South Russian Ovcharka
Rusia FCI 326

South Russian Ovcharka

It is a dog that reacts fast, is strong, balanced and lively, with a tendency to be dominant and very active in defense.

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History

The ancestry of the South Russian Ovcharka It comes from the thick-haired bearded dogs that were brought along with fine wool sheep to the steppe regions of the South from Spain. This fact is mentioned in volume XXVI (1830 and., St. Petersburg) from the complete collection of the laws of the Russian Empire. These agile medium-sized dogs, modern-like Catalan Sheepdog, they were able to corner the flocks of sheep and protect them. These dogs brought from Spain spontaneously mated with local shepherds and hunting dogs, who had been raised there as sheep since ancient times. Later, these crossbreeds spread throughout the southern regions of Russia and they were even known abroad, in western countries or in Europe as “the russian shepherd”. In 1867, a gold medal was awarded to Russian Shepherd Dog at the World's Fair in Paris for its beauty. However, the real selection started in 1898, in Crimea, en Askania – Nova, the demesne of the Russian baron of German origin Mr. Friedrich von Falz-Fein. He was the person who gave the breed modern typical traits and called it “South Russian Ovcharka“.

Numerous offspring with local hounds had led to increased height and white color dominance, added a certain lightness of confirmation and a few chest flattening typical of fast-running dogs, as well as tucked-in belly and more pronounced angles of the hindquarters. The last typical characteristics of the conformation and the name “South Russian Ovcharka” they were finally assigned to the breed in the period of the USSR, in the early decade of 1930, when the first official breed standard was approved. The dogs of South Russian Ovcharka they are easy to maintain and can easily adapt to various weather conditions due to their resistance, and they are always ready to protect their owners and their properties. These dogs are exceptionally loyal and dedicated to their owners., but at the same time it should not be expected that the South Russian Ovcharka be friendly to strangers.

Physical characteristics

The South Russian Ovcharka it is a medium to large size dog, medium-bodied, not robust, with strong bones and powerful dry muscles. Sexual dimorphism is well defined, males are more bulky compared to females and have larger heads. The top line is a characteristic feature of the breed; forms a slight curve over the spine. The body, the head, the limbs and tail are covered in thick fur, long and disheveled that gives a deceptive impression of clumsiness and heaviness, but actually the South Russian Ovcharka he is a fast and agile dog. The eyes, slightly almond-shaped, must be dark and horizontally arranged. The ears are relatively small, triangular and hanging.

  • Hair: the cloak is made up of long hair (10-15 cm.), often dense and slightly wavy, hard with abundant undercoat.
  • Color: uniform white allowed, White grey (Ash), white with gray traces, stained gray; fawn white robes are rarer, straw and completely gray.
  • Size: males, minimum 65 cm.; females, minimum 62 cm.. Individuals of 75 cm or more.

Observations and tips

Puppies are sometimes born light gray in color and turn white with the first shedding.

Character and skills

It is a dog that reacts fast, is strong, balanced and lively, with a tendency to be dominant and very active in defense. Very smart and responsive, is very balanced but easily takes action if your family's safety is threatened. It is very good with the owners, children included.

South Russian Ovcharka Pictures

South Russian Ovcharka videos

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs). / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. Without working trial.
  • FCI 326
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
    • UKC – Herding dogs

  • FCI Standard of the South Russian Ovcharka breed
  • SOUTH RUSSIAN SHEPHERD DOG FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Yuzhnorússkaya Ovcharka, Ukrainian Ovcharka, Ukrainian Shepherd Dog, Yuzhak, South Ukrainian Ovcharka, South Russian Shepherd Dog, South Russian Sheepdog (English).
      2. berger de l’Ukraine (French).
      3. Juschnorusskaja Owtscharka, Südrussischer Schäferhund, Ioujnorousskaïa Ovtcharka (German).
      4. pastor-da-ucrânia (Portuguese).
      5. Pastor Ucraniano, Pastor del sur de Rusia (Spanish).

    Photos:

    1 – Southern Russian Shepherd by https://www.pexels.com/es-es/foto/perro-2042862/
    2 – South Russian Ovcharka during dog’s show in Racibórz, Poland by user:chained / CC BY-SA
    3 – South Russian Ovcharka during dog’s show in Racibórz, Poland by user:chained / CC BY-SA
    4 – South Russian Ovcharka during dog’s show in Racibórz, Poland by user:chained / CC BY-SA
    5 – Wikimania Images by Sailesh by Sailesh Patnaik / CC BY-SA

    Slovak Cuvac
    Eslovaquia FCI 142 - Sheepdogs.

