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A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government. -- George Washington

 

Well there  you have it.. I am Gary, the one who started this website in 2000. It has seen some mutations from a photo-gallery only using photopost software, to a forum using phpbb, Simple Machines, then a CMS using PHPnuke, to a CMs using e107, Boonex Dolphin and now you have its latest incarnation in the form of a social networking community site powered by UNA Community Builder.  Through all this time I have tried to maintain impartiality towards the members and their views and gave reasonable freedoms to those who want to post and share their knowledge.

The breed profiles can be found in the Articles section in the appropriately named categories.  The vast majority of the profiles were written by Wolf a former member and administrator.

I am the one to contact if you have any questions or concerns about this site.  If you have any dog questions please post them in the appropriate forums of write a blog about it.  

I wrote all this stuff here so that other members can see that they can write a description also... What are you waiting for.. get your description updated... Welcome!

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      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 visiting the shelter in person. It is open Monday to Friday, noon to 7 p.m., and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. 
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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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      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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      Pandora certainly love being up high and playing bbn on this mound.
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      gsicard
      Remember the types of CO - the Steppe type are normally lighter in structure and weight less. Best guide is the FCI or RKF standards which set a minimum size but no maximum if the dog is well balanced and capable. 80 KGs is very large for females and normal for males. My male is 180 pounds and the oldest female is 140 pounds.

      Look for a balance of form that is fit for function first and then aesthetics and size second - of course it depends on what you desire.
      Knight99
      Thanks for your answer. Is the male CO a "steppe type " CO in the video I attached in my previous post?( he is 130lbs)
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      No. That is a Georgian type. The steppe types are thinner. And leggier. By the way.... you should not put too much faith in what Brad is saying.
      gsicard
      By the way. Where are you located?
      Knight99
      Thanks for your answer. I am from Turkey.
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      Excellent
      Knight99
      Thanks:) We got the puppy, here he is:
      gsicard
      Very nice pup. The color will get darker later
      Knight99
      Ok, thanks.
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      Do you recommend a positive-only behavior shaping or traditional behavior shaping to solve behaviour problems?(I don't mean sit,stay like commands) Currently the biggest problem is, he is biting most of us,family members.In the first days, I used a technique, which is holding his neck firmly when he bit me.Sometimes it worked,stopped biting me and went away.But sometimes he returned even more aggressively biting, trying to bite my hands to prevent them grabbing his neck.
      Knight99
      I used this technique for about a week.His biting didn't stop and I felt like it was going worse.Then I decided to try the "yelping" when he bites me and then I walked out of the room.Actually I continued holding his leash while I was going out of the room, otherwise he would bite my ankles or legs.But the good thing is, after a 25-seconds timeout, when I return back generally he doesn't bite me for a while,sometimes for more than 5 minutes, I think this technique worked better
      Knight99
      But still, sometimes he gets mad and starts running crazily, when that happens he sometimes bites me violently while he is in that mood.I think much of his teething may be caused by the fact that he doesn't get enough exercise.I only walk with him at our yard and naturally he gets bored walking at the same place over and over, frequently refuses walking.I am able to make him continue walking, but I don't think it's tiring for him because there are too much stops..If I walk him outside, he is not fully vaccinated yet, so veterinarians are against walking with him outside.I will try running with him in the backyard to reduce his pent-up energy, it may help reducing his bites.
      Knight99
      What would you recommend to stop his excessive biting?He is almost as same as my previous Akbash dog, he had the same problem.But my rottweiler and pitbull were not biting us when they were puppies.
      Knight99
      There is a place outside our home where most dogs are vaccinated(because they have owners) and they don't allow street dogs to get in, I can walk(proper walk with rules) there with my puppy but he may bite somebody if he/she wants to stroke him. I think I should find another way to handle his excessive pent-up energy.
      gsicard
      You have to correct him forcefully. How you do it is up to you but that behavior is not to be tolerated. if you hand feed him some food and he snaps or bites smack him on the nose and say no. If he take the food but too hard bite.. make a sharp hissing sound with your mouth. Keep doing that until he learns that humans are soft and not chew toys.
      gsicard
      Running around like crazy is normal - biting is normal until you teach the soft mouth. Correction is the key = you have to make it memorable for him not to dot it. I had to do it will all our COs.
      gsicard
      Do you recommend a positive-only behavior shaping or traditional behavior shaping to solve behaviour problems?(I don't mean sit,stay like commands) Currently the biggest problem is, he is biting most of us,family members.In the first days, I used a technique, which is holding his neck firmly when he bit me.Sometimes it worked,stopped biting me and went away.But sometimes he returned even more aggressively biting, trying to bite my hands to prevent them grabbing his neck.
      Traditional method would work very well. You should only have to do it once. be firm and in charge.
      Knight99
      Ok, thanks for your suggestions.
      gsicard
      Let me know how it works out please
      Knight99
      You gave me courage for traditional approach and I stopped using timeouts when he bites, I returned to holding his neck. I noticed that if I hold his neck for about a minute, generally he calms down and stops biting for a while. Sometimes he resists strongly at first but I keep holding his neck then he calms down , one of us has to surrender in the end. His biting frequency reduced considerably. If after two weeks he continues biting, I am thinking to do the method which you suggested.Actually I am a bit hesitant to smack his nose so before I do that I want to see if holding his neck method will work or not.
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