Quijote de Caracuel and his grandson Vengo Hilo
We are entering new decade as the kennel. It is right moment for few remarks our work system and philosophy. Our work in last several years wasn’t possible without support some great people, they introduced us into alanos and presented all aspects of this magnificent breed. Paco Garcia Esacanciano spread to us his fascination the alanos as the first, patience long email exchanges with Javier Parra Gordillo convinced us of unique character of Alano. Meeting with Daniel Vicente Lopez turned into real friendship and co-breeding continues to this day. Daniel and David Lopez Blanco invited us to organized by them meeting with Manuel Jarren (breeder of los Cuadrejones kennel and creator of Carpintero line). Kindness of Carlos Contera was opportunity of meeting with him twice in last 10 years and gave us advantage of a range of his advices on how to breeding and developing Alano properly.
Vengo Hierro and his grandson Vengo Sznurek
Alano is very broad concept in Spanish. In XX century has become a synonym for native catching dog. Therefore breeding aimed at the primal type of Alano is so difficult.
Vengo Hilo as a sire male in Seville (pumajero kennel)
Vengo Hilo (on the right) his son Guerrita los Mosqueteros and another representative of Quijote line - Drogo los Mosqueteros (in the background on the left)
taxcur is one of very few dogs from foundation group of recuperation with confirmed origin
Magnifiqo de los Mosqueteros ( footage taken in February 2020 in Sevilla )most "quijote" descedant in all generations of quijote line
Dogs from Encarationes were not alanos from medieval’s descriptions or even from photos taken in rehalas of Antonio Covarsi or Duke of Arion in the early years of XX century. They just had highest potential of genetic resources of Alano. Decades of gene flow to local presa dogs changed the gene pool and transmission typically traits of Alano. Recuperation needed time and consequence in selection keys to extract the wanted type.
old photos indicated typically conformation of alano
young alano male photo taken early XX century
alano with visible traits of asian incomer -photo taken in early XX century
Recuperation breeding is balancing on recover significant traits of Asian incomer and inherited characteristic by native dogs in gene flow resulting in two parts name :Alano Espanol.
on the left dogs on picture taken about 1900 from photo above and on the right vengo guerra picture taken in 2017
Carpintero o the left and Vengo Mammut presents its recreated line
Carpintero line was established in 90ties, based on the charismatic dog with powerful conformation and strong expression. His breeding developed line, that extinct in pure form today. Carpintero line was successfully another example of gene pool potential of encartationes dogs, that selecting resulted in dogs like Carbonero.
Carpintero line was developed by twin kennels – Condado del Niebla and los Cuadrejones. Ten years later their breeding resulted by the dog called Taranto de los Cuadrejones. He was a basis for developing in another well-established line called from its founder Hispano line. Hispano del Castillo del Encinar is an effect by double-crossing alaju line with Carpintero line.
Tizona de los tarantos - transmitted to some of her descendants typically structure of alano.
Vengo Orbea on the left and her grandmother Morita de Valdezufre on the right.
Vengo Estrella and her granddaughter Vengo Negra are representing progressive breeding as well in out line breeding