    Slovak Cuvac

    The Slovak Cuvac is a good watchdog, faithful and very brave, always ready to fight intruders, even if it's bears or wolves.

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    History

    The white mountain dog breed group is derived from arctic-type wolves, whose survivors remained from the pre-glacial era in the mountainous areas of Europe, as far as freezing limits reached. These areas are the mountainous slopes of the North Caucasus, the balkans, especially the Rodope mountains, the Carpathians, especially the Tatra, the slopes to the north of Abruzzo and finally the Pyrenees. In these cold and humid regions the mountain dog was introduced, also accompanied by ancient flora and fauna, which were still discovered by the Swedish researcher Wahlenberg in Scandinavia.. We can find a similar relationship with Nordic pets, for example, in Tatra regions in the Carpathians where the Huzul horse has as its predecessor the Gudbrandstal horse; in the same way, the Slovak Cuvac has an analogy with the pomeranian sheepdog. Slovak alpine cowboy activity has a very old tradition.

    The Slovak Cuvac along with the mountain sheep, the Huzul horse and the typical mountain inhabitants constitute the basic economic conditions to take advantage of the pastures in cattle breeding. The Slovak mountains mostly belonged to the free people who were not subject to the servitudes of the Middle Ages; the people protected the country's borders and their task was only to make sheep cheeses. His institution was called ″ Wallach Alliance ″ (Vallasky belt), based in Kaschau until the abolition of easements. The members of this military and pastoral group carried out their services in the pastures, always accompanied by the typical surveillance dog. Tatra that also appear in many images. The Slovak Cuvac has shown his skills as a good caregiver, guardian and companion, as well as guide the flocks of sheep, to the care of the cattle and also in the pastures of turkeys and other domestic animals, as well as guarding various objects. Also the clients of the thermal stations who visited the alpine cowboys and who came to buy cheeses and other products, they looked with pleasure at these puppies covered in dense hair and bought them, taking this breed to lower places where it was often considered a luxury breed for its unique appearance.

    In the Polish Tatra region, where there is a similar breed of mountain dog called goral dog, exceptionally strong specimens were commonly called "Liptauer", indicating its Slovak origin. In this way, It is also limited from the topographical point of view the region of the breeding of the Slovak Cuvac white. The genealogical record of the Slovak Cuvac was started in Czechoslovakia more than 30 years by Professor Anton Hruza of the Veterinary Faculty of Brünn. The initial material came from the Liptovska Luzna region, kokava, Vychodna from Tatrach and the surrounding area of ​​Rachovo in the Carpathians. The first hatchery was named ″ Ze zlaté studny ″ (from the golden well) and it was founded in Svitavy u Brna.

    The calf in the Carpathians was called ″ z Hoverly ″ (the Hoverla). Since then, the Breeders Club of Slovak Cuvac is based in Bratislava where exact registrations are made and exhibitions are organized, judgments and powers that extend throughout the country. Other original bloodlines come from the Liptovské Hole regions, Velky Choc, buried, Martin, Jedlova and Jeseniky. The lines that have been extended further are Topas, career, Simba, Hrdos, Ibro, Cuvo, Ass, Dinar, Samko, Bojar, Olaf and others. Genetically the Slovak Cuvac can be characterized as a leuzistic mountain dog with a black muzzle, and to a lesser extent as a flavistico white dog with brown snout and lighter eyes. From the combination of the mentioned genetic types, in which the first is dominant, some variations in color tonality originate, pigmentation of the eyes, of the eyelids, of the muzzle, lips and mucosa. By means of a strict selection in the direction of the first type, judges and breeders achieved the rate required for the current standard and its stabilization within the hatchery area. The number of club members with bred and kennel dogs has reached as many as 200 in the last times. Since then, we have 800 live and registered dogs throughout the Republic. The quality of our upbringing of Slovak Cuvac it reflects, among other things, in the favorable judgment made in international exhibitions (Prague, Brno, Liberec, Bratislava, Leipzig among others) with intense foreign competition.

