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Is aggression a learned behavior or genetics? …

Is aggression a learned behavior or genetics? In humans, studies have determined that aggression is a learned behavior but what about in dogs?

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Many dog behaviorist believe that aggression is a taught behavior from us to them, that dogs aren’t born that way, they’re raised to be so. Here’s their argument: a puppy growls at another dog, people would often overlook and say “he’s a puppy” and without thinking PRAISE the behavior and from that point on, aggression is instantaneously OK’d in a dogs mind.

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This is often called an Operant behavior, aggressive behavior is Operant behavior. Operant: a behavior that is initially spontaneous, rather than a response to a stimulus, consequences reinforces the recurrence of that behavior.

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Although this is how dog aggression begins I lean with the theory that genetics plays more of a role that behaviorist want to believe. Dog fighting breeds genetically will show aggression towards other dogs whether or not someone is perpetuating it, in the end it comes down to the individual dog.

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What are your thoughts, is your dog too aggressive to be around people and other dogs?

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Outside 🏠 burning a stogie 💨 watching the Na…

Outside 🏠 burning a stogie 💨 watching the National Dog show 🐶

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Dogs all day, erryday…. Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 all. btw congrats to the Skye Terrier for winning, I was rooting for you and you won 🏆
Called it!!!!!!
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In the wake of the Industrial Revolution, Engl…

In the wake of the Industrial Revolution, English artisans fled to France looking for work bringing along with them little bull-dogs. These Bull-dogs would grow in popularity and eventually become the French Bulldog.

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Known for their “Bat” ears, early in its history Frenchies had a “Rose” styled ear (think an English Bulldog) Wanting the breed to look more distinctive, breeders in America decided that BAT ears should be the standard.

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A little known fact but of crucial influences was the popularity of the breed with “belles de nuit” (prostitutes). The ladies of the night are credited to first call them “Bouledogues Francais,” or French bulldogs. The name caught on quickly and spread from there.

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The majority of Frenchie’s are bred through Artificial Insemination (AI) Due to their bulbous proportions, natural breeding almost never happens in modern days. Male dogs have a hard time due to risk of overheating and exhaustion. At the same time, the majority of females cannot perform natural births. C-sections is almost always performed due to possible complications.This has contributed to the higher prices of French Bulldog puppies today.

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Flying with a Frenchie can potentially be an issue depending on your dog. Due to their smushed facial structure, breathing can be a problem. Couple with stress and pressure changes in a plane, only adds to the problem.

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My mom has often told me this, and if this is …

My mom has often told me this, and if this is true I will be happy to see all my dogs again. With that being said enjoy those who you love and care for while present in your life cause once their gone, their gone forever.

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Ever heard of “Trunking”? . . Trunking lo…

Ever heard of “Trunking”?

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Trunking locks two dogs in the trunk of a car and allowing them to fight while driving around with music blasting so loud that no one can hear what is going on in the trunk. After a few minutes, the stupid asses stop and the trunk is opened. Whichever dog is dead or injured is thrown into the streets like trash, the victor lives to fight again.
Yea this sounds crazy and even like an urban myth but unfortunately it’s true. SMH 🤦🏻‍♂️

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name this breed? . . #rare #dog #dogs #pups…

name this breed?

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The Pomeranian was larger than it is today, th…

The Pomeranian was larger than it is today, think American Eskimo sized. Both dogs are Spitz types (a dog family that lived in parts of Europe and Asia) Dogs of the Spitz family have prick ears, tails that curl up their backs and a thick double coat. The Pomeranian are today the smallest of the Spitz type.

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The breed is believed to have been given its name by the association with the area known as Pomerania, located in northern Poland and Germany along the Baltic Sea. Although not the true origin of the breed, this area is credited with the breeding leading to todays original Pomeranian type.

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Two members of the British Royal Family influenced the evolution of the breed. In 1767, Queen Charlotte, brought two Pomeranians to England. The dogs named Phoebe and Mercury, were depicted in paintings by Sir Thomas Gainsborough. These paintings depicted a larger Pomeranian (30–50 lb) showing modern traits such as the heavy coat, ears and a tail curled over the back.

