The Caucasian Shepherd Dog, also popularly known as the “Caucasian Wolfhound”, refers to large dogs whose homeland is the Caucasus. The age of the breed is about 2–2.5 thousand years. Already from the name of the breed it is clear that these dogs were used to protect flocks of sheep from wolves and other predators. The formation of the breed took place under the influence of the shepherd traditions of mountain peoples, on the basis of selection for breeding of the largest, strongest animals with a good instinct, but at the same time trained and obedient to humans. According to popular theory, the ancestor of the Caucasian Shepherd Dog is the Tibetan Great Dane. According to another version, these wolfhounds were actively bred in the ancient state of Urartu (according to other sources – Assyria), where they were used as guard and fighting dogs. Be that as it may, it is known for certain that the shepherd dogs perfectly protected the fortress from enemies, and the sheep from the wolves and were even taken by special order to serve in the army of the Russian Empire. Continue reading
The breed “boxer” appeared in Germany in the middle of the XIX century. Details of its origin are not fully known. The main ancestor of these dogs is considered to be the lost ancient hunting breed Bullenbeiser. Bullenbeysers differed in strong physique and powerful wide jaw. As a result of breeding work with the participation of mastiffs, bulldogs, and mainly bullenbeysers, in 1850 a new breed of “boxer” was first introduced in Munich. Her calling card has become a balanced character, combining friendliness, the absence of unmotivated aggression and excellent handling. Continue reading
Dogs really love autumn leaves! With them you can play with your foot, or you can dig into them with your head. Be sure to take a picture of the pet in the process – the photos will definitely turn out great! But rejoicing in the fall, do not lose vigilance. Autumn leaves can be dangerous for a pet, and here’s why.
Why is autumn leaves dangerous?
Fallen colored leaves cover the earth like a blanket. It’s nice to walk on them, it’s nice to look at them, but we don’t see what is under them. And if we don’t really care about us with our boots, then the dogs come into contact with the leaves not only with the paw pads, but also with their nose, tongue, and maybe even their whole body. How can such contact be dangerous for them?
Danger number 1. Sharp and sharp objects
Fragments of glass, fittings, or other objects that the dog might hurt may be under autumn leaves. Unfortunately, usually the owners notice them when the pet is already cut or hurt.
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