According to their FCI breed standard, their height is between 48 to 56 cm with two cm tolerance. They have tail of medium length, balanced body and big brown eyes with lively expression. They also have pretty muscular legs and deep chest.
The coat of this breed is short, smooth and dense. Their coat can be tricolor – black and white with tan markings or bicolor which is white and orange. The tricolor dogs should have black nose, while the bicolor dogs should have nose in brown or tobacco color.
It is important to say, that when we talk about dogs temperament, we most often talk about how those dogs act as a human comapanions. But the Anglo Francais de Petit Venerie is mostly used as a working hunting dog rather than a typical companion.
As you would expect from a hunting breed, they are extremely energetic and work loving dogs. They do have strong pack mentality and they love to live with other dogs. Their ancestors were English Foxhounds and old French Hounds. They were bred to hunt and scent small game and hunt it in pack. They would circle the animal and chase it back towards the hunter.
The average size of male King shepherd is between 26-29 inches and ideal weight of 120-145 pounds. The females are little bit smaller with height between 25-27 inches and weight between 80-110 pounds. As you can see the King Shepherd is little bit taller and heavier than the original German Shepherd.
You can find King Shepherds in two coat varieties – the long haired and plush haired and many coat colors including sable, gold, cream, black saddle with tan or silver markings. Sometimes you can find white or blue King Shepherds, but those dogs are not accepted by showrings.
King Shepherd make amazing companion for an active person, which will challenge their physical and mental side. As with all working dogs, even if they are „just“ companions, they need to stimulate mentally. You can give them some food puzzles or teach them new tricks to keep them happy. If we would speak about the physical activity, this is athletic breed, but they are not hyperactive. Normal daily long walk or jog is most of the time enough for them.
SHORT BULLMASTIFF DESCRIPTION:
Bullmastiff height is between 61-69 cm and Bullmastiff weight, according to the FCI is between 41 – 50 kg to females and 50 – 59 kg to males. The Bullmastiff head is more deep, broad and it is larger in proportion to their body.
The muzzle of Bullmastiffs is shorter. The Bullmastiff expression is more tough and protective. Bullmastiffs are medium shedders and their short and rough coat does not require much grooming.
SHORT GREAT DANE DESCRIPTION:
Great Dane height should be between 80 – 90 cm for males and 72 – 84 cm for females. There is no data about Great Dane weight in their breed standard, but it should be something between 50 – 82 kg.
Great Dane named Zeus hold a Guiness World Record for the tallest dog, with the height 111 cm at the withers and streched height 226 cm when standing on his hind legs.
Especially because of their size, i would not recommend neither of these two dog breed to novice dog owners, because if you fail the training or socialization with dog this big, you will have a big problem. They are also not the best dogs for seniors or families with small and young babies.
Cane Corso height should be between 60 – 68 cms and weigh between 40 – 50 kg. Females are most of the time between 40 – 45 and males between 45 – 50 kgs.
Cane Corso can be described as courageous, loyal, quiet and cheerful dog. They are not only guards, they love to work and they actually were used for herding cattle and hunting big game in the past. But they do make good guards and they are very responsive and agile dogs.
The Cane Corso originated from Italy and their ancestors are the old Roman Molossians. This dog was primarily used to hunt boars and protect and their name actually means guardion or protector.
Presa Canario height is between 56 – 66 cm and the weight of female Presa Canario should be between 40 – 55 kgs and 50 – 65 kgs for males. But even though, this is a breed standard, there is not many Presa Canarios over 60 kgs.
The Presa Canario needs a lot of obedience training and they need firm, strict and patient leader. They are dominant dogs and they are very suspicious towards strangers. This trait actually makes them excellent guards, but it can be the trait that makes them hard to manage.