Bavarian Mountain Hound
Germany FCI 217 . Leash (scent) Hounds

Bavarian Mountain Hound

The Bavarian Mountain Hound is very suspicious of strangers, I am calm and balanced with its owner.

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History

The Bavarian Mountain Hound it is a medium sized hunting dog. He is a highly developed specialist, but at the same time versatile in hunting. Tracking work is his specialty. Master searching and hunting and especially tracking. On the trail, keep track of an injured animal. Fast and infallible dog work is crucial to reduce the suffering of the prey.

The Bavarian Mountain Hound dates back to ancient dog breeds. These hounds are also called “Bracken”. For hunting, which was an important way of life for our ancestors for thousands of years, dogs with a particularly good sense of smell and an intelligent sense of detection were of great importance. Trace Dogs were also needed to hunt criminals.

For the Teutons a good Scent hound was worth more than a horse. This is attested by a legal text of more than 1000 years old, el Lex Baiuwariorum. A document of the year 1459 later attests to Bracken's donation to the Tegrinsee monastery (today Tegernsee) by a count Kaspar Törring. Already at that time the count systematically raised the Bracken according to a breeding book. The actual Bavarian Mountain Hound also descends from these Bracken.

In 1870 he also grew up Hanoverian Scenthound. This resulted in a modern and versatile helper for the ranger and hunter.. The dogs had to be distinguished by their high performance in hunting. At the same time, they had to cope with the harsh conditions of the mountains. Therefore, sharp stones were not allowed to bother them as much as storms, snow or high demands on your ability to climb. In 1883 took place the first official exhibition of the Bavarian Mountain Hound. In 1912 was founded the Klub für Bayerische Gebirgsschweißhunde, who has since been very successful in caring for these dogs.

After World War II, the genetic bottleneck was worked on by crossing into the Tyrolean hound. Although the breed is very rare, is spread throughout Germany. Their breeding is organized in a very responsible way. To avoid “elite or champion breeding” the number of offspring of a farm animal is limited to 18 to 20. On the other hand, at least one animal from each litter raised must be reintroduced into the breed if there are no signs of inherited diseases. In addition, breeding is only allowed with dogs that have passed performance tests anyway. The breeding of the Bavarian Mountain Hound is a model, a project, how to breed healthy and strong pedigree dogs, even with a numerically very small population. They are raised between 10 and 12 litters with 60 to 80 puppies per year. These go almost only to the professional hands of professional rangers and hunters.

Photo: Bavarian Mountain Hound (name: Zoran Spod Ruskiej Granicy) by Ralf Lotys (Definitely), CC BY 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The Bavarian Mountain Hound It is a strong dog, medium-sized, with a height at the withers of about 44 to 52 cm and a weight of 17 to 30 kg. Males, However, they are larger and heavier than females. For your size, has rather short legs. The standard describes its appearance in this way:

A medium sized dog, harmonious, light, very agile and muscular. The body is slightly longer than tall, slightly raised from behind; leans on legs not too high. The head is carried horizontally or somewhat erect, tail horizontal or slanted down.

The coat must be dense, smooth, moderately rough, low gloss. The standard requires the following colors:

Dark red, deer red, Red brown, yellowish red, also pale yellow (even sand color); reddish gray like the winter hair of the red deer, also brindle or dark flecked.
In the back, the basic color is generally more intense. Muzzle and ears dark.
The tail is almost always dotted dark. A small, clear spot is allowed on the chest (hound star).

The meaning is: The colors must camouflage the dog in its hunting work and not give it away, for example with large white marks.

Character and skills

The Bavarian Mountain Hound is a thoroughbred hunting dog with wide awake senses, but without nervousness. As long as you don't have a smell in your nose, impresses with a thoughtful nature, quiet and extremely gentle, that radiates pure slowdown for us humans. The official standard describes its nature as follows: “Calm and balanced; affectionate with his owner, reserved with strangers. What is required is a stable dog, self-confident, fearless and easy to handle, Neither timid nor aggressive”.

The Bavarian Mountain Hound it is a very capable working dog that performs its tasks conscientiously and with the utmost dedication. Has a strong search instinct and is a master of crawling. Exploring nature with him is, therefore, a very special experience and happiness. The Bavarian Mountain Hound, professionally managed, it is also a very good family dog ​​with a gentle nature.

Attitude

A Bavarian Mountain Hound it is not a companion dog for the city or for walks in nature, even if they are daily. Not a dog for the home, but a professional hunting dog who wants and needs the job. Otherwise, his attitude is completely undemanding. Therefore, ideally you would live in a house on the edge of the forest or in the country with a garden.

The Bavarian Mountain Hound wants and can go out in all climates. The standard provides information on the conditions of its maintenance:

“In keeping with your hunting purpose as a cloven-hoof tracking specialist, the Bavarian Mountain Hound must possess all the qualities required of it to be useful in difficult follow-up. Utility must be proven by appropriate performance tests”.

Education “Bavarian Mountain Hound”

The Bavarian Mountain Hound is a very friendly and eager to learn four legged friend, that makes it easier for its owner to train and work with him. Because you want and need this guide. But it is not a dog that awaits orders from its owner. Since dogs have been allowed to breed for many generations only if they have mastered many demanding performance tests, your level of training is extremely high. This is at the same time an obligation for the leadership of this dog. Because you need the hunting job, where it feels good. Its element is search work. Here he has taken it to absolute dominance, you also need to live. However, you should take this into account if you are playing with the idea of ​​sharing your life with a Bavarian Mountain Hound as not a hunter.

Care and health

The breed is very easy to care for. Brushing once in a while is enough.

Typical diseases of the breed:

Hereditary diseases are not known.

Nutrition / Food

The Bavarian Mountain Hound is undemanding in his diet.

Life expectancy

The Bavarian Mountain Hound has a life expectancy of about 12 years.

Buy a “Bavarian Mountain Hound”

If you are looking for a dog of this breed, you should contact a breeder affiliated with the Club Bávaro del Bavarian Mountain Hound well in advance of your planned purchase. As a rule, dogs are only handled by rangers or hunters. From time to time, However, it may happen that a dog is looking for another place. But then you should be able and willing to give him living conditions that can be a substitute for his species-appropriate way of life.. A puppy of this breed costs about 1500 EUR.

