Monday, April 18, 2011

Otterhound dog

Posted: 17 Apr 2011 11:37 AM PDT

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Otterhound is a breed of dog  with natural wool, Otterhound dog is a great hunting dog, muscular and intelligent dog

Although there is mention of the hunt for otters and Otterhound (otterhound – literally “on the otter hound”) relating to the time of King John, who ruled England from 1199 to 1216, the first description of the dog constituted a flock otterhaundov appeared only at Edward II (1307 – 1327). Fortunately, this description was made by William twistor, hunter. He describes them as wire-type dogs – “between the beagle and terrier.”
Hunting otters never belonged to the main types of hunting in England, but apparently there was a very long time. First, it involved because the otter too actively exterminating the fish in rivers and streams, and later she gained popularity due to the fact that it was the only kind of hunting, from April to September.
Flowering otterhound in England came in the mid to late XIX century. In those days there were 18 – 20 flocks that are regularly hunted the entire season. The most famous in the number of otters has been caught flock Honourable Jeffrey Hill of Hokstouna that from 1870 to 1890 dealt with the 704 otters. Yet all the experts agree that the most well-trained bunch otterhound ever hunt in England was a flock of Klitroe Skvira Lomax. It was at the height of his fame otterhound, about 1868. Skvira was an ardent supporter of strict observance of rules of the game, and although its results are also interested, he turned the focus on how the work of his pack. They say that the dogs were so well trained in what to listen to the lightest wave of the hand.
Otterhound origins shrouded in mystery, but the earliest authors put forward a number of logically substantiated opinions about its origin. According to Stonehenge, the ancestors are otterhaunda southern hound and Welsh harier, as evidenced by the fact that otterhoundo was very much in Devon – the main stronghold of southern hounds – and in Wales

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Long-haired Otterhound breed dog

The most acceptable opinion expressed E. Buckley, who attributes the wool otterhound a water Spaniel (a somewhat different type than the currently known species) and courage – a bulldog. Other authors mention the Bloodhound, arguing that domed skull, and long ears. In fact, Turbervil, who chronicled the hunt for otters back in 1575, makes no distinction between the Bloodhound and otterhaundom.
One of the most reasonable is the view of French origin otterhaund made by Marples, who, in describing otterhaund, said that it is almost an exact copy of the old vandeyskoy hound. These two species are similar in coat and addition. o- a large dog height of 61 – 68.6 cm, weight 34 – 52 kg. He has a hard, dense and oily hair, which allows him plenty of time in the water. The combination of blue and white colors have always been preferred, but in the range of colors of this breed many shades of black and tan. Otterhaund excellent swims in the water and move him to help webbed feet.
The main focus has always been given the working qualities otterhaunda, and exhibitions in England, this breed was not well known. Still, some owners of large flocks sometimes sent several dogs at major exhibitions. Flocks of Carlisle and Kendall were known for their show dog.
In the United States otterhaundy first appeared around 1900. Their debut at the show held in Claremont, Oklahoma, in 1907. There is evidence of registration otterhaundov, these were two dogs that belonged to HS Wardner from New York. It so happened that Wardner was one of two exhibitors in 1907, and certainly it was he who was the first American breeder.
Although otterhaund never enjoyed wide popularity in the United States, his intelligence and character have won him many loyal friends. Lack of physical beauty is compensated by its working qualities and trouble-free devotion to his master

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Otterhound dog playing outdoor

Otterhaund. Official Standard
Approved May 9, 1989

General view. Otterhaund - a big haired hound with an imposing head, his face tells about the enormous strength and independence and a strong body and sweeping motions are well suited to work throughout the day. He has a very keen sense of smell, and he looked recognize smells.
Otterhaund pursues its prey on land and in water, and therefore it needs a combination of features that are not found in other hounds – the most remarkable thing in it hard, double coat and webbed feet are strong.
Otterhaund should not be punished for what they show in working condition: lean, muscular, with a natural (untidy) wool.
Any deviation from the items listed below should be considered a fault and the seriousness of which corresponds to the severity of this deviation.

Height, weight, proportion, composition. Height: Males – 61 – 68.6 cm, females – 58 – 66 cm Weight: males – 34 – 52 kg, females – 29,5 – 45,4 kg. Format otterhaunda slightly stretched, the length of plechelopa-tochiogo junction to point of buttock slightly longer than the height at the withers.
Otterhaund pretty massive, but not rough, with strong bone and muscle relief. Harmonicity addition, endurance and breed more important than growth.

