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German Pinscher
Alemania FCI 184 . Pinscher and Schnauzer type

Pinscher Alemán

The German Pinscher is a dog, extremely, active and lively, alert and vigilant.

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History

The German Pinscher (from german pinscher “bite”) It is a breed of dog that belongs to the family of Pinscher.

This race, whose origins date back to the 15th century and which is also related to the Schnauzer, It was originally a dog used by the farmers of Germany to control rodent pests. It is believed that he is descended from crosses between old German dogs and some black Terrier used to hunt rodents.

It is also the breed that arose the Dobermann and the so-called Miniature Pinscher. In Germany, due to the fame that were acquiring the dog shows in the rest of Europe and America, a standard of the breed was established in the year 1879, year in which it was also recognized as a race.

Currently, the Pinscher It is considered more of a companion and guard dog than a hunting dog or vermin controller. As a companion dog it is ideal, its size enables live perfectly in a flat in city, although, like any other dog, you need to do exercise.

In its role as a guard dog, of course, is not as imposing as his descendant the Dobermann, but their functions.

The use of Pinscher as a watchdog it is very satisfying, It is a dog that defends well property without falling (insofar as it is well educated) in the territoriality to his master, staying true to this at all times.

Although it has always been considered that the Pinscher it is a very attractive breed of dog, It has never exceeded the popularity of his descendants: the Pinscher the Dobermann and miniature. In fact, according to a study conducted by the Kennel Club, the Pinscher miniature is almost 8 some times larger than the Pinscher and the Doberman 138 times more popular than this.

Physical characteristics

The Pinscher is a dog of size medium, between 45 and 50 cm., proud bearing and strong muscles, with a weight around the 18 kg (14 to 20 kg).

It has a head thin and snout elongated, ears median, slightly bent at birth, they hang from the head of the dog and they are generally cut.

Neck of average length, wide and strong, trunk slim and elegant lines. Regard to the tail, like the ears, also tends to be amputated.

The fur, It is short and rough, it comes in shades of red, brown or black, and fire in the belly and chest.

Their fur is short and smooth, does not require much care, just brushing regularly to remove dead hair.

Character and skills

Because of its vitality require quite some exercise outdoors, You can fix left him free in an open field so that it can run and romp.

As well, related to the latter, It is a suitable dog to accompany people who practice physical exercise, such as running or cycling.

It is a dog, extremely, active and lively, alert and vigilant. It is often wary of strangers.

It would also be necessary, given his character slightly dominant, teach him to respect rules and who is charge at home.

We need to socialize from very small, because the dominant character leads him to not tolerate the presence of other dogs too. Then, If he is raised with another dog from a young age, they will have a duo of inseparable barkers at home.

German Pinscher Health

All purebred dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems, just as all people have the potential to inherit a particular disease. Run, do not walk, from any breeder that does not offer a health guarantee on puppies, to tell you that the breed is 100 percent healthy and has no known problems, or tell you that your puppies are isolated from the main part of the home for health reasons. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about the breed's health problems and the incidence with which they occur in their lines..

Having said that, the German pinschers they are quite healthy, and breeders want to keep them that way.

Do not buy a puppy from a breeder who cannot provide you with written documentation that the parents have been cleared of health issues affecting the breed. Make the dogs are “reviewed by the veterinarian” It is not a substitute for testing genetic health.

Remember that after bringing a new puppy home, has the power to protect you from one of the most common health problems: the obesity. Keep a german pinscher with a proper weight is one of the easiest ways to prolong your life. Make the most of your preventive skills to help ensure a healthier dog for life.

German Pinscher Grooming

The short and smooth coat of the German Pinscher makes it easy to style. One bath every three months (or when it gets dirty) with a mild shampoo is all you need, in addition to brushing once a week with a natural bristle brush or glove. Use hair conditioner / polisher to brighten hair.

The rest is basic care. Trim nails as needed, usually once a month. Brush your teeth frequently for general good health and fresh breath. Check ears weekly for dirt, redness or odor that may indicate an infection. If the ears look dirty, clean them with a cotton ball moistened with a mild, pH-balanced ear cleaner. Enter the toilet of the German Pinscher when I'm too young to learn to accept it, especially the nail cut, with patience.

Characteristics "German Pinscher"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "German Pinscher" 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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Intelligence ⓘ

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German Pinscher Images

German Pinscher videos

Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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Federations:

  • FCI – Pinscher and Schanuezer dogs. Molossian type Dogs and Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs. , Section 1: Pinscher and Schnauzer.
  • AKC – Dogs working
  • ANKC – Group 6 (utility dogs)
  • CKC – Group 6 – Non-Sporting
  • ​KC – Working dogs
  • NZKC – Utility dog
  • UKC – Terrier


FCI breed standard "German Pinscher"

FCIFCI - German Pinscher
Pinscher

Alternative names:

1. Deutscher Pinscher (English).
2. Deutscher Pinscher (French).
3. Deutscher Pinscher (German).
4. (em alemão: Deutscher Pinscher) (Portuguese).
5. Pinscher Mediano, Pinscher Estándar, Pinscher de pelo áspero, Mordedor alemán (español).

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German Shepherd
Alemania FCI 166 . Sheepdogs

The German Shepherd It is one of the most popular dog breeds, the world's largest and versatile.

Pastor Alemán

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Characteristics "German Shepherd"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "German Shepherd" 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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friendly dog ​​ⓘ

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hair loss ⓘ

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Affection level ⓘ

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Need for exercise ⓘ

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Social need ⓘ

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Home ⓘ

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Toilet ⓘ

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Friendly with strangers ⓘ

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barking ⓘ

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Health ⓘ

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Territorial ⓘ

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Cat friendly ⓘ

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Intelligence ⓘ

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Versatility ⓘ

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Child friendly ⓘ

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History

The dog German Shepherd It is today the most widespread dog breed in the world.. It appeared in its current form towards the end of the 19th century, thanks to the tremendous work of the German captain Max von Stéphanitz. Created from different German Shepherd Dogs, the breed was last improved in 1893 with blood of Scottish Sheepdogs.

