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Aidi – Atlas Mountain Dog
Marruecos FCI 247 - Molossoid . Mountain

aidi

The Aidi is highly energetic, protective and extremely vigilant. Despite its resemblance to Sheepdogs, The Aidi is not one of them because there are no sheepdogs from the Atlas.

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Spanish Alano
España Not recognized by the FCI . (Molossoid, Bloodhound)

Alano español

The Spanish Alano it is a breed endorsed mainly for its enormous bravery

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History “Spanish Alano”

Breed of gripping or prey dog ​​of very ancient origins. Medium in size and considered to be breed of Spain. When mixed other races are created as the Bull Dog in Spain, the alano of vautre (grip) in France, the Old bulldog in England, the extinct Bullenbeisser in Germany, or own Dogo Argentino.

Molosser light dam and corridor. The traditional functionality It is the handling of cattle bravo and semibravo, Iberian trunk, in extensive regime. Big game hunting was also used., as tooth dog for holding deer and wild boar. Its modern implementation is care and defence, as well as for guarding livestock against any type of predator.

Some authors consider Spanish Alano desciendiente the old dog named Alaunt, Alans used by both war and for handling cattle.

The existence of Alans dogs Spain dates back several centuries ago, Although it is not very clear what its origin was. Some believe that this race was extended by moloso Europe by the alano in the fourth century and was taken to the Iberian Peninsula and to the north africa by the hooligans.

In 1350 publishes the rey Alfonso XI their “Book of the Monteria”. In the fifteenth century it is published “Monteria Treaty”, anonymous, which performs a deep somatic description of the dog.

When he is talking about perro Dane everyone knew that it was a running dam that to justify its name had to meet certain features:

With strong head, of longilinear proportions, high rump and good bones. Also your character It was clearly defined by its function gripping dog. “No taking by hunger or award, but by right nature gave Dios” (we call it today prey).

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Of which there is no doubt is that these dogs were very extended, as evidenced by his appearance in paintings. There is a alano that plasma Velazquez in the hole hunt, which it is in the National Gallery de Londres, those of Goya in his Capturing a bull or those of an engraving of the French romantic Blanchard. They are also appointed by Cervantes and Lope de Vega Alans of Thirds.

It is believed, according to the most probable hypothesis, they reached the Iberian Peninsula, accompanying the Alano people, shortly after the fall of Roman empire, about him V century. The alano used primarily for war, hunting and ranching, They were robust and primitive specimens. Later, his unbeatable psychophysical qualities (robustness, bravery and loyalty) They make the Alano play a remarkable role as a member of the Spanish armies, especially during the conquest of the Americas.

The first written references to the Alano They appear in the Medievo, Hand Gonzalo de Berceo, in 1247.

More complete data can be found in 1347, in the book of the hunt, gift Alfonso XI "The Justice". Other mentions of importance on Alano, worthy of mention occurs in Utrera in 1603, by Fray Francisco de Tamayo.

In the conquest of New world dogs played a key role, animal unknown to the natives. These, coupled with the horses, armor and arquebuses contributed to the victory.
They were the terror of the natives, thus the stories of the time did not spare impressive descriptions such as the following:

The Friar Bernardino de Sahagun refers to testimonies of Indians attacked by "huge dogs, with ears cut, fierce yellow eyes Bloodshot, huge mouths, hanging languages and teeth in the form of knives, wild as the devil and spotted like jaguars¨. The description has an inevitable tone of admiration and fear; let us not forget that in pre-Columbian times (before the arrival of the conquistadors) the Indians had dogs of small size and small body. In this way, the indigenous called the dogs of the Spaniards "a diabolical invention.

Bartholomew Columbus and Fontanarossa, brother of the discoverer and Adelantado and governor of Hispaniola, they say the Chronicles employed 200 men, 20 horses and 20 Alans, It was the "debut" of the Alans in the Conquest of America.

The Spanish Alano It is supported primarily by its huge courage, with special mention when dealing with wild pig, disregarding even his own life. Its functions have changed little during these centuries. War Dog, livestock (especially for the beef and veal), big game hunting and nursery. It is in the eighteenth century when they appear the first written evidence of Spanish Alano, on their participation in the bravo bull party.

His qualities will cross the Spanish borders, becoming very significant exports, both American continent as to countries of Europe as France, England or Germany in order to improve their own races, especially the Bulldog and the Dogue de Bordeaux. even the international press echoes its characteristics, as happened in 1873, in the british press, where a Spanish prey specimen is described in detail (Alano), called Toro and says so: “…fighting holds his opponent only by the head, is silent and immune to pain…”.

At the end of the 19th century or the beginning of the 20th, begins the decline of the alano, motivated by multiple factors:

Exclusion of hosts, Changes in the tradition of hunting and livestock activity, definitive exclusion from the Festival of the bull and custom. This resulted in the gradual replacement of alano other imported breeds, in most of the times, in an unjustified way. Years later, you get even speculate about the possible disappearance of alano, since his last public appearance took place in Madrid, in the year 1963 (exhibition at the Retiro Park).

But they weren't gone, some population gaps remained in certain marginal areas, difficult to access, as are certain mountains Cantabria, Basque Country, Burgos and Salamanca. These remnants of the population managed to survive thanks to its functional qualities, as for the farmers and hunters in the area, outside all fashion and with an enviable sense of practicality, there was simply no better animal for such tasks than the Spanish Alano.

Physical characteristics “Spanish Alano”

Today, and thanks to the excellent recovery work of some professionals and public bodies, the Spanish Alano practically, remains unchanged, It's a medium dog of prey, strong, agile and very serious. Specially equipped for the handling of cattle, for hunting and for custody.

Little barking by nature, very resistant to pain and disease, he is usually suspicious and distrustful of strangers and submissive and very affectionate with his owner and family.

