Great Dane: These gentle giants are loving and excellent with kids. They are alert guards but not overly aggressive. They are moderately intelligent but highly stubborn and hard to train. Mastiff: They are homebodies and love their families. They are extremely protective of their surroundings and will protect them with their lives if needed. The mastiff is willing to please as soon as it figures out what you want. Some are very shy and react by biting. Saint Bernard: They are great family pets. They are gentle and tolerant especially of children. They are powerful and muscular and make a good watchdog. Cane Corso: This dog is also called the Italian mastiff can be an intimidating bodyguard that needs lots of exercise and a firm hand. The breed originally hunted wild boar and guarded property in its native Italy. With proper training these fierce canines will bond with their families. Great Pyrenees: This dog was originally used as a guardian of sheep. They are great watchdogs, but the make friends slowly and are very wary of strangers. It is best as a one family dog. It moves quietly with slow, deliberate movements, but will pull carts or carry a pack for you.
Bernese Mountain Dog: They have a beautiful fluffy hair coat. The Bernese loves cold weather like its native Swiss Alps. Saluki: They may look delicate, but salukis are actually very powerful and fast. The ancient Egyptian breed is perhaps the world’s oldest domesticated dog. Borzoi:
These dignified hounds, also known as Russian wolfhounds, are independent and surprisingly affectionate. The Russian aristocracy bred them for hundreds of years to hunt wolves. They can reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour when running. Belgian Malinois: These dogs are bred for herding. They are incredibly smart and loyal protectors. These traits are why they are the preferred breed for the military and Secret Service. Mals require plenty of exercise and stimulation. They are happiest with a job to perform. Afghan Hound: Sweet and silly these hounds originated in the mountain region of Afghanistan. Their silky fine coat served as a protection from the cold at high altitudes. They are incredibly fast also.
If you have questions regarding pet care, please contact Dr. Norette L. Underwood of Trumann Animal Clinic at email@example.com.