Category: puppies

иєαρσℓιтαи мαѕтιff #10 . . “The essence of the Neapolitan…

иєαρσℓιтαи мαѕтιff #10
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“The essence of the Neapolitan Mastiff is his beastial appearance, astounding head and imposing size and attitude.” (AKC Neo standard)
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At #10 the Neo. An extra large dog often weighing 120lbs plus, giving the breed a HIGH intimidation factor. Looks are deceiving, their sleepy and cumbersome appearance is only a facade as they’re sharper and more athletic than they present.
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An intruder might mistake the Neo for a slow poke but in a yard setting, this dog can turn on like a light switch and catch you. For a MASTIFF they possess an above average defense drive and are surprisingly prey oriented. This combination allows them to stand out as a competent guard dog. The Neo can be STUBBORN and DETERMINED so firm training is imperative.
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Socialization is also important, as they are known to be animal aggressive. Setting rules early and consistency in both training and socializing can be beneficial for their temperament as they mature. Alike most MASTIFFS they mature slowly and as the saying goes “wine ages with time” so does the Neo.
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Throughout its history, the breed was known as a guard dog. Breeders preach the dog will naturally protect but modern Neo’s aren’t often bred or tested for this purpose. Minor protection training would help foster its natural tendencies. In my experiences working the breed in both guard & personal protection, I’m impressed with its acumen towards protection work. They bite hard, have good nerves, a great motor and very little fear.
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Some defaults: drooling, hip dysplasia, skin issues, cherry eye, cardiomyopathy (heart condition) and hypothyroidism. They’re ideal for outside living (better cooler than warmer) but prefers to be indoors close to family which their very fond of. Strangers, not so much.
Someone bringing home a Neo will get their money’s worth.
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#mastino #neomastiff #mastiff #bulldog #dog #dog #doglover #pets #family #guarddog #rarebreed #instagood #instadog #puppies #puppiesofinstagram #pitbull #canecorso #presacanario #like4like #follow4follow #picoftheday #educate #history #breedsofpurpose #trainhard #neopolitanmastiff #workhard (at The Mirage Hotel and Casino)

Cheat sheet. . . Any trainer will begin housebreaking, leash…

Cheat sheet.
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Any trainer will begin housebreaking, leash work, house rules and scheduling the minute they bring home their puppy. So why wouldn’t you train your puppy from the beginning?
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Can an old dog learn new tricks? Of course they can, but when will you begin training them “these tricks?”
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Training begins with the first “sit” Train them right and consistently making sure that the dog understands what is expected of them. In the end, no ones to blame but yourself when the dog develops behavioral issues that could of been avoided by doing it right the first time.
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#dog #dogtraining #doglover #dogtrainer #pets #puppies #puppylove #pitbull #bulldog #frenchbulldog #instagood #instadog #dogsofinstagram #like4like #follow4follow #time #family #canecorso #labs #yorkie #maltese #tricks #consistency #boxer #minpin #dobe (at California State University, Fullerton)

No matter how many mistakes your dog makes or how slow they…

No matter how many mistakes your dog makes or how slow they progress in understanding, they learn by those mistakes. Don’t get upset over their mishaps. It’s never too late to train your dog, read a book, watch a video, hire a trainer and implement the lessons you learned so they can do better next time.
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~ stdt
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#dog #dog #doglover #dogsofinsta #pets #problems #family #kids #life #bulldog #newfie #pitbull #puppies #puppiesofinstagram #instagood #instadog #job #dogtraining #trainhard #dogtrainer #workhard #hustlehard #educate #rottweiler #pug #yorkie #maltese #frenchie (at Roscoe’s Chicken’ N Waffles)

“When a dog misbehaves you establish new deportment by the…

“When a dog misbehaves you establish new deportment by the owner, not the dog”
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#stdt
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For those slow afoot, what Im saying is 90% of the time the owner is culpable of why the dog does “what it does” so when an owner
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“Knows better, they’ll do better” proper approach to training is for a trainer to train the dog the commands and how to obey them, then they teach the owner how to handle and control the dog.
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#quoteoftheday #quotes #dog #doglover #pets #puppies #puppylove #petsofinstagram #instadog #dogtraining #pitbull #bulldog #chihuahua #yorkie #canecorso #instalike #family #loyalty (at Firestone Scout Reservation)

