Dogs in the desert


by Kamangir

I'm certain she was one of the most beautiful German Shepherd dogs I've ever seen. It was couple of months old when my father gor her and it was the first and the very last time I actually had a dog. Before leaving Iran we took her to a relative house in Karaj, so this would make the whole transition much easier for her. I will always remember her smart actions and funny games she wanted to play with us. As far as I can remember, you could easily come across very good dogs in Tehran, different breeds, but it was the German Shepherd the preferred breed by most people living in large houses in new areas. I've noticed most Iranians like dogs very much, different breeds, toy dogs or the famous 'gorgis' as most German Shepherds are know in Iran. It goes without saying that our own breeds (the native dogs of Iran) are very beautiful dogs that somehow resemble the Pyrenean Mastin, these dogs have been living with Iranians for thousands of years, guarding and protecting sheep herds against predators such as wolf or even panters! I'm not sure if this is the main factor behind the fact Iranians are so much attracted to dogs but the one thing most of us do not understand at all, is the bizarre attitude of some other Iranians towards this magnificent and intelligent animal. The arabic word 'najess' and the mindset of this group of people has made the life of many dogs miserable in Iran. Closing veterinary clinics, arresting people who own a dog and recently even arresting the toy dogs, are just some examples of how this animal is regarded by the Islamo-Fascists. Under the excuse of 'western attitudes' they are banning the existance of these animals as pets, ignoring or not giving a damn, that Iranians were one of the very first people who had dogs as pets, I guess this doesn't matter, the fact that there's a very strong emotional relationship between these dogs and their owners, just doesn't matter. What matters is what the arabic tribes of arabia did some 15oo years ago. Check the following linkes and see it by yourself://


But I guess, this is one of the many things that cannot be discussed with them as the mindsets of hot deserts and camels do not go with forests and rivers. I'm not sure what's easier taking the desert to the river or vice versa









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I hate Islam and Arabs

by Aryan (not verified) on

Dowm with Mullas, Arabs and Islam. God bless Iran free of Islam and arabs. The true enemy of the man kind is the Islamic religion and, Muhammed and everything he brought with himself to this world. That monkey should've never been born. We as Iranians, true Aryans, have to stand up to Arabs and Islam and kick them out of Iran for god.


Re: Same Story!

by Kamangir on

Dear Friend

Yes, I agree, we should definitely kick them out, the descendants of arabs who once invaded our dear homeland, have made life miserable to everything but their own way of life.

They do not understand humans, much less human's best friend the magnificent dog. During the international Bam rescue efforts, there were instances of locals and clerigs, protesting against the presence of dogs, rescue dogs.  This shows the magnitude of their ignorance. 

Thanks very much for the links.



Same Story!!!

by Kouroush Sassanian (not verified) on

Dear Kamangir:

It was odd to read your story, because it described exactly what happened to our dog when we left Iran in 1979. It was difficult leaving him behind. Our dog - my dog was a GSD or a Gorgi [I have a GSD now].

A society is understood best by the way they treat their animals. My emotional reaction to the story about the arrest or destruction of dogs in Iran was first to rid Iran of all Mullahs and anyone thinking dogs are "nagess." I realized this is an emotional reaction and not "right." The "right" solution is to torture these people and then wipe them off the face of the Earth.

I realize there are many innocent people in Iran, however, in order to free this nation from the grasp of Arabzadehs there may have to be bloodshed. This is OT, but with much talk about War with Iran I am afraid there may have to be total and utter destruction of what Arabs left behind in order for Iran to build anew. Yes, this is not very nice, but shashedam be Islam, muslims and their thoughts, their book and their pedophile so called prophet!

The first dog rescue/shelter opened in Karaj, Iran about three years ago, however, they have faced nothing but trouble from hizbollahees/muslims/mullahs.//

Dogs are good for your soul and your waist size. An average dog owner is 7 to 10 lbs lighter. I have rescued several GSDs. If you are interested here is a great place to resuce GSDs. //

I hope I have offended some and enlightened the rest.

Again, thank you for your story!