In connection with new fashion trends, dogs of a miniature cute look are often given. The most common styles fit with a handbag. But the dog is called upon to protect the person and his home. The best helpers in this breed of large dogs are fighting dogs. Consider the most popular of the latter – find out the nature of the dogs, what they eat and what kind of attitude they require towards themselves.
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American Pit Bull Terrier
This pet moved from old Europe around the beginning of the 19th century to the New World. The reason for this is the ban on dog fights in the last homeland. A special race of that time was for the purity of this breed, fans of the fighting dog, especially the “red-nosed” ones, did not cross with Pit Bull Terriers of other lines. Pit bull terriers were brought from Ireland, Italy, Spain, England, Holland. So the name of the breed “American Pit Bull Terrier” is controversial in this variant. Irishman John Colby made a great contribution to the development of fighting culture and breeding of this breed..
Pit bulls are very inquisitive and lively, so there are no difficulties in training. The most important goal of raising a dog. In the hands of the owner, he can become a faithful helper and protection, or a weapon for society. It is not recommended to set the “American” against human life. This intelligent dog breed bites into vital parts of the human body. Before you start this fighting breed, you should complete the General Training Course (OKD).
The Pit Bull Terrier is muscular, with well-developed limbs, a powerful neck, and grows to impressive sizes up to 40–60 cm and weighs 20–36 kg. Imagine – rather menacing view.
Tosa inu comes from the land of the rising sun in Japan. Differs in a calm, calm or even cold-blooded character. It is not surprising that their masters are great and invincible samurai. To this day, the genetic origin of the war dog remains the secret of the people who embodied this handsome man. It is believed that Tosa Inu was the result of crossing a pit bull, a serbernard, an English mastiff, a bull terrier and a Japanese shikoku-ken.
People compare Tosa Inu with a sumo wrestler, both have the same wrestling technique. The battle with the participation of this breed lasts until the moment when the dog knocks the enemy to the floor. It is hard to believe, but there is a period in history when the World almost lost a strong fighting dog. The Second World War also affected Japan, together with people, pets died, an epidemic, hunger – these are unacceptable conditions for keeping the Tosa Inu breed. Fortunately, nothing happened, for the famous individual they found refuge in territories not covered by hostilities. With the advent of peace on Earth, from the remaining 12 dog breeds, a population of new strong dogs was brought out, which was no longer in danger..
The fighting dog Tosa Inu is kept in free space. Private house, separate aviary, walks in the open area. If you restrain the Tosa in the territory, put it on a chain – this will make the pet aggressive and depressed.
The dog is quite large in weight, the adult individual reaches 50 kg, so the food should be balanced. If the dog participates in battles, then fats, proteins, lean meat are the main source of energy. If your lifestyle is measured, a meal that contains more carbohydrates is suitable.
The owners of such a dog are characterized as an intelligent, calm and trainable dog. She is ready to be a nanny for children, subject to careful upbringing, Tosa – inu is not as submissive as it seems, the owner is the first to meet and show due respect. Only in this case the dog will become a true friend..
Alabai is considered the oldest breed, through which Tibetan blood flows. The Central Asian Shepherd Dog is descended from Molossoids – an ancient breed of pickling dogs. Fighting Alabai are popular in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan (dogs are not taken out of the country so as not to spoil the breed), Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan. In each country “fighters” are called differently “Turkmen wolfhound” or buribasa, tobetr – “dog on the hill”. Literally, “Ala” is colorful, Bai is “rich”.
Shepherd dog Alabai watchdog. In uncivilized times, he guarded the dwelling, livestock, supplies of tribes from the raids of a stranger, more often such was a dangerous beast. In Uzbekistan, alaparov are used by shepherds-shepherds in grazing livestock.
It is necessary to train the Central Asian Shepherd Dog correctly – by showing that the master of the situation is a man. The dominance of the owner makes the dog a docile dog that carries out commands.
Alabai female requires affection and attention, otherwise the dog will fade before our eyes.
In nutrition, an unpretentious creature, it is worth considering – the appetite is excellent. From this, in size, Alabai grows to 79 cm (weight up to 80 kg). The coat can be short, medium and long in length. This division determines the habitat of the dog, the density of the cover.
Puppies of this breed are cute and friendly. With age, nature takes over, the shepherd becomes fearless and dangerous to strangers. With proper training, Alabai gets along with children. Outwardly, the dog is calm and unperturbed, despite this, be careful – the dog still remains a fighting dog.
