Armenian Gamprs
Armenian Gamprs Dog

Gampr Armenio

Armenian Gamprs (Armenian Gamprs Dog) is the name of a breed of guard dog of cattle that originated in the Armenian mountains (including the territories which are today known as Eastern Anatolia Turkey). The Armenian Gamprs was raised by the local population on the basis of the primitive dogs of the area that, It was on par with the evolution of societies domesticated.

Not even being recognized by several important canine clubs as a breed of dog and undergoing an intensive genetic research, in April of 2011 the dog International Union officially recognized the Armenian Gamprs as the national dog breed of Armenia.

The Gamprs has been living since long ago in the prehistoric Armenian mountains, This is demonstrated by thousands of petroglyphs (that symbolic motifs are stones or rocks which have been carved, belonging to very ancient cultures) found throughout the territory. Professor Oktay Belli Istanbul University has studied petroglyphs that were found near the modern city of Kars and according to data drawn from his research, several domestic breeds in the area living there since the Neolithic period.

Read moreArmenian Gamprs

Grifón Korthals
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Grifón Korthals

The Grifón Korthals (Hard case-haired Griffon Korthals or Wirehaired Pointing Griffon) It is a breed of dog of French origin. Their ancestors are Dutch, but shown as a French race, It was in France where he developed.

This breed is still relatively rare in the Americas as well as in United Kingdom, Although it is recognized by their respective Kennel Clubs, as well as the Federation Cynologique Internationale (CRF not. 107).

The culprit of the existence of the Korthals Griffon was a man called Eduard Karel Korthals, born the 16 in November of 1851 in Amsterdam to, He was the son of a rich manufacturer of ships which possessed a strong interest in the breeding of hunting dogs, to the extent that his son inherited that passion and as a result and the ability for business, was born the beautiful Griffon, protagonist of this post.

His dream was to create the ideal hunting dog, versatile, with extreme resistance, force and devotion to his master. The dog, also, I would have to know working near his master, be docile and very capable of learning. In 1873 to the 22 years of age and with the financial support of his father, He settled near some friends in Hesse (Germany) a region known for his great love of hunting with dogs and was dedicated to the breeding of dogs Griffon.

Four years later, one of his friends, the Prince of Solms-Braunfels, I am confident the management of his kennel "Bibesheim" (was then, the most famous of Germany) It was devoted especially to the breeding of dogs English pointer, This change in his life not prevented it for nothing, continue with the development of their race Griffon.

In a short time Eduard Korthals became one of the largest breeders nationwide, very proud and sure of his work of selection, He began breeding over seven copies of different types Griffon, hard hair, woolly hair, barbets, a mestizo German short hair, etc. He called "The seven Patriarcar" and their names were: Bank, Hector, Janus, Satan, Donna, Junon and Mouche. Thus begins the story that after twenty years, It resulted in the birth of a specific breed of Griffon with wire hair, Griffon, with blood of Pointer (Although not pure, then we have) and beautiful dog, must be decirlo…

We must also tell which, Eduard Korthals work carried out a ruthless in his breeding program, with very close consanguinity coupling and many deaths on the road, well Yes..., the history has beautiful parts and others less so. Y, Here comes the bomb! A total of 600 dogs, only kept alive to 62 and he made them work in the Woods, in swamps, in Plains, in different seasons, to see how they worked in different situations and hunting tasks.

In the creation of his Griffon wire-haired, Korthals did not use all the blood purity of the English Pointer, because after having tried, He realized the mixture led to his Griffon lost some of its most important features.

With his method of consanguinity, exhaustive selection and unit, the Eduard Korthals Griffon was of such quality that many specialists den canine world in Germany, in Belgium, in the Netherlands, in France and several parts of Europe, they were stunned, given that Korthals had created a dog like no other, a dog with an essential width, a high speed in search, a well-developed sense of smell and, In short, its versatility.

The 15 in November of 1887, supported by the contributions of a Commission formed by 16 reputable breeders and presided over by the Prince of Solm-Braunfels (who years earlier had been entrusted to Eduar Korthals-- the management of his kennel "Bibesheim"), Eduar Korthals wrote the standard of the Korthals Griffon, that curiously never amended since then. The following year, He created a Club specializing in race whose objective was to bring together all the lovers of the Griffon Griffon wire-haired in several countries and until his death in 1896, He devoted himself to the improvement and dissemination of their race. He died of laryngeal cancer 4 in July of 1896 in the hatchery Bibeishem.

