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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.



In the 18th century, a hound native to Russia began to develop naturally, but it wasn't until around 1900 that selective breeding began 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 chased 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 uniformity of the breed and the breed is now sometimes seen 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 fur of the Russian Harlequin Hound is mostly white with tricolor markings on the head, face, back and tail, and is typically quite dense; this coloration 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..

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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


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.

# Alano Bou Corso Canary 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%

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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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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Carea Leonés
España Not recognized by the FCI

Pastor Leonés

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



The Carea Leonés (or Leonese Sheepdog) it 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 was at all times, and that the number of heads could be raised, 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 breed 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 grazing sheep herds and by the growing spread of foreign dog breeds that could soon lead to their replacement, miscegenation, absorption or, the extinction of the Leonese Pastor.

As a curiosity, PAS, was a Carea Leonés which appeared in the famous film 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!).


  • RSCE

Breed standard proposal according to the FCI pattern of the breed "Carea Leonés"

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Alternative names:

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

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English Shepherd
Estados Unidos UKC - Herding Dog Group

Pastor Inglés

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



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

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, vermin and rodent eradicator and company for the kids. It is possibly one of the most common breeds during the 19th century before the pedigree was given the importance it has to this 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 has a less rounded head than the last, 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. His weight is about 20 to 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 unique kind of kindness for their own, 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 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).

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Garafian Shepherd
España Not recognized by the FCI

Pastor Garafiano

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



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 from the municipality of Garafía, for being the place where this breed was most 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 at present it has gained great importance as a pet.

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

Its origin dates back to 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 the Spanish dog association Garafian Shepherd, whose current president is Antonio Manuel Diaz Rodriguez.

Among the objectives of the Association is the development of census, creating breeding nuclei, 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 of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has carried out several studies on the breed that, they were presented at the Symposium of native races held in Córdoba in March of 1992.

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

Physical characteristics

His body is format Lupoid, medium to moderately longilinear, 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 to 46 kg and females in 25 to 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 to 70 cm and females 55 to 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, observing then 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 he meets strangers, he shows a typical barking attitude., folding of ears, movements of tail and spins on his head showing the corner of the mouth in the form of smile.

He is calm and rested in appearance, although he becomes very active while carrying out any type of physical activity..

You need exercise as well as all dogs.

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  • 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 (español).

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Basque Shepherd Dog
España Not recognized by the FCI

Pastor Vasco

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



The Basque Shepherd Dog (in Basque: Euskal Artzain Txakurra) It is a breed of Spanish dog originating in 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 "Basque Shepherd", as it is known mostly, sino “Basque Shepherd Dog”.

From the official club of the breed is referred to “Basque Shepherd Dog” to the mestizo wool dog that can be seen in the villages of Basque Country, 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 bone remains found in 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.

From the end of the 19th century to the first decades of the 20th century, a time of regression arose for this breed, especially in Guipúzcoa and Navarra due to the strong attacks of the wolf on the herd., reason why pastors replaced careadores dogs with the Artzanoras or mastiffs. In Álava and Vizcaya, however, this decrease was not as pronounced and they alternated grazing work with guarding and warning in the hamlets 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 Dog 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 was started via scholarship and research project 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 Dog – “Euskal Artzain Txakurra”.

Unfortunately, the localism of a canine species generates, In most cases, Multiple obstacles to your survival.

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Physical characteristics

As we said above there are two varieties in the breed Basque Shepherd Dog, the "Iletsua" and the "Gorbeiakoa" and the standard marks the 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.
  • Greater cephalic index.
  • The typical color of blond or leonado coat
  • Most with floppy ears.

As to the general appearance, has a trunk strong and rectangular. It has the body covered in 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 we said above, It is shorter in front of the extremities and face.

Height in males of 47 to 63 and in females, of 46 to 58 cm.. The weight of the males is of 18 to 33 Kg., and in females, of 17 to 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.
  • Typical coat color is fiery red..

