Australian Kelpie
Australia FCI 293 . Sheepdogs

Kelpie Australiano

The Kelpie is very smart, laborious and is always alert.

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History

The Australian Kelpie is a sheepdog developed around the decade of 1870 by Australian breeders by mixing several sheepdogs from Collie type imported directly from England. His goal was to develop a breed well adapted to Australian climatic conditions., especially to heat, and with enough independence to herd sheep and cows over a vast territory without too much supervision.

Until very recently, the race was also thought to be mixed with the Dingoes, australian wild dog, but recent genetic studies have shown otherwise. However, towards the end of the 19th century the Australian Kelpie also mixed with shorthaired Scottish Sheepdogs, giving it the characteristics it has today.

The word Kelpie has its origin in Celtic mythology. In fact, a Scottish legend mentions metamorphic spirits called kelpie, that appear most often in the form of a horse made of water, and lurking in the rivers and lakes of Scotland. These malevolent spirits are meant to attract humans, especially to children and young people, to his death. It is unclear how the name came to be associated with this breed of dog.. However, the story that comes up most often, although it is not officially documented, is that of a Scottish breeder named George Robertson who, in 1872, it is said that he named Kelpie one of the first specimens of this breed; this name would simply have remained afterwards to designate all the dogs of this breed.

Today, there are around of 450.000 sheepdogs in Australia, and most of them are Australian Kelpie. Since the decade of 1930, two types of Kelpie have been used in Australia: those used as working dogs and those used as show dogs. Show lines developed as the breed gained popularity at dog shows. Having said that, in most other countries, this distinction doesn't really exist.

In any case, the Australian Kelpie has been exported to many countries. This is particularly true in the United States., where its great flexibility has allowed it to adapt to different climates and terrains, as well as working with different types of livestock.

Whether in Australia or anywhere else in the world, the Australian Kelpie has convinced by its versatility. In fact, not only is it an excellent sheepdog, both in real conditions and in sheepdog competitions, it can also be found in many other roles, like the sniffing dog of the police, therapy dog ​​or assistance dog for the blind.

Although it is not yet officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC), the Australian Kelpie is authorized from 2015 to participate in sheepdog competitions organized under the auspices of the organization. It is also not recognized in Great Britain by the Kennel Club.. On the other hand, the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) recognizes the breed from 1973.

Physical characteristics

The Australian Kelpie worker and the Australian Kelpie competitive look similar, although the latter is slightly smaller and a little less thin. They are medium-sized dogs, very athletic and muscular that doesn't look heavy. Their characteristics give them great flexibility of movement and unlimited energy..

The Australian Kelpie are slightly longer than tall, what gives them a perfect body for running. They have a slim appearance, with a deep chest and long strong legs. One of its peculiarities is that it seems to make no effort when running, a bit like I'm flying, with its four legs that seem to touch the ground at the same time.

The Australian Kelpie has a slightly rounded skull with large, straight ears on top. The muzzle is conical, with a fairly small mouth and large teeth ready to chew. The eyes are oval in shape and in shades of dark brown.

The standards of Australian Kelpie established by the various organizations that recognize the breed allow a fairly wide range of coat colors. However, in the countries – like australia – where there is a distinction between lines of work and lines of display, only one solid color layer is recognized for the latter. In fact, regardless of lineage, the Australian Kelpie is most often black or chocolate with red markings, blue-gray or beige.
His hair is of medium length and covers a fairly soft undercoat..

Character and skills

The Australian Kelpie not a suitable animal for all families. In fact, is an extremely intelligent and energetic dog that requires a lot of attention. Hates being alone, and must be strongly stimulated mentally and physically, through at least two hours of daily exercise. In fact, not at all a suitable breed of dog for an elderly or very sedentary person, but rather for a very active and sporty master, willing to do different activities with your dog. Excels in activities that require agility like Frisbee or agility competitions.

Like the vast majority of sheepdogs, to the Australian Kelpie he likes to be busy; you are never happier than when you have a task to do. Like this, in addition to the essential walks and / or races, it is recommended that each dog play with him or train him in various activities in which he must apply the instructions given by his master, which he does with great devotion and seemingly limitless energy.

Lack of encouragement would be a huge problem for the Australian Kelpie; if bored, can become destructive, disobedient and engaging in various other behaviors intended to combat boredom, whether or not it conforms to the rules of the home. For example, can gnaw on various objects or make the garden look like a minefield by digging holes everywhere.

