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Aryan Molossus

While many stories tell of a dog giving its life to save a person's, perhaps no breed can make that claim as their purpose of existence.  The Aryan Molossus is indeed that breed.  Bred to resolve disputes among the tribes of the region, whenever a problem arose the men of the tribe would approach the breeders of these dogs.  Then, when both sides had procured a dog, the two dogs were dropped into a pit to fight it out.  The losing dog either died during the fight or was destroyed afterward.  The dogs were said to be even tempered with their owners but as they never met anyone else, they were fierce to everyone else.  Now, presumably any remaining dogs are hidden away from the Russian Army.  Nevertheless, there is little question that despite the fact that these dogs deserve respect and regard for the sacrifice and price they paid to maintain the "peace" in that region, that the "easy solution" likely also meant that people were far more willing to find fault with one another and that the dogs in question are likely not a suitable companion for over 99% of homes out there.

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Group(s): WorkingGuardian Height: 20-30
Weight: 200 pounds and more Longevity: Probably less than 10 years
Colors: sables, minimal white Coat type: short, plush, thick
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Overall Appearance: Scruffy and with wide variation in appearance ranging from 50-60 lbs and 17 inches at the shoulder to over 200 pounds and 30 inches at the shoulder, the breed is most readily recognized because of its geographic origin than due to any physical characteristic per se.
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Energy Level: high
General Nature: loyal
  with Children: good if part of the family
  with other pets: can be good if part of the family
  with dogs: good if part of the family
Socialization requirements: would be very high.
Ideal home characteristics: Unlikely that the
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Country of Origin: Afghanistan
Original Function: guardian, protection, fighting
History: Developed as a solution for the resolution of political disputes that did not spill human blood.
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