Pastor australiano Stumpy Tail
Autralia FCI 351. Sennenhund Dogs

Stumpy Tail

As indicated by the name, the primary function of the dog, and which has no equal, is the control and grazing livestock in open areas or confined, as well as harsh conditions.
Always alert, extremely intelligent, vigilant, of great courage and reliability, with an implicit devotion to his task, making it an ideal working dog with Cattle.

History

The "Stumpy Tail" has a long history in Australia, He was carefully bred for herding cattle at the beginning of the nineteenth century.
There are two seculars of thought to the actual founder of the race:

– The first version is that Thomas Simpson Hall crossed the dogs herding Northern England Smithfields with indigenous Australian Dingos, creating the first Australian Shepherds called Hall's Heeler (1830).

– The second version is that a rancher named Timmins of Bathurst New South Wales, that in 1830 Smithfields crossed with native Australian Dingo dog, progeny, red, tailless, They were known as "TIMMINS BITERS".

The dogs were excellent at work, but too severe with cattle. Another cross was needed. A smooth collie Blue Merle was introduced, This established an excellent versatile dog, the predecessor of the current Stumpy Tail sheepdog.

Smithfield contributed to the dog naturally be rabón, Dingo the red color and a natural acceptance of harsh conditions.
The color blue came from the Collie Blue Merle who were also known as German Coolies.

Generally "Stumpy Tail" were raised in vast rural areas of Australia and only a small number of them were registered in the logbook.

In the 2001, this ancient race was renamed the Australian Stumpy Tail Shepherd Dog.

CLASSIFICATION FCI: Group 1 Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs).
Section 2 Sennenhund Dogs.
Without working trial.

Australian Cattle Dog
Autralia FCI 287 - Sennenhund

Pastor Ganadero Australiano

The Australian Cattle Dog is a rustic dog, robust and without health problems.

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History

The Australian Cattle Dog It is a dog originating in australian. In comparison with other races its history is very well documented, because it is a relatively recent.

At the beginning of the 19th century the livestock industry in Australia had grown to the Plains and on the huge tracts of land. The cattle had become harsh and wild beasts, the Smithfields, until then their dogs of grazing, they already lost control often livestock. These dogs them due to the heat and the distances traveled to move livestock, They also tended to biting and barking lot, knowing pasture sheep and cattle do not, and sometimes with horns, they were injured. This problem existed both in Australia in the United States and while the Americans invented the Cowboys (Cowboys) Australians invented dogs jeans.

In 1830 a cross of Smithfields took place with Dingoes, the primitive dog that lives in Australia and killed the cattle. This, be regarded as a pest at that time, He went on to be the best contribution to this race. It was believed that more coupled climate dogs would result in, to work and quieter. Were dogs of red hair, silent but that mordían more. This breed was unsuccessful and died.

In 1840 another farmer with the same concern but different approach, imported a couple of Bearded Collie blue-haired scotland, were dogs that barked much. The offspring of this couple crossed it with the Dingo and got a silent working dog with either blue or red fur.

Other races introduced to this cross: the Dalmatian in order to ensure that dogs will also work with horses and more faithful and reliable for masters. The Kelpies black or straw color, Australian foresee dogs; to reaffirm their job skills that had been lost by crossing Dalmatians. The influence of Dalmatians I create puppies with white fur at birth and that changes color at three weeks of age from a smooth coat to another gray. Of the Kelpie straw colored markings on legs, chest and head. The end result was an active dog, compact, with the caution of Dingo, the reliability of a Dalmatian, the skill of a Collie and Kelpie, and unique in the world fur coloration.

In the early 1890's the Sr. Robert Kaleski became interested in these dogs; as he lover of them and at the same time journalist decided to give to know this race and make it achieved in 1903 the Kennel Club of Wales accepted the first standard of the breed. Strongly believed in the important contribution of blood the Dingo for livestock grazing and eventually introduced dingoes to the crossing to maintain the efficient talonero.

In November of 1988 It was formed in Australian Cattle Dog Club of America in California. The 1 ° of may of 1980 they petitioned the AKC license (American Kennel Club) and the 1 ° of September of that year was granted.

