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SHORT Haired Dutch Sheepdog – Dog breeds

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SHORT Haired Dutch Sheepdog - Dog breeds


Nature

The Dutch Shepherd, like other shepherd dogs, has a strong sense of belonging to the herd. He is devoted to the whole family, but the most loyal to one person he chooses. He gets along well with children, if they are not too intrusive towards him. He also lives in harmony with pets.

Like his Belgian cousins, he reacts quickly to changes in the environment. It can bite a person who he thinks is a threat. Although active, the Dutch Shepherd is not as lively as the Belgian. He can live in the city – provided he is provided with movement and mental activities.

Dutch shepherd standing in the water
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Skills

Like many of his cousins, the Dutch Shepherd was used for all kinds of work. He guarded and herd sheep and cattle, guarded his master’s belongings, often worked in difficult conditions. As a result, he became a versatile and resistant working dog.

His vigilance and courage make him a good watchman. He will not let a stranger enter the area and will welcome friendly people.

Portrait of a Dutch Shepherd
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Training and education

The Dutchman is suitable for various types of training. In many countries, it is used in police and defense sports, such as IPO and Ring. Will also work in agility or sports obedience.

Portrait of a Dutch Shepherd
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Who is this race for?

The Dutch Shepherd requires an experienced guide, because as a guard dog, it can be quite hard and independent. The representatives of the long-haired variety have a slightly milder character, but these dogs tend to be more shy and require particularly careful socialization.

Advantages and disadvantages

Disadvantages

  • requires a lot of movement and mental activity
  • has a fairly strong character and needs an experienced guide
  • requires careful socialization

Advantages

  • susceptible to training
  • suitable for dog sports
  • calmer than Belgian Shepherds
  • easy to care for

Health

Dutch Shepherds are healthy, durable and resistant. Livestock should be examined for hip and elbow dysplasia and eye diseases.

Portrait of Dutch Shepherd in profile
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nourishment

The Dutch Shepherd has no particular nutritional requirements. It can be fed with ready-made food or food prepared by itself.

Dutch Shepherd catching a ball in flight
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Care

Care is not complicated – it is enough to brush the hair once in a while to remove dead hair.

History

The Dutch Shepherd comes from the same line as the Belgian and German (many similarities with the Belgian in particular). Once all of these dogs were very similar, and the differences that exist today are due to different breeding selection.

In the past, each of these breeds had a larger range of colors than today. It can be assumed that these dogs were local varieties of one breed. Currently, the most striking difference is the color.

In the early twentieth century, most Dutch Shepherds were mostly white. In 1909 it was decided to eliminate them from breeding. As a result, the genetic pool was narrowed, so representatives of this breed were crossed with German and Belgian Shepherds.

Even in the 1930s, fawn individuals (similar to Belgian) were found. To this day many puppies are born with undesirable white markings.

Puppy of a Dutch Shepherd peeking through a hole in the fence
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Compared to the Belgian Shepherd, the Dutch has a more elongated figure and is stronger – but not as strong as German. Like Belgians, Dutch Shepherds come in three varieties. Short-haired is the most popular, rough-haired – less known, and long-haired – very rare.

Dutch shepherd on the run
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The breed is the most popular in its homeland, although recently it has gained supporters in other countries, especially in Scandinavia.

In 2005, short-haired siblings – a female and a dog – came to Poland from the Czech Republic. The rough-haired litter was born in 1995.

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Dutch Shorthair Shepherd – Group I FCI, section 1, model number 223

  • Country of origin: Netherlands
  • Nature: obedient, understanding, loyal, alert, active, excellent watchdog
  • Size: dogs 57-62 cm, bitches 55-60 cm
  • Weight: unspecified, approximately 30 kg
  • Robe: double-layered: top coat not very short, hard, resistant to weathering; woolly undercoat; slightly longer hair creates a light ruff, trousers and a brush on the tail
  • Ointment: brindle in various shades (black stripes on a red or gray background); black mask desirable
  • Length of life: 13-15 years
  • Vulnerability to training: big
  • Activity: needs a lot of movement and mental activity
  • Maintenance costs: PLN 150-200 per month
  • Resistance / susceptibility to diseases: resistant
  • Possibility to buy a puppy: puppies are born sporadically in Poland

Interesting facts

For the first time the Dutch Shepherd was presented at a dog show held in Amsterdam in 1874.

The first Dutch Shepherd club – Nederlanse Herdershonden Club – was formed on 13.05.1898, while the breed itself was recognized by the FCI only in 1960.

The introductory book (for dogs of the breed type of unknown origin) for Dutch Shepherds in the Netherlands was closed on February 1, 1971.

DOG FROM MAJORKA – Dog breeds

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DOG FROM MAJORKA - Dog breeds


A small molosser originating from the Balearic Islands, once a bull slayer, today he is a great companion dog. Balanced and calm, he can work well with people, he is faithful and devoted, he likes to accompany children. It is better not to teach him aggression.

Nature

„Majorca” are calm, balanced and friendly towards people on a daily basis. They can be very protective of children and pets. They can live in small and large animals – they are happy to accompany, for example, horse riding.

Portrait of Majorca dog
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They tolerate our climate well, both frost and heat. Quiet and peaceful every day, they bark at intruders only when the owners are sleeping or nobody is at home. They are devoted to their family and always ready to defend themselves.

Their relationship with foreign dogs may be a problem. „Mallorca” are usually not offensive, but provoked by another dog, especially of the same sex, they can get into a fight. So be careful that the dog of this breed does not have bad experiences with other pets.

Majorca dog galloping in the snow
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Although calm every day, it is not a typical sandstone couch. You have to provide him with longer walks or weekend trips. You should never buy a dog of this breed from an uncertain source, because the psyche of such an animal can be very different from the ideal.

Skills

Mallorca dogs have their blood and territory in defense – they don’t have to be taught to do so.

Portrait of the dog from Majorca on a black background
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Training and education

They learn easily and willingly. They are cheerful, willing to have fun and to work. They can pull a sled, like tracking and learning tricks.

Who is this race for?

„Majorca” requires a balanced and confident guide. This dog can be recommended as a companion for a moderately active family.

Advantages and disadvantages

Disadvantages

  • can be aggressive towards other dogs
  • requires a consistent and experienced guide
  • requires a lot of traffic

Advantages

  • very attached to the family
  • caring for children and other pets
  • susceptible to training
  • healthy and resilient
  • excellent guardian and defender
  • easy to care for

Health

For molosses, Mallorca dogs are very agile and healthy. However, hip dysplasia does occur, which is why it is worth examining dogs for breeding in this respect.

Majorca dog sitting on the grass
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nourishment

Dogs from Majorca are not particularly demanding in terms of nutrition, however, it should be remembered that as massive dogs may be exposed to gastric expansion and twist, so they should not be fed for a minimum of 2 hours before and immediately after the walk.

Majorca dog galloping in the snow towards the photographer
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Care

It’s uncomplicated – just brush the dog with a rubber comb once a week, more often during molting. You can wipe the coat with a chamois cloth to ensure a beautiful gloss.

History

The breed was founded in the Middle Ages. English ships called at Majorca, an island off the coast of Spain. One of the pastimes was dog fighting. To this end, English sailors brought bulldogs, and local shepherds exhibited their Ca de Bestiar – large herding dogs (the breed exists to this day, but is little known outside of Spain).

Finally, the locals came up with the idea to cross these dogs with bulldogs.

Portrait of a smiling Majorca dog from above
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The next „entertainment”, in addition to dog fights, was the bull’s dog wheezing. The new breed was perfectly suited to this role – hence its name „Ca de Bou” – meaning „dog to the bull”. In worshiping the corrida of Spain, they were valued equally with the famous bullfighters. They even organized ceremonial funerals and gravestones.

At the end of the nineteenth century in Spain, dog fights and bull-fighting dogs were banned. Ca de Bou is no longer needed. At the beginning of the 20th century, the last living representative of this breed was sold to Puerto Rico.

In the 1950s, a group of enthusiasts from Majorca decided to recreate the breed. Dogs that resembled her were brought from peasants and breeding began. During its reproduction, the following breeds were also used: Ca de Bestiar and English Bulldog. The breed was recognized by the FCI in 1965 under the name Perro de Presa Mallorquin (a fighting dog from Majorca). However, until the early 1990s it was still not very popular.

Female dog from Mallorca standing on the sea shore
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In 1994, Renata Jasińska (Osanna kennel) managed to bring a dog and bitch from Majorca to Poland. A year later a second bitch came. In 1999, dogs from Osanna kennel became the first interchampions in this world.

In 1997 the breed name was changed to Perro Dogo Mallorquin (Majorca dog) or Ca de Bou. There are probably several hundred dogs from Majorca in Poland.

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Majorca dog – group II FCI, section 2.1, model number 249

  • Country of origin: Spain
  • Nature: calm and confident in nature, faithful and devoted to his master, a perfect guardian and protector; everyday gentle with strangers, in the face of danger he is brave, fast and relentless; can be aggressive towards other dogs
  • Size: dogs: 55-58 cm, bitches: 52-55 cm
  • Weight: according to the standard dogs: 35-38 kg, bitches: 30-34 kg (in practice the weight can be higher)
  • Robe: short and rough to the touch
  • Ointment: brindle, fawn or black; acceptable white markings on paws, chest and mouth and black mask
  • Length of life: 10 years
    Vulnerability to training: big
  • Activity: he likes to move, but at home he is calm
  • Maintenance costs: PLN 100-150 per month
  • Resistance / susceptibility to diseases: resistant; there are cases of iliac dysplasia
  • Possibility to buy a puppy: there is little kennel in Poland, the puppy must be ordered in advance
  • Price of a dog with a pedigree: PLN 1500-2500

Interesting facts

The Mallorca dog is on the list of dangerous breeds, and keeping such a pet and breeding this type of breed requires permission.

WILCZAK CZECHOSŁOWACKI – Dog breeds

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WILCZAK CZECHOSŁOWACKI - Dog breeds


Nature

Czechoslovakian wolfdog is an extremely active, alert and intelligent dog. He easily gets attached to his guardian and tolerates loneliness very badly. He treats his close family members with affection, and approaches strangers with a large dose of distrust. In relation to children, wolfdogs usually do not show aggression, but irritated they can snarl and even grab their teeth by the hand. Therefore, do not leave them unattended with children. Wilczak does not choose a single master, he treats the whole family as his flock and gives him his arms. He also has a strong territorial instinct, so he will not let an uninvited guest into the property. Despite the high resistance to weather conditions, it is not suitable for living only in the garden – a deprived human being will quickly go wild and may become dangerous.

