Italian Spinone
Italia FCI 165 . Griffon type.

Italian Spinone

In some countries, the Italian Spinone does not enjoy the dissemination it deserves, because faster breeds of dogs with more olfactory capacity are preferred.

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History

As the name suggests, the Italian Spinone -or “Italian Griffon” – is originally from Italy, more specifically from the Piedmont region, in the north of the country. It is a very old breed of dog, and whoever looks for its exact origins will find more questions than answers. However, it is generally accepted that it is the result of various crosses over the centuries between Italian Setters, Griffons from France, White Mastiffs and Dogs of Greece.

There is evidence that their ancestors already hunted in the Alps and Apennines more than 2000 years. However, the first clear reference to the breed dates back to the Middle Ages, more specifically to the fifteenth century, in the form of a fresco by Andrea Montegna (1431-1506) inside the Ducal Palace of Mantua (Italy), which represents an Italian Spinone. Two centuries later, Jacques Espée of Sélincourt, evoca en su manual The Perfect Hunter (1683) an Italian Griffon from Piedmont.

Popular for centuries in Italy, the Spinone suffered greatly during WWII. The end of hostilities did not mean a notable improvement in their situation, as Italian hunters began to prefer breeds imported from abroad.

In 1949, Dr. Paolo Branzi and Dr.. Ezio Caraffini founded La Famiglia dello Spinone -which has since become the Italian Spinoni Club- and they had 59 representatives of the breed throughout Italy. They chose 10 of them to start a breeding program aimed at rebuilding the population and stabilizing its characteristics. They drew up a first standard and contacted the Ente Nazionale della Cinofilia Italiana (ENCI), reference body of the country, to initiate the necessary procedures for the recognition of the breed.

His work paid off, so that in 1955 the Spinone Italiano was recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI). Then it began to spread internationally, although it took a while, especially in North America. For this reason, until 1995 el United Kennel Club (UKC) American did not grant him his recognition. The other reference organization in the United States, the American Kennel Club (AKC), did the same in 2000. The Canadian Kennel Club did the same in 2006.

In fact, although it is quite common in its country of origin and is the second most popular hunting dog in that country, its international distribution remains limited. However, is quite successful in Britain, where the Kennel Club registers between 400 and 500 births every year. This is far from the case in France.: with less than ten annual entries in the French Book of Origins (LOF), it is clear that he is far from having conquered the hearts of French hunters.

In United States, AKC statistics put her around the position 110 (of 195) in the ranking of the most popular breeds in the country.

Photo: I came across this adorable dog while walking around Dorset. Took a photo and then got really scared of the camera. by Caroline Granycome, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The Italian Spinone it's well built, with well developed muscles and strong bones.

Her body, as high as long, is square in shape and ends in a thick bushy tail. The tail hangs at rest and is horizontal when in action. The legs are solid and end in compact round legs.

The head is egg-shaped, with a curved skull and a muzzle the same length as the skull. The color of the nose varies between the pink of the white dogs and the brown of the roan dogs. The eyes are round, big and far apart. They are of a more or less dark ocher color. Triangular shape, the ears are rather long and fall along the cheeks.

The body of the Spinone is entirely covered in stiff, dense fur, about 4 - 6 cm long, that protects it when it slides through the undergrowth, but also when thrown into cold water. It is shorter at the top of the head and at the front of the legs. In the face, a dense coat of thick eyebrows and a full beard, typical of the breed, which also protects it from brambles and bushes. Beneath this top layer is the dog's fur, which has the peculiarity of not having undercoat.

The coat can be plain white, white with orange spots, chestnut or brown, or roan with orange spots, chestnut or brown. Tricolor or black-haired dogs are not accepted by the breed standard.

Last but not least, sexual dimorphism is marked: the male is larger and above all significantly more massive than the female.

Size and weight

    Male size: Of 60 - 70 cm.
    Female size: Of 58 - 65 cm.
    Male weight: Of 32 - 37 kg
    Female weight: Of 28 - 30 kg

Character and skills

Generally easier to live with than other pointers, the Spinone Italianos they are affectionate and close to their family, they love to play and spend most of the time with them. Although they are hunters, They are not the kind that jump into the open sea and disappear as soon as potential prey catches their eye: they never stray too far from their master, preferring to always have it in sight.

Your affection, patience and playful character make them an ideal breed for a child. He loves children and is an excellent playmate for those old enough to have learned to behave in the presence of a dog. Less recommended for younger children, as it is large enough to inadvertently push them down. In any case, regardless of race, interactions between a dog and a young child should always take place in the presence of an adult.

The Italian griffon also it is sociable with other dogs Griffon, those who are often willingly adopted as playmates. Small animals, as cats, rabbits and other rodents, have more to worry about and are more likely to be hunted as potential prey. However, they may live with a cat if they have been raised with them, but the latter is likely to still be haunted in the garden from time to time.

As for humans who are unknown to him, the Spinone is generally cozy with them, especially if he's been well socialized from his early months. In fact, used to living with humans for centuries, is more of the type that actively seeks your company. Also easily suffers from loneliness: although you can spend a few hours alone at home without difficulty, it is not advisable to leave it all for a weekend. Adopting one more dog can be a good way of offering companionship to help you avoid loneliness when your family is away..

He is as active in the early years as he is calm and collected afterward.. This can be seen in his hunting style, that is calm and methodical.

Having said that, if you like to rest on the living room rug, this does not mean that you do not need to exercise. So that you feel comfortable and calm when you get home, your daily walks should total at least one hour. Although they are slower than other signaling breeds, they are very resistant and can adapt to many types of terrain. For this reason, if the opportunity arises to take a long walk of several hours, he is delighted. During the latter, does not tend to stray far from his master, so it can be walked without a leash. You can live in an apartment as long as you go out two or three times a day, but its size makes it unsuitable for a small studio.

He prefers a house with a garden that he can frolic in and gladly dispose of any unwanted critters.. However, it is not convenient for you to live abroad: you need to be in contact with your family and should be able to spend as much time as possible with them.

