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Basset Hound
Reino Unido FCI 163 . Small-sized Hounds

The Basset Hound is a very happy dog, good and very sociable

Basset Hound

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Characteristics "Basset Hound"

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

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History

The origin of the Basset Hound It, without a doubt, French and one of its closest ancestors is the Artois Hound, that was brought to England in 1.874 along with the Norman artesian Basset, crossing in England into a single breed which in turn was crossed with the St. Hubert Hound (using in 1.892 techniques of artificial insemination), favouring, during the selection, copies of most short legs, in order to obtain a dog capable of getting even between the most thick vegetation.

In 1880 It is considered the first class of Basset Hound in England and it is also being prepared at this time that the first standard and it appears that the dichotomy between Work and Beauty. At the end of the 19th century, the breeding of this breed grows rapidly and the quality of their dogs, as well, and they are divided into two lineages, the work and the exhibition. Y, was in 1935 the name "Basset Hound" was born, registered first, documented. In 1962, Figure the first litter is registered in France.

The United States adopted the breed and created a companion-only dog.

These dogs are around 33 to 38 cm. (on the cross), they have short hair and are generally tricolor (black, honey and white). They also tend to be white with red spots or Red-footed. Some, Although few, they can be gray. They may occasionally leave copies with long hair, although it is not a desirable characteristic according to the breed standard.

They have very long ears (up to the chest), also long neck with much loose skin and wrinkles around your head, This causes that you have a permanently sad. Its tail is long, erect and a curve.

Physical characteristics

"Basset Hound"

His short stature is misleading because they are very long and they can reach things that dogs of similar heights could not.
It has marked degree, features that equip it admirably for tracking through rough terrain. Dog short members, heavier bones, considering its size, than any other breed of dog; and although slow movements, they are in no sense clumsy.

The word Basset comes from the French “bas” which means low and that is the main characteristic of this breed. The Basset Hound It is a breed of small stature due, fundamentally, their short legs and elongated body. The head is prominent and it highlights a few wrinkled brows (due to the large amount of skin), long floppy ears, a few deep eyes that convey sadness and hanging lips. The skin is flaccid and causes many wrinkles around the body and is covered by a short hair, rough can be of different colors of the Bassets (white, black & Fawn) in any combination.

Character and skills

Low and somewhat plump appearance might suggest it is a lazy dog and something sleazy but this is only an impression, is a loving dog of the year. You need to do plenty of exercise to prevent overweight and arthritis at advanced ages.

A specific care of this breed is the possibility of the development of conjunctivitis due to the loose skin around the eyes. (that leads to contain moisture), should be monitored continuously.

His facial expression promises sadness, fatigue, but a dog very joyful, good and very sociable, She loves children and adapts perfectly to the family environment. As well, despite his physical appearance, is a dog She loves the exercise, Sport and trips. It can be very stubborn, as well, about all dogs...

Nice temperament, never aggressive or shy (only in some cases). It has great strength in the field. extremely faithful.

Education “Basset Hound”

The stubborn side of Basset Hound requires authoritative parenting. You don't have to wait for “spend your youth”, since it only matures around 3 years. A constant education, firm and consistent from an early age will make a good companion dog.

In fact, no matter how smart I am, you will know how to make the most of every hesitation. Hence the importance of being consistent and clear in the rules and the rewards that will be given. It shouldn't surprise you that he can turn a deaf ear when you annoy him..

Health “Basset Hound”

It is known that the Basset Hound Have overweight, so the risk of canine obesity must be taken into account, that can damage your spine.

Being the back a sensitive point of the Basset Hound, it is recommended to avoid obstacles and stairs in your daily life.

It also, the Basset Hound have a predisposition to certain skin conditions:

– atopia;
– dermatitis with malassezia;
– primary seborrhea;
– intertrigo (in the folds of the skin).

Their long ears can also be a complicating factor. In fact, are prone to infections such as scabies in the ear, due to Otodectes cynotis, a microscopic mite that causes itching and pain. This infection is diagnosed by direct examination of the parasite in the ear and then treated by local application of an acaricidal treatment..

Last, the eyes of the Basset Hound, since it is known that the breed has a genetic predisposition that favors the development of primary glaucoma, an eye disease in dogs that impairs the function of the optic nerve. This disease is diagnosed by an ophthalmological exam that measures intraocular pressure, what should a vet do. It is recommended that this examination be performed as soon as possible in the Basset, since the adverse effects of this disease can be reduced if detected early.

Grooming “Basset Hound”

The Basset Hound does not need much coat maintenance. But, the Basset Hound loses hair all the time, so it should be brushed regularly to avoid the accumulation of hair in the house.

It also, their ears often need to be cleaned, as their length makes it particularly easy for dirt to enter them.

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Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
Francia FCI 67 . Small-sized Hounds

Basset Grifón Vandeano pequeño

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is a very strong race.

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History

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen It is a small size hunting dog (Petit), under (basset), hard hair (griffon) of French origin (in the region of the Vendée), mainly used for hunting rabbits with his great sense of smell.
It was developed from the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen, larger copy, heavy and long.

In the past, often to raise both races together. In 1975 are prohibited from crossing them, although puppies with characteristics of both breeds could still be born in the same litter. In France, It was a popular hunting dog for nearly a century (origin s. 16TH); However, the breed is relatively new in other regions.

Physical characteristics

Medium-sized, its height varies between the 33 and 38 cm and his weight between the 16 and 20 kg.
It is a small dog, rustic. Its aspect is neglected and natural. It has hard and rough hair with eyebrows, beard and whiskers woolly. White base, with black spots, Orange or grey.

Is well proportioned and is approximately a 50% longer than high. Wide tail at base, decreasing towards the tip thickness. It keeps it erect. Their ears are covered with hair; they are long but fail to reach the tip of the nose. Large nostrils. Its back is straight and slightly arched over the lumbar area.

