Actually, Bulldog influence is not always something to celebrate in Molossers.
Never Ebeneezer Scrooge or Oliver Twist. The cast of characters we're focused on are the many real-life dogs owned by famous author Charles Dickens.
Cerberus sculpted in sand at the 2009 International Festival of Sand Sculptures, in Lido di Jesolo, Italy.
Was Cerberus, the three-headed devil dog of Greek myth, a Molosser? Maybe even a Cane Corso or a Neo?
A Tosa Inu aficionado goes in search of a new puppy.
Enrico Drudi of Tisama Tosa Ken kennel in San Marino shares three decades of experience with the Tosa Inu, Japan's answer to the mastiff.
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.
"The Old English Mastiff Club Show at the Crystal Palace: Taking a Photograph Under Difficulties," 1890. Some things never change!
Handlers share their tried-and-true tips on wrangling, um, showing Molossers to best advantage in the ring.
Mastiffs rule as the AKC Museum of the Dog opens in Manhattan.
A Bullmastiff with no tail? A larger Cane Corso? A Shar-Pei on steroids? No, it's a Boerboel, and those unfamiliar with the breed have a large learning curve.