Rafeiro of Alentejo
Portugal FCI 96 - Molossoid . Mountain

Rafeiro of Alentejo

It is an excellent watchdog in the farms and homes of the Alentejo.

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History

The Rafeiro of Alentejo (Alentejo Mastiff), as its name suggests, comes from the Portuguese region of Alentejo, which extends south of the Tagus river to the Algarve. The pedigree dog, that within the FCI belongs to the Group 2 (Molossoid), Mountain Dogs subsection, has a long history as a herding dog. Although little is known about the exact origin of this rare breed, their parents are supposed to be found in the molossian dogs of the Middle East. The Estrela Mountain Dog (Star Mountain Dog), also from portugal, was probably also involved in its origin.

In the Alentejo lowlands, shepherds used the Rafeiro of Alentejo to herd and drive cattle. In addition, the intrepid four-legged friend protected the flock entrusted to him by reliably avoiding attacks by wild animals or rustlers. Especially at night the Rafeiro of Alentejo defended his flock to the blood. The wealthy large landowners appreciated the imposing dog not only as a vigilant protector, but also as a status symbol of strength and power.

As industrialization progressed and large estates declined, the rafeiro it got weirder. In the early 20th century, dogs of this type were almost extinct. However, a small circle of enthusiasts ensured that the breed was preserved. In 1940 a first breed standard was established. 14 years later, the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) finally recognized the breed.

Physical characteristics

When the Rafeiro of Alentejo, cattle thieves and wild animals quickly flee: Who would want to mess with such a big and powerful dog?

With a height at the withers of up to 76 cm and a weight of approximately 50 kg, the Portuguese breed dog has a very striking appearance. His massive head and strong, muscular body give a defensive impression.. Look calmly at your opponent with small brown eyes, between which there is a slight groove, but nothing escapes your watchful eye.

Despite its bulky shape and somewhat heavy and slow gait, the body of the Rafeiro of Alentejo seems to be rather long than wide. The neck offers a good transition to the shoulder, the back is straight. The tail is well furnished and thickened at the base, rather low and forms a slight upward curve when excited. In rest position it reaches to the hock. Ears of the Rafeiro they are medium in size and fall to one side when folded.

The dense and smooth coat of the Portuguese Sheepdog is short to medium length and has abundant undercoat, giving you reliable protection in all weather conditions. The Rafeiro of Alentejo it is available in black, Grey Wolf, leonado or yellow with or without white spots. A white base color with yellow spots is also allowed., as well as the brindle specimens according to the breed standard.

Character and skills

At night, the Rafeiro of Alentejo he is in his best moment: nothing escapes your watchful eye, his good nose and his excellent ears. Anyone who dares to enter their territory is captured without notice and, if required, wholesale. Pastors who have a Rafeiro they no longer have to fear rustlers or poachers.

Like a purebred dog, whose only task is to accompany and protect his family, the Portuguese breed dog is completely unsuitable. Although he is faithful and loyal to his family, his innate sharpness is difficult to control even with a consistent education. After all, the smart and self-confident Rafeiro of Alentejo has always been used to working and acting independently. However, the will to subordinate and obedience are not among its strong points.

Who wants to keep a Rafeiro of Alentejo it must be able to offer you a large territory in which you can live your vigilant and protective instincts according to your mood. This does not mean, of course, that one should just let this dog go. A responsible owner socializes and educates his dog from the beginning. Clearly shows you who is holding the reins in their hand and where their limits are. At the same time, he also accepts that his four-legged friend needs his freedom. The Rafeiro will never become a “good lap dog”.

Purchase of a Rafeiro of Alentejo

Those interested in a purebred Ranteiro del Alentejo sometimes have to go a long way to find a suitable breeder. However, people who want to buy this dog on a whim, should refrain from buying it. The Rafeiro it is and continues to be an excellent herd dog and should be kept in that context. Who wants to make it into a family friendly companion dog, he does himself and the dog no favors.

Health and life expectancy of Rafeiro of Alentejo

The typical diseases of the breed are hardly known due to the low spread of the breed. The Rafeiro it is a very robust dog whose life expectancy is comparatively high, of 12 a 14 years. However, like all dogs of their size and format, You may also have joint problems such as hip joint dysplasia or elbow dysplasia.

