Mastiff


Cartoon from Punch magazine in 1846 depicting Bill George's famous Canine Castle dog dealership.
London dog dealer Bill George was famous for his canny ability to find a good dog no matter who bred it, which helped produce one of the most famous Mastiffs to first grace the show ring.

Sumerian dog from 2100 B.C.E., courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum. Can dog breeders -- better yet, should dog breeders -- try to replicate this ancient Molosser?
The creator of the American Molossus seeks to re-create the ancient guard dog of Mesopotamia. The effort has garnered a lot of media headlines -- and not a little controversy.

Boerboel registrations were on the upswing in 2018, along with many other Molosser breeds.
On the American Kennel Club's newly released list of its most popular breeds for 2018, most Molossers either maintained their rankings, or in some cases even moved up.
Mastiffs rule as the AKC Museum of the Dog opens in Manhattan.
Many Molossers, including Mastiffs, have difficulty maintaining pregnancy. Low progesterone may be the culprit.
Here's a concept: Working dogs that actually can work! Read all about the the basics for drafting, or cart work.
They say Mastiffs are like Fritos: You can’t have just one. Here's how to manage a crop of them.
Not only are Mastiffs addictive ... breed collectibles are, too! Gabrielle Simmonds of Australia shares her collection.
Meet "Gunner," the Mastiff star of this 1993 family-movie classic.

Mastiff in plaster, sculpted by Bolté more than 40 years ago.
Damara Bolté immortalized Mastiffs on her lead, and in her art.

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