Bienvenidos a mi blog. Este será un sitio dedicado a la raza que me apasiona, el cocker spaniel ingles, y en general a todos los perros, con raza o sin ella. Aquí iré colgando temas relacionados con ellos, con los cocker y todo aquello que me parezca interesante, sobre veterinaria, etología etc...

Encontrarás que algunos artículos sobre el cocker son un poco técnicos, pero la mayoría son para todos los públicos. ¡No te desanimes !


Me gustaría agradecer a todas las personas que nos han ayudado, explicado y aguantado tantas y tantas cosas, y que han hecho que nuestra afición persista.

En especial a Pablo Termes, que nos abrió su casa de par en par y nos regaló jugosas tardes en su porche contando innumerables “batallitas de perros”. Suyas fueron nuestras dos primeras perras y suya es buena parte de culpa de nuestra afición. A Antonio Plaza y Alicia, también por su hospitalidad, su cercanía, y su inestimable ayuda cada vez que la hemos necesitado. También por dejarnos usar sus sementales, casi nada. Y a todos los criadores y propietarios que en algún momento, o en muchos, han respondido a nuestras dudas con amabilidad.

Y, por supuesto, a Rambo, Cibeles y Maripepa, a Chulapa y Chulapita, y a Trufa, como no, y a todos los perros con pedigrí o sin el, con raza o sin ella por ser tan geniales.

Muchas gracias

Te estaré muy agradecido si después me dejas tus impresiones en forma de comentario.

Espero que te guste y que vuelvas pronto.


lunes, 18 de diciembre de 2017


                      Tres buenos amigos por Max Malloy

Mientras conducia por los paisajes de Ring of Kerry de Irlanda, el fotógrafo  no pudo resistirse a detenerse en un mercado al borde de la carretera para este capturar este sonriente trío. "Parece que el hombre está haciendo una cruz con juncos, mientras que el perro ladra las instrucciones y el burro revisa su trabajo".

Cada lunes he empezado colgar una foto, por espectacular, rara, bonita o por captar un momento único e irrepetible, sobre Naturaleza (animales, plantas o lugares). La que obtenga mas (+) y visitas sumadas dentro del mes sera nominada FOTO DEL MES y a final de año, entre estas, nombraremos la mejor foto o FOTO DEL AÑO. Os animo a que me mandéis al correo del blog vuestras  propuestas; el tema ya lo he dicho: LA NATURALEZA.

Each Monday I'm posting a picture, spectacular, rare, beautiful or to capture a unique and unrepeatable moment on Nature (animals, plants or places). Which get more (+) and visits summed within one month will be nominated picture of the month and end of year, we named the best photo or picture of the year. I encourage you to send to the e-mail of this blog your proposals; the subject I have already said: Nature.