Characteristics “Bavarian Mountain Hound”

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Images “Bavarian Mountain Hound”

Photos:

1 – Bavarian Mountain Hound, female and male by Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – “Bavarian Mountain Hound” by Wikimedia
3 – A Bavarian Mountain Scenthound by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Bavarian Mountain Hound during show of dogs in Rybnik – Kamień, Poland by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – Kafka und Frodo beim ersten Outdoor Treffen und Grillen bei Audigast. Februar 2014. Kafka ist ein Magyar Vizsla und Frodo ein Bayerischer Gebirgsschweißhund by Andreas Kruger
6 – Bavarian Mountain Hound by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 217
  • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
  • Section 2: Leash (scent) Hounds. With working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 2: Leash (scent) Hounds.
  • AKCGrupo FSS
  • ​KCCazadores
  • UKCScenthounds

FCI breed standard “Bavarian Mountain Hound”

FCIFCI – “Bavarian Mountain Hound”
Bavarian Mountain Tracker FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Bavarian Mountain Scenthound (English).
    2. Chien de recherche au sang de la montagne bavaroise (French).
    3. Bayerischer Gebirgsschweisshund (German).
    4. (em alemão: Bayrischer gebirgsschweisshund) (Portuguese).
    5. Sabueso bávaro de montaña, Rastreador de Baviera (Spanish).

Hanoverian Scenthound
Germany FCI 213 . Leash (scent) Hounds

Hanoverian Scenthound

The Hanoverian Scenthound He is a dog with a very good sense of smell, specialized in locating injured prey.

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History

The Hanoverian Scenthound it is a medium sized hunting dog.

He is a highly developed specialist, but at the same time versatile in hunting. Tracking is the supreme discipline of a hunting dog, that the Hanoverian Scenthound dominates like no other. In the crawl, keep track of injured animals on a hunt. A fast and infallible work of the dog is decisive to reduce the suffering of the injured animal. This task is old, but no less relevant today.

The Hanoverian Scenthound dates back to archaic dog breeds. Bloodhounds are also called “Bracken”. For hunting, which was an important way of life for our ancestors for thousands of years, dogs with a particularly good sense of smell and an intelligent sense of detection were of elementary importance. The scent dogs were also indispensable to hunt criminals. Before the introduction of firearms, hunters had to stalk the game much closer. This is what guide dogs were for. From them emerged the hounds of today. This type of dog is probably over 10.000 years. For the Teutons a good “trail dog” was worth more than a horse. This is attested by a legal text of more than 1000 years old, el Lex Baiuwariorum. In the baroque era, wealthy princes ran the so-called hunting courts. This was a kind of college for hunting with a practical orientation. One of the first was the “Hanover hound”. Here these hounds were systematically bred and trained from 1657.

Breeding according to current standards started in Erfurt in 1894 with the founding of the Hirschmann club, that is still very successful with this breed today. Their breeding has been extremely responsibly organized since time immemorial. Therefore, vital and healthy dogs with great temperament and excellent performance can be reliably bred even today.

The Hanoverian Scenthound is a hunting dog, but also a good family dog ​​and companion in everyday life. It has to be. His controller has to be ready to act with him at any time, for example, if there has been a traffic accident and it is necessary to find an injured deer or wild boar. You don't have to be a hunter or a ranger to get a puppy from a Hirschmann club breeder, but you do have to be a member of this club and take a training course for trainers of the Hanoverian Scenthound. Between 40 and 60 puppies are bred every year under the umbrella of the German Canine Federation – VDH.

Photo: Hanover Hound by TobiasHR, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The Hanoverian Scenthound it is a strong dog of medium size. By the size of her body, tends to have short legs, as this is advantageous when you must do your nose job close to the ground. Males are larger and heavier than females. Males must have a height at the withers of 50 to 55 centimeters with a weight of 30 to 40 kg. Bitches must have a height at the withers of 48 to 53 centimeters and a weight of 25 to 35 kg. The official standard describes their appearance this way:

The overall look of the powerful Hanoverian Scenthound is that of a medium-sized dog, well proportioned and powerful. Well-positioned and heavily muscled front and rear limbs allow you to work with resistance. Legs too high, especially an oversized right, they impede work with a deep nose and are out of character. The wide and deep chest provides plenty of room for the lungs and allows for long and grueling chases. The slightly wrinkled forehead and the light and dark eye give the Hanoverian Scenthound his typical serious facial expression.

The ears are of medium length and, held high on the head, falls. Its pelage is short, dense, thick. Typical of the breed is the basic reddish color, which can range from light pale red to dark brindle, almost black.

Character and skills

The Hanoverian Scenthound is a thoroughbred hunting dog with alert senses, but without any kind of nervousness. As long as you don't have a smell in your nose, impresses with a thoughtful nature, quiet and extremely gentle, that for us humans radiates pure slowdown. On the way he shows his passion and follows her with loud barks. The FCI standard describes its nature as follows:

Quiet and safe nature, but sensitive towards its controller. Selective and reserved with strangers. High concentration capacity in hunting tracking work with a pronounced herd relationship to the main hunter.

The Hanoverian Scenthound he is a very efficient working dog, who fulfills his tasks conscientiously and with the greatest commitment. Exploring nature together with him and his higher senses is a very special experience and happiness. Its balanced nature, even sovereign, his social qualities and human kindness make him an excellent family dog.

Fitness

A Hanoverian Scenthound not a companion dog for the city. Not an apartment dog, but a passionate hunting assistant who wants and needs the job. Otherwise, his attitude is completely undemanding. Ideally, you should live with your humans in a house on the edge of the forest or in the country with a garden. This already results from your task, which must also be that of your caregiver: the search.

The hunting dog team, composed of the dog and the handler, be prepared at all times to search for injured game animals on behalf of the local hunting community, either after a hunt or a traffic accident. This task should also be shared by the whole family. The challenges are great in all aspects: all kinds of weather, day or night, crawl hard through dense terrain and open terrain, safely in search of an injured and perhaps aggressive animal, think about the boar. The hound must be able to be directed by its handler at all times. These are challenges that are unmatched in dog sports. In everyday life he is sociable and discreet. You can do everything with it.

