Basset Bleu de Gascogne
The Basset Bleu de Gascogne known as the Blue Gascony Basset, is a long-backed, short legged breed of dog of the hound type. The breed originated in the Middle Ages, descended from the Grand Bleu de Gascogne, it nearly became extinct around the early 19th century. A French native breed, it is rare outside its homeland, it is recognized internationally by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale, in the UK by The Kennel Club, by the United Kennel Club in the United States. The "bleu" of its name is a reference to its coat; the color of their coat is predominantly white, ticked so as to give a bluish appearance, with brown spots and tan markings above the eyes and on the ears. They are a smooth-coated breed. Height at the withers is between 34 and 42 centimetres although the Kennel Club standard specifies 30–38 centimetres, their general appearance is not too heavy, they weigh between 16 and 18 kilograms. They have low-set ears that can reach at least the end of their muzzle; because of their working nature as a hunting hound, effects of this work such as scars, notches on the ears and so on are not considered a fault in the show ring.
The Basset Bleu de Gascogne descended directly from the old breed of Grand Bleu de Gascogne. They have been recorded in paintings from the 14th century in Gascony, southwest France; the exact origin of the breed is debated, one theory is that it is a cross of the Grand Bleu with the Saintongeois Basset, another theory is that the Basset Bleu is a natural mutation of the Grand combined with selective breeding for shorter legs in order to slow down the breed. It is thought that Gaston III of Foix-Béarn kept a pack of these dogs to wolves, he is known as the writer of the Livre de chasse, considered the classic treatise on medieval hunting. Prior to the French Revolution, hunting was reserved for the nobility who hunted on horseback. Following the French Revolution, hunting was opened up to the common people who would hunt on foot and found following a large hunting dog difficult. From this the slower, shorter legged Basset Bleu de Gascogne may have been created. During the early 19th century the breed nearly became extinct with a declining popularity in hunting.
However, the breed was revived by the work of Alain Bourbon. Today, the Basset Bleu is one of six types of Basset Hound recognised by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale; the Kennel Club of the UK recognizes the Basset Bleu De Gascogne in the imported breed register and in the Hound Group. The United Kennel Club recognised the breed in 1991, both they and the Fédération Cynologique Internationale list the Basset Bleu De Gascogne in the Scenthound Group; the breed is known as the Blue Gascony Basset in the FCI. The Basset Bleu De Gascogne is not recognized by the American Kennel Club or the Canadian Kennel Club. In addition to the major registries, the Basset Bleu De Gascogne is recognized by many minor registries and specialty registries, including as a rare breed under the American Rare Breed Association which uses the FCI standard. Basset Hound Basset Fauve de Bretagne Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen Excellent video of a pack of Basset Bleu de Gascognes hunting YouTube Basset Bleu de Gascogne at Curlie
Black and Tan Coonhound
The Black and Tan Coonhound is a breed of hunting dog. Developed in the United States from crosses between the Bloodhound and the Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound, this scent hound runs its game by scent and is used for coon hunting. According to the FCI breed standard Black and Tan Coonhound males should be 25–27 inches in height with females smaller at 23–25 inches although it does not specify a weight range; the United Kennel Club does however include guideline weights of males 50–75 pounds with females ranging from 40–65 pounds. The height proportions quoted by the UKC differ from the FCI and allow males to be 23–27 inches and females 21–26 inches; the coat is short and glossy. The eyes are hazel to brown, the ears are long and thin, are set low and far back on the dog's head, hang well down the neck; the black and tan markings are similar to the Rottweiler's. The Black and Tan Coonhound's bark is baying; the breed standard includes muscular legs. The tail is set below the natural line of the back.
If the dog is alert or excited it carries its tail at a right angle. The Black and Tan Coonhound makes a suitable pet: it is mellow, amiable and unobtrusive indoors; as befitting a dog with its heritage, it is strong and stubborn. The Black and Tan Coonhound is gentle and tolerant with children, but it may be too independent to satisfy a playful child, it is reserved with strangers and in their presence may bay and howl. The Black and Tan Coonhound can run for miles although it is content with a moderate jog or long walk, with an occasional excursion into the field, it can wander if it catches a scent, so a safe area is mandatory. The courage of the Coonhound makes it proficient on the hunt for deer, wolf and other big game although many US states have restricted the hunting of antlered animals with dogs. However, the primary purpose of the Black and Tan Coonhound is as a raccoon hunting dog; the general impression is that of power and alertness, as well as the ability to cover ground swiftly with powerful rhythmic strides.
