Berger de Brie
Francia FCI 113 - Sheepdogs

The Berger de Brie It is an excellent race to raise with children of all ages.

Briard

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, as well, by the French Navy as Sentinel, messenger and in search of wounded soldiers because of his 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 as a 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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Small Vendée Griffon
Francia FCI 67 . Small-sized Hounds

Grifón Vandeano Pequeño

The Small Vendée Griffon 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 puppies with characteristics of both breeds could still be born in the 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 and rustic dog with a careless and natural appearance., hard and rough hair. Their eyebrows, beards and mustaches are wooly. White base, with black spots, Orange or grey.

    Small Vendée Griffon (Hounds of small size)

Braque Francais
Francia FCI 133 - 134 . Braque Type

Braco Francés

The Braque Francais little is raised outside its country of origin, and therefore it is not easy to find a puppy.

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History

The “Braque Francais” It is a breed of dog 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.

The Braque Francais is a direct descendant of one of the oldest known pointer dog breeds. This race was already described in S. XIV por Gaston Phebus, Count of Foix and Béarn. It also, he is quoted by a large number of ancient authors who praised his bravery and fineness 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 Braque Francais: The Braque français, type Gascogne, that its size varies between 58 and 69 cm., and the Braque français, type Pyrénées, with a little less size, varying it between 47 to 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 to 35 Kg. and height of 56 to 69 cm to the cross.

Character and skills

They are excellent companions for children and other dogs. They use their nose to sniff high into the air to pick up even the smallest odor particles..

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 its country of origin.

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

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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:Group –> 7 / Section –> 1 – Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.1 Braque Type
  • FCI 134 (Braque français, type Pyrénées) – 133 (Braque français, type Gascogne)
  • Federations: FCI , CKC , UKC

  • Estádar FCI Braque français, type Pyrénées

  • Español
    FCIFCI – Braco francés tipo Pirineos
    Bracco
    English
    FCIFCI – French Pointing Dog – Pyrenean type
    French
    Français
    FCIFCI – Braque français – type Pyrénées
    Braque
    Deutsch
    FCIFCI – Französischer Vorstehhund – Typ Pyrenäen
    French
  • Estádar FCI Braque français, type Gascogne

  • Español
    FCIFCI – Braco francés tipo Gascuña
    Bracco
    English
    FCIFCI – French Pointing Dog – Gascogne type
    French
    Français
    FCIFCI – Braque français – type Gascogne
    Braque
    Deutsch
    FCIFCI – Französischer Vorstehhund – Typ Gascogne
    French

    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 (español).

German Mastiff
Alemania FCI 235 - Molossoid - Dogo

Dogo Alemán

The German Mastiff, Great Dane or German Boarhound It is a breed of dog known for its large size and delicate personality, considered to be the "Apollo among all races" by the International Cynological Federation.

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

Read more about the race by clicking on: Great Dane.

German Mastiff

Bordeaux Mastiff
Francia FCI 116 - Molossoid - Dogo

The Bordeaux Mastiff It is very faithful to its owner and loving with children.

Mastín de de Burdeos

The Bordeaux Mastiff (Dogue de Bordeaux) is of French origin, is part of the large family of Mastiffs that even being of medium size turns out to be a dog of great strength and power, as a firm and determined to make it a great guard dog.

It is one of the most ancient French breeds, coming from the Eastern mastiffs arrived in Europe with the barbarian hordes. In more recent times, other races have contributed to the definition of this: the Mastiff, the English Bulldog, and the German Dogue.

The Bordeaux Mastiff is also called the "Doge of Bordeaux".

Otros nombres: Dogo de Burdeos / Dogue de Bordeaux / Bordeauxdogge

Crupo 2 / Section 2 – molosoids and mountain dogs.