Rafeiro of Alentejo diet

In principle, this breed has no specific dietary needs. However, a balanced and healthy diet is, of course, also important for this dog – also or especially regarding possible joint problems. Therefore, following the high-energy puppy diet, a fairly low protein food should be given first to prevent the young dog from growing too fast. In the adult dog, the energy value of the food can increase again. Now, fresh meat, through which the necessary amount of animal protein is absorbed, should mainly fill the feeding bowl. Fresh vegetables and rice are suitable as a healthy garnish. Fish can be given as an alternative to meat.

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 96
  • Group 2: Pinscher and Schnauzer- Molossoid breeds – Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs.
  • Section 2.2: Molossian, Mountain type. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Pinscher and Schnauzer-Molossoid type dogs – Swiss Mountain Dogs and Cattledogs. Section 2.2 Molossoid, mountain type.
    • AKC – FSS
    • UKC – Guard dog

    FCI Standard of the Rafeiro of Alentejo breed

    RAFEIRO OF ALENTEJO FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Rafeiro do Alentejo, Alentejo-Mastiff, alentejo mastiff (English).
      2. mâtin de l’Alentejo, mastiff de l’Alentejo (French).
      3. Rafeiro do Alentejo, Rafeiro, Alentejo-Mastiff (German).
      4. Mastim Português, Mastim do Alentejo (Portuguese).
      5. Mastín del Alentejo (Spanish).

    Photos:

    1 – Rafeiro del Alentejo by https://brit-petfood.com/hr/node/8006

    Chesapeake Bay Retriever
    USA FCI 263

    Chesapeake Bay Retriever

    The Chesapeake is a hunting dog, pure and simple.

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    History

    When a British brig was wrecked off the coast of Maryland 1807, part of the load was rescued included two dogs Newfoundland. Called Sailor and Canton, It was found to have excellent skills as reclaimers. The locals raised them with local dogs, and they became the ancestors of the “Chesapeake Bay Retriever”. Other breeds that may have contributed to the composition of the Chesapeake were “Flat-coated Retriever” and the “Curly-coated Retriever”.

    The result was a hard retriever was ready and willing to endure the hard, icy Chesapeake Bay being able to recover 100 a 200 ducks day. The first dogs came only in dark brown, but now any shade of brown, sedge or dead grass is acceptable.

    The American Kennel Club registered its first Chessie, called Sunday, in 1878. The Chesapeake is ranked 48 breeds registered by the AKC, under the 41 a decade.

    Physical characteristics

    Distinctive features include eyes very clear, yellow or amber, rear quarters as high or slightly higher than the shoulders, and a double layer which tends to wave on shoulders, the neck, back and loins.

    The Raincoats feels slightly oily and often is associated with a slight musky odor. three basic colors are usually seen on race: Brown, which it includes all shades from light brown to a deep dark brown; sedge, ranging from reddish yellow to bright red and brown shades; and dead grass in all shades, ranging from a dull tan to a straw color off.

    The breed standard states that the target may also appear, but it should be limited to the chest, the belly, the toes or back of feet. The head is round and wide with an average stop and muzzle. The lips are thin, and ears are small and medium leather. The Forelegs should be straight with good bone. The hindquarters are especially strong and webbed fingers and an excellent ability to swim is important for Chesapeake.

    This breed is also known for its large and powerful chest, icebreakers used when immersed in cold water while hunting ducks.

    Character and skills

    The “Chesapeake Bay Retriever” It is prized for its awake and cheerful disposition, his intelligence, his calm demeanor and his affectionate nature and protective. The value, the willingness to work, vivacity, good sense of smell, the intelligence, the enjoyment of the water and especially the general quality and the provisions should take priority when selecting and raising the “Chesapeake Bay Retriever”. Extreme shyness or aggression are not desirable in this breed, whether the animal is used as a hunting dog or pet.

