Category: boerboel

¢αυ¢αѕιαи σν¢нαякα #1A
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The list is coming to an end and another Cold War dog is on top, do the RUSSIANS know something we don’t? At 1-A the CAUCASIAN OVCHARKA is one of the oldest GUARD DOG breeds listed, opposite its counterpart in Russia being the newest dog on the block. The ALABAI and CENTRAL ASIAN OVCHARKA are breeds similar to the OVCHARKA, and considered under the same ranking.
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A breed native of the Caucasus mountains, it is one of the oldest molosser breeds sharing its heritage with many of the Soviet funded Red Star Kennel, a military based K9 facility. The breed was utilized in many of the new breed creations the famed kennel produced for military use during the Cold War.
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Throughout my rankings I’ve touched on how important DEFENSIVE drives are for the construction of a great guard dog. The OVCHARKA is the epitome of what we call a DEFENSIVE monster. I read somewhere describing the breed, to get chased and bit by this breed is like getting hit by a 357 magnum. I don’t know what it feels like to be shot by a gun but I do know what it feels like being charged and bitten by this breed, and I’ll say you’ll probably not be alive to tell the story of how you got away.
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The OVCHARKA is a true working dog thats comfortable as a family dog. Due to its untrusting nature, he should not be trusted around strangers. An extra large dog with some weighing as much as 150lbs with thick coats, the breed does well in colder climates but can acclimate to warmer weather. A experienced and firm handler should own this dog and training at an early age is highly advisable since the breed is very dominant. Although the breed is a loyal family member when raised socially, I wouldn’t advice young children without supervision.
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Some defaults: as with all large breed, hips, shoulder and elbows are of concern. A relatively modest life span is to be expected (9 -11yrs) especially for a dog of this size.
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#caucasianshepherd #cao #alabai #mastiff #dogstagram #doglover #puppy #puppylove #instagood #instadog #russia #pets #family #workingdog #guarddog #pitbull #bulldog #canecorso #presacanario #rottweiler #boerboel #dogo #kids #educate (at Homebase)
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Everyone has their breed of dog that they love or want to own one day. What breed are you choosing to protect you, your family and property. Tell us why you choose that breed and tag us to your page so we can see your dog! #letsgo

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#dog #dogstagram #breedsofpurpose #akita #doberman #germanshepherd #pitbull #americanbulldog #mastiff #rottweiler #presacanario #dogo #canecorso #malinois #beauceron #giantschnauzer #neapolitianmastiff #fila #boerboel #greatdane #chihuahua (at Homebase)
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We’re at the halfway point and the remaining breeds from here on out are the cream of the crop when it comes to GUARD DOG duties.

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The BOERBOEL at #5 is not only an exception but the rule as it’s a beast on four legs. The BOERBOEL is not as vocal as some of the dogs on the list but their bark will scare your neighbor down the block. Imagine a 150lb plus GAME PIT that’s ready to go on a whim yet complacent that it knows it doesn’t have to be loud to get your attention.
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The breed is renown for his GUARD DOG abilities in its native country of SOUTH AFRICA as the word “Boerboel” derives from “boer” (pronounced boo-r-bull) the AFRIKAAN/DUTCH word for farmer while the word “boel” is an old slang for DOG translating as FARMER DOG” It is today widely known as the only South African dog breed created to DEFEND (hence guard) the homestead due to its strong territorial instincts. The HISTORY of the BOERBOEL was for the purpose of being a GUARDIAN and it upholds this ideal to the fullest. A little less known fact coming from a couple of old time breeders was one of the reasons the dog was bred for was to keep people of color in control.
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A large, powerful and nimble breed the DEFENSIVE prowess is on point, pair it with its high PREY drive and the dog will hunt down any intruder and bring’em back to your door step to show you what they found. One who is interested in the breed should be an experienced large dog owner. This breed needs early socialization and training to get them to understand what is expected of them. This is surely the breed that starting at 10 weeks versus at 10 months will make the difference.
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Some defaults: Hip Dysplasia and other joint issues. Juvenile Epilepsy and Bloat are also as well. Generally another very hardy breed with an average life span between 10 and 12 years.
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#boerboel #southafrica #africa #dog #dogs #doglover #puppy #puppylove #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #mastiff #bulldog #pitbull #instagood #dogsofinstagram #guarddog #workingdog #usa #presacanario #canecorso #neo #pets #family #educate #history #breedsofpurpose (at Homebase)
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ᎶuᎪᏒᎠ ᎠᎾᎶ
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is a dog who’s job is to prevent and protect from an intruder coming onto your property.

