8 Sep 2006

Pedigree Dogs

INTRODUCTION

On 8 September 2006, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Pedigree Dogs. The issue comprises four stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Iurie Palkov. The printing was performed by Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău.

ISSUE DETAILS

POSTAGE STAMPS

German Shepherd
№ 565 | German Shepherd

German Shepherd

  • Michel Catalogue No: 565
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 0.4 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 74,000
The German Shepherd Dog, commonly referred to as the German Shepherd or, more colloquially, as simply the Shepherd; sometimes known in Britain and other British Commonwealth countries as the Alsatian or much less frequently as the Alsatian Wolf-Dog (both former breed names of The Kennel Club, UK, and other national clubs); and sometimes called the Police Dog which was a popular breed name in USA where it was original named the German Sheepdog, is a breed of dog that originated in Germany where it has been known since its founding as the deutsche Schäferhund, (German pronunciation: [ˈʃɛːfɐˌhʊnt]). German Shepherds are a relatively new breed of dog, with their origin dating to 1899. They are working dogs developed originally for herding and tending sheep, and are found in most Breed Standards under Herding Group, Pastoral Group, Working Group, etc. Since that time, however, because of their strength, intelligence, trainability and obedience, German Shepherds around the world are often the preferred breed for many types of work, including search-and-rescue, police and military roles and even acting. German Shepherds are the second-most popular dog in the United States and fourth-most popular in the United Kingdom. Read more..
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Rough Collie
№ 566 | Rough Collie

Rough Collie

  • Michel Catalogue No: 566
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 0.6 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 74,000
The Rough Collie (also known as the 'Long-Haired Collie') is a long coated breed of medium to large size dog that in its original form was a type of collie used and bred for herding in Scotland. Originating in the 1800s, it is now well known through the works of author Albert Payson Terhune, and through the Lassie novel, movies, and television shows. There is also a smooth-coated variety; some breed organisations, including both the American and the Canadian Kennnel Clubs, consider the smooth-coat and rough-coat dogs to be variations of the same breed. Rough Collies generally come in shades of sable, merles, and tri-coloured. This breed is very similar to the smaller Shetland Sheepdog which is partly descended from the Rough Collie. Read more..
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Standard Poodle
№ 567 | Standard Poodle

Standard Poodle

  • Michel Catalogue No: 567
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 74,000
The poodle is a group of formal dog breeds, the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle (one registry organisation also recognizes a Medium Poodle variety, between Standard and Miniature), with many coat colors. Originally bred in Germany as a type of water dog, the breed was standardized in France. The poodle is skillful in many dog sports, including agility, obedience, tracking, and even herding. Poodles have taken top honors in many conformation shows, including 'Best in Show' at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 1991 and 2002, and at the World Dog Show in 2007 and 2010. Read more..
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Magyar Agár (Hungarian Greyhound)
№ 568 | Magyar Agár (Hungarian Greyhound)

Magyar Agár (Hungarian Greyhound)

  • Michel Catalogue No: 568
  • Perforation Type/Size: Comb 14:14.50
  • Size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm
  • Face Value: 6.2 Lei
  • Quantity Printed: 74,000
The Magyar agár (MA) is a dog breed. It is a type of sighthound originating in Hungary and Transylvania. It is used for hunting and coursing, and is also kept as a companion. Read more..
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FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)

Cachet: A Shepherd and His Dog
№ 565-568 FDC | A Shepherd and His Dog