Tag: Giant Dog Breeds

Irish Wolfhound

  Irish Wolfhound Overview The Irish Wolfhound is well known as one of the largest dog breeds in existence. It was used throughout the Middle Ages to hunt boar, stags and elk as well as wolves. They also served a purpose guarding property and going to war with …

Great Dane

Great Dane Overview At his roots, the Great Dane is from a long line of boar hounds. These dogs were used to hunt boar, bait bulls or even fight in wars. The breed needed to be large, agile, tough and strong. As the breed was refined and became …

Giant Schnauzer

AKC Breed Group: Working Other Registries: AKC (Working); ANKC (Utility); CKC (Working); FCI (Pinscher and Schnauzer); KC (Working); UKC (Guardian)     Giant Schnauzer Overview The Giant Schnauzer was originally developed as a cattle-herding dog, and this was his primary job until the widespread introduction of railroads. From …

Central Asian Ovtcharka

AKC Breed Group: Foundation Stock Service     Central Asian Ovtcharka Overview Originating in the USSR, this ancient working dog breed was used to guard livestock against large predators, such as wolves and bears, and continues to do so today. The Central Asian Ovtcharka is popular in England, Poland …

Cane Corso Mastiff

AKC Breed Group: Working Other Registries: ANKC (Utility); CKC (Working); FCI (Molossoid); UKC (Guardian)   Cane Corso Mastiff Overview This dog breed is believed to have descended from the old Roman war dog, Canis Pugnax. Over the years, the Cane Corso Mastiff has been highly valued by hunters …

Bullmastiff

AKC Breed Group: Working Other Registries: AKC (Working); ANKC (Utility); CKC (Working); FCI (Molossoid); KC (Working); UKC (Guardian)     Bullmastiff Overview The Bullmastiff was developed in England in the 19th century by cross-breeding Olde English Bulldogs and English Mastiffs. This dog was bred to not only track down, but …

Boerboel

Breed: Boerboel AKC Breed Group: Working     Boerboel Overview The Boerboel, also called the Boel, is a uniquely South African breed. The name is derived from ‘Boer’, meaning ‘Farmer’ in Dutch and Afrikaans. This makes the Boerboel, the boer’s dog or the farmer’s dog. The South African Boerboel is …