    In the countryside, Chesapeake is a serious worker and has even been called neurotic in their quest to find birds falls. It is not out there to play. The Chesapeake are known for their excellent vision and memories when it comes to see where the birds fall and remember where to pick them up. His favorite activity is hunting for ducks.

    When you train, respects their learning ability. Continue training him not long after it is clear that knows what to do. The perfect Chesapeake is not prepared by the breeder. any dog, no matter how pleasant it, detestable levels can develop barking, excavation and other undesirable behavior if you are bored, untrained or unsupervised.

    Did You Know?

    The Chessie is not designed to be a companion, is a hunting dog, pure and simple. And not just any old hunting dog… is an aquatic bird dog and lives to get wet in pursuit of its prey feather.

    Health “Chesapeake Bay Retriever”

    According to a survey conducted in 2005 by the American Chesapeake Club, the most common health problems seen in the breed are hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy and other eye problems, cancer, Degenerative myelopathy and hypothyroidism. This breed can also be prone to a bleeding disorder called von Willebrand disease.

    Looking for a breeder who use the new genetic test available for degenerative myelopathy, a form of progressive weakness and paralysis of the limbs. Although DM is rare, It is incurable and crippling. Not all dogs that test positive in the test of DM develop the disease, but farmers who try their race for this condition are probably the most conscientious. The test can be used to determine whether a puppy's parents are clean, they are carriers or are at risk; a puppy whose parents are clean – neither carriers nor at risk – also will be. A puppy two carrier parents will be at risk, and a puppy parent with a carrier may be at risk. Even dogs who undergo the test of having two copies of the gene never show symptoms of the disease, but the status of the parents of your puppy, and his own dog, It can help you be aware of the early warning signs.

    Careful breeders examine their breeding dogs for genetic diseases and breed only the healthiest and best looking copies, but sometimes mother nature has other ideas and a puppy develops 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're going to have a puppy, Ask the breeder about the ages of the dogs of their lines and why they died.

    Remember that after hosting a new puppy home ut, It has the power to protect one of the most common health problems: the obesity. Keep a “Chesapeake Bay Retriever” with a suitable weight it is one of the easiest ways to prolong life. Advantage to the maximum their preventive abilities to help ensure a healthier dog for life.

    Grooming “Chesapeake Bay Retriever”

    The Chesapeake has an oily and hard outer layer on a dense undercoat, fine and wooly. The dirt and debris are easily removed with a rubber brush. The undercoat is very clear in spring, so be prepared to brush the dog more often during this time to prevent loose hair from accumulating on clothing and furniture.

    Give the Chessie Fresh water rinse after it has been in salt water or has swum in the mud of a pond or lake, but to keep the resistance of the coat to water, avoid bathing unless absolutely necessary. That can be as little as twice a year.

    The rest are basic care. Keep ears clean and dry so they do not infect, and trim nails as needed, usually every two weeks. Brush teeth for general good health and fresh breath.

    Ratings of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Chesapeake Bay Retriever” 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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    Images “Chesapeake Bay Retriever”

    credits:

    1. A Chesapeake Bay Retriever by Keith Rousseau at en.wikipedia / CC BY-SA
    2. Chesapeaker Bay retriever by Nevilley / CC BY-SA
    3. Male, Chesapeake Bay Retriever competing in the conformation ring by George Makatura / Public domain
    4. Chesapeaker Bay retriever by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1407301
    5. Chesapeaker Bay retriever by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/perros-mascotas-el-agua-1582148/
    6. Chesapeake Bay Retriever by Diane – HTTPS://flic.kr/p/6k1uFQ
    7. chesapeake bay retriever by https://www.peakpx.com/611264/chesapeake-bay-retriever
    8. Brown Chesapeake Bay Retriever in the snow, carrying a plant part in its snout by Will Thomas / CC BY

    Videos “Chesapeake Bay Retriever”

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 8 –> Retrievers – Flushing Dogs – Water Dogs. / Section 1 –> Retrievers. With working trial.
    • FCI 263
    • FCI standard of the breed Chesapeake Bay Retriever
    • Federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC
    • CHESAPEAKE BAY RETRIEVER FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Chessie, CBR, Chesapeake (English).
      2. Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Chesapeake (French).
      3. Chesapeake Bay Retriever (German).
      4. Chesapeake bay retriever (Portuguese).
      5. Chessie, CBR, Chesapeake (Spanish).

