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Yorkshire Terrier: A Storm in a teacup
Vol. 1, Issue 8
Test Your Puppy’s Temperament
Jimi Agbaje: on Dog Handling and job creation
Yeni Kuti: “My Dogs are My Grandchildren Classified Ads/Gallery of Dog Breeds in full colour
Contents Features 14 The Yorkie: A Storm in a Teacup 19 Do Our Pets Have a Soul? 20 Jimi Agbaje 23 The Dog and the Sparrow of Guards: A look into 24 King the world of a security dog
company Dogs are My Grandchildren: 26 My Yeni Kuti on salient issues 38 Learning to Listen to Your Dog 54 Mumbai: The City of Hope
Health and Care
Gallery of Dog Breeds
14 Cover Page: Lagost State Gubernetorial candidate, Jimi Agbaje.
Message from the Editor After months of waiting, the 8th Issue of Dog’s World is finally out! Much has happened since we last met. We have a new Head of State, the face of the Naira has changed and Diana Ross has come and gone. But one thing will always remain constant. Your dog’s love.
Dog’s World Vol. 1, Issue 8
In this issue, Dog’s World has ventured beyond your compound with a new section on Lifestyle which bridges the gap between your dog and the world at large , both near and far. For instance the increasing problem of stray dogs in India is plaguing the authorities, especially in Mumbai (Mumbai, City of Hope on page 54). In this city there are over 1,500 cases of dog bites treated in hospitals every month;
some leading to death from rabies. India is one of the few countries whoes laws prohibit the killing of dogs, and several NGOs across the country have introduced sterilisation programmes that ensures that the stray dog population does not multiply. In light of new professions like dog handling and training, we have an important conversation with Lagos State Gubernatorial condidate Jimi Agbaje on the issues of concern to us all. Make sure you read the message from Leonardo diCaprio. B. Rosiji
Editor-In-Chief: B. Rosiji | Contributing Editor: Gb. Mamani, Dr B. Thomas | Managing Editor: O. Olakita | Assistant Editor: M. Kinzounza | Contributors: O. Daniels, N. Ijiomah, A. Ojora, O. Onyekachi, M.O. Rufai | Photography: Ayor Graphics | Assistant: F. Ehiemere, A. Moshood | Distribution: S. Ogundare | Admin: P. Ekong | Accounts: O. Osinowo | Page Layout: Sential Design | Sponsored by: JO-JO Dog Food Dog’s World is published by Rosiji Foundation, Suite E177 Ikota Shopping Complex, Victoria Garden City, Ajah, Lagos. Tel: 234 (01) 4818128, (01) 4611856, Fax: (01) 4611857. Email: email@example.com Http://www. dogsworldmagazine.com. Contributions are welcome, but cannot be returned. Contributors are therefore advised to keep copies of their work. The editor reserves the right to edit contributions for reasons of clarity and brevity. The publisher and editor do not take responsibility for the contents of advertisement and contributions. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without prior written consent is strictly prohibited. ©2007 Rosiji Foundation
Message from Leonardo I am writing to tell you about my new environmental film, Photo credit: Chuck Castleberry, © 2007 Eleventeen Productions, LL “The 11th Hour”. The film documents the environmental Leonardo DiCaprio while filming The 11th Hour, a Warner crises we face and the solutions we must begin to implement Independent Pictures release. while change is still possible. With the help of over fifty of the world’s most prominent thinkers and activists, including reformer Mikhail Gorbachev, physicist Stephen Hawking, and Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai, “The 11th Hour” documents the grave problems facing the planet’s life systems. Global warming, deforestation, mass species extinction, and depletion of the oceans’ habitats are all addressed. “The 11th Hour” explores how we’ve arrived at this moment — how we live, how we impact the earth’s ecosystems, and what we can do to change our course. However, the most powerful element of “The 11th Hour” is not a portrait of a planet in crisis, but an offering of hope and solutions. The film ends with a call for restorative action through reshaping human activity. “The 11th Hour” opens on August 17th in New York and Los Angeles. On the 24th it opens in other cities and then across the country in the following weeks. It would be great if you could go see it and bring a friend. You can go to www.11thhouraction.com to get more information on the movie and to find out when it will be playing near you. We need the message of this movie to hit as far and wide as possible. The hope is us. Let’s begin. Thank You, Leonardo DiCaprio (Reproduced Courtesy of IFAW)
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Book Reviews Good Dog, Bad Habits by
The author, Jeanne Carlson, is a professional dog trainer who, for twenty years, has gone into people’s homes to help them
understand their dogs better. Using a quick A-to-Z format, the author has provided solutions for a multitude of problems such as: how to solve housebreaking difficulties that have you baffled; what to do when your dog’s barking is out of control; how to stop your dog from destroying your furniture or yard; and what to do if your dog is shy. The author’s popular training video, “Good Puppy!” has helped thousands of new puppy owners.
Comment by a reader: You don’t have to read the whole book to solve every problem you have with your dog -- just pick the problem and read that section. It also helped me understand my dog’s mind and heart. My favourite chapter is the one on what to do if your dog sniffs people’s crotches! The author’s writing is entertaining, clear and quite funny. Read this book!!!
By Kerry Donnelly Illustrated with over 200 full-colour photos and drawings, this 224 page book presents sensible, easy-to-follow recommendations about selecting and caring for a Poodle. It focuses on providing readers with the information they need and want - all given in an interesting and easy-to-read style. The following is just a partial listing of the topics covered: History of the Poodle; Grooming; The New Family Member; Feeding Requirements; Preventive Dental Care; Behaviour Modification, and The Show Dog World.
A New Owner’s Guide To Doberman Pinschers By Faye Straus
This comprehensive guide advises new owners on the proper training and rearing of the Dobermann Pinscher. It contains invaluable advice about housebreaking, puppy care and training, as well as a concise history of the breed and showing your Dobermann Pinscher. It will be a welcome addition to the bookshelf of every caring owner.
Dog Abuser Faces Justice An accused dog abuser was sent back to court as he was rearranged after getting legal counsel. The accused is Alexander Atkind, a 23–year–old Cornell University student who may face felony charges in the dog abuse case. The decision lay in the hands of a grand jury, whether or not a felony charge will stick. So far Atkind was facing a misdemeanour charge of animal torture. Atkind was accused of pouring bleach on a dog he was taking care of. He was being held in jail on US $20,000 bail.
Ben Affleck’s Five Dogs Ben Affleck has opened up on why he keeps five dogs at a time. Speaking to journalists at an exclusive chat, Ben said that as a boy, he desperately wanted a dog. Concerned her son wasn’t responsible enough; his mother insisted that before receiving a dog, he walk an imaginary dog for a month to prove he was fit for dog ownership. After three weeks, mom still wasn’t convinced and rescinded her offer. Ben said “Now I have five dogs,” “I’m like the kid who couldn’t eat sugar when he was young and is now 400 pounds.
Should Dog Owners Chain Their Dogs? The president of the Humane Society of the US appeared in front of the Gainesville City Council to urge them to consider an outright ban on the practice of chaining dogs. The President said a chained dog is a danger to itself and to everyone around it, which is something the county animal shelter is very aware of. Humane Society president Aiken made a presentation to the Council hoping to persuade them to pass an anti – chaining ordinance.
Here we see Mariah Carey and her dog, Jack Russell Terrier, called “Jack” enjoying a relaxing time in a hot tub. When it comes to her first choice of who to kiss under the mistletoe, Mariah Carey said she doesn’t have to think twice as she always reaches for Jack, her super cute twoyear-old Jack Russell terrier. When Mariah was questioned about her dog she asked. Isn’t he just adorable?
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While at the book signing of her new book Fabulosity, Kimora Lee Simmons was spotted carrying a cute black dog. But of course her looks almost overshadowed the beautiful dog she was carrying.
Serena Williams, her dog Jackie and Kelly Rowland at the beach.
Diddy’s Sean John clothing line was accused of using fur on their hooded snorkel jackets in an investigation by the Humane Society. Sean John removed the jackets from all Macy’s retail stores following the claim.
Deaf Dog Taught Sign Language A deaf dog has been taught sign language in a bid to find him a new home in West Lothian. Boarder Collie Johnny became homeless after his owner died. It is hoped the eight –year–old dog’s new skills will make him more attractive to prospective pet owners. Johnny knows six hand signals. The commands, “sit” and “come back”, are the most important to keep him out of danger.
Rocaware Removes Dog Fur Jackets From Sales Racks A representative for Jay-Z’s Rocawear clothing line recently responded to accusations of using raccoon-dog fur on one of its coats. Another investigation by the Humane Society of the United States, found that the “Hunter” jacket advertised on the company’s website, contained real fur from a raccoon dog and was promoted as fake fur. The Humane Society claimed that the dog, which is indigenous to Asia, is skinned alive to obtain the fur for the coats, a practice that is common in that part of the world. A terrible form of animal cruelty. Apparently the dog has to be alive while the skin is been removed in order to get the best quality coats. The excruciating agony of these dogs go through is best left to the imagination. The Rocawear representative however, explained in a statement. “”We were not aware that our product included raccoon-dog materials.” “We have immediately instructed all manufacturers and licensees that no product can be produced using this fur. In addition we have removed those items from our website.”
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Oprah: Best Celebrity Dog Owner Winfrey, who owns five dogs, was voted best celebrity dog owner. The talk-show host replaced winner Joss Stone, and beat off competition from Tori Spelling, Nicollette Sheridan and Beth Ostrosky, Howard Stern’s girlfriend. Voting took place online over a three-month period.
Britney Voted Worst Celebrity Dog Owner
While Oprah was voted tops, Britney Spears was announced the world’s worst, when it comes to celebrity dog-parenting skills. An online vote by readers of two dog magazines said, “Britney was the overwhelming choice” for worst celebrity dog owner for 2006. Hilary O’Hagan, editor of The New York Dog and The Hollywood Dog magazines, said “She once had three Chihuahuas . . . and never left home without at least one of them on her arm,” and as soon as she met K-Fed and had kids they (the dogs) disappeared.” Spears has filed for divorce from aspiring rapper Kevin Federline. The 25-year-old pop singer and Federline, 29, have two sons, Sean Preston, and Jayden James.
Justin Timberlake: Dogs Better Kisser Than Britney & Better Companion Than Cameron. US solo artist and former boy band member Justin Timberlake has revealed how much he is devoted to his two dogs, Buckley and Brennen. Timberlake, in a UK magazine interview set the record straight on how much companionship he relied on from his pet Boxers as he shot down the suggestion of settling down with girlfriend, Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz. The heartthrob explained he had no plans to settle down with Diaz or anyone else at this stage in his life as his two dogs were all he needed. Justin said, “As for marriage and so on, I have my two dogs for kids so you should ask them how I’m doing! Never say never, but why ruin a good thing?” Timberlake also said his best ever kiss was by Boxer, Buckley. Timberlake spoke about his passion for his pets and explained: “When he (Buckley) kisses you it’s like a shower over your face.” And those kisses are his best by far.
Paris Hilton to Front New Dog TV Show
Hotel heiress and celebrity dog owner Paris Hilton is set to front a new US television show called America’s Cutest Pup. In what appears to be a TV version of a small dog beauty contest, Hilton will cast her ‘expert eye’ over a parade of ‘cute’ puppies. The role is likely to be the biggest yet in Hilton’s fledgling TV career. Paris, who is famous for (amongst other things), being photographed with her own beloved Chihuahua Tinkerbell as well as reportedly ‘misplacing’ Tinkerbell, is set to appear on British screens in the future as the show is scheduled to appear in the UK after it airs in the USA. Paris recently completed a jail sentence for driving under the influence.
