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Continental Toy Spaniel
Francia Bélgica FCI 77 . Continental Toy Spaniel and others

Papillón

The Continental Toy Spaniel He was recognized by the AKC in 1935. The variety of drooping ears is called Phalène.

Content

History

The Continental Toy Spaniel (in French: Butterfly), water dog is a breed of dog of the type. One of the oldest of the Toy Spaniel, It is named after its resemblance to the butterfly, in its ears, large with long hair and fringes, It emulates open wings of a butterfly.

The history of Continental Toy Spaniel is traced through various works of art. The first Toy Spaniels which resembles the Continental Toy Spaniel you are in italy. Vicelli Tiziano painted these small dogs in many famous paintings, about 1500, as the Venus of Urbino (1542). Other renowned artists to have painted these small dogs are Watteau, González Coke, Fragonard, Paolo Veronese, and Mignard.

A painting of the Wallace Collection, London, appears a Continental Toy Spaniel portrayed with the family of Louis XIV. As well, Papillon dogs appear in paintings of European royal families and the families of merchants of the time paintings. The race was very popular in England, France and Belgium, which are considered countries of origin by the FCI.

The history of Continental Toy Spaniel and its long association with royalty have led to many stories about the breed. Marie Antoinette is said to have gone to the guillotine, clinging to her small dog under her arm, a Continental Toy Spaniel. But, Tradition says that Marie Antoinette's dog was a small dog belonging to the Water Dogs which had been brought to the French court from Spain on the back of pack mules. according to history, her puppy was saved and was treated in a building in Paris that, currently called the Papillon House.

The Continental Toy Spaniel He was recognized by the AKC in 1935. In the news, the Continental Toy Spaniel can be seen competing in obedience and agility.

Physical characteristics

Colors

  • S – black and white
  • S – Lemon and white
  • S – White and Red
  • S – Sable and white
  • S – Black and white as

Colors

  • A – Brown black and white
  • A – Black red and white
  • A – Brown and white
  • A – Black & Fawn
  • A – Red

Colors

  • A – Red, Sable and white
  • A – Sand
  • A – White
  • A – White and Brown
  • A – Silver and white

Markings

  • A – Black marks
  • A – Mask black
  • A – red marks
  • A – Sand
  • A – the marks fire
Phalène
PHALENE, Vittoria’s Come Along

To the Continental Toy Spaniel with floppy ears it is called Phalène (from French: moth). His small head is slightly rounded. The snout is a little short, fine, narrowing towards the nose. The eyes are dark, size medium, round, with a thin black border that, often extends into the Union of the eyelids to ears. The large ears may be erect or fall with the rounded tips.

They have the long tail of high insertion, covered with long, fine hair. The hair is smooth, long, fine, a single layer, and on the chest, the ears and the back of the queue have longer hair, as if it were a wheel.

The color of the coat is white with patches of any color. A mask of a color other than white covers both ears and the eyes from back to front..

The most distinctive of Continental Toy Spaniel it's his big fringed ears, It seems to the wings of a butterfly. They can also be registered, the American Kennel Club supports the following colors and markings, the types specified as S-standard, or A-alternative for use in shows and competitions:

There are two variations of this race, that of the fully erect ears of the Continental Toy Spaniel more common, and the lop-eared Spaniel type (ears of Phalène). But, the American Kennel Club and the International Cynological Federation consider variation Phalène and the Continental Toy Spaniel common, as the same race. The height is of 20 to 28 cm., and the weight of approximately 3.5 kg.

Observations

in brood, a specimen of the variety should never be crossed Continental Toy Spaniel with variety Phalène, because there is a considerable risk that arise with ears semierguidas either mixed puppies.

This detail, It must be taken into account for those people who wish to participate in show ring since that difference in the ears is penalized as a serious lack.

Character and skills

The temperament of Continental Toy Spaniel is very affectionate, docile and even at times, absorbent.

Is - by definition- a service dog is will be looking for pampering continuously, which makes it an ideal dog for older people, Since his love everyday waste and their small size are an infallible weapon against loneliness.

In general, is a quiet dog, is very patient and just ladra.

It adapts with total tranquility to any situation, the only thing that will interest him is to be next to his owner.

While they will not display aggressiveness to strangers, nor give exaggerated signs of love. They should not be shy or aggressive, that is not common in the breed.

They need a daily walk. The game really like, and it is good that there is time for fun, but long walks are necessary to be a good state of health.

Life expectancy Continental Toy Spaniel round the 16 years.

