Sunday, August 15, 2010

Presa Canario

Origin:Canary Islands, Africa

Weight: 100-125 lbs

Height: 25-26 inches
The Presa Canario hails from the Canary Islands, where the dogs were trained for hunting and for war. During the 18th century, English traders and merchants came to the Canary Islands, bringing with them their working and gladiator dogs, notably the Mastiff of England and the Bulldog. Englishmen also brought with them their traditions of pit fighting for which their breeds and the island dogs were inevitably mixed and eventually bred to produce the ultimate fighter. Nowadays the breed is used for guarding and the handling and driving of cattle.

The dogs of this breed can be gentle and noble with their families, showing great affection to their owners, and being suspicious of strangers.


Origin: Germany, 1850-ies

Weight: 50-64 lbs

Height: 20-25 inches

The boxer is a very strong “square” dog. Boxers love to walk, but the owner should never forget the leash. It’s also better to refrain from aggressive games. Still, boxers recognize all members of the family and can play well with the children.

The boxer breed was bred in feudal Germany and dates back to the line of bulldogs that existed in Europe in the XVI century. Its ancestors were used in hunting wild boars and other big wild animals. The first puppy in a new breed was given a name “Box.” Boxers qualities, such as their strength, were highly valued by farmers and shopkeepers.

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Origin: Balkans, India, Middle Ages

Weight: 40-70 lbs

Height: 20-24 inches

Dalmatians are active and energetic dogs, loving to be outdoors. They are very playful and love running.

There’s still no definite info about what this breed was originally bred for. This is the first dotted breed in Europe, Asia and Africa. They were serving as warriors, hunters, and shepherds before finally becoming the symbol of the English fireman.

Dogs around the World

Every person that I know deeply cares about his or her pets. They are their best friends. They tenderly love each other. Sometimes they eat together, sleep together, and go for walks together. I’m more of a cat person, but I can’t sit still when I see little puppies or big dogs with big soft fur. I want to hug them, play with them, and give them some of my love and tenderness too. I’ve also seen many adult dogs of different breeds worth praise and true admiration. They are clever, sociable, and funny when you want to play; calm and patient with kids. And they’re something I can’t credit to cats: they are faithful.

Personally, I don’t know any dog that would bite without warning or just snap. It’s my firm belief that behavior of the dog doesn’t depend on its breed so much as it being the right training and the “master” that matter. In my opinion, humans are most often responsible for dangerous dogs. That said, there might be some truth in the idea that some breeds have more unstable temperaments than others, but knowing this we should never provoke them.

Think for a minute and analyze your own life. Are we always polite? I can think of several situations when I would have gladly slapped a man in the face, but thank God I’m weak enough and I can control myself (at least I think that I can). Now think about animals. They have instincts too, and they may forget about good manners. It’s not as if they understand them in the same ways we do.

It’s also important for dog owners to protect both other people and their dogs from unexpected circumstances and thus the unpleasant situations. For example, when going outside, they could always use a dog-lead and a muzzle. They could be careful and not let the dog play on its own without a leash, especially when there are other people around. When you have a dog, you become forever responsible for the animal you’ve trained and tamed.

In any case, it’s good to know what breeds of dogs might be most dangerous, just to keep yourself safe. Sometimes the danger in a dog isn’t even a nasty personality, but a matter of them not knowing their own strength. Even though I personally still find it hard to believe that breed alone deems a dog “dangerous,” you never know what a dog’s owner has taught it. The research into the most dangerous dogs included below was performed by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the CDC, and the Humane Society of the United States. We’ll start with least dangerous of the bunch. Sorry, but there won’t be any terrifying photos today.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Any Color Animal

Nice animal who can change its body color to any color of the environment. It takes very little time to change the color.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Brown Lemur

Scientific Classification

Eulemur fulvus albifrons

Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Lemuridae

Brown Lemurs are good climbers and spend most of their time in trees. Males and females differ in coat color and facial pattern. They are active in day and night. They live in pairs or in small groups of adult males and females that rarely exceed 20 members. They have most omnivorous diets, including locally available fruits but also flowers and leaves during other seasons. They have also been observed eating various arthropods and some small vertebrates. Female usually give birth to a single infant after about 120 days of gestation. They carry their young on their body. Life span of a brown lemur is about 35 years in captivity.

South American Tapir

Scientific Classification

Class : Mammalia
Order: Perrissodaotyia
Sub Order: Ceratomorpha
Family: Tapiridae

Tapirus terrestris

Tapirs belong to the odd toed hooped animals or perissodactyla and are related to the Hippopotamus and Rhinoceros.

Today Tapirs are found in certain parts of Asia Chiefly Malayasia, Thailand and Sumatra and are known as Malayan Tapirs. Another 03 species-the South American Tapirs, one of which you see here comes from Brazil, Amazonia and Centrat America.

They feed mainly on leaves fresh sprouts and small branches. Though mainly found on land, Tapirs also spend a lot of time in water to cool off.

They become very active during dawn and dusk.

The gestation period of a Tapir is 8-10 months and gives birth to one cub at a time. Life span extends up to 30 years.