In all these years Australians livestock herders have been gaining ground both at work and in the heart of the masters. They are known with many names or nicknames: “Blueys” (azulitos), “Blue Dogs” (blue dogs), “Heelers” (taloneros), “Queenlad heelers” (taloneros Queens), “Blue heelers” (Blue taloneros), “Red heelers” (Red taloneros) and so are erroneously called “Dingoes”.

Physical characteristics

The Australian Cattle Dog they are a moderate breed in all respects. They must be balanced, symmetric, robust and compact. Judging this race we must seek a harmonious dog.

We often hear: “It must be of large head”; This is fine if the body is in line with the head. The standard of the breed does not require a large head but a head according to the body, or of a heavy bone structure, If disagrees with the rest of the dog.

The Australian Cattle Dog he's a working dog, created strong, compact, symmetric, with the ability and willingness to carry out its assigned no matter how difficult task will be. Its combination of substance, power, balance sheet and strong muscle condition, leads to great agility, strength and endurance. Both too big and fat dog, as one too small and thin, they would have serious faults. We must see the dog altogether. A large head does not make a good dog, not a very crude bone structure.

Remember: BALANCE SHEET, SYMMETRY AND MODERATION.

As its name says, It's primary function and no one matches, It is the control and management of livestock in open or closed extensions. Always alert, extremely intelligent, lookout, brave and reliable, with a total devotion to duty, making it the ideal dog.

A dog that is gentle in nature, outside of obese condition, will lose points. They are athletes and should always give that appearance.

In appearance it comes to draw the presentation…

  • The head It is strong and it must be proportional to the body of the dog, to maintain its overall conformation. The wide skull is slightly curved between ears. The mejilla5 are muscular, Neither crude nor prominent, strong jaw. The lips are clean and tight. !.nose is always black. A gluttony for measuring head is from the tip of the nose, passing between the eyes, stop ear tip; through the skull back through the eye to the tip of the nose; They must be measured an equilateral triangle.
  • The eyes: they are oval shaped, medium-sized, Neither prominent nor sunken, they should express State of alert and intelligence, are dark brown in colour.
  • The ears: they should be of moderate size, preferable to small to large, broad base and pointed tip, or round as spoon, Neither plicate of bat. Placed separate head inclined outwards. They must be thick, fleshy and covered with weight on the inside. The teeth would be strong, with equal separations, with grip, bite and scissors, the lower incisors just before close and playing at the incisive superiors.
  • The neck: is very strong, muscular, It allows you to turn the head to the body, It must not be loose or have hanging skin.
  • Front rooms: the forearm should join the shoulder almost in 90%. There is a tendency in the short forearms that does not allow you to the correct length needed. They must be just as the cross to the elbow to elbow on the floor. It must not exceed the width of the chest to the elbows. The creation of exaggeration is a problem in the race.
  • Proportions: The dog must be 10% longer than high, many are unfortunately very short and it subtracts them movement and flexibility.
  • Hindquarters: strong, widths, muscular. The rather long rump to slant, long thighs, wide and well developed. Seen from the back should be parallel and rights, not very close to each other, not very separate.
  • The legs: round, with fingers long and together. Hard bearings, short and strong nails.
  • The tail: placed moderately downward, following the contour of the thigh and rump of length until reaching the hocks. When rest with a slight curve. Movement or shaking the tail should be raised. At no time the queue should be beyond a vertical line that part of the root (or coiled). The tail should be abundant fur.
  • When it is in movement and walking: the action is real, free, flexible to tireless, and the movement of shoulders and fourth front is unison with the force of the rear. The rapid and unexpected movements ability is elementary. When they trotting legs tend to join the ground as the speed is on the rise.
  • Weight and height: The male can be measured in 46 cm to 51 cm., and weigh between 20 and 26 kg. The female can be measured in 43 cm to 48 cm., and weigh between 18 and 23 kg. Here there is almost no problems, because height requirements have been maintained with ease.
  • Fur: The hair is soft, with double layer being the shortest denser.; the hair of the longest layer is closed, each hair is, straight and hard, Why which is waterproof. On the hind legs the coat is long where join the thighs. In the head (even within the ears) up to the front of the legs the coat is short. Around the neck, longer and thicker. A very short or very long hair will be a lack. Curly hair in wavy is evident in the very adult females.
  • Colors of the mantle:
  1. Blue: the color can be blue, graying blue, Blue mottled with or without other brands. Allowed in brands are, black, Blue or straw in the head, preferably symmetrical. Paws straw halfway and extending to the front to the chest and throat, and in the jaws. The Undercoat may be straw in the body where it stands not out to the blue upper layer. The black marks on the body are not desirable.
  2. Red: the color should be very smooth throughout the body, including the bottom layer (either white or cream), with or without red marks on the head. Symmetrical marks are desired. The red marks on the body are permitted but not desired.