On the other hand, It is an intelligent breed of dog that likes to be mentally stimulated. Rather stubborn and showing little interest in activities that seem useless, you need a leader who offers motivational exercises. Obedience exercises, agility or hunting are a great way to get his attention and stimulate him. The rapport is also something instinctive in him, and you will not be asked to carry the ball or bat thrown by your master. He does not hesitate to do the same with the toys scattered around the house when he wants to show him that he wants to have fun.

It is also important to know that your beautiful beard gets wet every time you drink. He tends to pour water all over the house whenever he quenches his thirst, so it may be a good idea to put your bowl outside and not inside the house.

Last but not least, although don't hesitate to bark when you see fit, the Italian Spinone it's not overly vocal.

Education

The Italian Spinone, like all dogs, must be socialized from an early age. It is important that you can meet all the people who are part of your close or distant environment (friends, neighbors, family…). You must also face all kinds of situations (walk through different places, meet other dogs or other animals, travel in different means of transport) not to be scared once an adult.

It shouldn't be long before they start to learn to tame, which can be longer and more complicated than for most other breeds.

Given its size once adult, It is also helpful to get him used to being handled without flinching from an early age, so that the grooming sessions are a moment of shared pleasure and not torture for both protagonists.

The Italian griffon he's smart and has a strong personality. You need a firm master who knows how to earn your respect, but even if I do, does not like to do tasks that seem trivial. It's a working dog, who likes to be useful and prefers to learn, for example, to recover the game before turning around. In fact, if your master knows how to do it and has all the necessary patience, this dog can do wonders, even in obedience and agility competitions. The trick is to motivate you, above all making him understand the interest of the command.

Not surprisingly, it responds much better to positive reinforcement-based dog training methods than traditional dog training.. Know that the fulfillment of what is asked allows you to receive caresses, encouragement and treats is in his eyes a legitimate reason to excel and give the best of himself.

Health

The Italian Spinone is generally quite robust. Apart from the health problems common to all large dogs and a serious genetic disease, but fortunately in the process of disappearance thanks to the work of the breeders, the risks are low.

Like this, the conditions to which you are especially exposed are :

  • La ataxia cerebelosa, a genetic disease that attacks the cerebellum and is the most critical health problem in this breed. Puppies that have received a carrier gene from both parents die before their first birthday. However, nowadays it is extremely rare, since carrier individuals are eliminated from breeding programs. A breeder of Spinone worthy of the name must be able to show that parents are not carriers, based on test results;
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia, joint problems that make movement difficult;
    gastric dilation-torsion, often related to too fast a food intake, which can be fatal without prompt veterinary intervention;
  • Entropion and ectropion, malformations of the eyelid that can be surgically corrected if problematic;
    Hypothyroidism, a hormonal deficiency that causes a slowdown in bodily functions;
  • Cancer (bone, liver, base…), which according to a joint study by the British Kennel Club and the British Small Animal Veterinary Association is, with difference, the main cause of mortality in this breed, with a 45% of deaths.

In addition, the floppy, hairy ears of the Spinone they get dirty easily. They can become infected quickly if they are not cleaned every week and after each bath.

Despite its lack of undercoat and its Italian origins, adapts quite well to different climates and is resistant to both heat and cold, but extreme temperatures are hard to bear. A shelter is necessary so that it can be in the shade when the thermometer exceeds 30 °, and doesn't particularly appreciate spending the night outside when it's -10 °.

Last but not least, the Italian griffon not very prone to obesity, especially if you have enough opportunity to exercise. However, a responsible handler should regularly make sure that everything is in order by taking the time to weigh your dog.

Life expectancy

Of 12 - 13 years

Grooming

The maintenance of Italian Spinone is simple, but it requires some discipline, as it can be difficult and time consuming if not done regularly.

The absence of undercoat means that you only lose a small amount of hair. A weekly brushing is enough to remove dirt, remove dead hairs and untangle knots from their fur. The most frequent molt is not necessarily necessary during the fall and spring, since the lack of undercoat makes the shedding not very pronounced. On the other hand, if “forget” one or two grooming sessions, the situation is complicated: debris accumulates and knots form that can no longer be untangled with the brush. Then there is no choice but to undo them manually or even cut them with a chisel. Depending on the state of the coat, this can sometimes take more than an hour.

In any case, rarely need a bath, unless it is especially dirty or smelly after a trip. Except for exceptions, two or three bathrooms a year are more than enough, and every time a mild dog shampoo should be used.

Weekly grooming sessions are also an opportunity to clean your dog's eyes and brush his teeth.. Neither should you neglect the care of the ears: hanging and furry ears tend to catch dirt, so the risk of infection is high. Can be cleaned with a damp cloth.

In addition, beard tends to trap moisture and becomes smelly. For this reason, should be towel dried often and cleaned from time to time.

Last but not least, if you spend a lot of time outdoors, wear and tear is usually enough to file the claws of the Italian Spinone, that grow faster than most other dogs. If they become too long and may bother or hurt you, must be trimmed with a special nail clipper.

Use

The Italian Spinone it is above all a hunting dog, a mission that has been fulfilling for centuries and in which it stands out. Your ability to point methodically, making game disappear and recover makes them very versatile hunting dogs. This is all the more true since, how your name illustrates, derived from the Italian word for bramble, are able to sneak into the thorniest thickets in search of small game. It is also very resistant.

When not used for hunting, can be used to show off their qualities in various dog sports, like agility or obedience. They are also good watchdogs, but their lack of aggressiveness and the fact that they bark very little disqualifies them as guardians. Having said that, it's awesome enough that most malicious people get past it.

Last but not least, the Italian griffon he is also a wonderful companion dog, loving and totally devoted to his family. It can be the ideal companion for an active owner who wants to always have his dog by his side when going for a walk or hiking.

Price

The price of a puppy Italian Spinone is of some 800 - 1000 euros in Europe. In Canada and the United States, is usually between 1500 and 1800 $.

In all cases, there is no noticeable price difference between males and females.

