Russian Harlequin Hound
Rusia Hound not recognized by the F.C.I.

The Russian Harlequin Hound is a rare breed of dog found almost exclusively in Russia.

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History

In the 18th century, a hound native to Russia began to develop naturally, but it wasn't until around 1900 that selective breeding started in earnest, and the first breed standard for the Russian hound was developed in 1925. The breeders then crossed to the Estonian Hound with the English hounds. The result was the Russian Harlequin Hound, a slightly squarer looking dog with tricolor spots on a white body. The voice of the Russian Harlequin Hound is much deeper and melodic than that of a Estonian Hound, and frequently have black marks on the saddle.

Until 1951 This new breed of hound was known as the Anglo-Russian hound, but when he was accepted as a separate race from his own, he was known as the Russian Harlequin Hound. This breed was well known, not only for their melodic voices, but also for its speed and resistance when tracking its prey. They were frequently used as red hunting dogs, which means they were chasing foxes and wolves, traditionally known as red game, and they are rarely found outside the Soviet Union.

The breeders of the Russian Harlequin Hound they are still in the process of improving both the type and the uniformity of the breed and the breed is now seen sometimes at Soviet dog shows, and is considered equal in quality to the best Estonian Hound. The Russian Harlequin Hound It was also used by William Dunker when he developed his namesake the Dunker, sometimes also known as the Norwegian Hound.

The Russian Harlequin Hound It is not recognized by the F.C.I.

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Physical characteristics “Russian Harlequin Hound”

The Russian Harlequin Hound he is a muscular dog, medium-sized, which stands about twenty-four inches tall and weighs between 18 and 31 kg, with a square build, long, straight legs and a strong tail that has a slightly curved or saber-like shape. They also tend to have a somewhat broad, square head with a straight, square muzzle., that always ends with a black nose. They have slightly hanging lips, oval shaped eyes, usually dark brown, and medium-sized pendant ears that sit high on the head and hang down to the sides to frame the face.

The characteristic short coat of the Russian Harlequin Hound is mostly white with tricolor markings on the head, face, back and tail, and is typically quite dense; this coloring is particularly useful when hunting with this Russian hound as it makes it much easier to differentiate the hunting dog from its prey.

Character and skills “Russian Harlequin Hound”

The Russian Harlequin Hound is a rare breed of dog found almost exclusively in Russia. A mix of the Estonian Hound and the English Foxhound, this scent hound is known for its ability to track the game traditionally known as red game, like the fox and the wolves. They tend to be friendly and outgoing with almost everyone they meet., both human and canine, but they have a high prey drive and may not be safe around cats and other small animals. This breed is not well adapted to apartment living due to its high activity levels and vocal nature..

Spanish Alano
España (Molossoid, Bloodhound)

Alano español

The Spanish Alano It is a breed endorsed mainly by its enormous bravery

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History “Spanish Alano”

Grip or prey dog ​​breed of very ancient origins. Medium sized considered 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, extensive system. big game was also used, as a dog's tooth to the subjection of deer and wild boar. Its modern implementation is care and defence, How to care for cattle against any kind 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 clear which was its origin. 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 Vandals.

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

When he is talking about perro Dane everyone knew that this was a prey corridor to justify its name must meet certain features:

With strong head, of longuilíneas 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).

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 Velázquez in the hunting pit, which it is in the National Gallery de Londres, those of Goya in his Capturing a bull or 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 likely 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 animal husbandry, They were robust and primitive specimens. Later, its unbeatable psychophysical qualities (robustness, courage and loyalty) They make the Alano notabilísimo play a 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 are in 1347, in the Book of Hunting, Don Alfonso XI "The Enforcer". 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 They played a key role dogs, animal unknown to the indigenous peoples. 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 not directed impressive descriptions as the following:

    The Friar Bernardino de Sahagún terms of testimonies of Indians attacked by huge ¨perros, with ears cut, fierce yellow eyes Bloodshot, huge mouths, hanging languages and teeth in the form of knives, wild as the demon and stained as the jaguares¨. 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 possessed dogs small size and often body. In this way, the Indians called the canes of the Spanish ¨una diabolical invention.
    Bartholomew Columbus and Fontanarossa, brother of the discoverer and Adelantado 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 boar, disregarding even his own life. Its functions have changed little during these centuries. War Dog, livestock (especially for the beef and veal), 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.