Therefore, the Australian Kelpie he is not a sedentary dog ​​and can only be unhappy in a home that has little time and / or energy to give him. On the other hand, space is not necessarily a problem, as long as you get enough attention: can even cope with apartment living, whenever he has the opportunity to follow his master on excursions and activities, and thus be active daily.

Usually makes a good family dog, but you may be tempted to “to play” with the pastor with the children or even with the visitors passing by. Therefore, take special care with the youngest, as you may be tempted to nibble on your heels to get them back to where you feel they belong, or to encourage them to participate in an activity. With the Kelpie, the shepherd instinct is never far away.

The same goes for other pets, so it should be kept under surveillance if necessary. In any case, socializing him from a young age with other species can only be beneficial to prevent him from being mistaken for a herd once he is an adult.

In addition, although they can get along with other dogs, generally prefer the company of humans to that of other dogs.

Although originally developed for life on the farm, the Australian Kelpie not a dog to leave outdoors, since he gets bored quickly if separated from his family. However, as they are used to operating independently without much instruction, want to be an integral part of family life and tend to act like a member of the family rather than a pet. As a result, he is also a sensitive dog who does not like to be excluded from family activities.

With a lot of frequency, owners who have not taken the trouble to inform themselves seriously before adoption end up abandoning their Australian Kelpie because it takes too much time and attention. The energetic character, Kelpie's need for activity and intelligence should be taken very seriously when it comes to choosing the breed of dog to adopt. In any case, when your needs are well cared for, he is a very nice and loyal companion.

He does not easily trust strangers and is very territorial, it is also a very good watchdog, very alert and vocal, that alerts as soon as it hears a strange noise. Therefore, it is best to prevent strangers or even neighbors' pets from venturing into your territory, since I could be aggressive with them. The loud barking of the dog can also be problematic in an urban environment; if the dog is destined to live in the city, this is an aspect that should be particularly worked on as part of your education.

Education “Australian Kelpie”

The Australian Kelpie It is a breed of dog reserved for an experienced and very active owner. Either during training or after, it is important to give you clear and consistent rules, as it works much better in a structured environment.

However, your training is made easier by the fact that you need to keep busy, and is therefore generally content to participate in dog training activities. Can also be trained to participate in family chores: either picking up the mail, picking up clothes or toys off the floor or helping bring groceries, always ready for a new activity, even at a young age. Completing tasks is an integral part of Kelpie's personality, and can help you feel part of the family.

This willingness to be active and helpful makes the Australian Kelpie one of the easiest dog breeds to train. Excel in dog sports, they love to learn new orders and enjoy helping their owner. Training is not a particular problem, since they are completely obedient when they are sufficiently stimulated both intellectually and physically. On the other hand, boredom sets in soon, because he is an intelligent dog, and therefore learn quickly: it is useless to make him repeat the instructions too often, but he must be able to find new challenges and new activities for him regularly. A good solution may be to join a dog club that offers agility courses and games like Frisbee. (discdog).

Dog training techniques based on positive reinforcement, leading to rewarding the dog for desired behavior rather than punishing it for inappropriate behavior, are preferable with the Australian Kelpie, who has a rather sensitive personality and does not respond well to punishment or an overly imposing master. In fact, there is no point wanting to show your dog at all costs that you are the master, since he does not perceive his dog as superior, but rather as a companion. Therefore, you should treat him with respect and not underestimate his intelligence, especially since he is used to working alone and without too many instructions.

Last but not least, education should give priority to the socialization of the puppy from an early age, because the Australian Kelpie it is a territorial and distrustful dog. Otherwise, you risk becoming aggressive towards strangers and / or other animals. This will help you learn to react appropriately to strangers., preventing his natural mistrust from taking hold of him.

Health “Australian Kelpie”

The Australian Kelpie it is usually a healthy dog, but you run the risk of some of the problems often associated with the sheepdog group:

  • Abiotrofia cerebelosa;
  • Collie eye abnormality: Despite its name, this condition not only affects Collie: the Australian Kelpie you can also be a victim of it. This inherited recessive disease can even lead to blindness;
  • Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament: rupture of this ligament located in the knee can be caused by trauma (20% of the cases), but more often it is simply due to joint fragility or false movement. It can also be caused by early deterioration of the joint, which is common in very active dogs like Kelpie. It is the most common cause of lameness in this breed, and can cause arthritis;
  • dog hypothyroidism;
  • dog microphthalmia;
  • Progressive retinal atrophy (ARP): is the most common inherited disease in Collie family.