Chef Stein’s Dog Dies Celebrity Cornish chef Rick Stein’s beloved dog has died aged 17.
Chalky, the Jack Russell owned by fish chef Rick Stein, had become well-known through his appearances on Mr. Stein’s television series. The chef, along with his wife Jill, paid tribute to his dog. He said his Chalky - who died on 13 January - was a great TV start and was greatly loved by everyone. Mr. Stein said. “It’s a source of puzzlement to me that he never knew how famous he was,”
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Willy Wins Crufts
Crufts Dog Show 2007 was won by a male Tibetan Terrier, Willy. The champion, whose full name is Araki Fabulous Willy, beat six other group winners at the show’s final in Birmingham. Six-year-old Willy is owned by John Shaw and Neil Smith. Forty-eight year old Mr Smith, of Gloucestershire, said: “It is unbelievable. This dog has done so well. It is the biggest accolade you could ever wish for.” Second place went to a one-year-old wire hair Fox Terrier called Peggy from Bristol. The event, held at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre, UK attracted more than 25,000 dogs from all over the world, as well as over 140,000 human visitors. The Best in Show award is renowned as the most prestigious title a dog can win. This year’s event has been overshadowed by a row over accusations that it is cruel. Dog experts and animal charities have expressed concern that breeders and judges award prizes to animals with exaggerated features that can cause the animals suffering and ill health. The show’s organisers. the Kennel Club say they have put measures in place to deal with the problem.
These words all appear in this issue of Dog’s World Magazine. Can you find them in the puzzle? (See back of magazine for answer) Attacks Ben Affleck Breeding Consistency Diarrhoea Dobermann Felabration Heaven Kuti Listen
Mariah PDiddy Pregnancy Puppy Senera Sparrow Timberlake Veterinarian Vomiting Yorkie
A three-year-old boy went with his dad to see a new litter of Labrador puppies. On returning home, he breathlessly informed his mother, “There were three boy Labrador puppies and four girl Labrador puppies.” “How did you know that?” his mother asked. “Daddy picked them up and looked underneath,” he replied. “I think it is printed on their bottoms.” •DW. 12 Dog’s World
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History of the
Yorkshir By Steve Allison
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ire Terrier Understanding today’s Yorkshire Terrier means looking at this dog’s ancestry. There seems to be little disagreement about the way in which the modern Yorkshire Terrier came to be. Even though there are no records of the earliest relatives of the Yorkie, it is widely believed that the breed is estimated to be just over 100 or so years old. The Yorkshire Terrier of the past was much larger than today’s terriers. It might be surprising, but the early versions of today’s Yorkies were working class dogs.
From the 11th Century there was a rule that labourers were not allowed to hunt. To enforce this, each dog in their possession had to be no bigger than a seven inch hoop. Before the beginning of the Industrial Revolution people lived in small communities and grew up around factories and mines. With the Industrial Revolution came great changes to family life. People were drawn to the cities seeking work and a better life. These people brought with them the Paisley Terrier; whose work was to catch rats and other small animals. The Paisley Terrier, or Clydesdale Terrier was crossed with other types of Terriers such as the English Black Terrier, the Tan Toy Terrier and the Skye Terrier. The Maltese was also crossed with these to produce long coats, and a smaller stature. You can still see the similarity in shape between the Maltese and today’s Yorkies.
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Feature The father of the modern Yorkie is said to be a dog called Huddersfield “Ben”. Bred by Mr. Eastwood and owned by Mr. Foster; this was a very popular stud dog who had a great influence in the modern breed. He won many competitions and is believed to have set many of the standards for his breed type.
The Yorkshire Terrier is a long-haired toy terrier, whose blue and tan coat is parted on the face and from the base of the skull to the end of the tail. The hair hangs evenly and quite straight down each side of the body. The Yorkieis one of the world’s smallest dogs and should not exceed seven pounds in weight. Yorkshire Terriers may be tiny but they are a big-dog in a little-dog package. Yorkshire Terriers are born black in colour with tan on the eyebrow, jaws, chest and feet. They are fully mature in two years. Yorkshire Terriers are compact in size, sweet in nature and cheerful in character. The British Kennel Club registered the first Yorkies in the British Kennel Club Stud Book in 1874. The American Kennel Club started recognizing Yorkshire Terriers as a breed in 1885. In 1910, the first specimen was seen in a German speaking area. Known as “Halifax Terriers” these dogs shared the appearance of the Yorkshire Terrier which to this day has changed very little. The breed standards for the Yorkshire Terrier have hardly changed. There are some small changes but these relate directly to the new knowledge in matters of canine health.
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Originally bred to be a hunting dog, catching rats, rabbits and mice to supplement their poor owner’s diet, the Yorkshire Terriers of today are brave, loyal and energetic. A loyal
Feature Today’s Yorkies are playful, fun and a delight to have around. They will keep you entertained for hours and years to come. Steve Allison is a third generation of professional dog breeders. It all started with his grandparents in 1970 with the Boston Terriers and has expanded to Maltese, Yorkshire Terriers, Pugs, Shih Tzu’s and Pomeranians. He is also actively involved with dog rescue and has a website that showcases the puppies they occasionally have for sale at http:// allmypuppiesonline.com.
guard dog who will be suspicious of strangers and defend their territory. Yorkies like to bark but with good training they can be taught not to. Some of the cross breeding which results in tiny “teacup” varieties can cause health problems for today’s Yorkshire Terriers. Often their skulls are too small, resulting in a range of respiratory problems. It is widely agreed that the breeding of such “Teacup” varieties is cruel and causes all kinds of health and behavioural problems. Be responsible and buy one of the more accepted varieties. If you are intending on breeding your Yorkshire Terrier keep this in mind when choosing a sire.
Yorkshire Terrier Origin: Great Britain Size: Height: 6 - 9 inches, Weight: 3 - 7 lbs Colour: Blue and tan Coat: Very long and silky Life Expectancy: 12 -15 years Temperament: Intelligent, confident, affectionate, lively, brave and spirited with a high activity level. Health Issues: Eye irritations, patella luxation, premature dental disease and some puppies are born with open fontanels. Maintenance: Frequent daily brushing. Little exercise needed. Does well in an apartment. Expensive to purchase but cheap to maintain. Availability: Rare
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Caring for the Yorkie’s Coat The Yorkshire Terrier’s shiny, silky coat is his crowning glory and should be looked after meticulously. This soft, single coat requires regular grooming to keep it from matting. For a neat appearance the tips of ears and under the foot pad should be trimmed. Your chosen breed is a “coated” breed which will require frequent bathing and daily brushing. Tangles – Wet hair with water and use your fingers to remove tangles. DO NOT ALLOW MATS OR TANGLES TO REMAIN IN YOUR PUPPY’S COAT!! Knots get worse each day. Brushing – A good pin brush is an excellent grooming aid. Pin brushes with balls at the ends and brushes with nylon bristles tend to break the hair. Do not brush a Yorkie coat when it is completely dry as this will damage the coat. Instead spray a light mixture of conditioner and water before brushing. Bathing - Avoid using human shampoo for your Yorkie; If you cannot avoid doing so however, use a high quality, mild shampoo or baby shampoo. Remember to completely rinse the hair after shampooing and conditioning. If your dog gets dirty bathe it every week. Comb – Your best friend is a good metal comb with long teeth. Always finish your grooming by COMBING through the coat to remove the knots that brushing leaves behind. Dryer – When using a hair dryer to dry your Yorkie, be careful not to burn his skin with high temperatures. Keep to the lowest temperature possible.
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Scissoring – The only trimming that needs special attention is under the pads of the feet, on the top 1/3 of the ears and around the rectum. If you leave the hair on the ears and never trim them, the weight of the hair might not allow the ears to stand erect. Haircuts – For ease of care a lot of people like to have the hair kept short in a “puppy cut” or even in a modified “Schnauzer cut”. You can do this yourself if you have the time and inclination. Remember, if you make a mistake, hair grows back and you can try again. The Yorkie’s “Top Knot” is not just for fashion but helps keep the hair out of his eyes. When gathering and securing the Top Knot use a rubber band and remember not to make it too tight. Regular grooming can also amount to preventive medicine by alerting you to skin diseases, ticks, infected ears and just ordinary bumps or cuts that might need the attention of your veterinarian.
The Storm in a tea-cup
Last year, the Yorkshire Terrier overtook the beloved Golden Retriever and the iconic German Shepherd and became the second most popular dog breed in America. The Labrador Retriever Continues to hold first place. This shows that many families prefer this tea-cup size; a portable, to fit their modern lives.
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Labrador Retriever Yorkshire Terrier German Shepherd Dog Golden Retriever Beagle Daschhund Boxer Poodle Shih Tzu Miniature Schnauzer
DO OUR PETS HAVE A SOUL & GO TO HEAVEN WHEN THEY DIE?
I believe dogs (and other pets) go to heaven. The night my Fluffy died he woke me up with his little legs going and a smile on his face. I don’t know what he was seeing because he was seeing in that spiritual realm that our flesh eyes can not see, but he was definitely headed somewhere and was happy about it. I think sometimes our pets see with their spiritual eyes more then we do, they are not as caught up with fleshly things the way we are so they are more aware of the spiritual dimension. I think these verses from the Bible show that there will be animals in heaven. Their eating habits will be changed in their spirit bodies from what they are in the flesh. Isaiah. 11:6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. Isaiah. 65:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, sayeth the LORD. We are told in 1 Corinthians 15:39 that there are different kinds of flesh: man, animals, fish and birds. In verse 40 we are told there are different kinds of bodies: one for when we are in the flesh on earth and another kind for when we are in spirit in heaven outside of this flesh dimension. Flesh and blood can not be in the heavenly dimension. In heaven our eating habits will change too. Psalms 78:25 talks about manna being “angels” food. Just like the animals mentioned above we will not be meat eaters in heaven either. I would imagine that our pets will have a different kind of spiritual body, just like they have a different kind of flesh body. In Revelation 4:11 we are told that God created everything for His pleasure. Animals are a very big part of our Father’s creation and give Him much pleasure. Why would He not want the pleasure of having animals in heaven? Matt. 10:29 tells us that not one sparrow falls to the ground without our Father knowing about it. Matt. 6:26 tells us our Father
feeds them. If He cares about their life in the flesh that is so short why would He not care enough to give them a place in heaven? In Matt. 23:12 we are told that he who exalts himself shall be brought down and the humble shall be exalted. What is more humble then a dog trying to please his owner in hopes of a pat on his head? To me it seems rather prideful of man to exalt himself to a heaven that excludes a large part of God’s creation. Mat 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. The Bible does not say when Thy kingdom come there will be no more animals. This next verse shows that there will be horses in heaven. Rev 19:11 And I saw heaven open, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. The word creature in these following verses is the word nephesh, in Strong’s Hebrew dictionary. The word creature is nine times translated from the word nephesh in the KJV Bible. Gen_1:21, Gen_1:24, Gen_2:19, Gen_9:10, Gen_9:12, Gen_9:15-16 (2), Lev_11:46 (2) Gen 1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moved, the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. What makes them a “living creature”? Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
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t Dog’s World Magazine we are very concerned about security and the role trained dogs can play in improving the security situation in the country. Abroad, dogs are regularly used, not just in protection and guard work, but also in other aspects of human safety and security, such as finding survivors after earthquakes, avalanches and collapsed buildings, rescuing drowning children, and in the fight against the narcotics trade, etc. But all this is only possible if we are able to promote the profession of dog trainers and handlers and encourage young people to enter this trade. This is a noble profession which is highly paid and well regarded and respected worldwide. At the end of a working day, handlers traditionally go home with their canine partners who, become part of the handler’s family. This enhances a strong bond between handler and dog which is necessary to ensure the dog’s total obedience to his handler. For the dog to go home with his handler, this presupposes that the handler has a car and lives in a conducive environment. While on training in South Africa, handlers from the Nigerian NDLEA were stunned to see that their counterparts lived in beautiful homes with gardens and a swimming-pool. Meanwhile, they would have to travel hours on a rickety bus to get home, to a face-me-face-you apartment, with no water or electricity. We put the issue of job creation to Mr Jimi Agbaje, one of the Lagos State Gubernatorial candidates and a pharmacist by profession.
