Field Spaniel

Field Spaniel

The Field Spaniel is a breed of dog, medium-sized, originally from England. It is one of the Spaniel can serve as hunting dogs.

It is a race of ancient lineage, which is related with the Cocker Spaniel, with which it shares a common origin. In 1892 both varieties separated, becoming different races.

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Toy Fox Terrier

Fox Terrier Toy

The Toy Fox Terrier It has better character and is more active than its predecessor the Fox Terrier smooth.

This breed was created in the United States, to make a crossing of the smaller Fox Terrier smooth hair which found, the Chihuahua and the Toy Terrier.

These dogs were faithful companions of clowns in his circus shows, because of its agility and intelligence.

Is not registered in the FCI.

They carry blood Terrier, and that moves to chase varmints, When carry them ride to the field, where are very happy. They are intelligent and very obedient if they receive appropriate education. It adapts perfectly to any environment, and he loves playing with children. Is a very loving and faithful.

It has a physical athletic and agile. It has a slightly rounded head and ears V-shaped, with dark and bulging eyes. He has short hair white with spots, Brown and black on the head and/or.

The Toy Fox Terrier is good for apartment life. It cannot tolerate the cold. Should be a coat in the winter to help keep the heat.

Its weight ranges between 1.5 and 3 Kg while its height is between the 21.5 cm and the 29.2 cm..

Their life expectancy is of 13 to 15 years.

Toy Fox Terrier

Chilean Fox Terrier

Fox Terrier Chileno

The Fox Chilean Terrier, It is the first Chilean canine race followed by the dog Ovejero Magallánico. The Buzzard, also called, It is a race that dates from the end of the 19th century, originating from the mixture of English Fox Terrier and dogs that existed at the arrival of the Spaniards.

Since a few years ago that the Trade Union Association of breeders and exhibitors dogs Chile (OFFICIAL, A.G.) He has been developing the project which is intended to be the first Chile dog breed officially recognized, period in which specialized samples have been organized, implemented a system of identification and has formed a team of enthusiastic and studious of these dogs work.

This has been the impact and the response of the lovers of dogs for this race in Chile, that for some time it has been integrated to the Group 11 by the Kennel Club of Chile (KCC),with the permission of the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI).

These dogs, they tend to be quite territorial and even aggressive with strangers and pedestrians, but at the same time they are shy and extremely attached to their owners.

According to many, These dogs, they are very obedient and easy to train, It is said that they have a great capacity for concentration. They are also very nervous, which is why most of the time, they are trembling give an appearance of fragility or cold, but they are just nerves.

Its main color is the white background, with Brown and black spots. It has long, thin legs, which are very useful for jumping and running with great speed. They have a feline appearance, that they bow his column as cats, and they tend to jump great heights without hurting you.
They are usually used for hunting smaller and - mostly- as dogs of company.

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Fox Terrier smooth hair

The first official standard of the smooth Fox Terrier dates of 1876.

It is a very strong dog, Perhaps for prominent in their creation characteristics, strong JAWS, developed teeth, especially brave and impulsive. Let us not forget that as well as the Fox Terrier of hair hard, It was created to assist in the hunting of foxes, and from there it derives its hardness and ferocity.

The standard measures, the Fox Terrier should be no more than appeal to the 40 cm and weighing approximately 8 Kg, females are always minor measures. It has flat and narrow skull, with snout that sharpens gradually towards the black truffle. Dark eyes, small, but very lively. The ears are small and in the form of “V”, falling forward close to the cheeks and never on the sides of the head. The coat must be smooth, abundant hair. The background color is always white, with Brown and black spots.

They are lively, assets, very playful, friendly, and caring with the family members. In fact the characteristics, removing the style of the mantle are equal to the of the Terrier wire-haired Fox.

