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Sunday, 30 October 2011

Legend and Fable

The more I see of humans, The more I love Dogs


CAVALL - King Arthur's hound of the 'greatest mouth'.
HODAIN - faithful hound of banished Tristram


GELERT - Prince Liewelyn'n wolfhound, wrongfully killed by his master: a stone marks his grave near Snowdon.

GWYLLGI - the enormous dog of darkness


LUATH - Cuthullin's dog in FRINGAL, said to have been tied to a stone at Dunollie Castle.

MAUTHE DOG - Moddey Doo, the black spaniel which haunts Peel Castle on the Isle of Man and deters  soldiers from oaths and profanity.


LUDLUM'S DOG - of amazing laziness, lived in Mother Ludlum's cave.

SHONY DOG - Cornish dog which barks to warn of impending storms and danger

BARGHEST - the name given in Yorkshire to a monstrous goblin dog; such spectre-hounds appear in other regions under other names (the Demon of Tedworth, the Black Dog of Winchester, the Padfoot of Wakefield, the Trash of Lancashire, the Shock of Norfolk and Cambridge); it has its counterparts in the  Mauthe Dog, the Welsh Gweyllgi etc.


GARMR - awesome blood-spattered dog chained to the gate of Hell; when the world ended he broke free and fought Tyr, the god of war, and they killed each other.

RAKKE - little dog made king of the Danes but torn to pieces by hounds squabbling over his scraps.

SAURI - dog chosen as king of Norway, reigning for three years in place of the hated King Eystein; killed protecting a lamb from a wolf.


KASMIR - the dog of the seven sleepers, who kept watch for more than three hundred years.

TOBIT'S DOG - who went to heaven with Tobias.

SAMARA - watch dog and messenger for the great god INDRA, tracked the  cattle stolen by Panis from the
the gods.


PAN-HU  - the five -colored dog who married the Emperor's daughter and gave her twelve children

TIEN-KOW - the celestial dog that 'howls in the sky' and that causes the eclipse when it eats the sun or the moon.


XOLOTL - twin god of Quetzalcoatl, founded a new human race with bones from the underworld.


HERCULES or DRAGON - Montdidier's dog, who witnessed his murder and later attacked the muderer (Macaire) and fought a duel with him, pinning him by the throat, until he confessed the murder

MOUFLAR - a mastiff whose ears were cropped so that there was less of him to be bitten, a fact which made him fearless.

ROQUET - the faithful dog of St. Roch

Raj Prateek Verma

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Intrepid Dogs

The more I see of humans, The more I love Dogs

Is Thy servant a dog, that he should do this great thing??

Billy  : was afamous terrier who killed a hundred large rats in 5 minutes 60 seconds (in a pit) and later reduced his time by 22 seconds. When he was old with only two teeth left and one eye missing, the owner of a Berkshire bitch bet that his bitch would beat Billy's time on fifty rats. Billy achieved his full kill in 5 minutes and six seconds, but the bitch gave up after killing only thirty.

DOX  : was a German Shepherd dog detective in Italy and as clever as they come- he could untie knots, unload pistols, and remember a wanted man six years after the fugitive had eluded him. He competed in Europe's annual police dog competition and won the first prize in 1953, successfully defending it for several years against other famous dogs like REX of Scotland Yard and XORRO of Paris. Dox won four gold twenty seven silver medals. He had SEVEN BULLET -WOUND SCARS by the time he was 14 years old.

He saved a child from being run over by a car, tracked down a lost skier, kept TWELVE SUSPECTS AT BAY WITH RAISED ARMS UNTIL HELP ARRIVED, caught a BURGLAR AFTER A LONG CHASE WITH ONE OF HIS LEG S SHATTERED BY A BULLET, and was famous for SOLVING CRIMES all on his own.

JACK  : was a dalmatian, the mascot of Brooklyn,s Engine Company 105 in New York. He rolled a fallen child out of the way of the fire truck as it accelerated out of the station, and received a medal of valour.

NICK CARTER  :  was a Bloodhound whose tracking resulted in the conviction of more than six hundred criminals. He could pick up a trail four days old and could track a man on horseback.

