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Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound
Francia FCI 325 - Medium-sized Hounds

Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound

The Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound It is not a dog that adapts to life in an apartment if there is no way for it to release its great energy..

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History

The breed had been around for a long time and various dog lovers like Mr M. Légeron, A. Rivot porthole, Willekens, Gairal, Daubigné had tried in vain to have it officially recognized.

Hare hunters had created this small order dog from medium-sized French breeds: Porcelaine, Gascon Saintongeois, Poitevin hound in crossbreeding with English dogs like him Beagle, several varieties of Harriers, even the little one English Foxhound. The objective of these crosses was to improve the construction of their dogs and thus increase the speed and attitude to take.

In any case it is a typical French hunting dog, in which English blood also flows. In 1957 the first official recognition of the breed took place in France, followed by the FCI in 1978.

Photo: Anglo-français de petite vénerie by Jwh at Wikipedia Luxembourg, CC BY-SA 3.0 LU, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics “Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound”

The Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound – or also called Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie – He is of medium size and a dog with a powerful constitution, but it never seems heavy. In its appearance it reminds of the dogs of the French pack. According to the breed standard, the head should be long and not too wide. The hair is short, thick and smooth and can be two or three colors (white and orange or black, white with brown).

The eyes are large and soft but lively in expression.. The ears located under the line of the eyes are soft, slightly turned inwards and medium in size. The tail is of medium length and quite thin. The limbs are strong, with straight and broad forequarters in profile and muscular hindquarters with low set hocks.

Character and skills “Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound”

The Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound is described as balanced and bold, independent, smart and leader, proud and trustworthy. He is affectionate and loyal to his owners. But, adult dogs are suspicious of strangers.

These dogs today make up the vast majority of hare and fox hunting packs.. But shooters increasingly appreciate its fine-nosed qualities., resistance, good throat, easy to put on, wise in the hunt and in the kennel.

In the last twenty years, The number of Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hounds medium has improved both in quality and quantity. But, the breeders, and buyers in particular, they must register their dogs with the LOF (Central Canine Society) to better control the selection.

Activities and exercise with “Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound”

This dog loves to move, needs a lot of exercise and wants to work. You have to spend about four hours a day intensely with him. The breed is suitable for training as a hunting dog, but also for various dog sports. Keeping the dog in the house is strongly discouraged: The Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound you need and want a lot of space and would like to have free access to the garden also outside the “hours of walk”.

education of the “Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound”

To the Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound he likes to learn, he is submissive and also has an intelligent mind. But, has a strong hunting instinct, so your education should start soon and therefore, any “rarity” that this dog acquires in his youth must be fixed as it is difficult to correct later.

care and health of “Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound”

The short and dense coat of this dog does not require any special care, cleans itself almost by itself. Its legs, However, should be checked regularly. Especially when used as a hunting dog, injuries and problems are more likely to occur.

In rare cases there is a tendency to osteoarthritis and bone tumors.

Images "Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound"

Photos:

1 – Anglo-français de petite vénerie, op der Haard, Diddeleng by Jwh at Wikipedia Luxembourg, CC BY-SA 3.0 LU, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Anglo-français de petite vénerie, Kackeschbësch, Éiter by Jwh at Wikipedia Luxembourg, CC BY-SA 3.0 LU, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Anglo-français de petite vénerie by Jwh at Wikipedia Luxembourg, CC BY-SA 3.0 LU, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Anglo-français de petite vénerie, 7 months, Wesley by Jwh at Wikipedia Luxembourg, CC BY-SA 3.0 LU, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – Anglo-français de petite vénerie (white and black with pale tan markings) three and four months old puppies. by Jwh at Wikipedia Luxembourg, CC BY-SA 3.0 LU, via Wikimedia Commons
6 – Anglo-français de petite vénerie by Jwh at Wikipedia Luxembourg, CC BY-SA 3.0 LU, via Wikimedia Commons

Videos "Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound"

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Type and recognitions:

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Federations:

  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds.
  • Central Canine Society


FCI breed standard "Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound"

FCIFCI - Medium-Sized Anglo-French Hound
Hound

Alternative names:

1. Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie (English).
2. Anglo-français de petite vénerie (French).
3. Anglo-Français de petite vénerie (German).
4. Anglo-Français de petite vénerie (Portuguese).
5. Sabueso anglo francés de tamaño mediano, Anglo-francés para la caza menor, Anglo-francés de tamaño medio (español).

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Basset Fauve de Bretagne
Francia FCI 36 . Small-sized Hounds

Basset Fauve de Bretagne

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne has a loose and lively temperament

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History

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne descends in a direct line from “Grand Fauve de Bretagne”, ancient trail breed, today almost completely disappeared that was used for fox and wild boar hunting, in the most dense forest. His parent has retained the qualities of exceptional Hunter and his fogosidad to, often, It is braking with crosses with the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen.

In the 16th century there were four varieties of large dogs in France, the difference between them was more than remarkable in relation to the color of the coat and texture. The four varieties were white (du role), Fawn of the (Bretagne), grey (St Louis du) and the black. All of today's varieties of French hunting dogs seem to have their origin in repeated crossbreeding and mutations of these four types..

These “Grand Fauve de Bretagne”, they were very big dogs, between 70 and 74 cm to the cross. They were known for their effectiveness in the early stages of a hunt.. his bravery, his thin nose, its resistance to cold and humidity and its impetus to hunt its prey, wild boar usually, made them ideal dogs for the thorny thickets of Northwest France. This large variety of Basset Fauve de Bretagne seems to have died out in France. The only representative of the Great “Grand Fauve de Bretagne”, is the Fawn Brittany Griffon (48 – 56 cm.), very popular in France.

There is considerable doubt about how the reduction of the overall size of the race was reduced to half. One theory suggests that it was initiated by selection of smaller litter size specimens., another for the breeding of the smallest specimens for countless generations. In the 19th century there were numerous litters made up entirely of Basset Fauve de Bretagne.

In the Decade of 1970, as the Basset Fauve de Bretagne It became popular, French hunters decided to introduce new lines. It is generally believed that the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen was used to improve their ability to, possibly, hunting and the Sausage dog to preserve the color of your hair.

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne was first registered with the Kennel Club in September of 1991.

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Physical characteristics

Endowed with a truly incredible resistance, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne is able to hunt for days on end without showing any signs of exhaustion or tiredness.

Like all Basset French breeds that come from larger size, also it maintains the characteristics of hair, the most voluminous dog head and color which comes. Its trunk while long, is very strong and compact and, Despite the relatively short limbs, moving with enough speed and ease. In any case, It should never have a too short head or seem excessively high on the extremities, as well as the hair should not appear soft or soft to the touch.

"Basset Fauve de Bretagne"

Ears fall almost at the level of the eyes, not very long, barely reaching the end of the snout, and they end up in tip, they are covered with hair thinner than the rest of body, but never silky. His neck is quite short and muscular. The forelimbs are strong, straight or slightly twisted. Broad and relatively droopy chest. Slightly curved ribs. Long back but a little less than in the other Basset.

The tail is thick at the base, not too long, and it takes something like a sickle-shaped, is gradually tuned towards the tip. The color is more or less intense Golden or Griffon wheat, sometimes with a white patch on the chest.

