German Dobermann American Dobermann
The Americans say ,'We are the best'! Americans with their self assured smugness boast that all other Dobermanns couldn't possibly be as good as theirs ! On the other hand, few Europeans have any regard for American bred Dobermann. The Europeans see the American ones as gutless wimps, while the American see the European Dobermanns as an over - generalization .
However, somewhere in the middle are the true World Class Dobermanns. The cream of the crop is with a balanced mind, elegance and well formed bones. The ability to react in appropriately in any situation is what a Dobermann is all about !!
Differences in :
European Dobes love their owners and totally loyal to them but they need spaceof their own. They don't tend to cling to their owners. They have a tendency to jump up on their humans, but don't hang on to them. They are more alert to everything around them. They are a good performance dog !
American dobes , on the other hand, have a very sweet,couch like disposition. They are more calm hence prove to be a good family dog.
OVERALL APPEARANCE :
The American Dobe is more refined and elegant. The European Dobe is typically more substantial with a thicker depth of body similar to a gymnast.
This is one area where the American Dobe excels over its European counterpart. European Dobes have a shorter neck. It appear as if the neck is stuck on the body. The American Dobe as a longer and more elegant neck.
The American dogs usually have a more pronounced lay-back of shoulder angulation. On the other hand, our European Dobes have a better lay on of shoulder with a smoothness that is less common in America. Heavy, wide, rough laying shoulders more common in the European Dobes.
There is no doubt that the European Dobe has a much more pronounced head as compared to the American variety. The European head has a better plane, darker eyes and better fill under the eyes.
Choose which ever type suits you and enjoy their boundless energy, love and undying loyalty !!
Dogdraw : A manifest of an offender against venison in the forest , when he is found drawing after the deer by the scent of a hound.
Dog-eared : (of a book) With pages turned down like a dog's ear, thus generally shabby. Dog eat dog : Ruthless pursuit of self-interest. Dog end : Cigarette stub. Dog-fall : In wrestling, when two the two combatants touch the ground together. Dog-fancier : Receiver of stolen dogs which he would then find for their owner, for a fee
Dog fight : Confused scrap. Dogged : Sullen,sour,morose, surly, severe. Dogger : Dutch fishing vessel used in the German Ocean in the 19th century. Dogger : In mining, a hard useless stone, generally a compound of silica and iron. Doggerel : Worthless verses. Doggers : To cheat or sell rubbish. Doggerman : A sailor on a dogger. http://www.dogalogueofraj.blogspot.comRaj Prateek Verma
Most of the words and phrases including 'dog' are derogatory which is unfair to dogs !!
Dog - and- Driver Chuck : - In 1863 a drill piece described as a very common and exceedingly useful chuck known also as the carrier chuck. Dog-ape : - Baboon with dog-like head. Dog-Basket : - Old slang for a container for scraps for the dogs. Dog before the master : - Nautical term for a sea swell. Dog-belt : - Broad waist belts used by miners foe hauling. Dogberry : - An ignorant, self-satisfied, overbearing but good natured night watchman in Shakespeare's' Much Ado About Nothing' . Hence an officious and ignorant Jack -in-office. Dog-Biscuit : - Army mattress. Dogbolt : - Term of contempt. Dog-Booby : - Awkward lout. Dog-Buffer : - Dog stealer in the old days (he sold the skins and fed the carcass to the other dogs ) Dogcart : - Cart for carrying sporting dogs (rather than a cart drawn by dogs), later a two wheeled horse - drawn trap with seats back to back. Dog cheap : - Extremely cheap ! Dog collar : - Clerical or woman's stiff collar. Dog Days : - Period when the Dog Star rises and sets with the sun (usually 3 July to 11 August) Raj Prateek Verma
The more I see of humans,
