Gauchos and dogs

We are used to see gauchos with their horses, but guess what? Dogs are one of gauchos’ best friends too! Not only are dogs great companions, they also help gauchos with livestock and other farming activities. One of the most common dog breeds is the Border Collie. This is the very same kind of dog...
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The Gaucho as a symbol

There are several characteristics that one can define to identify a gaucho. One of them is by his clothing, the gaucho was dressed with “bombachas de campo”, wide pants to ride, poncho to keep warm from the cold, wool belt and another leather belt adorned with coins, high boots or espadr...
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Gaucho´s knifes

The knife used by the Gauchos is commonly referred to as Faca or Facón. It is Portuguese name derived from “faca”, and so the “facón” will be a major faca. The blade of a facon is about 30 to 40 cm long and 20 to 30 mm thick. It ends in a point with a […]...
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