It has large fame of Digger, jumper and escape expert, so you have to keep it in a safe enclosure.
Usually, is happy, friendly and always busy in their explorations. He is intelligent and can be stubborn. It's funny and has many security. Jealous and playful. Pretty crook.

Character and skills

He is good with children and quite friendly with strangers and although his obstinacy, it is a bit difficult to train, is not especially dependent or independent. Their dominance is moderate.

He is good with other dogs, but by his hunting instinct, It is not reliable with other pets. Being of small size, has a very loud bark, and tends to the howl.

Very strong race; serious genetic diseases are not known. prone to ear infections. Times, allergies have been given to insecticides.

It has hard hair and moved it very little, Although it needs a cleaning and brushing regularly to avoid entanglements.
It requires moderate exercise, being a good companion to run. At home he is very active and can only live in an apartment if he is sufficiently exercised.

As open space, a small garden is enough. Adaptable to most climates, prefer the coldest. It´s suitable for novice owners. Care properly has an average life of 10 to 14 years.

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Alternative names:

Petit basset griffon vendéen / Kleiner basset griffon vendéen / small basset griffon vendéen

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  • FCI breed standard "Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen"

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    Basset Fauve de Bretagne
    Francia FCI 36 . Small-sized Hounds

    Basset Fauve de Bretagne

    The Basset Fauve de Bretagne has a loose and lively temperament

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    History

    The Basset Fauve de Bretagne descends in a direct line from “Grand Fauve de Bretagne”, ancient trail breed, today almost completely disappeared that was used for fox and wild boar hunting, in the most dense forest. His parent has retained the qualities of exceptional Hunter and his fogosidad to, often, It is braking with crosses with the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen.

    In the 16th century there were four varieties of large dogs in France, the difference between them was more than remarkable in relation to the color of the coat and texture. The four varieties were white (du role), Fawn of the (Bretagne), grey (St Louis du) and the black. All of today's varieties of French hunting dogs seem to have their origin in repeated crossbreeding and mutations of these four types..

    These “Grand Fauve de Bretagne”, they were very big dogs, between 70 and 74 cm to the cross. They were known for their effectiveness in the early stages of a hunt.. his bravery, his thin nose, its resistance to cold and humidity and its impetus to hunt its prey, wild boar usually, made them ideal dogs for the thorny thickets of Northwest France. This large variety of Basset Fauve de Bretagne seems to have died out in France. The only representative of the Great “Grand Fauve de Bretagne”, is the Fawn Brittany Griffon (48 – 56 cm.), very popular in France.

    There is considerable doubt about how the reduction of the overall size of the race was reduced to half. One theory suggests that it was initiated by selection of smaller litter size specimens., another for the breeding of the smallest specimens for countless generations. In the 19th century there were numerous litters made up entirely of Basset Fauve de Bretagne.

    In the Decade of 1970, as the Basset Fauve de Bretagne It became popular, French hunters decided to introduce new lines. It is generally believed that the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen was used to improve their ability to, possibly, hunting and the Sausage dog to preserve the color of your hair.

    The Basset Fauve de Bretagne was first registered with the Kennel Club in September of 1991.

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    Physical characteristics

    Endowed with a truly incredible resistance, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne is able to hunt for days on end without showing any signs of exhaustion or tiredness.

    Like all Basset French breeds that come from larger size, also it maintains the characteristics of hair, the most voluminous dog head and color which comes. Its trunk while long, is very strong and compact and, Despite the relatively short limbs, moving with enough speed and ease. In any case, It should never have a too short head or seem excessively high on the extremities, as well as the hair should not appear soft or soft to the touch.

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    Ears fall almost at the level of the eyes, not very long, barely reaching the end of the snout, and they end up in tip, they are covered with hair thinner than the rest of body, but never silky. His neck is quite short and muscular. The forelimbs are strong, straight or slightly twisted. Broad and relatively droopy chest. Slightly curved ribs. Long back but a little less than in the other Basset.

    The tail is thick at the base, not too long, and it takes something like a sickle-shaped, is gradually tuned towards the tip. The color is more or less intense Golden or Griffon wheat, sometimes with a white patch on the chest.

    Character and skills

    The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is still required today for rabbit hunting, especially in low forests, where shrubs and las matas prevent passing other hounds.

    It is still quite common in Brittany today, prized for their natural qualities and its perfect adaptation to the landscape, tough and rugged in that area. It's very hard to find, being virtually unknown outside of France.

    It has a loose and lively temperament, so it needs to live always in the open air, that poorly fits the House. However, with a small space on the outside, or with usual and regular walks, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne could be an ideal pet.

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    Alternative names:

    Basset leonado de Bretaña / Faw brittany basset

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    Beagle
    Gran Bretaña FCI 161 . Small-sized Hounds

    The main fault of the Beagle is disobedience. He is very stubborn and playful.

    Beagle

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    Characteristics "Beagle"

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

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    History

    The origins of the Beagle they are confused and remote. In the year 350 to. C. Xenophon already described some hounds that coincide in most details with the beagle.

    It is believed that it was the Romans who brought them to England as rabbit hunters and once there they were crossed with local hounds..

    Talbot Houndson are considered the ancestors of the North Country Beagle, Southern Hound, the Beagle, and the Foxhound.

    Between 1300 and the 1400 the Beagle reached a high level of popularity among British monarchs. Edward II and Henry VII already had packs of Glove Beagles, So called because of its small size., they fit in a glove and Elizabeth I had Beagles that only measured 22 centimeters. Hound packs were popular on almost all large country estates.. Towards the 1400, the Beagles had already spread across Britain, Italy, Greece and France thus increasing its popularity (Snoopy is a Beagle).

    The name given to the breed has two possible origins. On the one hand is considered a derivation from the Celtic word “Beag” that means small, While on the other hand holds that it comes from the French word “begueule” meaning open mouth, Perhaps in reference to the noisy outcry produced in the cacario tract.

    Physical characteristics


    They are dogs with muscular legs aspect, and smooth, short coat. Despite having a muscular and slender appearance they tend to clog up is, his appetite is almost insatiable. Why there is that much attention to their diet and not be allowed to abuse this.

