It is thought that this Spaniel comes from crosses between the Irish water dog, the Poodle, the Barbet and different French Spaniel types that took place in the region of Pont-Audèmer, in Normandy during the 17TH and 19th centuries. This race saw very diminished its population after World War II and the lovers of the breed were forced to use to the Irish water dog to recover it and continue the. Today it is a breed very difficult to see even in their place of origin.
The Grifón Korthals (Hard case-haired Griffon Korthals or Wirehaired Pointing Griffon) It is a breed of dog of French origin. Their ancestors are Dutch, but shown as a French race, It was in France where he developed.
This breed is still relatively rare in the Americas as well as in United Kingdom, Although it is recognized by their respective Kennel Clubs, as well as the Federation Cynologique Internationale (CRF not. 107).
The culprit of the existence of the Korthals Griffon was a man called Eduard Karel Korthals, born the 16 in November of 1851 in Amsterdam to, He was the son of a rich manufacturer of ships which possessed a strong interest in the breeding of hunting dogs, to the extent that his son inherited that passion and as a result and the ability for business, was born the beautiful Griffon, protagonist of this post.
His dream was to create the ideal hunting dog, versatile, with extreme resistance, force and devotion to his master. The dog, also, I would have to know working near his master, be docile and very capable of learning. In 1873 to the 22 years of age and with the financial support of his father, He settled near some friends in Hesse (Germany) a region known for his great love of hunting with dogs and was dedicated to the breeding of dogs Griffon.
Four years later, one of his friends, the Prince of Solms-Braunfels, I am confident the management of his kennel "Bibesheim" (was then, the most famous of Germany) It was devoted especially to the breeding of dogs English pointer, This change in his life not prevented it for nothing, continue with the development of their race Griffon.
In a short time Eduard Korthals became one of the largest breeders nationwide, very proud and sure of his work of selection, He began breeding over seven copies of different types Griffon, hard hair, woolly hair, barbets, a mestizo German short hair, etc. He called "The seven Patriarcar" and their names were: Bank, Hector, Janus, Satan, Donna, Junon and Mouche. Thus begins the story that after twenty years, It resulted in the birth of a specific breed of Griffon with wire hair, Griffon, with blood of Pointer (Although not pure, then we have) and beautiful dog, must be decirlo…
We must also tell which, Eduard Korthals work carried out a ruthless in his breeding program, with very close consanguinity coupling and many deaths on the road, well Yes..., the history has beautiful parts and others less so. Y, Here comes the bomb! A total of 600 dogs, only kept alive to 62 and he made them work in the Woods, in swamps, in Plains, in different seasons, to see how they worked in different situations and hunting tasks.
In the creation of his Griffon wire-haired, Korthals did not use all the blood purity of the English Pointer, because after having tried, He realized the mixture led to his Griffon lost some of its most important features.
With his method of consanguinity, exhaustive selection and unit, the Eduard Korthals Griffon was of such quality that many specialists den canine world in Germany, in Belgium, in the Netherlands, in France and several parts of Europe, they were stunned, given that Korthals had created a dog like no other, a dog with an essential width, a high speed in search, a well-developed sense of smell and, In short, its versatility.
The 15 in November of 1887, supported by the contributions of a Commission formed by 16 reputable breeders and presided over by the Prince of Solm-Braunfels (who years earlier had been entrusted to Eduar Korthals-- the management of his kennel "Bibesheim"), Eduar Korthals wrote the standard of the Korthals Griffon, that curiously never amended since then. The following year, He created a Club specializing in race whose objective was to bring together all the lovers of the Griffon Griffon wire-haired in several countries and until his death in 1896, He devoted himself to the improvement and dissemination of their race. He died of laryngeal cancer 4 in July of 1896 in the hatchery Bibeishem.
But despite his death, his ideas continued living, then many followers and friends as Baron Gingins (Switzerland), Charles Prudommeaux (France) and the Sr. Leliman (Holland) they continued their valuable work, Turning to the improvement of his Griffon wire-haired Griffon, and the diffusion of the breed throughout Europe and even in United States and Canada. It was the 8 in June of 1951, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Eduar Korthals to, the French Griffon Club of wire-haired decided to associate the name of Korthals to race, to perpetuate the memory of its creator, and in honor of all their achievements and life dedicated to the task of breeding. Hence comes the name "Griffon Korthals".
The first specimen recorded in the book of origins of the American Kennel Club was a Griffon Korthals called "Zolette", in the year 1887. However, the Griffon was still - relatively- unknown, It was recorded as "Russian Setter" (Griffon)”, by its supposed Russian heritage. It was not until 1916, Twenty-nine years later, the breed was officially recognized in United States.