But, its origins go back to antiquity, since tacit (54-120 d.C.), Roman historian and senator, you already mentioned sheepdogs in Germania. A little later, in the 7th century, Germanic laws punished with a fine of 3 solidis (a few 20 euros today) to anyone guilty of the murder of a sheepdog.

In 19th century Germany, there was no homogeneous breed of sheepdog. Rather, there were regional types, as the shepherds from württemberg, the thuringian guy, but also different dogs in Bavaria or Hesse. In the decade of 1870, under the direction of Bismarck, while the French tried to select different regional types of sheepdogs, the Germans preferred a national race, intended to be a symbol of German thoroughness and quality. Like this, already in 1877, some breeders made an initial selection of two types: the Württemberg Sheepdog, tall and massive, thick dark hair, strong head and floppy ears, and the Thuringian Shepherd Dog, short gray hair, with medium bone structure and straight ears.

Phylax was founded in 1891, the first association dedicated to the Dog German Shepherd. But, dissolved into 1895 due to numerous dissensions. In fact, some breeders wanted to keep a line of Thuringian Sheepdogs, while others wanted to mix Thuringian Sheepdogs and Württemberg Sheepdogs, in order to obtain a fast and reliable dog with a balanced and resistant character.

In 1897, Max Frederic Emil von Stephanitz, a cavalry officer who had returned to civilian life after his marriage and is considered the “father” of the race, bought a property near Grafrath, Bavaria. He decided to set up a dog-breeding operation there., mainly focusing on the improvement of sheepdogs, wanting to create a perfect and intelligent working dog with keen senses and superior working ability. He participated in dog shows presented by other breeders and bought his first dog in 1899, Hector Linkrshei, later changing his name to Horand von Grafarth. The latter, with a gray and yellow coat and of the type of Thuringian Shepherd dog, was the first German shepherd dog registered in the Breed Book of Origins. Used it as a stud, starting point of the German Shepherd breed, and produced with him 53 layers of 35 different females, giving 149 puppies also registered in the Book of Origins of the breed.

The 22 in April of 1899, from Stephanitz founded the German Shepherd Dog Club, the “Verein für Deutsche Schäferhund“, also known in abbreviated form as SV (Shepherd Club). The 28 in September of 1899, the first breed standard was published during its first general assembly in Frankfurt.

This first text was completed in the meetings of the members in 1901 and 1909, at the meeting of the management board and advisory committee in Wiesbaden in 1930, and at the meeting of the breeding commission and the board of directors in 1961. The text was revised again in the framework of the WUSV (World Union of Clubs for German Shepherd Dogsand, o World Union of German Shepherd Societies). The standard was finally revised and restructured in 1991 by a legally binding decision of the executive and advisory boards.

Von Stephanitz announces in its standard the line of conduct that will be maintained until today, what is that a German Shepherd it's mostly a working dog. According to him, “a dog German Shepherd is any sheepdog that lives in Germany and that, by constantly exercising its qualities as a shepherd dog, achieves perfection of body and mind, perfection appreciated only in terms of utility”.

While the 19th century was marked by the industrial revolution and many sheepdogs disappeared along with the pens in the course of industrialization and urbanism, From Stéphanitz converted his protégé and worked to persuade the German authorities to use this breed of dog. Its robustness, his exceptional sense of smell and unwavering obedience convinced the German police to use him. The German Shepherd was found in the army, police, Customs, but also in the administration, ports and railways.

World War I gave the German Shepherd the chance to prove yourself: whether they served as sentinel dogs, sanitary dogs, patrol assistants or messenger dogs, more than 100.000 German Shepherdss were mobilized like dogs of war.

After the war, thanks to the stories of veterans who recounted the exploits of this breed of dog, the excellent reputation of German Shepherd spread all over the world. At the same time, the first German Shepherd Guides appeared to help those disabled by the war.

In 1920, Georges Barais, a French textile manufacturer, created the Société du Chien de Berger d’Alsace (the end of hostilities was too close to give the dog its original name), before its name was changed to Société du Chien de Berger d’Alsace less than two years later.

The dogs of German Shepherd were in great demand in the postwar years, so much so that dog breeders from German Shepherd they produced them in great numbers to satisfy their fellow citizens, as well as foreign countries that became more and more passionate about the breed. The result was a departure from the type, with bigger and bigger dogs, high, with legs of doubtful character.

To avoid these excesses, in 1922 created the Körbuch, a selection book that complements the Book of Origins. Only dogs suitable for breeding could be registered in it, after being examined by a judge.

During World War II, the German Shepherd It was used on all fronts and by all the armies of the world. Unfortunately, After the war, unfairly associated with the Nazis, caused mistrust and lost interest to foreign buyers. Hitler himself owned several German shepherds, including female Blondi, who accompanied him until his death in April 1945.

It was not until the decade of 1950 that the breed began to develop again. The modern history of German Shepherd started with the German Championship of 1951, where the consecration of a subject with a different morphology strongly marked the physical evolution of the race. Rolf from the Osnabrücker Land it was a very distinctive dog, characterized by morphological innovations, especially on neck and shoulder strength.

The decade of 1970 it also marked a second turning point in the breed's history, with the appearance of the silhouette with the sloping back.

Today, due to the popularity of this breed, his herd is no longer homogeneous, since there are exposure lines on one side and work lines on the other.

Physical characteristics

Videos "German Shepherd"

Is also known by the name of Ovejero German or Dog Police, due to the use that the security forces give them in many countries where they even have specific units called K-9.

The German Shepherd, is a dog robust and flexible, slightly elongated, with muscular body, its powerful jaws close in scissor, which, You can generate a force of more than 180 kg beating races as the Pitbull, the Akita Inu or American bulldog.

There are many variants of color in German shepherds, as black, black and Brown edges, Red and black, but always visible his mantle of black, hence many called him black cloak.

