Japan is the birthplace of many unusual breeds of dogs. Ainu, or Hokkaido dog is one of them. The breed was developed by the indigenous people of Hokkaido Ainu’m going to find in 1000 BC the Dog combines just the opposite at first glance qualities: ferocity, and sweetness, intelligence and aggressiveness, endurance and sensitivity. Strong features of this breed due to the fact that the Ainu deduced specifically for hunting large prey animals in the mountains. Ainu was the beginning of the occurrence of certain other Japanese breeds, has inherited her best qualities. Courage, strength, the ability to navigate in all weather conditions, alertness, self-confidence — those undeniable advantages, which attract attention to the Ainu dog lovers. But isn’t this supposed to be man’s best friend? The Ainu are very fond of their owners, friendly, easy to train. but at the same time, he needs a strict upbringing is the strong character of the dog should be kept under control.
The breed standard FCI №261:
Head. Triangular in shape, similar to a Fox. The skull and the forehead wide, flat. The transition from forehead to muzzle is well seen. Bridge of nose straight. The muzzle is wedge-shaped. The nose is black (dog in white color — corporal). Lips tight. Continue reading
Probably no man in the world can’t imagine life without animals. They play a particularly important role in all its spheres. Humans have always used animals in construction, in movement, in agricultural work, hunting and much more. Also since ancient times people tried to teach animals to home, for comfort. In this respect, very lucky dogs and cats. Although it is now popular have become more exotic and dangerous Pets. Historically, animals have their place in every niche of human life.
In unique cases, when humans lived among animals.
Sometimes it happens that the person becomes a part of the world of wild animals. There are incredible stories like Mowgli, when children are lost from their parents and are adopted into the family of animals. There are also cases of people deliberately trying to integrate into the life of animals. Some do it to study the behavioral habits of the animal in their natural habitat, others, to attract public attention to endangered species.
Actually, the reasons can be many. Here, for example, ten stories about life in the wild. And each story is unique and attractive. Continue reading
Classification based on genetic principles
Among the entire array of the domestic dog from the early stages of rock formations there are the following groups of rocks. According to the canine is the most accurate representation of the entire array of dogs, in contrast to the classification according to user properties. 1. The wolf type is the most vivid representatives of it are the sled dogs of the North-East and Dingo. 2. Spaceopoly type — voskopodobnoe close to the original forms. This type was formed in the conditions of Northern taiga and evolved relatively isolated from dogs in other regions. 3. Goniometry type . Formation type have occurred in forest-steppe and steppe zones. The earliest is called Patagonia, because their basis was formed the actual hounds, greyhounds and Mastiff similar dogs. 4. Weedy type . Formed based on the etching of protogenic dogs in open spaces — deserts and dry steppes. 5. Mastiff similar dogs are large, formed for protection, the protective functions of the shepherd’s service.
Modern typological classification of dog breeds according to the genetic principle provide an allocation of 11 rock groups. 1. Canít move. these include Spitz, huskies and sled dogs. 2. Terriers. 3. Pinscher and Schnauzer. (the second and third groups arose in the middle ages from dogs canít move. 4. Mastiff similar dogs, vklyuchayuschimisya and Shorthair Continue reading