As a dog lover, I was inclined to think I’ve heard of all the different dog breeds out there. Apparently, I was wrong.

I’m talking about the Caucasian Mountain Dog, and you’re gonna want to to know more about this enormous, beastly dog.

The Caucasian Mountain Dog was bred in the Caucuses of Russia for the purpose of hunting bears.

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These big boys can weigh up to 200 lbs.

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They’re naturally suspicious of strangers, which makes them great guard dogs.

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Yet, they bond very closely with their immediate family.

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The Caucasian Ovcharka, as they are also called, were first bred in the mountainous Caucuses between the Black and Caspian Seas.

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The breed has been around for around 600 years and have been used to hunt bears and to protect sheep flocks from predators.

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They are a working breed and like to stay busy. 

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They’re also described as some of the most fearless and loyal of all dogs.

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These guys are huge! Like with any breed, you should be well informed on their particular tendencies before bringing one into your family. Not every dog is suited for every setting – particularly bear hunting dogs who kinda look like bears themselves. But you have to agree they’re pretty awesome.

If you loved these massive dogs as much as we did, share them with your friends. They won’t believe they’re real!