The Burmese Watchdog is a close relative of the dogs of Tibet and is considered by some to be the same breed as the Shan Mastiff, but this is unlikely, due to the physical differences between the two. Used as a guardian of temples in the past, it also makes a capable hunter and rodent control dog. This powerful cattle herder is rare outside its native Myanmar, where it can still be found protecting livestock and guarding properties, as well as being a common street dog. While it is unclear whether the Burmese is a direct descendant of one of the varieties of the Tibetan Mastiff breed or a result of crossings between local pariah dogs with the sheepdogs of Tibet, the physical similarities are evident, even though the Myanmar dogs are much leaner. Some theories suggest the existence of two separate Burmese breeds under this name, but this hasn't been confirmed. This breed should not be confused with the Swiss Bernese Mountain Dog or the non-existant "Burmese Mountain Dog" breed, which is a hoax. Territorial and suspicious of strangers, the Myanmar Watchdog needs an experienced owner and firm handling. The head is fairly narrow and the body is muscular, but quite lean.

The coat can be short or medium in length, but is always thick and harsh, preferably black, black-n-tan or tricoloured, although other colourings exist, such as grey, white and fawn. Average height is around 25 inches.

0 votes
Facebook Comments
Order by: 
Per page:
  • There are no comments yet
Related Articles
Moscow Watchdog developed for serious guard duty in Moscow.
Main  History
25.03.2009 · From admin
An ancient Dalmatian Molosser, the Ragusa Watchdog is believed to be extinc
23.02.2003 · From admin
This old Slovak breed has strong ties with the other white Molossers of the region, most notably the Polish Tatra, Hungarian Kuvasz and the Merdzak Sarplaninac
23.02.2003 · From admin
Rafeiro do Alentejo is considered to be one of the best watchdogs of the Iberian Peninsula, highly valued for its natural wariness of stranger
23.02.2003 · From admin
Developed in the post-WW2 years in the former USSR by crossing the Caucasian Shepherd Dog with the St.Bernard in order to create a more manageable service dog
23.02.2003 · From admin
The present incarnation of the Kopaonik Watchdog is quite different than the ancient Kopaonik breed
23.02.2003 · From admin
We do not have any reliable information concerning the history
23.02.2003 · From admin
The Black Hill Watchdog is a relative of the Nepal Herders and the Tibetan Shakhi dog
23.02.2003 · From admin
This rare breed from Qatar was initially developed as a property guardian
23.02.2003 · From admin
The Marshall Watchdog is a recent reconstruction of the old Thuringin butcher dogs
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