There are two main problems in color. The blue dogs tend to black and the second are the Red dogs without freckles. The latter is more than a problem, and one of the reasons why the reds are less dominant than blue.

Character and skills

The Australian Cattle Dog are very versatile and tireless workers who adapt various activities. They have been used as search and rescue dogs, bombs and drugs detectors, service and of course dogs, livestock grazing.

A Australian Cattle Dog not the ideal dog to lock him in a yard. These dogs require working and living together with people or at least the presence of someone to her around in the absence of their day-to-day work. Isolated in the courtyard of a house in the city the edge to create problems.

Dr. Harvey, Veterinary Australia, It has two of these dogs and also attends many more as patients. The comments: “The main problem that I see and that surpasses much to others, is the behaviour of these animals, everything is due to boredom and lack of exercise. Since they are very good guardians, people leave them in their backyard taking care of the House, completely ignoring their needs for exercise and mental stimulation”.

A Australian Cattle Dog can live in an apartment or on a ranch 20 hectares, the problem is not the space; It is the exercise and the time the owner puts into his dog. If no is given a job the dog, the same is going to invent:

  • Garden design: holes, plants cropped or out of place.
  • Interior design: biting furniture tapestry, Chew chairs, dig a way out of the street, spreading garbage around the House, etc.
  • Another very common problem in the cities is the natural tendency with these dogs to protect your family and your home. Even without training, they defend their territory from outsiders, including the milkman, the postman and anyone who is not familiar

    In some rural places of United States commonly used alerts that warn that this place is guarded by Pastor Ganadero Australian, to avoid that strangers come. If there are children running, screaming, any dog grazing naturally want to corner to put them under control; with biting and barking. If their children have guests it is preferable to keep the dog, because it will not allow their masters to be touched, even by game.

    Social coexistence with children must be at an early age, dogs are taloneros by nature to instinctively chase other animals, Yet these dogs are very adaptable and can learn to suppress their natural inclinations part. They are a perfect companion for the family and its children. Once you know the dog and controls, their obedience will surprise your guests.

    Dr. Harvey also believes about coaching: “The Australian Cattle Dog it is very manageable; as a coach and scholar of the behavior, He catalogued it as the most adaptable dog who had worked with. However these dogs do not respond well to the method in which force them.

    After several months of unnecessarily trying to train a female with straps of punishment, correct and other, opt for more motivational methods and the results were excellent. The confidence and enthusiasm can be seen in the position of the tail. A dog with a drop tail, probably this suppressed or bored, a raised tail denotes a dog active and attentive.

    Therefore the coaches that without the knowledge of the race, using traditional methods, such as the drawing with the collar of punishment; they invariably consider them fools, irritable and difficult. Coaches using positive methods, they believe that they are very attentive and willing to learn. Kalesky once said: “A Australian Cattle Dog should we remember a typical Dingo, and this is very important if we want to describe the race.

    Before you choose the puppy we must stop to think for what they want to this dog, as a pet, as a guard dog, dog of grazing, dog for beauty exhibition, etc. Now let's see how they behave all the puppies in the litter. The one we see who fights all his brothers, would serve to guard; the largest and that always sleeps because it is where most ate, It would be fine as a pet or for beauty, the more chiquitos resembling whirlwinds have learned to make an extra effort to obtain their food fought against the elderly, they would be ideal for the job. But there is no written rule the nature of the dogs molded it in a large percentage owners, in this way one very aggressive can be very manso and vice versa. Always take into account the opinion of the breeder.

    Faults occur in all races, without them there would be challenges for farmers. It is important to be attentive to the faults to overcome them. The faults are only an obstacle in our attempt to raise the perfect dog. Look at your dog with eyes of critic, see the faults and strive to rectify them. Don't want to pretend that they there is no because there is not a perfect dog.

    The loyalty of Australian Cattle Dog will keep him next to his master, more than anything in the world, They must be with the master, accompany you and assist you in everything. The easiest way of making them happy is having them on your side. If you leave the lane, It can be that the dog will bite the heels, But if you are the ideal type to have an Australian, This morderá you heart.

