The Lurcher is a dog Hound of English origin whose name derives from “Lur” that means thief in Gypsy language. Always it has been acknowledged as the dog of the poachers so occasionally is called Poacher ’ s Dog (dog of fugitive).
As a result of its appearance (hairy and scruffy) It is not admitted in competitions but for many it is a dog to enhance. In general, the Lurcher is a cross between a hound and a working dog, What gives rise to many opportunities: Greyhound and Golden Retriever; Whippet and Border Collie.
In the event that you want a Lurcher with more features of hound that of working dog is often cross for the second time with a dog hound type. With this you get a dog faster than a working dog, but with the strength of this. The character of the Lurcher is derived from the best of parents and, some, They define it as quiet and affectionate.
The Pug It is a friendly and affectionate dog with other dogs and with people.
The Pug or Carlin (also known as Chinese Pug, Mops, Puggu) is a breed of dog miniature with wrinkled face and a body of small to medium-sized, originating in China.
This breed is often summarized as "multum in parvo" (much in little), describing the personality of the Pug related to their small size.
The word “Pug” It may come from old English Pugg, He is a loving description would be something like as a small demon playful or mono. Pug puppies are called Puglets.
The Pug dog breed, has very ancient origins. It was raised and selected in China, country in which was the favourite dog of officials, It is also a very popular in Holland and England breed of dog.
In fact, England claimed the patronage of la raza, since they had been for years an excellent job of selection. At last, part of the patronage of the race was awarded to Great Britain.
This wrinkled and funny puppy, He was a faithful companion of the ladies of the 19th century in Italy.
As almost all dog breeds, It had its difficult moments especially when followed by the world wars but has not been on the verge of extinction like other.
Today the Pug breed is very appreciated in almost all corners of the world.
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Among the rich and famous are admirers of the Pug King Louis XIV, Josefina, Empress of Napoleon, Queen Victoria, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and fashion designer Valentino.
It is a dog under, solid square and compact appearance, well proportioned and muscular; the head, large, rounded and solid appearance, is covered with folds; the muzzle is square and flat; the eyes, large, bulging, they are dark; It has straight legs and looped collector queue. The hair is tight, smooth and shiny.
The Pug or Carlino can be color silver or soft apricot with a black mask, in both cases it presents a black stripe that goes from head to tail; It can also be pure black or white which is the more scarce and expensive of all.
It measures each 30 cm to cross and weighs between 6 and 8 kg. His confident nature, docile and friendly made a prized pet of the Carlin. The Pug is particularly a dog “with sense of humor”, exhibiting very human facial expressions given its bone structure. Its striking look some people tend to think that the characteristics of the Pug are the result of genetic manipulation or inbred crosses. However, the characteristics of the Pug are similar in the last five hundred years, period in which Europeans began it importing from China.
The tail of the Pug has a characteristic shape spiral or lyrics “Q”. This variation in the way of the tail is due to the vertebrae in this portion of the column are actually hemivertebra. In some few puppies, This alteration of the form can be extended to the rest of the column and present the animal spina bifida. The spine of the animal must feel before purchasing to avoid choosing a sick puppy. An animal that suffers from this malformation should not be reproduced in order to not pass this problem to their offspring.
Given the shape of the skull, the eyes of the Pug have a bulging and lively aspect. To find the eyes located above, they are more exposed to friction with plants and objects to the eyes of other animals, and it is advisable to take them to the vet as soon as possible if they have an injury. It is recommended that the owners of the Pug cleaned once a week the eyes of the animal with a clean cotton soaked with cold boiled water or cold tea, in order to remove secretions or dirt. Features wrinkles of the face may also collect secretions and dirt. It is recommended at least once a week clean gently between wrinkles using the same method. It is not necessary to apply SOAP, creams or other substances. Simple toilet is enough and to spare.
The Pug is a short hair dog, tends to constantly pelechar, so his tenure is not recommended for persons allergic or asthmatic. They have a characteristic pungent odor that may bother some people, but that decreases a bath every couple of weeks.
The biggest problem of health with the Pug is one that is completely preventable and treatable, and that depends entirely of the OWNER. This disease is the OBESITY. A Pug it receives proper care can live more than fourteen years, Although on average they tend to live around ten.
