Sunday, December 25, 2011

12 Famous Breeds of Dogs Around The World

Every person that I know deeply cares about his or her pets. They are their best friends. In any case, it’s good to know what breeds of dogs might be most dangerous, just to keep yourself safe. Sometimes the danger in a dog isn’t even a nasty personality, but a matter of them not knowing their own strength. Even though I personally still find it hard to believe that breed alone deems a dog “dangerous,” you never know what a dog’s owner has taught it. The research into the most dangerous dogs included below was performed by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the CDC, and the Humane Society of the United States. Here is a piece of information about the different breeds of dogs around the world...

1. Dalmatian


Origin: Balkans, India, Middle Ages
Weight: 40-70 lbs
Height: 20-24 inches

Dalmatians are active and energetic dogs, loving to be outdoors. They are very playful and love running.
There’s still no definite info about what this breed was originally bred for. This is the first dotted breed in Europe, Asia and Africa. They were serving as warriors, hunters, and shepherds before finally becoming the symbol of the English fireman.

2. Boxer


Origin: Germany, 1850-ies
Weight: 50-64 lbs
Height: 20-25 inches

The boxer is a very strong “square” dog. Boxers love to walk, but the owner should never forget the leash. It’s also better to refrain from aggressive games. Still, boxers recognize all members of the family and can play well with the children.

The boxer breed was bred in feudal Germany and dates back to the line of bulldogs that existed in Europe in the XVI century. Its ancestors were used in hunting wild boars and other big wild animals. The first puppy in a new breed was given a name “Box.” Boxers qualities, such as their strength, were highly valued by farmers and shopkeepers.

3. Presa Canario



Origin: Canary Islands, Africa
Weight: 100-125 lbs
Height: 25-26 inches

The Presa Canario hails from the Canary Islands, where the dogs were trained for hunting and for war. During the 18th century, English traders and merchants came to the Canary Islands, bringing with them their working and gladiator dogs, notably the Mastiff of England and the Bulldog. Englishmen also brought with them their traditions of pit fighting for which their breeds and the island dogs were inevitably mixed and eventually bred to produce the ultimate fighter. Nowadays the breed is used for guarding and the handling and driving of cattle.

The dogs of this breed can be gentle and noble with their families, showing great affection to their owners, and being suspicious of strangers.

4. Saint Bernard


Origin: Switzerland, Middle Ages
Weight: 110-180 lbs
Height: 24-29 inches

Saint bernards are amazingly big and easygoing dogs, but due to their impressive size they can look a bit awkward. They are quiet and peaceful, love children and are not built for active and rapid games. Saint bernards will need all of your attention, so if you spend days in the office, this dog is not for you. They are tremendously strong and, of course, they require a good bit of space.

Most likely, the ancestor of the Saint Bernard was the Alpine Mastiff, which was a pretty aggressive breed. They were used as working dogs and scouts. Nowadays they are considered excellent home companions.

5. Great Dane


Origin: Germany, Middle Ages – XIX century
Weight: 90-120 lbs
Height: 27-32 inches

Great danes are beautiful and majestic animals, with a gentle and loving nature. They love to play with children and participate in all family events and activities, especially in the outdoors. They are happy to go for a walk and don’t mind the company of other dogs, and despite their gigantic size Great Danes can even feel quite at home in a city. In the middle ages, these dogs were used for dog fighting and for hunting big mammals.

6. Chow Chow



Origin: China, antiquity
Weight: 40-65 lbs
Height: 18-22 inches

The chow chow is an independent dog often focused only on its own needs. Chow chows need constant physical activity and communication, even if they don’t seem to like being disturbed much. Chow chows were bred for hunting and helping shepherds.

7. Doberman Pinscher


Origin: Germany, XIX century
Weight: 65-90 lbs
Height: 26-28 inches

Doberman pinschers (often just called dobermans) are dogs that were originally bred to protect and defend. It is important to avoid any type of aggressive play and struggle with these dogs, instead letting the games be guided to develop the doberman’s intelligence. Even though they aren’t small dogs, dobermans can adapt to life in a city and become a perfect companion for the experienced, physically active owner.

