Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Gales FCI 38 - Cardigan

Corgi-Cardigan Welsh-de-

Affectionately called the “Dog garden” in his native Wales, Cardigan Welsh Corgi is active and affectionate.

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History

It is believed that the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is the oldest of the two races Corgi. Although nobody knows for sure, their ancestors may have come to Wales with the ancient Celts who migrated from Central Europe. The dog we know today comes from the hills of Cardiganshire, that once they were filled with farms and valleys that were perfect for cattle breeding. His predecessors had cattle to market, their heels for cattle moved, and they deviated from the path if cattle drew back.

Industrialization ended the usefulness of the Corgi on the farm, and people began to cross with other dogs herding breeds, including Collies and the first Pomeranian, which they were much larger than the current standard of Pomeranian. The crossing with Collie You may have thrown the blue merle color to the genetic background of the Cardigan.

For a while, seemed that the Cardigan follow the way of the dinosaur because it was less popular than its cousin, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. At any given time, both they were considered the same race, but the Kennel Club separated in 1934, giving the cardigans better chance of surviving on their own.

Physical characteristics

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi It is best described as a Pembroke tailed, but it stands out from his cousin, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, in other respects. The cardigan has big ears and round and comes in a variety of colors, including tricolor (black and white, with tans or brindle points), blue merle, striped, marten and red. Most Cardis also have white markings on neck, the chest, paws and tail tip. They weigh between 11 and 17 Kg, which makes them a little larger than Pembroke.

Although Cardigan and Pembroke Welsh Corgi were developed in Wales, They have different ancestors: twin sons of different mothers, it could be said. the Cardigans, dog nicknamed the garden in his home county of Cardigan, shares ancestors with another long race, the Dachshund.

Character and skills

Welsh Corgi Cardigan fun is a classic dog grazing: even, loyal and loving. His real goal in life is to spend time and please his people. Its moderate size and activity level make it adaptable to any type of home or family, and it is robust and tolerant of children and other pets. In fact, the company of another dog or cat is a great benefit to him.

Cardigans may not seem athletes, but they are agile. You will be surprised how fast you can run a Corgi when chasing a ball or compete in agility trials. If you can deviate from the path of mad cow, certainly you can browse frames, tunnels, jumps and other obstacles. CARDI has a lot of resistance, You can even walk the trails, but also it conforms with a short walk or play on the playground.

Start training your puppy the day you bring it home. Even at eight weeks old, He is able to absorb everything you can teach you. Do not wait until you have 6 months to start train or have to deal with more stubborn dog. If possible, Take it to the class of kindergarten for puppies when you have between 10 and 12 weeks, 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.

Of course, Cardigan Welsh Corgi distrustful of strangers, thanks to its heritage grazing, so early socialization is important. To counter this trend, invite people to your house, to be used to receive regular visits.

Health Cardigan Welsh Corgi

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi are a generally healthy breed, but they are susceptible to some health conditions, including intervertebral disc disease and eye problems such as progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) and cataracts.

Veterinarians can not predict whether an animal will be free from these diseases, so it is important to find a reputable breeder and insist on seeing an independent certification that the parents of the dog have been examined for defects and considered healthy.

Careful breeders their dogs examined for genetic diseases, and only raise better-looking specimens, but sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas and a puppy can develop one of these diseases. In the majority of cases, still you can live a good life, thanks to advances in veterinary medicine. And remember that you have the power to protect his Cardigan one of the most common health problems: the obesity. It keep a proper weight is a simple way to extend the life of its Cardi.

Ratings Cardigan Welsh Corgi

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

adaptation ⓘ

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Dog friendly ⓘ

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Hair loss ⓘ

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Affection Level ⓘ

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Need to exercise ⓘ

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Social Needs ⓘ

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Apartment ⓘ

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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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Territorial ⓘ

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Cat Friendly ⓘ

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intelligence ⓘ

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versatility ⓘ

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Child Friendly ⓘ

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Watchdog Ability ⓘ

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Playfulness ⓘ

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Image of the cardigan welsh corgi

credits:

1 – FatFairfax / CC BY-SA
2 – Wikimaster97commons / CC BY-SA
3 – RdRnnr / CC BY-SA
4 – Blue Merle Cardigan Welsh Corgi by WJ van den Eijkhof

Videos from the cardigan welsh corgi

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs ) / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. With working trial.
  • FCI 38
  • Federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC
  • FCI standard of Cardigan Welsh Corgi breed
  • WELSH CORGI (CARDIGAN) FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Cardigan, CWC, Cardi (English).
    2. Cardigan (French).
    3. Cardigan (German).
    4. Cardigan Welsh Corgi (Portuguese).
    5. Cardigan Welsh corgi, Cardi, Corgi (Spanish).

American Black and Tan Coonhound
Estados Unidos FCI 300 - The Hound of raccoons

Cazador de mapaches negro y bronce

The American Black and Tan Coonhound (In English: “Black and Tan Coonhound“) It is a breed of dog used especially to follow the trail to raccoons. It is a cross between Bloodhound (Bloodhound) and the Black And so Virginia Foxhound (“Roasted Black Fox Hunter of Virginia”).

Read all the information in the race, by clicking on: Black and Tan Coonhound.

American Black and Tan Coonhound

Welsh Terrier
Gran Bretañaa FCI 78 - Large and medium sized Terriers

Welsh Terrier

The official standard describes the nature of the Welsh Terrier as: “Affectionate, obedient and easy to handle; happy and grumpy, rarely shy in nature”

Content

History

The Welsh Terrier it is a medium-sized and high-performance terrier. Also often called the “small Airedale Terrier“, because it is very similar to it. But it is an independent terrier and not a miniature version of the Airedale Terrier. However, both are not only externally, but also in their nature quite similar. The name Terrier is derived from the Latin “Terra” for the earth. So originally they were working dogs on the land. The first evidence is given by the ancient Romans, in the Middle Ages terriers were already described in detail. Their home is in the British Isles, where you can find them all over the country. In the stables they kept vermin small. Even the big rats were not a problem for them. The hens, pigeons and rabbits protected them from marten and foxes.

