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  • Group 2

    Last updated 972 days ago by Admin

    Categories: breeds

    Molossers that are not bred true to mountain type, regardless of the age and country of their origin. These are the Molossers that are a product of both breeding away from the Mountain type and crossing Molosser breeds with non-Molosser breeds,...
  • TIBETAN HUNTING DOG

    Last updated 972 days ago by Admin

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    Found in remote rural regions of Tibet, the Kunlun Hound has remained virtualy unchanged throughout the centuries. Closely related, yet very different than the Kunlun Mountain Dog, this rustic breed is oftentimes seen as a variant of the Tibetan...
  • TIBETAN MASTIFF

    Last updated 972 days ago by Admin

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      It is highly doubtful that the Tibetan Mastiff is the ancestor of all Molossers, but this popular myth is still widely spread today. More likely to be descended from early Euro-Asian breeds, the Tibetan Mastiff shares its name with quite a...
  • TIBETAN SHAKHI DOG

    Last updated 972 days ago by Admin

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      Quite rare today, the Tibetan Shakhi Dog is related to other Tibetan, Nepalese and Central Asian breeds. A valued guardian of camps and villages, it also makes a capable herder and an excellent hunting dog. Some confusion exists regarding...
  • TRANSMONTANO CATTLEDOG

    Last updated 973 days ago by Admin

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      This old Portuguese breed shares its heritage with other Molossers of the Iberian region, especially with the Rafeiro de Alentejo, although the Rafeiro Montano shows greater eastern influence. These two workers were considered by be nothing...
  • TRANSYLVANIAN MOUNTAIN DOG

    Last updated 973 days ago by Admin

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      This rare Romanian mountain dog has roots in ancient times and is closely related to other Balkan Molossers, most notably the Sylvan and old Pannonian Herders, as well as the mastiffs of Central Asia. Some Serbs believe it is simply a...
  • TURKISH KARS DOG

    Last updated 973 days ago by Admin

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      Found throughout North-Eastern Turkey, this breed is named after the Kars province, where it is most common. Considered by many to be just another variant of the Caucasian Ovcharka, the Kars Dog is believed by most Turks to be the ancestor...
  • ESTRELA MOUNTAIN DOG

    Last updated 973 days ago by Admin Comments (1)

    Categories: breeds, profiles

      Most popular of all Portuguese breeds, the Estrela Mountain Dog is also one of the oldest Molossers of the region. Believed to had been brought by either the Roman troops or the invading Visigoths to the Iberian Peninsula, this breed is...
  • TURKISH MASTIFF

    Last updated 973 days ago by Admin

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      Although the Anatolian Mastiff name is sometimes incorrectly used for the Kangal and other Coban Kopegi breeds in the West, it should be noted that this is actually a separate breed, said to be older than other dogs found in modern Turkey....
  • TURKISH SHEPHERD DOG

    Last updated 973 days ago by Admin

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      The ancestry of most Turkish Shepherd Dogs is believed to be rooted in the ancient mastiffs of Asia, namely the Alabai of Turkmenistan and the Gampr of Armenia, as well as old Persian and Greek sheepdogs introduced to the country at...