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The UNION OF CREATORS and SELECTING Of the BRAZILIAN LINE OX-DRIVER OF Minas Gerais – UNIFILA, an association of people with sights to the creation, preservation, election and improvement of the canine race BRAZILIAN LINE, was constituted in 11/04/2001. The UNIFILA is a civil entity without lucrative ends, with headquarters and forum in this city of Belo Horizonte – MG. They are purposes of the UNIFILA: To promote the progress and the diffusion of the BRAZILIAN race LINE, through a set of programmed permanent activities; To congregate, to guide and to stimulate all the people and institutions interested in the biggest progress and diffusion of the BRAZILIAN race LINE; To promote and to stimulate referring meeting and meetings on subjects and problems to the BRAZILIAN race LINE; To carry through expositions, evaluations and analyses with specialized juízes; To keep the associates, creators, proprietors and interested parties, informed and brought up to date on the race and the cinofilia. “…exposition…information see link “EVENTS” ORIGIN” Done crossings of course enter the races brought for colonizadores, one of them are that it could be resultant of the crossings of mastiff, bloodhound and English bulldog has four centuries approximately behind, time of the slavery in Brazil, for guard, searchs the fugitive slaves and handling with the flocks had been responsible for the formation of the Brazilian race the Line in Brazil. It is known that the formation and setting of the race Line are intimamente on to the farms of the South of Mines and Mining Triangle, where these animals were used in the handling with the cattle and the guard of the country properties. The nature was puted in charge to select the animals strongest, more rustic and more good adapted to the way, making with that they survived and if they reproduced, thus generating, animals resistant, courageous, provided with thick and untied skin in such a way, preventing the deep wounds caused for fight with other animals of the bushes how much for thorns, galhas, etc., and possessors of flabby joints (responsible for the “step of camel”) that they allow to greater freedom of movements so that the dog could esquivar itself of chifradas coices and of the wild cattle. The Line became then, indispensable figure in the mining farms, since it did not demand great cares and he was always ready for the tasks more rudes. Today, we fight for the preservation of this magnificent race that is genuinamente national and that it has in Minas Gerais, its cradle. DIFFUSION OF THE BRAZILIAN LINE Some people in ask them as she is that we can affirm that the Cradle of the Line is in Minas Gerais. Then we place our affirmation with concrete data, telling what we find in our research on the origin of the BRAZILIAN LINE. In some articles of magazines and books we find affirmations, that we place to follow: Magazine Cães and Cia, n.6 year XI, p 5-8. “Minas Gerais, 1858.
Photo: Typical scene of the time. The dog of line, probably white threshed observes.” “While the forest and the ounce had lasted, the dog line survived. Later one became unnecessary, and he was almost extinct. But in Minas Gerais, where if it gave one another cycle, this dog was kept… ” Bulletin the LINE (CAFIB) – Year III, n. 33 – Março/abril of 1982. The Brazilian dog Line, also known in the interior of Brazil – mainly in Minas Gerais, where the race if would have formed -, as “dog of ox-driver”, “onceiro” or “cabeçudo ox-driver”, it has the its history marked for some stigmata, in its convivência with the man. In the colonial period, the dog-of-line (or of canine tooth), its ancestor had been taken by the man to hunt indians or to search enslaved blacks run away from senzalas. In the farms of cattle creation, in the interior of Minas Gerais, they had been created to hunt and to decimate the ounces that threatened the flock, being contributed to extinguish in some regions, these felinos, in a predatory action planned by the man. Magazine Cães and Cia, n.28. The old Lines. “the south of the State of Minas Gerais was the Brazilian region that more preserved the race of the cabeçudos dogs, introduced for the colonizadores in Brazil. The city that more was distinguished in this work was Varginha… ” Magazine Cães and Cia, n.29. The diffusion of race after 1946. “With the officialization of the Brazilian Line in 1946, the race started to be presented in expositions, calling this form, more attention, and despertando a new interest between the creators. Until that time, the Line came mainly being bred in farms of Minas Gerais. From there, they had started to appear creative important in great urban centers, worried in improving the race for the guard function.” Magazine Cães and Cia, n.31. “Minas Gerais, one of the responsible states for the first units of the Brazilian Line…” As voces can see, removes these stretches of news texts and specialized magazines. The complete and original articles are the disposal of that to interest.