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10 dog breeds that can be dangerous without proper training

6. Caucasian ovcharka

caucasian ovcharka
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Like the Tibetan mastiff, the Caucasian ovcharka is a large, independent livestock guardian dog with strong protective instincts and territorial drive. These qualities led the Soviet government to use them as guard dogs to protect government buildings, and they will guard your home with the same ferocity. Don’t be fooled by their fluffy faces — these dogs need an experienced handler who is familiar with the breed.

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