Mastiff

No, it’s not a Leonberger. It’s a long-haired Mastiff.

Thought to be throwbacks to Saint Bernards, long-haired Mastiffs (and Bullmastiffs and Dogues) appear occasionally. There is now a gene test to identify carriers of the "fluffy" gene.

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Dr. William Newman was the Mastiff's biggest booster, inside the ring and out

Dr. William R. Newman of Bedford, Pennsylvania is a board-certified radiologist, successful judge and breeder, and AKC board member. But in the end, his greatest accomplishment may simply be that he loved Mastiffs.

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If you ever doubted that brindle was a camouflaging pattern - inside and out - check out these Mastiff and Cane Corso photos!

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Jack Brutus never saw action during the Spanish-American War. But this Mastiff was a rough rider in his own right.

In 1899, this Mastiff from Maine became an official military mascot during the Spanish-American War, ranking him among the first documented war dogs in American history.

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Gertie Millar was an Edwardian stage star -- and the devoted owner of a Mastiff named "Chum."

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Why did English medieval law require the maiming of Mastiffs?

"Lawing," or the amputation of a mastiff's toes, was as much about masculine insecurity as it was about protecting hunting preserves.

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An Australian kennel does a controversial breeding in the hopes of improving Mastiff health and longevity

We interview Jennifer Willshire of Gammonwood Mastiffs, who rocked the Mastiff world recently by unveiling a backcross breeding that crossed a Mastiff bitch to a Greyhound to produce a litter of “Greydogges.” Let the controversy commence.

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Father Patrick Beretta finds spiritual inspiration in a trio of Mastiffs

This parish priest from Butte, Montana, considers his pack of Mastiffs an important component in his ministry, inspiring his sermons and providing comfort to someone who's full-time job is to comfort others in the face of life's challenges.

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Marie Moore helped re-establish the Mastiff in the United States in the last half of the 20th Century. But who was she, really?

Marie Moore helped re-establish the Mastiff in 20th Century America. But she remains an enigma to many.

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Pedigrees in the round require a steady hand - and lots of patience

Penmanship counts with these intricate pedigrees, which Australian fancier Janine Morffew learned from her mentor, Mastiff breeder, judge and author Betty Baxter.

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