    Physical characteristics

    Shows the typical solid and solid appearance of mountain dogs. The bone is solid, the lively and vigilant temperament, fearless and attentive. The eyes are dark brown and oval. Ears are high and very mobile, of moderate length, hanging and almost attached to the head. The tail has a low implant and at rest descends to the hock. When the dog moves, he wears it curled on his back.

    • Hair: except for the head and limbs, where is shorter, the mantle constitutes a dense continuous covering without tufts in the tail and the haunches. The Mache have a marked mane. The subpelo, fine thick, it is completely covered by the hair and is less dense in summer.
    • Color: white. A yellowish blur at the end of the ears is supported but not desirable.
    • Size: males, of 62 a 70 cm.; females, of 59 a 65 cm..

    Observations and tips

    According to the tradition, only white individuals are selected to distinguish them at night from wild animals.

    Character and skills

    He is extremely faithful and brave and is always ready to face any harmful animal, still to wolves and bears. In order to differentiate it during the night from the wild beasts of the field, it is only bred in white color, this being an ancient tradition.

    He is very affectionate with his owner.

    Images of the Slovak Cuvac

    Videos of the Slovak Cuvac

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs). / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. Without working trial.
    • FCI 142
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
    • AKC – PASTORAGE
    • UKC – Herding dogs
  • Slovak Cuvac breed FCI standard
  • SLOVAKIAN CHUVACH FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Slovak Cuvac, Slovak Chuvach, Tatransky Cuvac, Slovak tschuvatsch (English).
      2. Slovenský čuvač, cuvac (French).
      3. Slovenský Cuvac (German).
      4. Cuvac (Portuguese).
      5. Cuvac eslovaco (Spanish).

    Source:

    1 – fci

    Photos:

    1 – Cuvac eslovaco by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1323780
    2 – Cuvac eslovaco by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1323780
    3 – Cuvac eslovaco by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1424979
    4 – Cuvac eslovaco by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/898976
    5 – Cuvac eslovaco by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1233682

    Schapendoes
    Holanda FCI 313 - Sheepdogs.

    Schapendoes

    It is also used as a companion dog, but it is little known outside the Netherlands.

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    History

    At the end of the last century and the beginning of the present, appeared the Dutch schapendoes in most places in the Netherlands where there were flocks and flocks of sheep. The shepherds esteemed him for his tireless spirit of work and for his intelligence.. It belongs to the versatile group of long-haired herding dogs that have a densely covered head. It is related to the Bearded collie, the Puli, the Polish Lowland Sheepdog, the Old English Sheepdog, the Berger de Brie, the Bergamasco and the German sheep pudding in the variety presented in Hessen, Odenwald and the lower Rhine regions. All these dogs similar to each other, are small mutations of mountain dogs.

    The Schapendoes It was not recognized as a distinct breed until World War I and was close to extinction in the 1990s. 1940 due to the competition of the Border Collies imported. In 1947 a breed club was formed, el Dutch Schapendoes.

    The race began its march towards a formal identity in 1954, when a breed standard and a breeding book were established. However, it was not until 1971 that the Schapendoes gained full recognition as a Dutch race. The FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale) recognized the breed in 1989.

    Recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006, the Schapendoes has been registered with the Foundation Stock Service of the American Kennel Club since 2005, but it doesn't have full recognition.

    Physical characteristics

    It is a long-haired and light-built dog. The eyes are quite big, rounded and brown, the expression must be frank, loyal and alive. The ears are inserted quite high, they are not thick or fleshy and hang freely by the head, the tail is long and covered with streaked hair, at rest hangs vertically, at a trot he carries it very high and curved, waving sensibly to the right and left; at gallop it remains straight and horizontal.

    Its movements are elastic and agile; he is an exceptional jumper.

    • Hair: the cloak is very dense, with abundant subpelo. The hair is long and more than 7 cm.. in the hind limbs. It should not be completely smooth, but slightly wavy.
    • Color: all colors are allowed; preferably bluish gray with a tendency to black.
    • Size: males, of 43 a 50 cm.; females, of 40 a 47 cm..

    Character and skills

    The typical Schapendoes friendly and adaptable it is generally easy to get along with, as long as you get plenty of exercise and play. Although he is an independent thinker, is usually cooperative and wants to please. He tends to enjoy being with his people, so hope she stays close to you, inside or outside.

    The Schapendoes works the sheep by elbowing their nose and shoulders, and you can try to do this with people too, especially with the children. Do not allow. On the positive side, He is generally a playful and energetic friend for children who are old enough to throw a ball for him, run with him and teach him tricks.