Most genetic diseases can be prevented by tight control of the genetics of farm animals to reduce inbreeding, as well as by detecting these diseases to prevent individuals carrying these genes from producing offspring. These are, of course, points that any breeder of Australian Kelpie worthy is particularly attentive.

Last but not least, the Australian Kelpie also leans for :

  • dog cryptorchidism;
  • Hip Dysplasia;
  • dislocation of the patella. May be of congenital origin, due to trauma or simply caused by wear and tear. The latter case is frequent in an active dog such as the Australian Kelpie.

You also have a higher than average risk of being overweight, so special vigilance is required at this level, in particular by regularly weighing your dog to control his weight.

Care and maintenance “Australian Kelpie”

Like the fur of the Australian Kelpie can vary quite a bit from one individual to another in terms of density and length, so does its maintenance. However, usually sheds a large amount of hair throughout the year, so it is necessary to brush the dog twice a week. Hair loss is obviously even more pronounced during shedding periods, in spring and autumn, and then it is necessary to opt for a daily frequency to remove dead hairs.

On the other hand, it is rare that you have to give your dog a bath: this is only necessary if you come into contact with a dirty or harmful substance.

In addition, being a very active breed of dog, their claws tend to wear out naturally, and therefore rarely need to be trimmed.

Looking at your teeth, pose no particular risk. All you need to do is brush your dog's teeth once a week.

In general, the Australian Kelpie It is a fairly easy dog ​​to take care of. Above all, it is their great need for exercise and intellectual stimulation that makes them a demanding dog on a daily basis.

Uses and activities”Australian Kelpie”

It was originally developed as a sheepdog to herd and guide livestock, the Australian Kelpie has since become a versatile companion. Of course, also found in sheepdog competitions, but also as a police sniffing dog, psychological support dog, guide dog for the blind, but also simply as a family dog. In summary, it is a versatile animal that likes to keep busy and easily adapts to different contexts.

In Australia, but the Kelpie still primarily a sheepdog, it is also increasingly used as a therapy and companion dog. In fact, his sensitivity and need to be in the company of humans make him an exceptionally attentive dog.

In Sweden, Holland and Finland, they are used particularly as search and rescue dogs during accidents and disasters.

How much does a “Australian Kelpie”?

In Australia, a puppy of Australian Kelpie normally sold for about 580 Australian dollars (a few 350 EUR). Most of the individuals offered belong to working dog lines.

In other parts of the world, depending on lineage and pedigree, the price of a puppy Australian Kelpie is between 750 and 3.000 EUR. As individuals sold outside of Australia mainly come from show dog lines, the price range is quite wide because the price goes up quickly if the puppy comes from a line with a reputation for having distinguished itself in the field.

Characteristics “Australian Kelpie”

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Australian Kelpie” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

Adaptation ⓘ

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Dog friendly ⓘ

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Hair loss ⓘ

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Affection Level ⓘ

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Need to exercise ⓘ

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Social Needs ⓘ

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Apartment ⓘ

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Grooming ⓘ

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Stranger Friendly ⓘ

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Barking Tendencies ⓘ

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Health Issues ⓘ

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Territorial ⓘ

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Cat Friendly ⓘ

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intelligence ⓘ

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versatility ⓘ

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Child Friendly ⓘ

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Watchdog Ability ⓘ

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Playfulness ⓘ

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Images “Australian Kelpie”

Photos:

1 – Diesel, a pure-bred Australian Kelpie by my davepaku, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Australian Kelpie, liver & tan by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Kelpie australiano by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/kelpie-australiano-perro-ovejas-4217941/
4 – AUSTRALIAN KELPIE, KORAD SE UCH Deepeyes Dance With Dragons III by Swedish Fair from Sweden, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – Kelpie australiano by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/nube-roja-kelpie-perro-pastor-2992780/
6 – Chocolate Female Kelpie by Spinefly, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Videos “Australian Kelpie”

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 293
  • Group 1: Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs).
  • Section 1: Sheepdogs. With working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
  • AKC – PASTORAGE

FCI breed standard “Australian Kelpie”

“Australian Kelpie” FCI Australian FCI Kelpie

Alternative names:

    1. Kelpie (English).
    2. Kelpie (French).
    3. Kelpie (German).
    4. Kelpie (Portuguese).
    5. Kelpie (Spanish).

