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. Contained the basics of the ethology and psychology of the dog, fundamentally new things that were not found in any of our textbooks on cynology. I am not tired to be amazed why this book was not then translated into Russian, continuing to reprint from Pavilovsky’s book passages from book to book. And, apparently, they haven’t translated until now, because so far not only ordinary dog breeders, but also instructors do not see the difference between aggressiveness and spitefulness, do not understand that the behavior of protest has nothing to do with dominance and that in relations between dogs prevails cooperation, not competition. Continue reading
The foundations of service dog breeding and the training of service dogs in particular were laid on the basis of the Prussian system of training military and police dogs, founded in the late 19th century. In almost unchanged form, the system existed for a whole century and, without changing in principle, it still exists. The main principle of training, or rather, dressage or drill, was common with that of a soldier and sounded like this: a soldier should not think. The soldier must carry out the order. A soldier needs a head to wear a helmet. Continue reading
As mentioned above, the name of the breed “pit bull terrier” can have abbreviated variants: “pit bull” or “pit.” Therefore, there is no difference between the pit bull and the pit bull terrier – it’s the same thing.
It is important to know: Professional dog handlers and breeders of these dogs claim that representatives of this breed cannot be called pit bulls, as this word is translated as “fighting bull”, and this is considered wrong. Therefore, in the professional circles of the dogs of this breed you need to call only pit bull terriers. Continue reading