It is said that the Welsh Terrier has evolved from Black y Tan Terrier, that were widespread for centuries but are now extinct. Despite this ancient history, entered the stage of modern pedigree dog breeding relatively late. The ancestors of the Welsh Terrier spread throughout the British Isles. However, It was in Wales that the first breeders began to establish this original type of terrier as an independent breed in modern times.. In 1886 the first Club de Welsh Terrier. Since then the breed has been bred essentially according to the same criteria that are still given in the current standard. In 1954 the breed was officially recognized by the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale).

Physical characteristics

The Welsh Terrier is one of the highest performing terriers. His appearance is fast, Intelligent, balanced and compact. It is its external appearance that makes it unmistakable. His height exactly conveys his character: He is very attentive, ready for all actions as a charged power pack, but at the same time calm and without any aggression. This is underlined by the expression in his eyes, for the way he wears his ears and last but not least, for self-confidence, the tail that stands erect. The head of the Welsh Terrier is elongated and ends in a lush beard at the front. Ears are bent forward. The coat is also of a special kind. It's hard, very dense and abundant. Colors are preferred black and tan, or dark gray black with fiery reflections, no brush strokes of ortho color on the fingers. Males have a height at the withers of about 40 centimeters, the weight is about 9 a 10 kg.

Character and skills

The Welsh Terrier has first of all a character that distinguishes practically all terriers. Welsh Terriers are temperamental dogs that never say no to any adventure. They are lively, bright, concise, rapid. They are always alert, they are not aggressive, but they are not afraid and in an emergency they are ready to fight. They are also extremely cooperative and docile.. The official standard describes the nature of the Welsh Terrier as: “Affectionate, obedient and easy to handle; happy and grumpy, rarely shy in nature”. Bold and fearless, but in no way aggressive; although it can be sustained at any time, if required”.

It is a great pleasure to work with these dogs. Welsh Terriers are open and confident, friendly, brave and intelligent. They are faithful to their humans and adapt well as family dogs if their strong personality is not only respected., but also appreciated and managed. Your suitability as a family dog ​​also requires that the Welsh Terrier be given the proper occupation, or better yet, the challenges. Just going for a walk isn't enough for a Welsh Terrier, especially as a young dog.

Attitude

The maintenance of a Welsh Terrier presents no problems. They have no demands regarding the size of the floor. If anything, the biggest challenge is in your temperament. For a Welsh Terrier there is nothing worse than boredom. So you need challenges of a physical and mental nature. Hunting work or sports and games should be on the agenda every day. Welsh Terriers are good companions for active and sporty people. However, when moving in nature, keep in mind that the hunting dog still sleeps in the terrier.

The Welsh Terriers are very suitable for various sports with dogs. They are well positioned as companions to a runner, but also from a runner or cyclist, as long as these sporting challenges are kept in moderation. The Welsh must be accustomed to other pets from puppy. Welsh Terriers are very suitable as playmates for children, they are always in a good mood for fun and robust enough to play with children. However, the house rules must be correct and the terrier must know his role in the family. You can do anything with a Welsh Terrier; he will know how to behave even in the best restaurant. Due to its manageable dimensions it is also very practical. It is always robust.

Welsh Terriers Education

The breed can be trained very well and, if you want, even educated. The clear announcement and the consequence are the miraculous words here based on a respectful and loving relationship with the master or caregiver. The Welsh Terriers they need a consistent education from the puppy's age. On this basis they can be trained for a wide variety of tasks. Due to its high willingness to learn and its body measurements it is also suitable for a committed beginner.

Welsh Terriers Care and Health

The Welsh Terrier has a robust nature. The Terrier Club recommends that your hard, lean coat, which together with the dense and soft undercoat forms the call “english jacket”, be professionally trimmed three or four times a year. In addition, brushing and combing regularly is enough care.

The Welsh Terriers they are a very healthy breed, but they may have some genetic health problems. For example, the breed may have glaucoma, cataract, dry eye and lens dislocation. Hypothyroidism has also been reported..

The breed also has problems with allergies and dislocation of the patella. (a condition in which the knees come out of their normal position). Although there are no screening tests for those and other conditions that can affect the Welsh Terrier, your puppy's breeder must be willing – in fact, anxious – to review the health records of your parents and close relatives, and discuss the incidence of those particular health concerns on their lines.

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. Keep a Welsh Terrier with a suitable weight it is one of the easiest ways to prolong life. To take the most of preventive skills to help ensure a healthier dog for life.

Nutrition / Food

The power of the Welsh Terrier has no problems.

Welsh Terriers life expectancy

The Welsh Terrier it has an average life expectancy of good 12 years.

Buy Welsh Terrier

The best thing to do is buy your puppy from Welsh Terrier locally to a breeder member of the Terrier Club, or you can search the shelter for a Welsh or similar terrier. A puppy of this breed of dog costs 1200 euros and more.

Welsh Terrier Reviews

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

adaptation ⓘ

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Dog friendly ⓘ

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Hair loss ⓘ

1.0 rating
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Affection Level ⓘ

4.0 rating
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Need to exercise ⓘ

4.0 rating
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Social Needs ⓘ

3.0 rating
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Apartment ⓘ

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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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Territorial ⓘ

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Cat Friendly ⓘ

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intelligence ⓘ

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versatility ⓘ

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Child Friendly ⓘ

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Watchdog Ability ⓘ

4.0 rating
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Playfulness ⓘ

5.0 rating
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Welsh Terrier images

Photos:

1 – Welsh Terrier by publicdomainpictures.net
2 – Welsh Terrier during the international dogs show in Katowice, Poland by https://es.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:Terier_walijski_suka_2009_pl.jpg
3 – Welsh Terrier by Shleiderbmx / CC BY
4 – Tallinn, Estonia, CACIB duo 2013, August 17-18 by Tomasyna / CC BY-SA
5 – A Welsh Terrier by Brian chee / CC BY
6 – Welsh Terrier by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/847899

Welsh Terrier Videos

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 78
  • Group 3: Terriers.
  • Section 1: Large and medium-sized Terriers. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Terriers 1 Large and medium-sized terriers.
    • AKC – Terriers
    • ANKC – Terriers
    • CKC – Terriers
    • ​KC – Terriers
    • NZKC – Terriers
    • UKC – Terriers

    Welsh Terrier breed FCI standard

    WELSH TERRIER FCI WELSH TERRIER FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Welshie, WT (English).
      2. Terrier gallois (French).
      3. Welsh (German).
      4. Welsh (Portuguese).
      5. Terrier galés (Spanish).

