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Korean Dosa Mastiff

Korean Dosa Mastiff Dog Breed, Breeders, Puppies, Information and Temperament

The Korean Dosa Mastiff is also known as the Mee Kyun Dosa and is one of the biggest dogs in Korea.

It is primarily bred as a show dog and pet. It is often confused and mixed with the Japanese Tosa. This breed was developed in the 1800s from a combination of different breeds. Though many Asian breeds are believed to have been used to create the Korean Dosa Mastiff, the main breeds used in the crossbreeding are the Japanese Tosa Inu, the English Mastiff, the Dogue de Bordeaux and Neopolitan Mastiff.

Today’s Korean Dosa Mastiff has been bred keeping in mind the color and temperament is very different from the early dogs from this breed.

This dog breed has a huge head which is round with a thick neck. The neck has prominent dewlaps. It is a wide chested and tall dog with many wrinkles on its face. The coat is smooth, short and silky to touch.

This breed comes in many colors but the red, brown and orange are usually preferred. These dogs sometimes have a white patch on the chest. The average height for males is 29 inches while for females it is 27 inches. The average weight for males is 80 kilograms while for the females it is 70 kilograms. A big male is a preferred dog in this breed. This breed can live for 10-12 years.

Korean Dosa Mastiff breeders are very few and it is very difficult to ascertain which a true breeder of this dog is. Korean Dosa Mastiff puppies are quite expensive .Information on Korean Dosa Mastiff is still not very readily available. This breed looks a lot like Neopolitan Mastiff. It is large and has a lot of loose skin. It looks lethargic and sluggish. Its appearance works in scaring away unwanted visitors but otherwise this dog is a gentle dog. It is a smart dog that is very obedient. It is leery of strangers but does not usually bark.

Korean Dosa Mastiff has an easy temperament and makes good pets. They do well in cities and in country homes. These dogs are rarely seen outside Korea but that is changing. Like most big dogs, they need to be trained to recognize the leader in the house. Cherry eye is a common problem with this dog. It can also suffer from hip dysplasia and entropia. This breed also tends to be lazy so exercise is quite important.
  Submitted on September 5, 2011  

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