But despite his death, his ideas continued living, then many followers and friends as Baron Gingins (Switzerland), Charles Prudommeaux (France) and the Sr. Leliman (Holland) they continued their valuable work, Turning to the improvement of his Griffon wire-haired Griffon, and the diffusion of the breed throughout Europe and even in United States and Canada. It was the 8 in June of 1951, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Eduar Korthals to, the French Griffon Club of wire-haired decided to associate the name of Korthals to race, to perpetuate the memory of its creator, and in honor of all their achievements and life dedicated to the task of breeding. Hence comes the name "Griffon Korthals".

The first specimen recorded in the book of origins of the American Kennel Club was a Griffon Korthals called "Zolette", in the year 1887. However, the Griffon was still - relatively- unknown, It was recorded as "Russian Setter" (Griffon)”, by its supposed Russian heritage. It was not until 1916, Twenty-nine years later, the breed was officially recognized in United States.

In the same year, "sixteen copies of Griffon Korthals participated in the"Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show”, one of United States most prestigious dog shows. Since then, the race was growing in popularity, not only as a dog of exposure and company, but also a versatile hunting dog (that was the original intention of Korthals when created the race). For the most part, the race retains its original features: medium-sized, layer hard, good degree of training capacity and resistant in the field and in the ring.

The Korthals Griffon is a dog of medium size with a layer of hard and rough. The males measure of 55 to 60 cm de altura a la cruz y las hembras de 53 a 66 cm.. The weight should be proportional to the size and bone structure. In general, the weight varies from 20,5 a 31,75 kg. Males are usually larger and heavier than females bones. 50 to 55 cm.. With respect to weight males are placed in 25-30 kg and females in 20-25 kg. According to the AKC standard, the hair must be color steel (grey) with brown spots. Other acceptable colors are chestnut, White and Brown, Ruano and, Orange and white. It has ears falls and well attached to the head, his eyes are yellow or Brown and the nose should always be Brown. Contrary to some publications that say that the Griffon does not lose or moved his hair, We must clarify that it does, but to a lesser extent than other breeds.

The Korthals Griffon is defined as an intelligent dog, extremely friendly and eager to please its owner. They tend to keep their playful nature typical of puppy to adulthood. They are also known for their Adaptive temperament, because if you are not in the field is a very quiet dog which leads to that it can live in a house without problems. They are dogs that refer to be close to their owners, they love people and especially children.

Korthals Griffon most often live a long and healthy life, and this is due to the seriousness of all organizations and breeders dedicated to this breed who have a strong commitment to the health of the breed and breeding programmes carried out that are mostly very picky, as a result if we look at the statistics of the OFA cases of congenital diseases are - relatively- low.

There are dogs very similar to Griffon Korthal in other countries, both in appearance and temperament:

Grifón Korthals

Gegar Colombiano

Gegar Colombiano

The Gegar Colombiano (Colombian Gegar) It is a breed of dog created by the deceased Germán García y García, recognized breeder of dogs in Colombia where the race is named.

Research for the creation of this race begins in 1975, This is practically a new race, created with the intention that Colombia had a national dog with standard, as the Inca of Peru, the Argentine Dogo, the Fila Brasileiro or the Chihuahua Mexican.

It is still a race in training, at around 200 copies located in Bogotá, Ibagué and los Llanos.

He is a descendant of the Basenji, the Canaan Dog and a primitive race of the Colombian countryside, that currently is considered extinct. However it is common to see similarities between the “Gegar” and the wild dogs or “Creole” also called “Gozques”, you roam the streets of the Colombian cities.

Read moreGegar Colombiano

Gordon Setter

Gordon Setter

The Gordon Setter (also, known as Setter Scottish) is a breed of dog, Member of the Setter family that also includes the best-known, the Setter Irish and the Setter Inglés. Gordon Setter was originally developed in Scotland in the 17TH century, then he had a peak of popularity thanks to Alexander IV, Duke of Gordon in the 18th century (race fan).

It differs from the English and Irish Setter in that it has a more robust structure, and more developed lips, as well as the color of his silky wavy coat.

Read moreGordon Setter

Grifón Vandeano Pequeño

Grifón Vandeano Pequeño

The Grifón Vandeano Pequeño or Small Basset Griffon Vendeen It is a small size hunting dog (Petit), under (Basset), hard hair (Griffon) of French origin

It was a race used, mainly, for hunting rabbits due to its large olfactory.

It was developed from the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen, larger copy, heavy and long.

In the past, often to raise both races together, was in 1975 crossing them was prohibited-law, Although they could still born puppies with characteristics of both races in a same litter.

In France, It was a popular hunting dog for nearly a century (origin s. 16TH); However, the breed is relatively new in other regions.

It is a small dog with a rustic look and unkempt nature, hard and rough hair. Their eyebrows, beards and mustaches are wooly. White base, with black spots, Orange or grey.

