CKC recognized the American Mastiff breed as purebreds in January of 2000. The Flying W Farms American Mastiff™ was developed over many years of selective breeding by Fredericka Wagner of Flying W Farms in Piketon, Ohio. The goal was to develop a dog that had the size, temperament, disposition, and appearance of a Mastiff, but with fewer health problems and a much dryer mouth than other mastiff breeds. This was accomplished by crossing the English Mastiff with the Anatolian Mastiff during the early development of the breed.Read More
It’s 2022! And with a new year comes new beginnings - and in some cases, responsibilities too. Did you get a new dog or plan on getting one soon? In this episode of Talkin' Dogs, we are going to go over three tips for having a new dog and getting through the first year with them.Read More
We’re officially in the midst of the winter months, and for many people, that means darker days and colder temperatures. It’s no surprise, then, that Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) impacts about 10 million Americans.Read More
The “winter blues” are a very real thing and can cause you to feel depressed, anxious, unmotivated, and fatigued. Unfortunately, your blues could be impacting your four-legged friend, too.
In the last comparison blog, we discussed the Alaskan Malamute versus the Siberian Husky. This time, we will consider the similarities and differences between the English Cocker Spaniel and the Irish Setter. Let’s take a look!Read More
High in the Pyrenees Mountains, where a natural border exists between France and Spain, humans have lived and raised livestock for thousands of years. During that time, large white dogs—such as the Great Pyrenees—were used to guard the livestock from thieves and natural predators, such as Pyrenean brown bears. It is believed that these dogs and other large mountain flock guardian breeds, such as the Akbash, Kuvasz, Komondor, and Maremma, descended from large Asian dogs that were originally used to guard the horses, sheep, and goats of nomads.Read More