Korean Mastiff

Korean Mastiff
Korean Mastiff
Other names Dosagyeon
Mee-Kyun Dosa
Country of origin Korea
Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

Korean Mastiff is a Korean breed of dog.


The Korean Mastiff is of the Molosser dog type.[1] In Korea, it is called 미견도사, and is also widely known as the Dosa Gae, as well as the Mee-Kyun Dosa. Reputedly arising from European and Asian breeds[2] in the 19th century, with Tosa Inu, English Mastiff and Dogue de Bordeaux cited, it seems it has been heavily influenced by Neapolitan Mastiffs and possibly Bloodhounds in recent times, giving it its heavily wrinkled appearance. It is the heaviest Korean dog breed. The Korean Mastiff is large, and in general appearance, it looks like other mastiffs. Its coat is short and in shades of orange, red and brown. The average height is about 29 inches (74 cm) at the shoulder.

See also


  1. ^ [1]. It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on 28 Apr 2009 12:20:15 GMT.
  2. ^ The History of the Mastiff, M.B.Wynn, 1885. William Loxley.

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