An astonishing video has gone viral in India showing a dog fighting with a wild lion. The clip, which was captured recently in Gir National Park in the state of Gujarat, shows the fearless pooch scrapping with the big cat before running off unharmed.
Gir National Park and its surroundings are the last remaining habitat of the Asiatic lion. The species has recovered from the brink of extinction and there are now about individuals, according to a report.
About a third of those animals now reside outside the protected area of the park which means an increase in conflicts with humans and, it now seems, dogs. Ballsy little mutt.
But this is the result of a vastly overpopulated world where people are allowed to breed like rabbits, don't like the sound of that don't worry it will only get worse as the worlds population increases exponentially, the land mass of the planet is finite and getting smaller every year as the population gets larger and larger every year.
The saddest thing about this is for the Lion, with less places to go with mankind killing off most of their habitat in which to live peicefully. WOW, very brave, courageous little dog! Sadly the dog was probably put there to encourage the lion to attack for the entertainment of tourists, this dispicable practice is happening all over Asia and Africa this little fella got lucky most don,t live very long once the big cat attacks. While the crowd of lowlife humans laugh at the cheap entertainment!
Well it's a cat allright That was a set up. Sure looks to me like that lion was just playing with the dog. Halfway through the video, the lion collapses onto its side.
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Are You Fur Real? Snakes burst balloons from man's mouth.A woman who thought she was breaking up a fight between two dogs soon realized that she was holding onto a much more dangerous animal. On Jan. As she glanced at the other animal, she realized it was actually a juvenile mountain lion. She then restrained both her dog and the mountain lion and yelled for her husband inside the home to come outside with a gun.
He "quickly" came outside and shot the mountain lion as she held onto it, according to the department. Both the woman and the dog sustained some scratches during the scuffle but appear to be OK, officials said.
A Fish and Game officer retrieved the mountain lion for it to be tested "to determine if disease may have played a part in the lion's behavior," according to the press release.
The most recent incident was the third case of a mountain lion attacking a dog in Idaho in January alone, according to the department. A second incident happened near Ketchum, and the dog involved in the third incident near Bellevue died from its injuries. In Colorado, a runner strangled a mountain lion that attacked him earlier this week, according to a press release from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Idaho wildlife officials warned people who live near wintering deer that mountain lions are likely nearby as well.
The department warned those who may come in contact with a mountain lion to not run, turn their back on the lion or crouch down or hide. Officials advised people who encounter a mountain lion to remain facing the lion and slowly back away to leave the animal an escape route.
People should also try to appear as large as possible by standing on a rock or stump, holding up their arms and standing next to others. If the lion does not leave the area, people should shout, wave their arms and throw objects, officials said. If it attacks, people are advised to fight back by staying on their feet and using sticks, rocks, a backpack, their hands or even bear spray. Shows Good Morning America.
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The original breed standard was drafted by F. The standard was approved by the South African Kennel Union in Many believe the Rhodesian Ridgeback was used to hunt and kill lions,this according to Austin Blake Steward, a well known dog specialist, is the truth. The Khoikhoi people who lived in the Cape Peninsula when the Dutch began trading with the area during the mid 17th century, had a hunting dog which was described as ugly, but noted for its ferocity when acting as a guard dog.
The ears have been described both as erect and hanging, but the most distinctive feature was the length of hair often growing in the reverse direction along its back. Within 53 years of Dutch colonisation in Southern Africa and the origins of the wagon-trekking boers later known as Afrikanerswho converted vast stretches of wild veld into farmlandhunted for meat and defended their cattle herds, staff, and homesteads from lions, the Europeans were using these local dogs themselves.
By the s, European colonisers had also imported a variety of mainly European dog breeds to this area of Africa, including such dedicated hunting dogs as Great Danes, Bloodhounds, Greyhounds, and terriers. Genetic analysis indicates that the Ridgeback and the Great Dane fall within the same genetic clade group which implies the Dane's major contribution. These breeds were bred with the indigenous African dogs, including the dog of the Khoikhoi people, which resulted in the Boer hunting dogs, generically called names such as boerhund Boer hound in Dutch then its descendant language of Afrikaans, which are the chief forerunners to the modern Rhodesian Ridgeback.