In the same year, "sixteen copies of Griffon Korthals participated in the"Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show”, one of United States most prestigious dog shows. Since then, the race was growing in popularity, not only as a dog of exposure and company, but also a versatile hunting dog (that was the original intention of Korthals when created the race). For the most part, the race retains its original features: medium-sized, layer hard, good degree of training capacity and resistant in the field and in the ring.
The Korthals Griffon is a dog of medium size with a layer of hard and rough. The males measure of 55 to 60 cm de altura a la cruz y las hembras de 53 a 66 cm.. The weight should be proportional to the size and bone structure. In general, the weight varies from 20,5 a 31,75 kg. Males are usually larger and heavier than females bones. 50 to 55 cm.. With respect to weight males are placed in 25-30 kg and females in 20-25 kg. According to the AKC standard, the hair must be color steel (grey) with brown spots. Other acceptable colors are chestnut, White and Brown, Ruano and, Orange and white. It has ears falls and well attached to the head, his eyes are yellow or Brown and the nose should always be Brown. Contrary to some publications that say that the Griffon does not lose or moved his hair, We must clarify that it does, but to a lesser extent than other breeds.
The Korthals Griffon is defined as an intelligent dog, extremely friendly and eager to please its owner. They tend to keep their playful nature typical of puppy to adulthood. They are also known for their Adaptive temperament, because if you are not in the field is a very quiet dog which leads to that it can live in a house without problems. They are dogs that refer to be close to their owners, they love people and especially children.
Korthals Griffon most often live a long and healthy life, and this is due to the seriousness of all organizations and breeders dedicated to this breed who have a strong commitment to the health of the breed and breeding programmes carried out that are mostly very picky, as a result if we look at the statistics of the OFA cases of congenital diseases are - relatively- low.
There are dogs very similar to Griffon Korthal in other countries, both in appearance and temperament:
The Pudelhund is a CF dog, Alegre, Nice, curious and intelligent.
The Pudelhund or Poodle It is a breed of dog that is considered to be of exclusive use for the luxury of the aristocrats and nobles from the 15th century to the present day. Until the Renaissance, This was a collector of water dog: they did recover already hunted prey that had fallen into the water, such as ducks and swans.
The Pastor of the Pyrenees It is capable of detecting mood of each Member of the family.
The Pastor of the Pyrenees (Pyrenean Shepherd) is a breed of dog originating in France monitoring pastor, consists of two different varieties: the Pastor of the Pyrenees of long hair and the Pastor of the Pyrenees of face Rasa.
This breed of dog is very old, the oldest dog is French pastors, but in reality, its origins are unknown.
Its origin and its history is supposed to be the same, than the other dogs of pastor European descendants of Asian dogs.
Origin: Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, France, Tunisia, Malta
Different Races Hound They are characterized by little ladradoras, extremely clever and agile for hunting.
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 Berger de Brie It is an excellent race to raise with children of all ages.
The Berger de Brie or Briard is a breed dog, one of the many existing breeds of dogs pastors. Its origin is French. The history of the Briard has already some centuries… Charlemagne, Napoleon, Thomas Jefferson and Lafayette, they all had a dog of this breed.
Some theories say that, the Briard is descended from Asian dogs brought to the region by the barbaric invasions that attacked Europe during the middle ages.
This former guardian of sheep and shepherd has also been used, also, by the French Navy as Sentinel, Messenger and the search for injured soldiers because of their fine sense of hearing. They were used in the first world war in an indiscriminate way to bring them to extinction. This breed is still used as guardian and Shepherd of herds, as well as pet.
Became popular only after the “Paris Dog Show” of 1863, in large part due to an improvement in the appearance of animal achieved by crossing with the Beauceron and the Barbet.
It is believed that they take their name from the French province of Brie, Although the animal not probably comes from this town. Currently, the population of shepherds of Brie is slowly recovering. It is believed that this breed is related to the Berger Picard.
The Briard, is a dog from medium-sized, robust but flexible, to coat hard and resistant to the weather inclement. It has a double spur on each rear leg that, They seem to extra toes, giving the appearance of a wider rear leg. Extra toes on each back foot give the Briard the ability to turn on one foot with fastest laps, they are necessary when performing tasks of grazing and protection of their flocks.
Throughout history, the Briard has maintained a balance between size and lightness that requires both for grazing and as for protection of their flocks. They are not too big, but they are large enough to defend themselves from predators such as Fox and the Wolf.