Mr Jimi Agbaje: You see there are so many things we have a handicap with, because we don’t have the basics, not to talk about the dog handler going home with the dog. I remembered the time security companies used to bring their dogs around, and what I saw was that you had a situation where maintaining those vehicles was almost becoming a problem, because of the traffic and everything so you need to resolve some issues because Nigerians are living in poverty. Let me give you an example. A friend of mine used to stay in Dakar Road in Apapa, some time ago and I remember we wanted to travel for a long weekend, four or five days or so, just for a break. This was during the time of ‘’essenco’’ essential commodities, when you didn’t have anything and you had to queue for powdered milk and queue for this and queue for that. And so, we were going out of Lagos for a holliday. He left the dog with his steward at home who was the one that used to look after the dogs, anyway. He then left this big tin of powdered milk which he normally gave the dog and I remember saying jokingly, “This your steward that has five or six children, you know . . .” By the time we got back those dogs were so weak they could not even look at us. Meanwhile the powdered milk had gone down and the man was shining. Governance is about improving the quality of live of the people and any government which sees the quality of the people deteriorate without doing anything about it is not addressing the issues. Lagos State is peculiar in the sense that, If you look at the statistics in Lagos they show that quality of life has continued to fall. Referring to the statistics on poverty, you will see that some ten years ago, about 54% of Lagosians where living in extreme poverty. That is under
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Features one dollar a day. Now 10 years later that percentage, rather than going down has gone up to 65%. These are the figures of the National Bureau of Statistics not my own figures. That comes to about N4,000 naira. Less than N 4,000 a month! There is no way you can have a high percentage of your population living in poverty and be successful in developing the country, and so any government must first bring down that percentage. With such a high percentage comes the issue of education. A man who earns less than N 12,000 a month and has a wife and four children cannot send his children to school. Since he cannot survive he’s going to convert that child into some kind of child worker. Going back to the National Bureau of Statistics, You have 67% of children of school age in Lagos who have never even registered to go to school because of poverty. Why would you go to school when you cannot eat. Let me go further on education. Of the remaining percentage that actually goes to school (I mean those that register in primary school), only 20% of them finish primary school. In other words some try to send their kids to school but when they get midway they say, “Oh, you have tried. It’s enough. Go and learn a trade or go and be houseboy.” Seventy percent of area boys have never even gone to school and they are not in any position to stand on their own. So we must first address poverty and address the issue of education you must be able to address education in a way that people can go to school. What parents want is for their child to earn money. It’s the reality. A man who is poor, the way to help him is to enable him to stand on his own. You have to help him to help himself. He feels he is not able to do much in his life, “But let someone take some burden off me. Let someone train my child.” Educate him properly.” And by ”education” we mean relevant education. It is not just enough to go to school. The world of today has no room for such people, relevant education becomes very important. We should be asking, “How can we assist this man in his own business or trade, whatever it is that he does.” Because the truth is, even the child that wants to goes to school has to wear a uniform. He cannot even afford to provide a uniform for the child, or even transportation to school. So you look into micro-credit finance to
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be able to at least give him something. that can help him survive while the child is in school. Unfortunately, the scenario today is that so many people that have finished school don’t have jobs. So he is asking himself why he should invest in this child, when the child will not get a job at the end of the day. So we have to create an environment where there will be jobs. The economy of the world has changed. It’s not enough to get a degree today or a certificate and be guaranteed employment. Government’s responsibility is to create what I call new jobs for a new economy. New modern jobs. Also, you first have to have some value for human life before you can have for the animal. They say they have dead bodies on the road; the ones that are living you have not taken care of, you have not even bothered about, why should you bother about the one that
is dead? When you have not even done that why would you bother about the dogs? On BBC yesterday there was a report about a cow that had tuberculosis and the authorities said they had to put the cow to sleep and the Hindu people in the UK who owned the cow said, “Over our dead bodies will you put this sacred animal to sleep”. What a civilized society the Hindus have ! !. Over here, we would kill the cow and share it. It’s the poverty situation.
& the Sparrow
A shepherd’s dog had a master who took no care of him, but often let him suffer the greatest hunger. At last he could bear it no longer; so he took to his heels, and off he ran in a very sad and sorrowful mood. On the road he met a sparrow and they became great friend. As they both went out upon the high road the weather was warm and they had not gone far before the dog said, ‘I am very much tired -- I should like to take a nap.’ ‘Very well,’ answered the sparrow, ‘do so, and in the meantime I will perch upon that bush.’ So the dog stretched himself out on the road, and fell fast asleep. Whilst he slept, there came by a carter with a cart drawn by three horses, and loaded with two casks of wine. The sparrow, seeing that the carter did not turn out of the way, but would go on in the track in which the dog lay and drive over him, called out, ‘Stop! stop! Mr Carter, or it shall be the worse for you.’ But the carter, grumbling to himself, ‘You make it the worse for me, indeed! What can you do?’ He cracked his whip, and drove his cart over the poor dog, so that the wheels crushed him to death. ‘There,’ cried the sparrow, ‘thou cruel villain, thou hast killed my friend the dog. Now mind what I say. This deed of thine shall cost thee all thou art worth.’ ‘Do your worst, and welcome,’ said the brute, ‘what harm can you do me?’ and passed on.
But the sparrow crept under the tilt of the cart, and pecked at the bung of one of the casks till she loosened it; and than all the wine ran out, without the carter seeing it. At last he looked round, and saw that the cart was dripping, and the cask quite empty. ‘What an unlucky wretch I am!’ cried he. ‘Not wretch enough yet!’ said the sparrow, as she alighted upon the head of one of the horses, and pecked at him till he reared up and kicked. When the carter saw this, he drew out his hatchet and aimed a blow at the sparrow, meaning to kill her; but she flew away, and the blow fell upon the poor horse’s head with such force, that he fell down dead. ‘Unlucky wretch that I am!’ cried he. ‘Not wretch enough yet!’ said the sparrow. And as the carter went on with the other two horses, she again crept under the tilt of the cart, and pecked out the bung of the second cask, so that all the wine ran out. When the carter saw this, he again cried out, ‘Miserable wretch that I am!’ But the sparrow answered, ‘Not wretch enough yet!’ and perched on the head of the second horse, and pecked at him too. The carter ran up and struck at her again with his hatchet; but away she flew, and the blow fell upon the second horse and killed him on the spot. ‘Unlucky wretch that I am!’ said
he. ‘Not wretch enough yet!’ said the sparrow; and perching upon the third horse, she began to peck him too.
The carter was mad with fury; and without looking about him, or caring what he was about, struck again at the sparrow; but killed his third horse as he done the other two. ‘Alas! miserable wretch that I am!’ cried he. ‘Not wretch enough yet!’ answered the sparrow as she flew away; ‘now will I plague and punish thee at thy own house.’ The carter was forced at last to leave his cart behind him, and to go home overflowing with rage and vexation. ‘Alas!’ said he to his wife, ‘what ill luck has befallen me! --my wine is all spilt, and my horses all three dead.’ ‘Alas! husband,’ replied she, ‘and a wicked bird has come into the house, and has brought with her all the birds in the world, I am sure, and they have fallen upon our corn in the loft, and are eating it up at such a rate!’ Away ran the husband upstairs, and saw thousands of birds sitting upon the floor eating up his corn, with the sparrow in the midst of them. ‘Unlucky wretch that I am!’ cried the carter; for he saw that the corn was almost all gone. ‘Not wretch enough yet!’ said the sparrow; ‘thy cruelty shall cost thee they life yet!’ and away she flew. The carter seeing that he had thus lost all that he had, went down into his kitchen; and was still not sorry for what he had done, but sat himself angrily and sulkily in the chimney corner. But the sparrow sat on the outside of the window, and cried ‘Carter! thy cruelty shall cost thee thy life!’ With that he jumped up in a rage, seized his hatchet, and threw it at the sparrow; but it missed her, and only broke the window. The sparrow now hopped in, perched upon the window- seat, and cried, ‘Carter! it shall cost thee thy life!’ Then he became mad and blind with rage, and struck the window-seat with such force that he cleft it in two: and as the sparrow flew from place to place, the carter and his wife were so furious, that they broke all their furniture, glasses, chairs, benches, the table, and at last the walls, without touching the bird at all. In the end, however, they caught her: and the wife said, ‘Shall I kill her at once?’ ‘No,’ cried he, ‘that is letting her off too easily: she shall die a much more cruel death; I will eat her.’ But the sparrow began to flutter about, and stretch out her neck and cried, ‘Carter! it shall cost thee thy life yet!’ With that he could wait no longer: so he gave his wife the hatchet, and cried, ‘Wife, strike at the bird and kill her in my hand.’ And the wife struck; but she missed her aim, and hit her husband on the head so that he fell down dead, and the sparrow flew quietly home to her nest.
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KING of Guards Deploying the services of dogs in security work is fast gaining ground with individuals and corporate bodies nationwide. Mr. Kayode Odukoya, the Deputy General Manager of King’s Guards Ltd, a dog enthusiast and one-time breeder, reveals how, with kennels of almost 100 dogs, Kings Guards Ltd has become the KING OF GUARDS.
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hen it comes to dogs in security, the area we really need improvement is in dog training. Nothing much is being done about training, and I think we should increase awareness in this area. Most of these security companies that supply dogs go to the open market, buy the dogs and supply the client without taking the time to train the dogs. They just pick a dog and put the dog into use. Even at Kings Guards we still have a lot to do in this area. We have to improve on the training of our dogs and the training of dog handlers. Honestly, I have been trying to find good trainers. One day someone came and said he was coming to train our dogs. When he told me the form the training was going to take . . ! If this had been a developed country, he would have been charged
with animal cruelty. He was going to subject the dogs to a lot of suffering, because he does not know any better. He called himself a trainer; he talked about attack training, defense training, obedience training, but then he did not know how. “Training of the dogs and breeding of the dogs are very, very important. When I first saw Dog’s World Magazine I said, “Wow, this is OUR world.” Honestly I said that. You see I know the advantages of having dogs in the home. I sleep with my mind at rest. Unfortunately not many people have the understanding or awareness of what dogs can do in security. “Of course, dogs can be expensive to buy, but maintenance costs can be controlled. That’s what I found out. If your dogs are well looked after, you will have fewer problems. You will spend less on medication etc. We had five dogs that used to stay at the premises of one of our clients. We found that the environment in their premises was not good and we were losing our dogs at a fast rate. We were also spending a lot of money in medicating them. In six months we lost about five dogs to tick infestation. We could not control it because our client’s estate is very large with cows coming in and out. The ticks on the cows are so big! So we decided to keep the dogs at home and take them to work every morning and back in the evenings. That was how we were able to solve the problem.
