Sussex Spaniel

Sussex Spaniel

The Sussex Spaniel It is a breed of dog that belongs to the family of the Spaniel, and within this, to the section 7 in the classification of the FCI.

This Spaniel presents a strong and voluminous morphology. Large skull with a well pronounced stop, powerful muzzle with bite in scissors. Wide ears, falls and lobed and can sometimes present a distinctive Golden tone that sets apart them from the rest of the body. With a moderately long and slightly arched neck; in some cases it will present a double chin that must not be too large or pendant.

Forelimbs shorter and more robust of thick elbows and shoulders implanted low. Trunk almost to ground level and lengthened. slightly shorter than the previous hindlimbs, but just as muscular and strong. Abundant fur, smooth, lustrous and silky; with a sublayer that plays very well the role of thermal insulation. This is a race of one color is liver, but that gold at the tips of the fur is becoming.

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Treeing Walker Coonhound

Treeing Walker Coonhound

The Treeing Walker Coonhound, It is a breed of dog American descendant of the English Foxhound What, It was recognized for the first time as a caste separate varieties of Coonhound year 1945.

The race began when a stolen dog of unknown origin, nicknamed “Tennessee Lead “, He crossed with the dog of Mr Thomas Walker in the 19th century, responsible for importing the Foxhound English to Virginia in 1742.

The Treeing Walker Coonhound, they are extremely fast dogs, Agile and tireless in the pursuit of the trail. They are very vocal, they have a special bark that allows their owners to easily identify their dogs at great distances.

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Redbone Coonhound
Estados Unidos

Redbone Coonhound

The Redbone Coonhound It is commonly used for hunting bears, raccoons and pumas.


Redbone Coonhound It is a breed of dog of American origin which, Since its inception it has been used for hunting of bears, raccoons, and even, Pumas. Physical characteristics and agility allow Redbone Coonhound hunting in swamps, in mountains and some tend to be used as water dogs (bailiffs).

According to the standard of the American Kennel Club: “The Redbone Coonhound is a balanced blend of beauty and temperament, with a notorious air security and great talents for hunting”. This beautiful race won his first record in the American Kennel Club in the 1904.

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Blue Lacy
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Blue Lacy

The Blue Lacy, they are strong and fast, Lightweight and proportional structure


Blue Lacy history

Blue Lacy It is a breed of working dog that originated in Texas (United States) in the mid-19th century, and it is the only breed of dog which originated in the State of Texas.

The breed was recognized for the first time in the year 2001 by the Texas Senate, According to the resolution N ° 436 of the 77 ° Legislature, in which honoured the breed to be recognized as “a true breed of Texas”. In June of 2005, Governor Rick Perry signed the legislation that adopts the dog Blue Lacy as “Official dog of the State of Texas“. Until then, the mascot representing Texas was a female of breed Collie, always named with the name Diana, to approve the Blue Lacy as official dog of Texas, the queen was a representative Collie call ... Diana VII.

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Mistreating an animal in Aragon (Spain) It can cost 150.000 EUR

Complaint not be fed to 22 dogs in Fañanas, Huesca...FILE

It is the community with the penalty high for this type of crime. Since the beginning of year, the Seprona has received 25 allegations of mistreatment of animals, including that of a man hanged his dog

Mistreating an animal in Aragon It can cost up 150.253 EUR, the highest fine of all Spain and a lot distance which can be found in the rest of the country communities, Although it is not almost never imposed and also, "it is common that no one should pay", According to Mar García, President of the Aragonese protector of animals Alborada.

Since the beginning of year, the Seprona (Protection of the nature of the Civil Guard service) He has received 25 allegations of animal abuse in the three provinces. 17 of them took place in Teruel.

In most cases, denouncing the lack of food or the lack of control, and almost always it's pets. In a same farm in Zaragoza, for example, they arrived to find up to five irregularities. A serious, by keep livestock bravo in "poor sanitary conditions" and "weather, "lack of blocks".