Dogs of this breed get along quite well with other dogs, as long as they were used to the company of other pets. However, deficiencies in socialization can lead to aggression and even to treating other dogs as wild game. Most quadrupeds are not able to cope with the strength of the wolfdog, hence such attacks very often end in serious injuries and even death of a second dog.

Female Wolfdog portrait
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Many dogs of this breed suffer from separation anxiety and in the absence of man demolish everything he is able to reach. This condition is very difficult for the wolf to eradicate, so the breed is not recommended for people who spend a lot of time away from home. Wolfdogs also require a large dose of activity – the most suitable for them are long, several-hour trips in the woods, away from the city noise and people. However, even a three-hour active walk will not be able to properly exhaust the dog of this breed. Therefore, it is worth finding the wolfdog some mental activity, for example tracking that will exhaust his huge amounts of energy.

Skills

The wolfdog harmoniously combines dog and wolf features. Independence and incredible endurance, combined with the devotion of the guardian inherited from the sheepdog and the desire to defend the owner and territory, make him an excellent guard dog. Wilczak also works well as a mountain rescuer and avalanche dog.

Training and education

The young wolfdog should be brought up in very close contact with people and subject to intensive socialization with both man and other dogs. Lack of proper socialization may result in anxiety and aggression towards people, as well as the desire to hunt for smaller quadrupeds, which may end tragically for the victim chosen by this dog.

If we want to live with our wolfdog in the city, we will have to work hard to get the puppy used to the human environment. Dogs of this breed have great difficulties in adapting to the urban bustle, so they should be very early, but with great sensitivity and gradually, exposed to such an environment.

A wolfdog puppy in an autumn landscape
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Although susceptible to training, the wolfdog will never blindly obey. You have to be very consistent in his upbringing, but coercion will not be achieved much. This dog is bored quickly, he does not like monotonous training, which can endure, for example, the German Shepherd. With the right motivation and positive methods, these dogs can be great companions in sports such as utility tracking. However, their innate vigilance and quick responses to the environment can make dogs of this breed have difficulty concentrating on their work.

If the wolfdog is properly brought up, he will very well arrange his relationship with children and various pets. He has a strong herd instinct, and includes all members of his household, not just bipeds.

Who is this race for?

Definitely not a breed for everyone. The Czechoslovakian wolfdog needs an owner who first understands his specific needs and provides him with adequate socialization; secondly, as a working dog, it will ensure mental and physical development. Having such a dog in urban conditions may prove too difficult, the Czechoslovakian wolfdog is also not recommended for people spending a lot of time outside the home.

Advantages and disadvantages

Czechoslovakian wolfdog – what is it like? Learn its pros and cons!

Disadvantages

  • has many wolf traits that make him a difficult dog
  • it requires extremely careful socialization
  • can be shy, especially in urban conditions
  • often suffers from separation anxiety
  • moults abundantly
  • has a very strong hunting instinct

Advantages

  • very attached to the guide
  • healthy and durable
  • has a fantastic sense of smell
  • easy to care for
  • rarely barks

Health

This breed is generally very healthy and resistant, and its endurance is almost legendary. Czechoslovakian wolfdogs are not burdened with any genetic disease, only a small percentage of the population is carriers of iliac and elbow dysplasia. Dogs of this breed are long-lived – despite their really impressive sizes, they live up to 13 years.

Wolfdog standing on asphalt road
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nourishment

Czechoslovakian wolfdog is a relatively fussy dog. He likes the BARF diet, consisting of fresh meat and bones with a small addition of plants. However, properly selected, high-quality food for dogs of large breeds will also be suitable for him. It should be remembered that meals prepared at home need to be supplemented with basic minerals, especially if you decide to feed your dog cooked food.

A wolfdog puppy in the woods
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Care

Czechoslovakian wolfdog does not require too intensive care. The main treatments include brushing his fur, which can fall out profusely during molting periods. Claws, eyes and ears are also noteworthy, which should be checked frequently.

Wolfdogs love mud baths, wallowing in sand and aromatic carrion. In most cases, the dirt stuck to the coat requires only thorough brushing after drying, but from time to time we will not avoid bathing this dog.

Accessories

The Czechoslovakian wolfdog needs a large, comfortable bed, on which it will be able to unfold on its side without hindrance. Dogs of this breed are best walked in solid braces of the guard type or on a wide collar. The leash for the wolfdog should be standard, strong, with solid carabiners. The dog of this breed will also need a comfortable physiological muzzle and a set of brushes and trimmers for removing dead undercoat.

History

Wolfdog breeding began with a biological experiment. In 1955, Karel Hartl, considered the father of the breed, at the border guard breeding station began attempts to cross a dog (German Shepherd) with a wolf.

Wolfdog puppy standing on a hill against the sky
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The first puppies were born in 1958. Hartl wanted to see how this crossbreed affects the fertility of hybrids and what the inheritance of the exterior and character looks like. Soon after, hybrids began to be experimentally trained for border guard service. They trained quite well, but only those that were taken from their mother early and brought up in close contact with people. In addition to appearance and distrust, they have inherited a great deal of strength from the wolf; after German Shepherd – susceptibility to training.

A wolfdog running on the water by the shore
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After the experiment, it was decided to create a new breed of dog with good performance characteristics. Five lines were derived from which all modern wolfdogs come from. For the last time, wolf blood was introduced in 1983. Since then, the breeding books have been closed and breeding started in purity of the breed.

The first attempt to enter a wolfdog in the introductory book in 1966 ended in failure. In 1982, a Breeders’ Club was founded in Brno. In the same year, the wolfdog was recognized as a national breed in Czechoslovakia. Shortly afterwards the first exhibition and bonitation took place. From then on, interest in dogs grew rapidly. In 1989, the FCI initially recognized the breed.

Male wolfdog standing on the grass
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After the collapse of Czechoslovakia in 1993, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog club was divided. Slovakia took patronage over the breed, but changes in the pattern are allowed only with the consent of both clubs (Czech and Slovak). In 1999, the breed was fully recognized by the FCI (with the right to interchampionship). Wilczak was entered into group I as a dog subject to labor tests (IPO).

Czechoslovakian wolfdog in Poland

Poland was probably the first country in Europe (except Czechoslovakia) in which wolfdogs appeared. The first dog of this breed – Ringo z Pohranièní stráźe – was imported by Mirosław Bednarski in 1973. The second dog of Mr. Mirosław – Jukro from Pohranièní stráźe – in 1990 was presented at the XXX National Dog Show in Łódź. However, it wasn’t until 2000 that the first Polish breeding of this breed was registered – from Peronówka.

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Czechoslovakian wolfdog – group I FCI, section 1, reference number 332

  • Country of origin: former Czechoslovakia (patronage: Slovakia)
  • Nature: active, durable, obedient, brave, distrustful
  • Size: at the withers dogs – min. 65 cm, bitches – min. 60 cm
  • Weight: dog at least 26 kg, bitch at least 20 kg
  • Robe: straight, close-fitting hair; in winter with a heavy undercoat
  • Ointment: from yellowish gray to silvery gray with a characteristic light mask
  • Length of life: 13-16 years old
  • Weather resistance: big
  • Maintenance costs: about PLN 300
  • Price of a dog with a pedigree: 2500 PLN

Full FCI template applicable in the Kennel Club in Poland (pdf)

Interesting facts

In recent years, the Czechoslovakian wolfdog has grown in popularity. This is not good news because most people are unaware of the difficulties involved in raising these dogs. They are captivated by their wolf-like appearance and, without thinking much, buy wolfdogs as family dogs.

A wolf-dog as a working dog is required to be fit and strong. One of the breeding requirements in Slovakia is endurance run over a distance of 40 km. By FCI, such a fitness test entitles you to receive a certificate of performance and an International Beauty Champion. On the other hand, running on a distance of 70 and 100 km entitles to obtain the title of International Labor Champion.

Is your dog hurt? We advise how to help him!

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Is your dog hurt? We advise how to help him!


Most dogs are extremely curious and energetic animals. They love to run, play and explore new places. However, their carelessness means that they are not always careful enough … Dog fur is usually a good protection for the skin, but it does not prevent injuries in every situation! What should we do if we notice that our dog has hurt? Does any such injury require a visit to the vet?

Help, my dog ​​got hurt!

Seeing even a small amount of blood on the body of a beloved pet can be a difficult experience. However, to help a wounded quadruped, we must keep ourselves cool! Our dog’s response to cuts and the amount of blood need not reflect the actual gravity of the situation. Here are some steps that will allow us to assess the situation and decide if we really need to run to the vet.

the dog got hurt
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Look carefully at the injury

If your dog is hurt, you should look more closely at the cut. Try to stop heavy bleeding using a clean towel. If firmly pressing against the wound does not stop the bleeding, you should immediately take the dog to the vet. It is possible that the pooch will need surgery!

The second thing you should pay attention to is the color and smell of the wound. A red, hot or swollen cut with a perceptible odor of pus is most likely infected. This situation also requires the intervention of a doctor and cleaning the wound. An injured animal that develops an infection may also be lethargic, have no appetite or have a fever. Also, the presence of a foreign body in the wound (nail, glass, piece of stick) promotes infection. However, do not delete it yourself – this is a task for the vet!

Dress the cut

However, if the injury does not bleed profusely, looks clean and does not smell bad, you can disinfect and dress it yourself. First remove dried blood from the wound area with a soft cloth moistened with warm water. Then wash the wound with hydrogen peroxide. Most dogs do not like much when pouring something on their skin. Therefore, when washing the wound, it is worth having a second person to help, and even put a muzzle on the dog, if the pet tends to defend himself with the help of teeth.

the dog got hurt
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The washed wound can be smeared with an antibiotic ointment – Tribiotic sold in small sachets works great for this. If the injury is in a place that can be easily bandaged, such as an ear, paw or tail, first apply a sterile gauze pad to the wound, and then secure it with a bandage. Do not use an elastic bandage for this purpose – tying it too tightly can cut off the blood supply! To prevent the pooch from removing the dressing and licking the wound, you can protect it with a collar.

Check the condition of the wound regularly

Change the dressing at least once a day and by the way carefully examine the wound. Look for symptoms such as redness, bad smell or swelling that will indicate infection and require a visit to the vet. If anything in the cut looks bothering you – don’t risk it! Take your dog to a doctor right away!

Author: Aleksandra Prochocka

ENTLEBUCHER – Dog breeds – Psy.pl

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ENTLEBUCHER - Dog breeds - Psy.pl


Nature

Entlebucher is the smallest of four Swiss mountain dogs and cattle dogs (the others are a large Swiss Mountain Dog, a Bernese Mountain Dog and an appenzeller). All four breeds have a characteristic three-colored coat.

