Most people that keep dogs as pets will always think of the normal size dogs whenever they want to consider having one. This is true but what most of these people are not aware of is the fact that they can also get quite large breeds of dogs that can weigh even up to 50kgs. Large dogs are bred because there are pet lovers that will always be of the view that it is better to have larger dogs. The above phrase has now been included in dog breeding. When it comes to rearing large dogs, what we all should know is that there are many large dog breeds with different care and training needs.
In the past, dogs were solely kept to fulfil certain tasks and duties Keeping dogs does not limit them to being just pets. When people do breed large dogs, they can use them to tighten security, basically using them as guard dogs. Other large breeds are meant to be hunters. Most of these large dogs have a high threshold for tolerance and edurance. This means they can be used as a means of transport over a long distance without them giving in to fatigue too fast. They essentially would take farm produce to the market. They could also be used to protect a famer’s animals.
One should establish the reason for breeding the large dog from the onset. This makes it easier to know the kinds of exercise a dog may require. Large dog breeds which were bred to work all day are supposed to have a daily activity so that they can work off their energy. There are different groups in the classification of large dogs. These groups can be broken down into the sporting group, hounds, working group, terrier group, toy group, non-sporting group, herding group, the miscellaneous class and finally the foundation stock service.
The Tibetan Mastiff is a large dog breed whose main origin is the nomadic culture of the Tibet people of China. This large breed dog undergoes the kind of training meant to be a guard dog that protects domestic animals from attacks by wild animals. They are a perfect example of large and fierce dogs.
It is important to know how to train your large dog. There’s also the need to be wise and learn how to keep the dogs healthy as well as stay aware of any kinds of infections that the dogs be exposed to. You should look for a trainer who has had prior experience with the large breeds to train your dog.