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With its wonderful smell a dog named Tucker helps save the whales

Elizabeth Seely, entrenadora de Tucker

This beautiful story is set in the San Juan Islands, an archipelago of coastal islands located on the North-West coast of the United States, in the State of Washington. The archipelago consists of eleven Islands: Orcas with 148 km², San Juan with 142,59 km², Lopez with 77,2 km², Lummi with 23,97 km², Guemes with 21,58 km², Shaw with 19,95 km², Blakely with 16,85 km², Cypress with 16,12 km², Waldron with 11,9 km², Decatur with 9,12 km², Stuart with 7,46 km².

Off the coast of the San Juan Islands, a dog named Tucker with a somewhat sad past as a vagabond on the streets of Seattle has become an undisputed star in the kingdom of canines who contribute their wisdom and help science.
Today Tucker is the only dog ​​in the world that works with marine biologists, able to find and follow the traces of excrement orca to open sea. It is able to follow the trail of the stool up to a mile away, and in small quantities. Spectacular.

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American Mastiff Panja
Estados Unidos Not recognized by the FCI

The race American Mastiff Panja, was initially bred to protect homes and properties.

American Mastiff Panja



The American Mastiff Panja It is a breed of dog developed in United States, raised initially to protect the homes and properties of the people.

The term "panja”, by which it is usually known this race, proceeds of Panja Kennels, a hatchery situated in the city of Flint (Florida) who was one of the first to initiate selective breeding with the aim of turning it into a defined breed.

Unfortunately, many American Mastiff Panja They were used by drug traffickers and people linked to crime in order to serve as guard dogs of their properties and that environment and the training techniques used (very hard) they have led to this race to develop an instinct of guard very exacerbated.

Its origin is due to a cross between several races between them found dogs as the Pit Bull and Rottweiler.

Since they have been recognized by the DRA (Dog Registry of America), people in general have started to look at these dogs with other eyes, and fortunately not already belong, exclusively, to the world of drug trafficking… they have been able to get away from their (forced) dark past. They are currently used as companion pets..

Panja bandog, Rock bandog, drug dealer bandog, Detroit rock dog, American mastiff panja, Panja, rockweiler, pitweiler : all these names refer to the same type of bandog, product of miscegenation between American Pitbull Terrier and Rottweiler, that it arose in the city of Detroit ago 30 years.

American Mastiff Panja

Recognized by: BBC, DRA
Group: Work

Physical characteristics

The American Mastiff Panja is a working dog with an athletic and muscular body. Broad chest and extremities well muscular, straight lines, for strong bones, with the slightly angled hocks. They have small eyes, almendrados expression alert and curious. They have a broad head and short ears.

Like his compatriot the American Mastiff, the American Mastiff Panja differs from other Mastiff breed dogs in that its belfos not protrude, and they not drool-worthy.

The layer of hair is short, flat and shiny, It can be of different colors. The tail is usually cut to 1/3 its natural length. The height to the cross goes of 55,88 cm to 66,04 cm.. Y, the weight of 36 kg to 45 kg. The life expectancy of these dogs is of 10 to 12 years.

Character and skills

The American Mastiff Panja It is a dog with a relaxed attitude and calm temperament. Son excellent pets and protectors of their family nucleus. In the United States most of the American Mastiff Panja they are great with young children. The natural instinct of the race is to protect, they believe that it is his duty to protect everything and everyone in your home.

They are dogs intelligent and obedient, obedience training is recommended to prevent the onset of boredom and collation destructive behaviors, as chewing. It is a guard dog by nature, so it will always be ready to alert their owners of any suspicious activity. They are wayward, they have a dominant personality, but they are also very kind and loyal companions.

The American Mastiff Panja is in general, a very healthy dog, he does not have any important health problems to highlight, but like other many breeds of dogs, It is possible that some copies are in one higher risk of developing Hip Dysplasia.

The American Mastiff Panja you can live peacefully in a small house or apartment if you exercise it properly. They are calm and very homemade dogs with propensity to be lazy, so it is important that their owners motivate them and take them out for long walks. It adapts well to all climates and can tolerate varying weather conditions. It will be happier with a small courtyard where can lie in the Sun and do not forget that the daily walks are ideal for this athletic breed.

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Alternative names:

    1. American Mastiff Panja (English).
    2. American Mastiff Panja (French).
    3. American Mastiff Panja (German).
    4. American Mastiff Panja (Portuguese).
    5. "Mastín Americano Panja" (español).

