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2009-04-18 13:11:49

City officials in Naples, Italy, deny they have spent nearly $786,600 on a breeding program for mastiffs, the stout guard dog that is a status pet of the mafia. The mastiff, said to date to Roman times, once ranked among Italy's most popular guard dogs.


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Tibetan Mastiff
2013-06-19 12:40:48

The Tibetan Mastiff is a breed of domestic guard dog that originated in Asia, where it was used to guard livestock, palaces, tents, villages, and monasteries. The breed was known by many names in different regions, including Bhote Kukur, which translates to “someone from Tibet” and “dog” in Nepali. The term mastiff was once used to denote a number of large breeds, but the Tibetan mastiff is not a true mastiff. The Tibetan Mastiff was very popular in England in the early nineteenth...

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2008-07-13 23:03:35

The Å arplaninac, formerly known as Illyrian Shepherd, is a herding and guarding breed from the Å ar Mountains. It was used as a military dog under Marshal Josip Broz Tito. The breed is currently becoming more popular throughout North America due to its guarding and herding abilities. Ancestors of the breed may include livestock guarding dogs from Turkey and Molosser type dogs from Greece. The breed stands 22 to 30 inches tall and weighs anywhere from 66 to 99 pounds. It is a large,...

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2008-05-27 22:45:16

The Neapolitan Mastiff is an ancient breed of dog used to guard families and property. The breed's ancestry has been traced to around 168 BC. It is a Molosser type breed which was once used to fight bulls, boar, and lions in ancient Roman arenas such as the Coliseum. The breed was imported in order to do battles against beasts. They also fought alongside Roman legions in battle. The breed's popularity eventually dwindled, but it was "rediscovered" in Italy in the late 1940s and introduced in...

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2008-05-21 10:36:53

The Central Asian Shepherd was developed naturally in a large territory which spans from the Ural Mountains, to the Caspian Sea, to modern Turkey, to northwest China. The breed has been in existence for around 4,000 years, and is closely related to the Tibetan Mastiff as many of its predecessors included Tibetan breeds. The breed was originally used as a guard dog for livestock, caravans, and dwellings; they were also used as sentry guards during the Cold War. The Central Asian Shepherd is...

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