AlanoBouCorsoDogo CanarioSpanish MastiffBullmastiff
Height60,5 cm.56,5 cm.66 cm.63 cm.59,5 cm.60,5 cm.
Weight35 kg36,5 kg47,5 kg58 kg47,5 kg59 kg
EyescleardarkdarkdarkEntire rangedark
Lines c/fParallelParallelLig.convergParallelLig.converg
Snout36%33% 33% 40% 30%

Character and aptitudes Alano

The Alano is an animal slow in their development, reaching maturity, physical and mental, about two years. From that moment you will find a powerful animal, determined and very noble. As it's a dog selected primarily by their willingness to work, there is a certain variety of “types”, from the lighter Alans, gifted for hunting, even the heaviest, suitable for grazing and save (cattle lines or old bulldog).

Perhaps in recent times less attention is being paid to the latter, in favor of the most appropriate lines for hunting. Perhaps the lovers of this type of alano (Bull Dog), have to consider its viability as a separate race.

In 1880 the fate of “dogs the bull” and for this reason the bullrings stopped keeping dogs.

On the other hand, by ceasing to practice "round hunting", the montería is organized in a different way so that it is no longer interesting that the cattle fall grabbed by the dogs, but that they arrive at the posts where the huntsman is stationed, who is who pays the entertainment. Due to these circumstances, the Rehalas got rid of the Alans who had.

In the old days a dog was useful if it carried out some task. The Spanish Alano “stopped having a job” after the selection of more docile cattle breeds, thus this race regresses at breakneck speed until it reaches extinction.

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Spanish Alano of Darkness

Type and recognitions:

  • Molossoid, Bloodhound
  • Federations: Recognized in 2004 as a breed by the RSCE​ (Royal Canine Society of Spain)

Alternative names

1. Spanish Alaunt, Spanish Bulldog, Spanish Alano, Alano (English).
2. Alano espagnol (French).
3. Alano español (German).
4. Alano espanhol, Buldogue espanhol, Alão espanhol (Portuguese).
5. Alano español, Bulldog Español (español).

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Landseer
Alemania Suiza CanadáFCI 226 - Molossoid . Mountain

Landseer

The nature of Landseer and Newfoundland is very similar, considering the first one as something more agile.

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History

The Landseer was created together with Newfoundland on the east coast of Canada. The great island of Newfoundland, located off the coast of Canada, gave his ancestors his name. Just 100 years the ways of Landseer they separated from those of Newfoundland. The reason was that they wanted to keep their skin color black and white.. More on this later. Who descended from the dogs of the Vikings of pre-Columbian times, from Spain or from the dogs of the Indians, are legends that remain untested. But, according to the current genetic map of canine breeds prepared in 2017 by an international group of researchers led by Heidi G. Parker, there is a close relationship with the recuperators, What, like the Labrador, come from the same area. Probably the ancestors of the Landseer or Newfoundland arrived in North America with the first European settlers.

The big dogs proved to be important helpers for fishermen and sealers in the cold waters of the North Atlantic., and were also occasionally useful in hunting bears and big game. It also, landowners or Landseers they carried loads and even as a draft dog they are said to provide exceptional services. Working with fishermen in extremely harsh weather was very demanding. The Landseer had to think, had to do heavy work on the networks, saved the lives of the castaways over and over again. In this way he developed the peculiarities of his being and his physique.. He accomplished amazing things in the service of humanity. The Landseers or landowners came to England over and over again with cod ships as early as the 18th and early 19th centuries. Here he became famous very early for his impressive achievements.

The famous poet Lord Byron put in 1808 your dear boatswain Landseer an impressive monument. He had the words engraved on his tombstone: “Here rest the bones of those who possessed beauty without vanity, strength without exuberance, courage without savagery, and all the virtues of man without his vices”. Here the greatness of character of these dogs is expressed, that can still be experienced today. The painter Sir Edwin Landseer immortalized his Newfoundlands black and white in oil several times around 1830. There is some evidence that dogs documented as Newfoundland Oh ya en Canis Earth News 1700 were predominantly black and white and that it was only later that the pure black or brown dogs that are typical of Newfoundland today. The black and white guy went out of style in England. But, Swiss and German cynologists and breeders brought the last good dogs from England and built a continental European breed.

To save these black and white dogs from Newfoundland, they were declared their own race around 1900, named after their famous painter “Landseer“. So this ancient type of dog with a great history was preserved for the world of dogs.. Since then, the Newfoundland and Landseers are raised separately. Later it is said that Kuvasz and Pyrenean Mountain Dogs were crossed to stabilize the white color of the soil.

In 1960 the Landseer (continental-european type) was officially recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale.

Physical characteristics

According to the breed standard of the Landseer, You must give the impression of being a but powerful and well balanced. The legs are relatively longer than the black Newfoundland. The back is straight and strong. The hind legs and shoulders are muscular.

The upper layer must be long and as straight as possible, very dense and soft to the touch. The main color of the layer is white with various patches black in the rump, the neck, backsplash, belly, legs and the tail should be white.

The head should be black with the white snout and symmetric white extends from the snout to the head, ending with the white collar. It has a distinctive shape with a noble facial expression. The ears are medium-sized and eyes should be dark brown. the size of the Landseer will of 67 to 80 cm., and at birth weigh between 500 to 750 grams and at the age of 1 year can be reached despite 50 to 60 kg.

Like all mastiff-type breeds, the Landseer It is also grown very fast during its first year. Therefore one must be careful with the exercise, because if it becomes sedentary can suffer from overweight.

Character and skills

Throughout its development, and even at maturity (that is not until the dog is of 3 or 4 years of age), the Landseer is a very active dog who likes to do all kinds of activities. Swimming, for example, is your favorite activity. So when a Landseer smells and sees the water, already no boundaries, jump to the water.

The Landseer he is a very accommodating dog with his master. It is active, has good temperament, but it is not a nervous dog. It is a very confident dog, Intelligent, loyal to their own people, fairly mild in nature and, When they are given sufficient exercise outdoors, it attaches very well to home life. In general terms, most of Landseer they are very independent and have a mind of its own. The Landseer is very easy to train, much love and patience will be rewarded with a partner for life.

