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Maremma-Abruzzo Shepherd Dog

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country of origin
Italy
default number
201
height at the withers
Dogs: 65 to 73 cm, bitches: 60 to 68 cm
weight
Males: 35 to 45 kg, females: 30 to 40 kg
use
As a shepherd dog, it is primarily used to protect herds and guard property.
FCI Group 1
Herding dogs and cattle dogs (except Swiss Mountain Dogs)
Group 1 Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs Section 1 Shepherd Dogs Without working test.

Description: Maremma-Abruzzo Sheepdog

The Maremma-Abruzzo Sheepdog is a large sized dog, powerfully built, with a rustic appearance, yet majestic and of type. Its build, of medium proportions, is that of a heavy dog, the body of which is longer than the height at the withers; he is harmoniously built, both in terms of size (heterometry = normal proportions between size and different parts of the body) and in terms of profile (alloidism = concordance between head and body profile).

BEHAVIOR/PERSONALITY:

Its primary function as a watchdog and guardian of flocks and all belongings is reflected in the way it carries out assigned tasks with care, courage and determination. Although proud and averse to any form of subservience, he shows a devoted attachment to his master and those around him.

History: Maremma-Abruzzo Sheepdog

This ancient shepherd breed goes back to the herd guard dogs still used today in Abruzzo, where sheep farming is still practiced successfully today, and to the shepherds’ dogs that used to live in the Maremma of Tuscany and Lazio. Especially after 1860, the transhumance of herds from one region to another favored a natural interbreeding of the two original races.

Coat: Maremma-Abruzzo Sheepdog

HAIR:

Very rich fur. Long hair, rather rough to the touch; lying well against the body, it resembles stiff horsemane hair; a slight curl is tolerated. The hair forms a considerable ruff and moderately long fringes at the back edge of the limbs. However, it is short on the snout, skull, ears, and the front of the limbs. On the rump the hair reaches a length of 8 cm. Undercoat is abundant only in winter.

COLOR:

plain white. Shades of ivory, pale orange, or lemon are tolerated, but only to a limited extent.

Miniature American Shepherd

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country of origin
United States of America
default number
367
height at the withers
Males have a shoulder height of 35.5 to 46 cm, females 33 to 43 cm.
use
herding and guard dog
FCI Group 1
Herding dogs and cattle dogs (except Swiss Mountain Dogs)

Description: Miniature American Shepherd

The Miniature American Shepherd is a smaller sized herding dog originating from the United States. Slightly longer in build than tall with moderate bone strength in proportion to build and height without showing extremes. In movement it is supple, elegant and balanced. This exceptional mobility combined with strength and endurance allows him to work in different areas. This versatile and dynamic dog is an exceptional athlete with superior intelligence and a desire to please those to whom they are devoted. He is both a loyal companion and a docile worker, which is immediately evident from his alert expression. His expression is alert, alert and intelligent, he may appear reserved and/or wary of strangers.
The double coat is of medium length and texture and can be solid or merle, with or without white and/or copper markings.

History: Miniature American Shepherd

The Miniature American Shepherd evolved in the late 1960’s in California, USA. It was bred to small, unregistered dogs that were said to be Australian Shepherds. These dogs were bred to keep their small size, active character and intelligence. The breed was first registered with the National Stock Dog Registry in 1980 and was referred to as the Miniature Australian Shepherd. By the early 1990s, they had gained national popularity. In May 2011, the breed was accepted into the AKC (USA) breed establishment process as a Miniature American Shepherd. In July 2015, the breed received full AKC recognition and was placed in the herding group. The breed was used for herding smaller livestock such as sheep and goats, although it also has the ability to tackle larger livestock. Their small size was appreciated because it made them easier to keep as pets. They became particularly popular when traveling with riders to equestrian events, as their intelligence, loyalty and size made them excellent traveling companions. Along the way, their popularity spread across the country.

Coat: Miniature American Shepherd

length/texture

The overall appearance of the coat is moderate. The hair is of medium texture, straight to wavy, weather resistant and of medium length. According to the climate, the undercoat may vary in quantity. The fur on the head and front legs is short and soft. The back of the forelegs and the trousers are moderately feathered. The moderate collar is more pronounced in males than in females. The coat may be trimmed on the ears, feet, back of the hocks, pasterns and tail, otherwise the coat should be presented naturally.