REPOST . . This is a post I did two (2) years ago regarding…

REPOST
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This is a post I did two (2) years ago regarding #columbusday What’s funny in that short period of time things have changed, in #california that day is now considered #indigenousday and for good reasons. Despite beliefs that Columbus found #America there is another side of history that most don’t know and ever talk about.
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In the early years of Columbus’ conquest’s very little is talked about his hands in the many indigenous people who were massacred in butcher shops set up throughout the #Caribbean where their chopped up remains were sold as #dogfood.
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During this period, a practice known as the “Montería Infernal” translated the “Infernal Chase” (manhunts) in which enslaved Indians were released or those that escaped were hunted by #War dogs as a sport to appease those in charge.
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Dogs themselves were protected by armor vest and spiked collars to protect against #weapons that could have been used against them. To add insult to injury, the flesh of humans were fed to incite the dogs and in some cases in front of horrified parents their babies were fed to punish the people.
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This is a gruesome side of how dogs served a purpose in history and what little was known about the day that we celebrated with admiration when we we’re children.
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#history #dog #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #repost #people #children #holidays #bulldog #educate #instadog #instagood #like4like #puppies #foodforthought (at Mammoth Mountain)

Have a great Sunday y’all 👌🏽 . . “A dog never worries about…

Have a great Sunday y’all 👌🏽
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“A dog never worries about fitting in as they understand the greatness of standing alone”
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#stdt
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#bandog #bulldog #pitbull #rooster #quotes #dog #puppies #doglover #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #instadog #instapet #instagood #pets #familymember #weekend #sunday #canecorso #presacanario #rottweiler #workingdogs (at Northridge, California)

Repost; I was asked if vitiligo in dogs is true. . . Yes in…

Repost; I was asked if vitiligo in dogs is true.
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Yes in fact it’s true and easy to explain, firstly Vitilago is a disease that causes the loss of skin color in blotches.
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Although Vitiligo is a skin disease it is not considered life threatening. Every dog is different and to this extent Vitilago affects dogs variably as some will experience full depigmentation while others will only have a depigmented nose.
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There are no known treatments but some Veterinarians suggest exposing your dog to the sun as the UV rays are believed to help. #Homeopathic treatments may also be used according to your dogs health and conditions.
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Here is a list of breeds that are more at risk to develop Vitilago:# GermanShepherds #BelgianTervuren #Rottweilers #OldEnglishSheepdogs #Dachshunds

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#dogs #dogtrainer #rottweilers #rottie #workingdogs #mastiffs #bulldogs #puppylove #puppies #breeds #pitbull #instapet #instadog #instagood #doglover #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #likeforlike (at Great Wolf Lodge Southern California)

The dogs name was West Champs High Hopes and his role in the…

The dogs name was West Champs High Hopes and his role in the American Bulldog world came by happenstance as another dogman was looking into creating his OWN breed of dogs brought him to a breeder (Mr Johnson) to breed to a couple AB’s (American Bulldog) females Mr Johnson owned. Let’s begin with stating that Mr Johnson is the namesake of his own line of bulldogs, the Johnson Bulldogs – many consider this line the original American Bulldog that all other lines come from.
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The first gentlemen’s name was Mr David Leavitt and he was interested in recreating a 18th century bull-baiting bulldog, a healthier and less extreme dog with longer legs and muzzle. Although some consider the American Bulldog to be the original bull-baiting dog of yesteryears, today’s dog doesn’t possess the overall tenacity and grittiness that the bulldog of the early 18th century would of. So Mr Leavitt saw the void and wanted to fill in the blank. One thing was for sure, bulldog blood was needed to head this operation but little did he know of the impact for American Bulldog breed.
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As previously stated, Mr Leavitt brought Champ to be bred to two (2) AB females owned by Mr Johnson. Kings Lady Grace and the original Sugardoll (as there is several Sugardoll’s in the AB breed) were bred with little fanfare at the time. The intention was for Mr Leavitt to produce a dog that would benefit from the best of the both breeds utilized. Keep in mind, Champ wasn’t your typical English Bulldog (short legs/muzzle and not athletic) but an unusual throwback (taller, more athletic at 95lbs)
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These breedings did a few things in the history of the two breeds. In the AB it brought much needed color as the majority of AB’s were only white. In truth Mr Johnson didn’t care of color much as he stated, his preference was a “white dog with good pigment” but his customers was another story. (For those history buff’s Mac the Masher was also pertinent in bringing color to AB’s but this isn’t about him) so this breeding helped to bring that.