Education

The Hanoverian Scenthound is a deeply friendly and eager to learn four-legged friend, that makes it easier for your trainer to train and educate you, as well as working with him. Want and need this guide. But it is not a dog that waits for orders from its keeper. You can't teach him, but you can train him excellently based on positive reinforcement and deep emotional confidence.

As dogs have only been allowed to breed for many generations if they have mastered many demanding behavioral tests, its performance level is extremely high. This is at the same time a commitment to the management of this dog.

Care and health

The Hanoverian Scenthound does not require any special care.

Brushing the dog's coat weekly is enough to get rid of the various debris collected during the walk or hunting and to remove dead hairs.

However, it is recommended to regularly inspect your ears. In fact, as in any breed of dog with lop ears, have an increased risk of otitis. Ear wax and accumulated bacteria can cause such infections.

To protect you from dental problems, the dog's teeth should be brushed regularly. Ideally, this should be at least two or three times a week.

In addition, when you return from long walks with your dog or hunting, it is a good idea to check the parts of your body that may be damaged, especially the legs, tail and ears.

You should also regularly check for parasites and make sure your dog receives proper pest control treatment..

At last, the dog's nails should be trimmed if they are too long. This is particularly necessary if the dog does not regularly walk on very hard surfaces such as concrete..

Typical diseases of the breed:

Although the Hanoverian Scenthound do not have a congenital predisposition to any particular pathology, is particularly prone to ear infections in dogs. To prevent these infections, it is advisable to inspect the dog's ears regularly.

It can also be sensitive to anesthetics and pose entropion risks (the edge of the eyelid is turned inward, which makes the eyelashes and skin rub against the eye) the ectropion (the eyelid is turned out, exposing the conjunctiva and possibly causing eye infections).

It also presents a risk of obesity for the dog, if you are overfed and / or lead a too sedentary life.

In addition, the main risks to which it is exposed as a hunting dog are insect bites or stings (of vipers, for example), as well as insolation. To avoid this, it is better to avoid hunting in the hottest hours of the day.

At last, you also run the risk of being injured by hunting (wild boar, Deer…). This risk is particularly important for the Hanoverian Scenthound, who is very stubborn at work and never gives up, even when he's hurt.

Nutrition / Food

The Hanoverian Scenthound it is a hardy dog ​​that is not difficult to feed. Quality industrial dog food is ideal for him, ideally divided into two meals a day.

If you hunt, the dog's diet must be adapted to this activity and its seasonality: one month before opening, it may be necessary to make your dog lose weight if he has gained too much weight during winter. This can be done by reducing your servings or by eating a lower calorie diet..

On the other hand, once hunting season begins, the dietary and energy needs of the dog are increased by its high physical activity, and it is necessary, on the other hand, or increase servings by 10 to 20% or give him a richer diet.

In addition, it is preferable to divide the meals during a hunting day: a small amount of food should be given before departure, and then another at noon, to avoid syncope due to hypoglycemia. This portion is preferably warm and moist so that it is digested faster, so as not to overwhelm you before intense exercise, that could make you sick (vomiting…). The largest portion is given at night.

Life expectancy

This breed of dog has a life expectancy of about 12 years.

Buy a “Hanoverian Scenthound”

If you are interested in a Hanoverian Scenthound, you must contact him Club Hirschmann well in advance of your planned purchase. Puppies are only released to members on a set schedule. Then you should be able and willing to give this species appropriate living conditions for this hunting dog for at least 10 years. A puppy of this breed costs about 850 EUR.

Characteristics “Hanoverian Scenthound”

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Images “Hanoverian Scenthound”

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1 – Hanoverian Scenthound by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/hs-hannoverscher-schweisshund-macho-5226519/
2 – Hanoverian Scenthound by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/hannoverscher-schwei%C3%9Fhund-perros-5193568/
3 – Hanoverian Scenthound by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/terrier-hannoverscher-schweisshund-4453683/
4 – Hanoverian Scenthound by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/hannoverscher-schwei%C3%9Fhund-perros-5193562/
5 – Hanoverian Scenthound by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/hannoverscher-schwei%C3%9Fhund-perros-5193559/
6 – Hanoverian Scenthound by Hirschmann Association, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 213
  • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
  • Section 2: Leash (scent) Hounds. With working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 2: Leash (scent) Hounds.
  • UKCScenthounds

FCI breed standard “Hanoverian Scenthound”

FCIFCI – “Hanoverian Scenthound”
Hannover FCI Tracker

Alternative names:

    1. Hanoverian Hound, Hanoverian Scenthound, Hannover’scher Schweisshund (English).
    2. Chien de rouge du Hanovre (French).
    3. Hannoversche Schweisshunde (German).
    4. (em alemão: hannover’scher schweisshund) (Portuguese).
    5. Sabueso de Hannover (Spanish).

Westphalian Dachsbracke
Germany FCI 100 . Small-sized Hounds

Westphalian Dachsbracke

The Westphalian Dachsbracke It is mainly a hunting dog that maintains an active temperament and a great need for exercise.

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History

The Westphalian Badger Dog was developed in the 17th century in Germany, in the region between the Rhine and the Weser. The result of the cross between the German Hound and various types of Dachsbrack, was created to satisfy the need for a fast dog, small and short, able to cut through bushes and chase prey into burrows. They were the favorite companions of the Germanic nobles, who were so appreciated for their ability to hunt hares, rabbits and foxes as per their friendly disposition.

It is mentioned in the official description of the German Hound in the Decade of 1880, and a first standard was established in 1910. However, the breed was not recognized by the German Kennel Club until 1935, and then by the FCI in 1954.

The Westphalian Dachsbracke It, However, uncommon outside of Germany. In addition, among the main canine organizations in the Anglo-Saxon world, only the UKC recognizes this breed, and only from 2006.

Photo: Westphalian Dachsbracke by Volbu1, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The Westphalian Dachsbracke It is a small hound that measures between 30 and 38 cm at the withers and weighing about 15 kg. It seems to the German Hound, which is even considered a miniature version.

His coat is tricolor, combining black, red and white. White markings are found on the neck, the chest, the snout, paws and tail tip. Bi-color is not accepted. The coat is rough and very tight, medium length in the back, neck and back of the tail, but short in the rest of the body.