Kuvasz
Hungría FCI 54 - Sheepdogs.

Kuvasz

The Kuvasz (PL. Kuvaszok) It is an ancient Hungarian breed of sheepdog.

Content

History

The Kuvasz is an ancient guardian breed of herds that originated in Hungary, although their distant ancestors were probably type dogs Tibetan Mastiff.

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.

For a long time, the property of the Kuvasz was restricted, but they were finally used by the shepherds as guardians of the flock. That is the job they are known for today.. The dog's white fur allowed the shepherd to easily distinguish it from a wolf while mixing with the herd.

Physical characteristics

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 - 70 kg, tieneto a bone structure medium. The height at the cross in the males is of 71 - 76 cm and the females of 66 - 70 cm..

For a casual observer, the Kuvasz may be similar to a Pyrenean Shepherd, to the Akbash, a dog “Maremma Shepherd”, a Samoyed, a Pudelhund white mixed with a Labrador Retriever, or some slovak dog like him Polish Tatra Sheepdog.

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 lose a lot of hair from time to time. 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.

Hair: short, smooth, closed and thick on the head and on the front of the extremities. in the trunk, brazos, tie and tail is long and wavy, and often forms ridges and locks. it's pretty rough, a little stiff and in no case felt. the undercoat is fine and woolly.

Color: white.

Size: males of 71 - 75 cm.; females of 66 - 70 cm..

Character and skills

The Kuvasz he is a tireless keeper 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 he is a smart dog and is generally said to have a clown sense of humor, 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.

Kuvasz Health

In the Kuvaszok, more serious health problems include hip dysplasia, osteocondrosis (a joint disorder that damages cartilage and bone) and a propensity for cruciate ligament injury. An eye disease called progressive retinal atrophy (ARP) is a potential concern, just like hypothyroidism (a common hormonal disease in dogs in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroxine) and vonWillebrand's disease (a disorder of blood clotting).

Not all of these diseases are detectable in a growing puppy, and it can be difficult to predict whether an animal will be free from these diseases, so you need to find a reputable breeder who commit to raise healthier animals possible. Must be able to produce an independent certification that the parents of the dog (and grandparents, etc.) They have been examined to detect these defects and considered healthy for breeding. That's where they enter medical records.

Do not buy a puppy from a breeder who cannot provide you with written documentation showing that the parents were exempt from health problems affecting the breed.. If the breeder tells you that the tests are not necessary because they have never had problems with their lines, that the dogs have been “reviewed by the veterinarian”, or offers you any other excuse to skimp on genetic testing of your dogs, leave immediately.

Careful breeders examine their breeding dogs for genetic diseases and breed only the healthiest, best-looking specimens, but sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas. A puppy can develop one of these diseases despite good breeding practices. Advances in veterinary medicine mean that in most cases dogs can still live a good life. If you are going to have a puppy, ask the breeder about the ages of the dogs in his lines and what are the most common causes of death.

Remember that after you have welcomed a new puppy into your home, It has the power to protect one of the most common health problems: the obesity. Keeping a Kuvasz at the right weight is one of the easiest ways to extend its life.. Make the most of diet and exercise to help ensure a healthier dog for life.

observations and advice

not a very well-known dog and, therefore, it is difficult to find a puppy of this breed. However, it is more widely used than Komondor, whose cloak scares many potential buyers. In fact, Kuvasz's hair is more difficult to care for, Since it must be brushed periodically to avoid the formation of knots, although it should be washed as little as possible.

Kuvasz toilet

The Kuvasz has a beautiful white double coat that loosens dirt but also loosens hair. Brush it weekly with a pin brush to remove dead hair and keep skin and coat healthy. Trim the hair between the toes to keep your feet looking good. Its coat repels water and removes dirt easily with brushing, so a bath is rarely necessary.

When summer comes, don't think your Kuvasz has suddenly developed a disease causing hair loss. It is normal for the Kuvasz to lose most of its long coat in hot weather.

The rest are basic care. Cut nails as needed, normally each week the. Brush your teeth frequently with a vet-approved pet toothpaste for good general health and fresh breath.