Character and skills

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is still required today for rabbit hunting, especially in low forests, where shrubs and las matas prevent passing other hounds.

It is still quite common in Brittany today, prized for their natural qualities and its perfect adaptation to the landscape, tough and rugged in that area. It's very hard to find, being virtually unknown outside of France.

It has a loose and lively temperament, so it needs to live always in the open air, that poorly fits the House. However, with a small space on the outside, or with usual and regular walks, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne could be an ideal pet.

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Alternative names:

Basset leonado de Bretaña / Faw brittany basset

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FCI breed standard "Basset Fauve de Bretagne"

FCIFCI - Basset Fauve de Bretagne
Basset

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Serbian tricolour hound
Serbia FCI 229 . Medium-sized Hounds

Sabueso tricolor serbio

The Serbian tricolour hound it is rare even in its country of origin and to see it abroad is almost impossible.

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History

The Serbian tricolour hound (Srpski Trobojni Gonič or Trobojac) It is considered one of the rarest species that exist. This breed is one of the three types of dogs developed in the former Yugoslavia. Before the disintegration of Yugoslavia, the breed was known as the “Yugoslavian Tricolour Hound”, changing its name in 1991 after the dissolution of Yugoslavia.

In 1946 whether this breed was independent or just a variety of the “Serbian hound“; finally given separate breed status and a first standard set. This breed was presented at the International Dog Show in Belgrade on 7 and 8 in June of 1950. The Serbian tricolour hound was recognized as a breed by the FCI the 25 in July of 1961 and the standard was published.

From the beginning, these dogs have been used as hunting companions. They are ruthless hunters of small game like foxes and rabbits. Due to his strength and fearless nature, they are also used to hunt wild boar, wild boars and other game animals. Unlike other Hounds that hunt on a leash, this breed can run freely and search for prey on its own. This independent hunter will never kneel in the face of difficult terrain. In search of prey, uses your excellent sense of smell, and with a penetrating voice will inform the hunter when he finds it.

Unfortunately, this persistent and tireless hunter is not known among hunting enthusiasts in other countries, so this rare breed is relatively unknown in other parts of the world.

Physical characteristics “Serbian tricolour hound”

All three Yugoslav dog breeds evolved from Phoenician merchant dogs and have almost identical characteristics, which is why they are often mistakenly identified as the same race. What distinguishes the Serbian tricolour hound of the other two races is the white mark on the chest, which emphasizes the striking print of dark red hair in the background and a black cloak.

The coat of the Serbian tricolour hound it is waterproof, short and bright. Slightly thick with a well developed undercoat, spreads well throughout the body. Both in the area of ​​the rear thigh and in the lower part of the tail the coat is slightly elongated.

The coat of the Serbian tricolour hound has a deep red or fox red background color, of which a saddle or black fur stands out. The black partly reaches the head of the dog and forms two dark marks on the temples. White forms a full or partial collar under or around the neck.

On the dog's head white is pronounced like a cutout. On the muzzle it can also be seen as a spread fire. If the dog has a white mark on its chest, this is permissible, although it extends to the end of the sternum and reaches both the belly and the interior of the hind limbs.

The tip of the tail can also be completely white. But, total white coat should be less than one third of total body. The Serbian tricolour hound also has medium length ears, high, found near the cheeks.

The height the male will of 45 to 55 cm and in the female of 44 to 54 cm., the weight of Serbian tricolour hound will of 20 to 25 kg.

The life expectancy of the Serbian tricolour hound, round the 12 years.

Character and skills “Serbian tricolour hound”

The breed is characterized by an intense temperament, always reliable and very loyal in his relationship with his pack. But, the Serbian tricolour hound also has a very friendly nature. On the one hand, dogs are suitable as watchdogs. On the other hand, can be used for dressage.

The Serbian tricolour hound is hard-working and optimally equipped to work even on difficult terrain. Due to its attentive and excellent eyes and its high performance, is an ideal hunting dog.

At home he behaves warmly and calmly. But, as soon as it is in working mode, is extremely energetic and very persistent.

If you get a Serbian tricolour hound, you will get a breed that will be a friendly and obedient companion dog. He always tries to please his owner. But, the prerequisite for this is that it is sufficiently busy when not used for hunting.

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Type and recognitions:

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  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds.
  • AKCHound


FCI breed standard "Serbian tricolour hound"

FCIFCI - Serbian tricolour hound
Hound

Alternative names:

1. Serbian: (српски тробојни гонич, srpski trobojni gonič or тробојац, trobojac) Yugoslavian Tricolour Hound (English).
2. Chien courant yougoslave tricolore (French).
3. Original name: (Jugoslavenski Trobojni Gonic), Trikolor Laufhund, Dreifarbiger Jugoslawischer Laufhund (German).
4. in Serbian: (srpski trobojni gonic) (Portuguese).
5. En servio: srpski trobojni gonič o trobojac, Sabueso yugoslavo tricolor (español).

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Grand Griffon Vendéen
Francia FCI 282 - Large-sized Hounds

Grand Griffon Vendéen

The Grand Griffon Vendéen he is a dog of great character, beautiful cloak and dreamy look. It is a pity its little diffusion.

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History Grand Griffon Vendéen

In the beginning, there was only the Greater Vendean. This one belonged to a variety of short-coated Vendean dogs., descendants of the ″scribes″ (so named because one of the original kennels was the king's clerk) or of the king's white dogs. Regarding its origin, neither can we fail to point out the Basset Fauve de Bretagne, since these are an essential part of the lineage of the ″scribe dog″. The missing gray of Saint-Louis and Bresse grifones (descendants of Segussian ancestors) also contributed to the creation of Grand Griffon Vendéen.

There are also several other breeds of griffons from the Vendée, all of them smaller: the Briquet Griffon Vendéen, y el Grand y Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen. Related breeds of Griffon include the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne, the Griffon Bleu de Gascogne and the Griffon Nivernais.

Physical Characteristics Gran Griffon Vendeano

This is an ancient breed animal, French type, receptive and determined, distinguished in its forms and movements. It is of well proportioned construction, robust, no appearance of heaviness.

SIZE: Height to the cross: In males, of 62 – 68 cm., In females, of 60 – 65 cm..

Character and abilities Grand Griffon Vendéen

It is docile, though willful and passionate. Must be well trained.
It is an energetic dog with a passion for hunting that needs space and a lot of physical exercise.: you are strongly discouraged from living in the city. Character is balanced, However, training should be carried out from a very early age as it is considered difficult due to its very firm character: booster must be purchased very soon.

It has a very good nose and a beautiful bark. Applied to follow the footstep, does not refuse to enter the undergrowth and prefers large territories.
Before it was used to hunt wolves and now it is used to hunt wild boars.

Grand Griffon Vendéen Care

The mantle of Grand Griffon Vendéen requires daily attention because it can easily become tangled.

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Great Basset Griffon Vendeano

Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen / Breed of dog

Type and recognitions:

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Federations:

  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.1: Large-sized Hounds.
  • Central Canine Society


FCI breed standard "Grand Griffon Vendéen"

FCIFCI - Grand Griffon Vendéen
Big

Alternative names:

1. Large Vendéen Griffon (English).
2. grand griffon vendéen (French).
3. GROSSER GRIFFON VENDEEN (German).
4. Grand griffon Vendéen (Portuguese).
5. Grifón vandeano grande (español).