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American Mastiff
Estados Unidos Not recognized by the FCI

The American Mastiff He was raised to be a family dog, his character and temperament attest to this...

Mastín Americano



The American Mastiff It is a molossoid-type dog breed that was developed over many years of selective breeding by Fredericka Wagner of “Flying W Farms” (Kennel dedicated to the race), in Piketon, Ohio, ago 20 or 25 years (the truth is that I've burned the tabs looking for the exact date... and I haven't found it).

The objective was to develop a dog that had the size, temperament, the provision, and the appearance of the Mastiff breed, but with fewer health problems and not losing as much saliva as the other varieties of Mastiff dog, and that life expectancy was greater.

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Estados Unidos Not recognized by the FCI

Bulldog Alapaha de sangre azul

Despite its similarity, not to be confused with the American bulldog


history “Ottos”

Also Known As Otto Bulldog It is a breed of dog of American origin, considered rare due to the few existing copies. According to available information, They have been developed in the area Alapaha River in the southern region Georgia. They are renowned for their great sense of obedience, their agility and your protective character.

This was developed by crossing Old English Bulldog white (known as, White English Bulldogs), a Catahoula Bulldog and a reduced number of copies of Colby Pit Bull Terrier. The origins of the breed remain fuzzy, and this has caused much confusion…

While at first glance it is a Bulldog type. It is a stronger dog and a well-developed musculature (remarkable characteristic of the breed, compared to other varieties Bulldog).

Despite its similarity, not to be confused with American bulldog. This similarity resulted in actions pre-register many Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog They were included in the ancestry of American bulldog.


While Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Association It has declared that it was founded in 1979, the earliest evidence of the existence of this club record dates of 1989 in California. That discrepancy has triggered multiple discussions.

The race was in danger of extinction until a small group of Southern, in 1979, in an attempt to rescue the Bulldog de Old Tymey Plantation del Sur, He founded the ABBA (Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Association), giving the aforementioned name and dedicated to the preservation of this unique type of dog.

Claims made by the Mrs. Lana Lane, nurturer and follower of the race, they dealt with the existence of records. However, little evidence exists to support his claim because in family lines described in the World Atlas of Dog Breeds as the founders of the breed.

The current records of this breed They include the following organisms:

The ACA (American Canine Association) who registered the first champion Under the title of Alapaha. ABBA (Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog Association), CCR (National Kennel Club), (ABBBR) Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog registry, CKC (Continental Kennel Club), WWKC (World Wide Kennel Club), UWABC (Kingdom of work Alapaha Bulldog Club & Registration), UCA (United Canine Association), and IOEBA (International Olde English Bulldogge Association), among them there is great variation in the type and standard.

Physical characteristics

Descriptions of their size vary greatly depending on the organism., but trying to reach an average consensus we would place the males in a weight ranging from 32 to 41 kg, and height the cross of 51 to 63 cm.. Females - slightly smaller, they weigh in 25 to 34 kg and measure of 45.7 to 55.9 cm in height to the cross.

The ears and tail They are left natural, without any cutout.

Their colors They are varied, preferably, You must have at least the 50% white body with spots. They can be, predominantly, solid color with white, or dry white. Patches or markings are generally color merle, striped, blue, black, chocolate, red, beige, or tricolor. Currently the most common are the tricolor mantle (both white, Merle, red, as well as beige, Merle, chocolate).

The eye color can vary from Brown to blue, and they usually see with one eye of each color copies or a finger eye colors.

Its pelage is short, hard and bright by nature, which is why, coat care requirements are minimal.

Character and skills

Coachable, obedient and responsible, with impressive capabilities as guardian Family and property. They have a strong instinct for protection and it's love at home.

Puppy must be socialized and trained using humane methods, since cruelty could stimulate the aggressiveness of the animal. Intelligent and quick learning, with assertive methods.

very energetic and athletic breed. Even so, They can be adapted perfectly to life in an apartment if sufficiently exercised and daily. While within the home displays inactive, quiet, It will be more happy with - at least- a medium size yard.

They were formerly used to work with livestock, especially in the capture of errant pigs. For that reason his muscles are long and powerful, this physical characteristic reminds us that for the dog to have optimal health it needs to be exercised regularly. They often enjoy long walks, run and play.

His life expectancy is from 12 to 15 years.

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Type and recognitions:

  • Race is not recognized by the FCI

Alternative names

    1. Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, Otto Bulldog (English).
    2. Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog (French).
    3. Buldogue Alapaha de sangue azul, Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog (Portuguese).
    4. Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog (German).
    5. Bulldog Alapaha de sangre azul, Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog (español).

