LABRADOR RETRIEVER

The warm and intelligent Lab is the world number one breed registered. Even non-dog people can recognize a Lab, and artists and photographers have captured his image countless times — usually as the loyal companion, waiting patiently by his owner's side.

Built for sport, the Lab is muscular and athletic. He has a short, easy-care coat, friendly demeanor, keen intelligence, and plenty of energy. Devotion to this breed runs deep; Labs are loving, people-oriented dogs who live to serve their families, and owners and fans sometimes liken their Labs to angels.

The breed originated on the island of Newfoundland, off the northeastern Atlantic coast of Canada. Originally called the St. John's dog, after the capital city of Newfoundland, he was bred to help the local fishermen — hauling nets, fetching ropes, and retrieving fish that had escaped the nets — as well as to be a family dog.

Today, most Labs skip the hard labor and spend their days being pampered and loved by their people. However, some Labs still serve as indispensable working dogs.

The Lab's sweet nature makes him an excellent therapy dog, visiting homes for the elderly and hospitals, and his intelligence makes him an ideal assistance dog for the handicapped. He also excels as a search and rescue dog or as a retriever for hunters, thanks to his athletic build, strong nose, and courageous nature. And Labs have also become the breed to beat at dog sports such as agility and obedience competitions — especially obedience.

There's one dog job that Labs are hopeless at: watchdog. In fact, owners say their sweet, helpful Lab is likely to greet an intruder and happily show him where the goods are stashed.

Labrador Retrievers have proven their usefulness and versatility throughout the breed's history, easily shifting from fisherman's companion, to field retriever, to show dog, to modern working dog. One role has remained constant: wonderful companion and friend.

Characteristics : Good-tempered,very agile,very active.Excellent nose,soft mouth;keen love of water.Adaptable,devoted companion.  Intelligent,keen and biddable,whit a strong will to please. Kindly nature, with no trace of agression or undue shyness.Is used as gundog, servicedog, guidedog, family companion, etc.

 The colours: bright from cream to cinamon, black an brown.

 

 

ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL family pet and a good companion for young and old alike.

The English Springer Spaniel, named for the way he "springs" at game to flush it for the hunter, has long been a favorite with sportsmen, but this lively, beautiful dog also makes a wonderful family companion if he receives the training and exercise he needs.

English Springer Spaniels are smart and eager to please, not to mention enthusiastic. They are happy dogs and seem to have a good sense of humor. They usually do well with children if they are brought up with them from puppyhood and are affectionate toward their families. They also are generally good with other pets in the household, even small ones, but might see pet birds as prey since those are what they're bred to hunt.

Because they're hunting dogs, English Springer Spaniels require a lot of exercise, but keep them on leash in unfenced areas or they may decide to go hunting on their own. Because they are such good athletes, many non-hunting owners participate in activities such as obedience, agility, flyball, and tracking with their English Springer Spaniels. They also make great therapy dogs, bringing smiles to people in hospitals and nursing homes.

English Springer Spaniels will bark if strangers come to your house, but if you're looking for a guard dog, keep looking. They are loving, gentle dogs who expect even strangers to give them attention.

Because of their affectionate nature, they aren't a one-person dog. They are very people-oriented, and shouldn't be left home alone or isolated from people for long periods.

English Springers are medium-size dogs with the typical gentle spaniel expression and drop ears. Their compact body is protected by a dense, medium-length coat adorned with feathering, a longer fringe of hair, on the ears, chest, legs, and belly. The wag of the docked tail can only be described as merry. Their bodies are a little longer than they are tall. That's because a dog can tire easily when his body is too long — highly undesirable for a hardworking sporting dog!

The English Springer is a dog for all seassons, an endearing energetic companion for the owner who is willing to give it the time that it deserves. Highly thought of by police as snifferdog, well known in the field trial world for their tireless enthusiasm, many a rough shooting man´s friend, a joy to behold when moving round the show ring in their own distinctive style.

