Have to say, with much embarrassment, I've completely overlooked the Anatolian Sheepdog.Knew a guy who had one. Beautiful, intelligent, strong beast. She was also playful, and liked to play games. She was also gentle as she was playful.
I would not underestimate a Malinois.
The one I knew, Jedi, I met while he was in dry dock after taking out three hyenas. I think I've just replaced my original second row.
He's featured here: