The French Bulldog It is a small breed of dog originating in England, established as such by the end of the 19th century. However, Despite its name, America and Great Britain have played important roles in the development of this breed. These dogs tend to be nicknamed "Clowns" or "Frog dogs".
The Dog of water Spanish (Spanish Water Dog) It is a breed of dog originally from Spain, traditionally used as pastor, Assistant in boats and hunting. The breed was recognized by the Royal Canine society of Spain in 1985 and by the Federation Cynologique internationale in 1999.
Possibly, the earlier Turkish Andalusian or current dog of water Spanish, the main trunk and origin of almost all European water dogs sub-razas (Barbet, Water Spaniel - virtually extinct-, Portuguese Water Dog, Poodle, Lagotto Romagnolo, “Irish Water Spaniel“, Spaniel Dutch., the new dog Water Bay of Biscay…).
It is called Hound a type of dog of ancient origins. There are several breeds today throughout the entire Mediterranean: is believed to be the origin of these modern breeds in old Egypt (specifically in the Tesem race) and that the dogs were broadcast by the Mediterranean coast by the Phoenicians. Its appearance slightly recalls a Jackal or the image of the Egyptian Dios Anubis.
The Carea Leonés (or Leonese Sheepdog) is a dog whose morphology and character have been shaped by its environment, both physical and human. Regarding the physical, it can be said that this breed is rooted in the regions of the province of León and Zamora. This was so because they are agricultural areas where crops shared their existence with flocks of sheep.. So that this coexistence would come to fruition, and due to the shortage of shepherds that there were at all times, and that the number of heads could be high, It was necessary to call on an assistant to control the cattle by feeling, and this was the Carea Leonés.
It is a dog of medium size with a height to the cross between 48 and 55 cm in males and 45 and 52 cm in females.
It is a lightweight and agile dog in order to start after the flock avoiding their dispersion, or jogging in search of the sheep that is separated from the Group.
As regards the basic layer or coloring of hair, There are animals with black hair all over his body and others who, In addition, they are tawny color stains (reddish) in the extremities, the side and above the eyebrows.
In some specimens, the black color of the hair is clarified by dissolution of the pigment giving rise to an irregular patchwork of bluish-grey spots more or less clear, and even white spots, throughout the body of the animal.
Character and skills
The Carea Leonés it is a dog very attached to its owner and without adequate socialization, is distrustful and even urano with strangers, something that does not correspond so much to specimens raised between humans, showing these, much more receptive and sociable. It is a very alert and intelligent dog, with great learning capacity and predisposition to work. It is a dog with personality but it submits well to the orders it receives from its owner.
It is a race not yet officially recognized, but you are trying to get official recognition as a native breed.
You are planning to develop a plan for recovery and promotion of the Leonese Pastor, because otherwise, their future will be threatened by the unstoppable reduction in the number of herds of sheep grazing and the increasing spread of alien dog races which could lead soon to the replacement, miscegenation, absorption or, the extinction of the Leonese Pastor.
As a curiosity, PAS, was a Carea Leonés that appeared in the famous movie shot in Spain “The Kingdom of heaven“, Ridley Scott.
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Proposal of racial standard according to the fci pattern of the race “Carea Leonés”
FCI – “Carea Leonés”
Perro de Pastor Leonés, Perro de Aqueda, Carea leonés, Leonese Sheepdog
The Euskal Artzain Txakurra) It is a breed of dog originally from the Basque country. Is a breed traditionally used as a sheepdog and guard livestock. There are two varieties, the Gorbeiakoa and Iletsua.
The breed was recognised by the Royal Canine society of Spain the 1 in June of 1995.
From the official club of the breed, the “Euskal Artzain Txakurra” refers to those mixed-breed wool dogs that are seen in the villages of Euskal Herría., mostly white, Tan or black, have nothing to do with the reddish or tawny of the pure specimens of Euskal Artzain Txakurra.
Today, the Euskal Artzain Txakurra has only 413 copies recognized since the holding of the first monograph of the race.
The Majorcan Doge (also called Ca Bou) It is a breed of dog native of Mallorca. The molosser is related to the Dogo Canario (Canary dog of prey).
In the Spanish book of origins of the year 1923, longer the Ca de Bou as a breed of dog. In 1928 Enroll to the first copy and the year 1929 the Ca de Bou was winner at the Barcelona dog show exhibition.
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- Otros nombres: Presa mallorquín / Ca de Bou / Mallorquin Mastiff / Mallorquin Bulldog / Majorca Mastiff / Majorcan Bulldog / Majorca-dogge.
- Group 2 / Section 2 – Molosoides and mountain dogs.
Dogs breeds: Majorcan Doge
It is called Bichon a group of dog breeds that have common features be of small size, having long hair and a sweet and affectionate character.
It is believed that the Bichon term comes from Barbichón, as they were called the poodle puppies or Barbet and by similarity, the term was applied to these races.
The Federation Cynologique Internationale qualify the Bichon breeds within the Group IX, in a single section; section 1 Bichones and similar breeds.
In this section are included also 2 races which did not bear the name of Bichon but if share appearance and character:
The different varieties of Bichon
The Bichon frise (also known as “Bichon peaks”), It is a breed of dog company and small, notable for their white and fluffy fur. It is characterized for being a happy dog, active and tireless.
The Bichon Frisé is a dog of European origin, descendant of the Maltese or Water Spaniel. The name “Bichon” now is the diminutive of “Barbet” which in turn is the diminutive of “Barbichon”. It is estimated that this breed is of French origin, Although it is also very possible that it is of Spanish origin, the area of the Mediterranean. It is said that it was one of the dogs of company of French and Spanish courts. He was brought by the Spaniards to the Canary Islands, where he also acquired the name of Bichon Tenerife. The popularity of this breed can be seen reflected in paintings by Spanish artists, among them Francisco de Goya.