As we said in previous lines to most of the Landseer, they love water and walks, It is therefore necessary to fulfill these wishes to the dog. Being on the water takes it as a job, reason why can take advantage of these time to play to find objects, launch toy water to make it look, It can be one excellent training both for the owner and as for the dog. It is a good diver and with appropriate training, they are able to find objects in the bottom of any Lake. In this regard, It is good to note that if you want to go swimming with your Landseer you should keep in mind that, the dog will try to rescue and towed back to land. So, no doubt have to be careful to do this the first time. Basic training is required so that the dog knows when you are playing, and when not. Any other activity with the family is also something that the Landseer always wants to do.

When it comes to behaviour towards other dogs, children and people there is no problem. Especially the Landseer, they love to children.

It is good to socialize with other dogs puppies, because if he is male, It can be very dominant. But with a proper education, There will not be any problem.

Landseer Education

The Landseer can be educated very well. It is intelligent, interested and quickly understand what you are allowed to do and what you are not. Sometimes he takes it easy, but a little motivated he is very cooperative and tries to make his lord and master happy. The puppy should already show itself clearly and without exception where the hammer hangs. There should be no doubt about the orientation of your humans, as well as on the intimate relationship with.

Always keep in mind that this dog is the strongest and that orientation only works through unquestionable recognition. But with praise and consequences you can basically accomplish everything with it. On the basis of a good education you can even train very well at Landseer. Many Landseer are used as rescue dogs in the water, but also on earth. For this you can pass the work tests with water in the clubs.

Landseer Health and Care

The maintenance and care of the Landseer they are complex as with all big dogs. The dense and weather resistant layer should be brushed regularly with a special brush. Should not be sheared or trimmed.

The dogs of the breed Landseer like all large dogs they tend to hip joint dysplasia, twisting of the stomach. Due to their constitution and their dense fur they do not tolerate heat well.

Nutrition / Food

Like all large dogs, the Landseer needs a lot of good food. Especially in the growth phase you need professional nutritional planning. A high positioned food bowl is useful to counteract the risk of stomach twisting. You should always pay close attention to your weight.

Landseer's life expectancy

Life expectancy is between 10 and 12 years.

For sale Landseer

You should only purchase a puppy locally from a breeder who is affiliated with the FCI. Puppies of this breed cost between 1.500 and 2.000 EUR.

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Photos:

1 – Puppy landseer – 3 months old by OdinetPietra / CC BY-SA
2 – Landseer by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/548945
3 – Landseer by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/550456
4 – Cleo 11 months by Per Jensen – Flickr
5 – Landseer at PhotoEmotions (pixabay.com)
6 – Landseer by Katrina_S (pixabay.com)

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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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Federations:

  • FCI – Pinscher and Schnauzer-Molossoid type dogs – Swiss Mountain Dogs and Cattledogs. Section 2.2 Molossoid, mountain type.


FCI breed standard "Landseer"

FCIFCI - Landseer
Landseer

Alternative names:

1. LANDSEER (EUROPEAN CONTINENTAL TYPE) (English).
2. LANDSEER (TYPE CONTINENTAL-EUROPEEN) (French).
3. LANDSEER (EUROPÄISCH-KONTINENTALER TYP) (German).
4. LANDSEER (TIPO EUROPEU CONTINENTAL) (Portuguese).
5. LANDSEER (TIPO EUROPEO CONTINENTAL) (español).

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Bulldog
Gran Bretaña FCI 149 - Molossoid - Dogo

Bulldog

The Bulldog Currently he is a dog known for having a good humor.

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History

The race Bulldog or English Bulldog, It was initially used for betting in dog fights, during the 17TH century (in 1835 This practice was banned in England). In the news, this dog is one of the symbols of England.

Its origin is in the "ancient Greek dog", Kelb Thal Bulldog, or bulls Maltese dog: an imported breed to England, with ancient mastiffs crossed gave rise to the Old English Bulldog.

The Bulldog of yesteryear was lighter and similar to the Boxer than the chubby current Bulldog; was a purely sporting animal. It was used in the creation of other races as: Bullmastiff, Boxer, Bull Terrier, and some hounds like him Beagle old type. As a fighting dog, it was an animal that only accepted the challenge of larger animals such as bears., bulls and even Lions.

The origin of the name is due to the fact of being a dog butchers, that is to say, its function was to run the bulls, for believing that his meat was softer that way. Although it is probably a deformation of the name Band Dog or "Hardened Dog".
It must be borne in mind that the old Bulldog have nothing to do with the current, they were only modified with crosses with other races like the Pug or Dutch bulldog; race of which Bulldog inherited its flattened snout as well as its plump muscles.

Former Bulldogs were dogs of varied appearance, sometimes dogs elongated snout and all colors. It has to be taken into account that the former Bulldog was a working animal by which attached great importance to the character.

Physical characteristics

The Bulldog is a breed that is characterized by thick shoulders and a head large in proportion to their body. Generally thick folds of skin on his forehead, followed by a few black, large, round eyes. It has a short snout with folds above the nose, with a pendant Chin under neck, along with sagging lips and pointed teeth. The big legs give an idea, how strong is the dog that you have to deal with. Even a well-trained bulldog with an ideal weight seems to the uninitiated observer that it is a dog with excess pounds. He's really loaded with muscle and shouldn't have any fat on his ribs. All this translates into a very powerful and imposing appearance.

Its pelage is short, smooth and elegant red color, beige, white, striped (color mixing, sometimes in irregular stripes) and various colors of these.

Weight and height standard varies by country, but in general terms and averages, These dogs are usually measured in 30 to 40 cm. and weigh in 18 to 25 Kg. Some dog breeds need them they cut off the tail or her call after birth, the bulldogs are the few races that have naturally short and curly tail. A long, upright tail it is flaw in a Bulldog.