A 1% the Cubs can reach presenting a degenerative neurological disease called The Pug encephalitis (or tap for its acronym in English). This disease is lethal and has no known cure. For this reason dogs must not be reproduced within the two years, in order to not transmit the gene to their offspring. Last year of life it is very unlikely that the Pug will have this disease.
Character and skills
The Pug aren't aggressive animals. Like any dog, they can bite, but it is very rare that this happens without the animal mistreatment. The Pug do honor to his motto “Multum in parvo” and they do not amilanan to larger breeds dogs, which you can get into trouble.
Before humans, the Pug tend to be playful and seek interaction. However can be apprehensive to strangers, and with their barking to announce the presence of unknown people. Although its size are not guard dogs, If they are good “alert dogs”.
The Pug show a moderate level of intelligence, being able to use their short snouts and front paws to obtain objects out of reach. They sometimes tend to stubbornness, and do not necessarily come when you are called, but rather when crave it. However they are not far away from their owners and to prefer the company of other dogs.
During the first years of life the Pug can occasionally be hyperactive (run, jumping and barking constantly) but this feature tends to disappear over the years. The Pug of five or more years tend to be more relaxed and enjoy more than the chairs to the street.
There is a tendency to believe that the Pug are animals “sickly”, which is very far from reality. A healthy Pug will behave in an energetic and playful manner, and even a bit hyperactive in its first years of life. Its solid structure makes they tolerate well the game with children and adults, and its particularly harsh head may cause bumps and falls to young children and older adults.
The Pug is a small animal, and although strong, requires very little food. However, to be a pet, owners tend to supercharge them and share their food with them. This must not be. The Pug can perfectly feed with a cup of dry food in the morning and a Cup in the night, and it won't be famine or require any supplement extra.
An obese Pug is not a Pug “beautiful”, on the contrary, It is an animal that sick because you can not breathe well, be it exhausted easily and will begin to suffer from problems in the spine and joints. A Pug fed healthy is, on the other hand, a robust animal, with his sharp and clearly visible muscles under the skin. A healthy Pug can run as fast as any other dog, and you can skip two or three times its own height. While the animal enjoys eating meals extras and receive “Awards” occasionally, is task of the owner to ensure that the quantity and quality of food that consumes is adequate.
Ratings of the Pug
Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Pug” 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 Pharaoh Hound in family is smart, friendly, affectionate and playful.
The Pharaoh Hound or Pharaoh Hound, It is a breed of dog of the family of the Podencos Malta native. It is the Maltese national race, and it is known in Maltese as 'Kelb - such Fenek' (conejero dog).
Various genetic studies in recent years have come to conclude that contrary to widespread belief that the hound is a type of imported primitive dog makes a 3.000 the area of middle years, These dogs really are close genetic relationship with the rest of European hunting dogs and are not more “primitive” the majority of them (See study on canine genome).
However, Legend has it that this is the dog that the Egyptian pharaohs both admired. If so, This race would be no less than eight thousand years. It is known that the Pharaoh hound or Pharaoh Hound modern comes from the island of Malta, in the Mediterranean, where was possibly brought by the Phoenicians.
Although the issue of the origin of breeds dog always seems to be stained by a veil of uncertainty, many authors agree that the Pharaoh Hound is a breed known since the times of the ancient Egyptians and the Pharaohs themselves where not be named. This breed arrived in Spain with the Saracens.
As he tells the existing literature on the breed, came to Great Britain in 1920 from the island of Malta. And that spark in the story is that explains why the Federation Cynologique Internationale It classifies this breed of dog under the banner of Malta and Great Britain...
The reason is because currently, the Pharaoh Hound breeding occurs exclusively in Great Britain and the spread is almost unlimited. Which means that you outside of Great Britain, It is not very easy to see copies of this elegant breed of dog.
Haughty and delgado, the Pharaoh Hound is a dog of size medium with well-defined lines, elegant and noble porte.
The height in the males is of 55 to 63 cm., and weigh in 10 to 12 kg; the females measure of 52 to 61 cm to the cross, and weigh in 8 to 10 kg. If born with a tail does not lack that ampute you.
The belly is fine and the back straight and strong. The body consists of large muscles, line dry.
