For all the years of walking a free pack in the city, there was only one pokus, and because of a misunderstanding between a dog and a man, and in which there was no guilt from either side. Here is how it was. One clear winter day, we walked in the back of a small market, trying to get around the bus stop that was crowded with people. At the same time, between the tents of the market, a citizen was in a hurry to stop. Apparently, he was really in a hurry or was very much anxious about something, otherwise it is impossible to explain how one can miss a big black dog on white snow in broad daylight. Continue reading
Our pack consisted of my dogs (their number varied from 4 to 6) and the dogs of my friends that we met almost daily for several years. Most of my friends also had several dogs (usually two) and, although they lived separately from us, constant contact gives us the right to consider them full members of the pack. Rottweilers prevailed in strength and prestige in the pack, the breed is by no means light in character and earned an undeservedly notorious reputation. 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