Character and skills

The Bulldog is friendly and courteous. There is hardly a quadruped that is so wholeheartedly devoted to humans. He greets his family and all the people he has held close to his heart at some point in his life with exuberant warmth.. It´s, mostly, a cool guy who can't be bothered by anything so quickly, not by a barking dog or by the vacuum cleaner running through its muzzle. But it can literally explode in an instant when it seems necessary. Then shoot like a rocket towards the front door and pile up with a dark bass in front of the alleged troublemaker.. In this situation, literally goes through the wall. The direct path is then his creed.

But do not worry, the Bulldog can be controlled and bite accidents are practically impossible. When you realize you've scared a friend, almost embarrassed. Once the “danger”, he lies down comfortably on his couch again seconds later and growls like nothing happened. At these extremes his mental heritage comes out once again. The Bulldog has a sovereign character, making it the ideal companion even in hectic big cities and a balm for our often stressed psyche.

Care “Bulldog”

The Bulldog has no special demands on your posture. It is a frugal and low maintenance companion, as long as you are healthy. The most important thing is that you feel the love of your humans. It can be easily kept in a small apartment as long as it has its place on the sofa with a cushion. This is sacred to him. But there shouldn't be too many stairs to climb. He loves his daily walks, you also need to stay fit, and is a smooth companion when traveling or in the restaurant. The Bulldog behaves perfectly and can also be left in the room for a few hours.

But, when is hot, you have to let her rest. You have to be careful that you are neither physically nor mentally stressed. You should avoid long car trips even with air conditioning. Otherwise, it is perfectly suitable for traveling. to most of the Bulldogs they love to travel by car. Since he doesn't have a strong hunting instinct, you can walk with him relaxedly through the landscape, what he also likes Bulldog. You have to control yourself with food. Most of the Bulldogs they are voracious eaters, who empty their bowl in no time and then look at us with an innocent expression: “What, Thats not all, I'm supposed to starve here?” Being overweight is bad for your health, even in the Bulldogs.

No special coat care necessary; occasional brushing is good for fur and psyche.
Regular cleaning is necessary in case of exaggerated wrinkles.

Nutrition / Food

The Bulldog he's a greedy dog. He hurriedly empties the bowl and then asks with a disapproving look if that was it.. In the interest of your health and your tendency to be overweight, must keep short and always watch the total ration of sweets included. It is advisable to feed the English Bulldog with high quality food with a high meat content.

Life expectancy

Due to over-exploitation and exaggeration in its appearance, the Bulldog has a life expectancy of only 6,3 years according to the standard leading Kennel Club static. A typical Bulldog of serious breeding without exaggeration can easily reach the 10-12 years.

Health “Bulldog”

There is probably no dog, nor any animal, that was so deeply shaped and unfortunately deformed by us humans. This caused considerable health problems. In 2009 the Kennel Club of London, who is responsible for him, revised the standard of Bulldog in the sense of a healthier upbringing. Among other things, nose wrinkles are expressly prohibited. Unfortunately, these regulations are ignored in much of the breeding. Natural births are a rarity and mating is increasingly being replaced by artificial insemination by the vet. The Bulldog healthy is very easy to care.

Many Bulldogs suffer from a deformation of the respiratory tract, it doesn't allow them to breathe freely. As a result, the heart is occasionally overloaded. It also, inflamed wrinkles, entropion (eyelid turned inward) and narrow ear canals are common clinical pictures of the Bulldog. It also tends to cause allergies..

Education

The basis of your education is a relationship of love and trust with your master and caregiver. Humans must take their stubbornness and occasional stubbornness with humor.. Otherwise, we have a problem. Not a receiver of orders. But, needs clear boundaries and rules that must be strictly adhered to. Because when you want something, can be very stubborn. The Bulldog wants to please his people, but check the meaning of each order. If you don't want something, there is no way to enter. The only way to get in is by asking.. But then he will do what he is asked. A relationship of trust, a good understanding of your individual personality and respect for him can be the basis of an extremely harmonious team, where the Bulldog follows its caregiver with only facial expressions and eye movements.

Ideal family dogs

The Bulldogs they are ideal family dogs. Social integration in the human family and participation in his life is the greatest for him. Also for us, the humans, your warm affection is always a cause for joy, smile and good mood. Does not have an innate behavior, like the herding or protective instinct, that could turn into trouble. It is an ideal playmate for children. Although at first glance it seems a bit awkward, he is surprisingly kind even to young children. He also gets along well with other pets..

For sale “Bulldog”

Find a Bulldog healthy is not easy
Buy a puppy from Bulldog it's not easy. Although there is a wide range of offers on the relevant Internet portals, these are mostly doubtful. Many of the Bulldogs offered there come from Eastern European or even German multipliers. Breeding dogs lead a miserable life and puppies often show their illnesses days after purchase. This can become a very expensive matter, not to mention suffering. The Bulldog seriously bred is an expensive dog to buy, precisely because their upbringing requires a lot of effort. Please, buy your Bulldog only from the local breeder from long ago, preferably breeders with all certifications. Take a close look at the breeder: Serious breeders like to show you their breeding dogs and document the health and age of their ancestors. But it is also recommended to take a look at the refuge – there may be an opportunity to offer a Bulldog a new home. The puppies of a serious breeder cost from 2500 EUR. No special maintenance costs are necessary, but the Bulldog has a high risk of disease and therefore a high risk of cost.

Characteristics "Bulldog"

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

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Federations:

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

FCI breed standard "Bulldog"

FCIFCI - Bulldog
Bulldog

Alternative names:

1. British Bulldog, English Bulldog (English).
2. Bulldog (French).
3. Bulldog (German).
4. Bulldog-inglês (Portuguese).
5. Bulldog inglés (español).

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Karst Shepherd
Eslovenia FCI 278 - Molossoid . Mountain

Karst Shepherd

The Karst Shepherd a typical guard dog. Acts largely independently, which is also essential for the protection of the herd.