    They have long ears. Its colors are usually black, Brown and white of any variety. There are many copies of white legs, Brown ears and Brown and black body. Another characteristic of the breed in its coloration is the intense black around its eyes.. It has a desirable minimum height at the withers of 33 cm., and a desirable maximum height to the cross of 40 cm.. Weighs between 9 and 16 kg.

    Character and skills

    The Beagle is always alert. Very hardworking, with great energy and determination, they are lively dogs, intelligent and uniform temperament: they do not show aggressiveness or shyness.

    Closeness to their owners

    The Beagle has almost all the qualities of the ideal companion dog, being meek, loving and friendly, forming strong ties with its people. They are very receptive to their emotions, whatever your age: share their joy in happy moments and show solidarity and support in difficult moments. He is considered an excellent therapist for psychologically debilitated people, especially since the fact that he is generally active does not prevent him from also enjoying calm when it is necessary.

    He is also very cheerful and playful, and he loves to have fun. Thus, he especially likes people who are willing to play with him, especially the children.

    But, It is important to note that he can be very agitated when playing and, for example, will bite the person you are interacting with. This is never a sign of bad behavior., but simply his way of playing. But, these behaviors can be limited by working on them as part of your education.

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    Ability to handle loneliness

    Being a gregarious dog, the Beagle prefers company to solitude and needs a lot of social interaction during the day. They tend to suffer from separation anxiety when their owner is away and are left alone for any length of time, even in a familiar space.

    So, not suitable for someone who spends most of their days away from home and cannot take it with them.

    Relationship with children

    The Beagle he is a dog that adores children, in which he finds great playmates, and vice versa.

    Their tendency to bite people they play with can be problematic with younger children, so keep a close eye on their interactions, although this is valid for any race.

    It should also be noted that sometimes they seek peace and quiet, and they can react badly if they are annoyed with a little insistence. So, it is important for everyone's well-being to teach children to respect their pet and understand their body language, as soon as your age allows.

    Get along with strangers

    The beagles they are very sociable and are usually delighted to meet new people, whether they are invited to the house by their owners or if they meet them on a walk, for example. He is not the type to be aggressive towards strangers, rather they take an interest in them and potentially expect them to play with them or even offer them food.

    Protection instinct

    Due to its jovial and open character, the Beagle not one of those who discourages strangers from approaching: you are more likely to approach them to meet them. They may raise their voices in such circumstances, but it is more to express his curiosity than to defend his master or his home.

    In other words, although I am always alert, has no real protective instinct, and cannot be used as a guard.

    Obedience

    Like many breeds of hunting dogs, the Beagle is used to a certain independence of mind, since he must be able to make certain decisions for himself. In daily life, this means that it is far from being a model of obedience, and can even be quite stubborn.

    This means you can give a teacher a hard time who doesn't know how to deal with this., especially due to lack of experience. So, a first-time adopter is better off with another breed.

    Need for exercise

    The Beagle needs to spend a lot of time outdoors, and you can only be comfortable if you do at least 1,5 hours of exercise per day.

    In other words, not a breed at all suitable for a master who is often absent, sedentary and/or physically weak.

    Working capacity

    The Beagle was born for hunting and, in general, for all activities that require a very fine sense of smell. They are very persistent in fulfilling their mission: they are not only lively and intelligent, but also bold, with as much determination as energy.

    Risk of leakage

    The Beagle it is a hunting dog par excellence. This means that your nose guides you throughout your life., and nothing makes you happier than smelling and following a new or interesting scent. This means that the risk of escape is high and the garden must be fenced off..

    Of course, this is also a problem when walking and doing other outdoor activities. So, learning to remember is absolutely crucial in order to consider letting him roam free, although this does not necessarily exempt you from being equipped with a collar with connected GPS to know where you are at all times if, Nonetheless, goes out to the street. Having said that, many owners simply choose to wear the strap consistently.

    Noise level

    The Beagle it is a very vocal breed of dog: he likes to express himself through his voice and howl loudly. His barks are a true language, and vary depending on what they are trying to communicate and their emotional level.

    There are many reasons why it can bark: curiosity or desire to warn when you hear an external noise, afraid, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety…

    In any case, it is certainly not the best option for a person who values ​​silence – or whose neighbors value it.

    Adaptation to change

    The Beagle adapts very well to changes, including lifestyle and / or environmental changes, for example after a move. As long as you stay with your teacher, your main point of reference is there.

    Get along with other dogs

    The Beagle is usually very friendly with other dogs, either sharing a house with another dog or meeting potential new playmates on walks and other activities. Of course, its use as a bulldog is no stranger to this.

    Living under the same roof as one of your roommates can also be a great way to keep you from feeling abandoned when your owners are away..

    Get along with cats

    The beagles they are very attached to all members of their family. For him, a cat living in the same house is a full member of your family, especially if you are used to being with him from his earliest age. Otherwise, you have to be careful at the beginning of the coexistence and go little by little, but then it has every chance of being harmonious. This is all the more true since the presence of the little feline helps him feel less alone when his masters are absent..

    As for the cats that you may encounter in the course of your wanderings, you better stay vigilant. In fact, your hunting instinct can take over and lead you to chase them.

    Coexistence with other species

    Even a Beagle who is simply a domestic companion is still basically a hunter. If a small animal is found or smells (rodent, bird, etc.) On an excursion, it is very likely that I will go after him and do something to him.

    Things are normally very different in the case of an animal that shares your home and that is used to seeing from its first months. She considers him a member of her family and has no reason to attack him. But, there is no zero risk…

    Observations

    They generally have a way to sit very peculiar, without support in the legs, but rather on the thighs and buttocks, leaving the hind limbs extended completely in the ground.

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    Ease of training

    The Beagle it is certainly not one of the easiest breeds to train. They are usually quite stubborn or forgetful, so your training will probably require a good dose of patience and / or creativity.

    So, not recommended for a newbie, that he would soon be overwhelmed by his propensity to be indifferent to orders or to be interested in other things.

    On the other hand, once you know how to get their attention, it is possible to teach him everything and control his actions. In particular, be able to hear and execute commands even when there is a lot of noise and distractions around. In other words, for an experienced person who knows how to do it (although sometimes you have to call in the help of a professional dog trainer), patience and perseverance pay off. Given its qualities, Worth the effort.

    Training method

    Being a very intelligent dog, the Beagle makes the connection between orders and actions fairly quickly.

    But, this does not mean that he does what he is told. It may happen that you do not see the meaning of what is being asked of you, but it is not the most frequent: most of the time he is eager to please his master… as long as your mind is not occupied by something else. This is where the problem lies: in particular, your sense of smell can quickly become a distraction, especially since he is curious and has a highly developed hunting instinct. This can make training - and subsequent obedience - a bit difficult..

    The correct method of training a Beagle, the one who is the key to success, it is therefore to work the concentration, and more specifically the concentration on the orders of his master. So, don't skimp on positive reinforcement, that is to say, in rewards (candies, petting, stimuli, etc.) when you react to being called by name, looks at his master while waiting for instructions and, of course, follow them.

    Socialization

    Like all dogs, the Beagle needs early socialization. From the first months of life, the puppy needs to be used to meeting all kinds of people, other dogs and other species, and be exposed to all kinds of experiences, smells and sounds. This stage of your life is very important for your cognitive and mental development, so that you are well balanced for the rest of your life.

    If you adopt a dog from a breeder, usually they will have already done a lot of work in this area, especially if they only release it to 3 months of age, since the period between 2 and 3 months is the most crucial. But, it is still necessary to continue in the weeks and months following the adoption.

    Learn the rules

    Every dog ​​needs clear rules to find its place in the home. These rules are even more essential for the success of coexistence in the case of Beagle, who usually does what he wants.

    They are easily assimilated, since they remain the same in time and space, as well as from one person to another. So, even before you arrive home, all family members must agree on what will and will not be allowed, and then stick to it. These may include, one person cannot be allowed to do what another prohibits, or tolerate certain puppy behaviors that will later be reprimanded as an adult.

    This definition work may also require a small educational effort with children., so they understand that the rules they are asked to abide by are not made to annoy the animal, but to allow him to live in harmony among his family.

    The first thing to learn

    Unless you want to keep your dog on a leash for the rest of his life, teaching him to remember should be a priority for any owner of a Beagle, given their propensity to follow smells and, Therefore, to take flight. If security conditions allow it, the ideal is to leave your Beagle roam unhindered from a young age, so that he gets used to not being hooked while he is around his owner. In any case, as long as the memory is not perfectly integrated, it is important to reward him every time he returns after being called.

    It is also important to control their tendency to chew from a very young age, to do so in objects intended for this purpose, and not in the hands of his master or in the furniture of the house, for example. If the dog is not stopped immediately when he begins to bite the person he is playing with, for example, telling him a “¡No!” firm, stopping the game session and ignoring it, there is a great risk that it will happen again one adult day. The bite of a Beagle adult is, Obviously, much less fun and much more dangerous than a small puppy bite. But, chewing is still inevitable, since this way it relieves the pain of the gums. All you have to do is provide him with toys to chew on., and make sure you limit this behavior to these objects.

    Health

    Life expectancy

    Of 12 to 15 years

    The Beagle it is usually quite robust and has a life expectancy higher than the average of other dog breeds.

    Resistance to cold and heat

    The short coat of the Beagle makes me not fear the heat. On the other hand, as long as the cold is not extreme, the density of its fur allows it to support it perfectly.

    Like this, is capable of living in almost any climate.

    Diseases

    The general good health of the Beagle does not prevent you from being especially prone to certain diseases, like any other race. They are as follows:

    • The Hip Dysplasia, a malformation of the neck of the femur whose appearance may be favored by a hereditary factor. The fact that the bone does not fit perfectly in the hip joint causes pain and lameness, as well as the appearance of osteoarthritis as the animal ages;
    • Enanism, which makes the dog smaller than normal and may or may not be accompanied by other physical abnormalities, like extremely short legs;
    • chinese syndrome, also known as Musladin-Lueke syndrome: individuals with this syndrome grow normally, but they have a big skull and slanted eyes. It also, often have heart problems and toe abnormalities;
    • The Hypothyroidism, a thyroid disorder that causes an alteration of the animal's metabolism, with potentially numerous consequences: loss of hair, Obesity, skin disorders, shortness of breath, great fatigue, etc. The disease cannot be cured in the strict sense, but there are treatments that can greatly reduce the symptoms;
    • Selective immunoglobulin A deficiency (Ig A), affects proteins that defend the body against infectious agents. It can have various consequences: skin infections, respiratory and digestive, and even ear and urinary tract infections. Although it has not yet been established with certainty, this deficiency appears to be inherited, therefore, reproduction of affected subjects is not recommended;
    • The epilepsy, a neurological condition that is mostly hereditary, but that can also occur without affecting family members (near or far). It causes seizures that can be very impressive, but lifelong treatment may reduce their number or intensity. As a result, most affected individuals are capable of leading nearly normal lives;
    • The atopic dermatitis, a chronic and inherited disease in which the dog's skin does not act as a protective barrier. This predisposes you to developing various allergies;
    • Demodecia, disease caused by a parasite characterized by local or extensive hair loss, redness and itching, etc. It occurs most often in puppies between 3 and 12 months of age, due to their weak immune system;
    • Ear infections (otitis, etc.), as its large, flexible ears quickly trap air and provide an environment for moisture and dirt to collect.

    The “Beagle” he is also prone to various eye conditions:

    • Nictitating gland prolapse, u “Eye Cherry”, which makes the gland under the third eyelid look like a cherry in the corner of the eye. An operation is often required to remove it. Since the surgical technique used is minimally invasive, the prognosis is good and relapses are very rare;
    • The glaucoma, which is abnormally high pressure in the eye, with very fast irreversible damage and even blindness, unless treated very quickly. This disease usually has a hereditary origin;
    • Progressive retinal atrophy of the APR-CSNB type, a degenerative eye disorder that causes impaired night vision. This disease is hereditary and incurable.

    Risk of obesity

    Although they are usually quite active, Beagles are prone to obesity due to their greed, especially if you have been neutered. This can lead to many health problems or aggravate existing diseases.. It also, represents a true virtuous circle: as in humans, the more weight an individual gains, less active is, and therefore… more fat.

    So, Preventing your dog from being obese should be a top priority for any owner who wants to keep your dog in good health.. As such, in addition to monitoring your diet, it is necessary to weigh it once a month (or even more), to quickly notice any deviation.

    If confirmed in the next measurement, no waiting to take him to the vet, as the problem is unlikely to resolve spontaneously, quite the contrary. In fact, only a healthcare professional can identify the cause of this weight gain (improper diet, excessive amounts distributed, disease, reaction to a treatment, etc.) and, Therefore, indicate how to remedy it.

    Causes of mortality

    The fact that the Beagle is generally in good health is illustrated by a study conducted in 2004 by the Kennel Club and the British Small Animal Veterinary Association: a third of observed deaths are related to cancer, and old age is the second leading cause of death, with a 16% of the cases. Heart problems complete the podium, with a 12%.

    Healthy adoption

    Although the Beagle usually leads a healthy life, many of the diseases the breed is prone to are or may be inherited. So, it is important to adopt from a serious breeder: this offers the best guarantee of obtaining a puppy that has not only been well socialized since its first weeks of life, but is also healthy and stays that way.

    In effect, a professional worthy of the name is not content with taking the best possible care of puppies during their first weeks of life, before handing them over: systematically puts dogs you plan to breed through various tests, in order to avoid any possible transmission of a hereditary defect. So, if the breeder is unable to present the results of these tests carried out to the parents or the puppy, it is better to pass.

    The breeder must also be able to provide a certificate of good health from a veterinarian, as well as details of the vaccinations received by the puppy (registered in your health or vaccination book).

    Brittleness during growth

    The Beagle finishes growing among the 12 and 15 months of age, and is especially fragile during this period, especially when you don't have 6 months.

    As their bones and muscles are still developing, do not exercise it for too long or with too much intensity or, for example, make you walk up and down steps: not only would you risk short-term injury, but also long-term problems (deformities, aftermath, etc.) that could disable you for life.

    Maintain good health

    Adopting a dog that presents the best guarantees in terms of health and taking care of it during the first months if it is a puppy does not exempt, of course, of worrying about your health after.

    Prevention is also essential: take you periodically (At least once a year, and more when he gets older) to a complete health check at the vet, although in appearance everything is fine, it is essential to detect any possible problems early and, in your case, treat it in the best conditions. It's also a chance to make sure you're up to date on your vaccinations., getting the necessary booster shots.

    It also, its owner must ensure that it renews its antiparasitic treatments throughout the year, whenever necessary, so you never stop being protected. Obviously, this is even more critical if you spend many hours outdoors, for example, when hunting.

    Grooming

    The Beagle is, in general, a low maintenance breed.

    coat care

    Ideally, brush when Beagle once a week to detangle the fur, eliminate dead hair and promote regrowth. As it is a breed of short-haired dog, this is not complicated or time consuming.

    But, it is important to remember that your skin is quite fragile, so take advantage of the brushing session to check for sores or rashes, or even signs of infection: redness, tenderness or inflammation of the skin, nose, the eyes, the legs, etc.

    On the other hand, their fur tends to thicken in winter, and molts a lot in spring. It is necessary to opt for a greater frequency of brushing during periods of shedding, that is to say, several times a week.

    Bathrooms

    The coat of the Beagle usually stay clean, so you don't need a frequent bath, unless, of course, got especially dirty. In any case, should not be done more than once a month, as it will damage the skin, which is more fragile than the average.

    It is also important to always use a shampoo specially designed for dogs..

    ear care

    Like all dogs with floppy ears, the Beagle needs special care in this area. In effect, as the air does not circulate very well in them due to this morphological peculiarity, the risk of infections increases.

    Thus, it is important to inspect and clean them at least once a week to avoid accumulation of dirt or moisture. You also have to take the time to dry them after they have been in water or a humid environment for a long time.. They should also be checked immediately if they shake their heads more than usual or scratch their ears.. In case of doubt or if they are especially dirty, do not hesitate to consult a veterinarian.

    Eye care

    As with any dog, the Beagle's eyes should be checked weekly and cleaned if necessary. This reduces the risk of infections and helps detect any illness as early as possible., especially since this breed has a higher than average risk of glaucoma.

    Teeth care

    During the weekly maintenance session of the Beagle, teeth should be brushed with a dog brush or finger bowl to prevent tartar build-up caused by plaque. Plaque can cause not only bad breath, but also and above all diseases with sometimes serious consequences.

    If possible, cleaning should be done even more frequently, since the ideal is a daily cleaning. In any case, it is necessary to use a toothpaste specially designed for dogs.

    Nail care

    Once he Beagle is sufficiently exercised, natural wear and tear makes it unnecessary to cut your nails manually. But, if not and the nails become too long, must be trimmed with a special canine clipper, Since, otherwise, can interfere with normal walking, breaking and / or injuring the dog.

    Checking once a month is a good habit to acquire, as well as listen from time to time: if you hear a kind of clicking noise when walking on hard ground, means its claws are grazing on it. This is the sign that it's time to cut them out.

    Maintenance when you get home

    Whether it is a Beagle as of another race, when a dog has just spent long hours outdoors, It is a good idea to get into the habit of inspecting its fur and paws when you get home., looking for parasites, barbed, scratches, cuts or other injuries.

    This is especially useful for a dog that is used for hunting., since this activity supposes a greater exposure to these dangers.

