Category: picoftheday

The egg-shaped head is not a product of evolut…

The egg-shaped head is not a product of evolution as some believe, but actually man-made, a modern product of many years of selective breeding. Mr. James Hink’s, the father of the Bull terrier wanted a leggier dog, full of stamina and better breathing. I don’t think he’d be happy with the dog today.

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Bull terriers born in the early 1900’s had a head type that would be considered suicide to a breeding program by today’s standards. In a strange way the head type is still evolving towards an even more EGG or “Extreme” head type. If one does research, they’ll find that over the decades beginning in the 50’s changes in head type with how AKC has pushed its narrative for this extreme head has come into play and has change towards the more EGG shape.

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Do you think today people buy a dog like that? I’d believe they would if no one ever saw the EGG shape but that has changed the game.

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Something else to keep in mind, dogs of that era were very good dogs and winning in the show ring without the EGG shaped head present, this is a snippet of the standard that AKC is pushing on todays head type.

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Head – The head should be long, strong and deep, right to the end of the muzzle, but not coarse.  VIEWED FROM THE FRONT IT SHOULD BE EGG-SHAPED AND COMPLETELY FILLED, its surface being free from hollows or indentations.  The top of the skull should be almost flat from ear to ear.  The profile should curve gently downwards from the top of the skull to the tip of the nose, which should be black and bent downwards at the tip.  The nostrils should be well developed.  The under-jaw should be strong.

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#bullterrier #bulldog #bully #americanbully #pitbull #headshots #head #egg #egghead #eggs #white #dog #dogs #dogstagram #instadog #instalike #pets #history #educate #fightingdog #trainhard #hustlehard #picoftheday #lfl #f4f (at Barstow, California)

So for those that are used to seeing Shar-Pei’…

So for those that are used to seeing Shar-Pei’s in its wrinkle form, here is what they mean by the “Meat-Mouth” variety.

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Swipe to the left and you’ll see a better view of what is meant by the traditional “Bone-Mouth” versions of the breed.

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#dog #dogs #dogstagram #sharpei #china #fightingdog #pets #puppy #puppylove #instadog #instalike #picoftheday #pictures #mastiff #chowchow #educate #learn #usa #america #labs #bulldog #pitbull (at Chili’s Grill & Bar)

In the 1950s, there were some 20,000 registere…

In the 1950s, there were some 20,000 registered dogs but today this breed is rare, with as few as 300 registered, and may be in danger of extinction.

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Name this breed…..

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#sleddog #dog #dogoftheday #dogs #dogstagram #instadog #instalike #pets #puppylove #workingdog #puppiesofinstagram #snowdog #picoftheday #educate #quiz #breeds #lfl #f4f #rarebreed #husky (at Yorba Linda)

There are bloodlines named after a dog, but a …

There are bloodlines named after a dog, but a breed? This is possibly the only breed that is named after a dog. It too has been appointed a “State dog” of the United States and yes it is a sled dog.

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Name the breed…..

and for bonus points name where it’s a state dog.

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#sleddog #dog #dogs #pets #pup #puppiesofinstagram #husky #pics #picoftheday #instadog #instagood #history #usa #madeinamerica #rare #f4f #l4like #dogstagram #life #travel #dogoftheday #workingdog

(at Universal CityWalk Hollywood)

#mastiff have played a major role in the lives…

#mastiff have played a major role in the lives of people over the past hundreds of years and this dog has been involved in helping many. Unlike what many today are accustomed to seeing this dog was a short hair breed before the introduction of another breed.

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Name this breed, for bonus points name the added breed as well.

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#dog #dogs #dogstagram #pets #history #europe #bigdog #pup #mastiffsofinstagram #puppy #instadog #instalike #facts #picoftheday #blackandwhite #movie #life #love (at Savi Ranch Center)

Should this breed be considered a #mastiff too…

Should this breed be considered a #mastiff too? It surely is one of the largest dogs in the world, being taller and heavier than a Great Dane on average.

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Name this breed…..

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#dog #dogs #dogstagram #pup #puppy #dogsofinstagram #pets #history #instadog #instalike #humpdaymotivation #bigdog #workingdog #greatdane #huntingdog #hunter #pics #picoftheday (at Danny K’s)

This is another breed that is considered a #ma…

This is another breed that is considered a #mastiff that I might have to disagree with as well (future post)

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The breed is also the official state dog of a state here in the US. You can find a painting of the state’s founder and his dog hanging in the Governor’s reception room.

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Name the breed…..

#mastiff #dog #history #america #dogs #dogstagram #pets #pup #bigdog #workingdog #hunting #mastiffsofinstagram #instadog #instalike #pics #picoftheday #questions #answer (at Irvine BMW)

A popular myth amongst dog historians is this …

A popular myth amongst dog historians is this breeds ancestry of Molossers, with many claiming that mastiffs descends from the breed.

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Name this breed….

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#dog #dogs #pets #history #mastiff #dogstagram #pup #puppy #bigdog #workingdog #instadog #instagood #blackandwhite #newfies #nature #picoftheday #life #amazing (at Carbon Canyon Regional Park)

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)

My friend and client asked me to be his date …

My friend and client asked me to be his date 😍 for this event at Stark Carpet today…. Winnie the Newf actually did very well.

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When I first met Winnie, she was dog aggressive and had very little obedience training. My client wanted to test what she has learned as well as have his dog in the national ad campaign the company was doing with dogs. Everything went well…

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#carpet #stark #dog #dogs #pets #events #picoftheday #newfoundland #newf #bigdog #pup #dogtrainer #dogtraining #instadog #beverlyhills #losangeles (at Decorative Carpets by STARK)