The more I love Dogs Many breeds have more than one name. Here is a list of some of them : AFFENPINSCHER : Monkey terrier AFGHAN HOUND : Greyhound in pyjamas. Afghan or Persian greyhound, Barukhzy hound, Cabul hound. AIREDALE : Broken-haired, Working, Waterside or Old English terrier AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG : Heeler BASENJI : congo dog BEDLINGTON TERRIER : Gypsy dog BLACK AND TAN TERRIER : Manchester terrier BLOODHOUND : Draughthound, Sluithound BORDER COLLIE : Old - fashioned sheep dog, Farm Collie, Working Collie BORZOI : Russian Wolfhound CHINESE CRESTED DOG : Turkish naked dog CHOW CHOW : Chow, Wolf dog CLYDESDALE TERRIER : Paisley terrier DALMATIAN : Dally, Firehouse dog, Spotted dick, Plum pudding dog DINGO : Warragal or Native dog ENGLISH SETTER : Laverack ENGLISH TOY TERRIER : Toy Manchester, Toy black and tan or Miniature black and tan terrier or Apple - headed 'uns' FILA BRASILEIRA : Dog of Acores FINNISH SPITZ : Barking bird dog
GERMAN SHEPHERD : Alsatian wolf dog GAINT SCHNAUZER : Riesenschnauzer, Munchen dog, Russian bear schnauzer GRAND GRIFFON VENDEEN : Chien blanc du roi GREAT DANE : Apollo, Grand Danois, Dogue Allemande, German mastiff, Vertagri, Bearhound, Tiger mastiff
IRISH SETTER : Big red IRISH WATER SPANIEL : Tweed, North or McCarthy spaniel KEESHOND : Dutch barge dog More in my next blog. RajPrateek Verma
The more I see of humans,
The more I love Dogs Dalmatian pups
Dalmatians are one of the most adorable breeds ! If you are planning to bring home a new pup, I would recommend you to try out this breed. They are most lovable, easy to maintain, always ready to please their owner. And, above all, they simply love children !!
The wild dog found in India and in Indonesia, has been taken for a Dingo, but it is much fiercer and virtually untameable. It lives in the jungle and hunts by night. It resembles the Malinois, or the Belgian sheepdog.
It has shown itself to have great courage. It lives in groups and can give a tough fight to the tiger, sending it clambering up a tree like a cat. It rarely attacks human beings, but does not appear to be afraid of people.
THE SIMIAN JACKAL OR FOX:
In Africa, and more precisely in the high montane grasslands of Ethiopia, lives the Simian jackal or fox. which resembles the Greyhound. It is, in fact , thought that it made its way from Ethiopia to Egypt, where it became the forbear of all modern Greyhounds.
THE MASTIFF OF PHY QUOC
On the island of Phy Quoc, in the Gulf of Thailand, lives a sturdy Mastiff- like dog, in a semi-wild state. Its distinctive feature is that the coat along its backbone and up to its shoulders is lo0nger than elsewhere on its body, with the fur lying in the opposite direction to the rest of the coat, forming a sort of mane. The dog from Phy Quoc is believed to be the ancestor of RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK, by now a thoroughly domestic breed.
It too has a ridge of hair along its back, running in the opposite direction to the rest of its coat
Captain William Dampier, one of the first people to set his foot on Australian soil in 1688 wrote,' My men spied two or three wolf - like creatures. They were starving hungry, and skeletal to the point where they looked like skin and bones.' What Captain William and his men saw was the Australian DINGO, the only original non-marsupial mammal of the continent.
When early Europeans arrived with their livestock, the ravenous dingoes attacked the flocks with such zeal that for centuries they became the shepherd's main enemy. From the very outset, the dingoes showed no fear towards domestic dogs, and behaved with them as if they were kith and kin.
The dingo lives in small groups of five or six individuals belonging to a single family; in rare cases these packs may number up to a hundred animals. Australian aborigines keep them for hunting purposes, each tribe having a couple of them.
The cubs can be found in the hollows of trees and are reared with a great deal of loving care. The Aborigines let the dingoes sleep in their huts, and feed them with fish and meat.
Dingoes act timidly towards people, which is why the Aborigines never punish them; at worst they will simply scold them while they are hunting.
The dingo will mate with the dog and the offsprings are fertile. When they were mated with the English Sheep-dog or Scottish Collie, the outcome developed into the KELPIE, the highly intelligent Australian sheep-dog.
Like all the wild dogs, the dingo does not bark. The dingo is smaller and lighter than the wolf. The colour varies from tawny to straw to black. The feet and the tip of the tail are invariably white .