Fila Brasileiro is a large aggressive fighting dog breed. For this reason, it is prohibited in some European countries. In the homeland of the dog in Brazil, they say, “betrayed like Phil.” The ancestors of this breed were introduced from Portugal to Latin America in the 16th century. More often they were used as guardians of captive natives, when trying to escape, the brasileiro caught up with the slave, grabbed the limb with his jaw and held it without damage until the conquistadors arrived.
The color of the dog varies from beige to black and brindle. Paws and tail are massive, light. The coat is short, folds are observed on the back. Phil has a drooping chin and ears.
The dog is devoted to the owner and family members who surround him during the growing up period. If the dog is used to the children of the owners of the house, then he is ready to endure gripping and harassment.
The final physical and emotional formation ends at three years old. In nutrition during this period, it is worth adhering to three meals a day. Further, an adult individual is given dry premium food in a reduced version twice a day. It is worth feeding the brasileiro with meat that is not fatty – rabbit meat, fish, beef, chicken. There is not enough calcium, cottage cheese is included in the diet.
Due to the folds on the body, the pet should be combed out carefully with a special hard brush. Pieces of food and dirt remain on the body. The dog’s molt is not strong. In Russia, the demand for fila brasileiro is growing, breeders are in short supply, it is difficult to acquire a dog.
The minimum cost of a fil is 30,000 rubles.
Bully Kutta Pakistani Mastiff is a dog breed native to Pakistan, Sindh and Punjab regions. They are used as guard and fighting dogs. The word bully is translated from Hindi as wrinkled, kutta is a dog.
In India, the character of the Bully Kuta became popular due to its ferocity and desire to hunt big game. After cheetahs were used in the hunt, fighting dogs were made watchdogs. Fights with these ferocious dogs take place in the countryside of India and Pakistan. Residents step over the law to see the Bully Kutta fight.
The wool of the mastiff is short, double, does not require careful maintenance, except for combing. These dogs should not be kept in a house with children and other dogs, once teasing a mastiff, you lose your life forever.
Psu bully kutta needs an area for full development – a separate closed courtyard, suburban real estate. Where the pet will feel like a master and protector. The breed reaches 90 cm at the withers, weight 64-95 kg. The dog is omnivorous, because of the deep chest it is prone to volvulus. It is recommended to eat food often in small portions.
Caucasian Shepherd Dog
The history of the emergence of the Caucasian Shepherd Dog goes back thousands of years. The ancestor of the Caucasian is the Tibetan Great Dane; the latter was used in battles in ancient China. In the Caucasus, even before Christ’s birth, the shepherd served in grazing flocks of sheep, the dog understands the shepherd from a half-glance. Sentry runs in the veins of this breed, and is transmitted at the genetic level.
The appearance of the Caucasian Shepherd Dog is attractive, the puppies do not have charm, in childhood the crumbs are fluffy like bear cubs. It is possible to compare a shepherd dog with a forest animal even in adulthood. A ferocious mood and grown body parts are added. A purebred wolfhound grows up to 70 kg, the minimum bar is 50 kg, even these indicators are not a chapel, large individuals reach a centner. Females are naturally slimmer and slimmer at least 45 kg in weight.
Paying attention to the massive body covered with hair of the Caucasian dog can be compared with a lion and his mane. The difference is that the wool is almost everywhere the same size and covers the whole body. The potential buyer prefers the long-haired wolfhound.
You don’t need to be a guru in cynology to understand that such wool needs to be kept clean. Comb and wash as it gets dirty, and also clean the ear funnels from bloodsuckers. A pleasant bonus for the owner is the trimmed wool, from which warm mittens and socks are obtained.
Starting a massive animal, even if it is cute at a puppy age, you need to be aware that soon the pet will acquire not a harmless character. The Caucasian is not a nanny, he is a guard dog of which from the first months you need to educate the qualities of a servant at home. A one-year-old puppy should know the following commands: “Fu”; “Sit”, “Stand”, “Lie”; “Beside”; “A place”. Respond to the nickname.
Dogue de bordeaux
The exact origin of the Bordeaux dog remains a mystery. According to one version, the ancestor of the Great Dane is the fighting “Frenchman”, according to the second version from the bulldogs, the third version claims to be the ancestor of the Tibetan Mastiff.
The world has almost been treated for this breed of fighting dogs since the Second World War. History flashes the name of the brave Mr. Van Capel, to whom we are grateful for the preservation of the existing individuals of the Dogue de Bordeaux.
Nature endowed Bordeaux with not hefty strength, good health, a massive sinewy body. The muzzle is shorter than the forehead. In other words, the “mask” is one tone darker than the main color. Lips are fleshy, an inverted jackdaw in outlines. The chin is massive.
