Bodacion

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Great Britain <> Croatia -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen

A brief presentation of the Bodacion

The Bodacion is a medium-sized dog with medium to long hair and an excellent mix of Border Collie and Dalmatian. It's such a new hybrid breed that there isn't much information about them, so it's important to consider aspects of the parent breeds. Border Collies come from the pastoral group of working farm dogs and are ideal for raising sheep and other animals. They are also used for rescue and obedience competitions. The Dalmatian is popular for its spotted coat and career in books and films. They make great pets and are also excellent working dogs.

History of the Bodacion

There's no history of the Bodacion, as they haven't been around long. For this reason, the characteristics of the parent breeds are used for their history.
        

A little of the Border Collie

        
The Border Collie originated in Great Britain in the 1800s, although some say the dog was depicted on wood carvings created before that time by Thomas Beckwith. This breed is considered the ultimate sheepdog, and was in fact the first documented champion of the sheepdog competition in 1873. The Border Collie is known for being able to herd sheep by simply looking at them instead of barking and nipping. They were accepted by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1995 and are the 38th most popular dog in the USA.
Standard of the Border Collie

A little of the Dalmatian

The Dalmatian has been around since ancient times and originated in Croatia. The breed is thought to have been used as a hunting dog in ancient times, although there are many other accounts of their history. Their function varies, as the Dalmatian has a variety of talents such as war dog, trailer, shepherd, sentry, ratter, draft dog, circus dog and bird dog. What the Dalmatian is best known for, however, is as a trainer dog in Victorian England. These dogs would protect horses by running alongside trainers. In fact, they became the mascot of the fire service due to their work as trainer dogs for horse-drawn fire engines. The Dalmatian was officially recognized by the AKC in 1888 and is the 62nd most popular dog breed in the USA.
Standard of the Dalmatian

Appearance of the Bodacion

The Bodacion has a medium to long coat that can come in many different colors, but is usually a blend of two or more colors such as black, white, merle, liver, yellow or brown. Because the parent breeds are both medium-sized dogs, the Bodacion is generally medium-sized too. They have a small head and soft triangular ears with a medium-sized muzzle, and they sometimes have two different-colored eyes. They have long, muscular legs with large paws and a long tail that can be hairy. They have intelligent expressions and look like a fuzzy Dalmatian.

Temperament of the Bodacion

The Bodacion's temperament is generally friendly and lovable, but should be observed with strangers. Because of their Border Collie parentage, they sometimes try to herd small children and other pets so they should be supervised with young children.

Needs and activities of the Bodacion

If socialized at a young age, they can be wonderful, sociable pets, but can be helpless otherwise. Dalmatians are known to be hunters, so they can't leave safely with small animals such as hamsters or kittens. They are extremely intelligent and love to please their owners, so they are excellent at obedience and agility training.

Maintenance of the Bodacion

Because of their long hair, Bodacion should be carefully brushed with a stiff bristle brush at least two or three times a week. In addition, you should use a metal comb or your fingers to loosen and remove tangles. You can bathe them if necessary, but don't shampoo them too often, as this removes the oils they need for healthy skin and hair. You should check their ears for wax, dirt and debris at least once a week and clean as directed by your vet. Also, brush your Bodacion's teeth once or twice a week to avoid dental problems.

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