    Australian Cattle Dog – Health

    All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems, and all people have the potential to inherit a particular disease. Run, do not walk, any breeder that does not offer a health guarantee in puppies, to tell you that the breed is 100 percent healthy and has no known problems, or to 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 health problems of race and the incidence with which occur in their lines. The problems observed in the Australian Cattle Dog include hip dysplasia, patellar dislocation, portosystemic shunts, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) and genetic deafness.

    Careful breeders examine their breeding dogs for genetic diseases and breed only the healthiest and best looking copies, but sometimes mother nature has other ideas and a puppy develops one of these diseases despite good breeding practices. Advances in veterinary medicine mean that in most 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 what they died from.

    Remember that after you have welcomed a new puppy into your home, It has the power to protect one of the most common health problems: the obesity. Keep a Australian Cattle Dog with a suitable weight it is one of the easiest ways to prolong life. Make the most of your preventive skills to help ensure a healthier dog for life.

    Australian Cattle Dog – Grooming

    The Australian Cattle Dog has a flat, hard coat that is resistant to rain and dirt. This makes grooming a simple task – only needs to be brushed once or twice a week to remove dead hair. For this you can use a bristle brush or slippery bristles. He will remove his short and dense undercoat once or twice a year, which will require more brushing. Other tools to keep on hand are a comb and undercoat rake.

    The Australian Cattle Dog you will only need occasional baths if you get very dirty. Check your ears to make sure they are clean and dry and that there is no evidence of infection. Your adult dog will need to have his nails trimmed about once a month, depending on wear. Puppies may need a weekly nail cut. Brush your dog's teeth regularly to promote good dental hygiene and fresh breath.

    Australian Cattle Dog ratings

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Australian Cattle Dog” 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.

    Adaptation ⓘ

    Rated 3 out of 5
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Dog friendly ⓘ

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    Hair loss ⓘ

    Rated 3 out of 5
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Affection Level ⓘ

    Rated 3 out of 5
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Need to exercise ⓘ

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    Social Needs ⓘ

    Rated 3 out of 5
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    Apartment ⓘ

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    Grooming ⓘ

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    Stranger Friendly ⓘ

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    Barking Tendencies ⓘ

    Rated 4 out of 5
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    Health Issues ⓘ

    Rated 3 out of 5
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    Territorial ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Cat Friendly ⓘ

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    intelligence ⓘ

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    versatility ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Child Friendly ⓘ

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    Watchdog Ability ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Playfulness ⓘ

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    Australian Cattle Dog Images

    Australian Cattle Dog Videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs). / Section 2 –> Cattle Dogs. Without working trial.
    • FCI 287
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 2 Sennenhund, except Swiss boyeros
    • AKC – PASTORAGE
    • ANKC – Group 5 (working dogs)
    • CKC – Group 7 – Herding dogs
    • ​KC – Pastoral
    • NZKC – Working dog
    • UKC – Herding dogs
  • FCI Standard of the Australian Cattle Dog breed
  • AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. ACD, Cattle Dog, Blue Heeler, Red Heeler, Queensland Heeler (English).
      2. Australian cattle dog (French).
      3. Australischer (German).
      4. Australian Cattle Dog (Portuguese).
      5. Ganadero Australiano, Boyero australiano, Perro Australiano de Ganado, Perro Ganadero Australiano (Spanish).

    Bouvier des Ardennes
    Bélgica FCI 171 - Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs)

    Boyero de las Ardenas

    The Bouvier des Ardennes He is distrustful with strangers but very faithful to its owner.

    Content

    History

    The Bouvier des Ardennes It is a rare breed of dog originating in Belgium.

    Since its inception, the Bouvier des Ardennes, He was raised to take care and drive cattle. Today is still used for such purposes, but also often seen as a pet. Although his passion of live outdoor continues it as an excellent dog for work in general on the farm, for driving of herds and the custody of private farms.

    Formerly, He was known as "in the Belgian Ardennes cattle dog", the harsh climate and the rugged relief, coupled with the poverty of the region, They carried that are very strong and resilient dogs, Since only survived the strong and healthy specimens.

    In the 19th century, It was used by poachers to trap deer and wild boar, became, years. At that time, during the two world wars, in the Hound of the illegal Hunter.

