This is a dog that is actually considered a toy. It is one of the smallest breeds in the world. Weighing in at 3-6 pounds. It can be long haired or short haired. This breed originated in Russia and is not really known anywhere else.
This dogs name si also reffered to as the B.A.N.this dog is a well-made, long dog, being longer than its proportions would call for. It stands firm and balanced. It is a sound breed, and moves well, with great gaiety.
Because this breed is first and foremost a hunting hound, scars (the result of honorable wounds) shall not be considered faults nor shall they be penalized by Judges. This includes cuts, nicks, notches on the ears, and/or ears that are frayed at the edges from working in brush, tall grass, etc. Hounds lacking in substance should be penalized.
This breed was developed from serious french breeders
The breed is extremely intelligent and full of energy. They are eager to please and are generally obedient. All parts of this dog indicate a long history of pure breeding and adherence to the standard.
The skull is lean and well-sculptured. The domed head is of medium width. The occiput is apparent. The cheeks are formed, not of muscles but only of skin, which may form one or two folds (wrinkles). Overall, the head has a clean apperance.
This dog has short,weatehr resistant coat and it its colors are Tri-color.this dog is short and long. This dog is UKC reconized.
This breed first made their appearance in the United States about the year 1900.
The first of this breed was exhibited in America were shown in Claremont, OK in 1907.
Any color is acceptable in this breed
This breed is a big dog with a hard, crisp and close coat, oily in nature that can withstand any amount of immersion in water. The breed ranges through many shades to black and tan. It is a peer among swimmers, its progress through the water being aided greatly by its webbed feet.
The origin of this breed is shrouded in mystery, but the earliest writers advance a number of logical opinions as to its origin. The French Origin of this breed appears to be one of the most reasonable. The opinion of one such writer, Marples, states it is almost the exact duplicate of the Vende hound of France. The two breeds are alike in both coat and body formation.
Lang, not a portuguese Water Dog and this breed is AKC approved this breed in 1995 and UKC approved this breed in 1885 Males are approximately 27 inches at the withers, and weigh approximately 115 lbs. Females are approximately 24 inches at the withers, and weigh approximately 80 lbs. This is not an absolute, but rather a guideline.