    This is typically a smart breed that is quick to learn.. But it is important to be clear with the rules or he will try to avoid them if you are not consistent.

    Its generally alert nature can make this breed a good watchdog.. Although grazing breeds have a tendency to be vocal, the Schapendoes not usually a great barker. However, can become an annoying barker if left to himself and bored.

    Like most herding dogs, the Schapendoes requires a lot of socializing to make sure you don't get too cautious or suspicious. Socialize puppies at a young age with many people, different environments and circumstances so they can learn to adapt.

    Start training a Schapendoes the day I bring him home or, before you know it, he will train him. (If these dogs were lawyers, they would know all the loopholes.) It is capable of absorbing everything you can teach it. Do not wait until you have 6 months to start training or you will have a more stubborn dog in your hands.

    If possible, take it to a trainer when you have 10 a 12 weeks and socialize, socialice, socialice. However, Note that many kinds of training puppies require certain vaccinations (such as kennel cough) are a day, and many vets recommend limited exposure to other dogs and public places until puppy vaccinations (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.

    Talk to the breeder, Describe exactly what you want in a dog and ask for help choosing a puppy. Breeders see their pups daily and can make incredibly accurate recommendations once they know something about their lifestyle and personality..

    The puppy Schapendoes Perfect not fully formed out of the whelping box. It is a product of his background and upbringing. Look for a puppy whose parents have good personalities and who has been well socialized from an early age.

    Schapendoes Health

    The Schapendoes is a generally healthy breed with a life expectancy of 12 a 15 years. All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems, just as all people have the potential to inherit a particular disease. Run, do not walk, from any breeder who does not offer a health guarantee for their puppies, that affirms that the race is 100 percent healthy and have no known problems or that your puppies are isolated from the main part of the home for health reasons. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about the health problems of race and the incidence with which occur in their lines.

    The Schapendoes they are generally healthy, but there is some incidence of progressive retinal atrophy (ARP), an eye disease that can cause blindness. Responsible breeders do DNA testing of their dogs for PRA and have them examined by a certified ophthalmologist before breeding.. They also examine their dogs for hip dysplasia.

    If a breeder tells you they don't need to do those tests because they've never had a problem with their lines or their dogs have been vet checked or they give any other excuse to skimp on the genetic testing of the dogs, leave immediately.

    Careful breeders examine their breeding dogs for genetic diseases and raise healthier copies only and best looking, but sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas and a puppy develops one of these diseases despite good breeding practices. Advances in veterinary medicine mean that in many cases dogs can still live a good life. If you are going to have a puppy, ask the breeder about the ages of the dogs in their lines and the typical causes of death.

    Remember that after you have welcomed a new puppy into your home, has the power to protect you from one of the most common canine health problems: the obesity. Keep a Schapendoes being the right weight is one of the easiest ways to promote better overall health.

    Schapendoes toilet

    The Schapendoes has a dense double coat with fine fur that is slightly wavy. In its longest part, in the hindquarters, the hair is about 7 cm long. The head and face of the breed are characterized by a pompadour, a mustache and beard.

    Considering how much hair you have, the Schapendoes is quite easy to style, does not require any trimming or trimming. It is normal for it to look a bit messy.

    Even so, it is better to check it a few times a week so that it does not get tangled and brush it accordingly. To help prevent tangles, puppies may need to be groomed two to three times a week as their adult coat appears. Bathe the dog as needed.

    You will not find the coat of your Schapendoes or the hair on your hand after stroking it, because the breed normally loses very little.

    The rest are basic care. Trim nails every three to four weeks or as needed. Brush your teeth often – with a vet-approved pet toothpaste – for good general health and fresh breath.

    Schapendoes Reviews

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

    Schapendoes videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs ). / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. Without working trial.
    • FCI 313
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
    • AKC – PASTORAGE
    • CKC – Group 7 – Herding dogs
    • UKC – Herding dogs
  • Schapendoes breed FCI standard
  • DUTCH SCHAPENDOES FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Dutch Schapendoes, Nederlandse Schapendoes (English).
      2. Nederlandse Schapendoes (French).
      3. Niederländischer Schapendoes (German).
      4. skapendus (Portuguese).
      5. Nederlandse Schapendoes (Spanish).