Entlebucher portrait
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Entlebucher is a friendly and kind dog. He likes the company of people and other dogs. He is loyal to his human family and is strongly attached to his guardian. He is happy to learn. However, it is not recommended to novice owners, because they may have problems with his strong guarding instinct.

Skills

These dogs were supposed to guard and cattle herds and guard the house and the bypass. To this day, they are excellent as a guard, although first of all they are companion dogs. You can also do dog sports with them.

Training and education

As a typical herding dog, entlebucher willingly works with people. Despite his readiness to work, he is not hyperactive and if he is provided with longer walks, he will adapt well to living in an apartment.

Entlebucher running with a stick in his mouth
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He is distrustful by nature, so he requires careful socialization at an early age. When buying a puppy, pay special attention to the psyche of parents, or at least the mother. Unfortunately, cowardly entlebuchery does occur, but it is sometimes difficult to know to what extent it is a matter of a faulty psyche and to what extent insufficient socialization.

Entlebucher with the right mind at the first contact can bark to a stranger and keep a distance, but if he behaves calmly and the owner shows the dog that everything is fine, the quadruped will quickly make friendly contacts with the guest.

Who is this race for?

This breed can be recommended to anyone who would like to have a busy dog, but not tormenting with its activity. He is perfect as a family companion, especially since he is gentle with children he knows.

Entlebucher jumping behind the ring on the beach
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Dog sports enthusiasts will also be pleased with the entlebucer. He doesn’t need any special motivation, working with you is pure joy for him. He is not prone to vagrancy and poaching, so you can easily take him on trips outside.

Advantages and disadvantages

Disadvantages

  • requires careful socialization
  • needs a lot of movement and activity
  • there are fearful individuals

Advantages

  • a good companion for active families
  • susceptible to training
  • you can play sports with him
  • uncomplicated in care
  • healthy and resilient

Health

Although it is basically a healthy breed, sometimes dysplasia of the hip joints and genetic eye diseases (e.g. PRA test is available) – that’s why dogs for breeding should be tested.

Two entlebuchery standing in an autumn landscape
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nourishment

Entlebucher has no special requirements in this respect. It can be fed with ready-made food of good quality as well as with food prepared at home.

Entlebucher in gallop
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Care

Entlebucher care is easy. The dog moults twice a year, then it requires more frequent brushing to get rid of dead hair.

History

Swiss shepherd dogs of various sizes were rural, hard-working dogs that were supposed to guard and cattle herds and guard the house and the farm. One theory is that these dogs are from molosses that arrived in what is now Switzerland, along with Roman legions, rushing cattle – a living meat supply for soldiers. Perhaps, however, they simply have the blood of indigenous dogs that have lived in this area for centuries.

Puppy and adult entlebucher carrying a stick together
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The smallest of the four breeds comes from the Entlebuch Valley, from the cantons of Lucerne and Bern. The first description of the dog called „Entlibucherhund” dates from 1889, but for many years entlebucher and appenzeller were not distinguished. For the inhabitants, they were simply small or medium-sized rural dogs, used for similar tasks. They did not exist as a race in today’s understanding of the word.

In 1913, four copies of „entlebuchers” were shown at the exhibition in Lagenthal. Then Albert Heim, a great lover of Swiss mountain and cattle dogs, got to know them for the first time. The dogs were entered into the Swiss Pedigree Book as the fourth of the native breeds. However, Dr. Bernhard Kobler deserved the most for this breed. On his initiative, breeding began in the purity of the breed, and in 1928 a breed club was created.

Entlebucher running into the sea
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It can be seen at first glance that the entlebucher is a „natural” dog. It has not been changed too much or „spoiled” by breeding focused on appearance only. In its construction, a kinship with molosses is visible, somewhat reminiscent of a miniature rottweiler – his close cousin. For his height, he is quite massive and muscular. On the other hand, as a herding dog, he had to be very agile. It probably also has the blood of shepherds – it can be proved by the fact that some dogs are born with a naturally shortened tail.

This breed is not very popular, but it is gradually gaining more and more lovers. Her first representative came to Poland around 2000. At the moment the breed in our country is still not widely known, but there are rather no problems with buying a puppy.

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Entlebucher – group II FCI, section 3, reference number 47

  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Nature: energetic, confident, friendly towards friends, slightly distrustful to strangers; faithful, vigilant, incorruptible watchman; cheerful, happy to learn
  • Size: ideal height: dogs: 44-50 cm (tolerance up to 52 cm), bitches: 42-48 cm (tolerance up to 50 cm)
  • Weight: not specified in the standard, approx. 20-30 kg
  • Robe: short, two-layer; hard, adherent and shiny coat; dense undercoat
  • Ointment: tricolor (black with tan and white markings)
  • Length of life: 11-15 years
  • Vulnerability to training: very big
  • Activity: needs a lot of movement and activity
  • Maintenance costs: PLN 120-150 per month
  • Resistance / susceptibility to diseases: very resistant
  • Possibility to buy a puppy: no problem
  • Price of a dog with a pedigree: PLN 3500-4000

Interesting facts

Entlebucher is the only Swiss shepherd dog with a short tail gene. It has been proven that this is the same mutation as in many shepherd breeds, which testifies to the probable relationship of this breed with shepherds.

The mutation that causes the tail to shorten is dominant, that is, that one parent must have this trait in order for it to be passed on to children. However, it is impossible to breed only short-tailed dogs, because all dogs with shortened tails are heterozygous – they have one gene for a short tail and one gene „normal”.

The tail can be shortened from complete absence, through all intermediate lengths, to almost full.

HANOVERSHIP FLOWER – Dog breeds

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HANOVERSHIP FLOWER - Dog breeds


Nature

Hanoverian Mountain Hound is a dog of heavier build and more balanced than Bavarian Mountain Hound, but also very active, durable and resistant to various weather conditions. These dogs are gentle towards people and other dogs, but at the same time alert, so they also work well as guard dogs.

Portrait of a Hanoverian mountain hound
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Skills

Hanover Mountain Hound are excellent dogs to work in lowland. They are much calmer and more balanced than their popular cousins ​​- Bavarian mountain rockers. Excellent physical condition and ability to manage forces allow them to work for hours. Perseverance at work on the trail, great smell and strong hunting instinct make them great trackers. They preach animals (barking) and their voice is strong and deep.

Training and education

It is a dog willing to cooperate and very attached to man, but at the same time stubborn and independent. His hunting instinct makes him willing to go on independent trips with interesting aromas. Therefore, teaching him absolute obedience is not easy.

Hanoverian Mountain Hound carrying a stick
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Training a mountain-climber for his typical work is long, it takes up to several years. However, a mountain hound trained to work on a dyed trail is second to none – a good dog can walk many kilometers on the old trail of several days.

Who is this race for?

Although Hanover’s hawkers are usually mild, both in relation to people and foreign dogs, it is not recommended to buy them only for company. Hunting passion can be a big obstacle. Dogs of this breed feel best in their natural role as a hunter’s helper.

Advantages and disadvantages

Disadvantages

  • requires a lot of traffic
  • stubborn and independent
  • badly tolerates loneliness
  • can go on independent trips

Advantages

  • excellent hunting dog
  • very attached to the owner
  • balanced
  • friendly towards children
  • easy to care for

Health

Hanover machines are healthy and resistant. Of genetic diseases, hip dysplasia is the most common, which is why dogs used for breeding should be x-rayed. However, the most common health problem is various types of injuries caused by tearing through brushwood etc.

Hanoverian Mountain Hound puppy lying on the couch
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nourishment

Hanoverian hawkers have a good appetite and are not picky. You can feed them with ready-made foods of good quality or self-prepared, well-balanced food. Hunting dogs should receive a more energetic portion during hunting.

Hanoverian Mountain Hound puppy in show position on black background
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Care

The care of a short coat is not a problem. Occasionally check for deaf ears that may have a tendency to become inflamed when wet.

History

The ancestors of mountaineers, both Hanoverian and Bavarian, were German hounds called die Bracken. Some of them were distinguished by a particularly sensitive sense of smell and a tendency to work with the lower wind.

Until the end of the 18th century, they were used in parfors (horse hunting with a pack of dogs for animals that are chased until tired) to track the animals, especially deer, before the hunt for a hail (group of three or more dogs), as well as in a situation where other dogs lost their trail. Later, they began to be run on the rim during work – a special cord connected to the collar.

Hanoverian Mountain Hound in grass gallop
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Several varieties of tropes were created then. They were characterized by heavy construction, elongated torso, fairly short legs, wide head and low tail. They moved quite slowly and reluctantly chased the game, but tracked it downwind. They were the direct ancestors of the mountaineers.

Hanoverian Mountain Hound puppy lying on the grass
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At the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, hunting with firearms became more and more common. There was a demand for dogs to search for gunshots (injured animals). For this purpose, posokowce were bred (in terms of hunting terminology, blood of fat beasts). The Hanoverian mountain hike was created from the intersection of a tracker with a red Hanoverian hound.

First, three slightly different varieties were distinguished. At the beginning of the 19th century, there was already a balanced race. Hailers became more and more popular in Europe’s hunting circles. It was found out then that hanowery do not work in mountainous terrain, therefore lighter and more agile Bavarian mountain rocks were bred.

Portrait of a bitch mountain dog on a floral background
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Hanover’s hawkers are highly appreciated by hunters in their homeland and in the world, but nowhere are they gaining widespread popularity. Also in Poland they are kept mainly by hunters.

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Hanoverian Mountain Hound – Group VI FCI, Section 2, Model No. 213

  • Country of origin: Germany
  • Nature: calm and confident dog, perfectly communicates with the guide, distrustful of strangers
  • Size: dogs: 50-55 cm, bitches: 48-53 cm
  • Weight: dogs: 30-40 kg, bitches: 25-35 kg
  • Robe: short, thick and hard
  • Ointment: from light to dark red deer, often more or less brindle, with or without a mask, a small white patch on the chest is allowed
  • Length of life: 11-13 years
  • Vulnerability to training: average; learns quite easily, but the problem may be a strong hunting instinct
  • Activity: I need a job that is right for me
  • Maintenance costs: PLN 200-300 per month
  • Resistance / susceptibility to diseases: very resistant
  • Possibility to buy a puppy: the breed is mainly bred by hunters who are reluctant to sell puppies to hunters
  • Price of a dog with a pedigree: PLN 1,500-4,500

Interesting facts

Hanover’s hailstones were present in Poland before World War II. Jan Syrwind-Łukowicz from Chojnice and his friend Leon Ossowski from Komierów owned Pomerania. President Ignacy Mościcki received a Hanoverian hail from Herman Goring, Marshal of the Third Reich, on the occasion of hunting in Białowieża in February 1937.