    Introduction to hairdressing

    Grooming the coat, the eyes, the ears, the teeth and claws of the Beagle should not be done randomly: every owner should know how to do it, as otherwise it may injure or even harm the dog. So, the first time it may be helpful to ask a vet or groomer to show you how.

    It is also very important to accustom the dog to all these manipulations from a very young age., when it is most malleable, so that they seem normal and do not rebel. Maintenance sessions will be calmer and more enjoyable for everyone.

    Food

    Recommended foods

    When feeding a Beagle, it is better to give preference to croquettes that contain a large amount of meat, since they are richer in protein. Due to its high level of exercise, needs more protein than many other dogs.

    Unless you have a great experience on the subject, food should be avoided “homemade”, since it is difficult to find the perfect balance, especially since it is easy for you to become overweight if your diet is poorly calibrated, and the necessary proportions of each nutrient in your diet can change over time.

    This is the case, above all, if the dog is used to hunting and, therefore, spend more than usual during certain periods. In this case, you have to increase the amount of food from time to time to meet their greatest needs, but you also have to check the contents of its bowl to match the recommended diet for a hunting dog. These may include, it is important that you receive high amounts of fats and proteins of good quality and easy digestion. Once the hunting season is over, It is important, of course, go back to regular servings to avoid weight gain.

    Puppies feeding

    Be it a Beagle or a representative of another race, a puppy's diet influences not only the present, but also in the future. It is the “combustible” that allows your body to grow and form properly. An individual who does not eat properly (both quantitatively and qualitatively) during this crucial period you are at risk of stunting, that can affect the rest of your life. On the other hand, if the food given to the baby is too good, it is likely to grow too fast: this can cause injury, joint problems, deformities, etc., with possible consequences for life.

    So, do not hesitate to seek the experience of a veterinarian to act in the best possible way, especially since their nutritional needs are constantly changing throughout their growth period.

    Meal frequency

    Dividing the daily ration into at least two meals and feeding them at a fixed time is one of the best habits to adopt when feeding your Beagle.

    This is because the Beagle you know you can count on a second meal later in the day and, therefore, less likely to ask for it. It also builds trust in the owner, as the dog can see that he can be trusted to meet his food needs.

    Avoid obesity

    The beagles they are very gluttonous and, therefore, are at real risk of obesity if they eat more than they should for their activity level.

    Aided by its developed sense of smell, does not hesitate to look for food throughout the house, starting with the garbage. And when he finds food, rarely stops before the last crumb. For this reason, make sure he can't rummage through the trash and put his food and treats in a safe and inaccessible place and/or in a container that is difficult to open, like a box. Better to avoid bags and covers, that can easily break.

    As for the treats, it is better not to abuse them, although they are a great ally to achieve their goals in their education. In any case, It is recommended to opt for low-fat products and get into the habit of deducting the caloric intake they represent from your daily ration..

    Her propensity to be overweight also means you don't have to give in to her imploring gaze when ordering food at the table., nor give him the leftovers: apart from the fact that certain dishes highly appreciated by humans are toxic to their companions, there is little chance that they will meet your nutritional needs.

    Hydration

    Like any dog, the Beagle must have fresh water available at all times.

    This is especially important when the dog is under great stress., for example, during the hunt. It is wise to carry enough water for him and offer him a drink regularly, otherwise it may resort to puddles, ponds and other potentially unhealthy water sources.

    For sale "Beagle"

    In any case, the amount of money needed to adopt a Beagle depends essentially on the prestige of the kennel, the quality of the line from which the animal comes, but also and above all of its own characteristics, in particular its physical characteristics, that is to say, of its proximity to the breed standard and of its possible predispositions to hunting.

    In Europe

    The price of a puppy Beagle it can vary a lot, from something less than 500 euros up to almost 1.500 EUR.

    But, most of the time around 1.000 EUR, without significant differences between males and females. You can expect to pay around 1200 euros for an individual whose qualities predestine it for exhibitions or breeding.

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    FCI breed standard "Beagle"

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    German Hound
    Germany FCI 299 . Small-sized Hounds

    German Hound

    The German Hound it is a fairly common dog in its country but 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 define precisely the ancestry of the breed. But, 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” (small 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 come to be known by a large number of regional variants under different names. The Deutscher Bracken Club was founded in Olpe (North Rhine-Westphalia) in 1896 and included all the varieties of the northwest of the country. In 1900, were finally grouped into a single race called “Deutsche Bracke” (German Hound).

    But, 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. But, 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.

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    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 medium-sized pendulous ears and a well-carried but relatively thick tail in relation to the line of the body. 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 characteristic white markings 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 a 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 away, since he likes to live outdoors and exercise. In fact, you need to vent at least two hours a day to be balanced. If you do not 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

    It also, 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 large 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, It can be both a companion dog and a hunting dog, since it is able to adapt to many situations. But, although they love to wander in 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.

    But, 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 your 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. So, 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. But, should not be left alone with young children, since 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 been accustomed to living with other dogs due to its long use in hunting in packs, 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 be hard too. In fact, unless you got used to it too soon, that is to say, created together, tends to regard other animals as potential prey. In other words, not really a recommended dog breed with a cat…

    Finally, 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 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. So, 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, 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.

    But, you are particularly at risk of hip dysplasia, as well as the risk of inversion 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.

    It also, as in any breed of dog with floppy ears, special attention should be paid to the risk of ear infections in the dog.

    It also, 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.

    Finally, 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 a minimum of grooming and regular maintenance.. Brushing your dog once a week should be enough to preserve the beauty of his coat.. It also, how the coat naturally repels dirt and water, bathing is not normally necessary.

    It also, even during the molting period, loses very little hair.

    It also, like any dog ​​with floppy ears, the inside of them should also be carefully monitored 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.

    But, Be careful with the volume of the portions!! 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.

    It also, 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 nice 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 difficult terrain and can withstand all kinds 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"

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    Type and recognitions:

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


    FCI breed standard "German Hound"

    FCIFCI - German Hound
    Hound

    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 (español).