Its qualities traspasarán Spanish borders, becoming very significant exports, both American continent as countries 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 of its characteristics, as happened in 1873, in the British press, describing carefully to a copy of prey Spanish (Alano), called Bull and reads: “…fighting only subject to his opponent 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 the Monteria and grazing, 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 appearance publishes occurs in Madrid, in the year 1963 (exhibition at the Retiro Park).
    But they have not disappeared, were some population loopholes in certain marginal areas, difficult access, as are certain mountains Cantabria, País Vasco, 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 to those committed to the Spanish Alano.

Physical characteristics “Spanish Alano”

Today, and thanks to the excellent work of recovery of some professionals and public bodies, the Spanish Alano virtually, 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, tends to be suspicious and distrustful with strangers and bottom and very affectionate with its owner and family.

# Alano Bou Corso Canary Islands Spanish dogo Bullmastiff
Height 60,5 56,5 66 63 59,5 60,5
Weight 35 36,5 47,5 58 47,5 59
Eyes Clear Dark Dark Dark Entire range Dark
Lines c/f Parallel Parallel Lig.converg Parallel Lig.converg
Snout 36% 33% 33% 40% 30%

Alano character and skills

The Alano is an animal slow in their development, reaching maturity, physical and mental, over the 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 some variety of "types", Since the lighter Alans, gifted for hunting, until the heavier, suitable for grazing and save (livestock lines or old Bull Dog).

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

    In 1880 "prohibited the fate of"dogs the bull"and that is why Bull rings left keep dogs".

On the other hand, to stop practicing "hunting in the round", becomes otherwise organize the montería so it is no longer interesting for cattle fall clasped by dogs, but to reach the positions where the montero is bet, who is who pays the entertainment. In these circumstances the flocks deshicieran of the Alans who had.

Once a dog was useful whether it performed any task. The Spanish Alano "She ceased to have work" after selecting breeds of cattle more docile, so this race back to a dizzying to extinction speed.

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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 (Spanish).

American Mastiff
Estados Unidos Not recognized by the FCI

Mastín Americano

The American Mastiff He was raised to be a family dog, they attest to this character and temperament

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The American Mastiff "is a breed dog trotting kind that was developed over many years of selective breeding by Fredericka Wagner of"Flying W Farms” (Kennel dedicated to the race), in Piketon, Ohio, ago 20 or 25 years (the truth is that me I burned eyelashes looking for date exacta… and I have not given her).

The objective was to develop a dog that had the size, temperament, the provision, and the appearance of the Mastiff breed, but with fewer health problems and did not lose as much saliva as other varieties of dog Mastiff, and that life expectancy was greater.

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Redbone Coonhound
Estados Unidos Not recognized by the FCI

Redbone Coonhound

The Redbone Coonhound It is commonly used for hunting bears, raccoons and pumas.

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Redbone Coonhound It is a breed of dog of American origin which, Since its inception it has been used for hunting of bears, raccoons, and even, Pumas. Physical characteristics and agility allow Redbone Coonhound hunting in swamps, in mountains and some tend to be used as water dogs (bailiffs).

According to the standard of the American Kennel Club: “The Redbone Coonhound is a balanced blend of beauty and temperament, with a notorious air security and great talents for hunting”. This beautiful race won his first record in the American Kennel Club in the 1904.

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Carea Leonés
España Not recognized by the FCI

Pastor Leonés

The raison d ' être of the Carea Leonés It is the management and guidance of herds.

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History

The Carea Leonés (or Leonese Sheepdog) is a dog whose morphology and character have been shaped by its environment, both physical and human. Regarding the physical, it can be said that this breed is rooted in the regions of the province of León and Zamora. This was so because they are agricultural areas where crops shared their existence with flocks of sheep.. So that this coexistence would come to fruition, and due to the shortage of shepherds that there were at all times, and that the number of heads could be high, It was necessary to call on an assistant to control the cattle by feeling, and this was the Carea Leonés.

Physical characteristics

It is a dog of medium size with a height to the cross between 48 and 55 cm in males and 45 and 52 cm in females.

It is a lightweight and agile dog in order to start after the flock avoiding their dispersion, or jogging in search of the sheep that is separated from the Group.

As regards the basic layer or coloring of hair, There are animals with black hair all over his body and others who, In addition, they are tawny color stains (reddish) in the extremities, the side and above the eyebrows.

In some specimens, the black color of the hair is clarified by dissolution of the pigment giving rise to an irregular patchwork of bluish-grey spots more or less clear, and even white spots, throughout the body of the animal.

Character and skills

The Carea Leonés it is a dog very attached to its owner and without adequate socialization, is distrustful and even urano with strangers, something that does not correspond so much to specimens raised between humans, showing these, much more receptive and sociable. It is a very alert and intelligent dog, with great learning capacity and predisposition to work. It is a dog with personality but it submits well to the orders it receives from its owner.