    Redbone Coonhound
    Estados Unidos

    Redbone Coonhound

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

    History

    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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    Rottweiler
    Alemania FCI 147 - Molosoids - Mastiff

    Rottweiler

    The Rottweiler is a quiet dog, docile and faithful family.

    Content

    History

    The Rottweiler is one of the breeds of German origin that is recognized by the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI). The Rottweiler is a dog trotting type.

    The history of the Rottweiler dates back to the 19th century. The city of Rottweil in present-day Baden-Württemberg was known for its livestock trade. To keep animals under control on their way to pasture, farmers and butchers had to use smart and persistent companion dogs. At the beginning, these dogs were therefore called butcher dogs, later they were finally given the name Rottweiler due to its proximity to the city of Rottweil. Other theories on the history of the Rottweiler breed say that the canine breed was already used for livestock farming in Rome and therefore arrived with the Romans through the Alps to the city of Rottweil. In the early 20th century, when people were looking for a suitable police dog, it soon became clear that the Rottweiler, with his strong, muscular stature and intrepid temperament, was particularly suitable. In 1910 the Rottweiler was officially recognized as a police dog.

    These characteristics, they made it an indispensable both for farmers and butchers Assistant.

    Physical characteristics

    The Rottweiler is a medium to large dog, muscular, sturdy and strong with powerful teeth. Although its shape is quite robust, the Rottweiler has great resistance and is very agile. According to the breed standard, the height at the withers of a male dog is 68 cm., that of a female dog 63 cm.. The weight of a Rottweiler is between approx. 42 kg ( female) and approx. 50 kg (male). Rottweiler coat consists of a black top layer and bottom layer. The black top layer is described by the VDH (German Canine Federation) as “average length, thick, dense and tight”, while the bottom layer should not protrude from the top layer. The Rottweiler's coat is slightly longer on the hind legs. Characteristic for the Rottweiler is also the so-called blight, which means clearly defined brown-red markings on the lips, the snout, the eyebrows, under the tail root and on the chest.

    In this race we can find two lines of aging, the European, considered the original and the American. The American line is characterized by examples of greater height and more stylized bodies, on the other hand, European line dogs present a more robust with a lower height and compact body.

    Character and skills

    Although the Rottweiler is a race that has been used for defence work, his work and typicity requires that they are described as friendly, happy talk, quiet, faithful, obedient and willingness to work. In recent studies of aggressiveness in races this was not among the top ten.

    In addition the Rottweiler dog is located within the ten most intelligent dogs, they are dogs of great trust and kindness, You can be glad that it will meet the desired objective.

    An important attribute that has the Rottweiler is his adiestrabilidad. It is a very intelligent and obedient dog, able to learn many tasks.

    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 Rottweiler is the No. 9 from the list.

    Its history as a shepherd, as military dog and care as well as dog obedience and exhibition, speaks highly of his versatility.

    The Rottweilers are ideal as protectors of the family and property. You agree to all the members of the family and protect both the father and the son. The Rottweilers usually do not have Favorites, Although there are exceptions. They tend to be individualists, and this is due, Once again, are creatures with discernment and lists.

    His intelligence “affects” to your adiestrabilidad. As, frequently, It is said of the cats, they are too ready to wait for repetition of an order. Once they have executed her once or twice as you like, Surely they tired of the game and seek a better output. "Why insist human to do these things so many times?"? "I have already grasped the idea the first time and was not so exciting" it seems that he thinks the Rottweiler.

    Some need more help than others, but patience is always required when you train a dog, regardless of what race.
    Please understand that nothing wrong with owning a Rottweiler there is. They are incredible dogs and wonderful pets. This is not an issue of race, but rather individuals who are involved with the canine behavior modification.

