Meet the Moscow Water Dog, a now extinct breed commissioned for the Russian navy for the purpose of water rescues, that was so aggressive it would bite drowning victims instead of saving them

Moscow Water Dog

Height: 26-30 inches

Weight: over 100 lb

Lifespan: 8- 12 years

Group: not applicable

Best Suited For: not recommended

Temperament: aggressive, dominant, independent

Comparable Breeds: Newfoundland, Caucasian Shepherd Dog

Moscow Water Dog Basics

If you’ve never heard of the Moscow Water Dog, you’re not alone. Not only was this breed never bred in significant numbers, but it is said to be currently extinct. Developed from familiar breeds like the Newfoundland and the Caucasian Shepherd Dog, this breed had great potential. Unfortunately, it failed to live up to that potential and, as a result, was never fully developed.

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7 thoughts on “Meet the Moscow Water Dog, a now extinct breed commissioned for the Russian navy for the purpose of water rescues, that was so aggressive it would bite drowning victims instead of saving them”

  1. henrythedingo

    I can’t get over the image of someone drowning in the ocean, this massive dog just hauling ass toward them. They think help is on the way, but NOPE. The dog is actually here to finish the job and just kill them instead

  2. ViciousKnids

    It just motivates you to save yourself.

  3. geronimosykes

    Congratulations, you are being rescued. Please do not resist.

  4. Tvattts

    The program was extremely effective. After the use of the Moscow Water Dogs, drowning fatalities were reduced to nearly zero… however, dog-bite related fatalities steadily rose.

  5. deponent

    >Developed from familiar breeds like the [Newfoundland](https://www.petguide.com/breeds/dog/newfoundland) and the [Caucasian Shepherd Dog](https://www.petguide.com/breeds/dog/caucasian-shepherd-dog/)

    Well, there’s your problem right there.

    And the pic on the Caucasian Shepherd is misleading. This one would be more appropriate: [https://i.pinimg.com/236x/8d/43/28/8d4328d3336c87744189cd9f5ebcc84a–caucasian-mountain-dogs-caucasian-shepherd-dog.jpg](https://i.pinimg.com/236x/8d/43/28/8d4328d3336c87744189cd9f5ebcc84a–caucasian-mountain-dogs-caucasian-shepherd-dog.jpg)

    That’s not a dog, that’s a bear pretending he’s a dog.

  6. PurplishPlatypus

    This is the most Russian thing I’ve ever heard of.

  7. Goatfuckerxtreme

    We rescued most of your son and should be able to get the rest back in a few hours

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