Color: The colors are versatile and vary individually. Without any preference there are the following colors: black (black), blue merle, red (liver) and red merle. The merle may show up in a variable amount of dots, marbling and spots. The undercoat may be a little lighter than the top coat. Asymmetrical drawings are not to be penalized.

Copper Colored Markings: Copper colored markings are not required but when present are permitted in the following areas: around the eyes, on the feet, on the legs, on the chest, on the muzzle, on the underside of the neck, on the face, on the underside of the ears, on the lower line of the body, under the base of the tail and under the trousers. Coppery markings come in a variety of shades from off-white to rust, with no preference. There may be a blending with the main color on the face, legs, feet or pants.

White markings: White markings are not required, but if present they must not be predominant. Spots may appear in white markings. White must not be the predominant color on the head, the eyes must be completely surrounded by color and pigmented. Red merle and red have liver pigmentation around the eyelids. Blue merle and black have black pigmented eye rims. Fully colored ears are preferred. In any combination, white markings are only allowed in the following areas: muzzle, cheeks, skull, a blaze on the forehead, on the neck as a partial or full collar, on the chest, abdomen, front and hind legs, hocks and here can taper it out in a thin line to the knee. A small amount of white can be seen from the bottom line when viewed from the side, but never more than an inch above the elbow. The hairline of the white collar must not be behind the withers. Full length tails may have a white tip.

Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog

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country of origin
Romania
default number
349
height at the withers
Dogs: 70-75 cm, bitches: 65-70 cm
use
Excellent herding dog, incorruptible guard and excellent companion dog.
FCI Group 1
Herding dogs and cattle dogs (except Swiss Mountain Dogs)
Section 1 German Shepherds. Without work test.

Description: Ciobanesc Romanesc Mioritic (Mioritic)

GENERAL APPEARANCE:

The Ciobanesc Romanesc Mioritic is a large, but by no means heavy, powerful and powerful dog. Long, rich hair on head, body and limbs.

The males are larger and stronger than the females.

BEHAVIOR/PERSONALITY:

The Ciobanesc Romanesc Mioritic is a calm, even-tempered dog. Good livestock guardian, very courageous and efficient at repelling predators that may be out for prey (bears, wolves, lynx). Distrustful of strangers. He likes children.

History: Ciobanesc Romanesc Mioritic (Mioritic)

The Ciobanesc Romanesc Mioritic was bred from a natural breed of dog from the Carpathians, with the focus being on fitness for use. The breed has many supporters in Romania because of its vigorous appearance.

The standard was established in 1981 by the Romanian Cynological Association, whose Technical Commission approved it on 03/29/2002 and conforms to the standard scheme of the F.C.I. adapted from Jerusalem.

Coat: Ciobanesc Romanesc Mioritic (Mioritic)

HAIR:

Hair abounding on the head and body, harsh in texture, straight and at least 10 cm long. The undercoat is even denser, soft and lighter colored. The hair is shorter on the limbs. Tail richly hairy.

COLOR:

a) Pied: The ground color must be white with clearly defined black or gray spots.
b) Monochrome: Monochrome white or grey.

Mudi

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country of origin
Hungary
default number
238
height at the withers
Dogs: 41 to 47 cm (ideal size 43 to 45 cm), bitches: 38 to 44 cm (ideal size 40 to 42 cm)
weight
Males: 11 to 13 kg, females: 8 to 11 kg
use
cattle dog. Because of its courageous behavior, it is also very popular with the shepherds for driving difficult and large animal species. It is also used to hunt wild boar. Excellent protection and companion dog. Dog for drug search. guard and alarm dog. Excellent agility dog. Lovable house dog. Due to its relatively short hair and its excellent adaptability, keeping it in the home is not a problem.
FCI Group 1
Herding dogs and cattle dogs (except Swiss Mountain Dogs)
Section 1 German Shepherds. Without work test.

Description: Mudy

GENERAL APPEARANCE:

It is a medium-sized breed of herding dog with a wedge-shaped head and prick ears. The upper line of the body is clearly tilted backwards. The head and limbs are covered with short, straight hair. The other parts of the body show slightly longer, strongly wavy to slightly curly hair. There are different color varieties.

BEHAVIOR/PERSONALITY:

The Mudi is extremely capable of learning, has a lively temperament, is courageous, alert, willing to work, alert and adaptable.

History: Mudi

The breed originated during the 18th-19th centuries from a mix of Hungarian and most likely various German prick-eared herding dogs.

