Tyrolean hound
Austria FCI 68 - Tiroler Bracke

Braco Tirolés

The Tyrolean Hound it un perro con un carácter muy equilibrado, ideal for hunting in the forest.



The Tyrolean hound or Tyrol hound descends from the Celtic hound and with their resistant double coat represents the purest type of dog hounds. It is known that already in the year 1500, the Emperor Maximilian I He used these Hounds in the Tyrol region for hunting hares, foxes and injured animals tracing. In his hunting books mentioned to their dogs extrajo guides.

Around 1860 they started in Tyrol raising pure breeds individually. In 1896 It set a standard that was officially recognized in 1908. The variety of species of hounds from the Tyrol natural, only remained those of red and black color with fire. The Hound of the Tyrol: small size is taken from the standard of 1994.

In the past, There was also a small size that was removed from the standard Tyrol sniffer in 1994.

Physical characteristics

The Tyrolean hound is a breed of hunting dog hound type of medium size and wide erect ears originating from the Austrian Tyrol.

This dog medium-sized and broad flat ears at the top of the head, has a thick, double coat and well covered legs.

There are two main colors of hair: Red or black and Tan, all of them can have white spots.

The height to the cross in the exemplary males is of 44 a 50 cm.; in the females of 42 a 48 cm. and weigh in 15 a 22 Kg. There is also, a smaller variety that has a height of 30 a 39 cm..

Character and skills

It is a hunting dog, ideal for hunting in the forest and the mountain, strong character, passionate, with fine sense of smell, independent hunting and persistent searches; It has a good bark in the hunt, a pronounced to track will and has a good sense of orientation.

It´s known for its strength in a difficult terrain and not to fear the weather.

In addition to the skills for hunting, The Hound of the Tyrol is an agile mind, Smart and good character. It is at the same time cheerful and independent, very attached to his master and his family.

Like all dogs hunting, This hound's obstinate nature. Your education requires some patience, but with perseverance its owner will get good results.

It's a dog that need to exercise. For this reason, life in the city or artamentos did not do for him.

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 6 –> Hounds type, tracker dogs and related breeds / Section 1.2 –> Hounds type of medium size. With working trial (Practical test for bloodhound and tracker.
  • FCI 68
  • Federations: FCI
  • FCI Estádar the Tyrolean Hound breed

Alternative names:

    1. Tiroler Bracke, Tyroler Bracke (English).
    2. Brachet autrichien, Chien courant du Tyrol (French).
    3. Tiroler Bracke (German).
    4. Braco tirolês (Portuguese).
    5. Sabueso del Tirol (Spanish).

Bracco Italiano
Italia FCI 202 - Italian pointer.

Braco Italiano

The Bracco Italiano is a friendly dog, energetic and playful to which loves to play.



The Bracco Italiano (Bracco or Italian pointer) It is a breed of dog native of North Italy. There were two varieties, an of the Piedmont and another of Lombardy. Today, the race is one only, and the official standard was published in 1949 for the S.A.B.I. (Società Amatori Bracco Italiano) in Lodi, Lombardy.

As historical information is important to remember the work done by the leading breeder and international judge of dogs, Knight and Commander Paolo Ciceri, who before World War II (and subsequently to it) He made a thorough job with the race to maintain the standard of this. Paolo Ciceri, He was President and one of the founders of S.A.B.I and considered the father of the Italian Braco. Many books were written by this man and until his death, His kennel dogs, “Dei Ronchi”, they were considered the standard of the breed. Some of them were even introduced to America by his son Giancarlo Ciceri.

Braco Italian originated in Italy, and there are writings on race dating back to the 4th centuries and V before Christ. It is believed that it is a cross between an Italian hound and an Asian Mastiff. Others claim that the breed can be traced back to the Bloodhound.

There were two variants of the race. The first originated in Piedmont, and for that reason known as the Piedmont Braco. The other originated in Lombardy, and it was known as the Braco in Lombardy:

  • The Braco of Piedmont was lighter in body, probably due to the mountainous terrain there, the color of the coat is smooth.
  • The Braco in Lombardy was dark and thicker body. He settled well in the middle ages. The Braco flourished during the Renaissance and was raised by the Medici and Gonzaga families.

They were dogs sought after by the aristocracy, and were used to hunt birds. Late 19th century and early 20th century the breed nearly became extinct. Lately, has done everything possible to keep the race, above all by the combined efforts of Italian Ferdinando Delor, Ferrabouc breeder, and the work developed by Paolo Ciceri during the first and second world war.

Today, It is a rare dog in his native country and is virtually unknown in other countries.

Did You Know?