Head large, rather narrow, thickly covered with hair. The dog in height at withers 66 cm distance from the nose to the occiput should be 28 – 30 cm, with the muzzle and skull should be approximately the same length. Expression of the eyes open and good-natured. Deep-set eyes. The third century, almost not visible. Dark eyes – the color and edging eyelid margins consistent coloring dog. Dog with black nose and black eye rims should be more dark eyes, and dogs with hepatic or gray-blue color can be hazel eyes. Ears – an essential feature of this breed – long, hanging and folded straw (cutting edge formed or curled like drape – in a lock). Ears set low, at eye level or below, held tightly to his head stretched forward, reach the tip of the nose or go for it, covered with dense hair. The skull is long, rather narrow, slightly convex. The transition from forehead to muzzle weakly expressed. The muzzle is square, not pointed, powerful jaws, pendulous lips. When viewed from the side lines of the muzzle and skull are parallel. Nose: large, dark, fully pigmented, nostrils wide open. Jaws strong, capable of crushing grip. Scissor bite is preferred

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Special intelligent hound dog- Otterhound breed dog

Neck, Topline, Body. The neck is powerful, smoothly into the sloping, long blades, so the dog could walk on the trail. The neck is covered with thick hair, may be poorly expressed in suspension. Topline from the withers to the base of the tail is straight. Chest rather gluf Bokaya than wide, comes up to the elbows, oval, with long false ribs. Loin short, broad and strong. The tail is highly placed on a slightly Steep croup. Long tail reaching to the hock joint or below. Thick at the base and tapers to an end, has a suspension. In the motion and the excitation has a tail aloft – a saber, but not over the back, at rest the tail is down.

Forequarters. Withers stressed, blades oblique, with moderate angles of shoulder and elbow joints. Legs with strong bone, straight, strong, slightly sloping pasterns. Fifth fingers may be removed. Paws are large, broad, compact, rack, but are able to blossom, when the dog swims. The pads are thick and deep, with arched toes and between them have membranes that allow to dissolve his paw.

Hind limbs. Femur and tibia are large, broad and muscular. Stifle moderately expressed, hocks are clearly marked, are low, turning neither in nor out. When viewed from the rear limbs are parallel to each other. The knee and hock angulation should ensure removal of the forelimbs and push back. Dewclaws usually removed. . # A / w are the same as the front.

COAT is an essential feature otterhaun da. Quality of wool is more important than its length. Guard hairs thick, rough-* Of special and hard, wiry. Softer hair on his head and ‘g lower legs. Length
Very important waterproof short and thick undercoat, but in the summer months it sheds, but the hips and shoulders. Ears are covered with thick and long hair, a tail with a suspension. Groomed, natural wool, long enough, no suspension and tow typical desktop otter hound. In the coat of hunting dogs should be visible hard guard hairs and dense undercoat. Demonstrate otterhaunda in its natural form, it is necessary to comb the hair – she should comb, but not bald.
Flaws: soft to the touch Wool, lack of undercoat, coat a 15 cm (as when wet it becomes heavy).

Color. Allowed any color or combination of colors. Nose should be dark and fully pigmented – black, liver or gray-blue, depending on the color of the dog. Color the edges of the eyelids should be in harmony with the color of the nose.

Free movement, with removal of the forelimbs and push back. Movements are smooth, light – a dog can run through a distance of many kilometers.
For otterhaunda typical careless, clumsy gait, which is immediately transformed into a loose, sprawling, vigorous trot with outstretched head. Gallop smooth, with a very broad vymahami. Otterhaund puts limbs on one line in the tracks, at small velocities.
Otterhaundy not raise the legs high above the ground and are able to “drag” when walking or on a slow trot. Demonstrate otterhaunda be on a long leash

Rhodesian Ridgeback dog

Posted: 17 Apr 2011 07:27 AM PDT

Three cute Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies in basket, Rhodesian Ridgeback breed dog, puppy,

Rhodesian Ridgeback is a breed of dog, dog for hunting, Rhodesian Ridgeback is hound dog from Africa, Rhodesian Ridgeback is strong, muscular and energetic dog