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Photos: A large Vendée griffon by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Norwegian Hound (Dunker)
Noruega FCI 203 - Medium-sized Hounds

Norwegian Hound

The Norwegian Hound (Dunker) is found only in its country of origin and is virtually unknown outside its borders.

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History

The Norwegian Hound was originally called Dunker, in honor of the Norwegian captain and breeder Wilhelm Conrad Dunker (1806-1860), who established the first breed standard in 1850. During the first half of the 19th century, there was a large population of hounds in norway, including various types used for hare hunting. Wilhelm Dunker selected those with the keenest sense of smell and crossed them with a Russian Harlequin Hound to produce a versatile hound, able to hunt rabbits and hares by smell rather than sight, and tough enough to withstand the harsh weather conditions of Norway.

In 1902 was founded the Norsk Harehundklub, a club dedicated to hounds. That same year the hounds were divided into two main groups, known today as Dunker y Hygenhounds. The first was the most numerous and included local dogs from all over the country., providing a wide and varied breeding base.

Although Norway was less affected by World War II than other European countries, the demand for these dogs dropped dramatically, which made it difficult for the breeders to continue their work properly. As a result, the number of specimens decreased significantly.

After the conflict is over, the Dunker regained some popularity and was officially recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) in 1956.

But, this bounce was only short lived: lost ground again from the decade of 1970, due to competition from foreign breeds of hunting dogs imported into the country.

Things did not improve much in the 80, to the point that inbreeding problems began to appear. In fact, the decline in its population led many breeders to resort to inbreeding to continue breeding. This led to a high rate of congenital deafness.. For this reason, in 1987, the breeding committee Norwegian Hound asked the Norsk Kennel Klubb (NKK), the reference canine organization in Norway, permission to cross the Dunker with other races, but they denied it. But, how things did not improve much, the NKK finally gave his approval for some crosses two years later. This resulted in a more varied and healthy genetic makeup, while maintaining the characteristic traits of the breed.

The United Kennel Club (UKC) recognized it in 1996. But, the other American reference organization, the American Kennel Club (AKC), has not done the same to this day – nor does the neighboring Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) or the prestigious British Kennel Club (KC). In fact, at the global level, recognition of the breed is still quite partial.

It's the same for broadcast. Even in the other Scandinavian countries, is almost absent, with the exception of Sweden, where the Svenska Kennelklubben records a number of births each year that can be counted on the fingers of one hand, compared to around twenty in the early nineties. In France, not a single entry was made in the Book of French Origins (LOF) during the first two decades of the 21st century.

In Norway, The number of Dunkers recorded each year in the NKK has been around 150 since the mid-decade 2000. But, this marks a halving of the number compared to the change in years 90. This limited number is partly explained by the deafness problem present in this breed.: almost the 75% of its population suffers from deafness.

Photo: A Norwegian Hound by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics “Norwegian Hound (Dunker)”

The Norwegian Hound It is a medium-sized dog distinguished by its long, well-proportioned body, his energetic and clear walk and his light weight. They have solid bones, giving an impression of strength and endurance. The back is straight, firm and long enough to give length to the rib cage. Lets on strong, dry front legs. The tail is wide and thick at the base and tapers at the tip. Descends to the hock or slightly protrudes from the hock.

Dunker
Dunker

Quite long, its head is characterized by a slightly domed skull and a marked stop. Located at half height, the ears are flat, without folds, hanging and soft to the touch. medium width, taper towards its tip, which is rounded. Its mouth has scissor-shaped teeth dominated by a square, well-developed snout., a black nose and wide nostrils.

His eyes are round, large and very penetrating. Although they are usually dark in color, there are also individuals with one or two blue eyes, a characteristic that is associated with an increased risk of deafness. Minnow eyes are allowed in blue individuals (variegated). Regardless of the color of the eyes, the eyes express calm and seriousness.

The coat of the Dunker consists of short hair, hard, tight and dense. Its coloration is a distinctive sign of the breed: they are either black with light fawn and white spots, or blue merle (¿bigarros?) and mottled with light fawn and white spots. Jet black coats with dark tawny markings are less desirable, and those in which white predominates (to the point of representing at least the 50% Of the surface) are considered undesirable by the norm.

Last, sexual dimorphism is not very marked in this breed: males and females are quite similar in size and weight.

Life expectancy: 12 years of age.

Size of Norwegian Hound

    – female weight: Of 24 to 25 kg
    – Male weight: Of 24 to 25 kg
    – female size: Of 47 to 53 cm.
    – Male size: Of 50 to 55 cm.

Character and skills “Norwegian Hound (Dunker)”

The Norwegian Hound is a fast and tenacious hunter with an above-average olfactory ability. They excel particularly in hunting hare and rabbit.

Being also gentle, loving, cheerful and friendly, they have all the qualities required to be an excellent companion dog. balanced, patients, tolerant and devoid of aggressiveness, they are very good playmates for children. But, it is important to note that a dog should never be left alone with a small child without adult supervision, and this applies to all races.

His total lack of aggressiveness and his attraction to humans, even for those you don't know, make it totally impossible to use as a guard dog. In effect, not reserved at all, shy, fearful or aggressive with strangers, rather they tend to welcome them positively and trust them. They are more likely to greet a malicious person with curiosity and licking them rather than barking to warn their master or make them understand that they better go their way.

His sociability extends to other dogs too. So, it is quite possible to share a house with a dog companion without fearing that conflict situations will multiply, and is generally friendly with those he meets on his walks.

With cats and other animals, things are a little more complicated. His hunting instinct naturally leads him to chase any small furry animal that is not part of the canine species.. Although he has grown up with him and must consider his little companion as a member of the family and not as a potential prey, risk can never be ruled out, so it is better to avoid such cohabitation. As for those that can be found on your walks, you probably want to chase them. So, it is preferable to keep it on a leash during excursions, to avoid any accident.

Dunker
Dunker

In any case, the fear that it will chase other animals does not mean that you should not take it out enough each day, knowing that you need a lot of activity to spend your great energy. Need at least 45 minutes of exercise per day, but his stamina makes him happy to go further if given the chance. It also, it is preferable to vary the pleasures to allow him to fully expend his energy: long walks, run through the park, sports with dogs, etc. Sports that require running (like canicross) and those that appeal to your senses (like tracking) they are the most recommended. In fact, this dog is very happy when he has to mobilize his physical and mental capacities. In any case, in addition to allowing you to exercise, all these activities reinforce the relationship with his master, which is especially important if you are hearing impaired.

From the above it follows that the Dunker not suitable for an elderly or very sedentary person, that I couldn't give you all the exercise you need. The ideal for him is a master of sport, and willing to take his partner in his various activities. Retirees may be right for him, if they are active enough.

In any case, life in the city is not ideal for him, that needs large spaces to fully develop. A house with a garden in the country is a much more appropriate environment to live in.. But, it is important to ensure that the garden is well fenced and that the environment is safe, as his instincts and hunting instincts soon lead him to follow leads and flee.

Once your need for exercise is satisfied, the Norwegian Hound has an easy and docile character; is far from being as stubborn as many hunting dog breeds. But, your sense of smell can make training difficult, as he is easily distracted by a scent and not really responsive to his master's commands.