The Law 11/2003 animal protection in the autonomous community of Aragon It establishes fines stepped by the type of crime: the light reaches the 600 EUR, the bass up to 6.000 and the very serious are punishable with 150.253 EUR.

The services provincial of agriculture de la Diputación General de Aragón are responsible for determining the seriousness of each case. In the BOA still not reported any cases that have received the highest fine. In fact, the majority does not nor the thousand euros.

Anyway, the potential penalties are far superior to the other communities of Spain. In Madrid, the maximum is of 30.000 EUR, in Asturias of 90.000, in Galicia of 15.000 and in Navarra, of 3.000.

A hanged dog

L'aliaga, ADPCA, PAW, Animal equality, Equanimal and Anima Naturalis are just some of the many associations that are working to ensure respect for the rights of animals in Aragon. There is even a party, PACMA-party animal in Aragon.

Alborada is on that list. "We take care of communicating the Seprona when there is any irregularity", has the President, that addition It praises the work of this unit of the Guardia Civil because it says that they act very quickly.

"The problem is that they reported", "be punished and then can not change the situation", says García. Those reported are declared insolvent or simply ignore the sanctions.

Remember a case that happened in Fañanas, Huesca, where a neighbor received a complaint by not feeding to 22 dogs. "The first warning was given in" 2005, he fined more than thousand euros. Three years later, He received another similar sentence, "but even last year was a live dog", says.

Also in Huesca, a few months ago was reported a man hanged his dog. In Zaragoza, so far year already several equidae and wild cattle by lack of feeding of owners have died.

"Recently we learned of a woman who called the police because in their building had two dogs on a low terrace". When speaking with the community of neighbors, "the woman owner of animals almost hit and since suffering harassment", says Mar García.

Source: Herald

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 Collie and its different lines

El Collie y sus diferentes líneas


Meaning of the term Collie

The term Collie It refers to many dog breeds that have originated in Scotland and Northern England. The exact origin of the name is unknown. It is possible that it comes from:

  • The term 'Col’ o ‘Coll'of the old Scottish meaning'black’.
  • Or the English 'coal’: 'coal'.
  • Also, It is possible that it is a deformation of the word Colley It was as they called the sheep (face and Black-legged), These dogs pastoreaban.
  • The Anglo-Saxon regional term Collie, which means '[thing] useful’.
  • So it has been called in several ways: Coll, colly, Collie, Colley, Pastor of Scotland

The Shetland Sheepdog, for example, It is erroneously called Collie miniature, While aesthetically (with the exception of the size) they are identical, they are two different races… Although, We should not forget that, the most direct ancestor of the Shetland Sheepdog or "Sheltie" as usually nickname, is the Border Collie.

Collie breed history

The high mountains of Scotland are the natural home of this breed. It is not known if you run Roman blood in his veins, but we do know that the Romans conquered Scotland in the 6th century to. C. Then, the Collie was known for his great abilities of grazing, capable of driving up 500 sheep at a time. Unlike the current Collie, I didn't have such long and beautiful hair. The Collie was crossed with Setter Irish and with the Borzoi, and from there he was getting the characteristics of today's Collie. William Shakespeare wrote about this dog, calling it Collied Ski. The first illustration of this breed dates back to the year 1790.

While collies have used this dog for a long time and since the beginning of the race, as ovejero dog, the different forms varieties were developed in England at the end of the 1800.

The ancient race Collie was referred to as Scottish Collie in the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth century. Scottish Collie were heavier than the current. Their modern ancestors were exhibited for the first time Scotch Sheepdogs (foresee Scots) in 1860, in Birmingham (England), in a dogshow.

In the 19th century, this breed was not known yet, but with the first dog shows, its popularity began to grow to their highest point. Today remains one of the breeds of dogs most popular. South Africa still used as pastor, but in this case, large flocks of ostriches, his sense of monitoring is very developed.

Lassie, the character of the television that popularized this race, is a Rough Collie.