Rhodesian Ridgeback, which is sometimes called the African lion hound, comes from South Africa. This dog brought the Boer farmers to hunt in the African wilds.
The Dutch, Germans and Huguenots who emigrated to South Africa in the XVI-XVII century, carried with a Great Dane, Mastiff, Greyhound, Bloodhound, terriers and other breeds of dogs. Beginning in 1707, immigration from Europe ended a hundred years, and the native dogs played an important role in creating Ridgeback in its final form.
Hottentots (Native nation, who lived among these early settlers) had a semi-hunting dog, on the back which had a crest of growing ahead of wool. These dogs were crossed with dogs, the settlers, and was formed as a result of the tribal fund current Ridgeback (ridgeback - literally “back with a comb).
In those days of good hunting dogs almost was not, their cost was high. Boer settler needed a dog that could have raised quail, to drive a wounded animal, protect farm animals from predators and nocturnal thieves, the dog to withstand harsh African conditions with extreme temperature changes and able to for days without water.
He needed a short-haired dog, resistant to diseases transmitted by ticks, as well as the companion dog that would protect him during the nights in the bushes and was betrayed by the family. By necessity, the Boer farmers created by breeding a breed characteristic of the African steppes – Ridgeback.
In 1877, the priest Helm brought two Ridgeback in Rhodesia, where their remarkable ability to hunt for the lions could appreciate such well-known big game hunters, as Celoni, Upcher, Van Roen and others.
The hunters started breeding them, carefully preserving their exceptional working abilities, with the crest on the back was a characteristic difference between this breed – its “brand”.

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Rhodesian Ridgeback Male dog around the lake

In 1922 a group of Rhodesian breeders set the standard, which has since remained virtually unchanged.
Several vysokoporodnyh dogs imported into the United States in 1950, and in 1955 this breed was entered in the register AX.
In a relatively short time Ridgeback their working qualities gained fame in the U.S..
He chistoploten, silent, requires no special care and is not engaged in a fight. Ridgeback easy to train, obedient, affectionate, has a good-natured character and loves children – these qualities win the hearts of dog-increasing number of fans Ridgeback.

Rhodesian Ridgeback. Official Standard
Approved in November 1955

The peculiarity of this breed is the ridge on the back, which is formed from the hair growing against the main wool. This crest – «ridge» – a characteristic feature of the breed. It must be clearly distinguishable, tapering to the grits and be symmetrical.
It begins just behind the shoulder blades and goes speakers to the iliac. At the crest of blades form two identical curl against each other. The bottom edge of the navel should not go down more than one-third of the ridge.

General view. Ridgeback - strong, muscular and energetic dog harmonious composition, possessing great endurance and agility

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Rhodesian Ridgeback Male dog in the Wood

Head long enough, the cranial vault is flat and fairly wide. When the dog is in a quiescent state, the head should not be a wrinkle. The transition from forehead to muzzle well defined. Muzzle long, deep and strong. Jaws strong with well-developed teeth, especially teeth, bite the line. Lips dry, tight to the jaw. Eyes moderately well apart, rounded, with an attentive, calm and intelligent expression. The color should blend in with the color of the dog. Ears hanging close to the head, set rather high, medium size, rather wide at the base, tapering to a rounded end. Nose black or brown, respectively color. Other colors are not allowed. When a black nose – dark eyes, and brown – amber.

Neck and shoulder blade. The neck is strong, without dewlap. Vanes sloping, muscular, which is indicative of playfulness

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Rhodesian Ridgeback dog on the beach

Housing, back, chest and waist. Chest not too broad, but very deep and volume, ribs moderately sprung, not barrel (which would indicate a lack of agility), a strong back, loin strong, muscular and slightly arched.

Limbs and feet. The forelegs are perfectly straight, strong, with strong bones. Elbows close to the body. Feet are compact, arched, round, with a strong and resilient pads are covered with hair that grows between the toes and pads. Hindquarters well muscled, lean, with angulated. Hocks are low.

The tail is thick at the base, gradually tapering to an end. Supplier is not too high nor too low, the dog should keep him with a slight bend forward (saber), but not curled into a ring.

Coat. The coat is short, thick, straight, tight and glossy, but not coarse and curly, not silky

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