Colours: White and liver  or white and black.

 

 



 Gordon  Setter

Gordon setters, also known as "black and tans," have a coal-black coat with distinctive markings of a rich chestnut or mahogany colour on their paws and lower legs, vents, throat, and muzzles; one spot above each eye; and two spots on their chest. A small amount of white is allowed on the chest. Although uncommon, red Gordons are occasionally born to normal-coloured parents, the result of expression of a recessive red gene.TTricolour puppies can be born to. for cause of the breed backgrond (english setter and spaniels). Predominantly tan, red, or buff dogs are ineligible for showing. A Gordon's coat is straight or slightly waved (but not curly), long and silky, with chest, stomach, ear, leg, and tail feathering. According to the AKC breed standard, "the bearing is intelligent, noble, and dignified." They are the heaviest of the setter breeds, with males reaching 27 inches at the withers and up to 80 pounds in weight

 

 

Gordon Setter

 

 

Temperament : the Gordon Setter temperament is "alert, interested, and confident. He is fearless and willing, intelligent, and capable. He is loyal and affectionate, and strong-minded enough to stand the rigors of training." Gordons are intensely loyal to their owners; thrive in an attentive, loving environment; and are good family dogs. Puppies and adult dogs can be quite boisterous, and although they are patient by nature, may not be suitable for households with very young children. Gordons are sensitive and empathic, eager to learn, and need firm but gentle handling. Early socialisation and obedience training is important. They are known as great talkers. The breed is one of the slowest to mature, not hitting prime until three years of age or more, and will show puppy-like characteristics well into their older years

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Gordons were bred to run, and require 60 to 80 minutes of vigorous exercise daily. Young dogs should not be over-exercised or begin agility training until they are at least 18 months old, to avoid joint problems later in life. Because of their hunting instincts, Gordons should not be allowed to roam freely if unsupervised, as they are apt to wander into a potentially dangerous traffic situation while following a  scent

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Size:
dogs : 64-66 cm, 29,5 kg

bitches : 60-62 cm, 25,5 kg

Colour: Black and tan, black-tan-white

 

 

Un perro feliz

Para tener un perro felíz y tranquilo tienes que activarlo y darle algo que hacer. No puede estar tirado odo el día delante  de la chimenea, a tí tampoco te gustaría.. No le basta con ir una vueltita 3 veces al día. Seguro que le gustará ir una vuelta y dejar su "tarjeta de visita" (pis og caca), para los otros perros, pero no le será suficiente después de un tiempo. La socialisación dura toda la vida, por eso es aconsejable que juegue con otros perros por lo menos una vez al día. Hay que activarlo también mentalmente, dándole algún "trabajo" y aumentar la difiultad del mismo después de un período, pues estos perros son tan inteligentes que pronto pierden el interés y se aburren si el "trabajo"es el mismo y monótomo. Hay que hacerlo de una manera en la que no se exige demasiado y muy pronto. Tú conoces a tu perro y sabes cuánto puede. Mejor requerir menos para que pueda lograrlo sin dificultad y así podrás elogiarlo y premiarlo con algo que le guste(juguete, chuche, caricias, etc) Así estaréis los dos satisfechos...

 

A happy dog

      To have a happy and calm dog you have to activate it and give him something to do. It can´t lay down at the front of the chimenée all day, you couldn´t atiher.Do not just go for a spin 3 times a day. Sure it will like to go around and leave their "calling card" ( pee and poop), to other dogs, but it will not be enough after a while. The socialisation lasts a lifetime, so it is advisable to play with other dogs at least once a day. You have to activate the dog also mentally, giving him some "work" and increase dificulty thereof after a period, because these dogs are so smart they soon lose interest and become bored if the "work" is the same and monotom. You have to do it in a way that is required and not too soon. You know your dog and know how much it can. Best requiring less so he can do it without difficulty, so you can praise him and reward him with something he like (toy , cuddling, treat etc) Then will  both of you be satisfied  .

 

 

 

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