Information about the Korean Mastiff

The Korean Mastiff is of the Molosser dog type. In Korea, it is widely known as the Dosa Gae, as well as the Mee-Kyun Dosa. Reputedly arising from European and Asian breeds 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.