Secondly, the Johnson dogs were a tightly bred bloodline with very little outcrosses aside from the occasional breedings that Mr Johnson did with breeders like Allen Scott (creator of the Scott line bulldogs) From what I’ve come to decipher, Mr Leavitt wanted males and Mr Johnson wanted females, a fair arraignment for both parties. The females pups that were kept were named Bullmead’s Queen and Sugardoll 3 and would become very prominent dogs in the pedigrees of many AB’s today. In an interview in 1997 Mr Johnson is quoted as saying “If you could have seen them you would have to. I don’t know anyone that had American Bulldogs that would not of love those two and used them in there breeding program. They were great! They were something else!”

The infamous Mean Machine line of Johnson dog is a result of this breeding. Bullmead’s Queen was his mother, she was out of Champ and Lady Grace a dog loved by Mr Johnson so much so that she was named after his mother. The best thing to come out of all of this is the fact that Mr Johnson never denied using an English Bulldog in his dogs. He was forthright in letting everyone know his intentions and because of this outcross, the line was able to move on another 40 or so years. These are his words “I could have kept it a big secret but I registered him (Champ) AKC English Bulldog. I’m proud of that decision and never have regretted it. It expanded my gene pool and gave me two new lines. And I used a bulldog to do it”

Lastly to the man who started it all. Mr Leavitt did indeed create his own breed of dogs. Initially called the Olde English Bulldogge, he has since changed the name to Leavitt’s Bulldogs to differentiate it from all the other crosses.

#picoftheday #americanbulldog #leavittbulldog #bulldog #oldeenglishbulldogge #pitbull #dog #dogstagram #dogoftheday #instagood #instadog #instapet #pet #frenchbulldog #history #dontbullymybreed #puppies #breedsofpurpose #myworld #like4like (at Bob’s Big Boy)

I made a list of Top Ten Guard Dog breeds a few months ago and…

I made a list of Top Ten Guard Dog breeds a few months ago and have been regularly asked since then to make one of my Top Watch dogs. Because a watch dog can be ANY breed, it’s difficult to place a ranking on just 10 breeds. All of the dogs on my “guard” list can do the job of a Watchdog but there is a certain specific on what makes an ideal “watchdog”
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My criteria was different from the guard dog list as it doesn’t entail a dog to bite in order to do it’s “guard” work successfully. In a watchdog although some will bite if pressured too, it’s not a prerequisite since most dogs that will be listed are smaller in stature. Let’s begin with the definition of what a watch dog is.
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“A Watch Dog is a dog that keeps vigil of your property, alerting you of any potential intruder by barking incessantly letting you know someone is there”
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The breeds on this list will focus on the independent and alert based dogs that the dog world has to offer. Size does not matter, as many dog owners of smaller breeds will attest that their dogs will hear or smell you before creeping up on them.
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Lastly I will not touch much on the breeds specifics (history, health and descriptions) but state some information about their temperament and overall character and will place them in blocks of three (3) breeds in five (5) divisions with my last block of breeds as the best watchdogs for a home.
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#watchdogs #puppies #puppylove #puppy #dog #dogs #dogstagram #doglover #dogsofinstagram #pets #facts #info #petsofinstagram #instagood #instagram #instadaily #instapet #instadog #minpin #pitbull #bulldog #frenchie #bullterrier #sports #dogtrainer #history #breedsofpurpose (at Fatburger)

If you want a dog to follow obedience commands outside, then you…

If you want a dog to follow obedience commands outside, then you must train with him outside. 🙂
#wildthingsdogs www.wildthingsdogz.com
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