Fox Terrier wire hair

Fox Terrier pelo de alambre

The Fox Terrier is a breed of dog created to help hunt foxes. The hunters saw frustrated his hunt because they were pursuing foxes with their dogs, but at the time that got in the burrow just the party... His spectacular smell made them excellent trackers, and they came with ease to the hiding place of foxes.

Then, born Fox Terrier, certain features that enabled it to meet, even, get into the Burrows to get the Fox from his hiding place. How to be, resistance: It allowed him to run along with other hunting dogs; small size: just to be able to enter the burrow; strength and hardness: to cope with an animal as the Fox, animal very fierce if he is cornered.

The term Fox Terrier was used generically in the latter part of the 19th century. He referred to a group of dogs of different kinds which were bred for hunting. This type of dogs were generally called foxies (zorreros in English) regardless of their type or size. The first Fox Terrier, a so-called dog “Foiler” or “Old Foiler”, It was recorded by the Kennel Club about 1875 or 1876, and with her offspring began the process of standardization.

Currently this Terrier is used as a pet, While in the North of Spain is still used as foxes and wild boar Hunter.

There are two types of Fox Terrier, of hard hair (wire) and smooth hair. Both were developed in England two hundred years ago and probably descend from different ancestors.

Two Fox Terrier varieties were crossed to the version of hair hard white and a head more definite than in the other type.

They are otherwise virtually identical, with the white as the predominant color and black or brown spots. It has a fine head and rather elongated, flat skull, long snout, small ears in the shape of v and dark eyes. The loin is short and straight, the muscular hips and tail high porte.
The latest Fox Terrier, listed as a new race, is the Chilean Fox Terrier.

They are very intelligent, and sometimes they show considerable hostility towards other dogs, with people, on the contrary they are very good.
The Fox Terrier is a vital and elegant dog. It is joyful, Intelligent, courageous and with a very Terrier temperament. It is ready and attractive, It has a great deal of optimism and an innate bravery.

Though very active, We can say that it is a very consistent race, anything noisy, and fair. They do not usually bark without ton or are, They paper tigers, entirely when it is important. They are curious, and like other Terrier, they love to dig pozos…

They adapt very well to apartment life, but like all dogs, they require walks.
The Fox Terrier is easy training, and it is good to start small. They enjoy the company of family and fond of children.

Fox Terrier wire hair

Saint Miguel Cattle Dog
Portugal FCI 340 - Molossoid - Mastiff

Fila de San Miguel

El dog Cão Fila de São Miguel It is a breed of dog Portugal, specifically the Azores Islands.



With the settlement of the Azores archipelago and the beginning of the exploration of the optimal conditions of the islands for livestock farming, the need for dogs on the islands to help drive and defend livestock soon became apparent, dating from the sixteenth century the first reference to its presence, particularly on the island of São Miguel. These animals are recognized as the precursors of Saint Miguel Cattle Dog.

Although the existence of Saint Miguel Cattle Dog, as an individual race, has been recorded since the early 19th century, only in 1982 began to be registered by António José Amaral with the collaboration of Maria de Fátima Machado Mendes Cabral, veterinarian, in order to create a census of your herds. The first officially registered dog of the breed was the “Corisca”, a perfect representative of your breed.

It is also on the initiative of these same two people that, in 1984, two years after the beginning of the registration of persons the first official standard is published. In 1995 was proposed to the FCI (International Cynological Federation) and the breed was finally recognized in 2008.


The breed known today as Saint Miguel Cattle Dog descended from mastiffs and alano initially brought to the islands of the Azores by the first settlers on the continent. Later, and through contact with other people who came and settled in the Azores, the genetic heritage of the breed was enriched by crosses made with English mastiffs, bulldogs and Dogue de Bordeaux, until the culmination of the appearance of the new race, with fully defined morphological and temperamental characteristics.

In addition to those mentioned, other races may form part of the Fila de San Miguel ancestry, as the Bloodhound, also known as Bloodhound, and the Dogo Canary, a Spanish breed from the Canary Islands, but the real link – yes there is – between these races and the Cão Fila de São Miguel not yet proven.