GROENENDAEL BELGIUM Sheepdog – Dog breeds

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GROENENDAEL BELGIUM Sheepdog - Dog breeds


Nature

Groenendaele Belgian Shepherds have a high temperament and do not like inaction. Sensitive and strongly attached to the household, they need constant contact with the owner, whom they like to accompany throughout the day. As typical shepherd dogs, created to carry out orders, they should not be left alone.

In the case of young animals, this may result in excessive nervousness, excitability and a desire to dominate in the future. From a puppy, they also need consistent upbringing; require handling with a hard hand, but in a gentle way.

Groenendael jumping into the water
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They are friendly towards children from „their own herd”, but due to their mobility they should contact them from adult control. Their relations with domestic animals are good, but foreign males with strong characters are unlikely to get along.

Groenendaele are good watchmen; alert and distrustful by nature, have strong territorial instincts. They work in a manner characteristic of drovers – barking and running around, encircling the intruder and forcing them to stop, while trying to avoid razors, which is often mistaken for cowardice.

Skills

The original task of the Belgian Shepherds was to help grazing flocks of sheep, numbering up to 200 pieces. The dogs’ work consisted of keeping the sheep in a suitable place on the pasture and herding them to the farm; sometimes it was necessary to drive the herd away. Groenendaele was also used to guard farms, and during both wars they were registered dogs.

They currently serve in the police, are hunters, rescuers and even guides for the blind. They are suitable for comprehensive training, are good at obedience (PT), IPO (guard dog), as well as in herding attempts. They are masters of dog sports, e.g. agility, flyball, frisbee, obedience.

Groenendael sitting on a park bench
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Training and education

Groenendaele are dogs with an outstanding passion for work, very understanding and perceptive. They are happy to learn. However, they can also use their intelligence to avoid exercise, especially when they are monotonous. You have to provide them with new activities, just running after the ball is not enough.

They hate coercion – to work well they have to have a great time. Puppies need early socialization with people, dogs and other animals, they should also learn about different unusual situations.

Who is this race for?

They are suitable for active people, doing sports, who like long walks and working with a pet. The owner should have experience in raising dogs, be firm and balanced.

Advantages and disadvantages

Disadvantages
  • requires a lot of movement and attention
  • poorly brought up can be hyperactive and tend to dominate
Advantages
  • very attached to the family
  • intelligent, suitable for comprehensive training
  • perfect for dog sports
  • good watchful watchman

Health

They are resistant and long-lived dogs; they often live to 14-16 years. They may have a predisposition to hip dysplasia (in Poland there is no obligation to undergo x-rays).

It happens that the Belgian Shepherd Groenendael suffers from hypothyroidism. Epilepsy and allergic skin changes are also a problem for this breed. You also need to remember about Belgian hypersensitivity to anesthesia.

Groenendael standing on the grass in an expectant attitude
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nourishment

Belgian Shepherds have a fast metabolism and eat quite a lot. They need high-energy and well-balanced karma. The most convenient is to use ready-made food (only reputable companies); You can also prepare meals yourself.

Groenendael lying on the grass with a toy
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Care

The Groenendaela robe does not require any complicated treatments; for combing hair, it is best to use a comb with rotating teeth. We bathe the dog, if necessary, in shampoo for long-haired dogs. You can use cosmetics intended for animals with black color.

History

There are two theories about the origin of Belgian Shepherds. According to the first, the ancestors of all Belgian varieties were shepherd dogs, which appeared in Central Europe as early as the Bronze Age. The second theory is about a cross between a local mastiff and a deerhound, which was brought by Flemish monks from England in the 13th century.

Groenendael in a jump over an obstacle with in-kind
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Dogs in the type of Belgian Shepherds can be seen in the engravings depicting the Habsburg court and the Burgundian princes. The oldest references to Belgians in the literature are from 1356. At the end of the 16th century, an order was issued in Antwerp ordering hyclom to kill wandering dogs. Only hunting, shepherd, decorative and farm dogs, called rekel (mischief, rascal), were protected. Probably the Rekel is the direct ancestor of Belgian Shepherds.

The Belgian Shepherds owe their contemporary appearance to prof. Adolf Reul from the College of Veterinary Medicine in Cureghem, who, together with his colleagues, began to seek breeders’ interest in the native breed. In 1891, the Belgian Shepherd Club was founded.

In the same year an exhibition of shepherd dogs was organized in Cureghem, attended by 117 quadrupeds of various types. Work began on the pattern and standardization of appearance. The dogs were divided into three varieties according to the type of coat: long-haired black and fawn, short-haired fawn and rough-haired fawn.

The efforts of breeders led to the creation of four currently known varieties: groenendaela, tervueren, malinois and laekenois.

Groenedael puppy lying on autumn leaves
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The Belgian Shepherd Groenendael was born on the Chateau de Groenendael, owned by Nicolas Rose. He was also the owner of a pack of long-haired shepherds, among which was the female Petite, highly rated at the aforementioned exhibition in Cureghem. Rose associated her with a male named Piccard d’Uccle.

From this relationship, the famous Duc de Groenendael was born, which we can find in the pedigrees of all modern groenendaels (the name of this variety was given in 1898 in memory of its place of origin).

Groenedael lying on autumn leaves
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The black shepherd quickly gained recognition from the police. At a competition in Mechelen in 1903, a dog named Satan amazed his residents with his skills. The most famous working dog in this period was Jules, who four times (in 1908-1911) won the competition in Paris.

Two world wars exterminated most of the groenendaels. In the post-war years, when rebuilding this variety, animals that did not meet the ointment and type standards were often associated with each other, but thanks to intensive selection they were able to restore the desired appearance.

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Belgian Shepherd Groenendael – group I FCI, section 1, reference number 15
  • Country of origin: Belgium
  • Original destiny: herding and guard dog
  • Nature: dog with high temperament, lively, energetic; sensitive and attached to the household, he needs constant contact with the owner, he should not be left alone; tends to dominate, and therefore requires consistent but gentle treatment; good and vigilant guardian, although sometimes excessively noisy; very active, he doesn’t like idleness
  • Size: ideal height at the withers of dogs 62 cm, bitches 58 cm (permissible tolerance 4 cm up and 2 cm down); dogs weight 25-30 kg, bitches 20-25 kg
  • Robe: on the head, outside of the ears and on the lower parts of the extremities – short hair, on the back edge of the forearm longer, forming tassels; on the rest of the body, long and smooth, longer on the neck and forechest, where it forms a ruff and a jabot, on the buttocks there are abundant fringes, on the tail long hair forms a putty
  • Ointment: uniformly black, white markings on chest and feet are permissible
  • Achieving maturity: 3 years
  • Length of life: 12-15 years
  • Molting: very abundant, twice a year
  • Activity: very big; needs a lot of movement and activities
  • Training: necessary obedience (PT – companion dog); suitable for comprehensive training – IPO (guard dog), PTT (companion-tracking dog), herding competitions, dog sports (agility, flyball, frisbee, obedience)
  • Vulnerability to training: very big; intelligent dog, learns quickly, but requires an experienced guide
  • Attitude to children: tolerant, but due to the high spontaneity his contacts with them require adult supervision
  • Attitude to other dogs: friendly towards his own flock; there are conflicts between foreign males
  • Weatherproof: resistant
  • Flat: can live in the house with the garden or apartment
  • Preparation for exhibitions: does not require special preparation
  • Maintenance costs: PLN 200-250 per month
  • First in Poland: mid 1980s
  • Possibility to buy a puppy: no problems buying
  • Price of a dog with a pedigree: about 3,000 PLN

Interesting facts

A major problem for Belgian Shepherds, especially long-haired ones, is epilepsy. Therefore, it is necessary to obtain information whether and how often among dogs related to the parents of a possible puppy she appeared and, of course, buy only a pet with a documented origin.

MINIATURE PINKER – Dog breeds

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MINIATURE PINKER - Dog breeds


Nature

The Miniature Pinscher is a mobile, active, cheerful and playful animal. He has a great temperament and a nice disposition. He is jealous of your favors and likes to be favored. He usually chooses one person who gives him the most affection, but is also friendly towards other household members. He is inquisitive and sociable, he endures closure, harsh treatment and excessive teasing. Sometimes distrustful of unknown people, but he should not react in an overly aggressive way.

Pinscher puppy in the exhibition position
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Skills

The Miniature Pinscher is an intelligent, loyal dog, attached to the owner and – for its small size – very brave, fierce and tenacious. He is an excellent watchman, very alert, reacting to the smallest suspicious murmur. Although it is quite loud, it does not torment the household members with a constant barking.

Two Pinscher puppies lying on the couch
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You can also count on him when it comes to exterminating mice and rats, because he is an excellent and brave rat (hence the colloquial name – ratler or ratlerek), very fierce and tenacious.

Training and education

He cannot be brought up in isolation, he must learn about his surroundings and make friends with other dogs. Often, oversensitive caregivers fear that their pet is constantly in danger. We must remember that this dog is not a mascot, but a strong animal with a strong character. If we limit his normal contact, he may grow into a dog unable to intercourse with him without conflict.

Two red pinschers running on the grass
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Ratlerek learns easily and is very thorough. He is good at obedience competitions and on the agility track. It requires regular walks, otherwise it may become too excitable. When hiking, he often follows the trail. He is not afraid of winter walks, provided they are reasonably dosed.

Who is this race for?

Pinscher will be an excellent family dog ​​wherever there is peace and stability. Anyone who devotes a lot of attention to him, will gain in him a devoted friend. At home, where something is always going on, it can be quite a pain. Also not suitable as a companion for very young children, those whose behavior is difficult to predict. Despite the small size, the pinscher is endowed with a strong, strong character and can use teeth in stressful situations.

Advantages and disadvantages

Disadvantages
  • excitable, responsive
  • has a tendency to bark
  • can be aggressive towards other dogs
  • sometimes possessive and jealous
  • zmarźluch
Advantages
  • good loyal companion
  • active, but he is not a workaholic
  • despite short stature, long walks are not a problem for him
  • you can play sports with him
  • economical to maintain
  • easy to care for

Health

This breed enjoys good health and is long-lived. Pinschers are eager to go even for very long walks. They are relatively resistant to weather conditions, but for the winter it is worth giving them a warm clothes.

Pinscher catching the ball
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nourishment

Requires a small amount of food. You need to control the size of his meals and do not overdo it with treats, because the breed is often prone to overweight.

