Monday, April 25, 2011

The Flexible Cesky Terrriers.

 By: Ed Gonzalez
This dog breed originated in Czechoslovakia and the breeding of these dogs was done by a certain man named Frantsek Horak in 1948. The Cesky Terriers were given their due recognition in 1963. His purpose was to come up with dog who were thin so that they could go through burrows and dens . The main objective was to catch rats and foxes. Cesky Terriers were the result of crossbreeding sealyham terries, scottish terriers and dandle dinmonts. Other breeders had a feeling that the dogs did not look like the original dogs that were bred by Mr. Horak. This was the reason why they crossbred them again with sealyham terriers. This breed came to the U.S.A. In 1957 but they were rather rare.. Today, there are a number of owners of Cesky Terriers in the U.S.A.

Cesky Terriers have wedge shaped faces that measure around seven – eight inches. They have densed beards, mustaches and eyebrows.. They do have incissor teeth and it overlaps the lower teeth. Their nasal bridges are straight. The gray color dogs have black noses while the brown dogs have reddish brown noses. They have evenly shaped almond eyes Gray dogs have dark brown eyes while brown dogs have light brown colors. Their ears are triangular in shape.and they have high set ears that folds in a forward motion nearing their heads. Remove their claws if it does not touch the ground. Their shiny coats are a bit curvy.. Whenever puppies of Cesky Terriers are born they are colored black, black and tan or brown.. When these dogs get to be two or three years old, they will develop adult colors. They will have shades of gray, dark charcoal and platinum gray. The black colors will show on their feet, heads, ears and tails. The Cesky Terriers can have coffee and yellow marks on their heads, beards, necks, limbs and areas surrounding their vents. Light coffee colors are rare and their tails could have white tips or collars.

These dogs are well composed, playful, and sporty, They are exceptional dogs for children, Cesky Terriers are courageous, faithful, obedient, intelligent, very trainable and easy to handle. Dogs of this kind must socialize with people and they must start during their puppy stages. These dogs must be constantly around people. When you do this, Cesky Terriers will quickly adjust to their new surroundings. These dogs like the company of children and are moderately friendly with strangers. Owners must be very good pack leaders. They must always be in control of any situation, must be strong willed and very consistent. Owners must lay down a set of rules for their dogs to follow.. Cesky Terriers must know what is allowable and what is not permitted.

They are ideal companion dogs and they make perfect traveling companions. Though they are good playmates for children, kids must know how to handle them. They are very heedful and superb guard dogs.

These dogs are healthy but are vulnerable to a sickness called scotty scramp syndrome wherein their foreleg formation changes, Their forelegs move to the side and forward. It should go straightforward and this is called wringing.

Cesky Terriers will reach heights of 10 – 12 ½ inches and they will weigh between 13 – 22 pounds. They have a lifespan of 10 – 13 years.

They are the right dogs for those living in apartments. These dogs will do well without yards. Cesky Terriers love running and playing in open spaces. Dogs of this kind must have daily walks everyday. They are great companions for joggers.

Cesky Terriers must have their coats trimmed regularly. It's a must for them to have long hair on their stomach, legs and around their faces . The hair on their faces will allow them to have correctly formed mustaches, beards and eyebrows. They must be brushed regularly to prevent matting. They must be trimmed by groomers every two months.

 Make these dogs a part of your family and they will continually give you joy.

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Sturdy American Hairless Terriers

By: Ed Gonzalez

The American Hairless Terriers are recent dog breeds. These dogs will lose all their hair by the time they are six weeks old. They have almost the same features as the rat terriers and these breed of dogs are their forthright descendants. These dogs are strongly built muscular and deep chested dogs. American hairless Terriers are brawny, their necks are solid and their legs have as lot of energy in them.. Their ears straighten up when they are fully mindful of any strange activity happening around their vicinity. Their tails must always stay at their real sizes. The skin of these dogs are pink in color and with spots of black, gray, gold and black colors. If you breed both male and female without their hair, their offsprings will have no hair at all. If one of the gender has hair and the other has none at all their puppies will have few tinges of hair in their bodies that will stick out without any coordination at all. Puppies will shed hair after six weeks. They do not have a bunch of hair on their heads, feet and in the end of their tails. These dogs have eyebrows and whiskers.

American Hairless Terriers are purely american dog breeds and they were bred by Willie and Edwin Scott in the year 1972 in the state of Louisianna. These dogs are very loving, playful, inquisitive and highly spirited dogs. They do possess the natural temperaments of terriers like being feisty, lively and being fearless, These dogs must be introduced to young children during their puppy stages. If this is done they will do fine with children. These dogs are quite territorial and they will protect their areas. If the weather is hot or when they are scared, they will sweat. Never leave them alone in a pool of water because they are not known for their swimming skills. Their movements are quick and they make good playing companions. Do not make them catch rats because they do not have have protective coatings.

They will reach heights of 7 – 16 inches and weigh from 5 – 16 pounds. Their estimated lifespans are 14 – 16 years.

These dogs do not have the major skin problems that other hairless dogs have. They may acquire rashes and it happens because they lack hair. Dogs of this type must be protected from the sun and this can be achieved by letting them wear t – shirts or by putting sunscreen lotion on their bodies.

