Dogs live side by side with humans for 10 thousand years. And may we can only guess, who were our very first Pets, so one and a half centuries ago, to look we. In a relatively short period of time some of the rocks under the influence of man has changed beyond recognition.
Bulldog became more dense and chunky: chest became wider, legs shorter and thicker, the muzzle more flattened. On the skin appeared folds. Unfortunately, most modern bulldogs health problems, and they live on average just 6 and a quarter years.
Basset hound became much lower: the rear legs are now shorter, while the ears much lengthened. Muzzle and legs, was shorter, and the skin had more wrinkles.
Boxers now shorter and turned up snout, slightly changed body proportions. Continue reading
Decided to make a list of 10 very rare dog breeds in the World. Some breeds of dogs it is impossible to meet on the street or at a dog show, and can only be seen in the Photo or in zoos, so they are rare.
Very old miniature dog breed, originally from Scotland. These little shaggy dogs barely reach the weight of 10 kg, and the height at the withers 20 cm But despite their mini size, this dog is brave and loyal. In the formation of the breed took part ancient Scottish Terriers, Bedlington and taxes. Unfortunately, this breed is on the verge of degeneration and even in their homeland these individuals not so much, so I made it to the list, as one of the very rare breeds of dogs.
A very ancient native breed of dogs, the first mention of it date back to 1267. Officially a water dog was registered in 1938 in Portugal, and quickly gained popularity. However, by the end of the 20th century, the breed almost ceased to exist as a species. Breed of dogs along with the owners emigrated to the countries: America, Europe, where at the moment the officially registered just over 600 individuals. All owners of Portuguese water dogs say that the dog is extremely friendly, playful, loves to swim, justifying its name, great bird hunters and swimmers. Very well saidanything about these dogs one of the breeders of this breed of Marilyn Rimmer. “These dogs are real clowns, they won’t be bored!” Continue reading
Hyenas in Africa began to tame since time immemorial. They are easily domashniaya, it is teachable and, most importantly, loyal to the owner. And betrayed no worse than dogs, and maybe better. With them go hunting and as a formidable guard.
On some sites of ancient people found bones of hyenas many times more than the bones of other animals. Homemade hyenas are well known from the history of Ancient Egypt. In General, the Egyptians tried to domesticate many animals for hunting with them for keeping as exotic decoration or just for food. The hyena, probably, has not passed none of the IFI. On papyri from Egypt there are images of hunting with hounds on the hyena, hunting with hyenas on a Gazelle, there are scenes of domestic feeding hyenas until enforced (like now, for example, by force feeding geese to obtain an enlarged liver). In principle, the hyena has adapted to long periods of hunger, but if food tucks, she can eat a lot. Continue reading