Pinscher miniature
Alemania FCI 184

Pinscher Miniatura

The Pinscher miniature has much temperament, vitality and is an excellent companion dog.


The Pinscher miniature (Zwergpinscher) It is a breed of dog of the family of the original Germany Pinscher, where are called Zwergpinscher.

It's a miniaturization of the Pinscher German that was originally used for hunting rodents, especially in rats.

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Pinscher German
Alemania FCI 184

Pinscher Alemán

The Pinscher German is a dog, extremely, active and lively, alert and vigilant.


The Pinscher German (German pinscher “bite”) It is a breed of dog that belongs to the family of the Pinscher.

This race, whose origins date back to the 15th century and which is also related with the Schnauzer, It was originally a dog used by the farmers of Germany to control rodent pests. It is believed that he is descended from crosses between old German dogs and some black Terrier used to hunt rodents.

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Schnauzer miniature
Alemania FCI 183

Schnauzer Miniatura

The Schnauzer miniature It is only a balanced and affectionate companion dog.


The Schnauzer miniature It is derived from the Medium-Schnauzer, emerged in Germany in the second half of the 19th century. This race is, probably, result of crosses a medium Schnauzer with some of the smaller races, as the Poodle, the Pinscher miniature or the Affenpinsche.

Schnauzer originated at the end of the 1880's on German farms to combat rodents, as a company of horses and mares, so to be an alert and intelligent company of families. The fur both baleen and legs has a role since its inception that it serves as camouflage to mislead the rodents that bite fur assuming that it is the animal's skin. The cutting of ears and tail also shared this same purpose, that the rats could easily bite to the Schnauzer in these extremities.

Physical characteristics

The Miniature Schnauzer is very unique in its appearance. Compact and muscular, they have a square complexion (its width and length are almost the same). They have Beard long, populated eyebrows and hair length in feet. The ears and tail, commonly, cut them. In some countries has banned the cutting of these parts because it is believed that dogs used the movement of these parties to express moods and other complex interactions within the herd.

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Giant Schnauzer
Alemania FCI 181

Schnauzer Gigante

The Giant Schnauzer is a balanced dog, sweet with children and distrustful with strangers.


The Giant Schnauzer It is a large and compact dog breed, a native of Germany. Oldest, lover of water and active, It is one of the three varieties of Schnauzer.

The Schnauzer breed in its three varieties, It has very old and common to the Terrier origins (of those who descend).

Y, Although the aires were very Terrier, then the breeding and selection of the Schnauzer breed focused especially on the guard and the defence.

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Alemania FCI 182

Schnauzer Mediano

Starting at the Medium-Schnauzer the other two varieties were developed (Giant and Enano).


The Medium-Schnauzer (standard) It is the original race of the three Schnauzer breeds, and despite his fur and aspect in general, This is not related to the English Terrier. This is one of the oldest breeds in Europe. This race is beautiful, robust, square build and medium-sized with a similar aristocratic, This was the favorite breed of Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt.

In its country of origin is known as Mittelschnauzer (Medium-Schnauzer) to distinguish it from the giant form and the form miniature.

Regardless of the origin of the breed, It should be noted that the racial standard of the Schnauzer was set for the first time in the year 1880, and in the year 1885 the first breed club was established in Germany. He had to wait 40 more years, to be made in United States (1925).

Schnauzer named given to race for its first presentation in public in an exhibition contest. This contest (Hannover 1879) won it a dog presented as wire-haired Pinscher. The winner can be called Schnauzer (“whiskered”) and thereafter, all the wire-haired Pinscher have received the name of Schnauzer.

The classification of the Schnauzer has always brought about controversy, because that is what you don't want to classify as Terrier, likely as not being a race that cace as dog's burrow. The controversy is that dogs as the Manchester Terrier Yes they are classified as a Terrier and, as it is the case of the above-mentioned, the prototype of the dog buzzard without being trained for hunting dog's burrow.

Physical characteristics

The Standard Schnauzer has a rough coat, with colors ranging from the 'salt and pepper' to the solid black.

The hair on the face is extended to form a beard and eyebrows. The race is robust, and it should be "heavy" for his height with portions of the muscle and bone.

The ideal ranges of the weight and of the height vary, considerably, from a standard race which is as follows: The males range between 45 and 50 cm of high cross and usually weigh between 15.5 and 22.5 kg. The females measure between 42.5 and 47.5 High Cross and usually weigh between 13.5 and 20.2 kg).

