“Petfriendly”: more than a fad, a necessity

although in this aspect, we have been a little late with the rest of our European neighbours and with the Americans, every time we are more that we want that our dogs join us as on short weekend as summer vacation trips. as we have said, that long ago that it is normal in Europe, is being established definitely in our country. (

looking for a little online can find establishments where pets are welcome or very useful apps to find all kinds of establishments “Petfriendly’ as the pets welcome, which you can download here, for both Android and IOS )

this change of trend is mainly due to that entrepreneurs Spanish hoteliers have realized the potential of this market niche , that are becoming more and more families with pet that we don’t want to see us compelled to leave them in a residence (although most are totally reliable) or with a friend or family member.

also the owners of apartments or flats for rent, gradually begin to accept that to be able to rent their properties should allow new tenants to come accompanied by a small pet. Understanding that Yes, that is not the same a chihuahua that three German shepherds.

on many occasions, we will not only have to search “ accommodation with dog ” but that we will also depend on another sector in which this trend is taking hold, the transport, which after a long time of rejection, is gradually accepting the presence of pets in their services.

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to travel with our pets, before any trip, it is essential that the animal has its microchip, as in the European Union is mandatory . We also need to take with us up-to-date vaccine primer.

if we are going to travel abroad, also need the international passport, which can be handled by our veterinarian for a small amount of money.

virtually all airlines will ask this Passport before embarking, but to be sure not to have any unexpected on our arrival and during the holidays, it is best to report on the website of the Embassy of the country that we are going to travel, since the regulations changes substantially depending on the country, even within the European Union.

we are aware that much remains to be done, but little by little the mindset of the people with respect to pets is changing, we are sure of in the near future, the acceptance of animals all public places will be majority.

The show dogs

the dogs of sample group was formed from trace dogs. Already the Greek historian Xenophon (centuries V – IV BC) mentions dogs trace that arriving near the hunt not pursued her, but, nosing with the head raised and trembling excited, remained completely still. At first this was considered a very undesirable behavior in a hunting dog, but it was later found that this quality could be exploited and such dogs were taught to make help hunters take red partridges and quail and hunting with Falcon.

these dogs easily learned to crouch or lie down when they had smelled the bird, and then missed the net on both; either to do with care to undertake the flight the bird, which was then killed by the Falcon.

Although the show dogs are also currently used to hunting animals (rabbit and Hare) hair, are still mainly used for hunting birds . After the invention and development of firearms these dogs became show dogs.

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first the dog seeks and finds hunting by smell, then designates its location the Hunter staying standing in a visible location and facing the dam. Following orders, lifts the hunt and then regains it when it has been reached by members of the Hunter.

to produce a sample of such dog, had to repress the Hunter instinct of the dog’s trail and develop obedience. This has to have been achieved across such trace dogs to show an ability to find, with your head high, hunting by smell with Shepherd dogs, that they are obedient by nature.

trace dogs hunt in accordance with their innate qualities and require little or no training ; but in e l case of sample dogs , by good than its natural qualities, training for his work is a necessity . Every dog is a Hunter by nature, and therefore a sample dog needs direction from an early age. By instinct, he would be pleased in pursuing the hunt, but the opportunity to do so should not be given. If you arrive to pick up this habit, it will be difficult to lose it and will be useless to work as dog shows.

in this group the British spaniels, French epagneuls and the German wachtelhunds are among dogs of trace, like setter and pointer . They work within walking distance , namely the scope of the shotgun. Finding hunting dog must throw to the ground or remain standing until the prey has been achieved by the shooting and then recover. Covered or very rough terrain, is expected that sometimes these dogs bark to let its owner know where they are.

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Irish Setter

the continental sample dog is a versatile dog ; the owner expects its aid in all forms of hunting with a firearm. However, British hunters have made their show dogs specialists, since they considered that the performance is lower if a dog to perform different jobs. Their pointers and setters through the ground zigzags at high speed and stop when they found hunt by smelling it. The retrievers such as the labrador sit calmly next to the shotgun, discover the hunt when it has been reached and recover her following orders . When the dam is only wound track it and bring it to its owner.

when field testing became more popular, dogs inevitably became faster. is in part for this reason so in many races there is a difference of kind between the dog’s exposure and work. The first corresponds to the standard as established starting to breed Thoroughbred dogs and that describes the ideal working dog. However, e n many breeds dogs that are currently used for work deviate from standard in outward appearance , because the Hunter, paying little attention to the presence of the dog, selected taking into account their working qualities and has chosen a smaller and lighter, dogs which are faster. The exhibition dog breeder adheres to the standard and generally have little interest in the qualities of work.

the best breeder to a breed of work is the one who strives for a dog that fits both ends . Do not choose the easy path, but will give you great satisfaction have managed to finally get a stock of good workers and good looking. In many societies for breeding is pay attention to the conservation of the qualities of work. Some breeds of continental show dogs are only possessed by hunters. Breeders are concerned that their dogs will just stop where exploit it the qualities. Rightly fear that the special qualities of work, accomplished with so much care and dedication, are lost if ignorant people starts to breed.

a sample dog is a friendly, active, faithful companion, and when it is well trained, obedient. It is very appreciated by many people because of its many attractive qualities. In Spain, one of the best show dogs is the Spanish water dog.