    Rottweiler maintenance

    Since the Rottweiler was bred as a persistent working dog and therefore needs a lot of leash in order to function properly, keeping him in the kennel is out of the question. However, due to its robustness, can stay out if there is a good family connection and corresponding workload. It is important to socialize the Rottweiler from the beginning through specific training and attendance at a dog training school and to get him used to different situations and people. Due to its character, the Rottweiler can be used very well as a service dog, guard dog, rescue dog or guide dog for the blind. Although it is not the classic family dog, living with children is usually not a problem. Due to its size and strength, wild games with children should be avoided, and children should not walk alone with the Rottweiler due to its enormous traction. Proper maintenance a Rottweiler includes not only a demanding occupation but also a good education.

    The life expectancy of a Rottweiler

    The life expectancy of a Rottweiler is with 8-10 years somewhat below average value. Unlike small dog breeds, the musculoskeletal system of larger dog breeds is already under great stress during the growth phase, causing signs of wear earlier.

    Buy a Rottweiler

    Before deciding on a Rottweiler, one must closely examine their attitude and character and carefully consider whether this breed is really suitable. The following questions must be answered affirmatively: Can I offer the Rottweiler enough space and exercise? Do I have time to take care of the animal enough? Do all family members agree with the dog? Do I trust the education of a Rottweiler? Can I take my dog ​​on vacation or what alternatives are there? If you finally decide to get a Rottweiler, doesn't necessarily have to come from a breeder. Why don't you visit the animal shelter?- Maybe you will find a Rottweiler there that you can give a good home. Here the purchase is also much cheaper than with a breeder.

    Rottweiler Education

    The correct education is very important for a Rottweiler to promote its generally human and balanced character.. Your position in the family hierarchy must be clear to the dog from the start, so that he learns to obey and respect his master. Consistency is extremely important in Rottweiler education, and it should be dominant, but without harshness. As a responsible dog owner, you must act with sovereignty, calm and especially with consideration when training a Rottweiler. The Rottweiler recognizes these positive leadership qualities, which ultimately makes him a loyal companion. As in the case of any other dog, training should begin at the puppy's age, where positive behavior is rewarded with praise, for example in the form of sweets. Caution: With insufficiently dominant leadership or erroneous and inconsistent education, Rottweiler can develop dangerous behavior – this shows the great role that the correct education of the Rottweilers plays.

    Rottweiler Health and Care

    Since the Rottweiler's coat is rather short to medium long, the toilet is not very complex. However, due to its agile nature, impurities can quickly accumulate on the coat, so grooming should not be neglected entirely. Occasional brushing is completely sufficient. For Rottweiler coat length, special brushes for dogs, but also cotton gloves have proven to be very effective. In addition to the toilet, foot care, as well as eye care, ears and nails should be considered as usual.

    Breed specific diseases

    As with many other large dogs, certain diseases occur more frequently in Rottweiler dogs. These include hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia, both are poor development of the respective joints. Because this is due to a genetic disposition, an X-ray examination must be presented in a breed aptitude test. To prevent disease, care must be taken that the animal is not overweight and gets enough exercise. Leukoencephalomyelopathy is also an inherited disease. It leads to progressive paralysis in young animals and is not curable., although it occurs quite infrequently. On the other hand, in recent years, heart disease has been recorded more frequently in this breed. Constriction of the nerves of the heart, for example, is inherited and affects the reflux of blood from the heart, which ultimately leads to limited performance of the Rottweiler.

    Rottweiler feed

    Like any other dog, the Rottweiler needs a species-appropriate diet. To prevent overweight and resulting breed diseases, such as hip and elbow dysplasia, dog food should not be too fatty and especially low in protein. It is also important that the Rottweiler feeds in moderation and has limited access to the feeding bowl. Instead of being able to use a large portion of food, dog owners should distribute food appropriately for their “Rotti”. Whether dry or wet food is better for the Rottweiler, the dog owner must decide for himself.

    Rottweiler puppies prefer to eat what they are used to eating from their breeder. Therefore, it makes sense to continue feeding this food for the time being and only change food when the dog is older and may have different needs than its food. It's best to just try what the Rottweiler likes best: in addition to wet and dry food, also a healthy alternative to barking at the dog.

