Peruvian Hairless Dog
Perú FCI 310 . Primitive type

Peruvian Hairless Dog

El Peruvian Hairless Dog es un compañero amigable y adaptable.

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History

The exact origin of the Peruvian Hairless Dog. However, their ancestors seem to be deeply rooted in Peru: Illustrations on the vessels of Moche culture, show hairless dogs already in the 750 AC. Later, these funny animals were reserved for the rich Incas, who took care not to mate them with other native dogs. It was also the Incas who banned the consumption of dog meat in the northern regions of Peru.

When the Spaniards conquered the country, found many naked dogs among the orchids of the Incas, so the Europeans called them “perros de las flores“. During the period of conquest, the breed was almost extinct, but some specimens survived in remote villages where the inhabitants valued them for the partly mythical qualities attributed to them: Because of its special appearance, four-legged creatures were said to have a healing effect on certain diseases, for example, bone and joint diseases.

In 1985, the world's largest dog breeding organization, the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI), recognized the Peruvian Hairless Dog as an independent race. So today there are officially three breeds of naked dogs. Besides of Peruvian Hairless Dog, these are the Mexican Naked Dog, also known by the beautiful name of “Xoloitzcuintle“, and the Chinese Crested Dog. The three races are closely related to each other.

Physical characteristics

The name says it all: The most striking thing about most Peruvian Hairless Dog that's what's missing: the coat. However, the standard allows for some locks on the head and tail even in naked dogs without hair. Skin can be light or dark in different shades of color, smooth or white-spotted. However, not all naked dogs are naked, because there's a variant with hair: the so-called “Furry”, that are indispensable for breeding for health reasons. About a third of naked dogs belong to this group.

From 2013 hairy variants can also be seen in canine exhibitions, since they have been added to the standard. Your hair should be short and soft, all colors are allowed. The Peruvian Hairless Dog reminds the greyhounds in their physique. This slender breed of dog has large erect ears that can rest back, an elegantly curved and hanging tail and an athletic complexion.

Naked dog lovers can enjoy three size variations:

– The small version has a shoulder height of 25 a 40 cm..
– The median 40 a 50 cm..
– The Greats Peruvian Hairless Dog have between 50 and 65 height cm.

Weight varies as a result of 4 a 25 kg. Only a few Peruvian Hairless Dog have a full denture, but these usually include all representatives of the furry variant.

Character and skills

The Peruvian Hairless Dog is a friendly and adaptable companion. He prefers to be with his human with the one who has a close relationship. It belongs to very sociable dogs. He likes to integrate into a family and quickly befriends other pets and children. It is said that many Peruvian Hairless Dog protect fervently, especially the women and children of the herd. Here it is important to be careful when visiting the children that the Peruvian interprets offensive situations for his protégé and rushes to help his little two-legged friend without needing.

Vivacious and curious, is a wonderful companion for outdoor activities, but behaves calmly and relaxed inside. He especially likes to get comfortable on his owner's lap and enjoys the closeness and warmth. To strangers he is often distant and alert, but not aggressive.

Education

Like a dog of the original type, the Peruvian Hairless Dog it also provides original behavior in the man-animal relationship. That's why it makes sense in educational matters if you already have any experience with dogs. However, even ambitious beginners can successfully train a Peruvian Hairless Dog. Clear rules and consistency are, as in most dogs, the key to success.

The Peruvian Hairless Dog is a sensitive four-legged friend – hard you'll only get the opposite with it – will retire. Some Peruvian Hairless Dog tend to get scared or fear new situations. Therefore, it is especially important to train this dog extensively and at the right pace to different situations without overloading it.

Your breeder will be able to give you some advice when you buy a puppy. Whether on a train journey, on a trip to the city center or on a visit home, introduce your partner into these everyday situations since you're a puppy. Regular training at a canine school, preferably already with the young puppy in the form of playgroups for puppies, is highly recommended and also reinforces the social side of the Peruvian Hairless Dog.