Kings Guards Ltd has been in the security business since 1992, is a member of the Society of Security Practitioners of Nigeria and the Nigerian-South African Chamber of Commerce. In addition to guard dog services and general security guard work, Kings Guards also provides the following services: special investigation, personal protection, escort services, movement of cash in transit, reception protocol and security training, and they represent General Electric in the supply and installation of security equipment. For further information visit http://www.kingsguards.com. Or phone 01 461 1401
“There was a time Kings Guards used to employ veterinarians to take care of our dogs, but we found that the vet doctors themselves don’t know how to handle the dogs. Most of them don’t even like dogs. What we have done is to use people who studied animal husbandry in the polytechnics. They are better handlers. “So if they are well looked after, the cost is less. Also they must be well fed. People think that JO-JO Dog Food is expensive. You people at Dog’s World Magazine need to educate them to understand that in the long run, they save money by buying a good quality food because the dog is always in good condition and they will spend less on medicals.
“I look forward to a day when so many homes will appreciate what dogs are all about.”
Mr. Kayode Odukoya
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These Dogs are My Grandchildren
Witty, charismatic and outspoken like her late father, Yeni Kuti spoke openly about her love for dogs, the state of the nation and how, with the support of family and friends, she and her brother have been able to keep their Dad’s legacy alive. Yeni and her brother Femi, live in a large compound with eleven dogs of varying breeds and sizes. Below are excerpts from the exclusive interview, so let’s take a lesson in cultural integrity.
DW: What is your relationship with your dogs like? Actually, my daughter is the real dog lover in the house. These are my daughter’s children, so in a way, I am really their grandmother. Both my Mum and Dad loved dogs, and before they burnt my father’s house down, he had about eight or nine dogs. When I was much younger, I used to see many starving, ugly looking dogs all over the place. So I promised myself that when I grew up, I would have a big house; lock all the dogs in the neighbourhood in one place and feed them very well. When you love dogs, you just love them. You share their pain, and you share their happiness. My love of dogs is God’s gift. I’d say it is hereditary. First, we have Leo. He is about eight years old. He was brought over from our former home which was a rented apartment. He used to be a very vicious dog, but age coupled with the removal of his cancerous testicles have softened him up a lot. He insists on disciplining all the dogs in the house and thinks he is my husband. Nobody likes him in the house except me. We got Snowy from a friend. We used to have this beautiful tiny dog called Zanda, that came from the same parents as Snowy. He was lovely and very alert. Then one day there was some commotion at The Shrine. He ran out into the street and was fatally wounded by a car.
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Feature It was so sad, so sad. So, when the parents were pregnant again I said I needed another dog from them and this is how we got this wretched Snowy. (glares at a confused creature) He is a wretched fellow. (laughter)
DW: Don’t you think you really should be dancing? It seems that is where your passion lies.
He is supposed to be in exile at the bottom of the garden, but he has refused to remain there. His children are in exile, even Leo has a daughter there that is in exile. Most of them are family now. Leo’s children won’t come into the house. Although they are allowed to come in they are very afraid of people.
Yes that is where my love lies, but don’t forget that I am 46 am and not getting any younger. I plan to go into dance and choreographing and hopefully set up a dancing school.
DW: Tell us about Mimmy Mimmy died at about 13 years of age, he just died naturally. When he first came into the compound and Leo was still a pup; Mimmy would attack him. By the time Leo became a man, Leo disciplined Mimmy. That is exactly what happened with Terror and Lambo. Lambo became a man but in the end they fought each other. Taking care of so many dogs is stressful. Before, we had to transport all of them to the vet. You would take a taxi, you would take money. Since I found Dr. Tunji (She speaks here of Dr Tunji Nasir of Truthmiles Vet Clinic, in Ikeja), it has been a lot easier and much cheaper. He will come to the house and deworm them here. Weight them if necessary and so on. All I have to worry about now is the food. Altogether we have eleven dogs! We don’t have kennels in this house. We don’t chain any of the dogs, so that they don’t develop anti-social habits. They have to learn how to be friendly with people.
DW: Who assists you in caring for so many dogs? My daughter is always calling to ask about the dogs’ health. I remind her that she has got eleven dogs in the house and she is not even here to take care of them. Last April I bought her a ticket to come back home, she did not. She is pursuing a degree course in the UK and will be coming down in June. But I have people here who assist me. Esther feeds them and she helps feed the birds too. Once it is five o’ clock, birds from all over come for food. Before they used to come around to eat the crumbs when the dogs were being fed, but they would get killed by the dogs, because sometimes they would start eating from the dogs’ plates. So we built a bird house for them and we give them their food separately up there. That short dog, the one like a sausage, Strappy, he is the one that used to attack the birds. It’s really a lovely sight to see the birds up there now. If you look around the house, we have put up feeding tables for them everywhere.
DW: What is a typical day like for you? Well yesterday, for instance, we had rehearsals and a lot of people came. We do not charge a gate fee, but a lot of people come around. I did the accounts for The Shrine. In the Shrine we have a restaurant and we employ 70 people. These employees have to be paid weekly or monthly and I have to do that. A large proportion of our profits areused to pay the entertainers and the maintenance of The Shrine. Spending is a never ending affair here. It is a very large place and all I do is pay for repairs. One day it is the electricity, another day it is the plumbing and so on. It is a stressful business. We have missed out on patronage from a lot of
foreigners, because when foreigners come here and ask to see The Shrine, Nigerians discourage them. They do not bring them, saying it is a dangerous place with no security. Instead of bringing them here to have a taste of our culture, and enjoy the experience, they are taking people away from here. I have met so many people that have had a great time; a lot of the North American artists you see in Lagos never visit The Shrine. I spoke with an American tourist once who called me saying he
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Feature would drop by. He never came. When I asked him why, he told me that they had told him that security was not tight. Akon came to Nigerian with some other guys. They spoke to me, saying that they would drop by. They never came because it was supposedly too dangerous. Snoop Doggy Dog was also looking for a venue. When he saw The Shrine he wondered why they did not use this kind of venue. They came all the way here and they did not even visit The Shrine. The percentage of Nigerians that actually saw Fela perform is very minute. Nigerians love Fela more now, than when he was alive. When he was alive they did not go to The Shrine. I have met so many of them especially the so-called silver spoon children. They say they regret not seeing Fela perform when he was alive. This man was on your doorstep! Why didn’t you go and see his show? If he was so important to you, there was no reason for you not to go. Now that he is dead, the world is celebrating his death; they are all saying, “Ah, we love Fela!” You are saying you love Fela, how many times did you see him perform? How many of them can say that they saw him perform? If it were Michael Jackson playing anywhere in America, it would be a sell out. Many of our people didn’t go to The Shrine because they had signed on the bad news. “They smoke Igbo there!” Nobody forces you to smoke Igbo when you come to The Shrine. It is a peaceful place where you listen to music. I remember when Fela went to America once; he talked about politics and criticized the Nigerian government. Back in Nigeria, there was an outcry in the media. They were angry at Fela for washing our dirty linen in public. But today everything is going as Fela prophesized. Nigeria has changed for the worse. It is the real Nigerians that are passionate about Fela. Nigeria is not only V.I. and Ikoyi. I remember when Femi sang Sorry, the Nigerian newspapers abused him. Why should he sing sorry for Nigerians? We Nigerians are concerned about image without thinking of the basic amenities that make life comfortable for the common man. It is the same thing about the Tinapa Project. In my opinion it is a white elephant project. You are unable to provide light and water to the average Nigerian yet you plan on opening a resort. Does that make any sense? Are they all right? No light and water in your community, in your country, your state, yet they are planning to open a trillion dollar resort, and they are all hailing Donald Duke as the big one. Where are the roads to even get there? Please give us light and water.
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DW: When is the Felabration Festival coming up? On Fela’s birthday, October, 15th. That is the day we traditionally kill cows and sell food to Fela’s fans. We are celebrating his life. The life of a great man. Like the Notting Hill Carnival, the masses were thrilled about the beautiful dancers from all over Nigeria. Nigeria is showing its culture and people. We have the Ijaw people, Ishekiri people, Calabar people, each one had its own thriller performance and the day was joyous. They went around the streets of Lagos and they all ended at The Shrine where we had the main festival. The festival also brings business to the state and to the country. Those that made money during the festival period, came to pray for us and bless us afterwards. They all made their money their goods got sold because we had three stages and and a large screen outdoors.
DW: How about sponsorship from corporate Nigeria? How can I beg you for what I know is good? We believe that corporate organisations should use this medium to actually come and support the project. We are going to pay all the artists that are coming to play. Most of the artists that played at the festival last year did it for little or no money. We cannot continue to ask them to do it for free. We need people to support us. We don’t make any money from it. The issue is not the money but the service to the people. Guinness did a lot for us last year. We are hoping they will still come on board this year and support us. This time we are expecting a lot of artists from the United States of America and other countries.
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Epic Paws for Thought
the love of OUR Dogs….”
Sharing and Discussing contemporary issues that affect Dog ownership in Nigeria
Over to you:
Veterinary Doctors and Practitioners . . .
Since this is so, then why talk about it? Because we, the dog people cannot do without this crop of professionals who remain the livewire of our emerging community. Imagine what our world as humans would be like without the doctors in hospital? The fledging dog community or what we refer to as ‘dogdom’ in Nigeria is definitely improving. Even the harshest critics are beginning to agree that we are making progress. However, we will only get to the Promised Land if the people handling one of the most important sectors of this community, the veterinary health sector become more proactive in their approach to their primary role in Nigerian ‘dogdom’. And I refer to the primary role with every sense of responsibility. To understand the primary role of the veterinarians, let us examine their profession which is broadly classified as Veterinary Medicine. Encarta Dictionary defines it as “the branch of medicine dealing with the health of animals and the diagnosis and treatment of their diseases and injuries”. You will however agree with me that this is not exactly the same scenario. If I were to redefine the above in the light of the present realities in Nigeria, the definition of Veterinary Medicine would read something like, “the branch of medicine in Nigeria supposedly dealing with the health of animals and the diagnosis and treatment of their diseases and injuries, but rather focused on the provision of pet related services, namely pet-marts, puppy brokerage, dog sales and dog breeding”. My definition above is not in any way intended to bring the noble profession of the veterinary medical profession into disrepute, but it is a statement of fact which all who are objective can attest to. More and more efforts on the part of our veterinary professionals are devoted to ‘other’ related areas, rather than the primary purposes of their calling. They are very busy importing and selling anything and everything that dog and pet owners may need. Those who at this stage do not have the capacity to import are running around Lagos from one Vet clinic to the other buying and selling pet accessories.
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There is absolutely nothing wrong in vet clinics and animal hospitals selling pet accessories and related services. While I believe that both are complimentary and also make it very convenient for their patients and clients; the point here is that pet accessories should not eclipse their role in pet medical care. Having said the above, I will tell you that there are those who are fine examples of the profession. They have continued to channel their best energies and resources towards the total wellbeing and wellness of their patients. They continue to seek knowledge; they are dynamic and are open to new ideas. They are not afraid to admit their mistakes even if it costs them money; they are in the fore front of improving themselves through refresher courses, collaboration with colleagues and even with their clients. With pride, they maintain the discipline of focusing on the practice of the science of animal medicine. And I proudly say that they are also providing pet accessories and offering related services. So, veterinary medical professionals, over to you . . .
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I have mulled over this subject for a long time and have weighed different options of approach, to address the various concerns that have been raised by a number of dog people in our country. I am aware that the issue of veterinary practice is quite sensitive and more often than not, nerves are frayed instead of soothed by discussions on the practice of veterinary health care in Nigeria.