This breed was bred in Germany by Louis Doberman who decided to combine the qualities of guard dogs and and the terrier. Luis was a policeman and needed a dog that would devotedly defend its owner.

8. Alaskan Malamute


Origin: North America, ancient times
Weight: 80-110 lbs
Height: 23-28 inches

The malamute is a friendly dog, but it has rather an independent temper. It’s better to keep this dog in a village, far from the city. Sometimes violent and energetic, they constantly need to move or play. It’s a working breed where the dogs are used to a cold climate, so if you don’t live in the deep north, make your malamute a nice playground as they are always in need of physical activity. The name was given to the breed by a local tribe which used the malamute to transport goods on a sleigh.

9. Husky


Origin: Siberia, ancient times
Weight: 35-55 lbs
Height: 20-24 inches

The training of a husky is a complicated thing, and this dog is not recommended for beginning dog owners. Initially these dogs were used to transport goods on a sleigh. Not afraid of cold weather, they’re very active and loving dogs. The love to get together with other members of their breed and howl at the moon.

10. German Shepherd


Origin: Germany, XIX century
Weight: 70-85 lbs
Height: 22-26 inches

German shepherds are very beautiful dogs, distinguished from other breeds by their reliable and obedient temper. They are in need of constant and serious physical activity though, and they seem to give preference to long walks and active games. Originally (as obvious from the name), the dogs were used for grazing sheep. They are great home guards and often participate in programs for the disabled.

11. Rottweiler


Origin: Germany, 1820-ies
Weight: 85-110 lbs
Height: 23-27 inches

Rottweilers are powerful dogs with strong jaws, primarily meant to protect. The breed was bred especially for that purpose. They often don’t like strangers and other dogs — they are guards at heart, and the dog owner should always remember that.

12. Pitbull



Origin: US, XIX century
Weight: 30-55 lbs
Height: 18-22 inches

The pit bull was bred especially for dog fighting and, sad as it is, they’re still used for this purpose today.

15 Most Attractive Natural Wonders of the Asia

Asia is the largest continent in the world. Not only in size but it also has some of the richest natural resources in the world that will amaze you. Now here such top 15 most attractive wonders of Asia.

1. Sundarbans Forest



The Sundarbans Forest is the largest collection of tidal halophytic mangroves in the world. The Sundarbans Forest encompasses 10,000 sq km with 60% of it in Bangladesh and the remaining forest in West Bengal, India. The Sundarbans Forest is home to the Royal Bengal Tiger. The Sundarbans provide a unique ecosystem and series of habitats for a wide variety of wildlife. In addition to the tiger, 42 species of mammals, 35 reptiles and amphibians, 270 species of birds, and over 120 species of fish. Many of these are endangered.

2. Puerto Princesa



The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River is the longest underground river in Asia and the second longest underground river in the world. It features an 8.2 km navigable underground river that travels through the cave before flowing into the South China Sea. The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River travels through a cave that features stalactites, stalagmites, and many large chambers. The park area encompasses a complete sea to mountain ecosystem and features 8 of the 13 different forest types found in Asia. Collectively there are over 800 different plant species.

3. Chocolate Hills



The Chocolate Hills are consistent in their cone shape and size and estimates show that the number of hills reaches at least 1,260 but may be as many as 1,776. The Chocolate Hills encompasse a 20 square mile (50 sq km) area creating a sea or rolling terrain of these haycock hills. The height of the hills varies from 98 to 160 feet (30 to 50 m) with the largest hill reaching a peak of 390 feet (120 m). The Chocolate Hills are actually grass covered limestone, but during the dry season the grass dries up turning brown which is where the name is derived from. The dried up brown hills look like a sea of "chocolate kisses."

4. Dead Sea



The Dead Sea is a hypersaline, or salt, lake that is over 8 times more salty than the ocean. It lies between Israel and the West Bank and Jordan. The Dead Sea is also referred to as Sea of Salt." The shores of the lake are 1,378 feet (420 m) below sea level making it the lowest place on the earth's surface. The Dead Sea is 1,247 feet (380 m) deep making it the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. The Dead Sea is 42 miles (67 km) long and 11 miles (18 km) wide. The Jordan River is the primary tributary for the Dead Sea.