Care

Keeping it clean is very easy – just comb the dog with a soft brush or comb and wipe with a chamois or a flannel cloth. Baths can be kept to a minimum. Thick pinscher hair rarely falls out, so we should not have problems with molting. Instead, the length of the claws should be checked regularly and, if they do not wear off, be sure to shorten them. You should also take care of your teeth, e.g. by spraying them with a special preparation to prevent tartar buildup.

Pinscher standing in autumn leaves
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Accessories

For brushing a pinscher, a bristle brush with a fairly dense, even bristle or a rubber comb with soft protrusions is best used.

History

Miniature Pinscher, also called a ratler, is the smallest of the three existing Pinscher breeds. It should be an ideal copy of a medium or doberman pinscher in miniature (of course, taking into account certain changes in body proportions that occur during miniaturization, but without dwarfism).

His immediate ancestor is the German Pinscher, which has been around for a long time. Breeders took advantage of the fact that medium-sized dogs smaller than average appear in pinscher litters. By using a strict selection, consisting in selecting the smallest animals for breeding, they soon managed to breed a dog not exceeding 30 cm at the withers.

Three Pinscher puppies on the grass
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The popular ratlerek has been bred for several hundred years. He was eagerly kept in rural bypasses and in large cities, especially in port districts. There, he helped fight rodent plagues, mainly rats and mice. The word „pinscher” in German means „pincer” and aptly characterizes the biting nature of this little dog. How old this breed is can be seen from the fact that in the painting from the Louvre from 1640, entitled „Peasant’s Family” („The Peasant’s Family”), a dog very similar to today’s pinscher has been immortalized. Apparently, the blood of the Italian greyhound and dachshund also flows in the veins of the ratler.

An overgrown miniature pinscher puppy
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In German territories and in Scandinavia, the miniature pinscher appeared long before it was considered a separate breed. In 1895 the German Pinscher Lovers Club was created, later transformed into the Pinscher and Schnauzer Lovers Club. This dog first appeared in public in 1900 at an exhibition in Stuttgart. The Americans immediately imported several specimens and in 1929 founded the American Miniature Pinscher Club.

An important event for the breed was for the pinscher to get first place in the group of toy dogs at the Chicago exhibition. Today it is a very popular dog in Belgium and Switzerland. In the 1950s, he reached France and England, where he also gained many supporters. In Poland, miniature pinschers have been known for a long time. In the post-war years they were very popular and presented in large numbers.

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Miniature Pinscher – Group II FCI, section 1.1, reference number 185

  • Country of origin: Germany
  • Size: dogs and bitches – 25 to 30 cm
  • Weight: dogs and bitches – 4 to 6 kg
  • Robe: short and dense, smooth, close-fitting, shiny, without glare
  • Ointment: uniform – red deer, light red to dark red; black and tan – shiny black with red markings
  • Maturity: 2-3 years
  • Length of life: 12-15 years
  • Weather resistance: average
  • Price of a dog with a pedigree: PLN 1300-2000

Interesting facts

Ratlers are usually called small, shaking dogs with an apple-like head, bulging eyes and stick-thin legs, and therefore dwarf features. They are dogs without pedigree or with false pedigrees, sold by pseudo breeders. However, in fact there is a race similar to them, having dwarf features, but not so extreme – it is the Prague Ratler, or pražský krysařík – a Czech race, recognized only in its homeland.

A characteristic feature of the American type miniature pinscher is the way of walking. This is called „Horse-drawn horse gait”, otherwise hackney, consisting of high lifting of the wrists at the trot. At present, animals with normal modes of movement are preferred in Europe. They should resemble Doberman on the move.

Dog names – list of dog names for bitches and males

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Dog names - list of dog names for bitches and males


The following dog names are suggestions given by our readers. Choosing a name for our pet, contrary to appearances, is not easy and should be well thought out, in the end it will accompany the dog (and us) all his life.

There are situations when, when we see a dog for the first time, we already know what name suits him perfectly. However, probably more often dog owners struggle to choose the right name for the dog, not knowing what will definitely suit him.

When choosing a name, it’s good to keep it short and sonorous – the longer the name, the greater the chance that your dog won’t be able to remember it and react to it. It is also important that the name does not resemble commands, as they can simply be wrong. Giving a pet a name should also be taken into account so that it is not offensive to other people.

Below is a list of names for males and bitches.

Happy dog ​​is sitting on the grass
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Names for dog starting with letter A

Names for males

Abadon, Abar, Abi, Abis, Abrams, Abraxas, Abu, Acra, Adaś, Adis, Adonis, Advocate, Afer, Afik, After, Agar, Agat, Agent, Agora Ahmeth, Ahorn, Aiki, Airon, Aiszka, Aiwa, Ajaks , Ajas, Ajko, Ajmer, Ajron, Ajsik, Aker, Akili, Akord, Aksel, Aladar, Alan, Alaska, Alasz, Albert, Albi, Albin, Alef, Aleks, Aleksander, Alf, Alfi, Alfik, Alfred, Alans, Alik , Alkor, Alma, Alois, Alonso, Aloś, Altair, Alwa, Ałek, Amadeo, Amadeusz, Amal, Ambi, Amiczek, Amigo, Amik, Amil, Amir, Amiś, Amon, Amor, Amper, Ampik, Amstek, Amur, Anatol , Andrus, Anszin, Antek, Anton, Antoni, Apacz, Apart, Apartito, Apik, Apis, Apollo, Arcik, Arczi, Ardor, Arek, Ares, Aresik, Argo, Argus, Ari, Aris, Arisz, Armani, Arnold, Aro , Aron, Arton, Ashton, Asik, Askal, Astor, Astoro, Astro, Atom, Atos, Atoś, August, Augustine, Auro, Azan, Azi, Azir, Azor

Names for bitches

Abba, Abby, Abra, Ada, Adel, Adelaide, Aderyn, Afra, Aphrodite, Africa, Aga, Agapi Agar, Agata, Agida, Aida, Aila, Aira, Airis, Aisha, Aja, Ajris, Ajra, Akela, Akira, Akita , Aksa, Aksala, Alfa, Ali, Alice, Alma, Alta, Amber, Ambra, Amelia, Amfa, Amfora, Ami, Amie, Amy, Andzia, Angelika, Angorka, Aniela, Anika, Anoda, Antonina, Anu, Anuka, Aqua , Arabesque, Arianna, Ariel, Arisa, Arka, Arna, Arwen, Arys, Asan, Aschley, Asha, Ashantia, Asia, Aspa, Asta, Astarte, Astra, Aura, Ava, Axa, Ayla, Ayra, Aza, Azula

Names for dog beginning with B

Names for males

Babi, Baca, Bacchus, Baddy, Stalk, Baffi, Baflo, Bagus, Bailey, Baj, Baja, Bajron, Bak, Bakcyl, Baki, Baks, Baksio, Bakster, Baksymilian, Bakuś, Balantines, Baldo, Bali, Baltazar, Balto, Balu, Balzak, Bambaryłek, Bambi, Bambo, Bambus, Bandek, Bandi, Bandzior, Banjo, Banji, Banko, Barga, Bari, Barko, Barney, Barni, Baron, Barry, Bartek, Barys, Baritone, Bas, Bastek Baster, Basti , Batman, Baton, Bax, Baxter, Bazu, Bazyl, Basilisk, Bubble, Becio, Beethoven, Bej, Bejron, Belcer, Bemol, Ben, Benek, Bengoro, Benjamin, Benio, Benny, Bentley, Benz, Beo, Berek, Bermol , Berni, Bert, Beryl, Bester, Beast, Concrete, Bey, Białas, Białołapek, White, Biber, Bibi, Bidon, Bald Eagle, Bien, Bifi, Bigi, Bigos, Bilbo, Bili, Bill, Bim, Bingo, Biszkopt Black, Blackie, Pale, Blakuś, Blant, Blejk, Blek, Blue, Blues, Bluki, Blus, Bluek, Boar, Bob, Boberek, Bobi, Bobo, Bociek, Boczek, Bodi, Bodo, Bodzio, Bohun, Boksio, Bolan, Bolek, Bolsik, Bond, Bongo, Boniek, Bono, Bonzo, Boogi, Bordi, Borek, Bori s, Borman, Boro, Boris, Bosphorus, Bosman, Boss, Boston, Botis, Bourbon, Brando, Brandon, Braun, Brava, Brego, Bregosław, Brek, Bremen, Brendi, Breton, Brian, Briand, Glitter, Bromba, Brond, Bronek, Brewery, Brownie, Bruce, Bruder, Bruner, Brunet, Bruno, Brusik, Brutus, Brilliant, Bryś, Briton, Bryzol, Bubak, Bubel, Bubu, Pudding, Alarm clock, Buka, Buli, Bumel, Bumer, Bunio, Bourbon, Burpee, Burek, Bursztyn, Buster Bysio

Names for bitches

Baggy, Baka, Bala, Balbin, Balgir, Balta, Bambaryła, Barbie, Baryła, Basco, Basia, Basza, Batra, Bazinga, Bazooka, Bąbelek, Becky, Bejli, Beksa, Bella, Belzi, Benia, Bera, Berta, Bessi, Besta, Beast, Betty, Meringue, Protein, Bianca, Biba, Bierka, Bijou, Birka, Burma, Blanka, Blusia, Trinket, Bona, Bonanza, Bonnie, Bora, Boska, Brenda, Brett, Brija, Brillance, Brita, Brylka, Bryza, Bunia, Bulinka

Names for dog starting with C

Names for males

Caddy, Calvados, Kiss, Camelot, Candy, Canis, Canon, Cappy, Capri, Carbonado, Carlie, Carlos, Carmel, Caro, Carter, Cato, Celik, Cent, Cerber, Caesar, Chaki, Cham, Chaos, Chappi, Chaps, Charlie, Cheacky, Cheery, Cheitan, Chester, Chico, Chink, Chio, Chivas, Peasant, Choco, Chojrak, Chowder, Chrapek, Chrupek, Chuck, Skinny, Ciamajda, Ciapek, Cookies, Shadow, Clapton, Clayd, Cliffi, Cliford, Clio, Cobi, Coby, Coco, Cocolino, Codi, Cody, Coffee, Collin, Colo, Colt, Cookie, Cooper, Cori, Cortez, Cosmo, Cover, Dodger, Gypsy, Cykor, Cinnamon, Cypis, Cyrus, Cyril, Citrus, Civilian, Chadra, Czaga, Czak, Czapi, Czaprak, Czarek, Czarny, Wizard, Czart, Czeri, Czesiek, Czwórka

