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HOw many kinds of Mastiffs are there?
« on: September 18, 2005, 01:16:12 pm »
Someone asked about the different kinds of Mastiffs in one of my groups, and these are the only ones I could think of off the top of my head.

English, Bull, Neopolitan (Neo), French (Dog de Bordeaux), Cane Corso, Tibetan, Spanish, Boerboel, Fila Brasillero.

Wow it sounded like more inside my head.........  Anyways, what other ones are there?
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Re: HOw many kinds of Mastiffs are there?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2005, 01:30:19 pm »
central asian, caucasian, pyrenean, presa, puterr rican mastiff, spanish mastiff, japanese tosa, bull mastiff, burnese mtn dog, bully kutta.  those are just a few more


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Re: HOw many kinds of Mastiffs are there?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2005, 02:45:40 pm »
I don't know if some of these were said already b/c some are known by more than one name, but there's also the:

Bandogge Mastiff
Dogo Argentino
Great Dane (german mastiff)
Indian Mastiff
Danish Mastiff (Broholmer)
Calabrian Cane corso (different breed than cane corso)
Mastiff of Terceira (easiest name to spell)
Cane Garouf (alp mastiff)
Chein de Trait (belgian mastiff)
Cypro Kukur (Kumaon mastiff)
Cuban mastiff
Maltese mastiff
Abruzzese mastiff


I guess it depends on if you are looking for those dogs just with Mastiff in the name, or those that are of mastiff type.  I think there are many more mastiff type dogs, such as the st. bernard and newf that probably have mastiff in them, but aren't considered mastiffs today.  I got most of the breeds listed off of http://www.moloss.com/ but there are many more on that website that I think could be considered mastiffs, it just doesn't say in their name.

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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2005, 03:25:15 pm »
Those dogs are considered molossers...ju st because they dont have mastiffs in the actual name doesnt make them any less a Mastiff :)

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Re: HOw many kinds of Mastiffs are there?
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2005, 04:00:38 pm »
I wasn't sure.  I was trying to find the meaning of the word molosser, which wasn't easy b/c it's not in the dictionary.  :P

But some of those are bulldog types, so I wasn't sure if they would fit into the mastiff category.   :-\


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Re: HOw many kinds of Mastiffs are there?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2005, 02:57:57 pm »
Here is a link with a pretty good list and info of mastiffs/bully types. It may be useful or at least interesting.

http://www.molosserdogs.com/modules.php?name=Molossers

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Re: HOw many kinds of Mastiffs are there?
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2005, 03:28:17 pm »
That is an interesting site.  I wish they had a bit more information on the dogs, but for what they do give, I can get at least an idea of what the dog is about.  Nice that they have pics for most of them.

Not so happy about some of the crossbreeds they have in there, since they aren't registered breeds yet, but I guess I can see why they added them.

I will have to look more later.  There are certainly many that I have never heard of before.

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Re: HOw many kinds of Mastiffs are there?
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2005, 03:32:36 pm »
I have huge disagreements with that board...crosse s and mixes are classififed with mastiffs...gar y (the board owner) is a good person but knows little about dogs.

www.moloss.com is more preferred IMHO
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Re: HOw many kinds of Mastiffs are there?
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2005, 03:35:47 pm »
Yeah, I had some misgivings about a number of the choices to be labeled as mollosers, but I figured it was interesting anyway.

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Re: HOw many kinds of Mastiffs are there?
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2005, 09:48:26 pm »
How about these guys?

http://www.fluffymastiff.com/

Tis a very interesting website if you're into the history of the Mastiff. For instance, did you know one of the original Mastiffs in the English stud book circa 1820 was described as a black rough coated Tibetan Mastiff?

Got to admit, those fluffs really do appeal to me.

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Re: HOw many kinds of Mastiffs are there?
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2005, 10:07:59 pm »
How about these guys?

http://www.fluffymastiff.com/

Tis a very interesting website if you're into the history of the Mastiff. For instance, did you know one of the original Mastiffs in the English stud book circa 1820 was described as a black rough coated Tibetan Mastiff?

Got to admit, those fluffs really do appeal to me.

Curse you.  Now I must find a fluffy mastiff breeder.  I'm like immensley in love!
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Re: HOw many kinds of Mastiffs are there?
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2005, 10:33:10 pm »
Wow, I never knew they had any other coat other than short haired.  The fluffy mastiffs are very handsome.

Will have to keep these fluffy mastiffs in mind for future dog ownership.

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Re: HOw many kinds of Mastiffs are there?
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2005, 12:40:01 am »
Don't forget the Pyrenean Mastiff who used to be classified as the Great Pyrenees....Ve ry very similiar but Pyr Mastiffs are much larger!

http://www.mastiffit.com/show_pics_04_pm.htm

http://www.pyreneanmastiff.org/OriginPM.html
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