TREP  : was a Golden Retriever trained as a sniffer dog to scent out illegal drugs. His owner was a police officer in Florida when he began to train the dog in 1973, and within two months Trep had sniffed out a haul of one and a half tons of hashish in the bulkheads of a sloop!!

The following year he found cocaine in a doll clutched by a young girl leaving a plane in Miami. By 1979 he was responsible for a HUNDRED ARRESTS AND THE RECOVERY OF NARCOTICS WORTH MORE THAN 63 MILLION DOLLARS. In GUINESS BOOK OF RECORDS, Trep was given the task of detecting TEN hidden drugs packets at a demonstration in a school. He found all ELEVEN of them!!

Raj Prateek Verma

Sunday, 23 October 2011



Litter sizes range from one to about 15 or 16 and on average the larger the breed the larger the litter. In most breeds the bitches come into season twice a year, but the Basenji only has one heat a year, like most wild dogs.Sometimes record litters are produced though it is rare for all the pups to survive.


ST.BERNARD : whelped 23 puppies in June 1944, but  were not registered and could have been two or three litters.

AMERICAN FOXHOUNDS : called LENA claimed to have whelped 23 puppies out of which 11 died.

GREAT DANE : Largest litter registered by AKC is 19, though in one case there is a claim for 21.

BLOOD HOUND : 17 in one litter in 1917, all survived. On average, bloodhounds have 9-16 in a litter, and there is a claim for 19 in the last century.

IRISH SETTER :  18, 16 and 15 in successive years to the same bitch.

DOBERMANN :  17 is the AKC record for the breed.


16  Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Collie, English Setter, English Springer Spaniel, German Sheperd, German short-haired and wire-haired pointer, Golden Retriever, Newfoundland, Weimeraner.

15- Airedale, Boxer, Bouvier des Flandres, Brittaney Spaniels, Labrador Retrievers, poodle.


BOSTON TERRIERS : usually need Caesarean.

BRUSSELS GRIFFON : irregular season, does not always conceive, small litter.

BULLDOG : often infertile, usually need Caesarean if they do give birth, and then they are such hopeless mothers that fosters must be found..

ESKIMO DOG : Sometimes eat the puppies if they are left alone. (natural instinct of many wild animals)

FINNISH SPITZ : Pups are very delicate.

JAPANESE SPANIEL : very difficult to rear the pups, even if they are born alive.

MASTIFF : accident prone- the mother often manages to lie on the pups and squash them to death.

POMERANIAN: pups are very delicate and small. You can hold three of them in the palm of your hand.

YORKSHIRE TERRIER : usually needs the help of a vet when whelping.


In Paraguay and Peru dogs were so highly esteemed that human wet nurses looked after orphan pups
In England in the early 18th century, spaniel bitches were used to foster 'sow babbies' to sweeten the pork so that it would 'eat as fine as any puppy dog'.
The father of well known Victorian painter, Landseer, had a bitch which fostered a lion cub in 1820. Orphan tiger cubs have been known to be fostered on bitches too.
A Newfoundland living in Sussex recently adopted a duckling; they became inseparable. There was also a hen which brooded some orphan pups.

Raj Prateek Verma

Friday, 21 October 2011

My Dog has grown old !

The more I see of humans, The more I love Dogs                                              My Dog has grown old !

My dog has grown old. That bundle of joy is no longer as exuberant as he used to be. Nowadays he sits by the corner when I reach home and doesn't come running to me wagging his tail nineteen to a dozen. I do miss all this but realize that he still feels very happy when he sees me after a gap but simply cannot muster enough strength to lift himself up. I really feel sorry for him. We had a very long and  happy association which I would cherish throughout my life. And it is certain a new dog will never be able to replace him.

When our pet grows old, he expects more care, love and understanding from his owner. His expectations are certainly not very high. He has loved and cared for his master and his family throughout his life and has asked virtually nothing in return other than love. It is now our duty to make his remaining life as comfortable as possible.


With age, the hair around the muzzle begins to whiten. The nerves and muscles of the hind legs are first to show signs of deterioration. The muscles may shake, as there is a gradual weakening of the legs. Sometimes there is partial paralysis of the rear legs.