Aging of the Peruvian Hairless Dog

As already mentioned, during mating a special health characteristic must be taken into account: During breeding, the furry ones, namely, hairy representatives of the breed, should be crossed regularly. The reason for this is that the dominant allele of hairlessness can only lead to viable embryos in combination with a hair allele, namely, Heterozygosity. Hairless homozygotic embryos are already reabsorbed into the uterus. As pure breeding for lack of hair is therefore not possible, hairless naked dogs also occur over and over again.

The Peruvian Hairless Dog they usually have an incomplete denture, what doesn't usually restrict them. With light-skinned specimens, especially at the beginning of summer, it's important to make sure they get used slowly in the sunlight, then tanning. Sun protection also makes sense, because otherwise dogs can develop severe sunburn, especially when they like to go to sunny places. Also in winter some specimens need climate protection in the form of a dog coat, because if they can't run, cool down quickly during the normal walk. Smaller variants of the breed are more sensitive to this than larger ones.

A Peruvian Hairless Dog can reach an age of up to 15 years.

Care

With the naked representatives of the breed you can leave the comb with confidence. In addition, has the great advantage that it can normally detect parasites in the skin of the Peruvian Hairless Dog immediately and apply the appropriate antidotes – from tick tweezers to flea repellent. However, even the Peruvian Hairless Dog needs regular care. If required – some owners recommend once a week – wash it with a sponge and a gentle dog shampoo. Some Peruvian Hairless Dog tend to have dry skin, which can be remedied with soft moisturizers for fragrance-free babies or with olive or coconut oil. In summer, sunscreen is an indispensable tool for light-colored dogs. Cut the claws of your Peruvian Hairless Dog if they get too long and clean your four-legged friend's ears with a dog ear cleaner if necessary.

Buy a Peruvian Hairless Dog

The Peruvian Hairless Dog are rare in Europe and therefore breeders are rare. Find the right umbrella organizations in your country, that can help you in your search. In Germany, for example, club f'r Exotische Rassehunde e.V. has a list of breeders, switzerland has a “Swiss Naked Dog Club of Latin America”, which is dedicated to the promotion of the two breeds of dogs: the Xoloitzcuintle and the Peruvian Hairless Dog. In these clubs and similar ones you can find information and contacts of ambitious breeders. Considering possible adoptions across national borders, consider what to consider when adopting puppies from abroad.

As a fan of naked dogs, you probably know the closely related races, the Xoloitzcuintle and the Chinese Crested Dog – maybe one of these dogs might also be an option for you and you're more likely to be in your region. In addition, openness to the other two races, as well as the crosses, it's usually a good idea if you want to give a home to a naked older dog. This usually requires some research. But in the meantime, keywords such as “naked dogs in distress” on the Internet promise successes that lead naked adult dogs to look for a new place to live. Try to find out as much as possible about the story of your potential new fourth-legged partner.

Reviews of Peru's Hairless Dog

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

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Images of the Peruvian Hairless Dog

Photos:

1 – Peruvian hairless dog by Paradais Sphynx, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Peruvian hairless dog by No machine-readable author provided. Manuel González Olaechea assumed (based on copyright claims)., CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Peruvian hairless dog by Carlos Adampol Galindo from DF, Mexico, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Peruvian hairless dog by Marina Alonso Esparré, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – Peruvian hairless dog by Carlos Adampol Galindo from DF, Mexico, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
6 – Peruvian hairless dog by Carlos Adampol Galindo from DF, Mexico, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
7 – Peruvian hairless dog by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Videos of the Peruvian Hairless Dog

Why the peruvian hairless dog is the mascot of ancient Peru?
THE PERUVIAN HAIRLESS DOG – STRANGE OR CUTE?

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 310
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 6: Primitive type. Without working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 5: Dogs type Spitz and primitive type – Section 6: Primitive type.

FCI standard of the breed Peruvian Hairless Dog

Peruvian Hairless Dog FCI Peruvian Hairless Dog FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Perro Sin Pelo de Perú, Inca Hairless Dog, Viringo, Peruvian Inca, Orchid, Calato, Peruvian Walking Dead dog, Dielmatian (English).
    2. Chien nu Inca (French).
    3. Peruanischen Nackthund (German).
    4. Perro Sin Pelo del Perú, viram (Portuguese).
    5. Perro calato, Perro chimo, Perro chimoc, Perro chimú, Perro de , orquídea peruano, Perro inca, Perro peruano, Perro peruano sin pelo, Perro pila, Perro sin pelo del Perú, Perro sin pelo peruano
    Viringo
    (Spanish).