Characteristics "Italian Spinone"

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Images "Italian Spinone"

Photos:

1 – Solid white Spinone italiano. by Alephalpha, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – A brown roan Spinone Italiano by Alephalpha, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Spinoni italiani by francesco napoli
4 – Spinoni italiani by francesco napoli
5 – Brown roan spinone italiano. Risky Business Oliver Di La Ros by Timberdoodle Kennels, Ron & Pat Rosinski (User:Rrosinski), CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons
6 – This is a Spinone, an italian pointing dog. Coatcolor is white-orange by Alephalpha, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Videos "Italian Spinone"

Type and recognitions:

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Federations:

  • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.3: Griffon type
  • AKCHound
  • CKCMiscellaneous
  • ​KC – Hunting dog
  • UKCGun Dog


FCI breed standard "Italian Spinone"

FCIFCI - Italian Spinone
Spinone

Alternative names:

    1. Spinone, Bracco Spinoso, Italian Spinone, Italian Griffon, Italian Wire-haired Pointer, Italian Coarse-haired Pointer (English).
    2. Spinone italien (French).
    3. Italienischer Griffon, Spinone, Rauhaariger italienischer Vorstehhund, Italian Griffon, italienischer Spinone (German).
    4. Spinone (Portuguese).
    5. Espinone, Grifón italiano, Italiano de pelo duro (Spanish).

Stabyhoun
Holanda FCI 222 . Spaniel type

Stabyhoun

The Stabyhoun is very similar to the Dutch Partridge Dog, but smaller. It is practically unknown outside the Netherlands.

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History

The Stabyhoun, o Stabijhoun, it is one of the five rarest dog breeds in the world. Created in the 19th century, is recognized as the national treasure of the Netherlands. How could it be otherwise with just 1.000 live specimens? It comes from the forest lands of Friesland. Poor farmers, they couldn't afford more than one dog, they really needed a versatile worker. From hunting to livestock surveillance and protection, it was also able to eliminate rodents. In fact, could do almost anything.

It is possible that it descended from Spaniels imported to the Netherlands by the Spanish and crossed with the Dutch Partridge Dog. He would also have family ties with him Small Münsterländer.

It is very little known outside its country of origin.

Photo: “Stabyhoun” by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Stabyhounlayingingrass.jpg

Physical characteristics

The Stabyhoun has a robust complexion and beautiful black fur, brown or orange, sometimes with white markings. The straight hair is of medium length, smooth and silky to the touch. They are medium-sized dogs.

Height and weight

    Male size: Of 53 - 53 cm.

    Female size: Of 50 - 50 cm.

    Male weight: Of 15 - 20 kg

    Female weight: Of 14 - 20 kg

Character and skills

If you are lucky enough to meet a Stabyhoun, you will surely appreciate his docile character. Calm and patient, they are intelligent dogs that can sometimes be stubborn. Extremely patient with children and other animals, this breed is, with the proper education, both obedient and loyal to its owner. Although the Stabyhoun has a calm temperament on the inside, requires a lot of exercise and physical activity.

They are distrustful of strangers, but they are not aggressive by nature. His education is easy to work with because he is obedient in nature. However, it must be started from its first months with benevolent and consistent methods.

The Stabyhoun he is a dog very close to his master, making it hard for him to bear loneliness. Periods of loneliness can cause anxiety and lead to behavioral disorders such as destruction or barking. He is also a loud dog that barks regularly., which can lead to neighborhood problems.

With his hunting instinct he can be a fugitive to follow a trail, if your property is not properly fenced.

Health

The Stabyhoun it is a strong and robust dog that is not affected by any particular pathology. However, fear heat and should not stay in a shady spot during a heat wave, as you are at risk of severe heat stroke.

Grooming

The Stabyhoun it is a resistant dog that does not require much maintenance. Its coat should be brushed regularly to avoid knots.

Looking at your eyes and ears, they must be cleaned regularly, especially if it is a dog that lives abroad.

Characteristics "Stabyhoun"

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

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1 – “Stabyhoun” by https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stabyhoun.jpg
2 – 10 month old adolescent Stabij by Molliever, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – A picture of a stabyhoun wetterhoun pup for the stabyhoun wiki page by Daisai Gaming, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Stabijs – world dog show 2010 by MJ Klaver
5 – “Stabyhoun” by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Binky_Stabyhoun.jpg
6 – “Stabyhoun” by https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stabyhoun_with_11_puppies.jpg

Videos "Stabyhoun"

Stabyhoun puppy, mum and Welsh Springer Spaniel playing
Working Stabyhoun

Type and recognitions:

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FCI breed standard "Stabyhoun"

FCIFCI - Stabyhoun
Perdiguero

Alternative names:

    1. Stabij, Beike, Stabijhoun, Fryske Stabij (English).
    2. Stabyhoun (French).
    3. Stabijhoun (German).
    4. (em alemão: stabyhoun) (Portuguese).
    5. Perro de muestra frisón, Perro de muestra de Frisia (Spanish).

Dutch Partridge Dog
Holanda FCI 224 . Spaniel type

Dutch Partridge Dog

A peculiarity of Dutch Partridge Dog It consists in the fact that during the search the tail makes a rotating movement faster and faster as the dog approaches the prey.

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History

The Dutch Partridge Dog it is an ancient canine breed, that can be found in paintings painted centuries ago.

Originaria de Drenthe, a dutch province, the breed was developed during the 16th century from dogs from Spain, what were called Spionenen or Spaniolen. In the Netherlands they were given the name Patrijshond, what does retriever mean.

In the east of the country, especially in the province of Drenthe, these dogs were bred as pure breeds, without any mix with other foreign races, as it happened in other places. This isolation allowed the Perdiguero to remain unchanged during 3 or 4 centuries.

The 15 in May of 1943, was recognized by the Raad van Beheer op Kynologish Gebied of the Netherlands, a recognition strongly encouraged by Baroness van Hardenbroek and Messrs. van Heek junior and Quartero.

The responsible breed club was founded on 5 in June of 1948, with the name of Nederlandse Vereniging of Drentsche Patrijshond.

Related to him Small Münsterländer and the French Spaniel, the Dutch Partridge Dog it is quite limited in number, and the breed is almost unknown outside its borders.