Y, as last detail, is an excellent Hunter of mice.

Education

The globally obedient and loyal character of the Continental Toy Spaniel makes you a good candidate for a first adoption. In particular, his intelligence makes him quickly understand and memorize the association between orders and actions. This makes it easier to learn the basic commands, but it also makes him an ideal student for a master who wants to go further and teach his dog tricks. Very intelligent, the dog Continental Toy Spaniel trains easily.

But, to use your intelligence and learn, must be willing to do it. In fact, pampered and treated like a prince for centuries, has maintained a certain propensity to do only what he wants. So, special emphasis should be placed on learning obedience early in your education, as it is the key to unlocking everything else and exploiting its full potential. But, it's not a matter of rushing: given its sensitivity and its closeness to its humans, punishing the dog for being recalcitrant would have every chance of backfiring, by weakening the bond that binds him to his master. Better to see it upside down, and reward him (with stimuli, treats or even caresses) every time he does what is expected of him. This is the very basis of the positive dog training method., and the value you place on everything that comes from your human referent only makes the use of rewards more effective. Like this, knowing how to show firmness (and if patience is necessary) to set and enforce limits upon arrival at home, it is better to share beauty with gentleness and rewards to make your education a success.

It also, the fact that he is sociable both with humans and with other animals does not exempt him from being socialized from his earliest age, at the risk of behaving differently. Make you meet lots of people (friends, neighbors, delivery man, veterinary…) and get used to meeting other animals (dogs, cats, rodents, birds…) it is essential to avoid any tendency to aggression once he is an adult and to hope to at least partially curb his hunting instinct. At the same time, exposing him to all kinds of noises and smells in all kinds of places allows him to be calm and balanced afterwards, and therefore perfectly capable of finding and holding its place alongside humans.

Health

Despite her fragile appearance, the Continental Toy Spaniel it is generally quite robust. Most people have few health problems and enjoy a good life expectancy, at least equal to that of other dogs of this structure.

His coat lacking undercoat, However, makes it little resistant to cold. On the other hand, has less difficulty in strong heat.

The health problems to which you are particularly predisposed are:

  • hereditary cerebellar ataxia, a rare genetic disorder whose outcome is usually fatal;
  • progressive retinal atrophy, which gradually causes the dog's weight due to neuronal degeneration of the eye responsible for vision.It is an incurable hereditary disease;
  • the opening of the fontanel, when a soft spot on the top of the head does not close completely.This genetic problem means that a head injury can be fatal;
  • von Willebrand's disease, an inherited condition that affects platelets and leads to a bleeding disorder: Therefore, a simple cut can cause excessive bleeding;
  • patellar luxation, which can cause pain in the knee of the animal and promote the development of arthrosis. Continental Toy Spaniel explains why you are predisposed to this problem;
  • the waterfall, giving the eye a milky or crystalline appearance, and can cause blindness. In some cases, corrected by surgery;
  • entropion, a malformation of the eyelid that causes painful lesions of the cornea in the animal;
  • collapsed windpipe, an irreversible condition that causes breathing problems and worsens over time;
  • follicular dysplasia of the black hairs, a skin condition that causes hair loss (alopecia);
  • dental problems, like all dogs of this size., the small size of its mouth favors the formation of tartar, and all the troubles that go with it (gingivitis,periodontosis…);
  • broken bones, especially in puppies, that are particularly fragile and must be handled with care;
  • hypoglycemia, which is characterized by a decrease in blood sugar levels. The animal is then in a state of great weakness and fatigue. In the most severe cases, may fall into a coma.

The fact that many of these conditions are inherited underscores the difference that adopting from a serious breeder Continental Toy Spaniel.In fact, a professional worthy of the name should be able to provide not only a certificate of good health established by a veterinarian, as well as the details of the vaccinations received by the animal (recorded in your health record or immunization record), but also and especially the results of the genetic tests carried out on the parents or the child on these diseases.

Having said that, making sure you adopt a healthy puppy is of little interest if you don't do everything you can to keep it that way. In this sense, prevention plays a fundamental role: wear it regularly (At least once a year) to a veterinarian for a health check allows, in particular, make sure you are up to date on your vaccinations, but also detect a possible problem as soon as possible.

Life expectancy

Of 14 to 15 years

Grooming

Although the Continental Toy Spaniel it's a long-haired dog, the absence of undercoat makes their coat relatively easy to maintain. In fact, this particularity implies that very little is detached, except during their molting periods, in spring and autumn. Daily brushing is necessary during these periods, but twice a week is more than enough the rest of the time.

