Helene Nietsch reflects on the French Bullmastiff and Mastiff club's 2023 shows.
Two Greyhounds and a Mastiff, painted by Sawrey Gilpin in 1780 for their owner, the 8th Duke of Hamilton.
Dig deep, and you’ll find this unlikely Molosser ancestor.
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Some fanciers bandy the term “disqualification” around liberally, as if tossing a big salad. But that word comes with very specific conditions — to say nothing of serious ramifications.
A disqualification is the ultimate censure in the dog-show world, a verdict by a judge that sends your dog from...
This color is almost never discussed, but is widespread in a number of Molosser breeds, most notably the Cane Corso.
While no one truly understands how this color pattern works, here is a genetics buff’s educated guess.
Decoding the Cane Corso’s peculiar color lingo.
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From blue brindles to reverse brindles, here’s how this striped pattern manifests in Molossers.
Breeder-judge Denise Borton offers keys points of breed type.
Photo: Mary Bloom.
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Demystifying how new judges are minted and made.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Molosser style.
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When faced with these two extremes, Molosser fanciers should choose the middle ground: “Just right.”