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History

The Karst Shepherd It is a breed that has existed for several centuries and belongs to the group of molosoids. Probably, This dog followed the Illyrian tribe in their migration through Styria and the Dalmatian islands and settled in the Slovenian region of the Karst Massif.. The first time that race is referred to in writing is in 1689, in the book of Baron Janez Vajkart Valvasor entitled « The glory of the duchy of Carniole ». The breed and its standard were officially recognized on 2 in June of 1939 with the name of " Iliria Shepherd » during the general assembly of the F.C.I. in stockholm. During the F.C.I general assembly. in Bled-Slovenia in 1948, the standard was completed and the breed recognized again. But, to 16 in March of 1968, the Iliria Shepherd from the Karst massif, bore the same name as the Shepherd of the Sarplanina massif. In front of two shepherd dogs with the same name, the Yugoslav Central Society decided to name the one from the Karst region "Shepherd of the Karst Massif" and the other " Sarplaninac ». Since then, these two races are totally independent.

Physical characteristics

Externally, the Karst Shepherd they are hardly distinguishable from those of Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog Sharplanina. They are on average slightly smaller than their relatives who live further south, but the height at the withers accepted for breeding is the same for both breeds.

It is a dog's size medium, harmoniously built, robust, with well-developed muscles and a strong constitution.

The head is big, with powerful teeth. The eyes are almendrados, brown or almost black. The ears are inserted moderately high and fall flat in the form of “V”. The tail, wide at the base, takes the form of a saber, drawing a light hook with the tip should reach the hock.
Fur: quite long, reaches the 14 cm.; the undercoat is well developed.

  • Color: grey iron. A dark shade is preferable on the cross; towards the abdomen and feet the color changes without visible transition to light gray or even sand color, with a dark gray band across the lower extremities. The dark mask on the head surrounded by beige gray hair.
  • Size: males, of 57 to 63 cm. (ideal 60 cm.); females, of 54 to 60 cm. (ideal 57 cm.).

Character and skills

The Karst Shepherd he is a typical watchdog. Acts largely independently, which is also essential for the protection of the herd. It is very territorial, brave and vigilant, but without biting. He is distrustful and even hostile to strangers, but a loyal and devoted companion of his master and his family.

The born Guardian needs early and careful socialization and loving but consistent education. He only submits to clear leadership.
Like all guard dogs, the Karst Shepherd is late development, reaches mental maturity only at 3-4 years.

He loves country life and being outdoors. Its ideal habitat is a house with a large parcel of land that it can monitor. With a close family relationship and a task that fits your natural waking instinct. The Karst Shepherd he is a nice companion dog, kind and also obedient, but he will never completely detach himself from his strong independence.

Overall Karst Shepherd It:

  • Incorruptible guard in the house
  • Does not get along with other dogs.
  • Patient, but still affectionate
  • Forgiving with children

Karst Shepherd Education and Maintenance

Only conditionally suitable for the city.
Outside the mountainous regions of Slovenia, these dogs are very rarely found. This is because, on the one hand, to his great need to move and, on the other hand, to the high demands of their education. The Karst Shepherd are more individual than other sheepdog breeds, since they are often left to their own devices in their “natural habitat” and protect herds independently. An experienced owner with a lot of patience and a sense of mind for your dog will have little trouble educating his Karst Shepherd towards an obedient and calm companion.

Karst Shepherd Health

The Karst Shepherd it's quite healthy for a sheepdog, but suffers from some typical problems of the breed. On average, they reach an age of 10 to 12 years and therefore become significantly older than most German shepherds. The Karst Shepherd, living in a family environment, they are less susceptible to disease than animals that have to sleep in kennels and are permanently exposed to the weather. Boredom is also a stressor and affects the mind and health of dogs..

Its claws must be shortened regularly.
They have sensitive ears that swell quickly.
Very long-growing dogs suffer more often from so-called dachshund paralysis (intervertebral disc disorders).
Dysplasia of the elbow and hip joints are also more common in these dogs..

Buy a Karst Shepherd

Several breeders of the Karst Shepherd they are members of the Dog Club of Southern and Eastern Europe.
Some Slovenian breeders offer their dogs for export.
Pay attention to good breeding conditions!!
Like the Karst Shepherd they are very rare outside of Slovenia, you will hardly be able to visit the breeder before buying. If you have the possibility, Combine buying a puppy with a multi-week vacation in Slovenia. If your puppy already knows you, you will feel much less stress during the transfer and during the first adaptation phase. You can also check the conservation conditions during a visit to the breeder.

Characteristics "Karst Shepherd"

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

Adaptation ⓘ

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friendly dog ​​ⓘ

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hair loss ⓘ

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Affection level ⓘ

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Need for exercise ⓘ

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Social need ⓘ

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Home ⓘ

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Toilet ⓘ

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Friendly with strangers ⓘ

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barking ⓘ

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Health ⓘ

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Territorial ⓘ

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Cat friendly ⓘ

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Intelligence ⓘ

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Versatility ⓘ

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Child friendly ⓘ

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Surveillance ⓘ

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joy ⓘ

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Images "Karst Shepherd"

Photos:

1 – Owczarek_kraski en el World Dog Show en Poznan by Wikipedia
2 – Owczarek_kraski en el World Dog Show en Poznan by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
3 – Owczarek_kraski en el World Dog Show en Poznan by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
4 – Owczarek_kraski en el World Dog Show en Poznan by Wikipedia
5 – Owczarek_kraski en el World Dog Show en Poznan by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA

Videos "Karst Shepherd"

Type and recognitions:

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

Federations:

  • FCI – Pinscher and Schnauzer-Molossoid type dogs – Swiss Mountain Dogs and Cattledogs. Section 2.2 Molossoid, mountain type.
  • UKC – Watchdog


FCI breed standard "Karst Shepherd"

FCIFCI - Karst Shepherd
Pastor

Alternative names:

1. KARST SHEPHERD DOG, kraški ovčar, kraševec (English).
2. Kraski Ovcar (French).
3. Illyrischer Schäferhund (German).
4. Pastor da Ístria (Portuguese).
5. kraški ovčar (español).

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Pyrenean Mastiff
España FCI 92 - Molossoid . Mountain

Mastín del Pirineo

The Pyrenean Mastiff he is very tolerant and sweet with children, Watch them as if they were his flock.

Content

History

The Pyrenean Mastiff is a trotting dog breed, originally from the Aragonese Pyrenees (Spain). By its large size and strength the FCI included it within the Group 2 / Section 2 – molosoids and mountain dogs.

It comes, as all molosoides, Asian dog who came to Europe centuries ago. The first breed standard, It was approved only in the year 1946, since to date the breed had been totally ignored by the official dog world, even though the Pyrenean Mastiff, it had been from its first dawn a very important breed for local development, given that for centuries was used to defend livestock from the attack of bears and wolves.

For a long time the Pyrenean mastiff accompanied flocks of sheep on their transhumance routes from the Aragonese and Navarrese Pyrenees to the Maestrazgo. Its main function was the keep herds and their masters from attacks by wolves and thieves.

During the 20th century and especially after the Spanish civil war, due to economic difficulties, the Mastiff went into decline as it was very expensive to keep a dog of its size.

Over the years 70 a group of fans began a work to recover the breed through the few specimens that were in the field and that still had typical characteristics of the old Molossian.

In the year 1977 created the Spanish Pyrenean Mastiff Club, which organizes the selection and breeding program of the breed. Currently the breed has great international recognition as evidenced by the existence of clubs in many European countries and in the United States..

Physical characteristics

The Pyrenean Mastiff is a large size dog, well proportioned, powerful, muscular and skeletal structure compact. Its head is large, strong and slightly long, with a cráneo-hocico relationship of 5:4.

It has eyes small, almond-shaped, ranging from color avellana to dark brown (what is the most common). The ears are triangular, medium-sized and hanging attached to the head.

The tail is thick at the base, strong, flexible and hangs until the Hock.

Regard to the size, In fact, there is no maximum limit because the idea is that the specimens are as large as possible. But according to the standard, yes, there are some minimums that cannot be lowered. according to standard, years. At that time, the minimums are 77 cm for males (Although it is preferable that they be above the 81 cm.) and 72 cm for the Herms (Although it is preferable that they exceed the 75 cm.).

The the mantle of the Pyrenean Mastiff is thick and quite long (of 6 to 9 cm length). Being longer on the shoulders, the neck and belly. It is hair must be rough to the touch, not soft and woolly.

The color base is white, with a well-defined mask. Some examples are brands of the same color as the mask, irregularly shaped but with sharp contours.

Favorite colors (according to standard) for the mask, and stains are soft grey, intense Golden Fawn, Brown, black and grey silver.

The the tail and distal parts of the legs They must be always white.

Observations

It is a breed that is still in the reconstruction phase and on the recommendation of the Club del Pyrenean Mastiff from Spain, not yet been included in the show ring, because he is expected to make the media playback smoother.

Character and skills

Although at the beginning of their walks among us, the Pyrenean Mastiff was used as a guardian of livestock, the time change and animals over time, so today he is a perfect house keeper.

It is a dog aware of its strength and power, reason why never shows aggressiveness, But if you feel threatened, He or his family can be really fearsome.

Let's not forget that it protected livestock from wolves and bears...

Despite the passage of time, The Pyrenean Mastiff preserves its "rusticity" in full form and this means that it does not adapt well to life outside its natural environment, which is the countryside and its tenants..

For that reason, If we decide to integrate a Pyrenean Mastiff into our family, it will be important comply with it as it is, without imposing conditions of life that cercenen your happiness, how would it be… life in a small apartment in the middle of the city. That would play against your emotional balance, and with the size that has this dog, Perhaps the best is to have it happy and balanced (that all animal).

Something characteristic of the Pyrenean Mastiff is that wherever he is with children he is always sweet and very tolerant.. Because the converted part of his flock and the cares much.

He is also super careful with them, because as we said above, he is aware of his strength and might.

Images of the Pyrenean Mastiff

Videos of the Pyrenean Mastiff

Type and recognitions:

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

Federations:

  • FCI – Pinscher and Schnauzer-Molossoid type dogs – Swiss Mountain Dogs and Cattledogs. Section 2.2 Molossoid, mountain type.
  • AKC – Dogs working
  • ​KC – Working dogs
  • UKC – Watchdog


FCI breed standard "Pyrenean Mastiff"

FCIFCI - Pyrenean Mastiff
Mastiff

Alternative names:

1. Mostín d’o Pireneu, Mostín, Mostín d’Aragón, Mastí dell’Aragó, Gos ramader, Mastín Español del Pirineo (English).
2. Mastín del Pirineo (French).
3. Mastín del Pirineo (German).
4. Mastin d’Argon, Mastín del Pirineo (Portuguese).
5. Mastín del Pirineo (español).

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Bullmastiff
Gran Bretaña FCI 157 - Molossoid - Dogo

Although affectionate and sweet nature, the Bullmastiff he's a great watchdog with a mind of his own.

Bullmastiff

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Characteristics "Bullmastiff"

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

Adaptation ⓘ

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friendly dog ​​ⓘ

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hair loss ⓘ

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Affection level ⓘ

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Need for exercise ⓘ

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Social need ⓘ

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Home ⓘ

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Toilet ⓘ

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Friendly with strangers ⓘ

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barking ⓘ

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Health ⓘ

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Territorial ⓘ

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Cat friendly ⓘ

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Intelligence ⓘ

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Versatility ⓘ

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Child friendly ⓘ

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Surveillance ⓘ

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joy ⓘ

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History

The Bullmastiff It is a British breed of dog, as believed, comes from the crossing between races English mastiff and Bulldog.
The race originated official in Britain at the end of the 19th century and the first standard (description of the set of racial characteristics) data of 1924, date on which was adopted by the British Kennel Club. Subsequently, the American Kennel Club, the Canadian Kennel Club, the Kennel Club Sheiko, the Australian Kennel Club and the Federation Cynologique Europèene itself drafted other standards, similar in concept, although, some of them show some differences.

In the past, the Bullmastiff It was used in England as guardian of the large private landowners hunting grounds, in order to pursue and apprehend poachers; the dog Peiki developed its activity of harassment and demolition pushing the thieves with the weight of his body and throwing them on top, to immobilize them, without using his powerful mouth. The reason why the attack of this dog materialized in the use of bodily force but not in the bite was given by the Forest Laws that have prevailed since the 12th century in England..

It should be said that even when the breed is officially defined as originating in the United Kingdom, the truth is that long before its adoption as such race by part of the Kennel Club and the making of his racial standard (that has changed very little since its adoption in the year 1924), the truth is that in the Iberian Peninsula there were specimens of similar morphology, as evidenced by engravings by Goya (c.1800) and, even more so the oil of great proportions, entitled “Courtyard of horses in the ancient square of Madrid, before the Bullfight”, Manuel Castellanos, dating of 1853 and that it portrays two dogs that well could pass through Bullmastiff modern.

In fact, much earlier, they already existed “Bull dogs” in the Iberian Peninsula who were highly appreciated for their bravery and might; so much so that Catherine of Aragon herself, When he travelled to England to marry Henry VIII took, as part of his regalia, several of these animals to be used beyond, hobby that became very fashionable then and that continued to be highly appreciated in the times of Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart.

Physical characteristics

Aspect imposing and eminently deterrent, the Bullmastiff is an animal's good bones, chest wide and deep and powerful back. His head, square viewed from any angle, with ears darker than the mantle and preferably black color v, on which dominates a nose medium length and width, covered with a black mask that extends towards and around the eyes which have to be equally dark (preferably color hazelnut, Brown, dark brown or black, never yellow or amber), intense and deep look, is its main and most characteristic hallmark. Short hair, his cloak can be Griffon, covering all shades from sand to liver red, or striped.

the typical male, when it reaches its full physical development, for the three and a half years of age, comes to measure between 63,5 and 68,5 cm to the cross with a weight between 49,5 and 59,5 kg. The adult female, completed eighteen months, usually weigh in 41 to 49,5 kg and measured between 61 and 66 cm..

Observations

Cleaning and maintenance of a Bullmastiff is simple, because it is a short hair dog, with an annual moult in spring. A session of vigorous brushing hair and against the grain, three times in a week will be enough to keep your hair clean and bright and prevent body odor. The baths, alter the pH of the skin are fully desaconsejados and if you ever needed to bathe him, it is essential to do it with neutral pH shampoo and warm water, abundantly clarified to remove all SOAP residue and then drying thoroughly throughout the body.

Character and skills

still today, its form of attack and defense is characteristic, and it is very much appreciated, because well measured its strength and never attacks to draw blood. And it is this trait that distinguishes it from other trotting breeds that are much more easily and prompt in the bite, inferring great damage to their prey, whether other dogs, other animals or people.

It is essential that the exercise is very controlled during the critical stage of growth (until the 15-16 months males and the 10 months females), to prevent musculoskeletal problems in adults. For this reason you must avoid overweight in the puppy.

Training in attack is totally discouraged.

Smart guardian, discreet, effective and with great capacity of discrimination, is little barking, very home, and only moderately active, so it adapts perfectly to the floor and city life.

Unlike other trotting races, It is characterized by accepting orders imposed all the members of the House, even the little ones and not be “dog for an owner only”, which facilitates its coexistence with the family.

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Although affectionate and sweet nature, The Bullmastiff is a great guard dog with mind of its own. Assertive need an experienced owner and. The Bullmastiffs can be willful and is not likely to be put off once they wake.

Bullmastiff Education

What is important is loving but consistent parenting from day one. A dog school with puppy training and further development are very important for Bullmastiffs in socialization. Especially if you are kept as a single dog. All environmental situations should be practiced with him at first so that he can handle them later with confidence.. The Bullmastiff can be well motivated with his voice and can train with goodies. Once you have internalized a command, will be happy to do it.

Bullmastiff Care and Health

The Bullmastiff's coat is short and thick. A pimple glove is ideal for removing loose hair and an appropriate brush is suitable for grooming the coat. Ears should be checked regularly. It is also important to check regularly for ticks, fleas and other parasites. After each ride, clean the dog. If you find a tick that has already bitten your dog, you can remove it with tick tweezers. If you don't dare to do this, you should go to the vet. If the dog often shakes its head or tries to scratch with its paw, a walk to the vet is recommended.

Breed-specific diseases

The Bullmastiff belongs to the heavy dog ​​breeds. Hip joint dysplasia is a typical disease of this breed. The so-called rolling songs (ectropión/entropión) can also occur, bitches can suffer from tumors of the mammary gland. Tears of the cruciate ligaments can occur if they occur too early and too much stress on the puppy / young dog's age.

Nutrition / Food

The Bullmastiff is a “omnivorous” and eat any type of food. Unfortunately also what you find outside. Otherwise, is satisfied with dry food or BARF and tasty extras in the bowl. These include cottage cheese, eggs and noodles.

Bullmastiff life expectancy

Bullmastiff life expectancies vary.. As long as the Bullmastiff is healthy and is maintained and treated accordingly, has a high life expectancy of 10 years or more.

Buy a Bullmastiff

A Bullmastiff's decision should be long and well considered. Serious breeders can be found through the FCI (Federation Cynologique intenationale). It is advisable to contact several breeders and organize a visit. A serious breeder will accept a visit to himself and his dogs. He will answer any questions that may arise and will have all the documents available for inspection.. So both parties have the chance to get to know each other and exchange information and get a picture of the upbringing of dogs and puppies.. A responsible breeder will continue to accompany and support their puppies and their families..

Once you have decided on a breeder and all questions have been clarified to your satisfaction, nothing stands in the way of a new family member moving out.