In Italian, Bracco is the plural of Bracchi.

Physical characteristics

Braco Italian should be athletic and powerful in its appearance, more like a cross between a German Shorthaired Pointer and a hound, but in matters, differs much from the race mentioned.

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

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

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

Character and skills

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

The training of a Bracco requires patience and a quiet nature, next to the coach.

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

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

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Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Bracco Italiano” 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:Group 7 –> Pointing Dogs. / Section 1.1 –> Continental Pointing Dogs, type Braco. With working trial.
  • FCI 202
  • Federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC
  • FCI Estádar breed Bracco Italiano

Alternative names:

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

Braque Francais
Francia FCI 133 - 134

Braco Francés

French pointing dog is an excellent companion for children and other dogs



The Braque Francais (Braque Francais, French Pointer or Braco in the Pyrenees), It is a breed of dog France. It was developed in the Pyrenees region near the border with Spain France. It is rare to see him outside their region of origin.

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Alemania FCI 99 - Weimaraner

Braco de Weimar

The Weimaraner It is a medium-sized to large hunting dog.



The Weimaraner (in German, Weimaraner) is a specially equipped with dog as a dog collector.

The history of the Weimaraner begins with Grand Duke Carl August and the nobles of the Court of Weimar. The Grand Duke, known as the Hunter among the Kings and the King among hunters, you have selected the gray race silver for hunting in forests. According to German tradition, not only the time annulled the traces of the origin of the breed, but they were perhaps cancelled deliberately by the nobles of the time, to make this magnificent specimen exclusive of the Court of Weimar. The theory today proves that it comes from France and, indirectly, of North Africa. It is thought this because of the colour of the fur, similar to the race of Saint Louis.

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German Wirehaired Pointer
Alemania FCI 98

Braco Alemán de Pelo Duro

The German Wirehaired Pointer is very affectionate, active and intelligent.



The German Wirehaired Pointer (Drahthaar or German Wirehaired Pointer) is a breed of German origin.

In this long-haired Hunter dog is gathers blood hounds, hunters of birds, water dogs and hunting with Falcons and therefore has a tendency to great versatility.

The origin of this breed has barely a century. A group of breeders set out to obtain a pointing dog wirehaired. A German rough hair sample dog, the pudelpointerl, the Griffon and the German Shorthaired Pointer they contributed to the formation of the breed. Some experts added to the AIREDALE terrier and to the Hound Italian wire-haired to this list of participants in the creation of the German Wirehaired Pointer.

As of the year 1879 the pure breeding was carried out and settled the essential characteristics of the breed.

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German Shorthaired Pointer
Alemania FCI 119

Braco Alemán de Pelo Corto

A strong hunting instinct is the most important feature of the German Shorthaired Pointer



The German Shorthaired Pointer (Deutscher Kurzhaariger Vorstehhund or German Shorthaired Pointer), It is a breed of dog developed in the 1800 in Germany, used for hunting.

The exact origin of the German Pointer is not clear. In accordance with the American Kennel Club, It is likely the German Shorthaired Pointer descended from a breed known as German Bird Dog, which in turn is connected with the Old Spanish Pointer introduced in Germany in the 17TH century.

It is also likely that within their ancestors are German dogs and other tracking dogs, as the English pointer. However, as the first book of origins is not created until 1870, It is impossible to identify all the dogs that were needed to create this race.

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Cattle dog
Cattle Dogs according to the FCI



Known by the name of Sennenhund dog a number of breeds of dog traditionally have been used for the management and conduct of cattle.

The FCI breeds of Sennenhund dogs classified into two distinct groups based on their appearance.
In Group I, Section 2, He placed Sennenhund dogs Lupoid appearance (similar to a Wolf) and in Group II, Section 3, to the trotting of mountain.

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Bouvier des Ardennes
Bélgica FCI 171 - Sennenhund

Boyero de las Ardenas

The Bouvier des Ardennes He is distrustful with strangers but very faithful to its owner.



The Bouvier des Ardennes It is a rare breed of dog originating in Belgium.

Since its inception, the Bouvier des Ardennes, He was raised to take care and drive cattle. Today is still used for such purposes, but also often seen as a pet. Although his passion of live outdoor continues it as an excellent dog for work in general on the farm, for driving of herds and the custody of private farms.

Formerly, He was known as "in the Belgian Ardennes cattle dog", the harsh climate and the rugged relief, coupled with the poverty of the region, They carried that are very strong and resilient dogs, Since only survived the strong and healthy specimens.

In the 19th century, It was used by poachers to trap deer and wild boar, became, years. At that time, during the two world wars, in the Hound of the illegal Hunter.

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