Like its larger cousin, the Maltese Mastiff, this fighting dog of Malta became extinct during the 20th century. Created by crossing Italian, specifically Sicilian farm dogs such as early types of the Cane Corso with imported English bulldogges, bull-n-terriers and mastiffs, the Maltese Bulldog was a celebrated pit fighter and occasional baiting dog, as well as a dedicated watchdog and farmer's companion. Some believe that the Kelb Tal-Gliet and the much larger Mastino Maltais are the same breed, but this is not the case, as they were developed at the same time, but for different purposes. The introduction of popular European breeds and the general lack of interest in Malta had resulted in the Kelb Tal-Gliet becoming extinct, although some enthusiasts claim that the breed is still very much alive and found in certain fighting arenas even today, but most authorities believe these modern fighting dogs to be simply a strain of Pit Bulls, with very little, if any Kelb Tal-Gliet blood in them.

There is very little information on this powerful Maltese breed, other than it being red or fawn in colour, usually with a black mask. The average height is around 20 inches.

1 votes
Facebook Comments
Order by: 
Per page:
  • There are no comments yet
Related Articles
Created by crossing the American Bulldog with the Rafeiro de Alentejo, and then introducing carefuly selected AmStaff blood.
06.01.2014 · From admin
Valley Bulldog | Valley Bulldog
25.03.2009 · From admin
The Altamaha Plantation Dog is a breed of working dog developed for catching livestock and for protecting family and property
25.03.2009 · From admin
When Steve Barnett started the breeding programme in the 1980's, his intention wasn't to re-create the old baiting and fighting dogs, but rather to improve the modern Bulldog in terms of health and temperament
24.02.2003 · From admin
Although small English Bulldog specimens existed for centuries, the Miniature Bulldog was officially developed in America during the 1980's as a separate breed
23.02.2003 · From admin
Developed from Labradors, Rottweilers, Cane Corsos, Bullmastiffs, Pit Bulls and Dogo Argentinos, the Xander Bulldog is a wide-chested, muscular and athletic Molosser, intended to be a superiour fighter, cattle controller, property protector
23.02.2003 · From admin
Not to be confused with Ken Mollett's Victorian Bulldog, the Olde Victorian Bulldogge was developed in the United States by Carlos Woods, whose intention was to re-create the legendary working bulldogge of the Victorian-era Britain
23.02.2003 · From admin
Originally intended as an outcross to be used early on in the Leavitt Bulldog breeding programme
23.02.2003 · From admin
Originating in Southern Georgia, this American watchdog has supposedly been bred by the Lane family for three generations, starting in the late 1800's with Buck Lane and his plantation dog, Otto
23.02.2003 · From admin
Another re-creation of the Olde English Bulldogge
23.02.2003 · From admin
Facebook Login
Connect with Facebook
No one of us is a smart as all of us.
23.02.2003 (23.02.2003)
0 Subscribers
All Articles by admin