Their propensity to bark can also be quite annoying. He is particularly prone to doing it if his master is away for a long time without having given him any exercise beforehand and without having the means to do it himself.. In fact, inactivity can be a burden and cause those behavior problems, as well as destruction, for example. But, as long as you have something to take care of in the absence of your family, not the type of dog that suffers a lot from separation anxiety.

Education “Norwegian Hound (Dunker)”

Like all the other hounds, the Norwegian Hound must be socialized from an early age. In other words, so that he becomes a balanced adult and has no trouble finding his place, should be given without delay a maximum of opportunities to meet all kinds of humans (veterinary, neighbors, delivery man, etc.), Other animals, but also to face various noises, smells and situations. This is even more important since he is easily distracted by his sense of smell..

The rules established in your education should also be taught to you from an early age, when your ability to learn and docility are at their best. As with any race, bad habits pick up quickly when he's still a puppy and become real problems when he gets older.

In any case, the Dunker it is a breed of dog that is easy to train and that listens to its master, as long as he uses a dog-friendly training method. Treatments generally prove to be very effective in positively reinforcing your good deeds and facilitating learning. But, sometimes it is necessary to show firmness and affirm your own authority to prevent this dogged dog from doing what he pleases. It can also be difficult to get their attention., given their tendency to be distracted by their sense of smell.

Since it has a strong inclination to follow its nose and to chase passing small animals, Teaching your dog to call back is especially important to avoid the risk of a frantic tug on the leash or running away if it moves freely.

It may also be helpful to try to teach him to channel his propensity to bark.. But, as it is deeply ingrained in him, should not be expected to be the calmest of dogs. If it is impossible to make him understand that some things do not necessarily require him to bark, at least he can be taught to stop on command.

Last, if the dog is deaf from birth, as is the case with a significant fraction of the representatives of the breed, the master must obviously adapt to this restriction: Training a deaf dog is not done in the same way as training another dog that is able to hear its master's voice.. Trust is then even more crucial in the relationship between the animal and its master., so that you can learn and live in good conditions despite your disability. Of course, communication is then done through non-verbal communication, and it's up to the teacher to adopt explicit body language, based on gestures and precise mimicry, specific for each indication you want to give.

Health “Norwegian Hound (Dunker)”

The Norwegian Hound is very resistant, generally have excellent health and very good longevity.

Used to living in harsh Norwegian weather, can tolerate cold and damp without difficulty. Their coat is naturally waterproof and offers good protection from the elements. On the other hand, shows some intolerance to high temperatures, even if it is able to adapt to a Mediterranean climate. You simply need to lighten up your activities during hot flashes, or at least privilege those that are carried out inside, to ensure that you always have access to a place in the shade or even air conditioning and to avoid any excessive physical exertion in the hottest hours.

Its small population and its limited diffusion prevent a very important deterioration of health, but it has been shown that it is predisposed to certain problems:

  • deafness, what is a hereditary disease. According to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), almost the 75% of the population of the breed is today deaf in at least one, if not both ears;
  • hip dysplasia, a joint malformation that may be characterized by a hereditary predisposition. It can cause joint pain as well as difficulty moving;
  • Elbow dysplasia, which can also be favored by a hereditary predisposition. It is painful and leads to difficulty moving and the development of osteoarthritis;
  • progressive retinal atrophy, a hereditary and incurable eye disease. Causes loss of night vision first, then loss of daytime vision, to the point that the dog becomes totally blind;
  • Demodecic scabies, a contagious parasitic disease that causes itching and true discomfort to the dog, gradually losing appetite and sleep;
  • ear infections (otitis, etc.), due to its hanging shape.
  • It also, individuals used for hunting are exposed to the various risks associated with this activity: wounds, parasites, thorns, etc.

    It also, the Dunker has a strong appetite. How it is usually active, this is not usually a problem. But, if it is not, soon becomes overweight.

    Given the hereditary conditions to which the breed is predisposed, the breeder's work plays a decisive role in the adoption of a Norwegian Hound that he is in perfect health and that he will probably remain so. In addition to the results of genetic tests performed on the parents and the puppy to reduce the risk of such diseases, every serious and responsible breeder must be able to present a certificate of good health established by a veterinarian, as well as documents related to the vaccines administered.

    It also, when the dog is small and still growing, your bones and joints are particularly fragile: therefore, any excessively intense or prolonged physical exercise should be avoided, since I could pay it off one day or another, with potentially permanent sequelae (malformations, etc.).

    Last, it is necessary to consult a veterinarian at least once a year to ensure that the dog is in good health or, on the other hand, to be able to detect as soon as possible any problem whose symptoms are not yet visible. This health check is also an opportunity to carry out your immunization reminders, which are another essential lever to keep the dog in good health. Still on the prevention registry, it is the owner's responsibility to renew the antiparasitic treatments whenever necessary throughout the year, so your partner is never unprotected.

    Care and maintenance “Norwegian Hound”

    A tough breed, the Norwegian Hound do not require much maintenance.

    But, they lose a lot of hair, so brushing your hair twice a week is not too much to help remove dead hairs and keep it in good condition. During their molting periods in spring and fall, when it should be done more often (even daily) to prevent hair growth throughout the house.

    Since his hair is not very dirty and therefore does not have a strong odor, bathing him two or three times a year is generally sufficient. In any case, a too frequent bath will make the sebum naturally present on the skin disappear, insulates and protects it from the elements. Having said that, do not hesitate to give him a bath if he has gotten very dirty, for example during a particularly muddy hunting trip. In any case, you can only use a shampoo specially designed for dogs, at the risk of damaging your skin.

    Dunker
    Dunker

    The ears, on the other hand, require special attention, since its hanging shape implies an increased risk of infections (ear infections, etc.). They must be cleaned every week with a damp cloth or a cleaning product specially designed for this purpose.. They should also be dried after each bath or after a long period of time in a damp place..

    Their eyes they must also be examined weekly and cleaned if necessary with a damp cloth.

    It is also necessary to brush the teeth of your dog every week or even every day to avoid the formation of dental plaque and its possible consequences (bad breath, diseases, etc.). A toothpaste specially designed for dogs should always be used.

    It also, it is important to regularly check your dog's claws to make sure they are not getting too long and to trim them if this is the case. This could not only hinder your walking, but you could also break and potentially injure yourself at the same time. Having said that, while you're active and spending long hours outdoors, natural wear and tear is usually enough to file them.

    To know how to proceed during maintenance sessions, it is useful to benefit from the experience of a veterinarian or a groomer the first time. In fact, whether the various procedures for grooming the coat, the ears, the eyes, your pet's teeth or claws are not done properly, not only will satisfactory results not be obtained, but the owner may even injure or injure his pet. It also, the owner should get used to his pet very soon, so that throughout his life he accepts to be manipulated without being rebellious.

    It also, when your pet returns from a long time in the wild, it is a good idea to systematically take a little time to inspect it carefully: parasites, spikes or dirt may have gotten into their fur, and may also have been injured.

    What price does a “Norwegian Hound”

    In Norway, a puppy Dunker It costs around 7000 Norwegian crowns (a few 650 EUR). The sale price varies from one individual to another depending on the prestige of the breeding, the lineage of the dog and its intrinsic characteristics.