As long as the coat is brushed enough, does not tend to get dirty or smell bad. So, unless it got especially dirty, wash the dog 2 or 3 times a year is usually enough. Always use a shampoo specially designed for dogs, since the pH of your skin is not the same as that of humans.

As in the case of any dog, their ears should be checked and cleaned once a week to reduce the risk of infection.

Since they are especially prone to eye diseases, your eyes should also be thoroughly cleaned weekly.

It also, regular tooth brushing, at least once a week, It is essential to limit the formation of tartar and avoid all the risks that this entails. Do not neglect this maintenance, as it is prone to dental problems.

Last, your nails grow quickly: therefore, generally need to be cut once a month. Otherwise, run the risk of disturbing or even breaking and injuring you.

Of course, all coat maintenance, the eyes, the ears, the dog's teeth and nails should not be done randomly: it is important to know how to proceed. It is important to know how to do it well. The first time, It may help to see a veterinarian or professional groomer to learn how to do this..

It also, so that the sessions go as well as possible, it is important to accustom your pet to all these manipulations from an early age.

Food

The Continental Toy Spaniel can be fed industrial dog food, as long as it is of good quality and adapted to their age, size and activity level, so that it provides you with all the nutrients you need.

Even if your dog is not predisposed to being overweight due to his activity level, you have to make sure that his daily intake does not exceed his needs and weigh him regularly, for example, Once a month. In the event that a discrepancy is confirmed or even worsens from one moment to the next, it doesn't take long to take him to a vet: he will be able to identify the medical origin (disease, side effect of a medication…) or dietary origin (unsuitable products or given in excessively large quantities) of the problem, and define how to remedy it. By the way, It's important to put attention on 300 or 400 grams of extra is not much for a human, but they represent for a small dog like Continental Toy Spaniel a significant percentage of your weight, and therefore clearly require to be alarmed.

By the way, treats can work wonders in the context of your education, but they can also work against you by promoting weight gain if given in large amounts. To limit this risk, the ideal is to deduct your caloric intake from your daily ration. Last, like any dog, the Continental Toy Spaniel must have access to clean, fresh water at all times.

Use

Unlike many dog ​​breeds that were originally developed for hunting or herding, the Continental Toy Spaniel has served from the beginning as an ideal companion dog, being gentle, affectionate and calm. From the 15th century, they were the perfect companion of noble ladies in the royal courts of Europe.

This role of faithful companion dog is still the most frequent today, and needs to be very close to his family. But, not to be confused with a lap dog that spends most of its time sleeping: has a lot of energy, and needs a master active enough to allow him to spend it every day.

His past and present success as a companion dog owes much to his attractive appearance.. It's no wonder that many owners try to display them at dog shows, so it is common to find them as sample dogs.

His intelligence and physical abilities are above average for a dog of his size., which makes them ideal competitors in dog sports such as agility, the flyball, obedience and rally-obedience.

It also, His level of vigilance and the fact that he is not one of those who spend hours sleeping during the day make him a good alert dog., that does not stop warning in case of unusual presence.

Last, His closeness to humans and ability to quickly become friends with them combine with his sensitivity to make him an excellent therapy dog., gifted to calm the most fragile people with his simple presence. They can be found in hospitals, mental health centers and rehabilitation centers.

How much does a “Continental Toy Spaniel”?

The price of a puppy Continental Toy Spaniel it's average 1200 EUR.

But, there may be a more or less important difference from one individual to another, based on your lineage, the prestige of the kennel from which they come, its intrinsic characteristics (and, in particular, of its greater or lesser conformity with the standard, which means that within the same litter there may be significant price differences), as well as their sex, since females tend to cost more than males.

Characteristics "Continental Toy Spaniel"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Continental Toy Spaniel" 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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Images “Continental Toy Spaniel”

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Type and recognitions:

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

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 9: Section 9: Continental Toy Spaniel and others
  • AKCToy
  • ANKC – Group 1 (Toy)
  • CKC – Group 5 – (Toy)
  • ​KC – Toy
  • NZKCToy
  • UKC – Group 8 – Companion dog


FCI breed standard "Continental Toy Spaniel"

FCIFCI - Continental Toy Spaniel
Continental Toy Spaniel

Alternative names:

1. Epagneul Nain Continental, Papillon, Butterfly dog, Squirrel dog (English).
2. Papillon (French).
3. Ursprünglich Epagneul Nain Continenta, Schmetterlingshündchen, Papillon und Phalène, Für den Papillon (German).
4. Borboleta, Papillon (Portuguese).
5. Epagneul papillón, Spaniel continental enano, Spaniel Continental enano de compania (español).

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Griffon belge
Bélgica FCI 81 . Griffons

Grifón Belga

The Griffon belge is almost identical to Griffon Bruxellois, from which differs only in color.

Content

History

Originally from Belgium, as the name reflects, the Griffon belge It is an original and easy-going companion dog.. Rational in origin, They are today friendly and lively companions who however struggle to find their audience as they remain one of the lesser known breeds in the group. 9.

The three races that make up the group 9 of the ICF have a similar morphology, but different coat quality and color varieties.

They share a common history and are descended from a small, wire-haired dog., the “smousje“, present in the Brussels region for decades.

The three varieties were selected in the 19th century with blood from other small companion breeds such as the Pug and the Cavalier King Charles spaniel. The Yorkshire Terrier, the Miniature Schnauzer and the Affenpinscher they could also have been used in the cocktail that created the three races.

The first Griffon belge were entered in the Book of Origins of Saint-Hubert in 1883.

These dogs became very popular at the beginning of the 20th century thanks to the interest shown by Queen Marie Henriette of Belgium.. They became the favorites of high society ladies and elegant women.

The iconography that represents the breed is abundant and paintings with small wire-haired Griffons have been found since the 17th century..

The breed began to be exported abroad, especially to France in the middle of the 20th century.

Physical characteristics

This is a small dog a balanced, sturdy built, almost square body frame, fixed frame and elegant movements, the look awake and lively. Its almost human expression is especially striking.

The body weight is about 3,5 – 6 kg. The head is the most characteristic and striking part of the body. It must be quite large compared to the body and the hair of it is rough, erected, makes a rich mustache and beard. It also highlights the visual aspect of the “big head”. The skull should be broad and rounded, properly arched eyebrows.

The nose from the front at the same level as the eyes should be black, wide, with the nostrils properly open. Its tip should be so far back when viewed from the side flush with chin and forehead.

The lips are black at the edges, tight, near the jaws and teeth. There is no overlap of the top and bottom. If they are too loose, interrupt the desired expression. The lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw (physiologically underprotected jaw), directed slightly upwards, wide at the top and cannot be pointed. Its width is very important since the chin protrudes. The incisors of both jaws should be regularly arranged in a row, in which the top and bottom are parallel. No incisors should be missing. If the mouth is closed, neither teeth nor tongue can be seen.

The eyes must be separated, be big and round, should never be prominent. The iris is brown, the more dark best. The edges of the eyelids should be black. The defect is considered small eyes, oval in shape and bright colors.

The back is straight, short and strong. The tail must be set high and carried. When amputated, should be reduced by 2/3 of its original length. If the animal protection law prohibits cuts, can remain uncut. When it unfolds, must be high, curved so that its tip bends towards the back, don't touch the back or can't squirm. Short tail, twisted or kinked is considered a serious offense.

The Griffon belge they have a rough coat with undercoat. The mantle is rough, slightly wavy, but not curly. The fur rules, but to be correctly evaluated its structure must be long enough. Too long hair obscures the typical silhouette and is therefore not acceptable. A silky or woolly coat is evaluated as a serious fault.

Character and skills

He is a nervous dog and can become a very barking dog if he feels lonely or bored. He has a strong personality and for this he needs a good education from a very young age. The Griffon belge she is also lively, attentive, brave and always act with determination. So, You have to be careful that he does not suffer because his courage and self-confidence often means that he does not see the danger.

Can usually live with children and other pets. A curious and loving dog of character Terrier, very active and always reacts to strange noises.

The Griffon belge needs to be accompanied all the time, cannot stand being alone and may develop negative behaviors to attract attention such as barking or causing damage. This “hairy” has a tendency to become attached to a person, following her most of the time.

Tireless and always ready to play with everyone, he's kind most of the time, but you can also play a role of guardian of the property and your family.

Education

He is very intelligent and loves to learn. Your education is, Therefore, relatively easy, although it must be firm and adequate, as she tends to be slightly stubborn at times.

An early and well-adapted education will prevent him from growing up doing only what he wants.

Very sociable, has no problem with the inhabitants of the house, whether human or animal.

Although he is sociable by nature, sometimes he is shy with strangers, which makes him a good guardian. So, their socialization should be aimed at not exacerbating this natural shyness in front of strangers.

