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German Shorthaired Pointer
Alemania FCI 119 . Braque Type

Braco Alemán de Pelo Corto

A strong hunting instinct is the most important characteristic of the German Shorthaired Pointer

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History

The German Shorthaired Pointer (Deutscher Kurzhaariger Vorstehhund, It is a breed of dog developed in the 1800 in Germany, used for hunting.

The exact origin of the German Shorthaired it is not clear. In accordance with the American Kennel Club, it is likely that the German Shorthaired Pointer is a descendant of a race known as German Bird Dog, which in turn is connected with the Old Spanish Pointer introduced in Germany in the 17TH century.

It is also likely that within their ancestors are German dogs and other tracking dogs, as the English Pointer. But, as the first studbook was not created until 1870, It is impossible to identify all the dogs that were needed to create this race.

Physical characteristics

It is a versatile dog, without a doubt the most complete and efficient for hunting breed, thanks to their physical qualities and innate aptitudes, Standing out mainly in:

  • Find and display the birds elegantly.
  • Collect both land and water without distinguishing between the hair and feather.
  • It is the best companion of the bird of prey and the most characteristic in the art of falconry..
  • Prove your courage facing animals as temperamental and determined as the wild boar.
  • Able to follow a trail of blood as well as a Bloodhound.
  • In the home is the faithful, patient and excellent companion of children.

The breed emerged in the 19th century due to the need for a versatile dog, that serve for the various forms of hunting, instead of having a different race for each specialty. With the hunting characteristics set, German breeders began the work of selecting dogs for its kind, and arriving at the end of the 19th century to the first racial standard, which over time, It has undergone changes to adapt to the natural evolution of forms of hunting.

Its main characteristics are:

  • A special smell.
  • A persistent and effective search.
  • Great passion for work in water.
  • Elegant style.
  • Great physical resistance.
  • The courage to face large and aggressive animals without hesitation.
  • Higher than normal canine intelligence (ranks 17 in Stanley Coren's list: "The Intelligence of Dogs").
  • The males measure of 62 to 66 cm and females in 58 to 63 cm., and weigh in 25 to 30 Kg.
  • Coupled with this and its easy training, It is currently one of the most prized hunting worldwide breeds.

The sample in the German Shorthaired Pointer it is par excellence a moment of great beauty and emotion, a true expression of the hunting art. It is the culmination of an extensive search, in which the dog after traveling many kilometers, among bushes, thorns, slopes, ravines or immense Plains, Locate the bird carried by their emanations, this makes the German Shorthaired Pointer the best and inseparable companion of the versatile hunter.

The layer of German Shorthaired Pointer, it is short and flat with a dense coat protected by stiff hairs to make the coat waterproof and allow the dog to keep warm in cold climates. The color can be dark brown in English is defined as color “liver” (incorrectly as “chocolate” or “Brown”), black (Despite any area of black it is grounds for disqualification in American Kennel Club), either liver and black or black and white.

Commonly the head is a solid or nearly solid color with the body being mottled or “marking” with liver and white, sometimes with so-called large solid color stains “Saddle”.

Although the standard of German Shorthaired Pointer allows a slightly sandy coloring (“Mark Gelber”) in the extremities, This color is rare, any yellow coloration in contests of sample is by the AKC and the CKC, and the dog is disqualified.

The German Shorthaired Pointer has a longer life expectancy than many breeds of the same size, generally they live between 12 and 14 years, There have been cases of copies that have lived in 16 to 18 years.

The characteristic coloration of German Shorthaired Pointer provides you with unrivaled camouflage in winter seasons. To be standing next to dead trees and in the dirty snow, the mixture of the colors of Brown layer, black and white makes the dog bit visible.

Character and skills

The race generally along well with other dogs, Although females seem to be much more dominant in the interaction. A strong hunting instinct is the most important characteristic of this breed., It is not always good if you share a home with other small pets such as cats and rabbits.

But with a proper training, the German Shorthaired Pointer, You will learn to distinguish what is the prey and what is not, which is why, You can live in a friendly manner with other family pets.

The German Shorthaired Pointer needs a good daily dose of exercise, since it is an energetic animal and needs to spend that accumulated energy, if he is not given physical activity he will seem hyperactive and may develop destructive tendencies.

It is good to take into account that this race is not a pet suitable for a home of sedentary or owners without experience.

The German Shorthaired Pointer he is good with children, but be careful because the breed can be a little gross, especially when they are puppies.

Characteristics "German Shorthaired Pointer"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "German Shorthaired Pointer" 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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Photos “German Shorthaired Pointer”

Videos “German Shorthaired Pointer”

Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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Federations:

FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC

FCI breed standard "German Shorthaired Pointer"

FCIFCI - German Shorthaired Pointer
Bracco

Alternative names:

1. GSP, DK (English).
2. GSP, DK (French).
3. Deutscher kurzhaariger, Vorstehhund, Deutsch Kurzhaar, Kurzhaar, GSP, DK (German).
4. Pointer alemão, Perdigueiro (Portuguese).
5. GSP, DK (español).

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Portuguese Pointer
Portugal FCI 187 . Braque Type

Portuguese Pointer

The Portuguese Pointer He is extremely affectionate and very attached to children, it is also a very submissive dog.

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Characteristics "Portuguese Pointer"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Portuguese Pointer" 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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History

The Portuguese Pointer arose from Perdigueiro Peninsular, an ancient breed of Iberian dogs, its presence is documented since the 10th century, Its first appearance in art is on a Visigothic-Arab tombstone of the Church of San Juan Bautista de Tomar. Its evolution was the result of several factors such as adaptation to the climate, the type of hunting, the terrain and the selection introduced through the Portuguese cultural specificity.

In the fourteenth century, It was bred in the royal kennels and used for hunting Altaria, being known as “Podengo de mostra”, showing already the possibility of stopping before the hunt. In the 16th century (reign of D. Sebastian) its use by the popular classes was common (although prohibited). The constant bleeding in the working arms caused by the discoveries, the abandonment of the fields, hunger and change of habits, led the population to resort more to hunting for food and, as a result, to the use of Pointing Dogs, that they were “prohibited” for causing, thanks to its excellent qualities, serious damage to the vested interests of the royal house and the nobility.

In the 18th century, Many English families established a presence in the Porto region in the business of wine production and came into contact with the breed being brought to England where it played an important role in the origin of the English Pointer.

At the end of the 19th century it suffered a certain decline, due to serious social upheavals and new tastes and contacts with the outside world, that gave projection to the foreign races that were then in fashion. But it is still represented in art objects (tinaja painted by D. Fernando II of Saxe-Coburg, Pena-Sintra), painting of King D.Luis and the princes in hunting clothes in the Palace of Ajuda, Lisbon), painting of a hunting trip of an Englishman in the Douro (Quinta de Gatão, Duero) or in artistic ceramics by the Real Fábrica do Rato (Pimenta Palace, Lisbon).

Only in 1920 some breeders strove to save the breed, locating some of the dogs in the inaccessible north of Portugal. The Portuguese pedigree book was then established in 1932 and the breed standard in 1938. For at least a thousand years, this dog always had the same square head, triangular ears and compact look.

Photo: “Portuguese Pointer” during the Dog World Show in Poznań. by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The Portuguese Pointer comes in average proportions, straight, good guy, robust but with a harmonic conformation allied to the manifest elasticity of the movements.

The head is proportionate in relation to the body, well shaped and harmonious; seems to be big on the set. A little thick, However, it is neither bony nor thick and has loose and thin skin.

The coat is short and thick in most dogs., with a velvety texture on the ears and face .

Yellow in light varieties, common and dark, solid or white spotted on the head, the neck, chest and footwear.

In males, the height at the withers is 52 to 60 centimeters, the weight is 20 to 27 kg. In females the height is 48 to 56 centimeters and the weight is 16 to 22 kg.

Character and skills

Portuguese Pointer
An image of a “Portuguese Pointer”, a Portuguese hunting dog breed. The animal in the photo had 11 years when it was photographed.

The Portuguese Pointer he is an extremely gentle and affectionate dog, with great delivery capacity and very resistant. It is quiet, very sociable and a bit petulant in relation to other dogs. Works with vivacity and persistence and is curious by nature. He always keeps in touch with his hunter.

He moves with an easy step and is graceful. It is versatile in its function and very adaptable to various terrains, climates and types of hunting.

Extremely affectionate and very attached to children, it is also a very submissive dog. Can, for lack of education, do not obey gestures or orders. But, it's easy to train.

Health

The Portuguese Pointer has an average life expectancy of 14 years. It is considered a hardy breed with no specific health problems.. But, hip dysplasia, lunation of the patella, cancer and autoimmune diseases are potential health problems for dogs of this size.

Videos "Portuguese Pointer"

The Portuguese partridge, a versatile dog.
O Perdigueiro português, um cão polivalente
Main characteristics of the Portuguese Perdigueiro
main characteristics of “Portuguese Pointer”

Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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Federations:

  • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.1: Braque Type
  • AKC – Bracco


FCI breed standard "Portuguese Pointer"

FCIFCI - Portuguese Pointer
Perdiguero

Alternative names:

1. Perdigueiro Português, Portuguese Pointer Dog (English).
2. Perdigueiro Portugais (French).
3. Perdigueiro Português, Portugiesisch (German).
4. Perdigueiro português (Portuguese).
5. (Perdigueiro Português en portugués) (español).

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German Wirehaired Pointer
Alemania FCI 98 . Braque Type

Braco Alemán de Pelo Duro

The German Wirehaired Pointer is very affectionate, active and intelligent.

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History

The German Wirehaired Pointer (Drahthaar) es una raza de origen alemán.

In this long-haired Hunter dog is gathers the blood of hounds, hunters of birds, water dogs and hunting with Falcons and therefore has a tendency to great versatility.

The origin of this breed has barely a century. A group of breeders set out to obtain Pointing Dogs hard hair. Pointing Dogs rough-haired Germans, the Pudelpointer, the Griffon and the German Shorthaired Pointer they contributed to the formation of the breed. Some experts added to the Airedale Terrier and to the Italian Rough-Haired Hound to this list of participants in the creation of the German Wirehaired Pointer.

As of the year 1879 pure breeding was carried out and the essential characteristics of the breed were established.

In the year 1897, the Baron Schorlemer established the first standard of the German Wirehaired Pointer and this was the basis for the current pure breeding. It became one of the main hunting breeds in Germany in the latter part of the 20th century..

Physical characteristics

It is strong, muscular, under, of flowing lines, is medium-sized. Heavy dogs are not desirable. Some specimens are likely to develop hip dysplasia, ear infections, genetic eye diseases and skin cancer.

Coat colors vary, can be solid liver color, black and white with liver markings, liver color with white markings, solid black and a mixture of three colors.

The coat of the German Wirehaired Pointer, has as the most distinctive characteristic of the breed, the functional hirsute. A dog must have a correct fur to be of the correct type. The layer is resistant to weathering and, to some extent, water repellent. The inner layer is dense enough to insulate you from the cold winter, but it is fine in summer. The distinctive outer layer of the breed is straight, hard, rough to the touch and lisa. In the ears, the head and legs the hair is smoother.

The weight of the males is of 34 to 40 kg. And in females, of 30 to 36 kg. Measuring the males of 61 to 68 cm and females 57 to 64 cm..

Character and skills

The German Wirehaired Pointer is very affectionate, active and intelligent. It seems that you have always wanted to learn and is very loyal to his family, You need a reference person who knows how to set the limits. Like it to be occupied and enjoy working with its owner. They are friendly with people who know and reserved with strangers, They must be socialized at an early age.

They need plenty of exercise, any type of game that includes searching for objects on any type of terrain, will be your happy Pointer. It has a very fine sense of smell that allows it to track and recover any object both on land and in the water..

Characteristics "German Wirehaired Pointer"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "German Wirehaired Pointer" 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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Photos “German Wirehaired Pointer”

Videos “German Wirehaired Pointer”

Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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  • Section : . .

Federations:

FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC

  • FCI nomenclature race "German Wirehaired Pointer"


  • FCI breed standard "German Wirehaired Pointer"

    FCIFCI - German Wirehaired Pointer
    Bracco

    Alternative names:

    1. Deutsch Drahthaar, Deutscher Drahthaariger, Vorstehhund Drahthaar (English).
    2. Chien d’arrêt allemand à poil long (French).
    3. auch Deutsch-Drahthaar (German).
    4. Drahthaar (Portuguese).
    5. Braco Alemán de Pelo Duro (español).

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    Slovakian Wirehaired Pointers
    Eslovaquia FCI 320 . Braque Type

    Slovakian Wirehaired Pointers

    The Slovakian Wirehaired Pointers in an obedient and easy to train dog.

    Content

    History

    The Slovakian Wirehaired Pointers is a relatively new breed. It dates back to the end of the decade of 1950, in Czechoslovakia after World War II and is believed to have been developed using the Weimaraner, the German Wirehaired Pointer and the Cesky Fousek.

    At any given time, the Slovaks who developed the breed asked the Club Weimaraner from Germany to recognize this dog under the name of Rough-haired Weimaraner, but the request was rejected.

    The resulting dog is a true wonder, that combines the talents of a hunting dog (on the plains, in the woods and in the water), a working dog and a companion dog. Adapts to all climates.

    Photo: Slovakian Wire-haired Pointing Dog by Ing. Urban Michal (breeders HP), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

    Physical characteristics

    The Slovakian Wirehaired Pointers it's a tall braco, solidly built and not too heavy. This breed is bred to be a working dog, with nobility in its forms. Tail is cut to half length when permitted by law. It stands rather high, worn at rest and in horizontal action. The eyes are almond-shaped, amber, with a clever expression. In puppies and young dogs, are blue. Dropped ears sit above the eye, they are rounded and not too long.

    Slovakian Wirehaired Pointers
    “Slovakian Wirehaired Pointers” during the dog show in Rybnik – Stone, Poland

    The undercoat consists of a short, fine down that normally falls off in summer. The top layer is about 4 cm long, hard, straight and well laid. At the bottom of the muzzle, hairs are longer and softer and form a mustache. above the eyes, are more pronounced and are obliquely erect. The forehead and occiput are covered with short, hard hair. They are short and soft on the ears. The tail is well provided with hair, but it is not brushed. The basic color is “grey”: is a sand shaded with brown. White markings are allowed on the tips of the legs and on the chest. Smaller or larger dark spots can mark gray. There is also a speckled coat.

    Character and skills

    The Slovakian Wirehaired Pointers described in the FCI standard as easy to train and compliant. They are selected for their work characteristics as Pointer dogs. They hunt on the plains, forests and water. They work mainly after the shot, searching and recovering the game.

    The Slovakian Wirehaired Pointers it's animated, happy and eager to please. He has a lot of energy and is very intelligent., but gets bored easily. This can sometimes make training a bit difficult., and should work to make training sessions fun, interesting and not very long. They need a steady and consistent hand in disciplining with structure and limits.. Harsh words or physical punishment should be avoided. They have a strong bond with their families, and may develop separation anxiety without proper conditioning.

    the Slovakian Wirehaired Pointers they are the happiest doing things with their owner. This makes the breed a great candidate as a canine companion for owners who love walks., cycling or jogging. It is imperative that they have opportunities to run free, preferably in a fenced area, since his hunting instinct is very strong, and the dog will not be able to resist the urge to chase the prey.

    Health

    The Slovakian Wirehaired Pointers it is a generally healthy breed, and responsible breeders examine their breeders for health conditions such as elbow and hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy and cataracts.

    Grooming

    The Slovakian Wirehaired Pointers requires only a minimum of grooming to maintain its good condition. Wiping them with a damp cloth is usually sufficient between baths.. Using a grooming glove or comb on your coat during the fall season can help keep the amount of hair shedding in your home down.. Toenails should be trimmed every four weeks. A dental care regimen should start at an early age to avoid problems later in life.

    Characteristics "Slovakian Wirehaired Pointers"

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Slovakian Wirehaired Pointers" 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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    Videos "Slovakian Wirehaired Pointers"

    Dog Breed Video: Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer
    Dog Breed Video: Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer
    Slovakian wire haired pointer - training
    Slovakian wire haired pointer – training

    Type and recognitions:

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

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.1: Braque Type
    • ​KCgundog
    • AKCGroup: Foundation Stock Service


    FCI breed standard "Slovakian Wirehaired Pointers"

    FCIFCI - Slovakian Wirehaired Pointers
    Bracco

    Alternative names:

    1. Slovak Rough-haired Pointer, Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer (English).
    2. (Nom d’origine : Slovensky Hrubosrsty Stavac), Griffon d’Arrêt Slovaque à poil dur (French).
    3. SHS, Slovenský hrubosrstý stavač (German).
    4. Braco eslovaco de pêlo duro, (em eslovaco: Slovenský hrubosrsty stavac) (Portuguese).
    5. Grifón de muestra eslovaco de pelo duro (español).