In United States, most of the dogs have cropped ears and tail.

Traditionally, the ears they are cut and the tail also. However, in many European countries and Australia, the cutting of ears and tail are prohibited and dogs look their ears and tails natural.

Medium-Schnauzer: Standard FCI




  • Skull: Strong and elongated, with the back of the little marked head. The head must correspond to the overall strength of the dog. The forehead is flat and paralelaa the nasal helm, without wrinkles.
  • Depression links (stop): Well differentiated between the eyebrows


  • Truffle: Well developed with wide open Windows. It is always black.
  • Snout: It ends in the form of a truncated wedge. The nasal helm is straight.
  • Lips: Black, rest firm and plans on the jaws; the corner of the mouth is closed.
  • JAWS/teeth: Powerful upper jaw and lower. The bite is scissors, strong and full (42 clean, white teeth according to tooth formula of the dog). You must close properly. The muscles of Mastication is strongly developed without this, exaggerated cheeks spoil the straight-line appearance of the head (with beard).
  • Eyes: Medium-sized, oval, directed forward, dark, with lively expression. Adherent eyelids.
  • Ears: Folded and tumbled, high insertion, "V" shaped; the inside edges of the ears rest on cheeks. The size of the ears is symmetric. They are directed forward in direction of the temple. Parallel fold should not exceed the top line of the skull.

NECK: The neck is strong, muscular and maintained arched. The neck slides harmonically to the cross. Strongly inserted, is narrow, noble postage, contributing to the vibrant and elegant appearance. The skin of the throat is adherent and without dewlap.


  • Top line: Slightly descending from the cross back.
  • Cross: It is the highest point of the upper line.
  • Back: Strong, short, firm.
  • Pork loin: Short, strong, deep. The distance from the last rib to the hip is short so that the dog appear compact.
  • Rump: Slightly rounded, going unnoticed by the insertion of the tail.
  • Breast : Moderately wide, oval cut, deep up to elbows. The apron is especially marked by the tip of the sternum.
  • Bottom line: Flanks not excessively collected in order to provide a nice wavy line near the bottom of the chest.

TAIL: Natural, the goal being to make it Sabre or sickle-shaped.


PREVIOUS MEMBERS: The forelimbs are, seen from the front, vigorous, straight and placed not too close together. Seen side forearms are straight.

  • Shoulder : The scapula is firmly resting on the chest. Well muscled on both sides of the spine of the bone, It overhangs the vertebrae of the column in the thoracic segment. As much as possible well cast and tilted backward, It forms an angle of 50 ° to the horizontal.
  • Arm: Well on the body, strong and muscular; with the scapula form a more or less 95 ° angle up to 105 degrees.
  • Elbows: Tight, not rotated or outward or inward.
  • Forearm: Straight seen from either side, strongly developed and well muscled.
  • Carpus: Strong and stable. Its structure barely stands out from the forearm.
  • Metacarpus: Straight seen from the front; profile slightly oblique to the floor, strong and slightly elastic.
  • Front feet: Short and round; fingers pinched each others and arched (cat feet); nails short and dark colour and strong pads.

LATER MEMBERS: Views of oblique profile; from the back, they are parallel and not too close together.

  • Thigh: Moderately long, width and heavily muscled.
  • Knee: Must not be turned neither inward nor outward.
  • Leg: Long and strong, sinewy, continuing in a powerful Hock.
  • Hock: Well angled, strong, firm, not turned neither inward nor outward.
  • Metatarsus: Short and perpendicular in relation to the floor.
  • Rear feet: Short fingers, arched and tightened a few others ; nails short, black.

MOVEMENT: Elastic, elegant, Agile, free and with good coverage of land. Previous members are stretched as far forward as possible and subsequent - with good elastic range- they give the necessary propulsion. The front side and back on the other side simultaneously moving forward. Back, ligaments and joints are firm.

SKIN: Tight throughout the body


HAIR: The hair should be hard, wiring and bushy. It is composed by a dense internal NAP and an outer layer (that it can never be too short) hard and well glued hair all over the body. The hair of the outer layer is rough, of sufficient length, to be able to test its texture, Neither ogres nor wavy.

