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Azawakh (Tuareg Sloughi)
Mali FCI 307 . Short-haired Sighthounds

The Azawakh they are excellent companions for runners and are almost impervious to heat.

Azawakh

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Characteristics "Azawakh (Tuareg Sloughi)"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Azawakh (Tuareg Sloughi)" 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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friendly dog ​​ⓘ

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Need for exercise ⓘ

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Social need ⓘ

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Home ⓘ

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Toilet ⓘ

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Friendly with strangers ⓘ

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barking ⓘ

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Health ⓘ

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Territorial ⓘ

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Cat friendly ⓘ

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Intelligence ⓘ

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Child friendly ⓘ

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joy ⓘ

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History

The Azawakh (Tuareg Sloughi), It is a breed of dog of the type “Short-haired Sighthounds”, native to africa. It is also known by other names: Hanshee, Oska, Rawondu, Bareeru, Wulo, Tuareg Sloughi.

This breed could be defined as a Sighthound African Afroasiatic model which appeared in Europe in the year 1970, from the middle basin of the Niger (Mali) and in particular of the Valley of the Azawakh. For centuries it has been the inseparable companion of sub-Saharan nomads.

Something curious is that the Azawakh possesses a rare allele of glucose isomerase (GPIB) It is produced only in foxes, jackals, Italian wolves, dogs Sloughi and other rare breed dogs not related to him Azawakh, and they are, mainly, in Japan.

Recent scientific studies of a genetic protein and the blood of Azawakh, added to archaeological studies and direct observation of packs, have thrown some ideas about the origin of the breed Azawakh contemporary. One of them says that, come from the stray dog ​​population of sub-Saharan Africa, and, also among her ancestors is the Basenji and the Sloughi from the Maghreb. Despite the morphological similarities, mitochondrial DNA tests show that only very distantly, is related to other dogs.

As a whole, this evidence suggests that the dog population Azawakh count with one unique gene pool What, It has been kept pure, perhaps by having been largely isolated from the populations of other dog breeds, for thousands of years.

Physical characteristics

Its morphology is very similar to that of the Middle Eastern greyhound and some Indian hounds., Although there are several obvious differences. As for example, a very short and smooth mantle, nearly absent in the womb; and hind legs longer than the height with the front to the cross. Moves with a walk, clearly, feline and can be found in a wide variety of colors, in degraded, striped, Although the format is, basically, a solid color.

The Azawakh, is a slim dog, elegant and his eyes the color of almonds, give fair air of sweetness to your eyes.
The standard rules, they require a dog from 15 to 25 kg, and with a height of 61 to 74 cm.. Her bone structure is, clearly, through the skin and like your muscles. His muscles are usually said, are “dry”, which means that they are very flat, Unlike in the Greyhound and the Whippet (they have showy, rounded muscle). In this sense (muscle), is more similar to the Saluki.

"Azawakh (Tuareg Sloughi)"

In Africa, a variety of colors are found in dogs Azawakh, How to be red, beige, blue, grey, and, black and blue rarely. As well, White machitas can be found in different colours (not many). Due to this color variation in the entire native population of Azawakh, the American standard used by the AKC and UKC allows for any combination of the colors found in Africa.

In United States, the standard of FCI It has been modified to have no restrictions on color. The colors allowed in the breed standard according to the FCI, These are sand or light to dark beige; brown, Red and striped (with or without, dark mask), with pechera whitetip, the tail and white on the legs (It can be on the tip of the toes or middle high). In the news, white stockings that go above the elbow joint is considered a disqualifying characteristic in France, as well as a white or half collar collar (the strong Irish).

The Azawakh It is a very good dog for hunting. They are very agile, and despite pretend fragility, they are very hardy dogs and are usually very fast curing injuries caused by their vigorous careers.

Similar to the Tibetan Mastiff (Do-Khy) and the Basenji, the dog Azawakh usually a zeal to the year. Y, so the puppies born healthy, the norm says that the animal should not be assisted in childbirth. The size of the litters tend to be of 4 to 6 Puppies, but it can have litters as small as a puppy and as large as eight.

Character and skills

The Azawakh, you need a fairly high level of exercise and be able to do regular runs in large indoor enclosures to expend energy… They often dig holes in the garden, if you feel bored or overflowing with energy.

They are excellent training companions for runners and they are nearly impervious to heat. They withstand very high temperatures (typical of desert areas), temperatures that would kill any other greyhound...

The Azawakh that live in packs live and orient themselves in social forms of complex hierarchies. They have tremendous memories and are able to recognize each other after long periods of separation.. They are often found sleeping snuggled up to each other for warmth and company..

the Azawakh is lively, attentive, reserved and little sociable with strangers, with whom you can be aggressive if it feels threatened its integrity or that of his master. He is very affectionate with those to what he considers his friends. They need a master which will give them a firm but fair leadership education.

Unlike other Sighthounds, the main function of the Azawakh in his homeland is that of Protector and guardian of cattle (and people). They tend to develop an intense bond with their owner., Although they are very independent dog, Although very attached to their masters for all corporate.

to most of the Azawakh, they don't like rain and cold at all.

With the known and accepted by the family, the Azawakh they are very kind and loving, show reserved with strangers, suspicious and prefer not to bring, not to be touched, but they are not aggressive, as we said, unless they see or feel threatened.

Observations

Initially, It was considered a variety of the Arabian Greyhound..

Education

The Azawakhs they are proud and independent. They respond well to positive reinforcement techniques, But heavy-handed methods or punishments will make them shut down, resist or even be aggressive. But, with the right teacher who gives them the right motivation, learn quickly and easily.

On the other hand, may show adaptation difficulties (for example, when changing ownership, move to another house, etc.). Thus, puppies need extensive socialization with people, new places and situations. This process must continue throughout your life, even after becoming adults.

Health

The Azawakh it is a resistant dog that does not have a special predisposition to certain diseases.

But, due to its short coat and extreme thinness, not the best choice for people who live in humid or cold climates. In general, covering him with a dog coat or fleece can help maintain his body temperature when he is out in winter. Inside, you need a padded pad to rest your bony body.

Life expectancy

12 years

Grooming

The short coat of the Azawakh requires little maintenance. A weekly brushing is enough.

It also, the Azawakh he is not known for losing a lot of hair.

It also, it is not necessary to bathe the dog: not only does it not develop a doggy odor, but even when it gets dirty in the mud, you just have to wait for it to dry and then remove the residue with a vigorous brushing.

Food

In Africa, the Azawakh share his masters' ration and get his share of the hunt after the hunt.

Historically, have been used to a low-protein, rice-based diet, millet and goat's milk. Thus, you are prone to digestive problems if you eat a large amount of protein-rich foods, as with many dog ​​foods.

The breeders of Azawakh recommend a diet with a 9% fat and a 22% protein. They also recommend 3-4 small meals a day, since the dog becomes gluttonous if he only eats once a day.

It also, this dog appreciates occasional servings of starchy food, like pasta and brown rice, as well as fruit and vegetables (bananas, carrots, etc.).

Last, critics who point to his thinness as a sign of malnutrition must understand that this dog is built for speed and cannot be fat. Standards call for thin skin stretched over a bony, muscular frame.

Use

The Azawakh has long been used by Sahelian tribes as a hare hunting dog, antelopes and wild boars.

It is also used as a watchdog and companion..

It also, in the western world, stand out in the canirun, a leisure run consisting of chasing a mechanically controlled artificial lure.

Last, these skinny dogs, muscular and resistant they are excellent companions for runners and globetrotters.

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Azawakh Videos

L'Azawakh Fahim Kel Az'Amour, Azawak, They are, Greyhound

Type and recognitions:

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

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 10: Section 3: Short-haired Sighthounds
  • El American Kennel Club (AKC) – Hounds
  • Standard KC (The Kennel Club) – Hound
  • Standard UKC (United Kennel Club) – Sighthound and Pariah


FCI breed standard "Azawakh (Tuareg Sloughi)"

FCIFCI - Azawakh (Tuareg Sloughi)
Azawakh

Alternative names:

1. Idi, Hanshee, Oska, Rawondu, Bareeru, Wulo,(formerly) Tuareg Sloughi (English).
2. Sighthound, Oska (French).
3. Idi, Osca, Tuareg-Windhund (German).
4. Tuareg Sloughi (Portuguese).
5. Tuareg Sloughi (español).

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Alaskan Husky
Estados UnidosNot recognized by the FCI . Nordic Sledge Dogs

Alaskan Husky

Alaskan - Autor de la foto: siva_lovehorses (flickr).

The Alaskan Husky is an athletic and generally healthy dog., specializes in sledding.

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Characteristics "Alaskan Husky"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Alaskan Husky" 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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Need for exercise ⓘ

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Social need ⓘ

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Intelligence ⓘ

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Child friendly ⓘ

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Surveillance ⓘ

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joy ⓘ

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Alaskan Husky history

Listed not so much as a breed of dog as a type or category of dog. There are no fixed pedigree characteristics, but rather for the purpose, it is to be a very efficient sled dog.

The origin of this dog is Alaska and Canada. These fully domesticated dogs came thousands of years ago. Today, the Alaskan sled dogs They can be crossed, type Husky, or a combination of several. They also vary in size and build depending on the use of the dog., to compete or work.

Sled drivers usually distinguish between Alaskan Husky and crossbreeding, in an informal way, so it is possible that this type of dog has a degree of northern dog appearance.

