Category: presacanario

I’ve been blessed to have owned and/or trained…

I’ve been blessed to have owned and/or trained every dog breed I’ve ever wanted to. The French Mastiff or #doguedebordeaux was one of my favorites breeds to own. I had two (2) males that were athletic as any big dog and also excelled in bite work – Reno and Slob. I’ve yet to see one in 30 years that would actually work as hard as the ones I owned.
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I must add that owning these majestic dog breeds has only helped me better understand the differences of behavior from breed to breed as well as gain an overall knowledge in dealing with each one with the respect that comes with ownership of the different breeds.
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#throwbackthursday share any interesting stories of your dogs, here is mine….
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I noticed bags of dog food would be raided and slobbered by one of the dogs but I couldn’t figure out which would do it since they were all in kennels. One day I looked out the window and noticed Reno popping his gate open, go into the bag of food, eat a few large gulps of dog food then retreat back into his kennel, all the while closing the latch behind him. Smh this guy was too clever for his own self.
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FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION is a 20th-century princi…

FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION is a 20th-century principle which says that an object should primarily relate to its intended function or purpose.
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This is important to note as many breeds today don’t follow this principle. In fact breeding for extremism is more common than functionality and without function then form will not follow.

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This is what an ENGLISH MASTIFF should look like. The perfect balance of front to back to height, even weight distribution throughout its frame and the overall structure is impeccable on this dog. It should be noted that he’s not as wrinkled, sloppy or overly massive, as today’s dogs. Take note how alert he appears and gives the appearance of a dog with endless amounts of energy.
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This picture was likely taken sometime in the early 1900’s and if you know what today’s MASTIFF looks like (slide right to see) it’s a different breed we are comparing. Over a short amount of time a more extreme version has been promoted versus the dog pictured.
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So why don’t dogs follow the same pattern as before? The reason is the purpose of many breeds isn’t coveted as it once was and breeders breed for the show ring to compete in conformation rather than any workability and functionality. Add to the fact that breed clubs and parent registry AKC, the American Kennel Club pushes for dogs to look or exceed conformation standards that promote extremisms.
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In your own opinion did modern breeding practices improve today’s dogs or make them impractical physically?
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#mastiff #englishmastiff #history #dog #dogs #puppy #bullmastiff #instadog #instadaily #modern #l4l #f4f #blackandwhitephoto #picoftheday #dogstagram #bulldog #pitbull #america #greatdane #dogo #england #europe #canecorso #presacanario #americanbulldog #show #breedsofpurpose (at Old Town Square Praque Czech Republic)
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Self explanatory #memes Im sure the breed has …

Self explanatory #memes Im sure the breed has been given other names, so if you’ve heard something different, do share….

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Math Test: Division by Subtraction! . . #jok…

Math Test: Division by Subtraction!

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Self explanatory #memes I’m sure the breed has…

Self explanatory #memes I’m sure the breed has been given other names, so if you’ve heard something different, do share…

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Stopped by to visit Dr.LaBounty, I’m honored t…

Stopped by to visit Dr.LaBounty, I’m honored to be friends with this young man…. he’s truly one of the best people that has come into my life….. here’s a short video he wanted to do for me. Love your Bob!

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In Kabul, Afghanistan dog fighting is semi-leg…

In Kabul, Afghanistan dog fighting is semi-legal. Years ago the Taliban banned the sport and deemed it Haram (sinful, in Islamic terms) but the sport is back and watched by many, as large crowds continue to flock to fights.

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Although it’s seen by many as a cruel and unusual sport, the Police don’t seem to mind it much and in fact tolerate it but they can’t be seen to be encouraging it.

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A possible reason why dog fights have become popular once again in Afghanistan is since fighting dogs are were an important part of their lives and history, when the Taliban enforced their regime over them, they took away many liberties that the Afghans had. So in a way fighting dogs shows the progress from the Taliban years, when so many liberties were banned.

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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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Historical accounts of dog fighting in the US …

Historical accounts of dog fighting in the US can be dated back a hundred or more years before the Civil War began but the betting and spectator sport of dog fighting would take off shortly after the Civil War ended. As immigrants made their way from England and Ireland to start a new life in America, they brought over with them dogs that were already flourishing in an underground fighting world after Bull and Bear baiting became illegal in the 1830’s.

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Many of these dogs would eventually be crossbred to other game terriers to create the ultimate fighter: the American Pit Bull Terrier.
With many professional pits proliferating the America’s in the 1860’s, ironically dog fighting grew and continued to flourish well into the 20th century as a common entertainment with widespread support from the general public as well as elected officials and police officers and firemen with the “Police Gazette” serving as a major source of information into dog fighting for many years thereafter.

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With concerns about the inhumanness of dogfighting most states would eventually outlaw the activity and criminally incriminate those that did not stop. Henry Bergh, founder of the ASPCA, would spearhead this endeavor as he was repulsed by the brutality of the dog fighting he saw in New York and elsewhere. He would revise the states animal cruelty law in 1867 which would make all forms of animal fighting illegal for the first time, including bull, bear, dog and cock fighting.

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The sad but definite truth was the involvement of police officials in dog fighting activity and this was one of the reasons Bergh sought and received authority for the ASPCA at the time to have arrest powers for his own humane law enforcement agents to enforce these tough new laws.
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If you get this, comment below. If you don’t, …

If you get this, comment below. If you don’t, read it again. It’s deep y’all! .
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On that note, good night #dropthemic 🎤 .
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