastor de Valée, Pastor polaco de las llanuras (Spanish).

    Polish Tatra Sheepdog
    Polonia FCI 252 - Sheepdogs

    Pastor de Tatras

    The Polish Tatra Sheepdog is intelligent, quiet and independent, loyal and protective.

    Content

    History

    The breed of dog Polish Tatra Sheepdog, It originated in the region of Podhale, in the area of the Tatra mountains of Poland, that's whay the origin of it´s name .

    The race lived the Polish mountains since thousands of years ago, but there is no exact date to record the start of the race. There are theories that pose similar terraces that inhabited the mountains were mixed and from there arose the Polish Tatra Sheepdog.

    Other historians, pose that it was born from dogs imported by Phoenician traders from the East and probably came to Europe from Africa. They also argue, the Phoenicians used these dogs as a commodity to exchange for valuable products, as glass, Silver and tissues.

    Also, other historians recount that the Romans used in battles and also as guard of prisoners, and the nobles tended to use it as a company and guard dog.

    Although there is much controversy regarding the origin of Polish Tatra Sheepdog, breeders of race in Poland, They claim that type Mastiff comes from a dog.

    Historically, the Polish Tatra Sheepdog has been very successful among pastors for various reasons, but one of them, and perhaps the most remarkable - in addition to its inteligencia-es the color of his cloak, that allowed pastoralists to quickly identify a bear or a Wolf, for example.

    In addition, the owners used to cut the hair to the dog and use it like wool.

    While the grazing of sheep will be the most important task of this dog, Historically, It was not the only work performed. Also, they used it as a personal guard dog, of factories and private in general property.

    But despite all these wonders that describe the Polish Tatra Sheepdog, After the world wars was on the verge of extinction.

    It was the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) who prevented that you happen starting in the year 1960 a comprehensive breeding program in order to prevent the extinction of the race.

    Thanks to this action, the race was slowly stretching to far and wide throughout Europe, for the year 1981 the race was already present in Canada.

    While currently it breeds more often and stays relatively stable, the Polish Tatra Sheepdog still known as a rare breed, It is estimated that there are only 3000 copies of the race around the world. Most are in Poland, they have with 600 registered copies, the if United States with 300 registered copies, and then countries like France, for example in the year 2003 registered 150 births this race.

    And in Poland, approximately 150 of those 600 specimens, are they still used for grazing.

    Physical characteristics

    The Pastor of Tatras, is a dog from large size, is very similar to the Newfoundland but completely white.

    The males they have a height to the cross ranging from 65 a 70 cm. and females -slightly smaller- they have a height ranging from 60 a 65 cm.. The weight is proportional to its size, but usually lies of 39 a 59 kg.

    In one head huge, with a wide barrel and slightly arched Vault but with well marked but not abrupt stop.

    Their eyes are showy and medium-sized, they transmit - by the general-una smart look, lively, the shape of the eyes is gently almendrada and gives us the feeling of that would sleep, transmits tenderness.

    The ears they have an average length and are triangular, fitted with long hair.

    The tail, implanted at medium altitude has a length that reaches at least the Hock.

    The the mantle of the Pastor of Tatras, is of double layer. The subpelo, is dense and fluffy, and the outer layer is a fairly notorious long mane around the neck.

    Character and skills

    His instinct, through hundreds of years of ageing, was to protect livestock, reason why easily adopt a family as a herd if it were.

    It is a companion dog and very protective of their own (whether families or herds). It is not an attack dog, but perceived threats to the distance and try to scare it through intimidation, using as I support his strong bark.

    Although maintained similarities in appearance and temperament with at the Pyrenean Mountain Dog and with the Kuvasz (Hungarian). The Polish Tatra Sheepdog it is less distant than those two races mentioned, It tends to be tied to her calf and is more attached to their own.

    The Polish Tatra Sheepdog, is a quiet dog, very powerful but aware of his strength shows sensitivity to the weakest (for example, children).

    Temperament is very balanced, It independent and autonomous but very easy to educate and always ready to learn.

    With children is, especially, cheerful and friendly. Will take you care them as their offspring demonstrating its strong instinct of protection backed by its history.

    Comments

    In the mountainous regions of Poland, where usually lived this as precious dog, Pastors used to put a necklace of iron or with nails to protect it from the wolves. It was a way to avoid bites that wolves usually allocated to the neck or throat of its prey. In the news, they still used kind of necklaces.

    In United States, the dog Polish Tatra Sheepdog it is considered a rare breed. And is not recognized by the American Kennel Club.

    Polish Tatra Sheepdog Images

    Polish Tatra Sheepdog Videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs). / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. Without working trial.
    • FCI 252
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
    • UKC – Herding dogs
  • Polish Tatra Sheepdog breed FCI standard
  • TATRA SHEPHERD DOG FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Tatra Mountain Sheepdog, Owczarek Tatrzański, Owczarek, Podhalański, Polski Owczarek, Podhalan, Tatra (English).
      2. Berger de Podhale (French).
      3. Tatra Schäferhund, Tatrahund, Tatra-Hirtenhund sowie Podhalaner (German).
      4. Polski Owczarek Podhalański (Portuguese).
      5. Pastor polaco de Podhale (Spanish).

