More than one 85% Spaniards prefer the car to travel with your pet

However, not all owners carry yours with the correct restraint systems

The Andalusian, Madrid and Valencia, the most traveling with your pet

On the occasion of Easter are many travelers who carry with your pet for her also enjoy the holidays. In this situation the comparator He wanted to analyze. Yes, because, What is the preferred mode of transportation? Are we properly in the car? The last report of the entity responds to these and other questions.

Like this, analysis reveals that more than one 85% Spaniards prefer the car to travel with your pet against other means of transport such as train or plane, whose followers are reduced to 11,4% and to the 3% . A point that ignorance of users and restrictions on transport companies themselves are particularly relevant. In fact, Renfe own limited service pets less than 10 kg. In the case of long distance trains, In addition, you need to buy a ticket for them.

The limitations established airlines are similar, although the entity vary greatly. However, obtaining documents and permits in accordance with the legislation of the country of destination can condition the trip. For buses, most Refine your transfer to the trunk.

Andalusians, Basques and Madrileños, the most traveling with your pet

As for those who most travel with their pet, analysis shows differences between geographical areas. In particular, Andalusians are those who do more often, in a 74% occasions. They are followed by the Basques and Madrileños, with a 73%. On the opposite side we find the pet owners of Galicia and Castilla y León, that only they carry with them the 51% of the times. The Catalans do in the 55% travel.

The 32% of pets, loose

Unfortunately, The report also reveals that Hit 1 of each 4 drivers distracted them their pet at the wheel. Specifically are males aged 18 and 24 years who suffer most from these distractions. The blame, of course, it is not our animals: to 32% those who have a pet let it loose inside the passenger compartment.

Something that poses a serious threat to the safety of members of the vehicle and the animal itself. Now well, only 4% supports always do, while the 28% remaining points to only acts thus occasionally. As for sex, Men wear loose their pets more often; in particular, a 23% more than women.

The figures still become more important if we consider that more than half of these drivers -specifically, 59.4% - have children. Unfortunately, combining child and animal loose in the rear seats would increase the risk of carelessness during driving and, Therefore, of being immersed in an accident.

“The most recommended way to transport your pet by car is doing in the backseat, combining the carrier with the dividing grille”, Carlos remembers Bruggeman, cofounder of “However, the current General Traffic Regulations does not explicitly list how pets must travel, but it indicates that both objects transported animals should be positioned appropriately to avoid interfering with the driver”, impacts.

In addition, we can not forget that, If a frontal collision occurs, deceleration causes the weight of this (in this case, our mascot), multiply sign 20 or 30. “I.e., in a crash of this type 50 kilometres per hour, a dog of 10 kilos would a mass of a collision 200 or 300 kg. Something that could result in a more severe damage than a priori might think”, explains Brüggeman.

The expert also points to possible injuries of animals as, as a rule, insurers do not consider them “vehicle occupants”. However, there are specific policies to cover veterinary expenses and even contemplate compensation for accident or death.

How do I know if my pet feeding well?

As well as having a dog or cat has benefits for us and our home, It is also a responsibility we must assume. A pet is a member of the family and as such, He deserves to have good health and lots of love.

Within the health of a pet, food plays a vital role, as it should be balanced and adapted to each particular animal, giving you the nutrition you need. Below, you will see how to choose the ideal food for your pet and signals that can denote a poor diet.

Tips to adequate food

Among the possibilities to feed your pet, are home and industrial food options, wet food or feed. The diet you choose for your pet depends on you, but it is better if you consult a professional to make sure you choose the best option for that particular dog or cat.

One of the meals is chosen feed, because it is a very practical and affordable food and you can find a great deal on the market. This food should suit race, size and age of your pet to provide all the necessary nutrients in a personalized diet for the animal.

The best in these cases is to opt for good quality meals as you make sure they contain many nutrients and low in fat, something beneficial for your pet. You can choose the Acana feed for dogs that different types of pet and adapts specific needs.

After having found the right food for your pet, be sure to feed at least twice a day and always in the same place, to form a routine. On the other hand, you must leave plenty of fresh, clean water available during the day, since hydration is very important for good health of the animal.

Signs denoting a poor diet

In addition to carefully choose food for your dog or cat, there are other signs that may indicate whether your pet nutrition is still right. There are various details of the overall health of your animal you can look carefully to prevent illness and achieve having a great health.

