How to Breed Large Dogs
When it comes to breeding dogs, what runs in most people’s minds is that breeding entails keeping of the normal sized dogs like those we keep at home. In as much as this is correct, breeding dogs is not limited to the normal sized dogs as there are other types of large dogs that are bred and can actually accumulate weight to almost fifty kilograms. We all know the phrase bigger is better, and this phrase has also been extended to dogs making people start breeding large dogs. The above phrase has now been included in dog breeding. There are plenty of large dog breeds that all have different training and care needs.
During the olden times, people who used to rear large breed dogs used to do it for a reason, a function and a purpose. Dogs can do more than just being pets. When people do breed large dogs, they can use them to tighten security, basically using them as guard dogs. There are also other kinds of large dog breed which are used in hunting. There are other kinds of large dogs which have a high rate of endurance. This means they can be used as a means of transport over a long distance without them giving in to fatigue too fast. They can even help to transport produce to the market place. Another use of these dog breeds is that they were also to protect animals that the farmers owned.
When breeding large dogs, it is important to know its original purpose. This makes it easier to know the kinds of exercise a dog may require. For instance if a dog is bred to work for long then they must be engaged in duties that will help them 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.
There are some large dogs that are unique to certain cultures or tribes like the Tibetan Mastiff that is known to have its origin from the Tibet people of china. The dog is usually trained to protect their sheep from attacks by wolves and other wild animals. Since these dogs are fearless and quite strong, they can be classified as the best when it comes to guard dogs.
In conclusion, when one is looking to breed large dogs there’s need to be careful enough to know how to train them. 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. It is also recommended to find a trainer who has experience with dogs since they do the training job quite well and also know all kinds of dog commands.