The height at the cross, is between 60 and 65 cm. male, and the female between 55 and 60 cm.. The weight of the male, round the 30 and 50 kg, and in the female between 22 and 40 kg. Their life expectancy is around the 12 years.

Pastor of cows and sheep with great intelligence and tireless trot. He has excelled in numerous works useful to man, such as: guardian, guide dog, policeman, attack dog, drug detector, etc.

It is a robust animal, agile, good muscular, awake and full of life. His physical proportions must be related not only to his appearance but also to his temperament..

You must be a well balanced dog, with a harmonious development of the anterior and posterior members. A good specimen like at first sight; is also very strong. Although it can sometimes be a bit dominant and aggressive depending on the way in which educates.

Regard to the Bless you of these dogs, It is important to monitor its post vaccination schedule that are susceptible to Contracting distemper. As is common in large dogs, this breed is susceptible of suffering Hip Dysplasia.

Responsible crossbreeding is necessary to prevent this type of defects from spreading from generation to generation to have healthy specimens that do not suffer pain and are useful for work. This breed typically requires the hips from puppies to be passed by X-ray, and that the X-rays are certified and approved by the clubs responsible for the breed (the body that regulates this breed is the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde e.V. (SV) Headquartered in Augsburg, Germany), When the Cub reaches maturity (approximately at the 2 years of age), so that there is an adult suitable for reproduction.

Character and skills

It is a very good companion dog with children., It is very balanced and easy to train.

The training and socialization they should start from the first time the puppy reaches the family. The training for this breed is essential, is not recommended at all that is purchased if the future owner does not have the time needed to train it or take it to train a puppy.

You need to practice exercise continuously It is a breed of working. German shepherds are in sports like the Schutzhund, which is a good alternative to help keep you healthy and balanced both physically and mentally.

The German Shepherd It is one of the most popular dog breeds, the world's largest and versatile. Nato worker, affectionate with family, excellent guardian, blind guide, animal rescue, patient and protective of children. Courage, intelligence, unselfishness and loyalty are among the many virtues that characterizes this can.

The field trips, Beach or mountain are necessary and recommended especially if you are allowed to run to suit, at least, twice a month. Like this, your strong muscles will stay in shape and help preserve your psychic balance, being a breed particularly biased to temperamental disorders which in extreme cases they degenerate in neurosis.

It is advisable to, make your first bath to the 3 months of life, in a warm place, where the dog run no risk of harm is, using neutral soap or shampoo.

As well, It is important to feed it with good quality feed. We must prevent overfeeding it has a voracious appetite that can lead it to gastric problems, If not treated properly it can trigger chronic diarrhea.

It is advisable to go to the vet at least once a year for a general Checkup. Daily brushing is necessary to avoid the dead hair to hang its limbs and neck, This also allows fur keep bright, healthy and beautiful.

Education “German Shepherd”

The dog German Shepherd has a flexible temperament, but lively and quite dominant, which makes learning the basic commands mandatory. But, obedience seems innate in him, and his education is facilitated by his desire to satisfy his teacher. The latter must also be willing to invest properly in the education of his dog.

A dog German Shepherd poorly trained or untrained, a guard dog by nature, can become a limitation for his master and his family, as they will tend to be suspicious or even aggressive. So, it is important to socialize him and get him used to strangers or public places from an early age.

Health “German Shepherd”

The German Shepherd it is a robust breed by nature. But, infatuation with her since the end of World War II has led some breeders to German shepherds to be produced in quantity without taking into account genetic defects, what has weakened her. So, we can find in some lines bone or joint problems, such as hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, degenerative myelopathy or osteodystrophy. This is why it is always advisable to ensure that stallions are free from these conditions before adopting a puppy..

The dog German Shepherd you also have a genetic predisposition for hypothyroidism (a disease of the endocrine system), for the disease of von Willerbrand (a disorder of blood clotting), for persistence of the arterial canal (a congenital heart defect), or for certain skin conditions (atopia, flea allergy, pioderma…).

Finally, like all large breed dogs, the dog German Shepherd may suffer from stomach inversion or twisting. That is why exercise after meals should be avoided.

Care “German Shepherd”

Dogs German shepherds they lose a lot of hair, and its annual molt, in spring and autumn, It is important. During these periods, the dog should be brushed daily to remove excess hair, avoid knots and air the skin. Outside, brushing two or three times a week with a suitable comb is recommended.

Bathing is not recommended (except when the condition of the coat requires it), as this can weaken the waterproofing of the coat.

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The German Shepherd videos

Type and recognitions:

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Federations:

  • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
  • AKC – PASTORAGE
  • ANKC – Group 5 (working dogs)
  • CKC – Group 7 – Herding dogs
  • ​KC – Pastoral
  • NZKC – Working dog
  • UKC – Herding dogs


FCI breed standard "German Shepherd"

FCIFCI - German Shepherd
Pastor

Alternative names:

1. German Shepherd Dog (English).
2. Berger d’Alsace, berger alsacien, Chien-loup d’Alsace (French).
3. (German).
4. Lobo-da-alsácia (Portuguese).
5. Pastor ovejero (español).

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Briard
Francia FCI 113 - Sheepdogs

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

Pastor de Brie

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Characteristics "Briard"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed ““ 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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Need for exercise ⓘ

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Social need ⓘ

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Health ⓘ

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Cat friendly ⓘ

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Intelligence ⓘ

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Versatility ⓘ

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Child friendly ⓘ

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History

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 descends 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 probably does not come from that locality., the population of Briard is slowly recovering. It is believed that this breed is related to the Berger Picard.

Physical characteristics

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. Additional toes on each hind leg give the Briard the ability to turn on one foot in fast turns, they are necessary when performing tasks of grazing and protection of their flocks.

Throughout history, the Briard has maintained a proper balance between size and lightness that is required both for grazing and to protect its herds. They are not too big, but they are large enough to defend themselves from predators such as Fox and the Wolf.

The coat of the Briard can be of various solid colors or light 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.