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    Weimaraner
    Alemania FCI 99 . Braque Type

    Braco de Weimar

    The Weimaraner It is a medium-sized to large hunting dog.

    Content

    History

    The Weimaraner is a specially equipped with dog as a dog collector.

    The history of Weimaraner begins with Grand Duke Carl August and the nobles of the court of Weimar, known as the hunter among kings and the king among hunters, you have selected the gray race silver for hunting in forests. According to German tradition, not only the time annulled the traces of the origin of the breed, but they were perhaps cancelled deliberately by the nobles of the time, so that this magnificent specimen is exclusive to the court of Weimar. The theory today proves that it comes from France and indirectly from North Africa.. It is thought this because of the colour of the fur, similar to the race of Saint Louis.

    Gray color is a recessive inherited trait, so it follows that it was selected to obtain it. We know today as the Silver ghosts or grey ghosts thanks to the American soldiers who watched them move gracefully through the German camps.

    Head with slightly pronounced occipital bone, similar to the implant of the ears, are also present in the Grey Saint Louis Hound. Do not cut tail has a particular curvature that resembles the tail of the Saluki. Exceptional smell, can be considered a characteristic inherited from the ancients Leithund of Tracia, that take us back to a time before the creation of the Weimar Republic.

    In the 13th century, Louis IX of France, returning from a crusade to North Africa, He brought with him copies of which later was called it the grey dog in Saint Louis, widely used in France for tracking and capture of pieces in the Woods. This breed did not live with the other dogs, lived with their caregivers, which may explain the union with man and the need to be in the family of the Weimaraner current. In the 15th century, other grey dogs were brought to Europe from Asia.

    Finally the Grand Duke Carl August, passionate about all dog, Select race, search and find old french lines, and following the trend of the time, a versatile and agile dog, and probably crosses with him Old Spanish Pointer and some other races. These crossing comes from the Long hair Weimariano, which was officially accepted by the German club in 1935.

    At the end of the nineteenth century, the Weimaraner he was the king of hunting dogs, he was a shy and somewhat fearful dog, that he should be treated well and gently, talking in a low tone. In 1882 the Weimaraner It was already a well known and established breed thanks to its versatility, and it was used by professional hunters and Rangers. The official recognition of the breed was not easy to obtain, but finally in 1897 born German Club. After the Second World War, the American zone had banned hunting and possession of firearms, and that is why many Weimaraner were exported. In 1951 the selection was resumed on the basis of a standard and performance in the field.

    For many years made assumptions of the origin of this breed, evaluating that they were the result of crosses with German Shorthaired Pointer, Bloodhound, Pointer and even a genetic mutation of the German Shorthaired Pointer. The home is today clearer, Thanks to the studies of this race fans, paintings of the era and to the study of the genetics of colour. After World War II export, It explains the boom in United States of the race.

    The real development of the race was in the years 50, When the Weimaraner was considered a dog of good taste, high class, almost human intelligence, ranks 21 in the Classification of dogs according to their functional and obedience intelligence. Stanley city’ s: "The Intelligence of Dogs". Some examples accompanied Grace Kelly, Eisenhower, Brad Pitt and Roy Rogers.

    Physical characteristics

    The Weimaraner It is a medium-sized to large hunting dog. The males measure of 59 to 70 cm. (ideal size: 66 cm.) and weigh in 30 to 40 kg; the females of 57 to 65 cm. (ideal size: 62 cm.) and weigh in 25 to 35 kg. It is a robust dog, harmonious, vigorous, of powerful muscles. They need daily activity, because your energy level is high.

    Their short, thick fur, very well protects from moisture which allows it to be an effective Hunter in swampy areas.

    The coat is composed of different layers, And there are several types...

    • Short hair: It can be, short and thin, short and dense, very short (but longer and bulk to the breeds of dogs that can compare); hair “from above” smooth and regular with a thick subpelo.
    • Wire-haired: medium length, thick, straight; hair “from above” smooth and regular with a thick subpelo.
    • Long hair: hair “from above” long and soft with or without smooth and wavy hair; It is long and straight at the start of the ear; woolly hair is supported at the tips of the ears; the hair of the flanks must of 3 to 5 cm long; It tends to be longer at the base of the neck, the upper part of the chest and belly; It fits rather less long developed towards the bottom; grown plume tail; “entregarras” hairy; the less long head hair (the final growth of fur occurs often after two years of age).
    • The color of the fur stands out as having various shades of grey: silver grey, black or grey roe deer and grey mouse. The head and ears are generally clearer. Only tolerate some white spots in small amounts in the chest and feet. Often, in the middle of the back there is a strip of hair slightly darker and with another texture, call “eel stripe” more or less wide.

    The head of the Weimaraner is moderately long, provided to the body; wider in the male than the female, Although the width of the top of the head is proportionate to the total length of the head. The length from the tip of the snout to the line joining the inner corners of the eyes is slightly longer than that from this line to the occiput.. There is a cavity in the temples. Slightly apparent occipital bone. The cigomática arch is very recognizable behind the eyes. The snout is long and powerful, especially in males. The base of the front (stop) is extremely short. Lips surpass the mandible without never be mixture and are incarnated as the palate. There are small wrinkles at the corners of the lips. The cheeks are clearly pronounced and muscular.

