Sunday, January 9, 2011

Dog of Belarus 2003.

On September 22, 2003 , Belarus Post issued the breed of dog series stamps features Golden Retriever, German Mastiff, and German Sheepdog.The issuance presented in one set of three stamps, sheetlet and FDC (First Day Cover).


Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is a breed of dog. This dog has a dense inner coat that provides them with adequate warmth. The outer coat is sleek and water repellent, and lays flat against the body. The official colour of the breed is the varying shades of gold that are most often seen.

The Golden Retriever suit well for a variety of roles including guide dog for the blind, hearing dog for deaf people, hunting dog, illegal drug detector, and search and rescue participant. Because of their loyal and gentle temperament, golden retrievers are also popular family pets.

Some variations do exist between the British type Golden Retrievers prevalent throughout Europe and Australia,and those of American lines.The temperament of the Golden Retriever is a hallmark of the breed and is described in the standard as "kindly, friendly and confident".They are not "one man dogs" and are generally equally amiable with both strangers and those familiar to them.


German Mastiff

German Mastiff or The Great Dane also known as Danish Hound is a breed of domestic dog known for its giant size.The breed is commonly referred to as the "Apollo of all breeds". The Great Dane is one of the world's tallest dog breeds, they're sometimes called "The World's Largest Lap Dog".

Breed clubs health surveys in the UK and US put the average life span of Great Danes at 6.5 to 7 years.

The German Mastiff's large and imposing appearance belies its friendly nature; the breed is often referred to as a gentle giant.German Mastiff are generally well-disposed toward other dogs, other non-canine pets and humans, although, when feeling threatened, have been known to attack humans. This is usually brought on by a person that is unfamiliar to the dog.


German Sheepdog is a small-sized dog, with bushy tail carried over the back, small muzzle, and shaggy coat, which is generally black or light fawn. His manner is brisk and affectionate, and his tractability is great, so that he is most useful in his vocation, and as a companionable dog is not excelled.

The sheetlet comprised of 2 set stamps and added another picture of breed dog.


Another issuance is FDC (First day Cover ) and has special post mark of dog head and feature puppy dogs.


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