Our cão dos mourey* breeding program is a culmination of a 35 year vision representative of the english bandogg or the gamekeepers dog. The cão dos mourey is a very large and extremely powerful protection dog and may not be suitable for everyone. The bloodline is 3 strains of Mastiff, working Bulldog and Terrier. Designed as a close proximity worker with exceptional short burst speed and extreme power. Demeanor is calm but aloof with strangers. Males can weigh 160 to 180lbs. Bitches 140 to 160lbs. Color is all shades of Brindle but dark brindle is the prefered color, a white chest patch and/or white on extremities is common. The breed was founded by ME (Nate Mourey) in 1975 in Sodus NY USA Following is the breed description as written by me: Color is all shades of Brindle but dark brindle is preferred, a white chest patch and/or slight white on extremities is common. The Cao dos Mourey is a very devoted dog to all members of his family but can be aloof with strangers. They are instinctively protective of their family and property. They require early controlled socialization. They are tolerant of other dogs and animals if properly socialized but may sometimes try to dominate other dogs if the owners are not there to communicate to the dog that is an unwanted behavior. They respond well and enjoy training. Obedience training is a must. The Cao dos Mourey is a culmination of a 35 year vision based on the English bandogg or the gamekeepers dog. Research and selection of foundation stock began in 1975. The primary breeds chosen were the Mastiff, Bulldog and Terrier. The Cao dos Mourey is a very large and extremely powerful protection dog and is not suitable for everyone. They need an owner who has a calm, but firm, natural authority to them. Designed as a close proximity worker with exceptional short burst speed and extreme power. Courage, determination and braveness are part of his characteristics. He is extremely loyal and docile to his family. The Cao dos Mourey has a calm disposition, with self confidence. An unsurpassed guardian of family and property. The Cao dos Moureys movements are free and effortless with a powerful stride and unsuspecting speed coming from such a large dog. In repose his expression is calm and self confident,when at attention his expression reflects determination and vigilance. The objective in training this dog is to achieve a pack leader status. It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in their pack. When we humans live with dogs, we become their pack. The entire pack cooperates under a single leader. Lines are clearly defined and rules are set. Because a dog communicates his displeasure with growling and eventually biting, all other humans MUST be higher up in the order than the dog. The humans must be the ones making the decisions, not the dogs. That is the only way your relationship with your dog can be a complete success.
Height: Males 30 inches (76 cm.) Females 27 inches (68 cm.) Weight: Males 160-180 pounds (72-81 kg.) females 140-160 pounds (63-72 kg.)
– Nate, 23.06.2010
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