It is a race not yet officially recognized, but you are trying to get official recognition as a native breed.

You are planning to develop a plan for recovery and promotion of the Leonese Pastor, because otherwise, their future will be threatened by the unstoppable reduction in the number of herds of sheep grazing and the increasing spread of alien dog races which could lead soon to the replacement, miscegenation, absorption or, the extinction of the Leonese Pastor.

As a curiosity, PAS, was a Carea Leonés that appeared in the famous movie shot in Spain “The Kingdom of heaven“, Ridley Scott.

Source of the photo and more information about this race by clicking on Leonese Sheepdog (Blog dedicated to the race with very interesting information!).

Federations:

  • RSCE

Proposal of racial standard according to the fci pattern of the race “Carea Leonés”

FCIFCI – “Carea Leonés”
Leonese Shepherd FCI

Alternative names:

    Perro de Pastor Leonés, Perro de Aqueda, Carea leonés, Leonese Sheepdog

English Shepherd
Estados Unidos UKC - Herding Dog Group

Pastor Inglés

The English Shepherd It resists the pressure of long demanding hours.

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History

The race English Shepherd It is extremely versatile as a working dog. It is a line of Collie developed in the United States from farm dogs brought by the English and Scots in the early history of the country.

Should not be confused with Old English Sheepdog (Bobtail).

The English Shepherd is very smart, able to bring forward any dog on the farm and used in varied pastoral work (beef, sheep, goats, pig), monitoring, hunting, eradicator vermin and rodents and company for children. Possibly it's one of the most common breeds during the 19th century as the pedigree was given the importance to the present day.

Many farmers appreciated this race for its versatility and not on their standard of appearance, being raised according to their abilities and not for exhibitions.

Physical characteristics

The English Shepherd is similar in appearance to Border Collie and to the Australian Shepherd. Although it is less rounded than the last head, nor do they tend to have the mantle of merle color, something common in the Australian Shepherd, they have not so square body.

The English Shepherd is usually larger than the Border Collie, are easier to distinguish from Border Collie what of Australian Shepherd.

The English Shepherd is a medium-sized dog, usually a little longer than high. Its weight is situated in 20 - 30 kg and is balanced in proportions. As a small farms working dog, has been selected to meet a variety of needs and that has resulted in a wide range of regional variations, appearance on.

The mantle is of average length and can be smooth, wavy or curly. It often has fringes on legs and the tail. As in all working dog, the hair should be easy to maintain, they require very little preparation. Dirt tends to be repulsed by the fur.

The English Shepherd It, generally, a healthy dog.

The colors of the layer can be sable & white, tricolor, black and white, or black and Tan. Other variants, such as solid colors (any), Red and atigrados also exist but are not common.

Character and skills

The temperament of English Shepherd is the defining characteristic of the breed, has one great intelligence and, often a single type of goodness for your family, both animals and people.

Often, is a independent worker, but always attentive to its own. They adapt easily and quickly learn routines.

Some may be distrustful with strangers and they are dogs of a single person. However, Once you agree to another adult (or other pets) or children, the converted part of his flock, and, with children especially, from that moment on it will be difficult to find a better caregiver than a English Shepherd, to be aware of their children.

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English Shepherd Puppies of Forrest Run Farm Registered family raised April 2010
English Shepherd pups at 4 wks  old
Patient English Shepherd
Walnut Ranch English Shepherd puppies

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION UKC: Herding Dog Group

  • Alternative names:

      1. Farm Collie, Farm Shepherd, Old Farm Collie (English).
      2. English Shepherd (German).

Garafian Shepherd
España Not recognized by the FCI

Pastor Garafiano

The Garafian Shepherd It is a very docile and friendly dog.

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History

The Garafian Shepherd is a breed of dog indigenous native to La Palma Canary, Canary Islands. The name receives it from the North of the island, specifically in the Garafía municipality, as the place where this race was more common, Despite the fact that copies are found throughout the island.

The Garafian Shepherd has been linked from its origins to grazing, activity for which shows special aptitude, Although it has nowadays gained great importance as a pet.

For some time, This race was on the edge of his disappearance due to miscegenation with other breeds of dog.

Successive crossings, especially from the age 60 20th century with other breeds of dogs pastors, They show the need to work for their recovery and selection from the exemplary few pure breed that retained the pastors of the island.

It's a differentiated canine population, originally from the region of Garafía, on the island of la Palma where was used by shepherds to raise herds of goats. Because of this, the animal performs very well in steep and rocky areas.