Names for bitches

Caddy, Thumbelina, Camira, Cardia, Carlotta, Carmela, Carmen, Catya, Cece, Celesta, Celina, Chaco, Halva, Chanel, Chelsea, Cherry, Chicka, Chilla, Chiquitta, Chloe, Cloud, Chocco, Chrupka, Skinny, Ciamka, Ciapka, Cind, Cinderella, Claire, Cleo, Cleopatra, Clifford, Coco, Coffe, Cola, Connie, Cooki, Cora, Costa, Zinc, Cza-Cza, Czaja, Czara, Czarnulka, Czekola, Chocolate, Czila

Names for dog beginning with D

Names for males

Daffi, Dager, Dagis, Daglas, Dago, Dakar, Dambo, Damian, Damon, Dante, Darius, Dark, Dash, Dastan, Dasti, Dastin, Daszek, Dave, Dede, Dekster, Dolphin, Deli, Demo, Demol, Demon, Dengi, Denis, Devil, Dewi, Dex, Diamond, Didi, Dido, Diego, Diesel, Digo, Diki, Diler, Dimitry, Dingo, Dino, Dior, Dipper, Duke, Diver, Diverse, Dixi, Dixon, DJ, Django, Dobek, Dobi, Dobosz, Docent, Dodge, Dodi, Dodo, Doki, Dolar, Doli, Domino, Donald, Donki, Donner, Doper, Dorian, Doris, Doro, Doti, Draco, Drago, Dragon, Draka, Dram, Dredo, Drem, Drimek, Drixon, Drops, Drus, Lumberjack, Drift, Drzeki, Dub, Doubler, Ghost, Hoopoe, Ducat, Dumas, Colander, Dyfer, Dygus, Dymek, Dyzio, Dyzma, Dzeks, Grandfather, Plot, Dziamdziak, Dzik, Dżemik

Names for bitches

Daches, Dafna, Dafne, Dagla, Daisy, Dajan, Dakota, Daksza, Dalia, Dalima, Danusia, Darvefuria, Dasza, Dawrfuria, Deasy, Debbie, Debra, Deedee, Dejka, Dejla, Dela, Delma, Demi, Dinka, Dioda, Diora, Diva, Doda, Dolcetta, Dolphi, Domi, Domicela, Domingo, Dona, Donia, Dora, Dori, Dorka, Dosia, Draga, Dropka, Duffy, Duma, Dunia, Dusia, Dziaba, Dzidzia, Dzika, Dzinia, Dzuma

Names for dog starting with E

Names for males

Ecik, Eddy, Edek, Eden, Edison, Edo, Edor, Edward, Ephesus, Efi, Egal, Ego, Egon, Eiko, Eini, Einstein, Eke, Eko, Elegant, Elf, Eliat, Eligo, Eliot, Ellis, Elmer, Elmo, Elton, Elvis, Elza, Emet, Emil, Endie, Eniro, Enter, Erbas, Ergo, Erni, Eros, Erwin, Esci, Esi, Eskimos, Espaniol, Essi, Ester, Everest, Evil, Evo, Exon

Names for bitches

Ebi, Ebis, Effi, Eissa, Ejmi, Eklerka, Ela, Elora, Emi, Emira, Emma, ​​Emmanuelle, Endo, Enigma, Envi, Enya, Era, Eri, Esja, Eska, Eta, Etna, Eureka, Evi, Evita, Evitka, Ewelinka

Names for dog starting with F

Names for males

Fabi, Fabian, Fabio, Fabrics, Fad, Fadek, Fado, Fafel, Fafik, Fago, Fagot, Fajter, Fakir, Fako, Falco, Falko, Falmi, Fanto, Fargo, Faro, Fart, Faster, Fazi, Fąfel, Fedor, Felek, Felicjan, Feliks, Fenek, Feniks, Ferb, Ferdek, Ferdi, Ferdynand, Ferris, Fidel, Fido, Fifi, Fifik, Fifon, Fifty, Fifus, Figaro, Figiel, Figo, Fik, Filip, Filon, Filut, Fin, Phineas, Finek, Fino, Finto, Fiodor, Fiord, Fizio, Flapi, Flash, Flo, Floopy, Flofi, Florian, Floyd, Foks, Fokus, Forli, Franek, Fred, Frędzel, Frodo, Frytek, Fudzi

Names for bitches

Fabia, Fajka, Fala, Fama, Fancy, Fanta, Fantasy, Fara, Farida, Farsa, Fatalka, Fatima, Fatra, Faza, Fenia, Fela, Fergie, Fiba, Fiji, Fiesta, Fila, Fiona, Fisz, Flint, Flora, Fluffy, Foksa, Fortuna, Foxie, Franciszka, Frea, Frecia, Fredka, Fresko, Ferret, Frida, Frotka, Funk

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Names for dog beginning with G

Names for males

Gabor, Gabryś, Gacek, Gambit, Gandalf, Gandolf, Gandor, Gapcio, Gapciu, Gapi, Garbi, Garet, Garfield, Gari, Garo, Gaspar, Gasper, Gaston, Gaweł, Gawi, Gayver, Gazda, Gazi, Gebels, Gejzer, German, Gero, Gibon, Gilo, Gimli, Gines, Ginger, Giza, Gizmo, Globi, Głajer, Głeto, Gobi, Gold, Goldy, Goliat, Gonzales, Gonzo, Gorbi, Gordon, Gozo, Góral, Górka, Grafi, Graphite, Grall, Gramek, Granat, Grand, Grani, Grant, Grapper, Gratis, Greg, Grei, Gremlin, Grendy, Gray, Gringo, Grom, Grosik, Grot, Grover, Grubas, Gryf, Gryzak, Gryzek, Grzegorz, Gtek, Guapo, Gucci, Gucio, Gutek, Gacek, Gumiś, Gustaw, Whistle, Gzub

Names for bitches

Gabbanna, Gabby, Gabrysia, Gabrysia, Gafa, Gaja, Gama, Gandi, Gangster, Ganja, Gapa, Garda, Garuda, Gaudia, Gazela, Genefi, Gerda, Gia, Giga, Gloria, Goja, Goplana, Gora, Gota, Goya, Grace, Grace, Granda, Grappa, Gratka, Greta, Groza, Gryzelda, Gryzia, Gumisia, Güzel, Christmas

Names for dog beginning with H

Names for males

Harlem, Hachi, Hachiko, Hacima, Haczi, Hagar, Hager, Haidi, Hacker, Haki, Haks, Hamer, Hamlet, Hamtar, Hans, Happs, Happy, Hardi, Harley, Harnold, Harry, Harvey, Hasan, Hash, Hatem, Hazard, Ebony, Heder, Hektor, Helan, Henio, Heros, Hetman, Hetor, Hipcio, Hommer, Honda, Honey, Horacy, Horton, Hubi, Hug, Hugo, Hultaj, Hunter, Hush, Husy, Huzar

Names for bitches

Habibi, Hafti, Hajdi, Hana, Hannah, Hapsa, Harma, Havana, Heidi, Heksa, Hela, Helga, Helia, Hermione, Heroin, Hetera Honey, Hope

Names for dog beginning with

Names for males

Ibis, Ibo, Icek, Ichigo, Idefix, Ido, Idol, Ife, Ifrit, Igor, Imax, Ginger, Impuls, Indis, Ingber, Interior, Intruz, Iorgu, Iris, Irokez, Iris, Ismael, Iso, Iwan, Iwo, Izak

Names for bitches

Ida, Idete, Iga, Igi, Ika, Illusion, Imka, Ina, India, Ines, Inga, Inka, Ira, Irma, Isis, Iskra, Ithaca, Iwa, Izzy

Names for dog starting with J

Names for males

Jabber, Jack, Jackson, Jacky, Jager, Jam, Jamal, Jami, Janach, Jantar, Jaser, Dandelion, Jas, Jawor, Jay, Jazz, Jecky, Jerry, Jet, Jeżyk, Jigen, Jim, JJ, Joe, Joel, Yoga, Joguś, Johnny, Jojo, Joker, Jonatan, Jonny, Jordan, Josh, Joy, Jufi, Julek, Julian, Jumper, Jumpi, Juni, Junior, Jupi, Jurek, Justin

Names for bitches

Jaga, Jamaica, Janis, Jaspa, Jasza, Jawa, Jenny, Jessi, Jessica, Jessy, Jesza, Jetka, Joka, Joko, Jolly, Jona, Józefina, Józek, Juka, Jula Juma, Juna, Jura

Names for dog beginning with K

Names for males

Kabi, Kacper, Kadet, Kadi, Kajetan, Kajko, Kajo, Kajtek, Kali, Caliph, Kamel, Kamis, Kampi, Kamyk, Kango, Kanox, Kapio, Captain, Fantasy, Kapsel, Karat, Kargul, Kari, Karibal, Caramel, Karo, Karol, Karos, Karusek, Karuś, Cassian, Kaspar, Kastor, Kashmir, Kavi, Kay, Kazan, Kazar, Kazik, Ken, Kendo, Kenny, Kensei, Kentaki, Keri, Kerni, Kerry, Kerson, Kesi, Keti, Keton, Kevin, Khalik, Fang, Kik, Kiler, Kimi, Kimo, King, Kisi, Kisiel, Kit, Kiumiko, Klakier, Klapek, Klejton, Kleks, Klif, Clip, Klodo, Klops, Klęd, Kłopot, Knurek, Kobi, Kodak, Kodi, Kodik, Kodo, Kofi, Koki, Kokolino, Coconut, Coke, Dude, Koli, Kolo, Kolya, Congo, Konor, Dill, Kopij, Coral, Cork, Kornel, Korsa, Kosmo, Kostek, Kraken, Cracker, Crater, Kreon, Kret, Kris, Kudłacz, Kuki, Kukiz, Kulas, Kumiko

Names for bitches

Kaira, Kaja, Kajon, Kama, Kamaka, Camellia, Kami, Kamilia, Kalma, Kara, Karin, Karmen, Karmi, Kassi, Kassie, Katia, Chestnut, Kejka, Kejsi, Kejti, Kelly, Kena, Kendi, Kenya, Kersi, Kesha, Kiara, Kija, Kika, Kikula, Kila, Kimberly, Kinia, Kira, Kluska, Kobra, Koja, Koko, Kokozi, Kola, Koma, Congo, Kora, Kori, Korina, Kosma, Chalk, Kropa, Ksara, Kula, Kulka, Kuna, Kunia

Names for dog starting with L.