Most of the Alaskan Husky have pointed ears, qualifying, in fact, as spitz type dogs.

There are some specializations within this type, as the Mackenzie River Husky or the MALAMUTE, the Alaskan of Sprint as the Eurohound, or distance.

It must be borne in mind that in sledge racing championships, These dogs can come with loaded sledges to the 30 km/h and that runs for three days at a rate of between 30 to 50 km daily.

The Alaskan They are valued for their toughness and resistance. They earn an average speed of 31 km/h.

Alaskan Husky Physical Characteristics

This type of dogs, at least those that are used to speed racing, are of moderate size, with an average 21 to 25 kg for the males and 17 to 19 kg for the females.

The eyes They can be any color, many are blue. The eyes blues are not considered an essential feature of this race. The fur It has two layers, short hair and of medium length, Although not much, and usually less dense than pure breed of the North, the length of the shortest layer is governed by the need for an effective heat dissipation during races.

Athletic and generally, healthy. Its Life expectancy is usually between 10 to 15 years.

Character and skills

They tend to vary greatly in personality both in colour and appearance. But, in general terms, They are very affectionate dogs, to live with other dogs and humans.

These dogs they are not suited to a lifestyle of urban apartments, that they need a constant source of exercise, and due to its incredible resistance, It seems that they never tire. It is an adventurous and tends to be very quiet in the car rides. These dogs are happy to live outside or inside the home of its owners, But if he leaves out, It is not recommended if you have a perfect lawn…, are amateur digging wells

His hair tends to be self-cleaned just like a Mally or a Siberian Husky, which is why they need less frequent baths, In addition, they do not usually smell. They have a season of hair shedding in the spring and, Unlike in the Siberians, Malamutes or German shepherds, they may not leave large quantities of hair around the House all year round.

Nothing is impossible obstacles to this type of dogs, that they tend to go up to almost two metres away the sitting position. Although swimming is not his forte, they tend to show any resistance or fear of the water and you can train and motivate them to make them good swimmers. Usually very good vision and sense of smell, which it makes them very good hunters.

Alaskan Husky Pictures

Vídeos Alaskan Husky

Siberian Husky runs with Bike! Springer Bike with your Dog

Type and recognitions:

  • Nordic Sledge Dogs
  • They are not recognized by the AKC, nor by the FCI

Alternative names

1. Alaskan Husky (English).
2. Alaskan Husky, Alaskan (French).
3. Alaskan Husky (German).
4. Alaskan Husky (Portuguese).
5. Alaskan Husky (español).

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hungarian hound (Magyar Agár)
Hungría FCI 240 . Short-haired Sighthounds

Lebrel Húngaro

The nature of hungarian hound, like its appearance, It is elegant. Extremely sensitive and smart, friendly sweetie, but never nosy.

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History

The hungarian hound is a real specialty among Hungarian dog breeds. But, it is perhaps the least known four-legged Hungarian. It has been threatened with extinction several times throughout its history, although he is a very valuable and lovable companion with an impressive talent for hunting. Due to its rarity, has crossed with other dogs over the years, reason why many people nowadays do not consider that the Greyhound non-hunter kept for hobby purposes is a hungarian hound pure breed.

Its origin

Like all Greyhounds, the ancestor of this Hungarian breed also comes from Egypt. They first appeared around the third millennium BC, the first finds come from that time. Several theories were born about its formation, but the only thing certain is that they reached the Carpathian Basin with the Hungarian conquerors, who used them for hunting. The first memories of hungarian hound go back to the time of San Esteban. At that moment, This Sighthound it was very popular, just like it was a fashionable pastime in the days of Matthias Hunyadi. The king himself often spent his time hunting with them on horseback.. After his death, with the country divided into three parts, the breeding of hungarian hound started to decline.

During Turkish rule, the hungarian greyhound was crossed with oriental type greyhounds. Hunting went from being a real hobby to poaching, since it was the best way to hunt without attracting attention.

The reformist count István Széchenyi popularized greyhound racing and the hungarian hound became the national dog. At that time, Greyhound races were considered special and prestigious social events. Almost constantly, associations were formed to deal with the breed and hunting with it. Horse and greyhound racing also attracted foreigners. This is how English thoroughbreds and the “Greyhound”. The resistance of the indigenous race was a rare treasure, but it did not correspond to the speed of the English Greyhound. Thus, the two dogs crossed often and the hungarian hound lost its original character. Thus, many people continue to question the Hungarian character of the greyhound, some say the old character has completely disappeared from current dogs.

After World War II, the breed almost disappeared. In 1963 a movie was made about King Matthias, for which they were needed hungarian sighthounds. But, this dog was so rare that it was almost impossible to find one in the country. For the movie, nature filmmaker and hunter Kálmán Szigethy found some specimens, bought them and started raising them. Thanks to Szigethy, the hungarian hound revived and in 1966 was officially recognized by the FCI. Since then, it has slowly but inexorably spread throughout Europe and is not in danger of extinction. In 2004, all breeds of domestic dogs, including hungarian hound, were declared a national treasure by the Hungarian Parliament, and in 2017 it was even named hungarian heritage dog.

Physical characteristics

The hungarian hound it is a thin hunting dog, his joints are dry and his musculature is prominent. The chest is flat and deep. The trunk is rectangular. The coat is short and of varied colors, and is bred in most greyhound colors.

Body weight of 22-31 kg, according to sex, and height at the cross of 62-70 cm.. It has a strong bone structure and a long head with character.. Almond-shaped eyes, dark brown. Black nose. The ears are called rose ears, that are small and bent back. Long tail, fine, regularly screwed. Its movement is flexible, elegant and graceful.

When run, can reach speeds of up to 60 km/h.

Life expectancy is 12-14 years.

Video of the Hungarian Greyhound
Magyar Agár - Agárfesztivál - Osagárd 2008

Character and skills

The hungarian hound has a very persistent and determined character. This is why he is so successful in greyhound racing. Compared to other dogs, can keep fast speed for a long time and, in case of stumbling, will continue on his way with the same vigor. He has a big heart in his deep chest, that helps you gallop with persistence. Radiates strength, elegance and great presence of mind. Although he loves to run, he is not hyperactive. typical of greyhounds, rests relatively frequently but requires a lot of exercise. So, regular daily exercise is important.

Your nature - like your appearance- It is elegant. He's extremely smart and sharp, loving but never intrusive. It is also recommended with children, they love them and a well socialized dog is not aggressive towards them. He is protective of his family but is not a biter and never barks unnecessarily. It is reserved with strangers. Has a balanced temperament, which makes it an ideal family pet. Early socialization and frequent exercise are important, otherwise you may develop behavior problems. This will most likely manifest itself in the flight. It is also excellent for various dog sports, especially greyhound racing, hunting or agility. Its calm nature also makes it ideal as a therapy dog..

Ideal environment

Greyhounds can stay indoors if they get adequate exercise every day. Get plenty of rest and can sleep up to 18 hours a day. Consequently, is very fond of comfort and soft beds. In a garden shed, it is necessary to ensure that a high enough fence is erected around it, since it will easily skip the lowest. He gets along very well with children, if they are treated well. It does not require a particularly active owner and is perfect for a family with an average lifestyle. A great hiking companion.

Grooming

The hungarian hound does not require any special care. You need to bathe him a couple of times a year and clean his eyes and ears at appropriate intervals. Brushing with a brushing glove is recommended once a week. More frequent brushing is recommended during the shedding season.

Health

The hungarian hound it is a healthy breed, does not have any specific disease.

Characteristics "hungarian hound (Magyar Agár)"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "hungarian hound (Magyar Agár)" 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 ​​ⓘ

3.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

hair loss ⓘ

2.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Affection level ⓘ

4.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Need for exercise ⓘ

4.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Social need ⓘ

3.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Home ⓘ

3.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Toilet ⓘ

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Friendly with strangers ⓘ

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barking ⓘ

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Health ⓘ

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Territorial ⓘ

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Cat friendly ⓘ

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Intelligence ⓘ

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Versatility ⓘ

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Child friendly ⓘ

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Surveillance ⓘ

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joy ⓘ

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Images "hungarian hound (Magyar Agár)"

Photos:

1 – hungarian hound Color: of course by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – hungarian hound by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/magyar-agar-perro-animal-galgo-5016524/
3 – hungarian hound by Magpie (vitalap / edits), CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – hungarian hound at the Katowice dog show (2005) by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – hungarian hound by Hachieko, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
6 – hungarian hound by http://www.magyaragar.eu/blog/tag/ungarischer-windhund/page/24/

Videos "hungarian hound (Magyar Agár)"


Type and recognitions:

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

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 10: Section 3: Short-haired Sighthounds
  • Standard CCC (Canadian Kennel Club / Canadian Kennel Club)
  • Standard KC (The Kennel Club) – Hound
  • Standard UKC (United Kennel Club) – Sighthound and Pariah


FCI breed standard "hungarian hound (Magyar Agár)"

FCIFCI - hungarian hound (Magyar Agár)
Sighthound

Alternative names:

1. Magyar agár, Hungarian agar (English).
2. Magyar Agár (French).
3. Magyar Agár (German).
4. Magyar Agár, Lébrel húngaro (Portuguese).
5. Galgo húngaro, Magyar Agár (español).

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Whippet
Gran Bretañaa FCI 162 . Short-haired Sighthounds

Whippet

The Whippet, like all sighthounds, is quite reserved. Don't play too much. His passion is hunting.

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History

The Greyhounds have ancient origins, since their ancestors appear in frescoes of ancient Egypt. But, the Whippet didn't show up until much later, in the 18th century or shortly before. Although everyone agrees that the Whippet is originally from Great Britain, its exact origins are the subject of debate.

Some believe it is descended from Greyhound. The smallest members of the breed were deemed insufficient for hunting and were given to farmers, and that's how the race developed, which is also known as Hound dwarf.

Others claim that their ancestors is a Italian Greyhound large, that were used for hunting. Others also believe that Italian Greyhound is related to him Whippet, but only due to the crosses made at the end of the 19th century to perfect the breed.

Last, some people who have assumed success also mention crosses with certain Spaniels.

But, The most widespread theory is that the Whippet is the result of crosses between the Greyhound and various Terriers, in particular the Manchester Terrier. Nicknamed the “hound of the poor”, it was used to hunt small animals, whether they were rats or rabbits.

But, appears in 18th century paintings of Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1686-1755), but mostly in a box Edward Haytley (1713-1764) entitled “The hunter with a Whippet“. The word Whippet had many different meanings between the 16th and 19th centuries, but it is commonly accepted that the name of the breed comes from the verb “to whip“, which in the seventeenth century meant “move quickly”.

Very popular in the 19th century with the working classes of northern England, the Whippet Greyhound was used in gambling trials in which they had to eliminate a large number of rats or rabbits as quickly as possible.. This activity ended up being prohibited, and the rodents were replaced by rag decoys that the dogs had to run after. Racing became a true sport that conquered England and then the United States. At the same time, competitors continued to use their skills on a daily basis hunting vermin and small game.

Already in 1888, the breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC), and then by him British Kennel Club (KC) in 1890. Present both at races and at dog shows, developed rapidly, gradually making its way into homes as a companion dog.

The Whippet is recognized by the main canine associations in the world. The International Cynological Federation (FCI) He did so in 1955, thus promoting its international dissemination, and almost all the large national organizations followed suit, as the United Kennel Club (UKC) American and the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC).

Today, although the races of Greyhounds have become very rare and hunting with Greyhounds is prohibited in many territories, the Whippet is still very present around the world. This is because the Whippet has been able to move away from its original role and win over the general public as a mascot.

In United States, for example, AKC registration statistics place the Whippet around the post 60 (of something less than 200) in the breed popularity ranking of the AKC.

in your country of origin, Great Britain, is even more widespread, with between 3.000 and 3.500 births reported to the KC each year.

Also in France its success is undeniable, although it is still less than on the other side of the Canal. From the age 80, Entries in the French Book of Origins (LOF) they have been around 1.000 a year, quite exceptional stability. Since the beginning of the decade 2010, this figure has not stopped increasing, approaching the 1.500 at the end of it.

Physical characteristics

Elegance blend, power and delicacy, the Whippet it's made for speed, like all races of Sighthounds. They look like Greyhound, but they are much smaller.

Her slender body is elegant, with a pronounced arch on the back, a broad, muscular back and a well-tucked belly. The legs are long, with moderate bone and fine but marked muscles. The legs are long, moderately boned, with fine but pronounced muscles, ending in oval legs with widely spread toes and strong nails. The tail is long and thin, carried up when the dog is active, but never higher than the level of the back.

Worn on a long, muscular neck, the head is thin and elongated. The stop is slightly marked, snout continues to narrow into continuation of skull. The nose is usually black, but blue tones are allowed in blue dogs, and pink in cream-colored ones. Oval eyes have a vivid expression. The ears, which are said to be in the shape of a rose, they are thin and are carried backwards or semi-erect.

The coat of the Whippet consists only of a short, thin top layer, but very closed: this dog has no undercoat. The coat can be any color or combination of colors, except the blackbird.

Last, sexual dimorphism is well marked in this breed: the male is significantly larger than the female.

Size and weight

▷ Male size: 47 – 51 cm.
▷ female size: 44 – 47 cm.
▷ Male weight: 13 kg.
▷ female weight: 12 kg

Character and skills

The Whippet he is extremely sociable and devoted to his family, with which you need to spend a lot of time – it's not a question of living outside, isolated from his family: its place is in the heart of the house, comfortably installed on a cozy cushion. Can easily suffer from separation anxiety and does not adapt to a master who is absent often.

This problem can be alleviated if he is allowed to live with one or more other dogs.. In effect, whether it is a simple meeting or living together under the same roof, the Whippet gets along very well with other dogs and, usually, is perfectly comfortable in a home where several representatives of the canine species coexist. This allows you to continue to feel part of the pack, even when their owners are working.

Their relationships with other animals are far from being so peaceful.. In fact, his hunting instinct is well anchored in him, which leads him to chase and kill cats, rabbits and other rodents. Even the ones he would have grown up with are likely to end up in his fangs one day., so that coexistence must simply be excluded.

Active, cheerful and playful, the Whippet it is an ideal companion for children, whose presence you love. But, it is better if the children are already a certain age and have learned to behave in a respectful way with a dog, as they are much less tolerant of abuse than many of their peers. In any case, as with any breed, It is not advisable to leave a small child with him without the supervision of an adult.

Active and energetic, this dog is especially so when he is young, to the point that it can be destructive. They also like to test the limits, so it is better that their family is available to take care of them and redirect them when necessary. Once they become adults, which is usually around 18 months of age, they are still very active, but they have a much calmer temperament. You need to exercise for an hour a day, but then you can sit quietly on the couch and watch TV.

In other words, whether you can exercise comfortably and spend most of your time with your family, the Whippet he is a calm and cheerful companion. But, if any of these conditions are not met, you are likely to develop various behavior problems, like chewing on anything on hand or digging.

As long as you get enough exercise, can live in a flat. But, ideally you have access to a garden where you can run and play. Yes indeed, must be perfectly closed and at a minimum height of 1,5 m, so that it does not chase the neighborhood cats or other small animals that pass by. In any case, an electronic fence installed underground would be useless, since the discharge felt would not be enough to stop it.

His hunter instinct causes him to chase any small animal he comes across, so you should always go on a leash when you go out for a walk. But, care must be taken to place the dog with a collar adapted to its morphology (greyhounds have their necks wider than their heads) or a harness, to prevent it from escaping. The risk of the dog running away is especially high in this breed, and it is absolutely impossible to catch him if he escapes, since it is capable of running at more than 50 km/h.

It is possible to allow him to stretch his legs by taking him for a run or a bike ride. But, is primarily a sprinter, not a long distance runner: find it hard to keep up over long distances.

It should be noted that the Whippet not only is he an athlete, but he also has an above-average intelligence that allows him to learn many tricks. Dog sports such as agility, obedience, the flyball or, of course, el lure coursing, they are a great way for you to show all your physical and mental qualities.

Last, he is very respectful to his neighbors, barking very little. This explains why he cannot be counted on as a guard dog., not even as a warning dog. It also, He is not one of those who complicate the life of strangers: can be a bit shy at first, but it tends to open up quickly and make them benefit from its friendly nature.

Education

Like all dogs “Sighthounds”, the Whippet benefits from socialization from an early age. By meeting all kinds of people and other dogs, but also when getting used to various everyday situations (noises, smells, city ​​walks, car trips…), gains in serenity and becomes a calm and balanced adult.

On the other hand, even when surrounded by small animals in his youth, never lose his hunting instinct. It would be useless to hope to change anything fundamentally in this regard.

It is this instinct that makes it absolutely essential to get your dog used to walking on a leash upon arrival home.. In fact, a Whippet should never be set free, except in a perfectly closed and safe environment, like a garden or a dog park. If you start chasing an animal, even perfectly integrated withdrawal orders are ignored, and nothing can distract you from your goal.

The puppy of Whippet is a bit rambunctious and likes to test limits, showing a certain stubborn streak. So, needs a firm handler who commands respect and is seen as the leader of the pack. Once the master has established his dominant position, the education of Whippet it's relatively easy. He is smart and likes to learn new tricks, so working with him is a pleasure. Of course, this is even more true if you find it interesting, because he is not obsessed with pleasing his master. So, using treats and other rewards can work wonders.

Do not forget that it is a sensitive dog, that may not respond well to traditional training methods. It is better to base your training on positive reinforcement, that reinforces his self-esteem and consolidates the relationship with his master. It is also advisable not to make the sessions last too long, so that they continue to be fun and interesting for him.

Health

The Whippet it is quite robust, with a fairly normal life expectancy for its size.

But, its short coat and lack of body fat mean that it does not tolerate cold or bad weather well. It is recommended to equip it with a dog sweater as soon as the mercury drops, and he with a raincoat in rainy weather., fits much better when you turn up the thermometer.

Among the diseases most likely to affect this breed, the most commons are:

  • the waterfall, which can be hereditary and occurs when an opaque film forms in the eye. It causes a more or less rapid degradation of sight, up to total blindness., a surgical operation can treat it;
  • corneal dystrophy, a clouding of the cornea that causes vision problems and is suspected of having a hereditary origin;
  • the progressive retinal atrophy, an incurable inherited disease that causes progressive degeneration of the eye tissues, to complete blindness;
  • the von Willebrand disease, an inherited blood clotting problem, milder forms can be controlled with medication, while the most serious cause unstoppable bleeding that requires surgery and transfusion at the slightest injury, to prevent the dog from dying from blood loss;
  • the epilepsy, which is at the origin of more or less frequent and intense seizures It can be kept under control with the help of drug treatment, which generally enables affected people to lead near-normal lives;
  • skin allergies, which may be signaled by redness and itching;
  • small wounds and skin infections, which is fine and is covered by a rather short hair;
  • of cancers;
  • heart problems, that can be congenital and increase in size, to cardiac arrest resulting in death.

It also, individuals used on the racetrack are also at risk of injury in the context of this particularly intense activity: sprain, dislocation, fracture, etc.

It also, like other breeds of Greyhounds as the Greyhound, the Whippet is sensitive to anesthetics, that can cause allergies. So, surgical operations may require a specific protocol to avoid this risk.

While the list of diseases the breed is predisposed to can seem overwhelming, a study of 2004 jointly conducted by the British Kennel Club and the British Small Animal Veterinary Association over several hundred deaths of dogs of this breed found that about a quarter of them were simply caused by the advanced age of the animal.

Then there are heart problems and cancer, which together represent another quarter., half of the reported deaths are attributable to one of these three reasons.

Knowing that this breed is predisposed to various inherited diseases, adopting a serious breeder of Whippet greatly increases the chances of getting a healthy puppy and keeping it that way. In addition to a certificate of good health signed by a veterinarian and the animal's health or vaccination record, certifying that you have received all the necessary vaccinations, the professional must be able to present the results of the genetic tests carried out to the parents or the baby, to avoid the risk of inherited diseases.

It also, once the puppy has come home, you need to limit your physical activity (both in intensity and duration) throughout its growth period, which normally lasts between 12 and 18 months, so as not to risk damaging your joints or bones.

It is then recommended to check him regularly for cuts or scratches, as his skin is barely protected by his coat, is particularly prone to it.

It also, regardless of your age and even if you appear to be in excellent health, any dog ​​should be examined in detail by a veterinarian at least once a year as part of a full medical check-up, this allows a possible problem to be detected as soon as possible, of which sometimes symptoms are not yet appreciated. In addition, this is an opportunity to make sure you are up to date on your vaccinations and to carry out any necessary reminders.

At the same time, the owner must make sure to renew the different antiparasitic treatments of his dog throughout his life, so you are never unprotected., this must be done every 1 to 3 months.

Life expectancy

Of 13 to 14 years

Grooming

The Whippet Greyhound is an easy-care breed of dog.

First of all, the maintenance of its coat is very simple, since it is short and has no undercoat. A quick brushing every week is more than enough to keep it in good condition, especially since this dog sheds very little. They also do not have annual shedding periods., unlike most dogs.

In any case, brushing sessions offer a good opportunity to check the condition of your skin. In effect, its thinness and the fact that it is only covered by a thin layer of hair make it especially exposed to cuts and scratches.

If you take care of yourself regularly, the coat is usually clean and odorless, so it is seldom necessary to bathe him. Unless it gets dirty, for example, on a particularly muddy ride, bathing him once or twice a year is more than enough. Just be sure to use a shampoo specifically designed for dogs each time., as this can damage your skin.

On the other hand, weekly coat maintenance is also an opportunity to wipe their ears with a clean cloth, to prevent the buildup of wax and debris that could be a source of infection (ear infections, etc.).

You should also take the opportunity to inspect the eyes and rub the corners with a damp cloth to remove dirt..

Last, good oral hygiene requires brushing the dog's teeth at least once a week, always with a toothpaste specially designed for dogs. This prevents tartar buildup, that can cause not only bad breath, but also diseases, some of which can be serious. Ideally, do it every day..

As for the claws of the Whippet, they often tend to grow faster than they wear out, even if you spend time outside and get enough exercise. So, it is recommended to cut them every fifteen days approximately, before they are too long and risk disturbing you, but also from breaking, and even injuring you.

Although a Whippet it is relatively easy to care, it is highly recommended to learn how to do it in the presence of a professional, either a groomer or a vet. This is the best way to know the correct way to take care of your dog and avoid mishandling that can hurt or even injure it..

Food

The Whippet adapts very well to commercial dog food. The choice of products and the amount that is given each day must be done in such a way that it perfectly covers their nutritional needs and, Therefore, suits your age, size and activity level. It also, like all dogs, it is better to divide the daily ration into at least two meals.

It also, dogs used for dog competitions must follow a specific feeding program, like any athlete worth his salt.

In any case, this dog is little eaten and this, coupled with its high energy expenditure, generally protects you from the risk of obesity. But, if obesity occurred, would have serious consequences for this dog whose body is not at all made to support excess weight.

So, it is advisable to weigh your dog regularly, At least once a month, to detect any weight gain as soon as possible. If weight gain is confirmed from one measurement to another, or even increases, it is essential to consult the vet. Only a veterinarian can reliably determine the cause of the problem (diet, disease, side effects of medication, etc.) and propose a solution.

Last, like any other dog, the Whippet must have permanent access to a bowl of fresh water to quench his thirst.

Utility

Originally, the Whippet it was used to chase and kill small rodents, eliminating the rats that threatened the food supply and putting rabbit meat on the family menu. Although the Whippet has retained its hunting instincts, this is a function that it has not fulfilled for almost two centuries.

In the 19th century, the speed of more than 50 dog km / h, his blazing acceleration and his ability to change direction made him a specialist in dog racing, and crowds flocked to see representatives of the breed chase cloth lures and bet on the results, as it was done with the horses. But, the popularity of this activity decreased considerably over the years 80, to the point that today they are very scarce. The fact that gambling is now banned in most countries (including Belgium, Canada, France and Switzerland) is not, of course, A coincidence.

But, the Whippet Sighthound was also able to seduce dog show fans with its elegance in the late 19th century., and her runway success continues today. It is rare not to see one or more representatives of the breed at these events.

But, it is mainly as a companion dog that the Whippet Sighthound has made a name for itself among the general public. dedicated and smart, they delight everyone who is looking for an active companion and are sufficiently available for him.

But, should not be relied on as a watchdog or even a watchdog. Although it is always on the prowl, He is not very suspicious and he is not one of those who barks loudly.

His sociable and playful nature makes him a sought-after therapy dog, capable of brightening the daily life of people suffering from a disease, a disability or just old age.

Last, beyond the races on the track, his intelligence and athletic qualities allow him to excel in many dog ​​sports. This is the case, in particular, of decoy hunting (PVL), but also agility, flyball and obedience.

Price

The price of a puppy Whippet round the 950 EUR, but it can vary greatly from one individual to another, oscillating between 500 euros and 1200.

Regardless of location, the reputation of the kennel and the prestige of your bulls and ancestors have a great influence on the price of a Whippet. A puppy born in a reputable kennel and from a line of champions is, of course, more expensive. Of course, the individual characteristics of the puppy are also a factor, especially the closeness to the standard. This explains why there can be quite significant price differences within the same litter.

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Type and recognitions:

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Federations:

  • FCI – Group 10: Section 3: Short-haired Sighthounds
  • AKC – Hounds Toy
  • ANKC – (Hounds)
  • CKC – Hounds
  • ​KC – Hounds
  • NZKC – Hounds Toy
  • UKC – Hounds


FCI breed standard "Whippet"

FCIFCI - Whippet
Whippet

Alternative names:

1. English Whippet, Snap dog (English).
2. Lévrier nain (French).
3. Kleiner Englischer Windhund (German).
4. Whippet (Portuguese).
5. Whippet inglés (español).

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Sloughi (Arabian Greyhound)
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Sloughi

It is said that the Sloughi (Arabian Greyhound), is the most intelligent hound.

Content

History

Originally from North Africa and probably a descendant of the ancient “Egyptian hound”, it is said that the Sloughi took its name from the town of Sloughito in Tunisia. Its exact origins are unclear., but it is known that it was used for centuries by the Berber people and the Bedouin tribes to hunt gazelles, jackals, foxes and hares. In fact, thanks to its speed and resistance, could chase game across vast expanses of wilderness, which explains why it was the favorite dog of nomads. His sense of observation and his highly developed instinct also made him - and make him- an excellent herding dog. Last, it was also a domestic animal for them, since he was allowed to sleep with them in the tent at night. They even covered him with a blanket to protect him from the cold..

The first Sloughis arrived in Europe in the mid-nineteenth century, after the conquest of Algeria by France. The breed was recognized by the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) in 1934. World War II halted its development, since many breeders had to euthanize their animals due to lack of food or export them to countries that were saved from the conflict. The Sloughi it then became extremely rare until the end of the Algerian war (1954-1962), when the French soldiers brought to their country some specimens of the breed, which relaunched its expansion into European territory.

Tagiurie el Sian it was the first Sloughi that arrived in the United States in 1973. Originally from Tunisia, crossed the Atlantic with his owners Kaethe y Carl Rodarty. Unfortunately, due to his age and lack of females, could not have offspring. In fact, the breed was not really established in the country until 1979, When Carole Cioce imported two Sloughis from Germany to California.

Most representatives of the breed in North America today are descended from individuals imported from European countries. (France, Netherlands, Germany, etc.), although some come directly from North Africa, especially from Algeria, Libya and Tunisia.

The breed was recognized by the United Kennel Club (UKC) in 1995, and the other reference body of the country, the American Kennel Club (AKC), did the same in 2016. El Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), on the other hand, has not yet taken the step.
The popularity of the CKC in the neighboring country is certainly not a reason for it to do so.. The Sloughi It is one of the rarest dog breeds in the United States, being last in 2018 in the ranking established by the AKC based on the number of annual births registered in the organization.

In fact, the Sloughi It is now one of the rarest breeds of sighthounds in the world. In France, occur between 30 and 50 registrations per year in the Livre des Origines Français (LOF). The figure has been relatively stable since the middle of the years 80, while at the beginning of that decade it was rather twice. Compared, every year they are born around 1.400 hounds Whippet. In Great Britain, race is even confidential, since some years no birth is registered in the prestigious Kennel Club, the canine body of reference in the country.

The Sloughi it is also in danger of extinction in the Maghreb countries. Their number continues to decrease., mainly due to the scarcity and protection of certain species it hunts and the sedentarization of the Bedouin tribes, who need your help less and less to protect their herds.

In the news, Morocco has the largest number of Sloughis of the world. It's hard to know the exact number, but specialists estimate that the population is about 600 individuals.

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Physical characteristics

The Sloughi it is one of the largest dog breeds. Like the other races of Sighthounds, looks slim and athletic. This is due to their thin and tight skin, to his short coat, fine and closed, to his lean musculature and his very pronounced bone structure. Its general appearance is that of a noble dog, very elegant and stylish, but specially built for speed.

His chest is wide, encased by flat ribs, long and slightly curved on the back third of the chest. The belly is tight and the back is short, almost horizontal between the withers and the hips. Straight legs, Bony and muscular are an important part of the dog's formidable speed.

Profile, the head is long and thin. Seen from above, the skull is wide. Tapers to the end formed by the nose, reminiscent of the shape of a valley. The nose is black and slightly descending, and the nostrils are wide open.

The eyes are large and dark, with a soft and melancholy look. The edge of the eyelids is pigmented. The ears are droopy, triangular in shape and slightly rounded at the tips. The jaw is strong and regular.

Coat colors vary from light sandy to reddish, with or without black mask or cape. The most common are the black sand mask and the brindle sand.

Last, sexual dimorphism is not very pronounced, since the males are usually not more than 10 cm taller than females, which is modest compared to the size of the animal.

Size and weight

▷ Male size: 66 to 72 cm.
▷ female size: 64 to 69 cm.
▷ Male weight: 20-25 kg
▷ female weight: 19-22 kg

Character and skills

Although it is not very demonstrative, the Sloughi he is devoted and loyal, and tends to be a single owner dog. When they join their owner, is for all the life, so it is very difficult for them to join another family if their owner is abandoned or dies.

They get along well with children, but it is better if they are of a certain age and have learned to interact with an animal. In fact, given its size, could unintentionally push a smaller one, or forcefully push away an older one who disrespects you. In any case, whatever the race and the degree of proximity, a small child should never be left alone with a dog.

Their sociability with humans is often limited to family members. With strangers, they are much more reserved, and will bravely defend their own if they feel threatened in any way.

In more general terms, can easily become anxious when faced with new situations. Thus, it is essential to socialize him as soon as possible to prevent him from becoming a fearful and / or unnecessarily aggressive dog.

You can also live with animals of other species (cats, rodents, etc.), as long as they grew up together and you consider them part of your family. On the other hand, as his hunting instinct is highly developed, the subsequent introduction of another animal into the home where you live can be problematic.

As for living under the same roof as a partner, this coexistence does not usually pose problems if you have grown up with him. Otherwise, it all depends on the size of the newcomer. Yes it's small, is likely to be regarded as prey. From his past as a hunter and rancher, preserves the need for space and exercise. So, you need at least one hour of physical exercise a day to get rid of your excess energy and stay balanced. So, they are ideal candidates for dog sports, starting, of course, for the tests intended for sighthounds (racing in cinodromes, decoy chase…). It is also an ideal breed of dog for an athlete, who likes to accompany on their outings; canicross and cani-VTT are activities perfectly adapted to it, and certainly more recommendable than sighthound races. On the other hand, having a strong hunting instinct, he can chase any small animals he meets at any time, especially cats. So, it is essential that you obey the call, and in any case it is better to carry him on a leash during walks, to avoid any risk of leakage. In fact, once a Sloughi olido has a hold, no longer really responsive to his master's instructions, so it is extremely difficult to make him return.

This is all the more true since, even with a lot of training, is often far from being the most obedient dog in the world. It also, cannot be trusted to keep a low profile if reprimanded: given his strong character, it would be the opposite. So, it is up to the owner to be firm from an early age, so as not to be dominated by his imposing companion.

The great need for exercise of the Arabian Greyhound and its size make, although I rarely bark (even in the presence of strangers), not really adapted to living in a flat. But, can live in an apartment, as long as he is taken out several times a day and can satisfy his need for exercise. A house is still preferable. But, it is important to ensure that the garden is well fenced, since the Sloughi is naturally elusive. Using an underground electric fence would not be a viable solution with such a dog., since the annoyance of the electrical impulses would be less strong than his determination to flee and follow who knows what trail. On the other hand, although I tolerate loneliness relatively well, it is not convenient that I live outside. In fact, its short and fine fur makes it very sensitive to cold, and he needs to bond with his humans anyway, to whom he is more attached than sometimes is thought.

Education

The Sloughi He is a shy dog ​​and is easily frightened by what he does not know. So, their socialization should take place from a very young age, when it is most malleable, so that you face the maximum number of people and situations and learn to adopt the appropriate behaviors in all circumstances, to become a perfectly balanced adult.

You should also put him in contact with other animals, especially with cats, rodents and other small animals, to try to prevent him from seeing them as prey when he later crosses paths with them.

With his great intelligence and keen sense of observation, learns quickly… if you want. In fact, obedience is not his strong point: It is not a dog that strives to satisfy or even anticipate the requests of its master. So, you need to be firm in your education, but also show patience, to respect his character. Trying to break in could only be detrimental to the future, since it is a proud and sensitive animal, who does not appreciate reprimands. His temperament makes him an ideal client for the positive reinforcement dog training method, and sweets are usually the key to success.

Last, teaching your dog to remember is especially important to be able to enjoy walks outdoors with peace of mind, since the Sloughi retains a strong predatory instinct and, therefore, can launch itself at any time in pursuit of an animal that it considers prey. This is even more true because, given its maximum speed, it is very difficult to reach it.

Health

The Sloughi it is a healthy breed of dog. Has a low risk of inherited diseases and a longer life expectancy than other dogs of the same size.

But, are prone to injury while running and are more prone to certain ailments.

This is the case, in particular, of the progressive retinal atrophy of APR-RCD type (rod and cone dysplasia), an inherited disease that causes a malformation of the retina: the puppy's eyesight deteriorates from 6 months old and, usually, goes completely blind before the year. There is a blood test that can determine whether or not an individual is a carrier of the gene responsible for this disease. So, before adopting a representative of this breed, it is recommended to do the test, to avoid any risk at this level. Of course, knowing that it is a hereditary disease, a good breeder does not breed an individual carrying the gene.

Like all large dog breeds, it is also more prone to stomach dilation-torsion syndrome. This condition is an absolute emergency, as it is likely to die if not treated by a vet very quickly.

It also, like most breeds “Sighthounds”, the Sloughi is especially sensitive to anesthesia and medications. Thus, it is advisable to turn to a veterinarian who knows the specificities of these dogs in this regard.

Another peculiarity of this dog is its very high pain tolerance., so sometimes it is difficult to detect that you are suffering. So, be especially attentive to any change in behavior that may betray a health problem.

Last, due to its origins and its fur, the Sloughi not a cold weather breed. Thus, when temperatures are low, it is important to avoid spending too much time outside and to cover it with a suitable coat for dogs.

Life expectancy

12 years

Grooming

The Sloughi is the archetype of easy-care dog.

Brushing his short coat once or twice a week with a soft brush or brushing glove is perfectly sufficient to remove dead hairs and keep his coat clean.. Their molt is even more limited since, unlike many other breeds, does not suffer seasonal molts.

It also, the coat is self-cleaning, so it does not give off bad odors and it is not necessary to wash it regularly. Under normal circumstances, two or three times a year is more than enough, but, of course, you should not hesitate to bathe your dog if he has become very dirty and / or if harmful substances have spread through his coat.

As in any race, oral hygiene is very important and should not be neglected. The toothbrush is the most effective accessory to prevent the accumulation of tartar, strengthen gums and prevent bad breath.

It also, although your dog is not at particular risk of ear infections, despite the dangling shape of his ears, it is necessary to inspect and clean your ears at least once a week. This weekly session is also an opportunity to review - and if necessary clean- the eyes.

Last, natural wear and tear is usually enough to trim your claws. But, when you get older and / or less active, they can be too long, and then they can annoy or even hurt you. In this case, it is advisable to trim them with a special file or with a claw trimmer.

As in the case of any dog, the sooner you get used to the different manipulations that your care entails, the less likely you are to have problems later.

Food

The diet of the Sloughi should consist primarily of lean meat, rice and vegetables. It is preferable to choose a quality food, either in the form of industrial croquettes, pate or homemade food. The amount to be given varies according to the size, the age and physical activity of the animal. By the way, don't be fooled by its slim look and slightly visible ribs: this is part of his physical characteristics and is not at all a sign that he is malnourished. No need to worry about it, but the abnormal would be the opposite.

In general, the more effort and activity your dog makes, more food will be needed to make up for the loss of energy. It is advisable to divide it into at least two meals, one in the morning and one at night, to reduce the likelihood of digestive problems such as stomach bloating or distention.

To avoid the latter, meals should be taken in a quiet place and one hour away from walks or any strenuous physical activity.

Last, as in the case of all dogs, it is essential to guarantee the availability of fresh water throughout the day.

Use

Known as the “lord of the dogs” in Moroccan culture, the Sloughi has long been appreciated for its hunting skills, agility, endurance and speed. It can reach a speed of up to 55 km / h along 300 m, to the point that there is an Arabic saying that says “when a Sloughi see a gazelle pluck a blade of grass, it will be at your height before you finish chewing it”.

In the north of Africa, where is he from, It was mainly used as a guard dog to protect herds, as well as to hunt hares, foxes, jackals or gazelles.

But, in 1844, a French law prohibited hunting with Sighthounds and it was applied in the Maghreb territories that became part of France in the 19th century.

Since 2004, hunting with greyhounds is again allowed in some Maghreb countries, but under certain conditions. But, is still banned in Europe, except for Spain.

In United States, has sometimes been used to hunt coyotes.

In their homelands, the Sloughi It is still used by nomads as a guard dog for their herds, although this practice tends to disappear as tribes settle.

Their loyalty and unwavering devotion to their master also make them very good companion dogs., as long as their families are able to meet their great need for exercise.

Last, his lean and athletic nature makes him a good competitor in racing and sight pursuit events, although it is not as fast as a “Greyhound”.

Price “Sloughi (Arabian Greyhound)”

The price of a puppy Sloughi ranges between 900 and 1300 EUR. The price of a copy depends on its conformity with the standard, of the reputation of his lineage, of the prestige of the kennel and also of its sex: females are considerably more expensive than males.

It is also possible to import a Arabian Greyhound straight from north africa. The purchase price is more affordable (between 500 and 750 EUR), but you must respect the regulations regarding the importation of a dog from abroad, and transport costs and administrative fees are added to the purchase price.

Adopting a Sloughi It can also be done through specialized retired greyhound associations. Many owners decide to part with their Sloughi when they can no longer compete. Sometimes they are also abandoned by owners who are not sufficiently informed of their needs. (especially in terms of physical activity) and they are not able to take proper care of them. Thus, these associations try to offer a second life to the greyhounds they host, allowing them to find a new family.

Characteristics "Sloughi (Arabian Greyhound)"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Sloughi (Arabian Greyhound)" 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 "Sloughi (Arabian Greyhound)"

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1 – Sloughi male in the sunset by Denhulde, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Sloughi by Tom´s photo gallery
3 – Sloughi 2013 Helsinki by Thomas, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Sloughi by Mubarak Fahad
5 – Sloughi by http://www.sloughi-balkan.com/characteristics-2/
6 – Sloughi by https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/sloughi/

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Type and recognitions:

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

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 10: Section 3: Short-haired Sighthounds
  • Standard KC (The Kennel Club) – Hound
  • El American Kennel Club (AKC) – Hounds


FCI breed standard "Sloughi (Arabian Greyhound)"

FCIFCI - Sloughi (Arabian Greyhound)
Sloughi

Alternative names:

1. Uskay (Oska), Arabian Greyhound, Sloughi Moghrebi (English).
2. Lévrier arabe, Lévrier berbère (French).
3. Arabischer, Nordafrikanischer, Berber Windhund (German).
4. Galgo árabe (Portuguese).
5. Lebrel bereber, Lebrel árabe (español).

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Spanish greyhound
España FCI 285 . Short-haired Sighthounds

Galgo espanol

The Spanish greyhound is highly appreciated for your discretion and sincere affection, never inordinate, that he professes for his owner.

Content

History

The Spanish greyhound it is an ancient breed of hunting dog. His specialty is hunting hares and other small game in difficult terrain.. The Spanish greyhound They are persistent and fast sight hunters. Type dogs Greyhound already described in the first reports of antiquity. They represent one of the oldest types of dog and have not changed their basic design for thousands of years. Its resemblance to the ancient Egyptian hunting dog Tesem, one of the oldest and also fairly well documented dog breeds of all, it's amazing.

Of 1930 to 1935, the wealthy landowners of southern Spain imported Greyhounds from England and raised here with the Greyhounds original. As the races of Greyhounds had become popular on English racecourses, saw an advantage in the crossing of the fast racing greyhounds. But, It was overlooked that these extremely high speeds of a greyhound occurred on flat tracks. In the changing, uneven and stony hunting grounds of a Spanish greyhound they are rather a disadvantage. Like a sports car off the road. But, This wave of imports meant that the real Spanish greyhound in the sense of purity and original function. It also, in his homeland little attention was traditionally paid to purity in the modern upbringing sense. Mixtures with Warren hound, for example, are standard. Plus, a large part of the population lives relatively self-determined anyway. All this is not a disadvantage for the quality and well-being of the dogs, not even for the race. And rather it favors the old Greyhound almost finds himself again and the influences of the Greyhound.

In the past, most dogs were bred according to this almost classical principle of selection for suitability, around the world. Mainly performance for the purpose counted. So, the breed can also be considered healthy in essence, healthier than many of the “high creators” pure-bred. The FCI, the world dog breeding association, officially recognized the breed Spanish greyhound in 1971. In 1982 a revised standard was written. It describes an anatomy that does justice to the special use of a hunting whippet in sight for persistent hare hunting in the field.

Popular mixes

There are many more mixes of Spanish greyhound which pure breeds according to the specifications of the dog breeding. Many of the stray dogs in the Iberian Peninsula descend from the Spanish greyhound, that -like the Warren hound– they are simply abandoned after being used by hunters. These dogs have developed a marked aptitude and cunning, that they used especially in their constant search for food.

Physical characteristics

The Spanish greyhounds show the typical appearance of a European greyhound. In Spain they are ubiquitous, but above all as street dogs and according to the pedigree breeding criteria above all mixes. This does not have to be a disadvantage with these dogs.. Along the centuries, have established themselves very well and have developed their type. But, the greyhounds they also have an official standard as purebred dogs for a long time 50 years. The official standard describes them like this:

The Spanish greyhound is of considerable size, medium format, slightly convex profile, elongated, with elongated skull. compact skeleton, long narrow head, spacious chest, belly very tucked up and very long tail. Clearly vertical and muscular hindquarters.

He wears thin and short hair or -very rarely- semi-long and rough. The Spanish greyhound they do not have undercoat, what can be a problem in the harsh winters of northern Europe. All colors are permitted. The ears should form a wide, triangular-shaped base. When you are alert, the ears are half prick in the first third with the folded ends pointing to the sides. When they are at rest (relaxed) form a rose ear near the head.

What is the size of a “Spanish greyhound”?

No weight is prescribed, but yes the desired size. The Spanish greyhound must have a height at the cross of 62 to 70 centimeters for males and 60 to 68 centimeters for females.

How many years does a “Spanish greyhound”?

There are no exact figures on the life expectancy of Spanish greyhounds. But, life expectancy can be considered very high, specifically of 12 to 15 years or more, provided there is no inbreeding.

Character and skills

The Spanish greyhound they are hunting dogs and greyhounds at the same time. They are very agile and alert. Almost nothing escapes your keen senses. Especially when they are young dogs, nervously yearn for exercise and experiences, ideally of a hunting nature and above all with the option of being able to run freely. As they tend to have a strong hunting instinct, this need so ingrained in the dogs of our latitudes can rarely be satisfied in nature.

It is an experience to see the greyhounds run in freedom. They can sprint quickly, even on difficult terrain, and they can make amazing hooks.

The Spanish greyhound they are very intelligent and docile. They quickly know what is allowed and what is taboo. They are kind and open with people. They have a good-natured character and can be charmingly cuddly.. They seek a close bond with their owners and are loyal to them. But they also go their own ways. Due to the harsh performance-oriented selection in their home country, they are very hard and resistant. In the specimens that were socialized as street dogs and then taken to other countries, a drive for freedom is often observed that should not be underestimated. The belt, which on the other hand gives the dogs a feeling of security, perceived as a threat and a constriction.

Many of these dogs find life in densely populated cities stressful., more than the usual struggle for survival in their home country. This also applies to restrictions on dogs. They can become so fearful and shy, who are under constant stress. They are challenges for the dog, and the owners, but in many cases they can be solved well with canine sense and a little affection. But, we cannot recommend them as a beginner dog.

What care does a “Spanish greyhound”?

The Spanish greyhound he is extremely frugal. It is enough to brush the coat with a spiked glove from time to time.

Are there diseases typical of the breed? “Spanish greyhound”?

Against the background of performance-oriented selection in its country of origin and fluid genetic boundaries there with corresponding unknown inbreeding, his health is extremely robust and exemplary. This can be different sometimes with show dogs bred in other countries. The Spanish greyhound they do not have undercoat. They need professional clothing when it is very cold.

What food is best for a “Spanish greyhound”?

The Spanish greyhound has no special dietary requirements. It is a true omnivore. Of course, high quality food is good for your health and you like it too. The Spanish greyhound it is also suitable for “barfing profesional”.

Activities with him “Spanish greyhound”

How much exercise does a Spanish Greyhound need??

The Spanish greyhound it is a real hunting dog and sighthound. The Sighthound Association offers the opportunity to participate in sighthound races or coursing events with Spanish greyhound to keep the dog busy and physically active. Other dog sports, like agility, are also suitable. Due to his strong motivation for hunting, training requires a lot of patience and empathy.

Considerations before adopting a “Spanish greyhound”

Where can you adopt a “Spanish greyhound”?

If you want to share your life with a Spanish greyhound, you should look up a breeder or local animal shelters well before you buy one and make contacts here. The breeder must be trusted. Please, do not buy a Greyhound online, as there is a high risk that the puppy comes from a dog vendor disguised as an animal welfare organization. You can easily find greyhound-type dogs at a trusted animal shelter near you..

Characteristics "Spanish greyhound"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Spanish greyhound" 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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1 – “Spanish greyhound” by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/galgo-español-rápido-perros-3799630/
2 – “Spanish greyhound” by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/perros-jugando-galgo-español-saluki-3799600/
3 – “Spanish greyhound” by Netspy, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – “Spanish greyhound” by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/greyhound-galgos-4890924/
5 – “Spanish greyhound” by https://www.pxfuel.com/es/free-photo-xeivz
6 – “Spanish greyhound” by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/perro-galgo-mascotas-3765523/

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Type and recognitions:

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

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 10: Section 3: Short-haired Sighthounds
  • RSCFRCE


FCI breed standard "Spanish greyhound"

FCIFCI - Spanish greyhound
Greyhound

Alternative names:

1. Spanish Galgo, Galgo (English).
2. Galgo espagnol (French).
3. Galgo, Galgo español (German).
4. Galgo español (Portuguese).
5. Lebrel español, Galgo (español).

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Pug
China Gran Bretaña FCI 253 . Small Molossian type Dogs

The Pug It is a friendly and affectionate dog with other dogs and with people.

Pug

Content

Characteristics "Pug"

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

The Pug or Dutch bulldog (also known as Chinese Pug, Mops, Puggu) is a breed of dog miniature with wrinkled face and a body of small to medium-sized, originating in China.

This breed is often summed up as “multum en parvo” (much in little), describing the personality of the Pug related to its small size.

The word “Pug” It may come from old English Pugg, it is an affectionate adjective it would be something like a little playful demon or monkey. Pug puppies are called Puglets.

The breed of dog Pug, has very ancient origins. It was raised and selected in China, country where he was the favorite dog of officials, It is also a very popular in Holland and England breed of dog.

In fact, England claimed the patronage of la raza, since they had carried out excellent selection work for years. Finally, part of the patronage of the race was awarded to Great Britain.

This wrinkled and funny puppy, He was a faithful companion of the ladies of the 19th century in Italy.

As almost all dog breeds, it knew how to have its difficult moments, especially when the world wars took place, but it has not been on the verge of extinction like others.

Today the breed Pug it is highly appreciated in almost every corner of the world.

Did you know??

Among the rich and famous are admirers of the Pug King Louis XIV, Josefina, Empress of Napoleon, Queen Victoria, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and fashion designer Valentino.

Physical characteristics

It is a dog under, solid square and compact appearance, well proportioned and muscular; the head, large, rounded and solid appearance, is covered with folds; the muzzle is square and flat; the eyes, large, bulging, they are dark; It has straight legs and looped collector queue. The hair is tight, smooth and shiny.

The Pug or Dutch bulldog can be silver or soft apricot with a black mask, in both cases it presents a black stripe that goes from head to tail; It can also be pure black or white which is the more scarce and expensive of all.

It measures each 30 cm to cross and weighs between 6 and 8 kg. His confident nature, docile and friendly makes the Pug an appreciated companion animal. The Pug is particularly a dog “with sense of humor”, exhibiting very human facial expressions given its bone structure. Due to its striking appearance, some people tend to think that the characteristics of the Pug are the result of genetic manipulation or inbreeding.. But, the characteristics of the Pug are similar in the last five hundred years, period in which Europeans began it importing from China.

The Pug's tail has a characteristic spiral or letter shape “Q”. This variation in the way of the tail is due to the vertebrae in this portion of the column are actually hemivertebra. In some few puppies, This alteration of the shape can be extended to the rest of the column and the animal presents spina bifida.. The spine of the animal must feel before purchasing to avoid choosing a sick puppy. An animal that suffers from this malformation should not be reproduced in order to not pass this problem to their offspring.

Given the shape of the skull, the eyes of the Pug have a bouncy and lively appearance. To find the eyes located above, they are more exposed to friction with plants and objects to the eyes of other animals, and it is advisable to take them to the vet as soon as possible if they have an injury. It is recommended that the owners of the Pug clean the eyes of the animal once a week with a clean cotton moistened with cold boiled water or cold tea, in order to remove secretions or dirt.
The characteristic wrinkles of the face can also accumulate secretions and dirt. It is recommended at least once a week clean gently between wrinkles using the same method. It is not necessary to apply SOAP, creams or other substances. Simple toilet is enough and to spare.

The Pug is a short hair dog, tends to constantly pelechar, so his tenure is not recommended for persons allergic or asthmatic. They have a characteristic pungent odor that may bother some people, but that decreases a bath every couple of weeks.

The biggest health problem presented by the Pug is one that is completely preventable and treatable, and that depends entirely of the OWNER. This disease is the OBESITY. A Pug it receives proper care can live more than fourteen years, Although on average they tend to live around ten.

One 1% Puppy can reach presenting a degenerative neurological disease called Pug encephalitis (or tap for its acronym in English). This disease is lethal and has no known cure. For this reason dogs must not be reproduced within the two years, in order to not transmit the gene to their offspring. Last year of life it is very unlikely that the Pug will have this disease.

Character and skills

The Pug aren't aggressive animals. Like any dog, they can bite, but it is very rare that this happens without the animal mistreatment. The Pug do honor to his motto “Multum in parvo” and they do not amilanan to larger breeds dogs, which you can get into trouble.

Before humans, the Pug tend to be playful and seek interaction. However can be apprehensive to strangers, and with their barking to announce the presence of unknown people. Although its size are not guard dogs, If they are good “alert dogs”.

The Pug show a moderate level of intelligence, being able to use their short snouts and front paws to obtain objects out of reach. They sometimes tend to stubbornness, and do not necessarily come when you are called, but rather when crave it. Despite this, they do not go far from their owners and prefer their company to that of other dogs..

During the first years of life Pug may occasionally be hyperactive (run, jumping and barking constantly) but this characteristic tends to disappear over the years. The Pug 5 and older tend to be calmer and enjoy the chairs more than the street.

There is a tendency to believe that Pug they are animals “sickly”, which is very far from reality. One Pug healthy will be energetic and playful, and even a bit hyperactive in its first years of life. Its solid structure makes they tolerate well the game with children and adults, and its particularly hard head can cause bumps and falls in young children and older adults.

The Pug It's a small animal, and although strong, requires very little food. But, being a pet, owners tend to supercharge them and share their food with them. This must not be. The Pug can perfectly feed on a cup of dry food in the morning and a cup at night, and you won't go hungry or require any extra supplements.

An obese Pug is not a Pug “beautiful”, on the contrary, It is an animal that sick because you can not breathe well, be it exhausted easily and will begin to suffer from problems in the spine and joints. A Pug fed healthy is, on the other hand, a robust animal, with his sharp and clearly visible muscles under the skin. A healthy Pug can run as fast as any other dog, and you can skip two or three times its own height. While the animal enjoys eating meals extras and receive “prizes” occasionally, is task of the owner to ensure that the quantity and quality of food that consumes is adequate.

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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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  • Section : . .

Federations:

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


  • FCI breed standard "Pug"

    FCIFCI - Pug
    Pug

    Alternative names:

    1. Chinese pug, Dutch mastiff (English).
    2. Pug (French).
    3. Pug (German).
    4. Carlin, Mops (Portuguese).
    5. Pug chino, Mops, Pug carlino, Doguillo (español).

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    French Bulldog
    Francia FCI 101 . Small Molossian type Dogs

    Bulldog Francés

    The French Bulldog It is protective and playful but it is not ideal for hiking.

    Content

    History

    What is the origin of "French Bulldog"?

    The French Bulldog it is one of the smallest representatives of the class of molossi. Its origin is not very old, since it did not appear until the middle of the 19th century, in the Paris region. It is the only French dog breed originating from Paris.

    In the 19th century, most Parisian butchers traditionally owned doguines, a breed of small dog that is now extinct. But to be fashionable, they started to buy small Bulldogs, called Toy Bulldogs. Importing Bulldogs in France had begun at the end of the 18th century.

    It also seems that, parallel, between 1865 and 1880, English workers pushed by the industrial revolution to come to work in France contributed to introducing race into the French working class.

    At that time, besides being popular in England, dogfighting was very popular in the Parisian suburbs and many butchers, cocheros, merchants and workers had a fighting dog. The Bulldog had not yet acquired the character of a companion dog, and still had the tenacity of the Molossoid from which it came.

    At the same time, the rat dog was also very common in the Parisian suburbs, especially popular with coachmen, who used it to rid their stables of rats.

    Like this, the crossing of a Buzzard with a Bulldog, to get a smaller fighting dog, laid the foundations of French Bulldog. The Bulldog he was also randomly bred with other local dogs, as the Doguins or French Terriers, and the brachycephalic character of the dog was accentuated with the help of Lilleois, a small dog from northern France derived from Pug, today extinct.

    In 1880 the first French Toy Bulldog Club was formed and in 1888 a draft standard was drawn up. The goal was to have short-faced, straight-eared dogs.

    In 1893, Krehl, a British breeder, imported French Toy Bulldogs to England to present to the English Kennel Club. Immediately, a dispute broke out over the paternity of the breed between the French and the English. The British considered that the breed standard had not been respected by the French, and they considered that the French Toy Bulldog was their creation. Until 1899, the Club of Bulldog refused to admit the French Bulldog in the breeding book, claiming that it did not preserve the purity of the race, before reversing his decision and finally accepting him French Bulldog together with him Bulldog.

    The French preserved the paternity of the race, not without reason. “The British provided the main ingredients, but it was the French who established the final recipe that led to the French Bulldog as we know it”, escribió Françoise Girard in her book The French Bulldog.

    The first breed standard was established in 1898, year in which the Société Centrale Canine recognized her. It was subsequently modified several times, in 1931-1932 and in 1948. Refurbished in 1986 por H.F. Reant and Raymond Triquet and published in 1987 by the FCI, was last corrected in 1994 by the committee of the Club of French Bulldog, with the collaboration of Raymond Triquet.

    His mouth and his clown mimicry opened the French Bulldog the gates of the bourgeoisie. In the early 20th century, became the darling of the aristocracy, and the great names of the time like Colette, Mistinguett or Yves Saint-Laurent succumbed to its charms. In addition to becoming the favorite of French high society, it was also highly coveted by the aristocracy of other European countries, like English royalty or the Russian emperor's court, and had great success in the United States, where prominent American personalities, como Josephine Baker, they became infatuated with the little animal.

    In summary, throughout the West, the ladies wanted to be accompanied by a French Bulldog, although the race came from the poorest strata of the population.

    The austerity brought about by the world wars will be dramatic for the race, that was on the verge of extinction due to lack of breeders to produce it. We had to wait for the beginning of the eighties and the tenacity of certain passionate breeders of French Bulldog so that I would return under the lights of the wall.

    Physical characteristics

    for a French Bulldog in good condition, the weight must not be less of 8 kg, or more of 14 kg, the size is in proportion to the weight.

    The French Bulldog is a typical small molossoid. It is a powerful dog with a stocky appearance, compact all out of proportion. They have a short, flattened face, with folds and wrinkles, and a mighty jaw. His eyes are big, dark and bulging, and his nose is necessarily black.

    The coat of the French Bulldog it's short and closed, without Undercoat, and it can be tawny, solid or slightly brindle, sometimes with white spots.

    Last, the French Bulldog has naturally straight and pointed ears, while his tail is short, often twisted or naturally amputated and pointed.

    Weight and height

    ▷ Male size: 30 – 35 cm.
    ▷ Female size: 29 – 34 cm.
    ▷ Male weight: 8 – 14 kg
    ▷ Female weight: 7 – 12 kg

    Character and skills

    It is said that most dogs are sticky, and the French Bulldog confirm the rule. So much so that it is usually closer to its owner than to its companions., and sometimes he is possessive and exclusive with his dear master.

    For all of it, is a happy dog, cuddly and playful.

    When he's not sleeping, he is close to his master, often reproducing their actions by mimicry. To the French Bulldog he does not like to be alone, but its small size allows it to be carried to most public places, and even to work if your education has been well done.

    He loves children and plays with them without showing any aggression. It also, if sometimes he barks to signal the arrival of a stranger (knowing that he rarely barks and does the minimum of guard duty, because it is not their main occupation), the real French Bulldog, well mannered, will never bite a human. Aggression is considered a defect of this breed. In fact, most French Bulldogs they are kind and respectful to everyone, with both humans and animals, but some may be reserved with strangers.

    The temperament of French Bulldog also makes it a suitable dog breed for seniors.

    Having said that, although they are capable of being the calmest companions, they need to expend their energy daily, otherwise their owners may encounter some mischief, like destruction and damage to the house.

    Education

    How to educate a "French Bulldog"?

    Despite his cute looks, do not forget the roots of this dog. So, their ability to be dominant must be controlled from a very early age through gentle upbringing, firm and consistent. In fact, a little rigorous education could have bad repercussions in the daily life and the coexistence between the dog and its humans.

    On the other hand, the French Bulldog can easily get angry if his upbringing is too aggressive, While, on the other hand, a well-balanced firmness in the voice allows you to quickly and easily incorporate the rules of the house.

    Health

    Unlike many races, the French Bulldog do not have any recurring genetic defects.

    But, your health needs to be closely monitored to prevent or identify the most common problems as soon as possible:

    Sensitivity to heat

    The French Bulldogs they are very sensitive to heat. From about 25° and especially on sunny days, the risks of heat stroke and heat stroke can occur very quickly, and even cause the death of the dog. As much as saying that the French Bulldog cannot live abroad.

    Spinal problems

    The dehydration of the intervertebral disc, which plays the role of buffer between 2 vertebrae, is a real danger for him French Bulldog. The intervertebral disc becomes cartilaginous and ends up ossifying little by little. It no longer performs its role as a shock absorber and tends to be expelled to the outside. This ossification may be followed by compression of the spinal cord., at risk of nerve tissue injury and paralysis.

    The herniated disc is another classic disorder in the French Bulldog. Appears with premature wear of cartilage. This condition most often affects individuals who have been jumped on their hind legs during their youth.. Dogs with this disease experience severe muscle pain when they move. They walk with their heads down, with contracted neck muscles. In severe cases, this can lead to hind limb paralysis.

    The chondrodystrophy, less common, causes a shortening of the bones, which can cause significant locomotion problems.

    Last, the French Bulldog can also suffer Hip Dysplasia, elbow dysplasia or dislocation of patella.

    airway obstruction

    The French Bulldog may be exposed to different types of airway obstruction problems, call brachycephalic syndrome.

    First of all, the nasal stenosis (also called “pinched nostril”) corresponds to a collapse of the alar cartilage, too soft. This causes respiratory discomfort that can force the dog to breathe through the mouth to compensate for the lack of oxygen. The condition is noticeable by the line of the nostrils, which is then straight instead of comma-shaped. In this case, the only remedy is surgery.

    The soft palate is too long and may cause compression of the larynx. This condition is not detectable in young puppies, but there are some symptoms that should set off the alarm. But, you have to notice certain symptoms, like a very pronounced snoring, or fatigue and shortness of breath that occur quickly when walking. A bluish discoloration of the mucous membranes and tongue may also be noted., bloodshot eyes and, sometimes, rickets.

    The edema of the larynx, what is a specific disorder, appears especially in case of stress or heat stroke, or even both combined. The dog then gasps and scratches when inhaling. This situation requires quick intervention, placing the dog in a cool place as much as possible and cooling it, for example, spraying it with plenty of cold water. The first priority is to calm the animal, before taking him to the vet for an emergency cortisone injection.

    Eye problems

    The French Bulldogs can be victims of Nictitating gland dislocation. This gland tends to stick out of the corner of the eye and can grow rapidly to the size of a blackberry.. This condition is common in Bulldogs growing, but it can also be the result of an eye infection.

    In general, the prominence of the eyes of the French Bulldog makes them particularly fragile in this area. But, it is possible to protect them thanks to glasses perfectly adapted for them.

    Hermaphroditism

    Hermaphroditism in the French Bulldog It is rare, but its existence deserves to be informed.

    Grooming

    The coat of the French Bulldog does not require very difficult maintenance. Regular brushing (two or three times a week) it is enough to remove its many dead hairs, and a bath once a month with a dog shampoo will keep their coat shiny. It also, has a light that spills.

    On the other hand, the folds of your face should be cleansed at least twice a week and kept with cream, to avoid infection. You also have to clean his ears at least once a week.

    It also, you have to clean the eyes regularly with an anti-inflammatory eye drops and be careful with the blows. His eyes are particularly fragile, and any tearing, either regular or excessive, may be a sign of a disease. At this level, great vigilance is necessary.

    Last, you also have to take care of the area under your tail, since the fact that it is located on your buttocks causes dirt to accumulate, and the morphology of the animal does not allow it to clean itself properly.

    Food

    Due to his brachycephalic head, the French Bulldog tends to swallow food without chewing it, which causes digestive sensitivity and causes rumbling in the stomach and flatulence. So, you need a diet that allows you to maintain your weight and offers good digestibility, without excess fat, but with a sufficient enrichment in essential fatty acids, amino acids and vitamins of group B.

    It is advisable to give two meals a day, one in the morning and one at night.

    Use

    The French Bulldog is primarily a companion and indoor dog, but it can also be a good guard and defense dog.

    On the other hand, because of your bad breath, it is not a sporting dog. Like this, although I appreciate the walks, that are good for maintaining your powerful muscles, jogging with him is not recommended.

    Also be careful with the waterways and the pool. In effect, because of his stocky body and heavy head, the French Bulldog is not a very good swimmer, and you risk drowning.

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    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 9: Section 11: Small Molossian type Dogs
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    FCI breed standard "French Bulldog"

    FCIFCI - French Bulldog
    Bulldog

    Alternative names:

    1. Frenchies (English).
    2. Bouledogue (French).
    3. Französische Bulldogge (German).
    4. Buldogue francês (Portuguese).
    5. Frenchie (español).