2. ) relationship with the western mastiff
A old-venerable legend means that the Do Khyi of the ancestor of all
mastiff-like breeds is. The arguments for and against this thesis were
gathered by the large cynologists and domestic animal researchers of the
turn of the century (1900) and discussed violently.
Since that time new was added hardly more.
Considerable authors such as Megnin (1891), Beckmann (1895),Siber (1897)
in addition, the domestic animal researchers shopkeepers and cellars
represent this descent theory of the well-behaved and try them partially on
the basis from antique texts and dog representations on Assyrian
Bas-reliefs to support.
As important proof the black colour and the after claws are consulted
also again and again (notes: after claws are not mentioned in type of status
the FCI 230 and do not dip also m.E. on). Those are however completely unfit
proofs. The black and tan colour are one of the most original colouring of
the dog; König (see Hovawart) regards it even as the most important
indication for the fact that from a dog race without degeneration
appearances still further races can be developed; and wolf claws (after
claws at the rear legs) occur even with dwarf dogs.
To Western Europe these molossoid breeds are to have come by the Greeks
and Romans. The conclusive proof for the correctness of their theory their
advocate until today anyhow remained guilty for us.
Strebel (1905) pointed the weak points out of this descent teachings
convincingly. Also right points out it that neither from Greek nor from the
Roman culture area us figures-like were delivered by like dogs. If an import
of such dogs from Asia in an extent would have actually taken place that
these dogs could have influenced the residents forms considerably, then
almost inevitably figures must have been delivered.
Of the Romans mentioned again and again more “Molosser”, of the advocates of
the descent theory as the link between Assyrian mastiff
and today's breeds, mentioned above, one quotes, indicates after
available figures and sculptures no features. It was a flock guard, how it
is represented today still by the flock guardians of the Balkans to see and
it is not available why one today all heavy mastiffs as “molossoid” Dogs
The reality may have been differently and above all simpler. In areas,
whose environmental condition are very similar, independently similar dog
races could have developed. To call the Swiss mountain dogs from those would
be the St. Bernhard dog and the great Swiss mountain dog developed, and
the Pyrenees mountain dog.
In order to
explain the similarity of the dog races in far apart being situated areas
of our earth, under any circumstances people migrations or trade relations
of antique peoples do not have to be quoted.
Now again a note of me to report
in TV ZDF& MDR:
years humans does not have, like evidently (see also Strebel, Stephanitz
1905-1918) dog races directly bred they are developing a breed selection on
characteristic above such as courage, hardness or robbery things
sharpness... takes place as can be prove only since the beginning of the
pedigree dog breed (hunting dogs approx. starting from 1700, other races
starting from approx. 1850).
Dogs were used as war dogs (also in 1. and 2. World war),from Tibet or
also China does not give it excessive quantities or figures over the use of
Tibet is unchanged since approx. 680 n Chr. a Buddhism, antiquity
advanced culture (up to the Annexation 1950),which does not represent any
aggressive, war-prominent culture during this long period. Thus a
denomination of the Tibetdogge is not even to be called war dog as a theory.
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