Molossers, and working dogs of the world with ancient roots.
Yep! The CDAE in Spain, is promoting the true working Alano, are very meticulous with the character and behavior of the working Alano capabilities,
Most of the serious breeders can be reach at this group, obviously some are not serious, since it is a facebook group,
Many people are working with the Spanish Dogge, which is taken from the dogge type dogs from the Alano Litters, the Villano de las Encartaciones, was the cross between the Chato (Spanish bulldog) with villanos shepherd dogs, so, the recovery from the Alano, was created with this dogs and southern working alanos found in the Spanish Bulls ranchs, and some bitches in Extremadura, and Nieve (snow) a white dogo argentino.
Ivan H Plauchu thank you for that explanation. The recreation/preservation of any breed is a serious undertaking and I wish the breeders the greatest success. The Alano Espanol is a powerful molosser and well worthy of recovery.
In a general note - I do not spend time on FaceBook hence why I keep paying in money and time for this site. I do have an account on FB but only use it for the login credentials on here if someone wants to login with FB. I am trying to keep this site about serious dog enthusiasts and the Molossers.
I am happy you are here and posting such wonderful and historic information.
In my case he was an business owner that was doing well. His wife was a former NFL cheerleader. He knew nfl and nba players I'm assuming because of her. He had business partners that were into dogs. I assumed he knew the breed because he owned one. The more he talked the more red flags I got. I'm glad we didn't sell him the dog. I would have love to make those connections. But it wasn't worth it. If I sold him the dog he would have left the dog outside in the freezing cold. He would have gotten rid of the dog and not given me the first right of refusal. I imagine the dog suffering from neglect. I'm glad I'm in a position that I can keep an entire litter if the right home is not found.
I was once contacted by an associate of an NFL player looking for a Caucasian to guard his kennel of Pitbulls.
I did not like the vibes I got so decided they would not get one of our pups. Shortly after that NFL star was busted for dog fighting.
Go with you your intuition.
That was well said. This reminds me of a customer who was buying a dog from me. He had sent me all of the money for the dog. He had other contacts for me that were beneficial monetary wise for me. He was excited to get his dog. The only thing left to do was pay for the shipping. He was asking for pictures everyday. It was a pup. It was going to change a lot as it matures. He should know this. He had another Presa. The more he talked the more red flags I started to see. I had a conversation with my family. I decided to give his money back. They agreed with me. He called again I told him I spoke with my family and we decided not to sale him a dog. He was going to give me his male Presa. He didn't want to train him for protection. He wanted it to be hot (mean). No one can guarantee that a dog was going to be aggressive and mean with no training. Working dogs should be trained to do what you want and when you want. His male was chained up in his yard. He couldn't send me a pic of him because it was too cold. Well if it was too cold for him it should've been too cold to leave the dog outside. I told him that he doesn't want a Presa. He wants a Fila. I sent him 2500.00 the next day. Never heard from him again. I turned down NFL players from his connections and other men that were in business with him. But I want to make sure my dogs are in the right homes.
So much Yes, urban households when they properly understand and appreciate a solid working dog can completely utilize the animal. Not only for property deterrent, but as a alarm (barking) when someone is on premise. As someone who travels alone a lot I feel 100% confident when I travel with dog(s). Because not only do ppl give me my desired space, but I am confident that If something happened I can use my dogs as a means to escape. Sending a dog at a intruder and/or just to ward off a possible theft. A dog tends to make the person pause.
BUUUUUUT, the problem is far too many elect to purchase a dog that doesn't fit their lifestyle or they just don't have the knowledge/understanding to contain, handle and train such animals. Which is why so many end up on the streets or shelter. We as breeders and enthusiast need to take the time to address this, turn away the wrong homes and send them in the right direction. It can't always be about the sale.
Hello Molosser Fans,
I have often wrestled with this question since we do have some working dogs at home with goats and chickens. Working dogs are demanding animals and require much care and attendance to stay in condition and do their job. They are rustic and healthy but still require good diet, vaccination, grooming to remove debri from their coast and constant vigilance to ensure they do not hurt some unsuspecting person... They can defend against criminals, burglars, and trespassers all they like.
So let's hear your thoughts - are working dogs still necessary in urban and suburban households where they really do not have a job? Or should only people with space for them to roam and do their jobs keep these awesome animals? Let's hear your thoughts please.