The contrast between practical and sports training service dogs.
The book was published back in 1985, not by underground samizdat, but by the state agricultural publishing house, with a huge (by the standards of Czechoslovakia) circulation of 65,000 copies.…

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Staffordshire bull terrier
Historical sources say that the ancestors of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier were known thousands of years ago, and they were bred at the courts of the monarchs. But the purebred…

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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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Pit Bull Terrier Health

Pit bull terriers can not be called long-livers and healthy people. Inbreeding (closely related crossbreeding to consolidate breed qualities) leads to the transmission of genetic diseases by inheritance, therefore pit bulls have enough of them. To the credit of many breeders, they try to prevent sick individuals from breeding and carefully monitor genetic abnormalities. But if a puppy is acquired from a private person – on the market, on an ad on the Internet – it is not known which set of genes he inherited.
The most common pathology in pit bulls is congenital heart disease. It is possible to determine this ailment at a pet already at an early age: the baby is breathing heavily and gets tired quickly. Subsequently, he becomes apathetic, suffers from shortness of breath, prefers to lie down, his tongue is blue. At the slightest suspicion, you should immediately contact a veterinarian. If the treatment is started on time, the dog may well live to old age.
Vulnerable in the pitbull and organ of vision. So, quite often representatives of this breed are diagnosed with cataracts. Since they are oriented in space with the help of instinct and hearing, it is difficult to recognize pathology. However, if the owner notices that his pet constantly bumps into objects, misses during the game, you need to consult with a veterinarian. A cataract is treated, but subject to timely action.
Like other representatives of large breeds, pit bulls are prone to hip dysplasia. The disease is expressed in lameness, pain in the joints and, if left untreated, can lead to immobilization of the pet.
Among the diseases associated with keeping a dog are the following:
Obesity. This scourge of domestic dogs. It leads to the development of heart disease, diabetes, increases the load on the joints.
Allergy. Pit bulls can have allergic reactions to pollen, dust, products such as rice, beef, wheat, corn.
Hypothyroidism. Develops in individuals of middle age. The disease must be corrected with the help of drugs.
Like other dogs, the American Pit Bull Terrier is not immune from infectious diseases, so it is extremely important to follow the schedule of vaccinations, timely de-worming.

Staffordshire bull terrier
Historical sources say that the ancestors of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier were known thousands of years ago, and they were bred at the courts of the monarchs. But the purebred…

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The American Pit Bull Terrier, better known as simply the Pit Bull, is a smart, strong and incredibly strong dog, which, unfortunately, many people perceive as certain monsters. In this…

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INDIFFERENCE - FIRST STEP OF FEAR.
Like many other dog breeders, I started my way with the textbook “Fundamentals of Service Dog Breeding”. There were other books, but they were small and, in fact, they all…

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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…

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