    Photos:

    1- Schapendoes by Wikipedia
    2 – Schapendoes by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1414360
    3 – Schapendoes by Swedish Fair from Sweden / CC BY
    4 – Schapendoes by publicdomainpictures

    Saarloos wolfdog
    Holanda FCI 311 - Sheepdogs.

    Saarloos wolfdog

    The Dutch Society of Saarloos wolfdog, is the only organism that can supply puppies.

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    History

    The Sr. Leendert Saarloos (1884-1969) loved nature and also dogs. He realized that the dogs had become too humanized and he intended, as a lover of the German Shepherd, of recovering the natural qualities of this breed to produce a better working dog. For this reason he crossed a male German Shepherd, Gerard van der Fransenum, a dog of the classic Prussian style, with Flowers, a female wolf that originated from the Siberian branch of the European type (1932). Breeding based on the father gave him a basic population of animals with a quarter of wolf blood. During the course of the next experimental phase with strict selection, a new race, the ″ European Wolf Dog ″ had evolved. Select animals of this breed provided good service as guide dogs, and at the beginning they were considered suitable for this task.

    Due to the increase in the proportion of wolf blood, usable skill, inherited from the original predecessor, Gerard, gradually lost and it became obvious that the breed was not suitable for use as a working or guide dog. Leendert Saarloos Legacy, not a working dog, but a dog with attributes more attached to nature, was recognized as a breed in 1975. At that time, the breed was named ″Saarloos Wolfdog″ In honor of its founder: Honor for whom honor deserves.

    Physical characteristics

    It is a dog type lupoide with powerful but light skeleton, with long limbs. The eyes, medium-sized, macaroons, are slightly oblique and preferably yellow in color. The expression is attentive and reserved time, but without a trace of fear. The ears, medium-sized, they have a fairly wide insertion and are pointed, fleshy and hairy. The tail is implanted quite low and at rest it takes the form of a saber, not too mobile. Can carry it high when active or intimidating.

    The differences in secondary sexual characteristics are pronounced between males and females.

    • Hair: hard and straight.
    • Color: from black with light blends to dark black (Grey Wolf), from brown with light blends to dark brown and from very light cream to white.
    • Size: males, of 65 a 75 cm.; females of 60 a 70 cm..

    Character and skills

    Strongly hierarchical, he is very close to his owner and distrusts strangers. It is a dog to enjoy and study (better as a couple or in a group) especially by fans of ethology, but it is not recommended to use it for guard and defense, because he tends to run away from man. Your reservation and your way of avoiding unknown situations, just like a wolf, are typical characteristics of the Saarloos Wolfdog.

    Saarloos Wolfdog Images

    Saarloos Wolfdog Videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs). / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. Without working trial.
    • FCI 311
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
    • UKC – Herding dogs
  • Saarloos Wolfdog breed FCI standard
  • SAARLOOS WOLFHOND FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Saarloos wolfhond (English).
      2. Saarloos (French).
      3. Saarlooswolfhond (German).
      4. Saarlooswolfhond (Portuguese).
      5. Perro lobo Holandés (Spanish).

    Photos:

    1 – Saarloos wolfdog from the Czech region by @Hippie_Saarloos / CC BY-SA
    2 – Saarloos by Wolfdog by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1389361
    3 – Saarloos Wolfhond – Merlin v.d. Schattenwaldwoelfen by Boot Juliaan / CC BY-SA
    4 – Saarloos Wolfhound by Corinne Benavides
    5 – Saarloos Wolfhound by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1127277

    Dutch Shepherd
    Holanda FCI 223 - Sheepdogs.

    Dutch Shepherd

    The most widespread variety is the long-haired one, but the breed is almost unknown outside the Dutch borders.

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    History

    The Dutch shepherd descends directly from the belgian shepherds, which is very similar (including subdivision into three hair varieties).

    Originally the main function of the Dutch shepherd it was typical of a country sheepdog. From the earliest times the Dutch had an agricultural culture, among others, made up of flocks of sheep. Dogs should keep the herd away from planting, which they did patrolling the limits of the road and the fields. They also accompanied the transfer of the herd to the common meadows, markets and ports. In the farm, kept chickens out of the kitchen yard, cows were herded for milking and the milk cart was pulled. They also alerted farmers if anyone entered. Around 1900, herds had almost disappeared in the Netherlands. The Dutch Shepherd's versatility made him suitable for training, which at that time was beginning to become popular. Thus began a new career as a police dog, search and rescue and as a guide dog for the blind. Still capable of herding flocks anyway. The first breed standard dates from 12 in June of 1898.