Coat: Mudi

HAIR:

The head and front of the limbs are covered with short, straight and smooth hair. On the other parts of the body the hair is uniformly wavy or slightly curly, dense, always shiny, about 3 to 7 cm long. In some places hair whorls and hair ridges are formed. The hair is longest on the back of the forearm and thigh, where it forms distinct feathers.

COLOR:

a) dun.
b) Black
c) Blue-merle, i.e. black-speckled, striped, brindle or spotted on a darker or lighter bluish-grey ground.
d) Ash colored.
e) brown.
Slightly extensive, white markings are tolerated but undesirable. A white patch on the chest less than 5 cm in diameter and small white markings on the toes are permissible but undesirable.
f) White.

Old English Sheepdog (Bobtail)

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country of origin
Great Britain (UK)
default number
16
height at the withers
Males: 61 cm and larger, females: 56 cm and larger.
use
German shepherd
FCI Group 1
Herding dogs and cattle dogs (except Swiss Mountain Dogs)
Section 1 German Shepherds. Without work test.

Description: Old English Sheepdog (Bobtail)

GENERAL APPEARANCE

Strong, square looking dog, very symmetrical, showing health and efficiency. Definitely not tall, luxuriantly hairy everywhere. A stocky, muscular, sturdy dog ​​with a highly intelligent expression. The natural outline should not be artificially altered by clipping or clipping. Endowed with great endurance, showing a gently sloping topline, with a pear shaped body when viewed from above.
In normal gait or amble, rolling is typical of the movement. His barking can be recognized by a special tone.

BEHAVIOR/ CHARACTER (TEMPERAMENT)

An adaptable dog with an even temper, bold, loyal and reliable, without any sign of nervousness or unjustified aggressiveness.

History: Old English Sheepdog (Bobtail)

Although the Old English Sheepdog’s ancestry is recorded as Britain, it is more likely that its ancestry is a combination of the European Shepherd Dogs Owtcharka and Bergamasco with the Shepherd Dogs of Britain. It is now considered an original British breed and is also commonly referred to as the Bobtail. Strong, compact and profusely hairy; its fur is a striking feature and is weather resistant. He is essentially a country dog, intelligent and friendly; it has a distinctively resonant bark that is sufficient to deter intruders.

Coat: Old English Sheepdog (Bobtail)

HAIR : Abundant, of good, hard texture. Not straight, but shaggy and without curls. The undercoat forms a waterproof pile. Head and skull well covered with hair, ears moderately hairy, neck well covered, forelegs heavily haired all round. The hind legs are more hairy than the rest of the body. Quality and texture are more important than length and amount of hair.

COLOR : Any shade of grey, grizzle or blue. Body and hind legs solid color throughout, with or without white socks.

White patches in the otherwise monochromatic coat should not be encouraged. The head, neck, forequarters and underbelly should be white with or without spots. Any hint of brown is undesirable.

Catalan Shepherd Dog

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country of origin
Spain
default number
87
height at the withers
Dogs: 47-55 cm, bitches: 45-53 cm
use
The true essence of the Gos d’Atura Catalá breed is found in herd stewardship. The Gos d’Atura Catalá not only follows the shepherd’s instructions, but is also able to make his own decisions in many cases. He steers the herd with wonderful ease so that no animal separates from the others. His great courage and bravery also allow for his use for guard duties. Because of its size, beautiful fur, intelligence, and great loyalty to its masters, it can also make an excellent companion dog.
FCI Group 1
Herding dogs and cattle dogs (except Swiss Mountain Dogs)
Section 1 German Shepherds. Without work test.

Description: Gos d’Atura Catalá (Perro de pastor catalán)

GENERAL APPEARANCE:

The Gos d’Atura Catalá is a well-formed, medium-sized dog with a nice coat.

BEHAVIOR/PERSONALITY:

Very reserved, lively and intelligent dog, with a noble look, appreciable, rough country character, devoted to the shepherd and the flock entrusted to him. He does not feed on strangers, which occasionally makes him appear unapproachable. The Gos d’Atura Catalá is very alert. Very resistant to heat, cold and all inclemencies of the weather. The simplest food is enough for him to work under the harsh conditions mentioned.

History: Gos d’Atura Catalá (Perro de pastor catalán)

Originally from the Catalan Pyrenees, the Catalan Shepherd Dog has spread to all other Catalan pastoral areas due to its usual function of guiding flocks.

