Mastiff

Marie Moore at High Hope Farm in 1958. The Mastiffs are brothers Rhinehart and Falcon of Blackroc. Photo courtesy of Joan Turner Moore
Marie Moore at High Hope Farm in 1958. The Mastiffs are brothers Rhinehart and Falcon of Blackroc. Photo courtesy of Joan Turner Moore
Marie Moore helped re-establish the Mastiff in 20th Century America. But she remains an enigma to many.
Penmanship counts with these intricate pedigrees, which Australian fancier Janine Morffew learned from her mentor, Mastiff breeder, judge and author Betty Baxter.
Penmanship counts with these intricate pedigrees, which Australian fancier Janine Morffew learned from her mentor, Mastiff breeder, judge and author Betty Baxter.

Alan Stockwell, head intact, at the Mastiff Club of America National Specialty in Yorktown, Pa., on April 27, 1968. The fawn bitch is Helena of Rainbow Mountain, which he showed for owner Lois Savage
The kennel manager for Mooreleigh shares some of the famous Mastiff kennel's secrets.
There probably has never been a figure in Mastiffs – even in dogs – more controversial than Tobin Jackson. Operating out of a mysterious compound in Frenchtown, N.J., Jackson garnered his fair share of criticism, including persistent accusations that to introduce soundness to the breed, he...
Marie Moore helped re-establish the Mastiff in America after World War II, but she remains an enigma to many in the breed.
The Battle of Agincourt
The Battle of Agincourt.
Legend has it that Sir Piers Legh II was wounded at the battle of Agincourt in 1415, and his loyal Mastiff stood over him for hours while the battle raged.
Richard Andsell’s 1865 painting “The Poacher at Bay” depicts a Mastiff-type dog deterring a game-stealing intruder
American Mastiff puppy
American Mastiff puppy, six months old.
American Mastiffs are a controversial subject in Mastiff circles, in part because they are marketed to prospective owners as “Mastiff Lite” – no drooling and fewer health issues, though their critics say neither is true. 
Guinness no longer keeps records on the world's heaviest dog. But before they stopped, a Mastiff named Zorba broke that record.
Because of a quirk of biology, a litter of puppies can have more than one father. We explore these intentional "multi-sired" litters.

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