    Since the breed does not have a wide international distribution, it is almost impossible to find a breeder of it outside of its country of origin.

    So, whether you are in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada or elsewhere, who wants to adopt a Norwegian Hound you must opt ​​for the import solution. In this case, keep in mind that transportation and administrative costs are added to the purchase price and, of course, you must respect the regulations to import a dog from abroad.

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    Type and recognitions:

    • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
    • Group :
    • Section : . .

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds.
    • UKCScenthounds


    FCI breed standard "Norwegian Hound (Dunker)"

    FCIFCI - Norwegian Hound (Dunker)
    Hound

    Alternative names:

    1. Dunker (English).
    2. Dunker (French).
    3. Dunkerbracke, Dunkerlaufhund (German).
    4. Dunker (Portuguese).
    5. Cazador noruego, Dunker, Sabueso de Dunker (español).

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    Grand basset griffon vendéen
    Francia FCI 33 . Small-sized Hounds

    Grand basset griffon vendéen

    The Grand basset griffon vendéen is tenacious, brave and a little stubborn.

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    History

    The Grand basset griffon vendéen have been through more than 400 years of evolution to produce today's French hounds.

    In general, French hounds developed into the breeds they are today forming to fit the particular needs of their geographic areas. The dense region, thorny and rocky area of ​​the Vendéée required a hardy breed of dog with mental and physical toughness and a coat that resisted brambles. It also, lower-class hunters who did not own horses needed a slower hound to keep up. His solution was to shorten the dog's legs and, through evolution and breeding, a short dog was created. At the end of the 19th century, the Grand basset griffon vendéen, combining rusticity and a shortened leg, had evolved as part of the basset breeds of France.

    Working more on producing the exact size and proportions needed to hunt different game animals, the Vendeen Griffon Club, founded in 1907, recognized two varieties of Basset Griffon Vendéen, the Grand basset griffon vendéen and the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen.

    In the decade of 1950, the Grand basset griffon vendéen was separated on its own standard and considered a separate breed, although the miscegenation between basset vendeano “Grand” and the “Petit” not banned until 1977.

    The first selections were made in the late 19th century by the Earl of Elva, who was looking for straight-legged dogs, but it was Paul Dezamy who established the type. He had understood that to catch a hare on the move, dogs of a certain size were needed, that he fixed on some 43 centimeters.

    Today it is used for rifle hunting and can hunt all furry animals, from the hare to the wild boar. A herd of Grand basset griffon vendéen won the 5th European Hare Championship.

    Photo: Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen in Tallinn duo CACIB, 17-18 Aug 2013, handler competition by Thomas, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Physical characteristics

    The Grand basset griffon vendéen it is a well balanced, heavily built, an olfactory hound with a friendly and noble character. It is medium in size, with straight legs and deep chest. It is longer than high, with a moderately long muzzle, long ears and a long tail.

    His neck is moderately long and strong, his noble head with mustache and beard, and is crowned by long protective eyebrows. Its structure was designed to hunt rabbits and hares, at a rapid pace through the brambles, protected with his long eyebrows, and on the rugged terrain of the Vendée area in France.

    He is a brave hunter, passionate and very skillful who nowadays is used to hunting not only rabbit and hare but also wild boar and roe deer. It is active, possesses great stamina for a full day of hunting and uses his voice freely while on the trail.

    Any feature that detracts from its functionality is a serious fault..

    Character and skills

    The calm and docile demeanor of the Grand basset griffon vendéen makes them excellent companions and house dogs. Prepare to give him plenty of exercise. They won't thrive like a couch dog. They should have a fenced area to exercise, since these hunting dogs can't resist the urge to chase. They are sturdy and do not slow down with age, so plan to keep your exercise routine well into your teens.

    You should be aware that like all hounds, the Grand basset griffon vendéen generally has a high prey drive and will follow its nose wherever it goes. Not only is a fence necessary and / or a strap, it is also required to train a constant memory from childhood. Another feature of Grand basset griffon vendéen is your free use of voice; no amount of training will stop this chatterbox. If you don't like your dog talking to you, this breed may not be for you.

    Health

    As in all races, there may be some health problems. Some dogs may face these health challenges in their lives, but most of the Grand basset griffon vendéen they are healthy dogs. Working with a responsible breeder, those who wish to own a dog of this breed, they can get the information they need to learn about the specific health problems of this beagle. Good breeders use genetic testing of their breeders to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.

    Recommended health tests for this breed:

  • Hip evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist evaluation
  • cardiac exam
  • Patella evaluation
  • Thyroid evaluation
  • Characteristics "Grand basset griffon vendéen"

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    Type and recognitions:

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    • Central Canine Society

    FCI breed standard "Grand basset griffon vendéen"

    FCIFCI - Grand basset griffon vendéen
    Big

    Alternative names:

    1. Basset Griffon Vendéen (Petite), PBGV (English).
    2. Grand basset griffon vendéen (French).
    3. Briquet Griffon Vendéen, Großer Basset Griffon Vendéen (German).
    4. (em francês: Grand basset griffon Vendéen) (Portuguese).
    5. GBGV (español).

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    Beagle
    Gran Bretaña FCI 161 . Small-sized Hounds

    The main fault of the Beagle is disobedience. He is very stubborn and playful.

    Beagle

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    History

    The origins of the Beagle they are confused and remote. In the year 350 to. C. Xenophon already described some hounds that coincide in most details with the beagle.

    It is believed that it was the Romans who brought them to England as rabbit hunters and once there they were crossed with local hounds..

    Talbot Houndson are considered the ancestors of the North Country Beagle, Southern Hound, the Beagle, and the Foxhound.

    Between 1300 and the 1400 the Beagle reached a high level of popularity among British monarchs. Edward II and Henry VII already had packs of Glove Beagles, So called because of its small size., they fit in a glove and Elizabeth I had Beagles that only measured 22 centimeters. Hound packs were popular on almost all large country estates.. Towards the 1400, the Beagles had already spread across Britain, Italy, Greece and France thus increasing its popularity (Snoopy is a Beagle).

    The name given to the breed has two possible origins. On the one hand is considered a derivation from the Celtic word “Beag” that means small, While on the other hand holds that it comes from the French word “begueule” meaning open mouth, Perhaps in reference to the noisy outcry produced in the cacario tract.

    Physical characteristics


    They are dogs with muscular legs aspect, and smooth, short coat. Despite having a muscular and slender appearance they tend to clog up is, his appetite is almost insatiable. Why there is that much attention to their diet and not be allowed to abuse this.

    They have long ears. Its colors are usually black, Brown and white of any variety. There are many copies of white legs, Brown ears and Brown and black body. Another characteristic of the breed in its coloration is the intense black around its eyes.. It has a desirable minimum height at the withers of 33 cm., and a desirable maximum height to the cross of 40 cm.. Weighs between 9 and 16 kg.

    Character and skills

    The Beagle is always alert. Very hardworking, with great energy and determination, they are lively dogs, intelligent and uniform temperament: they do not show aggressiveness or shyness.

    Closeness to their owners

    The Beagle has almost all the qualities of the ideal companion dog, being meek, loving and friendly, forming strong ties with its people. They are very receptive to their emotions, whatever your age: share their joy in happy moments and show solidarity and support in difficult moments. He is considered an excellent therapist for psychologically debilitated people, especially since the fact that he is generally active does not prevent him from also enjoying calm when it is necessary.