With a slightly elongated skull and a slightly accentuated stop, his head clearly evokes his kinship with the other double basses. His eyes are dark, while his ears, big and long, are flat against the head.

The tail, strong and tall at the base, is in perfect extension of the back line. It is carried out with a saber blade or hanging.

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Character and skills

The Westphalian Dachsbracke he's a smart working dog, stubborn and tenacious who can follow the trail of prey over great distances without hesitation.

They are primarily hunting dogs that maintain an active temperament and a great need for exercise. This need must be met every day to prevent destructive dog behavior.. Live in an apartment, although it is not recommended, it is possible as long as the dog can take long walks at least twice a day. During these walks, it is strongly recommended to keep it on a leash, in case you smell prey that takes you off the beaten track. However, ideally it would have access to a garden.

In the home, although he is not the most docile of dogs, the Westphalian Dachsbracke shows a lot of attachment and affection for his master, family loyalty, and gets along very well with children. All these are qualities that make it a very pleasant companion dog.. However, requires a lot of interaction and availability, since he needs constant company and cannot be left alone for a whole day. Playtime and obedience or agility training can keep you busy, but nothing will make you happier than a hunting trip.

At last, the Westphalian Dachsbracke tolerate other pets as long as they are exposed to your presence from a young age. Otherwise, his hunting instincts take over, and is capable of chasing and hurting them.

Education

Due to its firm character, the Westphalian Dachsbracke can be tough and stubborn in his upbringing. Some commands will take longer to assimilate than with other dog breeds. Therefore, the master must act as the leader of the pack to be heard and obeyed, and under no circumstances allow him to take over the family hierarchy. Therefore, it is clearly important not to be fooled by the small size of this dog and to turn it into a “Princess”, at the risk of experiencing real cohabitation problems in the near future.

At the end, the Westphalian Dachsbracke must be trained early and firmly, while promoting the principles of positive dog training.

Health

The Westphalian Dachsbracke he is a robust dog, healthy and with a good life expectancy. However, their kinship to the Basset family explains why they are prone to back problems, ranging from muscle tension to degenerative disc disease.

In addition, you have to be careful with his long and floppy ears, as they are sensitive to ear infections. In case of infection, the dog tends to shake its head and scratch its ear. Other signs are a bad smell and the development of redness around the ear canal.. An ear infection requires a visit to the vet and is treated with prescription medications.

Last but not least, like any working dog, a Westphalian Dachsbracke that participates in hunting is more likely to be injured than a companion dog that is kept at home. However, in the heat of the moment, the dog tends to ignore pain, so it is often only after the owner notices lacerations or bites, for example.

Grooming

One to two weekly brushings are recommended to maintain the very tight and rough-textured coat of the Westphalian Dachsbracke. These dogs should rarely be bathed, since they deprive the coat of its natural oils.

The ears should also be visually inspected at least once a week and they should be dried after soaking in water to limit the risk of infection..

Last but not least, the dog's teeth should be brushed regularly to reduce the risk of periodontal diseases and infections, that one day may require dental extractions.

Characteristics “Westphalian Dachsbracke”

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

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Images “Westphalian Dachsbracke”

Westphalian Badger
Westphalian Dachsbracke by Mare.s., CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Donar from the Wild Man, Westphalian Dachsbracke by <a href="https://Commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/file:Donar.jpg&quot;>Jörg Erich</a>, a href=&quot;httpsttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0&quot;>CC BY-SA 4.0&tot;/a>, via Wikimedia Commons
Donar from the Wild Man, Westphalian Dachsbracke by Jörg Erich, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Videos “Westphalian Dachsbracke”

Westfälische Dachsbracke – Jagd: Weidmannsheil!
Jersey (Rhodesian Ridgeback) & Lea (Westfälische Dachsbracke) Sparring Nr. 2

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 100
  • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
  • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.3: Small-sized Hounds. With working trial.

Federations:

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  • UKCScenthounds

FCI breed standard “Westphalian Dachsbracke”

FCIFCI – “Westphalian Dachsbracke”
Westphalian Dachshund FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Westphalian Hound (English).
    2. (Westfälische Dachbracke en allemand) (French).
    3. Westfälische Dachsbracke (German).
    4. (em alemão: Westfälische dachsbracke) (Portuguese).
    5. Cazador de Westfalia (Spanish).

German Hound
Germany FCI 299 . Small-sized Hounds

German Hound

The German Hound It is a fairly frequent dog in its country and very rare outside its borders.

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History

The first written traces of the German Hound date from the 18th century. German breeders wanted to create a versatile hunting dog, but it is very difficult to precisely define the ancestry of the breed. However, the German Hound was originally a descendant of Beagle, English Pointer and English Foxhound. Other breeds like greyhounds, the hounds, the “Westphalian Dachsbracke“, the “Holzbracke de Sauerland tricolor” (little hound for hunting in the forest) and “Steinbracken” locals may have contributed to the breed.

Multipurpose hunting and hounds were booming in Germany at the time, after the dismantling of large hunting grounds and the abandonment of traditional hound hunting methods in favor of stalking and stalking.

Over the years, the German Hound has become known by a large number of regional variants with different names. The Deutscher Bracken Club was founded in Olpe (North Rhine-Westphalia) in 1896 and covered all the varieties of the northwest of the country. In 1900, were finally grouped into a single race called “Deutsche Bracke” (German Hound).

However, was not up 1964 that was recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI). The standard currently in force dates from 1987.

Sometimes known as the “Braque d’Olpe” (the city where one of the variants of the breed was found and where the Deutscher Bracken Club), the German Hound still a very popular hunting dog in his native region, and even in the rest of Germany. However, its distribution outside of Germany remains highly confidential.

That does not prevent it from being recognized by the American Kennel Club (A.K.C.) and the United Kennel Club (U.K.C.) in the United States, as well as by the Kennel Club (K.C.) From great britain.

Photo: hundeo.com

Physical characteristics

The German Hound it is a light hunting dog, tall and elegant that, However, it is of solid construction. The head is noble and rather light, with hanging ears of medium size and a well carried but relatively thick tail in relation to the body line. The abdomen is slightly folded.

The teething of the German Hound is particularly strong and regular, with powerful pointed incisors. The eyes, that are moderately large, they are clear and bright. The head, dry and moderately long, and relatively strong neck (compared to the head) follow each other to achieve a slightly arched top.

The coat is long, very dense and hard, and even covers the belly. It is tricolor: red or fawn, black and white. The saddle and / or coat must be black and well defined. The white markings characteristic of the breed are a continuous list on the muzzle, the neck (a totally white collar is particularly appreciated), chest and limbs. The tip of the tail is also white.

Character and skills

The German Hound he is a medium-sized dog that exudes great joie de vivre. Attached and endowed with a stable character, is happy when put to work and has plenty of outdoor space. Being able to live in complete freedom in a large fenced garden is essential if your master is regularly outside, since he likes to live outdoors and exercise. In fact, needs to vent at least two hours a day to be balanced. If you don't allow your partner to use your energy, the master has every chance of ending up with a stressed dog, overexcited, aggressive or even destructive.

German Hound

In addition, even if you have enough opportunities to exercise, the risk of the dog escaping is high with the German Hound, who especially appreciates sneaking out of his house as soon as he gets the chance, whether to explore new environments or follow tempting smells.

The German Hound not at all a suitable breed of dog for apartment living. And unless you have a very big garden – and even then… – it is also not a suitable breed of dog for an elderly or sedentary person. You need an active owner, even sporty, to provide you with the exercise and outings you need.

Nice to live, can be both a companion and hunting dog, since it is able to adapt to many situations. However, although they love to roam every corner of the garden, his great passion is still hunting, in which they excel thanks to their particularly developed sense of smell. The German Hound it is above all a tough tracking dog that needs to work hard and work hard. They excel in the pursuit of uninjured game and in the pursuit of wounded prey.

Due to his cautious behavior in front of strangers and his ability to be attentive and alert in any situation, also can, occasionally and as long as it does not last too long (your joviality is likely to regain control), occasionally assume the role of watchdog.

However, whatever your activity at that time, can be easily distracted from your mission by a pleasant smell, in which case it becomes difficult to attract their attention again.

These hunting dogs are passionate about stalking their prey, but they are also very sensitive. They are very close to their family and are very loyal to them. Therefore, should be handled with care and never intimidated, although sometimes they are on guard. Particularly loyal, faithful and sociable, the German Hound proves to be the ideal companion for the whole family, and gets along so well with adults – whose authority and leadership you seek – as with small children, who likes to have fun with. However, should not be left alone with young children, as their overwhelming energy could inadvertently push them, knock them down or knock them unconscious.

Although the German Hound is generally friendly and balanced, meeting other dogs can be a problem in some cases. Although the German Hound has long become used to living with other dogs due to its long use in pack hunting, some dogs still tend to be dominant, especially when it comes to unfamiliar animals. For this reason, any outing synonymous with a possible dog encounter involves keeping your partner on a leash.

Regarding cohabitation with other pets, especially a cat, it can also be difficult. In fact, unless you got used to it too soon, namely, created together, tends to regard other animals as potential prey. In other words, not really a recommended dog breed with a cat…

At last, the German Hound is a noisy dog ​​whose voice extends far. This is a characteristic common to all hunting dogs., since they must communicate with their master at a distance. But this might not be to the taste of the neighbors, who might complain about the dog's untimely barking. It is important to pay attention to this point when training the puppy, to prevent his barking from becoming a problem once he is an adult.

Education “German Hound”

Although it is soft, stable and very nice, the German Hound not an easy dog ​​breed to train and obedient. Therefore, requires a strong and early education, but of course without any brutality, as this could only backfire. To get the best of your partner, it is necessary to combine sweetness and firmness, and put special emphasis on the socialization of the dog.

Last but not least, if it is to be used as a hunting dog, learning how to call your dog back is obviously of particular importance.

In any case, training sessions should be short and interesting enough, since the German Hound it can be annoying, especially if tempting smells distract your attention.

For all these reasons, should be reserved for experienced teachers: not a suitable breed as a first dog.

Health “German Hound”

The German Hound it is a fairly robust and resistant dog.

However, you are particularly at risk of hip dysplasia, as well as the risk of reversal of the stomach (dilation-torsion).

Whatever the cause, a possible operation should be done with greater vigilance as this dog is very sensitive to anesthesia.

In addition, as in any breed of dog with lop ears, special attention should be paid to the risk of ear infections in the dog.

In addition, the absence of descent of one or even both testicles into the scrotum (dog cryptorchidism) it is relatively frequent in this breed. Generally prevents the affected male from reproducing and makes it impossible to confirm the dog.

At last, the German Hound are frequently found with eye problems, so it is advisable to also pay attention to this point.

Care “German Hound”

The German Hound it is an easy breed of dog to keep. Its short coat requires only minimal grooming and regular maintenance.. Brushing your dog once a week should be enough to preserve the beauty of his coat. In addition, how the coat naturally repels dirt and water, bathing is not normally necessary.

In addition, even during the molting period, loses very little hair.

In addition, as in any dog ​​with floppy ears, the inside of the tubes should also be carefully watched to reduce the risk of ear infections.

This may be an opportunity to inspect your eyes at the same time., to be able to intervene quickly if there is a problem in this area.

Food “German Hound”

As the German Hound it is a fairly resistant breed, Feeding your dog shouldn't pose any particular problems. A meat-based diet, vegetables and starchy foods, or quality croquettes, it will be perfectly adequate.

However, Be careful with the volume of the servings! If used as a hunting dog, it may certainly be appropriate to increase them by 10 to 20% during hunting season, when you are more active than usual. But they must also adapt to the dog's energy needs when they decrease, to avoid any risk of the dog becoming overweight.

In addition, it is important to avoid giving too much food before the dog goes hunting, At risk, for example, to throw up. A little pre-hunt snack is a good thing, but the bulk of the daily ration should be given in the afternoon.

Activities “German Hound”

Although they can be pleasant companion dogs, the German Hound It, above all and by its very nature, a hunting dog specialized more specifically in tracking hares, badgers and big game, whether or not they are injured. These fine hounds are experts in rough terrain and can withstand all types of weather conditions. They like to chase their prey for hours and hours. Its long snout and extremely sensitive nose are its best allies in this task.. Once the prey has been hunted, its loud and clear bark is highly appreciated by hunters, since it allows them to point out the exact position of the hunted animal.

Although the German Hound it is very suitable for hunting alone, also excels in pairs or small groups of individuals. This is how the breed was originally used.

Price “German Hound”

The price to adopt a puppy from German Hound is between 700 and 900 EUR.

Characteristics “German Hound”

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

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Videos “German Hound”

Deutsche Bracke
Deutsche Bracke Stöberhundwelpen district forest walk excursion

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 31
  • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
  • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.3: Small-sized Hounds. With working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.3: Small-sized Hounds.
  • AKCHound
  • ​KCHoundy
  • UKCScenthounds

FCI breed standard “German Hound”

“German Hound” FCI German hound FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Deutsche Bracke, German Bracke, Olper Bracke, Westphalian Bracke (English).
    2. (deutsche bracke en allemand) (French).
    3. Westfälische Bracke (German).
    4. braco alemão, (em alemão: Deutsche Bracke) (Portuguese).
    5. Sabueso de sangre de Baviera (Spanish).

Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz)
Alemania FCI 97 . European Spitz

Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz)

The small Spitz is a loving and attentive dog, that is very people-oriented.

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History

The Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz) (Kleinspitz) is a variety of German Spitz, which today is available in five different sizes and in numerous colors. The exact origin of dogs spitz it is difficult to determine. In many regions there are indications of an early appearance of the breed. For example, in the terracotta pieces Mycenaean or in the Greek vases you can already find illustrations of similar dogs. From the Middle Ages, the Spitz guard and court dogs were popular, especially among the rural population. The obedient dogs took their duties as court protectors so seriously that they pinched the “intruders” on her calves. For this reason, Spitz was formerly considered a loved one.

At the beginning of directed breeding, all representatives of the breed with a height at the withers less than 29 centimeters were summarized under the term Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz). As it was mainly in the area of Mannheim, he was also known as “Mannheimer Spitz“. Only later did the Dwarf Spitz (Pomeranian) with a height at the withers of up to 22 centimeters developed as a separate variety. Internationally the breed belongs to the group 5 from FCI “Spitz and dogs of the original type” in the section 4 “European Spitz“.

Physical characteristics

With a height at the cross of 23 to 29 centimeters, the Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz) is the second smallest of the five varieties of German Spitz. Just the Pomeranian (Zwergspitz) is smaller. His pointed ears and mischievous eyes resemble those of a fox and give him a playful and mischievous look. It has a dense and protruding coat, consisting of two layers. The top layer is soft and long, while the undercoat is soft and dense. Around the neck the fur forms a mane like that of a lion and the bushy tail is carried over the back. Most of the coat color is black, brown, white, orange and cloudy gray. But some tips are cream too, cream-saber, orange-saber, black and tan.

Character and skills

The Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz) he is a loving and attentive dog, that is very people-oriented. Like all German Spitz, does not like to be alone and is glad of the full attention of their owners. They are quite reserved and distrustful of strangers. Puppies defend their territory with force and tend to bark when they are not trained. However, due to its charming nature and lack of hunting instinct, the little ones spitz they are also easy to train for beginners. With proper training you can take the dog off leash without any problem. Although he can sometimes be a bit rebellious and cheeky, the four-legged friend gets along with other dogs.

Kleinspitz Education

Despite its small size, the Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz) he is a dog to be taken seriously and needs constant training. Therefore, show the puppy the basic rules from day one and do not allow him to do anything that he is not allowed to do as an adult dog. Don't let her charm and cuteness bewitch you. In the young years, dogs learn better and want to please their owner. When training the puppy, you should not rush anything and allow time for new orders. Success is best achieved with consistency and praise. Early socialization is very important, especially for the cheeky ones Spitz. In this way he learns to deal with other dogs and remains more relaxed in everyday life.. It is recommended to attend a puppy school or a trainer.

Activities with the little Spitz

The Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz) he is a lively and attentive dog that loves to be by your side at all times. Daily walks are the order of the day with him in any weather. Dog sports such as agility are also suitable for sports workload. For the mental load you can provide with the intelligence toy. Smart tops are also known for their love of learning tricks and tricks. The loving Spitz is with a good education a pleasant companion dog. You can easily take it with you on vacation or on small trips.

Health and care Kleinspitz

Despite its long fur, the Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz) it is not a breed that requires much care. Protruding hairs give it a natural firmness, that hardly tangles. Therefore, just comb the coat from time to time and remove any dirt. Your dog will be pleased with the extra care. However, during the coat change, the small spitz also need your help to get rid of superfluous hair. The Spitz it is also one of the least susceptible breeds in terms of health. Some members of the breed are susceptible to tartar, but it can be prevented by using chewing bone or a dog toothbrush.

Buy a Kleinspitz

Due to its size, the Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz) it is also suitable for smaller homes and will be happy both in a city apartment and in a house. The most important thing is to give him enough exercise and not treat him like a lap dog. The cheerful and affectionate dog is well suited to singles or pensioners, but also fits in a family without problems. The puppy needs one or more caregivers who take care of it daily. So you should think carefully about buying a puppy from Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz) and not rush anything.

If you are sure that the breed suits you, you have to find a serious breeder. For a purebred puppy with papers and vaccines, many breeders charge up to 1.500 EUR. A laudable alternative is, therefore, a shelter dog. As the German Spitz they only differ in size, you will also be happy with a Pomeranian or a Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz).

Kleinspitz Videos

Puppies Spitz Aleman. Kleinspitz

Our kennel of Kleinspitz

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 97
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 4: European Spitz. Without working trial.

Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz)
Alemania FCI 97 - European Spitz

Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz)

The Mittelspitz is by nature a bit like the old guard dog.

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History

The Spitz, officially called “German Spitz“, It is a classic breed of dog in Germany and Central Europe. The Spitz used to be found everywhere. They belonged to all properties, guarded warehouses and transport carts. Its standard variant is also called “Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz)“. This breed of dog has an ancient tradition, which is closely related to our history at least since the Middle Ages. Although this variant is the type of its breed bred from primitive times, the Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz) did not receive an official place in the standard of the German Spitz until 1969.

The Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz), on the other hand, only has 100 puppies per year in the VDH (German Canine Federation), the Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) has even less. For this reason, from 2003, the Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) and the Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz) have been declared a pet breed in danger of extinction by the “Society for the Conservation of Ancient and Endangered Breeds of Pets”. The Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) is classified as extremely endangered, the Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz) as highly endangered.

Physical characteristics

The Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz) is raised in the colors black, brown, white, orange, gray cloud and other colors. Other colors include shades like cream, cream- March, orange- March, black-brown and pinto. Like all Spitz has a double layer: a long top coat, straight and protruding and a short undercoat, thick and padded.

With a shoulder height of between 30 and 38 centimeters, the Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz) is the representative of the breed with the classic tip size.

Character and skills

The Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz) is by nature a bit like the old guard dog. She is an incorruptible guard, fell, resistant and persevering. He is very smart, curious and energetic. The standard describes its nature:

This German Spitz is always alert, lively and extraordinarily affectionate with his owner. It is very docile and easy to train. His distrust of strangers and his lack of hunting instinct make him the ideal guardian for the house and yard.. It is neither fearful nor aggressive. Insensitivity to the weather, robustness and longevity are its most outstanding characteristics.

The Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz) it is suitable for dog sports, as the agility. Has a fairly low stimulus threshold and can become a barker in certain circumstances, especially when bored. At the same time you want to please your caregiver and bond with him closely. If the emotional relationship is correct, the Spitz He will do his best not to do anything that his owner does not like., and for example, at least largely, dispense with his barking. However, intelligent breed of dog hates boredom. Combined with your intelligence, wit and docility, it's just fun to practice tricks or agility with him. He will then do everything to please humans. Is very playful, friendly and closely related to people, especially with the children.

How long can a Mittelspitz live?

The Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz) It is robust and durable and can reach a very high age of 15 years and more.

Mittelspitz care

Caring for the Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz) it is extremely easy and undemanding. To keep the long coat healthy it is enough to brush it from time to time. Only when the coat is changed should it be additionally cleaned.

Regarding their salus, the medium spitz is also a robust breed without any breeding related diseases.

Nutrition of the Mittelspitz

The Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz) has no special dietary requirements. For centuries, has become used to using human food scraps. However, this does not mean that we should not give him high quality food today, either dry or wet, and regularly fresh meat.

Education Mittelspitz

The Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz) easily adapts to the lifestyle of its people. You can live in the country or in the big city. You also feel comfortable in a small apartment in the city. You don't need a strong hand on the other end of the strap, because he follows willingly and does not show any dominance or even aggressiveness towards other dogs. Remain sovereign and neutral, if he is ever bothered. Your attitude is not problematic in all respects due to external circumstances. However, here he hardly demands anything in terms of the relationship and common activities with his caregiver. She is not a couch dog and always wants to experience something new. Want the mental challenge, that can be offered for example with sports for dogs.

Is willing and able to learn and adapt to the habits of their caregivers. Well mannered, it is a very practical companion when visiting a restaurant, when traveling and when on vacation. It is a good and reliable companion for children. He is playful and above all good-natured. He is insensitive to the weather and wants to go on his daily walk in any weather. Either a single person or a family with or without children, young or old: the Spitz is an ideal companion.

The Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz) must be trained like a great dog in all seriousness from puppyhood. One is always tempted to underestimate these little dogs., especially like dogs. The Spitz needs clear announcements and rules, In summary: guidance from the teacher. He gladly accepts this. The Spitz immediately notices carelessness and inconsistency. With a little responsibility in their upbringing, that every owner should assume from the beginning, the Spitz will easily become a well-trained adult companion dog. After training, a Spitz can be trained very well in various dog sports. It is also very suitable for beginners.

Buy Mittelspitz

If you want to buy a puppy Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz), you should visit a breeder affiliated with the VDH (German Canine Federation). You can also find your Spitz or one of the mixes in the shelters.

Mittelspitz Videos

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 97
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 4: European Spitz. Without working trial.

Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz)
Alemania FCI 97 . European Spitz

Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz)

Although I do not necessarily suspect it at first glance, the large Spitz is also extremely robust and weather resistant.

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History

While the small and medium varieties of the German Spitz (Pomeranian, Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz) and Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz), Keeshond) were more common among common people in the Middle Ages, the Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) , with its impressive and elegant shape, found its way into the homes of the noble and middle classes. The Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) white enjoyed great popularity even among representatives of the English nobility. The “German Spitz” He was also able to make a name for himself in America and was kept mainly by German immigrants. In the course of the negative image of Germany after the 1st World War, the Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) was renamed as “American Eskimo

The Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) black, on the other hand, used to be more common in vineyards in Baden Württemberg. His excellent wakefulness instinct was a great help to the winegrowers in keeping off the grape thieves, both animals and humans, away from the valuable vines.

According to Gesellschaft zur Erhaltung alter und gefährdeter Haustierrassen e. V. (Society for the Conservation of Ancient and Endangered Breeds of Domestic Animals), to the Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) is considered today in danger of extinction. Over the years 2000 to 2002, for example, there was only 11 Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) blacks in Germany and 38 white dogs. To preserve this breed of enterprising and cheerful dogs, there are initiatives to mate the Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) white and black with each other and to cross them with Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz) and the Keeshond.

Physical characteristics

The Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) is characterized by its special double layer. The long straight top layer looks very bushy due to the thick, padded undercoat and stays away from the body. Particularly striking is the strong horsehair fur collar and the bushy tail that curls over the back. The fox head with the agile eyes and the pointed ears, small and narrow give this Spitz its characteristic appearance.

With a shoulder height of up to 50 cm and a weight of 15-20 kg, the Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) is the second largest representative of the German Spitz after the Keeshond. It is raised in black colors, White and Brown.

Males and females category “Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) ” they are very similar in weight and size. However, the males representing the breed mostly appear heavier and larger. This is due to the fact that their coat is slightly longer and therefore appears more voluminous than that of female dogs..

Character and skills

The Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) needs a lot of movement and exercise. Therefore, long walks and running games and slides should always be on the agenda. In addition, dog sports such as agility, obedience or tracking can bring additional variety to the dog's life and make optimal use of the breed.