Ear cropping has been a common practice for a long time, but it is no longer done since -fortunately- It is illegal in many European countries., 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 those are some of the features of the Briard, let's 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.

Those are some of the traits that the Briard has preserved throughout history. Even, a Briard what does the city live, retains within itself 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.

Also don't be surprised if at some point when you're out for a walk with your family, the Berger de Brie nibbles on the ankles or nods to a family member who moves away a bit, because the dog that group of human beings will be his flock and will guide his master and the other members of group.

The Berger de Brie It is a very dog loyal and protective, often described as "a heart of gold wrapped in fur". 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.

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Type and recognitions:

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Federations:
  • FCI
  • AKC
  • ANKC
  • CKC
  • KC
  • NZKC
  • UKC



FCI breed standard "Briard"

FCIFCI - Briard
Pastor

Alternative names:

1. Berger de Brie (English).
2. Chien de Berger français de Plaine, Briard (French).
3. Französisch auch berger de Brie (German).
4. Berger de Brie (Portuguese).
5. Briard (español).

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Saarloos wolfdog
Holanda FCI 311 - Sheepdogs.

Saarloos wolfdog

The Dutch Society of Saarloos wolfdog, is the only organism that can supply the puppies.

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History

The Sr. Leendert Saarloos (1884-1969) loved nature and also dogs. He realized that the dogs had become too humanized and he intended to, as a lover of the German Shepherd, of recovering the natural qualities of this breed to produce a better working dog. For this reason he crossed a male German Shepherd, Gerard van der Fransenum, a dog of the classic Prussian style, with Flowers, a female wolf that originated from the Siberian branch of the European type (1932). Breeding based on the father gave him a basic population of animals with a quarter of wolf blood. During the course of the next experimental phase with strict selection, a new race, the ″European Wolfdog″ had evolved. Selected animals of this breed provided good service as guide dogs., and at first they were believed to be adequate for this task.

Due to the increase in the proportion of wolf blood, usable skill, inherited from the original predecessor, Gerard, it was gradually lost and it became obvious that the breed was not suitable for use as a working or guide dog. Leendert Saarloos Legacy, not a working dog, but a dog with attributes more attached to nature, was recognized as a breed in 1975. at that time, the breed was named ″Saarloos wolfdog″ in honor of its founder: Honor for whom honor deserves.

Physical characteristics

It is a dog type lupoid with powerful but light skeleton, with long limbs. The eyes, medium-sized, macaroons, are slightly oblique and preferably yellow in color. The expression is attentive and reserved time, but without a trace of fear. The ears, medium-sized, they have a fairly wide insertion and are pointed, fleshy and hairy. The tail is implanted quite low and at rest it takes the form of a saber, not too mobile. Can carry it high when active or intimidating.

Differences in secondary sex characteristics are pronounced between males and females.

  • Fur: hard and straight.
  • Color: from black with light blends to dark black (gray wolf), from brown with light blends to dark brown and from very light cream to white.
  • Size: males, of 65 to 75 cm.; females of 60 to 70 cm..

Character and skills

Strongly hierarchical, He is very attached to his owner and is wary of strangers.. It is a dog to enjoy and study (better as a couple or in a group) especially for fans of ethology, but it is not recommended to use it for guard and defense, because he tends to run away from man. Your reservation and your way of avoiding unknown situations, just like a wolf, are typical features of Saarloos wolfdog.

Images "Saarloos wolfdog"

Videos "Saarloos wolfdog"

Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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Federations:

  • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
  • UKC – Herding dogs

FCI breed standard "Saarloos wolfdog"

FCIFCI - Saarloos wolfdog
Dog

Alternative names:

1. Saarloos wolfhond (English).
2. Saarloos (French).
3. Saarlooswolfhond (German).
4. Saarlooswolfhond (Portuguese).
5. Perro lobo Holandés (español).

Photos:

1 – Saarloos wolfdog from the Czech region by @Hippie_Saarloos / CC BY-SA
2 – Saarloos by Wolfdog by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1389361
3 – Saarloos Wolfhond – Merlin v.d. Schattenwaldwoelfen by Boot Juliaan / CC BY-SA
4 – Saarloos Wolfhound by Corinne Benavides
5 – Saarloos Wolfhound by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1127277

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White Swiss Shepherd Dog
Suiza FCI 347 - Sheepdogs.

Pastor Blanco Suizo

The White Swiss Shepherd Dog is a dog of great temperament, attentive and guardian and never nervous.

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History

The White Swiss Shepherd Dog a breed of dog is pastor of Swiss origin. Share origins with the German Shepherd, but has been recognized provisionally as a breed apart by the FCI.

The 3 in April of 1899, the first dog German Shepherd, as we know it today, It was officially registered. This dog was a completely white male which was used by ranchers and sheepherders for grazing because it was very easy to distinguish it from the wolves.

The first news about a hatchery White Swiss Shepherd Dog are earlier than the year 1900 and its origin is found in Alsace-Lorraine, to be more exact in the Royal Court of the Habsburgs. In their enclosure they had a kennel of purebred white shepherds.

After the creation of the race German Shepherd, all colors were accepted. It was in the first decades of the 20th century, When were the white copies excluded, Therefore, persecuted and almost wiped out in Europe.

Back in the years 70, Switzerland had imported the first specimens of white shepherds, while in Germany - as we said above- as these dogs did not meet the standard of the German Shepherd as we know it today, White shepherds were almost wiped out.

The first Club of White Swiss Shepherd Dog was founded in the decade of 1970 in United States. For which reason, the race returned to appear in Europe. At first in Switzerland and Denmark, and later in Germany. Little by little, European Cynological societies began to open their stud books for the White Swiss Shepherd Dog.

A dog born in 1966, it was the first White Swiss Shepherd Dog which was registered in Europe, in Switzerland.

The breed was recognized in Switzerland of 1991, followed by the Netherlands in 1992. Czech Republic, Austria and Denmark, They also recognized the breed.