These dogs can live in apartments, as long as they walk with their owners for twenty minutes a day. Owners must have a place in their homes wherein their dogs can do some exercises since they are active dogs. These dogs love to dig and they do have sweat glands. They are not the drooling type but they do develop pimples that will disappear on it's own. Keep these dogs warm during cold weathers and give them baths three times a week. Apply lotion on them because their skin can dry up. These dogs do not get fleas but they will shed skin cells every twenty days. They do develop loose scales and dander but it's quite few. Cuts and scratches are inevitable because they love to roam around. If this happens, put hydrogen peroxide on the areas where the cuts and scratches are.

These are great dogs and they will remain faithful if you take good care of them.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Smart and Intelligent Belgian Malinois

lBy: Ed Gonzalez

The Belgian Malinois got their name from the city of Malines in the nation of Belgium. These dogs are still uncommon in the United States of America. They belong to a group of dogs called sheepdogs namel: The Belgian Malinois, Belgian Tervure, Belgian Groenendael and the less common known Belgian Laekenois.. They share the same roots. In other countries and dog breeding class, there is no distinction of these sheepdogs. These dogs are considered as one and the same. The only difference lies in the types of coats they have. The American Kennel Club recognizes these dogs as different breeds and they do not recognize at all The Belgian Laekenois. It's counterpart in the U.S.A..the UKC dentifies them as belonging to the same breed.

These dogs are flexible and extremely intelligent. They do have a lot of talents like narcotics and bomb detection, protection. Dogs of this kind are so useful in search and rescue operations. The Belgian Malinois and their breed will do well in obedience, agility, tracking, herding, sled and pulling carts. They are excellent companions for the blind and disabled because these dogs will not only protect but guide them properly. In triangular form. The other three were called “ Berger Belgea.” which meant sheepdogs that are not Malinois.

The Belgian Malinois have square like bodies. It is quite noticeable when the legs and toplines are looked at from the sides. These dogs are deep chested. Their topline levels slant slightly between the ridges of their shoulders. The sizes of their heads are well balanced to the size of their bodies. Their skulls are flat plus the width and length bear the same distance. They have muzzles that are a bit pointed and it is equal in length with the top of the skull. It has a moderate stop. Their noses are black and so are their tight lips. They have teeth that are joint together in scissor like bites. The eyes of the Belgian Malinois have medium sized colored eyes that are colored brown. They have ears that stand straight in triangular form. These dogs have sturdy tails located at the baseand it  reaches the tarsal points of their back legs .Dogs of this kind have cat – like feet. Their owners can have their dewclaws taken out. Belgian Malinois have double coats that are short, straight and weather resistant. Their coat colors are rich fawn, red mahogany and black. These dogs have black tips on their hair. The colors of their ears and masks are black. The under parts of their bodies, like their tails and back ends are colored light brown. The hair surrounding their necks are slightly long and it resembles a collar.

This breed of dogs are ingenious and obedient dogs. Belgian Malinois are resolute and watchful dogs.They are very protective and they do have territorial instincts. Owners must let their dogs socialize with members of their family so that the won't become shy and sensitive. If possible, socialize them when they are young. It's best to do this when they are newly born. Masters must be firm but not rude, harmful or arrogant. If you possess these types of personalities, your dogs will dislike you. Owners need to feel confident, have good leadership qualities and must have set rules that their dogs have to follow consistently. These dogs are superb police and guard dogs. They will become perfect pet dogs if owners can display exceptional leadership. Belgian Malinois are faithful and will do well with children, as long as they have the proper training to do so .Do not lock them up, they need to feel that they are part of the family. Always bear in mind that these dogs need good leadership, training, companionship and daily exercise. If owners don't do this, they will become destructive and difficult to handle. These dogs are packed with a lot of energy, superior mental capacity and a high comprehension level. They are rather dominant and that's the reason why you should be careful when introducing them to non - canine pets. Before acquiring these dogs, ask advice from owners and breeders of Belgian Malinois dogs.

Male dogs will attain heights of 24 – 28 inches while females will have heights of 22 – 24 inches. They will have weights of 55 – 65 pounds. These dogs are sturdily built and they have no critical health concerns. Some of their minor health problems are allergies, eye problems, being very shy, too much aggressiveness and sometimes they do develop hip and elbow dysplasia.

They will be alright living in apartments. If that's the case, they must have sufficient exercise. These dogs are fairly active when they are indoors .and they will need an average sized yard to run around. This Dog Breed likes weather that' s cool but they can adapt to other kinds of climate. Belgian Malinois love being and living with people. They prefer living indoors than outdoors. These dogs must have long walks and it is better for them to be unleashed when they are in safe areas.

Belgian Malinois Dogs will live for at least 12 – 14 years old. They can have six to twelve puppies.

The fine haired Belgian Malinois are easy to groom. Brush them often firmly with a bristle brush and give them a bath when it is only necessary. Giving them a bath on a constant basis will remove the waterproofing they have on their coats. It sheds only lightly but constantly. The Belgian Malinois sheds heavily twice a year