Names for males

Label, Labi, Labik, Labo, Lacky, Lampo, Lando, Lanselot, Largo, Larry, Lars, Laser, Lay’s, Azure, Leady, Lego, Funnel, Lemo, Lenek, Lenox, Leo, Leon, Lester, Levi, Levis, Lexi, Lexus, Lexy, Limba, Lina, Linda, Lipton, Lobo, Loca, Loco, Logan, Loki, Loko, Lold, Lopek, Lopez, Loray, Lorcan, Lord, Aviator, Lucjan, Lucky, Lucifer, Louis, Luffy, Luis, Luka, Lumpi, Moony

Names for bitches

Lady, Lana, Landi, Lara, Lava, Lavender, Lawia, Lea, Lena, Lessie, Lijana, Lilia, Lilu, Lily, Limba, Lira, Livia, Liza, Lizzie, Lola, Lola, Lora, Lori, Lucy, Lucyna, Lufa, Luka, Lula, Luna

The dog during the run
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Names for dog beginning with Ł

Names for males

Paw, Łapek, Łatek, Łazik, Łobuz, Łoker, Łoli

Names for bitches

Łajka, Łapa, Łata, Łuna, Łuska

Names for dog starting with M

Names for males

Macho, Maciek, Madox, Mafi, Magic, Magnat, Mailo, Majk, Majki, Majlo, Major, Majzel, Mak, Broker, Maks, Makumba, Malibu, Malik, Maltez, Malti, Toddler, Little, Mammoth, Maney, Mango, Maniek, Manor, Mantis, Mao, Marcel, Marzipan, Marci, Marco, Marcus, Mario, Mariusz, Marlet, Marley, Marlon, Mars, Marti, Martin, Martini, Master, Mat, Matero, Matiu, Matrix, Matti, Maurycy, Max, Mayki, Maylo, Mazik, Mazur, Patron, Meffi, Mehmed, Melman, Melon, Merca, Mercedes, Messi, Metys, Mezo, Michael, Michał, Micki, Midas, Midos, Miecio, Miedziak, Miętus, Almond, Migo, Migotek, Mikado, Mikru, Mixer, Milan, Milord, Milton, Miluch, Miłek, Miłka, Mimek, Mimi, Minio, Minus, Miodi, Mirtek, Misiek, Misio, Mister, Master, Mobie, Mobik, Moks, Molto, Monti , Moon, Mopek, Mopi, Mopik, Morek, Morel, Mores, Morfeusz, Morfi, Morgan, Moris, Moro, Mort, Morus, Moschino, Mozart, Mucha, Muffin, Muki, Mulder, Multi, Mumin, Muminek, Muniek, Muran , Murek, Mushu, Musketeer, Mylon, Myron

Names for bitches

Madika, Madonna, Mady, Maff, Mafia, Maggie, Magic, Maja, Majga, Majla, Raspberry, Maltanka, Malwa, Mamba, Mamrotka, Mandy, Manga, Mania, Mara, Carrot, Marcysia, Margarita, Marron, Mary, Masha, Megan, Meggie, Mej, Mejdi, Mejzi, Mexico, Mela, Melania, Melek, Melissa, Merci, Merdulcia, Meri, Mersi, Mia, Migotka, Mika, Mila, Miley, Milka, Milka, Mimiś, Minka, Minnie, Mirra, Misia, Misty, Molli, Molly, Mona, Motra, Mrużka, Mucha, Mufa

Names for dog beginning with N

Names for males

Nadir, Najki, Napi, Napoleon, Narkan, Natan, Navigator, Neco, Nefi, Negro, Negros, Neko, Neli, Nelson, Nemo, Nenssie, Neo, Neon, Neptun, Nergal, Nero, Neron, Nerwus, Nes, Newton, Nicky, Bear cub, Nike, Niko, Nikodem, Nikolas, Nikon, Nitro, Niuk, Niuniek, Nodi, Noktis, Nono, Norbi, Nord, Mink, Norman, Nors, Norton, Nuki, Nurek

Names for bitches

Nala, Nadia, Naira, Nana, Nancy, Nanetta, Naomi, Nasa, Nassie, Nasz, Nati, Natka, Nefra, Nefretette, Negra, Nejka, Nejna, Nel, Nemi, Nera, Neska, Nessi, Nesti, Netka, Netta, Nexi, Nifa, Nika, Nikita, Nikola, Nila, Nirvana, Nitka, Niuni, Noah, Nona, Noni, Nora, Novika, Nuka, Nutella, Nutka

Names for dog beginning with O

Names for males

Obi, Octtavio, Mesh, Odi, Odis, Odysse, Odżo, Offik, Oggi, Tail, Okr, Okruszek, Olaf, Oli, Olin, Oliver, Olivier, Olo, Pencil, Omen, Omi, Omo, Onyx, Opal, Orbit, Ordyx, Oren, Oreś, Orpheus, Orik, Orion, Orlando, Orson, Original, Eagle, Orzeszek, Oskar, Otis, Otos, Owen, Oxford, Oxi, Ozi, Osiris, Ozzie

Names for bitches

Oasis, Ocher, Ode, Ophelia, Oktawa, Olivia, Onka, Opera, Orisia, Ostia, Sheep

Names for the dog beginning with Ó

Names for males

Ósmak

Names for bitches

Eight

Names for dog beginning with P

Names for males

Pacek, Pacino, Packo, Pago, Pajac, Pako, Paluszek, Pańcio, Paris, Pasat, Pascal, Stripe, Parisian, Pączuś, Pedro, Pegasus, Pegi, Pele, Pemba, Pepe, Pepis, Pers, Perun, Brush, Piano, Sand, Friday, Picasso, Piccolo, Piegus, Pierun, Pik, Pikaczu, Pikey, Pixel, Pikuś, Pimpek, Pimpon, Penguin, Pinio, Pinocchio, Thunderbolt, Pirate, Cake, Plusio, Pluto, Pluto, Crying, Pointer, Pokemon, Poker, Polar, Polo, Pongo, Pooki, Popsi, Porto, Poseidon, Potter, Power, Stripe, Pretzel, President, Pręgus, Prince, Promyk, Prymus, Comma, Adhesive, Prank, Puff, Pucci, Pucek, Pufek, Pufik, Puka, Pulpet, Puma, Pumba, Punk, Punto, Down, Pyza

Names for bitches

Paige, Pajda, Paloma, Pamela, Panda, Pandora, Pandzi, Pancia, Papi, Sausage, Passion, Pati, Pauza, Flea, Peppa, Pepsi, Percia, Pearl, Persi, Pesia, Pestka, Petronelka, Phoebe, Foam, Piccolina, Drinking, Pika, Pikulin, Pinia, Pink, Pinky, Pinta, Pistachio, Stain, Fields, Polly, Pralina, Prima, Princessa, Puck, Puja, Punia, Punta, Purina, Pusia

You are playing with your dog
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Names for dog beginning with R

Names for males

Raban, Rabi, Rabik, Radar, Radek, Raf, Rafael, Rafał, Raffaello, Rafi, Rajzer, Rakim, Ralf, Rambek, Rambo, Ramses, Randi, Rapper, Rapik, Rasti, Raul, Rawer, Razmes, Razmus, Red, Redi, Reebok, Regan, Reggae, Regis, Rego, Regon, Shark, Reks, Reksio, Remek, Remi, Riki, Riko, Rimbo, Ringo, Rino, Risik, Robis, Rocket, Rocky, Rodes, Roger, Rojter, Roki, Roko, Roks, Roll, Rolf, Romek, Romeo, Ron, Ronio, Rosemary, Rubi, Rubin, Rudas, Rudolf, Rudy, Ruffi, Rumcajs, Runo, Rupert, Rupi, Ruslan, Russell, Rusty, Rydzyk, Stylus, Rysio

Names for bitches

Raba, Raga, Rajsa Raksa, Ramon, Rampa, Rhapsody, Rasta, Rawa, Rawela, Rebecca, Reja Reni, Reszka, Revia, Rica, Rina, Rita, Riverta, Roksana, Roksi, Roma, Rosa, Rose, Rozalinda, Rosemary, Rózia, Róża, Rubinka, Ruda, Rumba, Runa, Ruta, Rysia

Names for dog starting with S

Names for males

Sabat, Sabek, Safi, Sagi, Saigon, Sako, Salto, Samar, Sambi, Sambor, Sami, Samik, Samir, Samurai, Sander, Santar, Santo, Santos, Minesweeper, Saurus, Sax, Skeptic, Scooby, Seba, Sedan, Selvatico, Semir, Serwus, Seter, Seth, Seven, Sezam, Shadow, Shaggi, Shailo, Shaki, Shamrock, Shrek, Sigal, Silver, Simba, Singo, Sinus, Sisco, Siwek, Sizar, Sock, Skay, Skip, Skipper, Skoczek, Skotti, Skrafi, Skrawi, Skrytki, Scooter, Slayer, Sleeper, Sweetener, Smigol, Smile, Pacifier, Smolik, Smyk, Snaki, Snapi, Snickers, Snow, Solar, Solo, Sonnet, Sony, Sony, Sopel, Spajk, Spa, Spaniel, Sparki, Sparrow, Spejson, Spenser, Spider, Spirit, Spodek, Sprinter, Staff, Star, Stefan, Ster, Stich, Stopek, Storo, Stuart, Sultan, Knot, Sylwek, Son, Syriusz, Szado, Szafir, Szagi, Szajlo, Szakal, Szaki, Szakir, Szaman, Szarek, Szarif, Szarik, Puppy, Szczepan, Szejk, Szeryf, Szogun, Szorstek

Names for bitches

Saba, Sabra, Safira, Saga, Saja, Sajma, Sakura, Sali, Salla, Sally, Salma, Samanta, Samba, Sandi, Santa, Santi, Santia, Sara Sara, Sasha, Savana, Sawa, Sawda, Scarlet, Schira, Selena , Seni, Sensimilla, Sepia, Heart, Sessi, Seta, Sevi, Shajni, Shakira, Shani, Shannon, Shaoovie, Shara, Shazza, Sheila, Shelby, Shelma, Sherry, Shila, Shisha, Shita, Shiwa, Siena, Sigi, Sigma , Simba, Sissi, Sonia, Sophi, Owl, Spacebar, Sparta, Hairpin, Stacy, Stella, Stewka, Arrow, Striga, Sum, Suzi, Sweety, Syndy, Shanti, Gray, Puppy, Shira

Names for dog beginning with Ś

Names for males

Blind, Bib, Garbage, Śmiluś, Śnieżek, Sleepyhead, Screw, Świderek

Names for bitches

Śnieżka, Snowflake

Names for dog beginning with the letter T.