One of the simplest ways to see if the pet is being well fed is by weight, if you are too fat or too thin, It can be a bad sign. Animal obesity is increasingly common, mainly caused by poor diet high in fat and physical inactivity. On the other hand, You can tell if your pet is suffering from food deficiency by their faeces, because if they are easy to collect and firm, probably means it has a good digestion.

Each animal has different nutritional needs, so it is important to choose the right food for your dog or cat depending on its particular characteristics. In addition to food, there are other aspects that help our animal have good health and bathrooms, exercise and disease prevention. With good general health, your dog will enjoy a long and happy life with you.

Alaskan Malamute
Estados Unidos FCI 243 Sledge Dogs

Alaskan Malamute

It is reputed to be stubborn and difficult to train among people who do not know.
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Alaskan Malamute History

Also called Mally. It is native to the Arctic dog, and one of the oldest breeds within the sledge dogs.

It's a dog with a strong appearance, strong, with good musculature. It is capable of carrying significant weight (until 20 kg) for tens of kilometres. This is a very ancient race, from the first races of sled dogs.

Raised by a tribe of Inuit call mahlemiut. The meaning of the word mahle It is unknown, but it is known that mouse means “town of”. Mahlemiut as Mahle people can therefore be interpreted. Following the English phonetics, diction is then transformed into MALAMUTE.

The area inhabited by the people of the MALAMUTE were the banks of Kotzebue Sound, a territory between two large rivers: the Kobuk and the Noatak. Men and women of the tribe mahlemiut (MALAMUTE) They were highly prized among others Inuit tribes for their courage, his pride and his skill in hunting and fishing.

    These dogs were famous for their beauty and characteristics of strength and endurance, they did of them optimal elements for shooting.

They were, in general, larger and more powerful than the other Nordic dogs, with similar in appearance to the Wolf and large and soft tails carried on the back. Contemporary witnesses tell it between 1870 and 1880 approximately, the caribou, for unexplained reasons, They changed their usual migration routes and taking away the Malamute tribes an important source of livelihood.

In these conditions families no longer could afford keep groups of dogs trained for more than two or three copies: testimonies of the time talking about men, women and even children helped their dogs to pull the sledges. So the population began to decline and the way they ran their dogs.

Its ability to carry heavy loads it is revealed when he is chosen for expeditions to the Arctic Circle, as the two who placed the Admiral Byrd. They were also used as a rescue of injured dog in World War II.

His presence, always with the head-up, It gives some impressive aspect that, However, It is not at odds with a very friendly and playful character with their owners, Although it gives the impression of being a very serious dog anyone that knows no race.

Physical characteristics Alaskan Malamute

Its height and weight normal vary 60-65 cm. on the cross and 35-40 kg for males, and 55-60 cm and 30-35 kg for females. It has two layers hair: an external, thick and rough, and an internal feel oily and woolly, and it is longer in the area of the neck and shoulders, on the back and the tail. Its color It is predominantly gray but colors ranging from white to reddish sand allowed.

Their lores they are triangular, always in tip, medium-sized. The eyes They are alive, on alert, medium-sized and almendrada form.

The Alaskan Malamute is a big dog with hair mantle that characterizes him, You can give the impression of being a “shielded” among the dogs.

In contrast to other races, When it gets wet is not drastically reduced its size.

There are different colors in the Alaskan Malamute, Black with white, coffee, reddish and recently found a color of white Malamute. The history of this color is equal to of the Siberian Husky; they are white to camouflage in the snow and thus be able to catch prey.

Character and skills Alaskan Malamute

It is a sled dog with ancient origins, little changed from its origin Wolf. This does not mean that it is aggressive. While his appearance and pride can impress the external observer, It's a playful animal (When you are invited to do so), faithful to his master and a great protective instinct with children.

It is a dog outside, She loves the outdoors and is happy to live in the open air; If locks it after a fence, It is very likely that finding the way to escape, because likes freedom and not lose a chance to go in search of an adventure or a career.

Shyness is usually not a good sign, but fortunately, seems to be a pretty rare feature in this race and if it occurs it may be due to causes outside of the animal genetics and having been produced by an owner who has failed to give a proper socialization, keeping it locked and devoid of psychic stimuli, interaction with the same kind and a very limited human contact. If it detects, It should be monitored and provide training to overcome the problem, that otherwise his behavior may become unpredictable and therefore dangerous.

On the other hand, given the way of Eskimo and nomadic life share everything, is not a race of protection, but it can be a good Dog Alert, It will notify the owner that he sees something strange, with the so particular sound it emits, It is a combination between howl and bark.

    It is not a dog to guard and defense than by nature tend to be friendly with humans.

As a result of his former life, It is a dog with strong herd instinct and hierarchy, which results in frequent attacks with other animals. In addition, males are very territorial and competitive among themselves so it is not advisable to accommodate them together. Females may be easier to train and better adapted to living in houses. This race like the company human, has huge doses of loyalty, love and willingness to work, What makes a good dog home.

It is affectionate with children, even with strangers, and he loves to accompany them on all sides. Because of its independent character is reputed to be stubborn and difficult to train among people who do not know. However, There are Malamutes champions working with blind obedience.

They are sensitive, affectionate and playful, but they know to protect themselves effectively. With a good training and socialization are balanced dogs, both physically and psychologically, because they have good potential for learning because they are quick to learn and acute reflexes.

Alaskan Malamute photos

Dogs breeds: Alaskan Malamute

Type and recognitions:

  • Group 5 / Section 1, Nordic sled dogs

Alternative names:

    1. Alaskan Malamute, Mal, Mally (English).

    2. Malamute de l’Alaska (French).

    3. Alaskan Malamute (German).

    4. Malamute-do-alasca (Portuguese).

    5. Alaskan malamute (Spanish).

Alapaha Blue Blood
Estados Unidos

Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog

Despite its similarity, they should not be confused with the race American bulldog
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History Alapaha Blue Blood

Also known as Otto Bulldog. It is a breed of dog of American origin, considered rare due to the few existing copies. According to available information, They have been developed in the area Alapaha river in the southern region Georgia. They are renowned for their great sense of obedience, their agility and your protective character.

The race Alapaha blood Blue was developed by crossing Old English Bulldog white (known as, White English Bulldogs), a Catahoula Bulldog and a reduced number of copies of Colby Pit Bull Terrier. The origins of the breed remain unclear, and this has caused much confusion…

While at first glance it is a Bulldog type. It is a stronger dog and a well-developed musculature (outstanding feature of the race, compared to other varieties Bulldog).

Despite its similarity, not to be confused with American bulldog. This similarity resulted in actions pre-register many Alapaha Blue Blood They were included in the ancestry of American bulldog.

While Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Association It has declared that it was founded in 1979, the earliest evidence of the existence of this club record dates of 1989 in California. This discrepancy has triggered many discussions.

The race was in danger of extinction until a small group of Southern, in 1979, in an attempt to rescue the Bulldog de Old Tymey Plantation del Sur, He founded the ABBA (Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Association), giving the aforementioned name and dedicated to the preservation of this unique type of dog.

Claims made by the Mrs. Lana Lane, nurturer and follower of the race, they dealt with the existence of records. However, there is little evidence to support your claim because family lines described in the World Atlas of Dog Breeds as the founders of the breed.

The current records of this breed They include the following organisms:

The HERE (American Canine Association) which he recorded the first champion Entitled Alapaha. ABBA (Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Association), CCR (National Kennel Club), (ABBBR) Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog registry, CKC (Continental Kennel Club), WWKC (World Wide Kennel Club), UWABC (Kingdom of work Alapaha Bulldog Club & Registration), UCA (United Canine Association), and IOEBA (International Olde English Bulldogge Association), among them there is great variation in the type and standard.

Physical characteristics

Descriptions of its size vary according to the Agency, but trying to reach an average consensus situaríamos males in weight ranging from 32 to 41 kg, and height the cross of 51 to 63 cm.. Females - slightly smaller, they weigh in 25 to 34 kg and measure of 45.7 to 55.9 cm in height to the cross.

The lores and tail They are left natural, without any cut.

The colors of the Alapaha Blue Blood They are varied, preferably, You must have at least the 50% white body with spots. They can be, predominantly, solid color with white, or dry white. Patches or markings are generally color merle, striped, blue, black, chocolate, red, Beige, or tricolor. Currently the most common are the tricolor mantle (both white, Merle, red, as well as beige, Merle, chocolate).

The eye color can vary from Brown to blue, and they usually see with one eye of each color copies or a finger eye colors.

Its pelage is short, hard and bright by nature, which is why, care requirements are minimal mantle.

Character and skills

The Alapaha Blue Blood It described as a dog easy to train, obedient and responsible, with impressive capabilities as guardian Family and property. They have a strong instinct for protection and it's love at home.

Puppy must be socialized and trained using humane methods, Since that cruelty could stimulate the aggressiveness of the animal. Intelligent and quick learning, with assertive methods.