Loss of hearing: One of the first senile changes is loss of hearing- usually before sight and smell. the poor dog will have difficulty detecting the direction of sounds. In city traffic it is dangerous to let the dog loose as he might not be able to apprehend the approaching vehicle. As he becomes old there might be a heavy coating of wax in his ears or ear mites may cause loss of hearing.

Loss of sight: Following deafness, eyesight usually begin to fail. The dog will stop wandering He will hesitate to walk in unfamiliar surroundings. The dog will come to rely more and more on his old, established surroundings. He will not want to be disturbed.

Constipation:  It is fairy common in older dogs because of lack of exercise and changes in metabolism.
Mild and gentle exercise and frequent outings on the grass will help. Such foods as bran cereal, liver, vegetables should be added to the dogs food ass they act as a laxative.

Rheumatism and Arthritis : Stiffness in the hindquarters is an early sign of approaching old age. An overweight dog more trouble moving about. After lying in one spot for a long period, he will tend to have trouble in getting up. Sometimes he will have to be helped. Sleeping in warm quarters is helpful in rheumatism and arthritis.  Cold and damp surfaces should be avoided at all costs.  ASPIRIN AND HEAT helps in relieving pain due to rheumatism and Arthritis.

As the dog gradually becomes deaf and partially blind, he will tend to be as close to his master as much possible. He will rely more on the most important person in his life.


1. Increased respiration with shortness of breath : Heart trouble

2. Coughing                                                       : Congestive heart failure

3. Fainting spells, sudden collapse, paralysis       : Heart, cerebral stroke

4. Increased thirst and urination                         : Nephritis (Kidney failure)

5. Halitosis                                                       : Bad teeth or gums

6. Urine odor from mouth                                 : Uremia

Periodic examinations by a vet will detect many ailments and diseases in the earliest stages. the old do has less resistance to ailments and diseases and his recovery time is slower. Periodic checkups will certainly prolong the life of the pet. The vet will discover in time what may be necessary to keep the animal healthy and alive.

Raj Prateek Verma            

Tuesday, 18 October 2011


The more I see of humans, The more I love Dogs


Kintamani dog , native to Bali, Indonesia, is a wonderful breed which needs more exposure to the outside world in order to gain its much delayed acceptance. Although, people who have come across it, have found it to be too irresistible to be ignored and have invariably taken it back to their own country. Holland can boast to be having a sizable population of kintamani.

This breed is very popular in Jakarta. The most sought after Kintamani is of white color with thick fur on its neck and hind quarters. The breed is still an evolving one indigenous to the Kintamani region of Bali. The folklore has the breed originating 600 years from the Chinese CHOW-CHOW. The breed generally cohabit ates with the feral Bali street dogs.


Common fur colors are white, beige and black. It looks like a mix between Samoyed. THE DOGS ARE OFTEN CONFINED TO COLD PLACES, generally in the cold dark caves of Kintamani volcanoes, which according to the local populace is essential in developing the thick white coat !!

Height :  Male : 45-55 cms (at whithers)
             Female: 40-50 cms (at whithers)

Stature :  The stature is straight just like the Bali street dog. The ears are erect and the tail is forwardly curved. The eyes are almond shaped, generally brown in color.

Temperament :

It is a gentle dog, yet it retains enough assertive behaviour. A good guard dog but certainly not vicious. It is a fiercely independent breed and can be aggressively territorial while  at the same time tender and affectionate with children.

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Friday, 14 October 2011


 This is a painting by me on a wall  using enamel paints

The more I see of humans, The more I love Dogs


We were wild stallions running
free on the wide open space,
running as fast as our legs would take us.

Virgins to the
streets of the
cruel city.

Simple country kids
with stars in our eyes
and dreams in our heads
and only a little green
in our old leather wallet.

We made a pretty run of it,
you and I.
Making more than most people maker
in a lifetime.

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The more I see of humans, The more I love Dogs


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A dog as big as a donkey!
Well this might be an exaggeration by Marco Polo, the famous traveller. I am writing about a huge dog, a breed whose origins go back to 1100 B.C. Yes, Tibetan Mastiff, a native breed of Tibet, was living in complete isolation for centuries. The world was absolutely unaware of the existence of this breed. It was only in the mid 1800s that a puppy was gifted to Queen Victoria that led to the  breed coming into  limelight. Now, of course, this breed has been accepted by major kennel clubs of the world and has good fan following.