The members hair tends not to be so hard. On the forehead and the ears is short. Typical characteristics are, on the snout, the beard, that should not be too soft and bushy eyebrows that make eye shadow.


  • Pure black with black interior NAP
  • Salt and pepper

For the salt and pepper breeding aims to obtain a middle pitch with equal distribution of well pigmented pepper color with gray interior NAP. Allowed colours ranging from dark grey pavements to the silver grey. All colors have a dark mask that emphasizes the expression and is in harmony with the respective tone color. White spots on the head, in the chest or the members are unwanted.



  • Males and females: 45 until 50 cm..


  • Males and females: 14 until 20 kg.

FAULTS: Any deviation from the above criteria is considered missing and the seriousness is considered the degree of deviation to the standard and its impact on the health and welfare of the dog. In particular:

  • Too small or too short head as a whole.
  • Heavy or round skull.
  • Wrinkles on the forehead.
  • Short snout, pointed or narrow.
  • Bite in clamp.
  • Clear eyes, too large or round.
  • Inclusion of low or very long ears, ears carried different from each other.
  • Cheeks or too marked cheeks bones.
  • The throat loose skin, Double Chin.
  • Narrow neck.
  • Too long back, collected or soft.
  • Encarpado back.
  • Fall rump.
  • Inclusion of tail rotated toward the head.
  • Long feet.
  • Amble step.
  • Too short hair, too long, soft, wavy, with locks, silky, white or spotted or with mixing colors.
  • NAP internal Brown. In the salt and pepper: Black eel on the back or black Chair line.
  • 1 cm in the height up or down.


  • Heavy or light appearance, petizo or patilargo.
  • Reversed sexual characters (for example male female).
  • Elbows rotated out.
  • Hindquarters in barrel or rigid.
  • Hocks rotated inwards.
  • More than 1 cm.. and less than 3 cm.. in the steps up and down limit.


  • Shyness, aggressiveness, evil, exaggerated suspicion, nervous behavior.
  • Any deformity.
  • Lack of racial characteristics.
  • Faults in the bite as upper or lower prognathism, incisor arcade deviated.
  • Miss runner in each region as construction defects, hair and color.
  • More than 3 cm.. in the steps up and down limit.
  • Any dog showing clear physical abnormalities or behavioral signs shall be disqualified.

NB: Los machos deben tener dos apariencia testiculos normal completamente descendidos en el escroto.

TRADUCCIÓN: Lucas Rodríguez Bazzurro.

Character and skills

It is a race to, similar to the Pinscher German, It was created for the extermination of vermin on farms, Although he didn't mention in other tasks, becoming a multi-purpose dog. They included the roles played by the Schnauzer, driving cattle.

It´s jealous, It loving and a good former. All varieties of Schnauzer have a character that is described as impetuous, strong but very balanced.

Love your family, they are safe and affable with children and rather distrustful with strangers.

Images of medium-Schnauzer
Videos del Schnauzer Mediano

Photo: davolvoreta

  • Otros nombres: Mittelschnauzer / Schnauzer Estándar.
  • Group 2 / Section 1 – Tipo Pinscher y Schnauzer.

Dogs breeds: Medium-Schnauzer

Black Russian Terrier
Rusia FCI 327

Black Russian Terrier

The Black Russian Terrier, need plenty of exercise, and it can be hyperactive and destructive


The Black Russian Terrier, in Spanish Terrier Ruso Negro (in Russian: Чёрный терьер), abbreviated as BRT, known, also as dog of Stalin (Sobaka Stalina), It is a breed of dog developed to serve as a guard dog and dog police.

The breed was recognized as such in July of 2004, by the American Kennel Club.

Despite its name, Black Russian Terrier, is not a pure Terrier: It is believed that they were used around twenty races in its development, including (among others) to the Airedale Terrier, the Giant Schnauzer, the Rottweiler, the Newfoundland, the Ovtcharka and the Moscow water dog, now extinct.

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Germany FCI 186 - Pinscher and schnauzer type


Activos, adventurous, curious and stubborns, but also cheerful and playful.


Affenpinscher History

The Affenpinscher is a terrier.

Type dogs Affenpinscher They are known since about 1600, years. At that time, they were somewhat bigger. images Affenpinscher set in sixteenth-century German paintings

It's name derives from the German Affe (monkey). The race is ancient and prior to the Brussels Griffon (Brussels Griffon) and Schnauzer miniature.