Watchdogs and defence

in this group can encompass very different origin dog breeds. However, these races are all a hereditary aptitude for save and defend , a feature that was already predominant for a long time, due to the selection of their ancestors by the man.


older dogs of this group are mastiffs , which in ancient times accompanying the armies and took an active part in the battle as useful auxiliary. The dogs fight Roman, the molossians, were also mastiffs and used to fight with large beasts or if in sand.

much later, military systems were disturbed, and when in addition all animals fights were prohibited by law , s and developed several home peaceful and confident dog breeds , from these original types; and with most of them there is no longer any danger of ferocity.

a times through, mastiffs have become very attached to their owners and to be prepared to defend them to them, their families and belongings in extraordinary degree. This quality has always been preserved and makes that these breeds are especially suitable as guard dogs in properties located in the field.

in its outward appearance all mastiffs have in common the big head, short and wide, pendant ears, and very solid bones . His vigorous Constitution confers on all these breeds a impressive appearance, which alone can prevent the approximation of intruders in the places where these dogs are guardians of the House or the garden.

in practice, mastiffs are not best suited as home dogs in homes or apartments of small dimensions.

here you can see some of the most popular mastiffs: Tibet Mastiff, English Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff, Spanish mastiff.

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Neapolitan Mastiff

dogs SPITZ

Although, at first glance, the spitz and Nordic or polar dogs seem a lot and never has been mapped dividing line any among them, is wrong to assume that they have the same origin.

both spitz as Nordic or polar dogs (the latter carry surely more Wolf blood in his veins) have always been used as true “wild”. have been used (and polar dogs are still used even) as watchdogs, shepherds, hunters, load and for towing the sled .

in addition, in the tents of the nomadic tribes, the children huddle against their thick coats to keep warm during the night. As the ancestors of the current breeds of this group were already living in intimate contact with human families, their representatives today’s day are also adaptable and very clean animals. They are good companions and are always very interested in everything that takes place within the House and around it.

the spitz are very vigilant and barking to the minimum alarm , real or imagined, which immediately turn away any individual carrying bad intentions. Thus, in their own way, their behavior is so preventative as it is that of mastiffs, at the same time that, like these, are always ready to take action if necessary. On the other hand are not aggressive, but they are reserved with strangers .

here we leave some of the best-known breeds of dogs Spitz type: Siberian Husky, Shiba Inu, Chinook.

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Shiba Inu


a third category belongs to this group representatives, pinschers and schnauzers, sometimes called “terriers of Germany” , are descended from old dogs of the German villages crossed with other breeds to produce these dogs fur flattened and as but. Barking less but are more intelligent than spitz.

severe and constant education is needed to develop good qualities the strong character of these dogs. If the character is not managed well, arrive to become unruly. Although by nature does not have a tendency to become friends of other dogs, this does not create many difficulties, as long as they are well controlled.

here you can see these two types of dog breeds: Giant Schnauzer, medium-Schnauzer Schnauzer Miniature Pinscher and Pinscher miniature.

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Giant Schnauzer

Tracking dogs and galgos

common characteristic of breeds of dogs of this group is that they pursue the hunt, and if necessary, prevent her escape so that the Hunter can kill her, while hunting dogs work differently depending on the type.

dogs tracking:

most breeds listed in this group belong to the tracking dogs category. They hunt with the nose in the ground to follow the trail, barking continuously until the game has been shot or has been killed by the Pack. The bark are necessary to let Hunter know where the dam is and where it should shoot. Keep the dam at a given location was very important before there firearms since Hunter had to be within walking distance of the hunt.

the hunt with a pack of dogs from trace was a very popular pastime among Kings and nobles. big French Trail dogs who had in large packs in farms, raised carefully in order to obtain dogs most suitable for the terrain and hunting. As she was needed packs of homogeneous exterior appearance a selection of type, color, size and even sound , took place as demanding that the voices of the Pack harmonization. So, dog breeds French in general carrying its town of origin name appeared and, although they are now extinct, almost all currently tracking dogs carry your blood. Great tracking dogs were used by hunters on horseback; the types most small and the bassets developed later by mutations, they were intended to hunt badgers, hares and rabbits walk. The varieties more small output to its burrow hunt or Corral it.

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the famous ancestor of the dog’s Pack is the Bloodhound dog , the type with which hunted St. Hubert in the 7th century. Originally presented in two varieties: the black and cinnamon and the white Talbot called (extinct). Bloodhound dog was bred for centuries in the monastery of Andain, in the Belgian Ardennes, and six dogs to the King, who used them as trackers they annually delivered to the monks. In the 19th century were no longer dogs Bloodhound Thoroughbred or in Belgium or in France.

the race came to England at the time of the Norman Conquest, and the English have kept it pure. After many ups and downs still exists with the name of bloodhound (“pure blood”). Over time the outside appearance has varied somewhat; the original St. Hubert was looking more common and smaller that the current bloodhound head long and narrow with large folds in the skin. Today, interest in this breed is on the rise, often with disastrous results. Many people choose to have a bloodhound due to its impressive appearance, without being aware of the problems and needs that has this beautiful but huge dog, difficult to train.