    West Highland White Terrier
    Inglaterra FCI 5 . Small sized Terriers.

    West Highland White Terrier

    It is a very lively dog, joyful, with great self-love, determined and independent.

    Content

    History

    The West Highland White Terrier, better known as Westie, is a former Scottish hunting terrier. The little terriers from which the Westie they served humans for many years as watchdogs and hunters. In addition, they made themselves useful in the house every day. Keeping houses free from rats and mice, chasing away a marten or fox that wanted to feed on chickens or pigeons at night, proved helpful helpers at home and in court. The true strength of West Highland White Terrier was active fox hunting, the marten and the otter. The little terrier chased these thieves without fear and with all determination to the farthest corner of his burrow, where they were trying to get them out of the burrow, as the hunters counted. Like his three Scottish brothers, Skye and Cairn Terrier, the West Highland White Terrier he is one of the four descendants of these old men Scottish hunting terrier.

    Like the others, comes from the great gene pool of all those Scottish terriers. Only by intentional breeding, namely, artificial separation, Scotland's four genetically separated lower terrier breeds were born. Your current form as “West Highland White Terrier” It is the result of a breeding led as a companion and exhibition dog of the last 100 years. Until 1924 was raised and led along with the current Cairn-Terrier. The pure white color is the result of a selection of external features from the time of the breeding of the sample. It is an expression of efforts to make these four originally identical siblings increasingly distinguishable from each other.. In 1907 the breed was recognized by the British Kennel Club. It was always a fairly rare breed in Europe. That suddenly changed around 1990.

    The advertising industry recognized the attractive effect of this smart and happy little terrier. Dog food brands like “César” remain inseparably connected with Westie. The nice one Westie became widely known as a means of advertising dog food and later other articles as well. Many people knew him as “the television dog”. He was temporarily better known than the Sausage dog or German Shepherd. The serious breeding scene could not meet the demand for puppies from Westie. This could not be said twice by multipliers from Germany and from all over Europe. Dubious vendors massively selling puppies in the dog market. This was not good for the dog breed, your physical condition and your health. Still today many of these breeders, mostly well disguised as “breed lovers”, frolicking on the Internet.

    Physical characteristics

    The West Highland White Terrier it is a small and manageable dog of impressive appearance and self-confidence. He's got a pretty thick overcoat with a hard top layer but doesn't lean. Your undercoat must be hair, short, smooth and dense. Your coat is weather resistant. With a height at the withers of about 28 centimeters, weighs between 6,5 and 8,5 kg. However, the ideal weight is not given by the standard. However, the Westies they are quite heavy in relation to their physical size. Of course, the color of a coat Westie it should always be white and pure white, After all, it's already in your name.

    After the experiences with the fashion hype, already in 1998 a special requirement for healthy farming was set in the standard, so that any deviation that could “harm the dog's health and well-being”. A striking feature is the tail of the West Highland White Terrier, that the standard defines as: “of 13 a 15 cm long; covered with coarse hair, without pen, as straight as possible, haughtily carried, but neither happy nor hunched over the back. A long tail is not desirable, but under no circumstances should it be amputated. The tail of the Westies it is a good reflection of its intelligent nature.

    Character and skills

    The West Highland White Terrier he's a lively guy, bright and confident. In it beats the heart of a true terrier. The official standard describes its character as follows: “Small, Active, bold, robust, endowed with considerable self-confidence and an air of predatory sharpness. Alert, joyful, brave, confident but friendly”. The old hunter has a tendency to independence and overconfidence. He likes to see himself as an emperor.

    One should not only accept this trait with a smile and a broad inner smile., but rather appreciate it. Of course, such ambitions must have limits, but maybe you shouldn't always notice this boundary setting by us humans. The Westies they are very loyal and affectionate. They love their family and are extremely child friendly.. They are characterized by their friendly and kind character. But they are not lap dogs. Despite his agile temperament, the Westies are not restless or nervous. Are alert, reporting unusual circumstances with excited barking.

    Westies Maintenance:

    The attitude of the Westies has no problems. Only grooming is mandatory, especially regular trimming. It has no demands regarding the size of the floor. It can also be kept well on the floor of a big city. Only one should allow him his daily walks. It should be noted that Westies they were hunting dogs, whose heritage lives on even with today's companion. Small dogs are very persevering and can follow their owners without problems when walking. Must be used to other pets from litter box. If he West Highland White Terrier is consistently and lovingly educated as early as the puppy's age, then this sturdy four-legged friend is a valuable companion, that adapts easily and willingly to all the living conditions of its caregivers.

    Westie's Education

    The education of West Highland White Terrier is an often underrated chapter. Although the puppy looks so cute, especially in his first months of life, he is a true terrier very sure of himself. And such a terrier wants to be educated and guided. The Westie requires consequences in education from adulthood. Although small, dreams like most terriers in some corner of his brain of assuming leadership of the herd. You just have to take your education seriously. In all other respects, his education is not problematic. He wants and needs the guidance of his master or caretaker and is a docile companion, friendly and sociable.

    Care of the West Highland White Terrier

    The West Highland White Terrier are prone to rashes with dry skin, and frequent bathing can exacerbate these problems. The bathing them once a month – or a longer interval- does not usually cause problems. It is advisable to use neutral soaps or shampoo to baby and avoid products with aggressive substances, except veterinary prescription.

    After bathing they should pay particular attention in dry him very well the ears with a towel. If brushes you daily or regularly, his hair will remain healthy and bright.

    It is also advisable to occasionally perform a brushing through the grubbing-up of dead hair (referred to as striping), It is a totally painless method which is performed by a professional expert in canine aesthetics. This type of arrangement will maintain the texture and characteristics of the white mantle of the Westie. Also, It should be cleaned them ears weekly with a piece of cotton dampened with water to remove wax buildup and avoid possible infections.

    We must pay special attention to clean with a damp cloth around the snout hair after eating or having dug a hole. The same, the lagrimales should be cleaned to avoid the accumulation of lagañas, Since a dog be white if not caring - diligently- maintain clean those parties they will wear an unsightly Brown and will make it look dirty or neglected. When they are pets should wash with wet wipes for babies, especially the part of the belly already to be a dog with short legs, It gets wet when they make Pee and end up picking up an ugly yellow color.

