Hound

Lebrel

The Hound It responds to a group of dogs that make up a race whose physical Constitution makes them be gifted to the race, which can reach a high speed. They are mostly taller than long, they have long, narrow head and ears in pink or semierectas. And detail to highlight mode, they have a great sense of sight unlike most breeds of dog. Often used for hunting in packs and the rabbit and Hare hunting.

In Spain are also known as greyhounds because that is the name given to the national hound and by extension all those races that possess similar characteristics, are referred to as Greyhound.

The Federation Cynologique Internationale It classifies the different varieties of the breed hound in Group X, and at the same time, This group is divided in:

  • Section 1: where are the dogs of breed Hound of hair long or Ondulado.
  • Section 2: where are included to the Hound of wire-haired dogs.
  • Section 3: where are dogs of breed of Shorthaired Hound.

Here we offer each section of the X group, with its respective members, and brief overview that may extend to following the link to each of the races.

Section 1: Sighthound hair long or Ondulado.

  • Afghan Hound: also known as Greyhound Afghan, Afghan Hound, Balkh Hound, Baluchi Hound, Barutzy Hound, Shalgar Hound, Kabul Hound or Galanday Hound is a dog from Afghanistan. It has a distinctive coat, very long, fine and silky, It needs continuous care that he entangled, arriving at losing their gloss.
  • Saluki: known as the Royal Egypt dog, It is perhaps the oldest known breed of domesticated dog and the oldest in the venátici, It is believed descended from wolves in the wilderness of Ara. The Bedouin are highly valued and use them for hunting gazelles and as pets.
  • Russian Hound: or Borzoi, It is a breed of dog developed in Russia. Descended from the Arabic Greyhound being similar to a Russian ovejero dog. Formerly known as Russian Greyhound, It was originally bred to hunt wolves and hares. It is graceful, strong and fast.

Section 2: Sighthound hair hard.

  • Irish Hound: or Irish Wolfhound is the largest breed of dog that exists; adults reach an average height of between 95 and 100 cm to the cross. Known since the year 395, they are descended from the venátici used by the Celts of Ireland for the hunting of the Wolf, Deer, and other large dams.
  • Scottish Hound: or Deerhound, It is a traditional dog belonging to the Scottish Highlands, It also appears in the old portraits, sleeping at the foot of great lords. When became fashionable with shotgun deer hunting, This race was on the verge of extinction.

Section 3: Sighthound of short hair.

  • Spanish Greyhound: The Greyhound is a breed of dog indigenous Spain, so it is also known as Greyhound Spanish. According to the Royal Academy of the Spanish language, the word derives from the Latin Gallĭcus Canis, dog of the Gaul.
  • English Hound: Greyhound is a breed of dog that is used mainly as animal of company and competition. It is the ancestor of most of the venátici. They are skilled to run, but not to carry out extensive exercise.
  • Whippet: It is a breed of dog of British origin, slender and elegant porte. They are active and playful dogs, physically similar to the English Greyhound. Its popularity has led to use the Whippet name on a large number of things, from cars to cookies.
  • Italian Hound: or Italian Greyhound is perfectly adapted to small households. However you need to walk. Company in short races can do but prefers the walks and play with other dogs (better if they are not great).
  • Azawakh: or African Greyhound is a breed of dog Lebrel type, originating in Africa. It is also known by other names: Hanshee, Oska, Rawondu, Bareeru, Wulo, Tuareg Sloughi.
  • Sloughi: Arab Hound, Berber Greyhound or Sloughi Moghrebi is originally from North Africa. It is in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya. The Sloughi is closely related to the Azawakh.
  • Polish Hound: Chart Polski or Polish Greyhound, It is a breed of dog lebrel of Polish origin, as its name suggests. It originated in Poland, and enter their ancestors are some Asian Hound, a Saluki type dog. According to current theories they don't have as ancestor English Hound.

And remembering, Digest, not to forget and act: Spain is the only country in the European Union in which still allows hunting with greyhounds and hunters kill about 50.000 Greyhounds or Sighthound per year, injections of bleach, hanging or burned alive, as economic methods of murder.

Breeds of dog: Hound

Lundehund

Lundehund

The Lundehund (Norsk Lundehund or Norwegian Puffin Dog) It is a small breed of dog of Spitz type, originally from Norway. Its name is composed of the prefix Lunde, Norwegian lundefugl (puffins), and the suffix hund, What dog. The breed was developed to hunt these birds and their eggs.