They can live anywhere and with any type of owner. Despite its small size, have a great need for exercise, but it is easy for him to do it anywhere, precisely because of its small size.

Health

The Griffon belge is generally in excellent health. They are not affected by any particular disease or pathology.

Some subjects may sometimes suffer from eye infections or dermatological problems, although these cases are still rare. Its longevity is very appreciable.

Grooming

Her pretty fur, quite complete, requires regular brushing to ensure a beautiful and healthy coat. No other particular maintenance is necessary.

Utility

They are great companions, besides being incredible guard and hunting dogs. They can easily raise the alarm when intruders invade their territory, as well as scare away small rodents from the area. It is also very noticeable in skill sports (agility).

Price

Purchase price of a puppy Griffon belge: between 700 € y 900 €.

Characteristics "Griffon belge"

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

Photos:

1 – “Griffon belge” by Ger Dekker, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – “Griffon belge” by Ger Dekker, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – “Griffon belge” puppy by Ger Dekker, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – “Griffon belge” by Ger Dekker, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – “Griffon belge” by Ger Dekker
6 – “Griffon belge” by Ger Dekker

Videos "Griffon belge"

Type and recognitions:

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

Federations:

  • FCI – Groupo 9 – Section 3.1 “Griffons”
  • UKC – Company


FCI breed standard "Griffon belge"

FCIFCI - Griffon belge
Griffon

Alternative names:

1. Belgium Griffon (English).
2. Griffon belge (French).
3. Griffon Belge (German).
4. Griffon belge (Portuguese).
5. Griffon belge (español).

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Griffon Bruxellois
Bélgica FCI 80 . Griffons

Grifón de Bruselas

The Griffon Bruxellois is known to have a big heart, and a strong desire to snuggle and spend long hours with their caregiver.

Content

History

The Griffon Bruxellois, semi-long hair variety, It is the oldest of the Belgian Griffons. It is said to descend from Smousje, a small rough-haired Brussels dog that was used to hunt rats.. Was before 1880 when the selection and improvement of this breed began in Brussels. Crosses were made between the Barbet, the Stable griffon, the Affenpinscher, el Yorkshire Terrier, the Pug and the Cavalier King Charles spaniel (ruby fur; solid red). Presented for the first time in Brussels at 1880, three years later a first standard of the Griffon Bruxellois, which was modified in 1904 to lead to the final version. A first breed club was then created in Great Britain in 1887, and then in the United States in 1945. The breed is recognized by the FCI since 1954.

Like all Grifones belgas, the Griffon Bruxellois was especially popular in the early 20th century, thanks above all to the interest shown by Queen Marie Henriette of Belgium. But, the two world wars brought the breed to the brink of extinction. It only owes its survival to the efforts of enthusiasts., especially the british. In fact, hardly any left Griffon Bruxellois in Belgium at the end of WWII.

Today, is a dog that is still relatively rare.

It is in Great Britain where Griffons are more widespread, while in the rest of Europe, the population is still very low.

The AKC registered its first Griffon Bruxellois in 1910. If not for the dedication of the American and British enthusiasts, the race might not have survived.

The Griffon Bruxellois gained millions of new fans in 1997, when a rogue Griffon Bruxellois named Jill outshone Jack Nicholson in the hit movie “As Good As It Gets“.

Physical characteristics

The Griffon Bruxellois is a small companion dog, Intelligent, balanced, alert, proud and robust, almost square in constitution, with good bone, but also elegant in his gait and complexion, drawing attention with his almost human expression.

Fur:

The Griffon Bruxellois has a hard coat with undercoat. The coat is naturally rough, slightly wavy, not curly, but yes skinny. The coat should be long enough to allow the structure to be seen. A coat that is too long damages the silhouette and is not sought after. A silky or woolly coat is a serious fault. The Petit Brabançon has a short coat. The coat is rough, closed and bright, and does not exceed 2 cm..

Color: Red, reddish; a little black is tolerated in head decoration.

In the three races (Griffon belge, Griffon Bruxellois and Petit Brabançon) some white hair is tolerated on the chest, but it is not sought.

Weight:

Of 3,5 to 6 kg.