This week: Three Good Friends by Max Malloy
While driving on Ireland's scenic Ring of Kerry, photographer Max Malloy could resist stopping at a roadside market for this smiling threesome. "It looks like the man is making a cross with reeds while the dog barks instructions and the donkey checks his work," he says.
Kissing KitsRed fox kits play in a field on Prince Edward Island, Canada. There are on average four to six kits in a litter, and they stay with their parents for about seven months.
Graduation CelebrationGraduates of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, celebrate the end of their commencement ceremony—and the end of four years of hard work and perseverance. As Thunderbird jets fly over the stadium, the cadets toss their caps into the air. Traditionally, cadets put money on the inside of their caps. Once the toss happens, kids under 12 are allowed to run onto the field, find a cap, keep the money, and return the cap to the cadet.
Lily HarvestIn Vietnam's Mekong Delta, a woman harvests water lilies. The fertile region is home to a wealth of plants and animals, and its agricultural yield has earned the Delta the nickname of Vietnam's "rice bowl."
Backyard Beauty The long winter nights of Lapland, Sweden showcase the stunning northern lights in Your Shot photographer Johannes Kormann's backyard.
Dust BathIn Botswana's Chobe National Park, an elephant gives itself a dust bath. Using its trunk to spray dirt over its body helps keep the skin healthy and parasites at bay.
Like a BossYour Shot photographer Lauren Breedlove noticed this woman and perfect backdrop while on a trip to Havana. "I borrowed some change from a friend and approached the woman with it, asking to take her photograph. She nodded and posed like a boss, stogie and all."
Suddenly SoakedLife goes on despite the steady monsoon rain in Kolkata, India. “[The] weather is extremely hard to predict,” says Julie Mayfeng of the Indian rainy season, which typically lasts from July to September. “At the time [this photo was taken], I was eating lunch at a street café. Suddenly it started to shower. I borrowed an umbrella from a stranger and ran out into the street. Although I was wet through and through, I was able to capture this fantastic scene.”
Brother BearsTwo bear cubs play in a forest of the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine. Your Shot photographer Volodymyr Burdiak says he wasn't expecting to see them emerge from the bushes, and he had only a few seconds to get this photograph before they ran back into the woods with their mother.
The 'Stars' AboveA free diver emerges from the depth of Swallows Cave in Tonga’s Vava'u Group islands, finding a living cloud of fish circling above. “They offer a spectacular ballet when you dive inside,” writes Your Shot photographer Marc Henauer. The composition of his photo was striking to Henauer: “The contrast between the dark of the bottom and the light of the top make ... the fishes [look] like stars.”
Look UpWhile driving through Northern California, Your Shot photographer Josh Heidebrecht experienced a moment of photographic serendipity after he and his friend pulled over to see what they could find in the grove. "While searching, a squirrel briefly chattered above me, causing me to look straight up," he remembers. "Luckily I had my wide-angle lens with me so I could capture this perspective of the partially burnt redwoods towering above us in an eerie silence."
Seeing Eye-to-EyeA male orangutan makes eye contact with the camera. The cheek pads, called flanges, make male orangutans more desirable to females. Recent studies show that the flanges can sometimes take 20 years to appear, but their growth is directly related to testosterone levels.
Flocking TogetherA flock of pied falconets gathers on a tree branch in Wuyuan, Jiangxi, China. The small birds are only about 6-8 inches in size, and they feed on everything from insects to small rodents in their forest homes.
Lucky StrikeStorm chaser and Your Shot photographer Vanessa Neufeld captured this scene in Keyes, Oklahoma. The day before she was to fly home, she and her fellow chasers "thought we'd go for one last chase and hope for something more than just a squall line," she remembers. "As the evening descended, so did a barrage of lightning in northwest Oklahoma."
Offering PrayersA Nepalese Hindu boy reacts before submerging himself in the Hanumante River to offer prayers during the Madhav Narayan festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Devotees recite Holy Scripture and women pray for wellbeing of their spouses throughout the month-long fast devoted to Goddess Shree Swasthani and God Madhav Narayan says Your Shot photographer Skanda Gautam.
Friends and AnemonesA clownfish hides within a sea anemone in the waters off Indonesia. Clownfish always make their homes in anemones, and the species share a mutually beneficial, or symbiotic, relationship. The anemone's stinging tentacles ward off fish that predate on clownfish. In return, the clownfish clean the anemone, and its waste provides nutrients for the anemone.
The Circle of LightOff the coast of Lagoa, Portugal, is a unique cave called Algar de Benagil. Your Shot photographer Simão Viegas snapped this as a beam of light streamed through "the eye" of the cave, illuminating the people inside.
Cold Yet?Frequent Your Shot contributor Christian Aslund captured this cold-inducing portrait of Renny Bijoux, a youth ambassador from the Seychelles on a Greenpeace North Pole expedition. Aslund said, "The team, most of them without any previous polar experience, skied to the North Pole and lowered a capsule 4.3km onto the sea bed, containing signatories to their campaign to protect the Arctic from industrial development."