The Lundehund is a small, rectangular Spitz, with a wide variety of mobility in the joints of your bones, What makes him able to enter through small and intricate passages.

They remain able to rotate the head back on the backbone and bend the hind legs to the side at an angle of 90 degrees such as the arms of humans, In addition to six toes on the feet.

The breed has a long history. Already in 1600 It was used for hunting puffins along the Norwegian coast. Its flexibility and extra toes were ideal for hunting of birds in their places of nesting in the inaccessible cliffs and caves.

Interest in the race was reduced to were appearing new Puffin hunting methods, as for example, the use of networks…, and this ex officio contortionist, was no longer needed. Puffins were a precious object of hunting, the meat was horse and kept and feathers were used to make quilts.

The breed was nearly extinct around World War II, When the canine distemper struck Værøy and the surrounding islands. In 1963, the population was decimated… Only six specimens survived of Lundehund (one in Værøy and 5 in Hamar, to the South of Norway), These five puppies was of the same litter.

Due to the care of the breeding with strict guidelines, currently there are approximately 1500 or 2000 Lundehund copies around the world, of this population around 1.100 they are found in Norway and almost 350 in the United States.

It is medium-sized dogs pulling small, males have a height to the cross of 35 to 38 cm and the females of 32 to 35 cm.. They weigh in 6 to 7 kg, Although the breed standard varies according to the club's record.

Its layer of hair consists of a very smooth internal fluff and an outer layer thick and rough. The hair is short on the head and the anterior part of the extremities. Fur is most abundant around the neck and the back of the thighs. Dense tail hair, but without forming feathers. The color is always in combination with white. From reddish to more or less mixed with hairs with black tips Fawn; black; grey; all with white markings, or white with dark markings. Usually, the adult specimen presents more hairs with black tips to the young dog.

The official record of the Lundehund was approved by the American Kennel Club's in the miscellaneous class 1 in July of 2008, After a unanimous vote of the Board the 13 in November of 2007. The race debuted at the AKC National Championship / Eukanuba in Long Beach, California (United States), the 13 and 14 in December of 2008, being one of the most important events of the American canine world.

The 12 in February of 2010, the directive Board of the American Kennel Club voted to accept the Lundehund in the book of origins AKC and became part of the 1 in December of 2010. The 1 in January of 2011, It became a part of the "non-Sports Group".

For the American Kennel Club and Canadian Kennel Club, the non-sports group is a diverse classification that comprises a variety of robust dogs with different personalities and appearances as the Chow Chow , and the Keeshond, among others. Covered by the non-sporting group breeds, It is very diverse in terms of appearance, size, layer, personality and, in general.

According to the classification of the CRF is located in the Group 5 Dogs type Spitz and primitive type. Section 2 Nordic hunting dogs.

While the Lundehund is a healthy dog, genetically exposed - to a greater extent on other race- It is a set of digestive disorders that can lead to an overgrowth of digestive bacteria and a loss of ability to absorb nutrients from food to suffer gastroenteropatía. In extreme cases, the dog can starve to death because of their inability to obtain nutrients and proteins from food, regardless of the intake of food. While, the Lundehund have genetic predisposition to developing this disease, does not mean that they will be affected. There is no cure for this disease.

The Lundehund has a temperament warning, energetic and vivacious. Today, While in some corners of Norway it still used for hunting puffins, It is more popular as a pet.

Dogs breeds: Lundehund

Lurcher

The Lurcher is a dog Hound of English origin whose name derives from “Lur” that means thief in Gypsy language. Always it has been acknowledged as the dog of the poachers so occasionally is called Poacher ’ s Dog (dog of fugitive).

As a result of its appearance (hairy and scruffy) It is not admitted in competitions but for many it is a dog to enhance. In general, the Lurcher is a cross between a hound and a working dog, What gives rise to many opportunities: Greyhound and Golden Retriever; Whippet and Border Collie.

In the event that you want a Lurcher with more features of hound that of working dog is often cross for the second time with a dog hound type. With this you get a dog faster than a working dog, but with the strength of this. The character of the Lurcher is derived from the best of parents and, some, They define it as quiet and affectionate.

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Longdog

Longdog

Longdog (or Kangaroo Dog) "it is a breed of dog of lebrel type with origin in Ireland whose name literally means"long dog"referring to the shape of its limbs".

Authors such as Colonel Ted Walsh define it as a cross between two hunting dogs, What distinguishes it from the so-called Lurcher, race created from crosses between sighthound dogs and working dogs.

