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Moscow Watchdog Dog Breed

This native of Russia was created by dog fanciers from Moscow who wanted a large watch dog the would be more responsive to orders. It is said that the breed was developed from the Caucasian Ovtcharka mixed with the Saint Bernard and Russian Spotted Hound. The result is a massive dog with great watchfulness and assertive traits but has a gentle temperament. The Moscow Watchdog has a weight ranging from 100 to 150 pounds and a height of 25 to 27 inches. It has a massive head, a massive and muscular body with good proportions. Its ears hang to the side of the head and covered with hair. The nose is big and black in colour and it has a black mask across the face. Its plumed tail reaches down to the floor. The coat is thick with fringing and of moderate length. The base colour of the coat is white with patches of red.

This mastiff breed is a reliable watch dog and a strong and able-bodied companion. It has an even temperament, dependable and can be trained as a seeing eye dog. It is gentle with children and the elderly and is very obedient. The breed likes playing with humans and enjoys a good game of fetch and running. Because of its size, it requires a considerable amount of living space. Active and alert, it needs to be given a task to do as it is not used to lazing around the whole day. There are no known serious health conditions for the breed.

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