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Fang Alert

Diehard Harry Potter fans can rattle off every particular of J.K. Rowling’s phantasmagorical saga of wizardry and adolescent angst — including the fact that Hogwarts gameskeeper Rubeus Hagrid’s beloved dog Fang was played on the big screen by a series of Neapolitan Mastiffs.

Good Sports

Who says Molossers don't have what it takes to excel in everything from agility to flyball? Meet these supersized movers and shakers!

The Color Wars

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.

Spanish Mastiffs being presented in the show ring.

Handle With Care

Showing dogs is a challenge, and even more so when the dog at the end of your lead is super-sized. Five Molosser handlers share their tricks of the trade.

All the Right Stuff

Not to be bested: Breeder-judge Helene Nietsch presents a visual gallery of AKC Best in Show Bullmastiffs.

Guido Vandoni awards Best Group to Neapolitan Mastiff kennel Allevamento dello Stradone Vesuviano.

Talking With ... Guido Vandoni

In this wide-ranging interview, Italian breeder-judge Guido Vandoni discusses ideal Mastino temperament, problems of hypertype, and his favorite memories of the breed.

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