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    Bouvier des Flandres
    Bélgica Francia FCI 191 - Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs)

    Boyero de Flandes

    The strong herding instinct of the Bouvier des Flandres manifests itself with its own family

    Content

    History

    Bouvier des Flandres It is a breed of dog of Flanders, It is one of the three regions of Belgium, Wallonia and the Brussels region (Capital of Belgium and Flanders). It is known as Bouvier des Flandres and Toucheur de Boeuf en francés, Vlaamse Koehond in flamenco and Vuilbaard in German.

    There are many disputes as to its origin. For the French, This Boyero comes from the crossing of the Griffon with the old Pastor of Beauce. Belgians claim that it descends from the Boyero Roeselare, certainly it intervened in the construction of the race after extinction after the second world war. The FCI has been attributed both origins to this dog, the region of Flanders is part French and part Belgian.

    Physical characteristics

    Traditionally used as cattle herding dog and a guard dog, the Sennenhund Flanders, It is a dog of large size and with the body covered with an abundant layer of long hair. There are several colorations, ranging from light brown (Griffon) into the black, passing through several shades of gray, “salt and pepper” and chocolate. The validity in different colors of fur contest is determined by the different associations canófilas.

    Boyero Flanders is a robust dog, powerful appearance and large size but without showing clumsiness or heaviness. Its most notable feature is its impressive head, accentuated by a bushy beard and moustache. The ears and tail times are cut, Although this practice is falling into disuse. The weight can vary between 36 and 45 kg, the height to cross between 60 and 69 centimeters.

    Bushy fur has a underlying layer and can be anything from a up black Griffon, requiring constant grooming and, in the case of dogs in competition, cut each 6 u 8 weeks.

    Character and skills

    Boyero Flanders has a stable temperament; never shy but not aggressive. It is a worthy dog, calm, rational and, wisely, bold. As dog and surveillance, It may be suspicious and protective with their family or herd.

    His strong herding instinct is manifested with his own family, especially if children are included.

    It is an intelligent dog, He learns fast, Although it also bores easily so that it requires constant encouragement and obedience training is essential.

    It's a little biased to specific suffering relatively healthy breed. Like all large breeds it is susceptible to Dysplasia of hip and gastric torsion, and sometimes there may be problems of cataract.

    Ratings of the Bouvier des Flandres

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Bouvier des Flandres” 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.

    Adaptation ⓘ

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    Dog friendly ⓘ

    Rated 3 out of 5
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Hair loss ⓘ

    Rated 3 out of 5
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Affection Level ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Exercise Needs ⓘ

    Rated 3 out of 5
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Social Needs ⓘ

    Rated 3 out of 5
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Apartment ⓘ

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    Grooming ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Stranger Friendly ⓘ

    Rated 2 out of 5
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    Barking Tendencies ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Health Issues ⓘ

    Rated 3 out of 5
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Territorial ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Cat Friendly ⓘ

    Rated 3 out of 5
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    intelligence ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    versatility ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Child Friendly ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Watchdog Ability ⓘ

    Rated 3 out of 5
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Playfulness ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Pictures Bouvier des Flandres

    Bouvier des Flandres videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs). / Section 2 –> Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs). With working trial.
    • FCI 191
    • Federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC
    • FCI nomenclature of Bouvier des Flandres
    • BOUVIER DES FLANDRES FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Flanders Cattle Dog, Vlaamse Koehond (English).
      2. bouvier des Flandres (French).
      3. Bouvier des Flandres (German).
      4. Boiadeiro das Flandres (Portuguese).
      5. Boyero de Flandes (Spanish).

    West Highland White Terrier
    Inglaterra FCI 5 . Small sized Terriers.

    West Highland White Terrier

    It is a very lively dog, joyful, with great self-love, determined and independent.

    Content

    History

    The West Highland White Terrier, better known as Westie, is a former Scottish hunting terrier. The little terriers from which the Westie they served humans for many years as watchdogs and hunters. In addition, they made themselves useful in the house every day. Keeping houses free from rats and mice, chasing away a marten or fox that wanted to feed on chickens or pigeons at night, proved helpful helpers at home and in court. The true strength of West Highland White Terrier was active fox hunting, the marten and the otter. The little terrier chased these thieves without fear and with all determination to the farthest corner of his burrow, where they were trying to get them out of the burrow, as the hunters counted. Like his three Scottish brothers, Skye and Cairn Terrier, the West Highland White Terrier he is one of the four descendants of these old men Scottish hunting terrier.