Switzerland, Despite the low popularity of this breed, He recovered the race and also assumed the same motherhood, so in the 26 in November of the year 2002 the Federation Cynologique Internationale acknowledged - on a provisional basis- to the White Swiss Shepherd Dog, as a separate breed.

Physical characteristics

The White Swiss Shepherd Dog, to the naked eye and as far as the physical, He is a German Shepherd in all rule, It is only slightly more elongated and less angular.

According to him standard, the White Swiss Shepherd Dog, is a dog from size medium, powerful, muscular and robust. According to the standard, males must have a tall cross ranging from 60 to 66 cm., females are slightly smaller their stature is about 55 to 61 cm..

It has the ears large, straight and triangular. The tail scimitar-shaped, is low and at rest reaches the Hock.

It is the eyes they are fed and slightly oblique tend to be of color dark brown or purplish-brown fire.

And perhaps, The most outstanding feature of this beautiful dog is its white mantle of double layer and medium long length. Dense and well separated hair.

The colour of the mantle is white. The nose, the lips and pads are absolutely black.

In the year 1933, the white color of the coat was pointed out as a defect that had to be eliminated by the German Shepherd Club of Germany, of America and Canada.

There are even theories, in the news, that continues to hold the white color is due to a physical defect, to a pathology but that type of theory lacks foundation and the first proof of it, It is a very healthy dog.

Its white color comes from a simple recessive gene that both parents must be carriers to continue the color, that is the reality.

Character and skills

The German Shepherd, not only the color of the mantle but also in its character differ.

While it is a dog of great temperament he displays never nervous, But if attentive and vigilant. It tends to be suspicious with strangers but never aggressive.

It is a dog friendly, very Intelligent and learn with ease.

It´s fair to his family and -as we said- he can be cautious with strangers, but should never show shy or fearful behavior and less aggressiveness. Some people think that the Arctic Wolf mixed with the breed, and that's where his caution comes from, but that only a legend.

It is a balanced dog, very good watchdog and has even been trained as a guide dog on occasion.

It is a great companion for everything physical exercise that is its scope, loves to play with sticks, balls, run…

While its origin speaks of a shepherd dog, today despite the fact that in some countries it is still used in such tasks, is widely accepted as a companion dog.

It adapts perfectly to the home, fond of children but remember that need exercise like all dogs, This always necessary if we want to keep happy balanced our puppies. Let's not forget that he is a working dog that needs physical and mental challenges.

The White Swiss Shepherd Dog gets along well with other dogs and, as well, It is usually good in agility competitions, search, rescue and obedience. They are also used as assistance dogs.

The character of White Swiss Shepherd Dog it is softer than the German Shepherd, But if you take genius to protect his family, will not hesitate it to.

White Swiss Shepherd Dog Images

White Swiss Shepherd Dog videos

Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
  • Group :
  • Section : . .

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
  • ANKC – Group 5 (working dogs)
  • ​KC – Pastoral
  • NZKC – Working dog


FCI breed standard "White Swiss Shepherd Dog"

FCIFCI - White Swiss Shepherd Dog
Pastor

Alternative names:

1. Berger Blanc Suisse, White German Shepherd (English).
2. berger blanc (French).
3. Berger Blanc Suisse (German).
4. Pastor branco suíço (Portuguese).
5. Perro de pastor suizo blanco (español).

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Polish Lowland Sheepdog (Valee Sheepdog)
Polonia FCI 251 - Sheepdogs.

Pastor Polaco de Valée

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a lively, Intelligent, playful and lots of memory.

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History

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog (Valee Sheepdog) It is a breed of woolly dog half original size of Poland.

The bibliographic data of the race recount that the Pastor Polaco de Valée, comes from dogs imported by the Phoenicians more than two thousand years.

Some sources insist that the Polish Lowland Sheepdog, as we know it today has existed in Poland since at least the 13th century, and it is probable that within its ancestors there was a dog of breed Puli.

As well, they are described as one of the ancestors of the breed Bearded collie. According to the story, a Polish merchant named Kazimierz Grabski, it negotiates a shipment of grain for his sheep in Scotland in the year 1514, to move the cattle in the area he took with him six dogs Polish Lowland Sheepdog.

Apparently a Scottish Shepherd was so impressed with the ability of dogs grazing proposed Kazimierz Grabski exchange a RAM and two ewes for a dog and two bitches. The business was carried out and these three specimens were mixed with the local Scottish dogs and the beautiful ones were born there. Bearded Collie.

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog, as many dog breeds during the second world war he was on the verge of extinction. But - luckily- In most cases, a key person always appears for the history of the canine breed..

In this case the breed was restored and was made by the Dra. Danuta Hryniewicz and his dog, Smok ("Dragon"), Smok is considered the ancestor of all specimens of Polish Lowland Sheepdog that exist in today's world. The first litter in order to restore the breed was born in the year 1950.

Smok, It was a spectacular specimen of the breed, with a perfect anatomical structure and a wonderful temperament. The standard of this dog is tried to emulate by Valée Polish Shepherd breeders, for future generations. And Smok, the first born official standard of the breed, It was written and accepted by the FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale) in the year 1959.

The American Kennel Club recognized the Polish Lowland Sheepdog as a breed in the Grazing Group in the year 2001.

Physical characteristics

The males measure between 45 and 50 cm and females between 42 and 47 cm., weighing the males of 18,2 to 22,7 Kg and females 13,7 to 18,2 Kg.

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a muscular dog of the mantle thickness of double layer which can be of any color and reason, being the colours white, grey and Brown the most common with black markings, grey or brown. Its color usually becomes darker as it grows..

The internal mantle is soft and dense, While the outside is hard and can be smooth or corrugated, but not curly. The hair head makes the head look larger than it really is, covering him in addition the eyes.

The body It is a square, It seems rectangular due to the abundance of hair, with an altura-longitud ratio of 9:10 (that is to say, for a dog of 45 centimeters tall, your body will measure each 50 cm length).

The tail It may be very short and even cut, although it is a practice that is prohibited -fortunately- in many countries.