    Poodle
    Francia FCI 172

    Caniche

    The Poodle is a CF dog, joyful, Nice, curious and intelligent.

    Content

    History

    The Poodle or Pudelhund is a breed of dog, Since the 15th century to the present day, It is considered to be of exclusive use for the luxury of the aristocrats and nobles. Known for its woolly and curly coat, There are four varieties: Large, Medium-, Dwarf and Toy (miniature).

    Until the Renaissance, This was a collector of water dog, they did recover already hunted prey that had fallen into the water, such as ducks and swans.

    In each language, the poodle Gets a different name:

    • English: Poodle, French Poodle
    • French: Caniche, Chien Canard
    • German: Pudel
    • Italian: Barbone Nano, Barboncino
    • Spanish: Caniche

    From France, the Poodles are descendants of the Barbet, original German swamp; and in the middle ages, He was assigned to tumble as duck or goose birds hunting, so that was selected by features such as its adaptability to the muddy terrain and its resistance to water, What makes this breed, along with others are called water dogs.

    From the 16th century, the poodles began to be famous for her beauty and intelligence, especially in various circus performances and works of art by various authors as Albrecht Dürer and Francisco de Goya. At the time of Louis XVI of France its presence at the French Court was already very common.

    By changes in taste in its appearance, during the 19th century the protection of the fur that was scorned, until then, He had the role of safeguarding of hypothermia, What stylists began to create various courts such as the British Montano and the Continental. For the poodle newborns, began the custom of amputate the tail.

    The Franco-Prussian War began the dissemination of the race as such, intended for millionaires and aristocrats. In the 20th century, only dominated the giant variety, so later emerged with approval of the canine associations - such as Kennel Club - Standard varieties (low diffusion from 1792), Miniature (1911) and Toy (1957). In the final years of the 20th century came the hybrid breed “Labrapoodles” (Poodle combination with Labrador).

    Did You Know?

    These canines curly hair are often considered the national dog of France, although the breed originated in Germany.

    Physical characteristics

    The four varieties of Poodle:

    Poodle large:

    Is believed to be the original variety of which emerged the other varieties, through crossings to reduce the size. The height to cross varies from 45 a 60 cm., is supported 2 cm over, provided that the copy keep proportions. Y, they weigh around 30 kg.

    Medium Poodle (or standard):

    This type of poodle is perhaps, the less well known, and at the same time the more quiet. Measures of 36 a 44 Cross cm, and as in all sizes, just accept the plain colors in fur. The weight is commensurate with its size.

    Miniature Poodle:

    This variety has a height to the cross 28 a 35 cm.. You have to look like a medium-sized Caniche, but smaller and not present any sign of dwarfism. As in the larger varieties, they are judged grouped by colors.

    Toy Poodle:

    The variety has a height of between 24 and 28 centimeters to the cross or lump, always keep the proportions and not submit any symptoms of dwarfism. Are judged all together colors.

    Depending on your health, a miniature poodle lives on average 14,8 years; one Toy 14,4 years; a medium Poodle also 14,4 years, and a Large Poodle live media 13,5 years. Although these data are quite accurate, It is not uncommon to see poodle small, of more than 18 years, or even of 20.

    In the exhibitions held under the rules of the FCI, copies of black, White and Brown are judged in the same group to obtain the CACIB. The same applies to copies of grey, Apricot and Red; the best of each of these groups becomes a final judgment to determine the best copy of the variety.

    For your care, Peel according to your style, requiring a dog hairdresser. Accepted the hair in the form of long-haired head, ears and neck, including legs. They do not loose too much hair and health must clean the eyes and ears. They should be washed with some frequency. The care of the fur is unconditional in this breed, so it is necessary to wash with exclusive dog shampoo and in no case with shampoo for humans, that damages the skin of the Caniche because it causes you to lose the natural oil that has in its hair and, in the long run, brings complications.

    Their care has to be very guarded, because due to his long-haired Kale, thick and woolly, of a single type of hair, It can tangle with ease. They require cepillados every week (without going).

    The baths should be monthly (It is not advisable or necessary to abuse these) with hydrating shampoos and masks. It has to be dried with a dryer and never air. They are dogs that after the silent main hair puppy to adult not move almost hair and are nearly hypoallergenic.

    There are many types of court, but students admitted for exhibition: Continental, Continental American, Scandinavian and Puppy Clip. The Court will be based on the structure of the dog and the taste of exhibitor or owner, the most widely used is the American Continental.
    Apart from the common Poodles, There is also the variety Cordelé, taking this more curly hair and being able to display in the form of strings as the Puli.

    Health Poodles

    Not all of these diseases affect standard poodles, but the conditions that can generally occur in poodles include the following:

    Addison's disease and Cushing's syndrome are two sides of the same coin. In dogs with Addison's disease, the adrenal glands produce insufficient amount of the hormone cortisol. Dogs become lethargic, intolerant and depressed stress, and may have digestive problems. Some dogs may have an acute crisis, requiring hospitalization. The lifelong treatment involves the administration of drugs.