Is Your Dog A Picky
We all think we are doing our dog good when we throw them a piece of left over meat from the dinner table. Beware, you may be preparing the ground for a spoilt dog that won’t settle for less. You might be turning your dog into a little pest, always wanting titbits and jumping up at his owner or visitors expecting to be rewarded with a treat. To determine whether this really is the cause of his picky eating try the following. If your dog refuses his meal, leave it in place on the floor for 20 minutes, and then remove the bowl. Do not offer him anything else, nor give him any biscuits, treats, etc. Also make sure he does not have access to yours or your neighbour’s dustbins. Just make sure he has a supply of clean drinking water. When his next meal is due, offer a smaller sized meal, again leaving it in place for just 20 minutes. Repeat this the next day. If when he is put outside to toilet, he shows signs of diarrhoea, you will know that he has a tummy upset. Some common reasons for a dog refusing his meal are: a) He is too fat and over weight and cannot eat anything more. b) You are giving him too many varieties of food and since he has you well trained, he prefers to wait until you give him his favourite treat or meal. Give him the same meal EVERY day. A dog thrives on eating the same thing every day for years. c) There is a health problem that may need your vet’s attention. d) You are giving him poor quality food. We often think we can get away with feeding our dogs cheap food. Well, either he will refuse to eat it at all, or if he does eat it, his digestive system will flush it out the other end. You will find yourself with a thin, malnourished dog and a garden full of poop.
Does Your Dog Eat Like Every Meal Will Be His Last? By Andy Machin
Well, if your dog does wolf down his food, he will be swallowing air as well as his dinner. So get ready for a gas outbreak and that can be a smelly episode. Here are a few suggestions which may help to reduce flatulence in your dog. Try feeding him on a little-andoften basis. Give him the same amount of food as he would normally have in a day but spread it out a bit. Instead of feeding your dog one or two portions of food per day, divide the daily ration into smaller portions and feed the dog more frequently. Cut out those little treats and leftovers from your dinner. If he gets bloated, you know what will happen. Sure, it is hard to resist throwing him an extra piece of doggie chocolate or sneaking him a bit of meat from your plate when he comes begging; but resist if you can. Your girl (or boy) will have a lower chance of getting flatulence Walkies. It’s your dog’s favourite word. Man, how he knows what it means. Take your dog for regular exercise. He needs it anyway and it will help keep his insides healthy and generally aid digestion and reduce flatulence. While you are out on your walk, there is a better chance that any gas build up will find a way out naturally and it will be gone before you get home. You will never completely cut out flatulence in your dog. Well, do you think you will never get the odd bit of excess wind yourself? Of course you will. And it is the same for your dog. That said, what you have read here should help reduce your dog’s flatulence and those nasty smells. Plus your doggie might just feel all the better for it.
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DOG ATTACKS by Dapo Ojora. firstname.lastname@example.org
One thing is clear to me. There are no Though not the only factor, proper training is very often a crucial missing link in most bad dogs, there are only bad owners! attacks. Negligent, irresponsible, non selective breeding, breed characteristics, So called dogs have been wrongly and genetics, historical development, socialisation, function of the dog, temperament, inadequately trained and/or poorly size and physical condition, environment, victim behaviour, responsible ownership socialised. I have for a very long time and bad luck (though to a lesser degree), all play a part. Naturally some breeds now expressed my feelings about these have a greater propensity for aggression than others; however, all dogs can issues and I am compelled to raise attack. It is also a proven fact that puppies bred at puppy farms in large numbers can suffer adversity. All these factors are contributory to negative dog behaviour them again. I can only imagine how the and the subsequent attacks that sometimes result. poor victims, especially children and their parents must feel. I am pleading yourself, except in very particular circumstances. You are with all responsible owners. There are inadvertently teaching your dog that it is OK to bite you. too many of these dog attack cases happening everywhere. Attack training is almost certain to be disastrous if done We cannot continue to ignore these incidents. Some of the incorrectly. breeds involved were bred for specific purposes and only the very knowledgeable, talented trainers and dedicated 6. Attack training, personal protection training and responsible owners can ensure harmony and synergy patrol work MUST be taught by a professional and between people and such breeds. professionals only. There are certain things that must be taken into account It is only by understanding both the canine and human when acquiring a dog. patterns of behaviour and how they relate, that the circumstances that lead to these incidents can be 1. Owners must pre-determine their reasons for owning understood. a dog. 2. The breed best suitable for that purpose.
You may have seen these headlines:
3. Whether or not they can offer proper socialisation and training to the dog.
- ‘Pit bull type’ Dog Kills Five Year Old Girl in Grandmother’s House. The dog was owned by the girl’s uncle. The dog also turned on the grandmother and had to be shot dead by the police.
4. Nobody no matter how much he/she loves his /her dog can train that dog without knowledge. Training classes/ formal training is a must. You can only teach what you know. A trained, well socialised dog is a joy to its owner, whilst an unruly dog is a real pain.
- 5 Month Baby Girl Killed by Rottweilers The dogs were guarding a pub in Leicester in England. They were used as security by the landlord and had been described as “vicious” by locals.
5. People must never train for attackwork/guardwork/ patrolwork without proper and complete obedience - Death Comes Five Weeks After Boy Got 200 Stitches in Face training and socialisation first. Too much of this is going The boy had been attacked by an American Bulldog. on especially in Nigeria and it is totally IRRESPONSIBLE, - Just four days later . . . 27 Month Old Boy Needs WRONG, DANGEROUS and in some countries ILLEGAL. Never put Don’t keep a dangerous dog that you cannot control. on the training sleeve
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It is a serious hazard!
Beatures F ooks Reconstructive Surgery He had been attacked by his grandmother’s Rottweiler. - More recently Staffordshire Bull Terrier badly mauled a child’s arm. The dog had to be destroyed. In Nigeria: - Bull Mastiff type dog attacks owner. - Rottweiler in Lekki Estate attacks owners wife. Sadly all too often we castigate and punish the breed and not the deed. Dog behaviour experts have said, ‘No breed of dog should ever be left alone with young children in general.’ So who is to blame for such horrifying attacks - the dogs or the owners? And what, if anything, can be done to ensure there are no more?
sometimes has consequences -- as nature will always have the last say. Environment can play a part and result in its own set of problems. In the UK there are around 200,000 dog attacks a year with 4000 requiring hospitalisation. One third of these are on children and a small percentage are fatal. Children/people must be educated and taught what should or should not be done to and in the proximity of dogs, particularly where a dog has had formal guard work training. Some breeds are under particular scrutiny in the attack statistics: Pitbulls, Rottweilers and German Shepherds are singled out for condemnation. This could be as a result of their popularity, and they account for an understated 20 fatalities in the US every year. (Going by certain reports, there are considerably more unreported cases.) There are only four breeds currently governed by the Dangerous Dogs Act of 1991 in the UK: Pitbulls, Dogo Argentinos, Fila Brasileiros and the Japanese Tosas. Though to my mind, these are not necessarily the most dangerous breeds that I have come across. People are breeding hybrids that are stronger, both in physique and fight drive. Agitation
For those that have a legal background, you may want to look up “Cody’s Law” Calfornia, a law passed as a result of an attack. This law makes it a crime to own a dog with vicious propensities that severely injures or kills someone. In one particular case the owner/defendant was charged and found guilty of manslaughter plus a slightly lesser charge of owning a Over confinement, poor kennelling, poor dangerous dog that killed a person. socialisation, defective introduction to new In another unrelated case that went situations, neglect, poor hygiene, poor maintenance, to trial, two Rottweiler mixes that had a history of aggressive behaviour monotony in routine, malnutrition, maltreatment and in the neighbourhood attacked and maladjustment can all make a dog diffident. savaged a child. The main issue here was that the defendant an ex-police officer failed to properly maintain and restrain his dogs. groups are clamouring as you read this to have Rottweilers, Apparently his chain link fence was in need of repair which American Bulldogs, Neopolitan Mastiffs, Cane Corsos , allowed the dogs to slip under the fence and attack the Dogue de Bordeaux (French Bull Mastiffs), Dobermanns, victim. It was the timely intervention of the victim’s father Rhodesian Ridgebacks and even German Shepherds, who heard the commotion that stopped what could have amongst others, added to the list as their popularity soars been a tragedy. in the UK and public hysteria grows. I doubt the act will be altered ad hoc but change is inevitable. One breeder of Filas In Nigeria we sometimes justify an attack as the victim’s even boasted about a trait called “Ojeriza” which translated fault. We even sometimes laugh it off or pay the victim’s means the hatred or loathing of humans. How anyone could medical and sundry expenses and leave things at that. It extol this as a virtue is unimaginable. has sadly become fashionable to own aggressive dogs as “guard dogs”. These dogs, due to their poor training, often Did you know that in France it is illegal to own a Boerboel? cause unimaginable harm. I can not tell you the number of Germany is planning legislation that will ban over 40 breeds unreported incidents I have been called to, yet these same as we speak and is already in the process of banning their people have short memories. They soon start craving to importation. This is the country from where many of the buy more exotic breeds and potentially dangerous fighting best modern working breeds emanated. breeds purely for their size and imposition. Sadly, with little or no knowledge and understanding of the breed’s historical Are these dogs just status symbols or intended to intimidate origins; they greatly increase the risk of further attacks on the neighbours and public at large? Do people actually get innocent members of the public, their families, their staff correct advice when they purchase puppies? Some people and themselves ultimately. Breeders and agents really do perhaps keep dogs for the depraved machismo and profile not care as long as they are paid their dues. that certain breeds offer them. I am no expert on breeding. I do however know that right from puppyhood character starts to form. If a puppy is bullied or neglected, it might end up with some of the undesirable effects that later manifest as behavioural flaws. Character traits taken in isolation should not create a dangerous dog. Some breeders cause intrinsic problems through poor judgement and the pursuit of aesthetics and greed for money over all other considerations. This
The verbiage that breeders use to ply their trade can sometimes be misleading and I believe they should warn the unsuspecting buyer of the possible pitfalls of owning some of these breeds. So, please think very carefully before purchasing certain breeds of a dog. You are taking on a lifetime commitment.
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Chief Oluremi Tinubu Chief Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu, former First Lady of Lagos State, is one of the most beautiful of the First Ladies in Nigeria. She is seen here at the Tenth City People Award for Excellence where she was the Special Guest of Honour
Ambassador Segun Olusola After 14 years of civil war and a year after a woman came to the helm of the Liberian Politiie, in the person of Mrs Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the country is only just beginning to find its feet. Electricity distribution has improved, there is more running water and the police force now have weapons for the first time. But progress is slow and only 330 customers actually have electricity, there is 80% unemployment with returning refugees compounding the problem. However, veteran broadcaster and Chairman of the African Refugee Foundation (ARF), creator of the Village Headmaster television series, Ambassador Segun Olusola has been clamouring for the support of the Nigerian and Liberian governments, the UNHCR and other funding agencies, to come to the aid of some of the 1.5 million. Ambassador Olusola sounded a note of warning to Nigerians to avoid any situation that could lead to war.
Cry for a Nation With media focus on the turmoil in the Niger Delta region, Muma Gee’s number entitled, A Cry for My Nation, could not be more welcome. Meanwhile, her current hit album Kade, is a favourite of radio and TV music shows. Muma Gee is seen here with Kanaho O. Kanayo and Presidential aspirant Pat Utomi. Muma Gee performs o the first Friday of every month at the Vault, 21A Idowu Taylor, Victoria Island.
Presentation in dinning service is an art in itself. You must have heard it said, that “half the taste is in the presentation.” Your dinner service is a reflection of etiquette, style, beauty and class. Don’t caught setting your table in without care and attention to detail. Don’t miss out on one of the great pleasures of life.
