Glechon

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

Origin
Great Britain <> France / Belgium -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen

A brief presentation of the Glechon

The Glechon is a hybrid breed where the alert Beagle is crossed with the loving Bichon à poil frisé. Hybrid dogs tend to be medium-sized, weighing from 12 to 18 kilos, and are usually seen with a stiff coat, floppy ears and a short muzzle. The Glechon will generally be feisty and love attention, enjoying being around other dogs as well as people. Hybrids can be easily excited and are generally bright, with lots of energy. Daily exercise, as well as mental stimulation, will be important for the Glechon. The Glechon's owners say he's a lot of fun.

History of the Glechon

The hybrid called the Glechon is a new dog on the scene with no detailed history, although the two breeds that combine to create this dog have histories that can be examined.

 

        

A little of the Beagle

        
The history of the Beagle is not well documented, but it is thought that the Beagle may be descended from pack dogs before the Roman era. Originating in England, the breed's compact size made it popular with hunters, where the Beagle worked in packs of dogs to hunt deer and hare. The Beagle we know today was developed in the 1800s from the Talbot Hound, North Country Beagle and Southern Hound to be an easy-going breed. In the 1840s, the breed was imported to the USA for hunting purposes and was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885.
Standard of the Beagle

A little of the Bichon frise

There are many beliefs about the history of the Bichon Frise. Some claim that the breed has Maltese lineage and Mediterranean ties. Other documents show the Bichon à poil frisé originating from the Barbet or Water Spaniel and say it may even be linked to the Coton de Tuléar. This is where some believe the name "Barbichon" originated and was eventually shortened to "Bichon". These dogs are said to be divided into four categories: Bolognese, Havanese, Maltese and Tenerife. History shows that the breed was often bartered by sailors. The dogs were very popular in Spain, and it is thought that Spanish sailors introduced the breed to Tenerife, an island in the Canary Islands. In the 1300s, the dogs were rediscovered by Italian sailors and became popular among the Italian nobility. During the Renaissance, the breed was popular in France and was much appreciated by Henri III, who took his Bichons with him wherever he went. The Bichon Frise became less popular in the late 1800s, at a time when it was found at fairs and circuses. The first domestic Bichon Frise litter was born in the United States in 1956.
Standard of the Bichon frise

Appearance of the Glechon

Small to medium-sized, the Glechon generally has floppy ears like those of the Beagle. The hybrid will often have a short muzzle like its Bichon à poil frisé parent, although a Beagle muzzle is sometimes seen. It will have a long, robust body. The Glechon's bright, mischievous eyes are usually large and round, as is its head. Hybrid dogs can be seen in yellow, brown, black, gray and white. They can be seen in one color or a mix of colors, and their coats can vary according to dominant parental genes, usually from wavy to rough and wiry.

Temperament of the Glechon

The Glechon is a courageous, highly intelligent, laid-back dog that will be affectionate and loyal to its humans. These gentle hybrids enjoy cuddling on your lap or at your feet, and are always ready to play. The Glechon will love to attract your attention and will do well with other dogs and even strangers, although it may chase small animals. The hybrid gets on well with children and will love to play with them as much as possible. The Glechon's curiosity and keen sense of smell make it good at tracking.

Needs and activities of the Glechon

The Glechon will need at least one or two walks a day for at least 30 to 60 minutes. It's important that you help your Glechon expend its energy, as the hybrid has a lot of it and loves to play, so this can be quite a challenge. In addition to multiple walks, Glechon will enjoy running, playing in a fenced yard and visiting the dog park. Mental stimulation will also be important to the Glechon's well-being. He'll appreciate retrieving games, and a selection of toys for him is nice to keep close at hand.

Maintenance of the Glechon

The Glechon's coat should be brushed with a pincushion brush at least three to four times a week to avoid tangles in his coat. The fur around the eyes may need trimming from time to time. Bathing should also take place as required. The Glechon is generally a low shedder and easy to care for. We recommend cleaning his ears once a week to prevent infections caused by dirt and excess moisture. As with all dogs, the Glechon's teeth should be brushed several times a week to prevent gum pain and maintain long-term dental health. His nails should be trimmed as needed, depending on his activity level and the rate at which they wear down on their own.

No comments

The latest updated breeds

  • Balinais

    Balinais Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Balinais is a cat breed that originated in the United States. This medium-sized cat is the semi-long-haired variety of the Siamese. Standard The French standard specifies that the Balinais, although fine, must not be too thin. A brief historical overview The Balinais is the semi-long-haired variety...
  • Australian mist

    Australian mist Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Australian Mist, also known as the Spotted Mist, is a breed of cat native to Australia. This medium-sized cat is characterized by its short-haired coat with a spotted tabby or blotched tabby pattern. A brief historical overview The origins of the Australian Mist go back to the late 1970s,...
  • Anatoli