Collie dog has two varieties. The first is the Rough Collie, more easily recognizable due to its wide use in films and television (e.g.: Lassie). This variety has pretty hair in neck, tail and legs. It has a double cover, with small hairs lining the body. The second variety is the Smooth Collie, It has two coatings but the outer coat is short and smooth.

Collie breed characteristics

Collie dog has long body in relation to height. Its height of cross is of 56 to 61 cm. the male and 51 to 56 cm. females. They weigh in 18 to 29 kg. He has Brown eyes, almendrada and slightly oblique way. Their ears are small and are played back, or forward when the dog is alert. The snout is long and flat, with black truffle. Its tail is long and abundant hair, and the fur is dense, hard to the touch, soft and bright if it is taken care of very well. It can be color caramel and white, tricolor or blue dark. This dog's life expectancy is of 12 years.

Collie dog character

Healthy by nature, It is also known that he has very few known congenital problems. The most delicate part of the body tends to be your eyes, they should be frequently cleaned through a piece of absorbent cotton impregnated simply with warm clean water.

Known to be sweet and protective. They are easy to train due to her intelligence and innate please desire. They develop a very strong bond with their masters. They are excellent foresee dogs, good company for the family and other dogs. They are very loyal and faithful, but distrust of strangers if do not fall them well. They are also very playful and love to children. She loves to charge monitor children. It is sweet, good very attentive and vigilant: a suitable dog to leave a child in his charge. With babies is treated as a stuffed animal, and a baby can learn to walk if he grabs her hair. This dog will be careful to avoid it to fall. In addition, It will avoid that the baby will go with strangers.

On the beach, It will be devoted to monitoring the smallest, and if something happens, They cry or fall, do not hesitate to act. He does not fear nothing. It is not a scary or timid dog. In case of danger, defends the family. And it is able to stay a whole night warning, to pounce to lower noise. Every time that the members of the family discuss, It stands always because he hates disputes.

Before a rebuke sometimes it can be susceptible, and away to a corner to grumbling. But if the owner gets to look for him there is nothing spiteful: jump to your arms. It is active and disciplined. You must be educated with affection and without resorting to force.

Collie breeds ancestry

There are many breeds of dog with ancestry in Collie, as for example, to get an idea…:

  • Australian dog: used in Australia for livestock. Dogs of this type are also known as Queensland Heeler, Blue Heeler and Red Heeler. Heeler, means "talonero".
  • Australia Collie or “Bordaussie”: It is not really a recognized breed, but a cross between two popular breeds: Australian Shepherd and Border Collie.
  • Australian kelpie: Developed in Australia from Collie dogs brought from Scotland and Northern England. Erect ears, short hair, usually black, black and brown or red and Brown and white feet.
  • Australian Shepherd: Developed in United States, with crossing of British dogs, German and Spanish, but they are in other parts of the world (including Australia).
  • Stumpy Tail: Used in Australia for livestock. Erect ears, short hair, mottled grey or red without white. With a very short tail or no tail.
  • Bearded Collie: Now largely animal home and exhibition, but they are still used as working dogs on farms. Long and silky hair (included in the face and legs), Black, grey or beige, and white on the shoulders.
  • Blue Lacy: Grey, short hair, drooping ears. Derived in part from English Pastor, with other races that descend from the Collie but aren't Collie.
  • Border Collie: The most famous race for grazing sheep around the world. Originally developed in Scotland and Northern England. 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 Border Collie is the No. 1 from the list.
  • Cumberland Sheepdog: An extinct breed similar to the Border Collie and, possibly, absorbed by this race. An ancestor of the Australian Shepherd. Ears erect or semi-erectas, dense fur, Black with white only on the face and chest.
  • English Shepherd: Developed in United States from a farm Collie originating in Great Britain. It should not be confused with the old English Pastor.
  • Farm Collie or farm Collie: It was any dog grazing is encuontraba for farming in Britain or United States (descendants of British dogs), and perhaps in other places.
  • German Collie: Developed in Australia, probably from British Collie dogs, but they may have included Germany and Spain dogs. The name of “German Collie” also applies to a cross between a German Shepherd and Border Collie).
  • Huntaway: New Zealand developed from a mixture of races, probably including some Collie – but it is not a breed of the Collie type. It is larger and more full-bodied than most of the Collie.
  • Hound: It is not a race, but a Collie cross (or other grazing or Terrier dog) with a hound or Greyhound. Obtained in a traditional way for poaching, with the speed of a hound, but more obedient and less visible.
  • McNab Shepherd: Developed in United States from British Collie dogs. Ears of variable size, upright or semi-erectas, short hair, black or red, usually with some white on the face and chest.
  • Old English Pastor: Derivative of the ancestors of the Collie Barbudo. They are larger than most of the Collie, with a lack of tail, hair is long and silky (included in the face), usually grey and white. It should not be confused with the English Shepherd.
  • Scottish Collie, in its two varieties, Rough Collie and Smooth Collie: They were created by crossing dogs working with other races Collie (especially dogs Borzoi).
  • Pastor of Shetland: comes from the Shetland Islands (Scotland, United Kingdom), intentionally was raised in small size. At first sight, It seems to be a copy of miniaturized hair long Collie, However, are 2 different races with a similar look.
  • Smithfield: a breed of British dog that has been terminated, It was like a great Collie, strong, white or black and white color that is used to guide cattle in South East England, especially the Smithfield market (an area of the city of London).
  • Welsh Sheepdog: a native of Wales. Ears erect or semi-erectas, short or silky hair, red, black, black and fire or Blackbird, usually with white over shoulders.

Lines Collie dog breed

According to the type of fur have born different lines of Collie, among them are:

1 Border Collie

Border Collie

The Border Collie He is regarded as the most intelligent dog breed that exists

The Border Collie It was developed in the Highlands of Scotland lands with the final purpose

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2 Bearded collie

Breeders of bearded Collie or Bearded Collie in Spain

Collie Barbudo is an energetic dog. They need exercise and homework to do, How to care for children.

The Bearded collie It is a breed of dog of medium size and long coat, que originalmente fue

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3 Smooth Collie

Smooth Collie

The Smooth Collie It is a breed of dog developed originally for herding. It is a variety of the Border Collie. Some canine organizations, a los ejemplares

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4 Rough Collie

Rough Collie

It is a very sweet and affectionate dog, maybe a little shy.

The Rough Collie is one of the Collie breeds de tamaño medio y pelo largo que nació en Escocia

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A man buried alive to his dog and the police found two days later

The animal was saved ' in extremis’

That dog is man's best friend is a cliché, because the cruelty suffered by Jerry is him not nor an enemy. Its owner, an Italian of Desenzano del Garda, in the Lombard region, buried it half a meter in depth and covered with rubble. Their moans alerted to a pedestrian who told the police, After digging found the animal to die dehydrated.

The dog had been two days buried, a blindfold tied eyes completed torture planned by its owner, According to published ' Il Corriere della Sera'.

Jerry lay beneath the Earth and his salvation has been a miracle. A Walker, weird in that area in open country, he heard about from moans in an area near.

He alerted the police who arrived shortly after and after a few brief minutes of inspection on the ground they heard a somewhat distant cry, that came from bass about rubble.

There dug the officers who found the dog that was breathing with difficulty, soaring eyes with signs of dehydration.

After several hours of research, the police identified the owner of Jerry. The man admitted having buried alive his dog 40 hours before.

He is now charged with animal abuse, aggravated by the cruelty of the fact, While the dog has been relocated to a refuge for animals in Brescia, location where the event occurred.

  • foto Polizia Locale Desenzano

  • foto Polizia Locale Desenzano
  • foto Polizia Locale Desenzano
  • foto Polizia Locale Desenzano

Source: Telecinco

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