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An organized effort was put together in the la…

An organized effort was put together in the late 1700’s to employ dogs to help the blind. Not until 1788 at the Quinze-Vents hospital for the blind in Paris did an Austrian man named Josef Riesinger managed to train a dog to assist him so well that people didn’t believe he was blind. It wasn’t til after WWI that a formal guide dog program was developed. Soldiers blinded in battle needed assistance when returning home. A Doctor by the name of Gerhard Stalling decided to work on training dogs for this purpose.
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He founded his first school in Oldenburg, Germany and soon had facilities in nine other cities, training as many as 600 dogs per year. Unfortunately Stalling’s schools would close in 1926, but another training center opened in Pottsdam, near Berlin.

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Dorothy Harrison Eustis a wealthy Philadelphian, living in Switzerland at the time visited the Pottsdam school and wanted her personal German Shepherds to be trained as guide dogs. It was not until after she wrote an article about the Pottsdam school (appearing November 5th, 1927 of The Saturday Evening Post) that she got the public to see her intentions to establish the first modern guide dog facility in the United States.

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A young blind man named Morris Frank from Nashville, Tennessee heard about the article and wrote to Ms. Eustis asking her to train a dog for him and in return he’d teach others the importance of how dogs can be of help. Morris Frank would become the first American to use a guide dog as a service dog. Buddy, a female German Shepherd, became the first guide dog in America. Incorporated on January 29, 1929 The Seeing Eye, named after Proverbs 20:12 in the Bible, “The seeing eye, the hearing ear; The Lord hath made them both.” would be established and be the first guide dog school in America.

The first class began with two students but by the end of the first year 17 others would join and gained their freedom with Seeing Eye dogs by their sides. Nashville’s weather was not conducive for year-round training and in 1931 the school relocated to New Jersey where it remains today. With 80 years of providing Independence and Dignity, The Seeing Eye organization would create facilities in both Switzerland and America remaining the best known guide dog school in the world.

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The now extinct Cordoba Fighting Dog originate…

The now extinct Cordoba Fighting Dog originated in Córdoba, Argentina. This breed was the predecessor to today’s Dogo Argentino. A main reason the breed vanished and the Dogo remained was its strong aggression toward other dogs. Primarily meant to be a fighting dog, even males and females would rather fight than mate. Although a
capable hunting dog, it hunted in small packs of a male and female, otherwise they were more likely to turn on their pack mates.

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(at Carbon Canyon Regional Park)

Owning an Irish Wolfhound in Ireland centuries…

Owning an Irish Wolfhound in Ireland centuries ago would have been a privilege reserved for the aristocratic class. Anyone aside from aristocracy would of been forbidden by law. Owning a Kerry Blue terrier wasn’t, as it was consider the dog of the people. So the people would concentrate on breeding terriers for their own needs and tastes. These farm dogs needed to combine herding, guarding, hunting, retrieving and vermin destroying talents. Dog fighting was also a way for them to make a little money on the side.

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Although an Irish breed, the breed was refined by Englishman and this is why I believe the breed possibly had a correlation with dog fighting. Both the Irish and English had an affinity for dog fighting and often competed dogs seeing who bred the better dog.

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A tough little breed as many terriers are, they’re not known for fighting and I don’t believe the enthusiast would want to be associated with but it wouldn’t be much to believe they did fight the breed at one point.

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If one was to ask dog-men about the Presa Cana…

If one was to ask dog-men about the Presa Canario as a dog fighter, many will tell you the breed doesn’t hold much weight in their world, with the APBT (Pit Bull) still being their choice. The Presa was bred to be a big game hunting, cattle dog and family/property protector but unfortunately the breeds extreme physical prowess thrusted the breed onto that world.

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On the small Island off the coast of Spain, fights were the amusement of the simple, common country folk and people from the marginal areas of the cities. Presa’s were important for a time because people “pitted” them for prize and/or ego.

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Historical information hints that there existed dog fighting on the Canary island but it wasn’t as numerous as one may believe. Many whom owned the breed barely had enough money to feed themselves, let alone an animal this large. Usually fights were agreed upon, rules were placed and dogs were brought out to dole it out. No spectator could touch or bother the dogs while in combat. The most widespread method was to place the dogs within a circle marked on the ground, face to face. The fight began when the collars were removed. Keep in mind that these were not organized public events, emerging sporadically at the challenge of rival owners. However, fights became mini spectacles and practically the whole neighborhood participated once it became aware of a fight.