    Like the others, comes from the great gene pool of all those Scottish terriers. Only by intentional breeding, namely, artificial separation, Scotland's four genetically separated lower terrier breeds were born. Your current form as “West Highland White Terrier” It is the result of a breeding led as a companion and exhibition dog of the last 100 years. Until 1924 was raised and led along with the current Cairn-Terrier. The pure white color is the result of a selection of external features from the time of the breeding of the sample. It is an expression of efforts to make these four originally identical siblings increasingly distinguishable from each other.. In 1907 the breed was recognized by the British Kennel Club. It was always a fairly rare breed in Europe. That suddenly changed around 1990.

    The advertising industry recognized the attractive effect of this smart and happy little terrier. Dog food brands like “César” remain inseparably connected with Westie. The nice one Westie became widely known as a means of advertising dog food and later other articles as well. Many people knew him as “the television dog”. He was temporarily better known than the Sausage dog or German Shepherd. The serious breeding scene could not meet the demand for puppies from Westie. This could not be said twice by multipliers from Germany and from all over Europe. Dubious vendors massively selling puppies in the dog market. This was not good for the dog breed, your physical condition and your health. Still today many of these breeders, mostly well disguised as “breed lovers”, frolicking on the Internet.

    Physical characteristics

    The West Highland White Terrier it is a small and manageable dog of impressive appearance and self-confidence. He's got a pretty thick overcoat with a hard top layer but doesn't lean. Your undercoat must be hair, short, smooth and dense. Your coat is weather resistant. With a height at the withers of about 28 centimeters, weighs between 6,5 and 8,5 kg. However, the ideal weight is not given by the standard. However, the Westies they are quite heavy in relation to their physical size. Of course, the color of a coat Westie it should always be white and pure white, After all, it's already in your name.

    After the experiences with the fashion hype, already in 1998 a special requirement for healthy farming was set in the standard, so that any deviation that could “harm the dog's health and well-being”. A striking feature is the tail of the West Highland White Terrier, that the standard defines as: “of 13 - 15 cm long; covered with coarse hair, without pen, as straight as possible, haughtily carried, but neither happy nor hunched over the back. A long tail is not desirable, but under no circumstances should it be amputated. The tail of the Westies it is a good reflection of its intelligent nature.

    Character and skills

    The West Highland White Terrier he's a lively guy, bright and confident. In it beats the heart of a true terrier. The official standard describes its character as follows: “Petit, Active, bold, robust, endowed with considerable self-confidence and an air of predatory sharpness. Alert, joyful, brave, confident but friendly”. The old hunter has a tendency to independence and overconfidence. He likes to see himself as an emperor.

    One should not only accept this trait with a smile and a broad inner smile., but rather appreciate it. Of course, such ambitions must have limits, but maybe you shouldn't always notice this boundary setting by us humans. The Westies they are very loyal and affectionate. They love their family and are extremely child friendly.. They are characterized by their friendly and kind character. But they are not lap dogs. Despite his agile temperament, the Westies are not restless or nervous. Are alert, reporting unusual circumstances with excited barking.

    Westies Maintenance:

    The attitude of the Westies has no problems. Only grooming is mandatory, especially regular trimming. It has no demands regarding the size of the floor. It can also be kept well on the floor of a big city. Only one should allow him his daily walks. It should be noted that Westies they were hunting dogs, whose heritage lives on even with today's companion. Small dogs are very persevering and can follow their owners without problems when walking. Must be used to other pets from litter box. If he West Highland White Terrier is consistently and lovingly educated as early as the puppy's age, then this sturdy four-legged friend is a valuable companion, that adapts easily and willingly to all the living conditions of its caregivers.

    Westie's Education

    The education of West Highland White Terrier is an often underrated chapter. Although the puppy looks so cute, especially in his first months of life, he is a true terrier very sure of himself. And such a terrier wants to be educated and guided. The Westie requires consequences in education from adulthood. Although small, dreams like most terriers in some corner of his brain of assuming leadership of the herd. You just have to take your education seriously. In all other respects, his education is not problematic. He wants and needs the guidance of his master or caretaker and is a docile companion, friendly and sociable.