Canaan Dog
Israel FCI 273

Perro de Canaán

The Canaan Dog It is especially reliable and very affectionate with children.

History

The Canaan Dog (Canaan Dog) It is a very ancient breed of dog of the Eastern Mediterranean, in the place which today occupy Palestine and Israel. Known in Israel as (Hebrew: כלב כנעני, lit. Dog Cainita, Kelev Kna ’ ani), It is a typical feral dog in appearance.

The Canaan Dog He is a native of Israel and his ancestor par excellence is a very ancient race called Pariah Dog. Of the Pariah Dog drawings have been found in tombs of the era of 2,000 BC. The Pariah Dog was common before the occupation of the Roman Empire in Israel, It was used as Shepherd and guardian. But at the time when the Romans occupied Palestine, The Pariah Dog was on the verge of extinction. Some returned to the wild life in the desert and others were living on farms, but very few.

In the middle of the 20th century of Israel Army wanted to have a native dog who serve as support for some operations, and while it is good guardian. Thus enters the history of the Canaan dog Dr. Rydolphina Menzel, his task as, at the request of the army, was to find that race.

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Pharaoh Hound
Malta Gran Bretaña FCI 248 . Primitive type

Pharaoh Hound

The Pharaoh Hound as a family is intelligent, friendly, affectionate and playful.

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History

The Pharaoh Hound it is a hunting dog like those of hunting dog breeds, formerly at home in many areas of the Mediterranean. It is also called Kelb-tal-Fenek. “Kelb-tal-Fenek” It is Maltese and it means “Rabbit dog”.

Like all Warren hound, is the specialist in rabbit hunting. However, does not go to the burrow like the Dachshund or the terriers. Because the Pharaoh Hound and Warren hound they hunt on land when they see them. They are agile like a hunting dog and can launch attacks fast as lightning. As a group, surround their prey. In this way, knock down dozens, even hundreds of rabbits in a short time. The Pharaoh Hound they usually work completely independently without guidance from the hunter. In Malta they also help with the herding of goats and are useful as multipurpose for all tasks at home and on the farm.

The Pharaoh Hound was created in Great Britain in the decade of 1960 as an independent breed of dog. It is an offshoot of the population of these dogs, that have existed for thousands of years in the northern and eastern Mediterranean. Besides of Pharaoh Hound, the Warren hound are other descendants of these dogs, each of which is now an independent race. Its roots go deep into the past. However, its exact origin is not clear. Its resemblance to the ancient Egyptian hunting dog Tesem, one of the oldest documented dog breeds, it's amazing. However, not proven and not likely to be descendants “pure” of Tesem. This type of dog probably existed everywhere, as it already served the people of the ancient world in its current role.

With the time, regional strains were developed that, However, they repeatedly mated with each other. The World Canine Federation, Fédération Cynologique Internationale, took this into account when establishing a collection standard for Mediterranean breeds up to 1977. Great Britain then created the breed of dogs Pharaoh Hound and later handed over the patronage to Malta. There it was even declared a national dog in 1974. In 1991 was officially recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale as an independent race.

Physical characteristics

Haughty and delgado, the Pharaoh Hound is a dog from size medium with well-defined lines, elegant and noble porte.

The height in the males is of 55 a 63 cm., and weigh in 10 a 12 kg; the females measure of 52 a 61 cm to the cross, and weigh in 8 a 10 kg. If born with a tail does not lack that ampute you.

The belly is fine and the back straight and strong. The body consists of large muscles, line dry.

Has the head triangular, almost without stop, the eyes Amber blend with the mantle, they are oval and slightly sunken. The ears they are inserted to half-height, Reprint alert to carry them, they are wide at its base and thin and long.

The tail is curved and carries low, but when he is happy he has been in high.

