weaselwoman

southernsnowdogs:

tailovecna:

twobigears:

tailovecna:

twobigears:

tailovecna:

southernsnowdogs:

Ch. Hausmekon’s Flag of Honor— Codie
Seriously the best black show GSD I’ve ever seen. Had to share

He’s very pretty. Maybe it’s just me but has anyone else noticed the tendency towards black show line males looking extremely feminine?

Also I understand why it’s done but I wish people would stop over stretching stacked GSDs…

Can’t say I’ve noticed that trend, but that’s just because I’ve seen so few black ASLs as it is. This dog does have a rather feminine head though.

They really are somwhat uncommon aren’t they? I’ve seen more of them in Canadian shows but they’re still not the norm. Shame because they certainly are lovely (not that I’m biased…) but from what I understand they generally do pretty poorly in the show circuit.

It is a shame they’re not more common, but I’m also biased. :P One thing I don’t understand about conformation shows is how little variation there is in coat patterns. You would think all the accepted colors would have equal chance of being represented and/or winning, but there is obviously bias. Saddle pattern in ASL, black & red in WGSL, etc. To me it’s sad.

Agreed but unfortunately until judges stop being biased towards specific coat patterns, nothing is going to change. I can’t really recall seeing sables doing well outside of SV shows to be honest but I also don’t really follow showdogs much. I personally think black GSDs, dark bicolors, and black sables are hands down the most striking dogs though, there’s just something about dark colored GSDs that really does it for me. If I could pick the pattern for my next GSD it’d definitely be a super dark bicolor (tan socks and butt patch) with eyebrow spots :3 Those tarheels and eyebrow spots are just too adorable.

I’ve seen a few wins from black and tans, and other colors, but yea the most common is definitely the saddles. I actually heard a funny story from someone who showed their sable and the judge actually asked them what breed it was because they didn’t recognize that coat pattern? Freaking hilarious. 
The thing is, if it’s not a GSD breed specific judge, they tend to miss some things. They basically only study a few dogs, and got and judge a show. Kind of sad, but true. Worst judging ive seen is of a girl who actually got a point on her siberian bitch that had a shiba inu curly freaking tail, blue eyes, gangly legs, and ears so far apart it’s like it was trying to pick up satellite signals. So so disappointing. 

Apart from the legs that’s one beautiful GSD

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bibliotecha-secreta:

Domovoi

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The Domovoi is a masculine household spirit.

In appearance, the Domovoi is typically:

  • Small.
  • Bearded.
  • Covered in hair all over.

According to some traditions, domovye take on the appearance of current or former owners of the house and have a grey…

weaselwoman
weaselwoman:

bigcatawareness:

theclockstopsticking:

bigcatawareness:

letswander-together:

I’ve always wanted to go do this: meditating with Tiger Cubs at Tiger Temple in Thailand .

Why? Literally of what benefit is this to anyone except the selfish desires of a tourist to have a cool story or photo? This is not beneficial to tigers. Tiger Temple is a cruel, despicable place that treats apex predators like commodities. That gives substandard care for a profit and does absolutely NOTHING for tigers as a whole. It’s not a sanctuary, it’s not a rescue, it’s a for profit tourist trap and it should not be on ANY reasonable person’s bucket list.

I just want to pet a tiger cub with my chances of getting mauled at a 0.  Plus if some people find peace by connecting with animals then let them, as long as the animals are properly cared for, not beaten or abused, or starved or treated unfairly or in any danger. plus what are tigers supposed to get? A check? I thought the tigers would get a new friend and snuggle partner. 

Did you even read what I wrote?  They aren’t treated well.  They are hit, they are kept in poor cages, they are chained to the ground, they are overbred, they are fed a terrible diet.  Tigers do not need friends or snuggle partners.  They need proper care and to be able to live under the most natural conditions possible in captivity.  They need to be respected at a distance, not interacting with people directly in a way that endangers them and us.  That’s what they are supposed to get.
These people are finding “peace” at the expense of animals.  So no, I won’t “let them” free of criticism.  
Also, in no universe can you pet a conscious tiger without the risk of getting mauled.  Js.