Each hound has its own distinctive voice, recognizable to its owners from a great distance. Its coat needs only occasional brushing. Most Coonhounds drool to some extent, the face may need regular wiping; the ears should be checked to ensure against ear infections. Black and Tan Coonhounds are healthy, although there is some risk of hip dysplasia, ear cancer and other ear infections, eye problems. Litter size is eight puppies. Expected longevity is 10–12 years; the Black and Tan Coonhound is descended from the Talbot Hound, found in medieval England after the eleventh century. Its ancestry is traced through the Bloodhound and the Foxhound to the Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound. In 1945, the Black and Tan Coonhound became the first of the six varieties of Coonhound to be recognized by the American Kennel Club, in the Hound Group; the other varieties, which were not recognized until the 2010s, are the Redbone Coonhound, Plott Hound, Bluetick Coonhound, the English Coonhound, the Treeing Walker Coonhound.
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Fédération Cynologique Internationale
The Fédération cynologique internationale is an international federation of a number of national kennel clubs, it is based in Thuin, Belgium. The FCI was founded in 1911 by Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, it was disbanded in World War I and recreated in 1921 by Belgium and France; the FCI divides breeds it recognises into ten groups based on various discriminators such as appearance or role: Sheepdogs and cattle dogs Pinschers and schnauzers - molossoid breeds - Swiss mountain and cattle dogs and other breeds Terriers Dachshunds Spitz and primitive types Scenthounds and related breeds Pointers and setters Retrievers - flushing dogs - water dogs Companion and toy dogs Sighthounds Official website FCI world championships calendar
The English Foxhound is one of the four foxhound breeds of dog. It is a cousin of the American Foxhound, they are scent hounds, bred to hunt foxes by scent. The breed standards' guidelines for showing English Foxhounds requires them to be 21–25 inches tall at the withers; the skull is wide and the muzzle is long. The legs are muscular, straight-boned, the paws are rounded cat-like; the English Foxhound comes in any hound color, most tricolor, red, or black with a white base. The English Foxhound is a pack hound, therefore, it gets along well with other dogs and enjoys human companionship, it gets along with horses and other pets, as it is a gentle and tolerant breed. It is an active breed that has the stamina to run all day with few breaks. There are few health problems in this breed. Seen are chronic hip dysplasia, renal disease, epilepsy; the breed's lifespan is 10–13 years. The English Foxhound was created in the late 16th century, as a result of the perception of the depletion of deer in England.
Nobles and royalty had hunted deer for both food and sport, using the Deerhound or Staghound for this purpose. During the reign of Henry VIII, it was perceived that a new prey was needed, the fox was selected; the English Foxhound was created by a careful mixing of the Greyhound, for speed, the Fox Terrier, for hunting instinct, the Bulldog, for tenacity in the hunt. During the British Raj, English Foxhounds were exported to India for the purpose of jackal coursing, though due to the comparatively hotter weather, they were long lived. Foxhounds were preferred for this purpose over greyhounds, as the former was not as fast, could thus provide a longer, more sporting chase. Studbooks for the English foxhound have been kept since the 18th century. Breeding lines and the work of people involved in breeding hounds is important in the continual development of this working breed. Puppy shows are important events in the hunting calendar and allow the local hunt followers and visiting hound breeders examine the latest generation from the hound pack.
The International Foxhound Association was created in 2012 for the promotion of the English Foxhound as a breed. English Foxhound at Curlie
The Ariegeois is a breed of dog from the département of Ariège in the Midi-Pyrenées region of southern France. It is a medium-sized pack-hunting scenthound deriving from crossing of Grand Bleu de Gascogne and Grand Gascon-Saintongeois hounds with local Briquet dogs, it is used both for driving game to waiting guns. While most successful with hares, it is used for hunting deer and boar, it is distinguished by affection for human companions. This breed originated in France in 1912, making it a new breed, it is not yet well known outside its own region. The breed is registered with the Fédération Cynologique Internationale; the Ariegeois weighs 28–30 kg. Males should stand 52–58 cm tall, females 50–56 cm; the coat is smooth and short, white with defined black markings. The head of the dog is elongated. There are no wrinkles; the eyes are gentle. The ears are soft and medium-length; the muzzle is of medium length, the nose is black. The neck is slender and arched to the chest, narrow and deep; the ribs are well-sprung with a sloping back.