    The ears are wide and quite long, arriving at the corner of the mouth, rounded at the tips; in the sample they are slightly rotated forward, curved; implanted slightly above the eye line. The truffle is dark incarnate, that becomes gradually grey back.

    The eyes and the eyes, in general, they are intelligent expression, curious, friendly. The color of the eyes changes as they grow, When they are puppies have them blue, but for the three months they are a turquesa-verdoso tone, to be amber in adulthood.

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    The Weimaraner “blue” they can not compete on the track American exhibition, but the color is considered normal and is not associated with any health problems. The Weimaraner “brown”, on the other hand, no son Weimaraner pure breed, but mixtures Pointer / Braco German Shorthair

    Character and skills

    This Germanic sample dog stands out for its great elegance and versatility that it is suitable for all types of terrain and for all types of hunting.

    His character is quiet and affectionate. Their submission and balance make have an easy training, besides being great as a companion dog.

    It has also gained appreciation of los monteros by worth for all seasons and temperatures. Today they recorded more than 500 Puppies per month. In the United States race is revalued in all directions: tracking, capture of prey, guide dog, drug trafficking, Guarda, agility and companion of life. They are easy to train and behave very well as guard dogs. They are affectionate and obedient.

    Health

    The Weimaraner are generally healthy, but like all races, are prone to certain health conditions. Not all Weimaraner will contract some or all of these diseases, but it is important to be aware of them if you are considering this breed.

    If you are buying a puppy, find a good breeder who will show you the health clearances of the puppy's parents. Health clearances show that a dog has been tested and cleared for a particular condition.

  • Hip Dysplasia: It is an abnormality of the hip joint. It can affect one or both sides. Dogs with hip dysplasia may or may not show any clinical signs. Although the tendency to hip dysplasia is believed to be hereditary, diet is also believed, rapid growth and the environment contribute to this condition.
  • Gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), also called swelling or torsion: It is a life-threatening disease in large, deep-chested dogs, especially if they are fed one large meal a day, eat quickly, drink large volumes of water after eating and exercise vigorously after eating. Some think that elevated food plates and type of food may be a factor in causing this as well.. It is more common among older dogs. GDV occurs when the stomach is dilated with gas or air and then twisted (torsion). The dog is unable to burp or vomit to rid itself of excess air in its stomach, and the normal return of blood to the heart is prevented. Blood pressure drops and the dog goes into shock.. Without immediate medical attention, the dog can die. Suspect swelling if the dog has a distended abdomen, salivates excessively and gags without vomiting. May also be restless, depressed, lethargic and weak with a rapid heart rate. It is important that you take your dog to the vet as soon as possible.
  • Von Willebrand disease (VWD): It is an inherited blood disorder caused by a deficiency in the coagulation factor VIII antigen. (factor von Willebrand). The main sign is excessive bleeding after injury or surgery. There may also be other signs, like nosebleeds, bleeding gums or bleeding in the stomach or intestines. Most dogs with von Willebrand disease lead normal lives.. If you feel this is a concern, your vet can run tests to determine if your dog has it.
  • Distiquiasis: This is a condition where the dog has an extra row of eyelashes, usually on the lower eyelid, causing irritation to the cornea and tearing.
  • Entropion: This defect, which is usually obvious at six months of age, causes the eyelid to roll inward, irritating or injuring the eyeball. One or both eyes may be affected. If your Weimaraner has entropion, you may notice rubbing your eyes. The condition can be surgically corrected if necessary.
  • Factor XI deficiency: It is another bleeding disorder that is usually minor, but can become severe after trauma or surgery.
  • Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism is caused by a thyroid hormone deficiency and can produce signs including infertility, Obesity, mental dullness and lack of energy. The dog's hair can become rough and brittle and begin to fall out, while the skin becomes hard and dark. Hypothyroidism can be very well controlled with a daily thyroid replacement pill. Medication must continue throughout the dog's life.
  • Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA): It is a degenerative eye disorder that eventually causes blindness due to the loss of photoreceptors in the back of the eye. The (PRA) detected years before the dog shows signs of blindness. Fortunately, dogs can use their other senses to compensate for blindness, and a blind dog can live a full and happy life. Just don't make a habit of moving furniture from side to side. Reputable breeders have their dogs' eyes certified annually by a veterinary ophthalmologist and do not breed dogs with this disease.
  • Immune-mediated disease: A small percentage of the puppies of Weimaraner react to vaccines, particularly to combination vaccines, with fever, an elevated white blood cell count and swollen tissues and joints. Reactions occur most frequently between 12 and 16 weeks of age.
  • Care

    The first thing to know about him Weimaraner is that it is a domestic dog. Not made for the kennel or backyard life, and it's not made for apartment living either. This highly active dog needs a large, safe yard where he can run, and an active family that gives you the exercise and mental stimulation you need.

    A sense of humor also helps, especially when you see how you Weimaraner has remodeled your garden in its efforts to get rid of mice, moles and bugs. You will be proud of yourself for your good efforts, so don't forget to praise him while you calculate in your head how long, money and effort it will take to put the garden back the way you like it. You may want to monitor him more closely and provide him with additional exercise..

    The Weimaraner they need a couple of hours of daily exercise if they want to avoid barking, recreational chewing and digging. Play fetch and other running games, take him for a jog or a walk, teach him to run alongside his bike or get him involved in a dog sport like agility or flyball. Y, of course, you can always take him hunting.

    Make sure your patio is leak proof. The Weimaraner They are Houdinis when it comes to confinement, and they are very good at learning to open doors and gates and jump or dig under fences. That is another reason why they are best kept as domestic dogs..

