Breeds

Fan Yu of Beijing loves sculpting dogs. The Tibetan Mastiff is among his favorite breeds to create in clay, because they are so powerful and commanding.
Well-known judge and Molosser expert Rafael Malo Alcrudo tells the story of the rare Pyrenean Mastiff, which is also the story of his life and roots in this rugged corner of Spain.
The fidelity and stoicism of the Molosser are traits that endear the breed to those who know them best.
The fidelity and stoicism of the Molosser are traits that endear the breed to those who know them best. Respected trainer Mona Lindau describes the Molosser's deeply entrenched guard instinct – and theorizes about its biological origins.
What's the best bite for a Bullmastiff? Level? Undershot? Our experts, Billy Brittle and Grant Slater of the United Kingdom, ponder the dentition question.
Molosser expert Rafael Malo Alcrudo of Spain explains why some breeds are just born "pessimists." And topping that list is the Mastiff.
Mastiff fancier Virginia Wind explains how public displays of affection toward Mastiffs can sometimes backfire, with tragic results.
Correct Dogue movement. Photo by Shirag Patel
Correct Dogue movement. Photo by Shirag Patel
The Dogue de Bordeaux has a very particular gait, the result of its very front-loaded body style.
The Gampr originated in the highlands of Armenia, with thousands of years of breeding resulting in a land race with a few different styles of dogs. Current efforts within Armenia to standardize the breed have focused on more Molosser-type dogs.
How has China's involvement affected the Tibetan Mastiff? Rick Eichhorn answers this question, and more, in a wide-ranging video interview.
The Molosser family tree has many branches. We go out on a limb with the Great Dane, Fila Brasileiro, and more!

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