One of my favorite dog breeder and expert contributed to this Article. Arunas Derus from Akmenu Gele breeding ground is a very reputable breeder in Lithuania and was the breeder of one of our favorite Caucasian Ovcharka dogs that we owed. The Caucasian Ovcharka Shagi was one of the sharpest and most tractable Caucasins we owned. I am not sure if Arunas is breeding COs anymore but please read this article and if you are in the market for a Central Asian - give hims a very good look. In addition to knowing about the Ovcharkas, Arunas is an avid photographer and has some of the most beautiful Ovcharka photos on the net.
The early spaying and neutering of your dogs can have negative developmental effects on the mental and physical state. However, it may be the right course of action in some instanced. Read the article to find out....
The "night dog" referred to is, of course, the Bullmastiff, the only British breed ever specifically produced for guard duties and from the two oldest, purest and bravest breeds. Technically created in modern times, it existed for centuries in the form of the lighter Mastiff when used as a hunting dog, and the bigger, faster Bulldog when used for bull-baiting. It can be argued that the Bullmastiff is a truer descendant of the original Bulldog than the modern breed of that very name.
History of the mastiff by Wynn is the authority on the development and use of the Mastiff dogs as a hunter of nobility. Wynn aptly explores all aspects of this noble breed and serves up the mastiff in all its beauty and all its faults. Read on and learn....
Woeful civilization’s influences are increasing and together with them the degeneration of the dog family begins to show. And the goal of this ebook is to call attention to the way by means of which it is possible to prevent the degeneration at least to a degree, and also to make you familiar with many insights into interesting themes like dog training and education, care of health, theory about many breeds and their utility, dog fighting and defense.
The field of molecular #genetics has generated substantial information about how genetic diseases are inherited. Discovery of the causative gene for a particular #disease can allow a DNA test to be developed to identify carriers of that gene. Selective breeding can then be used to reduce the frequency of that disease in the general population. This article reviews basic genetic principles and discusses how DNA tests are developed. Information about #DNA tests currently available to detect inherited disease in several #canine #breeds is also provided.
The objective of this study was to develop #breeding strategies to reduce the incidence of canine hip and elbow #dysplasia. For this purpose, investigations were conducted on the mode of #inheritance as well as genetic parameters, genetic trends and selection differentials for the #traits.Population structure and #inbreeding were also examined, and finally, various selection schemes were compared by a simulation study to find out potential #genetic responses and possibilities for a comprehensive breeding program.
During quadrupedal trotting, diagonal pairs of limbs are set down in unison and exert forces on the ground simultaneously. Ground-reaction forces on individual limbs of trotting #dogs were measured separately using a series of four force platforms.