Kelpie Australian
Australian Kelpie

Kelpie Australiano

The Kelpie Australian or Australian Kelpie He is a native of Australia grazing dog. Weighs between 12 and 22 kilos and reach a height between 43 and 50 cm to the cross. Their hair color can be black, red, Blue or fawn. Is classified as a dog by the FCI.

The inhospitable and unknown environment of Australia forced the English and Scottish settlers to select a few working dogs who adapt to the conditions of the country - much larger spaces, herd many great rebel breed Merino sheep, and the tremendous heat-.

The MOH (as they call in Australia to the flock) We had to pick it up in pens of the ranch or the station to spend the night protecting it from Aboriginal dingoes and so will not lose. This was missing a really worker dog who knew meet and direct the herd, more than the typical pastor of their country of origin.

Many areas of England had developed its own line of pastor, almost always with the name of the region or the owner. Most of them have lost today, but in 1.800 still existed when it had its heyday emigration to Australia. Many breeds were introduced in Australia, and those who served in the new environment were used and were crossed with each other.

One of the first types that proved ideal for Australian conditions was the North County Collie Rutherford. These dogs were of short hair, erect ear or semi, black or black and fire, and they were described by G. S. "Kempe as dogs"robust construction and brave temperament with a large head and powerful JAWS”.

Several members of the Rutherford family emigrated from Scotland to Australia, and they received a good batch of these dogs of their families. Other people soon saw the abilities of these dogs and wanted Cubs of this line. There are doubts about itself stayed pure 100%, that pragmatic owners of herds crossing their good females of working with the best dogs that could be found, No matter your genealogy. But the line Rutherford formed the basis for the breed now known as Kelpie.

At the end of the 19th century, a rancher called Gleason changed a horse by a black female puppy and raised in Victoria fire, parents imported line Rutherford. He called “Kelpie”, which in Gaelic means Ondine, and proved to be a splendid worker. The dog was known as "Gleason´s Kelpie", and it was their descendants who gave the name to the breed. This original Kelpie was crossed twice with “MOSS”, a black Australian dog, Rutherford line, and then with “Caesar”, a black dog and fire of purely Scottish parents. This latest litter with Caesar would give the most famous Kelpie of history. A black female and fire, also called “Kelpie“, It was given to G. T. W. King. The Kelpie (the second) He won the first working with herd dogs competition held in Australia. This victory has raised the interest in this line.

The Kelpie breed is based on these early, with crosses over the years with other lines. The race is essentially English, without the introduction of the Dingo. They left many good work Black dogs line created sobre “MOSS”, especially one called “Barb”.

For many years it was believed that black specimens were a separate race called Barb. Had other lines known by the names of his best dogs or its owner, but soon unified all under the name of Kelpie.

His head bears a resemblance to a Fox, but it differs from these by their almond-shaped eyes. Its overall texture is compact and muscular, but flexible, measuring the males among 46 to 51 cm and females between 43 to 48 cm.. Their coat is double layer, having a dense inner layer, and a foreign hard hair, prepared so that it is resistant to rain. It is long by the belly, becoming a fringe in the hind, While the rest of the extremities have a short hair. The neck has a long and thick hair forming a collar.

The color of the Kelpie is highly variable, through a range of dark colors to reds, These can be: Black, Black and Tan, Red, Fire and Red, Griffon, Chocolate, Smoke.

Although it is nice and easy to train, great energy and desire to work do not fit to live inside the House or an apartment. They do much to a single owner, and although he is loyal and intelligent, is very independent, essential aspect of his work.

The Kelpie is very smart, laborious and is always alert. It has also a docile disposition and an almost inexhaustible energy. On the other hand, It shows a great loyalty and devotion to work. It has a natural instinct for working with the sheep, both in the field, as in the poultry. Due to its great muscle ability in conjunction to his great energy and elasticity, arguably one of the best available for the working dogs, in general.

The Kelpie has also proven effective with pigs, horses, goats, birds and even reindeer. They are ex officio workers, and there are numerous stories of feats of specimens of the breed, Despite being injured.