Has the head triangular, almost without stop, the eyes Amber blend with the mantle, they are oval and slightly sunken. The ears they are inserted to half-height, Reprint alert to carry them, they are wide at its base and thin and long.
The tail is curved and carries low, but when he is happy he has been in high.
Its fur is fine, short and glossy. In some cases it may be a little rough to the touch. The color fur is reddish brown clear to reddish brown dark with white markings. According to the standard, the white tail is highly desirable.
Also, is supported in the standard to submit a white mark on the chest and white fingertips, even a white stripe on the centerline of the face.
Character and skills
With regard to its origins was born as a dog to the House of hares, rabbits and wild animals of pen, to exercise its role as Hunter using the sense of smell and the view, is a passionate Hunter.
The Pharaoh Hound is a dog ideal for family living because it is nice, playful, lively, faithful to his master showing you love, Gets along well with other animals. It is prized as a pet for his great loyalty.
Although it can live in apartments, It is preferable that you live in larger sites, with corners in the open air where it can run with joy.
Their care and education do not require special attention, It is a very intelligent and balanced dog. With a proper puppy socialization, will suffice.
This Clumber Spaniel is medium to large sweet and gentle, with a deceptively relaxed appearance
Little is actually known about the origins of race, but legend says that the Duc de Noailles of France He gave his dear spaniels his English counterpart, the Duke of Newcastle, to save them from the horrors of the French Revolution. The dogs were sent to the estate of the Duke in Clumber Park, which later they acquired the name of race. Based on the paintings of that time, the Clumber They have not changed much in two centuries: Dogs still have a temperament somewhat reserved, as well as a sensible appearance, rather than striking. The Basset Hound and a dog known as spaniel alpino (an extinct race), probably they listed in their genealogy.
Interest in the race continued during the nineteenth century, and even they were exhibited Clumbers in one of the first dog shows in 1859. The Clumber Spaniels also they became popular among the British aristocracy. Real race fans included the prince Albert and a Edward VII.
It has been allowed to be heavier, starting at 1950, and the weight limit is currently 34 Kg despite the excess in some specimens. Anyway, breed lovers make sure that this large does not cause any weakness in his hind.
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Some major British were in love with the Clumber Spaniel: The husband of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, and Edward VII, They were both fans of the race.
It is a well balanced dog, of bones strong, Active, with a reflective expression; overall appearance denoting strength. The Clumber should be firm, active and able to perform daily work in the field.
Its shape is similar to that of the Sussex Spaniel smaller. The Clumber It has a heavy bone structure, Their fur is dense, Weatherproof, straight and flat, with hair around the ears, belly and legs. The tufts are predominantly white with lemon colored spots, brown or orange around the eyes and the base of the tail.
WEIGHT: Ideal weight: Males: 29,5 – 34 kg. Females: 25 – 29,5 kg.
Character and skills
According to the breed standard, the Clumber Spaniel He is loyal and affectionate with his family. It can be reserved with strangers, but it is never aggressive or timid. Good words for firm include, reliable, friendly and worthy… but do not let that fool you their dignified behavior. The Clumber is very smart, determined to get what he wants, and more agile than it looks. During his puppy, which usually lasts until three or four years, it can be a wild dog running through the house at breakneck speed and gets into many problems. (For some, Part of getting into trouble never ends.) On the positive side, the Clumber also it tends to stay young at heart well into old age.
If they raised together, the Clumber and children can become fast friends. If you still have no children, make sure your Clumber meet the children of your friends often and from an early age, to get used to the loud screams and rapid movements. The Clumber also gets along well with other dogs, and it is friendly with cats, ferrets and other small pets, as long as the know. Because of its sporty nature, considers that the furry or feathered creatures that live outdoors are animals hunting. In other words, is more likely that your Clumber swallow your whole wild bird to look after him delicately.
On a walk, the Clumber it moves at a slow and steady pace. It does not have high levels of energy from many other races that are dedicated to collecting and point, but it has the ability to break through any type of shrub that stand in your way. In addition, It has an infinite resistance, so it is a great companion for hiking and hunting, recovering quickly and enjoys water. To keep fit and out of trouble, need rides 20 to 30 minutes twice a day. If you have a fenced yard, Do not assume that exercised. Like the rest of us, the Clumber need motivation from a friend to get up and go.