Is not currently distinguish between the Lurcher and the Longdog and encompasses both within the Lurcher.

Because of that are the product of different crosses, the Longdog vary in appearance depending on the races that were used in the cross. They can be so light as a Greyhound or as robust as a Wolf dog. Their coats can also vary depending on the playback. Some have short fur, Some have long fur and some have hard coat.

The common Longdog crosses are usually Saluki with Greyhound, Deerhound with Greyhound, and Whippet with Greyhound. These dogs tend to be raised to (some of the) same purpose as the Lurcher, but they generally have a higher speed compared to the overall resistance and greater training than the Lurcher.

Each of these crossing carries features distintivas…

  • Saluki crossed with Greyhound: It is especially appreciated as a Hunter dog of hares in the United Kingdom and, for short time, in United States. The best copies shared resistance to high temperatures which possesses the Saluki and the capacity for acceleration and strength of the Greyhound.
  • Deerhound crossed with Greyhound: specialist in hunting foxes and deer in United Kingdom, It has a great body resistance and ability to adapt smoothly to the different climatic characteristics, You can live outdoors. In United States, the blood of this can, He has contributed to the development of the American Hound (specialists in the pursuit of coyotes).
  • Whippet crossed with Greyhound: highly appreciated by its balance is, Acceleration, agility, tenacity, heat resistance and, especially, by his rapid recovery. Depending on each dog, It can be used successfully in all kinds of hunting, but in the United Kingdom, stand out, especially in hunting rabbits.

The Lurcher (the Longdog cousins) they were initially raised to catch rabbits when they were expelled from their burrows, but in the Decade of 1950, the myxomatosis ended with most of the rabbits. The myxomatosis, It is an infectious disease of rabbits, swellings on the skin and membranes of these animals, particularly in head and genitals. It is then often evolve into acute conjunctivitis, and sometimes blindness. The rabbit becomes listless, lost appetite and develops fever. In typical cases where the animal has no resistance, death happens on average in 13 days.

It was discovered in Uruguay at the end of the 19th century, in rabbits imported from the genus Sylvilagus. It was subsequently extended by the South American populations of wild rabbits. This was however a less virulent strain than introduced in Australia in 1950, that he slashed the population (of 600 to 100 million in two years).

Scientists decades of Great Britain, Germany and France sought a remedy for the plague that had become the rabbits, but it was the French physician Armand Delille which believed the solution. It was introduced artificially in France in 1952 a few rabbits inoculated with the virus producer the myxomatosis and quickly spread to the European continent in a natural way, through arthropod blood sucking and decimated the French population in 2 years (90% mortality). The myxomatosis, together with hemorragicovírica pneumonia, It is the cause of the decline of the rabbit in the Iberian Peninsula, What has caused the decline of the iconic animals to the point that in the Spanish imperial Eagle were lost the 70 % nests and the Iberian lynx is found without their basic livelihood.

The mode of transmission is the flea and other sucking arthropods of blood in Europe, Although for example, in Australia is transmitted through mosquito.

There is a vaccine for viral vector for domestic rabbits, While in wild specimens Europe have developed immunity and gradually extend.

As mentioned above, in the Decade of 1950, the myxomatosis ended with most of the rabbits, but the disease did not affect the hares.

Y, This led to the need to develop the race to achieve faster dogs to be able to catch hares. A Hare can run at speeds of up 72 km/h.

The need for, the Longdog is born, developed to get a dog proper to the preferred style of hunting and the need of the moment.

Y, Although they are not a pure breed, the crossing with dogs pure Greyhound race, He has carried that are highly valued within the “elite” canine sports.

Because the Longdog is not a pure breed they are not recognized by any canine club. However, North America has recently created the "Lurcher and Longdog Association" to serve as a registering body for dogs Lurcher and Longdog in the United States and Canada.

Like the Lurcher, beyond the different objectives of the crossing, What is certain is that the Longdog is an excellent companion dog that adapts very well to home life, and it is very grateful to received love, She loves to be with people but it needs vigorous walks outdoors, like all dog. Y, above all, very large spaces to savor the aftertaste of freedom.

Dogs breeds: Longdog

Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso It is a breed of dog of Tibetan origin, small size, characterized mainly by the great length of his hair, whose main purpose is to prevent heat loss to withstand cold temperatures and protect against solar radiation.

It is said that already existed around the year 800 to. C. Its main task was the alert with their strong barking to the Tibetan mastiffs the presence of strangers.