    In the House, a Weimaraner mature and well trained will be his shadow, from the bedroom to the bathroom and from the kitchen to the den. a puppy of Weimaraner is challenging and requires careful supervision. Can be a destructive chewer and difficult to train. Box training is a good idea.

    The Weimaraner of any age with separation anxiety, which is not unusual for this breed, can become destructive and can “scratch” on your rug or sofa in an attempt to create a safe nest.

    The Weimaraner they are very intelligent, and they are also independent thinkers. That combination can make them a challenge when it comes to training.. Be consistent and firm, but soft. The Weimaraner is sensitive and does not respond well to anger, but should be able to say “No” and mean it. Keep training sessions short and interesting, and always end them when you've done something right so I can praise you for a job well done. Last, but not less important, keep your sense of humor. Its Weimaraner may or may not do what I ask, depending on many factors, but will always disobey with style.

    Grooming

    One Weimaraner it is one of the easiest breeds to care for. Even when he's been running through the mud, dirt seems to fall off it. Weekly brushing with a bristle brush should keep their fur and skin healthy. The Weimaraner they shed their fur, but brushing will help keep hair loose from your clothes and furniture. For your Weimaraner glasses, clean it with a chamois. Bathe when necessary. Likes to wallow in anything stinky, so it may be more often than would normally be necessary.

    All breeds with floppy ears tend to have problems with ear infections. Check your ears Weimaranerr weekly and clean them with a cotton swab moistened with a cleanser recommended by your veterinarian. Never insert cotton swabs or anything else into the ear canal, as it could damage it. Its Weimaraner you may have an ear infection if the inside of your ear smells bad, looks red or tender, or if you frequently shake your head or scratch your ear.

    Brush your teeth Weimaraner at least two to three times a week to remove tartar buildup and the bacteria that lurk inside. Daily brushing is even better if you want to prevent gum disease and bad breath.

    Trim the nails once or twice a month if your dog doesn't wear them down naturally. If you can hear the click of nails on the ground, they are too long. Short, well-trimmed nails keep the paws in good condition and prevent scratching when the Weimaraner jumps enthusiastically to greet him.

    Start getting used to your Weimaraner to have it brushed and examined when it's a puppy. Handle your feet frequently – dogs are sensitive to their feet – and look inside your mouth and your ears. Make grooming a positive experience full of praise and rewards, and will lay the groundwork to facilitate veterinary examinations and other manipulations as an adult.

    While you clean him, check for sores, rashes or signs of infection such as redness, tenderness or inflammation of the skin, in the ears, nose, mouth and eyes, and on the feet. Eyes must be clear, no redness or discharge. Your careful weekly exam will help you detect possible health problems early.

    Food for a Weimaraner

    The proper diet for a Weimaraner may vary depending on its age., weight, activity level and individual health of each dog. But, I can provide you with some general guidelines.. It is important to remember that it is always advisable to consult with your veterinarian to obtain personalized advice on your pet's diet..

    Puppy:

    Weimaraner puppies require a nutrient-rich diet for their growth and development.. Look for specific foods for large breed puppies, since these usually have an adequate balance of calcium and phosphorus for bone development.

    1. Dry food for large breed puppies: Should contain high quality protein, fat, essential vitamins and minerals. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for daily amounts.

    2. Wet Food: You can complement the diet with quality wet food. This can help meet the puppy's hydration needs..

    Adult:

    When your Weimaraner reaches adulthood, usually around 1-2 years, you can switch to a diet formulated for large breed adults.

    1. Dry food for adults of large breeds: Look for a food that contains a balanced amount of protein, fats and carbohydrates. The daily amount will depend on your dog's weight and activity level..

    2. Wet food or mixed diets: You can continue to include quality wet food in the diet or combine it with dry food..

    Viejo (Senior):

    As your Weimaraner ages, your nutritional needs may change. Diets for older dogs often contain ingredients that promote joint and cardiovascular health.

    1. Dry food for older dogs: Look for foods formulated for senior dogs, that may contain supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin for joint health.

    2. Wet food for older dogs: You can also provide quality wet food to help maintain good hydration..

    Quantities:

    Exact amounts of food will vary depending on the brand of food., your dog's activity and overall health. Always follow the guidelines provided by the manufacturer on the food package, and adjust as needed based on your Weimaraner's weight and activity level.. Monitor your weight and adjust the amount of food as needed to maintain a healthy weight.

    Remember that it is crucial to monitor your dog's health and adjust his diet as necessary throughout his life.. It also, fresh water must always be available. Always consult with your veterinarian for specific recommendations for your individual Weimaraner..

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    Type and recognitions:

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

    Federations:

    FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC

    FCI breed standard "Weimaraner"

    FCIFCI - Weimaraner
    Bracco

    Alternative names:

    1. Weimaraner Vorstehhund, Raner, Grey Ghost (English).
    2. Braque de Weimar (French).
    3. Weimaraner (German).
    4. Weimaraner (Portuguese).
    5. Weimaraner, Weimi, Weimarán (Chile), Fantasma gris, Fantasma de plata (español).

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    Braque Francais
    Francia FCI 133 - 134 . Braque Type

    Braco Francés

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

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    History

    The “Braque Francais” It is a breed of dog France. It was developed in the Pyrenees region near the border with Spain France. It is rare to see him outside their region of origin.

    The Braque Francais is a direct descendant of one of the oldest known pointer dog breeds. This race was already described in S. XIV por Gaston Phebus, Count of Foix and Béarn. It also, he is quoted by a large number of ancient authors who praised his bravery and fineness of nose. He is currently an excellent show dog, of the best. Though morphologically it has changed throughout its history, He has lost none of their skills and their effectiveness at the time.