The Clumber It is an independent thinker, so it can be stubborn. Train Your Clumber requires patience and the ability to convince him to do what you want is actually all her idea. It's a good problem solver; The point is that the problem that often involves doing something forbidden resolved. any dog, no matter how nice it is, You may develop obnoxious barking levels… and the Clumber is no exception. Some Clumbers They are naturally quiet, other bark at all, and some of them fall somewhere in the middle. If you live with, Let's say, a burrow, expects you Clumber learn to bark a lot.
Start training your puppy the day you bring it home. Even at eight weeks old, He is able to absorb everything you can teach. Do not wait until you have 6 months to start training him or you'll have to deal with a more stubborn dog. If possible, take it to the class of kindergarten for puppies when you have between 10 and 12 weeks, y socialize, socialize, socialize. However, Note that many kinds of training puppies require certain vaccinations (such as kennel cough) are a day, and many veterinarians recommend limited exposure to dogs and other public places until vaccines puppies (including rabies, distemper and parvovirus) They are completed. Instead of formal training, You can start training your puppy to socialize at home and among family and friends until immunizations are completed in the puppy.
White and fringed coat Clumber requires a moderate amount of toilet: If you want me to be handsome, bathe him once a month, and brush or comb his coat during 10 to 15 minutes, up to three times a week, to prevent tangles and remove dead hair. You should also cut back on their feet, ears and feathers.
The locks were off at a moderate pace strong throughout the year, so buy a good vacuum cleaner; regular brushing will also reduce the amount of hair floating in your home.
The rest are routine care: Cut off nails every few weeks and keep drooping ears clean and dry to prevent infection. You should also brush his teeth regularly to maintain good overall health and fresh breath.
The Clumber Spaniel They are generally healthy, but they are susceptible to some conditions, including eye problems such as Entropion and ectropion, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, or dry eye, and falls. They may also be prone to hip dysplasia and an inherited condition called deficiency pyruvate dehydrogenase phosphatase , which can cause exercise intolerance and heart and lung problems.
Not all of these conditions are detectable on a growing puppy, and it is impossible to predict whether an animal will be free from these diseases, so you need to find a reputable breeder who commit to raise healthier animals possible. You must be able to produce an independent certification that the parents of the dog (and grandparents, etc.) They have been examined for defects common and considered healthy for breeding. That's where they enter medical records.
Careful breeders their dogs examined for genetic diseases, and only raise better-looking specimens, but sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas and a puppy can develop one of these conditions. In the majority of cases, still you can live a good life, thanks to advances in veterinary medicine. Having said that, not all visits to the vet involve a genetic problem. Puppies love to eat them things, so it's not uncommon to develop gastroenteritis (intestine garbage) or require surgery to remove random objects from the intestines, as hand towels and toys.
And remember that you have the power to protect your Clumber one of the most common health problems: the obesity. You keep a healthy weight is a simple way to prolong the life of your Clumber avoiding problems such as hip dysplasia.
Ratings of the Clumber Spaniel
Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Clumber Spaniel” 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 Sterling cat is named, probably, for its silvery appearance (“Plata de ley”). The color of the fur is impressively luxurious.
Apparently, the race has its origins in the United Kingdom. It is an established race. Chinchilla in United Kingdom was known as long hair and appears to be a product of the selective breeding that back at the end of the 1800, between “Persian Colorbred in the United States.UU. and hair long Chinchilla Colorbred of the United Kingdom. In the Decade of 1990 The International Cat Association (TICA) He accepted the sterling as a new breed.
The ideal eye color is green or green. It has characteristics similar to the original Persian cats, a round head, with short limbs and a hairy tail. The hair on the body is long, except at the shoulders and the top of the hind legs, where is a bit shorter. The thick layer does not require much preparation, Despite the fact that the fur is very dense. An occasional brushing once or twice a week is all that is needed to keep your cat healthy and well hairstyle Sterling.
It is fair and easy to train. The famous cat of fiction created by Lewis Carroll, the Cheshire Cat, based on Sterling race.
After the age of four, cats no longer grow, but they still have a very youthful appearance, that lasts fifteen to twenty years.