Its fur is fine, short and glossy. In some cases it may be a little rough to the touch. The color fur is reddish brown clear to reddish brown dark with white markings. According to the standard, the white tail is highly desirable.

Also, is supported in the standard to submit a white mark on the chest and white fingertips, even a white stripe on the centerline of the face.

Character and skills

The Pharaoh Hound he is a hunting dog and a hound at the same time. They are sometimes used in their homeland as watchdogs or herding dogs for goats.. Before genetic separation from the total population, many dogs had to fight in search of human food scraps and often suffered from hunger. These original living conditions still determine their nature today.. They are very agile and alert. Almost nothing escapes your keen senses. Especially like young dogs who crave exercise and experiences, ideally hunting and first of all the option of free running. As they tend to have a strong hunting instinct, this deep-rooted need of dogs in our latitudes can only be satisfied on rare occasions.

It is an experience to see him Pharaoh Hound running freely. Because they can sprint fast and especially capture prey in extremely courteous races. the Pharaoh Hound hunt with all three senses: Odor, view, ear. The standard describes its nature in this way:

Vigilant and passionate hunter who uses both sight and smell. When working short distance, he also uses his ears in a remarkable way.

The Pharaoh Hound they are very intelligent and docile. They quickly learn what is allowed and what is taboo. They are friendly and open-minded with people. Towards humans there is no aggression; towards other dogs, However, this may be different, particularly with males. The Pharaoh Hound they have a kind and playful nature. They seek intimate connection with their masters and are loyal to them. Even in spite of its thinness, they are very hard and resistant.

Comments

The Pharaoh Hound is very similar to the Cirneco dell'Etna Italian.

Attitude

Basically the Pharaoh Hound it's good to keep it. It is very suitable as a family dog ​​and friend of children and wants to be seen as a member of their family. However, generally not suitable for a flat in the big city. You need long daily walks in nature, better several times a day. Here your senses are at their highest level. He is a dedicated and alert hunting dog. You need at least here and there the possibility of being able to exhaust yourself while running freely.

A Pharaoh Hound maintained in a species appropriate manner is calm and gentle in the home. Then you can rest relaxed in your basket or on the sofa. In addition, is very playful. Some specimens are extremely alert and like to bark. Also in another way barking is used very happily for communication and to express their feelings. It should also be noted that the Pharaoh Hound has no undercoat and is naturally low in insulating fat and therefore sensitive to cold.

Education

A Pharaoh Hound well socialized can be trained very well. Your senses alert, his intelligence and friendly affection make it easy for him to understand humans. He also wants to please us and live in harmony. Of course it always requires a just consequence. He realizes his master's lack of care immediately and uses him mercilessly. So he'll use every inattention to steal an unprotected gift. For an occupation and physical workload suitable for dogs, the greyhound association offers the possibility of participating with Pharaoh Hound in Greyhound racing or hunting dogs. Other dog sports such as agility are also suitable. Due to his strong hunting motivation, training requires patience and empathy.

Care and health

The Pharaoh Hound he is very frugal. Brushing the coat from time to time is enough.

Typical diseases

There are no exact data on the typical diseases of this rare breed of dog. One problem could be inbreeding.

Nutrition

The Pharaoh Hound he is usually very gluttonous. You have to be careful here. In all other respects, They are very austere breeds in terms of the type of food..

The life expectancy of a Pharaoh Hound

There are no figures on the life expectancy of Pharaoh Hound. However, should be around 12 years.

Buy a Pharaoh Hound

If you want to spend your life with a Pharaoh Hound, you should first check if you can guarantee all the conditions for it, especially if you have the possibility to let it run regularly. Otherwise, you should look for very similar dogs in animal shelters, in serious animal protection organizations.

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

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Pharaoh Hound Images

Pharaoh Hound Videos

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 248
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 6: Primitive type. Without working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 5: Dogs type Spitz and primitive type – Section 6: Primitive type.

FCI standard of the Pharaoh Hound breed

Pharaoh Hound FCI Pharaoh Hound FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Kelb tal-Fenek (English).
    2. Lévrier du pharaon (French).
    3. Pharaoh Hound, Kelb tal-Fenek (German).
    4. Cão de coelho, Kelb-tal fenek (Portuguese).
    5. Podenco faraónico, Pharaoh hound (Spanish).