    Rottweiler reviews

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Rottweiler” 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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    Rottweiler Images

    Rottweiler Videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 147
    • Group 2: Pinscher and Schnauzer- Molossoid breeds – Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs.
    • Section 2.1: Molossian, Dogue type. With working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Pinscher and Schnauzer-Molossoid type dogs – Swiss Mountain Dogs and Cattledogs. Section 2.1 Molossoid, doge type.
    • AKC – Working dogs
    • ANKC – Group 6 (utility dogs)
    • CKC – Group 3 (working dogs)
    • ​KC – Working dogs
    • NZKC – Utility dog
    • UKC – Guard dog

    Rottweiler breed FCI standard

    ROTTWEILER FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Rott, Rottie (English).
      2. Rottweiler (French).
      3. Rottweiler Metzgerhund (German).
      4. Rottweiler Metzgerhund (Portuguese).
      5. Rottie, Rott (Spanish).

    Thai Ridgeback
    Tailandia FCI 338

    Ridgeback Tailandés

    The Thai Ridgeback It is attached to its owner, resistant, active and loves to jump.

    History

    The Thai Ridgeback is a breed of dog to dogs section primitive type.

    This elegant and attractive breed of dog appears cited from ago 360 years and according to scholars of the race count, kept as it was in the beginning.

    The crucial reason why the Thai Ridgeback, It has maintained intact its features was the isolation for so long, suffered Thailand, which has led that race does not mix with others and be kept pure.

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    Rhodesian Ridgeback
    Zimbabue FCI 146

    Rhodesian Ridgeback

    The Rhodesian Ridgeback He is loyal and inseparable from its owner and family environment partner.

    History

    The Rhodesian Ridgeback It is a muscular African origin dog breed, large, extremely agile and fast (You can reach 65 km/h), mainly used for hunting, Guard and company. It belongs to the Group 6 of the FCI.

    As it is the case with many breeds, the history of the Rhodesian Ridgeback, also be shrouded in a veil of mystery. Only in two points of the Earth, there are dogs that have this characteristic Crest. A point is South Africa and another is Siam (It was a Kingdom located in the center of Southeast Asia, It comprised the territories of what today is Thailand, Cambodia and Laos).

    But the race scholars defend history of these dogs originated in the 16th century, When arriving in South Africa's European settlers, they came in contact with the local aborigines (The Hottentots, disparagingly called “Khoikhoi” by European settlers, that means stuttering, alluding to the sound that produced their language).

    This tribe, He often is accompanied by a type of wild dog so (to which, also, they gave by khoikhoi name) He had, as a main feature, a strip of hair shaped spearhead, on the back, It grew in contrary sense to the rest of the fur, forming a ridge that characterized (origin of the name “Ridgeback”, that means Crest Ridge).

    It was a tough dog hunted with Aboriginal people in the African steppe and tending their livestock at night. Due to the nature of the dams and the harshness of the environment, this rustic dog was able to cope with drastic changes in temperature between the hot day and temperatures below freezing at night, they survived without losing their energy until a couple of days without water and food if needed.

    He had short hair to not be devoured live by major ticks. Was extremely well adapted, resistant, Silent Hunter, rarely ladraba, It was very brave and loyal so was highly valued by their owners.

    To reach the first European settlers in South Africa, they began their safaris hunting carrying brought dogs from Europe, Mastiffs, Hounds, Terrier and the great Dane, but none had the value, the agility and resistance to try to get closer to the fearsome African lion, or resist the climatic inclemencies of this aggressive environment.

    To cross these European dogs with dog, medium-sized and pointed ears of native, They noted that young improved characteristics of the crested dog but they just unfailingly inherited his temper those which retained the crest.

    Notable European Hunter Cornelius Van Rooyen realized this and continued breeding and selecting his hunting dogs on the basis of the presence of the crest, because they were those who possessed courage, courage, resistance and a higher skill in hunting.

    Although in the literature sometimes found it difficult to agree on European dogs were provided features to cross with the indigenous khoi-khoi crested, It is estimated that these races was that most influence may have had in obtaining the Rhodesian Ridgeback, so which is known today:

    The Khoi-khoi, brought Ridge, the courage and the ability to deal with the Lions. Some of the disadvantages were its small size, its erect ears and long coat.