    He is also very cheerful and playful, and he loves to have fun. Thus, he especially likes people who are willing to play with him, especially the children.

    But, It is important to note that he can be very agitated when playing and, for example, will bite the person you are interacting with. This is never a sign of bad behavior., but simply his way of playing. But, these behaviors can be limited by working on them as part of your education.

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    Ability to handle loneliness

    Being a gregarious dog, the Beagle prefers company to solitude and needs a lot of social interaction during the day. They tend to suffer from separation anxiety when their owner is away and are left alone for any length of time, even in a familiar space.

    So, not suitable for someone who spends most of their days away from home and cannot take it with them.

    Relationship with children

    The Beagle he is a dog that adores children, in which he finds great playmates, and vice versa.

    Their tendency to bite people they play with can be problematic with younger children, so keep a close eye on their interactions, although this is valid for any race.

    It should also be noted that sometimes they seek peace and quiet, and they can react badly if they are annoyed with a little insistence. So, it is important for everyone's well-being to teach children to respect their pet and understand their body language, as soon as your age allows.

    Get along with strangers

    The beagles they are very sociable and are usually delighted to meet new people, whether they are invited to the house by their owners or if they meet them on a walk, for example. He is not the type to be aggressive towards strangers, rather they take an interest in them and potentially expect them to play with them or even offer them food.

    Protection instinct

    Due to its jovial and open character, the Beagle not one of those who discourages strangers from approaching: you are more likely to approach them to meet them. They may raise their voices in such circumstances, but it is more to express his curiosity than to defend his master or his home.

    In other words, although I am always alert, has no real protective instinct, and cannot be used as a guard.

    Obedience

    Like many breeds of hunting dogs, the Beagle is used to a certain independence of mind, since he must be able to make certain decisions for himself. In daily life, this means that it is far from being a model of obedience, and can even be quite stubborn.

    This means you can give a teacher a hard time who doesn't know how to deal with this., especially due to lack of experience. So, a first-time adopter is better off with another breed.

    Need for exercise

    The Beagle needs to spend a lot of time outdoors, and you can only be comfortable if you do at least 1,5 hours of exercise per day.

    In other words, not a breed at all suitable for a master who is often absent, sedentary and/or physically weak.

    Working capacity

    The Beagle was born for hunting and, in general, for all activities that require a very fine sense of smell. They are very persistent in fulfilling their mission: they are not only lively and intelligent, but also bold, with as much determination as energy.

    Risk of leakage

    The Beagle it is a hunting dog par excellence. This means that your nose guides you throughout your life., and nothing makes you happier than smelling and following a new or interesting scent. This means that the risk of escape is high and the garden must be fenced off..

    Of course, this is also a problem when walking and doing other outdoor activities. So, learning to remember is absolutely crucial in order to consider letting him roam free, although this does not necessarily exempt you from being equipped with a collar with connected GPS to know where you are at all times if, Nonetheless, goes out to the street. Having said that, many owners simply choose to wear the strap consistently.

    Noise level

    The Beagle it is a very vocal breed of dog: he likes to express himself through his voice and howl loudly. His barks are a true language, and vary depending on what they are trying to communicate and their emotional level.

    There are many reasons why it can bark: curiosity or desire to warn when you hear an external noise, afraid, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety…

    In any case, it is certainly not the best option for a person who values ​​silence – or whose neighbors value it.

    Adaptation to change

    The Beagle adapts very well to changes, including lifestyle and / or environmental changes, for example after a move. As long as you stay with your teacher, your main point of reference is there.

    Get along with other dogs

    The Beagle is usually very friendly with other dogs, either sharing a house with another dog or meeting potential new playmates on walks and other activities. Of course, its use as a bulldog is no stranger to this.

    Living under the same roof as one of your roommates can also be a great way to keep you from feeling abandoned when your owners are away..

    Get along with cats

    The beagles they are very attached to all members of their family. For him, a cat living in the same house is a full member of your family, especially if you are used to being with him from his earliest age. Otherwise, you have to be careful at the beginning of the coexistence and go little by little, but then it has every chance of being harmonious. This is all the more true since the presence of the little feline helps him feel less alone when his masters are absent..

    As for the cats that you may encounter in the course of your wanderings, you better stay vigilant. In fact, your hunting instinct can take over and lead you to chase them.

    Coexistence with other species

    Even a Beagle who is simply a domestic companion is still basically a hunter. If a small animal is found or smells (rodent, bird, etc.) On an excursion, it is very likely that I will go after him and do something to him.

    Things are normally very different in the case of an animal that shares your home and that is used to seeing from its first months. She considers him a member of her family and has no reason to attack him. But, there is no zero risk…

    Observations

    They generally have a way to sit very peculiar, without support in the legs, but rather on the thighs and buttocks, leaving the hind limbs extended completely in the ground.

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    Ease of training

    The Beagle it is certainly not one of the easiest breeds to train. They are usually quite stubborn or forgetful, so your training will probably require a good dose of patience and / or creativity.

    So, not recommended for a newbie, that he would soon be overwhelmed by his propensity to be indifferent to orders or to be interested in other things.

    On the other hand, once you know how to get their attention, it is possible to teach him everything and control his actions. In particular, be able to hear and execute commands even when there is a lot of noise and distractions around. In other words, for an experienced person who knows how to do it (although sometimes you have to call in the help of a professional dog trainer), patience and perseverance pay off. Given its qualities, Worth the effort.

    Training method

    Being a very intelligent dog, the Beagle makes the connection between orders and actions fairly quickly.

    But, this does not mean that he does what he is told. It may happen that you do not see the meaning of what is being asked of you, but it is not the most frequent: most of the time he is eager to please his master… as long as your mind is not occupied by something else. This is where the problem lies: in particular, your sense of smell can quickly become a distraction, especially since he is curious and has a highly developed hunting instinct. This can make training - and subsequent obedience - a bit difficult..

    The correct method of training a Beagle, the one who is the key to success, it is therefore to work the concentration, and more specifically the concentration on the orders of his master. So, don't skimp on positive reinforcement, that is to say, in rewards (candies, petting, stimuli, etc.) when you react to being called by name, looks at his master while waiting for instructions and, of course, follow them.

    Socialization

    Like all dogs, the Beagle needs early socialization. From the first months of life, the puppy needs to be used to meeting all kinds of people, other dogs and other species, and be exposed to all kinds of experiences, smells and sounds. This stage of your life is very important for your cognitive and mental development, so that you are well balanced for the rest of your life.

    If you adopt a dog from a breeder, usually they will have already done a lot of work in this area, especially if they only release it to 3 months of age, since the period between 2 and 3 months is the most crucial. But, it is still necessary to continue in the weeks and months following the adoption.

    Learn the rules

    Every dog ​​needs clear rules to find its place in the home. These rules are even more essential for the success of coexistence in the case of Beagle, who usually does what he wants.

    They are easily assimilated, since they remain the same in time and space, as well as from one person to another. So, even before you arrive home, all family members must agree on what will and will not be allowed, and then stick to it. These may include, one person cannot be allowed to do what another prohibits, or tolerate certain puppy behaviors that will later be reprimanded as an adult.