, another category of hunting dogs greyhounds or greyhounds, Hunt differently . Do not use the nose but eyes, and only come into action when they see the hunt . In countries such as Persia and Afghanistan, Hunter takes the dog on his horse and released when hunting is in sight. With a brief chase the dog reaches the prey and breaks it.

in Russia, the nobles had many dogs trace and greyhounds that were used together to hunt wolves; trace dogs tracked the hunt and wore it open, the greyhounds pursued her until she lost speed and the barzois (chokes) stronger and robust killed it.

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Borzoi or Russian Hound

the breeds of dogs with ears sharpened very relational and like each other, are mixture of Trail dogs and galgos . They have very fine nose, his portrayal with the Trail dogs painted in Egyptian monuments indicates its purity through time. It can be said that l you Trail dogs get dam by his perseverance and the greyhounds through the speed . Some trace dogs are taught to follow the trail of blood from the wound hunting, these are dogs more heavy and slow, great sense of smell. In some countries used bloodhounds to police work.

other dogs:

dogs varied as some spitz, polar dogs and two breeds of mastiffs are also included in this group. The Finnish spitz is one of the few dogs that are used for hunting birds. Follow the hunt until it settles into a tree and then warns the dog barking. Mastiffs are used in hunting.

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Greyhound Spanish

mentioned breeds have gentle character , are affectionate with the well-known and reserved with strangers, especially galgos. Trail dogs are stubborn because of the independence of their work. Rarely are obedient.

to avoid confusion warns that bracke or brack indicates dog trail only in German and Dutch , the French braque, the Italian I braceo and braco Spanish, means dog shows.

7 interesting things about Terriers

  1. the terrier name comes from the latin terra , and these dogs were originally used to to hunt Badgers and foxes , making them go out digging their burrows. When the terriers not they could get it, indicated the presence of the animal, making that it was easier to Hunter make you come out of the burrow. This work required vigorous and courageous dog of small and medium-sized . The terrier came to be given to all dogs used to destroy harmful rodents, and most terriers are still excellent hunters of rats and mice.
  2. is believed generally that old black terrier and wire-haired English cinnamon was the ancestor of all breeds of terriers . More than 200 years ago that these dogs were used to hunt foxes and otters . Different kinds of soil, landscape and hunting who used dogs to vary the demands that these had to meet. In order to obtain the special qualities of Hunter desired, for crossing breeds of hunting dogs, used while for a completely different working class, such as the fight with Bulls (bullbaiting) and fight with other animals, terriers crossed with mastiffs. In the name of many of the races you can find the origin or the region where these breeds originated.
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    AIREDALE Terrier

  3. the terriers became fashionable in the second half of the 19th century , when they began to hold dog shows, so the standards were created. At the beginning, only sought to get working qualities, but currently also large attention to the outside appearance.
  4. the populanidad of the terriers has been increasing ever since its first appearance in the exhibitions, and has spread since the first World War up to far from the English coasts. Now is these dogs all over the world. The terriers are dogs with great temperament and vivacious , found in its element with young people and in a bustling family. They are vigorous and playful, they are excellent companions for something grown children, that found opportunity to spend their huge energy. It is a mistake to believe that the representatives of the small breeds belonging to this group should be dogs.
  5. 24 of the 31 recognized breeds of terriers come from England ; 7 races were formed with the help of English races: 1 in Germany, 1 in Czechoslovakia, 2 in Australia, 1 in the Japan and 2 in the United States. One of the two Australian races and the English terrier toy belong to the Group of small dogs of company; Boston Terrier belongs to the Group of large dogs for company, as well as the terrier Tibetan, which is not at all a terrier, but that it is likely to be related with the Sheepdogs.
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    Sealyham Terrier

  6. the breeds of terriers can be short or long legs , does not exist between the first no short hair. The tail used to amputate, but fortunately, in the majority of countries this practice is already prohibited, the ears are never cut. The long and rough hair breeds require more care than the short hair. As a daily brushing and a visit to a professional hairdresser twice a year is enough for a dog home, the treatment is very different for a dog of exposure.
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  8. currently ill-prepared dog has no chance in an exhibition , by very good qualities you have. Much before exposure, and up to the moment that enters ring, it pays great attention to their toilet, and needless to say that you need experienced professional and a full knowledge of the breed to get a long haired dog ready for an exhibition. On the other hand, long-haired breeds have an advantage over the short hair: a skillful preparation makes it possible to hide defects and accentuate the perfection of a long-haired dog. Either way, the appearance of a terrier after the hair is completely different to that of a dog with your normal coat: a careful preparation gives them a surprising and impressive appearance.

If you want to know more about terriers, you can check our section dedicated to them: terriers dogs.