    West Highland White Terrier Health

    Cubs West Highland White Terrier they may have a disease called “Osteopathy West”, known as “Jaw of the lion or Scottie” It consists in the abnormal growth of bone of the jaw. This genetic disease is autosomal recessive in nature, that means that what a puppy the present both parents should have the gene and transmit it to the puppy; Unfortunately the only way to know if some copy playlist contains this gene is born a puppy and has that abnormality. By the same, Perhaps the own breeder won't know that some copy lacks this until that is born the litter.

    Is condition usually occurs when the puppy is between 3 and 6 months of age and disappears to the 12 months.

    The diagnosis is usually performed after taking x-rays. Treatment of the symptoms is to provide medicines to help the puppy to cope with this period, allowing him to eat and use its snout while it suffers from pain. Corticosteroids are therapeutic agents that are used most frequently. Disease disappears spontaneously when the period of growth ends. Only in very severe cases, It does not respond to treatment, is euthanasia.

    Nutrition / Food

    The nutrition of West Highland White Terrier not usually problematic, as long as it comes from a serious calf. It is not uncommon for allergies and skin irritations to require a dietary diet.

    Westie's Life Expectancy

    The West Highland White Terrier of serious upbringing tend to have robust health and can reach 15 years in good physical condition.

    Buy a West Highland White Terrier

    There are many dubious providers of Westies on the Internet. In your own interest and especially for the welfare of dogs you should look very carefully. It is best to purchase your Westie puppy locally from an FCI member breeder. Here you should pay special attention that there is no inbreeding. Or you can go to the animal shelter and look for other types of terriers. Cubs West Highland White Terrier cost around 1.000 EUR.

    West Highland White Terrier Reviews

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

    adaptation ⓘ

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

    Dog friendly ⓘ

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

    Hair loss ⓘ

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

    Affection Level ⓘ

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

    Need to exercise ⓘ

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

    Social Needs ⓘ

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

    Apartment ⓘ

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

    Grooming ⓘ

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

    Stranger Friendly ⓘ

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

    Barking Tendencies ⓘ

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

    Health Issues ⓘ

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

    Territorial ⓘ

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

    Cat Friendly ⓘ

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

    intelligence ⓘ

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

    versatility ⓘ

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

    Child Friendly ⓘ

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

    Watchdog Ability ⓘ

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

    Playfulness ⓘ

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

    West Highland White Terrier Images

    photos:

    1 – Tara posing in Simancas (Valladolid) 27 one. 2007
    2 – West Highland Terrier by Antonio Villascusa / CC BY
    3 – A West Highland White Terrier in Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands. by Wouter Engler / CC BY-SA
    4 – West Highland White by https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Mateo_Squad&action=edit&redlink=1
    5 – West Highland White Terrier from 1915 by not specified (except those with signature on image) / Public domain
    6 – West Highland White Terrier by SheltieBoy / CC BY

    West Highland White Terrier videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 85
    • Group 3: Terriers.
    • Section 2: Small-sized Terriers. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Terriers 2 Small sized Terriers.
    • AKC – Terriers
    • ANKC – Terriers
    • CKC – Terriers
    • ​KC – Terriers
    • NZKC – Terriers
    • UKC – Terriers

    West Highland White Terrier breed FCI standard

    WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER FCI WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Poltalloch Terrier, Roseneath Terrier, White Roseneath Terrier, Westie (or Westy) (English).
      2. Westie (French).
      3. Weißer Hochlandterrier, „Westie“, ursprünglich: Poltalloch Terrier, Roseneath Terrier (German).
      4. Westie (Portuguese).
      5. Westie, Westy (Spanish).

    Pembroke Welsh Corgi
    Gran Bretañaa Gales- FCI 39

    Corgi Galés de Pembroke

    The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is extremely intelligent, loving and has a great personality.

    Content

    History

    The Pembroke Welsh Corgi (Corgi) It is a small dog native of Great Britain. He has served for centuries as a shepherd, still considered one of the oldest dogs of Great Britain. There is another Welsh race, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi very similar, Although of larger size and long tail.

    There are different theories about the origins of Pembroke Welsh Corgi. It is believed that the two varieties Corgi they are descended from the dog of the Visigoths who introduced the Vikings in Wales to 9th century. Or the Cardigan may be the oldest variety, introduced the Celts into Wales around the year 1200 (name Corgi comes from the Celtic word “CORGI” that means “dog”).

    According to other sources, the Pembroke variety was brought to Wales by Flemish weavers in the 12th century. Independently, What was the origin of the breed, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi was developed in Pembrokeshire) and it was used to guide cattle mordisqueando its paw and barking. The varieties Pembroke and Cardigan freely crossed each other until the decade of the 30. From then on, breeders attempted to emphasize their differences.

    Another theory states that the two varieties of Corgi have a common origin which is the cross between a Shetland Sheepdog and Sealyham terrier.

    This race was used for grazing. The poor peasants of the time were allowed to pasture in the open fields of the Crown, This absence of fences put at risk of lost or dispersed cattle and required a quick dog, clever and who could move smoothly between the livestock. The Pembroke is this kind of dog, that pushes the cattle by the heels. Its low height allowed him to run under livestock without receiving kicks. It has evolved as a domestic animal, and it is the favorite breed of the English Royal family. It is a constant companion and an excellent guardian.

    Physical characteristics

    Although the Cardigan Welsh Corgiand Pembroke they are relatives, his description of race is completely different. The Pembroke It is small in size, strong, robust Constitution, alert and active, It gives the impression of strength and stamina in a small body.

    Head recalls by the shape and appearance to the Fox, with an expression alert and intelligent. The tail is short, preferably natural, When the puppies are not born rabones tail amputates almost completely.

    The hair is fairly long and smooth, in various colors such as red, Jet, beige or black and Tan, usually with white spots, is a truly beautiful dog.

    The Pembroke Welsh Corgi average has a height of 25 a 30 cm., unato length of 30 a 38 cm and a weight of 11 a 14 kg. Their life expectancy is of 12 a 14 years.

    Comments

    In England the Corgi de Pembroke is much more popular than Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Perhaps the most obvious reason for that popularity is that Pembroke is the favorite of the royal family, in particular of Queen Elizabeth II. Outside of England the Cardigan is still less known than the Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

    Character and skills

    It is a very active dog, but the tendency to have them as pets in small homes reduces its activity. If this excesses are added in their food taken quickly to obesity.

