Breeds

Breeder-judge Denise Borton offers keys points of breed type.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Molosser style.
When faced with these two extremes, Molosser fanciers should choose the middle ground: “Just right.”
The color schism in this rare breed recently set Facebook ablaze. But all’s well that ends well.

In writing the Dogo's inaugural AKC standard, Daniel D'Hulst kept in mind the original standard and philosophy of breed creator Antonio Nores Martinez.
Daniel D’Hulst reflects on his ‘bad-ass’ adaptation for AKC.

Adalena Serra do Barbanza, a Spanish import owned by Crystal Kaiser.
The Pyrenean Mastiff is headed for AKC’s Miscellaneous class in June 2024.

Fulvo? Formentino? Frumentino? Don't know what to call this color? Read on.
If you are a Cane Corso enthusiast, you need to get a grip on this trio of F words.
The Bullmastiff was once the guard dog of choice in South Africa's De Beers diamond mines. What happened?

Neapolitan Mastiff fanciers would easily spot their breed's influence in this Dogue de Bordeaux.
It’s a natural tendency to immerse ourselves in our chosen breed, to the exclusion of all others. But it's important to know what influences from other breeds can bedevil our own.

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