Category: puppies

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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#collars #dog #dogs #puppy #puppies #pets #dogsofinsta #instagood #instadog #picoftheday #photooftheday #mastiff #bulldog #pitbull #history #weekend #dogstagram #fridaymood #stories #educate #pets #doglover (at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County)
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Try answering it with an emoji representing your answer….

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#quotes #dog #dogs #doglover #pets #family #friends #love #life #puppies #puppylove #dogstagram #instadog #instagood #frenchie #bulldog #pitbull #yorkie #fashion #trainhard #hustlehard #dogood (at Brea, California)
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With over 900 years of fighting in its pedigre…

With over 900 years of fighting in its pedigree, the Tosa we see today began looking nothing like it does today. The breed had a humbling beginning resembling an Akita style dog (spitz type with a curled tail). In the 19th and 20th century with the introduction of Mastiff, Bulldogs, Bull Terrier, Great Dane and Saint Bernard from Westerners to name a few shaped the breed to its present type.

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Japanese Tosa fights are unlike other dog fights as the rules are the same as Sumo Wrestling. Dogs are expected to stay silent throughout the match with growls, barks and whimpers frowned upon leading to disqualification. The object in Japanese dog fights is to not harm the other dog but to dominate the opponent and pin them down, with any noticeable wounds ending the fight, again similar to Sumo wrestling. This is a reason many Sumo wrestlers are attendance in fights to watch and learn new moves from the dogs.

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What may sound weird to the Western world, isn’t to the Japanese as dog fighting a family outing for some. No permits or licenses are required to fight dogs, so there’s no official record of how many fights happen each year. Their are associations like the East Japan Dog Fighting Association which holds eight or nine tournaments per year, fighting between 60 and 100 dogs in a small tournaments with larger tournaments numbering as high as 250. In Katsurahama beach in the Kōchi Prefecture of Japan one can find the Tosa fighting dog museum.
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#japan #japanese #kochi #dogfighting #tosa #tosainu #mastiff #bulldog #greatdane #saintbernard #bullterrier #pitbull #dogs #dog #dogstagram #pets #instadog #instalike #history #pup #puppies #sumo #mma #sumowrestling #museum (at Pomona, California)

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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#dogfighting #civilwar #history #pitbull #europe #americanhistory #life #police #firemen #dog #dogs #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #instadog #instagood #puppies #puppylove #bulldog #bears #bulls #newyork #england #ireland #sport #canecorso #dogo #presacanario (at Rowland Heights Community Center)

This was a quote from a 4 year old as he watch…

This was a quote from a 4 year old as he watched his dog be put down. This quote is what he said to his parents.

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#quotes #quotestoliveby #kids #dogs #dogstagram #instadog #instalike #puppiesofinstagram #puppies #educate #bulldog #pitbull #children #life #death #familygoals #parenthood (at Cafe Tu Tu Tango)

This mornings lesson gave me the inspiration f…

This mornings lesson gave me the inspiration for this post. Your dog will give you “teachable” lessons everyday. It is best to pay attention follow through on them.

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In today’s lesson, the dog keyed into a situation as if he was going to react but his owner didn’t correct him. In these moments it is best to correct your dog, even after the fact. A dog would understand why it is being corrected despite catching them after the fact.

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Next time you find yourself with your dog, identify the teachable moments and correct them. Your dog will understand and you’ll appreciate it when he gets it.

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#dog #dogs #dogstagram #pets #puppylove #puppies #instadog #instalike #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogtrainingtips #quotes #bulldog #teachablemoments #pitbull #pug #rottweiler #germanshepherd #poodles #mastiff #chihuahua (at Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

I thought this was funny…. 😂 that I ha…

I thought this was funny…. 😂
that I had to repost from my friend and fellow #pitbull enthusiast @raqcsworld

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We did an episode for her show Chiquis and Raq C show several years ago and been supporting each other ever since! She’s probably looking at the business card I gave her…..

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#fridaymood #friyay #funnyfriday #dog #dogs #pitbullpuppy #pitbullsofinstagram #dogstagram #bulldog #mood #instadog #instalike #funnymemes #funnyshit #repost #puppies #puppiesofinstagram (at The Venetian Las Vegas)

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)

This #mastiff popularity in England came to an…

This #mastiff popularity in England came to an abrupt end when the Kennel Club put in place their anti-cropping rule. The breed suffered greatly with the onset of World War I and II, to the point of almost being extinct. Historians tell us that Adolf Hitler ordered that the breed be killed on sight because of their guarding devotion to their families. At that time in Europe, only three breeding pairs were left after World War II.

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Name the breed….

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In my next posts, I will be doing a more thorough write up about this breed and it’s interesting history.

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#mastiffsofinstagram #history #dog #dogs #dogsofinstagram #pets #facts #puppies #puppy #worldofdogs #l4l #instadog #instalike #instaworld #f4f #workingdog #bigdogs #askstdt #breedsofpurpose #europe (at Paris Baguette)

Today’s #mastiff of the day hasn’t physically …

Today’s #mastiff of the day hasn’t physically changed much in the last 100 years, if not more. (Hint) it shares a name with a popular shoe (sneakers) line.
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For bonus points, their temperament is what characterizes the breed. Give the name of what enthusiast calls their “temperaments”
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#breedsofpurpose #dog #dogs #dogstagram #instadog #pets #instalike #instaworld #bigdogs #workingdog #worldofdogs #worldwide #history #funfacts #facts #puppiesofinstagram #puppies #mastiffsofinstagram (at Fogo de Chão)