Zebo was a huge and famous Pit Bull Terrier. This specific dog has long been looked at as the epitome of the breed. Many large bully breed dogs take after the magnificence of Zebo.
Bully dogs descend from a group of muscular, large dogs that originated in Greece and had short muzzles.
The original bullies were mixed with other breeds to guard property, help with work on farms, and guard livestock.
Bully breeds are typically not naturally aggressive when they are given good training, a stable home, and proper socialization. They can be great family companions. All bully breeds need firm, but loving training and good early socialization to be the best they can be.
Here are some of the most popular large breed dogs that give you a Zebo vibe.
The American Bulldog weighs between 60 to 100 pounds. They aren’t tall dogs and come to about 24 inches at the shoulder, but they are powerful and well-muscled dogs.
The American Bulldog descended from the English Bulldog which was brought to the colonies by English settlers.
This dog was originally widely used in farming and ranching and it has a famous ability to catch and bring down feral pigs.
Boxers can get up to 25 inches at the shoulder and weigh between 65 to 80 pounds.
If you’ve ever met a boxer then you know that they can be loyal and affectionate and they also like to goof around.
Boxers are great with children and make wonderful family pets even though they look fierce with muscles that are highly visible under their short coats.
Boxers need a lot of socialization when they are young. It’s best to expose them to a variety of people and other animals while they are puppies.
These are large and impressive bully breeds. They can weigh up to 130 pounds and grow up to 27 inches tall.
Like most other giant breeds, the Bull Mastiff has a short life expectancy of just seven to nine years.
These dogs are known for their large heads and intelligent eyes.
Bull Mastiffs are easy to train and are loveable with family members, but they must be trained early on while they are small and more controllable. You don’t want a 130-pound dog that is out of control.
The Bull Terrier can get to be 22 inches tall and can weigh up to 70 pounds. You may recognize it as the mascot dog for the Target store chain.
They are great with families but not wonderful with other dogs.
This breed can be stubborn and needs a lot of time with his family in order to not act out. They also have a sense of humor and are incredibly playful.
Bull Terriers need a lot of exercise and continued early socialization as well as firm and kind training in order to be the best they can be.
Magnificent is a good word to use to describe a Cane Corso. These are smart, trainable, and loveable dogs and they are huge.
They can get to be 28 inches at the shoulder and weigh well over 100 pounds.
If you are looking for a family guard dog the Cane Corso can be an excellent choice. They are intimidating to look at but affectionate with family.
Like other large breeds, they need to be well trained and socialized early in order to have the best behavior.
You know if a dog has Mastiff in its name it’s going to be a large breed dog and the English Mastiff is no exception to that rule.
The dog is huge and can weigh up to a whopping 230 pounds.
But don’t let the size of this breed fool you. The English Mastiff is a gentle giant with its family and will protect those that it holds dear with its life.
If you’ve never met an English Mastiff in real life, you will be in awe of this dog’s size the first time you meet them.
English Mastiffs aren’t super fond of strangers, so an early exposure to a wide variety of people is important to have a well-socialized dog.
Rottweilers are powerful, muscular, and regal dogs. And despite their intimidating appearance they make excellent family dogs.
Rotties are aloof with strangers but are silly and playful with their families. They will even try to sit in your lap to cuddle!
They get to 27 inches high at the shoulder and can weigh up to 100 pounds.
Rotties are territorial, so you will want to get your rottweiler trained early and socialized well to harness this breed trait.
The Dogo Argentino gets up to 26.5 inches tall and weighs up to 100 pounds. For a large dog, they have a long lifespan and can live up to 15 years.
This large, athletic, and powerful breed looks like he could jump into action at any moment.
They are a completely white, short-coated breed that makes good family dogs but do need early training to be well socialized.
The Dogo Argentino is bred as a hunting dog and can chase large game like puma and wild boar. It is a great scenting dog and is intelligent and alert.
When a Neapolitan Mastiff gets to know you, they really love you. However, If you are a stranger then they will be wary of you.
Like other Mastiffs the Neapolitan Mastiff is known for its extraordinary size. This dog can reach up to 110 pounds and stand up to 31 inches at the shoulder.
This breed has a huge head that is described as “astounding” and has a super drooly mouth.
If you are looking for a steadfast companion that will intimidate intruders on size and looks alone, then this bully breed may be for you.