There are two types of dogs commonly referred to as Mastiffs. One is the Airedog and the other is the Cairn Terrier. These breeds of dogs have an incredible sense of smell, which is why they are often used for scent tracking. Another reason for their scent track ability is that they possess great stamina which means that they can do their duties for quite a long time without becoming too tired easily unlike other breeds of dogs. Although the Mastiff is a very strong dog it is still gentle on its master and this makes it a perfect candidate for elderly care or being a therapy dog. Here are some of the characteristics of this type of dogs that you should be aware of:
The Airedog is often confused with the French Mastiff because both these breeds share the same ancestors. Their ancestors in fact mated with the French Bulldog and later on were bred with the English Mastiff, which was a lighter and smaller breed. They were first used in England as hunting dogs, so the breed’s temperament and abilities are very similar to the English Mastiff. This type of dog was used as a hunting aide and guard dog during the times of King Henry II. The Airedog can also be very placid and calm, even if they don’t look like it because of its excellent genes and training.
The Cairn Terrier is also known as the English Mastiff or the Welsh Mastiff. The origin of these dogs is still in dispute, but most experts agree that these breeds belong to the same group of breeds. This group contains breeds such as the Bulldog, Rottweiler, and the Olde Italian Mastiff. These three breeds are all classified according to the degree of resemblance they have to the Mastiff. The Cairn Terrier and the English Mastiff are usually close in features and genetics and are therefore often grouped together.
The Greyhound is another dog breeds, which has its origins in Europe. It was actually part of the Kennel Club before it was expanded to include American Greyhounds which is bred specifically for Greyhound racing. Originally the Greyhound was bred for herding, so you will find the breed commonly being used for this purpose today. They have good endurance and agility, although the Greyhound isn’t always the best dog for racing. The Greyhound is classified as a fun and loving breed which are well suited to those who like a dog that is active and curious.
The Bulldog, more commonly known as the Bully, is one of the world’s most popular dog breeds. The word “Bully” was derived from the German verb buns (meaning bind) which referred to bulldogs fighting other dogs. However, the term has now expanded to include a whole range of different meanings including a type of sporting dog, companion dog or service dog. The Bulldog has a very strong, athletic built, which has been improved through breeding over centuries. It is one of the best-known sporting dogs and is used to protect children, elderly people and farmers. Due to their strength, the Bulldog is often used as a defensive dog, being used to ward off intruders.
The Mastiff, also known as the Standard Schnauzer is originally bred for protection. Today the Mastiff is still used to protect family members and farm animals. The Mastiff may be aggressive towards other dogs, but the dogs are gentle with other humans. They were originally bred for their ability to herd sheep and to hunt larger game such as deer.
Poodles are a type of toy dog and many consider them to be a cross between a French bulldog and a poodle. A Toy Poodle is very gentle and mild mannered. These dogs are not typically used as police officers due to their size and power but are very loving companions and great family friends. Poodles are also famous for being the most popular toy dogs in the world according to consumer surveys.
Although not technically service dogs, some breeds serve in ways that would otherwise be considered service dog tasks. Service dogs, or service dogs in the legal sense, assist humans by helping them with activities that may be difficult for a trained professional to perform. For example, blind, deaf or physically handicapped individuals would typically call on service dogs to retrieve objects or pull back shopping carts. Since these dogs are trained specifically to perform tasks, they do not pose any risk to the person they are assisting.