Plica

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

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

A brief presentation of the Plica

The Plica is a mix of a Basset Hound and an Ori Pei, which is a hybrid of a Shar Pei and a Pug. Since all three breeds are loving, obedient dogs, the Plica is an excellent pet for everyone. They love children as well as other pets, and they're easy to train, so the Plica is suitable even for those who've never had a dog before. They come in many different colors such as brown, sable, fawn, silver, brindle, red, black, white, cream or pied. The Plica is a generally healthy breed that's just as happy hanging out on the sofa as chasing balls around the yard.

History of the Plica

The Plica is a brand-new breed that is a designer dog of 4 different breeds. Therefore, it's best to look at the parents' stories to determine their history.

 

        

A little of the Basset Hound

        
The Basset Hound is a French dog that has been around since the 1500s, used to hunt rabbits and other small prey. Basset Hound comes from the French word bas, meaning low thing, due to its short legs and small size. These dogs were bred from the Basset Normand, Basset d'Artois and various other dogs. The Frères de l'Abbaye Française de Saint Hubert are credited with developing the Basset Hound as they were trying to make a slow dog they could follow on a hunt. It is thought that the Basset Hound was mixed with the Bloodhound in the 1800s and 1930s to make them larger. The breed became popular in 1863 when it was shown at a dog show in Paris, and its population increased when Elvis Presley dedicated a song to the breed called “Hound Dog”. They are the 39th most popular dog according to the American Kennel Club, where they were registered in 1935.
Standard of the Basset Hound

A little of the Ori Pei

The Ori Pei is a hybrid cross between a Pug and a Chinese Shar Pei. We can get some limited information on the Ori Pei hybrid itself, but we'll have to look at the history USA, a lover of the Shar Pei breed, wanted to reduce the size of the Shar Pei breed and eliminate some of the health problems it suffered from. He crossed a Pug with a Shar Pei to accomplish this, and the Ori Pei hybrid entered the scene. This hybrid, also known by the American names Ori Pei, Pugpei, Sharpug and Pug-a-pei, is one of the oldest breed-specific crossbreeds bred in America. There are at least six generations of this hybrid in the field, allowing for greater predictability of appearance, temperament and health characteristics. Although it appears to have been bred for companionship, it also makes an excellent family and guard dog.
Presentation of the Ori Pei

Appearance of the Plica

Your Plica has a brown or black nose and large brown eyes in its small, round, wrinkled head. The Plica has a short, smooth, soft coat that is usually red, brown, black, white, silver, piebald, sable, fawn or brindle of medium density. The skin is wrinkled like the Shar Pei, but not as loose. Their legs are short and sturdy, and their ears are pendulous and teardrop-shaped. The Plica has a medium to long tail that usually hangs straight unless wagged, although some dogs may have a tail that curls over the back like the Shar Pei.

Temperament of the Plica

This designer dog is a blend of 4 breeds, all of which have the friendly, docile temperaments that make them such wonderful pets. Sometimes they can be funny and energetic, while other times they just want to lie down and sleep. However, because they have part hound in their blood, they love to hunt local wildlife like rabbits and squirrels. In fact, they may sometimes decide to hunt small pets like guinea pigs or indoor kittens, if you have any. These dogs are very intelligent and like to please their humans, so you shouldn't have any training problems.

Needs and activities of the Plica

The Plica can be a lazy dog if you let him be, but he needs at least 30 to 45 minutes a day of intense activity to keep him from becoming overweight. However, they don't need too much exercise and can't run and jump for too long with their small legs and tendency to injure their hips and knees. Some activities this small dog can enjoy include playing fetch, taking a few walks every day and playing with other dogs at the dog park. They can also enjoy running around the yard to their heart's content, so a fenced yard is a bonus for them.

Maintenance of the Plica

Your Plica has a short, straight coat that's easy to care for but sheds a lot, so it needs to be brushed often. In fact, it's best to brush them lightly with a bristle brush or smooth brush every day, if you can. Then, once or twice a week, brush them thoroughly with a bristle or pin brush. Plica doesn't usually need bathing unless it gets into something, but you may need to use a medicated shampoo because of its loose skin and sensitivity to skin conditions. A few times a month, your Plica will need his ears cleaned, his teeth cleaned twice a week and his nails trimmed if necessary.

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