Physical characteristics

The Saint Miguel Cattle Dog It is characterized by being an animal of rustic size and features and characteristically longer than tall.. The breed is medium in size, muscular, but without the heavy appearance of others.

The muzzle is well proportioned, apparently short, but it hides a wide mouth, with a full denture, capable of a powerful bite. The head has a solid appearance, wide and with the ears well placed on top, implanted in a strong neck that starts from a solid trunk, with a wide and deep chest. The legs are proportional to the body, being the front, as a rule, slightly separated.

The coat is strong, smooth and dense, and always striped, and it can be tawny, gray or yellow, with white mesh on the chest. Legs can also be white. The tail is implanted high, it's thick, medium length and slightly curved. It is amputated at the height of the second or third vertebra, or is it naturally short.

  • Hair: short, smooth, dense, with hard textured hair.
  • Color: gray hair, carbonated sand (grey), yellow with all fades from light to fawn; always striated. May show white spot on forehead or from chin to chest, and white spots on the forefoot, in the later or in all four.
  • Size: males, of 50 to 60 cm.; females, of 48 to 58 cm..

Character and skills

Race of a lively and sharp intelligence, with great ease of learning, the strength of character of the Saint Miguel Cattle Dog, coupled with a distrust of the strange instincts of all guardians by vocation, can easily be mistaken for aggressiveness, but it hides a gentle nature towards those with whom it deals closely, while remaining a tenacious and courageous guardian of those who treat him. His loyalty to his human family is extreme.

With even greater emphasis, given the dominant nature of the breed, the education and sociability of puppies must be done from birth, gradually exposing animals to new situations and stimuli, in order to improve the development of balanced individuals capable of living with humans and other animals.

Not a suitable breed for beginners, given its dominant nature, further enhanced by its physical strength and its strongly independent and autonomous character.

Even as a pet, a Saint Miguel Cattle Dog must have the opportunity to have a task to perform. Thorough training is always a simple and effective means of strengthening the relationship between the human family and the animal, while providing the physical and mental exercise necessary for the training and development of a well-balanced animal.

However, given the intrinsic characteristics of the breed, training a copy of the Saint Miguel Cattle Dog It is a task that can be quite difficult for someone who has little experience with dogs.. Being a very intelligent and dominant breed, will not respond well to the use of force. Full socialization recommended.

The sheepdog for tradition and excellence, their natural fitness for livestock can, with the right training, can be channeled into the care of horses and other small ruminants such as sheep and goats. When not channeled to grazing, the Saint Miguel Cattle Dog has already demonstrated its aptitude for big game hunting, like wild boar and deer.

Its strong and protective temperament is also valued as a self-defense dog..

Saint Miguel Cattle Dog Health

Being a rustic breed, It has robust health and there are no records to date to suggest that there is any pathology to which the breed is specifically prone for genetic reasons.. The average life expectancy of this breed is calculated in 12 years.

Saint Miguel Cattle Dog Grooming

The same hardiness that gives vigor to the breed also makes it a poorly maintained breed in a strict sense. Short, hard hair can be brushed occasionally and baths will be sporadic.. Adequate and balanced feeding will give developing puppies what they need to become healthy adults, and the same regimen will suffice to ensure adult health..

Saint Miguel Cattle Dog Images

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 2 –> Pinscher and schnauzer dogs - Molossoids - Swiss mountain and cattle dogs. / Section 2: Molossoid. 2.1 Dogue type.
  • FCI 340
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 2: Pinscher and Schnauzer Dogs - Molossoids - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs. Section 2: Molossoid. 2.1 Dogue type.
  • Fila de San Miguel FCI standard

    Alternative names:

      1. Cão de fila de São Miguel, São Miguel cattle dog, São Miguel catch dog, Azores cattle dog, Azores cow dog (English).
      2. fila de Saint Miguel (French).
      3. Cão Fila de São Miguel (German).
      4. Fila de São Miguel, Cão das Vacas (Portuguese).
      5. (Spanish).




