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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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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Differences of Pit Bull Terrier from American Staffordshire Terrier
Those who are familiar with the breed only from the side, confuse the American Pit Bull Terrier with the Staffordshire Terrier. Difficult to distinguish them, because these breeds - relatives…

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Peaceful coexistence of a dog and child

Dogs are by nature social animals. They live not one by one, but in flocks-families, where together they bring up the younger generation. And dogs related to children with tenderness and patience are very, very much. You just need to take steps to ensure that family relations evolve harmoniously before the appearance of the child in the house. You will have time: while the child sleeps peacefully for most of the day in bed, it does not represent a strong stress factor for the dog. Stress will begin when the paths of the baby and dogs begin to intersect in the narrow space of the apartment.
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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. 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

Prussian system of collars

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

What to feed, how to raise a pit bull at home?
Pit Bull Terrier has its own characteristics in terms of food. If you are just dreaming about having a dog of this breed, then check out the pit bull menu.…

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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…

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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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Unrecognized breeds
Why go far? The well-known (unfortunately not in the best light) breed of the American PIT bull terrier is also not recognized by the FCI. And in many countries of…

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