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Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Tibetan Mastiff History: Guardian of Ancient Monasteries
Midtown Manhattan may be an unlikely place to have my first encounter with the Tibetan Mastiff, but there they were— four behemoths charging toward me from the far end of a long hallway at the home of Martha Felsenstein. president of the American Tibetan Mastiff Association (ATMA). The pack was led— naturally— by a little […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/tibetan-mastiff-history-ancient-guardian-monasteries/ | January 31, 2022
Expert Advice: Fun Facts 9 Fun Facts About the Mastiff
The calm, sensitive, and self-assured Mastiff is an enormous, powerful dog with a long history. These excellent guard dogs from the Working Group also make perfect foot warmers and couch-potato companions. Here are nine interesting Mastiff facts to know. 1. Mastiff-Like Dogs Appeared in Ancient Art There is evidence that Mastiff-like dogs lived in the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/9-fun-facts-about-the-mastiff/ | September 22, 2021
Expert Advice: Feature How a Microchip Helped Reunite a Tibetan Mastiff With His Breeder 1800 Miles Away
In February 2021, Tibetan Mastiff breeders Dan Nechemias and his wife Lois Claus received the phone call that no breeder wants to hear. Waffle, a male puppy they sold to a new breeder in San Antonio, Texas three years ago, was one of several Tibetan Mastiffs seized in an animal neglect situation. The dog had […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/a-microchip-help-reunite-waffle-tibetan-mastiff-with-breeder/ | June 7, 2021
Joseph of Hellingly, Mastiff. c. 1925
Expert Advice: Breed History Mastiff History: From War Dogs to Loyal Companions
Over the centuries, Mastiffs have maintained a reputation for their irrepressible protective streak. Learn more about the history of this dignified breed.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/mastiff-history/ | May 11, 2021
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Neapolitan Mastiff History: Get to Know the Giant, Italian Guard Dog
You don’t have to speak a word of Italian to understand opera: With a universality that transcends spoken word, its arias plunge a listener into the depths of our most primal human emotions – love and hate, jealousy and revenge. You also don’t need to know anything about dogs to register the similarly strong emotions […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/neapolitan-mastiff-history-italian-guard-dog/ | March 11, 2021
Expert Advice: Training Mastiff Breaks Breed Stereotypes at First-Ever Fast CAT Invitational
One of Maria Ruoto's goals has always been to shatter the "couch potato" reputation that Mastiffs are oftentimes stuck with. Maria first fell in love with the breed after lots of research and attending as many dog shows as she could. After meeting many different breeds, she decided the Mastiff would be the perfect fit […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/mastiff-quint-fast-cat-invitational/ | December 2, 2020
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Mastiff vs. Bullmastiff: How to Tell the Difference
There are many large, muscular dog breeds. And several have droopy flews (big, hanging upper lips). But can you tell them apart? For those unfamiliar with the breeds, the Mastiff and the Bullmastiff in particular can be tricky to distinguish. Read on to learn about these two formidable protectors. Mastiff Mix-Up When Diane Collings, two-time […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/how-to-tell-the-difference-mastiff-vs-bullmastiff/ | July 15, 2020
Monge [?], Bullmastiff. 1963
Expert Advice: Breed History Bullmastiff History: From World-Class Protector to Family Companion
If civilization is the intersection of a group of people with their environment, so too are their dogs. Learn about the history behind the Bullmastiff.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/bullmastiff-history/ | May 11, 2020
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Steve Krulish and Jackie Smith of StoneBull Bullmastiffs
StoneBull BullMastiffs is a small hobby kennel located in the southwest corner of New Hampshire. Owners Steve Krulish and Jackie Smith have been involved in Bullmastiffs since 1989. With each litter, they say that their goals remain the same: to produce sound, healthy puppies that are good examples of the breed and who will enrich […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/steve-krulish-and-jackie-smith-of-stonebull-bullmastiffs/ | December 10, 2018
mastiff best in booth
Expert Advice: Events Mastiff Wins AKC Meet the Breeds “Best Booth in Show”
Every year in conjunction with the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin the general public is given the exciting opportunity to meet (and more importantly, play with!) over 100 different dog breeds at AKC Meet the Breeds. Attendees get the opportunity to learn about the different breeds and find out which dog might be […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/mastiff-wins-best-booth-in-show/ | December 17, 2017
Tibetan Mastiff laying down outdoors.
