5) East European Shepherd
The East European Shepherd is a dog breed developed in the 1940s as a police and army dog. The only dog used in the breeding process was the German Shepherd. One of the main reason of developing the East European Shepherd was to rid of the hip and elbow dysplasia – health issues which are very common in the original German Shepherd. The East European Shepherd is also stronger and larger than the German Shepherd, according to the breed standard, their height can be up to 30 inches which is 76 cm and weight up to 130 lbs which is 60 kgs.
4) Black Russian Terrier
The Black Russian Terrier was developed in a secret location in Moscow by the Red Star Kennel. The goal was to create the perfect working dog and the breeds included in the breeding process were Giant Schnauzers, Rottweilers, Airedale Terriers, Newfoundlands and the Caucasian Shepherds and others. The goal of creating perfect working dog was succesfull, because Black Russian Terrier is a tireless, swift and powerful dog with amazing drive.
3) Sulimov Dog
Sulimov dog is also known as a Shalaika and it is not a pure dog. It is a dog jackal hybrid and they were developed for airlane security. They were mostly used as a sniffer dogs at airports. To improve the trainability of the breed, other breeds were included in the breeding process, for example the fox terrier and different Spitzes.
2) Karelo-Finnish Laika
Okay, this dog was not bred to be a protector or guard, but they are excellent hunting dogs from the Karelia region. In the 1930s in the russia, there was a pure spitz breed developed. But most of the dogs were lost in the second world war. Scientists wanted to revive the breed, so they imported Finnish Spitzes and bred them with the last pure Spitzes they developed in the 1930s. These dogs became the Karelo-Finnish Laika, a protective, but affectionate family dog.
1) Moscow Watchdog
The last breed in this video is the Moscow Watchdog. They are combination of the gentle Saint Bernard and the sharp and alert Caucasian Shepherd. So if you are looking for a protective, large and strong dog, that will be very affectionate and friendly towards his family, this might be your choice. The reason, why this breed was necessary and why they were bred was the need of thousands of guard dogs in the Soviet union after the second world war to reduce the crime. The dog had to be okay with low Russian temperatures and they had to be very protective. They were used to guard almost anything, including the labor camps, railroads, borders and warehouses. Today, they are fairly common in the Russia and other post soviet countries, but it can be hard to find them in other countries.
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.
Akita height, according to the FCI breed standard is 67 cm for males and 61 cm for females, with 3 cm tolerance. So as you can see, they are pretty tall dogs. There are no official data about weight, but it should be something between 30 to 45 kgs.
Akita Inu is double coated dog. Because they are from Japan and often times they lived in Japan mountains, the coat is very dense to keep them warm and dry in those harsh conditions.
The temperament and personality of this breed are quite unique – this is a persistent, loyal, independent and intelligent breed. But the training can be little bit harder and it will test your patience. It is because of their stubborness and independent streak.
There was a sad moment in Akita Inu history and that was a World War II During this war, Akita Inu and other dog breeds was used as a source of fur for military clothing. This was not only about Akita Inu, all dogs, other than military German Shepherds, have to be captured for military purposes.
AKC Dog Breeds sorted by the year they were recognized. There is over 190 dog breeds registered to this day and you will find all of them in this video. There are all AKC dog breeds from 1878 to 2019.
The first 9 breeds ever registered were Pointer, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, English Setter, Gordon Setter, Irish Setter, Clumber Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel, Sussex Spaniel and Irish Water Spaniel. The last one, to this day, was Azawakh in 2019.