Beagle

Appearance
Vigorous hound, from the compact construction, gives at the same time the impression of quality without being coarse.
 
Beagle
 
 
Historical notes
It is said that the beagle was created by reducing the bigger foxhound, to be able to follow hunting by foot , preferably for the hare. It is still used in packs, often with the organization of institutions, including colleges and schools. A zealous little dog, always active, full of enthusiasm and vigor, always ready for an involving activity. The beagle is an athletic dog in every respect and there is nothing better than seeing a beagle pack in full pursuit, with heads lowered on the smell, the raised tails stiff for concentration in the hunt. During the reign of henry viii and elizabeth i there were wire-haired beagles, some of which were small enough to be carried in a hunting jacket pocket. The size has increased over the years, but sometimes even smaller versions of the breed can be found, called "pocket beagles".

Temperament/Behavior
A lively dog, whose essential function is hunting, above all the hare, which it hunts with its nose. Brave, very active, resistant and determined. He is also attentive, intelligent and always of constant character. Lovable and awake, he never shows aggression or shyness.

Coat
Hair: short, thick and waterproof

Color: tricolor (black, fire and white); blue, white and fire; "pied" hare; lemon "pied"; lemon and white; red and white; fire and white; black and white; pure white.
With the exception of pure white, all of the above colors may be present as pitting.
No other color is allowed. Tail tip white

Size
Minimum desirable height at the withers: 33 cm desirable maximum height at withers: 40 cm
 
 

English Cocker Spaniel

Appearance
Cheerful, strong, sporty; very harmonious and compact.
 
Cocker Spaniel Inglese
 
 
Historical notes
The cocker spaniels were recognized as a separate breed compared to field and springer spaniels immediately after the kennel club was founded in 1873. Originally the breed was known as the "cocking spaniel" due to its ability to make the woodcocks fly. As with some other hunting breeds, there is currently a difference between exposure subjects and those destined for hunting: the exposure cocker is more robust and heavier than that used for work.

Temperament/Behavior
Of a cheerful nature, with the tail always wagging, showing a typical agitated movement, especially when it follows a track, without any fear of the land infested with brambles. Kind and affectionate, but full of life and exuberance.

Coat
Hair: flat. Of silky weaving, never "iron wire" or wavy type. Not too abundant and never curled. The front legs, the trunk and the hindquarters, above the hocks, are well fringed.

Color:
  • Monocolour: black; red; fawn; liver (chocolate); black merle; liver; white is not allowed except in small quantities on the chest.
  • Bicolor: black and white; orange and white; liver and white; lemon and white. All with or without pitting.
  • Tricolor: black, white and tan; brown, white with focature.
  • Roano: blue roano; orange roan; roan lemon; roan liver; blue roan; roan liver.


Size and weight:
Approximate height: males: 39 - 41 cm females 38 - 39 cm
 
 

Labrador Retriever

Appearance
Strong constitution, compact, very active; (which excludes excessive body weight or substance); large skull; large and tall chest and thoracic chest; large and strong back and kidney. Of good temperament, very agile. Excellent snuff, soft hold, great passion for water. A devoted companion who knows how to adapt. Intelligent, passionate and available, with a great desire to be welcomed. Of a kind nature, it is never aggressive or shy.
 
Labrador Retriever
 
 
Historical notes
According to popular belief, the labrador retriever originates from the coasts of greenland where the fishermen used a similar dog to fish. It is an excellent water dog, and its weatherproof coat and unique tail, comparable to that of an otter for its shape, emphasize its characteristics. Relatively speaking, the labrador is not an old breed, since its club was born in 1916 and the "yellow labrador club" was founded in 1925. It was in the field tests that the labrador began to make itself known; it was originally brought on these shores by col peter hawker and the count of malmesbury in the late 1800s. This dog was called malmesbury tramp which was described by lornam countess howe, as one of the "fundamental roots" of the modern labrador.

Temperament/Behavior
Obedient, intelligent and with innate willingness to work; kind, friendly and confident.

Coat
Hair: characteristic, short and dense, without undulations or fringes, rough to the touch; waterproof undercoat.

Color: completely black, yellow or brown (liver-chocolate). Yellow goes from light cream to reddish (fox color). A white spot on the chest is admissible.