    Physical characteristics

    It is a dog of medium size and weight, quite muscular, Powerfully built and well proportioned. His expression is intelligent and temperament, live. The eyes are dark in color, medium-sized, macaroons, somewhat oblique and never round. The ears, smaller than big, they are straight and facing the front, and inserted high. The tail, that at rest hangs straight or forms a slight curve, reaches the tip of the hock. When it is active, the dog is elegantly elevated, never coiled; never falls on the sides.

    • Hair: the short-haired variety has a well attached coat; the long-haired one has straight hair, and the variety of hard hair has it thick and hard; on the head it forms prominent eyebrows, mustaches and beard. Depending on the cloak, in the breed there are three varieties: Smooth-haired, long and hard.
    • Color: striated but the least intensely, on brown background (golden fluted) or gray (fluted gray). The stripes are less evident in hard-haired specimens. Black mask is preferable.
    • Size: males, of 57 a 62 cm.; females, of 55 a 60 cm..

    Character and skills

    Affectionate, obedient, docile, vigilant, trustworthy, undemanding and very resistant. Always watch out, active and endowed with the true nature of a shepherd dog. It is a little less reactive and less nervous than Belgian Shepherd, the one who looks like, However, even in character.

    The Dutch Shepherd works willingly with his master and is able to cope with any task assigned to him.
    Herding larger herds must have the ability to work in conjunction with various other dogs..

    Dutch Shepherd Images

    Dutch Shepherd Videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs) / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. With working trial
    • FCI 223
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
    • AKC – PASTORAGE
    • ANKC – Group 5 (working dogs)
    • ​KC – Pastoral
    • NZKC – Working dog
    • UKC – Herding dogs
  • Dutch Shepherd breed FCI standard
  • DUTCH SHEPHERD DOG FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Dutch Herder, Hollandse Herder (English).
      2. Berger hollandais (French).
      3. Holländischer Schäferhund (German).
      4. Pastor holandês (Portuguese).
      5. Perro de pastor holandés (Spanish).

    Photos:

    1 – Short-haired Dutch Shepherd stacked by CaroleField / CC BY-SA
    2 – Silverbrindle and goldbrindle are the approved colors of the breed by Lissunmusta / CC BY-SA
    3 – Short-haired brindle male Dutch Shepherd named Black, 2 years old, owned by Jason Paluck by Wikipedia
    4 – Adult brindle Dutch shepherd by https://www.pikrepo.com/fyvdb/adult-brindle-dutch-shepherd
    5 – dutch shepherd by https://www.peakpx.com/504961/dutch-shepherd
    6 – Dutch shepherd by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1387398
    7 – Neros van Guard is a Dutch Shepherd imported from Canada to the USA by Ulyseemuff / CC BY-SA

    Puli
    Hungría FCI 55 - Sheepdogs

    Puli

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

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    History

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

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

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

    Physical characteristics

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

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

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

    Observations and tips:

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

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

    Character and skills

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Puli Health

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

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

    Careful breeders examine their breeding dogs for genetic diseases and breed only the healthiest and best looking copies, but sometimes mother nature has other ideas and a puppy develops one of these diseases despite good breeding practices. Advances in veterinary medicine mean that in most cases dogs can still live a good life. If you are going to have a puppy, ask the breeder about the ages of the dogs in their lines and what they died from.

    Remember that after you have welcomed a new puppy into your home, It has the power to protect one of the most common health problems: the obesity. Keeping a Puli at the right weight is one of the easiest ways to extend his life.. To take the most of preventive skills to help ensure a healthier dog for life.

    Puli toilet

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

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

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

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

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    Puli Images

    Videos of the Puli

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss boyeros). / Section 1 –> Shepherd Dogs. Without working trial.
    • FCI 55
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
    • AKC – PASTORAGE
    • ANKC – Group 5 (working dogs)
    • CKC – Group 7 – Herding dogs
    • ​KC – Pastoral
    • NZKC – Working dog
    • UKC – Herding dogs
  • Puli breed FCI standard
  • PULI FCI

    Alternative names:

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

    Photos:

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

    Berger Picard
    Francia FCI 176

    Berger Picard

    The Berger Picard it is a little-known breed despite all its qualities

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    History

    The origins of the Berger Picard are ancient (is represented in a painting from the 8th century) and, However, there is no certain news of race before the year 1899, when he first appeared at an exhibition (where she was not judged because nobody knew her). The first French club for the protection of the breed did not appear until the year 1955.

