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These hardy dogs were initially bred as work dogs on farms for their innately protective nature, making them afraid of nothing.
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These stocky, low-to-the-ground hounds are as muscular as they come, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if they could survive an artillery round like a tank.
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Although they have the same protective nature and approach to strangers as the Amstaff, the Alapaha is far better with kids. They’re also very loud and proud pups and aren’t afraid to alert the family of any danger.
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For an Italian version of the classic Bullmastiff, the Ambullneo Mastiff is as gentle with children as they are protective and oftentimes unstoppable.
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Wander over to South Africa, and you’ll find the perfect family dog with some personality traits to the Amstaff. The Boerboel is a big brute getting up to 27 inches (68 cm) tall and weighing up to 200 lbs (90 kg).
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