    In dogs with Cushing's syndrome, the adrenal glands produce too much cortisol. Symptoms include weight gain, gasps, excessive thirst and hunger, bladder infections and urinating in the house but the dog has been previously trained. Cushing's disease is usually controlled with medication for life, but sometimes surgery is necessary.

    Another hormonal problem seen in poodles is hypothyroidism (An inappropriate thyroid hormone). Symptoms include weight gain, loss of hair, lack of resistance to disease, excessive hunger and heat-seeking. Normally supplements prescribed thyroid hormone to control the condition.

    Progressive retinal atrophy (ARP) is an eye disease that can eventually lead hereditary blindness. Standard other potential eye problems in poodles and toy are cataracts and glaucoma. Poodles can also be affected by von Willebrand's disease (a disorder of blood clotting).

    Although all Poodles, regardless of size, They are the same “race”, They not all have the same health problems. Poodles toy and miniature poodles share many common health problems for smaller breeds of dogs, as kneecaps that easily out of place (You dislocated kneecaps), breathing difficulties caused by a collapse of the trachea and dental problems due to the overcrowding of teeth within their small mouths.

    The Toy Poodles can also suffer Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, which causes a reduction of the blood supply to the head of the bone of the thigh, causing degradation. The first sign of this disease is lameness, that usually appears when the puppy has to 4 a 6 months of age. The treatment is surgical, after which the puppy can lead a relatively normal life apart from a greater chance of developing arthritis.

    Standard Poodles, like many large breeds deep chest, They have an increased risk of swelling, also known as gastric dilation volvulus, a life-threatening condition in which the stomach twists on itself, trapping air inside. Swell dogs require immediate veterinary care and, usually, Surgery to correct the problem. Since most dogs swell once again swell, the surgeon may also recommend a procedure known as “turn of the stomach” or gastropexia, as a preventive measure.

    A skin problem that can affect the toy poodles and standard is the sebaceous adenitis, an inflammation of the sebaceous glands that causes hair loss and skin problems. It can be diagnosed with a skin biopsy, but the efficacy of the treatment varies.

    Hip dysplasia is an orthopedic problem beginning at puppyhood. Is a malformation and poor fit of the joint of the ball and socket hip. It may be a minor problem or life-altering disability. Treatment can range from something as simple as a daily medication to major surgery, even a hip replacement.

    Last but not least, Standard Poodles have a higher incidence of certain cancers, including insulinoma and hemangiosarcoma, compared to some other breeds.

    Not all of these conditions are detectable on a growing puppy, and it can be difficult to predict whether an animal will be free from these diseases, so it is necessary 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.

    Careful breeders examine their breeding dogs for genetic diseases and raise healthier copies only and best looking, but sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas and a puppy develops one of these diseases despite good breeding practices. Advances in veterinary medicine mean that in most cases dogs can still live a good life.

    Character and skills

    Intelligent, loving, legal and naughty, those are the four words that the poodle enthusiasts describe the personality and character of this breed.

    Despite his actual appearance, the poodle has a playful side, likes to interact with their owners, tends to be very friendly with people and always likes to please.

    If we combine his legendary intelligence with its sociability gives as a result a dog highly entrenable.

    A poodle, you have been taught canine manners, will have a quiet character, especially if exercise regularly to burn your natural energy.

    The poodle is a guard dog who will not hesitate to make use of its bark when a stranger approaches your home, and although he is affectionate with the family, can take you some time socializing with other people.

    An outstanding feature of the poodle is their intelligence (It is ranked No. 2 on classification of intelligence dog breeds by Stanley Coren).
    It is often said that they have a human intelligence, an incredible cunning that surprised their owners. Of course, Intelligent dogs can be difficult. They learn fast, both the bad and good habits

    Basics of grooming poodles

    The toilet is an important consideration in Poodles. Fine and curly coat that worked well when the Poodle spent his time in the water needs to be trimmed regularly, normally every 6 u 8 weeks, depending on the preferences of its owner. It easily fits and requires regular brushing at home, even with a professional grooming. If left untrimmed, coat will curl naturally strings, although some people prefer that aspect.

    Dental care is important, particularly for Poodles Toys and Miniatures. Keep the much brushing her teeth with toothpaste approved by the vet pet and making a veterinarian make regular dental checkups.

    Cut nails as needed, usually every week or two. They should not be so long that they can hear the crack on the floor.

    Poodles Ratings

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Poodle” 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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    Hair loss ⓘ

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    Grooming ⓘ

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    Stranger Friendly ⓘ

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    Barking Tendencies ⓘ

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    Health Issues ⓘ

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    Cat Friendly ⓘ

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    intelligence ⓘ

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    Playfulness ⓘ

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    Poodle images

    Poodle videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 9 –> Companion and Toy Dogs. . / Section 2 –> Poodle. Without working trial.
    • FCI 172
    • Federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC
    • Estádar the Poodle breed FCI
    • FCI POODLE

    Alternative names:

      1. Pudelhund, Caniche (English).
      2. Caniche (French).
      3. Caniche (German).
      4. Caniche (Portuguese).
      5. Poodle (Spanish).

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