Bridge-Audemère Spaniel

Spaniel de Pont-Audemère

The Bridge-Audemère Spaniel It is a breed of dog of the Spaniel type framed according to the Federation Cynologique Internationale in the sample of continental type dogs section.

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.

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Grifón Korthals
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Grifón Korthals

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 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 (Netherlands) 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 a 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 a 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:

Grifón Korthals

Francia FCI 172


The Pudelhund is a CF dog, joyful, 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.

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  • Otros nombres: Caniche / Barbone / Pudle / Chien Canard/ Barboncino.
  • Group 9 / Section 2 – Poodles.

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Razas of Podenco
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Razas de Podenco

Podenco different breeds 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.

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Berger de Brie
Francia FCI 113


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.

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Grifón Vandeano Pequeño

Grifón Vandeano Pequeño

The Grifón Vandeano Pequeño or Small Basset Griffon Vendeen It is a small size hunting dog (Petit), under (Basset), hard hair (Griffon) of French origin

It was a race used, mainly, for hunting rabbits due to its large olfactory.

It was developed from the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen, larger copy, heavy and long.

In the past, often to raise both races together, was in 1975 crossing them was prohibited-law, Although they could still born puppies with characteristics of both races in a same litter.

In France, It was a popular hunting dog for nearly a century (origin s. 16TH); However, the breed is relatively new in other regions.

It is a small dog with a rustic look and unkempt nature, hard and rough hair. Their eyebrows, beards and mustaches are wooly. White base, with black spots, Orange or grey.

    Grifón Vandeano Pequeño (Hounds of small size)

Braque Francais
Francia FCI 133 - 134 . Braque Type

Braco Francés

The Braque Francais he rarely grows up outside his country of origin, and therefore it is not easy to find a puppy.



The French Pointer is a breed of dog native to France. It was developed in the Pyrenees region near the border with Spain France. It is rare to see him outside their region of origin.

French pointing dog is a direct descendant of one of the oldest breeds of dogs of sample known. This race was already described in S. XIV por Gaston Phebus, Count of Foix and Béarn. In addition, It is cited by a large number of ancient authors who praised his bravery and his finesse of nose. He is currently an excellent show dog, of the best. Though morphologically it has changed throughout its history, He has lost none of their skills and their effectiveness at the time.

There are two types of French pointing dog: The Braque français, type Gascogne, that their size varies between 58 and 69 cm., and the Braque français, type Pyrénées, with a little less size, varying it between 47 a 58 cm.. But both dogs are strong but at the same time elegant and powerful.

Physical characteristics

It has a short hair that can occur in two colors: Brown spotted white or unicolor Brown. Black is not supported in the Braque Francais.

The Braque Francais It, in general, of medium-sized, muscular body and pretty light. The length of the muzzle is slightly shorter than its skull, This being almost flat or slightly rounded.

The nose is Brown and is glued to his lips, eyes dark brown or yellow brown. The tail It is left to the natural, whether short or long. The fur It is short and fine with white with brown or black spots or patches. Its weight going from 25 a 35 Kg. and height of 56 a 69 cm to the cross.

Character and skills

They are excellent companions for children and other dogs. They use his nose to sniff high in the air and thus pick up smaller particles of smell.

The ideal temperament of Braque Francais is described as “friendly, joyful, sweet and submissive”. It should not be subjected to severe training methods. The individual temperament of the dogs may vary, However, all dogs must be well socialized with people and other animals at an early age in order to be a good pet.

Feel real passion for hunting, being excellent collectors. Particularly suitable for the quail hunt, Partridge and the Woodcock.

It is difficult to find a puppy outside their country of origin.

In general his life extends to the 12 a 14 years, sometimes more.

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group –> / Section –>
  • FCI 134 (Braque français, type Pyrénées) – 133 (Braque français, type Gascogne)
  • Federations: FCI , CKC , UKC
  • Estádar FCI Braque français, type Pyrénées

  • Estádar FCI Braque français, type Gascogne

Alternative names:

    1. Braque Francais, de Grande Taille (English).
    2. braque français, type Gascogne, braque français, type Pyrénées (French).
    3. Französischer Vorstehhund, Braque français, Typus: Gascogne, Braque français, Typus: Pyrénées (German).
    4. Braco Francês (Portuguese).
    5. Braco francés o del Pirineo (Spanish).

German Doge

Dogo Alemán

The German Doge, Great Dane or German Alano It is a breed of dog known for its large size and delicate personality, considered as the "Apollo among all races" by the Federation Cynologique Internationale.

The great Dane, even being a giant race, should not be clumsy in his walk and movements. Your character must be friendly and never shy. Males should be stronger than the females Constitution.

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German Doge