Coat: Gos d’Atura Catalá (Perro de pastor catalán)

Long, smooth or very slightly wavy. rough. Rich undercoat, especially on the back third of the body. On the head it forms a chin beard, mustache, quiff and eyebrows, but these do not cover the eyes. Tail and limbs well covered with hair.
It should be noted that a typical phenomenon occurs during the change of hair: it takes place in two phases. First, the hair on the front half of the body alternates, making it look like two halves of a dog with different coats. In a second phase, the hair on the back half changes, which balances things out.

Majorca Shepherd Dog

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country of origin
Spain
default number
321
height at the withers
Dogs: 66-73 cm Bitches: 62-68 cm
weight
about 40 kg
use
Herding, guard and protection dog.
FCI Group 1
Herding dogs and cattle dogs (except Swiss Mountain Dogs)
Group 1: Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (without Swiss Mountain Dogs) Section 1: Shepherd Dogs Without working test

Description: Ca de Bestiar (Perro de pastor mallorquín)

Dog of slightly convex profile, large but not exaggerated, and of medium weight. He is all black or black with white chest markings, well proportioned, rustic, strong, muscular, sturdy and agile. There are two types of hair:
– Shorthair, most common variety, and
– Longhair.

BEHAVIOR/PERSONALITY:

Dog of great nobility. The Ca de Bestiar knows only one master and is reluctant to be approached by strangers; intelligent, docile, affectionate; extremely shy and reserved when young, his emotional outbursts reach unimagined proportions; he is faithful to his master unto death; his eyes reveal what he is thinking; he is brave and argumentative.

History: Ca de Bestiar (Perro de pastor mallorquín)

The Ca de Bestiar (literally translated cattle dog, German breed name: (Mallorca shepherd dog) is the dog of the homesteads and herds of the Balearic Islands. The origin of the breed will probably never be clarified. Due to the island location, imported herd working dogs probably also arose Dog type out, with a wide range of variations, just as it was needed.The cattle herdsmen’s dogs were bigger and stronger than the sheep and goatherds’ dogs, which had to be more agile and smaller in order to be able to follow the goats in the 1930s it was widespread and popular because of its vigilance and reliability. The decline began with the Franco dictatorship. After the Second World War, continental European breeds were also crossed in. The picture changed and the original breed type was in danger of disappearing. It was not until 1967 that one is aware of this A lover of the Ca de Bestiar, Alonso Guasp, set out to save the breed and g founded the Club del Perro de Pastor Mallorquín in 1970. In 1975 the first breed standard was established. He was first seen at a dog show in 1980. Relatively quickly, in 1982, the first official standard was announced when it was recognized by the FCI.

Coat: Ca de Bestiar (Perro de pastor mallorquín)

The hair is short, close-lying, about 1.5 to 3 cm long on the back, with a very fine, thin undercoat lying close to the skin. In the long-haired variety, the hair on the back can be slightly wavy and, depending on the season, can reach a little over 7 cm in length; the undercoat is well distributed and not thick, black in varying shades.

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

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country of origin
Poland
default number
251
height at the withers
Dogs: 45-50 cm Bitches: 42-47 cm
weight
15-22kg
use
He is an easy to lead herding and guard dog. Set in city life, he is a very good companion dog.
FCI Group 1
Herding dogs and cattle dogs (except Swiss Mountain Dogs)
Group 1, herding and cattle dogs, except Swiss Mountain Dogs, Section 1, shepherd dogs without a working test

Description: Polski Owczarek Nizinny (Polski Owczarek Nizinny (PON))

General Appearance:

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a medium-sized, stocky, strong, muscular dog with a long, thick coat. Well groomed, his coat gives him an attractive and interesting look.

Character/nature:

Lively but moderate temperament, alert, agile, intelligent, endowed with a good memory and excellent receptivity. It is resistant to unfavorable climatic conditions.
The PON is the ideal family dog, but also has good watchdog and herding skills. In the apartment he behaves calmly and evenly. Outside, he is a never-tiring companion. His herding instinct keeps him close to his family. He doesn’t know about poachers and strays.

