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Gary
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    Hello Gary. I was thinking that do you think it would be possible if there was a article written about how MD started out and how it came to be today ? That would be cool. Maybe you could right about it in the future? Because that would be cool. Of course if you don't want to I am fine with that.
     
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  •  cynology: 
     

    Hi Gary,

     

    Good luck with the new site.

     

    Friendly yours,

     

    Nick

     
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  •  soldiermonkey: 
     
    Hi Gary, it appears posting in the forums is still not working... How you been?
     
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  •  milouchouchou: 
     
    Hello Gary Your new site is really very good and very nice, bravo for the work. Just curious, what system do you use for this new site? Best regards, Francis
     
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As part of improving the site and communicating with our members I have installed a system to deliver email updates and news letters to you.  I sent out an announcement on 9 May and received about 80 undeliverable bounces because of invalid email addresses
admin · 176 days ago

I installed points system today which will award points for site activity.  Some activities give higher scores and at the end of June the member with the highest points get a very cool collar make by a master leather maker.  So, post comments, blogs, forum
admin · 176 days ago

The Calgary Model   The animal control bylaw in Calgary, Alberta, Canada has been hailed by many as a HUGE success.  While other cities and provinces in Canada are banning breeds, Calgary is choosing education program and stronger enforcement.  What's th
admin · 673 days ago

This useful article was written by Kimberly M. Wang of Eardog Productions and contains some great tips about photographing your dogs. As a kid, my pocket point-and-shoot camera was one of my favorite diversions, second only to the subject of my shutterbug
admin · 718 days ago

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy explains the intricate difference between Republicans and Democrats. This is straightforward country thinking...by Jeff Foxworthy  Which Side of the Fence? If you ever wondered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a g
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As the weather changes from summer to fall and eventually winter, please consider your dogs health and warmth.  It may be time to toss the old bedding and get something new.  Put some fresh clean bedding in their kennels or sleeping area and keep them safe
admin · 754 days ago

I have removed a few features from the site and also reduced the number of items displayed on the frontpage. This is in an effort to make the site faster and less cluttered until the completely new release is implemented.  Your comments on the the declutte
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Lets face it, one of the great things about any site or group is the ability for members to interact in real time and share information and knowledge.  It was one of the great things about the previous MD site which had a block to show how many members wer
admin · 853 days ago

There will soon be a new upgrade to the system running this site.  It will bring some much needed enhancements and simplification to the site - somewhat like the major social networking sites that many of you are familar with already.  I am excited about t
admin · 857 days ago

So how do you embed a video in the forum?  Easy- follow this direction. when in the forum posting mode - look on the post ext formating options and click HTML when you are at the point where you want to put your video.  I am assuming tha you have already c
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Thanks to the efforts of dedicated breeders and enthusiasts in the 1970's, the Presa Canario was re-created by gathering the surviving Canary Island Bulldogges, most of which were fighting crosses and not pure Presas at all, and crossing them with the Alano Espanol, American Staffordshire Terrier, G…
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For discussion and information about the grouping of dogs known to descend from the ancient Moloss of Greece. Below is an explanation of what a true Molossan dog really is... :) Well at least it is one author's (Dogs by Desmond Morris) opinion of the origin of the Molosser Dog. This ancient, extinc…
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The mighty Tornjak is an ancient Moloss from the Mt.Vlasic region of Central Bosnia, but these dogs have existed in many parts of the Balkans for centuries.
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687 days ago · From admin
Sarplaninac is a breed of Antiquity, believed by many to be one of, if not the oldest true Molosser in the World. There\'s an old Balkan folk legend that says the breed remembers the time when everything used to be under water except for the highest mountains, implying the connection to the Biblical…
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Houston, United States
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Description It is believed that the ancient Central Asian dogs are the ancestors of all breeds. This is debatable, but it is almost certain that the Tibetan Mastiff is a descendant of the Central Asian Shepherd Dog and not its ancestor, as often thought. There is a strong possibility that the…
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This is a classic Italian bulldogge/mastiff, descended from the old Roman Molossers, closely associated with the southern Puglia region and related to the Neapolitan, as well as the Sicilian breeds, with which it has traditionally been classified together under the Cane da Presa name. It also has ti…
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Houston, United States
732 days ago · From admin
The Kuvasz is a breed of ancient origin, believed to be one of the oldest Molossers alive. There are various theories concerning the breed's origin and its name, from those suggesting that it is the Sumerian ancestor of the Tibetan Mastiff and that its original name was Ku Assa, meaning "Horse …
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One of Britain's most famous breeds, the Bulldog of today is a very different dog compared to its Alaunt ancestors, not only in appearance, but also in personality. Descended from the old fighting, hunting and bull-baiting mastiffs and bandogges of Europe and common butcher's dogs of Britain, it …
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I created this site for dog owners, especially Molossoid type dogs, to come together as a community for the promotion and betterment of their breeds.  Here you can share info in a social setting and learn from each other.

