Category: dogsofinsta

Nobody surely knows when the first collar was …

Nobody surely knows when the first collar was strapped on a dogs neck but I’m of the theory that the bond between dog and human began the day a wolf cub was taken from its mother, a collar was placed and ownership and domestication began.

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Written human history of the Egyptians has shown us that they were the first to introduce the use of collars on their dogs. It is believed that Egyptian royalty used collars for decorative (fashion) and possibly for identification. Dogs for purposes such has hunting and protection would also utilize a type of collar in Egyptian times but it wasn’t until the Ancient Greeks and Romans that purposeful metal, leather and spike collars evolved and collars took a more menacing route.

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It is believed that Greek farmers constructed the first spiked collars as a way of protecting their dogs throats from attacking wolves that targeted livestock and the dogs protecting them. Otherwise known as “wolf collars” these collars were normally made of a metal, usually iron fitted with elongated spikes to protect and stop wolves from attacking a dogs neck while at the same time being used as a weapon.

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The Romans took collars on their dogs a step further as it would identify the role of position and job for a dog. Romans were so devoted to their dogs that Caesar reportedly had to publicly reprimand citizens for paying more attention to their dogs than to their children. Upper class Roman woman didn’t keep dogs as pets but more so as an accessory who wore collars made of jewels and metals.

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Modern dog collars are a reflection of our ancient pass. Although collars aren’t made by metals craftsmen, saddle or shoe makers they still utilize quality materials manufactured by companies that specialize in dog collars. Two of the most common materials are leather and nylon.

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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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A random thought 💭 I had today…. . . …

A random thought 💭 I had today….
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Hope everyone had a great day!
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Intuition + Principles, not Protocols. . . Wh…

Intuition + Principles, not Protocols.
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When children work with dogs, they approach them with Intuition and Principles, instead of the Protocols we all become accustom too. It is important to allow children to make mistakes and teach them what’s right and wrong at the same time allowing space to enhance their natural abilities, as it was intended when dogs were first domesticated.
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Have you ever hung out with someone long enoug…

Have you ever hung out with someone long enough to take on some of their habits and sayings.
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Your dog will do just that as well. Let me give an example: At one point in my yard I had 10 or so working/game Pit Bulls and a large headed, very mastiffy Dogue de Bordeaux named Reno. This yard was dominated by active, high driven sport dogs. Reno on the other hand was a hard headed, slow footed mastiff that his previous owner deemed lazy.
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I placed Reno in the yard to be a physical intimidator (guard dog) for anyone thinking to jump into. This large, somewhat cumbersome dog would just lay around until he saw me come out to feed when he wanted his share. A few months goes by and I begin to see Reno act differently. His body language had changed, his demeanor showed more vigor and he had lost a lot of body fat and replaced it with muscle tone.
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Another couple months goes by and I began to take him to train as well as for walks through the trails with the other dogs and I noticed he over time had become one of the little guys that he was there to protect. He no longer the slow footed Mastiff but began to think of himself as one of my Pit Bulls running around like a banshee, jumping walls and trying to hang from trees.
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What I had observed is the event of how a pack of dogs that are predominantly one way can sway a rogue dog to act, think, run and even eat like them. Dogs are pack animals and in the event that the pack is predominantly of a certain breed then the one dog that is not of that breed can inherit characteristics of the predominant breed.
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Let’s this soak in about dogs, they spend a majority of their lives living with a family in a home. They inherit cues from each member of the household and learn to adapt to deal with them. To be a productive and happy family member, said dog must be the ball dog with one family member and the calm dog with another member to interact with the people in his home. In the end, what is being taught and how it is relayed to your dog will play a major order to how they react back.
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They eat how they want, sleep when they want, …

They eat how they want, sleep when they want, fart where they want and literally do what the fuck they want.
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The moral to this is that we should be more like dogs. Live life without apologies going for ours. If you don’t know where you’re going any bus will take you there but when you do figure it out, there’s a bus that will take you too.
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I pay attention to what and how dogs think, it’s amazing how much people don’t. Least today you now know that your dog doesn’t give two fuck’s about much but what’s for sure is that he loves you.
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During the mid 19th century with the Industria…

During the mid 19th century with the Industrial Revolution in full swing, middle class families began keeping domesticated dogs and cats as pets rather than dogs bred for working and/or a purpose.
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Up to that point, the common households gave little consideration to the animals they owned. So a dogs diet consisted of whatever an owner could spare. Potatoes, bread, knuckle bones, cabbage or whatever leftovers they were.
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Around 1860 a businessman by the name of James Spratt saw dogs being fed leftover biscuits from a ship and an idea was born. With a mix of wheat meals, vegetables, beetroot and beef blood the first commercially-prepared pet food was introduced to meet the new market demand of middle class families.
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Using the current nutritional knowledge of the time period, around 1890 a British company took over Mr. Spratt’s formulas and productions sending the business overseas to the U.S. and the commercial dog food craze began to take shape.
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Bet you didn’t know
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A common meat source to purchase in the early 20th century was HORSE meat, as many working horses would die in the streets, instead of disposing the bodies, they were broken down for feed. Commercial canned dog food company “Ken-L Ration,” was introduced in 1922 and its main ingredient was horse meat, a acceptable ingredient source at the time.
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There are many types of dog tails, each one a …

There are many types of dog tails, each one a distinguishing trait to each breed. Here’s a breakdown of each as well as a breed photo representation.
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Saber tail
A long tail that’s held low and goes down to the hock. It hangs with a slight curve at the tip to resembles a saber
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Rat tail
Tail has very little hair (if any) except at the base. Otherwise smooth resembling a rats tail.
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Flag pole
A long, straight tail carried erect.
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Bobbed
A dog with a bobbed tail is one that was born without any tail at all.
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Ring
A ring tail is one that curves around in a ring shape.
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Sickle
A sickle tail is one that curves back towards the dogs back and points towards the head of the dog.
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Screw
Screw tails, as the name implies, look and feels like a corkscrew.
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Otter
A dog with an otter tail is thick with a rounded appearance attributed to the dog’s thicker coat. The tail is pointed semi down and used like a rudder for the dog as they swim.
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Whip
A whip tail is a thin, short hair tail that tapers off at the end and has the appearance of a whip.
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Docked
Then there is the docked tail breeds, dogs born with tails that has been cut off at a very young age due to breed standards. Not pictured Boxer, Dobes, Rottweiler
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Sometime you gotta break the monotony of life …

Sometime you gotta break the monotony of life and go for yours.
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Wake up Show affiliate, Hip Hop head and resident Dog Man. Tune in on Thursday evenings and Monday before Sway in the morning XM Shade 45 and hear me roar.
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