All Molossers

A new study explores the genetic connections between the world’s Molosser breeds

A new genetic study shows how many Molosser breeds are related, but tossed the Tibetan Mastiff from that family tree.

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Blissed Out in Birmingham

A Molosser maven makes her first visit to Crufts.

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The taxidermied-dog gallery in Britain’s Natural History Museum has some surprising Molossers in the mix.

A Mastiff, Dogue de Bordeaux and Tibetan Mastiff from a century ago are the Molosser highlights at a curious taxidermy museum in Tring, England.

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Francisco Peltier suggests ending the Fila Brasileiro wars by creating an altogether new breed: the Brazilian Mastiff.

For decades, critics contend, the Fila Brasileiro has been crossed with Great Danes and Neapolitan Mastiffs, in effect ruining the breed.

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The “M Word”

When Modern Molosser was founded in 2009, some people – far too many people – had absolutely no idea what a Molosser was.

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The American Kennel Club puts a Molosser Group on the table

What are the 20 breeds slated for the proposed AKC Molosser Group? Which breeds desperately want in -- and which ones want out?

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Timing is everything when socializing young Molossers

A well-behaved, confident and stable adult Molosser is not just the result of good breeding. The other contributing factor is early socialization.

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Yes, there is such a place. No, they don’t have Molossers. At least, not yet.

Move over, ancient Epirus. The modern nation of Molossia exists in Dayton, Nevada -- and Molosser dogs are more than welcome.

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The DragonVale app, in which players raise and rear virtual serpents, has some uncanny parallels to breeding Molossers - or any purebred dog, for that matter.

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It’s All In How You Say It

Everyone may be a critic, but not everyone is able to critique.

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