The fur of the Briard can be of several solid colors or colors with darker ears. Allowed all colors except black. They prefer dark colors.
The height at the cross in the males is of 58 to 68.5 cm and the females of 56 to 64 cm.. The weight is around the 34 Kg.
The cutting of ears has been a common practice for a long time, but is no longer updated which - fortunately- It is something illegal in many countries in Europe, including France.
Character and skills
The Briard has very good memory. Once he learns a lesson, is something good or bad, knowledge shall retain it for a long time. It may sometimes seem very stubborn, or what its owner, but these are some of the features of the Briard, Let us not forget that they were bred for centuries to think for themselves and act on their conclusions, sometimes to the point of thinking what the “herd” going to do ahead of time. It is a dog very independent, in this regard.
These are some of the traits that the Briard has retained throughout history. Even, a Briard living the city, preserves within himself a great grazing capacity. If you ever, During his lifetime, He has a herd sheep, automatically, will begin to do your homework, to perform the functions for which they were raised, grazing.
No Wow if at some point that strolls in family, the Briard is nibbling the ankles or guiding head to a member of the family that are a bit away, because the dog that group of human beings will be his flock and will guide his master and the other members of group.
The Briard is a dog very loyal and protective, often described as "a heart of gold wrapped in furs". Once you have joined the members of his family, It will be very protective and very reserved with strangers, that is why it is important to bear in mind that any Member who is a family, as an infant for example, You will need a friendly adaptation, the Briard, a sample of which the new intrusion is friendly and free of conflicts. Should be taught that it is a good thing and is not harmful. It is a race excellent to raise with children of all ages.
Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Plantearte before acquiring a dog race “Briard” 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.
The Pastor of Beauce It is one of the best job in the world dogs.
The Pastor of Beauce (Beauce Berger or Bas Rouge), It is a breed of dog originating in the French Brie region; This race is quite old and well known in France.
True that the canine world, the history of this beautiful dog is not of the noveladas. The Beauce Shepherd, It was presented for the first time in a dogshow in the year 1897, but the race is actually quite old.
Copies of Pastor of oldest Beauce, the first to set foot on our land, they had hair hard and rough, but the feature that most highlighted was its marked aggressiveness.
With the passage of time, Select mediantes, breeders have succeeded in lowering the level of aggressiveness, But even so it is not a dog easy to train preserved certain features of fierceness.
Initially the pastor of Beauce was used in hunting wild boars but later developed the ability to guide herds being able to defend it from any attack by a predator; is a great guardian.
The Beauce Shepherd, often confused with the Dobermann due to the combination of color bronze and fire of his cloak. This coincides with the most widespread variety of Beauce Shepherd.
Despite the similarity in the colors of the coat, save many differences with the Dobermann, the Beauce Shepherd is a dog with a more rustic and robust structure, the hair is also different and the tail does not cut.
Another differential feature, It is that the hind legs should stand double spur. This is one distinctive feature of the race.
The height males will of 65 to 70 cm and the females of 61 to 68 cm.. The approximate weight is placed between the 40 and 50 kg. Females tend to be lighter.
It has a aspect rustic, Wolf. Long head and flat, the muzzle and skull have the same length, dark eyes to harmonize with the fur, their ears hang naturally if they have not been cut.
They have the long neck, the elongated body and deep chest. Their limbs are strong.
The Beauce Shepherd has with two layers of hair, the exterior is strong, thick, thick and smooth (Although they tend to present ripples around the neck). Internal hair layer is more dense and velvety, color grey mouse and must not be seen through the upper layer.
The colors supported are the Black and Tan and the Harlequin.
Character and skills
According to experts, It one of the best job in the world dogs, and all dogs of pastor is one who is more prepared for the defense.
Then, his character allows you to carry out defense, foster, useful but it is good to take into account that it is not a dog to be in the hands of inexperienced or too permissive.
It has a very independent character and a strong instinct for responsibility that allows you to make their own decisions if you notice the minimum uncertainty in his master will not take and the latter to take the same decisions.
With the strangers will be very suspicious, that is why it is very important that the dog's owner can control it because if you feel slightly intimidated can be very bite.
If you receive adequate training and education will be an excellent companion.
Before you buy a copy of Beauce Shepherd, We must take into account that it is not an easy dog. The person who decides to have a copy of this breed as a pet should be able to train him and raise him with full security.
The dog needs to know who is charge, It is also important to understand that all members of the family are heads of the herd, because if you can not pass it only obey one person whom he recognizes as head of the herd and the rest of the family will ignore or or them even try to impose.