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In the next few posts, I will be reintroducing the list of Top 10 Guard dog breeds and the reason why I choose them. This is the breakdown as to the criteria that I used for that list.
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With 300 plus breeds of purpose to choose from it was difficult as I’m partial to many of them. Many on this list are dogs that I’ve personally had experience working/training/owning.
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The focus of this “list” is to educate a future owner of a “guard dog” and to share my knowledge and personal experience of each breed so they can better decipher which breed is better suit for there purpose.
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CRITERIA: 

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Physical; with size varying from 40 to 200 plus lbs. for a typical guard dog. It would be the discretion of the potential owner on the decision to choose.
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Drive; the majority of “guard dogs” rely on “Defense” drive, defined as “A means of protecting something from attack” Defense comes down to a response called – Fight or Flight.
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A dog’s self-confidence in a stressful situation dictates what he’s gonna do when the pressure is on. A dog that exhibits a strong (FIGHT) drive will stand his ground (ideal for a guard dog), whereas a dog lacking a strong defensive (FIGHT) drive will be unsure in the situation choosing to run (FLIGHT) and react cowardly.
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Aptitude; the word STUBBORN is attached to many of the breeds listed. In the breakdown I took into consideration their trainability as well as sociability with his master and family.
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Overall; intimidation factor, history and stigma all played a role as well with my experience with the breeds.
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#dogsofinstagram #instagood #instadog #history #pups #presacanario #boerboel #dog #bulldog #guarddog #pets #rottweiler #pitbull #canecorso #puppy #puppiesofinstagram #dobe #picoftheday (at Homebase)
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Here is a list of common breeds that are banned in many countries worldwide…..

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#dog #dogs #dogstagram #pets #mastiff #dogsofinstagram #pitbull #bulldog #neopolitanmastiff #dogo #doberman #akita #boerboel #fila #tosa #rottweiler #instagood #pup #puppiesofinstagram #puppies #bullterrier #germanshepherd #alabai #canecorso #presacanario (at Staples Center)
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This is today’s Alabai and what the breed is turning into. A dog that’s bigger than life, where conformation is before purpose in a breed that still serves a purpose. This is the beginning of the “show world” poking its ugly head.

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With that all said, I’ll still own him if he was mine….

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#alabai #centralasianshepherd #mastiff #dog #dogs #puppies #dogstagram #instadog #instagood #russia #bullykutta #presacanario #neopolitanmastiff #canecorso #boerboel #dogoargentino #bourdeaux #greatdane #pets #family #protection (at Corona Dos Lagos)
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History has a weird way of repeating itself. The Extreme, Exotics and Micro style Bully dogs are a product of trying to produce a dog smaller and more extreme than the norm.

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This has already happened in dog history, and I’m sure it will happen again. Take a look at the picture and can anyone tell me what breed went through it before the Pit Bull?

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ℕ𝕒𝕞𝕖 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕓𝕣𝕖𝕖𝕕….

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#bulldog #pitbull #dog #dogs #pets #puppiesofinstagram #puppylove #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #instadog #instalike #history #blackandwhite #picoftheday #pictures #presacanario #dogo #canecorso #boerboel #bullterrier #dontbullymybreed (at Rowland Heights, California)
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My mom has often told me this, and if this is true I will be happy to see all my dogs again. With that being said enjoy those who you love and care for while present in your life cause once their gone, their gone forever.

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#life #death #quotes #love #quotestoliveby #dog #dogs #mom #parents #pets #dogstagram #instadog #instadaily #mood #americanbulldog #pitbull #bulldog #frenchie #presacanario #canecorso #dogo #neo #boerboel #germanshepherd #dobe #boxer #puppy #pup (at La Habra, California)
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name this breed?

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#rare #dog #dogs #pups #instadog #instadaily #dogstagram #pets #puppy #pitbull #bulldog #canecorso #presacanario #dogo #dogoargentino #mastiff #boerboel #dogtraining #hardtofind #picoftheday #trainhard (at StubHub Center)
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#selfie with my man Dutch and Uncle Wil @willsmith HBD brotha!

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#bandog #bulldog #pitbull #dogs #dogstagram #throwbackthursday #pets #canecorso #presacanario #instagram #instadog #black #white #picoftheday #dogtrainer #trainhard #boerboel #mastiff #bullmastiff #pup #bullterrier #americanbulldog (at Van Nuys, California)
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