Note: Kurdish dogs are not registered in the world

Few know about their features and history.

the reason for not registering this breed,
Only because the lack of attention of the political 
authorities and the Kurdistan government and the
lack of proper advertising for the introduction of this breed
 And there is no other reason.




Based on the request of the site admin,

I made an article showing the differences

between the two Kurdish dogs and the Spanish mastiffs.

I hope that it is useful for everyone and will

improve their information in the field of better

understanding of breeds.


In expressing the obvious differences between

these two breeds There are a few basic subjects:



_Kurdish Dog Pshdar-Pshdar Dog VS spanish Mastiff

1. Kurdish dogs based on existing historical

evidence True descendants of Assyrian

civilizations While the Spanish mastiffs do not

have such a historic date.


2. If you look carefully, you see that in all the

Assyrian and Babylonian inscriptions there are

dogs that are hunting wild animals or are fighting

and protecting the kings.


So what's the dog breed with the features

mentioned above at the present time?

Hunting animals and guarding large herds of

livestock and fighting requires muscular body,

lightweight, and breathing power and ferociousness.

If you look good, Spanish mastiffs are exactly

the opposite of these features.


_Kurdish Dog Pshdar-Pshdar Dog VS spanish Mastiff

It means their weighing too heavy, which makes

it impossible for them to travel long distances following

livestock flocks and get they tired soon.

they have a very large body with a lot of fats,

which is in contrast to agility and warfare.

while the fat-free kurdish dogs , as well as their low weight ,

enable them to travel far along the flocks.

And in ffront of wildlife  like wolves, they are ready to defend

livestoks more.


_Kurdish Dog Pshdar-Pshdar Dog VS spanish Mastiff

Spanish mastiffs have a moderate and downward breathing power, which means they have to rest big part of  day to recharge their energy.

Spanish mastiffs do not have a lot of desire for war, and

If that happens, they'll stop fighting very soon.

And that's why they are more involved in beauty contests.


_Kurdish Dog Pshdar-Pshdar Dog VS spanish Mastiff

Although I do not agree to dog fighting, it is necessary to some extent to keep the body of the dog working, especially to deal with wildlife.

Well, while Kurdish dogs take part in combat competitions several times during the year, they fight for an average of 30 to 50 minutes in each fight.

Imagine you Spanish mastiff with its 100 kilos weight in front of a Kurdish dog ... Without a doubt, in the first minute of the battle, it will breathe less and it will hardly fail.

This is one of the great differences between these two races.


_Kurdish Dog Pshdar-Pshdar Dog VS spanish Mastiff

3. The body Anatomy of the Spanish mastiffs is also square-shaped and the head and neck are aligned along the back and in a flat line, while the anatomy of the Kurdish dogs is in the form of fish.

They have wide Chest and narrow waist. The head and neck are also raised, and are always held vertically above the waist.



4. In most Spanish mastiffs images, you can clearly see that the tail of these dogs are always vertical and in between their legs (this is not just a simple habit but is one of the main features of this race)

While Kurdish dogs often hold their tail in a circle and raised above their waist




 _Kurdish Dog Pshdar-Pshdar Dog VS spanish Mastiff

5. The wrinkles of the Spanish mastiff face are very much and have a huge dewlap.

While the Kurdish dogs have less wrinkles, and their dewlap size is much smaller compared to the spanish mastiffs.

(Note: having facial wrinkles is not a reason for the similarity and relationship of two breeds. As you can see, the Kangals, Malaklis and Neopolitian mastiffs are also have large dewlap and wrinkle face.

 Are all of these races associated with spanish mastiff?

Absolutely not)

6-The ears of Spanish mastiff is much larger and stretched than the ear of Kurdish dogs.

The Spanish mastiffs ear is also quite soft and non-cartilaginous. While the Kurdish dogs ear are half cartilaginous and have the ability to lift and lower it.

_Kurdish Dog Pshdar-Pshdar Dog VS spanish Mastiff




I Hope This Article Useful for enybody that want know more information about big mastiff dogs and specialy dogs of asia region.




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  •  Tzar: 
    K9 politics always .. but to add human nationalism to it .. Eww!
     03.02.20191 replies1 replies 
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  •  Tzar: 
    Not sure why but I am sensing that this article was initiated to promote a political agenda; not nice!
     29.01.20191 replies1 replies 
    1 point
  •  Bill: 
    i've never seen a Spanish mastiff as heavy as the one portrayed above but i've seen them work guarding my grandparents sheep and fighting bulls since I was a kid. In Spain they are extensively used because they are considered the most effect tool to guard against wolves and foxes. The Spanish wolf is about twice the size and weight of those the Kurdish fight and the Spanish mastiff does not back down from a wolf. They might not have the endurance and agility of the Kurdish mastiff but don't doubt their strength and determination to defend their flock.
     25.01.20191 replies1 replies 
    1 point
  •  Anonymous: 
    I am sorry, but I do not agree in the way the Spanish mastiff is described in your article. You may have your opinions, but what do you know about the Spanish mastiff as a working dog in Spain? And why do you, who want to doubt the Spanish mastiff's skills as a working dog find the most negative photos of the breed for your article? I think it's very annoying that today, like 10-15 years ago, we can still read articles that doubt the Spanish mastiff's ability to defend a flock of sheep or other animals. Just try to do a little more research on the web - or maybe even better, in real life. Then you hopefully will see that in general the Spanish mastiff is not as described in your article. I am so damn tired of reading that the Spanish mastiff is a fat show dog, who can not walk the whole day with his flock or defend it against wolves fx, when I know that is exactly what a lot of Spanish mastiffs in Spain do every day...
     12.11.20182 replies2 replies 
    1 point
  •  realname: 
    With ancient root from Asian mastiffs brought to the Iberian Peninsula by the Greek and Phoenician traders some 2000 years ago, this being directly descended from the Hellenic Mastiff of Greece, this powerful breed also has close ties with the original dogs of Molossia, in particular the legendary Epir Mastiff, from which it has inherited the uniform black and black-n-tan colorings still encountered in some modern Spanish lines.
    There is a variety of types found within the breed, although the modern massive variant is standardized and preferred for Dog Shows. Mastin Ganadero is actually the least common one in Spain and most seen in dog shows,( Mastin Ganadero + English Mastiff + St. Bernard ) while the lighter working variety called Mastin Ligero, is still the most popular type!
    So Mastin Ligero is much closer to these ancient dogs!
     22.09.20181 replies1 replies 
    3 points
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