Goodness, not ALL animals have to be touched by people. Can’t we just watch them in their natural habitats and get peace from that? 

weaselwoman:

bigcatawareness:

theclockstopsticking:

bigcatawareness:

letswander-together:

I’ve always wanted to go do this: meditating with Tiger Cubs at Tiger Temple in Thailand .

Why? Literally of what benefit is this to anyone except the selfish desires of a tourist to have a cool story or photo? This is not beneficial to tigers. Tiger Temple is a cruel, despicable place that treats apex predators like commodities. That gives substandard care for a profit and does absolutely NOTHING for tigers as a whole. It’s not a sanctuary, it’s not a rescue, it’s a for profit tourist trap and it should not be on ANY reasonable person’s bucket list.

I just want to pet a tiger cub with my chances of getting mauled at a 0.  Plus if some people find peace by connecting with animals then let them, as long as the animals are properly cared for, not beaten or abused, or starved or treated unfairly or in any danger. plus what are tigers supposed to get? A check? I thought the tigers would get a new friend and snuggle partner. 

Did you even read what I wrote?  They aren’t treated well.  They are hit, they are kept in poor cages, they are chained to the ground, they are overbred, they are fed a terrible diet.  Tigers do not need friends or snuggle partners.  They need proper care and to be able to live under the most natural conditions possible in captivity.  They need to be respected at a distance, not interacting with people directly in a way that endangers them and us.  That’s what they are supposed to get.

These people are finding “peace” at the expense of animals.  So no, I won’t “let them” free of criticism.  

Also, in no universe can you pet a conscious tiger without the risk of getting mauled.  Js.

Goodness, not ALL animals have to be touched by people. Can’t we just watch them in their natural habitats and get peace from that? 

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angerinyourbones:

Dog aggression is a genetic trait that often shows up in bully breeds.

Always assume your bully breed may end up dog aggressive - especially if your dog is under three.

Do not screech at experienced bully breed owners who chew you out for bringing your adolescent pit…

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canidcompendium:

Short-eared dog? Uncovering the secrets of one of the Amazon’s most mysterious mammals
by Jeremy Hance 
Fifteen years ago, scientists knew next to nothing about one of the Amazon’s most mysterious residents: the short-eared dog (Atelocynus microtis). Although the species was first described in 1883 and is considered the sole representative of the Atelocynus genus, biologists spent over a century largely in the dark about an animal that seemed almost a myth. But all this changed when veterinarian and researcher, Renata Leite Pitman, embarked on a long-term study of these enigmatic carnivores, even having the good fortune of being guided by a semi-wild short-eared dog named Oso. "My first thought when I heard about this ghost-like animal was that people must have been mistaking it for a similar-looking species, like a tayra or a jaguarundi," Leite Pitman told mongabay.com. "So I looked into the literature on the short-eared dog and found it was full of contradictions. One book had it occurring in this region, the other didn’t. One said the species was diurnal, and the other nocturnal. This mismatching information made me very curious," In fact, here was a good-sized mammal—a carnivore nonetheless—that was totally unheard of outside the Amazon and even little-known by locals there. 
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canidcompendium:

Short-eared dog? Uncovering the secrets of one of the Amazon’s most mysterious mammals

by Jeremy Hance 

Fifteen years ago, scientists knew next to nothing about one of the Amazon’s most mysterious residents: the short-eared dog (Atelocynus microtis). Although the species was first described in 1883 and is considered the sole representative of the Atelocynus genus, biologists spent over a century largely in the dark about an animal that seemed almost a myth. But all this changed when veterinarian and researcher, Renata Leite Pitman, embarked on a long-term study of these enigmatic carnivores, even having the good fortune of being guided by a semi-wild short-eared dog named Oso. 

"My first thought when I heard about this ghost-like animal was that people must have been mistaking it for a similar-looking species, like a tayra or a jaguarundi," Leite Pitman told mongabay.com. "So I looked into the literature on the short-eared dog and found it was full of contradictions. One book had it occurring in this region, the other didn’t. One said the species was diurnal, and the other nocturnal. This mismatching information made me very curious," 

In fact, here was a good-sized mammal—a carnivore nonetheless—that was totally unheard of outside the Amazon and even little-known by locals there. 

Read more