One moment please.
Suliot Dog

One of the legendary ancient Molossers, this giant breed was closely associated with the Parga Suliots of Greece. The Suliot Hound is related to other Greek, Albanian, Yugoslavian and Asian breeds, although in appearance it was said to resemble the modern Deutsche Dogge much more than a mountain sheepdog, suggesting the influence of other ancient mastiffs and hounds.

Aggressive, extremely powerful and agile, the Suliot was used for a number of duties, primarily as a guardian, but also as an excellent hunting dog, flock protector and fighting contestant. This almost extinct breed is believed to be one of the ancestors of many European Mastiffs, including the aforementioned Deutsche Dogge. Efforts are ongoing to keep this breed from extinction.

Said to be the largest canine of its time, the Suliot was reportedly over 4 feet tall.

3 votes
Order by: 
Per page: 
  •  Fainomenon: 
    I am glad to say that the breed is not extinct - but remains extremely rare. Hopefully we will manage to bring it back from the brink.
     283 days ago 
    0 points
  •  Fainomenon: 
     284 days ago 
    1 point
  •  1234: 
    I doubt they got that big.
     301 days ago·1 replies1 replies 
    1 point
Related Articles
Big game hunter, Great Dane ancestor, livestock guardian, enigma.
Dogs  Breeds
284 days ago · From Fainomenon
Catherine de la Cruz © | Ms. de la Cruz makes a good case for another view of LGD history.
Main  History
1308 days ago · From admin
Serbian Hound Standard
2198 days ago · From admin
Considered to be just a colour variant of the Serbian Mountain Hound up until the 1700's, the modern incarnation of the Yugoslavian Tricolored Hound was developed by crossing the Black And Tan Mountain Hounds
4418 days ago · From admin
This magnificent breed is of ancient origin, descended from Molossian hounds, Balkan wardogs and Asian mastiffs introduced to Ireland by the Celts well over 2000 years ago
4419 days ago · From admin
Extinct type of Basset Hound
4419 days ago · From admin
This large Molosser is said to be a result of crossing the mountain-type Albanian Cattledogs and Sheepdogs with the wolf
4420 days ago · From admin
The Serbian Mountain Hound is descended from the Balkan Hound, the Hellenic Hound and a number of other ancient Molossian hunting and pariah dogs of Serbia and Greece
4420 days ago · From admin
The exact ancestry of the Otterhound is uncertain, but there is a number of theories suggesting it is descended from various bloodhounds, mastiffs, foxhounds, bearded shepherds, harriers, terriers, griffons and water spaniels
4420 days ago · From admin
The ancient Hellenikos Ichnilatis is probably a descendant of Cretan and Egyptian hunting dogs and is one of the original Molossian hounds, believed to be the progenitor of many European breeds, such as the Yugoslavian Mountain Hound, Transylvanian H…
4420 days ago · From admin
Let there be dogs!
23.02.2003 (4420 days ago)
0 Subscribers
All Articles by admin
Back to Top