    The English Greyhound (or Greyhound ), It brought about the ideal body shape. Its fine snout and its slightly erect ears were not desirable.

    The Bulldog, added substance and power in the bite. Unfortunately, such added features, that is even today tries to eliminate; short snouts, small height, incorrect dorsal lines, chest breadth, excessive white, lack of arched front legs seen from the front and rear angulation.

    The Irish Terrier, It provided the ideal color of the fur for camouflage, tenacity and power bite. The disadvantages, lack of height, Long-haired, short humerus and too daring.

    The Airedale Terrier, It provided the same good and bad points to the Irish Terrier, but improved the height.

    The Collie, added good body, speed, resistance, agility and herding instinct. The disadvantages, long hair and erect ears.

    The Scottish Hound (or Deerhound ), provided good body and height, but they were not desirable, the mantle of long hair, semi-erguidas ears and the thin snout.

    The Pointer, introduced a good instinct for hunting, I improve the problem of the ears, Brown nose, good body, symmetry and movement. The disadvantages, too white, lack of height, and at times more interest than birds by Lions.

    The Great Dane (Great Dane), improved - definitely- the problem of the height, features the short hair and dark snout.

    Were thus different dogs, But what always excelled was that only those who retained the crest were daring when it comes to hunting and continued maintaining the characteristic face feline mas grande, the African lion.

    In addition, his short hair allowed to identify more easily when had some sort of parasite (ticks and leeches), they were highly resistant to climatic variations, high temperatures during the day and casualties at night.

    It could run with the Gallop of a horse by 30 miles (15 km approx.) non-stop, and I could also spend at least 3 days with little food and water.

    These qualities coupled with his temperament, courage, intelligence and unconditional loyalty by his master (It is capable of giving life for this) Rhodesian Ridgeback made a single dog and that any Hunter wanted to have in your Pack. Due to this demand began to seek more dogs with these features.

    And in 1922 they began working on Rhodesia, in the Bulawayo Kennel Club Show in formulating the standard of the breed, then achieve the recognition of the S. A. Kennel Union.

    Physical characteristics

    The breed standard indicates that males should be between 63 and 68 cm to the height of the cross, weighing between 36 and 41 kg, and the slightly smaller females, of 61 a 66 cm. of height and a weight of between 29 and 34 kg.

    Its weight varies between 30 and 39 kg, its pelage is short, dense, smooth and shiny, without being woolly or silky.

    It has, as a feature, a crest on your spine, formed by hairs that grow in opposite direction to the rest of the fur.

    The Ridge must be clearly defined and symmetrical, closer to the hip. Must start immediately behind the shoulders and continue until the bones of the hip (rump).

    The Ridge must only have two crowns, identical and opposite. The length of the Crown shall not exceed to 1/3 the total length of the ridge or ridge. A good average of the width of the same is of 5 cm..

    The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a dog's good presence, strong, muscular, Agile and active, symmetrical appearance, balanced and well balanced.

    An adult Ridgeback is a beautiful dog, well planted and Atlético, able to travel long distances with a proper speed. It emphasizes their agility, elegance and strength without the massive trend.

    The legs front are straight and strong, heavy bones, What makes it an extremely hardy animal.

    The breed standard accepts the colors ranging from pale wheat Red.

    The color of the snout It can be black or brown. It supports a small white spot on chest and toes of the front or rear legs.

    The South African hunters discovered that the Ridgeback, in Pack, they were very effective against the Lions, originating as well a second name for this race: “the African lion Hunter”.

    Rhodesian Ridgeback adapts perfectly to the environment of the African steppes. It can withstand high temperatures, as well as the cold of the night.

    It´s resistant to insect bites and can remain without food and water more than 24 hours.

    Rhodesian Ridgeback: Standard FCI

    DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD: 10/12/1996.

