Alangu Mastiff (dog Breed)

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Bully Kutta, a derivative from two Pakistani languages Sindhi and Urdu. The word bully actually came from bohli, which means "heavily wrinkled," while kutta translates to dog.

Bully Kutta, a derivative from two Pakistani languages Sindhi and Urdu. The word bully actually came from bohli, which means "heavily wrinkled," while kutta translates to dog. The name Bully Kutta is also synonymous to the name Pakistani Mastiff. In certain places inside the country, the breed is called Sindhi Mastiff. In India, the breed is better known as the Alangu Mastiff.

History

Alangu Mastiffs and aggression go with a long history together. During the prisoners-of-war campaign the Persian Army used the breed to keep a tight watch over enemy soldiers held captive. The breed was also entrusted for protecting soldier camp sites along with other strenous and dangerous tasks. In 486 to 485 BC Xerxes the First brought several Alangu Mastiffs with him to Greece, hoping to use them as efficient working dogs. At the same time, Alexander the Great imported a similar breed of dogs back from his campaign against King Porus.

Type of Dog

As the name Alangu Mastiff suggest, the breed is of the Mastiff type.

Mastiffs are any of the larger and powerful smooth-haired dogs, often tan or grayish in color, and are used mostly as working dogs, fighting dogs, guard dogs, or watchdogs.

Appearance

A typical male Alangu Mastiff stands anywhere around 32 to 40 inches at the withers and weighs 150 to 170 pounds. Females are perceptively smaller, standing at only 28 to 36 inches tall.

The Alangu Mastiff breed possesses a muscular and thick-boned structure. Its distinct features include pricked ears set high on the skull, a deep brisket, a tapered tail, and powerful limbs. Alangu Mastiffs are obviously a showcase of strength, but even then, they are capable of long graceful strides.

Training

Alangu Mastiffs require a trainer who has the capacity to handle extremist behaviors if they were to be tamed and socialized as companion dogs. In spite of that, they are also potentially capable of displaying mild mannered dispositions.

Protection Level

If tamed properly, the Alangu Mastiff could make for invaluable guard dogs. Their absolute power clearly says it all.

Temperament

Because of their strength and the hostile impression it makes, the Alangu Mastiffs have been given the title, "Beast from the East." Although very loyal and noble, the breed is still violent in nature and ruthless in battle. For centuries, the Alangu Mastiff breed had created a solid reputation in bloody sports such as dog fighting, regardless of how a number of animal activists condemn the practice.

Sources

http://www.thebreedsofdogs.com/Alangu-Mastiff.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bully_Kutta

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastiff

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