Dog breeds Group 2 - Section 2.1 of the FCI – Molossoid, mastiff type

The group 2 of the FCI is reserved for dogs type Molossoid.

Group 2

Molossoid is a term that identifies a family of dog breeds, known above all for their powerful muscles and robust physical structure. Let's see what are the general features of this family, how many kinds of Molossoid exist and what are the characteristics of each of them. We will conclude this guide with some tips on how to train dogs Molossoid, that being a family of particularly strong and energetic specimens requires extra care compared to other families of dog breeds.

The FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale) recognize 337 races and each one is ‘property’ from a specific country, where it had its origin. All of them are included in 10 Groups under one registration number, a section number and a group number.

Standard – classification FCI

  • Group 2: Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs
  • Section 2.1: Molossoid, mastiff type.

Today there are two categories of dogs Molossoid; dogs mastiff type and dogs mountain type. In this box we will focus on the Molossoid, mastiff type.

1 Boxer


The Boxer It is docile and boasts an unmatched loyalty with his family of the BOXER

The Boxer It is a breed of working dogs

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2 Broholmer


The Broholmer It was used as a watchdog for large farms and feudal lands.

The Broholmer it's interesting, partly because it's a breed of

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3 Bulldog


The Bulldog Currently he is a dog known for having a good humor.

The race Bulldog or English Bulldog, It was initially used for bets

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4 Bullmastiff

Although affectionate and sweet nature, the Bullmastiff he's a great watchdog with a mind of his own.


The coexistence that you go is important

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5 Cane Corso

Cane Corso

The Cane Corso It is a versatile and balanced dog that can adapt to all.


The coexistence that you are going to have is important

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6 Cimarrón uruguayo


The Cimarrón uruguayo also called Cimarrón dog or Creole cimarrón is the only breed developed entirely in Uruguayan territory.

The Cimarrón uruguayo is a

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7 Dogo Argentino

Dogo Argentino

He is a fierce guardian and defender. It is not convenient to stimulate their aggressiveness.


The coexistence that you are going to have with your new one is important

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8 Dogo Canario

Dogo Canario

The aggressiveness of Dogo Canario should not be overly stimulated. It is an optimal guardian and defender without the need for training.

The Dogo Canario

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9 Dogue de Bordeaux

Dogue de Bordeaux

The Dogue de Bordeaux It is very faithful to its owner and loving with children.

The Dogue de Bordeaux, it's a molossian in size

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10 English mastiff

English mastiff

The English mastiff He is extremely loyal and faithful to his family.

The English mastiff It is a breed of dog of large size type trotting

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11 Fila Brasileiro

Fila Brasileiro

The Fila Brasileiro it is a rare dog in Europe, which implies that it is difficult to find a good puppy.


It is important to

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12 Great Dane

Great Dane
It is an expensive dog, that he eats in proportion to his size and that when he is young he needs some care


It is important

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13 Majorca Mastiff (Majorcan mastiff dog)

Majorca Mastiff
The Majorca Mastiff is a gentle dog, extremely affectionate with their owners, faithful to his master


It is important the coexistence that

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14 Neapolitan mastiff

Neapolitan mastiff

Despite his fierce appearance, the Neapolitan mastiff It is a balanced dog and friend of children.

“Neapolitan mastiff”

The Neapolitan mastiff, to the

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15 Rottweiler


The Rottweiler is a quiet dog, docile and faithful family.

The Rottweiler is one of the breeds of German origin that

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16 Saint Miguel Cattle Dog

Saint Miguel Cattle Dog
The dog's Saint Miguel Cattle Dog It is a breed of dog Portugal, specifically the Azores Islands.

With the settlement of

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17 Shar Pei

Shar Pei

The Shar Pei he is affectionate with his owner; he is quite reserved with strangers.

Dogs like breed Shar Pei have existed in

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18 Tosa


The Tosa is quiet, serene, dignified and extraordinarily peaceful.

The Tosa It is a breed of dog originating in Japan. Molosser appearance

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  1. Very interesting, however it would be easier to understand if an automatic translator had not been used or if, at least, someone had done the proofreading and corrections… It would also be good to have the source of the original text to understand the pieces that were confusing. The hint.


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