Eye of the LynxIn Neuschonau, Germany "a lynx approaches cautiously" says Your Shot photographer Angiolo Manetti. Fellow photographers from the community praised the photo for the wild cat's intense eye contact.
Above MeccaThe city of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, is the holiest site in the religion of Islam. Non-Muslims are prohibited from entering the city, and each year, 15 million pilgrims make the trip to worship. The tower is the Makkah Royal Clock Tower, part of Abraj Al-Bait, a complex of skycraper hotels for worshippers to stay in. The clock tower is one of the tallest buildings in the world, and it sports the largest clock face—measuring 141 feet across.
Racing StripesA herd of zebras stampede toward the Mara River in Kenya's Rift Valley. "The Great Migration is considered one of the Wonders of The World," says Your Shot photographer Jonas Stenqvist. "I got to see it in all its chaotic glory last year."
In Good HandsYour Shot photographer Phuc Hau Huynh immerses the viewer in the extraordinary perspective of an operating room patient in this submission to the Strong Women assignment.
Snake IslandMore than 7,000 islands make up the Philippines. This one, called Snake Island, is named after a sandbar that is only visible at low tide.
Daily CatchYour Shot photographer Cynthia H. had perfect timing while observing the mating ritual of black skimmers in the Gulf of Mexico. She remembers, "I watched as this female accepted her suitor's trophy, ensuring his bloodline will continue to be passed on. This poor minnow is only thinking he might still have a chance to get away."
Carved in StoneGlacial river water conjures an evanescent mist at the Norwegian rock formation known as Marmorslottet (the Marble Castle). Located in Mo i Rana, the Marble Castle is limestone that has been carved into sinuous-looking curves by the rushing river fed by the Svartisen glacier, Norway’s second largest.
Balancing ActYour Shot photographer Chris Eyre-Walker submitted this dramatic image of his friend highlining in the Walloon Region of Belgium to the Facing Your Fears assignment. "While some people fear heights, my friend David conquers them and finds peace in the balancing act of standing on a thin line," said Eyre-Walker.
Water BreakAs a storm rolls in behind him, a white rhino gets a drink of water at a watering hole in South Africa. Your Shot photographer Alison Langevad captured this incredible shot with a 35mm lens, meaning she had to be pretty close to her subject. She says the experience was "exhilarating."
Red EarthA miner pauses in the ocher mines on the Iranian island of Hormuz. Ocher, which is naturally reddish brown, is used in products like paint, cosmetics, and ceramics.
Childhood WonderThis picture of Your Shot photographer Vironica Golden's son tells a very personal story. "After years of infertility I feel very lucky that we were able to conceive with the help of IVF," she says. "Having children made me change the way I see the world; ordinary things become extraordinary in the eyes of children."
Easy Being GreenA chameleon peeps out from its perch. These little creatures' tongues pack quite a punch. If compared to a car, a chameleon's tongue would accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 1/100th of a second.
Down BelowGreen space nestles between enormous apartment complexes in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is one of the most crowded places on earth, with more than 7 million people living in 427 square miles.
Locked SwordsTwo gannets fought together at Bass Rock, Scotland, home to one of the world's largest colonies of Northern gannets. Your Shot photographer Mario Suarez Porras was lucky to capture their interlocking beaks up close.
Icy BluesAn ice hiker pauses in an ice cave on Lake Baikal, in eastern Siberia. With depths plummeting to 5,387 feet, Lake Baikal is the world's deepest lake-- and it holds more water than all the Great Lakes combined. In winter, it can freeze into ice 1-4 feet thick, and caves form curtains of ice like the ones seen in this photo.
Catch of the DayThe annual salmon migration is practically an all-you-can-eat buffet for bears in Alaska. The journey upstream sometimes covers hundreds of miles, and the fish must leap out of the water to get over waterfalls. When the bear is at the right place at the right time, dinner is served.
Dangerous AscentClimbers ascend Jengish Chokusu (also known as Victory Peak or Pik Pobeda), a summit between Kyrgyzstan and China that stands more than 24,000 feet tall. Your Shot photographer Saulius Damulevicius is one of a few hundred to ascend the dangerous mountain. Of the adventure, he says, "It remains my hardest climb despite subsequent expeditions in the Himalayas."
Fox and Ice"I wanted to photograph the rare blue morph species of arctic foxes in their harsh winter environment," says Your Shot photographer Sonalini Khetrapal. "To photograph these miraculously tough animals, I went to the uninhabited Hornstrandir Nature Reserve in northern Iceland. I captured my dream image as she stared straight at me, making fleeting eye contact, while we both braced ourselves against the roaring winds."
Marble CavesLas Cuevas de Mármol (The Marble Caves) sit in the middle of General Carrera Lake, which lies between Chile and Argentina. The tunnels and caves are only reachable by boat. The swooping arches have been formed by more than 6,000 years of water lapping against the rock, and the waters change color depending on the time of year.
Fog CityThe Chinese municipality of Chongqing is home to some 30 million people in southwest China. With more than 100 days of fog a year, Chongqing is nicknamed Fog City—and appropriately, its sister city in the United States is Seattle.
Family FeastWhile photographing in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park,

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