Character and skills

The Griffon Bruxellois is balanced, alert and proud. With an assertive character and a certain ego, not necessarily suitable in the presence of very young children. In fact, will not appreciate being abused. On the other hand, it will be a very good companion for slightly older children. It also, gets along very well with other animals.

neither shy nor aggressive, the Griffon Bruxellois he is very vigilant and attached to his master. Above all, he needs to be close to his family, and is perfectly suited to apartment living. It also, have a moderate need for exercise: a daily walk is enough for him. This also makes him a suitable dog for an older person, if it is willing to provide the necessary maintenance. With more reason, by not supporting loneliness, will certainly prefer a very available master, with whom you can share games and emotions.

Last, it is a very funny and expressive animal, what will the happiness of home do. Some say that their mimicry is similar to that of a human or a monkey.

Education

In general, they seem to pick up tricks quickly and love to practice them when their attention is drawn to them. to him Griffon Bruxellois loves agility tests, in which they stand out. With his appearance of “mad king” in her fur coat, they can be fun and upbeat if given enough love. As it is a breed that tends to become more attached to a single member of the family, he will have to be accustomed to meeting as many people as possible from a young age so that he does not become excessively protective.

They are not troublemakers, but problems can arise if they become too dependent. They do not like to be alone for a long time because they immediately miss their master. Your love of the game makes it easy to bond. They love to play fetch and seem to be inexhaustible when it comes to having fun.. Once they have tired, they snuggle in your lap and take a well-deserved nap. They need a short leash walk every day, or just the chance to frolic outside, but they don't need a lot of exercise. Recovery usually works very well.

Health

Although the Griffon Bruxellois it is a generally healthy dog, with an estimated life of fourteen years, is nevertheless predisposed to certain hereditary genetic diseases such as displasia coxofemoral, the medial patella dislocation and the respiratory obstruction syndrome. It is also subject to hydrocephalus, “aberrant eyelashes” (distichiasis and trichiasis) and skin allergies.

Grooming

For your maintenance, daily brushing is necessary. It is also advisable to groom him regularly and monitor the condition of his eyes and the folds of his face.

His tough fur must be plucked, that is to say, dead hairs must be removed by hand. It is advisable to entrust this removal to a dog groomer.


Breeders of the breed "Griffon Bruxellois"

Characteristics "Griffon Bruxellois"

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

Photos:

1 – “Griffon Bruxellois” by The original uploader was Dan9186 at English Wikipedia., CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – “Griffon Bruxellois” – Riga, Baltic Winner -2013, 9-10 Nov by Thomas, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – “Griffon Bruxellois” by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – “Griffon Bruxellois” by Galawebdesign, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – “Griffon Bruxellois” one year old by Galawebdesign, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
6 – European Dog Champion “Griffon Bruxellois” 2010 by Ger Dekker

Videos "Griffon Bruxellois"

Type and recognitions:

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

Federations:

  • FCI – Groupo 9 – Section 3.1 “Griffons”
  • AKCSporting


FCI breed standard "Griffon Bruxellois"

FCIFCI - Griffon Bruxellois
Griffon

Alternative names:

1. Griffon, Griff, Bruss (English).
2. Griffon bruxellois (French).
3. Griffon bruxellois (German).
4. (Portuguese).
5. Griffon bruxellois (español).

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Petit Brabançon
Bélgica FCI 82 . Petit Brabançon

Petit Brabançon

The Petit Brabançon is the least known of the “Small Belgian Dogs”.

Content

History

The Petit Brabançon has common origins with the Griffon Bruxellois and the Griffon belge. All three breeds are descended from a small wire-haired dog, the Smousje, originally from Brussels.

In the 19th century, crosses with him Cavalier King Charles spaniel (Ruby) and the Pug they brought the black and short fur and fixed the type.

These alert little dogs were bred to guard carriages and keep rodents out of stables..

Photo: Petit Brabançon by Ger Dekker, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The Petit Brabançon is a small companion dog, Intelligent, balanced, alert, proud and robust, practically square in shape, with good bone, but also elegant in his gait and complexion, drawing attention with his almost human expression.

Shelter:

The Petit Brabançon has a short coat. The coat is rough, closed and bright, and does not exceed 2 cm..

The same colors as in the Griffon belge and Griffon Bruxellois (red, black, black and tan). Has a dark mask. The gray in the mask of older dogs will not be penalized.

Some white hair on the chest is tolerated in all three breeds, but it is not sought.

Weight:

of 3,5 to 6 kg.

Character and skills

The Petit Brabançon he is a balanced puppy, alert, proud, very attached to his master and very vigilant. neither shy nor aggressive.