Xoloitzcuintle
Mésico FCI 234 . Primitive type

The Xoloitzcuintle is a calm dog, affectionate, loving, sensitive and happy.

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History

A Xoloitzcuintle Mexican may be an unusual phenomenon, but it is by no means an eccentric invention of modern times. On the other hand, this breed of dog is probably many thousands of years old.

American dog researchers believe that the Xoloitzcuintle came to the west coast of Mexico on Chinese merchant ships. Others believe that it was introduced into Central America by Cortez and its occupying forces.

However, Dogs that resembled the dog we know today existed in Mexico long before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors – this is documented by archaeological finds. Scientists date a statue of about 1700 years before Christ. This proves that the Xoloitzcuintle Mexican is probably the oldest breed of dog in the American continent – and one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. Its exact origin is still unknown today., but it must be more than 4000 years. The fact that this dog can be seen in such art objects indicates that it was already considered valuable in pre-Christian times. Its name indicates that it was considered as the dog of the god Condition, the aztec god of death.

Xoloitzcuintle: historical value

Today it is assumed that the breed of dog found many uses: He was regarded as the companion of the souls of the deceased and therefore often had to lay down his life as a sacrificial animal or accompany his deceased owner to the grave.. At the same time, However, he was also a house and farm keeper and served as a hot water bottle due to his bare skin and high body temperature. The Mexican natives held the meat of the Xoloitzcuintle. A Xoloitzcuintle Naked was considered a delicacy and a diet enrichment.

Today it is kept as a companion and family dog ​​and is considered intelligent, loving, sporty and calm. By nature you are sensitive and temperamental and want to be encouraged and kept busy. In very low temperatures and on sunny and hot days, the owners of the Xoloitzcuintle they should protect their four-legged friend with a dog coat against hypothermia or with a special sunscreen against sunburn.

Physical characteristics Xoloitzcuintle

Height to the cross: 33 a 57 cm for dogs and bitches.

Weight: Weight depends on height.

The color:

The Xoloitzcuintle not furry, but it has a thick pile mop that goes from black to black-gray, Slate gray, dark grey, reddish, liver, bronze to golden yellow; sometimes stained. The skin is wrinkled on the head and neck and is grayish red. At birth, puppies are pink like piggies and don't look standard until they are one year old.

Typical and at the same time particularly striking are the bat ears of approximately 10 cm long, as well as almond eyes, which can be black to yellow.

Average life expectancy: 14 years

Xoloitzcuintle character and skills

The Xoloitzcuintle is a quiet dog, affectionate, loving, sensitive and happy. He clings a lot to his family and wants to follow you everywhere. He seems to follow your voice and is a warm companion, gentle and affectionate. For this reason it is often used as a therapy dog.. He is also an energetic and agile athlete who loves to play and needs a lot of exercise and attention..

He loves his toys and he likes to play in the yard or garden, warm up in the sun and need your long daily walks. When i'm outdoors, should always be kept on a leash, since he likes to hunt small animals. It is not a dog that wants to be left alone in the yard. Can jump or climb over fences. Must participate in family activities and depends on your affections and interests.

Although he is tender and affectionate with his family, is quite reserved and distrustful of strangers and needs a little time to get used to you. It learns fairly quickly and is easy to train, although sometimes it can be quite independent. You have to train it with a lot of determination and discipline.

You are protective by nature and have a strong drive to protect your home and loved ones. The Xoloitzcuintle is usually a quiet dog that only barks when there is a good reason for it. He's also fearless and won't shy away from a fight. Can get along well with other dogs and pets, if you have lived with other animals from a young age. He also gets along very well with children if they treat him with respect.

He is an exceptionally robust and healthy dog ​​who needs a sweater in the cold and extremely hot seasons to protect his bare house. It is an odorless dog that does not lose its hair.