    This definition work may also require a small educational effort with children., so they understand that the rules they are asked to abide by are not made to annoy the animal, but to allow him to live in harmony among his family.

    The first thing to learn

    Unless you want to keep your dog on a leash for the rest of his life, teaching him to remember should be a priority for any owner of a Beagle, given their propensity to follow smells and, Therefore, to take flight. If security conditions allow it, the ideal is to leave your Beagle roam unhindered from a young age, so that he gets used to not being hooked while he is around his owner. In any case, as long as the memory is not perfectly integrated, it is important to reward him every time he returns after being called.

    It is also important to control their tendency to chew from a very young age, to do so in objects intended for this purpose, and not in the hands of his master or in the furniture of the house, for example. If the dog is not stopped immediately when he begins to bite the person he is playing with, for example, telling him a “¡No!” firm, stopping the game session and ignoring it, there is a great risk that it will happen again one adult day. The bite of a Beagle adult is, Obviously, much less fun and much more dangerous than a small puppy bite. But, chewing is still inevitable, since this way it relieves the pain of the gums. All you have to do is provide him with toys to chew on., and make sure you limit this behavior to these objects.

    Health

    Life expectancy

    Of 12 to 15 years

    The Beagle it is usually quite robust and has a life expectancy higher than the average of other dog breeds.

    Resistance to cold and heat

    The short coat of the Beagle makes me not fear the heat. On the other hand, as long as the cold is not extreme, the density of its fur allows it to support it perfectly.

    Like this, is capable of living in almost any climate.

    Diseases

    The general good health of the Beagle does not prevent you from being especially prone to certain diseases, like any other race. They are as follows:

    • The Hip Dysplasia, a malformation of the neck of the femur whose appearance may be favored by a hereditary factor. The fact that the bone does not fit perfectly in the hip joint causes pain and lameness, as well as the appearance of osteoarthritis as the animal ages;
    • Enanism, which makes the dog smaller than normal and may or may not be accompanied by other physical abnormalities, like extremely short legs;
    • chinese syndrome, also known as Musladin-Lueke syndrome: individuals with this syndrome grow normally, but they have a big skull and slanted eyes. It also, often have heart problems and toe abnormalities;
    • The Hypothyroidism, a thyroid disorder that causes an alteration of the animal's metabolism, with potentially numerous consequences: loss of hair, Obesity, skin disorders, shortness of breath, great fatigue, etc. The disease cannot be cured in the strict sense, but there are treatments that can greatly reduce the symptoms;
    • Selective immunoglobulin A deficiency (Ig A), affects proteins that defend the body against infectious agents. It can have various consequences: skin infections, respiratory and digestive, and even ear and urinary tract infections. Although it has not yet been established with certainty, this deficiency appears to be inherited, therefore, reproduction of affected subjects is not recommended;
    • The epilepsy, a neurological condition that is mostly hereditary, but that can also occur without affecting family members (near or far). It causes seizures that can be very impressive, but lifelong treatment may reduce their number or intensity. As a result, most affected individuals are capable of leading nearly normal lives;
    • The atopic dermatitis, a chronic and inherited disease in which the dog's skin does not act as a protective barrier. This predisposes you to developing various allergies;
    • Demodecia, disease caused by a parasite characterized by local or extensive hair loss, redness and itching, etc. It occurs most often in puppies between 3 and 12 months of age, due to their weak immune system;
    • Ear infections (otitis, etc.), as its large, flexible ears quickly trap air and provide an environment for moisture and dirt to collect.

    The “Beagle” he is also prone to various eye conditions:

    • Nictitating gland prolapse, u “Eye Cherry”, which makes the gland under the third eyelid look like a cherry in the corner of the eye. An operation is often required to remove it. Since the surgical technique used is minimally invasive, the prognosis is good and relapses are very rare;
    • The glaucoma, which is abnormally high pressure in the eye, with very fast irreversible damage and even blindness, unless treated very quickly. This disease usually has a hereditary origin;
    • Progressive retinal atrophy of the APR-CSNB type, a degenerative eye disorder that causes impaired night vision. This disease is hereditary and incurable.

    Risk of obesity

    Although they are usually quite active, Beagles are prone to obesity due to their greed, especially if you have been neutered. This can lead to many health problems or aggravate existing diseases.. It also, represents a true virtuous circle: as in humans, the more weight an individual gains, less active is, and therefore… more fat.

    So, Preventing your dog from being obese should be a top priority for any owner who wants to keep your dog in good health.. As such, in addition to monitoring your diet, it is necessary to weigh it once a month (or even more), to quickly notice any deviation.

    If confirmed in the next measurement, no waiting to take him to the vet, as the problem is unlikely to resolve spontaneously, quite the contrary. In fact, only a healthcare professional can identify the cause of this weight gain (improper diet, excessive amounts distributed, disease, reaction to a treatment, etc.) and, Therefore, indicate how to remedy it.

    Causes of mortality

    The fact that the Beagle is generally in good health is illustrated by a study conducted in 2004 by the Kennel Club and the British Small Animal Veterinary Association: a third of observed deaths are related to cancer, and old age is the second leading cause of death, with a 16% of the cases. Heart problems complete the podium, with a 12%.

    Healthy adoption

    Although the Beagle usually leads a healthy life, many of the diseases the breed is prone to are or may be inherited. So, it is important to adopt from a serious breeder: this offers the best guarantee of obtaining a puppy that has not only been well socialized since its first weeks of life, but is also healthy and stays that way.

    In effect, a professional worthy of the name is not content with taking the best possible care of puppies during their first weeks of life, before handing them over: systematically puts dogs you plan to breed through various tests, in order to avoid any possible transmission of a hereditary defect. So, if the breeder is unable to present the results of these tests carried out to the parents or the puppy, it is better to pass.

    The breeder must also be able to provide a certificate of good health from a veterinarian, as well as details of the vaccinations received by the puppy (registered in your health or vaccination book).

    Brittleness during growth

    The Beagle finishes growing among the 12 and 15 months of age, and is especially fragile during this period, especially when you don't have 6 months.

    As their bones and muscles are still developing, do not exercise it for too long or with too much intensity or, for example, make you walk up and down steps: not only would you risk short-term injury, but also long-term problems (deformities, aftermath, etc.) that could disable you for life.

    Maintain good health

    Adopting a dog that presents the best guarantees in terms of health and taking care of it during the first months if it is a puppy does not exempt, of course, of worrying about your health after.

    Prevention is also essential: take you periodically (At least once a year, and more when he gets older) to a complete health check at the vet, although in appearance everything is fine, it is essential to detect any possible problems early and, in your case, treat it in the best conditions. It's also a chance to make sure you're up to date on your vaccinations., getting the necessary booster shots.

    It also, its owner must ensure that it renews its antiparasitic treatments throughout the year, whenever necessary, so you never stop being protected. Obviously, this is even more critical if you spend many hours outdoors, for example, when hunting.

    Grooming

    The Beagle is, in general, a low maintenance breed.

    coat care

    Ideally, brush when Beagle once a week to detangle the fur, eliminate dead hair and promote regrowth. As it is a breed of short-haired dog, this is not complicated or time consuming.