Tibetan Mastiffs descended from the famous Tibetan dogs. One of the oldest breeds, Tibetan Mastiff is found in Tibet. The climate is of extreme cold and in order to survive, nature has endowed it with a very heavy and shaggy coat.

This very primitive breed has recently found patrons among  the newly- rich Chinese who consider it a status symbol to own one. It is rumoured that a Chinese coal magnate bought a puppy for a whopping $1.52 million , making it the costliest dog of the world!!


It is a fine guard dog. It is a fearless warrior, ever ready to save his 'family' at any cost. Although, slightly stubborn, it needs careful handling and a strong and firm master to control it although it has proved itself time and again  to be very gentle to women and children.

If the dog believes that he is right, he will not listen to a master who is meek and timid and lacks a strong mind and character. The owner must possess a natural air of authority to control this dog.

When the owner makes it clear that he is the Alpha of the pack, the dog when trained and house-broken, can prove to be a very good and useful companion.

Height :  25-30 inches

Weight: 64-80 kgs

Health problems: Prone to hype dysplasia, thyroid problem, skin disorder and ear infection.

Living conditions: Can live in an apartment if they are given proper exercise. Needs to be taken for daily walks.

Grooming : A must on regular basis.

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Tuesday, 11 October 2011


The more I see of humans, The more I love Dogs

During the first 90 days after weaning there is rapid growth in the puppy and therefore the need for high amount of protein. The extra protein is needed to help the puppy to cope up with diseases and parasites.

The following is a typical feeding schedule for a medium size breed. It may be altered to suit the needs of a small size breed or large breed by comparison.

AGE :  TWO MONTHS    Wt:  6-8 pounds

Morning      :  5-6 tbsp. milk
              3-4tbsp. cereal or dog food
Noon          : 1-2 heaping tsp. raw ground meat or commercial canned or dry.

Afternoon    : Repeat morning feeding

Evening       : Repeat noon feeding

Bedtime      : 5-6 tbsp milk

AGE  : 3 Months        Wt : 10-15 pounds


Increase amounts according to puppy's growth and capacity. Gradually eliminate afternoon and bedtime feedings.

AGE  :  4 Months      Wt : 15-25 pounds


Morning   :  1/2 -1 cup of milk
                   4-8thsp. cereal or dog food

Noon      : 4-8 heaping thsp. raw ground meat or commercial canned or dry food.

Evening   : 4-8 thsp. meat or dog food
                 3-6 thsp. cooked mashed vegetables

AGE : 6 Months      Wt. : 25 - 30 pounds


Morning  :  11/2 cup milk , toast, cereal or dog dry food

Noon      :  1/2 -  1 cup meal or dog food mixed with cereal

Evening   :  1-2 cups meat, 1/2-1 cup of dog food, 1/2 cup vegetables

AGE : 8 months       Wt : about 30 pounds

Feeding :

Morning  : 11/2 cup milk, toast , cereals, dog food

Evening  : 2 cups meat, cereal or toast, vegetables or table scraps

AGE : 10 Months     Wt : 40-50 pounds

Feeding :

Morning :  Milk or cereal or dog food if it will eat. Some dislike having morning meal at this stage.

Evening :  3 cups meat or dog food and vegetables or table scraps

AGE : 12 Months     Wt : At maturity

Feeding :

Total amount of food in a day  :   1 - 1/2 pounds per day:
                                                       11/2 cups meat
                                                       11/2 cups cereal or dry dog food
                                                       11/2 cups vegetables or table scraps

The delicate digestive system of a puppy at weaning frequently requires a soft, bland diet before a regular adult diet can be tolerated. Baby foods and cereals are excellent.

Raw meat is more easily digested than cooked meat. Too much fat is not good for a puppy, although a small amount is an integral part of the diet. Through out the first year, vitamins and minerals should be a must for the puppy.

I had copied this chart from a book long time back and have religiously followed it whenever I have brought a new puppy home. I hope this information will provide some help to new owners.

Raj Prateek Verma



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