5. Cox’s Bazar Beach



Cox's Bazar Beach is the longest natural unbroken beach in the world. It represents 125 km of unbroken sandy beach. The tide varies slightly creating a good place for sun bathing. The name Cox's Bazar Beach comes from Captain Cox who died in 1799. He was a British officer that was compassionate towards the local people and had gain much favor in their eyes. The beach is also referred to as Palongkee and Panowa which means "yellow flower."

6. Jeita Grotto



Jeita Grotto is a set of interconnected limestone caves located in Lebanon. A river runs through the two caves referred to as the lower cave and the upper galleries. The Jeita Grotto is the longest cave complex in the Middle East with a height difference of 1,000 feet (305 m). The Jeita Grotto sits at 980 feet (300 m) above sea level. Explorers have made there way 22,700 feet (6,910 m) from the front entry way of the lower grotto to the deepest end of the underground river, and about 7,000 feet (2,130 m) of the upper galleries. The upper galleries features stalactites, stalagmites, columngs, mushrooms, ponds, curtains and draperies. The effects and views of the cave have been enhanced with a good lighting system. The longest stalactite in the world is found in the White Chamber of the Jeita Grotto.

7. Tubbataha Reef



Tubbataha Reef is a two atoll coral reef system. The name is derived from two words which collectively mean "long reef exposed at low tide." The atolls and reef system are located in the Sulu Sea off the coast of the Philippines. The smaller of the Tubbataha Reef atolls is 3 miles (5 km) long and 3 km wide) with the larger measuring 10 miles (16 km) long and 3 miles (5 km) wide. The atolls and Tubbataha Reef are a sanctuary for more than 1,000 species. Visitors will find manta rays, lionfish, tortoises, clownfish and sharks. There are 300 coral species, 400 fish species, and numerous bird life. The Tubbataha Reef is part of the Tubbataha National Marine Park which encompasses 239,000 acres (968.24 sq km). The reefs and atolls are guarded 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

8. Cedars of Lebanon



The Cedars of Lebanon is a conservancy park in Lebanon protect the Cedar of Lebanon or Lebanon Cedar trees which are native to the area. The Cedar of Lebanon tree may also be found in parts of Turkey, Syria, and the in the Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco. The Cedar of Lebanon is an evergreen tree which reaches heights of 130 feet (40 m) and can develop a trunk that is over 8 feet (2.5 m) in diameter. The tree is most proliferate at elevations of 3,300 to 6,500 feet (1,000 to 2,000 m). Some groups divide the Cedars of Lebanon into four different species with the Cedars of Lebanon being found in Lebanon, western Syria and southwest Turkey. The second, Turkish Cedar, species is native to the southwest Turkey region. The third species, Cyprus Cedar, is native to the Cyprus area. The final species, or Atlas Cedar, is native to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and Algeria.

9. Ha Long Bay



Ha Long Bay is located in the Quang Ninh province of Vietnam traveling 120 km along the coastline and encompassing around 1,553 sq km). The bay features a dense collection of 1,969 limestone monolithic islands that are covered with jungle vegetation. Many of these monolithic islands feature caves, grotto, lakes and secluded beaches. Two of the larger islands are home to permanent residents and even tourism services. Many of the islands feature wildlife that includes birds, bantams, antelopes, monkeys, and lizards.

10. Mount Fuji



Mount Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan with the peak reaching an elevation of 12, 388 feet (3,776 m). The mountain is located on the west of Tokyo near the boundary of Shizuoka and Yamanashi. Mount Fuji can be seen from Tokyo on clear days. Mount Fuji is most known for the symmetrical cone shape that is often snow covered creating a spectacular scene across Lake Kawaguchi. Mount Fuji is actually surrounded by five lakes that include: Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Yamanaka, Lake Sai, Lake Motosu and Lake Shoji. The mountain is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.