    But, it is important to remember that your skin is quite fragile, so take advantage of the brushing session to check for sores or rashes, or even signs of infection: redness, tenderness or inflammation of the skin, nose, the eyes, the legs, etc.

    On the other hand, their fur tends to thicken in winter, and molts a lot in spring. It is necessary to opt for a greater frequency of brushing during periods of shedding, that is to say, several times a week.

    Bathrooms

    The coat of the Beagle usually stay clean, so you don't need a frequent bath, unless, of course, got especially dirty. In any case, should not be done more than once a month, as it will damage the skin, which is more fragile than the average.

    It is also important to always use a shampoo specially designed for dogs..

    ear care

    Like all dogs with floppy ears, the Beagle needs special care in this area. In effect, as the air does not circulate very well in them due to this morphological peculiarity, the risk of infections increases.

    Thus, it is important to inspect and clean them at least once a week to avoid accumulation of dirt or moisture. You also have to take the time to dry them after they have been in water or a humid environment for a long time.. They should also be checked immediately if they shake their heads more than usual or scratch their ears.. In case of doubt or if they are especially dirty, do not hesitate to consult a veterinarian.

    Eye care

    As with any dog, the Beagle's eyes should be checked weekly and cleaned if necessary. This reduces the risk of infections and helps detect any illness as early as possible., especially since this breed has a higher than average risk of glaucoma.

    Teeth care

    During the weekly maintenance session of the Beagle, teeth should be brushed with a dog brush or finger bowl to prevent tartar build-up caused by plaque. Plaque can cause not only bad breath, but also and above all diseases with sometimes serious consequences.

    If possible, cleaning should be done even more frequently, since the ideal is a daily cleaning. In any case, it is necessary to use a toothpaste specially designed for dogs.

    Nail care

    Once he Beagle is sufficiently exercised, natural wear and tear makes it unnecessary to cut your nails manually. But, if not and the nails become too long, must be trimmed with a special canine clipper, Since, otherwise, can interfere with normal walking, breaking and / or injuring the dog.

    Checking once a month is a good habit to acquire, as well as listen from time to time: if you hear a kind of clicking noise when walking on hard ground, means its claws are grazing on it. This is the sign that it's time to cut them out.

    Maintenance when you get home

    Whether it is a Beagle as of another race, when a dog has just spent long hours outdoors, It is a good idea to get into the habit of inspecting its fur and paws when you get home., looking for parasites, barbed, scratches, cuts or other injuries.

    This is especially useful for a dog that is used for hunting., since this activity supposes a greater exposure to these dangers.

    Introduction to hairdressing

    Grooming the coat, the eyes, the ears, the teeth and claws of the Beagle should not be done randomly: every owner should know how to do it, as otherwise it may injure or even harm the dog. So, the first time it may be helpful to ask a vet or groomer to show you how.

    It is also very important to accustom the dog to all these manipulations from a very young age., when it is most malleable, so that they seem normal and do not rebel. Maintenance sessions will be calmer and more enjoyable for everyone.

    Food

    Recommended foods

    When feeding a Beagle, it is better to give preference to croquettes that contain a large amount of meat, since they are richer in protein. Due to its high level of exercise, needs more protein than many other dogs.

    Unless you have a great experience on the subject, food should be avoided “homemade”, since it is difficult to find the perfect balance, especially since it is easy for you to become overweight if your diet is poorly calibrated, and the necessary proportions of each nutrient in your diet can change over time.

    This is the case, above all, if the dog is used to hunting and, therefore, spend more than usual during certain periods. In this case, you have to increase the amount of food from time to time to meet their greatest needs, but you also have to check the contents of its bowl to match the recommended diet for a hunting dog. These may include, it is important that you receive high amounts of fats and proteins of good quality and easy digestion. Once the hunting season is over, It is important, of course, go back to regular servings to avoid weight gain.

    Puppies feeding

    Be it a Beagle or a representative of another race, a puppy's diet influences not only the present, but also in the future. It is the “combustible” that allows your body to grow and form properly. An individual who does not eat properly (both quantitatively and qualitatively) during this crucial period you are at risk of stunting, that can affect the rest of your life. On the other hand, if the food given to the baby is too good, it is likely to grow too fast: this can cause injury, joint problems, deformities, etc., with possible consequences for life.

    So, do not hesitate to seek the experience of a veterinarian to act in the best possible way, especially since their nutritional needs are constantly changing throughout their growth period.

    Meal frequency

    Dividing the daily ration into at least two meals and feeding them at a fixed time is one of the best habits to adopt when feeding your Beagle.

    This is because the Beagle you know you can count on a second meal later in the day and, therefore, less likely to ask for it. It also builds trust in the owner, as the dog can see that he can be trusted to meet his food needs.

    Avoid obesity

    The beagles they are very gluttonous and, therefore, are at real risk of obesity if they eat more than they should for their activity level.

    Aided by its developed sense of smell, does not hesitate to look for food throughout the house, starting with the garbage. And when he finds food, rarely stops before the last crumb. For this reason, make sure he can't rummage through the trash and put his food and treats in a safe and inaccessible place and/or in a container that is difficult to open, like a box. Better to avoid bags and covers, that can easily break.

    As for the treats, it is better not to abuse them, although they are a great ally to achieve their goals in their education. In any case, It is recommended to opt for low-fat products and get into the habit of deducting the caloric intake they represent from your daily ration..

    Her propensity to be overweight also means you don't have to give in to her imploring gaze when ordering food at the table., nor give him the leftovers: apart from the fact that certain dishes highly appreciated by humans are toxic to their companions, there is little chance that they will meet your nutritional needs.

    Hydration

    Like any dog, the Beagle must have fresh water available at all times.

    This is especially important when the dog is under great stress., for example, during the hunt. It is wise to carry enough water for him and offer him a drink regularly, otherwise it may resort to puddles, ponds and other potentially unhealthy water sources.

    For sale "Beagle"

    In any case, the amount of money needed to adopt a Beagle depends essentially on the prestige of the kennel, the quality of the line from which the animal comes, but also and above all of its own characteristics, in particular its physical characteristics, that is to say, of its proximity to the breed standard and of its possible predispositions to hunting.

    In Europe

    The price of a puppy Beagle it can vary a lot, from something less than 500 euros up to almost 1.500 EUR.

    But, most of the time around 1.000 EUR, without significant differences between males and females. You can expect to pay around 1200 euros for an individual whose qualities predestine it for exhibitions or breeding.

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    History

    The Ariégeois It is a dog of French origin, a native of the city of Ariege What, bordering Spain.

    The Ariégeois It was recorded, obtaining the original valid standard, the twenty-fourth day of January of 1996 (Classification: Group 6 – Section 1.2).

    Several theories agree that it was born from the cross between a bloodhound type dog with a lighter complexion in the country (We cannot say exactly what), a Old Pays Briquet and Great Gascony Blue or a Gascon Saintongeois.

    The truth is that this cross maintained the typical physical characteristics of these last two dogs., but you can highlight a more docile nature, along with the size and lighter weight.

    physical characteristics of the “Ariégeois”

    The Ariégeois, is a dog used for small game. Medium-size and light weight make it a wonder, either alone or in groups, can easily grow and develop on difficult terrain, It is a dog that tolerate heat well.

    His favorite is the hunting of the Hare, but it is also used –sometimes- for hunting deer or wild boar.

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