    Grifón Vandeano Pequeño (Hounds of small size)

Brussels Griffon

Grifón de Bruselas

The Brussels Griffon is a breed of dog miniature which takes its name from its city of origin, Brussels, Belgium. The Brussels Griffon may refer to three different races, the Brussels Griffon, the Belgian Griffon and the Petit Brabançon.

Identical in general, their unique differences occur in the coat and colour. Are often considered varieties of the same race. Scholars of the Brussels Griffon breed raised that their ancestors are the Pug and the King Charles Spaniel.

The three varieties are generally composed of small animals, with flat face, prominent Chin, and large eyes.

The standard weight differs among races, but the ideal is in general 3.63 kg to 4.54 kg for both sexes. It has a rounded head large in proportion to the body. The nose is wide, with large holes, black, and it is located almost at the same height as the eyes.

The Brussels Griffon is known for having a big heart, and a strong desire to snuggle it and spend long hours with his master. They tend to be fairly independent, but it should not be shy or aggressive, However, they are very sensitive emotionally, and because of this, It should be socialized carefully at an early age. They tend to be always alert, curious and interested in their environment.
The life expectancy of a Griffon is in the range of 12 to 15 years.

Due to the roundness of the skull of the puppies, females have difficulties in childbirth; for this reason it is often necessary to resort to caesarean section. The size of the litter often determines the scope of these complications.

The three Belgian varieties of Griffon (Brussels Griffon, Belgian Griffon and the Petit Brabançon), they are descended from an ancient type of dog called a Smousje, characterized by a hard coat, was a small dog Terrier type, used to remove rodents from the stables, similar to the Dutch Smoushond race.

The Brussels Griffon (Griffon Bruxellois, Brussels Griffon, Belgium Griffon, Petit Brabançon) grew in popularity in the century 19 with the workers and the nobles in Belgium. The first Brussels Griffon was recorded in 1883 in the first volume of the genealogical book of the Kennel Club of Belgium, the Origins book of the St - Hubert (LOSH).

The popularity of the breed was increased thanks to the interest shown by the Queen Henrietta Maria in race, a dog enthusiast who faithfully visited the annual dog shows in Belgium, went with his daughter, and became a nurturer and reinforcement of the Brussels Griffon, giving them, international fame and popularity. Many dogs were exported to other countries, prompting the creation of various canine breed clubs in various countries, as for example in England (1897) and United States (1945).

The first and second world war turned out to be a disastrous period for the race. War times have been difficult for all breeds of dog. At the end of World War II, There was almost no native Brussels Griffon dog in Belgium, and it was only through the vigilance of dedicated breeders (in United Kingdom in particular) the race could survive.

The race has never been large and popular, but he had a brief boom in the Decade of 1950, and now it is generally a rare breed. There has been a recent increase in interest in the United States due to the emergence of a Griffon in a movie, and also due to a general increase in interest in Toy type dogs.

Brussels Griffon

Belgian Griffon

Grifón Belga

The Belgian Griffon (Griffon Belge) It is a race created in the past with crosses century of Affenpinscher, Yorkshire, Schnauzer dwarf and Carlino. It is estimated that race has stabilized at the end of the 19th century. In the Decade of 1890 was very popular in Brussels.

According to the standard range of small size must not exceed the 3 kg; the great must not exceed the 5 Kg. It is therefore a tiny dog, round head and convex front. The truffle is broad and black, a short snout with a beard and abundant whiskers as bristles. The lower jaw prominent and wide, moves rather than the higher being, Therefore, more outgoing than the upper lower teeth.

The eyes are large, round, dark. The right ears, cut tip. It has a strong neck and a deep chest. The tail amputated two-thirds, high carried. His hair is hard, abundant and messy.

The color can be black, black and tan, or mixed black and Red.

Due to the roundness of the skull of the puppies, females have difficulties in childbirth; for this reason it is often necessary to resort to caesarean section. The size of the litter often determines the scope of these complications.

Despite having a sour look, is a rather sweet dog, affectionate, obedient, trainable and lively. Being a dog of courtyard and stable, is great Hunter of mice, you are still the freedom of the forest and the Prado, but it is considered a pleasant companion dog.

You don't have much sympathy for children.

Belgian Griffon

Afghan Greyhound

The Afghan Greyhound (also known as Afghan Hound, Afghan Hound, Balkh Hound, Baluchi Hound, Barutzy Hound, Shalgar Hound, Kabul Hound, or Galanday Hound) It is a dog from Afghanistan.

Read all about the race by clicking on: Afghan Hound.

Use of cookies

This web site uses cookies so that you have the best user experience. If you continue browsing you are giving your consent for the acceptance of the aforementioned cookies and the acceptance of our cookies policy, Click the link for more information.plugin cookies

TO ACCEPT
Notice of cookies