(photo: Crockery by Adam and Eve, Isaac John Rd, Ikeja)
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Famakinwa A few days after the This Day Music Festival, the sad news broke of the sudden death of the 36 year old Deputy Editor of This Day Newspaper, Mr Sam Famakinwa who left behind a pregnant wife and two children. Famakinwa had worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make the show a success. Immediately after the show, he travelled to Maidugiri where he passed away in his hotel room. The 18 hour festival he worked so hard on was held on 15th July in Lekki with international stars Shakira, John Legend, P. Diddy, Kelly Rowlands, Rihanna, D’Banj, Ne-Yo and Sasha. It was the second event of its kind organised by This Day. Last Year’s event featured Beyonce, Snoop Dog, Missy Elliot Jay Z, King Sunny Ade, 2 Face and others. (Concert Photos taken by M. Rosiji of AUP Paris)
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Above: Highly energetic performance from leading band D’Banj, the Koko Master, thrilled the audience. Nigeria just can’t get enough of this group. Right: Ohio born R&B singer, songwriter, and pianist, John Legend with his fabulous backup singers, was an absolute delight and spoiled the audience with a generous repertoire.
Lifestyles Performing for the first time in the Mother land, P. Diddy declared , ’’I am so glad to be home !’’ The crowd were extatic and joined him in singing popular Bob Marley songs.
Under her umbrella, people swooned to the sweet voice of Barbados born Rihanna
Kelly Rowland’s high energy performance and her great dancers wowed the crowds. Unfortunately the energy level could not be maintained and Rowland succumbed to a fainting spell upon which she was taken off the stage on a stretcher. She sent apologies to her fans from her recovery bed
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Dear Mummy, There is nothing more pleasant than a colourful, well-kept home with beautiful furnishings, a maid or two and of course a large fridge. I must say I am a very lucky canine. Nonetheless, there are a couple of things that would need attention on the home front. I wouldn’t want you to think me ungrateful. Far from it. I am just pointing out a few things that require serious consideration. First of all, let’s talk about comfort. Some would call me short (I am a Great Dane at heart but a Lhasa Apso by birth), which is why, although large and soft, the bed can be a little bit difficult to leap unto. Now, last week I came across a fantastic website selling ‘steps’ for canines. If you sign up now and order three at once, you get a fourth one free. So we have an extra one for the Jeep. Now, why do we have sofas, chairs and beds if I can’t use them? Silk and satin are to die for . . . but sorry I keep getting my nails caught in them. Although plastic or vinyl would last longer, they are not so cozy. During the harmattan they can get cold and dusty. In hot weather my tongue sometimes even gets stuck to these surfaces. I dream of velour and other soft woven fabrics. If you need any help choosing a colour, I would gladly accompany you to Tejuosho Market, so that you can place me against your choice of fabric to see if we match. I know I am not allowed to beg at dinner time and that my food is waiting for me in the kitchen, but when you put my dish so near the smelly kitchen bin, of course I lose my appetite. So please move my food and water bowls to the dining room. I would be eternally grateful. You won’t even have to worry about the children throwing food unto the floor anymore. It would go straight into my bowl, right into my stomach and the floor . . ? Sparkling clean! After long dog wagging discussions with my canine neighbours, we are unanimous that the number one problem is flooring. We know that tiles and laminate are easy to clean, but for puppies learning to walk they can be catastrophic. So many of us have suffered from hip dysplasia and injuries because of slippery floors, and while we’re on the subject of surfaces, I’d love a little washable rug for my short naps. I’m not asking you to spend a fortune on redecorating, but I would appreciate if some thought were given to making the house comfortable for me and my guests.
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The Way We Shop From the days of the village market, where they drooled over the latest fashions in fabrics, slippers and trinkets imported from the cities, and chose the best quality fresh foodstuffs for their cooking pots, it is quite clear that Nigerian women of old were no different from our modern ladies. Today women still marvel at imported items and make their pick of the most delectable culinary delights. Today’s shopping malls, which have replaced the village market, are no less colourful and exciting than the weekly village market used to be. These malls are still the centre of life and make an ideal meeting point for friends and family. Malls are not just points of sale, but they have taken on a vibrant life and spirit of their own, with lovers sharing an ice cream, school mates meeting up to watch a movie, housewives pushing their cart laden with the week’s home supplies, teenage boys with their noses stuck to the windows of electronics shops, business executives making their choice of the latest mobile phones, and children running up and down the passageways. Shopping malls are the weekend family destination par excellence. These new plazas are getaway places from the real world where suppliers strive to make shopping as convenient as possible. But we forget that the principle aim has always been to make buyers buy. These shiny, polished buildings play with décor and images, lighting and colour, all stimulating the desire to consume. But as far as the Lagos teenager is concerned, the mall is the place to see and be seen
“How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb?” Border Collie: Just one. And then I’ll replace any wiring that’s not up to code. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we’ve got our whole lives ahead of us, and you’re inside worrying about a stupid burned-out light bulb? Dachshund: You know I can’t reach that stupid lamp! Toy Poodle: I’ll just blow in the Border Collie’s ear and he’ll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry. Rottweiler: Make me. Shi-tzu: Puh-leeze, dah-ling. Let the servants . . . . Lab: Oh, me, me!!! Pleeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Can I? Malamute: Let the Border Collie do it. You can feed me while he’s busy. Jack Russell Terrier: I’ll just pop it in while I’m bouncing off the walls and furniture. Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark.
Dobermann Pinscher: While it’s dark, I’m going to sleep on the couch. Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeeky toys in the dark. Mastiff: Mastiffs are NOT afraid of the dark. Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb. Irish Wolfhound: Can somebody else do it? I’ve got this hangover.... Pointer: I see it, there it is, there it is, right there . . . Greyhound: It isn’t moving. Who cares? Australian Shepherd: First I’ll put all the light bulbs in a little circle... Old English Sheepdog: Light bulb? That thing I just ate was a light bulb? Westie: Dogs do not change light bulbs. People change light bulbs, I am not one of THEM, so the question is, how long will it be before I can expect my light? Hound: Z Z ZZ Z Z Z Z Z Z Z
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Mumbai from the Outside Mumbai has one of the most heavily travelled ports in India, making the large Bombay metropolis India’s commercial and financial capital. Visit the spectacular Gateway of India, the magnificent basalt structure built for King George V and Queen Mary in 1911 that greets nearly all travellers arriving in Mumbai by boat. From here you can catch a ferry to Elephanta Island to witness the most famous and intricate cave temples of Maharashtra. Head down to the Marine Drive Chowpatty and enjoy the beach breezes, shop the street-side vendors and get yourself a relaxing head massage. Within the city limits lies Sanjay Gandhi National Park, which serves as a necessary sanctuary for breathable air in the north of Mumbai. Make sure to catch Bombay’s famous prowling leopards during your visit. There are also many walking and boating tours available as a means to experience the city. This is the best way to get your initial bearings and learn the general history and architectural background of Mumbai Bombay. A Bombay Treasure Island The Mumbai municipality is a literal treasure hunt for the adventurous explorer. Centuries of history are written in the architecture, museums, bazaars and personal accounts littered all about the lively neighbourhoods. St. Thomas’ Cathedral is a reminder of the British rule in Bombay and also the oldest English building in the city. The remarkable contrast of the whitewashed church against the detailed and ornate backdrop of Mumbai is a noteworthy sight. Visit the Prince of Wales Museum, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum, and discover ancient remnants of Maharashtra while inside an architectural landmark set among splendid gardens. Mumbai, and certainly all of India, is the place to be your adventurous self. Once you touch down on the tarmac in Mumbai, indulge your senses in the flavours of curry, the treats of street vendors, and the delicacy of fresh sweet pastry. Expand your senses and stretch your mind in a yoga class or meditation session, many of which are open to the public. This is your opportunity to discover the most unique and welcoming city in India, dive in!
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Mumbaiâ€™s very own Home-Delivery Service Businessman Wasiff Khan claims that last year, 500 clients signed up for his dog food home delivery service in Mumbai. Spoiled pooches receive individual meals catered to their special needs, wants, tastes, habits and religion. Customers are paying between US $ 0.66 and US $ 2.60 daily for this convenience.
During the Monsoon
Vegetable stall at Mumbai market, Old Bombay Some of Mumbaiâ€™s 1.2 million stray dogs resting on the beach.
Gods little children at prayier on the street during the Eid festival.
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The bustling city of Mumbai seems to overflow with commuters, beggars and animals, all competing for the same square inch of road and all with the same objective . . survival. At the bottom of the rung of course, is the stray dog, wary of people and hiding for protection behind vehicles and buildings. Some are weak from malnutrition and fatigue, or wounded by human abuse. At times there were so many of these stray dogs that flights from Mumbai international Airport were grounded until the dogs could be cleared from the runway. The Welfare of Stray Dogs organisation (WSD) scouts the city treating injured canines and carries out 150 sterilisations per month.
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My Favourite City
“Bombay (a.k.a. Mumbai!!) I am sure there are many of you out there who admire this city for its spirit, the never-say-die attitude, its fast paced lifestyle, Bollywood, the dreams that it offers millions of people (and even fulfils them!) as well as for the fact that even though life goes on unaffected in this city despite corruption, pollution, and the huge gap between the rich and the poor; in times of need the people of this city stand up together and become one - that’s Mumbai - the city that never sleeps.” Rachit Parikh (New York)
Mumbai’s Melting Pot by Sonia Faleiro
Drug peddlers! Thieves! Sex workers! Cheap labour! Isolationists! These are the dominant stereotypes of many immigrant communities in India and only a few escape censure. In the attic of No 20 Dhobi Street, 11 Africans knock knees around three tables, eating chicken and beef over rice. Curtains of hot air billow from the window; static from a television provides background music. The men eat steadily, silently. A Nigerian jeweller, fingers bloated with gold, lights a cigarette; his partner languidly rolls his hands in a bowl of water. Off Mohammed Ali Road, renowned for its biryani houses, Puku Restaurant offers a taste of home to Mumbai’s teeming Nigerian business and student population.
Clockwise from left: Cawasjee Jehangir Building at Fort Opposite Jehangir, Gallery; the Gateway to India; Victoria Station; and the Elephanta Caves
Very few of Mumbai's residents are native to the island, which creates an eclectic mix of ethnicities, beliefs, cuisine and culture that has encouraged acceptance among most of the people.
Nigerians make up one of the many communities in cosmopolitan Mumbai, yet, little is known there about us. City tabloids occasionally publish photographs of a furtive Nigerian looking suitably dodgy. The words ‘fraudster’ or ‘drug peddler’ accompany the picture. Unfortunately, as most Indians won’t actually come into contact with a Nigerian themselves, the media is free to reinforce stereotypes and encourage fear mongering of immigrant communities in India. And it’s not just the Nigerians. The Nepalis will rob you in your sleep, Russians sell their bodies and Bangladeshis are slum dwellers. Immigrant communities worldwide have always been open to unashamed pigeonholing and haranguing from the media, the state and its citizens. The majority of migrants leave their countries in search of better economic opportunities or freedom from persecution. Perhaps in Mumbai they will be able to integrate into Indian society?
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Try them out and be blown away by one of the best thalis in Mumbai. For instane, tucked away in the Muslim Marketplace, Rajdhani thali is a walking distance from Crawford Market. With meals costing less than N600 per person, you would be amazed at the service and quality of the food. Dishes from Gujurathi region can be sampled at the Thacker Club which is hard to find, so ask for the Thacker Restaurant behind the marine lines on Dadyseth Agiary Lane. It would be a shame to leave without trying out the seafood in this coastal city. Just a short distance from the Stock-Exchange, the Trishna Kalaghoda receives fresh seafood from Alibaug daily.
