BREED WRITE UPS
PLANNED EVENTS AND SHOW DAYS
V.I.P DAY- 1.12.12
This is the day where everyone can get together before Christmas, It starts at 11 and what it consists of is everyone just getting together with their dogs; going on a walk and then followed by a bit of training before the Christmas period.
ALANO OWNER MONTHLY WRITE UP
MY 3 GIRLS. PART 1. MAGA.
I came across the Spanish Alano breed 6 years ago when living in Spain. And there
began this neverending (I hope) story…
We (me and my husband Alfonso) find ourselves driving to a remote Spanish village.
All we can see through fog is hunting properties. Mobile service unavailable…Roberto told us to ask anyone for “a dude who has many dogs” when we reach the village. The old man smiles and indicates the right house telling us we better hurry ‘cause it’s almost cattle feeding time and Roberto will probably be gone. When we reach the house first thing we see are the dogs…Lots of them! Hunting dogs – Alanos, Podencos, Villanos and their mixes. The woman who meets us says her sons are crazy about dogs and go searching good hunting dogs all over Spain and Portugal. Then we meet Roberto
– suntanned, rustic, not very talkative but very pleasant guy – avid hunter and cattle
breeder. He seems surprised to see us looking for a puppy in the “middle of nowhere”,
then he takes us to the inner yard where we see pigs, cows and dogs together in a perfect
harmony. The litter’s father looks very serious. He seems to be the leader – very well
balanced, self-confident, cinnamon-colored, middle-sized male. The female Lola is pure
energy! Running around and barking, with such a beautiful athletic structure! We are
there for a female so we have to make a choice of 3 of them. I pay attention to a black
puppy who seems to be more curious, more dynamic, more brave than her sisters.
We called her Maga (“magician” in Spanish). She’s 5 years old now but she is the one
who’s ALWAYS ready to play, ready to do all kind of activities. Always so alert to
everything that happens around, with a high hunting drive, due to her lighter building
capable of running very fast! She’s a leader in the pack. Though she’s not a typical Alano
we see nowadays (she also has her ears cropped incorrectly which gives her head some extra length), she comes from 100% working dogs and she has the superb breed features that can be seen in her behavior. She is dominant but NEVER aggressive without a
serious reason, very enthusiastic for new experiences, absolutely controllable, protective and very expressive! I’m sure, she starts talking really soon, lol! She gets along well with all dogs – males and females. The first time Maga saw a boar she had 3 years and the first hold she made was in the ear – precisely as in a surgery room, without shaking her head, without aggression, just holding there…
Maga made us fall in love with Alanos completely and when we moved to Lithuania we decided to have another one as soon as possible…