Evaluations of the Kuvasz

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Kuvasz” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

Adaptation ⓘ

Rated 3 out of 5
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Dog friendly ⓘ

Rated 2 out of 5
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Hair loss ⓘ

Rated 5 out of 5
5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Affection Level ⓘ

Rated 3 out of 5
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Need to exercise ⓘ

Rated 3 out of 5
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Social Needs ⓘ

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Apartment ⓘ

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Grooming ⓘ

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Stranger Friendly ⓘ

Rated 2 out of 5
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Barking Tendencies ⓘ

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Health Issues ⓘ

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Territorial ⓘ

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Cat Friendly ⓘ

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intelligence ⓘ

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versatility ⓘ

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Child Friendly ⓘ

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Watchdog Ability ⓘ

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Playfulness ⓘ

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Kuvasz images

Videos of the Kuvasz

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Swiss Shepherd Dogs and Cattle Dogs) / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. Without working trial.
  • FCI 54
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
    • AKC – PASTORAGE
    • ANKC – Group 5 (working dogs)
    • CKC – Group 7 – Herding dogs
    • ​KC – Pastoral
    • NZKC – Working dog
    • UKC – Herding dogs
  • Kuvasz breed FCI standard
  • KUVASZ FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Hungarian Kuvasz (English).
      2. Kuvasz (French).
      3. Kuvasz (German).
      4. Pastor Húngaro (Portuguese).
      5. Kuvaszok (Spanish).

    Photos:

    1 – kuvasz by Vkoves / Public domain
    2 – KUVASZ by Swedish Fair from Sweden / CC BY
    3 – Kuvasz Prince of The Dogs Kennel by Kuvaszprince / CC BY-SA
    4 – 7.5 months old kuvasz bitch by Sprays / Public domain
    5 – Female kuvasz in Ópusztaszer, Hungary by DenesFeri / CC BY-SA
    6 – Nine-week-old Kuvasz dog by Vkovesz / Public domain

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    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 - 60 cm and the weight of 20 - 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…

    Korean Jindo Dog

    Komondor
    Hungria FCI 53 - Sheepdogs

    Komondor

    The Komondor It is a breed of guard dog and pastor, originally from Hungary. Its main feature is the peculiar appearance of its fur, that falls in tufts like dreadlocks.

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    History

    The Komondor is a breed of dog originally from Hungary, where it has been fulfilling its mission as a herding dog for more than 1000 years. Its long white fur allows it to blend in with the flocks of sheep it cares for and which it especially resembles.. So you can catch threatening predators by surprise, including impressive opponents such as bears or wolves.

    It probably originated from the dogs that came to Hungary with the Magyars, nomads who came from Central Asia around the year 900 d.C. and they took their dogs to tend their flocks of cattle and sheep. Other experts argue that the ancestors of Komondor they arrived with the cumans, another Turkish nomadic people who, after the Mongol invasion of 1237, took refuge in present-day Hungary.

    It is this last hypothesis that we find in the name of the breed, since the term “Komondor” comes from “Quman-dur“, that means “Cuman dog”. Although researchers have found the remains of these dogs in Cuman cemeteries dating back to the 13th century, the oldest written description dates from the 16th century.

    At the end of the 17th century it was very popular in Hungary, and has remained so ever since. Raised and selected for their courage and strength, It was used mainly in the field to monitor farms, and in the mountains to protect the flocks of sheep. Hungarians are very proud of this dog, who is credited with the considerable decrease in the number of wolves in his country, and that it was not crossed or modified until the middle of the 20th century.

    Komondor entered the United States between the wars, and the American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized the breed in 1937. However, World War II and then the Cold War put an end to Hungary's imports.

    In more general terms, the breed suffered greatly during these difficult times, seeing that their number decreased considerably. During World War II, many of their representatives were assassinated by the German military, since it was impossible for them to access the farms and houses of the country while this imposing guard dog protected them. Obviously, conflicts also limited its export to other countries.

    In the Decade of 1960, Hungarian and American breeders were able to renew their ties, so the import of the Komondor to the United States. While the race was on the brink of extinction (even in their country of origin, mostly due to the consequences of the war), saw their number grow considerably and their notoriety do the same, both in Hungary and abroad.

    In the United States, attempts in the west of the country to use him as a herder are promising, and its use throughout the country has been increasing considerably. Logically, el United Kennel Club (UKC), another reference canine organization in the country, recognized it as an official breed in 1983.

    In Europe, over the years 50, the Komondor was crossed with him South Russian Ovcharka, to get new bloodlines. It is also at this time - and more precisely in 1954- When the Komondor was recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI).

    At last, at the end of the 20th century, there was a new crossing with other breeds of sheepdogs such as the Catalan Sheepdog, the Pyrenean Shepherd, the Bergamasco Shepherd or the Monkey dog.

