Category: boxer

The now extinct Bullenbeisser was a rough hunt…

The now extinct Bullenbeisser was a rough hunting Bulldog from Germany. It wasn’t uncommon for wild animals (Wolves, Bears, and Boars) from neighboring countries like Russia, Poland and the Czech Republic to wander into Germany as a few hundred years ago the countryside was heavily forested.

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Big Game Hunting with a Bullenbeisser would of been awe inspiring to see, an original rough and tough bulldog that was bred for the hunt. Where England early on transformed its native bulldogs to be more civilized, for many years thereafter Germans Nobles were still hunting Bullenbeisser for its original purposes.

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But their reign would be short-lived as the Bullenbeisser eventual extinction would come by the intentional crossbreeding to other breeds rather than by the deterioration of the breed. Case in point in the late 1870s, German breeders Roberth, Konig, and Hopner would use the Bullenbeisser to create a new breed, with many breeders focusing on this new dog, what today we call the Boxer and letting the once prominent Bullenbeisser become extinct.

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Was it a fighting dog, I’m sure the breed had been tried here and there in a pit but its usefulness for hunting and the wanting to eliminate the excessive white color of the new Boxer breed at the time, this German Bulldog would eventually fade away in history.

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#bullenbeisser #boxer #bulldog #history #dog #dogs #puppy #dogstagram #europe #germany #russia #poland #dogfighting #hunting #instadog #instalike #boars #wolves #bears (at Torrance, California)

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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#presacanario #spain #canaryislands #dog #dogs #dogstagram #pets #pup #dogfighting #dogfight #mastiff #instadog #instalike #bulldog #bullterrier #pitbull #boxer #history #life #throwbackthursday #tbt #blackandwhite #people (at Block at Orange)

The question is simple, the answer well that r…

The question is simple, the answer well that remains up to what you think? 🤔

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Would people buy the original following breeds….

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#germanshepherd
#frenchbulldog
#rottweiler
#greatdane
#boxer
#englishbulldog
#bassethound
#sharpei
#akita
#mastiff
#labs

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#dog #dogs #dogstagram #pets #puppiesofinstagram #puppy #instadog #instalike #lfl #f4f (at Riverside, California)

What do you see in this picture? . . What I …

What do you see in this picture?

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What I see are children and a dog that technically are all of about the same age. Now you may be asking yourself, how so? Children ages 5 and 6, the dog, 4 months.

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What I’m getting at is that humans will take years to become productive adults whereas a dog, in only a year it can become one. Take the time to train your dog while it’s young, in the case of Zulu where he’ll be 100 plus pounds, do it before he trains you!

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#giant #giantschnauzer #dog #kids #dogs #dogstagram #dogtrainer #dogoftheday #pup #puppy #life #dogtraining #pets #instalike #instadog #germanshepherd #dobe #boxer #rottweiler #malinois #fun #growingup (at Canoga Park, California)

The Swiss Confederation controlled the German …

The Swiss Confederation controlled the German city of Rottweil from 1463 to 1803, and the herding dog now known as the Rottweiler derived from tri-colored Swiss dogs that were also used to create the St. Bernard. You can say that the Rottweiler is more related to the St. Bernard than it would be to any other German breed. (Boxer, Dobe, Great Dane)

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The myth that a Brandy barrel was carried on a St. Bernard’s neck is false. The monks of the St. Bernard Hospice deny that any St. Bernard has ever carried casks or small barrels around their necks; they attribute the image to an 1820 painting by Edwin Landseer, where an Alpine Mastiffs Reanimated a Distressed Traveler (which became a popular engraving in 1831 by Charles Landseer).

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The name “St. Bernard" was not in widespread use until the middle of the 19th century. “Saint Dogs”, “Noble Steeds”, “Alpenmastiff”, or “Barry Dogs” we’re common names before that time with Barry dogs being given for the famous St. Bernard who was credited with saving more than 40 lives during his lifetime.

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St. Bernard dogs are no longer used for Alpine rescues with the last recorded instance of a rescue in 1955.
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#stbernard #saintbernard #dog #dogs #dogstagram #pup #mastiff #newfoundland #boxer #greatdane #dobe #bernesemountaindog #pets #bigdog #history #wordoftheday #instadog #instalike #workingdog (at Culver City Arts District)

Other facts about the Great Dane, (err) German…

Other facts about the Great Dane, (err) German Mastiff…

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They’re known for their huge height, but statistically they’re not the tallest breed. On average, Irish Wolfhounds tend to be taller than Great Danes.