Reverend Charles Helm — son of Reverend Daniel Helm of the London Missionary Societywas born in the Cape Colony, joined the London Missionary Society himself, and moved from the Zuurbraak now Suurbraak mission station just east of Swellendam modern Western Cape ProvinceSouth Africa to the Hope Fountain Mission in MatabelelandSouthern Rhodesia, travelling from October to Decemberthen bringing two ridged dog bitches from somewhere between Kimberley modern Northern Cape ProvinceSouth Africa and Swellendam with him to Hope Fountain in en route to becoming, as it would turn out, a political advisor to King Lobengulahouse-host to hunter-explorer Frederick Courteney Selouspostmaster of Bulawayo and well-appreciated tooth-extractor.
Van Rooyen saw Helm's pair of bitches and decided to breed his own dogs with them to incorporate their guarding abilities. After trying pointers and Airedalescrossing with collies gave van Rooyen the best lion hunters, as his son Cornelis Jr. Pointers, bulldogs perhaps boerboels, which were actually mainly larger mastiffs and greyhounds are generally credited in the European core of this mix, with larger terriers such as Irish terriers and perhaps great Danes.
However, dogs that took risks were sometimes killed by lions, leaving those that were more careful to breed. The original breed standard for the Rhodesian Lion Dog was drafted in by F. Edward Foljambe in William H. Similarly, inThe Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Great Britain was founded at Crufts to promote the breed around the United Kingdom to show judges, so a standard for the breed might be recognised.
The appearance standard of the Ridgeback originated in Zimbabwe Rhodesia and goes back to the yearand by this standard had remained virtually unchanged. It consists of a fan-like area formed by two whorls of hair called "crowns" and tapers from immediately behind the shoulders down to the level of the hips. It is believed to originate from the dog used by the original African dog population which had a similar ridge.
The first depiction of a ridgeback is a wall painting describing the life of the Boers, housed in South Africa in the Voortrekker Monument. Ridgebacks are typically muscular and have a light wheaten to red wheaten coatwhich should be short, dense, sleek and glossy in appearance, and neither woolly nor silky.
White is acceptable on the chest and toes. The presence of black guard hairs or ticking is not addressed in the AKC standardalthough the elaboration of the AKC standard notes the amount of black or dark brown in the coat should not be excessive. Ridgebacks sometimes have a dark mask.
The dog's nose should be black or liver in keeping with the colour of the dog. No other coloured nose is permissible. The brown nose is a recessive gene. It is not as common as a black nose; some breeders believe the inclusion of brown noses in a breeding program is necessary for maintaining the vibrancy of the coat. The eyes should be round and should reflect the dog's colour: dark eyes with a black nose, amber eyes with a brown liver nose.
Ridgebacks have a strong, smooth tail, which is usually carried in a gentle curve backwards. The original standard allowed for a variety of coat colours, including brindle and sable. The modern FCI standard calls for light wheaten to red wheaten.The Dogo Argentino is a large, white, muscular breed of dog that was developed in Argentina primarily for the purpose of big-game huntingincluding wild boar.
It was first bred in from the Cordoba Dogalong with a wide array of other breeds, including the Great Dane. The Argentine Dogo is a large white short-coated dog with black spots on its skin and has a muscular and strong body that rarely has any markings on its coat any type of marking or spot on the coat is considered a flaw.
Breed Standard Height: for females is 60—65 centimetres 24—26 inches and for males is 60—68 centimetres 24—27 inchesmeasured at the withers. The length of the front leg measured from point of elbow to the ground is approximately equal to one-half of the dog's height at the withers. The head has a broad, slightly domed skull and the muzzle is slightly higher at the nose than the stop, when viewed in profile.
The tail is set low, thick at the base and tapers to a point. It has been described as looking similar to the American Bulldogbut very tall with a solid white coat. InAntonio Nores Martinez, a medical doctor, professor and surgeon, set out to breed a big game hunting dog that was also capable of being a loyal pet and guard dog. Antonio Martinez picked the Cordoba Dog to be the base for the breed. In Dr. Dogos are big-game hunters and are also trained for search and rescuepolice assistanceservice dogs, guide for the blindcompetitive obedienceSchutzhund and military work.
The Dogo is an intelligent and courageous dog with a strong, natural instinct to protect its home and family. Dogos are very social dogs and are happiest when included in all family activities.
