Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Euthymic Dog: The Ever Loving Caucasian Ovcharka Dogs

The Euthymic Dog: The Ever Loving Caucasian Ovcharka Dogs

The Ever Loving Caucasian Ovcharka Dogs

By: Eduardo C. Gonzalez

The Caucasian Ovcharka Dogs have big, strong muscular bodies that are covered with thick coats. Their coats can have short or long hair. The colors of these dogs comes in different shades of colors like: red, yellow, white, tiger - striped, rusty and white colors. They possess big wedge shaped heads. Their muzzles can be rectangular or circular in form. These dogs have bushy and the ears are set rather high. The eyes of these dogs are oval shaped. Caucasian Ovcharka dogs have tails that lie low or curls up a bit.

The Caucasian Ovcharka Dogs are really strong minded. Their owners must also be strong - willed. They must be trained and well socialized. As long as owners give them positive training, they will respond consistently. Dogs of these kind are intelligent. Their work ethics are excellent. Owners who work in their garages and lawns can give these dogs work to do. They will respond well and will do their jobs with the best of their abilities.

The Caucasian Ovcharka Dogs will live for as long as twelve years. They do not have much health problems. Some of these dogs can acquire hip dysplasia and heart conditions. These dogs need to be brushed constantly. When brushing these dogs. owners must give special attention to tangles in their coat's hair. Though, these dogs may be friendly and very warm, they can be very suspicious of people they do not know. They have a very intimidating presence because of their huge size. This is what makes them very good watchdogs. They love to be with their family. Owners must act as their pack leaders. These dogs will do well with families who have older children

Male dogs will weigh as much as 130 - 195 pounds. They will have heights of 25 - 33 inches.
Female dogs will weigh as much as  85 - 140 pounds. They will have heights of 24 - 29 inches.

The Caucasian Ovcharka Dogs originated from the Caucassus Mountains, near the Black Sea and Caspian Sea. These dogs can be found in the countries of Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. They are known to be the oldest surviving breed of Molossers. They were then well known as guard dogs who prevented thieves from entering the properties of their owners. The Caucasian Ovchaka Dogs can be used as police dogs

Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Euthymic Dog: Xoloitzcuintli Dogs

The Euthymic Dog: Xoloitzcuintli Dogs: By Eduardo C. Gonzalez These Mexican hairless dogs are not well known. They are considered to be warm bed dogs. Dogs of this ...

Xoloitzcuintli Dogs

By Eduardo C. Gonzalez

These Mexican hairless dogs are not well known. They are considered to be warm bed dogs. Dogs of this kind are smart,have a lot of emotions when they are compared to the African stray dogs. Their body structure are like those of the sight sounds. Their characters are almost the same as the foxhounds. Xoloitzcuintli dogs have lengthy chests that are broad and distinctly wide going downwards towards their elbows.Their larynx do slant at forty degrees off horizontally. Their stomachs are naturally brawny  and reasonably tucked upwards.

The outstanding feature of hairless variety is that they do not have any hair at all. Just a small amount of hair are permitted on the top of their heads, feet and near to the tip of their tails. There are no penalties for those who have no hair in those areas. Hair on other parts of their bodies are faults. These dogs have skins that are protective, unruffled, durable and firm. Having wrinkles on their heads are permissible. Loose wrinkles are not permitted and so are wrinkles on their skin. These are considered faults. Those of the coated variety are covered entirely. The preferred colors are dark ranging from black, gray black, slate, to red, liver or bronze. White spots and markings are allowed.

They are calm, happy and fully aware. These dogs are thoughtful, very comprehensive and are lively. Xoloitzcuintli dogs are admirable and they can be trusted. They are good watchdogs and are very suspicious of unfamiliar people.

Toy Xoloitzcuintli dogs will have heights 10 – 14 inches and will weigh 9 – 18 pounds. Miniature Xoloitzcuintli dogs will have heights of 14 – 18 inches and will weigh 13 to 22 pounds. Standard Xoloitzcuintli dogs will have heights of 18 – 23 inches and will weigh 20 - 31 pounds.

They are rather fast I their moving whether it is walking or running. It is done without any effort at all. During this time their heads and tails are raised high. When they increase their speed, these dogs are inclined to go to a single track. Their legs never deviate and this is why their travel in one line only.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Oxytocin In Both Humans and Dogs

By: Eduardo C. Gonzalez

Have you ever wondered why dogs are considered man's best friend?Well the answer lies in the hormone called oxytocin.. This is the hormone inside the human and dog brain that can make them bond with any member of the family. It's just what babies do with their mothers. Oxytocin is a hormone in the brain of a mother that stimulates and strengthens their attachment towards their babies. Babies, since they are humans also have oxytocin. The feeling between mother and baby is mutual. It is so true also for domesticated dogs. As you gaze into the eyes of your dogs, the hormone oxytocin strengthens the attachment between you and your dogs. The longer you look at them, there will be an increased level of this hormone that dog owners and dogs will release. You can stroke your dogs and oxytocin will be released

Japanese Scientists have made a successful study on this hormone that when both dog owners stare at their dogs, it actually leads to a bonding that is actually almost the same as a mother and her baby. This is why dog owners start to develop and experience the same feelings for their dogs and their family members. When staring at each other both human and dogs are releasing an extreme amount of oxytocin. This is the hormone that helps dog owners become closer to their dogs Female dogs are more receptive to high levels than males. It could be because of their sexual origin.  Oxytocin is a love hormone. When owners gaze at their dogs, they are telling them how much they love them. The dogs will reciprocate this feeling with their own level of oxytocin. This could be at par with their owners
Dogs do release oxytocin when they interact socially with humans or other animals. A research that was done in Arkansas showed that blood samples were extracted from a goat and dog. When the blood was mixed together, the dog's oxytocin spiked up 48 percent while the goat's oxytocin went up 210 percent. The researcher whose name is Paul Zak said said that the goat could have been in love with the dog. Domesticated dogs release these hormones when interacting with animals and humans.