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Dog fighting was banned in the mid-1940s but lasted for another decade where it remained common practice in all of the island. Due to tightening by the Francoist (Franco regime) authority for the eradication of dogfighting, the Presa Canario was relegated to coveted breeders that up-kept the breed in its “as- purist” form while preventing its total disappearance from history as many of the dogs of the time were crossed with English Bulldog, German Bulldog (Boxer) and native dogs like the Perro Majorero.

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What does the Akita Breed and Helen Keller hav…

What does the Akita Breed and Helen Keller have in common?

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For those that don’t know who Helen Adams Keller was, she’s an American author, political activist, and lecturer who so happened to be blind and deaf due to an illness at a young age. She was also a huge dog lover!

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In 1937 Ms. Keller began an extended speaking tour which took her through much of Japan. The Japanese people were taken by her and her story of overcoming her personal handicaps. Having heard of the story of Hachikō – the Akita who mourned for his owner by visiting the train station everyday for 10 years after his death and her fondness of dogs, she decided to visit the Akita district.

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During her visit, she met several Akita dogs and was impressed by them and mentioned that she might like to have one of these “faithful dogs” for herself. The Japanese government took this request to heart and made sure she went back to the states with an Akita puppy for herself. The dog was named Kamikaze-Go.

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Keller bonded with “Kami” during the 16 day boat trip home as she felt connected with her and the dog. When they reached US shores, newspapers were proclaiming that Keller had introduced the breed to America. Kami’s life would be a short one, as he died of distemper before the age of eight months.

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Hearing of the dogs death, the Japanese government was saddened and wanted to make sure to fulfill her request to own an Akita dog as a companion. They sent her another dog several months later. A full brother (same Sire and Dam) named Kenzan-Go but issues and concerns about the dog actually making it to US soil began and held up the dog because of deteriorating relations between Japan and the US. However the dog finally did make it over and the picture above is of the dog and Ms. Keller herself.

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In part Ms Keller and her frequent positive mentions throughout her dogs life, this would contribute to the Akita becoming a popular dog in the states.

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(at Los Feliz)

Bulldogs and Terrier breeds respectively were …

Bulldogs and Terrier breeds respectively were developed to satisfy the needs for blood sports and vermin control in the 19th century.
At some point, the two breeds were crossbred with each other, this new breed combined the speed and dexterity of lightly built terriers with the tenacity of Bulldogs. Keep in mind, Bulldog breeds were bred almost exclusively for Bull and Bear baiting, tiring quickly although the beast were always tied to a post.

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Breeders and dog fighters argued the mixture would enhance the quality and appeal of fighting. There was no such thing as continuity and due to a lack of a standard, only performance was on their mind. This is where the eventual divide of the ancestors to Bull Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers would begin, a smaller and easier to handle dogs than it’s predecessor.

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Enter James Hinks, the father of the Bull terrier. In the mid-19th century James Hinks began his own breeding of Bull and Terriers utilizing the now extinct English White Terriers as his basis searching for a dog with better legs, stamina, breathing ability, a nicer head and an overall cleaner appearance.

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Originally known as the Hinks Breed, in 1862 Mr. Hinks entered a dam called “Puss” sired by his white Bulldog “Madman" into the Bull Terrier Class at the dog show held at the Cremorne Gardens in Chelsea. These dogs did not yet have the now-familiar “egg face”, but kept the stop in the skull profile.

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These dogs were an immediate hit and breeding continued with a couple of catch’s Hinks wanted his dogs white with no stop in its skull so many other breeds were introduced specifically for this. The first modern Bull Terrier is now recognised as “Lord Gladiator”

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Although the Bull terrier would become a fighting dog in some circles, a popular one at that, it never took off as the Staffordshire terrier did. Even becoming more of a bait dog than a fighting dog. Today the breed is popular in commercial culture.
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Is it Russian or Asian? This breed originated …

Is it Russian or Asian? This breed originated in the region close to both countries. It has been a Breed of Purpose for hundreds, if not thousands of years helping mankind. A bronze statue in Central Park, NY was placed as a tribute to the breed.

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Name the breed……

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This breed is one of 14 ancient dog breeds wit…

This breed is one of 14 ancient dog breeds with genetic footprints closest to wolves. It belongs to the Spitz family of dogs, originating in Asia, and were bred by people of Siberia to pull sleds, herd reindeer, and hunt.

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Name the breed….

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That’s deep…. 💭 . . #quotes #life …

That’s deep…. 💭

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This breed took its name from a native Innuit …

This breed took its name from a native Innuit tribe that settled along the shore of the Kotzebue Sound in upper-western Alaska, the Mahlemuts.

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Many consider the breed to be odorless as it often cleans itself like a cat, and yes it sheds a lot.

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