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On January 1, 2011, the American Kennel Club formally admitted two Molosser breeds, the Dogo Argentino and the Boerboel, into its Miscellaneous Group, the final step before formal recognition. Here, representatives from each parent club answer some questions from Modern Molosser.

Group Think

As the American Kennel Club confronts a classification system that is bursting at the seams, the registry contemplates giving Molosser a group of their own.

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.