Modern Molosser

A celebration of those imposing, dignified and majestic dogs know as the Molossers. Brought to you by www.ModernMolosser.com.
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In the face of European legislation against snub-nosed breeds, a prominent judge and fancier reminds that the Bullmastiff is not brachycephalic. Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
Molosser breeders and exhibitors – particularly those with Bullmastiffs and Mastiffs – agree that brindles face an unfairly uphill battle with judges.  Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
An authoritative piece on Bullmastiff type by breeder-judge Helene Nietsch.  Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com

Bullmastiff

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A Czech researcher says striped Cane Corsos have increased longevity, regardless of color. Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
In a candid interview, Italian breeder Vito Indiveri discusses the expression, elegance, power, agility and strong, balanced  character that define the Cane Corso. Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
Stumped by "slightly convergent upper longitudinal axes"? Specialist judge Massimo Inzoli demystifies the skull and muzzle planes in the Cane Corso. Modern Molosser  |  www.modernmolosser.com

Cane Corso

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In this brilliant essay, Molosser expert Bas Bosch explains how wrinkling can be a bellwether for hypertype in the Molosser breeds. Modern Molosser  |  www.modernmolosser.com
Hooch, an abused Dogue de Bordeaux rescued by Zach Skow, works with recovering addicts, the homeless and autistic kids. Modern Molosser  |  www.modernmolosser.com
A seasoned Dogue de Bordeaux breeder contemplates the tricky task of puppy selection. Modern Molosser  |  www.modernmolosser.com

Dogue de Bordeaux

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Molosser breeders and exhibitors – particularly those with Bullmastiffs and Mastiffs – agree that brindles face an unfairly uphill battle with judges.  Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
Bas Bosch challenges assumptions about Mastiff size. Modern Molosser  |  www.modernmolosser.com
In this brilliant essay, Molosser expert Bas Bosch explains how wrinkling can be a bellwether for hypertype in the Molosser breeds. Modern Molosser  |  www.modernmolosser.com

Mastiff

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The Neapolitan Mastiff of a half-century ago is almost unrecognizable today, says Nicola Imbimbo. Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
Sighthound enthusiast Rhoda Winter Russell explains her unlikely love affair with the Neapolitan Mastiff. Modern Molosser  |  www.modernmolosser.com
A fascinating visual look at the maturation process in the Neapolitan Mastiff. Modern Molosser  |  www.modernmolosser.com

Neapolitan Mastiff

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Some Dogo Argentino owners prefer to amplify the "macho" elements of their breed, rather than its steadfastness and loyalty. Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
Dogo Argentino breeder and hunter Kassi McLaughlin describes the ideal - and often misunderstood - Dogo Argentino temperament. Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
The Dogo Argentino emerged from the ashes of a native fighting dog to become a world-class hunter of big game. Modern Molosser  | www.modernmolosser.com

Dogo Argentino

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One way to think of the Boerboel is the middle ground between the Bullmastiff and Dogue de Bordeaux. Modern Molosser  | www.modernmolosser.com
Can you get your South African-bred Boerboel registered with the American Kennel Club? It depends on what's in that pedigree.  Modern Molosser  | www.modernmolosser.com
Because they are perceived as different and desirable, black Boerboel puppies can fetch a premium from buyers. But this "exotic" color has thrust the breed into turmoil. Modern Molosser  | www.modernmolosser.com

Boerboel

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Breeder-judge Richard Eichhorn gives a mentoring session on the nuances of Tibetan Mastiff head type. Modern Molosser  |  www.modernmolosser.com
Abandoned Tibetan Mastiffs compete with snow leopards on the Tibetan Plateau. Modern Molosser  |  www.modernmolosser.com
In this excerpt from his book, Don Messerschmidt navigates the challenging Himalayan terrain -- not to mention the occasional guerilla fighter -- to meet a group of legendary Tibetan Mastiffs. Modern Molosser  |  www.modernmolosser.com

Tibetan Mastiff

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For decades, critics contend, the Fila Brasileiro has been crossed with Great Danes and Neapolitan Mastiffs, in effect ruining the breed. Modern Molosser  |  www.modernmolosser.com
Did Sherlock Holmes hunt a Fila Brasileiro instead of a Hound? Elementary, my dear Watson. Modern Molosser  |  www.modernmolosser.com

Fila Brasileiro

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Enrico Drudi of Tisama Tosa Ken kennel in San Marino shares three decades of experience with the Tosa Inu, Japan's answer to the mastiff. Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
Tosa Inu fan Larry Herman shares his search for the perfect puppy. Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
The Gampr originated in the highlands of Armenia, with thousands of years of breeding resulting in a land race with a few different styles of dogs.  Modern Molosser  |  www.modernmolosser.com