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USA FCI 263 . Retrievers

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

The Chesapeake (or Chesapeake Bay Retriever) It is a breed of dog that originated in the Bahía de Chesapeake, shores of Maryland in the East of United States.

They come from the race Newfoundland What, fue un regalo de los ingleses ofrecido a las familias que ayudaron a las víctimas de un naufragio en las costas de Maryland, in 1807. These two pieces of Newfoundland, un macho llamado “Sailor” y una hembra llamada “Canton”, they were rescued from the ship that sank in Maryland in 1807 and they are the parents of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever breed.

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Estados Unidos Coonhound types

Coonhound (the English: coon = raccoon; Hound = hound or hunting dog) It is a breed of dog of American origin which, It consists of a group of six different types of hounds. Los “Coondogs” (or “raccoon dogs”, as they tend to call them) they are highly valued in United States.



in the colonial period, several hunting dogs were imported because of the popular sport of the moment, fox hunting. Various breeds of hunting dogs were imported from England, Ireland and France, and the particular mix of these different races form the initial genetic composition of dogs which became known later, as dogs Virginia.

At the time the existing hunting dogs, were considered inadequate or rather incomplete, because he could only dedicate himself to hunting animals that hid close to the ground, but they could not with those who hid in the treetops, as raccoons, the opossums, wildcats and even bigger prey, as Cougars and bears.

the dogs were confused, They despistaban and in turn were unable to keep track of the dam, years. At that time, to take refuge in trees escaping. It was for that reason that cross mediantes, they got a wide variety of dogs that might be able to follow the trail of animals sheltering in the treetops. Above all, raccoons.

The race name derives from its original use in the hunt for raccoons.

It was thus that this group of dogs were developed trying to highlight and increase their best characteristics.: an acute sense of smell, the ability of tracking, pursue tirelessly its prey regardless of human orders, both on the ground and when they hid in the treetops. Y, especially guard cornered prey until the Hunter arrived. It also, they are excellent in the delivery of all types of dam, If adequate training.

Physical characteristics

To race Coonhound, Throughout history, different lines of hounds have been added in order to improve their capabilities., as the tracking, and physical characteristics such as the shape of their feet, some Coonhounds have webbed toes for tackling rivers and swamps, so common in its habitual hunting territory.

There are six individual breeds of Coonhound:

Character and skills

The Coonhound They can hunt individually or in packs.. In general, the hunters do not pursue their prey with the hounds, unlike organized fox hunting which do. In this case, they simply wait to hear the distinctive howl to determine if a raccoon or some other animal, It has been cornered.


In the rural area of the Colbert County, Alabama ((UNITED STATES)UU.) there is a cemetery calledKey Underwood Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard”, reserved specifically for the burial of raccoon dogs (Coonhound).

A group of American troops, he chose that spot because it had been a popular hunting camp and the 4 in September of 1937 they buried a Coonhound (raccoon dog), property of the troop. Thus the cemetery was opened in memory of these precious hounds. He became an emblematic place, over time...in the 2007 more than 185 dogs were buried there.

To be able to have a tombstone there, a corner in the cemetery, Dogs must meet three requirements:

  • The owner has to prove (by primer and pedigree) its mascot is a dog authentic Coonhound.
  • A witness must declare that the deceased is a Coonhound.
  • A member of the "Coonhunter Organization" of the place where the dog resided must be authorized by the owner to see the deceased pet and declare the dog as a true Coonhound.

The cemetery has the same format as a graveyard of human, there you will see tombstones of all kinds and details. Each 4 September (Labor Day in the United States), for quite some time theTennessee Valley Coon Hunter’s Association” sponsors a gathering at the cemetery to pay homage to the inauguration of the same (on Labor Day in 1937). The celebration includes music, dance, Food and contests. They attend the event, often, local politicians.

"Labor Day" or Labor Day, is a federal holiday observed in the United States on the first Monday in September. It has its origin in a parade held the 5 in September of 1882 in New York organized by the Nobles of the order of the Knights of labour (Knights of Labor). Inspired by a similar annual event held in Toronto (Canada). In 1884 another parade was held and the Knights of Labor they decided to do it annually.