It has a very homogenous characteristics, Since only a functional selection has carried out. His main ability is the grazing of sheep and goats in steep terrain, the geographical characteristics of La Palma.

Its origin lies in pre-Hispanic times, although the crosses with other races after the conquest have contributed to the development of the Garafian Shepherd.

To prevent this disappearance, the working group for the recovery of the Garafian Shepherd, which would become in the Spanish dog association Garafian Shepherd, whose current President is Antonio Manuel Díaz Rodríguez.

Among the objectives of the Association is the development of census, Creating nuclei of reproduction, participation in exhibitions and fairs canine, etc.

The Garafian Shepherd was officially recognized as a Spanish breed in the year 2004, by the Royal Canine society of Spain.

The Garafian Shepherd It has been presented in the samples of native breeds that have been held in the Canary Islands, as well as in the international exhibitions held in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

The Department of Ethnology of the Faculty of veterinary medicine University Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has carried out several studies on the race to, they were presented at the Symposium of native races held in Córdoba in March of 1992.

In the news, this breed is very abundant in the island and the future looks rosy due to the growing interest in these animals, not only by shepherds but also people who are looking for a pet.

Physical characteristics

His body is format Lupoid, mediolíneo or moderately longuilíneo, eumétrico, of medium-size to large, slightly higher than the cross grupa, rather short neck and small head on the body. Exemplary well care usually weigh between 28 and 35 kg males and 24 and 30 kg females.

These are the weights that antesandse gave, currently in the males is of 35 - 46 kg and females in 25 - 35 kg. The height to the cross males range between the 57 and 64 cm., While that in females 55 and 62 cm..

Currently these data have also changed still normal in males of 60 - 70 cm and females 55 - 65 cm..

Its head is conical, small in relation to the body, slightly convex front, What highlights by the introduction something separate and rear of the ears, that may have items or with a tendency to go forward.

They may also appear enhiestas, then noting a tendency to keep them folded before any stimulus, showing its inner face. Truffle always black. Oblique eyes, Brown macaroons, and something coming. Brief lips, collected. Bite in clamp. Soft and little pronounced stop.

The legs they are strong, good heaviness, Emphasizing the later by its proportions. Sometimes they have Spurs, that it often doubles and some implanted.

The layer is likens or alobada. The puppies are born Brown, color that changes to reach adults, appearing in some cases hair or white spots on the chest, fingers or tip of the tail, disappearing generally grow.

The hair is abundant and more or less long. Sometimes is smooth while in other cases it is rough. It tends to accumulate at the base of the ears, neck, skirts, tail and on the edges of the legs. The tail usually very populous hairs, bearing sword being slightly coiled, Although never on the back.

Character and skills

The character of Garafian Shepherd It docile and friendly.

When encounters strange shows a typical attitude of barking, folding of ears, movements of tail and spins on his head showing the corner of the mouth in the form of smile.

Is quiet and leisurely appearance although becomes very active while he carries out any type of physical activity.

You need exercise as well as all dogs.

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Federations:

  • RSCE – Royal Canine society of Spain

Alternative names:

    1. Pastor Garafiano (English).
    2. Pastor Garafiano (French).
    3. Pastor Garafiano (German).
    4. Pastor garafiano (Portuguese).
    5. Pastor de Garafia (Spanish).

Basque Shepherd
España Not recognized by the FCI

Pastor Vasco

There are two varieties of Basque Shepherd: the “Gorbeiakoa” and “Iletsua“.

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History

The Basque Shepherd (in Basque: Euskal Artzain Txakurra) It is a breed of dog originally from the Basque country. Is a breed traditionally used as a sheepdog and guard livestock. There are two varieties, the Gorbeiakoa and Iletsua.

The breed was officially recognized by the Royal Canine society of Spain the 1 in June of 1995. The official name of the breed is not "Pastor Vasco", as it is known mostly, but "Euskal Artzain Txakurra".

From the official club of the breed is referred to “Basque Shepherd” the mongrel dog of wool that is seen in the hamlets of Euskal Herría, mostly white, Tan or black, have nothing to do with the reddish or tawny of the pure specimens of Euskal Artzain Txakurra.

The “Shepherd dog” is the oldest dog. Since that man evolved from nomadic farmer and livestock has been using dogs to the work of grazing. Some skeletal remains found in the Neolithic caves attest that, 12.000 years ago, the farmers in the region were using these animals to grazing. We can find the “Euskal Artzain Txakurra” in Basque popular mythology. Later, had it been recognized in various pictorial frescoes of the 16th century, witnessing a popularity that came to transcend from rural environments to the highest circles of the Court of the time. From the 18th century they appear painted or drawn on the canvas of Paret y Alcazar, Doré, Guiard, Arrue and others.