The statistics of labour saving are amazing, and many American farmers are aware of the value of these dogs. Although by nature he is a shepherd, the Kelpie can be taught to work with cattle. The Kelpie was bred for working livestock is strong, and many can guide both push. They can be very useful to gather the sheep, taking them in pens, making them pass through bathrooms, making them upload to trucks and cars, and even “riding them” (weighing on his back) If trapped on channel loading. A team of Kelpie can be sent to gather a herd of cattle, While the owner waiting at the door of the corral. They can make them go through the veterinary vaccination, help load them, and bring them road down towards another grass.

Also, also used for other purposes apart from grazing, as search and rescue, Dog Guide and drug detection.

It is estimated that a 70.000 to 80.000 Kelpie are currently working in Australian ranches, It is the race of the largest pastor of the country, and the owners say that a good Kelpie is equivalent to two men on horseback.

Kelpie Australian



The Kuvasz (PL. Kuvaszok) He is a former Hungarian breed of dog Boyero.

Although some believe that the Kuvasz existed in Hungary at the time of the Huns, others say he arrived there from Asia and Turkey, with the Mongol invasions. Its name derives from a Turkish word meaning “safe guard”. For some centuries, especially in the 15th, He was the faithful friend of the Hungarian aristocracy. During the two world wars the breed was severely decimated during the Hungarian uprising of 1956 was almost obliterated.

While the Komondor was used on the grounds lower with drier climates, the Kuvasz was used in the wet grasslands of the highest mountains and the two were an integral part of the Hungarian economy. Later, during the century 15, the Kuvasz became a prized animal, the dog belonged to the Royal Court of the King Matthias Corvinus. Y, Since the Kingdom was offered to visiting dignitaries as a Royal gift Kuvasz puppies, Legend has it that the King was more confident their dogs than in their own Councillors. After the death of the King, the popularity of the breed among the nobles decreased, But even so the dog still their traditional role in the protection of livestock.

At the end of World War II, almost all the Kuvasz in Hungary had been killed. The dogs were used for the protection of their families, reason why were actively sought and killed by German and Soviet soldiers, while at the same time, some German soldiers were a large number of copies to their homes. After the Soviet invasion and the end of the war, the breed was almost extinct in Hungary.

The word Kuvasz, probably, it comes from the Turkish "Kavas" meaning guard, soldier or a protector. One theory posits that the Word may have its origin in ancient farmers of Russia-related, the Chuvash, that has contributed many words to the Hungarian language.

The Kuvasz is a tireless guardian of flocks, defending the predators. Previously it had been used also as a hunting dog to pursue wolves, wild boars and bears. It is also a great guardian. In his country the police and army use it as Assistant. In recent decades it has become also companion dog.

Good working dog, reliable watchdog, Pleasant Home Companion, so is the Kuvasz.

It has been used as a livestock guardian, but in recent years can be found in households as pet.
The Kuvasz should be of good size, solidly built and with a dignified air. The skull should be slightly arched and not too long, wedge-shaped snout. Leads the small ears hanging in the form of V. The body is rather long, with the slightly outgoing ribs. The legs are strong and not too long. The tail is long, slightly curved at the tip, which wears a beautiful plume. The coat is long, rough and undulating. The color has to be pure white, Although the white ivory can be accepted.

Although the skin is white, the pigmentation of the skin of Kuvasz should be dark and the nose should be black. The eyes must have an almendrada form. The females usually weigh between 35 and 50 kg, While males weigh in 50 to 70 kg, tieneto a bone structure medium. The height at the cross in the males is of 71 to 76 cm and the females of 66 to 70 cm..

For a casual observer, the Kuvasz may be similar to a shepherd from the Pyrenees, to the Akbash, a Maremma Shepherd Dog, a Samoyed, a Pudelhund white mixed with a Labrador Retriever, Some Slovak dog as the Pastor of Tatra.

As with many livestock guardian dogs, the color of the layer of the Kuvasz serves a functional purpose and is an essential breed criterion. To develop the breed a purpose clear in the Kuvasz was to realise a mantle of color, to provide pastors distinguish the dog of wolves attacking animals at night. The Komondor, a close relative of the Kuvasz, It has a white coat for the same reason.