    Physical characteristics

    It is a dog of medium to large dimensions, well proportioned, rustic but elegant looking, characterized by its primitive shapes and rough hair. The head is provided with the size; the stop is very light and the forehead, slightly convex. The nose is strong and not too long, It should not end in a point. The nasal spout is straight. He has fine mustaches and a nice beard.

    Ears are inserted high, they are wide at the base and their bearing is upright, with the tip forward. The eyes are more or less dark, according to the coat color. The neck is strong and muscular. The thorax, alto. The total length of the trunk is slightly greater than the height at the withers. The tail reaches to the hock. At rest the dog carries it low, and on the move, highest; forms a slight curve at the tip.

    Hair: hard, rough, of 5 a 6 26cm in length.

    Color: grey, dark grey, grey blue, gray red, dark or light leonado, light dark, no white markings to stand out.

    Size: males, of 60 a 65 cm.; females, of 55 a 60 cm..

    Character and skills

    The Berger Picard He is very happy and playful as a family, especially with the children, while he's more reserved with strangers. It is very faithful to its owner, next to whom he would like to be constantly and to whom he shows his affection in all possible ways.

    It is much less nervous than other sheepdogs. It is equipped for all guard functions, defense and utility. It is very versatile, which means it is suitable for any task, either as a pastor, either guardian, and able to adapt to being a simple companion dog.
    It is a pity that it does not stand out from the aesthetic point of view, which does not favor its diffusion, because it has one of the safest and most balanced characters known, provided it is in the hands of a firm and determined owner.

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs, except for Swiss cattlemen. / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. With working trial.
    • FCI 176
    • Federations: FCI , AKC , CKC , UKC
    • FCI Standard of the Berger Picard breed
    • PICARDY SHEEPDOG FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Picard, Picardy Shepherd, Picardy Sheepdog (English).
      2. Picard (French).
      3. PICARDIE-SCHÄFERHUND (German).
      4. Berger Picard (Portuguese).
      5. Berger Picard, Berger de Picardie (Spanish).

    Photo:

    Berger Picard, charcoal fawn (Fawn) by I follow / Public domain

    Croatian Sheepdog
    Croacia FCI 277

    Croatian Sheepdog

    With a great instinct for working with the herd.

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    History

    The Croatian Sheepdog, according to some authors it is an autochthonous Croatian race, while according to others they come from the East and have stabilized and settled in Croatia working with local pastors.

    In the news, the Croatian Sheepdog it is a little known dog outside its country.

    Physical characteristics

    The Croatian Sheepdog it is a dog in the lower limit of medium size. Short hair on the head and limbs is the hallmark of the breed. The head is quite light with a cone shape. The stop is poorly marked. The eyes are medium in size, macaroons, with a lively expression; the color goes from brown to black. The ears are triangular, raised or semi-raised, medium length and set slightly to the side. Straight ears are referable and cutting is not allowed. The tail is implanted a little high, with long thick hair. It is cut so that it does not have a length greater than 4 cm in adult error.

    Hair: hair length is 7 a 14 cm on the spine. The face is always covered with short hairs. The ears have short hair on the outer face and long on the inner. The hair is relatively soft, wavy and even curly. The undercoat must be dense.

    Color: predominantly black although some white spots on the throat or chest are admitted.

    Size: of 40 a 50 cm..

    Character and skills

    It is a lively dog, attentive, very docile, easy to educate and train, especially frugal and rustic. Has a great instinct for working with the herd, where it is used in both driving and custody, but it can also be used as a guard dog.

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs) / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. Without working trial
    • FCI 277
    • Federations: FCI , UKC
    • Croatian Sheepdog breed FCI standard
    • CROATIAN SHEPHERD DOG FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Hrvatski ovčar, Kroatischer Schäferhund (English).
      2. Berger de Croatie (French).
      3. Kroatischer Schäferhund (German).
      4. Hrvatski Ovčar (Portuguese).
      5. Perro de pastor croata (Spanish).

    Photo:

    croatian sheepdog Mawlch Gera by Michala Mračková / Public domain

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