Character and skills

They are stable, insurance and have an excellent memory which can be worked, Although this breed can dominate his master if it has a weak will.

When is with their herds on the Plains or in the mountains of Poland, the Polish Lowland Sheepdog can rest quietly, because even if it is in sleep mode continues to monitor his flock and will not allow to escape or a single animal, Once the order has been responsible for everything.

Nowadays it is used more as a pet, It is very easy to be playful by nature it suits any family on all children.

They adapt well to a wide variety of conditions and are popular as apartment companion dogs., Although they need a moderate daily exercise.

They love to be with people, especially with the children, they are very protective dogs.

Observations

It is important to check your power supply: to be quite heavy for its size, has a tendency to obesity. Exercise and good nutrition in the infallible recipe for good health of the Polish Lowland Sheepdog.

Polish Lowland Sheepdog Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems, just as all people have the potential to inherit a particular disease. Run, do not walk, from any breeder that does not offer a health guarantee on puppies, to tell you that the breed is 100 percent healthy and has no known problems, or tell you that your puppies are isolated from the main part of the home for health reasons. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about the breed's health problems and the incidence with which they occur in their lines..

Having said that, the Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a fairly healthy breed with health issues that are rare so far. Conditions that can be observed in the breed include hip dysplasia, ceroido-lipofuscinosis neuronal, progressive retinal atrophy and hypothyroidism.

Remember that after bringing a new puppy home, has the power to protect you from one of the most common health problems: the obesity. Keep a Polish Lowland Sheepdog with a proper weight is one of the easiest ways to prolong your life. Make the most of your preventive skills to help ensure a healthier dog for life.

Polish Lowland Sheepdog Grooming

The Shepherd of Valée has a long, thick and furry double coat. It has a shiny texture and is supposed to be waterproof.

Expect to spend an hour a week or some time daily keeping him groomed. Brush it with a natural bristle brush, then comb it through, making sure to get to the skin. If you let go of the coat, will get tangled and may need to be trimmed. It will take you nine to twelve months to grow back. A monthly bath does not hurt. The positive side is that the Shepherds of Valée do not lose much.

The rest is basic care. Trim nails as needed, normally each week the. Keep ears clean and dry, and brush frequently with a vet-approved pet toothpaste for overall good health and fresh breath. Grooming a puppy requires very little time, but it's a good idea to start early so you can get used to staying still while you work on your coat.

Characteristics "Polish Lowland Sheepdog (Valee Sheepdog)"

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Polish Lowland Sheepdog Images

Polish Lowland Sheepdog Videos

Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
  • Group :
  • Section : . .

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
  • AKC – PASTORAGE
  • ANKC – Group 5 (working dogs)
  • CKC – Group 7 – Herding dogs
  • ​KC – Pastoral
  • NZKC – Working dog
  • UKC – Herding dogs

FCI breed standard "Polish Lowland Sheepdog (Valee Sheepdog)"

FCIFCI - Polish Lowland Sheepdog (Valee Sheepdog)
Pastor

Alternative names:

1. Polski Owczarek Nizinny, Valee Sheepdog, PON, Nizinny, PLS (English).
2. Berger polonais de plaine (French).
3. PON, übersetzt polnischer Niederungshütehund (German).
4. Polski Owczarek Nizinny (Portuguese).
5. Pastor de Valée, Pastor polaco de las llanuras (español).

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Schapendoes
Holanda FCI 313 - Sheepdogs.

Schapendoes

The Schapendoes It is also used as a companion dog, but little known outside the Netherlands.

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History

At the end of the last century and the beginning of the present, appeared the Dutch schapendoes in most places in the Netherlands where there were moors and flocks of sheep. The shepherds esteemed him for his tireless spirit of work and for his intelligence.. It belongs to the versatile group of long-haired herding dogs that have a densely covered head. It is related to the Bearded collie, the Puli, the Polish Lowland Sheepdog, the Bobtail, the Berger de Brie, the Bergamasco and the German sheep pudding in the variety presented in Hessen, Odenwald and the lower Rhine regions. All these dogs similar to each other, are small mutations of mountain dogs.

The Schapendoes It was not recognized as a distinct breed until World War I and was close to extinction in the 1990s. 1940 due to the competition of the Border Collies imported. In 1947 a breed club was formed, el Dutch Schapendoes.

The race began its march towards a formal identity in 1954, when a breed standard and breeding book were established. But, it was not until 1971 that the Schapendoes gained full recognition as a Dutch race. The FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale) recognized the breed in 1989.

Recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006, the Schapendoes has been registered with the Foundation Stock Service of the American Kennel Club since 2005, but it doesn't have full recognition.

Physical characteristics

It is a long-haired and light-built dog. The eyes are quite big, rounded and brown, the expression must be frank, loyal and alive. The ears are inserted quite high, they are not thick or fleshy and hang freely by the head, the tail is long and covered with streaked hair, at rest hangs vertically, at a trot he carries it very high and curved, waving sensibly to the right and left; at gallop it remains straight and horizontal.

Its movements are elastic and agile; he is an exceptional jumper.

  • Fur: the cloak is very dense, with abundant subpelo. The hair is long and more than 7 cm.. in the hind limbs. It should not be completely smooth, but slightly wavy.
  • Color: all colors are allowed; preferably bluish gray with a tendency to black.
  • Size: males, of 43 to 50 cm.; females, of 40 to 47 cm..

Character and skills

The typical Schapendoes friendly and adaptable it is generally easy to get along with, as long as you get plenty of exercise and play. Although he is an independent thinker, is usually cooperative and wants to please. He tends to enjoy being with his people, so hope it stays close to you, inside or outside.

The Schapendoes works the sheep by elbowing their nose and shoulders, and you can try to do this with people too, especially with the children. Do not allow. On the positive side, He is generally a playful and energetic friend for children who are old enough to throw a ball for him, run with him and teach him tricks.

This is typically an intelligent breed that is quick to learn.. But it is important to be clear with the rules or he will try to avoid them if you are not consistent.

