Teckel Breed Origins and Caracteristics

This breed is the oldest mentioned in the 9th and 10th centuries. The ancient German treaties about dog breeding called them Bibarhunt and they had upright ears. Many breeds had contributed to the creation of the current teckel type: tracker dogs, pointers, pinschers and terriers. The result has been a dog with short legs adapted to the work in burrows and that made marvels to follow the clues or blood trails and directed the prey slowly but inexorably to the fusil. The first standard was established in 1879, and since then the teckel has been one the most coveted breeds.

The short-haired (3), long-haired (1, 4) and hard-haired (2) teckel are differentiated. Each type has three varieties depending on the weight the dimensions of the chest: standard, miniature or kaninchen teckel. In the exhibitions they are judged separately. From the evolution point of view, the short-haired teckel is the most ancient. Different spaniels have undoubtedly participated in the evolution of the long-haired teckel; the hard-haired teckel is the result of the cross of the long-haired species with the terrier, specifically the dandie dinmont.

The teckel is a very intelligent, astute, stubborn dog sometimes nice, loyal and a little demanding. It loves children very much.

Size: 20-25 cm. Weight: standard 6.5-7 kg (the chest contour is not indicated); miniature 3.5-4 kg; chest contour 35 cm; Kaninchen, less than 3.5 kg; chest contour, 30 cm. All the colors except dark black and pure white without pigmentation are authorized. The hair can be one-color (1), reddish yellow, yellow, dead leaf (2), straw-colored or not, two-colors: dark black (3), brown, gray or white with reddish patches and brown around the eyes, at both sides of the snout, on the lower border of the ears, on the chest, the internal and rear part of the legs, the feet, around the anus and on the third lower part of the tail. The harlequin specimens (light color, brown, gray or white with irregular patches, dark gray, brown, reddish yellow or black) and practically any color. The snout and the nails are black in black dogs, preferably black or brown in brown dogs, and gray in gray or white dogs with patches.

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