They are symbol of luck, Why were aways the monks to the senior leaders of other countries. It is said that he welcomes the soul of their owners when they die. It is a somewhat peculiar character dog, that it needs an owner who can understand.

The Lhasa Apso is a breed of small size but no thumbnail. The ideal height at the cross round one 25-28 cm.. The weight is not specified, but the desire will be surrounding a 8-9 kg, More or less. It also depends on the country of origin. It is a dog of strong structure and tends to be longer than high.

It has abundant hair, double layer, It protects it from the inclement weather. It tends to form knots on a regular basis, so it requires a careful hair care. Even brushing it every day it is possible to continue forming knots, especially if given good life dog. I.e., many owners and breeders of these dogs to keep the hair in perfect condition, and thus to submit it in exhibitions, limited to draw very little walk, where the hair danger be damaged. If leads it to the mountain, Beach, field, etc., the formation of knots is inevitable, but it will be a strong and happy dog.

It has a long fringe that falls on your eyes and they hide their beautiful Tibetan look. When you look at front not the white of the eyes will appreciate. It is found in a wide variety of colors: sand, honey, Golden, black, grey, White and particolor (consisting of white and another color), the most common being the Golden. The tail is populated with long hair and high insertion.

It is a dog in a State of constant alert and formal, is usually to show something suspicious with strangers. Takes it time making friends, but when they do it will be forever. It is a very intelligent dog who shows him being very stubborn. It will monitor the House and will alert when you notice something strange. In their daily lives may be dominant with other dogs (the leader). Quiet nature, joyful, playful and very greedy. They are very affectionate dogs with his master, Although sometimes they are very jealous when his master is with young children or other dogs.

Dogs breeds: Lhasa Apso

Polish Hound

Lebrel Polaco

The Polish Hound (Chart Polski), Poland Greyhound or Polish Greyhound, It is a breed of dog lebrel of Polish origin, as its name suggests.

The Polish hound originated in Poland, and enter their ancestors are some Asian Hound, a dog type Saluki. But according to current theories do not have as ancestor to the English Hound, It does part of the history of other many different types of venátici.

The Polish Hound is a short, smooth fur can be many colors. The pelage is somewhat longer than the majority of the venátici, and it is rough to the touch. It has dual layer, and the internal becomes thicker in winter. They have tufts of hair long in the tail and the rear of the thighs.

While it retains the general appearance of a Greyhound, the Polish Hound, It is a dog is much stronger and less thin. This is a persistent Hunter, with a long, muscular neck (Unlike other greyhounds). It is an elegant dog, as all Hound, and carries his head high. It has large eyes almendrados with some inclination that give an expression of infinite tenderness.

This beautiful Hound, weighs around 29,5 to 43 Kg, and measures of 68.58 to 81 cm in height to the cross.

The Polish hound has some similarities with other venátici, they are hyperactive dogs at the time when bored, that is why it is good to have a purpose clear to be active (Games, hunting, exercises). In other respects they are very different from the typical Hound, for example, they may become aggressive dogs if they feel threatened or distrust of the environment, We must not forget that they were bred to hunt wolves, Hence their fierceness, also, something that helps is that, they are usually highly territorial. They have a strong instinct and not always accept new dogs at home.

They can be very good guard dogs in the House and create strong bonds with their owners, in some, This instinct is so strong, It does not accept any stranger who arrives home. They enjoy a good exercise regime, walking every day is a very good way to. They love to run, which is why, It is good to give this possibility taking him for walks in the open field where they can run rampant at.

On the other hand, fits very well to home, and not there will be nothing better than a good NAP on the sofa or the bed. They are obedient and easy to train, Although it may be a little stubborn. This is not the best race for a novice owner. They need early socialization and firm, with affection yet firm, It requires that its owner will be able to communicate who the boss at home.

The life expectancy of a Polish Hound, round the 10-12 years of age, Although cases of dogs who have lived have been reported to the 15.

Dogs breeds: Polish Hound

Afghan Hound
Afghanistan Great Britain

FCI 228

Lebrel Afgano

It behaves so proud and reserved, especially with strangers

Afghan Hound History

Also known as Tazi It is a dog coming from Afghanistan.

The origin of this breed it is possible that you are in the race Saluki, I would have come to Afghanistan through Persia. Already in Afghanistan, the Saluki need a more appropriate coat for the hostile climate of the mountains of this country, developing the long coat which characterizes Afghan Hound current, and with that today appeals to so many people that they acquire dogs of this breed without taking into account that you need very special care.

