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Unrecognized breeds

Why go far? The well-known (unfortunately not in the best light) breed of the American PIT bull terrier is also not recognized by the FCI. And in many countries of Europe (and in some states of America), moreover, it is forbidden.
It is a dog of medium height, somewhat squat, but generally proportionally folded.
The exterior is rather heterogeneous, the type is not settled, but in any case it is a very muscular dog with a large head and powerful jaws, extremely strong for its growth, agile, nimble, incredibly jumping. Fast and hardy, with a great response. When excited, it becomes insensitive to pain and has a strongly reduced self-preservation instinct — which makes it a real combat machine. Moreover, the pit bull is excited instantly, since his hunting instinct is developed to the point of absurdity: an excited pit bull sees in another dog not a fellow by blood, but a prey. People are not aggressive, but when overexcited, aggression can switch to a person. Stop the pit bull, who went on the attack is almost impossible. It is a relatively frequent switched aggression on people, leading to tragic consequences that led to the prohibition of the breed in some countries.
The American Pit Bull Terrier (or the American Pit Bull Terrier), or, as it is called in our country, simply a “Pit Bull”, is a direct descendant of the fighting bulldogs brought by colonists from Old Europe to America. Despite the fact that the Pit Bull Terrier is an ancestor of the American Staffordshire Terrier, it is still considered an unrecognized international canine federation (FCI) breed. Pit Bull Terriers have always been quite a popular breed in America. They were widely used to participate in dog fights along with other fighting breeds of dogs specially created for these illegal gambling. When creating the breed used bulldogs and terriers. From the first pitbull received strength and perseverance, and from terriers lightning speed of reaction.
If it were not for the exaggerated hunting instinct going too far, these working dogs would make excellent working and sporting dogs.
Boerboel – a direct descendant of the Bullenbasers (medieval pickling dogs), brought by colonists from Germany and Holland to Africa. After the Anglo-Boer War, the Boerboel breed interbred with the Bulmastiffs brought from England and acquired its modern look by the end of the 19th century. Now Boerboel is not widely spread outside its homeland, however, the outstanding working qualities of Boerboel attract the attention of lovers of large Molossus, who are looking for a reliable watchman and devoted friend. Since 2002, KUSA (Kennel Club of South Africa, a member of FCI) began to register burbuley as an independent native breed. Had South Africa not been so far from the rest of the civilized world, the breed would probably have been recognized by the FCI. But now it is very unlikely, unfortunately in many European countries, the Boerboel (undeservedly and inexplicably) has been blacklisted for breeds with heightened danger to humans.
Like any molosse, it is a calm, balanced dog, combining high protective and guard qualities with the ability to dose aggression according to the setting.
Another representative of the Molossian-AMERICAN BULLDOG
In medieval England, everywhere where cattle breeding developed, the breeding of dogs was cultivated, which, if necessary, could cope with the bull. Besides bull baiting was very popular entertainment at that time. The value of the dog was directly related to its ability to fight with both bulls and lions, bears and even monkeys. A good fighting dog was worth a lot of money.
There are cases of organizing bulldog fights with monkeys in the Middle Ages, although they were not as popular as bull baiting. The famous monkey from Westminster, which has repeatedly won in fights with dogs, and the fight often ended with … the death of a dog.
The illustrations of 1775 represent a bulldog with a long-legged dog with a dog-shaped snout. Presumably, English Great Mastiffs (mastiffs) or doggy-shaped dogs of smaller sizes were considered to be bulldogs. The disadvantage of those dogs for fighting with the bulls was their slowness. Crossing with greyhounds (hounds) allowed to reduce the size and weight of dogs, as well as increase the speed, but the ferocity and endurance of the breed remained. And in order to achieve a shorter muzzle, small mastiffs were crossed with pugs or their mixture. Edwards, in his work of 1800, assumes that it was the crossing of the mastiff-greyhound-pug that initiated the breed, called BULLDOG.
The breed type is not yet established, but in any case, the American Bulldog is more viable than its recognized fellow and in fact the ancestor is the English Bulldog. Strong and durable and quite mobile.

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