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  1. Can You Help A Ph.d Student?

    CRC fees are from 5K to 20000$ for membership. Doubt any individual dog breeder can afford that. Kennels more concentrating on their financial sustainability. and so on may be universities themselves can establish a fund where individual breeders can chip in for common research by order. Such us hip dysplasia in some breeds of dog. ?
  2. Can You Help A Ph.d Student?

    Steve, person who started the thread used word Dam. I believe that person doing her PHd mean all the respect to DOL community possible. I wish I can be in assistance as well as many others. Fact that PHd students asking for assistance here on the DOL forum must mean you have done something right within your 21 000 + messages. Think about that!
  3. Can You Help A Ph.d Student?

    O dear , I didn't realise that. It's Ok. Notice: Topic starter was looking for Dam not for bitches. No need to play rough. :) More studies needed that is for sure. Actually she was looking for bitches that were about to become Dams. Actualy she said Dam In our case security camera with the view on the web will be installed at Dams place for continues monitoring and I will be happy to share that if anyone interested in 1 year time.
  4. Anti-dog-fighting campaigner reveals what goes on inside underground dog-fighting rings 9 MONTHS AGO JULY 02, 2014 3:02PM Rottweilers have been used in an illegal dog fighting ring in NSW's Port Stephens region. MEMBERS receive a text message revealing the secret location half an hour before. They meet in bushland or on a beach, out of sight of passers-by, under cover of darkness, to place their bets. Then, they cheer as two dogs, specifically bred to fight, tear each other apart until one of them dies. This is the brutal reality of Australia's underground dog fighting rings. Evidence of these clandestine clubs usually evades police and animal welfare advocates, but a new, barbaric club has been exposed overnight. The Newcastle Herald reports that a highly organised dog-fighting ring is operating in the Hunter Valley, with up to 50 members attending and gambling thousands of dollars on matches every few months. Participants use generators to power lights and set up temporary fencing to create a fighting ring in remote bush locations around Oyster Cove, near Anna Bay. "Most of the time they will break it up with a whip or a big stick, but I have seen dogs fight to the death," an insider told the Herald. ''Big money changes hands and the dogs belong to the people who bring them." Perpetrators of the brutal blood sport of dog fighting are difficult to track down. Perpetrators of the brutal blood sport of dog fighting are difficult to track down. Source: ThinkStock But the Australian representative of the international Anti-DogFighting Campaign says this is not an isolated incident, and she knows of other hot spots for the illegal blood sport on the outskirts of Brisbane and Melbourne. The Queensland woman, who asked for her name not to be published, said some clubs were more vicious than others, and that they ranged from regulated matches that are treated like a sport to barbaric street brawls where the animals fight to the death. "There are the street fighters that will meet up at any random place, they will have the fight then walk off," she said. She described one fight that occurred in a coastal town north of Brisbane on Anzac Day last year where club members were told the location of the fight via text message 30 minutes before the event. They met on a beach where the dogs fought to the death, with the carcass of the losing animal thrown into the ocean. "They are very, very brutal," she said. On the other end of the spectrum are the more organised groups, whose members call themselves "gentlemen fighters". "The gentlemen fighters look after their dogs, as such. They're well-fed, kennelled, they always have water. When you can see there's a loser, the fight stops," the campaigner said. "They see it as a sport, as such — but I see no difference." Fighting dogs are bred specifically to be aggressive. Fighting dogs are bred specifically to be aggressive. Source: ThinkStock She said ring leaders used long, flat "break sticks" to pry open dogs' jaws, they trained the dogs on treadmills, and administered steroids to the animals to pump them up for fights. Owners also conduct their own surgery to patch up their injured fighters, to evade the suspicion of vets. American Staffordshire terriers are popular breeds to use in dog fights, as are agile pitbulls. "They're the most loving dogs. All they want to do is please," the campaigner said. The RSPCA website says there are "many" dog fighting rings across the country. "These (rings) are often associated with gambling activities and other illegal practices, such as drug dealing and firearms," the site states. "Dogs … are often specifically bred for fighting and are trained to be extremely aggressive towards other dogs." RSPCA Victoria told news.com.au that it had received reports of dog fighting in Melbourne. "Dog fighting is most often linked with organised crime and, as an underground activity, it is difficult to locate and investigate," inspectorate manager Allie Jalbert said. "As such, complaints to RSPCA Victoria regarding dog fighting have been minimal and investigations have not resulted in sufficient evidence to substantiate cruelty charges in recent years." Dog fighting is a problem world wide. Pictured here are two fighting dogs battling in Kyr Dog fighting is a problem world wide. Pictured here are two fighting dogs battling in Kyrgyzstan. Picture: AFP Source: AFP The Queenland anti-dog-fighting campaigner asked for anonymity in this story so she could continue to gather evidence against participants. She tracks their activities by befriending people on Facebook, and then shares what information she gathers with the RSPCA. She said she had passed on names of suspected dog fighters in the Hunter Valley previously. She also tracks dog fighters in the US. "My evidence has been responsible for a few busts," she said. A police spokesman said the Port Stephens Local Area Command, which looks after Oyster Cove, had not received any reports of dog fighting in the area, either formally or anecdotally. An RSCPA NSW spokesman for the area said he was not aware of any dog fighting, but said he would investigate the Oyster Cove report. "We hear the odd rumour but we've never been able to get any evidence," he said. He encouraged those who may have any details about it to inform the RSCPA through its website. Do you know more? Email [email protected]
  5. Can You Help A Ph.d Student?

    O dear , I didn't realise that. It's Ok. Notice: Topic starter was looking for Dam not for bitches. No need to play rough. :) More studies needed that is for sure.
  6. Can You Help A Ph.d Student?

    Dam and Sire is the words in pedigree world.
  7. Black Hawk Vs Royal Canin Dog Food

    When you having a large dogs cost of feeding is an issue. Keep in mind that Royal Canin dog food is an imported product, theoretically you as a consumer paying their related import(taxes, transportation, etc..,) fees. Manufacturing of BH dog food is local. if the product is simular why paying more to overseas business.? Of coz pros and conz to consider. The only problem with BH we have found is tiny food bits. Where RC is supplying decent size like chupa-chups :) for Large breeds specifically.
  8. Recently we switched from Royal Canin to Black Hawk. Manly because of the cost 15Kg of RC cost around 130AU. At the same time Black Hawk local brand cost 20Kg for around 100AU . Anyone having a same experience?
  9. Prayers Needed - He's Gone

    Condolences from East European Shepherds. a good lots of Husky in our breed.
  10. Mdba

    Any reviews on MDBA?
  11. Old Dogs

    Go0d On You Man! In our small town is only on proper German Shepherd with proper owner. The dog is about 8 years old and the owner is in his respectful ages. Every time i see them working along I stop my car and watch. Oh, boy, those two do step together with a great pride. And it is such a pleasure to watch. My answer to your question. Seen a old dog outside with an owner means a lots!
  12. Why Do Dogs Value Their Rewards So Highly?

    Treating a dog as a sub-class in training never paid off in my case. Think about your dog as your mate and they sense that and they do best they could to prove that. Too easy to scare the dog and very hard to become an authority.
  13. Videos Of Training

    1.5 months old EES on training. It is possible! :)
  14. How Many Dogs Do You Have?

    Hard to have more than 2 . Council restrictions, neighbours, etc..
  15. Videos Of Training

    Is anyone knows how to add youtube videos ? :) Got Ok from the owner to publish it here so no one have to leave the site to watch it. But struggle to add the videos tag is not working. Direct youtube links are