As to the general appearance, the trunk is elongated appearance. The layer red fire, known as "red", 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 ventral and central part of the mandible, 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 to 61 and in females, of 46 to 59 cm.. The weight of the males is of 18 to 36 Kg., and in females, of 17 to 29 Kg.

Character and skills

Regarding the temperament of Basque Shepherd Dog, 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 he always maintains a strong bond 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 Dog lets touch, petting and running like a champion so he needs a field where he can romp freely for 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 to 13 years.

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Alternative names:

    1. Basque Shepherd Dog, Basque: Euskal Artzain Txakurra, Basque Sheepdog
    Basque Herder
    2. Berger basque, (en basque : Euskal artzain txakurra) (French).
    3. Perro Pastor Vasco, (spanisch) oder Euskal Artzain Txakurra) (German).
    4. Pastor Basco, (em basco: Euskal artzain txakurra) (Portuguese).
    5. Artzain Txakurra, Euskal Artzain Txakurra (español).

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Andalusian Hound
España Not recognized by the FCI

Podenco Andaluz

The Andalusian Hound It is a dog with a lively character and very balanced..



Native to the Andalusian region of southern Spain, It is believed that the Andalusian Hound probably descended from the European hunting dog. It had been speculated that it was one of the ancient races represented in the cave paintings of the Iberian Peninsula thousands of years ago., but recent genetic studies have made this theory unlikely.

This breed was not officially recognized in Spain until 1990, when a group of races was created. Due to the lack of any unique distinguishing features and the similarities it shares with other dog breeds, in particular with him Portuguese Podengo, the Andalusian Hound not usually recognized in its own right outside its country of origin.

Traditionally used as hunting dogs, your senses of sight, hearing and smell have developed a lot over the years, and have the ability to withstand the hot and dry conditions of the arid landscape from which they originate. They are known to be successful and methodical hunters.. The Andalusian Hound smallest traditionally hunts hares or rabbits, while the larger variants can be used to hunt wild boar. They usually hunt in packs.

The race not is recognized by the FCI or by no other international Cynological Association given the large number of matches with the standard of the Portuguese Podengo, It causes doubt dealt or not, really, of different races.

Physical characteristics

As in the Portuguese Warren Hound, the Andalusian hound distinguishes three sizes and three types of hair, factors whose combination may cause up to nine different varieties.

Bearing in mind the size varieties are:

  • Great Andalusian Hound
  • Medium-Andalusian Hound
  • Small Andalusian Hound

If we consider the different types of hair, We have the following varieties:

  • Andalusian Hound hair Sardinia or hard.
  • Andalusian hound Solorio or long hair.
  • Andalusian Hound of smooth or short hair.

There is a variety derived from the short-haired medium Andalusian Podenco, which receives the name of Andalusian Hound Maneto, due to its short and sturdy legs, phenomenon known in the field of cynology as bassetismo, alluding to the Basset. At present the Andalusian Hound Maneto is provisionally accepted as a breed by the RSCE.

The basic color of the layer is white or cinnamon, either consisting of both colors. The white color exists in its variants silver, mate and ivory; and the cinnamon can vary from clear to cinnamon ignition.

With regard to the size and weight of the three varieties, below we specify:

Height to the cross:

  • Size large: males of 54 to 64 cm and females in 53 to 61 cm..
  • Size medium: males of 43 to 53 cm and females in 42 to 52 cm..
  • Small size: males of 35 to 42 cm and females 32 to 41 cm..


  • Size large: 27 kg. (+ – 6 kg).
  • Size medium: 16 kg. (+- 6 kg).
  • Small size: 8 kg. (+ – 3 kg).

The Andalusian Hound, is a harmonic dog, compact, very rustic and well plumbed.

Character and skills

The Andalusian Hound, has a great intelligence, nobility, sociability and is always alert. It is a dog alive and well balanced character, reacts only to important stimuli.

It is a dog fast, par b. Hunt, with an excellent sense of smell and very resistant to fatigue, not mannish before anything, he is methodical and quick in his search, both hunting and in a minor, being an excellent collector's hair or feather, whether in water or rough terrain.