    The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is extremely intelligent and loving, with a great personality, very active and worker. Very adaptable to the farms and also, It is a perfect companion dog for children if it is treated as properly and only occasionally ladra.

    Food

    An average dog requires of 150 a 300 grams of balanced per day commercial feed. A fairly common feature of Corgi is their voracity, that leads him to eat too much gives the impression that is never satiated; You must limit your intake.

    Health

    By the length of the spine are particularly sensitive to overweight which can produce osteoarthritis that reduces your life expectancy and the quality of the same.

    This race also has a tendency to hip dysplasia (polygenetic origin), the falls, retinal dysplasia, 's Von Willebrand disease and degenerative myelopathy.

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    Images of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi

    Pembroke Welsh Corgi Videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs). / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. Without working trial.
    • FCI 39
      • 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
      • Pembroke Welsh Corgi FCI Standard

    WELSH CORGI (PEMBROKE) FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Pembroke, PWC, Pem, Corgi, Welsh Corgi (English).
      2. Welsh Corgi Pembroke (French).
      3. Welsh Corgi Pembroke (German).
      4. Welsh Corgi Pembroke (Portuguese).
      5. Welsh Corgi Pembroke (Spanish).

    White Swiss Shepherd Dog
    Suiza FCI 347 - Sheepdogs.

    Pastor Blanco Suizo

    The White Swiss Shepherd Dog is a dog of great temperament, attentive and guardian and never nervous.

    Content

    History

    The White Swiss Shepherd Dog a breed of dog is pastor of Swiss origin. Share origins with the German Shepherd, but has been recognized provisionally as a breed apart by the FCI.

    The 3 in April of 1899, the first dog German Shepherd, as we know it today, It was officially registered. This dog was a completely white male which was used by ranchers and sheepherders for grazing because it was very easy to distinguish it from the wolves.

    The first news about a hatchery White Swiss Shepherd Dog are earlier than the year 1900 and its origin is found in Alsace-Lorraine, to be more exact in the Royal Court of the Habsburgs. On its campus were a breeding ground for white shepherds of pure breed.

    After the creation of the race German Shepherd, all colors were accepted. It was in the first decades of the 20th century, When were the white copies excluded, Therefore, persecuted and almost wiped out in Europe.

    Back in the years 70, Switzerland had imported the first copies of white shepherds, While in Germany - as mentioned above- as these dogs they did not meet the standard of the German Shepherd as we know it today, White shepherds were almost wiped out.

    The first Club of White Swiss Shepherd Dog was founded in the decade of 1970 in United States. For which reason, the race returned to appear in Europe. At first in Switzerland and Denmark, and later in Germany. Little by little, European Cynological societies began to open their stud books for the White Swiss Shepherd Dog.

    A dog born in 1966, it was the first White Swiss Shepherd Dog which was registered in Europe, in Switzerland.

    The breed was recognized in Switzerland of 1991, followed by the Netherlands in 1992. The Czech Republic, Austria and Denmark, They also recognized the breed.

    Switzerland, Despite low popularity had this race, He recovered the race and also assumed the same motherhood, so in the 26 in November of the year 2002 the Federation Cynologique Internationale acknowledged - on a provisional basis- to the White Swiss Shepherd Dog, as a separate breed.

    Physical characteristics

    The White Swiss Shepherd Dog, at a glance and in regards to the physical, He is a German Shepherd in all rule, It is only slightly more elongated and less angular.

    According to the standard, the White Swiss Shepherd Dog, is a dog from size medium, powerful, muscular and robust. According to the standard males must have one tall cross ranging from 60 a 66 cm., females are slightly smaller than his stature is situated in 55 a 61 cm..

    It has the ears large, straight and triangular. The tail scimitar-shaped, is low and at rest reaches the Hock.

    It is the eyes they are fed and slightly oblique tend to be of color dark brown or purplish-brown fire.

    And perhaps, the most striking feature of this precious can is his white mantle of double layer and medium long length. Dense and well separated hair.

    The colour of the mantle is white. The nose, the lips and pads are absolutely black.

    In the year 1933, the white color of the layer was identified as a defect that should be removed by the Club of the German Pastor of Germany, of America and Canada.

    There are even theories, in the news, continue holding the white color is due to a physical defect, to a pathology but such theories lack Foundation and the first test, It is a very healthy dog.

    Its white color comes from a simple recessive gene that both parents must be carriers to continue the color, that is the reality.

    Character and skills

    The German Shepherd, not only the color of the mantle but also in its character differ.

    While it is a dog of great temperament he displays never nervous, But if attentive and vigilant. It tends to be suspicious with strangers but never aggressive.

    It is a dog friendly, very Intelligent and learn with ease.

    It´s fair his family and - as we said - be cautious with strangers, but never should show a timid or fearful behavior and less aggressiveness. Some people think the Arctic wolf is mixed with the race, and there goes your caution, but that only a legend.

    It is a balanced dog, very good keeper and even occasionally has been trained as dogs Guide.

    It is a great companion for everything physical exercise that is its scope, loves to play with sticks, balls, run…

    While its origin speaks of a shepherd dog, today that in some countries is still used in such work, It is widely accepted as a companion dog.

    It adapts perfectly to the home, fond of children but remember that need exercise like all dogs, This always necessary if we want to keep happy balanced our puppies. Let us not forget that it is a working dog that needed physical and mental challenges.

    The White Swiss Shepherd Dog gets along well with other dogs and, also, It is usually good in agility competitions, Search, rescue and obedience. They are also used as assistance dogs.

    The character of White Swiss Shepherd Dog it is softer than the German Shepherd, But if you take genius to protect his family, will not hesitate it to.

    White Swiss Shepherd Dog Images

    White Swiss Shepherd Dog videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dog). / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. Without working trial.
    • FCI 347
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
    • ANKC – Group 5 (working dogs)
    • ​KC – Pastoral
    • NZKC – Working dog
  • FCI Standard White Swiss Shepherd Dog breed
  • WHITE SWISS SHEPHERD DOG FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Berger Blanc Suisse, White German Shepherd (English).
      2. berger blanc (French).
      3. Berger Blanc Suisse (German).
      4. Pastor branco suíço (Portuguese).
      5. Perro de pastor suizo blanco (Spanish).

    West Siberian laika
    Rusia FCI 306 - Nordic Hunting Dogs

    Laika de Siberia Occidental

    In its country of origin, Russia, The West Siberian Laika has been bred as a hunting dog for centuries.