The race was created to be a buzzard, working to eliminate rodents from kitchens, barns and stables.

The first draft of the standard is of 1908 and it was not until the year 1913 When the first official standard is recognized.

Did You Know?

Sometime in the eighteenth century or early nineteenth, someone had the bright idea of ​​raising the Affenpinscher reduced in size, allowing a popular pet becoming companion ladies.

Physical characteristics of the Affenpinscher

A Affenpinscher, generally, weights from 2,9 to 6,0 kg and measures of 23 to 30 centimeters tall. It has hard and rough hair, which make him look like a monkey (that's whay the origin of it´s name , because Affe means monkey in german). it´s fur is rough on the head and shoulders, forming a mane, with a lower layer on the front and rear quarters.

The FCI and the standards of the breed KC, specifies that the layer of hair should be black, but the AKC also allows other colors like gray, Silver, black and tan, and beige (a mixture of Brown, black and white red hairs); other clubs have their own lists of acceptable colors, but black is preferential.

Affenpinscher: Standard FCI


USE : Dog company and home.


Group 2 Dogs Pinscher and Schnauzer type, Molossoid- Dogs type Swiss mountain and cattle.

Section 1 Pinscher and Schnauzer. Without working trial.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY : In principle existed as a House dog in the area south of Germany. Their ancestors were immortalized in the Alberto Durero wood engravings (1471-1528). The first inscriptions of Affenpinscher reach year 1879. Those small cherished dwarves at the beginning of the century were developed from the wire-haired Pinscher. The appearance of monkey is underlined by the rough hairs on the head Crown. The coloration extends from unicolor, yellowish, white or reddish grey to dark grey, grayish black or pure black.

GENERAL ASPECT : The Affenpinscher is small, Compact and rough hair, with appearance of monkey face.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS : The construction should as much as possible appear square in relation to body length and the height to the cross.

TEMPERAMENT / BEHAVIOR : Intrepid, vigilant, stubborn, fell, sometimes with an effervescent character. It is quite a pleasant dog for the family.



  • Skull : Rather spherical to elongated, altogether not too heavy, vaulted upward, with a forehead macada.
  • Depression links (stop) : Clearly marked.


  • Truffle : Round, full and black. Well open nostrils.
  • Snout : Short, straight (not respingado up). The nasal helm is straight.
  • Belfos : Firmly supported to the jaws, the lips are black.
  • JAWS/teeth : Complete bite, (42 clean and white teeth), the maxillary lower ahead of the upper jaw and curves gently upwards. The incisors in a sound bite are as much as possible regularly implemented in the form of a slightly rounded line. The canines and the incisors should not be with closed mouth ; still less should the Affenpinscher to show language with closed muzzle. The lack of two PM1, PM2 or PM3 also combined lack of two dental pieces of these teeth, they must be tolerated.
  • Eyes : Dark, rather round and full, black and sticky eyelids. They are surrounded by a Crown of coarsely hairy.
  • Ears : High implementation, carried symmetrically rotated forward, "V" shaped, the internal edges of the ears lie against the head. In the case of erect ears, they are small, equal-sized upright, and carried vertically as possible.

NECK : The neck is straight, the neck is rather short, strongly implanted, powerful ; the skin of the throat is firmly tight and wrinkle-free.


  • Top line : From Withers towards rear in a soft downward inclination, approximately in the form of a straight line.
  • Cross : It is the highest point of the upper line.
  • Back : Strong, short, firm
  • Pork loin : Short, strong. The distance from the last rib to the hip is short so that the dog is compact.
  • Rump : Short, slightly rounded, It happens imperceptibly by the insertion of the tail.
  • Breast : Just flattened on the sides, moderately wide, descends beyond elbows.
  • Bottom line : The bottom line and the upper run almost parallel. Moderately raised belly.

TAIL : Natural, the goal being to make it Sabre or sickle-shaped.


PREVIOUS MEMBERS : Robust forelimbs, straight, parallel and not too together.

  • Shoulder : Well muscled. The scapula is long, inclined (approximately 45 °), flat and well glued.
  • Arm : Well on the body, strong and muscular.
  • Elbow : Well positioned, drawn out inwards or not.
  • Forearm : Strongly developed and straight from all sides which you look at it.
  • Carpus : Firm and strong.
  • Metacarpus : Seen from the front straight ; profile feels a slight tilt in relation to the floor ; strongly developed and muscular.
  • Front feet : Short and round, fingers together and arched (cat feet), strong pads, black short nails and strong.

