At the time when we started, people didn’t have much choice in terms of dog training. If your dog belonged to service breeds (or sports and amateur), the club offered a service dog breeding besides universal for all OKD and ZKS (protective guard duty), still possible BL (towing skier) and then several applied standards for search or guard dogs. Or even militarized all-around. It was already a long time behind us the time of the enemies of the people, but the training of service dogs still functioned in the spirit of the Stalin era, where everyone could be an enemy, the service dog had to be suspicious of people and potentially ready for military service. Continue reading
The fact that training and education are different things, I realized when, by chance, a year-old bitch of a boxer Dinara came into my hands. I never knew who were its masters, but one thing I know for sure: they were excellent teachers. Dinara did not know a single team – if we consider the teams standard OKD teams. But at the same time she behaved flawlessly both at home and in the noisy city streets, it seemed, telepathically perceiving my desires. Continue reading
When I began to be interested in breeds, unrecognized FTsI, I realized that, in essence, breeds not recognized by FTsI are MORE than recognized ones. Virtually every country in the world (except the most backward) has its own breeds, long established and traditionally bred in these countries. Many of the breeds recognized by the FCI have their unrecognized “twin” breeds — closely related and very similar phenotypically.
Many of the unrecognized breeds are very monotypic, homogeneous and have an extensive breeding base. Continue reading