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    History

    West Siberian Laika (Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka), is the product of the cross between closely related species of Chanteisk laika and Mansijak with Russian hunting dogs from the north of the Urals and Western Siberia. Outside its area of origin in areas mainly populated by hunters, This race has widely spread to central areas of Russia; This type of dog that abounds on these sites, they are reared in large installations. In different hunting regions there are special kennels for breeding the West Siberian laika.

    Recognition by the FCI

    From 1980 the Russo-European Laika as well as the East Siberian Laika have been recognized as independent breeds by the FCI in addition to the West Siberian laika. However, the Yakutian Laika, as well as other types of Laika, as the Jezdoraja Laika, the Nenezker Weather or the Karelo-Finnish Laika, are not internationally recognized until now. Within the FCI the three breeds of Laika are classified in the group 5, Together with the Gray Norwegian Elkhound and the Karelian Bear Dog, form the Section 2 “Nordic Hunting Dogs” within this group.

    Physical characteristics

    It is a variable value hunting dog, but also shooting or for sledge. Is medium-sized, Slim and strong Constitution. Her bone structure is well developed, is not mass or rough. Muscle is strong and well developed. It has a strongly coiled tail, He takes her on the back or the back.

    Its fur is hard, short, with developed internal fluff. The outer layer is thick and straight. The internal fluff is abundant and dense hair's outer layer which gives a distant and leafy appearance. In the head, You ears and part of limb hair is short. On the cross, neck and back of legs the hair is longer than forming a collar in the region of the neck and a beard in the cheek area; the rear extremities presents some feathers.

    Is white, salt and pepper, Red or gray in all colors. Allow the color black, also spotted or with the same color plates.

    Strong similarity to the wolf

    With the often hairier males, it even produces a kind of mane. This feature reminds of a wolf, with which the Laika not only share the pointed and high ears, narrow wedge-shaped head and small oblique eyes, but also strong teeth and coat color, often similar to wolf.

    Varied coat colors and a typical striped tail

    However, the colors of him West Siberian laika are very diverse depending on the wide range of the breed and the large number of local strokes, ranging from pure white to black, pepper and salt, the color of the wolf, reddish brown, grey, the pied or the spotted. Characteristic of all races of Russian Laika is the striking striped tail, worn both on the side and on the back.

    Character and skills

    Independent hunter and close ally.

    Like most hunting dogs, the West Siberian laika also has some independence. Not only in hunting, but also as a watchdog, companion dog or sled dog, sometimes acts independently and autonomously. However, this does not mean that it cannot adapt to its humans. On the contrary: the Laika feels closely connected to her reference person and always seeks their proximity. Even when hunting, never strays too far from his guide and ensures every 20 or 30 minutes of hunter following.

    The intense relationship with humans allows him Laika – despite its original roots – be used as a herding dog, protection, guard or shooting.

    Life in the family

    Once an owner has earned the trust of his Laika, even the most demanding training goals can be achieved. It is important that the West Siberian laika have a firm place in your “in the sense” from the beginning and allow him to participate closely in the life of his people. In doing so, is closely linked to your “leader of the pack”, but also shows himself as a patient and loving companion when dealing with other family members, especially with the children. If you socialize early and comprehensively, living with other dogs and pets usually works without problems.

    Activities with the West Siberian laika

    Despite these characteristics, the West Siberian laika is and remains primarily a working dog, for which his “work” is as important as its people. A life as a pure domestic and family dog ​​certainly does not do justice to its nature.. Only if you can sufficiently demonstrate your stamina, agility, speed and intelligence, will present himself at home as a calm and balanced companion.

    The West Siberian laika I want to be “needy” and, therefore, you should definitely receive an assignment that challenges you both physically and mentally. Owners who don't run their Laika like the hunter he is, they must provide for sufficient substitute employment, for example, in sport form (Agility), training dog sport, runway and nose work or training as a rescue dog.

    Health of the West Siberian laika

    Unlike many other dog breeds, which often developed rather by coincidence, Russian dogs already had exact ideas about the useful characteristics of this breed very early. The breeding of him West Siberian laika it was soon subjected to strict controls and took place in breeding stations approved by the central state. In order to preserve the excellent qualities of hunting, officially organized tests were introduced. Dogs that did not meet the high requirements for use were systematically excluded from breeding.

    Healthy and robust working dogs

    Strict breeding requirements and tough selection led to the good hunting dog qualities and excellent sensory perceptions of dogs being preserved to this day. At the same time, high concentration on utility ensured that outward appearances became less of an affair. A breeding of pure beauty, that as the examples of other dog breeds show, often led to health problems, was avoided in the West Siberian laika. The hereditary diseases typical of the breed, with which fashionable dogs often fight, are not known in this original breed. Even generalized joint diseases, such as dysplasia of the hip joint (HD), rarely occur in this Laika.

    Nutrition of the West Siberian laika

    Dog owners shouldn't change their diet too often either.. Although the West Siberian laika is not very picky about his diet, the constant changes in the food plate could overload even your robust stomach. As a descendant of the wolf, dogs don't need many different foods to stay healthy. Unlike us humans, that we should have a diet as varied as possible and whose menu includes meat, fish and vegetables, as well as potatoes, noodles and other cereal products, dogs need meat above all. Both their teeth and their digestion are oriented to the processing of foods based on meat. Different types of meat and changing tastes are, by the way, desirable with respect to this main ingredient.

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    Pay attention to your dog's nutritional needs. Whether you feed your dog wet meat, dry, raw (BARF) or cooked, it is important that the amount and content of the food meet the specific nutritional needs of your dog. These requirements depend on very individual criteria such as race, size, age, activity level and health status and may vary accordingly. If the composition is correct, a Laika adult can get by with one or two meals a day. After feeding, the feeding bowl should be cleaned and should only be available again the next day or for the next meal. It is better to avoid snacking between meals or the constant administration of treats. However, fresh drinking water should always be available for your dog.

    Buying a West Siberian Laika

    With his healthy nature, robust and original, the West Siberian laika satisfies the desire of many dog ​​lovers for something “Wild” in our modern and civilized everyday life. And finally, but not less important, the wolf appearance of this breed fascinates people. This natural beauty, coupled with excellent hunting performance, made of him West Siberian laika one of the most popular dog breeds of the former Soviet Union already in 1960.

