In Russia still exist such things as dog fights.
They are being held not officially by groups of amateurs.
Here are some photos from one of such sessions by Ira.
Even ladies bring their dogs to participate.
based on the comments of the lady you posted the pictures (the source) everything is done for the doggie fun… meaning that the dog that barks or the one that is on the ground looses the deal. apparently dogs love this kind of fun and do it only in the ring and whenever opponent is present.
Its cool with me. nice dogs at least there not pitbulls so tired of seeing that. Bout time for a change
quite strange. even stranger is that my “anti-spam word” is Comrade.
I just don’t see the point of encouraging violence, whether in animals or in humans. There’s enough of it in the world already.
One thing I cannot stand is animal abuse. The pricks that organise this should be shot IMO. Sad thing though is that this happens everywhere around the world.
That’s awful. I know that some small groups of Hispanics often have cock fights (chicken fights) in the US. However, this is illegal, the monetary fines are very high ($10,000 – $100,000) and if convicted a person will go to prison for animal cruelty.
those are some nice looking dogs– what breeds are they? Some look mixed, but still good strong looking dogs.
They are (for the most part) Caucasian and Central Asian shepherd dogs, in Russian – Ovcharkas. Very nice dogs.
These dogs have had their ears, and often tails, cut. Shepherd dogs in the wild countryside usually also get their ears cut, because they are expected to fight wolves. The ears are a very vulnerable part – they can easily be bitten to shreds, and torn ears bleed a lot.
In general It’s not a Russia, it’s a Dagestan.
How do you know?
Daghestan, is a federal subject of the Russian Federation (a republic).
This is Ukraine. Read Ira’s Livejournal.
It’s Irpen. Near Kiev, Ukraine. Just read the source, webmaster. I know you are also russian. Just keep on entertaining americans
The sick people who get pleasure from this. They should be fed to the dogs!
> apparently dogs love this kind of fun and do it only in the ring and whenever opponent is present.
That’s why they’re all bloody, right?
Well, of course they love suffering horrific injuries!
Great fun! Can we do this with russians if we can’t afford a dog fight? One could just put two in a ring and see who kills the other first.
Sham it doesn’t just happen in eastern Europe, its going on worldwide!!!!
REAL dog lovers protect their dogs from injury, not deliberately subject them to it. At least it appears that there they do not fight their dogs to the death, only to whatever they considere a “Win.” It seems there is more blood shed in the human boxing rings of the world. It’s perfectly natural for all male dogs, with either two or four feet, to fight for no justifiable reason.
they earn big money on those fights….u can see these figths not only in russia but all over USSR!!!
KILL ALL RUSSIAN! KILL ALL RUSSIAN! KILL ALL RUSSIAN! KILL ALL RUSSIAN!
Love russia,hate dog fights.it doesn´t fit to our century anymore.stop that medieval event!
Many people from Western world and Europe, above all, always speak of sadism but these dogs were used for fighting with wild animals, for protection work and for fight with other dogs too. If volkodavs will not fight at all, their original fighting abilites will decrease. And one of the ways to keep them are dog fighting tournaments or its softer form practiced with young dogs which is called “тестовые испытания волкодавов” aka temperament test in Middle Asian Ovtcharka (also in Caucasian Ovtcharka).
Wolfdogs are not companion breeds of dog and they need – now and then – a little bit of fighting. I agree with it because dog fighting is irreplaceable way to preserve the original nature of these dogs. And I strongly hope that Russian people will be reasonable enough to continue with this best way of dog training and will not let your Western culture and laws interfere into their actions lol.
I am against long fights where dogs severely injure each other, but when less dangerous and shorter fights especially with young dogs, I find it more useful than harmful. And one more thing: when winners of dog fighting tournaments will give birth to puppies, its almost like a natural selection, because the puppies will take after the strongest fighters and will be very strong as well. Please understand it.
i can understand what you are saying, the problem is that the animal does to choose to fight. but is brought up and taught to fight. i know in the wild dogs fight, but they dont really go out of there way, the howl, mark terriory, etc so then other dogs dont come near and then there are no fights (bit hypothetical here).
though you do carry a strong point, about the dog naturally fighting. and i guess i can agree slighty, but im more of a person saying if this must happy keep it short and try and ensure that they animal isnt to harmed.
for whatever we do, we cant stop humans doing what they feel is right. even with laws and pentalties against these dog fights.
i dunno how that guy can be proud
your all a bunch of fukin nobs >>> i would like to put u n da ring with a pit bull n see how you would like it PRIKS………
OH yeh i have got a 4 year ROTTWEILER wat I WOULD LOVE TO BITS AND IS AS SOFT AS MA LIL BROTHERS TEDDYS……. BUT WHEN IT COMES TO FIGHTING IT WOULD RIP YOU AND YOUR DOG UP
i am loking for fighting dog for pet
if some one give it to me i am thankful
OMG! This is freaking awful! I hate it when people are mean to dogs! What kind of sick freak would take pictures and not try to help the poor animals? This is disgusting.
I dog fighting. Thats the worst freaking idea people made… DOG FIGHTING????????
Not every dog fighting is disgusting. As it is said, there is dog fighting and then there is dog fighting. You can see educational videos of it here:
why u doit that ???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hold on sunshine I know nothing wrong if if they participate in dog fighting just they are testing there animal strength to survive in a wild and harsh climate .i mean Russian or afghan at least there dog is unharmed.I have seen many Video and pitbull is nothing in front of Ovtcharka.If u watch pit bull fight most of them lose their body part and some time Die also.U black hearted people first u stop human killing after u talk about dog fight .
Two words……………….EASTERN PROMISES
I’ve seen worse… as in baby seal clubbing.
This Dogfighting is so cruel RUSSIA Humans is so perverse why you dont FIGHT whis a HUMANS and let the DOGS in peace……..
Hi what i see in the VIDEO from UKRAINE (KIEW)two humans hog a GERMAN SHAPPERD on fense and he to be in mortal agony and he skinn him alive this cruel RUSSIA i to curse him i hope sometimes this two people must burn in the hell i hate ANIMALBUSER DOG FIGHTING IS CRACY and the HUMANS dont thinking off this poor DOGS
This RUSSIA HUMANS is perverse and DOGFIGHTING is cruel why you dont FIGHT whis a HUMANS and let the DOGS in peace
I don’t really think of Russia as a country but like another planet. If I went here it would be like a voyage to the moon or Mars or something. Yes. I think so. People look different and drive strange cars, and fly wierd planes that sound wierd. It’s not a slam, it actually fascinating. Russia is so different in most ways, it’s another planet!
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It is incredible. Stop animal toture!!!
It is absolutely disgusting to find this “entertaining”. What a group of barbarians. Better off to watch two grown men fight, at least they are willing contenders.
If only more than 23 people could read this.
englishrussia.com’s done it again! Great writing.
englishrussia.com’s done it once again! Incredible writing.
I think to make animals fight is nothing new for any country in the world. And, to show this things happening in Russia doesn’t mean that this things don’t hapen anywhere else.
These fights doesn’t make Russia better or worst than any other nation.
By the way, what huge animals! But they doesn’t seem too aggressive. Rottweillers, Dobermanns and Pit-bulls do a very bigger damage.
These dogs dont fight to death. Once one is pinned its over and because of their thick coats around the neck, they generally arent hurt badly.
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