History: Polski Owczarek Nizinny (Polski Owczarek Nizinny (PON))

As a breedless but courageous PON has been found as a breed type in Polish literature since the 9th century. Around 1500 a Polish merchant traveled to Scotland. In addition to the cargo and the crew, there were also some PON-like dogs on board the ship that was supposed to reach the destination. In Scotland grain was then exchanged for sheep. The PON ancestors were in their element here. A Scot liked her work with the herd very much. He offered the Polish guest the exchange of a lamb and a ram for two bitches and a male. It is agreed with the British cynologists that the later founded dog breeds “Bearded Collie” and “Bobtail” emerged from such actions.

Until the beginning of the 20th century, the ancestors of the PON were bred by farmers and shepherds to herd pigs and sheep and also geese. Even then, careful breeding selection ensured that only animals with good guarding and herding abilities were further bred. Gradually, these herding dogs appeared on the occasion of livestock exhibitions. They impressed with their enthusiasm for work, their skills, their health and their easy-care, weather-independent, goat-like fur.

In Poland, this type of dog began to be adopted after the First World War. Even then, the first changes compared to the old type were made. H. Zimmermann describes this in his “Lexikon der Hundefreunde” in 1935. The Second World War destroyed the modest start of breeding, all breeding documents and the stock of selected breeding dogs. But there were the so-called “village mutts” that corresponded to the former breeding animals. These arose from random “relationships” between various races. This is certainly also the case with the now extinct German pedigree dogs such as the shepherd spitz, sheep poodle and the Pomeranian herding dog, but certainly also from the former PON breeding dogs. Hard work began for the PON friends: After 15 years of selection and search. Especially through the meanwhile deceased Mrs. Dubrawinowa and the breeding measure by Mrs. Dr. Danuta Hryniewiczin her kennel “z Kordegardy”, which still exists today, succeeded in forming a balanced, appealing breed from the “village mutts”.

Polish Tatra Sheepdog

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country of origin
Poland
default number
252
height at the withers
Dogs: 65-70 cm, bitches: 60-65 cm
use
shepherd dog and guard dog. His stately demeanor and handsome looks make him a good companion dog.
FCI Group 1
Herding dogs and cattle dogs (except Swiss Mountain Dogs)
Section 1 German Shepherds. Without work test.

Description: Polski Owczarek Podhalanski

GENERAL APPEARANCE:

Its compact and strong physique suggests great strength and agility. Large dog, strong, muscular, with a thick, straight coat. Well developed undercoat. The coat is short on the head and front of the legs, and plentiful and long on the thighs. Bushy tail and impressive ruff.

BEHAVIOR/PERSONALITY:

Quiet in nature, docile and watchful. Calm and balanced. Distrustful of strangers. Watchful and faithful! Family dog, no protection dog training recommended.
He is an independent and confident dog who takes his job as a guard very seriously. He defends “his pack” uncompromisingly without being aggressive – usually a threatening gesture is sufficient for this imposing dog. On the other hand, he is also a clown who joins in any nonsense with his family. From puppy on, he should already know that there are other dogs and learn how to get along with them. This way you avoid dominance problems with other dogs. The training of the “OP” should have clear lines so that the dog always knows who is in charge. The OP has very little hunting instinct, so that with appropriate training you can easily roam through the woods with him without a leash. He finds dead body obedience stupid and then acts up stubborn. He would much rather have a togetherness with his humans and then also runs up to the top form of obedience. Under no circumstances should you exercise protective service with him. He protects his pack all by himself! With the size of this dog, it is clear to everyone that a 2 room apartment is not enough. He would like to have a garden and if possible decide for himself whether he wants to be inside or outside.

Coat: Polski Owczarek Podhalanski

HAIR:

Hair is short and dense on head and muzzle, front of forelegs and hind legs from hock down. On the neck and body the hair is long, dense, straight or slightly wavy, hard to the touch. undercoat abundant. A well-developed frill on the neck; thighs with abundant long hair; the long hair on the tail forms a flag.

COLOR:

Uniformly white; small cream spots are undesirable.

Puli

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country of origin
Hungary
default number
55
height at the withers
For males: 39 to 45 cm, ideal height: 41 to 43 cm. For bitches: 36 to 42 cm, ideal height: 38 to 40 cm.
weight
For males: 13 to 15 kg. For females: 10 to 13 kg.
FCI Group 1
Herding dogs and cattle dogs (except Swiss Mountain Dogs)
Group 1 herding and cattle dogs (except Swiss Mountain Dogs). Section 1 German Shepherds. Without work test.