Dogos make a strong distinction between familiar people and strangers, so it is imperative that they be well trained and socialized at an early age. Dogos are hunters of great courage and endurance, and will work individually or in packs. They have also successfully been used in police protection work. An unsteady temperament is a serious fault. As in the Dalmatianwhite Boxerand white Bull Terrierthe Dogo may experience pigment-related deafness.
Studies have shown that the incidence of deafness is drastically reduced when the only breeding stock used is that with bilaterally normal hearing. OFA health testing should be done on all breeding stock to ensure that there are no evident signs of hip dysplasia. While the Argentine Dogo was bred primarily from the extinct Cordoba Dog, it was bred to be a cooperative hunter, i. On January 1, the AKC accepted the Argentine Dogo into their miscellaneous class to allow the process of full recognition to begin.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. White, large and muscular dog breed that was developed in Argentina. Federation Cynologique Internationale. Retrieved 7 December Retrieved Big Dog Breeds. Barron's Educational Series. Dogo Argentino. American Pit Bull Terrier Handbook.By Mohamed Hassan. The woman witnessed her dog fighting with another animal outside of her home in Mackay.
Initially she suspected it was another dog, but when she pulled the two apart, she realized one was a young male mountain lion.
Idaho woman breaks up fight between mountain lion and dog
She restrained both her dog and the wildcat as she called for her husband to come outside with his gun. Her husband quickly killed the mountain lion as she held him. The couple called the authorities after the encounter and a fish and game officer responded to the scene.
The woman and the dog sustained a few scratches from their close encounter but appear to be doing fine. This was the third incident in a month that a wildcat has attacked a dog in Idaho. Two other dogs were killed by mountain lions in Ketchum and Bellevue earlier in January.
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Now On Now on Page Six. Video length 50 seconds Heart-pounding house fire rescue of 8-year-old boy left for dead.Lion-baiting is a blood sport involving the baiting of lions.
Antiquity has examples where groups of dogs defeats even the 'King of Beasts', the lion. Greek legend reflects Achilles ' shield with the depiction of a fight of his dog against two lions. A second is a Persian King Kambyses possessed a dog that started a fight with two full-grown lions. A third, is reported by a Roman historian, Claudius Aelianusin which he states Indians showed Alexander the Great powerful dogs bred for lion-baiting.
Certainly, ancient historians would embellish and exaggerate their stories, but they do capture the spirit of dog versus lion. Induring the reign of James I of England the practice of lion-baiting was first recorded. The spectacle was staged for the amusement of the court. The King requested Edward AlleynMaster of the Beargardento acquire the three largest and most courageous dogs. The event was as follows:. The Morning Herald of 26 Julyprovided the following account:.
Wombwell, in the same week, submitted another of his lions to be baited and this match proved to be a very different proposition for the dogs. The Times gave an account of the contest as follows:. Wallace was the first African lion to be bred in the UK, having been born in Edinburgh in He was probably named after Scottish fighter William Wallace. He died inand his stuffed body placed in the museum in Saffron WaldenEssex.
The public were outraged at the promotion of such baiting spectacles and the matter was raised in the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
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Archived from the original on 21 February Retrieved 20 February Categories : Baiting blood sport Lions in popular culture.The females will accept him as their mate and protector World's Deadliest. This alpha male lion has territory and females to spare.
But when two bachelor males invade his turf, this lion king will have to fight them both to… more. But when two bachelor males invade his turf, this lion king will have to fight them both to keep his crown. This alpha male lion seems to have it made. Few animals would dare mess with such a powerful predator. He is master of a territory that includes prides of females and their cubs. For this lion, it's just a matter of time.
A pair of nomadic males has set their sights on his females. The only way for these male lions to mate is to conquer the dominant male's territory. If they succeed, they'll likely kill the cubs and other young males he may have sired. But this old general doesn't plan to surrender. This time, he vanquishes his rivals. But eventually, there will be more. For a lion king, there is no such thing as retirement.
He must fight for his throne or be cast aside. And typically, his reign will last no more than two or three years. Share Link. Featured Videos Related. Newest All Category:. Perpetual Planet. Sponsor Content. The Story of Plastic. Partner Content. All rights reserved. Learn about our nonprofit work at NationalGeographic.