The Kuvasz lost much hair to seasons. The rest of care are complicated. We must bear in mind that it is a dog of strong personality, which is why their education must be early and can be put to the test the patience of the educator. You need a suitable space of movement and exercise.

The Kuvasz is a smart dog and is usually said to have a sense of humor for clown, that can last throughout adolescence and adulthood. They are very loyal but patients animals who appreciate human attention, but it also needs its space, they are very independent animals.

According to the classification made by Stanley Coren after analyzing the responses of more of 200 work of the AKC judges ("The intelligence of dogs", Stanley city, Ediciones B, 1995), the Kuvasz is the No. 42 from the list.

Despite his intelligence, It should not be perceived as easy to train. Her independent personality can make the training a difficult task that, You can exhaust the patience, even for experienced owners. As a result, It is not recommended for beginners and those who do not have time to train and socialize in a manner appropriate to their Kuvasz.

On the other hand, many of these qualities make the Kuvasz excellent guardians for sheep or large farms. The Kuvasz has a very special and close relationship with his owner.

It is a sober and suffered dog, It resists weathering in the toughest conditions, Frequent brushing is therefore, necessary to keep their fur clean. A Kuvasz should not smell bad, This is usually a sign of illness or poor nutrition.

Homemade dog is friendly, affectionate and intelligent, and above all an excellent guardian, brave and quiet, suspicious and even reserved with strangers. Under its dignified appearance hides a playful temperament which makes him a loyal friend of children.

It is generally a healthy and robust breed whose life expectancy is about 12 or 14 years.




The Kromfohrlander (nicknamed Länder or Krom) It is a breed of dog originating in Germany company.

The Kromfohrlander appears in Germany in the Decade of 1940, the first appeared as a result of an accidental crossing between two coloured dogs (or possibly, a Fox Terrier and Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen). The resulting puppies were raised to be recognized as a breed in 1955.

Other theories, also, pose that appears within their ancestors is the genetic presence of a dog Retriever and Beagle.

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Kopov Eslovaco

Kopov Eslovaco

The Kopov Eslovaco (Slovenský Kopov or Slovak Hunter) It is a breed of dog of size medium hound type. Originally from Slovakia, He was raised to the hunting of wild boar, not as a pet or show it in show ring (Showdog).

The club of the breed was created in Bratislava in 1988.

It listed by the FCI under number race 244, Group 6, hounds and similar breeds, section 1.2 hunters of medium-sized.

In United States it is promoted as a rare breed for those seeking a unique hunting dog.

"The name"Hunter of the Black Forest” o “Black Forest Hound"apparently it was created in the U.S. for reasons of marketing", It has nothing to do with the Black Forest.

The Slovak Kopov is a typical dog in appearance, with a muscular body, long legs, long tail, the ears are long and loose. The short coat is always black, with reddish markings (black and tan). Dogs must weigh around 16 kg and must be measured, approximately, 46 cm to the cross, females are slightly smaller. This is the ideal size is described in the breed standard.

The Slovak Kopov is more full-bodied than the American breed Black and Tan Coonhound, but it is lighter than other similar dogs from Poland, such as Ogar Polski or Polish Hound is the largest in the country Hound. The eyes are always dark, deep, and have a look of bravery and courage.

Although it is an independent dog, is intelligent, and is easy to train. In addition, It is blessed with a great sense of direction.

The Slovak Kopov is a well-known since antiquity hunting dog, the breed was recognized for the first time in the year 1870. The races of Brandlbracke (Hound Austrian black and Tan), Chart Polski (Polish Hound) and Magyar Agar (Magyar Agár) is thought to they have formed part of their ancestors. The etymology of the name seems to refer to the color of the dog.

The Slovak Kopov was developed and is used as a hunting dog, There is an animal that sole have as a pet or is usually present to dog competitions (Showdog). It has been bred for hunting, especially wild boar, Hence their fierceness. Although it is very common in its area of origin, rarely seen in other countries. The Slovak Kopov is similar to other Hounds of Eastern Europe in the appearance and style of hunting. It is very faithful to his master, is a dog of aires free...