    Anatoli Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Anatoli, also known as the Anatolian shorthair or Turkish shorthair, is a cat breed of Turkish origin. It is the short-haired variety of the Van Turk. Standard The Anatoli is said to be a natural Turkish breed, like the Van Turk and Turkish Angora. The Anatoli was recognized by the WCF in 2001. A...
  • Californian rex

    Californian rex Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Californian Rex is a breed of cat native to the United States. This cat is characterized by its wavy, semi-longhair coat. It is the semi-long-haired variety of the Cornish Rex. A brief historical overview As its name suggests, this variety was discovered in California in the 1960s.Today, it...
  • Cornish rex

    Cornish rex Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Cornish rex, also known as the Cornish rex, is a breed of cat native to the United Kingdom. This cat is characterized by its very short, notched, soft coat. A brief historical overview The Cornish rex, originally from Great Britain, is the result of spontaneous mutation. The breed's founder...
  • Chausie

    Chausie Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Chausie is a breed of cat native to the United States. This cat is characterized by its Chaus-like physique. A brief historical overview The Chausie is the result of hybridization between a Chaus and a domestic cat. The first crosses were made in the late 1960s to produce a cat with a wild type...
  • Chartreux

    Chartreux Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Chartreux, also known as the Chartreux cat, is a breed of cat native to France. This cat is characterized by gold-to-copper eyes and a short, full coat that is entirely blue. A brief historical overview The Chartreux is one of the oldest natural cat breeds in the world. It is thought to have...
  • Ceylan

    Ceylan Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Ceylan is a cat breed originally from Sri Lanka. This medium-sized cat is characterized by its ticked tabby shorthair. A brief historical overview It was an Italian, Dr. Paolo Pellegatta, who in 1984 discovered half-wild ticked cats (like the Abyssin) in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylan). With the help of the...
  • British longhair

    British longhair Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The British longhair is a breed of cat that originated in England. This medium to large cat is the semi-long-haired variety of the British shorthair. A brief historical overview The British longhair is a direct descendant of the British shorthair, and their history was identical until the...
  • British shorthair

    British shorthair Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The British shorthair is a breed of cat that originated in Great Britain. This medium to large cat is characterized by its very round head and large, round eyes. A brief historical overview At the same time, English breeders such as H. Weir selected the most beautiful alley cats, which were...
  • American Burmese

    American Burmese Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The American Burmese is a cat breed originating in Burma and developed in the United States from the 1930s onwards. This medium-sized cat is characterized by its sepia-toned coat. It differs from its English counterpart mainly by its face and round eyes. Standard The American Burmese is the only...
  • Bombay

    Bombay Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Bombay is a breed of cat originating in the United States. The Bombay is characterized by its uniformly black shorthair coat. The cobby body is muscular and compact. Standard Apart from coat and eye color, the Bombay's standard is identical to that of the American Burmese for LOOF and TICA.In...
  • Asian

    Asian Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Asian, also known as the Asiatic, is a breed of cat that originated in England. This medium-sized cat is a variety of the English Burmese, with coats and patterns different from those of the Mink, but with the same physique. It is the offspring of the Burmilla breeding program run by Baroness...
  • Burmilla

    Burmilla Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Burmilla is a breed of cat originating in England and belonging to the Asian group. Its development began in the 1980s with a chance cross between a lilac Burmese and a Persian chinchilla. Standard For the LOOF, English Burmese, Asian and Burmilla standards are identical, except in terms of...
  • English Burmese

    English Burmese Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The English Burmese or European Burmese is a cat breed descended from the American Burmese and developed in the United Kingdom from the 1950s onwards. This medium-sized cat is characterized by its sepia-toned coat. It differs from its American counterpart mainly by its triangular face and less...
  • Turkish Angora

    Turkish Angora Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The Turkish Angora is a semi-long-haired cat breed from Turkey. A natural breed that enjoyed great success in the 18th century, this medium-sized cat is still little known today, despite its great aesthetic qualities and character. Standard The standard has evolved since the first cat show in...
  • American Wirehair

    American Wirehair Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The American Wirehair is a breed of cat native to the United States. This cat is characterized by its curly coat. A brief historical overview This breed is descended from the American shorthair. It appeared in a litter of American shorthairs in 1966 in New York State. One of the males in...
  • American Shorthair

    American Shorthair Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The American Shorthair is a cat breed originating in the United States. This medium-sized cat is characterized by its hardy type. A brief historical overview This breed is a direct descendant of the alley cats brought back by European settlers to protect grain stocks from rodents. The...
  • American Curl

    American Curl Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The American Curl is a cat breed originating in the United States. "American curl" means "curly American", referring to the breed's origin (the U.S.A.) and the typical shape of the ears. A brief historical overview The first specimen is a long-haired, black-coated, yellow-eyed cat called...
  • American Bobtail

    American Bobtail Translation Francis Vandersteen Origin The American Bobtail is a new breed of cat from the United States. This medium to large cat is characterized by its almost complete lack of tail. A brief historical overview The breed was discovered in 1965 by an American couple, the Sanders, in the state of Arizona. The kitten had a wild...