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

    Physical characteristics

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

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

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

    Character and skills

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

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

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

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

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

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    Type and recognitions:

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

    • Estádar FCI Braque français, type Pyrénées

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

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

      Alternative names:

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

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    Italian Pointing Dog
    Italia FCI 202 . Braque Type.

    Braco Italiano

    The Italian Pointing Dog is a friendly dog, energetic and playful to which loves to play.

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    History

    The Italian Pointing Dog has been called the Pointer oldest european, and its history dates back to the 4th or 5th century BC.. Although the exact ancestral origins are unknown, it is generally accepted that the Italian Pointing Dog was first a cross between the Italian short-haired Segugio and the asian mastiff, that has been extinct since then. The breed was developed in northern Italy, with two different varieties: the white and orange variety known to be from the Piedmont region and the brown and reddish variety from Lombardy.

    in the medieval period, the breed had become established and the Italian aristocracy exported the Bracco across the old world. The popularity of Bracco reached its peak during the Renaissance, and remained in considerable numbers until the beginning of the 20th century, when they faced a steep decline.
    At the end of the 19th century, the Italian Pointing Dog faced extinction. Over the years, crosses with Hounds and poor breeding resulted in dogs too heavy to do their job, and the breed suffered from various health problems. Diligent breeding selection and care helped rebuild the breed. In the Decade of 1920, it was decided to unify the two variations of the breed to preserve genetic diversity.

      First of all, the Piedmontese Pointer he was a lighter color and build dog, and originated in the Piedmont region of Italy, as its name suggests. This dog was used for work in the mountains, which reflected his conformation and temperament. The Piedmontese dog was smaller than its counterpart from Lombardy, and his hunting style was reminiscent of some Western European pointers, since he was traveling at a gallop. This dog was mainly white, with or without orange markings.
      On the other hand, the Lombard Pointer it was a brown dog with a heavier body type. This dog was used for hunting in the swampy lowlands, and it was a trotting breed. These large dogs were bred for both their visual appeal and their natural hunting ability..

    Shortly after the race was officially unified, the working standard was written and published, and in 1949 was founded in Italy the Societa Amatori Bracco Italiano. When the Italian conformation standard was published, incorporated aspects of both race types, which resulted in notable variability within the standard. The breed standard had been in existence for over a century before being compiled into this single document.

    The Italian Pointing Dog was brought to the UK in the late 1980s 1980, but the United States did not experience the Italian Pointing Dog up to approximately 1994. In 2001, the Italian Pointing Dog was accepted into the AKC Foundation Stock Service. In 2005 the first “Meeting” national and in 2007 the Bracco Italiano Club of America was founded.

    Physical characteristics

    The Italian Pointing Dog It must be athletic and powerful in its appearance, more like a cross between a German Shorthaired Pointer and a hound, but in matters, differs much from the race mentioned.

    It has hanging upper lips and long ears that create a serious expression. His body should be “almost square”, which means that its height to the cross should be almost the same as the length of his body. But, it shouldn't actually be square as this would lose much of its powerful grace. The tail can be can be cut, Although this is controversial in Italy.

    The fur is short, dense and glossy. The texture must be pretty hard, Although somewhat softer in the head, the neck, the ears, legs and feet. Moulting occurs twice a year, and brushing helps in the Elimination of dead hairs layer.
    The fur consists of the different combination of three colors: white, Orange and Brown, years. At that time, You can find copies of the following keys: White and orange, Orange and Brown, Brown with patches of another colour (white or orange) in the face, the ears, the base of tail and body. The black color is not supported.

    The weight of the Italian Pointing Dog is of 25 to 40 kg. The height at the cross in the males is of 58 to 67 cm. and in the females of 55 to 62 cm..

    Character and skills

    It is a dog friendly, energetic and playful. She loves other dogs, loves to play, is an active race, physical exercise is necessary, to feel happy and have a balanced mind. They get along well with children.

    The training of a Italian Pointing Dog requires patience and a calm nature, next to the coach.

    Other British breeds of show are more likely to search for the presence of prey with high speed, However the Italian Pointing Dog it's slower, but on the other hand it can be used on any type of terrain, both mountainous and plain. It is very smart with a surprising ability to learn.

    It can be an excellent pet, because of its docile nature.

    Health

    The Italian Pointing Dog it is a healthy breed in general, and responsible breeders screen their cattle for health conditions like hip and elbow dysplasia, eye abnormalities such as entropion, ectropion and cataracts, and kidney disorders such as renal amyloidosis. To avoid orthopedic stresses on their rapidly growing bodies, the puppies of Italian Pointing Dog should be fed a balanced meal and should not run on hard surfaces such as concrete or perform repeated high-impact exercises until at least one year of age.

    Check the long, pendulous ears of the Italian Pointing Dog to detect ear infections, and use a vet-recommended ear cleaner once or twice a week to keep the ear clean and dry to prevent infection.

    Grooming

    The Italian Pointing Dog they are easy to prepare. Their short coats require minimal care and their long ears require routine cleaning to minimize the risk of ear infections.. It also, an occasional bath will keep them clean and in good repair. Your nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, breaking and cracking. Teeth should be brushed regularly.

    Exercise and training

    The Italian Pointing Dog is a moderate to high energy breed that requires daily exercise and mental stimulation. This can be accomplished by running freely in a safe, enclosed space or through scheduled exercises such as daily jogs.. Are needed at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, but more preferred. It also, to be happy, they need time each day to spend with their family doing an organized workout or playing a game.