Kopov Eslovaco

Cretan Hound
Hound of Crete

Kritikos Lagonikos

A Cretan Hound (Crete Hound) (in Greek: IΧΝΗΛΆΤΗΣ KΡΗΤΙΚΌΣ) It is a breed of dog originating in the island of Crete, in Greece. It is regarded as one of the oldest hunting breeds in Europe, with a history of each 4.000 years ago. There are documents of ago 3.500 years that speak of their existence. It is possible that their ancestors came from Africa, but they were subsequently adapted to this unique habitat of Crete, one island remote enough to host other unique species of animals, as for example the wild goat, the Lynx, and other.

This is a dog of many talents that comes directly from Crete.

It has an excellent sense of smell, speed, agility, resistance, It makes an exceptional Hare Hunter.

Hound of Crete or Cretan Hound is a thin dog, an intermediate point between a sniffer and a hound, Quick reflexes and high speed although the terrain is Rocky and dangerous. The head is wedge-shaped, with upright and very mobile ears that fold backwards as if it were a Greyhound in full pursuit. The tail is one of the most important characteristics of the breed, is long and curved upwards, forming as a ring.
The colors of this breed can range from: white, pure cream, sand, Beige, grey, striped or black, bi - or tri-color color.Its height is of 50 to 60 cm and the weight of 20 to 30 kg.

The Cretan Hound, is gentle, affectionate, noble, but tireless in the pursuit, is a quiet dog, it comes alive in the presence of dams, is clean, soft, elegant in form and movements. Somewhat reserved with strangers, is naturally curious and tolerant. The Cretan Hound, live happy together with other domestic animals, but mercilessly it will chase the neighbor cat! Excellent, friendly and very affectionate with children. Rarely ladra but will give notice when they reach strange home, in the cottages to be responsible for killing mice, rats and any vermin that go around the country.

It adapts very well to home life, likes children (When respect you), and like all dog, needs a proper exercise, walks, walks take it to places where they can run and to raise his instinct for Hunter.

Cretan Hound

Korean Jindo Dog

Korean Jindo Dog

There is a record written - official- about the origin of the Korean Jindo Dog, but many authors agree that this breed has existed since several thousands of years ago in the Jindo Island, which is located on the southwestern tip of the peninsula of Korea. However, There are different theories about its ancient origin and accepted indicates that Korean Jindo Dog is originally from Korea; the race has been well-preserved in this island because of the difficulty in transport in the past. In Korea, the Korean Jindo Dog are called Jindo-Kae or Jindo-Kyon; Kae and Kyon are the Korean language words that mean dog.

The Korean Jindo Dog is a dog of medium size, well proportioned, used for hunting and as guardian. Its erect ears and wound or sickle-shaped tail give a vivid expression of agility, Fortress, vigilance and dignity.

The Korean Jindo Dog has a very strong instinct for hunting; In addition to being bold, Bravo, alert and careful, not allowed to tempt easily and is hot-headed. First and foremost, is extremely faithful to its owner. It is reserved with strangers. In general, is not affectionate with other animals, particularly with males. It also has a good sense of orientation. It is a dog of a single owner; He quickly agree to a new owner but it never forgets its ties with the previous owner who raised him since that was puppy. Stays clean and eat little.

The Korean Jindo Dog has a double layer of hair. The inner layer is smooth, dense, pale, But enough to sustain the outer layer. The outer layer is stiff and somewhat separated from the body. Compared with the hair covering the body, the hair of the head, members and ears is shorter, and neck, cross, back and trunk is longer. The hair of the tail and rear of the thighs is longer than the rest of the body.

The Korean Jindo Dog are famous for their ability to hunt, due to his bravery, cunning, and sensitivity.

In addition to the usual prey of hunting, his hunting prowess is displayed in a legend that tells that three Korean Jindo Dog, they killed a Siberian Tiger.

They have been used, mainly, in the hunting of deer and wild boar.