    How much does a West Siberian laika puppy cost?

    In Europe, the Time to fall still rarely seen. So it is extremely difficult outside of Russia to get a purebred Laika from a proven breeding line.. Long, arduous roads and a comparatively high puppy price between 1.300 and 1.500 EUR are the rule. Even if you have found a suitable breeder after a long search, you may be advised not to buy a Laika. Don't be surprised if during the first meeting you are asked very personal questions about your profession., their living conditions, your future plans and marital status. For committed and serious breeders, the welfare of dogs is, as a last resort, more important than financial benefit. After all, keeping such a demanding animal takes a long time, experience and space.

    People who are primarily attracted to the appearance and originality of this Laika they must therefore carefully consider whether their living conditions and character really fit this breed. If in the end you are still convinced that the West Siberian laika is the correct breed, you must prepare well for the purchase of the new “family member”. Not only are you doing yourself a favor, but above all the dog, because this Laika demands your undivided attention “handler” and does not tolerate a change of owner very well.

    Caring for the West Siberian laika

    Although the West Siberian laika he is a very robust dog, you need not only a healthy diet but also proper care to stay healthy and vital. Its hard and soft top layer repels dirt and water well, but you still need to brush regularly (about twice a week). During the change of coat, you Laika should be brushed daily to remove dead hair and strands. In general, the owners of this breed of dog should not be disturbed by the hair of the dogs in the house, because although the West Siberian laika he is basically a very clean dog, lose a lot of hair, that spreads across the sofa, the carpet and the floor. In addition to the toilet, the claws should be regularly shortened and the ears, teeth and feet should be checked and cleaned.

    Keeping

    Regarding the attention, the time required can be manageable, but the use of a Laika alone takes a lot of time (free). Who chooses a West Siberian laika should therefore not have to work full time. This human-oriented working dog is not made for long periods of solitude. As an original hunting dog needs a lot of career, an appropriate task and lots of contact with your reference person. A hatchery in a small town flat is, therefore, as unsuitable as a kennel. The dog of the Siberian breed is most comfortable in a house with a large fenced garden, where you can be close to your humans at all times.

    No dog for beginners

    Also for the education of this Laika a close relationship between dog and human is a basic requirement. If your dog trusts you, you can trust your competence and sovereignty as “leader of the pack” and is sure of his closeness and love, will follow you willingly – despite its original roots as an independent hunting dog. But to reliably fulfill the role of a competent leader of the pack, technical knowledge is required, consistency and strength of character. The West Siberian laika certainly not a beginner dog.

    Evaluations of the West Siberian laika

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “West Siberian laika” 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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    West Siberian laika pictures

    Photos:

    1 – West Siberian laika by https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:West_Siberian_Laika.jpg
    2 – West Siberian laika by ecured
    3 – Riga, Baltic Winner -2013, 9-10 Nov by Tomasyna / CC BY-SA
    4 – Riga, Baltic Winner -2013, 9-10 Nov by Tomasyna / CC BY-SA
    5 – First-generation (F1) wolf-dog hybrid from Wildlife Park Kadzidlowo, Poland (photos: A. Krzywinski) by Maris Hindrikson et al / CC BY
    6 – This is a 4 month old West Siberian Laika female pup. It is at this stage when a WSL pups unique natural hunting instincts become evident by Meribelles at English Wikipedia / CC BY-SA

    West Siberian laika videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 306
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs. With working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.

    FCI West Siberian laika Standard

    West Siberian laika FCI West Siberian laika FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. WSL, Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka (English).
      2. Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka (French).
      3. Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka (German).
      4. Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka (Portuguese).
      5. Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka (Spanish).

    Keeshond
    Holanda FCI 97 . European Spitz

    Keeshond or Wolfsspitz

    Even today the Keeshond is known for its faithfulness and loyalty.

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    History

    Are Wolfsspitz and Keeshond identical?

    This question repeatedly leads to confusion among experts and laymen alike.. Although most cynologists today use the Dutch name Keeshond and the german name Wolfsspitz as a synonym for the same breed of dog, a closer look reveals some differences between Wolfsspitz and Keeshond. For example, the Wolfsspitz is usually slightly larger than the Keeshond, while the latter has a slightly longer and even bulkier coat. But how is it possible that such differences exist?

    A look at history helps

    To understand the development of Wolfsspitz or Keeshond, the origin of the dog breed is worth taking a look at. Because it is true that both variants have a common origin and this goes back a long time. The Spitz, probably descended from the Stone Age peat dog, It is considered one of the oldest dog breeds in Germany and, thanks to his outstanding achievements as a house dog, yard and guard, has become an indispensable everyday companion for many generations.

    Dutch People's Party mascot

    The dutch Cornelis “Kees” of Geyzelar, the leader of the Dutch People's Party, he also had an extremely loyal companion in his Wolfspitz. In 1781 the dog of Kees became a symbol of the patriotic revolution. Since then dogs of this type were called “Keeshond” in Holland. Today this name is used in the Netherlands as a generic term for the five variants of the German Spitz. For a more exact differentiation, name extensions are used here, as “Dwergkeeshond” (= spitz enano), “Grote Keeshond” (= large spitz) or “Wolfsgrijze Keeshond” (= spitz lobo).

    From Germany and the Netherlands to the whole world

    From Germany and the Netherlands, the breed eventually made its way to other European countries and the US., where, depending on the origin of the dogs, the name of Keeshond or Wolfsspitz. Over time, two different breeding lines were developed, each of which preferred different characteristics. In direct comparison with the Keeshond dutch and the Wolfsspitz German, subtle differences are observed, like a smaller stick size and a longer fur on the Keeshond against longer runs and a slightly shorter coat on the Wolfsspitz. However, an exact differentiation of both phenotypes was never successful due to the abundance of similarities.

    Depending on the country, the terms Keeshond or Wolfsspitz are therefore used very differently. While “Keeshound” is used in the Netherlands as a generic term for “Spitz“, the name in Great Britain and in the US. refers exclusively to the variant of the Wolfsspitz. In scandinavia, both names are common and represent different variants. German cynologists and breeders often use the name “Wolfsspitz” to describe both types. To differentiate it from “Keeshound“, that was developed more abroad, the German Wolfsspitz is sometimes also called the “old german type”.