City For The Hungry: By Landon Colins
These are the sights mouthwatering moments are made of: a handful of spices that make your mouth tingle, a basket of fresh vegetables, a pot of sizzling meat, a bowl of filling rice. Mumbai, is one of the great culinary wonderlands of the world. From fine cuisine to the local fastfood, Mumbai has a dish for everyone - from the man who will eat anything to the gastronome on the prowl for the tasty and the exotic. The good news is that Emirates Airline, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines will all take you from Lagos to Mumbai The Seventh Costliest City in the World India may be a third world country, but that doesnâ€™t make Mumbai a cheap destination. In fact, the Economic Times lists Mumbai as the seventh costliest city in the world and the dollar and the pound are princes among currencies. The high costs of almost everything notwithstanding, your dollar can pay for a lot. Still, it pays to cut corners wherever you can.
African Restaurants in Mumbai: Puku Restaurant: 30 Aman Hotel, Dhabi Street, off Mohanned Ali Road. (Tel: 98205-33962). John's: Novel Building, Third noor, 51/57, Dontad Street (Dammar Gali), off Mohammed Ali Road, Dongri. (Tel: 981197-03864). Wazobia Kitchen, 1-3 Tantanpura Street, Nishanpala Road, Dongri. ( Tel: 981197-03864).
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From Eyes to Stomach, in Minutes In Mumbai, eating is not only a necessity, it is an experience. Make the most of your visit by trying sumptuous street dishes. Most city streets near public transport stations are filled with pushcarts. From these pushcarts, you can sample exotic eatables like bhelpuri, a sweet-spicy combination of puffed rice, spices like onions, chili, mint, boiled potatoes, and chutney; pani puri, or puffed flour cakes made from either white flour or semolina, with a choice of filling, such as tamarind chutney, onions, tomatoes, peppers, or chili; vada pav, or fried dumplings sandwiched in slices of leavened wheat bread; and finally, pav bhaji, which are fried vegetables served with leavened wheat bread. These delicacies are prepared on the spot for customers. So, you will not only watch your food being cooked, you could learn how to cook it as well!
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Cup of Chai
Left: These sniffer dogs had started work twenty-four hours before Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived at his hotel on a recent official visit to Mumbai.
The past few years have seen a phenomenal growth in the popularity and interest in chai in the western world and chai has become very common at over-the-counter speciality beverage shops where there is a growing line of prepackaged consumer products. Many industry analysts are predicting that chai will eventually become as popular and common as coffee lattes and cappuccinos. Chai has been brough to great heights with chai ices, milkshakes, chocolate chai, non-fat, low-cal sweeteners, decaf, and so on.
The original Chai from India is a spiced milk tea that has become increasingly popular thought the world. It is generally made up of: rich black tea, heavy milk, a combination of various spices and sweeteners. Although the spices used vary from region to region and from home to home the most commonly used are cardamon, cinnmon, ginger, cloves, and pepper. Drinking chai is part of life in India and most Indian's are All foods amazed at all the current fuss in worldwide are the West. Many who have travelled basically the same but what makes the regional differences in taste are the in India come away with fond chai preparations, the condiments and the spices added to these foods. They add an drinking experiences. extra something that transforms food into interesting, mouth-watering dishes. Mumbai cuisine uses a huge array of sauces, curries, pastes, chutneys, powders and peppers to take your culinary enjoyment to the extreme.
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Bless this food . . . The church and the state have, for centuries, been divided by a thin line and the law of man was often presented as the Law of God. But long before avian flu, or foot and mouth disease our religious leaders had developed restrictions in meat consumption, the rationale of which was often to protect us from real or imagined dangers and reflected their concern for our health and safety. But also paramount in their minds was the universal virtues of love, peace, mercy and compassion which was extended to animals and till today some religions like Judaism allows the eating of meat only if the animal was slaughtered without pain and Hindus avoid any food that might have cause suffering to an animal while it was being manufactured. So, even though they might sometimes have forgotten the original rationale behind the restrictions, many religions of the today still protect their followers from perceived dangers of eating animals. Many followers of Hinduism, Rastafarianism, Buddhism and The Seventh Day Adventists will not eat meat or fish at all. Some Roman Catholics will not eat meat on Fridays and Jews and Muslims will not eat pork. Furthermore, it is the belief of many that there is a direct correlation between meat consumption and human aggression and that the less we consume meat the more peaceful this world would be.
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Amala and Ogbono soup prepared by CajunRestaurant
Questions & Answers Q
Dear Doc, I have a dog about a year old with canines on the lower jaw that have grown so long that they show on it’s face, even when the mouth is closed. What is responsible for this? What you have described is a congenital condition (inborn) . There are various causes; one of which is genetic. It is possible that one of the parents also had this trait and subsequently passed it on to the next generation making it hereditary. This happens when multiple genes interact with one another and are expressed in the offspring. It could also be due to the use of certain drugs during pregnancy. Therefore it is important to buy your puppy from a responsible breeder and keep appointments with the vet when the bitch is pregnant. I frighten my dog so much that it urinates and when it’s happy it does the same thing. Why?
It is quite natural for your dog to urinate when it is scared or happy. Such reactions are simple and normal reflexes that occur in response to a particular mood or feeling in dogs. But I would advise you not to frighten your dog. Allow room for friendly interaction like playing and talking to the dog. Occasionally you can give treats or snacks to make your dog relax in your presence. Make sure you win your dog’s confidence and love.
My dog had refused to conceive for about three years, but on moving to a new house, I was amazed to see it deliver six puppies. Why did it take that long?
It is very obvious that the new environment has had some effect on the bitch. However temporary infertility could be the result of poor nutrition. Underfeeding is a common cause of infertility in dogs. A sudden change of environment, close confinement in dark places and lack of exercise could predispose to infertility. It is important that
you give your dog adequate proteins, vitamins and minerals in his diet.
Why do dogs “lock” during mating?
What you refer to as “lock” during mating is a natural occurrence with dogs. The penis of the male dog has a small bony structure which plays an active role in enhancing the mating action. Usually after mating the male should be allowed to relax and after some minutes the penis is also relaxed and the dogs disengage.
My Lhasa Apso, “ Lady” has several tangles of hair on the body. What can I do to prevent these tangles?
Lhasa Apso dogs are exotic dogs. They are pet dogs that should be kept in clean places. The tangles are a result of poor grooming and because they are very hairy dogs they should be groomed regularly. I advise that you take Lady to the vet and request for trimming of the hair. Ask your vet for a grooming brush and groom her everyday. Dr Tolu — DrTolu@dogsworldmagazine.com
Letters to the Editor
My name is Banji from Abensan Estate, Ipaja. I am a dedicated readers of your lovely magazine. I would never have believed that such a magazine could be published in Nigeria. So I want to use this medium to say keep your good work alive. My name is Wole, first and foremost let me say that you people have done a very good job, because it was your magazine that made me appreciate dogs so much that I am now so addicted to them. In fact, I have five different breeds now and I am hoping to get more. Thanks for everything.
A little boy’s dog had followed his owner to church. As the congregation filed in, the dog sidled inside the church and made it all the way to the front pew with the child, before he was noticed and shooed back outside. The dog sat down outside the door, whimpering and staring at the closed doors and not understanding in the least as to why he was refused entry. Then God appeared beside the dog, and asked him why he was so sad. The dog explained that they would not let him into the church. God then patted him on the head to comfort him, and said, “Don’t worry my son, they won’t let ME in either.” •DW. Dog’s World 61
Gallery of Dog Breeds Heights are measured from the shoulder to the ground
AFGHAN HOUND Strength and dignity, combining speed and power COAT: Long. All Colours SIZE: Approx. 70 cm
AZAWAKH High in the leg and elegant. COAT: Fawn, from light sable to dark fawn. SIZE: 60.74 cm
AIREDALE TERRIER Muscular and active, outgoing and confident, friendly, courageous and intelligent. Alert at all times. COAT: Body, top of the neck top surface of tail saddle black or grizzle. The rest tan. SIZE: Approx. 56.61cm
BASENJI COAT: Short, sleek and close, very fine. Skin very pliant. Pure black and white; red and white; black, tan and white. White on the feet, chest and tail tips. SIZE: Approximately 41cm
AKITA Composed, faithful, docile and receptive. COAT: Red fawn, sesame, brindle and white, whitish coat on the sides of the muzzle, on the cheeks, on the underside of jaw, neck, chest, body and tail and on the inside of the legs. SIZE: 61.67 cm.
BASSET HOUND Short-legged hound of considerable substance, well balanced. COAT: Smooth, short and close without being too fine. Generally black, white and tan (tri-colour). SIZE: 33 – 38 cm
ALASKAN MALAMUTE Affectionate and friendly. COAT: Thick coat ranging from light grey to black, sable, and shadings of sable to red. SIZE: 23 - 26 in.
BEAGLE Alert, intelligent and of even temperament. Amiable and alert, showing no aggression or timidity. COAT: Short, dense and weatherproof. Any recognised hound colour other than liver. SIZE: 33 cm – 40 cm
AME SPANIEL Equable in temperam,ent with no suggestion of timidity. COAT: Silky, flat or slightly wavy. COLOUR: Any solid colour, ranging from lightest cream to black. SIZE: About 38 cm.
BEARDED COLLIES Steady, intelligent working dog, with no signs of nervousness or aggression. COAT: Slate grey, reddishfawn, black, blue, all shades of grey, brown and sandy. SIZE: 51 – 56 cm
AMERICAN STAFFORD TERRIER COAT: Short, close and glossy. Any colours. SIZE: 43 – 48 cm
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Gallery of Dog Breeds
Heights are measured from the shoulder to the ground
BEDLINGTON TERRIER A graceful, lithe, muscular dog, spirited and game, full of confidence. COAT: Blue, liver or sandy, with or without tan. SIZE: About 41 cm.
BOERBOEL Powerful dog. COAT: Short and smooth. Any colour. SIZE: 55 – 70 cm
BELGIAN SHEEP (Tervuren) Warm, neither timid, nervous nor aggressive. COAT: Long and abundant, ruff-like around neck, particularly in males. Black or black with limited white. Frosting (white or grey) on muzzle. SIZE: 56 – 66 cm
BORDER COLLIE Well proportioned, Tenacious, hardworking sheepdog, Keen, alert, responsive and intelligent. COAT: moderately long or Smooth, Variety of colours SIZE: Approx 5.3 cm
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG Long haired tri-coloured working dog, of above medium size. COAT: Long, smooth or slightly wavy. Jet black with rich tan markings and white markings. SIZE: Approx. 58 – 70 cm
BORZOI Courageous, powerful and of great speed. Sensitive, alert and aloof. COAT: Sillky, flat, wavy or rather curly. Any colour acceptable. SIZE: 68 – 74 cm
BICHON FRISE Friendly and outgoing. COAT: White fine, silky with soft corkscrew curls. SIZE: 23 – 28 cm
BOUVIER DES FLANDRES Calm, thoughtful and sensible but fearless dog. COLOUR: Usually grey, brindle or overlaid with black. SIZE: 59 - 61 cm
BLOODHOUND Very powerful, affectionate, neither quarrelsome with companions nor with other dogs. Somewhat reserved and sensitive. COAT: Smooth, short and weatherproof. Black and tan, liver and tan and red. SIZE: 61 – 66 cm
BOXER Lively, strong loyal to owner and family. Obedient, friendly at play but with guarding instinct. COAT: Short glossy, smooth and tight to body. Fawn or brindle in colour. SIZE: Height: 57 – 63 cm BULL TERRIER Strongly built, muscular, well balanced and active, full of fire and courageous. COAT: For white: pure white coat; for coloured, brindle preferred, Black, brindle red, fawn and tri-colour acceptable. SIZE: There are neither weight nor height limits.
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Gallery of Dog Breeds Heights are measured from the shoulder to the ground
BULLDOG Smooth-coated, thick set, low in stature, broad, powerful and compact. Fierce in appearance, but possessed of an affectionate nature. COAT: whole or smut, (i.e. whole colour with black mask or muzzle). SIZE: 61 – 69 cm
CHOWCHOW Active, compact, quiet dog, good guard, bluish-black tongue. Independent, loyal, yet aloof. COAT: Either rough or smooth. Whole coloured black, red, blue, fawn, cream or white, frequently shaded. SIZE: 46-56 cm
BULL MASTIFF Powerful build, enduring, active and reliable. High-spirited, alert and faithful. COAT: Short and hard, weather-resistant. Any shade of brindle, fawn or red. SIZE: 61 – 69 cm.
COCKER SPANIEL Merry, sturdy, sporting, well balanced, compact. Gentle and affectionate. Yet full of life and exuberance. SIZE: 38 – 41cm
CANE CORSO Guard dog, Protection, Police and Tracking Dog. Guardian of property, family and livestock: extremely agile and responsive. COAT: Black, grey, fawn brindle SIZE: 60 – 68 cm.
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CORGI (Pembroke) Strong, alert and active, friendly and outgoing. COAT: Medium length, straight with dense undercoat, never soft, wavy or wiry. Self colours in red, sable, fawn, balck and tan, with or without white markings on legs, brisket and neck. SIZE: Approx 22.30 cm.
CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIELA Gay and friendly. COAT: Long and silky. Black & tan, ruby, blenheim or tricolour. SIZE: 2.4 – 8.2 kg
COTON DE TULEAR Madagascan dog, which has quickly acquired a prominent position amongst companion dogs. Happy temperament, stable. COAT: White. Slight shadings of light grey colour permitted on the ears. SIZE: 23 – 28 cm.
CHIHUAHUA Small, dainty, compact, alert dog; swift-moving with brisk, forceful action, Gay spirited and intelligent. COAT: Long or smooth coat. Any colour or mixture of colours. SIZE: Up to 2.7 kg.
DALMATIAN A spotted dog, balanced, strong, muscular and active. Capable of great endurance and a fair turn of speed. Outgoing and friendly, not shy. COAT: Short glossy. Ground colour pure white, black spotted, dense black spots. SIZE:56 – 61 cm
CHINESE CRESTED Happy, never vicious. COAT: Hairless. Any colour or combination of colours. SIZE: 23 – 33 cm
DASCHUND Intelligent, lively, courageous. COAT: All colours. Smoothhaired, long-haired or wirehaired. SIZE: Standard: 9 – 12 kg (20 – 26 lb). Miniatures: Ideal weight: 4.5 kg (10 lb).
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Heights are measured from the shoulder to the ground
DOBERMANN A medium size, strong and muscularly dog. Friendly and calm; very devoted to the family. It loves children. COAT: Short, with tan, brown, yellow to pale grey markings. Solid black or solid grey. SIZE: 55 – 65 cm.
GOLDEN RETRIEVER Kindly, friendly and confident. COAT: Flat or wavy with good feathering. Any shade of gold or cream. SIZE: 51 – 61 cm
DOGO ARGENTINO Cheerful, frank, humble, friendly and not a barker. COAT: Completely white, SIZE: 60 – 68 cm
GORDON SETTER Stylish dog, intelligent, able & dignified. COAT: Deep, shining coal black SIZE: 62 – 66 cm Stylish dog, intelligent, able and dignified. COAT: Deep, shining coal black SIZE: 62 – 66 cm
FILA BRASILEIRO Aloofness towards strangers SIZE: 60 cm 75 cm
GREYHOUND Strongly built, muscular power with long head and neck. Intelligent, gentle, affectionate and even-tempered. COAT: Black, white, red, blue, fawn, fallow, brindle or any of these colours broken with white. SIZE: 69 – 76 cm.
FOX TERRIER (wired) Friendly, forthcoming and fearless. COAT: Dense, very wiry texture. White predominates with black, black and tan or tan markings. SIZE: Not exceeding 39 cm. bitches slightly less.
GERMAN SHEPHERD A medium-size, slightly elongated, strong and well muscled dog. Even tempered, self assured and easily trained. COAT: Black with tan, brown, yellow to pale grey markings. Solid black or solid grey. SIZE: 55 – 65 cm.
GREAT DANE Mascular, strongly though elegantly built. Friendly and outgoing COAT: Brindle, fawn, blue, black or harlequin SIZE: 76 cm minimum, weighing up to 54 kg.
HUNGARIAN KUVASZ Radiates nobility and strength, COAT: White, ivory colour is permitted. SIZE: 66 – 76 cm
GIANT SCHNAUZER Large, powerful, stocky. An imperturbable dog prepared for defense COAT: Pure black with black undercoat, pepper and salt SIZE: 60 to 70 cm
IRISH WOLFHOUND A massive dog COAT: Rough and hard grey, brindle, red, black, pure white, fawn. SIZE: minimum of 40 kg
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Gallery of Dog Breeds Heights are measured from the shoulder to the ground
IRISH SETTER (Irish Red Setter) Handsome and refined, tremendously active with untiring readiness to range and hunt under any conditions. COAT: Rich chestnut. SIZE: 57 – 66 cm
LHASA APSO Gay and assertive, alert, steady but somewhat aloof with strangers. COAT: Top coat long, heavy, straight. Golden, sandy, honeydark grizzle, slate, smoke, particolour, black, white or brown. SIZE: Approx 25 cm
JACK RUSSEL Bold and fearless, friendly but quietly confident. COAT: May be smooth, broken or rough. Predominantly white with black, tan or brown markings. SIZE: 25 – 30 cm.
MALTESE Smart, white-coated, lively, intelligent, alert dog. COAT: Good length, not impeding action, straight, of silky texture, pure white SIZE: not exceeding 25 cm.
KING CHARLES SPANIEL Intelligent, reserved and gentle COAT: Long, silky and straight. Black and tan, tricolour, Blenheim or Ruby SIZE: 3.6 - 6.3 kg
NEAPOLITAN MASTIFF Well boned, large, strongly built, vigorous, alert and muscular. A devoted and loyal guard dog. COAT: Preferred black, blue, all shades of grey brown. SIZE: 75 cm (50 – 70 kg)
KOMONDOR Very courageous herding dog. COAT: Long and shaggy, tangling white hair. SIZE: At least 65 cm.
NEWFOUNDLAND Strong, impressive exceptionally gentle, docile. COAT: Dense, coarse and oily, water resistant. Black, brown or landseer: white with black markings. SIZE: 66 – 71 cm (28in), (5060kg)
LABRADOR RETREIVER Strongly built, very active. Good tempered, very agile. Excellent nose. COAT: Wholy black, yellow or liver/chocolate. SIZE: 55 – 57 cm
OLD ENGLISH Bold, faithful and trustworthy. COAT: Profuse shaggy hair. SIZE: At least 56 cm.
LEONBERGER Strong and muscular, faithful, intelligent, amenable, good watch dog. COAT: Light yellow, golden to red-brown. SIZE: 65 – 80 cm
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Gallery of Dog Breeds
Heights are measured from the shoulder to the ground
PEKINGESE Small, fearless, loyal, aloof but not timid or aggressive. COAT: Long, straight with profuse mane. All colours and markings are permissible and of equal merit. SIZE: Not more than 5kg.
RHODESIAN RIDGERBACK Dignified, intelligent, aloof with strangers, but showing no aggression or shyness. COAT: Short and dense, sleek and glossy in appearance. Light wheaten to red wheaten. SIZE: 61 – 63 cm, 30 –32 kg.
PITBULL Loyal, intelligent and full of energy. COAT: Thick, short, shiny hair. SIZE: 30 – 60 cm.
ROTTWEILER Good natured and fond of children. Devoted, obedient, and eager to work. COAT: Black with clear markings of a rich tan on the cheeks, muzzle, throat, chest, legs, over both eyes and under the base of the tail. SIZE: 56 – 68 cm. 42 – 50kg.
POINTER Alert, kind, even disposition COAT: Fine, short hard, and evenly distributed. Usual colours are lemon and white orange and white liver and white, and black and white. SIZE: 61-69 cm.
COLLIE (Rough) Friendly disposition, with no trace of aggressiveness. COAT: Very dense, sable and white, tricolour and blue merle. SIZE: 51- 61cm.
POMERANIAN Compact, extrovert, lively and intelligent. COAT: All colours permissible SIZE: 1.8 – 2.5 kg.
RUSSIAN SHEPHERD (Ovcharka) Fierce and distrustful of strangers. COAT: Long, coarse, dense coat. White or cream. SIZE: 48 – 50 kg.
POODLE Gay-spirited and good tempered. COAT: Very profuse and dense; all solid colours SIZE: Standard Poodles: over 38 cm. Miniature Poodles: 38 – 28 cm Toy Poodles: under 28 cm.
SALUKI Reserved with strangers. Dignigied, intelligent and independent. COAT: Smooth and of soft silky texture. Any colour. SIZE: 57 – 71 cm.
PUG Great charm, dignity and intelligence. Even tempered, happy and lively. COAT: Silver, apricot, fawn or black SIZE: 6.3 – 8.1kg.
SCOTTISH TERRIER Very agile and active in spite of short legs. Dignified, independent and reserved, but courageous and highly intelligent. Bold, but never aggressive. COAT: Close lying, double coat; undercoat short, dense and soft; out coat harsh, dense and wiry, together making a weather-resisting covering. Black, wheaton or brindle of any shade. SIZE: 25 – 28 cm (10 – 11 in). Weight: 8.5 – 10.5 kg (19 – 23 lb).
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Gallery of Dog Breeds Heights are measured from the shoulder to the ground
SHAR PEIA Calm, independent, loyal, affectionate to his family. COAT: Short, harsh and wrinkled. All solid colours except white. SIZE: 44 – 51 cm.
TIBETAN MASTIFF Independent minded, aloof and protective. Calm and patient. wary of strangers. COAT: Dense and fairly long. Rich black; slate grey or rich golden. SIZE: At least 61 cm.
SHIH TZU Intelligent, active and alert. Friendly and independent. COAT: Long, dense. All colours. SIZE: Less than 27 cm.
TIBETAN TERRIER Study, lively, good-natured loyal companion. Outgoing, alert. COAT: White, golden, cream, grey or smoke, black, particolour and tri-colour: any colour except chocolate or liver permissible. SIZE: 36 – 41cm
SIBERIAN HUSKY A medium-sized working dog, quick and light on his feet and free and graceful in action. COAT: The coat of the Siberian Husky is double and medium in length, coming in colours from black to pure white. SIZE: 51 – 60 cm. 16 – 26 kg
TOSA A patient, courageous Japanese mastiff COAT: Short hard & dense. red, fawn, apricot, black, brindle. SIZE: minimum of 55 to 60 cm
SAINT BERNARD Friendly by nature. COAT: Short haired or long haired, basic colour white with either small or large reddishbrown splashes or a continuous reddish-brown blanket covering back and flanks. SIZE: Minimum 65 – 90 cm
WEIMARANER Medium sized, grey with light eyes. Fearless, friendly, protective, obedient and alert. COAT: Short, smooth and sleek, preferably silver grey SIZE: 56 – 69 cm.
STAFF BULL Highly intelligent and affectionate with children. COAT: Red, fawn, white, black or blue. SIZE: 36 – 41 cm.
WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER Small, active, alert, gay, courageous COAT: White SIZE: Approximately 28 cm
YORKSHIRE TERRIER Long-coated, alert, intelligent toy terrier. COLOUR: Dark steel blue SIZE: up to 3.2 kg.
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