The Bulldog Alapaha bloodand blue is very energetic and athletic. Even so, They can be adapted perfectly to life in an apartment if sufficiently exercised and daily. While within the home displays inactive, quiet, It will be more happy with - at least- a medium size yard.

They were formerly used to work with livestock, especially in the capture of errant pigs. For that reason your muscles are long and powerful, This physical feature reminds us that so the dog can have optimal health you need to be exercised on a regular basis. They often enjoy long walks, run and play.

Life expectancy Alapaha Blue Blood lies of 12 to 15 years.

Pictures Alapaha Blue Blood

Dogs breeds: Alapaha Blue Blood

Type and recognitions:

  • Race is not recognized by the FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, Otto Bulldog (English).

    2. Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog (French).

    3. Buldogue Alapaha de sangue azul, Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog (Portuguese).

    4. Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog (German).

    5. Bulldog Alapaha de sangre azul, Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog (Spanish).

Marruecos FCI 247 - Molosoides and mountain dogs


high energy, protective and extremely vigilant.
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History of the Aidi

The Aidi or Atlas Shepherd Dog It is a breed of dog of Morocco. Traditionally, It has been used by the Berber shepherds of the Atlas as dog. Also stands out for its developed sense of smell.

The Aïdi is recognized as coming from Morocco, probably originating in the desert of the Sahara.

The Aidi is not a herding dog, There are no dogs pastors in the Atlas. It is a courageous dog, He has lived and worked in the Atlas of Morocco, Libya and Algeria, to protect its owner and its herd of wild cats, other predators, as well as strangers crossing on their way. A protective dog of the nomadic tribes of the desert, characterized by its high alert and aggressiveness that used to monitor the camp at night.

It is equipped with a great memory, If a person has made an affront, the AIDI will always remember him as an enemy!

The Aïdi, Historically, It has not been much appreciated by the tribes race, like other races. Always rated the Sloughi race and other races regarded as noble.

However, the Moroccans have recently formed a club to protect the purity of the breed, that has contributed in many roles in their society, as protector, Hunter, police dog, and as pet. Although the Aïdi has been used primarily as a working dog, for quite some time already, often used as a hunting dog.

Did you know?

Despite its resemblance to a sheepdog, The Aidi is not one of them because there are no sheepdogs from the Atlas.

Physical characteristics of the Aidi

Is usually measured in 51 to 63 cm in height and has a weight of 25 kg, approximately. His body is very muscular and is protected by a thick layer of hair, resistant to weathering with a large queue of hair. The head is proportional to the rest of the body to the rest of the body, has the sharp beak, and the nose tends to be brown or black, usually the nose color coincides with the fur.

Their jaws are strong with tight black or brown lips. The ears are medium sized and slightly falling forward. The eyes are medium-sized and dark.

Character and abilities of the Aidi

It is a domestic animal (urban) and very good if given tasks and makes enough exercise to be satisfied and happy.

The Aïdi is highly energy, protective and extremely vigilant. It is a powerful dog, is agile, alert and always ready for action.

In France, the independent centre of education is working to train him to accompany and guide the blind.

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Ratings Aidi

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Plantearte before acquiring a dog race “Aidi” 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 ⓘ

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

Dog friendly ⓘ

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

Hair loss ⓘ

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

Affection Level ⓘ

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

Exercise Needs ⓘ

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

Social Needs ⓘ

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

Apartment ⓘ

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

Grooming ⓘ

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

Stranger Friendly ⓘ

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

Barking Tendencies ⓘ

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

Health Issues ⓘ

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

Territorial ⓘ

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

Cat Friendly ⓘ

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

intelligence ⓘ

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

versatility ⓘ

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

Child Friendly ⓘ

5.0 rating
5 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)

Type and recognitions:

  • Group 2 / Section 2 / Molosoides and mountain dogs
  • FCI 247

Alternative names:

    1. Aidi, Aïdi, Atlas Mountain Dog, Atlas Shepherd Dog, Berber Dog (English).
    2. Aïdi, Aidi Atlas (French).
    3. Aïdi, Atlas-Berghund (German).
    4. Aidi, Atlas dog (Portuguese).
    5. Aidi, Atlas Sheepdog (Spanish).

Pomeranian breeders of race in Spain

Pomeranian breeders breed

The Pomerania, Dwarf German Spitz, Lulu from Pomerania 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.

Dog breeders improved fur and adapted to the dog to urban life, but the Pomeranian still weighed more than 10 kg to arrive in England.