Xoloitzcuintle Care

The Xoloitzcuintle he is an unusual dog, why don't you pant, but sweats through your skin, like us. But your skin is sensitive to the sun, it even burns in the sun. That is why you should always have a sunscreen with a medium sun protection factor with you at sea., in the city, in the field and in the mountains. The advantage of this breed is that the Xoloitzcuintle cannot hide ticks or fleas under its fur.

Can be stored on a floor, but a house with a garden is more suitable. Oddly enough, to the Xoloitzcuintle loves to roll in the snow in winter and bathe in icy water. But before I'm ready, you should get used to it little by little. A warm coat is advisable for walks in winter. However, it should be a felt coat lined with cotton, because your naked and sensitive skin can react allergic to wool.

Nutrition of the Xoloitzcuintle

The Xoloitzcuintle needs a lot of water, especially in summer, since a lot of liquid evaporates through your skin. In extremely hot weather, water with a high mineral content should be given to avoid a lack of salt. In addition, the Xoloitzcuintle you need a balanced diet with a high proportion of protein. Unfortunately, thickens quickly, so you should avoid fat and sugar. With less exercise, it is better to feed it with green beans and rice.

The breeding of the Xoloitzcuintle

Breeding this ancient breed of dog is troublesome. Animal welfare experts even recommend a ban on breeding. Hairlessness is inherited in a dominant way. A dog with mixed genetic makeup is naked, a hairless quadruped does not carry the hairless gene. However, a Xoloitzcuintle homozygous and hairless is not viable and dies shortly after birth.

To ensure healthy offspring, a Xoloitzcuintle heterozygous and naked would have to mate with a furry representative. The offspring would be viable, but only half would have no hair. Since the hairy variant is not recognized as a breed in many countries, the mating of two hairless animals is often practiced and the death of non-viable animals is accepted. This circumstance makes the breed controversial and appears again and again in the context of torture breeding.. In addition, the hairless gene also increases the predisposition to jaw malformations and toothlessness, and Xoloitzcuintle Mexicans also have a stronger tendency to various skin diseases and immune deficiencies.

Salud Xoloitzcuintle

In addition to the concern about the difficulty of breeding, some health problems are particularly common in theXoloitzcuintle. The first and most important thing is dental defects, so that dogs lack some or all teeth and / or jaw malformations are inherited. In addition, immunological deficiencies are frequently found and the breed is predisposed to skin diseases such as purulent inflammations. Therefore, if you decide to choose this breed, it is important that you choose a breeder carefully and that you are willing to invest a lot of time and money in caring for your dog.

Images of the Xoloitzcuintle

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1 – A Xoloitzcuintle (Mexican Hairless Dog). by Micyaotl G.T., CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Xoloitzcuintli or Xoloitzcuintle by Alfredo&Sara aguirre, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Hairless Dog, preHispanic. by Rod Waddington, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Xoloitzcuintle by https://flic.kr/p/agfgec
5 – Xoloitzcuintle by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/imagen-perro-mascota-canino-2628918/
6 – Xoloitzcuintle or Mexican hairless dog in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico by Emőke Dénes, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Xoloitzcuintle Videos

Xoloitzcuintle, the breed with historical value
ALL ABOUT XOLOITZCUINTLI: THE MEXICAN HAIRLESS DOG

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 234
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 6: Primitive type. Without working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 5: Dogs type Spitz and primitive type – Section 6: Primitive type.

FCI standard of the Xoloitzcuintle breed

Xoloitzcuintle FCI Xoloitzcuintle FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Mexican hairless dog, xolo (English).
    2. xolo, chien nu mexicain, chien nu du Mexique (French).
    3. Xoloitzcuintle, Tepeizeuintli, xolo (German).
    4. Xoloitzcuintle, xolo (Portuguese).
    5. Xolo, Perro azteca, Perro mexica. Perro con y sin pelo mexicano, Bogar, xoloitzcuintli (Spanish).

Ibizan Hound
España FCI 89 - Ibizan Hound

Ca Eivissenc

The Ibizan Hound is quite reserved, It only gives their confidence to its owner.

The Ibizan Hound the Podenco-Ibicenco, It is a breed canine Spanish Ibiza (Spain). It gets its name from the island Ibiza, belonging to the Group of islands in the Balearic Islands, bathed by the Mediterranean.