In addition to be pleasing to the eye, the Sterling is playful, loving, quiet, confident and cheerful by nature. It is not surprising that these cats are a few excellent pets.
This race, the only member of the Group of Asian long-haired, Persian chinchilla of the Baroness Miranda Von Kirchberg dates back to the same mating of the cat and the Burmese. The longest hair did not appear in the first generation, but later. The only tifTanie is recognized in Great Britain. The FIEe is the burmilla, in the Group of Asian Britain, and in North America has become confused with the Chantilly/Tífany. In Australia there is also a breeding program of the tiffanie.
The tiffanie inherited their aspect of the Burmese, and his spectacular coat of the Persian chinchilla. It is not as long or as thick as a Persian, so it is much easier to care for. It also has a silky necklace and plumed tail. It is not as expressive as the Burmese or as quiet as the Persian, why owners and their breeders consider it more balanced and perfect long-haired cat.
The origin of Scottish Fold was a white cat named Susie, It was found on a farm near Coupar Angus in Perthshire, Scotland, in 1961. The ears of Susie made an unusual fold in the Middle, making it asemejara to an OWL . When Susie had kittens, two of them were born with folded ears, and one was acquired by William Ross, a farmer resident of the town. Ross recorded the race in the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) in Great Britain in 1966 and he began to breed Scottish Fold Kittens with the help of geneticist Pat Turner.
The programme produced 76 young in the first three years, 42 with folded ears and 34 with erect ears. The conclusion of this is that the mutation of the ears is a simple dominant gene, one of them provides the gene for straight ears, and one parent provides the gene for folded ears. Statistically the 50% of the kittens are born with folded ears.
Three months after the birth of a female named Snooks, Susie was hit by a car. All Scottish Fold cats share an ancestor common to Susie.
The race was not accepted for exhibition in Europe and withdrew the GCCF registers in 1971, due to the crippling deformity of extremities and the tail in some of the cats, In addition to genetic difficulties and problems in the ears, infections, dust mites, and deafness.
However the Scottish Fold were exported to America and the race continues playing through crosses with British Shorthairs and American short hair . Since then, the Scottish Fold breed has had no problems of mites or infection, Although the accumulation of wax in the ear can be higher than in other cats.
The distinctive physical traits of the breed, along with his reputation as unusually loving companions, It makes the ear folded very requested pets despite their high price, much more than kittens of the more common races.
The Fold are also known to sleep face up and sit with your legs stretched their claws hidden in its belly. This is known as the “position of the Buddha”
The life expectancy of a Scottish Fold is of 15 years.
Middle long-haired cats are still a symbol of status from the first time that they arrived in Europe. They were brought from Persia to Italy by Pietro della Valle, and from Turkey to France by Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, both in the early 17TH century, and since then they have had several names. At the end of the 19th century, for budding fashion of cats in Great Britain, He began to raise these cats with the name of penalties, According to the first guidelines created by Harrison Weir. The Persian was one of the first breeds recognised in Great Britain, and towards 1900 It has been accepted in all records that exist today. However, for some time called long-haired cat, that sometimes caused confusion. This breed has a high incidence of retained tesLÍculos and polycystic kidney disease.
The Persian was one of the most popular races around the world during the 20th century. It is still by far the most popular in North America, Although his leadership has declined in recent years, and in Britain recently has ceased to be at the top. It is a sturdy cat, has a squat body, thick legs and chest width. The head is round, and ears, small, with long hair at the base. The eyes, very separate, they are big and round. The nose of the early Persians was much less compressed than the current contest, and the Europeans tend to have more long than in North America, where has concern for their health problems led some farmers to move away from the norm and to deliberately raise a breed of doll face Persians.
On the other hand, the fur has become longer with each generation, and you can reach 12 cm long in cats of contest. They are quite lazy and prefer to stay indoors. His long hair need much maintenance, daily grooming requires a considerable investment of time. The growing popularity of the exotic It has been damaged.
Intelligent, docile, affable, quiet. It is not Hunter.
It is the classic cat's apartment. It must be brushed (with a strong bristles brush, of metal spikes could break the hair) and combed on a daily basis and after six weeks of age. Administer biweekly a preparation of malta or paraffin by mouth to prevent the formation of trichobezoars.