The origin of the Afghan Hound It is ancient, with the first records approximately in the year 1000 to. C., in the area where it is currently Afghanistan. It was used as a hunting dog.

The antiquity of this breed still has not been corroborated by anyone, but the earliest records date from the 19th century, which does not mean that they did not exist before, but that Afghan nomads didn't bother in the race record for writing. The first illustration made of a Afghan Hound It is the year 1813. This race came to England in 1920 and didn't succeed, It is recognized by the British Kennel Club only six years later.

In the year 1880, When he ended the war between Afghans and British, the officers of the British army took home some of these dogs, whose characteristics as hunting dogs in the harsh conditions of the Afghan mountains, they had drawn their attention.

In Europe, the Afghan Hound It has maintained its natural activity sheepdog and hunting, task that was already in its land of origin. Also, Thanks to its elegant appearance, agility and speed, It has become dog race and company.

In the beginning, the Afghan Hound He was employed to chase prey of all kinds, who were in the mountains Afghanistan, such as hares, foxes, Gazelles, jackals, Wolves, Deer, and even, ptarmigan leopards (It is the only big cat who lives exclusively in high mountains and is perfectly adapted to this environment).

Another function of Afghan Hound was the monitoring the camps of nomadic tribes and livestock, functions that, along with those related to hunting, They gave this race a huge popularity among nomads Afghanistan (even they reserved a day of celebration dedicated to Afghan Hound, which engalanaban them with necklaces of flowers).

Physical characteristics Afghan Hound

General appearance gives an impression of force, dignity, speed and power. The exotic and oriental expression is typical of the breed, with a direct and scrutinizing look.

The head It has the long narrow skull and not, with the prominent occipital, the snout long, clean jaw and the light stop.

The eyes They are preferably dark, almost triangular and slightly oblique upwards. The ears They are set low, well delayed position and the animal stuck against the head. The limb They are straight and well boned. The tail it should not be too short, fits low, It forms a ring at the tip and is adorned with a few curious Wicks. In motion, the animal has been raised.

The hair It is long and thin on the sides, extremities and flanks. In older dogs is short and dense in the area from the shoulders and the kidneys. Head is long from the front and forms a long silky hair.

They are admitted all colors.

The ideal height the cross males: 68 to 74 cm.. and females: 63 to 69 cm..

Breed: Afghan Hound - Standard FCI

HEAD

CRANIAL REGION

  • Skull: Long, not too narrow, with a well marked occipital Protuberance. Well proportioned and covered with a tuft of long hair.
  • Depression links (Stop): Light.

FACIAL REGION:

  • Truffle: Preferably black; It allows the color liver in dogs with coat clear.
  • Snout: Long, with powerful JAWS.
  • JAWS / Teeth: JAWS strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite is to say, the upper incisors closely overlap the lower and the teeth are placed vertically in the maxilla. Bite level. Allowed the bitefork clamp edge with edge.
  • Eyes: Preferably dark, Although the Golden tones are not. Almost triangular in appearance, Since the internal rising slightly oblique towards the outer corner angle.
  • Ears: Low insertion loss and placed far behind the head, worn close to the head, silky long hair covers.

NECK: Long, strong, It holds the proud head port.

BODY

  • Back: Straight, moderately long, with good musculature.
  • Pork loin: Straight, broad and rather short.
  • Rump: Slightly sloping to the tail. Quite separate and prominent hip bones.
  • Breast : Ribs moderately sprung, well deep chest.

TAIL: Not too short. Low insertion loss and forming a ring at its end. It takes her high during movement. Cover of hair in the form of thin pen.

LIMBS

PREVIOUS MEMBERS:

  • Blades: Long and inclined, placed well behind, equipped with good musculature still strong without seeming heavy.
  • Forearm: Long and inclined.
  • Elbows: In vertical profile, under the cross, attached to the rib cage, without deviations outward or inward.
  • Arms: Straight, equipped with strong bones.
  • Metacarpus: Long and flexible.
  • Previous feet: Previous feet strong and very large both in length and width, covered in long and thick hair; arched toes. Pads rest firmly on the soil.

LATER MEMBERS:

  • General appearance: Powerful. With great length between the hip and the hocks and, comparatively, distance short between the Hock and foot.
  • Knee: Well angulated and well directed.
  • Back feet: Long, Although not as wide as the previous, covered in long and thick hair, arched toes. Pads rest firmly on the soil
  • Spurs: They can be removed.

MOVEMENT: Fluid and elastic with a very distinguished style.