Description: Puli

GENERAL APPEARANCE:

Dog of medium size, solid constitution, square build and fine but not too light bone structure. The somewhat gaunt body is well muscled in all parts. The shape of the individual parts of the body is difficult to judge because the whole body is covered by a well-developed coat of hair that tends to form tresses and cords. It is therefore useful to feel the dog while judging. The hair on the head is so luxuriant that it rounds the head and shields the eyes. The luxuriantly hairy tail, curled forward over the croup, appears to cause the body shape to rise slightly towards the rear.

BEHAVIOR/PERSONALITY:

Lively temperament, exceptionally capable of learning. He is fond of children and an excellent watchdog. Its current form has been adapted for use in dog sports.

History: Puli

It is a Hungarian cattle dog breed of Asian origin. Its original ancestors most likely came to the Carpathian Basin with the migratory, nomadic ancient Magyars who lived from cattle breeding.

Coat: Puli

HAIR:

Puppies’ hair is dense, wavy or frizzy. Later, tufts of hair form, followed by heavily textured villi and cords. The coat consists of a coarser top coat and a finer undercoat. The relationship between the two hair types determines the character of the coat. When the top coat is much more developed than the undercoat, the hair is atypically structured and the hair is somewhat sticking out. If the undercoat undesirably predominates too much, the result is an overly soft textured, matted coat that is difficult to groom. The genetically determined correct ratio of the two types of hair results in the aesthetically advantageous tangle or cord shape that is easy to maintain. The cords are longest (20 to 30 cm) in the loin and croup regions and on the back of the thighs. They are shortest (10 to 12 cm) on the head and limbs. The hair on the head is ideal when the hair has a strong cord-like structure and shields the facial area. Both the combed out and the neglected and disheveled hair is undesirable.

Colour :

Black.
Black with slight rusty red or gray nuances.
Fawn (fakó) with a clear black mask.
Any shade of gray.
A white spot no more than 3 cm in diameter is permitted in the chest area. White between the toes is not considered a fault.
Pearly white coat without a hint of breadcrumbs shading.

Pumi dog

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country of origin
Hungary
default number
56
height at the withers
Males: 41-47 cm, ideal size: 43 to 45 cm; Bitches: 38 to 44 cm, ideal size: 40 to 42 cm
weight
Males: 10-15 kg, ideal weight: 12 to 13 kg; Bitches: 8 to 13 kg, ideal weight: 10 to 11 kg.
use
Terrier-like cattle dog. It is also suitable for driving larger animals. His sense of smell is well developed. It proved itself excellently in the fight against predatory game and rodents. He is an excellent house dog and easily tolerates being kept in an apartment. He needs plenty of exercise and makes an excellent companion and sporting dog.
FCI Group 1
Herding dogs and cattle dogs (except Swiss Mountain Dogs)
Section 1 German Shepherds. Without work test.

Description: Pumi

GENERAL APPEARANCE

This is a medium-sized, fun-loving, terrier-type herding dog. The head shows the terrier character best. The facial nose is stretched and the upper third of the erect ears tilts forward. The physique is square. Because of his constant attention, the pose of the neck is higher than average. The medium-length, wavy hair forms curls. The Pumi comes in several colors, but it must always be one color.

BEHAVIOR/PERSONALITY:

This rather lively cattle dog has a restless temperament. He is extremely bold and somewhat suspicious of strangers. As a result of his reasonable demeanor, vivacity and expressiveness, he draws attention to himself anytime and anywhere. The Pumi is pretty loud. His whole appearance radiates thirst for action and because of his restlessness and activity all his body parts are always in motion. He is always active and ready for action. Shy or phlegmatic behavior are characteristics alien to the breed.

Story: Pumi

The Pumi emerged in the 17th-18th centuries. Century in Hungary by crossing the primitive Puli with imported German and French terrier type prick-eared dogs. It has been considered an independent breed since the beginning of the 20th century.

Coat: Pumi

HAIR:

The wavy, curly hair forms tufts and is never straight or braided. On average, the hair is 4 to 7 cm long, composed in smaller or larger tufts, elastic, shaggy and dense. The coat consists of a strong, not coarse, wiry top coat and a soft undercoat. The medium-length, dense, wiry guard hairs on the ears stand up. The eyes and muzzle are free of long hair. The desired coat preparation shape is achieved by hand trimming. Minor corrections with scissors on the head and limbs are possible. But trimming the entire coat with scissors is undesirable.

