The Canary Islands are an archipelago that tectonically lies in Africa but is part of the European Union, specifically Spain. While many may think of the little yellow bird when hearing the name of this area of the world, the name comes from the Latin for “dog.” And for good reason! Pliny the Elder talked of the significant number of large dogs on the island. These dogs are called Presa Canario and many believe them to be dangerous. Are they? We’ll break that down today.
If you’re looking for a dog to act as a guard dog, it can be overwhelming with all the information out there. Everyone seems to have an opinion and a favorite breed of guard dog so it’s hard to just get the facts. We’re here to settle an age old question of whether a Rottweiler or Cane Corso makes the better guard dog.
Cropping the ears of a dog is a very controversial subject around any dinner table. Some breeders are adamant it’s in the dogs best interests or there’s nothing wrong with it but others are fundamentally opposed to ear cropping under any circumstances. We’re going to take a look at what exactly ear cropping is, why people do it and whether it’s necessary or even harmful to the dog. In particular, we’re looking at the cropping of Pitbull’s ears.
The Dogo Argentino — man’s best friend or dangerous dog? As with just about any dog breed, the Dogo Argentino can go either way. They were bred to be friendly towards man, but they were also bred to hunt, something they did quite well. Unfortunately, their popularity as a fighting dog and aggressive lines as led to them being banned in many countries.
The Boerboel is a South African working dog whose name is Afrikaans (a language similar to Dutch) for “farmer’s dog” and pronounced with the “oe” making a sound like the “oo” in “boo.” They are a mastiff breed created by introducing some native African breeds to English and other mastiffs.
When it comes to big and intimidating dogs, one that readily comes to mind is the Cane Corso. This canine is majestic, hard-working, smart and requires lots of consistent training. At a height of about 2.25 feet and weighing in at a little over 100 pounds, Cane Corsos are strong dogs that some might find regal, while others find the dog downright terrifying.
When it comes to dogs, there’s probably no more controversial breed than the pitbull. Often at the center of debate, the breed is known for its unique look, loyalty and strength. One thing people wonder is whether or not a pitbull’s jaw locks when it bites, making it impossible to remove the dog from its target. There’s a lot to know and understand about this breed and it’s infamous bite.
K9 dogs are rather busy critters. Depending on the dog, they can search for drugs, rescue people, and even take down criminals. These dogs are highly trained members of the police force, and only select canines make the cut. Lets learn more about these impressive dogs.
The Kangal dog goes by many names: Kangal, Karabash, and the Turkish Kangal dog. Even if you haven’t heard of these dogs, you’re likely to have seen them at some point: and boy, do they stand out. Taller and imposing than most dogs, these dogs tend to be great to work around livestock and can even be friendly towards children.
If you’re lost in the woods, one of the sights you want to see most in the world is that of a bloodhound tracking you down. These amazing animals have been bred for centuries, finely honing their sense of smell. Commonly found in tan or liver and black or just plain red, these dogs have been being used to track people since the Middle Ages.