Names for males

Tabasco, Tadeusz, Tafik, Tago, Tajfun, Tajki, Tajson, Tango, Taps, Taro, Tarzan, Tati, Taurus, Taylor, Tayson, Tazos, Ted, Tede, Tedi, Teo, Tery, Tetley, Texas, Teylor, Thomas, Thor, Tibi, Tibon, Tibor, Tiger, Tik, Tiko, Tim, Timbo, Timmy, Timon, Timur, Tito, Tobias, Tobiś, Toffee, Toffino, Tofik, Token, Tolek, Tołdi, Tomek, Tomik, Tonik, Topaz, Tori, Tores, Torino, Tornado, Toro, Tosiek, Toaster, Toto, Traf, Sneakers, Trapper, Threesome, Truffle, Tupac, Patter, Turbo, Ink, Tutek, Tutpuś, Twiks, Twingo, Twister, Tiger, Tymon, Tyrant, Tyson, Titus

Names for bitches

Taja, Taiga, Tajka, Tajra, Takoda, Talia, Tamara, Tanga, Tania, Tara, Tasha, Tasia, Tasja, Tatra, Tayla, Tayra, Tekla, Telma, Tema, Temida, Tequila, Tessa, Tiga, Tigra, Tija, Tila, Tilka, Timba, Tina, Toja, Tola, Tora, Tuscany, Tosia, Truffle, Tunisia, Tusia, Tilde

Names for dog beginning with U

Names for males

Ugryś, Uki, Umiś, Uno, Unur, Urban, Urwis, Ushiro, Uszaty, Uzi

Names for bitches

Ufi, Ula, Ulfi, Ułka, Uma, Ounce, Utopia

Names for dog starting with V

Names for males

Vegas

Names for bitches

viva

Names for dog beginning with W

Names for males

Waffle, Wako, Waldi, Walenty, Wales, Wally, Walter, Wampek, Vampire, Vandal, Wasyl, Wax, Graham, Wąsik, Wedel, Wencel, Western, Whinston, Whiskey, Wicek, Więcel, Wigor, Wincent, Wirek, Witek, Wolter

Names for bitches

Wandzia, Warka, Warta, Watra, Wega, Wena, Wendy, Venus, Wera, Wiga, Wika, Wini

Names for dog beginning with X

Names for males

Xenor

Names for bitches

Xena

Names for dog starting with Y

Names for males

Yago, Yamal, Yasumi, Yeri, Yeti, Yoda, Yogi, Yoker, Yoki, Yoko, Yori, York, Yoshi, Yuki

Names for bitches

Yaris, Yariska, Yeja, York, Yume, Yumi, Yuki

Names for dog starting with Z

Names for males

Zack, Zapior, Zafir, Zaki, Tooth, Thief, Zdzichu, Zefir, Zefis, Zeke, Zen, Zero, Zesta, Zeus, Zew, Zbol, Dobby, Zibi, Zibo, Zico, Ziomek, Herbarium, Ziutek, Finds, Finds, Zoran, Zorek, Zorro, Zumi, Zuszek, Zygmunt, Zyguś, Zyzio

Names for bitches

Zadra, Zafira, Zambia, Zana, Zara, Zaza, Scratchcard, Zeil, Zein, Zelda, Zelta, Zina, Zira, Bane, Zmyłka, Finds, Zoi, Zoja, Zoli, Zołi, Zora, Zorba, Zorka, Zorza, Zosia, Zozol, Zula, Zuma, Zuzia, Zuzu

Names for dog beginning with Ż

Names for males

Żakuś, Rib, Jelly, Token, Yolk, Beetle, Żury, Żwiro

Names for bitches

Frog, Light Bulb, Wife, Jelly, Razor, Fishing Line, Giraffe, Rye

POINTER (ENGLISH POINTER) – Dog breeds

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POINTER (ENGLISH POINTER) - Dog breeds


Nature

A beautiful pointer is primarily a working dog. As long as we remember it and look at it through the prism of this knowledge, everything will be all right. This animal must have tasks that it will try to meet – it is characterized by high ambition and relentless pursuit of the goal at work.

This trait can be an advantage – for example, for a hunter or a dog sportsman – but it is also a source of potential trouble. An unsophisticated pointer, who is not given the opportunity to develop innate predispositions, can become a disordered, difficult to control refugee.

Pointer is a smart animal who loves and quickly learns. Has a good memory and a great sense of smell. At home, he behaves calmly, he also learns to keep clean quickly.

Pointer in the woods
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Skills

The name of the breed, derived from the English word „to point” – „indicate”, says a lot about the way this dog works. The main task of the pointer is to carefully search the field – against the wind – and point the hunter at the game in this area, most often pheasants and partridges. The pointer specializes in birds. Pointers work best in so-called dry field, i.e. on land, which does not mean that they can not be taught to work in water. Most representatives of the breed fetch well, although theoretically their original task was to put animals under the hunter’s shot.

The fixed phenomenon of so-called stand-ups – the dog, feeling the smell of animals in the field, dies in a characteristic position, with its back straight, stretched out like a string, with its front paw raised.

Can a person who is not a hunter use the energy and skills of our hero somehow? Yes of course! All types of sports associated with fast movement – bikejoring, skijoring, canicross – will be appropriate, as well as agility, in which sport a relatively light, fast and efficient pointer will definitely manage.

Pointer puppy
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Training and education

Pointer is a very intelligent dog who learns quickly and easily, but reacts very badly to violence, especially mental. The rough treatment is introverted and does not really want to carry out the instructions, which inexperienced guides misinterpret as „stubbornness”. Pointers ripen quite quickly – even compared to their German cousins, pointer – that’s why work on obedience should be started early.

These dogs endure brutality badly, much more will be achieved with them by properly manipulating prizes and praises. It is worth consolidating the dog’s inborn stand-up collar, even if we are not going to hunt with him. We can always take part in hunting dog work competitions.

Pointer on agility
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Who is this race for?

Pointer is a great helper of the hunter. Anyway, many breeders of this breed are also involved in hunting. However, people who do not have much in common with hunting will also find a great companion in it, provided that they are active people and they love trips out of town (or live there).

The pointer is a typical dog of large spaces. It can be a good companion for families with children, but then adults should save enough time to ensure pointer’s occupation and the possibility of running out.

The breed is not suitable for the elderly. It will also not work for someone who wants to have a real protector in the dog – the pointer was not created for such tasks.

Advantages and disadvantages

Disadvantages

  • not very high resistance to adverse weather conditions, mainly to frost
  • too sensitive in some individuals
  • strong hunting drive, which is a disadvantage in „civil” conditions
  • lack of control when the prospect of work arises

Advantages

  • intelligent
  • tender and gentle towards children
  • emotional
  • fast and efficient
  • strong hunting drive, which is an advantage for hunters

Health

As with most large dogs, hip dysplasia should be taken into account. There are lines affected by cataracts or PRA (progressive retinal atrophy). In the breed, heart diseases such as congenital aortic stenosis also occur. It is worth paying close attention to the skin, this is the Achilles heel of pointers – there are: folliculitis, pododermatitis, dysplasia of black hair follicles.

In general, however, pointers are healthy dogs and, as the saying goes, the vet is usually seen only during vaccinations.

Two pointers
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nourishment

A busy and energetic pointer has a lot of energy expenditure, so his karma should come rather from the top shelf. But beware! In those periods when the dog has less movement or activities, you need to be very careful about the portions given to him, because then he has a tendency to gain weight and in a short time can become very round.

Care

The pointer is not troublesome in terms of care. During the molting period, brush the dog (e.g. with a special rubber brush), and once in a while – bathe him. Moulting can be problematic for people who care about their surroundings, because short, sharp hair of the pointer can stick to all fabrics. However, this dog has practically no characteristic „dog” smell.

Pointer in the water
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Accessories

What we will definitely need as the owners of a young, promising pointer, is a long training link to teach our pet the perfect recall. Only if he masters this art can you unleash the dog on a leash. An emergency whistle will also be useful.

However, even if our pointer gives the impression of the best-ordered dog in the world, he should permanently wear an address with a phone number, or possibly an address. Just in case.

History

Cynologists are inclined to the opinion that the pointer’s ancestors were from Spain. This breed reached the British Isles in the 17th century along with soldiers of Prince Peterborough returning home from the Spanish war for succession. Here, some pointer was given blood of local races, including Greyhound, which significantly increased its speed, and – apparently – bloodhound, which improved the sense of smell.

Collector's card from 1890 from the
Collector’s card from 1890 from the „Dogs of the World” series, attached to Old Judge cigarettes in the USA

On the European continent, pointers were not popular until the nineteenth century, when several large kennels were founded, including in Belgium, Germany, France. The war ruined the efforts of breeders trying to propagate pointers as reliable hunting dogs, and at the same time good companion animals (which does not always go hand in hand), but – thanks to the island location – it turned out that Great Britain saved the breed from war conflagration. The second place where pointers survived virtually unscathed was the United States.

photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art | „Pointer Bitch” is a bronze plaque made by the French founder and artist Victor Peter around 1886

Pointer in Poland

In Poland, the breed appeared on a larger scale in the 19th century. Usually they were dogs – hunting, and how – aristocracy; they could be seen in the estates of the families of counts Tarnowski and Małachowski.

Pointers have never gained great popularity in Poland, and the outbreak of World War II has significantly overwhelmed the already small population. The development of hunting saved the breed’s condition in Poland. Currently, these dogs have a devoted group of lovers, not very numerous admittedly, but very aware of the specific needs of their pets.

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Pointer (British pointer) – group VII FCI, section 2, reference number 1

  • Country of origin: Great Britain
  • Size: dogs: 63-69 cm, bitches: 61-66 cm
  • Weight: approx. 25 kg
  • Robe: short, shiny, smooth, close-fitting hair
  • Ointment: lemon-white, orange-white, black and white, liver-white; there are three-colored and one-colored dogs – this is not considered a disadvantage
  • Length of life: 12-14 years old
  • Weather resistance: average
  • Maintenance costs: PLN 200 per month
  • Price of a dog with a pedigree: PLN 1600-3500

Interesting facts

The most famous pointer was undoubtedly Judy, a female mascot of the Royal Navy. Born in 1937, Judy belonged to the crew of HMS Grasshoper and took part in the battles with the Japanese on board this gunboat. After torpedoing the ship, the survivors of the crew and the pointer got to a desert island where their four-legged friend helped them find a source of fresh water.

Famous Judy
Famous Judy

After many adventures, the crew was imprisoned by the Japanese, who first ordered to kill Judy, but thanks to the courageous attitude of British sailors they gave up their intentions, instead granting the prisoner the status of prisoner of war. After the liberation, Judy received the Dickin Medal from the British Queen – the equivalent of the Victoria Cross award for outstanding courage.