Fighting dogs are descendants of Molossian dogs. Molossian is a group of large animals, developed in Ancient Greece, for guarding garrisons and military vehicles. The group of Molossian dogs unites modern Mastiffs, Bulldogs and Great Danes. Tibetan Great Danes are considered to be ancestors of the Molossian group. They appeared in Greece after the victory of Greeks over Persian troops.
Later, in the Roman Empire, Molossian dogs were used during wars: their packs attacked camps of enemies, killing horses and people. Dogs were wearing sharp collars, and they were not fed for few days in order to become more aggressive. Romans taught dogs cruelty starting from a young age, following a special method: they put a coat, made from a thick piece of skin, on a person, who then teased the dog, which was later released to attack the person. That is how hate to people was developed in Fighting dogs.
The only thing that makes modern Fighting dogs have similarities with their ancestors is history. Breeders have turned them into good-tempered companions that can calmly live close to people: serve and protect them from danger. Other beliefs are stereotypical. It is crucial to realize that each dog is a reflection of its owner. It you beat and humiliate the dog — it will become aggressive. If you teach the pet cruelty — it will attack people. If you love and respect the animal — it will turn into a faithful friend. It is the owner who is responsible for pet`s behavior.
Fighting dog breeds
If you don't know which breed to choose — take the test on the selection of the breed, and carefully read its description in the Bookipet catalog.