Dogs breeds: Bordeaux Mastiff

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Types of Bichon
Bichons and related breeds

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It is called Bichon to a group of dog breeds that have as common characteristics being small, 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 Bichons 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

Maltese

Maltese

The Maltese is very sensitive, and you prefer a home that is stable. Content Assessments of Coexistence is important ...
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Havanese

Havanese

Thanks to its nature, el Bichón Habanero se utiliza en terapia con animales Contenido Valoraciones del Es importante la convivencia ...
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Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise (Bichon à  poil frisé)

The owner of a Bichon Frize (Bichon à  poil frisé) You should avoid leaving it alone, suffers from anxiety when you're alone ...
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Bolognese

Bolognese

La textura del pelo Bichón Boloñés es la de lana y nunca debe ser cortado o recortado Contenido Valoraciones del ...
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Coton de Tulear

Coton de Tulear

The Coton de Tuléar is very playful, to the point that the standard describes it by saying that "sometimes is ...
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Löwchen

Löwchen

El Löwchen es la raza de perro que una vez tuvo el honor, as the Portuguese water dog and ...
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Beauceron
Francia FCI 44 . Sheepdogs

Beauceron

The Beauceron He is known in France as a watchdog, a farm helper.

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Characteristics "Beauceron"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Beauceron" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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History

The Beauceron is a breed of dog of very ancient origin pastor (French) and appearance rustic and strong.

It was formerly used these dogs for various functions, from guide the flocks and protect them from external threats, until the protection on farms.

In 1863 two breeds of dogs differed France shepherds, of short hair beauceron on one side and the long hair Berger de Brie on the other hand. The canine central society (The Société Centrale Canine) recorded the first beauceron in 1893, and for 1922 se había fundado el primer club de la raza.

The Beauceron also It was used by the French army. Their ability to obey orders without hesitation was widely used during the two wars in Europe, donde los militares los utilizaron en la primera línea para ejecutar los mensajes. They were also used to collect clues, detection of mines and the command of support activities. Los Beaucerons de hoy todavía se utilizan como perros militares, así como perros policía.

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The Beauceron is a breed of French used for grazing sheep. En su país de origen se le conoce como el Berger (bair-zhay) Beauce (bohs). The name means “pastor of the Beauce”.

Despite their great qualities, the beauceron did not become a popular dog. To reverse this situation a programme of recovery and promotion of the race was conceived in 1960. From then on, the beauceron began to gain in popularity and to participate actively in sports and show ring, aunque todavía sigue siendo un perro poco conocido fuera de Francia.

Is also known by names such as Beauceron or BAS Rouge (Red Stocking) due to stains of color fire that has legs.
Dog is a pastor of livestock guardian dog. One of the ancestors of the Dobermann.

Physical characteristics

The body is solid, powerful, rústico y musculoso, but the impression of heaviness. It is slightly longer than high and has a straight back and chest deep. Las patas son fuertes y musculosas y las traseras presentan un doble espolón característico de la raza.

The double spur on the hind legs are required by the standard of the breed.

The Beauceron measured up to the cross between 61 and 70 cm and weighs between 30 and 45 kg. The standard colour is black and Tan (This is the same color that you see in the breed Rottweiler and Doberman) or cinnamon and grey. Other colors, formerly very abundant, as the grey red, or gris-negro, they are now prohibited by the standard of the breed.

The outer layer is rough, While the inner layer is smooth and silky. In black color and fire dogs, fire color stains appear on two points above the eyes, on the sides of the snout, wane in cheeks, but do not reach the bottom of the ears. As well, these spots, they appear in the throat, under the tail, in the legs and chest. Fire chest marks should appear as two points.

Cutting ears is not allowed in Europe.

Character and skills

The Beauceron is known in France as a guard dog, a farm helper.

This athletic breed, healthy and long life has been “raised to be smart, quiet, soft, y valiente”. Usually, los adultos desconfían de los extraños y son excelentes perros guardianes naturales.

No se trata de una raza para cualquier persona ya que necesita liberar su energía tanto física como psicológicamente, así como espacio y mucho ejercicio. Excellent guard dog, very intelligent, friendly and patient with children. You need an active owner, coherent, serious but patient and caring that can rely on, y que le sepa imponer los límites. Education can become a wonderful protective dog that can perform any task, both dog, as guard, guía o compañía.

They are very intelligent, However, su desarrollo físico y mental es más lento que en otras razas similares (for example, German shepherds y otros…), they are not mentally mature, aunque físicamente lo aparenten… Recién a los tres años suelen alcanzar la madurez, It is therefore recommended that education will be gradual and persistent. For example, five periods of game, training, de diez minutos por día en los primeros años nos darán resultados sorprendentes. It is better that, long rigorous training sessions.