    However, this is a rare breed of dog, regardless of the country. In fact, even in the country where a large proportion of the population is located, the United States, it is not very common. For example, just occupy around the place 160 (of 190) in the ranking of the most popular dogs in the United States, based on number of annual AKC registrations.

    In France, it is also discreet, since the average number of annual registrations in the Livre des Origines Français (LOF) it's around of 15 since the beginning of the 21st century. It has even experienced a certain decline, since this number was more or less in the thirties around the nineties. Not much better, for example, en el Reino Unido, where the number of registrations per year with The Kennel Club rarely exceeds ten.

    Physical characteristics

    The Komondor it is a large and strongly built dog. Your outward appearance, that of a winner and his majestic posture arouse respect in the observer and eventually also fear. Not flattering by nature. The robust body is covered by long hair, always bushy without exception, matted, tufted. Seen in profile, the body is a rectangle lying, almost a square. Protruding above the body, the head appears very densely hairy. The tail is carried hanging with the tip bent almost reaching the horizontal.

    Hair: thick and bushy, holding to be felted or strung (in the latter case it is not felted). Presence of sunpelo.

    Color: White, white profile.

    Size: males, of 65 – 80 cm., for a weight of 50 – 60 kg; females, of 55 -70 cm., for a weight of 40 – 50 cm..

    Observations and tips.

    The cloak may seem difficult to care for, but it doesn't really need any care. It should not even be brushed because its hardiness must be kept intact. For hygiene reasons, must bathe regularly.

    Character and skills

    Unwavering courage in defending and caring for the herds under her charge, also from his territory and his master's house. Attack silently and boldly. Consider your district as if it belonged to you, in which it does not admit any strange being. Is distrustful. Your day goes by happily when you can spend it controlling your territory. During the night it remains in permanent movement.

    With good training and in expert hands it can be a good defense dog, although quite conflicting with other dogs, and can bite a man if he is not socialized from the earliest age. Fortunately, it is very docile and a signal from its owner is enough to stop it when it decides to attack.

    Komondor toilet

    Komondor's coat begins to lace up when he is eight months to one year old. The coat does not come off much, but the laces must be separated regularly to maintain their appearance, and the coat attracts the dirt. Once a Komondor passes the puppy stage, its coat will probably never have its pristine whiteness before. The coat should never be dirty, tangled or foul-smelling.

    To avoid problems, ask the breeder to show you how to care for the coat. Trimming the hair around the mouth and cleaning the dog's face after meals is one way to help reduce odor..

    The rest are basic care. Trim nails as needed, usually every week or two. Keep ears clean and dry. Brush your teeth frequently with a vet-approved pet toothpaste for good general health and fresh breath.

    Komondor Health

    The Komondor they are generally healthy, but the conditions that are sometimes seen in the breed include hip dysplasia, eye problems like entropion (a deformity of the eyelid), and juvenile falls, and swelling, also known as gastric torsion or gastric dilatation volvulus.

    Do not buy a puppy from a breeder who cannot provide you with written documentation showing that the parents were exempted from health problems affecting the breed. Have dogs undergo a “veterinary checkup” It is not a substitute for testing genetic health.

    Remember that after bringing a new puppy home, It has the power to protect one of the most common health problems: the obesity. Keep a KomondorA proper weight is one of the easiest ways to extend your life. To take the most of preventive skills to help ensure a healthier dog for life.

    Komondor Ratings

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Komondor” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Komondor images

    Videos from Komondor

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs) / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. Without working trial.
    • FCI 53
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
    • AKC – PASTORAGE
    • ANKC – Group 5 (working dogs)
    • CKC – Group 7 – Herding dogs
    • ​KC – Pastoral
    • NZKC – Working dog
    • UKC – Herding dogs
  • FCI standard of the Komondor breed
  • KOMONDOR FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Hungarian Commonmop, Hungarian Sheepdog, Mop Dog (English).
      2. Komondor (French).
      3. Komondor (German).
      4. Komondor (Portuguese).
      5. Komondor Húngaro, Ovejero Húngaro / Perro Guardián (Spanish).

    Photos:

    1 – A Komondor lying down by David Blaine from Spokane, USA / CC BY
    2 – Komondor Halfhegtarens Warlock (Flea by Kari / CC BY-SA
    3 – Ch. Gillian’s Quintessential Quincy (born April 17, 2007), a male Komondor at the working group judging in the 2007 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show by https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Komondor_Westminster_Dog_Show.jpg
    4 – www.petsadviser.com, rather than Flickr if you use this photo. Thanks for your cooperation. 2015 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York City.

