TAKING ADULT DOG
There are hundreds of books about puppy rearing. But to find the literature devoted to the adoption of an adult dog is almost impossible. The huge lack of objective information…

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Breeds unrecognized FCI
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…

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A little bit about the history of the breed
The name of the breed does not mean at all that for the first time this dog was seen on the American continent. This breed essentially does not have a…

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stressful conditions

STRESS AND SWITCHED BEHAVIOR IN DOGS

It might not even be worth separating the behavior of the dog into stressful and switched. In the end, they are often strongly interrelated, it is stress that is the cause of the switched behavior. As a matter of fact, a dog that is under stress and not having the ability to relieve stress with adequate behavior, and unable to withstand the internal stress, SWITCHES its actions to an object in no way related to the source of stress.
Recently, the word Adequate (and inadequate) characterizing the behavior and reactions of people and dogs has spread. Adequate means “appropriate” – when the responses correspond to the strength of the stimulus and the behavior corresponds to the situation as we imagine it. If, from our point of view, the manifestations of reactions do not correspond to the situation, the behavior (and the person) is characterized as inadequate. Continue reading

OUR STAY
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…

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Pitbull: a few common breed myths
In many countries there are prohibitions or restrictions on the content of pit bulls. Public resentment against these dogs usually flares up after another tragedy involving the pit bulls. But…

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Breed origin
It is believed that the ancestors of the pit bull terriers were American Staffordshire terriers. Until now, this breed is not recognized by the FCI - the International Canine Federation,…

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Interest in dog breeding
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…

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