Its generally alert nature can make this breed a good watchdog.. Although grazing breeds have a tendency to be vocal, the Schapendoes not usually a great barker. But, can become an annoying barker if left to himself and bored.

Like most herding dogs, the Schapendoes requires a lot of socializing to make sure you don't get too cautious or suspicious. Socialize puppies at a young age with many people, different environments and circumstances so they can learn to adapt.

Start training a Schapendoes the day you bring it home or, before you know it, he will train him. (If these dogs were lawyers, they would know all the legal loopholes.) It is capable of absorbing everything you can teach it. Don't wait until you have 6 months to start training or you will have a more stubborn dog in your hands.

If possible, take it to a trainer when you have 10 to 12 weeks and socialize, socialice, socialice. But, Note that many kinds of training puppies require certain vaccinations (such as kennel cough) stay up to date, and many vets recommend limited exposure to other dogs and public places until puppy vaccinations (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.

Talk to the breeder, Describe exactly what you want in a dog and ask for help choosing a puppy. Breeders see their puppies daily and can make incredibly accurate recommendations once they know something about their lifestyle and personality..

The puppy Schapendoes Perfect not fully formed out of the whelping box. It is a product of his background and upbringing. Look for a puppy whose parents have good personalities and who has been well socialized from an early age.

Schapendoes Health

The Schapendoes is a generally healthy breed with a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years. All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems., just as all people have the potential to inherit a particular disease. Run, do not walk, from any breeder who does not offer a health guarantee for their puppies, that affirms that the race is 100 percent healthy and have no known problems or that your puppies are isolated from the main part of the home for health reasons. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about the breed's health problems and the incidence with which they occur in their lines..

The Schapendoes they are generally healthy, but there is some incidence of progressive retinal atrophy (ARP), an eye disease that can cause blindness. Responsible breeders do DNA testing of their dogs for PRA and have them examined by a certified ophthalmologist before breeding.. They also examine their dogs for hip dysplasia.

If a breeder tells you they don't need to do such testing because they have never had any problems in their lines or their dogs have been vet checked or give any other excuse for skimping on genetic testing of dogs, leave immediately.

Careful breeders screen their breeding dogs for genetic diseases and breed only the healthiest and best looking dogs, but sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas and a puppy develops one of these diseases despite good husbandry practices. Advances in veterinary medicine mean that in many cases dogs can still live a good life. If you are going to have a puppy, ask the breeder about the ages of the dogs in their lines and the typical causes of death.

Remember that after you have welcomed a new puppy into your home, has the power to protect you from one of the most common canine health problems: the obesity. Keep a Schapendoes being the right weight is one of the easiest ways to promote better overall health.

Schapendoes grooming

The Schapendoes has a dense double coat with fine fur that is slightly wavy. In its longest part, in the hindquarters, the hair is about 7 cm long. The head and face of the breed are characterized by a pompadour, a mustache and beard.

Considering how much hair you have, the Schapendoes is quite easy to style, does not require any trimming or trimming. It is normal for it to look a bit messy.

Even so, it is better to check it a few times a week so that it does not get tangled and brush it accordingly. To help prevent tangles, puppies may need to be groomed two to three times a week as their adult coat appears. Bathe the dog as needed.

You will not find the coat of your Schapendoes or the hair on your hand after stroking it, because the breed normally loses very little.

The rest is basic care. Trim nails every three to four weeks or as needed. brush your teeth often – with a vet-approved pet toothpaste – for good general health and fresh breath.

Characteristics "Schapendoes"

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Images "Schapendoes"

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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
  • Group :
  • Section : . .

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
  • AKC – PASTORAGE
  • CKC – Group 7 – Herding dogs
  • UKC – Herding dogs

FCI breed standard "Schapendoes"

FCIFCI - Schapendoes
Schapendoes

Alternative names:

1. Dutch Schapendoes, Nederlandse Schapendoes (English).
2. Nederlandse Schapendoes (French).
3. Niederländischer Schapendoes (German).
4. skapendus (Portuguese).
5. Nederlandse Schapendoes (español).

Photos:

1- Schapendoes by Wikipedia
2 – Schapendoes by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1414360
3 – Schapendoes by Svenska Mässan from Sweden / CC BY
4 – Schapendoes by publicdomainpictures

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Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog
Italia FCI 201 . Sheepdogs

The Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog he will be really happy sleeping with the cattle rather than on the sofa in your home.

Pastor Maremmano-Abruzzese

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Characteristics "Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog" 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 Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog (Maremmano-Abruzzese or Cane da pastore Maremmano-Abruzzese), It is a breed of sheepdog native to central Italy and used for centuries by shepherds to defend their flocks from wolves.

The breed is still used today, widely, in the region of the Abruzzo where flocks of sheep vitalize the rural economy and wolves are protected predators (of the few areas of the planet, Regrettably…).

The race is similar to the Pyrenean Mountain Dog, to the Kuvasz from Hungary and to Akbash from Turkey (This, that more!).

It also descends from the shepherd dogs that once existed in the Maremma Tuscany region and in the Lazio region.. Since 1860, the transhumance of herds from one region to another has favoured the development of a natural mixture of these two primitive races.

Several descriptions of dogs defending vulnerable white sheep are found in the literature of ancient Rome, in works such as the Columella, Varro and Palladius. Dogs similar to Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog they are represented in numerous sculptures and paintings from Roman times to the present day.

Until year 1958, the Maremma Sheepdog and the Maremmano-Abruzzese they were considered as separate races. The first Canine society of the Maremma Sheepdog was established in the year in 1950, and three years later (1953) the First Canine Society of the Maremma Sheepdog.

But owing to transhumance of herds of sheep from one region to another, especially after the unification of Italy there was a "natural fusion” between the two races. For which reason, the 1 in January of 1958, the races were unified by the ENCI (Ente Nazionale della Cinophilia Italian, or national association Cynologique Italiana).