    HEAD

    CRANIAL REGION:

    • Skull: It must be of an appropriate length (must be equal to the width of the head between the ears, the distance from the back of the head to the fronto-nasal depression with truffle), flat and wide between the ears; the head should be wrinkle-free during rest.
    • Depression links (Stop): You depression links must be reasonably well defined and not in a straight line from the truffle to the occipital bone.

    FACIAL REGION:

    • Truffle: The black truffle must be accompanied by dark eyes, a truffle Brown with amber eyes.
    • Snout: The muzzle should be long, deep and powerful.
    • Lips: The lips must be net, tight to the jaws.
    • JAWS / Teeth: Strong JAWS, with a perfect and complete scissor bite, i.e. the upper teeth closely overlapping the lower and planted vertically in JAWS. The teeth should be well developed, especially the canines.
    • Cheeks: The cheeks should be net.
    • Eyes: Must be moderately separated, round, shiny and sparkling, with intelligent expression; its color matches the color of the mantle.
    • Ears: They must be planted rather high, a medium-sized, rather wide at the base, and gradually decreasing to a rounded tip. They must be performed to taped to the head.

    NECK: It must be rather long, strong and free chaps.

    BODY:

    • Back: Powerful.
    • Pork loin: Strong, gently arched and muscular.
    • Breast : It should not be too wide, but very deep and very accommodating; the breast should reach the elbow. The sill should be visible when viewed from the side. Ribs are moderately snugly, never abarriladas.

    TAIL: It must be strong at the root and gradually decrease towards the tip ; free of roughness. It must be of a moderate long. Must not be implemented very high or very low, and should be taken up with a slight curve, never rolled.

    LIMBS

    PREVIOUS MEMBERS: Previous members must be perfectly straight, strong and good bones, with the elbows close to the body. When viewed from the side, previous members must be wider than when viewed from the front.

    • Shoulder: The shoulders should be inclined, NET and muscular, denoting speed.
    • Metacarpus: They must be strong and slightly inclined.

    LATER MEMBERS: Rear extremities, the muscles should be well defined and net.

    • Knee: Well angled.
    • Hocks: Strong in low position.

    FEET: The foot should be compact and round, with well arched toes and resistant elastic pads; protected with hair between the toes and pads.

    MOVEMENT: Straight forward, free and active.

    FUR

    HAIR: It should be short and dense, smooth and lustrous appearance, but not woolly or silky.

    COLOR: Of the trigoclaro red wheat. A little white on the chest and toes is permissible, but the excess of white hair in these parts, in the abdomen or above the toes is undesirable. Dark ears and snout are permitted. Excessive black hairs throughout the coat is highly undesirable.

    SIZE AND WEIGHT:

    Height to the cross:

    • Males: 63 – 69 cm. (25-27 inches).
    • Females: 61 – 66 cm. (24-26 inches).

    Weight:

    • Males: 36,5 kg (80 English pounds).
    • Females: 32 kg (70 English pounds).

    FAULTS: Any deviation from the above criteria is considered missing and the seriousness is considered the degree of deviation to the standard and its impact on the health and welfare of the dog.

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

    N.B.: Los machos deben tener dos apariencia testiculos normal completamente descendidos en el escroto.

    TRANSLATION: Miguel Angel Martinez.

    Character and skills

    He is very smart. Absolutely loyal and inseparable from its owner and family environment partner. Patient with children (Although, because of his size and strength, indicated that they should be monitored during their games) and never aggressive.

    According to a popular legend, the crest of the Rhodesian Ridgeback is the brand of the blow of a lion.

    It is reserved with strangers. It is common to confuse its crest with the idea that the dog is Bristly, This often misinterpret her attitude.

    In general, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a dog lively, joyful, playful and very brave.

    Let us not forget that he was selected for the Lions hunting. Since its inception its mission was to discover the lion with his barking and deceptive movements, as you amagues and leaks would attract its prey until it is in the sights of the gun of the Hunter.

    Comments

    The race is almost unknown in Spain, and in the rest of Europe, This leads to be very difficult to get a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy.

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    • Otros nombres: Perro crestado rodesiano / African Lion Dog / African Lion Hound / Perro Crestado de Rhodesia / Rhodesiano.
    • Group 6 / Section 3 – Related breeds.

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