Referred to as "paglia," or the color of straw, this shade of Cane Corso is considered rare. But is it acceptable in the show ring? The DNA tells the tale.
"The Old English Mastiff Club Show at the Crystal Palace: Taking a Photograph Under Difficulties," 1890. Some things never change!
Handlers share their tried-and-true tips on wrangling, um, showing Molossers to best advantage in the ring.
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.
Bull Mastiff Ch. Athos, owned by a Miss Lane, likely 1930s.
Almost a century ago, when the Kennel Club in the United Kingdom changed the name of the Bull-Mastiff to the Bullmastiff, it was no trivial technicality.
The former mayor of Lhasa, Tibet, outlines the three types of Tibetan Mastiffs sought after in its homeland.
The Bullmastiff was designed to be a stealthy nighttime guardian.
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.
Your heart is encased in a cement block, your throat is in a vice, and your whole body feels like you are dragging the Titanic’s anchor behind you. This is what it feels like to mourn a Molosser.
From brindle to black, formentino to fawn, the Cane Corso's beauty is expressed in many shades.