It is a kind of primitive and rustic dog, considered one of the oldest breeds that exist and can be seen the tombs of the Pharaohs and museums whose first signs can be traced back to the 3.400 BC

Read all about the race by clicking on: Ibizan Hound.

  • Otros nombres: Ca Eivissenc / Ibiza-Podenco / Ibizan Warren Hound.
  • Group 5 / section 7 -Primitive type of hunting.

Dogs breeds: Ibizan Hound

Basenji
Gongo FCI 43 . Primitive type

Basenji

The Basenji is alert, loving, energetic, curious and reserved with strangers

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History

The Basenji It is a breed of dog originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is a primitive breed used for hunting and tracking.

They have the unique feature of not bark, but emit a curious sound-style> yodeling (Yodeling).

The stone Age images, as well as the tombs of ancient Egypt, already attest to the existence of this type of dog, who has survived the millennia: The Basenji is one of the oldest and most original breeds of dog. He's supposed to be a direct descendant of the Egyptian Testament – this is how dog experts call the form of a dog that has been transmitted to us through the Egyptian illustrations of the fourth millennium BC.

The Basenji comes from Central Africa, where he lived with village communities, but without having been specifically bred or formed particularly close bonds. Rather, lived like rat hunters. Often people also followed the Hunt for the Basenjis to benefit from the prey. During famines the dogs were even slaughtered.

By the way, “Basenji” translated means “little wild animal from the bushes”. As early as the late 19th century some Basenjis arrived in Europe with African explorers. However, selective breeding did not begin until 1935 in Britain. Although the dog is originally from Africa, Britain today is sponsored by the Basenji. From here the breed gradually spread to the rest of Europe. In Germany, for example, enjoyed greater popularity from the years 70 of the 20th century.

Did You Know?

The first Basenjis were red and white, tricolor (black and white fire) and black and white. Expeditions in Zaire 1987 and 1988 They introduced 14 dogs with new bloodlines, which brought a beautiful brindle look with tiger stripes.

There are some studies which point to the Basenji as progenitor of all Terrier.

For details of the history of the Basenji —-> basenji.org

Physical characteristics

The Basenji they are a small breed, elegant appearance, they have short hair, shiny and silky. Their ears are upright, and the tail coiled lead to perfection. Some people, they believe that its appearance similar to a deer in miniature.

They usually weigh 11 kg and the port tends to be of 40,6 cm., athletic and deceptively powerful for its size. Have a walk safe and elegant like a horse to trot.

Character and skills

Recommended for homes with adults. But life keeps an uneasy and playful spirit, When it ends its phase of growth becomes an excellent pet.

The Basenji is alert, loving, energetic, curious and reserved with strangers. It is a little distant, but it can also form strong ties with the people and can be emotionally sticking to a particular Member of the family, generating a very strong link.

Generally does not get along well with other pets other than dogs. You like the humid climate, they tend to be very skilled soaring. It can be described as fast, playful, tireless in the game, and naughty.

One of the curiosities that presents the race, In addition to not bark, It is that sule lick is the hair to be kept clean.

Basenji pictures

Photos:

(1) – walking… basenji by fugzu [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(2) – Basenji puppy, Bravo, 10 weeks old by fugzu [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(3) – Basenji dogs by fugzu [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(4) – Portrait Basenji – CC0 Creative Commons

Basenji videos

Ratings of the Basenji

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

adaptation ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Dog friendly ⓘ

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Hair loss ⓘ

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Affection Level ⓘ

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Exercise Needs ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Social Needs ⓘ

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Apartment ⓘ

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Grooming ⓘ

1.0 rating
1 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Stranger Friendly ⓘ

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Barking Tendencies ⓘ

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Health Issues ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Territorial ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Cat Friendly ⓘ

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

intelligence ⓘ

5.0 rating
5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

versatility ⓘ

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Child Friendly ⓘ

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Watchdog Ability ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Playfulness ⓘ

5.0 rating
5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Alternative names

African Bush Dog / African Barkless Dog / Ango Angari / Congo Dog / Zande Dog

Group

Group 5 / Section 6 – Primitive type

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