Uzbekistan Site of Dogs Lovers

  About four years ago the site ‘Budka uz’ (http://budka,uz) appeared in the Uzbek domain. At once it has become one of the most popular resources among cynologists, adherents of thoroughbred breeding of pets and usual dog lovers. The materials placed on the site are interesting for both specialists and usual visitors. The place of domestic animals in the society is discussed in these materials.
    Domestic animals are integrated part of society as they live side by side with the people. There is an opinion that attitude to animals, as litmus-paper, allows diagnosing the health of society. If people caring about animals, do not admit cruelty with them, strive to resolve the problem of homeless dogs and cats in a humane way, propagate principles of responsible keeping and breeding than we may suppose that attitude to people in such a society is the same.
    Often people treat animals maliciously because of ignorance. Someone receives posterity from his outbreed dog and believes that it is useful for its health and that mongrel puppies will easily find their masters (What a delusion!). Others feed their pets with remains of their own food including spicy and roasted one that can cause a number of hard diseases including pancreatitis. Someone buys a puppy as a gift without asking if it is needed and in several months the puppy turns to be unnecessary. Many people receive posterity from cats by the same reason – for health; and it is even more difficult to get place for outbreed kittens than for puppies. There are a lot of examples of irresponsible attitude to animals and in many cases it is connected with the insufficient awareness of general public on the problems of keeping and breeding of domestic animals.
    Nataluya Tsiss and Evgeniya Muminova – owners and authors of the site try to support thoroughbred breeding of animals, promote training and preservation of work qualities of guardian and hunting breeds of dogs and, on the whole, to form responsible attitude to pets. The site that at first was devoted only to dogs now includes the section of felinology (science about cats) and also the sections where exotic and agricultural animals are discussed.
    Anyone may address the administration of the site with the request to put an advertisement about the animals that are given free of charge or about lost and found animals, irrespective of their origin, presence of documents and category of breed. Advertisements about sale of puppies and kittens are placed on the site only in case of pure-breed animals that were received as a result of planed mating, registered in a club from pure-breed parents, having all necessary exhibition and work diploma. In this way, the resource tries to support responsible breeders.
    Especial attention is paid to aboriginal greed of Uzbekistan – Central Asian Shepherd. The number of articles of experts-cynologists and breeders of this breed is published; photo-reporting and contact information on the best nurseries of the country are placed. The separate section for communication of breeders and lovers of Central Asian Shepherd was created at the forum.
    During several year of the forum (http://forum.budka.uz) existence, about two thousand participants including usual dog owners, professional experts, vets and breeders registered on it. They share useful information, give recommendations, exchange photos and stories about their pets. After acquaintance at the forum they jointly walk dogs, gather together and support each other at the exhibitions. On the forum you can see a lot of excellent dogs brought to Uzbekistan from different countries and learn how to bring a puppy from abroad. The participants of the forum help to select nursery and explain how to draw up papers for animal import. Recently one expert-cynologist suggested to conduct free of charge lessons on dogs’ training for all willing once a week. The first lesson took place on 24 October 2010. 
    Authors and participants of the project Budka.uz invite all lovers of domestic animals to take part in the operation of resource, The more people will know ‘what is good and what is bad’ for domestic animals, the better will be for both animals and people.  
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