Dog Breeds Tibetan Mastiff
Watchful, aloof, imposing, and intimidating: The ancient Tibetan Mastiff is the guardian dog supreme. These densely-coated giants are mellow and calm around the house, sweetly devoted to family, and aloof and territorial with strangers.
https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/tibetan-mastiff/ | November 6, 2017
Spanish Mastiff guarding a flock of sheep in a field.
Dog Breeds Spanish Mastiff
The Spanish Mastiff is a very intelligent dog, not without beauty, whose expression manifests both these qualities. Rustic, affectionate, kind and noble, he is very determined when facing dangerous animals and in front of strangers, especially when he has the opportunity to defend and protect farms or cattle. In his behaviour, one can see it […]
https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/spanish-mastiff/ | November 6, 2017
Dog Breeds Pyrenean Mastiff
A centuries-old, rare breed from the Pyrenees Mountains in Spain, this livestock guardian protected flocks from wolves, bears and thieves. Today, while it is still an effective guardian, many families have found the joy of owning the gentle and loving, yet independent, Pyrenean Mastiff.
https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/pyrenean-mastiff/ | November 6, 2017
Neapolitan Mastiff standing in the grass outdoors.
Dog Breeds Neapolitan Mastiff
The Neapolitan Mastiff is a huge, powerful guarder whose astounding appearance has intimidated intruders since the days of ancient Rome. Wary with strangers, the profusely wrinkled Mastino is sweet, placid, and steady among loved ones.
https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/neapolitan-mastiff/ | November 6, 2017
Mastiff laying down on a white background.
Dog Breeds Mastiff
The colossal Mastiff belongs to a canine clan as ancient as civilization itself. A massive, heavy-boned dog of courage and prodigious strength, the Mastiff is docile and dignified but also a formidable protector of those they hold dear.
https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/mastiff/ | November 6, 2017
Bullmastiff standing in a field.
Dog Breeds Bullmastiff
Fearless at work, docile at home, the Bullmastiff is a large, muscular guarder who pursued and held poachers in Merry Old England—merry, we suppose, for everyone but poachers. Bullmastiffs are the result of Bulldog and Mastiff crosses.
https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/bullmastiff/ | November 6, 2017
Neapolitan Mastiff laying down on a stoop.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds Meet the Mastiff Breeds
Majestic. Massive. Muscular. Mastiffs are among some of the oldest breeds known to humans. They feature in legend, as well as recorded history, and were among the first canines to accompany humans on their migrations across the globe. The mastiff family is full of powerful breeds, each with its own unique personality. Mastiffs have been […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/the-mastiff-breeds/ | March 29, 2017
Expert Advice: Fun Facts 7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Bullmastiff
The Bullmastiff is physically imposing, but incredibly patient and loving. Here are seven things you probably didn't know about this gentle giant: 1. They Were Bred To Be Guard Dogs The Bullmastiff was created in England in the 1860s by crossing a Mastiff with a Bulldog. The goal was to create a guard dog that […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/7-bullmastiff-facts/ | December 5, 2016
Pages Mastiff Club of America collection
AKD 3.14 1890-2008   11 linear feet in 16 boxes (8 doc boxes; 1 half legal doc box; 2 cartons; 1 flat box; 1 photo box; 2 realia boxes; and 1 oversize box) and mixed collections storage Processed by Norma Rosado-Blake (2009); additions and edits by Brynn White (2016) Click here to the view complete […]
https://www.akc.org/about/archive/guide-collections/mcoa-collection/ | November 4, 2016
Expert Advice: Fun Facts Meet the Neapolitan Mastiff – Formidable With Intruders, Loyal and Loving With Family
The Neapolitan Mastiff (also known as the Neo or Mastino) is a huge, heavy-boned dog with awe-inspiring features. These members of the Working Group are enormous, and the average male weighs 150 pounds, but the bigger the better. There is no other breed that looks quite like the Neo, and they can be distinguished from […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/meet-the-neapolitan-mastiff-formidable-with-intruders-loyal-and-loving-with/ | October 31, 2016
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Be Wary of How Pigment Can Change The Overall Look of a Bullmastiff’s Head
