Eastern Fishing Dog
The Eastern Fishing
The Fishing Dog, The Grandfather Dog
Often referred to as the grandfather dog in domestic settings, Eastern Fishing dogs (EFD) are a large breed of dog that has been bred for hunting large fish. While often seen as lazy and stubborn in a household environment, the EFD is a devoted worker in the fishing industry.
Hunting large fish
Hunting large fish, Household pet
Energy Level: High
Exercise Needs: High
Affection Level: Moderate
Friendliness Toward other Dogs: Moderate
Friendliness Toward other Pets: Moderate
Friendliness Toward Strangers: Moderate
Ease of Training: Moderate
Watchdog Ability: Low
Protection Ability: Low
Grooming Needs: Moderate
Cold Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerance: Low
Males: 53-55.kg (118-123.lbs)
Males: 73-83.cm (29-33.in)
Females: 73-78.cm (29-31.in)
Deep set, Droopy eyes
Long, low-set pendant ears
Nose is large, pink or brown in colour. Snout is broad, deep, and had a well-defined stop
Front legs are heavy boned and feathered. Hind legs are slanted and muscular. Feet are large and you.d with webbing between toes.
Stocky and rectangular. Chest is wide and deep.
Strong otter tail, feathered
Thick, long, double layered, waterproof
Fawn, white with brown markings, chocolate brown
! Large, hanging jowls
! Large teeth
! Droopy, tired looking eyes
The Eastern Fishing Dog (EFD) is a fairly docile breed that prefers sleeping on a heated blanket to running through muddy fields. They are comically lazy dogs, despite this they are dedicated to they're job and loves playing in water. Some EFDs do nit take interest in fishing, which would lead them to being put down, but these days uninterested dogs become household pets
EFD are known to be aggressive toward aquatic animals (Fish, Axolotls, etc.) but remain nonchalant when it comes to land mammals. They are generally friendly dogs that love to cuddle. They have a tendency to chew on things, and they're large teeth and strong jaws can damage most furniture.
They are natural hunters and learn fairly quickly, however may become bored with mundane tricks such as "lie down". Some EFDs may be disobedient and unwilling to participate in hunting, which led to they're integration as household pets. These types of EFD are known to be notoriously stubborn.
They have a heavy undercoat and shed in the summer months. They're hair falls out in clumps and sticks to furniture and fabrics. They have a tendency to rub against furniture to discard of loose hair. Daily brushing is needed, as well as deshedding when possible
They're large jaws can lead to Craniomandibular osteopathy, which is the growth of excessive bone in the jaw. They often die of water inhalation or drowning due to diving for fish. They're eyes are also prone to infections, being exposed to ocean and river water often. They also may suffer from Diabetes mellitus, Copper toxicosis and other diseases
The International Kennel Club listed EFDs among it's breeds not recommended for allergy sufferers.
They are fairly calm towards children and over small land animals. They are not overly maternal when it comes to they're young, they keep them alive but do not take time to teach them, often leaving that to the human owner. Working EFDs have a high abandonment rate as well, often finding themselves to invested in they're work.
Coasts, large houses. They are rarely found outside of the East Side.
They are known to sometimes consume they fish they catch. Its advised they be not hungry when let out fishing.
Large Fish, Axolotls, Small sharks
They stalk fish in rivers and piers before diving into the water after them, grabbing the fish pulling it to the surface, where it is suffocated and taken away to be processed.
2-3.mph in water
25-27.mph on land
! Parental instincts
May suffer from-
! Copper Toxicosis
! Craniomandibular Osteopathy
! Diabetes Mellitus
! Gastric Torison
! Legg-Perthes Disease
! Wobbler's Syndrome
! Lutrin Otterhound
For all breeds, big and small !