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Why Doesn't Nigeria Have A National Dog? by WanyeKest: 12:33pm On Oct 05, 2017
Yesterday, I and a few friends were at a buka so we started discussing dogs, you know. weird seeing Young men do that but we were already infected with Cynophilia grin
So apparently we discussed on how World powers have several dog breeds originating from them
African countries too struggle to develop or at least preserve their landraces.
For example
SOUTH AFRICA
*Boerbull.
*Rhodesian Ridgeback
CONGO
*Basenji
NIGER REPUBLIC
*Azawakh hound
MOROCCO
*Sloughi
NIGERIA


So the big question arises... WHY DOESN'T NIGERIA HAVE A NATIONAL DOG?

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Re: Why Doesn't Nigeria Have A National Dog? by Khaynet(m): 1:07pm On Oct 05, 2017
We Have the Ever gallant Ekuke/Bingo grin grin grin

What more can you ask for
Re: Why Doesn't Nigeria Have A National Dog? by wheezie24(m): 1:46pm On Oct 05, 2017
Khaynet:
We Have the Ever gallant Ekuke/Bingo grin grin grin

What more can you ask for
lol
Re: Why Doesn't Nigeria Have A National Dog? by WanyeKest: 3:48pm On Oct 05, 2017
Khaynet:
We Have the Ever gallant Ekuke/Bingo grin grin grin

What more can you ask for

Recognized by who?

we don't even have a Kennel Club.

that's really sad.

our so-called ekuke is claimed to be intelligent to human extent ba?
why can't it be trained to be a working dog?
Re: Why Doesn't Nigeria Have A National Dog? by oluomoadebayo: 8:39pm On Oct 05, 2017
WanyeKest:


Recognized by who?

we don't even have a Kennel Club.

that's really sad.

our so-called ekuke is claimed to be intelligent to human extent ba?
why can't it be trained to be a working dog?


Most of our dogs are used are used for hunting, isn't that a working dog? Afterwards, we have Nigeria Dwarf Goat which is the best producer of goat milk.

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Re: Why Doesn't Nigeria Have A National Dog? by WanyeKest: 8:48pm On Oct 05, 2017
oluomoadebayo:


Most of our dogs are used are used for hunting, isn't that a working dog? Afterwards, we have Nigeria Dwarf Goat which is the best producer of goat milk.

Are you a hunter? Is the next guy a hunter, Am i a hunter?
NO! That hunting dog phase has sizzled out. The only reasonable thing we can agree on is that they are excellent ratters[Rat catchers] which can be harnessed into the average nigerian household.
But then do we have a National Kennel Club to protect our Beloved Ekuke! sad
NO! Again!
Re: Why Doesn't Nigeria Have A National Dog? by oluomoadebayo: 9:49pm On Oct 05, 2017
WanyeKest:


Are you a hunter? Is the next guy a hunter, Am i a hunter?
NO! That hunting dog phase has sizzled out. The only reasonable thing we can agree on is that they are excellent ratters[Rat catchers] which can be harnessed into the average nigerian household.
But then do we have a National Kennel Club to protect our Beloved Ekuke! sad
NO! Again!

What is a working dog?
Re: Why Doesn't Nigeria Have A National Dog? by WanyeKest: 10:34pm On Oct 05, 2017
oluomoadebayo:


What is a working dog?


A working dog is a canine working animal, i.e., a type of dog that is not merely a pet but learns and performs tasks to assist and/or entertain its human companions, or a breed of such origin.
Re: Why Doesn't Nigeria Have A National Dog? by WanyeKest: 10:36pm On Oct 05, 2017
Types of Working Dogs
Turnspit dogs were used as a source of power, they turned a treadmill connected to a roasting spit. Similar arrangements were used for household duties such as churning butter.
Dogs were used as draught animals to pull small carts for farms, peddlers, or travellers (milk, fish, rags & bones, meat, bread, and other products), to deliver mail, and to pull carts carrying people for transportation or entertainment. They were used in World War I to pull small field guns. Dogs in harness sometimes had guard dogs to protect them from stray dogs. [3] In 1839, a ban on draught dogs in London and a later ban on all draught dogs and a tax on other working dogs caused the deaths of over 150,000 dogs, who were replaced in their work by children and adults. [4]
Service or assistance dogs help people with various disabilities in every day tasks. Some examples include
mobility assistance dogs for the physically handicapped, guide dogs for the visually impaired, and hearing dogs for the hearing impaired.
Therapy dogs visit people who are incapacitated or prevented in some way from having freedom of movement; these dogs provide cheer and entertainment for the elderly in retirement facilities, the ill and injured in hospitals, and so on. The very act of training dogs can also act as a therapy for human handlers, as in a prisoner rehabilitation project.
Rescue dogs assist people who are in difficult situations, such as in the water after a boat disaster, lost in the wilderness, escaped from nursing homes, covered in snow avalanches, buried under collapsed buildings, etc.
Herding dogs are still invaluable to sheep and cattle handlers (stockmen ) around the world for mustering; different breeds are used for the different jobs involved in stock work and for guarding the flocks and herds. Modern herding dogs help to control cattle and wild geese in parks or goats used for weed control. A well trained dog can adapt to control any sort of domestic and many wild animals.
Sled dogs , although today primarily used in sporting events, still can assist in transporting people and supplies in rugged, snowy terrain.
Performing dogs such as Circus dogs and dog actors are trained to perform acts that are not intrinsically useful, but instead provide entertainment to their audience or enable human artistic performances.
Hunting dogs assist hunters in finding, tracking, and retrieving game, or in routing vermin. For larger game animals such as wild boar or bears, dogs may be trained to either hold the prey at bay until the hunter arrives, or to directly attack and hold them.
Guard dogs and watch dogs help to protect private or public property, either in living or used for patrols, as in the military and with security firms.
Tracking dogs help find lost people and animals or track down possible criminals.
Cadaver dog or Human Remains Detection Dogs use their scenting ability to discover bodies or human remains at the scenes of disasters, crimes, accidents, or suicides.
Detection dogs of a wide variety help to detect termites and bedbugs in homes, illegal substances in luggage, bombs, chemicals, and many other substances.
War Dogs or K9 Corps are used by armed forces in many of the same roles as civilian working dogs, but in a military context. In addition, specialized military tasks such as mine detection or wire laying have been assigned to dogs.
Military Working Dog is the more formal, current term for dogs trained for use in military tasks.
Police dogs , also sometimes called K9 Units, are usually trained to track or immobilize possible criminals while assisting officers in making arrests or investigating the scene of a crime. Some are even specially trained for anti-terrorist units, as in Austria.
Dogs are sometimes used in programs to assist children in learning how to read. The Reading With Rover program in
Washington pairs trained dogs with children who read aloud to the dog. This process builds confidence and reduces stress. [5]
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Re: Why Doesn't Nigeria Have A National Dog? by oluomoadebayo: 7:34am On Oct 06, 2017
WanyeKest:



A working dog is a canine working animal, i.e., a type of dog that is not merely a pet but learns and performs tasks to assist and/or entertain its human companions, or a breed of such origin.


So hunting dogs are not considered as a working dog?

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Re: Why Doesn't Nigeria Have A National Dog? by WanyeKest: 11:56am On Oct 06, 2017
oluomoadebayo:


So hunting dogs are not considered as a working dog?
They are.
I'm emphasizing the fact that they are phased out almost completely.

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