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    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. But, the breed was not recognized by the German Kennel Club until 1935, and then by the FCI in 1954.

    The Westphalian Dachsbracke It, However, rare outside Germany. It also, 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 line of the back. It is carried out with a saber blade or hanging.

    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 each day to prevent the dog's destructive 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. But, 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.. But, requires a lot of interaction and availability, as 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.

    Finally, 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. So, 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. So, 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. But, their kinship to the Basset family explains why they are prone to back problems, ranging from muscle tension to degenerative disc disease.

    It also, 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, 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. But, 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, 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 his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Images "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"

    HTTPS:/youtu.be/lKiZHPfs6-4
    Westfälische Dachsbracke – Jagd: Weidmannsheil!
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    Jersey (Rhodesian Ridgeback) & Lea (Westfälische Dachsbracke) Sparring Nr. 2

    Type and recognitions:

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

    Federations:

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


    FCI breed standard "Westphalian Dachsbracke"

    FCIFCI - Westphalian Dachsbracke
    Dog

    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 (español).

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    Grand basset griffon vendéen
    Francia FCI 33 . Small-sized Hounds

    Grand basset griffon vendéen

    The Grand basset griffon vendéen is tenacious, brave and a little stubborn.

    Content

    History

    The Grand basset griffon vendéen have been through more than 400 years of evolution to produce today's French hounds.

    In general, French hounds developed into the breeds they are today forming to fit the particular needs of their geographic areas. The dense region, thorny and rocky area of ​​the Vendéée required a hardy breed of dog with mental and physical toughness and a coat that resisted brambles. It also, lower-class hunters who did not own horses needed a slower hound to keep up. His solution was to shorten the dog's legs and, through evolution and breeding, a short dog was created. At the end of the 19th century, the Grand basset griffon vendéen, combining rusticity and a shortened leg, had evolved as part of the basset breeds of France.

    Working more on producing the exact size and proportions needed to hunt different game animals, the Vendeen Griffon Club, founded in 1907, recognized two varieties of Basset Griffon Vendéen, the Grand basset griffon vendéen and the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen.

    In the decade of 1950, the Grand basset griffon vendéen was separated on its own standard and considered a separate breed, although the miscegenation between basset vendeano “Grand” and the “Petit” not banned until 1977.

    The first selections were made in the late 19th century by the Earl of Elva, who was looking for straight-legged dogs, but it was Paul Dezamy who established the type. He had understood that to catch a hare on the move, dogs of a certain size were needed, that he fixed on some 43 centimeters.

    Today it is used for rifle hunting and can hunt all furry animals, from the hare to the wild boar. A herd of Grand basset griffon vendéen won the 5th European Hare Championship.

    Photo: Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen in Tallinn duo CACIB, 17-18 Aug 2013, handler competition by Thomas, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Physical characteristics

    The Grand basset griffon vendéen it is a well balanced, heavily built, an olfactory hound with a friendly and noble character. It is medium in size, with straight legs and deep chest. It is longer than high, with a moderately long muzzle, long ears and a long tail.

    His neck is moderately long and strong, his noble head with mustache and beard, and is crowned by long protective eyebrows. Its structure was designed to hunt rabbits and hares, at a rapid pace through the brambles, protected with his long eyebrows, and on the rugged terrain of the Vendée area in France.

    He is a brave hunter, passionate and very skillful who nowadays is used to hunting not only rabbit and hare but also wild boar and roe deer. It is active, possesses great stamina for a full day of hunting and uses his voice freely while on the trail.

    Any feature that detracts from its functionality is a serious fault..

    Character and skills

    The calm and docile demeanor of the Grand basset griffon vendéen makes them excellent companions and house dogs. Prepare to give him plenty of exercise. They won't thrive like a couch dog. They should have a fenced area to exercise, since these hunting dogs can't resist the urge to chase. They are sturdy and do not slow down with age, so plan to keep your exercise routine well into your teens.

    You should be aware that like all hounds, the Grand basset griffon vendéen generally has a high prey drive and will follow its nose wherever it goes. Not only is a fence necessary and / or a strap, it is also required to train a constant memory from childhood. Another feature of Grand basset griffon vendéen is your free use of voice; no amount of training will stop this chatterbox. If you don't like your dog talking to you, this breed may not be for you.

    Health

    As in all races, there may be some health problems. Some dogs may face these health challenges in their lives, but most of the Grand basset griffon vendéen they are healthy dogs. Working with a responsible breeder, those who wish to own a dog of this breed, they can get the information they need to learn about the specific health problems of this beagle. Good breeders use genetic testing of their breeders to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.

    Recommended health tests for this breed:

  • Hip evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist evaluation
  • cardiac exam
  • Patella evaluation
  • Thyroid evaluation
  • Characteristics "Grand basset griffon vendéen"

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

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    Type and recognitions:

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

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.3: Small-sized Hounds.
    • Central Canine Society

    FCI breed standard "Grand basset griffon vendéen"

    FCIFCI - Grand basset griffon vendéen
    Big

    Alternative names:

      1. Basset Griffon Vendéen (Petite), PBGV (English).
      2. Grand basset griffon vendéen (French).
      3. Briquet Griffon Vendéen, Großer Basset Griffon Vendéen (German).
      4. (em francês: Grand basset griffon Vendéen) (Portuguese).
      5. GBGV (español).

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    Small swiss hound
    Suiza FCI 60 . Small-sized Hounds

    Small Bernese hound
    Small Bernese hound

    The dog Small swiss hound, little stimulated, tends to become a nuisance pet that can be difficult to train.

    Content

    History

    In the early 20th century, hunting began to change in Switzerland. Private hunting grounds were introduced and the standard size of the Swiss Hound he was too fast and enthusiastic to hunt properly within these smaller hunting grounds. The hunters decided to develop a different breed of hunting that could hunt efficiently and effectively within the closed private hunting grounds.. Many people think that Small swiss hound it's just a smaller version of the Swiss Hound. While this is partly true, They are a different race that originated from crossing the Swiss Hound with the Basset Hound. The ultimate goal was to develop a breed that was shorter and smaller., but also had the same four color variants as the Swiss Hound. The resulting dogs were expected to have a strong sense of smell for nose work and a melodious voice to sound the alarm when hunting..

