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RACE: gran danes
Origin: Canada
Particular uses: Companion and water rescue
Life expectancy: -
Male height: 66-76 cm. approx.
Male Weight: 64-69 kg approx.
Female size: 64-69 cm.aprox.
Female Weight: 60-65 kg approx.
FCI Standard: Number 50 - Group 2

Origin and history of the breed

The Great Dane is also called Dogo Dogo German or Danish. These different names show us the controversy about their origin. The immediate ancestors of the current Great Dane would be the old " Bullenbeisser " and large males used for boar hunting . These dogs were in a conformation intermediate between a powerful and energetic fast Mastiff and Greyhound .

Temperament and character
It is a race with a good character and good socialization with other animals. Anyway, its owner must have with him an education firm . So the dog will grow balanced and shall prevent any aggressive behavior, particularly toward strangers and towards children.

Anyway, well trained a Great Dane is not an aggressive dog. And it has a calm and restrained . It is an excellent watchdog . But not for his enormous ferocity , which does not. It's stunning looks and enormous size which deter anyone. In fact , speaking of his ferocity , is less fierce dog of all molosos .

Physical Characteristics
This Danish mastiff brings pride, strength and elegance within a set full of nobility. It is a great and powerful race , but harmonious construction . And this nobility and harmony of its appearance , along with its perfectly proportioned silhouette and her expressive eyes , making it one of the most perfect and beautiful dogs in the world. In fact , it is called " The Apollo of dogs " . And it also has a harmonious and agile movements .

The coat of the German Bulldog and Great Dane is smooth, short and glossy appearance. Found three separate varieties: the fawn and brindle coat, the harlequin and black and blue. Their skin clings perfectly pigmented solid colored dogs. In harlequins, pigment distribution corresponds normally stains.

Origin: Canada
Particular uses: Companion and water rescue
Life expectancy: -
Male height : 66-76 cm . approx.

Male Weight : 64-69 kg approx .
Female size : 64-69 cm.aprox .
Female Weight : 60-65 kg approx .
FCI Standard : Number 50 - Group 2

Origin and history of the breed
The origin of the Newfoundland breed comes from the island of the same name. Their ancestors are indigenous dogs and the big black bear dog . With the advent of European fishermen new breeds helped to shape it , giving force . But its main features remain intact .
And since its inception, the Newfoundland breed had a morphology and behavior adapted to the adverse conditions of the island. These features allowed him to withstand the rigors of extreme weather gives the island and hostility and sea whips while pulling heavy loads on land or even dog served as savior in water.

Temperament and character
It is a loyal dog and very quiet. Race is sincere , gentle , sensitive, sweet loving , ... With children 's adorable. With them is a real " doting father " is placid , with infinite patience , and willing to play any game . It is also a guard dog by nature with strong protective instincts . In short, it is a very safe dog that can be trusted without supervision problems of children.
In addition to its easy-going nature , this breed has a great instinct for rescue , throwing water if necessary , with a high physical strength and can swim for hours or rescue a castaway . We would say that is a " San Bernardo " of the seas. Need an education strong , but with patience, as this breed will not reach mental maturity until two years of age achieved.

Physical Characteristics
The Newfoundland dog is a compact, solid body, muscular, powerful but with great elegance and movement coordination. In this race, the height is greater than the cross. That is, the body length is greater than the distance to the ground. The female is generally slightly longer and less robust than the male.
Recognize a Newfoundland is not complicated. Just look for a big teddy bear black leather. It also has an expression of eyes in which the Newfoundland reflects the goodness and sweetness treasures.

Origin: Germany
Particular uses : Companion and police
Life expectancy: 10 years
Male height : 61 - 68cm . approx.
Male Weight : 45-54 kg approx .
Female size : 56-63 cm.aprox .
Female Weight : 42 - 50kg approx.
FCI Standard : Number 147 - Group 2

  Origin and history of the breed
Rottweiler. This is called the German city in which it was discovered and from which it takes its name. The exact origin of this breed is not entirely clear , because although the force option that has is the one that says that the Rottweiler descended from Bouvier Bavaro there are those who believe that comes from the ancient Molossian Mastiffs or introduced in Germany after the Roman invasions . What is clear is that since its inception , learning ability and fierce and protective nature , he quickly became a great leader of flocks , even to carry larger herds .
Not until the early twentieth century that Rottweiler exported to Germany, spreading across Europe and North America. After export, was gradually achieving greater recognition . Currently , it is used in some countries as auxiliary bodies of the police and the army.

Temperament and character
This breed has a look that can be misleading. They are dogs that enjoy a bad reputation . But really it does not correspond with the reality of race. And they are kind and gentle dogs that love children . Obviously , we should not forget that he is a guard dog with great strength but it is a given dog , obedient and docile . It is a very confident dog itself. This can, well educated , has a nervous balance is perfect and impressionable , so it is difficult to anger him and thus get back aggressive. A dog is very attentive to everything around him.

physical Characteristics
The Rottweiler breed is robust , strong, rather large average size . Its appearance can be deceiving , as there is a heavy dog ​​(but not light ) . Its proportions are harmonious . But his rotund appearance shows strength, flexibility and endurance.

In its broad head , forehead slightly curved , we can see some eyes, small , almond-shaped , extremely expressive . These convey loyalty and courage . His teeth, with its characteristic " scissor lock " is powerful . His coat is thick and strong and muscular tail , like the rest of your body.