    1 – Fila de São Miguel dog during International dog show in Rzeszów, Poland by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
    2 – Fila de São Miguel dog during International dog show in Rzeszów, Poland. by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
    3 – At the Burnt Peak of Ribeira Grande, Son and Mother by TheLife / CC BY-SA
    4 – Helsinki, el Finnish Winner Show 2015. by Tomasyna / CC BY-SA

    English Foxhound

    Foxhound Inglés

    The English Foxhound is a breed of dog, Hound type. It descends from the St. Hubert dog, and the now extinct Talbot.

    Its main function is to hunt with men on horseback. It can work for several hours without a break and in various types of terrain. Does not usually have as a pet, but it raised in private packs. It is a strong dog, live, bold and noisy.

    It has a great physical resemblance with the Beagle, Although it is slightly larger. The average size of the Foxhound varies slightly depending on the gender of the animal. The males measure between 55 and 62,5 cm. up the cross, and females in 50,5 to 60 cm. up the cross. Generally weigh between 29,5 and 38 kg. Their fur is short and hard, tricolor-negro color, White and toasted or bicolor with a white background. It has a light head, and with pronounced eyebrows. The ears are medium-sized and falls, Hound style. His muscular back, It has straight legs and well located porte alegre queue, Whip style.

    The English Foxhound is a very strong race. It needs plenty of exercise, run and run to be possible in very large spaces.

    If it is in a small area, It can be very destructive.

    The ideal lifestyle for the English Foxhound, is not an apartment, but it can adapt well in a suburban environment, If you are provided with exercise and appropriate care.

    The English Foxhound was originally a dog Pack, therefore, Gets along well with other dogs and enjoys human company. Gets along well with horses, children and other pets, It is a friendly race, social, and tolerant.

    The English Foxhound was created in the 16th century, then a careful mixture between the Greyhound (by speed), Fox Terrier (hunting instinct) and the Bulldog (tenacity in hunting).

    These dogs, they were intended for the hunting of foxes and live close to the horses. They are still used for these purposes.

    English Foxhound

    Foxhound American

    Foxhound Americano

    The Foxhound American It is a breed of dog that is cousin of the English Foxhound. They are hounds, bred to hunt foxes by scent.
    In 1650, English, Robert Brooke He travelled to America with his pack of hunting dogs and these were the root of several strains of American hounds. These dogs remained in the Brooke family for almost 300 years.

    Although it has not been a rumor that the new generation was originally used for the hunting of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, This is not true. The breed was developed by landowners exclusively for the sport of fox hunting. All the crossing carried out between different Fox Hound, have been designed to increase the speed and resistance in the dog, qualities that are still present today's dogs.

    Today there are a lot of different varieties of the American Foxhound, for example the Walker, Goodman, Asparagus and Penn-Marydel. Despite the different varieties, they have very different appearance,all of them are recognized as members of the same race.

    While standardized rules of the American Foxhound is located in 21 to 25 53-64 centimeters in height to the cross, and weigh between 29-34 kg, many of them are larger. Y, the variation of size, some breeders attribute it to food.

    It is a strong dog, hard, with straight legs. The coat is short and hard. In general, they are very similar to the “Beagle”, only they have longer legs and are larger (slightly). Its fur can be of four colors: reddish, tricolor, black and tan, and blue.

    The American Foxhound is quiet and gets on well with children and other animals.

    Like all dogs, they need enough exercise.

    They are quite stubborn, and it is essential to have a proper training, because their hunting instinct, is relentless, at the moment for a smell to draw them attention, do case omiso… It is not one of the best dogs guardianes…

    It is a very strong race. According to some veterinarians and trainers, they need plenty of exercise, for example, a very long walk followed by a game of searching and tracking, makes them very happy.

    Their life expectancy is of 10 to 12 years.

    Foxhound American

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