How to choose a dog

annibale By annibale, 21st May 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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The breeds of dogs have developed over the centuries to fulfill a specific function. Since when the first puppy of wolf or coyote has followed one of our ancestors in his hut, man has always tried to bring out the characteristics that he liked most, thus favoring the emergence of various breeds

How to choose a dog

The breeds of dogs have developed over the centuries to fulfill a specific function. Since when the first puppy of wolf or coyote has followed one of our ancestors in his hut, man has always tried to bring out the characteristics that he liked most, thus favoring the emergence of various breeds. he Choosed the pair that guaranteed certain morphological characteristics or a character trait,and, he gradually determined a differentiation and specialization so strong that there are no other animals which boast subjects so different in the same species. An example is the microscopic -pincher who does not reach 2 kilos of weight compared to the giant St. Bernard that can reach 100 pounds.

On closer inspection we can find that there is more difference between the two breeds of dogs rather than among the S. Bernard himself and a cat. THE bedington Terrier looks more like a lamb, for example, rather than a bull dog. Even the attitudes of the various races are increasingly changed with the passage of time. A hunting dog will be ‘the best companion of man in this kind of activity’ but it will be ‘useless if you ask him to take care of the property how would do very well a rotwailer or a German shepherd. In the hunting breeds, the selection has exalted the predatory instinct, in the guarding breeds, the instinct of land protection. It is fashinating to see how the behavioral characteristics of the various breeds are fixed in the genetic code, as if the learning of certain behaviors could be transferred directly and mysteriously into DNA. As if after effort and application of learning something, could be possible than to pass on to their descendants a specific skill, a specific sensitivity or a particular taste. A pointer puppy a few months of age stops automatically in the presence of a single feather of a bird.

It ‘a totally instinctual, the dog does not have the slightest idea why that drives him to act so’. That is just the result of the selection? Is it only merit of the man who deciding the various couplings favored those most prone to the behavior he wants from his dog and has established over the centuries in the DNA of the breed? Or you could, and it would be much more ‘charming, assume that in some misterious ways, to this day, the things learned through training can be inscribed in the genetic heritage of the race and so can be handed down from generation to generation in form of specific skills’?

The latter case, even if less scientific, is most certainly’ fascinating. However, certainly is ’highly unlikely that you get a huskies promptly obedient to the orders of his master how would do extremely well a border collie, dogs always used and selected for the conduct of the flock. If you had asked to a phlegmatic basset hound english to pull the sled, he would have looked with sad eyes at the pack of Alaskan Malamut or huskies or Samoyeds while excited and enthusiastic are busy barking and howling in the harness of the sled , and he would be puzzled, wondering the why of this exaltation.

Not always from the size and appearance of the dog we can properly understand about his character traits, and if you had tried to live in a little apartment in the city with a little and apparently innocent fox terrier, after paying more’ times the cost of wallpaper , of decorater, of builder and after having spent a lot of money to regain all the furniture, you would have to understand this very well. The fox terrier is ‘in fact a dog that does not see himself in the mirror and has a major superiority complex ‘, thinks he has the size of a Great Dane and goes with enthusiasm in all the fights’ with any kind of animals except humans. This little dog was and perhaps still is used for fox hunting and hunting from a burrow, which is why he was cut off the tail.

The fox terrier did not hesitate to slip into the lair of the fox and cling to the fox as best he could so the hunter could grab him by the tail, as if it were a handle, and, at the end the hunter could extract from the lair, the dog and the fox together in a deadly embrace. This example can ‘tell us something about the temper of our little friend. An ‘other race that would reduce, in a few hours, your apartment, in a pile of rubble, is the Belgian Shepherd Malinois, affectionate and intelligent dog towards his master, but nevrile and perpetually in motion. He would be able in a few minutes if left alone, to sabotage all your things and no one would have thought possible he could have done it in such a short time. It is easier to keep at home a big akita inu with the character of a cat or even a giant Bernese Mountain Dog rather than a small fox terrier. From the foregoing you can ‘understand that there is no the superdog that brings together, in the ideal dog all the best features of all the races but only the dog that has developed at the best the one or the other of the many morphological and character qualities. There are, it is true, dogs very versatile, such as German shepherds, Labrador retrievers or border collie, but they can never be totally specialists in a single activity.


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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
22nd May 2012 (#)

Great information about dogs. Thank you.

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