    Care of the West Highland White Terrier

    The West Highland White Terrier are prone to rashes with dry skin, and frequent bathing can exacerbate these problems. The bathing them once a month – or a longer interval- does not usually cause problems. It is advisable to use neutral soaps or shampoo to baby and avoid products with aggressive substances, except veterinary prescription.

    After bathing they should pay particular attention in dry him very well the ears with a towel. If brushes you daily or regularly, his hair will remain healthy and bright.

    It is also advisable to occasionally perform a brushing through the grubbing-up of dead hair (referred to as striping), It is a totally painless method which is performed by a professional expert in canine aesthetics. This type of arrangement will maintain the texture and characteristics of the white mantle of the Westie. Also, It should be cleaned them ears weekly with a piece of cotton dampened with water to remove wax buildup and avoid possible infections.

    We must pay special attention to clean with a damp cloth around the snout hair after eating or having dug a hole. The same, the lagrimales should be cleaned to avoid the accumulation of lagañas, Since a dog be white if not caring - diligently- maintain clean those parties they will wear an unsightly Brown and will make it look dirty or neglected. When they are pets should wash with wet wipes for babies, especially the part of the belly already to be a dog with short legs, It gets wet when they make Pee and end up picking up an ugly yellow color.

    West Highland White Terrier Health

    Cubs West Highland White Terrier they may have a disease called “Osteopathy West”, known as “Jaw of the lion or Scottie” It consists in the abnormal growth of bone of the jaw. This genetic disease is autosomal recessive in nature, that means that what a puppy the present both parents should have the gene and transmit it to the puppy; Unfortunately the only way to know if some copy playlist contains this gene is born a puppy and has that abnormality. By the same, Perhaps the own breeder won't know that some copy lacks this until that is born the litter.

    Is condition usually occurs when the puppy is between 3 and 6 months of age and disappears to the 12 months.

    The diagnosis is usually performed after taking x-rays. Treatment of the symptoms is to provide medicines to help the puppy to cope with this period, allowing him to eat and use its snout while it suffers from pain. Corticosteroids are therapeutic agents that are used most frequently. Disease disappears spontaneously when the period of growth ends. Only in very severe cases, It does not respond to treatment, is euthanasia.

    Nutrition / Food

    The nutrition of West Highland White Terrier not usually problematic, as long as it comes from a serious calf. It is not uncommon for allergies and skin irritations to require a dietary diet.

    Westie's Life Expectancy

    The West Highland White Terrier of serious upbringing tend to have robust health and can reach 15 years in good physical condition.

    Buy a West Highland White Terrier

    There are many dubious providers of Westies on the Internet. In your own interest and especially for the welfare of dogs you should look very carefully. It is best to purchase your Westie puppy locally from an FCI member breeder. Here you should pay special attention that there is no inbreeding. Or you can go to the animal shelter and look for other types of terriers. Cubs West Highland White Terrier cost around 1.000 EUR.

    West Highland White Terrier Reviews

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “West Highland White Terrier” 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.

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    West Highland White Terrier Images

    photos:

    1 – Tara posing in Simancas (Valladolid) 27 one. 2007
    2 – West Highland Terrier by Antonio Villascusa / CC BY
    3 – A West Highland White Terrier in Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands. by Wouter Engler / CC BY-SA
    4 – West Highland White by https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Mateo_Squad&action=edit&redlink=1
    5 – West Highland White Terrier from 1915 by not specified (except those with signature on image) / Public domain
    6 – West Highland White Terrier by SheltieBoy / CC BY

    West Highland White Terrier videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 85
    • Group 3: Terriers.
    • Section 2: Small-sized Terriers. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Terriers 2 Small sized Terriers.
    • AKC – Terriers
    • ANKC – Terriers
    • CKC – Terriers
    • ​KC – Terriers
    • NZKC – Terriers
    • UKC – Terriers

    West Highland White Terrier breed FCI standard

    WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER FCI WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Poltalloch Terrier, Roseneath Terrier, White Roseneath Terrier, Westie (or Westy) (English).
      2. Westie (French).
      3. Weißer Hochlandterrier, „Westie“, ursprünglich: Poltalloch Terrier, Roseneath Terrier (German).
      4. Westie (Portuguese).
      5. Westie, Westy (Spanish).
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