LATER MEMBERS : Seen in profile with a slight slant, moderately angulated. Seen from behind are parallel.

  • Thigh : Strongly muscled, width
  • Knee : Must not be turned neither inward nor outward
  • Leg : Long and strong
  • Hock : Moderately angled
  • Metatarsus : Perpendicular to the ground
  • Rear feet : A little longer than the front ; the fingers are arched and together ; nails short, black.

MOVEMENT : Loose and fluid, with short, quick steps, with moderate push back. Seen from front and back straight and parallel.

SKIN : Firm throughout the body.


HAIR : The hair of the body should be hard and tight. The head features a typical ornament shaped eyebrows bushy as rays that surround the eyes forming a Crown, the imposing beard, The crest on the head and the hair on the cheeks. The hair of the head should be as far as possible hard, straight and perpendicular to the skin implementation, as Ray. These are the essential features that give the Affenpinscher the appearance of monkey.

COLOR : Pure black with NAP internal black.


  • Height to the cross : Males and females : of 25 until 30 cm..
  • Weight : Males and females : of 4 until 6 kg.

FAULTS : Any deviation from the above mentioned criteria is considered to lack, and the gravity of this refers to the degree of deviation to the standard and its impact on the health and well-being of the dog.

In particular :

  • Heavy or light appearance, outdoor or patilargos.
  • Clear eyes.
  • Inclusion of low or very long ears, ears carried different from each other. Floating ears.
  • Too long back, collected or soft.
  • Encarpado back.
  • Fall rump.
  • Inclusion of tail rotated toward the head.
  • Back excessively angled and rear of barrel.
  • Long feet.
  • Short hair, soft, wavy, in fringe, silky, white or stained.
  • 1 cm.. above the upper limit or 1 cm.. below the lower limit.


  • Lack of type in the expression of sex (for example male female).
  • Very lightweight bones.
  • Snout Griffon curved upward type, long snout.
  • Exaggerated lower prognathism, bite clamp.
  • Wiggly eyes.
  • Elbows rotated out.
  • Hocks rotated inwards.
  • Deviation between 1 cm and 2 cm above the upper limit or below the lower limit of height.


  • Aggressive or fearful dog.
  • Any deformity.
  • Lack of racial characteristics.
  • Miss runner in each region as construction defects, hair and color.
  • More than 2 cm above or below the measures upper and lower limit.

Any dog showing clear physical abnormalities or behavioral signs shall be disqualified.

NB : Los machos deben tener dos apariencia testiculos normal completamente descendidos en el escroto.

TRANSLATION : Lucas Rodríguez Bazzurro.

Character and skills

They have a different character to what we associate with Terrier. that's what differs them, they usually get along well with other dogs and pets. They are active, adventurous, curious and stubborns, but also cheerful and playful. Because they are affectionates with the family members, the protection is a must to whom they love. It is necessary that, they have a clear education, coherent, if not, it could become difficult to control them. The training must be varied because the dog can get bored easily.

Affenpinschers are somewhat territorial when it comes to their toys and food, That's the reason they are not recommended for younger children. This dog is very quiet, but it can be very aggressive in case it feels attacked or threatened and shows no fear toward any aggressor.

Their life expectancy is around twelve years , It's a typical cycle of life of a pure pedigree dog, but a little bit lower than most pedigrees of their size.


During moulting it lost much hair, so it is advisable to a good brushed daily and a good diet. The better the quality of the best food will be the State of the fur of your dog. A diet low in fat, salts, iodine, Vitamin B, will it result in dryness and hair loss.

The Affenpinscher is a delicate dog that often suffers from intestinal problems.

Affenpinscher pictures

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Ratings of the Affenpinscher

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Plantearte before acquiring a dog race “Affenpinscher” 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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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: Group 2 / Section 1, Pinscher and schnauzer type
  • FCI 186

Alternative names:

    1. Affen, Affie, Monkey Dog (English).
    2. Affenpinscher (French).
    3. Affenpinscher (German).
    4. Affenpinscher (Portuguese).
    5. Perro Mono, Affenpinscher (Spanish).

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