    Physical characteristics

    The docile and friendly nature of the Keeshond contrasts with its original appearance, almost wild. The dense coat, average length, has abundant undercoat and is silver gray with black hair tips. The cloudy gray fur, reminiscent of the drawing of a wild wolf, is typical of this breed of dog, which also carries the “Wolf” in her name.

    With a height at the cross of 43 a 55 cm el Keeshond is one of the largest representatives of the German Spitz. Compared to other dog breeds, is of medium height.

    As is typical of a Spitz, the Keeshond also has a pointed snout, like that of a fox. The muzzle and ears are usually black, the bushy mane surrounding the shoulder ring is a lighter silver gray and darkens again on the back and belly. The tail is very bushy and is carried confidently from the back.

    Character and skills

    In order not to cause further confusion in the following breed description, we use the names of the breed “Keeshond” and “Wolfsspitz” as synonyms at this point. After all, both variants are hardly distinguished in the description of their character and appearance. But what is it that really distinguishes the character of these dogs?

    Faithful and loving guard dog

    Even today the Keeshond is known for his faithfulness and loyalty. Along with their high level of care, his distrust of strangers and his early attack, these characteristics made it an excellent and extremely popular watchdog among farmers and other large landowners. Even as today's family dog ​​and companion, has retained his loyal and caring nature and vigilance. The Keeshond he is extremely in need of love and always seeks the closeness of his humans. Of course, being alone is not in his nature. Thanks to its pronounced “will to please”, namely, the desire to please their humans and their undemanding nature, can fortunately accompany his humans (almost) everywhere. It is capable of adapting to the living conditions and daily life of its owners and hardly demands anything from its owners., as long as you know your loved ones closely.

    Uncomplicated family dog

    Properly, it also does not demand much of its movement and is also satisfied with “laziest days”. However, is very open to long walks or even dog sports. If you are allowed to share these experiences together with your human, the Keeshond proves to be an extremely lively and spirited companion, who is sometimes even said to have a certain high spirit. Therefore, in the case of young children it is better not to leave it unattended (which applies to almost all dog breeds). However, the Keeshond it is an uncomplicated family dog, who tends to get along very well with children and other pets.

    Education

    However, so that your balance and frugality are developed to the maximum, a good and consistent education is required, and this applies to all dogs in principle. Apart from learning the most important basic commands, it is often a matter of limiting your barking pleasure. The Keeshond, that carries the guard in the blood, attacks early and tends to become a thief, especially when bored. However, by socializing as soon as possible, consistently showing their limits and working harder to use their temperament, you can significantly reduce their barking and make sure your Keeshond only hit when really necessary. At the same time, you would do well to accustom your loving four-legged friend to being alone as soon as possible, even for a short time.

    Basically, the Keeshond is considered very docile, intelligent and above all people-oriented. If the dog-human relationship is correct, namely, if the necessary mutual trust prevails, you Keeshond will always try to please you and will soon dismiss any behavior you don't like.

    Care

    Despite the dense fur, spending on care is kept within limits with the Keeshond. The undercoat is not prone to knots or tangles, so it is enough to brush it regularly and briefly. An advantage of Keeshond is that their fur has very little odor. So you don't have to worry about strong dog smells with this breed.

    As with all dogs, the eyes, the legs, teeth and ears should be checked and cleaned regularly. You should also get annual checkups at the vet, vaccinations and deworming.

    Keeshond Health

    Breed-typical diseases are not known to occur in the Keeshond. The original dog breed is very robust and undemanding. An age of 15 years and more is not uncommon for him. This is probably due to the fact that the breed has never been overgrown. Although it was quite popular in difficult times, especially during WWII, due to its frugality, the wild and original Keeshond never became a “fashion dog”.

    Breeding and buying Keeshond

    Until today, the Keeshond it is a rather rare breed of dog. So it may take a while to find breeders of Keeshond they are expecting puppies. Use this time to optimally prepare for your new four-legged roommate.. In addition to the necessary initial equipment, like a bowl and a blanket for the dog, it should also clarify important issues like: “Who will take care of my dog ​​if I have to travel or I am sick?”, “What vaccines are necessary?” and “What food does my dog ​​need?”. If he Keeshond it's your first dog, you should learn the most important basics about dog training and breeding before you buy it. In addition to informational texts from the Internet or books, It is often very helpful to talk to experienced dog breeders or owners. You can make contacts, for example, with a registered dog club for him German Spitz, dog schools and breeders.

    Wolfsspitz nutrition

    An important question that dog owners must ask themselves over and over again is, What dog food does my four legged friend need? Although it is considered that Keeshond It is not very demanding and it is said that they were content with a potato a day during World War II, you need to make sure your dog receives all the important nutrients. Nutritional requirements don't just vary from dog to dog, they also depend on the age of the dog. For example, a puppy that is still growing will naturally need a different food than an adult dog or an elderly man who spends most of his time lying on his blanket. In addition, the amount and type of exercise, as well as the size, weight and health, will affect the dog's needs. In case of doubt, consult your veterinarian or breeder to determine your dog's exact needs.

    Dry food, wet food or BARF method?

    There are now several dry or wet food suppliers offering food mixes that are specifically tailored to the needs of a breed., specific age or body size. Pay attention to the high proportion of high quality meat and vegetables in the feed. You should avoid meat scraps in the feed that do not provide the dog with any significant content. Another indication of inferior quality is an excessively high proportion of cereals. Although the risk of being overweight in the Keeshond bigger is not as high as in the spitz enano, for example, also starts comparatively fast – like all German Spitz. A healthy alternative to conventional dog food is the BARF, but this feeding method requires some knowledge and experience.

    Keeshond reviews

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

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    Type and recognitions:

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

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 4 European Spitz.
    • AKC – Non-Sporting
    • ANKC – Non-Sporting
    • CKC – Non-Sporting
    • ​KC – Utility dogs
    • NZKC – Non-Sporting
    • UKC – Northern races

    Alternative names:

      1. Kees, Dutch Barge Dog, Smiling Dutchman, German Spitz, Deutscher Wolfspitz, Wolfspitz (English).
      2. spitz loup, keeshond (French).
      3. (German).
      4. Spitz alemão, Chien Loup, Spitz lobo (Portuguese).
      5. Wolfspitz, Deutscher Wolfsspitz, Dutch Barge Dog (Spanish).

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