Utility breeds are mainly large working dogs other than sheep and cattle dogs. This Group contains mastiffs and giant breeds which historically were used to pull carts or sleds, for rescue work, as Livestock Guardian dogs, or hunted large game like wild boar. Today some utility breeds are still used for sledding, rescue work, police work and as flock guards. In today's society, keeping giant breeds requires space, energy and a firm commitment to training. The reward is a truly magnificent friend.