11. Al-Hasa Oasis



Al-Hasa Oasis is the largest natural oasis in Saudi Arabia and all of Asia. The oasis is located just over 40 miles (65 km) west of the Arabian Gulf. Statistically speaking, the oasis accounts for 30,000 acres (12,000 hectares). Al-Hasa is one of the largest oasis in the world, and it is the largest in all of Asia making it a valuable candidate as one of the seven natural wonders of Asia. There are over 60 artesian springs that feed the oasis along with a large underground aquifer as well. Collectively, these provide water and irrigation to over 3 million date palms as well as the million residents of the area.

12. Mount K2



K2 is the second highest mountain on earth located in Pakistan as part of the Himalayan mountain range. The summit reaches a peak of 28,251 feet (8,611 m) second to Mount Everest, but it is considered a much more challenging ascent than Everest. K2 is often called the Savage Mountain because for every four people that reach the peak one dies trying.

13. Huangshan Mountain



The Huangshan Mountains are renowned for rock formations, hot springs, uniquely shaped pines, and the misty clouds. The area also features lakes, waterfalls, streams, and plenty of wildlife. Huangshan Mountain itself has been called teh best of all mountains in China. The Huangshan Mountain area has a well-preserved ecosystem with plant life covering over 82% and the forest covering 56% of the area. The area is home to approximately 1,450 different plant species with 10 of the species on the verge of extinction.

14. Guilin Mountains



The Guilin Mountains and surrounding area is one of the most inspirational spots for poets and artists in the world. Limestone mountains and incredible rock formations spring up in various shapes and sizes all along the Li River. Seven-star Park, which covers an area of 100 hectares, features rivers, caves, the Seven Star Peaks, "Morning of Camel Hill," "Crescent Rainbow Shadow," and Putuo Stone Forest." The Guilin Mountains and Seven-Star Park area also features scenic feature.

15. Mount Damavand

Mount Damavand is a dormant volcano located in Iran. With the summit reaching 18,406 feet (5,610 m), it is the highest peak in Iran and the Middle East and it is the highest volcano in all of Asia. Mount Damavand is part of the Alborz mountain range. it is located near the southern coast of the Caspian Sea As a dormant stratovolcano, Mount Damavand features fumaroles towards the peak which have spewed sulfur as recently as 2007. Additionally, Mount Damavand features thermal springs. Combined with the fumaroles, the hot springs give evidence that hot magma is still present beneath the volcano.

The 10 Most Bizarre Animals

Animals are one of the most important things which is responsible for the stabilization of the life cycle. The are different kind of species of animals and most of this animal species are yet to be known. Now let's check out the top 10 strangest and unusual animal of earth.

1. SANGESSUGA T-REX


This leech, called scientifically Tyrannobdella rex , was found in the Peruvian Amazon. They have seven inches long but very long teeth, which gave him the nickname "T-Rex."

2. PURPLE OCTOPUS


It is unclear if that octopus is a new species, but scientists believe that he and another 10 species found in Canada are not yet cataloged.

3. BAT NOSE TUBE


This frugivorous bat, also known as "Yoda bat" on the Internet. He is just one of 200 new species discovered in Papua New Guinea this year.

4. SLUG NINJA


She shoots arrows of love to make others more willing to cross slugs with them!

5. MONKEY MYANMAR


They say that the nose of this monkey is so short that even the rain causes it to be sneezing all the time.


6. WOOD-EATING CATFISH


This fish was found in the Amazon rainforest. Some fish have the habit of scraping wood found in the rivers to eat small animals embedded in it, but really this catfish eats wood.

7. TOAD THE SIMPSONS


This frog was discovered in Colombia in September. He was temporarily named "Toad The Simpsons" for having a similarity to the famous character "Mr.Burns" while still not officially considered a new species.

8. LIZARD THAT CAN CLONE ITSELF


A popular food in Vietnam, this lizard can clone itself and the most amazing thing is that, apart from anyone knowing of his super powers, no one thought he was a kind not yet classified by science.

9. LULA-WORM


A squid? A worm? Maybe a completely different species! It is believed that it also represents a new family, dubbed the Polychaeta , a family of segmented worms.

10. FISH WITH HANDS


Instead of swimming in the ocean they walk by the sea floor using fins adapted!

Impressive Garage Door Posters

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