"The Old English Mastiff Club Show at the Crystal Palace: Taking a Photograph Under Difficulties," 1890. Some things never change!
"Can you help us show a dog?" Sure, I thought, what could go wrong? Let me count the ways. 1) He wasn't a table dog. Actually, he sort of was, in that he was as big as a table.
My passion for dogs started in 1982, when my uncle gave me a Collie. From that moment, I started to study that breed with great commitment.
Dane or Mastino? At first glance, it's not quite clear
Dane or Mastino? At first glance, it's not quite clear
The more, the merrier … Well, except when it comes to being called a Molosser.  
Neapolitan Mastiff
In American show rings, Neapolitan Mastiffs are often relegated to the sidelines because many judges are simply not knowledgeable or comfortable enough to reward them.
 

"The Old English Mastiff Club Show at the Crystal Palace: Taking a Photograph Under Difficulties," 1890. Some things never change!
Dane or Mastino? At first glance, it's not quite clear
Dane or Mastino? At first glance, it's not quite clear
Neapolitan Mastiff
In American show rings, Neapolitan Mastiffs are often relegated to the sidelines because many judges are simply not knowledgeable or comfortable enough to reward them.

New and Noteworthy

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

Mastiffs rule as the AKC Museum of the Dog opens in Manhattan.

  • Farcroft Fidelity, bred by S.E. Moseley, was the breed's first CC winner in the United Kingdom.
    How a British dog dealer named S.E. Moseley created the modern Bullmastiff -- or took credit for it, at least.
  • A Bullmastiff with no tail? A larger Cane Corso? A Shar-Pei on steroids? No, it's a Boerboel, and those unfamiliar with the breed have a large learning curve.
  • An authoritative piece on Bullmastiff type by breeder-judge Helene Nietsch.
  • They say Mastiffs are like Fritos: You can’t have just one. Here's how to manage a crop of them.
More than a quarter-century after his death, revisiting Mario Querci of Ponzano fame, one of the world's most influential mastinari.

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