Breed-specific character traits

The Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) He is very affectionate by nature and would like to accompany his family everywhere. Staying home alone does not suit them at all and can make dogs experience their grief intensely. As a rule, the more attention and affection a Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) , more comfortable feels. That's why they like to be with the family, since they also get along very well with children. But, of course, every four legged friend, no matter how sociable I am, he also needs his rest. It is important that all members of the family respect these phases, which are usually quite rare with the Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) . Thanks to his kind and loving character, many representatives of this breed of dog are also suitable as therapy dogs.

Although I do not necessarily suspect it at first glance, the Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) it is also extremely robust and weather resistant. Due to its distinctive protective instinct, they are also considered ideal guardians for the house and yard. However, without proper training, can become a very barking dog. Through an appropriate workload for each species, good socialization and a consistent but loving upbringing, desirable behavior can be encouraged, namely, “don't bark”.

Grossespitz training

Get enough attention and feel well integrated into family life. As they have almost no hunting instinct, they are usually relatively easy to train and can be recommended for beginners. However, it is important to inform yourself widely about the breed and its requirements beforehand.

Like all the other spitz, to the Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) likes to be in contact with children and loves to play with and protect them. Therefore, fits well in a lively little family, in which there is always something to do and much to discover.

So that the Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) can exercise your favorite activity as a watchdog, the ideal would be to keep it in a house with a patio and garden. If the four-legged friend moves regularly and has mental problems, you can also consider keeping it in a city apartment, as long as there are enough opportunities for exercise nearby.

Grossespitz videos

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 97
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 4: European Spitz. Without working trial.

German Spitz
Alemania FCI 97 - European Spitz

German Spitz

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History

The Spitz it is one of the oldest German domestic dog breeds, although its origins are not completely clear. There is evidence that dogs Spitz lived together with humans ago 4.000 years. Due to its wide diffusion as a guard dog on farms and in the homes of the petty bourgeoisie it also found its way into literature and painting..

Especially in rural areas, a German Spitz was ubiquitous in the old days as a house and garden dog. Smaller Spitz were popular as lap dogs with ladies.

The popularity of the Spitz decreased so much in the recent past that it was declared an endangered breed of pet in 2003.

Physical characteristics

All the German Spitz, regardless of size or color, form a family and should have similar characteristics and a typical lace look.

The Spitz impresses with his beautiful coat. The abundant undercoat and long top coat, straight and outstanding give them their unmistakable appearance. Particularly striking is the strongly mane-like collar around the neck and the bushy, furry tail., that is carried boldly on the back. The fox-like head with quick eyes and small, narrow pointed ears give the Spitz its characteristic disturbing expression. The body of the Spitz is square.

Measurements:

to) Wolfspitz / Keeshond : 49 cm ± 6 cm..
b) Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) : 46 cm ± 4 cm..
c) Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz) : 34 cm ± 4 cm..
d) Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz) : 26 cm ± 3 cm..
and) Zwergspitz (Toy or Dwarf Spitz) / Pomeranian : 20 cm ± 2 cm..
(are undesirable specimens measuring less than 18 cm.).

Weight

Any variation in the size of the German Spitz should have a corresponding variation in weight.

Character and skills

A German Spitz has a reputation for being a talkative. In fact, the dogs bark a lot; for a guard dog, making a sound is a desirable feature, that today cannot be reconciled with all the neighbors.

A natural distrust, along with incorruptibility and loyalty, is inherent to German Spitz. This makes it predestined to be a watchdog that patrols its territory and reports suspicious incidents.. A German Spitz reliably stands up for the things entrusted to it. When not on guard, a is a very friendly and affectionate dog, sometimes a little possessive, who follows his humans closely and enjoys being petted. A German Spitz is generally regarded as a child.

The education and attitude of the German Spitz

With cheerful romp and docility, a German Spitzn is a dog that absolutely needs a task. Find your place as a working watchdog, but also as a companion and family dog. With a lot of positive encouragement and loving consistency, breeding is not problematic and can also be managed if you have little experience with dogs.

For a German Spitz be respectful of animals, must be weather resistant: The Spitz it just feels really comfortable outdoors, either with sun, rain or snow. It is an ideal companion for runners, riders and cyclists. He is also an agility sports enthusiast. As the Spitz only has a weakly developed hunting instinct, does not tend to go its own way when outdoors and is easy to recover. It is less suitable for intensive accommodation, especially because he likes to bark a lot. Similar to the Poodle, the spitz is available in different sizes, from the Zwergspitz (Toy or Dwarf Spitz) / Pomeranian to Wolfspitz / Keeshond. The best known variant is the Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz) with a shoulder height of 34-38 cm and weighing up to 10 kg. Apart from its format, the types do not differ visually.

Caring for the German Spitz

Surprisingly, the fluffy coat of the Spitz does not require much grooming. The hair is dirt repellent, so an occasional brushing is enough. In addition, a German Spitz it is very clean and cleans itself. Also in terms of health, the Spitz they are quite robust dogs.

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 97
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 4: European Spitz. Without working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 5 – Section 4 European Spitz.

FCI standard German Spitz

German Spitz FCI German Spitz FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Deutscher Spitz (English).
    2. Spitz allemand (French).
    3. Deutsche Spitze (German).
    4. Deutsche Spitze (Portuguese).
    5. Spitz alemán (Spanish).

Photos

1- Szpic_miniatura at the national show in Rybnik – Stone to Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA

German Spitz varieties

to) Wolfspitz / Keeshond.
b) Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) .
c) Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz).
d) Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz).
and) Zwergspitz (Toy or Dwarf Spitz) / Pomeranian.

European Spitz

1 Keeshond

Keeshond

Even today the Keeshond is known for his faithfulness and loyalty.

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2 Pomeranian

Pomeranian

The Pomeranian very active, independent, Intelligent, brave and loyal.

The Pomeranian (Deutscher Spitz;, Pom-Dog or Deutscher Zwergspitz) is a dog

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3 Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz)

Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz)

Although I do not necessarily suspect it at first glance, the large Spitz is also extremely robust and weather resistant.

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4 Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz)

Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz)

The Mittelspitz is by nature a bit like the old guard dog.

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5 Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz)

Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz)

The small Spitz is a loving and attentive dog, that is very people-oriented.

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