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This brindle bitch has a correctly sized and placed ear, which contributes to her very typey head. Photo: Denise Flaim

Lend Me Your Ears

Ears are the finishing touch on a Mastiff head, and depending on their size, they can denote fierceness, sweetness and everything in between.

The Fila Brasileiro, a breed that Teixeira enjoys judging -- and discussing.

Talking With ...

There are only a handful of all-round judges worldwide whose opinions Molosser fanciers apprise with as much interest and respect as they do their own breed specialists. And on that very short list is Luis Pinto Teixeira of Lisbon, Portugal.

Wild Thing

This South American Molosser evolved in the wild of Uruguay, and has survived centuries of government-sanctioned culling. Today it's Uruguay's national dog.

Moving On

Alan Rostron of Graecia Bullmastiffs in the United Kingdom explains how a Bullmastiff that is built correctly will be a Bullmastiff that moves correctly.

Lessons From Basir

Basir was the prototypical Cane Corso, the dog on which the modern standard was based. But his story also explains why the breed has had such difficulty with consistency and standardization.