Photo: “Drentsche Partridge Dog” macho by Stefanie Joksch, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The Dutch Partridge Dog he is a well proportioned dog, with dry muscles, pure in its lines. His body reveals power and also the ability to run at the speed that suits a hunting dog. Wedge-shaped muzzle is slightly shorter than skull. The lips are quite dry and are not hanging. Her body, slightly longer than the height of the withers, is slightly elongated. Although the fur is not really long on the body, gives the impression of being so because of the well-populated ears, more abundant hair on the neck and chest, the fringes on the front and back legs and on the bushy tail, abundantly populated on all sides.

They have a dense coat that covers the body well. Not curly. The hair is not really long, but as it is longer in some parts, the dog, as a whole, gives the impression of having long hair. On the neck and chest, the hair is longer. In the ears, the hair is long and preferably wavy. The ears, the back of the front and back legs and the back of the thighs are fringed. Hair preferably wavy on the upper part of the body and tail. Except for its base, the tail is abundantly provided with long hair on all sides. These hairs are gradually shortened towards the tip.

COLOR: White fur with brown spots, mottled or not. Coats with a mix of brown and white hairs, with or without marks, are less desirable, like the cloak coats. The ears are brown, like the hair around the eyes.

SIZE:

Males: 58 - 63 cm..
Females: 55 - 60 cm..

Weight: Of 20 - 25 kg

Character and skills

They are ideal for hunting in a wide variety of terrain. They hunt with pistol shooting. Maintaining contact with the hunter is apparently an innate quality. A characteristic feature of many dogs of this breed is that, during the hunt, the tail describes a circular motion, especially when the dog is aware of the closeness of the prey. When he's close to hunting, the dog waits for the hunter to approach and when the hunter is late, turn your head to look for the game. Thanks to its adaptability, the dog is capable of hunting all kinds of animals on the plains and swamps. It is also a good retriever and excels in the search for lost game.. These characteristics are innate. For this reason, does not require long training.

The Dutch Partridge Dog it is also a very good companion dog because it is faithful, friendly, attentive. Your education should be done smoothly, without aggressiveness or too much firmness.
This dog requires regular maintenance. It will be an accomplice of the children and it is possible to leave them together. under surveillance, of course. Apartment living will get you down, he needs to have at least one garden for him. to let off steam and also for daily walks.

Health

The Dutch Partridge Dog he is a robust dog, but can be injured while hunting (fracture, sprain, tendinitis, wound…). His ears are drooping, poorly ventilated, prone to ear infections. Some dogs may be affected by hip-femoral dysplasia, a malformation of the hips that causes lameness and pain.

Grooming

The Dutch Partridge Dog should be brushed once a week to remove dead hairs and dirt. You can bathe once a month with a suitable shampoo.

Inspect and clean floppy ears once a week. When we come back from the hunt, we will check that he is not injured. Good antiparasitic and vacation coverage will be launched.

Characteristics "Dutch Partridge Dog"

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

Dutch Partridge Dog
Drentsche Patrijshond Bowi the Gloucester during upland game hunt in Idaho by DutchID, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Dutch Partridge Dog
Dutch Partridge Dog by mjk23, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Videos "Dutch Partridge Dog"

Spyker – Partridge Dog (Spaniel) – 4 Week Residential Dog Training at Adolescent Dogs
Drentsche patrijshond Indy: avonturen deel 27

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FCI breed standard "Dutch Partridge Dog"

FCIFCI - Dutch Partridge Dog
Perdiguero

Alternative names:

    1. Drentse Patrijshond, Drent (English).
    2. (en néerlandais : Drentse Patrijshond), épagneul à perdrix de Drente, épagneul hollandais de Drente (French).
    3. Drentscher Hühnerhund (German).
    4. (em neerlandês: Drentsche patrijshond) (Portuguese).
    5. Drentsche Patrijshond, Drent (Spanish).

Pont-Audemer Spaniel
Francia FCI 114 . Spaniel type

Pont-Audemer Spaniel

The Pont-Audemer Spaniel he is a gentle dog, very balanced and obedient. Energetic, smart and loyal, they are easy to train.

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History

The Pont-Audemer Spaniel is originally from the Pont-Audemer region, looking for the Marais Vernier, in normandy, where it is traditionally used for hunting waterfowl. In 1886, the Kennel Club of Le Havre began to select him. After World War II, only a few copies of this small brown spaniel remained and crosses were made with the Irish Water Spaniel to save the race.

The Pont-Audemer Spaniel It's very weird. The total population of the breed is about three hundred individuals in France. Some breeders perpetuate the breed, mainly in Normandy and Picardy.

Photo: Riga, Baltic Winner 2013, 9-10 Nov by Tomasyna, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The Pont-Audemer Spaniel he is a stocky and vigorous Spaniel, whose body is almost square. Placed almost level with the line of the loins, the tail is carried quite straight. It is usually cut in the third; when the tail is not cut, It should be of medium length, a little curved. Dark amber or hazelnut, the eyes are rather small. The upper part of the skull and the long ears are well provided with curlers that frame the head, giving the impression of wearing a wig.

Hair is slightly rough on the body, wavy, neither flat nor curly. The fur is brown, preferably brown and speckled gray, with reflections of dead leaves.

Height and weight

  • Male size: Of 52 - 58 cm.
  • Female size: Of 52 - 58 cm.
  • Male weight: Of 19 - 20 kg
  • Female weight: Of 17 - 19 kg

Character and skills

The Pont-Audemer Spaniel is loving and displays unwavering loyalty to his masters. However, if they don't get their regular dose of care, these dogs can often get anxious, which is an important trait of his personality.

These dogs are especially good with children and are very sociable. They are also great playmates and family companions.. However, if you are looking for a good watchdog, it may not be the best option, as they are too friendly and quiet to keep an eye on something or someone.

This breed gets along very well with other dogs, but does not get along with dogs of the same breed that do not belong to the same pack or group. It is also not very friendly with other pets.. However, puppies of this breed are easily mixed with other pets and are known to have a friendly demeanor towards them.

Training and education

The training of the Pont-Audemer Spaniel It is easy. This dog is very obedient and loyal to the orders of the master. However, training sessions should be short, since the dog hates any long and repetitive task.

Exercise of Pont-Audemer Spaniel

This dog has aggressive exercise needs, which means that even long walks don't usually satisfy you. The greatest satisfaction you would get would be from any long hunting session. However, if hunting is not a reality, this dog should be allowed to frolic in controlled areas so that he burns enough calories and meets his exercise requirements.

Health

Like the rest of the animals, this breed has health conditions to watch out for. Canine hip dysplasia, a condition related to the hip cavities, can cause arthritis in dogs. These dogs are also prone to Von Willebrand's disease (a bleeding disease related to clotting), and hyperthyroidism (overproduction of hormones in the thyroid).

Apart from these problems, patella luxation and dental problems are the most common in this breed. Alopecia, a skin disease caused by ringworm or other parasites, can also affect these dogs.

In summary, the following health problems are not uncommon in the breed Pont-Audemer Spaniel:

  • Canine hip dysplasia
  • Von Willebrand disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Dental disease
  • Patella dislocation
  • Alopecia

Grooming

These dogs' fur and fur might look like they need a lot of grooming, but in reality, this breed needs little to no maintenance. A regular brushing once or twice a week is all you need.

However, the dog's ears need to be cleaned whenever necessary and are at risk of infection if not kept clean.

Characteristics "Pont-Audemer Spaniel"

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How much does it cost to have a Pont-Audemer Spaniel?

Cubs Pont-Audemer Spaniel usually cost between 1000 and 1300 EUR.

Images "Pont-Audemer Spaniel"

Photos

1 – “Pont-Audemer Spaniel” at the World Dog Show in Poznań by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – The Epagneul Pont Audemer is a french pointing dog by Alephalpha, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Head profile of a Pont-Audemer Spaniel male by Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – A Pont-Audemer Spaniel male by Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – Pont-Audemer Spaniel male by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
6 – “Pont-Audemer Spaniel” by https://worlddogfinder.com/es/razas/spaniel-de-pont-audemer

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:
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  • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.2: Spaniel type
  • Central Canine SocietyGun Dog


FCI breed standard "Pont-Audemer Spaniel"

FCIFCI - Pont-Audemer Spaniel
Spaniel

Alternative names:

    1. Epagneul Pont-Audemer, Setter of Pont-Audemer (English).
    2. Épagneul de Pont-Audemer (French).
    3. Epagneul de Pont-Audemer (German).
    4. (em francês: epagneul de Pont-Audemer) (Portuguese).
    5. Epagneul du Pont-Audemère (Spanish).

Picardy Spaniel
Francia FCI 108 . Spaniel type

Docile and resistant, happy with little, the Picardy Spaniel however needs the constant attention of your caregiver.

Content

History

The French Spaniel and the Picardy Spaniel the two races of Spaniel oldest on the European continent. They both seem to descend from “oysel dog” described in the works of Gaston Fébus (siglo XIII). At that time, Hunting was one of the most popular activities of the French nobility and the Spaniel French type was one of the most popular breeds. The breed is represented in paintings from this period by artists such as Alexandre-François Desportes and Jean-Baptiste Oudry. It is also the first dog breed to be admitted to exhibitions..

The breed became more popular after the French Revolution, since hunting is no longer an activity reserved exclusively for the nobility. Although it is found all over the country, a large contingent is present in the northwest of the country, where its water resistant coat makes it an ideal breed for hunting in forests and swamps. During the 19th century, English hunters crossed the English Channel and traveled to northwestern France to hunt in these famous lands. So they brought their own hunting dogs, that the French gradually adopted, thus endangering the Picardy Spaniel. In addition, the infusion of blood from English Setter in the race created the Blue Picardy Spaniel.

The Picardy Spaniel it is a very rare breed of dog, which is almost only found in metropolitan France.

The Picardy Spaniel is recognized by a wide variety of canine clubs and associations such as the International Canine Federation, even abroad like him North American Kennel Club, the American Rare Breed Association, the United Kennel Club. All these associations use the FCI standard. It is also recognized by the Continental Kennel Club, but unlike the Blue Picardy Spaniel, which is closely related to him, is not recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club.

Photo: “Picardy Spaniel” at the World Dog Show in Poznań by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The Picardy Spaniel he is a beautiful dog, strong, elegant, nervous, solid and well muscled. Its coat is gray with brown spots on the different parts of the body and often tan on the head and legs.. Her dark amber eyes go wide giving you an expressive look. Its abundant and slightly wavy coat gives it protection, allowing you to work in the toughest places, especially in the water. The ears are long, quite low, located on the eye line and decorated with beautiful fringes. The tail, adorned with beautiful fur, worn with distinction. Its size ranges from 55 and 60 cm..

Character and skills

The FCI breed standard does not describe a typical temperament for the Picardy Spaniel. The Picardy Spaniel it is considered a docile breed of dog that loves to play with children, and easily bond with your caregiver. Generally described as a docile dog, good-natured and easy to train.

Above all, they are hunting dogs that need a lot of exercise to express their energy, resistance and rusticity.

His training is natural; the Picardy Spaniel they work to please their caregiver. Report, on land and in deep water, it's a pleasure for him. The rewards, caresses and compliments are the basis of his education.

Utility

The Picardy Spaniel is a hunting dog, that needs daily departures.

The Picardy Spaniel are used for hunting, in the woods for pheasant or in the swamps where they hunt, in particular, the snipe. It is also an effective dog for duck hunting, the hare or the rabbit. They are especially effective in swamps, where they do not hesitate to jump into the water. If required, can also recover hunting. This dog loves wide spaces where he can exercise, but you can also settle for smaller spaces and you can live very well in the city. The hair is abundant and slightly wavy, allowing you to hunt in dense vegetation and enter the water without any difficulty.

These docile dogs make pleasant companion dogs, but they require a lot of physical exercise.

Health

There are no known hereditary genetic diseases in dogs Picardy Spaniel. Its longevity is of 14 years on average. The Picardy Spaniel is especially sensitive to ear infections, like most lop-eared dogs, like other races of “Spaniels or Bassets”. The Picardy Spaniel tend to gain weight quickly if overfed.

Characteristics "Picardy Spaniel"

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Picardy Spaniel

Our “Picardy Spaniel”, Gibbs des Chaumes de Thiérache to the 6 meses by Rachelle Vafidis, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Picardy Spaniel

Our “Picardy Spaniel”, Gibbs des Chaumes de Thiérache to the 6 meses by Rachelle Vafidis, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Spaniel picardo (Epagneul picard) – Breed of dog
Picardy Spaniel (Epagneul Picard)

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:
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Federations:

  • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.2: Spaniel type
  • ​KC – Hunting dog
  • UKCGun Dog


FCI breed standard "Picardy Spaniel"

FCIFCI - Picardy Spaniel
Spaniel

Alternative names:

    1. Epagneul picard (English).
    2. Épagneul picard (French).
    3. Epagneul Picard (German).
    4. (em francês: Epagneul Picard) (Portuguese).
    5. Epagneul picard (Spanish).

French Spaniel
Francia FCI 175 . Spaniel type

French Spaniel

Very gentle nature, courteous and intelligent, the French Spaniel is eager to learn.

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History

The origins of the French Spaniel are very uncertain and many hypotheses have been raised.

Its name would come from Spain or from the old French espaigner, that means “lie”. He is also considered the ancestor of the “Pointing Dogs”.

According to the most probable hypothesis, the French Spaniel it would be the descendant of the Oysel dogs described by Gaston Phoebus and used in the Middle Ages.

The French Spaniel is at the origin of the different varieties of hunting spaniels. By selecting, became the elegant and athletic breed of the type of the “Pointing Dogs” very firm that today shines in work competitions.

The first standard was written in 1891 by James de Connick, and later it was reworked and adapted to the different developments of the breed.

Photo: “French Spaniel”, from the group of Pointing Dogs franceses by Alephalpha, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

Hair: Plano, silky and dense. Slightly wavy behind the neck, above the tail set over the ears. Short and fine on the head but longer on the ears.

Its color: White and Brown (cinnamon to dark liver), with regular spots, little or moderately mottled.

His head : worn with pride, with well marked reliefs, medium length and width. The stop is moderately steep.

Ears : laid back, pulled forward, with more or less long and wavy fringes.

Eyes : So big, oval, tan to brown in color, according to the coat. Soft and intelligent expression.

Her body : slightly longer than the height at the withers. The top line is straight, always well supported, the cross is dry and wide, the back is broad and muscular, the rump is rounded and harmoniously sloping, the chest is divided and the sternum region wide and curved.

Tail : Thick at the base and tapers towards the tip. It is below the top line, carried more or less curved, provided with long and silky hair, slightly wavy.

Height and weight

▷ Male size: Of 56 - 61 cm.

▷ Female size: Of 55 - 59 cm.

▷ Male weight: Of 24 - 25 kg

▷ Female weight: Of 24 - 25 kg

Character and skills

Very gentle nature, elegant and smart, the French Spaniel is eager to learn. Although hunting is his main vocation, his sociability and sweetness make him a dog that adapts to all styles.

Balanced and frank, they are calm and docile dogs that are willing and eager to hunt, during which they are flexible and robust.

Very attached to their master, its deep sensitivity requires gentle training.

They do not tolerate loneliness and require regular outings.

How to take care of your “French Spaniel”: your needs

As a hunting dog, the French Spaniel you need to exercise and, therefore, needs wide open spaces. However, as it adapts very well to all environments, it can live very well in the city as long as its master takes it out regularly. Must be able to take long walks, if possible also in the forest or on a wooded area. It is a dog that loves water.

Regarding maintenance, the French Spaniel it should be brushed once or twice a week to detangle its fur.

The diet “French Spaniel”

Like other hunting dogs, the French Spaniel you only need one meal a day as an adult, preferably at night. You don't need any special food. It just has to be of good quality, varied and adapted to their age, state of health and physical exercise.

Health “French Spaniel”

The French Spaniel is in fairly good health. However, can be the target of certain diseases such as cataracts, hip dysplasia or eczema. It is also advisable to monitor and clean your ears regularly.

Price of a puppy “French Spaniel”

The price of a puppy French Spaniel it will depend on the sex, the pedigree of the parents, compliance with breed standards, etc.

Average price of a male of French Spaniel: 625€.
Average price of a female of French Spaniel: 625€.

Characteristics "French Spaniel"

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1 – “French spaniel” by Vertwatt94, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – “French Spaniel” by Tux-Man, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Une femelle épagneul français à exposition by Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – “French Spaniel” by http://epagneul-francais-buck.e-monsite.com/
5 – “French Spaniel” by https://www.perdrioles.com/produit/chiots-epagneul-francais-2/
6 – “French Spaniel” https://chiens.photos/epagneul-francais-chiot/

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Epagneul français
Haniel & Cloé in the garden

Type and recognitions:

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Federations:

  • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.2: Spaniel type
  • CKCMiscellaneous
  • UKCGun Dog

Alternative names:

    1. Canadian Setter, French Setter (English).
    2. Épagneul français (French).
    3. Epagneul Français (German).
    4. (em francês: epagneul français) (Portuguese).
    5. Epagneul Français (Spanish).

Blue Picardy Spaniel
Francia FCI 106 . Spaniel type

Blue Picardy Spaniel

Used for hunting, the Blue Picardy Spaniel is distinguished by its very pronounced style, its exceptional physical resistance and its ability to evolve on all types of terrain.

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History

As the name suggests, the Blue Picardy Spaniel is a native of Picardy, a region of northern France. It is the result of the crosses made at the end of the 20th century between the Picardo Spaniel (in a gray coat speckled with brown spots, that appeared around the year 1000 during the Crusades and are very ancient cousins ​​of the French Spaniel) and the English SetterBlue Belton” (with a black and white coat, of Spanish origin and imported to England in the Middle Ages).

More precisely, These crosses were possible thanks to the arrival at Mischief and at the mouth of the Sum of many English hunters who came to board their hunting dogs, after the drastic quarantines introduced in your country. The two races mixed at that time, the initial goal was probably to end up with a dog with a longer gait than the Blue Picardy Spaniel, but also faster and with a better sense of smell.

At the beginning, the Picardy Spaniel and the Blue Picardy Spaniel they considered the same race, despite their different coats. The club of l’Epagneul Bleu de Picardie It was founded in 1907, but it wasn't until 1938 which was finally officially recognized as a distinct breed by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI). Past year, The club of l’Epagneul Bleu de Picardie had merged with the Club l’Epagneul Picardie, founded for its part on 1921.

In 1980, The club of l’Epagneul de Pont-Audemer merged in turn, and the whole took the name of Club de l’Epagneul Picardie, du Bleu de Picardie and l’Epagneul Pont-Audemer. In 2015, the association changes its name and is renamed Club des Epagneuls de Picardie et de Pont-Audemer (CEPPA).

Several specimens were exported to Canada around 1987, and the Canadian Kennel Club in turn recognizes the breed in 1995. El American United Kennel Club (UKC) did the same the following year, at the same time as the Picardy Spaniel. On the other hand, the American Kennel Club (AKC), the other American reference organization, has not yet taken the step.

The Blue Picardy Spaniel, what is it called in english, It is also recognized by the American Association of Rare Breeds (ARBA), and this is not a coincidence: in fact, remains unknown in most of the world, and its acquisition is mainly in France, more particularly in his native region.

In France, in fact, has undergone a little more than 1.200 records LOF between 2010 and 2016, or some 180 by year. The trend is globally stable, probably supported by the good reputation it can boast as a hunting dog or as a pet.

Photo: Blue Picardy Spaniel at the World Dog Show in Poznan, Poland by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

A dog “braccoid type”, the Blue Picardy Spaniel is not very big. However, his robust and muscular body gives him an impression of power and vitality.

Its bluish coat is due to the presence of the English Setter between their ancestors. It is also speckled with gray and black, which gives very particular and breed specific reflections. Hair is flat on the body, with some wavy strands in the ears, the legs and under the tail.

The eyes of the Blue Picardy Spaniel they are big, dark brown and have a calm and benevolent expression. The rounded ears are relatively long and fall to the sides.

At last, its tail is long, flexible and fringed.

Character and skills

Used for hunting, the Blue Picardy Spaniel is distinguished by its very pronounced style, his exceptional physical resistance and his ability to evolve on all types of terrain. If required, he can even submerge himself in the icy water without hesitating to return the game to his master.

However, although hunting is in his genes and he is used to living in the countryside, can adapt to city life. However, they are sporting dogs that need to run and get plenty of exercise. Therefore, life in the city – especially if it is in an apartment – it may only be suitable for him if there is time for long outings in nature. In any case, It is not a recommended breed of dog for an elderly or sedentary person, as it must be able to allow him to use his overflowing energy and expend himself.

Balanced and smooth (as long as your activity need is satisfied), lover to please his master, it is also an excellent companion dog, greatly enjoying family life, of which he is a full member. In particular, It is a breed of dog adapted to children: nothing aggressive, his affection towards them is unlimited, and loves to share games and pampering with them, which he likes a lot.

It is perfectly possible that your dog lives with other dogs, since the Blue Picardy Spaniel It is a sociable and gentle dog by nature.

On the other hand, it is strongly discouraged to put it in the presence of small animals such as rabbits or birds: would inevitably identify them with the game that must be brought to their keeper, which can lead to slight misunderstandings.

As they don't bark much, do not have a strong sense of territory and therefore cannot be used as watchdogs.

Use

The Blue Picardy Spaniel it's mostly a hunting dog. It is particularly suitable for working on small game in forests and swamps, although he is still the specialist in woodcocks.

Used for hunting, they are excellent point-and-pick dogs with a very pronounced sense of smell and exceptional physical stamina, qualities that make them the true joy of their hunting owners.

It is also an ideal companion dog. It is easy to live with them and very sociable, easily acclimatizing to family life and quickly finding their place in it, either in the midst of adults only or in the presence of children, of whom quickly become the best and most loyal friends.

Health

There are no known genetic diseases peculiar to the Blue Picardy Spaniel However, like all “Spaniel”, are particularly prone to ear infections, which are very common in dogs with lop ears.

You also run the risk of injury during hunting parties, especially on the legs and pads. Therefore, it is advisable to get used to checking that you do not limp when you return from hunting or a long activity in the open air. This could be a sign of a sprain or fracture., or simply caused by spikes, that can be as hidden as it is painful.

At last, the Blue Picardy Spaniel you can fall victim to your greed and gain weight easily if you are not active enough. Therefore, it is necessary to scrupulously monitor your dog's weight and, above all, make sure you always have your daily dose of adrenaline.

Grooming

In general, brushing is recommended when Blue Picardy Spaniel weekly, as its semi-long coat can easily retain twigs and dead leaves.

In addition, and although it obviously depends on the activities that are carried out with him, it can be necessary, from time to time, wash their hair with a specific dog shampoo when it is really dirty.

In all cases, whether you return from hunting or go out to the field, you should carefully inspect your animal for thorns or a wound hidden by the hair.

Like any breed of dog with lop ears, floppy ears pose a higher risk of infection and other problems, therefore they must be cleaned at least once a week with a suitable veterinary product.

At last, due to its high level of activity, its claws should normally wear out in contact with the various floors it walks on. If that is not the case, should not hesitate (do) clipping your dog's claws once or twice a year.

Buy a “Blue Picardy Spaniel”

The price of a puppy Blue Picardy Spaniel is of some 600 EUR. There is no significant difference between the price of a male and a female.

Characteristics "Blue Picardy Spaniel"

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

Videos "Blue Picardy Spaniel"

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:
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Federations:

  • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.2: Spaniel type
  • AKCGun Dog Group
  • CKC – Sports
  • UKCGun Dog Group


FCI breed standard "Blue Picardy Spaniel"

FCIFCI - Blue Picardy Spaniel
Spaniel

Alternative names:

    1. Bleu Picard (English).
    2. Épagneul bleu de Picardie (French).
    3. Epagneul Bleu Picard (German).
    4. (em francês: epagneul bleu de Picardie) (Portuguese).
    5. Épagneul bleu de Picardie (Spanish).

German Longhaired Pointer
Alemania FCI 117 . Spaniel type

German Longhaired Pointer

The first thing to keep in mind is that the German Longhaired Pointer is a head to toe hunting dog.

Content

History

The German Longhaired Pointer It is one of the oldest German pointing breeds. Long-haired hunting dogs can already be seen in ancient hunting paintings and tapestries from the Middle Ages, which are very similar to the current ones “Pointing Dogs” German. These dogs were used primarily as hunting dogs to stalk, but also for catching small game in nets.

It is purebred since 1879. On the occasion of an exhibition of the association for the refinement of dog breeds in Hannover, the characteristics of the breed were established, the breed standard. The breed was based on five different breeding lines, bearing the names of authorized stallions that already corresponded to the breed standard at that time.

The German Longhaired Pointer has earned the name of “Old forest dog” in particular for its ability to do very good tracking jobs, to warn the hunter with loud barks when searching and to bring lost animals by following their blood trail. Working in the water is also one of its strengths, which is appreciated by hunters.

Photo: A German long hair called Falko by Wikimedia

Physical characteristics

The breed is bred in brown, Brown and white, and brown and white. The best known and most common is the German Longhaired Pointer pure brown, which may also have white markings on the chest or legs. Taupe comes in gradations from light gray to dark gray and the rare trout gray color variant.

The German Longhaired Pointer it is usually a strong dog, muscular, low constitution and with harmonious body shapes. Males usually have a shoulder height of 63 – 66 cm., the females of 60 – 63 cm.. Has brown eyes, long, well-edged hocks and a tail with a beautiful flag. Your coat should be of medium length and not too lush.

Character and skills

The first thing to keep in mind is that the German Longhaired Pointer he's a hunting dog from head to toe. In the hands of a knowledgeable trainer, is a useful helper in hunting and later in a second job, a very good family dog. The breed is very fond of children and family. But this should not be misunderstood at all. Why “family friendly” does not mean “family dog”. It is a fairly pronounced working dog. The German Longhaired Pointer has the strong drive and willingness to work, either on the hunt or, if required, your substitute in the form of dog sports of all kinds. Therefore, It is not a dog for beginners nor a dog for people who do not want or cannot work intensively with it.

German Longhaired Pointer
“German Longhaired Pointer” during the international dog show in Katowice, Poland

In the practice of hunting, the German Longhaired Pointer is especially praised for its pronounced calm. Is a leading dog, resistant to nerves and of a calm and even-tempered nature. At the same time, he is a kind and peaceful friend with a high threshold for irritation.. However, the German Longhaired Pointer needs a consistent education, competent and sensitive to direct his high intelligence, alert senses and their pronounced willingness to act in the right channels. With such an appropriate atmosphere of character, this breed of dog is a great friend of children, a great family companion also outside of hunting or sports work and in any case a wonderful experience of the association of man and dog.

Aptitudes:

If occasionally offered simply as a family and apartment dog, one should approach such sellers with the utmost caution. Such offers certainly come from dubious sources. As a rule, a German Longhaired Pointer belongs to the hands of a hunter who works with him professionally. If you are not kept for the hunt, must keep busy with long walks in nature or challenges in dog sports. In addition, needs a personal connection with caregiver and family. If the hunting dog does not have a physical or mental challenge, in the long run this will lead to serious behavior problems. It does not belong to a multi-story building and not to the big city. In all other respects, he has no problems and his attitude is undemanding.

Education

A German Longhaired Pointer should only be trained by an experienced owner. It must absolutely come from a recognized breeding of the Association of “Pointing Dogs” German, where parents and puppies were already socialized for their tasks from the litter box onwards. In addition, you need to train and work professionally for hunting or suitable sporting purposes. Only dogs that have successfully passed the demanding fall breeding tests are allowed for breeding. “Schorlemer”. Ask at the breeding clubs of the German Longhaired Pointer.

Health

The race German Longhaired Pointer is served in an exemplary manner by its breeding clubs organized in the Deutsch-Langhaar-Verband. As a result, the average health of the dogs has no problem.

Grooming

Caring for a German Longhaired Pointer is undemanding. Regular brushing of the coat is sufficient.

Buy a “German Longhaired Pointer”

If you are thinking of buying a German Longhaired Pointer, you should be wondering if you can meet the requirements for an appropriate character attitude from this hunting dog. And what during 12 years and more will be your companion on a daily basis. Then you should contact the local breeders who are members of the “Deutsch-Langhaar-Verband“. A puppy of this breed costs around 1000 EUR.

Characteristics "German Longhaired Pointer"

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

Adaptation ⓘ

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Dog friendly ⓘ

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Hair loss ⓘ

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Affection Level ⓘ

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Need to exercise ⓘ

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Social Needs ⓘ

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Apartment ⓘ

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Grooming ⓘ

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Stranger Friendly ⓘ

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Barking Tendencies ⓘ

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Health Issues ⓘ

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Territorial ⓘ

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Cat Friendly ⓘ

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intelligence ⓘ

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Videos "German Longhaired Pointer"

Kennels Obenstaat – Puppies German Longhaired Pointer – Introduction to water

“German Longhaired Pointer”

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:
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Federations:

  • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.2: Spaniel type
  • CKCGrupo 1 – Sporting
  • ​KC – Hunting dog
  • UKCGun Dog


FCI breed standard "German Longhaired Pointer"

FCIFCI - German Longhaired Pointer
Dog

Alternative names:

    1. GLP, Pointer (German Longhaired), Langhaar (English).
    2. Langhaar (French).
    3. Deutsch-Langhaar (German).
    4. (em alemão: Deutsch Langhaar Vorstehhund) (Portuguese).
    5. Pointer de pelo largo (Spanish).