Barkless Dog

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The Basenji is the only barkless dog in the world. It is is a strange dog that does not bark but makes a yodel noise. It is capable of howling and growling depending on it’s mood. It makes a peculiar crowing sound when happy. 

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anonymous said:

i want a wolf dog, what breed?

Do you mean a wolf dog hybrid? If so, I would not reccommend wolf dog hybrids and want to ask you to read here why.

If you mean a pure dog breed that has the appearance of a wolf: Utonagan, Tamaskan, Saarloos wolfdog, or Alaskan Malamute. Note that most of these dogs are really a hand full and don’t make a good dog for a first time dog owner.

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Do you know anything about the Canadian Eskimo Dog? There is a post going around tumblr about them with polar bears (which I’ve seen before separately) but it’s calling them a completely separate SPECIES, canis familiaris borealis, and says that they are endangered. Apparently there’s even a documentary about them. It just… Sounds weird to me, like its incorrect? Are they a different species? And they are trying to rebuild the breed from a small closed off genepool or something, no outcrossing

I would hope the use of c. f. borealis is just a marketing gimmick (however misleading it may be, it’s a hook that will definitely snag them some fanciers). All dogs are canis lupus familiaris, full stop.

Fugly fact: The Japanese Chin was first described as a new species rather than a dog because of its extreme deformity. It has no face! It’s lost its teeth in its subsistence on pre-mashed chow! (The lack of teeth was a result of its lack of space in its face…)

  Chihuahuas are frequently claimed to be Fennec Fox hybrids. Chow chows are often believed to be derived from bears. As has recently been learned, Klee Kai are arctic fox hybrids.

  People like to think of ways to set their breed apart from others, explain why it is so different and unique. What better way to prove their specialness than being a separate species?

  The CID has a relatively generous founding population prior to establishment as an officially purebred dog, compared to many other breeds - while that doesn’t account for prior bottlenecks, it’s not doomed so far.

  Apparently Greenland Dogs were considered to be essentially identical to Inuit Dogs, but concerns over the purity of Greenland Dogs prevented them from being considered true representatives of the Inuit Dog type. It’s worth noting that Greenland Dogs were also once called Inuit or Eskimo dogs, and despite genetic drift due to isolation, the two are more genetically different within their populations than between them. The Greenland Dog contains many times the number of dogs in the Canadian Inuit Dog population and much more genetic diversity.

  Preserving cultural heritage is important for human reasons, but a dog is a dog is a dog, especially when it’s the same dog by any quantifiable means. Preserving and exacerbating the dog’s genetic isolation for human reasons goes against the dog itself, and against the traditional way of dog-keeping that produced the dog in the first place.

CAN YOU GUYS PLEASE HELP ME SIGNAL BOOST THIS THE WA GOVERNMENT CURRENTLY HAS A BILL PROPOSED AGAINST SUPPOSEDLY DANGEROUS DOG BREEDS AND HAVE KINDLY FORGOTTEN TO MENTION FINER DETAILS OF THE BILL.
Judge the deed, not the breed.
We need better owner education and socialisation of dogs. Also preventing certain people from certain demographics who would only use said dogs for dog fights or security purposes which their aggression is promoted. We also need child education on how to approach and respect dogs.

The new bill does none of this. Please help spread the word, like said page on fb, ask them for a petition, join us at the rally 16th July.

Please.

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Hairless Gene vs. Alopecia

   Black follicular dysplasia, as seen above (see captions) and here, affects only black pigmented hairs. The crestie hair pattern is concentrated around the extremities (feet, tail, head) and spine and may have black hair. A crestie mix might have short or wiry hair, but usually it’s long (if unclipped) and smooth.

   Forms of alopecia not restricted by pigment (such as that resulting from thyroid issues) can leave hair growing in roughly the same pattern, but the hairless gene also affects dentition. Hairless dogs tend to have pretty haywire dentition - often they are missing premolars, may have retained some of their baby teeth, and have forward-pointing canines and incisors.

Above: a normal small dog’s skull compared to a hairless dog’s skull - note the forward-pointing teeth, missing premolars, and jagged bite.

   You can sometimes find hairy/powderpuff cresties listed under fluffy toy and terrier breed names - powderpuffs will have normal teeth, “hairy” hairless dogs will have typical hairless teeth.

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