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no wonder my dog does this 😢 I just thought he was an asshole

While this is one possible explanation for the breed name “Boxer,” it is widely considered the least probable etymology for the breed’s title.

It has been claimed that the name “Boxer” was jokingly applied by an English traveler who noted a tendency of the dog to use its paws in fighting. This seems improbable. Any such action would likely result in a badly bitten if not broken leg. On the other hand, a German breeder of forty years’ experience states positively that the Boxer does not use his feet, except to try and extinguish a small flame such as a burning match. But a Boxer does box with his head. He will hit (not bite) a cat with his muzzle hard enough to knock it out and he will box a ball with his nose. Or perhaps, since the German dictionary translates ‘boxer’ as ‘prize-fighter’ the name was bestowed in appreciation of the fighting qualities of the breed rather than its technique.

-"The Complete Boxer" by Milo G. Denlinger

It’s more likely that the name stems from a corruption of the names of similar breeds, such as “Boxl” or “Bierboxer” which were also bred in Germany at the time, although no one is completely certain and numerous theories exist.

In any case, even if the name did refer to the breed’s proclivity for using its front paws to “box” others, it was certainly not out of affection; Boxers were originally hunters and fighters.

I love seeing cats safely supervised outdoors :)

I love seeing cats safely supervised outdoors :)

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meatydudes:

REMINDER: When your cat has never been on raw food do not give up on the raw food because your cat walks away from it.

dancingcoyote:

talking about raw feeding kalma

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How in the world would a small cat need 1lb of meat a day?! They’re supposed to get 2-4% of they’re body weight.. Which for a small cat ( around 8lbs) that’s only 4oz a day for 3% daily! You’re super overestimating how much it’ll cost you. You’re estimate of 1lb a day is 4 times as much as you need. And if you estimate 100$ a month, you’d probably only actually be spending 25$ a month. Hope this helps! Good luck with feeding pmr!

grapeyguts:

Every living creature is “fine” until outward signs of a disease process are exhibited. That may sound like a very obvious and basic statement but if you think about it……

Every cat with a blocked urinary tract was “fine” until they started to strain to urinate and either died from a ruptured bladder or had to be rushed to the hospital for emergency catheterization.

Every cat on the Feline Diabetes Message Board was “fine” until their owners started to recognize the signs of diabetes.

Every cat with an inflamed bladder (cystitis) was “fine” until they ended up in pain, passing blood in their urine, and missing their litter box.

Every cat was “fine” until the feeding of species-inappropriate, hyperallergenic ingredients caught up with him and he started to show signs of food intolerance/IBD (inflammatory bowel disease).

Every cat was “fine” until that kidney or bladder stone got big enough to cause clinical signs.

Every cancer patient was “fine” until their tumor grew large enough or spread far enough so that clinical signs were observed by the patient.

- from “catinfo.org”, on dry kibble diets.

raw-fed-pets:

I recently made a youtube channel where I will be uploading the occasional short Prey Model Raw video. This video is about the benefits, types and safety of bones for dogs. It is probably common knowledge to many of you by now, but thought maybe it would be useful for those new to raw or just anyone wanting to feed raw bones to their dog.

africandogontheprairie:

Your choice affects your dog’s choice — a lesson I’m reminded of everyday. (Image credit goes to Lili Chin.)

Way back this winter, when Chalo started having growly reactions toward other dogs, I made the mistake of correcting him for it. Traditional wisdom and all the training books I’d read as a kid in the ’90s told me firm discipline was necessary, so I spoke sternly and used physical corrections with a choke collar. Surprise: in just 48 hours, it became so much worse. A little growliness turned into full-on explosions of snarling and lunging and raised hackles and high emotions. The changes were happening so quickly it frightened me. This was not a dog I recognized. So I backtracked, devoured every bit of reactivity literature I could find on the internet, and soon wondered if, in Chalo’s mind, the situation looked very different. To him, it seemed to be, “Every time we see a dog, my person gets worried and bad things happen. She becomes a person I do not recognize. I need to growl more to make that dog go away, and to keep bad things from happening.” My whole perspective on the issue changed — or at least, made me more receptive to alternatives, out of desperation and concern that I was singlehandedly ruining my dog.

The next day I approached it differently, with a soft, open, patient mindset and a bag full of cheese. And in one session, Chalo was sitting quietly and sweetly, twenty feet away from the golden retriever who previously sent him into a growling frenzy.

In one week, he was walking past yards of snarling, lunging, barking, frustrated dogs with the same sweet, quiet, expectant look on his face.

Today, Chalo hasn’t growled at another dog in months.

I definitely don’t propose that there is any one-size-fits-all training method for every dog, and everything I don’t know about dogs could fill several rooms several times over. But Chalo teaches me so much, all the time: how to be a better teacher, how to approach problems creatively, how to be patient, how to motivate. So many canine behavior problems are misunderstandings, rooted partly in a failure of human imagination and empathy. And that is fixable. That can change. Chalo continues to show me what I need to give more of, not just in dog training but in life in general — reflection on my own actions, and consideration for how we all can be shaped, battered, or buoyed by the world around us. Dogs can make us better, and this dog is making me better. 

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psyched-over-sykes:

CORGI HUSKY MIXED. THEY STAY THAT LITTLE IM DYINGGGG

I want one.

H’ooooh my goodness. HASHTAGTHISGUY

I need one of these guys following me around in a little leather jacket.

This is /not/ a corgi-husky. Nor is it an adult dog. It’s an Alaskan Klee Kai puppy… (I’m 89% sure, I’m on mobile so I can’t reverse image search)

miss-love:

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chickdeney:


#I love how much this guy loves cats

I LOVE JACKSON GALAXY


Jackson Galaxy is my soulmate

seriously tho he is important

He is the literal best. miss-love:

becktasm:

chickdeney:


#I love how much this guy loves cats

I LOVE JACKSON GALAXY


Jackson Galaxy is my soulmate

seriously tho he is important

He is the literal best. miss-love:

becktasm:

chickdeney:


#I love how much this guy loves cats

I LOVE JACKSON GALAXY


Jackson Galaxy is my soulmate

seriously tho he is important

He is the literal best.

miss-love:

becktasm:

chickdeney:

Jackson Galaxy is my soulmate

seriously tho he is important

He is the literal best.