The reduction of size of the animal and the development of its variety of colors is attributed to breeders, following methods of trial and error and by applying the genetic theories of Gregor Mendel. The current Pomeranian is small due to selective breeding, but retains the robustness and coat typical of dogs in cold climates.


Recommended List Pomeranian breeders breed Spain

  • bullets Villa – Breeder breeds: Boxers, Pomeranias, pugs, Maltese and Chihuahuas – Affix: BALASVILLA.
    Contact: Javier Villa – Teléfono: 662 676 056 – email: [email protected], (Murcia)

Carlino breeders breed Esapaña

Carlino breeders breed

The Pug or Carlino (also known as Chinese Pug, Mops, Puggu) is a breed of dog miniature with wrinkled face and a body of small to medium-sized, originating in China.

This breed is often summarized as "multum in parvo" (much in little), describing the personality of the Pug related to their small size.

The word “Pug” It may come from old English Pugg, He is a loving description would be something like as a small demon playful or mono. Pug puppies are called Puglets.

The Pug dog breed, has very ancient origins. It was raised and selected in China, country in which was the favourite dog of officials. It is also a very popular breed of dog in Holland and England.

In fact, England claimed the patronage of la raza, since they had been for years an excellent job of selection. At last, part of the patronage of the race was awarded to Great Britain.

This wrinkled and funny puppy, He was a faithful companion of the ladies of the 19th century in Italy.


Recommended Breeders of race Carlino Esapaña list:

  • bullets Villa – Breeder breeds: Boxers, Pomeranias, pugs, Maltese and Chihuahuas – Affix: BALASVILLA.
    Contact: Javier Villa – Teléfono: 662 676 056 – email: [email protected], (Murcia)

Spanish Alaunt
España (Molosoides, Bloodhound)

Alano español

Race supported mainly by its enormous courage
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Alano Spanish history

aza breed of dog or gripping prey ancient origins. Medium sized considered breed of Spain. When mixed other races are created as the Bull Dog in Spain, the alano of vautre (grip) in France, the old bulldog in England, the extinct Bullenbeiser in Germany, or own Argentine Dogo.

Molosser light dam and corridor. The traditional functionality It is the handling of cattle bravo and semibravo, Iberian trunk, extensive system. big game was also used, as a dog's tooth to the subjection of deer and wild boar. Its modern implementation is care and defence, How to care for cattle against any kind of predator.

    Some authors consider Spanish Alano desciendiente the old dog named Alaunt, Alans used by both war and for handling cattle.

The existence of Alans dogs Spain dates back several centuries ago, Although it is not clear which was its origin. Some believe that this race was extended by moloso Europe by the Mastiff in the fourth century and was taken to the Iberian Peninsula and to the North Africa by the Vandals.

In 1350 publishes the rey Alfonso XI their “Book of the Monteria”. In the fifteenth century it is published “Treaty of the Monteria”, anonymous, which performs a deep somatic description of the dog.

When he is talking about perro Dane everyone knew that this was a prey corridor to justify its name must meet certain features:

With strong head, of longuilíneas proportions, high rump and good bones. Also your character It was clearly defined by its function gripping dog. “No taking by hunger or award, but by right nature gave Dios” (we call it today prey).

Of which there is no doubt is that these dogs were very extended, as evidenced by his appearance in paintings. There is a Mastiff that plasma Velázquez in the hunting pit, which it is in the National Gallery de Londres, those of Goya in his Capturing a bull or an engraving of the French Romantic Blanchard. They are also appointed by Cervantes and Lope de Vega Alans of Thirds.

It is believed, According to the most likely hypothesis, they reached the Iberian Peninsula, accompanying the Alano people, shortly after the fall of Roman empire, about him V century. The Mastiff used primarily for war, hunting and animal husbandry, They were robust and primitive specimens. Later, its unbeatable psychophysical qualities (robustness, courage and loyalty) They make the Alano notabilísimo play a role as a member of the Spanish armies, especially during the conquest of the Americas.

    The first written references to the Alano They appear in the Medievo, Hand Gonzalo de Berceo, in 1247.

More complete data are in 1347, in the Book of Hunting, Don Alfonso XI "The Enforcer". Other mentions of importance on Alano, worthy of mention occurs in Utrera in 1603, by Fray Francisco de Tamayo.

In the conquest of New world They played a key role dogs, animal unknown to the indigenous peoples. These, coupled with the horses, armor and arquebuses contributed to the victory.

