Controversy

The docking of tails and cropping of ears are all but extinct in certain parts of Europe. Are U.S. breeders feeling the pinch?
An excess of excess had prompted this Neapolitan Mastiff devotee to walk away from the breed she loved. But is there a glimmer of hope in the offing?
In a controversial move, Crufts instituted veterinary exams at the high-profile show, resulting in two Molosser breeds having their Best of Breed wins revoked for eye anomalies. We survey the fallout.
When the British Kennel Club instituted veterinary checks at its highest-profile show, the Neapolitan Mastiff suffered most from the scrutiny. Now a thoughtful campaign within the breed to put extremes in check is bearing fruit.
White Tibetan Mastiff
We plumb the debate over this unusual color of Tibetan Mastiff.

Developed as an all-purpose farm dog, the Boerboel is strong boned and confident.
Are black Boerboels a rare color that needs preservation, or evidence of crossbreeding? The debate about this rustic South African Molosser rages on. 
Color has become a point of controversy in Tibetan Mastiffs in recent years. Here, a U.S. breeder discusses the genetics behind the various hues – and cries.