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Queen Victoria, Queen Charlotte’s granddaughter, was also an enthusiast and established a large breeding kennel. She favored the comparatively smaller style Poms and owned a red sable Pomeranian which she named “Windsor’s Marco” who was reported to weigh only 12 lb When she first exhibited Marco in 1891, it caused the smaller-type Pomeranian to become immediately popular and breeders began selecting only the smaller specimens for breeding.

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During the lifetime of Queen Victoria, the size of the Pomeranian breed was reported to have decreased by 50%. She worked to improve and promote the Pomeranian breed by importing smaller Pomeranians of different colors from various European countries to add to her breeding program.

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The first picture is the paintings by Thomas Gainsborough and the second picture is of a Pom today.

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Pomeranians today are small lap dogs but that …

Pomeranians today are small lap dogs but that was not always the case. Poms, were sled dogs and herded larger animals. Originally, Pom’s came in all white and weighed an average of 30 pounds. It wasn’t until the 19th century, when they were bred down to become a companion dog. The gene for the bigger Poms is still present in the breed today. Some litters will get a “throwback” Pom, a dog resembling their larger ancestors in both size and behavior.

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Poms have rubbed shoulders with some of history’s greatest creative minds. Mozart dedicated one of his finished arias to his pet Pomeranian, Pimperl. Frédéric Chopin, inspired by his friend’s pet Pomeranian chasing his tail, wrote the song “Waltz of the Little Dogs” and Michelangelo pet Pom was sitting below watching as he painted the Sistine Chapel.

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Many breeds of dogs come in only a few colors and combinations. Pomeranians on the other hand have 23 color combinations that are accepted by the American Kennel Club. These colors include beaver, sable, chocolate, black, orange, and white in addition to a number of combinations of those colors.

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Blue Pomeranians are not classified as such because of the color of their fur. Instead, a blue Pomeranian is distinguished by the color of his nose.

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Actual and factual: . . The Yorkie is a rel…

Actual and factual:

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The Yorkie is a relatively new breed, originally bred in the mid-1800’s. At first the breed was used as an exterminator to hunt rats in mines and clothing mills.

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The Victorian Era changed the view of the Yorker as a ratter to a prized pet. Both the upper class and Royalty placed great value on the breed because of its small stature and big personality.

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The Yorkie’s coat is silky and fine (like human hair) perfectly straight and (preferably) with a high sheen and they don’t shed. In the show ring, the breeds hair is grown out and it is not uncommon for hair to grow to 2ft or more in length.

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Possibly one of the first Therapy dogs was a Yorkshire terrier found in a foxhole in New Guinea during WWII. An American soldier named Bill Wynne found her and named her Smoky. The two traveled through New Guinea, and she immediately began to help with the war effort. Thanks to her small size and obedience, she was able to run through pipes and string communication wires under a former Japanese airstrip. Without her help, soldiers would have had to dig trenches and expose themselves to enemy fire.

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During and after the war, Smoky toured hospitals throughout the Pacific and the United States, working as a therapy dog for wounded soldiers. One can visit a monument dedicated to her memory where she passed away in Cleveland, Ohio.

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#Repost @protectionk9sww with @get_repost ・・・ …

#Repost @protectionk9sww with @get_repost
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How many times have I had this conversation about protection/bite work and the training involve to get a dog not only to commit but to stay in the fight. @protectionk9sww posted this and had a great caption (no disrespect to your caption I wanted to direct this to my clients) so please find it and read it as he’s stating the same facts in his words.

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“If the dogs never seen it, they wouldn’t know how to react” wonder how many times I’ve said this in training. This dog committed but wouldn’t stay in the fight when the decoy fought back, even a trained dog like this can be backed down if challenged correctly. What’s more evident of the rush in its training is that this appears to be a sanctioned Ring sport trial and the dog was still exposed. Although this is the correct thing for the decoy to have done as he found the “Chink in its armor” someone in the crowd got upset and gave him a piece of his mind.

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Also note the decoy is wearing a bite suit and if anything the dog should know it’s training time and is going to be worked, imagine if this was a real life situation how would have this dog fared. The “fight or flight” notion comes to mind. The moral of this is all dogs bite but will they protect you if they are challenged let alone defend themselves.

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