    Kishu
    Japón FCI 318 - Asian Spitz and related breeds

    Kishu

    The Kishu of Japanese hunting are characterized by their resistance, intelligence, great courage and, usually, a strong hunting instinct.

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    History

    The Kishu has its origin several thousand years ago in the mountains of the “Kii Peninsula“, a region of Japan that extends over present-day Mie prefectures, Wakayama y Nara. In the past, the dogs did not have a uniform name, they were differentiated and named according to individual sections of the mountainous region of the “Kii Peninsula”: Kumano Inu (kumano dog), Taji Inu (taji dog), Ouchiyama Inu (Ouchiyama dog).

    From Hidaka to Arita the Kishus they were white and their names were Hidaka-Ken. In 1934 all these dogs were grouped under the name of the region and were called Kishu. Due to the remoteness of the mountainous regions, there were no crosses with other races or other race-changing phenomena in the Kishu Ken. For this reason, the Kishu it is one of the most original breeds of Japan, and one of the oldest dog breeds in the world.

    In 1934 the breed was declared a natural monument of Japan and is therefore under state protection. Until the seventies it was forbidden to sell Kishu of Japan. Dogs could only be passed as gifts.

    Although early in the breeding around the 70 percent of Kishus they weren't white, this is today the most common color within the breed. This is partly due to the fact that white dogs are easier to recognize when hunting.. Outside of Japan the breed has barely spread. There are a handful of breeders in the US.. and only a few dozen in Europe. The Kishu has some similarities with the Shikoku, the Kai Ken and especially with the Hokkaido, that are also not outside of Japan.

    Kishu physical characteristics

    The Kishu measures approximately 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.

    Kishu's character and abilities

    The Kishu is a hunting dog. In the Kishu region, dogs were used to hunt wild boar, Deer, bears, hares and birds. According to the game, there were three directions of Kishus: Deer, hare and wild boar / bear. The Kishu roe deer and hare hunter had a slightly lighter complexion which favored them in hunting. Due to the non-optimal suitability of the breed, especially for hunting hares and small prey, this category did not prevail. Today almost all Kishu Kens historically originate from hunting wild boar (and secondarily also) of bears. These Kishu Kens they have a stronger physique, more pronounced musculature and a wild to sharp disposition.

    In the old way of hunting, the hunter stayed in a place with only one dog and waited for the prey. Later hunting methods prefer that the game be brought by the Kishu Ken. The dog follows the game independently and silently. Like most Nordic hunting dogs, the Kishu only reports when you have placed the game. The dog's task is “keep hunting under control” until the hunter can shoot from a short distance. Especially German hunters are often skeptical or incredulous about the abilities of the Kishu Ken to hunt the physically superior boar. In Japan, However, the skills of Kishu Ken they are highly valued. His ferocity and indomitable attitude make him so popular for wild boar hunting in Japan.. In Japan there has been an expression for decades that illustrates the special suitability of the Kishus as hunters:
    ichiju – ikku” – “a weapon – a dog”.

    Character:

    Representatives of this Japanese hunting breed are characterized by their resistance, intelligence, great courage and, usually, a strong hunting instinct. They are considered as one-person dogs, who form a strong bond with their two-legged companion and behave loyally. The kishus tend to dominate behavior, which can lead to problems with congeners, especially among males. His dominance is sometimes displayed on his own four walls, where they often want to have everything in sight. The Kishus they are not submissive to their owners and always keep their own head. This leads to the fact that they normally only perform tasks when they see meaning in them.. Towards strangers they behave aloof to shy. They are conditionally suitable as watchdogs.

    Kishu education

    It takes a lot of knowledge and patience to educate a Kishu, because intelligent animals tend to be stubborn and domineering. However, if you are consistent and have the necessary calm, the Kishu they will recognize you. Toughness is out of place in education. Don't expect submissive behavior from this proud four-legged friend. Pay attention to the control and management of hunting behavior, sometimes very distinctive. However, keep in mind that it is difficult to let a Kishu without a leash, because even optimally trained representatives of the breed are often not available when they watch the hunt.