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Type and recognitions:

  • Group 1 / Section 1 Herding dogs. FCI 44
  • Federations: FCI , ​AKC , ​KC , ​UKC
  • Alternative names:

    • Alternative names: French Shorthaired Shepherd / Beauce Shepherd / Berger de Beauce / Bas Rouge (Red Stocking)

    Artois Hound
    Francia FCI 28 . Medium-sized Hounds

    Basset de Artois

    The Artois Hound towards their masters is affectionate, mischievous and loyal.

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    History

    The history of the Basset we can locate in the 7th century in a monastery Ardennes (France) where, monks engaged in raising dogs St. Hubert, and as a result of crossing, nace la raza común Basset, today.

    Artois Hound is a native of the region of Artois (North France) It is characterized by its rugged terrain and dense vegetation. It is believed that it descends from the Great Artois Hound What, for its part, drops dog San Humberto. He has inherited these talents to pry traces of injured or dead prey and showed his specialty in the game (as the Hare, conejos…).

    Unlike in the Basset artesiano de Normandía, The Artois Hound, has straight Forelegs. El Basset d’Artois, is one of the ancestors of Basset Hound (What is the most know).

    The count Jean H. Emmanuel Comie Le Coulteux Canteleu (1827-1910) He was a writer and French dog breeder. I think the breed of hunting dog with Louis Lane “Norman Artesian Basset” y el “Basset de Artois”. Is known for his book on the secret societies and his anti-Masonic opinions rather than, por su libro sobre las razas de perros de caza y la caza de Montería “Manuel de vénerie française”, He is regarded as a reference book.

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    Until year 1863, this breed of dog was only known by hunters, apartir de esa fecha se da a conocer públicamente en París.
    It was not until the end of the 16th century that, appeared the first descriptions of these dogs as, Basset of Artois and making of France, the cradle of the race Basset. These dogs are highly valued by their hunting skills.

    The crosses with hounds dogs, gave rise to different varieties of Bassets, as Artois Bassets, Norman Artesian Basset, Fawn Brittany Basset, Griffon Vendéen, Blue Gascony, and perhaps, algún otro que se nos escape…

    At the same time a pair of Comte Le Coulteux Basset, they were sent for gift to England. They called them “Basset” and “Bella” they are probably the ancestors of our Basset Hound (English breed of Basset).

    Physical characteristics

    The Artois Hound are medium-sized dogs, especially used in hunting, vigorous, robust and well balanced.

    It has a strong head, wide, quite short, round, small flat top with a small occipital Protuberance. Moderately long neck with very little double chin. Round eyes, or sunk or prominent.
    His body is broad and well sustained in the back, waist slightly arched, rump very muscular and broad chest. His hair is dense, short and attached to the body. Tricolor dark, leonado, like the hair of a Hare or Badger, with spots large, likens head, sometimes with black highlights. Ears inserted at the height of the eyes, quite long and wide with rounded ends. The tail is long and strong.

    Height to the cross: Males and females: 53 to 58 cm with a tolerance of 1 cm.. Weight: On average 28 to 30 kg.

    Character and skills

    The Artois is friendly and social. The aggression is totally unusual for this race. You can warn of the presence of strangers, pero eso sería todo, the dog can even move the queue to receive strangers. Even with other dogs or pets, an Artois is us friendly.
    A male of Artois, However, It usually has an alpha type personality so it will try to dominate other dogs that live together in the home.

    Extremely energetic and playful, You will need much activity for a full development.
    It is an excellent jogging companion, cycling or hiking. The dog need vigorous exercise, because if the dog is passive becomes restless, destructivo y difícil de manejar.

    The dog may be doing well in an apartment, but a House with a small patio will be most appropriate. It´s important to provide long walks daily. However, It must take into account that this is a sniffer and walk with the dog without the restriction of a strap can be dangerous not only for the dog, but also for other small pets. An Artois has found an interesting smell can get away from our sight, even to lose.

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    The bassetismo, es una anomalía de la naturaleza que probablemente ha existido siempre. The first traces of short-legged dogs dating from prehistoric times.

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    Alternative names:

    Chien d’Artois / Picard / Briquet / Artois Hound / Sabueso artesiano

    Type and recognitions:

    Group 6 / Section 1.2 – Medium-sized hounds
    – Federations: FCI