The only mentions of pigment or color of mask in the Bullmastiff breed’s AKC standard are “ears darker in color than the body,” “a dark muzzle is preferable,” and “nose black.” There is actually no mention of “mask” in our standard. However, what mask would imply technically would be the “spectacles” around the eyes, which should […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/pigment-can-change-the-look-of-bullmastiffs-head/ | June 15, 2015
Pages Mastiff Club of America Collection
2009:003;010 Collection processed by Norma Rosado-Blake Click for inventory Provenance A gift from the Mastiff Club of America (MCOA). Arrangement The collection is arranged into seven series including: Documents Meeting minutes Publications Miscellaneous Photos Audio/Visual Chapman papers The documents series is organized by order of importance with historical material further organized by date. The Publications […]
https://www.akc.org/about/archive/guide-collections/mastiff-collection/ | December 19, 2014
Press Releases Tibetan Mastiff Joins Working Group; Plott to Compete in Hound Group
  New York, NY – The Tibetan Mastiff will become eligible for American Kennel Club® registration on September 1, 2006 and will compete in the Working Group as of January 1, 2007.  Also on January 1, the Plott, which currently competes in the Miscellaneous class, will begin competing in the Hound Group. The Tibetan Mastiff, […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/tibetan-mastiff-joins-working-group-plott-to-compete-in-hound-group/ | July 12, 2006
Golden Retriever on an exam table having its heart checked by a vet.
Expert Advice: Studies New Study Updates Spay-Neuter Timeline Guidance for Popular Dog Breeds
New research has redefined the best age to spay/neuter five large dog breeds. Delaying the procedure can prevent joint disorders and certain cancers.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/study-updates-spay-neuter-guidelines/ | June 11, 2024
Golden Retriever getting comforted while lying on a table at the vet.
Expert Advice: General Health Renal Dysplasia in Dogs: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment
Renal dysplasia (RD), also known as renal malformation, refers to a type of congenital chronic kidney disease. Learn more about renal dysplasia in dogs.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/renal-dysplasia-in-dogs/ | May 31, 2024
Press Releases 2024 NATIONAL OWNER-HANDLED SERIES FINALS & NATIONAL ALL-BREED PUPPY & JUNIOR STAKES JUDGING PANELS NOW AVAILABLE
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to announce the judging panels for the 2024 National Owner-Handled Series (NOHS) Finals and the AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida in conjunction with the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin. The […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/2024-national-owner-handled-series-finals-national-breed-puppy-junior-stakes-judging-panels-now-available/ | May 31, 2024
Expert Advice: Dog Sports When to Retire Your Dog From Sports
You love training and competing in dog sports, and chances are, your dog enjoys them even more. But at some point, they can't move like they used to.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/dog-sport-retirement/ | May 21, 2024
Irish Setter panting on a hot summer day, water and drool dripping down.
Expert Advice: Health Pedialyte (Electrolytes) for Dogs: Uses, Side Effects, and Alternatives
Like humans, dogs lose water and electrolytes through sweat, urination, vomiting, and diarrhea. Out of the options to rehydrate, is Pedialyte good for dogs?
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/pedialyte-electrolytes-for-dogs/ | April 17, 2024
Sports & Events Judges’ Study Guides
AKC Group Standards Download AKC approved breed standards by complete group for use on any portable electronic device. Sporting Hound Working Terrier Toy Non-Sporting Herding Misc. Judges Study Guide No single written guide is ever comprehensive enough to be the only learning tool utilized in preparation for judging a new breed. We urge you to […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/conformation/judging-information/judges-study-guides/ | March 25, 2024
French Bulldog sitting on the couch home alone.
Expert Advice: News The Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2023
Based on American Kennel Club registration statistics, we rank the most popular dog breeds in America each year. The French Bulldog takes the No. 1 spot!
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/most-popular-dog-breeds-2023/ | March 20, 2024

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