Origin: Switzerland
Particular uses : Companion and game
Life expectancy: -
Male height : 70-90 cm . approx.
Male Weight : 55-80 kg approx .
Female size : 62-82 cm.aprox .
Female Weight : 51-72 kg approx .
FCI Standard : Issue 61 - Group 2

Origin and history of the breed.
Race descended from Roman Molossian dogs , the Saint Bernard is a former Swiss watchdog . The first individuals of the race that existed were short hair. Then came the long hair by hair crosses with Newfoundlands long . In the beginning, these dogs are used for protection against bandits and wild animals existing in the area. Gradually abandoning these functions and were trained for rescuing lost mountaineers due to its prodigious skills . Sure you already know , but the St. Bernard is a great dog to find wounded or lost travelers .

Temperament and character
The St. Bernard is a breed of peacefulness , quiet and easygoing , which is already apparent at first glance. But other , is a highly intelligent breed and very easy to train and train . Yes, you have to start doing it from puppyhood before your size is out of control . But loyal to their owners feel special fondness for children , whom he adores . These dogs have great protective instinct .

Physical Characteristics
There are two varieties of St. Bernard: the long hair and short hair . In both cases has a white coat and red , usually with a dark mask . His body and head are more square specimens found in the mountains of the Pyrenees . The breed has a broad back skull and an imposing head with short snout and triangular ears and pendants. It also has a deep chest .
His eyes , of medium size, are dark and avellananados . They transmit intelligence , sweetness affection. His ears , pendants and triangular , are relatively large . It has a strong , slightly arched neck that dewlap.

Origin: Japan
Particular uses : Companion , mountain rescue in hunting
Life expectancy: 11 years
Male height : 67 cm . approx.
Male Weight : 30-50 kg approx .
Female size : 60 cm.aprox .
Female Weight : 30-50 kg approx .
FCI Standard : Number 255 - Group 5

Origin and history of the breed

The first evidence of the existence of the Akita Inu is found many centuries ago. And this race is one of the oldest in Japan and most of the world. We found her figure reliefs dating back more than 2000 years before our era . There are more recent data are more specific to the breed. Between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries , under the Edo period , the Akita was a very important part of society. In fact , they came to have their own apartments and servers. Only the imperial family and nobles had the right to own these dogs . Also addressed them in a special language , used only for them ... Hence the Akita possesses a majesty and great nobility , and a penchant for them to help.
Some time later there were crosses of this breed Akita molosos and became part in dog fighting because of their legendary courage . Fortunately , some lovers of this magnificent breed managed to regain and rebuild the race to get to the standard we know today. And since 1931 , has been declared " National Heritage " in Japan .

Temperament and character
The Akita is a dog that attracts , impresses and fascinates by its physical and elegance that has ... but before acquiring one must know well their characteristics, it is not a dog that suits everyone . For example , the numbers of neglect of this breed are high and this may be due to its strong dominant character . Although the appearance of " teddy bear " not enough, is a dog with character and hard docility .
But all is not dominant character which has the Akita . It is also a dog that can be trusted , very active, good watchdog , quiet , faithful. 

Physical Characteristics
Akita Inu Dogs are plus size and strongly built and powerful. Its elegant demeanor conveys all the nobility and majesty that race has . His skull is proportional to body size . It has a wide forehead and a neck is thick and muscular, without dewlap.
It has a large black nose (although it may have a toenail discoloration in white dogs ) and a long snout and strong , broad at the base and tapering towards the tip, but not pointed . His small eyes, almost triangular in shape, are dark brown . Also the ears are small , thick, triangular, slightly rounded at the tips. They are stiff and inclined forward.
Its tail , set high , thick and carried vigorously curled over back. Their coat is on smooth, hard outer layer and the inner layer soft and dense.

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Origin: Germany
Particular uses : Companion , guide dog , guard and defense but
Life expectancy: 10 years
Male height : 60-65 cm .
Male Weight : 30-34 kg approx .
Female size : 55-60 cm .
Female Weight : 26-30 kg approx .
FCI Standard : Number 166 - Group 1

Origin and history of the breed

The origin of the German Shepherd breed dates back to 1899 , the year he was born German Shepherd Dog Club . The breed is the result of crossings sheepdogs from different regions of Germany. The breed standard has changed little since its inception until today.
The characteristics of this dog 's can be summed up very well there is a saying about the German Shepherd . The saying goes that the German Shepherd "is not the first best dog at all, but is the second best in everything." Test them are the performances of dogs of this breed in the two world wars , which were very useful as they used to transport kits , search for the wounded , as a messenger.
And that no other race has such a great level of versatility and is capable of making such excellent form all that is able to make a German Shepherd .

Temperament and character

Dog has a flexible and alive, though quite dominant . But still the German Shepherd breed is left , however , easily educate , if you have only one owner. This breed is brave , obedient , intelligent and incredibly loyal . And with his closest guard . In fact , will not hesitate to defend his family even if not educated in this regard. Dogs are affectionate , sweet , protective and extremely patient with children .
There are countless tasks that are designed in our society today this breed . Police dog , guard dog, avalanche dog , guide dog, ... and all these tasks are performed with extraordinary efficiency . The German Shepherd is a naturally gentle dog that is acclimated very well to life in the city , provided off steam in the park every day.

Physical Characteristics
The German Shepherd breed is medium in size , strong, with excellent musculature and the body slightly stretched . Rump have to have a tilt related to the dorsal line , approximately 30 °. His head is wedge-shaped and is provided with the size of the dog.
The tail is thick and dense hair . This forms a smooth curve when the dog is stressed and calm and straightens when the dog is excited or startled. His eyes are of medium size , almond-shaped and dark like the truffle , which is also black . The ears are pricked , open forward. We want to highlight their incredible sense of smell , which is among the finest of the canine race .