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Pennsylvania’s founder, William Penn, was a Great Dane fan. A portrait of Penn with a Great Dane hangs in the governor’s residence. Pennsylvania named the Great Dane its official state dog in 1967.

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Three cartoon dogs were Great Danes. Marmaduke, Astro and Scooby-Doo.

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The Great Dane became the National dog of Germany in 1876 overshadowing other more popular German breeds such as the German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Doberman and Boxer.

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#greatdane #germany #german #dobe #boxer #rottweiler #pets #germanshepherd #history #scoobydoo #mastiff #bigdog #dog #dogs #dogstagram #irishwolfhound #dogsofinstagram #instadog #facts #instalike (at Marriot Hotel Los Angeles)

In a recent post I stated my opinion that the …

In a recent post I stated my opinion that the Argentine Dogo is not a MASTIFF. This isn’t a diss to the creators (the Martinez family) nor am I trying to disenfranchise anyone about the breed. In fact this is one of the few breeds that was created in recent times that is functional and PURPOSE DRIVEN and I truly like. As @hbains707 commented in my post, “I don’t think he (Dr. Martinez) intended any labels” I agree!

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These were the breeds that influenced the DOGO to become the breed it is today. POINTER, BOXER, BULL TERRIER, BULLDOG, IRISH WOLFHOUND, DOGUE DE BORDEAUX, GREAT PYRENEES, GREAT DANE and the FIGHTING DOG of CORDOBA.

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With that many breeds and less than half being “MASTIFF” (Bordeaux for their strength, Great Dane hunting ability and size, Great Pyrenees for size and it’s white color & Irish Wolfhound for its size and hunting ability) technically in terms of percentage, this mixture wouldn’t make it half a Mastiff, let alone a full blown Mastiff breed.

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It is important to point out that the Fighting Dog of Cordoba (extinct today) was a breed established in Argentina and was its main ingredient to produce the DOGO. It was a mixture of Mastiff, Bulldog, Bull terrier and Boxer.

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With Boxer, Bull terrier and Bulldog to add tenacity and go. Pointer and Irish Wolfhound adding the nose and hunting ability. If anything the Dogo is more of a Hunting/Coursing dog bred for extreme hunting rather than a cumbersome Mastiff.

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If you make it down this far, thank you for reading as this is my opinion and I would be open to hear anyone’s comments about it.

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#dogo #dogoargentino #pets #dogoftheday #dogs #dog #pup #puppy #instadog #instalike #history #greatpyrenees #boxer #bulldog #bullterrier #pointer #doguedebordeaux #mastiff #irishwolfhound #argentina (at El Gaucho Grill)

This breed is considered the last Coursing Mas…

This breed is considered the last Coursing Mastiff of recent times. Although an old breed in its native country, it has become popular rather quickly around the world, especially the States.

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For bonus points, in the picture this dog exhibits a key physical feature that is telling of the time the dog comes from and it’s purpose on the field. Can anyone guess?

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#mastiff #bigdogs #guarddog #dog #dogs #dogstagram #dogsofinsta #puppy #puppies #pets #history #vintage #blackandwhite #presacanario #americanbulldog #pitbull #picoftheday #photooftheday #bulldog #boxer #quiz #instadog #instagood #instapet #instadaily #boerboel #neo #italian #italy (at Vinny’s Italian Restaurant)

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#Dog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogstagram #doglover #dogoftheday #doglife #doglovers #dogsofinsta #dogsofig #doglove #dogofinstagram #dogtraining #puppy #pets #pitbull #bulldog #labs #dobe #boxer #rottweiler #pugs #shibainu #akita #maltese (at Chris’ & Pitt’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant)

😂😂 it don’t matter who you’re trying to be, …

😂😂 it don’t matter who you’re trying to be, a CEO, a Stripper, a IG THOT or the Gardner. Your dog will get along with all of you…. 😂😂
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#dog #dogs #dogsofinstagram #quotes #people #life #puppy #pup #labs #pitbull #bulldog #frenchie #bostonterrier #poodle #instagood #instadog #friends #family #stripperlife #iger #thotties #ceo #ceolife #landscape #germanshepherd #rottweiler #boxer #dobe (at Mental Health Foundation)