First of all, the site looks great Gary. This is Tonedog from back in the day. I decided to just randomly see if molosserdogs was still around, fearing the worst, but wow, looks good.
Maybe some controversial debate will help liven the place up a bit? lol
Over the last few years I've been continuing my recreational research into dogs and dog history (which has now spanned many decades), and I've stumbled onto a realization that "mastiffs" basically don't exist and never did.
Hear me out...
I believe the mastiff category is merely comprised of retired dogs from various other functional types. They have no real genetic foundation making them a group and no real ancestral function. If you n
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 the end result? By all accounts, reports and statistics, the bylaw is working! Not only that, the bylaw works so well and the results are so highly praised, Calgary is inspiring animal control officials outside of Canada to use the bylaw as a model for their own animal control ordinances.
The following is written by Dana Grove:
The bylaw officers in Calgary have taken a stand against breed banning, and responded to dog bite concerns w
From signs and symptoms to what to do if your dog's been diagnosed, get the important dog cancer information you need.Posted: May 29, 2014, 2 p.m. PST While too many dogs still get diagnosed with cancer each year, new research and treatments are helping increase the quality and quantity of life for dogs with the disease. Education also works as a powerful tool in preventing and dealing with canine cancer. In observance of Pet Cancer Awareness Month in May, the staff at The Veterinary Cancer Center in Norwalk, Conn., offers information on the disease that can benefit both you and the dogs in your life. Do Dogs Get Cancer?Answer By Gina Olmsted, D.V.M.Not only do dogs get cancer, but cancer is
These 33 Dogs With The Most Unique Coats On Earth Took My Breath Away. My Favorite Is #7!
These amazing dogs have such unusual colors and markings that once you see them, you’ll never be able to forget them.
Some of these markings are a result of a rare genetic variations or conditions, but all of these dogs are undeniably beautiful.
Of all the adorable and stunning dogs on the Internet, Reshareworthy.com collected and specifically chose the following 33 as the dogs with the most memorable and gorgeous markings!
This sweet husky has a natural little mask.
This puppy also wears a mask!
Everyone *nose* that this puppy has a lot of love to offer!
This is Puck. He’s beautiful A
Beware! Plants Poisonous to Dogs
Know which plants and foods are no-nos for your dog.
By DC Editors | Posted: Mar 19, 2013, 3 p.m. EDT
People are often surprised to learn that there are actually hundreds of plants potentially poisonous to dogs many of which could be in your home, or yard.
The following is a list of some plants, trees, flowers, and foods that are poisonous to dogs:
American bittersweet roots, leaves, berries
Apple seeds, in large amounts
Autumn crocus - Its active ingredient, colchicines, triggers an anti-metabolic effect that can cause rapidly dividing cells, shedding of the gastrointestinal tract, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Learn more>>
June 14, 2011
The Science Diet website now has a page titled “The Truth About Pet Food Ingredients Pet Food Myths Answered with Facts”. Here’s what Science Diets says and of course I have some follow up…
The Science Diet webpage starts off like this…
“The TRUTH about pet nutrition.” They go on to say “It’s important to understand what is myth or fact when making choices about what you feed your pet.” I agree Science Diet, it IS important for pet parents to understand what is myth or fact when making choices about pet food. So, let’s see what Science Diet’s myths and truths are…
“Myth 1: Corn is just filler.”“Fact: A filler is an ingredient providing no nutritional purpose. Corn is NOT
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 check chains, pronged collars, e-collars, etc.
There are also those that call themselves balance trainers. Instead of trying to train a dog or modify its behavior by force only or positive reinforcement only they believe nature teaches us that you need to have a balance between both in when dealing with dogs.
I'm curious as to what other preference are? Where do you stand on this subject.
I won't condemn anyone for their methods of choice
"Little Miss May is practicing all of her puppy skills on the daily - twirl, spin, come, shake, etc. And by this time next year she will be starting on cows, lots and lots of cows, enough to keep her little herding heart content!May is a 5H dog - 100% not a family pet. While she is as sweet as apple pie and super fun to work with, she has been bred to be formidable in the pasture.5H - Heading ~ Herding ~ Heeling ~ Heeding ~ Hardy"Over 50% Border Collie, to give natural desire to work with people and take direction, a strong herding instinct, enough eye to give concentration on the job and a steady approach to cattle; 25-40% blue Cattle Dog to strengthen the desire to heel neatly and low, for
PandoraRuski Izvor in Texas and growing up nicely. She has a great temperament and is quite tractable at this time. She is also being socialized in preparation for the show ring.
She is a very breed typical #caucasian #ovcharka
MQH Paul had a great day in Trials. It was Barn Hunt. He entered Senior's Class. They say this is the hardest class. Dogs get stuck in this class for a while. He earned 2 legs towards his Senior's Title. He had 2 high in trials. He found all the rats in the 3rd trial, climb and tunnel. Thus completing everything. But they disqualified me for Paul being too hard on the rat. The rat was high on bale of hay. He found it. He knocked the rat off of the bale. I didn't catch the rat. I caught Paul. You must protect the rat.....smh
He earned points toward his Crazy 8's Title. Sasha Earned point towards her Crazy 6 title. It was her fist time doing Crazy 8.
Molosser Fans, if you live near Pima, Arizona or can make the trip to the shelter you may be able to save a big dog or two. There are many large breed dogs being turned in to the shelter and it could be caused by the current state of the economy or simply people leaving or arriving and can't keep their dogs. Either way, there are many dogs that need your help. Follow this link to see the article and help if you can. You may also help by donating to the rescue organization so they can care for and transport these dogs we love.
The dogs are at the Pima Animal Care Center. People who wish to adopt or foster are advised to contact the shelter by calling 520-724-5900, visiting webcms.pima.gov or
Paul is a great little working dog. He is pint sized but has a giant heart, He is courageous. He is always willing to work. He loves the water. When he returns with the toy he is back on the ramp ready to dive in again and again, He doesn't get tired. I have to make him get some rest. Trying to keep the training sessions shorts. I don't want to overdue it and burn him out if that is possible.
Thanks to Flying Dog Acres for allowing us Dock Diving time to work our dogs!!
This is her 2nd time going dock diving. She is already swimming better. Her prey drive is amazing. She is very determine to get her prey. I tried to call her off. I didn't want her to climb out over the side. As you can see she is insists on getting the toy no matter what, It will not be long before she jumping off of the dock. She might be a future Dock Diving Champion. More to come from this Game Patterdale Terrier.
We must thank Flying Dog Acres for allowing us to practice and learn!
MQH Paul training for dock diving. He is a very smart Patterdale Terrier. He loves to work. He loves swimming. Soon he will be Dock Diving. Of course he loves to hunt. He is a working dog. We have also been training for agility, rally, barn hunt and more.