Characteristics "Petit Brabançon"

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

5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

hair loss ⓘ

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Affection level ⓘ

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Social need ⓘ

4.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Home ⓘ

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Toilet ⓘ

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barking ⓘ

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Health ⓘ

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Cat friendly ⓘ

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Intelligence ⓘ

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Child friendly ⓘ

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joy ⓘ

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Images "Petit Brabançon"

Photos:

1 – PePetit Brabançon: BEL, NED, GER, INT Champion “Gaystock Le Pas De Tout”. Photo: Hans Bleeker by Hans Bleeker, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – PETIT BRABANCON, Flor de Canelas Head Over Heals MyDOG, nordens största hundevenemang by Svenska Mässan from Sweden, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Petit Brabancon; Robbins Uranos – Gucci by Maria Michaelsson, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – “Petit Brabançon” by Ger Dekker
5 – “Petit Brabançon” by Lusadi, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
6 – “Petit Brabançon” by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Videos "Petit Brabançon"

Beatrice and Hugo Petit Brabancon 2
Sitting comfortably on the bedroom rug, a family of Petit Brabançon play together with great complicity.
Petit Brabançon:Flamby. 3 month

Petit Brabançon de 3 meses

Type and recognitions:

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

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 9: Section 3.2 Petit Brabançon
  • AKCToy
  • ANKC – Group 1 – (Toy)
  • CKC – Group 5 – (Toy)
  • ​KC – Toy
  • NZKCToy
  • UKC – Group 8 – Companion dog


FCI breed standard "Petit Brabançon"

FCIFCI - Petit Brabançon
Petit

Alternative names:

1. Petit Brabançon, Small Brabant Griffon (English).
2. Petit brabançon (French).
3. Petit brabançon (German).
4. (em francês: petit brabançon) (Portuguese).
5. Petit brabançon (español).

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Belgian Shepherd
Bélgica FCI 15 . Sheepdogs

Pastor Belga

The Belgian Shepherd originates from Belgium, the Campine region and North of Brabant.

Content

History

The Belgian Shepherd Dog is the name of four breeds or varieties of dogs, depending on the Cynological Association we consult. The four breeds or varieties are: Groenendael, Laekenois, Tervueren and Malinois.

At the end of the 19th century, in Belgium there was a large number of herding dogs whose type was heterogeneous and their coats were of great diversity. In order to put order into this situation, some cinófilos (cinógrafos) enthusiasts formed a group led by Professor A. Reul, the school of veterinary medicine of Cureghem, who can be considered as a true pioneer and founder of the race.

The Belgian Shepherd was officially born as a race between 1891 and 1897. The 29 in September of 1891, founded in Brussels the “The Belgian Shepherd Dog Club” and that same year, the 15 November, Professor A.. Reul manages to gather in Cureghem, 117 dogs, allowing you to carry out a census and form a group with the best copies. In the following years becomes a real selection, making an extreme inbreeding on some stallions.

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Schipperke
Bélgica FCI 83 . Sheepdogs

Schipperke

The Schipperke is a happy dog, resistant, energetic, a skillful Hunter and good guardian.

Content

History

The origins of the Schipperke they are very old. Already, In documents dating from the end of the 17th century, there is talk of a dog whose characteristics perfectly describe a specimen of Schipperke, who lived mainly with the midwives of the Saint Géey neighborhood of Brussels.

It is the typical dog of the shoemakers of that time that, In addition to making shoes, they used to organize very peculiar dog shows., Since that most importantly was not the aspect of canine copy but the necklace that had been, manufactured by hand by the shoemakers.

Some authors speak of a legend that, somehow describes a key feature of this dog.

Apparently, in one of those dog shows a zapatero not endured defeat and moved by the ira that it caused him to lose in an outburst was and cut off the tail to the winning dog.

But, against all odds the copy of the amputated tail was so successful that thereafter the amputation of the tail began to apply to all copies.

On behalf of the race comes from the Flemish, Schipperke means "little boatman". And the man was given because this dogs accompanied the archers that pass through the channel of Flanders, they were aboard the boats eliminate any small vermin that would cast and also performed guard duties, given that barked furiously to any strange.

With how small it is, it is a dog that has many typical characteristics of large breeds.

The Schipperke It is one of the smallest Spitz-type, with which it shares much similar. Among those breeds of medium to small size similar in appearance to the Schipperke, in different parts of the world we find the Wolfsspitz (Keeshond), Großspitz, Mittelspitz, Kleinspitz, Zwergspitz (Pomeranian), Samoyed, the Norwegian Elkhound, Volpino Italiano, Secular, Finnish Spitz, India Spitz, Japanese Spitz and the American Eskimo dog.