It should have strong, powerful hindlegs. The feet are foxlike; the tail is curved. Overall, the Ariegeois is a talented scenthound, affectionate and serene in the home; the Ariegeois is now being bred in Italy and used to hunt wild boar, performing well in this endeavour under Italian conditions. Continental Kennel Club standard
This page is about the breed of dog. For the type of cattle, see Gascon cattle. For the type of language, see Gascon language; the Gascon Saintongeois is a breed of dog of the scenthound type, recognised in two sizes and Petit. Originating in France, the breed is used for hunting in packs and descends from the old Hound of Saintonge type of large hunting dog; the breed is a typical French hound, with a lean and muscular body, long legs, long drop ears and pendulous flews. The size for the Grand is 65 to 72 cm at females at total 24 to 26 inches. Grands weigh 66 to 71 pounds; the eyes are dark chestnut. It has an elongated head, its black nose is well-developed and the lips are pendent. It has a strong back; the tail is saber. The colour of the coat is white with black patches, sometimes ticked with black. Ears and face around the eyes are black and the cheeks are tan, but there should not be a tricolour appearance. Two tan markings are above the eyes, sometimes a tan marking is found on the base of the upper thigh, called the "roe buck mark".
Faults, which indicate the dog should not be bred, include lack of substance, weak back, deviated tail, cow-hocked, or legs that are too angulated or straight, which would impede running ability, as well as being off-colour or overly aggressive or overly shy. The breed is noted for its good nose, excellent voice and beautiful gallop, important attributes in a hunting dog, it is instinctively a pack dog. It is audacious, aristocratic and is affectionate off the hunting fields. Only three old Saintongeois hounds survived two dogs and a bitch. Count Joseph de Carayon-Latour in the mid-19th century crossed the last of the old Hound of Saintonge with a few of the remaining old-type Grand Bleu de Gascogne; the hounds that were white with black ticking were retained and given the name Gascon Saintongeois. In the middle of the 20th century, hunters in the southwest of France selected smaller dogs from litters of Grand Gascon Saintongeois for hunting hare and other small game; these became the Petit Gascon Saintongeois.
The Grand Gascon Saintongeois is used for hunting big game including wild boar, roe deer and sometimes gray wolf in a pack. The Petit Gascon Saintongeois is a versatile hunter used on hare and rabbit, but it can be used for big game. Anglo-French Hounds Dog terminology Search The Open Directory Project links for clubs and information about the Gascon Saintongeois Petit Gascon Saintongeois in Northern Italy Gascon Saintongeois in France
A Dunker known as the Norwegian Hound, is a medium-sized breed of dog from Norway. It was bred by Wilhelm Dunker to be a scenthound by crossing a Russian Harlequin Hound with dependable Norwegian scent hounds; the Dunker has a clean, long head with parallel planes of the skull and muzzle, carried low and not wedge-shaped. Its skull is domed with a defined stop and clean cheeks, the muzzle is long and square-cut with a straight and broad nasal bridge, its teeth are evenly spaced with a scissors bite; the Dunker has a black nose with wide nostrils, round and dark eyes, low-set, flat, ears that hang close to the head and to the middle of the muzzle. The Dunker has a long neck with no throatiness, sloping shoulders, straight forelegs, a level topline, a straight and strong back with broad and muscular loins, a slight tuck up in the chest, its hindquarters are well-angulated, as are its stifle, its thighs and hocks are broad. The feet are arched, well-knit, have firm pads and hair between the toes, point straight ahead.
The tail is set on level with the topline, strong at the root, tapering at the end, carried in a slight upward curve, reaches to the hock. The Dunker's coat is straight, hard and not too short, with the most desirable colors being black or blue marbled with pale fawn and white markings. Less desirable are warm brown or predominant black reaching from the muzzle and beyond the hock joint, a black mask, overmarked white, more than fifty percent white color is a disqualification; the Dunker weighs around 35–39 pounds, males are 19.5–21.5 inches at the withers, while females are 18.5–20.5 inches. This is quite a relaxed breed, it will provide these traits only to owners. Cases of hip dysplasia can occur; the breed is named after the Norwegian Wilhelm Dunker, who bred this dog for hunting hares at the beginning of the 19th century. To create the Dunker, Wilhelm crossed a Russian Harlequin Hound with reliable scent hounds, producing a dog that could hunt rabbits by scent, rather than sight, it has yet to become popular outside of its homeland