Breeds

In this brilliant essay, Molosser expert Bas Bosch explains how wrinkling can be a bellwether for hypertype in the Molosser breeds.

Deer Run Arbaco, a dog found in the pedigrees of many American-bred Presas.
Did Tobin Jackson of Deer Run Mastiff fame "create" the American Presa Canario?
The kennels of Lyme Hall in the 1890s.
The kennels of Lyme Hall in the 1890s.
The history of the world's oldest Mastiff kennel is as murky as it is enduring
How do you keep a Bullmastiff's protective instinct under control? Mona Lindau-Webb offers a blueprint for a well-behaved Bullie. 

Photo by Yessica Sam-Sin
A seasoned Dogue de Bordeaux breeder contemplates the tricky task of puppy selection.
Tibetan Mastiff do-kyi, up close and personal
In this excerpt from his book, Don Messerschmidt navigates the challenging Himalayan terrain -- not to mention the occasional guerilla fighter -- to meet a group of legendary Tibetan Mastiffs.
Miguel Angel Sanchez remembers his Mastiff mentor, Tobin Jackson of Deer Run fame ... and infamy.
Tobin Jackson and his Mastiff kennel are gone. But the ghosts linger.
Through her evocative photographs, Lorene Cantarella captures the essence of the Neapolitan Mastiff. Here is a gorgeous sampling.
From spiked iron to finely etched silver, collars throughout the ages tell the story of the Mastiff's evolution.

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