The Andalusian Hound like the other podencos it has a highly developed sense of sight, hearing and smell which makes them good hunters especially when it comes to rabbit hunting.

The shakes of hunting practiced in the center and south of Spain the podencos constitute the nucleus of the rehalas (Group of hunting dogs, whose number ranges from 20 and 24), which are usually made up of large hounds for harassment and some medium-sized specimens such as point or search dogs.

In the small game hunting used medium and girl varieties, either on an individual basis, in pairs or forming arcades (gang of hunting dogs).

One of the most typical functions of the large hound, is that of mascaras, accompanying the colleras of greyhounds during the hunting of the Hare. Its work is, first, getting up and doing the rabona from your bed or hiding out, making it available to the greyhounds and, after finished the lance, remove the piece of the Greyhound to bring it to its owner.

In the Andalusian farmhouses of large size were used as dogs guardians and the girl size as cleaners of rodents.

It is very loving, submissive and fair with the owner, but break that bond in the face of unjust punishment. As well, It has a great capacity for training.

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Pachón Navarro
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Pachón Navarro

The Pachón Navarro has a conspicuous split on the nose that is also called a 'double nose'.



The Pachón Navarro It is a Spanish breed of dog originating in Navarra, This is a sample dog used in small pen and hair game.

Scholars of the race, the popularity of this breed of dog reached its peak popularity in the pose, especially among the Spanish nobility in the 18th and 19th century. After the Spanish Civil War, the race was on the verge of extinction.

It was then, When a race enthusiasts decided to begin work on the recovery of the same. The first step was to travel the country and locate all the specimens of Pachón Navarro that had survived the social disaster.

That is why, the Pachón Navarro current is the product of the recovery through specimens from the Old Spanish Pointing Dog (Old Spanish Pointer), that is the theory maintained by classical authors during the last centuries.

In fact, Old dog sample Spanish, It is one of the seven races that appears as a show dog in the classification made by the Royal Canine Society of Spain, in the year 1911.

Within the documentation of its origins, Some theories suggest that the Pachón Navarro descends from the Talbot Hound and other hunting dogs., whose origin dates back to the 12th century.

Currently the Pachón Navarro, still in recovery phase.

Otros nombres: Old Spanish Pointer / Perdiguero Navarro / Pointer Navarro / Pachón de Victoria.

Dogs breeds: Pachón Navarro

Physical characteristics

It is a dog of robust body, rectangular, It has the large head and strong, square muzzle, the limbs are rather short, the trunk is cylindrical and its hair has a hard texture and a misaligned appearance.

It is a large size dog, weighs around 27-33 kilos and has a height the cross of 48 to 57 centimeters.

Pachón Navarro is a hunting dog whose most striking feature is one split in the truffle It is also called 'double nose'.

Apparently, that peculiar nose gives Pachón Navarro heightened olfactory sensitivity, being that one of the reasons why he was chosen as hunting dog.

Its hair short may be the color liver and white, or orange and white. The spots of the head and a large part of the layer are, generally, solid color.

While, in most of the specimens of the breed the short coat predominates, it is possible to find specimens with longer or “sedeño” fur.

Their ears they are long.

The Federation Cynologique Internationale, and the main Cinológicas federations in Europe, they do not recognize Pachón Navarro, as a race official.

Character and skills

Pachón Navarro is a dog Intelligent, quiet, docile. It is very sociable with both humans and other dogs.

Its largest state of happiness is in the field, there he will trot vigorously, giving gala of its wide resistance and its nature of Hunter. If plays his role as Hunter, will be an excellent companion.

Given your Hunter instinct, It is a dog that needs a lot of exercise., you will always have a torrent of energy that you need to expend, even running through the fields.

Anyway, It can adapt to the home life in very affectionate with his family although independent, and You will enjoy a lot being in the open air giving a few good rides.


You can find extensive information of the race in the web of the Pachón Spanish club.

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