Tag: Giant Dog Breeds

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 …