Today, It is not so encouraging and sympathetic as the history of this beautiful can, although they are still widely used by Italian sheep farmers in areas where predation is common, as the central Apennines of Italy and the open countryside of the land of national parks in Abruzzo.

But, Ironically, of the Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog, in the area of the Maremma of Tuscany, the memory can only, they are now a rarity just in the area which saw them to be born, you are right, even if you don't like to hear it, the hand of man and progress... have resulted in a more sinister: sheep farming has declined and the wolf is nearly extinct.

Curiosities

Although it is easier for him Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog, develop their relationship with sheep and goats, farmers have found that, as well, are able to develop a protective bond with cows, and in many places of United States, It also used for the purpose. As well, they are good defending corrales, chickens or ducks from the threats of land caused by coyotes, dogs and foxes, and air threats caused by birds of prey (Hawks, Eagles, owls, etc.).

In Australia, a lot has been invested in it Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog. Specifically in the city of Warrnambool that has great natural beauties, and in one of them the Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog It is today a key piece for the survival of other species.

Within the natural beauties that talked, the beach of Logan located on the East side of the city is a great example, recognized as a southern whale breeding site. Every year between May and August reach coasts copies of adult female whales to give birth to their calves, and at the end of September are often long trip offshore, sometimes with a little bit of human help, so the whales are not left stranded on the beach.

In addition to the whale southern franco, the coast is also visited by sea lions of Australia, penguins and common dolphin. Albatrosses can spot during the winter and early spring.

There is also another natural beauty which is the protagonist of this post can… Middle Island had a large colony of penguins. But the uncontrolled presence of foxes led to a significant reduction in the number of members of the colony.. In 2005, there are only four penguins left in the colony.

It was then when the Warrnambool City Council introduced an innovative and ecological program, first in the world with these characteristics, introduced to Middle Island several copies of Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog to protect the penguins. This highly original and innovative program has been the cornerstone of the re-establishment of the penguin colony that in the year 2009 already had more of 100 Members.

While the use of Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog to protect an endangered species was a rare thing at first, Thanks to the effort and commitment of the Warrnambool City Council, it has been proven that the Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog along with other breeds of livestock guardian dogs, they make it possible that the cattle and other species, like penguins, they can live with their natural predators in danger of extinction, as well, as wolves and coyotes. Program predation was reduced a 70% u 80% or more, and the survival of Wolf and different foxes, or coyotes, is not endangered, at least in the area.

In other countries like Italy, United States and Canada, the use of dogs has also been promoted Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog, as well as other types of herding dogs, to minimize the conflict between the species of predators in danger of extinction and farmers, achieving success several but without destroying the ecosystem.

Physical characteristics

The Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog is a dog from large size, powerful, aspect rustic and at the same time Majestic and well accused type. Its general appearance of medium proportions is a heavy dog, whose body is longer than the height at the cross. It also keeps harmony in terms of its format (normal correlation between size and different parts of the body) and profiles (concordance between the profiles of the head and body).

The head altogether, is large and flat, conical and similar to the White bear form.

The skull in profile is convex. The eyes are ochre or brown. It has ears triangular and small relative to the size of the dog, are high insertion and hang.

The limb well well-angled, giving sense of lead and firmness. The tail hangs surpassing the Hock, and when the dog is alert it rises to the line of the back.

The hair is long, abundant and rough to the touch. The only one supported color is the white solid. Although they tend to admit light reflections of color ivory, pale orange or lemon.

Height to the cross in the males is of 65 to 73 cm and females is of 60 to 68 cm.. The weight of 35 to 45 kg in males and 30 to 40 kg in females.

Character and skills

Despite its large size, the Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog It can be a good companion dog in homes that have open spaces, appropriate to your needs.

Centuries of breeding Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog, assigning to be friendly and protective with their lambs, their flocks, they have forged the character of the race, Nowadays, an animal that adapts very well to home life is very attached to its family, whom it protects as if it were a herd., always showing a quiet character, balanced and intelligent.

In many areas this beautiful dog has earned a reputation for being aggressive, very nervous and even bite, but this is not true. The issue is that, When one decides to take this breed of dog it must be understood that it needs large spaces, freedom and independence. Not reach you with daily routine down to walk to do their physiological needs, This routine can generate stress and boost develop destructive behaviors.

Can be rather distrustful with strangers, due to his desire to protector, and despite the fact that it adapts well to home life, for its size and need for open spaces, and it is not advisable to raise him in urban areas, because it won't be a happy dog. A rural House, away from neighbor's property lines and wheeled traffic, it would be an ideal place for this beautiful shepherd. In this environment, Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog, to be on the couch in the House before going to prefer sleeping with livestock, there is really happy.

In addition to its extensive use in Italy, the Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog lives happily performing its livestock protection duties in Australia, United States and Canada.

The Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog, is a very versatile dog, and capable of generating a very, but very strong with the animals who must take care. To develop this protective instinct in the blood, they are introduced in the flocks of sheep when they are puppies, in some cases with 3 or 4 weeks of life, but the most common is that they are introduced with 7 u 8 weeks, they are once with his flock, quickly they implemented their skills, still puppies, with a little bit of help, Of course, but only at the beginning.

What more can we say of the character of the Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog? I think the words..., sobran.

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Type and recognitions:

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Federations:

  • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
  • ANKC – Group 5 (working dogs)
  • ​KC – Pastoral
  • NZKC – Working dog
  • UKC – Herding dogs

FCI breed standard "Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog"

FCIFCI - Maremma and the Abruzzes Sheepdog
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Alternative names:

1. Cane da Pastore Maremmano-Abruzzese, Maremmano, Pastore Abruzzese, Pastore Maremmano, Abruzzese Mastiff, Mastino Abruzzese, Abruzzo Sheepdog, Abruzzese Sheepdog (English).
2. cane da pastore Maremmano-Abruzzese (French).
3. Maremmen-Abruzzen-Schäferhund (German).
4. Cane da Pastore Maremmano-Abruzzese (Portuguese).
5. Maremmano-Abrucense, Pastor de Maremma (español).