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

Elizabeth Seely, entrenadora de Tucker

This beautiful story takes place on the Islands San Juan, 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.

The coasts of the Islands San Juan a dog named Tucker with a somewhat sad past as a tramp in the streets of Seattle has become an undisputed star in the Kingdom of the canines that contribute their wisdom and science help.
Tucker is today 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 tiny amounts. Spectacular.

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American Mastiff Panja
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American Mastiff Panja

American Mastiff Panja, raised initially to protect homes and properties.



American Mastiff Panja (Mastín Americano 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, comes from Panja Kennels, a hatchery situated in the city of Flint (Florida) He was one of the first to start a selective breeding with the goal of becoming defined race.

Unfortunately, many American Mastiff Panja they were used by drug traffickers and people linked to crime with the end to serve as watchdogs 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.

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American Mastiff
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American Mastiff

The American Mastiff It, generally, a quiet and wonderful dog with children.

American Mastiff (American Mastiff) is a breed dog trotting kind that was developed over many years of selective breeding by Fredericka Wagner of "Flying W Farms" (dedicated breeder of race), in Piketon, Ohio.

Photo: Orion Farms American Mastiffs

Dogs breeds: American Mastiff

American Mastiff
Estados Unidos Not recognized by the FCI

Mastín Americano

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



The American Mastiff "is a breed dog trotting kind 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 me I burned eyelashes looking for date exacta… and I have not given her).

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 did not lose as much saliva as other varieties of dog Mastiff, and that life expectancy was greater.

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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 unclear, 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 (outstanding feature of the race, 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. This discrepancy has triggered many 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, there is little evidence to support your claim because 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 HERE (American Canine Association) which he recorded the first champion Entitled 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 its size vary according to the Agency, but trying to reach an average consensus situaríamos males in weight ranging from 32 - 41 kg, and height the cross of 51 - 63 cm.. Females - slightly smaller, they weigh in 25 - 34 kg and measure of 45.7 - 55.9 cm in height to the cross.

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

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, care requirements are minimal mantle.

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 that 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 your muscles are long and powerful, This physical feature reminds us that so the dog can have optimal health you need to be exercised on a regular basis. They often enjoy long walks, run and play.

Their life expectancy is positioned 12 - 15 years.

Images “Ottos”

Videos “Ottos”

Dogs breeds: “Ottos”

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 (Spanish).

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

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

They come from the race Newfoundland What, It was a gift from the British offered to families who helped the victims of a shipwreck off the coast of Maryland, in 1807. These two pieces of Newfoundland, a male named "Sailor" and a female named "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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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. The "Coondogs" (or "raccoon dogs", as they tend to call them) they are highly valued in United States.

During 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 I could only focus on hunting animals hiding close to the ground, but they could not with those who were hiding in the cup of the trees, as raccoons, opossums, the Wildcats and even larger 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 managed a wide variety of dogs that might be able to track animals refugees at the cup of the trees. Above all, raccoons.

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

This was the case that this group of dogs were developed trying to highlight and increase your best features: an acute sense of smell, the ability of tracking, pursue tirelessly its prey regardless of human orders, both on the ground as when they were hiding in the trees Cup. Y, especially guard cornered prey until the Hunter arrived. In addition, they are excellent in the delivery of all types of dam, If adequate training.

The Coonhound breed, the history is you have been adding different lines of Hounds in order to improve their skills, as the tracking, and physical as the shape of their feet characteristics, some Coonhound have webbed toes to deal with the rivers and swamps, so common in their usual hunting territory.

The Coonhound may hunt individually or Pack. In general, the hunters do not pursue their prey with the hounds, Unlike the fox hunting organized who do. In this case, just waiting to hear the distinctive howl to determine if a raccoon or other animal, It has been cornered.

There are six individual breeds of Coonhound:

In the rural area of the Colbert County, Alabama ((UNITED STATES)UU.) "there is a so-called graveyard"Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard”, reserved specifically for the burial of raccoon dogs (Coonhound).

A group of American troops, He chose this place because it had been a very 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, with the passage of the tiempo…en the 2007 more than 185 dogs were buried there.

In order to have a headstone 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 resided the can must be authorized by the owner to see the deceased pet and declare the can as a genuine 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 (The day in United States), "for quite some time the"Tennessee Valley Coon Hunter ’ s Association"sponsor a meeting in the cemetery to offer homage to the opening of the same" (at the labour day on 1937). The celebration includes music, dance, Food and contests. They attend the event, often, local politicians.

"Work Day" or labor day, It is a federal holiday that is celebrated in United States 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 took place and the Knights of Labor decided to do so 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 day and which had led to the revolt of Haymarket, Chicago, three days later, the 4 may. President Grover Cleveland believed that the holiday of the 1 would be an opportunity for disorders. Therefore, fearing that it would reinforce the Socialist Movement, rapidly in 1887 He gave his support to the position of the Knights of work and the date for the day of work.

Since unlike most of the countries, United States celebrates the day of the work on a different date.


Treeing Walker Coonhound

Treeing Walker Coonhound

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

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

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