The Schipperke was first recognized as a standardized breed in the year 1880, but was formalized in the year 1889. Much of what is known of its origins and early history comes from Hunting and fishing, a Frenchman who wrote for the magazine “Hunting and fishing“, articles of which were translated into English and published by the English magazine “The Stockkeeper”.

Physical characteristics

At first sight, the Schipperke looks like a Belgian Shepherd Groenendael miniature.

It is of a small dog, very elegant but well made and muscular. Its quite similar to a Fox head, with a broad forehead that narrows as the eyes approach.

There are two varieties, whose only distinction is the weight. In the smaller of 3 to 5 kg and the largest of 5 to 9 kg.

The snout It is sharp and has a pronounced stop. The ears are small, triangular and slightly separated.

The eyes they are brown in color and rather oval shaped. Its characteristic coat is made up of long, very black hair and is totally waterproof.. It is significantly longer in the collar area, horsehair, the bodice and back of legs.

The color The only one recognized by the FCI is the chestnut black. As they grow older, It is normal to be detected small of coloration forming a gray color in places such as the snout.

The puppies are born with tails in different lengths, and in Canada and the United States, the tail is usually docked the day after birth. In countries that have a ban on tail docking, the Schipperke they show off their natural tail, It falls curved over the back of the dog.

Character and skills

They are curious by nature and overflow with energy, they need enough exercise and good monitoring.

Known for his stubborn temperament, mischievous and stubborn, to the Schipperke it defines, times, as the “small black Fox“, the “Black Tasmanian Devil” or the “black devil“.

Proper training is important, because they are very intelligent and independent, and that coupled with the stubbornness… bad combination, they are what gives them the win. They are territorial, and they can not get along with other males.

The Schipperke has no particular health problems, they tend to live until the 17 or 18 years. But, inactivity, lack of exercise and overnutrition are very harmful, and can lead to problems in the joints, the bones and the conditions of the teeth, heart, lung or digestive system.

The regular weekly brushing is usually sufficient to keep the coat in good condition. No need to cut hair, they tend to move it several times a year (the females, more than males).

Observations

The Schipperke, is the ideal companion for lovers of horse-riding, post that usually develops in a natural way a very close relationship between this dog and horses.

It is also the dog ideal for excursions, Despite its small size it is tireless.

Characteristics "Schipperke"

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

4.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

friendly dog ​​ⓘ

4.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

hair loss ⓘ

3.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Affection level ⓘ

3.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Need for exercise ⓘ

5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Social need ⓘ

2.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

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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Images “Schipperke”

Videos “Schipperke”

Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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Federations:

  • Federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC


FCI breed standard "Schipperke"

FCIFCI - Schipperke
Schipperke

Alternative names:

1. Spitske (English).
2. Spitske (French).
3. [Aussprache: ˈsxɪpərkə] (German).
4. Skip, Schip, Spitske (Portuguese).
5. Spitzke, Pequeño barquero (español).

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

Boyero de Flandes

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

Content

History

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

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

Physical characteristics

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

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

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

Character and skills

Boyero Flanders has a stable temperament; never shy but never aggressive. It is a worthy dog, calm, rational and, wisely, bold. As dog and surveillance, It may be suspicious and protective with their family or herd.

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

It is an intelligent dog, He learns fast, although it is also easily bored so it requires constant stimulation and obedience training is essential.

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

Characteristics "Bouvier des Flandres"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Bouvier des Flandres" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account 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 ⓘ

5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

friendly dog ​​ⓘ

3.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

hair loss ⓘ

3.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Affection level ⓘ

5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Need for exercise ⓘ

3.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Social need ⓘ

3.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Home ⓘ

1.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Toilet ⓘ

5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Friendly with strangers ⓘ

2.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

barking ⓘ

5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Health ⓘ

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Territorial ⓘ

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Cat friendly ⓘ

3.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Intelligence ⓘ

5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Versatility ⓘ

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Child friendly ⓘ

5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Surveillance ⓘ

3.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

joy ⓘ

5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Pictures Bouvier des Flandres

Videos Bouvier des Flanders

Type and recognitions:

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Federations:

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

FCI breed standard "Bouvier des Flandres"

FCIFCI - Bouvier des Flandres
Cattle dog

Alternative names:

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

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

Boyero de las Ardenas

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

Content

History

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

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

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

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

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