Size
Ideal height at the withers : males 56 - 57 females 54 - 56

 
 

Golden Retriever

Appearance
Il girasole has a large Labrador Retriever Breeding in Udine.
Harmonious, balanced, active, powerful, smooth movement, robust with gentle expression
 
Golden Retriever
 
 
Historical notes
The golden retriever is a retriever and searching dog coming from britain and it is the result, according to tradition, from crossbreedings between the flat-coated retriever and the tweed water spaniel, on the shores of loch ness. These crossings were directed by lord dudley, duke of tweedmouth, who around 1858 wanted to combine the retriever qualities with those of spaniel obtaining an elegant dog, robust, with high attitudes as a hunter / leader, and was then transferred to the american continent, before in united states and later, at the beginning of the twentieth century, also in canada.

Temperament/Behavior
Obedient, intelligent and with innate willingness to work; kind, friendly and confident.

Coat
Hair: Flat or wavy hair, with beautiful fringes. Thick undercoat

Color: any shade of golden or cream, not red or mahogany. Admitted some white hair, but exclusively on the chest

Size
Height at withers: males 56 - 61 cm females 51 - 56 cm
 
 

American Akita

Appearance
Large size dog, strong construction, well proportioned, with a lot of substance and heavy skeleton. The large head, which forms a blunt triangle, with a deep nose, relatively small eyes and erect ears as a prolongation of the upper line of the neck, is a breed characteristic. Friendly, smart, responsible, dignified, docile and courageous.
 
Akita Americano
 
 
Historical notes
Originally, the history of the great japanese dog (formerly american akita) is similar to the history of japanese akita. Since 1603, in the akita region, the akita matagis (medium-sized dogs for bear hunting) were used as fighting dogs. From 1868, these dogs were crossed with the tosa and the mastiffs. Consequently, the akita size increased, but the characteristics associated with the spitz went lost. In 1908, the dogs fightinng was forbidden, but the akitas were however preserved and improved, as a great japanese race. In fact, nine superb specimens of akita were named "natural monument" in 1931. During the second world war (1939-1945) dogs were usually used as a source of fur for military clothing. The police ordered the capture and confiscation of all dogs except german shepherds useful for military purposes. When world war ii ended, the akitas were drastically reduced in number and presented themselves in three distinct varieties:
1) Akita Matagi
2) Fighting Akita
3) Shepherd Akita.
This created a very confusing situation in the breed. During the process of pure racerestoration, after the war, kongo-go of the dewa bloodline, enjoyed a temporary but enormous popularity. Many akitas of the dewa line, which exhibited characteristics of the mastiff and the german shepherd, were brought to the united states by members of the us army. These akita of the dewa line, smart and able to adapt to different environments, fascinated american breeders and this line of blood was increased thanks to the growing number of breeders and a great increase in popularity. The american akita club was founded in 1956 and the american kennel club (akc) accepted the breed (inscription in the book of origin, and regular admission to exhibitions) in october 1972. However, at that time, the akc and the jkc (japan kennel club) had not entered into any agreements to recognize each other's pedigree and it was not possible to introduce new bloodlines from japan. As a result, the akita of the united states became very different from those of japan, their land of origin. They developed in the us as a unique type, with unchanged characteristics since 1955. This was in sharp contrast to the development of akita, in japan, which was crossed with akita matagi in order to reconstruct the ancient type of pure race.

Temperament/Behavior
A cheerful, good-humored and always wagging dog especially when he follows a trail, without any fear even of a land overgrown with brambles. Kind and tender, but at the same time dynamic and exuberant.

Coat
Hair: double hair. Undercoat thick, soft, dense and shorter than the covering hair. The outer coat is straight, rough / stiff and slightly lifted from the body. The hair on the head, lower legs and ears is short. The hair length at the withers and rump is about 5 cm, and is slightly longer than on the rest of the body, except on the tail, where the hair is longer and more abundant than in any other part.

Color: any color like red, fawn, white, etc .; or even striped or spotted. Colors are bright and clean, and the spots are well balanced, with or without a mask or star. White dogs (monocolori) do not have a mask. The spotted dogs have the white background color with large symmetrical spots, covering the head and more than a third of the body. The undercoat can be of a different color of the covering coat.

Size
Height at withers: males 66 - 71 cm females 61 - 66 cm