Dogue de Bordeaux are loving and loyal friends in the family of their owner. But there is a limitation, if there are children under 6 years old, such a dog should not be started. Bordeaux are lovers of kissing, after them there is no dry place on the face. They cannot spend a long time alone, therefore they accompany the owner everywhere.
The weight of the dog reaches 50 kg. In upbringing, the pet should be weaned from jumping on the chest, and from early childhood, at a conscious age, the owner will not be happy to see the colossus falling on the chest. Indulgences will spoil the pet, make it uncontrollable.
The diet can be said to be dietary: sea fish, seedless fruits, nothing salty, spicy, flour, citrus, fatty.
A thoroughbred puppy, the future winner of the competition, can be bought for 20,000-80,000 rubles.
American staffordshire terrier
This mastiff in former England took part in battles with bulls, which is why the first died. Then the bulls were excluded, and the dogs of this breed fought one on one.
The personality of the American Staffordshire Terrier is ambiguous. With loved ones he is submissive, affectionate, friendly, willingly involved in children’s pranks. He is cold-blooded with strangers, intuitively reads the thoughts of the threatening person, attacks without warning. The battle leads to victory in his favor.
The dog is powerful with strong guarding and fighting qualities. You need to watch the fighter’s body closely, ridding the wool of parasites. Raw and boiled meat is welcomed in the diet, less dry food. Terriers eat foods containing calcium and protein, cottage cheese, milk, boiled eggs.
Depending on the class occupied, the price of the American Staffordshire Terrier varies from 12,000-35,000 and above.
Bullmastiff is British, a descendant of Bulldogs and Mastiffs. A guard dog bred specifically for gamekeepers to protect forest lands from poachers. Now the bullmastiff is an irreplaceable employee of the British police.
In terms of mood, the dog is ambiguous, sometimes lazy and lethargic, and sometimes too active. Perhaps this fact is related to the climate, they can hardly tolerate hot weather. The Bullmastiff is not as slobber as its Bulldog ancestor, but a wet mouth cannot be avoided. This fighting dog makes funny sounds in his sleep, something between snoring and puffing..
In 1924, the breed was officially registered, standards for appearance were established. Bullmastiff is a weightlifter with a pronounced muscular body. An adult female weighs 50 kg with cables this is the minimum threshold. At the withers, the descendant of the mastiff reaches 70 cm.
The color of this dog is solid black, red, beige without hints of sable. Dark outlines are a mandatory attribute on the face and eyes. The cost of a pet is from 40,000 to 80,000 rubles.
The South African pet emerged as a separate breed in the 17th century. The progenitors of the Boerboel are European molossians who emigrated from Scandinavia.
Boerboel is a pumped-up athlete with a calm and intelligent gaze. He is a heavyweight and far from being a kid, the height of a dog is 64-70 cm. They are first-class watchmen capable of fighting alone with a team of thieves and hooligans. Due to the urbanization of the 20th century, the need for these pets has disappeared. There was nothing to guard.
Purebred Boerboels beige or brindle coat color. Muzzle with a dark mask.
By nature, brooding and slow. And in speed he does not take it develops speed at the start. In Russia, since 2011, this breed has been included in the list of dangerous dog breeds..
Dogs for fight
All breeds described are suitable for dog fighting. What breeds are preferred on the continents? The Japanese are patriots of the homegrown Tosa Inu breed, in Pakistan they use the Pakistani Bully Kuta mastiffs, in Russia they play off wolfhounds and American Pit Bull Terriers, in Latin America the favorites are Fila Brasileiro and Argentinean mastiffs..
Fighting dog myths
- In the Russian and foreign Kennel Federations there are many classifications of breeds – there is no “Fighting Dogs” group in any of them. Perhaps it was invented to intimidate, because the battles themselves were organized on the initiative of people, not four-legged.
- Not all dogs should be called fighting dogs only those who are engaged in this by occupation.
- There are no potentially dangerous breeds, aggression can be motivated or provoked by: aggression of the owners, assault, deranged behavior towards a pet, a threat to the life of a loved one, being on the street without special protection – muzzle, leash.
- Fortunately, there is no genetic memory in dogs, it will not attack people and animals without a reason..
Dog for home
Without the conditions of all fighting dogs, you can start at home. But the relationship of family members and the dog determines the upbringing, which needs to be given time, energy and proper preparation every day. Let’s single out fighters who can become a friend for your child American Pit Bull Terrier, Tosa Inu, Alabai, Fila Brasileiro, American Staffordshire Terrier, Boerboel. It is better to start a Dogue de Bordeaux when the owner’s children have grown up. Bully Kutta and Caucasian Shepherd Dog is not suitable for families with children, the best content is a separate aviary.