These dogs are kept indoors. We have runs similar inside. They go outside for exercise and to potty. We are keeping the brindle male up front. We are likely to keep one of the females. Initially it was going to be the red fawn. But as they continued to develop we don’t want to let any of them go. It will be easier to part with the brindle female because we have several brindle females. We shall see....smh
Thanks!! It is our goal in reproduction to maintain the breed standards both conformation and temperament. We expect our dogs to be able to what they were bred to do. These are working dogs. We expect them to perform. While there is little need to be a catch dog there’s a need to protect the family and property.
That is very good to know about your breeding program. I knew that in the past it was your goal and am glad to know that it still is. Too many breed for conformation (show ring) only and forget that the function is just as important of the form.
We should never lose sight in that these dogs have a function. They are above everything else a working dog. I had a lady contact me trying to buy a presa. She has a Cane Corso. She wants to breed them together. I turned her away. She has no idea of what she is doing or what she wanted to do. What was she going to accomplish by doing that. What will the Cane provide that a presa doesn’t already possess. What does the presa provide that the Cane doesn’t already possess. She couldn’t answer questions like that. She couldn’t answer why she wanted to mix the breeds. She was going to mix breeds of similar size and similar temperaments thinking that will make a better dog. Someone may sell her a dog. But it will not come from us.
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