    The Small swiss hound He is an outstanding hunter and has the ability to track scents for miles over rough terrain. The Small swiss hound became the hunting dog of people hunting on private land.

    The United Kennel Club recognized the Small swiss hound in 2006. The Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) accepted them and adopted the official breed standard under the name Schweizer Niederlaufhund in 2015.

    The Small swiss hound still a popular hunting companion in his native Switzerland.

    Photo: Small Bernese Hound Smooth-coated male by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Physical characteristics

    In proportion smaller than the Swiss Hound. Its body shape is rectangular, moderately long, and strong conformation. Medium size head, thin, elegant, with friendly facial expression
    and attentive. His ears are very long, low insertion, and he wears them folded. Thin and strong limbs. When walking calmly, he has his tail hanging, in activity bends it slightly upwards.

    The Small swiss hound comes in four different varieties. The only difference between the varieties is the color, but each variety has its own name.

    Variants Small swiss hound

    Small hound of Juraequeño de Jura
    Small Jura hound
    Small Bernese hound
    Small Bernese hound
    Small Schwyz hound
    Small Schwyz hound
    Small Lucerne hound
    Small Lucerne hound
  • The Small Jura hound has a smooth coat that is black with tan markings found over the eyes.
    The Small Jura hound has only one coat and may only have a small amount of white on its body.
  • The Small Bernese hound has two types of fur:
    the smooth coat and the rough coat.
    The rough coat has a single hard coat and a small beard.
    The Small Bernese hound it's black and white with fiery marks over its eyes; many call it tricolor.
  • The Small Schwyz hound has a single, smooth coat that is predominantly white with yellow-red spots; orange-red spots are also acceptable.
  • The Small Lucerne hound has a single smooth coat that is predominantly white but mottled with black or gray giving the illusion of a blue body. They have black spots with tan markings over their eyes.

  • Photos:

    1 – Small Bernese Hound Smooth-coated male by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    2 – Jura low-run dog by Bhv The Max
    3 – This dog is a small Schwyz Hound by pets.ch
    4 – Little Lucerne Hound by carlosh catalog

    Character and skills

    When he's hunting, the Small swiss hound is tireless and relentless, exhibiting impressive endurance and strength of character. They tend to be lively and excitable, eager to do their job. Most of the Small swiss hound they are happy to hunt regardless, without any royal order from his master.

    Despite being bred to hunt, most breed members can make the transition from working bloodhound to family pet easily and are generally affectionate and demonstrative with their owners. They are good friends with children and other dogs, but they cannot be trusted with small animals, including cats and rabbits.

    The temperaments of individuals vary, and while some may be quiet and peaceful house guests, others may be excitable and jumpy. Dogs with more energy can often be taught to settle inside the house once they have been properly exercised.. Ideally, the exercise should take the form of hunting, as this not only burns off excess energy but also occupies your inquisitive mind. The dog Small swiss hound, little stimulated, tends to become a nuisance pet that can be difficult to train.

    Not being an aggressive dog, the Small swiss hound should not be used as a guard dog as it does not tend to scare off intruders and does not usually feel the need to guard your property.

    Training “Small swiss hound”

    The phrase “small dog syndrome” can be mentioned when talking about Small swiss hound, as they have a reputation for acting like large dogs in small dog bodies. Full of confidence, lively and independent, this is not a breed for the novice trainer. Obedience work can be a particular challenge, since they have a free-spirited character and a mind of their own.

    Coaches must be firm and inflexible, keeping your training sessions short and interesting to keep the dog's interest. How this breed likes to assume a dominant position in the home, he should be taught his place from an early age, to avoid any bad behavior.

    most dogs Small swiss hound they are still used as hunting dogs in Switzerland today, meaning your exercise requirements are easily met during hunting season. In the case of non-working dogs, or when the hunting season is over, owners should take time to meet the needs of this active hound.

    A rural setting is the ideal place for Small swiss hound, who needs wide terrain to explore and does not enjoy being confined. It is essential that your property is securely fenced to avoid solo adventures.

    Health “Small swiss hound”

    There are not many diseases that affect the Small swiss hound more than other races, but there are a handful of conditions that should be watched in individuals:

    ear infections

    Hanging ears are prone to developing ear infections., particularly if a dog spends a lot of time outside wet and muddy. Keeping your ears clean can prevent this from becoming a problem..

    Hip Dysplasia

    Malformed hip joints can lead to lifelong discomfort and reduced mobility. x-rays of the hips (a process called “hip score”) should be performed when a breeding dog is over one year of age to ensure that its hips are of a good enough quality to be passed down.

    Grooming “Small swiss hound”

    Although there are a number of different coat types within the breed, all are easy to maintain and need little in the way of grooming. Weekly brushing will suffice. The Small swiss hound you will only need to be bathed a few times a year. If owners feel the need to disguise their “odor to dog” you can use dry shampoo, avoiding the risk of drying out their skin and coat.

    Ears of the Small swiss hound should be cleaned weekly and ideally checked daily for signs of infection. They must be completely dried after getting wet.

    Characteristics "Small swiss hound"

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

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    Videos "Small swiss hound"

    HTTPS:/youtu.be/6-I7WyD42uA
    Swiss low-legged dog + Schweizer Laufhund + Orange hound
    HTTPS:/youtu.be/zwwaPmIDh8Q
    Schweizer Laufhund CERVA

    Type and recognitions:

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

    Federations:

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


    FCI breed standard "Small swiss hound"

    FCIFCI - Small swiss hound
    Hound

    Alternative names:

      1. Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund (English).
      2. Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund (French).
      3. Schweizer Niederlaufhund (German).
      4. Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund (Portuguese).
      5. (en suizo, Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund) (español).