Category: workingdogsofig

Outside of Italy a breed of dog is still used …

Outside of Italy a breed of dog is still used as a pet, watchdog, livestock guardian, a working dog. The Dogo Sardo is rare and literally unknown outside Italy rarely seen outside of it’s native region. The breed is so valued to the people of Sardinia from where it was developed that they refuse to sell puppies to foreigners. The breed today continues to serve as a Breed of Purpose.

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For hundreds of years pups born and raised in Sardinia as stated above hardly were sold and because of this, its been difficult to determine the genetics of the breed. It is believed to some certainty that their offspring is of the same genetic root as dogs of the past with similar features that existed in the middle ages, sharing a legacy with the Neapolitan Mastiff, Cane Corso and others.

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Although considered a purebred in its own right, the breed is not recognized by the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) and because of this no breed standard has been placed nor written rules to regulate its characteristics.

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Sharing similarities to its cousin the Cane Corso, its body is thinner, athletic and muscular, with a powerful neck and distinctive Cane head with a longer muzzle. Ears are usually cropped, tail is optional. As previously stated, their is no known standard for the Dogo Sardo, but experts agree that dogs have an average height of 23 to 26inches at the shoulders and a weight of 60 to 90lbs but its not set in stone.

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Its coat is short and very thick (comparable to a boar) and evenly striped in various shades resembling a boar, but rarely white. The appearance of the Dogo Sardo denotes elegance, power and wildness at the same time.

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#dogosardo #canecorso #neo #neapolitanmastiff #mastiff #dog #dogs #dogstagram #history #workingdog #workingdogsofig #rarebreed #puppies #puppylove #instadog #instalike #dogo #pitbull #bulldog #italy #presacanario
(at Mid Valley Youth Baseball)
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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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#dog #dogs #dogstagram #Genetics #ProtectionDogs #instadaily #vidoftheday #germanshepherd #CivilDogs #WorkingDog #puppiesofinstagram #WorkingDogsOfInstagram #Malinois #DutchShepherd #Maligator #InstaMalinois #MalinoisWorld #PoliceDogs #trainhard #DutchShepherds #BelgianMalinois #ringsport #WorkingDogsOfIG #MalinoisOfIg (at Downey, California)
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With so many working breeds to choose from it …

With so many working breeds to choose from it seems sometimes lthe only dogs people think are working dogs are PRESA, ROTTWEILERS, GERMAN SHEPHERDS, BOERBOELS etc.
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Let me introduce you to a few other breeds that don’t always get their fair share of shine but are BREEDS OF PURPOSE
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#dogs #workingdogs #workingdogsofig #instadogs #instabreeds #terriers #airedale #lurchers #pets #pitbull #bulldog #greatdane #kuvasz #greatpyrenees #leonberger #history #poodles #bernesemountaindog (at Tri-City Regional Park)

Flash says: no blanket, no sits. ? ‣ ‣ ‣ #puppy #rescuedog…

Flash says: no blanket, no sits. ? ‣


#puppy #rescuedog #dogsofig #cute #adventurepup #doglife #dogstagram #workingdogsofig #dog #dogtraining #love #dogmom #dogstagram #dog_features #puppy #dailybarker #dogsc #italiangreyhound #italiangreyhoundsofinstagram #greyhound #sighthound (at the urban hound)

Bowie. ‣ ‣ ‣ #puppy #rescuedog #dogsofig #cute #adventurepup…

Bowie. ‣


#puppy #rescuedog #dogsofig #cute #adventurepup #doglife #dogstagram #workingdogsofig #dog #dogtraining #love #dogmom #dogstagram #dog_features #puppy #dailybarker #gsd #gsdofinstagram #germanshepherd #germanshepherddog #germanshepherdpuppy #germanshepherdsofinstagram (at Boston, Massachusetts)

Dog friendly stores = ?? ‣ ‣ ‣ #puppy #rescuedog #dogsofig …

Dog friendly stores = ?? ‣


#puppy #rescuedog #dogsofig #cute #adventurepup #doglife #dogstagram #workingdogsofig #dog #dogtraining #love #dogmom #dogstagram #dog_features #puppy #dailybarker #dogscorner
#malinoislovers #malinoisofficial #belgianmalinois #malinoisofinstagram #malinoisworld #amazonbooks (at Market Street Retail North)

Opie is always done for some tricks. ‣ ‣ ‣ #puppy #rescuedog…

Opie is always done for some tricks. ‣


#puppy #rescuedog #dogsofig #cute #adventurepup #doglife #dogstagram #workingdogsofig #dog #dogtraining #love #dogmom #dogstagram #dog_features #puppy #bostonterrier #trickdog #circusdogs #bostonterriersofinstagram (at South End, Boston)

Rosie. ‣ ‣ ‣ #puppy #rescuedog #dogsofig #cute #adventurepup…

Rosie. ‣


#puppy #rescuedog #dogsofig #cute #adventurepup #doglife #dogstagram #workingdogsofig #dog #dogtraining #love #dogmom #dogstagram #dog_features #puppy #pitbull #pitmix #pittiesofig #pitbullsofinstagram #lasthopek9 (at Boston, Massachusetts)

Lucky in his happy place…water. ‣ ‣ ‣ #puppy #rescuedog…

Lucky in his happy place…water. ‣


#puppy #rescuedog #dogsofig #cute #adventurepup #doglife #dogstagram #workingdogsofig #dog #dogtraining #love #dogmom #dogstagram #dog_features #puppy #dailybarker #dogscorner
#goldenretriever #goldensofinstagram (at South End, Boston)

Dwight. ‣ ‣ ‣ #puppy #rescuedog #dogsofig #cute #adventurepup…

Dwight. ‣


#puppy #rescuedog #dogsofig #cute #adventurepup #doglife #dogstagram #workingdogsofig #dog #dogtraining #love #dogmom #dogstagram #dog_features #puppy #dailybarker #dogscorner
#australianshepherd #aussieshepherd #aussiesofinstagram (at South End, Boston)