Rare Molossers

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Back for a third year, the "Little Kids and Their Bog Dogs" calendar! Featuring the Leonberger, Great Dane (both black and Harlequin), Mastiff, Ca de Bou, Saint Bernard/St. Bernard, Newfoundland, Labrador Retriever, Irish Wolfhound, Doberman Pinscher, Gordon Setter, Greyhound and Ibiz.an Hound
When Modern Molosser sent out a call for our “Got Ink?” contest, we were inundated with a dazzling array of body art. Check out these tats! Modern Molosser  |  www.modernmolosser.com
Does the world need another Molosser breed? The creator of the "American Molossus" thinks so. Modern Molosser  |  www.modernmolosser.com

News

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Have the ears gone wonky on your Bullmastiff or Dogo puppy? Help is on the way! Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
A veterinarian shares the pros and cons — but mostly pros — of naturally reared and raw-fed Molossers. Modern Molosser  |  www.modernmolosser.com
What you need to know before your Molosser undergoes anesthesia. Modern Molosser  |  www.modernmolosser.com

Advice

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Back for a third year, the "Little Kids and Their Bog Dogs" calendar! Featuring the Leonberger, Great Dane (both black and Harlequin), Mastiff, Ca de Bou, Saint Bernard/St. Bernard, Newfoundland, Labrador Retriever, Irish Wolfhound, Doberman Pinscher, Gordon Setter, Greyhound and Ibiz.an Hound Big Dogs, Labrador, Kids, Great Dane, Search, Calendar, Google, Calendar 2020, Google Search
Little Kids and Their Big Dogs 2020 Calendar
Back for a third year, the "Little Kids and Their Bog Dogs" calendar! Featuring the Leonberger, Great Dane (both black and Harlequin), Mastiff, Ca de Bou, Saint Bernard/St. Bernard, Newfoundland, Labrador Retriever, Irish Wolfhound, Doberman Pinscher, Gordon Setter, Greyhound and Ibiz.an Hound
a large white dog is standing in front of some trees and bushes with his tongue out
Some Dogo Argentino owners prefer to amplify the "macho" elements of their breed, rather than its steadfastness and loyalty. Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
a brown dog standing on top of a grass covered field next to trees and bushes
In the face of European legislation against snub-nosed breeds, a prominent judge and fancier reminds that the Bullmastiff is not brachycephalic. Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
a large black dog laying on top of a lush green grass covered field next to a tree
A Czech researcher says striped Cane Corsos have increased longevity, regardless of color. Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
a large brown dog standing on top of a lush green field next to a woman
Enrico Drudi of Tisama Tosa Ken kennel in San Marino shares three decades of experience with the Tosa Inu, Japan's answer to the mastiff. Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
Have the ears gone wonky on your Bullmastiff or Dogo puppy? Help is on the way! Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com Puppies, Teething, Puppy Help, Ears, Ear, Flying
Have the ears gone wonky on your Bullmastiff or Dogo puppy? Help is on the way! Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
a woman and two dogs sitting in a field full of purple, yellow and white flowers
Dogo Argentino breeder and hunter Kassi McLaughlin describes the ideal - and often misunderstood - Dogo Argentino temperament. Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
a large brown dog standing on top of a metal fence
Tosa Inu fan Larry Herman shares his search for the perfect puppy. Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
two dogs playing with each other in the grass
Molosser breeders and exhibitors – particularly those with Bullmastiffs and Mastiffs – agree that brindles face an unfairly uphill battle with judges. Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
a dog standing in the middle of a body of water
Molosser breeders and exhibitors – particularly those with Bullmastiffs and Mastiffs – agree that brindles face an unfairly uphill battle with judges. Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
an old black and white photo of a man standing next to a dog
The Neapolitan Mastiff of a half-century ago is almost unrecognizable today, says Nicola Imbimbo. Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
a brown and white dog standing on top of a grass covered field with trees in the background
An authoritative piece on Bullmastiff type by breeder-judge Helene Nietsch. Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
a man holding a large black dog on top of a lush green field next to trees
In a candid interview, Italian breeder Vito Indiveri discusses the expression, elegance, power, agility and strong, balanced character that define the Cane Corso. Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
a tattoo with an image of a large dog on it's chest and the words, not an option
When Modern Molosser sent out a call for our “Got Ink?” contest, we were inundated with a dazzling array of body art. Check out these tats! Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com
a dog that is laying down in the grass
A veterinarian shares the pros and cons — but mostly pros — of naturally reared and raw-fed Molossers. Modern Molosser | www.modernmolosser.com