Blow (dog breeding)

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The term punch is used to subdivide dog breeds . For example, a distinction is made between light and heavy blows within a breed, i.e. breeding lines that clearly differ in terms of body mass. A common distinguishing feature is the coat structure, e.g. B. wire-haired vs. straight-haired. In particular, one speaks of different shades of color in the case of genetically established different colors of one and the same breed. When it comes to hunting dogs , one speaks of onecold blow if the appropriate breeding lines are not used for hunting. An objective differentiation from the designation race is difficult if not impossible, as there is no clear definition of the extent to which different races can be spoken of. For example, the Fox Terrier has been divided into a straight-haired and a wire-haired breed, while the Parson Russell Terrier and Jack Russell Terrier both allow both hair variants within one breed standard . Since 1987, the term variety has been used in the FCI for subdivisions within a breed .

As Landsplots , on the other hand, are natural geographic special forms of domestic dogs that differ in several characteristics from other special forms, but usually still have a very large variability of characteristics. These natural special forms are not uniform, real dog breeds only emerged through breeding in sexual isolation.

Individual evidence

  1. Hans Joachim Swarovsky (Ed.): BI-Lexikon Hundehaltung , Leipzig 1988, ISBN 3-323-00186-9 , p. 283
  2. a b I. Haseder & G. Stinglwagner: Knaur's large hunting dictionary. Weltbild Verlag, Munich 2000, ISBN 3-8289-1579-5 , p. 365
  3. Hans Joachim Swarovsky (Ed.): BI-Lexikon Hundehaltung , Leipzig 1988, ISBN 3-323-00186-9 , p. 96
  4. Erik Zimen: The dog - descent, behavior, man and dog . Goldmann Munich 1992, ISBN 3-442-12397-6 , p. 144