    They were the terror of the natives, Thus the stories of the time not directed impressive descriptions as the following:

    The Friar Bernardino de Sahagún terms of testimonies of Indians attacked by huge ¨perros, with ears cut, fierce yellow eyes Bloodshot, huge mouths, hanging languages and teeth in the form of knives, wild as the demon and stained as the jaguares¨. The description has an inevitable tone of admiration and fear; Let us not forget that in pre-Columbian times (before the arrival of the conquistadors) the Indians possessed dogs small size and often body. In this way, the Indians called the canes of the Spanish ¨una diabolical invention.
    Bartholomew Columbus and Fontanarossa, brother of the discoverer and Adelantado Governor of Hispaniola, they say the Chronicles employed 200 men, 20 horses and 20 Alans, It was the "debut" of the Alans in the conquest of America.

The Spanish Alaunt It is supported primarily by its huge courage, with special mention when dealing with wild boar, disregarding even his own life. Its functions have changed little during these centuries. War Dog, livestock (especially for the beef and veal), hunting and nursery. It is in the eighteenth century when they appear the first written evidence of Spanish Alaunt, on their participation in the toro bravo party.

Its qualities traspasarán Spanish borders, becoming very significant exports, both American continent as countries Europe as France, England or Germany in order to improve their own races, especially the English bulldog and the dogue de Bordeaux. even the international press echoes of its characteristics, as happened in 1873, in the British press, describing carefully to a copy of prey Spanish (Alano), called Bull and reads: “…fighting only subject to his opponent by the head, is silent and immune to pain…”.

    At the end of the 19th century or the beginning of the 20th, begins the decline of the alano, motivated by multiple factors:

    Exclusion of hosts, changes in the tradition of the Monteria and grazing, definitive exclusion from the Festival of the bull and custom. This resulted in the gradual replacement of Mastiff other imported breeds, in most of the times, in an unjustified way. Years later, you get even speculate about the possible disappearance of Mastiff, Since his last appearance publishes occurs in Madrid, in the year 1963 (exhibition at the Retiro Park).
    But they have not disappeared, were some population loopholes in certain marginal areas, difficult access, as are certain mountains Cantabria, País Vasco, Burgos and Salamanca. These remnants of the population managed to survive thanks to its functional qualities, as for the farmers and hunters in the area, outside all fashion and with an enviable sense of practicality, there was simply no better animal to those committed to the Spanish Alaunt.

Spanish Alano physical characteristics

Today, and thanks to the excellent work of recovery of some professionals and public bodies, the Spanish Alaunt virtually, remains unchanged, It's a medium dog of prey, strong, Agile and very serious. Specially equipped for the handling of cattle, for hunting and for custody.

Little barking by nature, very resistant to pain and disease, tends to be suspicious and distrustful with strangers and bottom and very affectionate with its owner and family.

Related breeds Spanish Alano

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Alano character and skills

The Alano is an animal slow in their development, reaching maturity, physical and mental, over the two years. From that moment you will find a powerful animal, determined and very noble. As it's a dog selected primarily by their willingness to work, There is some variety of "types", Since the lighter Alans, gifted for hunting, until the heavier, suitable for grazing and save (livestock lines or old Bull Dog).

Perhaps in recent times less attention to the latter is being, for the most consistent lines for hunting. Perhaps the lovers of this type of alano (Bull Dog), have to consider its viability as a separate race.

    In 1880 "prohibited the fate of"dogs the bull"and that is why Bull rings left keep dogs".

On the other hand, to stop practicing "hunting in the round", becomes otherwise organize the montería so it is no longer interesting for cattle fall clasped by dogs, but to reach the positions where the montero is bet, who is who pays the entertainment. In these circumstances the flocks deshicieran of the Alans who had.

Once a dog was useful whether it performed any task. The Spanish Alaunt "She ceased to have work" after selecting breeds of cattle more docile, so this race back to a dizzying to extinction speed.

Images Spanish Alano

Dogs breeds: Spanish Alaunt

Type and recognitions:

  • Molosoides, Bloodhound
  • federations: Recognized in 2004 as a breed by the RSCE​ (Royal Canine society of Spain)

Alternative names:

    1. Spanish Alaunt, Spanish Bulldog, Spanish Alano, Alano (English).

    2. Alano espagnol (French).

    3. Alano español (German).

    4. Alano espanhol, Buldogue espanhol, Alão espanhol (Portuguese).

    5. Alano español, Bulldog Español (Spanish).

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