    One Italian Pointing Dog need a calm and patient coach who is gentle but firm. This breed can be slightly independent, but for the most part, they are eager to please and are excited when they see that they have made you happy. They are best suited for a home that will use their hunting skills and give them a job to do. But, instead of hunting, training for dog sports such as agility, Obedience and rally can also be a great way to give your dog the physical and mental stimulation he needs.

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    Type and recognitions:

    • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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    Federations:

    FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC

    FCI breed standard "Italian Pointing Dog"

    FCIFCI - Italian Pointing Dog
    Bracco

    Alternative names:

    1. Italian Pointer, Italian Pointing Dog, Bracco (English).
    2. Braque italien (French).
    3. Italienischer Vorstehhund (German).
    4. Bracco italiano (Portuguese).
    5. Pointer italiano. (español).

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    Burgos Pointer
    España FCI 90 . Braque Type

    Perdiguero de Burgos

    The Burgos Pointer is smart and learns easily, above all, tracking tasks.

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    History

    The Burgos Pointer It is a breed of dog Spain. Originally from Castile, especially in the province of Burgos, This rustic breed is intended for hunting and has exceptional characteristics for hunting small game..

    It is an ancient breed from the Castilian tableland, is widespread, and according to some connoisseurs of the breed, it is likely that it has participated in the creation of other breeds of hunting dog, not only Spain.

    The truth is that lot of documented material that speaks of this breed there is. Veterinary geneticist, José Manuel Sanz rudder, has dedicated several lines to the history of this breed and in a document that appears cited in many web, speaks of the Origins and Ancient History (Until 1911). You can read the complete material on the website of the Spanish Association of el Perro Perdiguero de Burgos. Here we will only mention what refers to the word “Perdiguero” and to the different theories about the origin but very briefly…

    “The word ‘perdiguero‘ It occurs frequently in classical texts on venatoria and its reference corresponds to the generic Hunter dog of partridges, "perdicero" or "perdigero", but it cannot be lightly assumed that this dog was a Burgos Pointer. In numerous current texts we can read various theories about the origin of the race. The more absolute confusion arises from a whole once analysed separately. The most common mistakes that demonstrate a poor work of research are as follows:

    • Associate the word perdiguero the race Burgos Pointer.
    • Believing that the Pointing Dogs, as the Spanish classics tell us, they were Burgos Pointers and forget that they were other races.
    • Define like Burgos Pointer to the dogs that authors from Velázquez to Goya have been captured in numerous canvases where hunting dogs are reproduced.
    • Define incomprehensibly and lightly when Burgos Pointer as the origin of English Pointer, either in a display of patriotic enthusiasm, consider him further as the father of all European Braques“.

    “The authors, as often happens, they do not manage to agree on the theories about the origins of animals and while some affirm that the sample dog is originally from Italy, others say that France or Spain (according to the nationality of the author) which they were born.

    On the formation of the current dog Burgos Pointer the news is null and we can only apply the parameters that are studied to form a race, they are:

    • Time and place of training.
    • Genetic basis provided the race.
    • Adaptation to the environment in which is born.
    • Geographical isolation and inbreeding operated.

    With regard to the first of them, not a breed created by man ex process are being, with measured doses of one or another blood, both the time and the place of training are uncertain. A race not be based in short periods of time and having no initial selection at a single point, can not think of that place of birth has been only a particular place”

    (Author: José Manuel Sanz rudder).

    Physical characteristics

    While the Burgos Pointer, It is not as robust and defined muscular level, like its relative the English Pointer, their appearance shows the strength of the race.

    It has the ears long and the tail It tends to be cut one-third of its original length.

    Its fur It has variants that can form different ranges within the basic color. The basic colors of the hair are the white and the liver. These colors mingle regularly, giving variegated layers that tend to liver, gray liver, mosqueados in liver and other various combinations, depending on whether the liver or white color is predominant and depending on whether the white spots are open or closed.

    It is a very common feature (Although non-binding layer), that have a clear white spot on the forehead and the ears always spotted with a homogeneous liver color. Liver-colored hairs can form sharp, well-defined liver-colored patches, regularly distributed by the layer of the animal

    Its the mantle is short, thick and soft. The hair is thinner in the head, ears and limbs.

    The skin is elastic, but not printing, thick, abundant, pinkish spotless. All Oris they will be Brown, never black.

    The height males will of 62 to 67 cm and females 59 to 64 cm to the cross. Thinking of 25 to 30 kg.

    It is an animal that as all, It requires a dose of daily exercise. A long walk, and a few races in the open air will keep you happy.

    Character and skills

    It is a very friendly and quiet dog, not afraid easily. It is smart and learns easily, especially in tracking work.

    It is not a dog that adapts very well to urban environments.

    It is used for small game (rabbits, hares, etc.).

    It's perfect for hunting in any field (no matter how hard it is), since it has an enviable physical resistance and a great speed.

    The Burgos Pointer it is highly appreciated by hunters who want a rustic dog, hard in any terrain and type of hunting, obedient, strong and above all excellent winds and method of hunting, due to his calm and poise in the search, as well as his sample and his impeccable collection.

    Although used for small game pieces not dismisses pieces of hunting trail, in which he demonstrates great bravery.

    Characteristics "Burgos Pointer"

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Burgos Pointer" 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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    Type and recognitions:

    • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.1: Braque Type


    FCI breed standard "Burgos Pointer"

    FCIFCI - Burgos Pointer
    Perdiguero

    Alternative names:

    1. Perdiguero de Burgos, Burgalese Pointer (English).
    2. Retriever de Burgos, Braque de Burgos, Perdiguero (French).
    3. Burgos-Hühnerhund (German).
    4. Pointer espanhol, Pointer de Burgos (Portuguese).
    5. Perdiguera (español).