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Good point. I do agree somewhat with the Illyrian Sharplanina name. I don't however think it is good practice to change the name of any breed because of the change in political boundaries.

Sarplaninac is a breed of Antiquity, believed by many to be one of, if not the oldest true Molosser in the World. There\'s an old Balkan folk legend that says the breed remembers the time when everything used to be under water except for the highest mountains, implying the connection to the Biblical…
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What changes would you make to the profile?

dark-coated sub-type of the Sarplaninac breed known as the Karaman
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Is this statement correct?

"Although a rare dark-coated sub-type of the Sarplaninac breed known as the Karaman could be encountered since ancient times in Macedonia and southern parts of Serbia, the modern Karaman Sheepdog is a fairly recent creation, developed by Macedonian fanciers as a separate breed."

dark-coated sub-type of the Sarplaninac breed known as the Karaman
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Thank you very much. Is this a true statement to the best of your knowledge?

"Breeding programmes aimed at reviving the Bulgarian Shepherd Dog during the 1990's have also sparked some interest in the Karakachan Dog, but the original Karakachansko Kuche is reportedly no longer found in its pure form and is considered to be yet another extinct Molosser. The breed's memory lives on, but there is some controversy in Bulgaria today regarding the incorrect use of the Karakachan name for the increasingly and deservedly popular Bulgarian Shepherd Dog breed. A small number of surviving specimens is believed to still exist in some rural regions, but many of these examples are believed to be working crossdogs."

One of the oldest breeds of the region, the Karakachansko Kuche is a close cousin of other Balkan Molossers and Turkish breeds
4268 days ago · From admin
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Please provide a reason for the low rating given to this profile.

dark-coated sub-type of the Sarplaninac breed known as the Karaman
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admin commented on a article

When someone rates a profile with a low score it would be nice to know why so we can improve it.

One of the oldest breeds of the region, the Karakachansko Kuche is a close cousin of other Balkan Molossers and Turkish breeds
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Yes. Fantastic photo as usual. That is a lot of firewood for the cold winters. :-)

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30.08.2014
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Those mothers can be quite rough with their pups in training them.

There are those that believe that everyone should not use any aversive when training a dog or doing behavioral modification.  They believe operant and classical condition is the only way to go. Others prefer to use force corrections. They use tools like c
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Thanks for posting this. Should we add more black dogs?
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very nice photo.
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Beautifully composed photo. Very nice pup
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Ahhh .. very nice. I have two from Polina.
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kennelclubusa.com — Kennel Club USA is a sister organization of The American Rare Breed Association. The American Rare Breed Association has been in existence since 1991.It's primary mission is to protect the pure-bred "Rare Breed dog". The mission also included recognition by the American Kennel Club of our recognized…
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Nature of the Molosser
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Canine parvovirus is an acute, highly contagious disease of dogs that was first described in the early 1970s
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Vitamin C - Cures Hip Dysplasia By Larry Mueller, Hunting Dogs Editor, Outdoor Life.
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Created by crossing the American Bulldog with the Rafeiro de Alentejo, and then introducing carefuly selected AmStaff blood.
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Operations: Two Viable Options-Modern technology and an old standby method are analyzed as CHD treatments
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Surgery may be recommended for suitable candidates, taking into account expected activity level, longevity and use and value of the dog.
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Treatment of this disease must be tailored specifically to the needs of your pet, whether using conventional or alternative medicine
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An evaluation method is needed that is not only diagnostic but which can predict the probability of canine hip dysplasia.
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The Role of Orthopedic Registries in Fighting Canine Hip Dysplasia; Registries, although essential in documenting CHD, have not been used to their full potential
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