The Korean traditional game that is free of weapons, having a Korean Jindo Dog Pack, was a real treasure. They used to go hunting, a teacher and his Pack, then when the dogs were able to capture its prey, one of the Korean Jindo Dog, I went in search of the master, to lead to the dam, While the rest of the Pack was guarding the prey of the emergence of scavengers.

The Korean Jindo Dog, He is known for his unwavering loyalty and friendly nature. Because of this, There is a false idea that a Korean Jindo Dog is loyal only to its first owner or who raised him from puppy. This idea is not entirely true, What is certain is that they tend to preserve forever the love towards the people who have taken care of them, Although change home, they still want their former masters.

Because the Jindo is an active and intelligent dog, It requires frequent interaction with people or another family dog. For some, the Jindo may even be too smart, because they commonly think for itself. The same intelligence that allows the dog to learn commands and tricks very quickly may be too much to try to domesticar…

To be so lively, It is a dog who gets bored easily if it is only or locked for long periods of time, You can try to jump over a fence or wall, digging deep wells, and it may even be very destructive if left trapped at home. Because of this many Korean Jindo Dog is found in animal shelters, abandoned by owners that they knew in what they were getting to accept the responsibility associated with having a Korean Jindo Dog. It is a dog who doesn't like anything the water, above all flows, some of them do not even want to leave when llueve…

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The Komondor It is a breed of guard dog and pastor, originally from Hungary. Its main feature is the peculiar appearance of its fur, It falls to form similar to the dreadlocks Tufts.

The Komondor is a dog of large size and robust complexion. With a minimum height of 65 cm. (females) to 90 cm. (males), and a weight of 40 to 80 kg, It is one of the larger breeds that exist. In addition to its large size, its most outstanding feature is always white fur, long, thick and hangs in long locks as if they were rastas. The coat of an adult dog is composed of a thin inner layer and an outer layer of rustic hair that are combined to form the aforementioned Tufts. This aspect is obtained in a natural way, Although some assistance is needed to avoid the entanglements. The length of the locks increases as the dog grows. Traditionally, This strange fur protecting the dog from attacks by wolves, they were unable to bite through this dense maze.

Like the majority of herding dogs, the Komondor is a calm and quiet dog provided that the situation is normal.

In case of danger it will bravely defend herds in charge, This instinct is also reflected in its family and territory, that tends to protect.

He was raised to think independently and make their own decisions. It is an affectionate dog with the family, and gentle with children; even though he is suspicious of strangers, It will accept them to confirm that they have no bad intentions.

It is a very athletic breed, capable of jumping and attacking any predator in order to zoom out, and it has been successfully used to protect the herds against bears and wolves.

Because of its size, force and speed, It is imperative that its owner will be able to control it; It is important to the animal train and socialize it, to prevent it developing aggressive tendencies.

For its history as a working dog, It is a race with few congenital conditions, and it is subject to the same risks of health than other large breeds, as hip dysplasia and gastric torsion. You can suffer some problems caused by his long coat, It presents considerations for hygiene.




The Kishu (紀州犬 紀州-inu), also called Kishu Ken or Kishu Inu, is a Japanese breed of dog developed in the Islands for several centuries.

He descended from breeds of size medium and its name comes from the Kishu region, called today, Wakayama Prefecture. This breed is similar to the Akita Inu and Shiba Inu, because it comes from both. It can be confused with the White Variant of the Hokkaido.

In its origins, this breed is used for deer hunting. As the Shiba, They stalk their prey in silence, more that barking.

The Kishu is about 46 centimeters tall, and weighs around 28 kg, is a medium-sized dog. The fur color is generally white. The fur is short, straight and thick with a layer of thickness. The ears are inclined forward and are rather small. This breed is strong, flexible and user-friendly. It is a good companion dog for families.

They are brave, good hunters, and very loyal to their owners. As their hunting instinct is strong, is good to socialize them from very small, to avoid possible confrontation with dogs more pequeños… They are quite stubborn and obstinate, education is therefore very necessary, at the same time, they are dedicated and loyal to the family, they get along well with children, especially if reared with them.

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