COLOR:

a) Gray in various shades (in general the color is
Black at birth and turns gray over time).

b) Black.

c) fawn (fakó). Basic colors: red, yellow, cream (a black or gray touch and a pronounced mask are desirable).

A white patch on the chest less than 3 cm in diameter and/or a white streak on the toes is not faulty.

The hair color must always be distinctive and monochromatic.
– White.

Pyrenean Shepherd (Berger des Pyrénées)

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country of origin
France
default number
141
height at the withers
Dogs: 42-48 cm, bitches: 40-46 cm. A tolerance of + or – 2 cm is allowed in perfectly typical dogs.
weight
8-15kg
use
Herding dog on the farms and pastures of the Pyrenees.
FCI Group 1
Herding dogs and cattle dogs (except Swiss Mountain Dogs)
Section 1 German Shepherds. With work test.

Description: Berger des Pyrénées – poil long (Pyrenean Shepherd Dog (Berger des Pyrénées))

The lively Frenchman is known as a real smart guy. There is a reason for this, because the Pyrenean Shepherd, also known as the Pyrenean Sheepdog, is not only docile, but also quite clever.

The personality of the Berger des Pyrénées

He shines as a herding dog, shines on the agility course and inspires as a family dog. The training of the working dog is considered to be demanding. And there is another trait that is perfectly normal for a herding dog: Bergers des Pyrénées are often suspicious of strangers.

Preferences, training and care of the Berger des Pyrénées

Inherited herding skills are still valued in the Pyrenees. And also in herding competitions, Bergers usually take the top places. Since the charming Frenchman has a good reputation for being a tireless workaholic, he is also often trained as a disaster and avalanche search dog. A willingness to work paired with intelligence is good on the one hand, but it also makes demands on those who have to train this dog on the other. “Love paired with consistency” is the key to success.
Caring for the Berger des Pyrénées is simple. The robust coat is shaped once a week with a few brush strokes. In addition, you should pay attention to small tangles behind the ears and on the elbows, which you have to comb out. Once a year, the big combing is on the daily program: the dog is combed until there are no more tresses to be found. The hair on the head should always be brushed from front to back.
In fact, there are several breeds that developed in the French Pyrenees and had to withstand the toughest demands: the long-haired Pyrenean Sheepdog (à poil long) and the smooth-haired Pyrenean Sheepdog (face rase). Both have their own FCI standard number.

This is what the Berger des Pyrénées looks like

The long-haired Pyrenean sheepdog is divided into two variants: one shows more or less pronounced shaggy hair on the body, the other has less undercoat. This breed is distributed worldwide. The smooth-haired Pyrenean Sheepdog delights its lovers with significantly shorter facial hair. A second variant also shows short hair on the body. This is known as Piémont. This breed and especially the last variant is not very common. Visually, further differences can be identified: the head of the long-haired French looks more triangular than that of the smooth-haired. This is due to the relatively short muzzle. In terms of height at the withers, breeders aim for an average of 40 and 46 centimeters with a weight of between eight and twelve kilograms for the long-haired variant. – For the smooth-haired variant, a range between 46 and 54 centimeters with a weight of up to 18 kilograms.
The shaggy coat texture is again a subvariant of the long-haired Pyrénées Berger. However, this texture – also known as long-hair variant 1 – is not uniform, but rather stands out due to its different distribution. Dry and woolly hair can form tresses or cords, also known as cadenettes. Roof tile-like panels also occur. However, the head should not be excessively hairy. The eyes must always remain free and a cheeky mustache should never sprout on the snout. It is ideal if the muzzle hair lies slightly backwards, as if a gust of wind were blowing against it. Incidentally, this is the secret of the much praised smart expression of the Berger des Pyrénées. The long-hair variant 2 shows smooth top coat, shorter haired extremities and shorter mustache. Strictly speaking, this variant is not really long-haired, but rather medium-long-haired.

Short fine hair on the head is the main characteristic of the Face Rase (Smooth Pyrenean Sheepdog). This is probably the most obvious difference to the long and medium-length haired variants. Sometimes fringes can also be seen on the ears. A slight fringing also adorns the front legs and so-called trousers are desired on the hind legs.

The origin of the Berger des Pyrénées

Its development history extends over many centuries. It is less the work of dedicated breeders than a consequent selection to thank that there is this unique Pfiffikus today.

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