Bullmastiff pictures

bullmastiff videos

Type and recognitions:

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

Federations:

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

FCI breed standard "Bullmastiff"

FCIFCI - Bullmastiff
Bullmastiff

Alternative names:

1. Bullmastiff (English).
2. bull mastiff (French).
3. Bullmastiff (German).
4. Bullmastiff (Portuguese).
5. Bullmastiff (español).

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Spanish Mastiff
España FCI 91 - Molossoid . Mountain

Spanish Mastiff

The Spanish Mastiff, He is regarded as the oldest Spanish race.

Content

History

The Spanish Mastiff (also called Leonese Mastiff) is a breed of dog trotting type of large size, originally from Spain where it was abundant in almost the entire country and today is in a particular way in León, Zamora, Asturias and Cantabria. One of its varieties is the Pyrenean Mastiff.

This is a very old dog and like the other broadcast, descends from the molosser of Tibet (Tibetan Mastiff) He came to Europe via Asia minor.

Theories about the breed maintain that at least four thousand years ago the shepherds who inhabited the peninsula already used them as livestock guard dogs..

The natural resources and climate of the Iberian Peninsula gave rise to transhumance, for which reason, for many centuries the Spanish Mastiff has played the role of protector of flocks, especially from herds of 'merino sheep' whose history is closely linked to that of this dog breed. In some places it is known as the 'merinero dog' because it accompanies the Merino sheep..

The Spanish Mastiff, He is regarded as the oldest Spanish race.

The transhumant wandered through the royal canyons of León, crossing the Iberian Peninsula from North to South., and the Spanish Mastiff went with them defending the cattle from the attack of the wolf, the dog in addition to with its imposing nature, He had the protection of his abundant jowls as well as carlancas or carranclas, they are a species of thick metal with spiky necklaces.

Videos of the Spanish Mastiff
SPANISH MASTIFF. A NOBLE RACE.
Mastin Spanish /Spanish mastiff puppies in kennel Tornado Erben

At the end of the 19th century with the gradual disappearance of the grazing and transhumance, the Spanish Mastiff became 'unnecessary', if we add to that the Spanish Civil War and its consequent period of scarcity and -also- the sharp decline in the number of wolves, as a result we have that this breed of dog was on the verge of extinction.

During that time many specimens of Spanish Mastiff were sacrificed, Some were emasculated and other so many purchased by enthusiasts that breeders, guided more by love of the race than by knowledge, start you a totally disorganized parenting.

After the debacle, fortunately, the recovery of the breed has been achieved though with great difficulty.

The first standard of the Spanish Mastiff was approved by the International Cinological Federation in the year 1946, based on the characteristics of three specimens from central Spain, These specimens were a light type, that still remained in the cattle farms and that were also used for hunting big game, they were of good size, with long legs and her weight was around the 50 kg.

In 1981 a new standard was approved whose main objective was to recover the much larger Mastiff that was used in transhumance livestock.

That same year (1981) was founded the Spanish Association of the Spanish Mastiff Dog (AEPME) as official club of the breed.

Physical characteristics

It is a dog of large size, braquicéfalo and mesomorfo. Well proportioned, very powerful and muscular. Big and heavy, with skeleton compact.

There are no exact size limits., but they must be harmonious, in the males expected a height that not is lower to 77 cm. the cross and in the females, not less to 72 cm.. Those are the bare minimum., but always expected greater height.

The head is significantly large, has a cráneo-hocico relationship of 6:4. If we look at the skull from the top is a square and uniform.

It has eyes small, almond-shaped and hazelnut or chestnut colour.

It has the ears triangular, median, flat and pendants. The legs are long, straight and fitted with good musculature.

The tail, inserted at medium altitude is very thick, flexible and wears it down, arriving at the height of the Hock.

Its the mantle This thick a thick hair hard, semilargo and smooth. The colors the most prized hair are uniforms (or solids), they may be dirty white, leonado, reddish, black, gray wolf, brown. Are also supported in the standard the atigrados, or white spotted robes.

Observations

As it's a race in recovery process, is very difficult to find perfect copies (that is to say, adjusted completely to the standard).

It is not a dog suitable for beginners, but it could be a very rewarding challenge for some enthusiast with the desire to breed a dog with a long history and gigantic potential like the Spanish Mastiff..

Character and skills

The Spanish Mastiff is a rustic dog, loving, tame, noble, very firm and self-confident.

It is generally quiet and affectionate, He is very loyal and devoted to their masters. It is-especially- suitable for children, for those who feel special attraction. As well, usually get along well with other dogs.

Essentially, is a calm and balanced guardian, but it can be very scary if they perceived danger to its owner and properties.

These dogs are very happy living in the open air, and especially given the opportunity for long and quiet walks, that will be necessary if we want our Mastiff to be happy and balanced.

Observations

As we mentioned in the “History” section, the vicissitudes of the recovery of the race has led to chaos at the beginning of it..., and all that lack of control in the breeding, It has had a direct effect on the character of dog, it is for this reason that today we can find too aggressive specimens, and other, maybe more shy.

Fortunately, the great work which is carrying out the Spanish Association of the Spanish Mastiff Dog, focused on selection in breeding is very hopeful since good results are being obtained, and over time the problem will be eliminated.

Images of the Spanish Mastiff

Videos of the Spanish Mastiff

Type and recognitions:

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

Federations:

  • FCI – Pinscher and Schnauzer-Molossoid type dogs – Swiss Mountain Dogs and Cattledogs. Section 2.2 Molossoid, mountain type.
  • AKC – FSS
  • UKC – Watchdog


FCI breed standard "Spanish Mastiff"

FCIFCI - Spanish Mastiff
Mastiff

Alternative names:

1. Spanish mastiff, Mastín español de campo y trabajo, Mastín ganadero, Mastín Leonés, Mastín Extremeño (English).
2. Mastin Leones (French).
3. Spanischer Mastiff, Mastín aus León (mastín leonés), Mastín der Extremadura (mastín extremeño), Mastín der Mancha (mastín manchego) (German).
4. Mastín español (Portuguese).
5. Mastín Leonés, mastín español de campo y trabajo, mastín ganadero (español).