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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
1949, Mastín Español from Seville, Spain
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
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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, 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 Apricot seeds 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>> Avocado l
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
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This is a wake-up call about the dangers of importing foreign dogs from certain regions, the U.S. has began banning the importation of dogs from more than 100 nations that are at high risk for rabies and other highly contagious diseases, many of which can jump species and infect humans. Read more...
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 A Pekingese named Wasabi won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Sunday. He beat out a fantastic Whippet, a sheepdog and a Samoyed that was the top-ranked show dog in the country.  How does this Pekingese beat the top ranked show dog in the country. Oh wait, he did not - the Judge did. Read more if you dare not to be disgusted with the politics of dog shows in the USA.
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What would you recommend? We travel a lot and are looking for a calm yet adventurous companion (medium sized)
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As the proud pet parent of one Black Russian Terrier and three adopted cats, I know the immense joy and positive impact pets can have on your family. They not only make us happier in normal times but in stressful times – like the pandemic – their unconditional love and companionship go even further. This National Pet Month, Walmart is excited to celebrate all the pets we’ve welcomed into our homes – new and old – and all my fellow pet parents who understand pets aren’t just pets. They’re family. Way to go Walmart
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Observe this show and let me know if you see anything vastly different from shows in the USA. 
One of my favorite resources for big dog information is Big Dog Mom. Specifically Stephanie of Please view this video to her latest on what's happening at #BigDogMom
Ozark Mischief had a Barn Hunt Trial February 27th and 28th. EGP Pretty Girl Sasha got a first place, high in trial and earned her novice Barn Hunt Title! MQH Paul of EGP got two first place awards and a qualifying score in his and our first attempt at Crazy 8. I was disqualified once. Sasha did everything perfectly. She probably would have gotten another first place and maybe high in trial on that day too. But i was disqualified for having her leash in my hands. New COVID  rule is you have to either drop the leash on the ground or hang it on the fence. Only the handler can touch the leash. The old rule was put the leash in the basket near the entrance or hand it to a volunteer. The voluntee
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In the video linked below, Dr. Martin Goldstein  one of America’s most renowned veterinarians, a graduate of Cornell University. For more than four decades, Dr. Marty has combined elements of Western medicine with his unique nutritional therapy to improve health and longevity for thousands of pets. Check out his video at this link
Hello MD Fans. If you have uploaded photos on the old gallery you may find them still online at this link. Photos that were uploaded to the old forums directly are unfortunately not available online anymore. Also there are links to the old album and photos on the Albums and Gallery pages here.  
Some nice #Livestock #Guardian Dogs #LGD at work.
Oh my gosh. Why did they not interview Kangal owners in their homeland where the dogs are being used for the purpose they were bred. Listening to these two well-meaning people reminds me of how daft most western dog owners are. However, I don’t blame them - Their information is just not factually correct and is made for the western pet owner.