Other organizations, mostly the affiliated with the first international, they preferred the 1 may, date that recalls the beginning in 1886 of a strike demanding the eight-hour work day and that had led to the Haymarket Riot in Chicago, three days later, the 4 may. President Grover Cleveland believed that the holiday of the 1 May would be an opportunity for disorder. So, fearing that it would reinforce the Socialist Movement, rapidly in 1887 supported the position of the Knights of Labor and its date for Labor Day.

Since then, unlike most countries, The United States celebrates Labor Day on a different date.

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Treeing Walker Coonhound
Estados Unidos Not recognized by the FCI

Treeing Walker Coonhound



The Treeing Walker Coonhound, It is a breed of dog American descendant of the English Foxhound What, was first recognized as a separate caste from the varieties of Coonhound in the year 1945.

The race began when a stolen dog of unknown origin, nicknamed “Tennessee Lead “, He crossed with the dog of Mr Thomas Walker in the 19th century, responsible for importing the Foxhound English to Virginia in 1742.

Physical characteristics

The Treeing Walker Coonhound, they are extremely fast dogs, agile and tireless in the search for traces. They are very vocal, they have a special bark that allows their owners to easily identify their dogs at great distances.

The Treeing Walker Coonhound has a powerful and agile body. The height of the males is of 56 to 69 cm and the females of 50 to 64 cm., they weigh between 45 and 50 kg. The ears are large compared to the head. The upper lip hangs below the lower jaw.. The Forelegs are long, straight and thin. The layer of hair is smooth and glossy and colors can occur in different combinations of cinnamon and white, black and white. Then, It may be bicolor or tricolor (the tricolour is the color preferred by breeders).

To come in color white and cinnamon, It should never be called “red”, to distinguish them from the Redbone Coonhound.

Character and skills

While it is very affectionate with people, the right thing for a dog of this kind is to have a life open-air, with full freedom of action, as he suffers much still locked.

Although generally not considered suitable to live in apartments, the Treeing Walker Coonhound, It can accommodate home life, where are them many opportunities to exercise outdoors.

In general, they are very obedient (If they are well trained) but the moment an attractive smell crosses them... it's like a Beagle or Basset Hound, they do not already recognize borders. It is essential to a dog of this breed, have serious training to include part of it in an open area, without cars or other potential dangers. This strong instinct of monitoring, is that has made them popular as hunting dogs, We must not forget its nature.

They can be very skilled to capture small rodents such as squirrels, roof rats, possums and skunks. As well, of course, as the main characteristic of the Coonhound, in general, He is known for its ability to draw prey hiding in a tree like raccoons, Wildcats, cougars and bears...

Usually, they are easy to train, excellent and healthy pets if they are well ejercitados. Education must be constant, because the Treeing Walker Coonhound they are extremely intelligent and will make the most of gaps in the training regimen. In various prove who made scholars of race, tested surprised how these dogs have been able to use objects as levers or tools and, in other cases they have changed the environment to perform a task (for example, move a piece of furniture to ride roughshod over a door).

They are very intelligent and independent, If they get bored or even for pure entertainment will try to steal items from the home that they are attractive, and they will hide them somewhere, It will be normal to find treasures hidden for any corner of the House.

He makes a splendid companion dog for an owner willing to give him proper exercise.. Because this breed requires intense exercise to match its energy level, the Treeing Walker Coonhound they can't settle for simple walks in the neighborhood, need to run freely.

most dogs Walker are able to jump the fences of 1,8 m, so a security system suitable to our yard will be necessary.

The Treeing Walker Coonhound, It is very sweet and loves to be with children, but due to his inexhaustible energy sometimes, They can be a bit rough..., because a proper education is needed, to learn to control your body. It is a balanced dog is good with other dogs that can live in the House.

Once attached to the home, it will be very difficult to get our beautiful Treeing Walker Coonhound, out of our beds, the sofa or beside the fireplace. They love to sleep in after a long day, and they are the best companions to watch television.

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Redbone Coonhound
Estados Unidos Not recognized by the FCI

Redbone Coonhound

The Redbone Coonhound It is commonly used for hunting bears, raccoons and pumas.



Redbone Coonhound It is a breed of dog of American origin which, Since its inception it has been used for hunting of bears, raccoons, and even, Pumas. Its physical characteristics and agility allow the Redbone Coonhound to hunt in swamps., in mountains and some tend to be used as water dogs (bailiffs).

According to the norm of American Kennel Club: “The Redbone Coonhound is a balanced blend of beauty and temperament, with a notorious air security and great talents for hunting”. This beautiful race won his first record in the American Kennel Club in the 1904.

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