    Work to confidently keep it at bay when you encounter the game. In addition, the four-legged friend's social compatibility should be the center of attention during parenting. Puppy play classes and dog schools in general offer a good opportunity, because here the young man Kishu can already come into contact with conspecifics of different sizes and thus strengthen their social skills. Please, note that the Kishu you must be physically and mentally exhausted if you do not want to engage in an unpleasant alternative activity – for example, destroying home furnishings or poaching.

    Kishu Health

    Some kishus have a tendency to hypothyroidism, namely, an insufficient supply of thyroid hormones, usually due to limited thyroid function. Symptoms include fatigue and reduced performance. The owners of a Kishu should have their thyroid gland examined by a vet if these symptoms occur. This disease is not life threatening and can usually be treated well with administration, mostly daily, of an appropriate medication. Because of the shape of your eyes, the breed also has a greater genetic disposition for eyelid malpositions, what can, However, be corrected by surgery. Dogs Kishu they also have a tendency to food and environmental allergies. In all other respects, This Japanese breed is considered robust and has an average life expectancy of 13 years.

    The Diet of Kishu

    The best health precaution, in addition to buying from a responsible breeder, It is a high quality and appropriate nutrition for this breed. This specifically means that you should choose a dog food in which meat is the main component and is listed accordingly at the top of the claim. The grain should not be included – not just a bottom fill, it can also trigger allergies in some Kishus. If fed high-quality feed from the beginning, the risk of food intolerances is reduced. Even with representatives of the breed that were not seen before, no sudden food changes should be made, but offer a new food slowly. Mix increasing amounts of the unfamiliar food with the familiar one and watch for your dog to show intolerance reactions. Of course, fresh drinking water should always be available for your Kishu.

    If it is suspected that you Kishu have a food allergy, a unique diet makes sense to find out what your pet is sensitive to. For this you must be patient and consult your veterinarian, because you only need to give a certain food for a predetermined period of time. If the complaints improve with feeding, you can try another feeding. If symptoms get worse, contact your veterinarian to clarify the subsequent procedure. This way you can find out which ingredients you are allergic to. Kishu. Attention: No treatments should be given during this time if possible.

    Kishu care

    Brushing once a week is usually enough to keep this breed's coat in optimal condition.. However, during the coat change twice a year, you should use the brush more often to remove dead hairs. This also has the positive side effect of the quadruped losing less fur on the floor.. Dirt can be brushed off as soon as it has dried, or washed with a damp cloth. Compared to other breeds, the Kishus they are considered very clean dogs. When you groom your dog at least once a week, take a look at their ears to clean them with a dog ear cleaner, if required, and check its claws. The latter should be shortened if they become too long. This is usually only the case for Kishus older that move less, or dogs that walk mainly on very soft ground.

    Where can I find my desired Kishu?

    The breed is very rarely found outside of Japan. However, there may be a dog breeder living in your region who has dedicated their work to this breed. In addition to a handful of breeders in the US. and russia, there are a few in europe, especially in the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Poland, Finland and Lithuania. In Germany no official litters of Kishu in recent years. So get ready for long trips, if you have decided to adopt a Kishu – and learn more about adopting a puppy abroad before. Make sure to avoid propagandists who are trying to sell you a puppy of Kishu – they are usually only interested in making a quick profit and you will hardly get a Kishu in this way.

    It is unlikely that a Kishu adult outside of Japan, you should be very lucky if you are looking for a purebred dog. However, even if you have fallen in love with a Kishu, it might make sense to look for similar Spitz-type breeds or corresponding hybrids in animal shelters – this also applies to puppies, of course. The chance of success is much higher and you've also given a homeless four-legged friend a new home. Find out in advance about the known history and character of the potential new family member – often, as in the case of their own Kishu, some experience with dogs is important here to allow a successful coexistence and avoid communication problems between the animal and the human.

    Evaluations of the Kishu

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Kishu” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

    Training ?

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    Kishu Videos

    Kishu (Kishu Inu) / Breed of dog
    Kishu Ken (Kishu Inu)

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 318
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 5: Asiatic Spitz and related breeds. Without working trial.

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 5: Dogs type Spitz and primitive type – Section 5: Asian Spitz and related breeds.

    KIshu breed FCI standard

    Kishu FCI Kishu FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Kishu-Ken, Kishu-Inu (English).
      2. Kishu-Ken, Kishu-Inu (French).
      3. 紀州犬, Kishū-Inu, Kishu-Ken (German).
      4. Kishu-Ken, Kishu-Inu (Portuguese).
      5. Kishu-Ken, Kishu-Inu (Spanish).
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