Since the end of the 19th century to the early decades of the 20th century was an era of regression in Guipúzcoa and Navarra breed due to the strong attacks of the Wolf to the flock, reason why pastors replaced careadores dogs with the Artzanoras or mastiffs. In Alava and Vizcaya, However this decline was not as marked, and the work of grazing they alternated with custody and notice in the villages when they were not with the herds. This know-how combining work, He was one of the keys for that race is not extinct.

Today, the Basque Shepherd has only 413 copies recognized since the holding of the first monograph of the race.

Later they began to organize international competitions of pastoral dogs. Due to the admiration that sparked this breed among those who witnessed his task, a plan via scholarship and research project was initiated to study these dogs with ethnological methodology, Biochemistry, Genetics, reproductive and etological in 1991. After a thorough review of more than three thousand copies of the whole Basque country, the recognition of the Basque Shepherd – “Euskal Artzain Txakurra”.

Unfortunately, the localism of a canine species generates, in most cases, multiple barriers to their survival.

Photo: elexartza

Physical characteristics

As we said above, there are two varieties in the breed Basque Shepherd, the "Iletsua" and "Gorbeiakoa" and the standard brand differences.

The differences between the two varieties most important morfoestructurales are as follows:

In the Iletsua:

  • Longer hair on the back
  • Longer hair on the front limbs.
  • Greater width of the face in the female.
  • Greater width of the chest.
  • Most cephalic index.
  • The typical color of layer blond or tawny
  • Most with fallen ears.

As to the general appearance, has a trunk strong and rectangular. It has the body covered with a typical mantle of bristle hair, blondes or leonadas and canelas layers.

Has the head elongated, cover of hair shorter than in the rest of the body, and uncovered eyes. The nose is always black. The snout color is more intense than the rest of the body or black cinnamon. Short hair. Firm lips, Pigmented in black. Scissor bite. Eyes oval, with black eyelids and Brown iris and amber.

It has the limb strong and covered with short hair on the front and back fringes. With one or two spurs or none in the hind limbs.

The fur is moderately long, rough, rustic-looking. As mentioned above, It is shorter in front of the extremities and face.

Height in males of 47 - 63 and in females, of 46 - 58 cm.. The weight of the males is of 18 - 33 Kg., and in females, of 17 - 30 Kg.

In the Gorbeiakoa:

  • The male has a greater height at the withers.
  • Greater length of head.
  • Longer hair on the belly.
  • Greater width of the rump in the female.
  • The typical color of the layer is red fire.

As to the general appearance, the trunk is elongated appearance. The layer red fire, known as "pink", with frequent darkening on snout.

The head It has a pyramidal shape and is equipped with very short hair. Frequent presence of three Lunar, one next to each of the corners of the lips, and the other in the central and ventral part of the jaw, all of them with black setae of greater length than the rest of the head. Truffle always black. Snout elongated and thin, with frequent pigmentation. Eyes macaroons, Brown and amber.

The limb they are strong. With one or two spurs or none in the hind limbs.

The fur is moderately long and soft texture. It is shorter in front of the extremities and face.

The height males will of 47 - 61 and in females, of 46 - 59 cm.. The weight of the males is of 18 - 36 Kg., and in females, of 17 - 29 Kg.

Character and skills

Regarding the temperament of Basque Shepherd, We can find special characteristics of each variety (Gorbeiakoa and the Iletsua):

  • Gorbeiakoa: It is safe to, balanced and above all very sociable, Sometimes it is considered to be one member of his family and his talent for grazing can be added. His instinct, as described, It focuses more on tasks of grazing.
  • The Iletsua: It has a territorial instinct, but always maintains a strong link with his master, as always happens with him and rarely is separated from it. His instinct, as described, It focuses more care tasks.

All training can start with a small basic education course (the dog learn to stay quiet, sitting, that moves when the owner order). Regardless of age you can start socializing so you can get confidence with his master and others.

The Basque Shepherd lets touch, caress and runs like a champ for what you need from a field where can romp freely over long periods of time. Give some walks and stay active either playing with the ball or small but intense session of game with the family. Its longevity is of 11 - 13 years.

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Alternative names:

    1. Basque: Euskal Artzain Txakurra, Basque Sheepdog
    Basque Herder
    (English).
    2. (en basque : Euskal artzain txakurra) (French).
    3. (spanisch) oder Euskal Artzain Txakurra) (German).
    4. (em basco: Euskal artzain txakurra) (Portuguese).
    5. Artzain Txakurra, Euskal Artzain Txakurra (Spanish).
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