MANTLE

  • Hair: On ribs, in the anterior and posterior limbs and the flanks is long and very fine texture. In adult dogs, from the shoulders back and along the mount is short and tight. From the front and back hair is long and is a marked section, long and silky (“top-knot”). The facial hair is short. The ears and limbs are well covered with hair. The pasterns may lack hair. The fur should present a natural development. Any evidence of cuts or cuts with scissors should be penalized..

COLOR: All colors are admitted.

SIZE:
Ideal height at the withers:

  • In males: 68 to 74 cm..
  • In females: 63 to 69 cm..

FAULTS: Any deviation from the above mentioned criteria is considered as missing and the gravity of this is considered to the degree of deviation to the standard and its impact on the health and well-being of the dog.

FALTAS DESCALIFICANTES:

  • Aggressive or fearful dog.
  • Any dog showing clear physical abnormalities or behavioral signs shall be disqualified.

NOTE: Males should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

TRANSLATION: Brigida Nestler / Original version: (IN)
Technical supervision: Miguel Angel Martinez

Afghan Hound character and skills

It is considered one of the least intelligent races, positioned on the scale as the number 79 According to S. City, author of "The Intelligence of Dogs", but also whimsical.

A Afghan Hound I could pretend he does not know his master after having left a couple of afternoons on the patio, or not having given all the attention that demand. The Afghan look at you and look through one. It´s Dignified and aloof, with a certain subtle ferocity.

usually dependent and slightly suspicious. They also have great strength and courage, even before other animals fierce such as leopards and wolves.

It has been attempted to use race in Europe for Greyhound racing, but it has never been. The problem comes from the fact that the Afghan sighthounds not pursue the mechanical Hare as either one Greyhound would, but a genuine strategy of hunting that you plan to catch the Hare: cross the central area of ​​the racecourse and pounce on them when turning the bear is coming to the Afghan Hound.

Comments

He has washed too often (each 15 days), because knots are easily formed.. Exemplary elders and breeding females can be sheared to be able to take care of more easily.

Images of the Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound videos

Type and recognitions:

Alternative names

    1. Afghan Hound, Tazi, Tazhi Spay, Da Kochyano Spay, Sage Balochi, Ogar Afgan, Barakzai Hound, Eastern Greyhound/Persian Greyhound (English).

    2. Lévrier afghan, Tazi (French).

    3. Afghanische Windhund, kurz Afghane (German).

    4. Galgo afegão (Portuguese).

    5. Lebrel afgano, Baluchi Hound, Sage Baluchi, Tazi, Ogar Afgan (Spanish).

Löwchen

Löwchen

The Löwchen (German: “Small lion dog“) It is the breed of dog that once had the honour to, as the Portuguese water dog and the Havanese, be regarded as the rarest dog in the world. Even today, the race, in general, It has less one hundred new registrations each year around the world.

Despite the fact that this dog may be linked with the Bichon Frise, the history of the Löwchen is still dark. The small lion “dog” seen in many works of art with dogs already in the century 16, but it is not clear if they were all dogs like the Löwchen, or simply small dogs of the Bichon type that were trimmed in a lion cut.

It is one of ancient race, that it was in many countries already in the century 16. Modern sources of the breed are Belgium, France and Germany, enthusiasts of race at the end of the century 19.

The Löwchen is one of the Bichon breeds, It has a long and silky coat that, It occurs in a lion cut. This means that frogs legs them, the hind legs, Paws (except in the ankle bracelets), and the first third of the tail, close of the body shaves, and the rest of the layer that is natural to give the appearance of a lion.

It is a small dog, they are considered by some registries as dogs in the Toy group, and they have been long time fellow of the Royal courts.

The aspect of the Löwchen is one of the most important features, wide snout, wide skull, lively round eyes and ears pendulantes. The head, in proportion to the body, It is not too big nor too small, but that helps highlight the friendly personality, fair, and the Löwchen leonina.

The hair should not be thin and soft as a Bichon Frisé, but corrugated, with a mixture of thick hair, among the fine. A hard Terrier hair or smooth Bichon Frisé, something in between.

The weight of the Löwchen in males is of 5.4 to 8.1 kg and females in 4.5 to 6.8 kg. The height in the males is of 30 to 35,6 cm and the females of 28 to 33 cm..

The life expectancy of a Löwchen, round the 12-14 years.

The Löwchen is a dog friendly, happy. Dogs of this breed are playful and active, and very intelligent. It is an excellent pet for families with children.

Dogs breeds: Löwchen

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